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- August 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm #35920Bob NewmanParticipant
Rick, this will not change unless someone monitors the golf course to see where the “gaps” are. it does not take a lot of intelligence to figure it out– ride the course in reverse, no group is playing 18, you have a group on tee at 17, you have a group on 16 green— you have just discovered the problem group—as they finish 17, ask what the problem is , they are a hole + out of position –do what it takes to get them to speed up, which could lead to a penalty. Rangers could monitor and advise the pro where problems are.August 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm #35924Rick KimbrellParticipant
Bob, you are correct. Some courses in MB do this very well. I have played some courses in WA where the pro is out on a cart, the assistant pro in another cart along and their range(s) in yet another cart. They use radios to communicate. They stay on top of things and generally the pace of play moves along just fine. Other courses, the rangers/marshals do what they do every other day…ride by you and wave.
I realize every now and then the cart granny is going to come along and you stop to get something cold, some ice, or whatever. But, that should only put you maybe 1 shot behind which the group can easily catch up…if they just try.August 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm #35987David RollinsParticipant
Since we have to post our own scores to our individual handicap systems and the scores must be posted using ESC (Equitable Stroke Control), then why not use the same concept on the course and have someone pickup after they have reached their ESC for that hole.
For example, a 13.3 handicap index has an ESC max of 7 strokes per hole. After 7 strokes, pick it up and hold the flag.August 19, 2016 at 10:37 pm #35988
doesn’t work for tournament play David. If you pick up after a triple bogey and you beat someone on the last day by say 2 or 3 there would always be “what if the pick up rule wasn’t used” The guys behind you would wonder and complain that maybe you would have taken a few more shots here or there.
I’m all for watching your ball and have your cart partner watch it too so he knows kind of where it goes. if the two guys in the same cart can vouch for each others balls it would help from 4 people looking for a ball and guys on the tee wondering why the hell someone hasn’t hit yet! In my group of guys we play music and can play 18 holes in carts about 3 hours! play ready golf. nobody goes in front of birdies. share yardages. its legal. play fast. we are not pros. play like you do back home. i wish there wasn’t a rule against music. I’d play it!August 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm #35991Rick KimbrellParticipant
Josh, dead on about the pick up rule. Not in a stroke play tournament, which this is. And, I agree with you about the music. I would listen to it because I have rabbit ears…I hear way too much when I am playing. I am pretty good at stopping in my backswing but once the club starts down…I am toast. I will flinch but cannot stop.August 19, 2016 at 11:48 pm #36000Aaron EllisParticipant
I played in the Calabash Cup back in July and they had a 9 stroke max rule every day, kinda wish they did this for the World Am, that way when someone has that one blow up hole they take a 10-15 on they could just pick up and write 9 down and keep on moving, trust me, you have 2-3 9’s in one day and about 6-8 over a 4 day period your week is over regardless unless you birdie a ton of holes, and how many guys that take 9s or 10s make a lot of birdies??August 19, 2016 at 11:54 pm #36002
I took a 9 on my second hole of the tourney last year at thistle my first round. shot 90. I went on to shoot 81 at international club and 80 at long bay to win my flight by one! It can happen especially at the handicap we are at. If a guy can figure out what he was doing wrong and dial it in and throw some putts together your going to win! I do agree if you did have 1 or more of those each day you are done!!August 20, 2016 at 12:06 am #36003Aaron EllisParticipant
Yea that’s what I’m saying tho, a guy that takes a 10+ on a hole usually is going to shoot himself out of winning for the week, not saying it cant be done, but a few 10s over a course of 4 days, you can about forget it tho, and this way itd speed up play just a bit, only place I could see a 10 still being viable is in the handicap groups where u get someone with a 30 handicap, if he is say getting 32 strokes or something, a 10 on a par 5 would potentially give him a 8 after strokes and be a viable triple, but still multiple 10s during the week or on a given day and hes playing for fun and pride!August 20, 2016 at 12:10 am #36005
good point. It could almost be based on ranking too. if your bottom half of the leader board or say 10 back. pick up and get the hell out of there!!August 20, 2016 at 7:54 am #36024Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
There should be a DOUBLE PAR MAX, with the option of continuing to play. Those you reach the double par limit can either continue to play or avoid the hassle and embarrassment and pick up. Any score that is picked up is then marked with an X which takes that person out of contention for any prize placing. Some of these higher handicap guys are here for fun and friendship with the competition as a second thought. They are not worried about picking up especially after their third 10 in a row. No one wants a 7 hour round, make it enjoyable for allAugust 20, 2016 at 8:25 am #36040Bob NewmanParticipant
Why not sign up as a non participant and have divisions that are for all those that want to come and see their buddies etc and not worry about the championship. This is advertised as a GOLF TOURNAMENT- play by the rules of competition or don’t sign up. They have taken enough away from the competition as it is now.
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