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Took the kids to see mom (in Maryland). Played a round in 2:44. Was waved through graciously by the foursome I caught up to on 7. Then, had a nice chat with a twosome of two elderly gents that waved me through on 10.

This never happens to me in SoCal...Why is it so hard to let singles, or fast twosomes pass through? People get so offended when asked.




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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4813WRX Points: 1,889Posts: 4,813 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Hack Daddy said:

    Took the kids to see mom. Played a round in 2:44. Was waved through graciously by the foursome I caught up to on 7. Then, had a nice chat with a twosome of two elderly gents that waved me through on 10.

    This never happens to me in SoCal...Why is it so hard to let singles, or fast twosomes pass through? People get so offended when asked. >

    Sounds like you had a great day. To answer your question many people that play have no idea on proper golf etiquette regarding letting people play through. Nice to see you found some people that do.

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  • CMUgol4CMUgol4 17, 22, 26, 47, 55, 71 PittsburghMembers  983WRX Points: 117Handicap: 2.4Posts: 983 Golden Tee
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    Uses to live in SoCal and the problem is the shear amount of people on the (public) courses there. Typically the tee times are booked to the max and there isn't anywhere to go. The only sanity I had playing was waking up before sunrise and getting one of the 1st times of the day otherwise it was 5 hours all day long.

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    Awesome. I played at 7:30 am a few Saturdays back and played through 4 groups and played in right at 3 hours. I’d never experienced such a thing. Maybe I should play on Saturday mornings more often.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4966WRX Points: 736Posts: 4,966 Titanium Tees
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    Where in SoCal did you play? Kind of looks like that course in Newport Beach (can’t remember the name for the life of me, but nice course for sure).

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    On -, @bigred90gt said:

    Where in SoCal did you play? Kind of looks like that course in Newport Beach (can’t remember the name for the life of me, but nice course for sure).

    Maryland, Timbers at Troy. Sorry, I wasn't very clear about that, lol.

    This would never happen in SoCal.

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  • llewol007llewol007 4KidsGolfer San Jose, CaClubWRX  3816WRX Points: 254Handicap: 4.1Posts: 3,816 ClubWRX
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    Really depends on the course and how full it is. Some courses have issues of having too many singles and twosomes that they end up getting in that situation. Luckily you had a great time and experience.

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  • dayvei214dayvei214 Members  152WRX Points: 47Posts: 152 Fairways
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    That rarely happen for me which is why I I try to play as early as possible. I think my area the later you the higher the handicap player.

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    just that SoCal mind. Even when trying to merge into another lane, no one lets you though- instead they speed up to block any chance you have of coming in.

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  • sprcoopsprcoop Tucson, AZMembers  1012WRX Points: 238Handicap: 16.7Posts: 1,012 Platinum Tees
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    Played with a random Saturday for cheap at a nice course ($14.68 at Starr Pass in Tucson Rattler/Roadrunner). He was a great guy and we had a good time chatting all the way. Never saw a golfer in front or behind us. Teed off around noon and looking at the time after in the parking lot it was 4:20 and I didn't even notice it took that long. That is embarrassing.

    I rarely play in foursomes that take over 4 hours.

    We obviously weren't in a hurry, he liked to hunt for balls, and it didn't matter because the course was empty (probably because it was 108F) but still embarrassing.

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    I love other golfers that openly embrace the "play thru us mentality"
    Manners (most of the time they aren't what they used to be)
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    Why didn't you just ask to join them?

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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  526WRX Points: 270Posts: 526 Golden Tee
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    On -, @Hack Daddy said:

    Why is it so hard to let singles, or fast twosomes pass through?

    Twosomes? Absolutely. But I was taught early on that singles have no priority on the course. And I've lived by that rule ever since, some 55 years of golf (when I'm the one playing as the single, to clarify).

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  • tonypizzletonypizzle Members  83WRX Points: 39Posts: 83 Fairways
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    i generally think people are unaware of the etiquette. i am happy to let faster groups through especially if i have 4 and its only 1 or 2 guys. but yeah, i agree if a course is full and everyone is waiting, theres no real point in letting anyone through.

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    On -, @Hack Daddy said:

    On -, @bigred90gt said:

    Where in SoCal did you play? Kind of looks like that course in Newport Beach (can’t remember the name for the life of me, but nice course for sure).

    Maryland, Timbers at Troy. Sorry, I wasn't very clear about that, lol.

    This would never happen in SoCal.

    thanks for making us MDers looks good :) I moved here from NC after moving to Durham from London, England and find Marylanders to be the salt of the earth.
    Course is only a few miles from me. I will go play it one of these days. In a nice community too. thanks for sharing. You won't happen to be the same Hack Daddy on was it golfopinions? before BSG took over.

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    Depends completely on where you play. That and what someone else mentioned about the sheer amount of people on the course makes some difference too. I find the more expensive the course, the less likely you are to have people let you play through

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    If I'm out and people want to pass, by all means go ahead. One thing I absolutely do not like if feeling rushed.

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  • MarkinTN1MarkinTN1 Members  225WRX Points: 63Posts: 225 Fairways
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    Brush up on the rules folks, singles have standing on the golf course. If play is open ahead of you, let them through, to not do so is not only poor ettiquette, it's against the rules.

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  • shortstop20shortstop20 Hit 'em straight! South DakotaMembers  1174WRX Points: 148Handicap: 6Posts: 1,174 Platinum Tees
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    I believe even singles should be able to play thru if they are waiting behind you. Maybe not if the course is packed and allowing them thru doesn’t really help.
    Played a quick 9 this afternoon with a friend. Rainy, gloomy day so not a lot of golfers out. Had a single come up on us quickly while we were putting on 7 green. Promptly let him play thru on 8 tee. Based on experience, a lot of people would just keep playing to the clubhouse but I think it makes more sense to allow him thru.

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