There’s one thing being a cautious and methodical player and one thing being agonizingly slow. We’ve all seen golfers in the wrong fairway, trying to decide on hitting over the trees or under to get back to our own fairway. All the while, the group behind are waiting their turn to tee off and the foursome in the wrong fairway are forcing the wayward golfer to wait to make his shot. Meanwhile his partners are scrambling around their own shots and trying to blast a 300 yard second shot with a 5 iron when their driver only made 200 at best. UGH!
Now I know not everyone can make shots that remain playable in the correct fairway all the time. Heck even pros don’t do that. But what really chaps my hide is those guys that wait and wait and wait to make that perfect shot that even a pro would try. Then duff it. Or maybe they hit – even hit it well – but they’re about 100 yards short of the group ahead – you know the one they were waiting for to clear the area! This is a common problem on public courses and it needs to be addressed.
That kind of play slows a round by hours when coupled with the same scenario playing itself out on several holes. The days of a 4.5 hour round are gone! But what can be done about it?