"A few less practice swings is a start"
By mustang6560 on 6/6/12
Between Kevin Na, Morgan Pressel, and Ross Fisher, the topic of pace of play has received a lot of media attention lately.

While slow play may be an issue at most golf courses around the world, Davie Golf and Country Club wants to avoid the issue at its facilities, so it posted the following reminders on its scorecard.
  • “A few less practice swings is a start, and remember, not every putt is to win the Masters.”

  • “Safety first, Mario ... Enjoy the carts but please remember this is not the Daytona 500. A torn-up golf course is no fun.”

  • “Please save the concert T-shirts and tank tops for the family reunion.”

  • “At the turn ... if there are groups behind you, please don’t take more than five minutes. It’s not a motel.”
Can you think of any reminders they missed?

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[ comments ]
Duke of Hazards says:
"The rakes in the bunkers aren't just for looks. They're for fixing the size 12 crater you left in it, Sasquatch."
6/6/12
 
legitimatebeef says:
Practice swings bum me out.
6/6/12
 
mjaber says:
There is a reason your in the woods. Make the safe play, not the "hero" shot.
6/6/12
 
bobhooe says:
please check your ego and let the younger group behind you play through, not everyone enjoys a 5 1/2 hour round.
6/6/12
 
mjaber says:
Please do not hunt for golf balls in the woods if yours is in the fairway.
6/6/12
 
GolfSmith7 says:
Please don't hit three balls off the tee box while the group behind you is waiting!
6/6/12
 
Scott Shields says:
Its good to hit greens, its not good to leave your ballmark.
6/6/12
 
bkuehn1952 says:
Consider picking up once your score exceeds double digits on a hole.
6/6/12
 
GreggScott says:
Do any damn thing you please............ As long as you can average 13.3 minutes per hole! Let's face it, all the suggestions in the world won't help if they don't want to play on time. And.....btw......age and gender have nothing to do with pace of play. Some of those old ladies on the course are finishing in 3 and a half hours or less.
6/6/12
 
sticksboy says:
know your role. if you arent a single handicapper dont play from the tips!
6/6/12
 
joe jones says:
GreggScott. Right on. It's been my experience that most women play faster than the mens groups.They also play by the rules most of the time.
6/6/12
 
clevelandstever says:
My buddies and I were the first out after a ladies league last summer. We all rolled our eyes and said this round is going to take forever.....and then we proceeded to barely be able to keep up with them.
6/7/12
 
DougE says:
The cart girl is not going home with you. Don't waste your time or everyone else's behind you.
6/7/12
 
DaRupp13 says:
DougE +1
Duke +1
mjaber +1
Golfsmith +1
bkuekn +1

Wait for the group in front of you to fully leave the green before your approach shot. You aren't above missing the green, don't bet someone else's skull on it.
6/7/12
 
accarson3 says:
I was behind a guy at a par 3 who took 12 practice swings (I counted them) from the rough off the green. Then when he finally hit it, the ball landed two feet in front of him...still in the rough. So take 1 or less practice swings.
6/7/12
 
ppinkert says:
Don't circle the Green like a toilet bowl checking every blade of grass for deflection. Please, look at it, pick a line, and putt. Didn't someone say plumb-bobbing is not cool? I'm just saying...
6/7/12
 
joe jones says:
All I see when I plumb bob is the back of my thumb. I understand the theory but it just doesn't work for me. I pride myself on being able to read greens and rarely leave a putt on the low side so I will continue to go by instinct and let all the bobbers continue to use the method.
6/7/12
 
Duke of Hazards says:
@clevelandstever - i've noticed as well that ladies, even a foursome of high caps will typically play quite fast. they play from the appropriate tees, they don't labor over every shot and they rarely overswing, resulting in less horribly off line shots.
6/7/12
 
aaronm04 says:
Treat the golf course like a crime scene. Leave no trace that you were ever there (fix ball marks, fill divots, rake bunkers, 90* rule with carts, and don't affect the pace of play).
6/7/12
 
Banker85 says:
"You are not the next Tiger Woods."
6/7/12
 
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