Tips for Speeding Up Golf Play
If you are a slow golf player, there are some tips from others for you. Sharing the experience of others may help you to improve your skill.
Keep up with the group you’re playing with. If your skill level isn’t up to snuff with the level of others playing in your group it gets frustrating to watch while waiting to tee off as someone who continually mishits their ball compounds the issue by taking excessive extra practice swings over the readdressed ball on follow up shots. The ball goes another 50 feet and the process starts over again. If you’re not playing well kindly pick up your ball if continuing to mishit, and move along with your group. I think most golfers are reasonably tolerant with folks, newbie or otherwise, who don’t play well. In terms of respect that cuts both ways.
Recommended clubs: ping g20 irons
On the green
Guest Harold mentioned that the first player to putt out should retrieve the flag and prepare to replace it. In addition, the player closest to the pin should be the one to pull it; he/she won’t be putting for a while yet, and those further away can be lining up their putts.
—Guest Tom Killeen
If your group is having a problem keeping up with the group in front, putt out instead of marking your ball unless you will step on someone’s line.
Recommended clubs: Callaway RAZR X HL Irons
Course managers – stop overloading the courses. Think about the golfers and not just the almighty dollar.
—Guest gary stein
speed up play
When play is slow you should as everyone knows play ready golf. But when it starts backing up when you get to your cart you should get in and drive away and put your clubs in at the next tee box and then mark the card with the scores. It would speed up play for the average golfer. And a little less talking.
Recommended clubs: TaylorMade R11S Driver
Speed on the tee
1. If you have the honour on the next tee, mark your card AFTER you drive, not before. 2. When the last player drives, the rest of the party should start walking, and the last to drive can catch up (this assumes that you are walking and not taking it easy in a buggy!)
When we play golf, we can gather a lot of useful information and every golfer has its own experience. What should we do when we encounter various conditions that may affect our speed? There may be the answer we are looking for in others’ sharing.