How to speed up slow play

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir January 27, 2013 13:37

How to speed up slow play

Golf pro and marketing expert Sean Mysel discusses what can be learnt from a club in California that managed to reduce the average length of a round of golf by nearly an hour by its members and visitors.

 

 

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir January 27, 2013 13:37
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  1. Sean Mysel (@ColumbiaGolf) January 31, 01:46

    Yoda says: Bad Golf This Is.. http://t.co/dwiA2Sr4

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  2. Sean Mysel (@ColumbiaGolf) January 31, 20:12

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  3. Clive Mason February 1, 13:52

    Gave up for two reasons:
    – dragging out: two thirds of the way in before he says anything of value. I think he likes the sound of his own voice?
    – sound terrible. I think (but can’t be sure!) there’s a music track which is overpowering what he’s saying.

    Shame … important message and a missed opportunity

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  4. Adrian Stiff February 1, 17:04

    Dreadfull video… same reasons as above

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    • Sean Mysel February 2, 02:53

      Sorry about that, try to do the best we can with the resources we have available. What would help is some constructive feedback, for instance if you want the videos to be shorter, different topics and so on. You can always send feedback to me directly at sean@columbiagolfschools.com.

      What would help is to provide some input about how we can help clubs cut pace of play times down. In Stockton, CA where I managed a club, I actually went out on the club myself and tracked times. We developed a “clocking” system where we placed clocks around the course on three, six, nine and twelve to keep people aware of their times. Knocked off about half an hour.

      Thanks for the feedback.

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  5. Jim February 1, 21:27

    Awful what a waste of my time

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  6. Nigel Hall February 12, 11:38

    At our club a medal round is about 3.5 hours. What we have done is educate the members on slow play, I.e. wait by your ball until its your turn to play and be ready to play, walk slightly faster, take a provisional rather than having to come back. These are only examples of many ways to improve speed of play. Put it this way I would rather spend 3.5 hours playing golf then 2.5 hours in the bar rather than 6 hours golfing and no bar.

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