The pace of play in the game of golf has become ridiculous. I will refuse to play on the weekends unless a family member is visiting. I know it’s all about making money regardless of skill level, but I believe there should be some local course rule changes to adapt to the times.
Spread out the tee times
Stop booking tee times ten minutes apart. Even the best players have difficulty finishing a hole in 10 minutes or less if they are walking.
If you have a group of four eighty-year-olds, don’t let them go out first and put them in front of four groups of scratch golfers.
Have a specific time of day when you let amateurs and kids play. Spread the tee times about 30 minutes apart to allow for lost ball searching and hitting 3 topped shots out of the fairway.
Some of us don’t like to ride in a cart. We don’t want to be intimidated by carts trying to run us over in the fairway.
What do you bring when you’re at an all-day softball or baseball tournament?
A player – It doesn’t make sense to attend a tournament if you don’t have a player, maybe if you are watching someone you know. But if you are there and don’t know anyone you might cause suspicion if you start walking onto the field and high-fiving players.
A cooler – Preferably something that holds ice for more than an hour
Something to keep a cooler cold – You can put ice or these cooler shock packs
Something to keep cold – Skip the soda and beer and bring lots of water and Gatorade. Bring fruits, nuts, and other low-sugar snacks to keep you fueled.
Cooling towels – It’s better than nothing
Sunscreen – Don’t forget to apply every few hours or you will have tan lines on your face.
A Chair – Preferably one with shade if you don’t have any friends who brought a canopy.
First aid kit – Things will happen and bleed or get swollen.
Wagon – It’s better than carrying everything
Throw some Shade – Instead of looking like a sun-dried tomato, grab yourself some brella and man-made shade
Disappointment – Don’t forget to bring your complaining face. If your child is not performing at a perfection level, let them know in front of all the other parents.
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