…..to have a positive impact on pace of play issues at their golf courses?
“Slow Play” is getting lots of press right now. Along with the debate on the “anchoring” rule and rules discussion, golf is certainly in the news and the spin isn’t on the real positive side. What’s going on with our game?
So I ask the PGA Professionals out there: Are you doing anything proactively to address pace of play issues at your facilities? Any “best practices” to share?
Have any of you went as far as to do a Pace of Play seminar as a new member orientation program? Or had a grill room chat with different groups of players to see what the vibe of your club is?
Are there ways you mark your golf course for member play that help or hurt the pace of play?
Have you identified certain groups or players that may cause issues and addressed them in a positive way before things get out of control?
Do you feel the way you manage your tee sheet has an impact?
Is there anyone out there that thinks it’s just the fault of the golfer that the pace of play is sluggish?
Do you feel that your staff members have the skills to address pace of play on the course and do it well?
I would enjoy hearing your comments and feedback. Pace of Play is a huge issue that impacts not only the enjoyment of players on your course, but can have a HUGE impact on your business.
What is your responsibility as a PGA Professional when it comes to the Pace of Play question?
For the record, it took my group about 3:50 to play the Old Course.