August Tip for Players and Managers: Solving the Slow Play Mysteries: Discovery 5

August Tip for Players and Managers: Solving the Slow Play Mysteries: Discovery 5

To continue our "Solving the Slow Play Mysteries" Series...

Discovery 5: More sand and water hazards don’t equal slower rounds. Simplicity and clarity are the name of the game in sand and water shots. In fact, many experts believe that sand play is particularly fast, since players know right away what club to choose and they proceed with no delay to hit their shot. As for water play, if the banks are kept cleared of thick vegetation, the ball is either in the water or not…there’s no requirement to hunt or fish around in order to find the ball. The player simply drops another ball and plays away! Please note that when we confront the issue of slow play, we're not trying to make the game easier, we're taking steps to make the game smoother. So eliminating sand and water hazards is not the answer.

 

Tip by Bill Yates, Pace Manager Systems

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