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 round? And 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?