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  1. > @Moonlightgrm said: > > @"Strömsborg" said: > > > @Moonlightgrm said: > > > Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole. > > > > > > ? > > > > Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball. > >
  2. > @farmer said: > On an open course, I can make the math work for a foursome shooting 90 to get around in 4 hours. That assumes that each one adheres to the three minute rule, picks it up when appropriate, spends minimal time reading a putt, and never slows down. That's getting close to a job, not a recreational activity. I don't like to play slowly, but an extra 30 minutes doesn't make me fall into a blue funk. Yeah. I think some people approach golf like a job, or like they are a professional player. I approach it as purely recreational. It's an interesting point of view. I don'
  3. > @puresurfr said: > i absolutely agree, the stronger individual is not always gonna be the faster individual......But the faster individual "may" get even faster if he gets stronger and more powerful. Faster is very subjective. Runner A beats Runner B to the line yes, but mindset plays a huge factor. There's a huge chance B would have smoked A with a gun to their head. Even in the Olympic games final the pressure is nothing like having a gun to your head and snipers. No wonder Owens ran the greatest race in history in 1936. Ran like he had a gun to his head and proved he was the bes
  4. > @Hawkeye77 said: > > @HonestPlayer said: > > > @DavePelz4 said: > > > Nice shot...thanks. Be respectful and don't put words in anyone's mouth. > > > > > > > > What do you mean? > > > Pretty sure he means don't take shots at someone's pace of play (especially when his group is faster walking than you may be riding, but appropriate nonetheless) just because he relates an historical anecdote from the past (which you said you were looking for in the OP). And although he didn't say it, both my grandmothers (including the one
  5. > @SecondandGoal said: > > @HonestPlayer said: > > > @raynorfan1 said: > > > > @"North Butte" said: > > > > the rule was, if the ball wasn't where you thought it was in the rough then you were out of the hole. It was mostly pretty old guys (the guy in charge was in his 80's) walking but usually played in around 2:40-something. > > > > > > That's all well and good...but it's not golf. More like hiking with interruptions. > > > > I play golf for fun, suspect they do too. Not super serious about my score so I whip a
  6. I agree they appear to know their limits. But they tend to be social. Some are there for the social side unless striving to be a pro.
  7. > @rogolf said: > > @DavePelz4 said: > > 40 years ago pace of play wasn't something discussed. A 6 hour round was nothing, 7 hour not beyond comprehension and sometimes people stopped between 9s, ate lunch and didn't lose their position. Golf was an all day event. It's improved since then obviously but the game can be too slow if not managed by the players and the course operator. We walk 99% of our round and can finish a 8 mile round in less than 4 hours easily. I wouldn't label our group as outstanding players but we are self aware and self policing regarding pace. >
  8. > @MadGolfer76 said: > Because stupid cares only about itself. Took me a few seconds but you may have hit the nail on the head.
  9. > @"Strömsborg" said: > > @Moonlightgrm said: > > Okay, so you hit a provisional ball, then you played another stroke with what was your provisional ball? Sorry, it’s no longer a provisional ball, it’s the ball in play. I’m happy that you found your first ball, but it’s no longer the ball in play. In fact, you could face further penalties for “practicing” with that ball while completing the hole. > > > > ? > > Its legal to play your provisional until you hit it past your first ball. > It's not practical to go look for your 300 yard first drive and
  10. > @"North Butte" said: > It is “real golf”, as real as golf gets. 4BBB match play. If you lose your ball, your partner finishes the hole without you. Sounds good.
  11. > @raynorfan1 said: > > @2bGood said: > > The OP's math does not add up for me. The average walking pace is 3.1 miles per hour. The average distance covered when walking a full length 18 hole course is around 5.5miles. So if you just walked without pause it would take you 1hr 45min to cover the distance. Of course people are faster/slower and courses are longer/shorter so the numbers are going to vary widely. > > > > I have walked rounds in under 1:45min many times, but it is when I am trying to go fast and never as more than a twosome. But to say walking under
  12. > @raynorfan1 said: > > @"North Butte" said: > > the rule was, if the ball wasn't where you thought it was in the rough then you were out of the hole. It was mostly pretty old guys (the guy in charge was in his 80's) walking but usually played in around 2:40-something. > > That's all well and good...but it's not golf. More like hiking with interruptions. I play golf for fun, suspect they do too. Not super serious about my score so I whip around fast. I walk fast. The above talks about average walking pace. Guess these guys are in auto pilot on the course. Predictiv
  13. > @DavePelz4 said: > Nice shot...thanks. Be respectful and don't put words in anyone's mouth. > > What do you mean?> @Hawkeye77 said: > Back when I rode my bike 4+ miles on gravel roads to play the for real out in the country club, and I’m not over 70 or close, lol, the slowest adults I remember we encountered out there got done with 9 in under two hours. When we moved to a larger city except for the men’s day afternoons when us young folk couldn’t play, even the slow guys on Saturday mornings got done in a decent time. Got invited by some guys my dad’s age many time
  14. > @"North Butte" said: > A lot of it comes down to most golfers now think all sorts of things beside actually hitting the ball are necessary in order to really "play golf". Elaborate pre-shot rituals, fiddling with alignment lines, standing behind the ball fluttering their eyes like Jason Day, multiple practice swings and waggles, messing about with apps on their phone before and after each shot. All this stuff is considered "golf" and it all takes time. > > Plus there are some people, believe it or not, who genuinely wish to be out there for 4-1/2 or even 5 hours to play 18 h
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