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Slow Day on the Golf Course

Slow play on the golf course is never a good thing for anyone. Golfers don’t want to spend all day waiting to finish, and the Pro Shop will get endless complaints, but generally it comes down to only one or two groups causing frustrations for everyone behind them.

A typical round of golf should be played in 4 to 4.5 hours. The pro’s can finish an 18-hole practice round in less than 3 hours, while beginners may take more than 5 hours. Anything longer than 5.5 or 6 hours is way too long. There are many reasons why we see slow play on the golf course --

Ready golf is such an easy concept and those who understand it are frustrated by others who don’t care. If you “play fast” then you’ll want to avoid any of the above as often as possible.

Here are some great ways to speed up your round and play at a respectful pace for those behind you --

Golf should be an enjoyable couple of hours challenging both your mind and your body. If you have business to conduct, or visiting to do, save that for after the round. Be mindful of your own pace of play and follow the tips above to finish the round and still have plenty of time for the rest of the day.


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