But what about the amateur game? Unfortunately the news is little better. The website Golfshake.com conducted a survey last year and published its results in November. It's not happy reading. Lots has been written about slow play in the amateur game... see my Part 1 Here and Part 2 Here for starters... but what can you, as an individual golfer, do about it?
Plenty. And here's what you need...
Use names if you know them.
|Because sometimes things move faster in a graveyard than on a golf course!|
Some golfers will moan but let you play through. Others will promise to speed up (and race away for about 10 paces before reverting to type). I've never heard of a golfer actually saying 'No, you can't play through,' (although I did once hear of the above) but if that was to happen I know I'd back off, finish my round and then make sure everyone in the clubhouse knew about it. Arrogant twits like that need to be named and shamed. It may be the only way to get them to realise it's unacceptable behaviour.
If you have any slow-play-in-golf stories to share - whether you were on the giving or receiving end - let's hear them.