As the time to play a round of golf gets longer and longer, GOLF Magazine have a nice little spotlight on slow play and they’ve commented on those nasty little call-up holes.
In the July issue of GOLF Magazine, there is a close look at the problem of slow play including a report on the slow players on the PGA Tour, a historical look at how the speed of play as evolved and a few comments on myths concerning slow golf.
A pet hate of mine is call-up holes. The idea that it can speed up play makes no sense and GOLF Magazine staff writer Josh Sens has also taken a swipe at them;
Myth: You should “wave up” the group behind you on a backed-up par-3Reality: “The wave-up only slows play even more,” says pace guru Bill Yates. “In fact, the groups are now physically closer to one another, and, ironically, even more congested than before.” Worse yet, Yates says, the groups are brought within close proximity of one another, which can create tension.
The story also spotlights the fastest and slowest players on the PGA Tour as measured in a recent study of a sample of players. The study reported that pros averaged 107 seconds between shots, while everyday players averaged 90 seconds.
The full article should be in the July edition of GOLF Magazine.