ARE YOU A SLOW PLAYER?
As lower handicap players we all should know how to keep an acceptable pace of play when playing a round of golf. We see the cause of slow play too often...the player who takes forever to do her homework before hitting a shot, the one who doesn’t get out of the cart until it’s their turn, the player that thinks they are on Tour, the player that moves like a turtle, the player that has to finish that “story” before addressing the ball…generally the player that has no clue what “ready golf” means.
Do you speed up your game to accommodate their tardiness or do you say something; as you know it can be a very touchy subject. Friends or strangers, how do you handle it? Yeks…you are just trying to play your best and enjoy the game.
Slow play is the number one problem in golf across all handicaps. The PGA, USGA, LPGA and other organizations are working on this very problem, a round of golf takes too long. Heather Daly-Donofrio has a unique vantage point as she has played on the LPGA tour and now she’s the circuit’s vice president of tour operations. “We are role models; we’re all stewards of the game,” Daly-Donofrio said. But striking a balance between trying for one’s best score and moving at a good pace is not always easy. Daly-Donofrio has used data to show that the quicker one plays, the better the mood and the better the score.
Below are a few articles and links we have found informative that might help you identify if you are a slow player, how to deal with playing with a slow player and if so... how you might tweak your little issue that is driving you’re playing partners crazy.