AJGA Breaks 4:19 Pace of Play Goal
By mustang6560 on 9/26/13
The American Junior Golf Association is the new pace of play leader in golf.
The organization announced yesterday that it set a new pace of play record in 2013 -- the average round was four hours, 17 minutes, which was two minutes faster than its goal.
"We are incredibly proud of these results," Stephen Hamblin, AJGA's executive director, said in a release. "One of the first questions AJGA juniors ask in the scoring tents is, 'How fast were we?' One of the best benefits is also that they aren't just playing fast at our events: they are taking fast play back to other junior golf events. We are developing golf's next generation to contribute to an industry solution."Last year, the average pace of play was four hours, 23 minutes, so the speed improved by six minutes overall.
The fastest pace of play average at a tournament was at the Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes, which was three hours, 50 minutes and the fastest round of the year was three hours, 23 minutes.
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i play 18 by myself everyday in a cart in 2 hours or less.
I played a solo round Saturday walking in the pouring rain in 2:20.
ill second scott, anytime I play by myself and don't run into groups it is 55 minutes a 9
The annoying thing about this whole slow play issue is everyone--governing bodies included--is throwing their hands up and saying "IT'S NOT ME!!!"
i'm sure future European Ryder Cup captains are already thinking, "just slow play'em because it'll get into their heads and make them frustrated."
Torleif Sorenson says:
Beef is right: It's like an alcoholic (or a politician) who isn't willing to admit that THEY have a problem.
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