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#1 djcraig

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:24 PM

We all know slow play is an issue in the game today. We all have a responsibility to ensure the speed of play is as reasonable as possible but its always the group in front or someone or something other than ourselves thats holding up the fourball.   

I have yet to come across someone that says that they are actually a slow player...are you aware if you yourself are slow or fast player? Have you ever even asked yourself the question, ever seriously told someone they are slow or given them some advice to assist?  

 

As a result of a few overheard offhand comments, in the last couple years I have been prompted into personally considering the question and while I would like to think Im not slow I often find I need to catch up or the group is falling behind, I try to walk fast (a hard thing given the meager stride), I try to play ready golf and read my puts prior to my turn... etc, etc.. BUT while on course I have no idea regarding things like how long my pre-shot routine is or if I take a long time over the ball or to assess my shot. SO to be perfectly honest I am unable to come up with an answer either way.

 

Therefore I am putting the question out to those people that have played in the same group as me on occasion - Am I a contributor to a slow roundAnd regardless of the answer is there something I can or should look at improving?

 

Im looking for constructive criticism here so if its honest feedback please let me know, because without awareness there is no change (Thats rather profound eh?).

Whereas those of you that will inexorably just take the piss please make it funny at least then ask yourself honestly:

 

Are you aware if you yourself are a contributor to slow play?


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:29 PM

I can't remember..maybe we should play again soon...



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:40 PM

Sorry if it offends DJ but you do have a very very long pre-shot routine, especially off the tee.  Don't know if it relates to your back problem but you do take a long time to pull the trigger.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:46 PM

I don't recall you being slow at Settlers.   ;)


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:59 PM

Those short steps. Lol.

I'd point my finger at your preshot. With that said I can't tell the difference between decision making or pre shot
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:59 PM

Ballsy post btw. Tips my hat to ya
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:00 PM

Never played in your group but you can't be any where near as bad as weetie.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:02 PM

Never played in your group but you can't be any where near as bad as Mickie'.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:02 PM

Back to this again. 

If you are a decent golfer, don't worry about the time it takes you to play your shot. Chances are, you spend a lot less time looking for your ball than the **** golfers who claim to be quick. 

If you are a **** golfer, play quickly, you should not have a pre-shot routine. 9 times out of 10 you are going to make the wrong decision and execute the shot poorly anyway. 

(Everything contained in this post is to illicit a response for entertainment purposes only)

 


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:04 PM

One big thing which ticks me off is people who are just never ready to hit (not sure if this applies to you)

There's a bunch of little things I see most days which a lot of people are not aware of.
If you hit the ball close to the 150 marker and there's little wind you should know between the 2 clubs you will hit. I usually have my club out when I'm walking to my ball if it's wrong I know what club I'll need. If your at a new course fair enough on taking a little longer but at home you should know.

If I'm to far out to reach I'll have the club I can get the closest with that I am most consistent with (4 hybrid on stand by).

Heaps of people will walk to their balls watch someone do a pre shot routine hit the shot watch their ball and go oh what club am i hitting now. It's adding 30 seconds to a minute per shot with some people.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

Pretty sure I keep a good place, if anything I'm probably too anal about it, I'm sure Robnewy and Scratch will testify the amount of times I bark at them! Not that their slow, my problem is I consider 4.15 to 4.30  too slow.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:22 PM

Pretty sure I keep a good place, if anything I'm probably too anal about it, I'm sure Robnewy and Scratch will testify the amount of times I bark at them! Not that their slow, my problem is I consider 4.15 to 4.30 too slow.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:26 PM

Very anal.
And not the kinky one either

 

So you prefer the other one?

 

so gaye


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

Given how long some golf courses are now is 4 1/4 hours OK? ......played a few where 4 hours feels like you have been sprinting between shots (Gold Creek) due to the ridiculous distances between greens and tees :wacko:


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:44 PM

I know one part of my game I could be considered slow is putting but not sure if I am or not.

I use to walk quickly between shots as I do like a quick round and to also offset that at certain times I like to focus on my shot a little more.

Now driving a cart is not so much an issue, except that the carts are governed and you can't give them enough throttle.
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