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#16 RobNewy

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:49 PM

So you prefer the other one?

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:50 PM

So you prefer the other one?

so gaye

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

Yes he is. I miss his ass

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:17 PM

Some things shouldn't be admitted to on the net.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:39 PM

DJ...well done for posting up...I'd agree with most of the comments, your pre-shot can be fairly...shall we say...thorough.

 

Good on you for at least acknowledging that there could be improvement to be made...lord knows there are plenty on here who for one reason or another are similarly inclined, and oblivious to the fact.

 

General comments (not you) in regard to the slow play thing...and  I know this has been done to death on here of late...it's not always pre-shot...it's dawdling between shots, not being ready when it's your turn to play, overestimating your ability to reach the group in front with your next shot, looking for someone's ball when in a position where you should first play your own ball, not tapping in putts when they're in tap in range, scoring the card before teeing off, etc etc etc.

 

All of it adds up to slower rounds. I know it's not a race...but it's nice to get into a rhythm, and sometimes slow groups in front, or slow members of your own group, make it damn near impossible.

 

And it sure as shite isn't handicap related...I've played with slow players off single figures as well as those more at my end of the chopper scale...and I've also played with 20+ handicappers who have no problem keeping up with the group in front.

 

People need to remember that they're not the only ones out there, and have a bit of consideration for those in their own group, as well as those playing behind them in the field.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

DJ, if you think your pre-shot on the tee might be a bit slow, just start it sooner, while others are mucking around.

When it's your turn to hit, you should have already planned your strategy. Plant your ball, take a practice swing, setup and fire. But you shouldn't feel rushed.

On the fairway, go to your ball and start your routine immediately, unless you'll be in the danger zone from someone else in your group. That probably applies to you a lot more often than me. If those behind aren't ready to play and you are, just go ahead, only wait for them if they're ready.

If someone in your group needs help to find their ball, play your shot and then help. They'll often find it before you get there anyway.

Just do whatever you can to get on with play, only waiting around when it's unavoidable.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:58 PM

Goldy (or should that be Gouldy), I agree.

Quite often those A graders take an eternity to precisely line up their putts in the hope they'll achieve a low score.

I've seen old farts just walk up to their ball, tap it, tap it, tap it, until it's in. They excuse their high handicap on not being able to putt, but don't really try.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:33 PM

1 page before it hits anal sex. Well done.

Mate fair play to you for putting this up. I know no one else will serve themselves up for this so, much respect.

Is 4 1/4 - 4 1/2 hours really that long for a game of golf? It's not a race. I generally think if it's around the 4 - 4 1/2 hour mark then it's spot on. Sometimes I think there is this mantra that slow play is an issue because we've made it an issue. I know sometimes it's out of hand and fair enough getting pissed at that. But have we got a little precious about 15 minutes of our lives? I mean really? Golf is a game to be enjoyed, getting outdoors, banter, spending the day away from your missus. When you go to the pub, do you complain if you're there for an extra half hour?
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

A graders are the problem to slow play.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:44 PM

A graders are the problem to slow play.

Say No More.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:51 PM

As a generalization most slow players lack self awareness, you have taken the first step in opening this thread.

 

Your place in the field is behind the group in front, not in front of the group behind. If the group in front is slow they should call the group behind through which now seems a bygone piece of etiquette.

 

With range finders and a knowledge of how far you hit your shots, 30 seconds should be the maximum from arriving at your ball to hitting it. First instincts with a positive committed mind set are rarely wrong, second guessing yourself and lack of commitment leads to poorer shots. Amateurs generally under club, if any doubt take 1 more.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:03 PM

I'm amazed I've only got one mention so far!

DJ - we didn't fall behind the group in front when we played Robina Woods in 2012 so you must have been doing acceptably then

I have a long routine before shots and keep my stats but try and make up for it the rest of the game getting to the ball and scoring when others are teeing off

Good on ya for trying to ensure you don't slow things down

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:22 PM

Is 4 1/4 - 4 1/2 hours really that long for a game of golf?

I find slow play as annoying as the next bloke, but in the same breath, if anyone ever tells my wife golf takes less than 6 1/2 hours, the streets will flow with their blood ;)


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:26 PM

I find slow play as annoying as the next bloke, but in the same breath, if anyone ever tells my wife golf takes less than 6 1/2 hours, the streets will flow with their blood ;)

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:29 PM

I'm amazed I've only got one mention so far!
DJ - we didn't fall behind the group in front when we played Robina Woods in 2012 so you must have been doing acceptably then
I have a long routine before shots and keep my stats but try and make up for it the rest of the game getting to the ball and scoring when others are teeing off
Good on ya for trying to ensure you don't slow things down

explain how you got behind at PAC Harbour, was there anything different on the two days???
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