In actual fact I had no idea what the sign said until my nicely hit pitching wedge from the trees (it’s a much better line in) ricocheted of the sign sending much further away from the pin than it would have otherwise. I walked up to the green wondering about the ruling on such a shot and a (I’ll endeavour to find out soon) and saw the sign asking players to call up the group behind.
It’s bad enough on par 3’s and again I refer to my previous article to try and convince people that it doesn’t help speed up the game but this is ridiculous. At least on a par 3 you know from exactly what point the balls will be hit from. Injuries could be huge risk on a par 4 with balls firing in from all parts of the hole. As I said, coming in from the trees is the best option in my opinion.