Pace Manager Systems' Bill Yates Shares Insights at 2014 USGA Annual Meeting

Pace Manager Systems'  Bill Yates Shares Insights at 2014 USGA Annual Meeting

Pace Manager Systems Founder and Pace of Play Consultant to the United States Golf Association, Bill Yates, was the featured presenter at the USGA's Annual Meeting on Saturday February 8, 2014, speaking on “Improving the Pace of Play: It Can be Done!” The event was held at the beautiful Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, host for the 2014 U.S. Men’s and Women’s Open Championships in June.

 

To an audience of USGA executive staff, members, member courses, regional golf associations, press representatives and others, Yates uncovered his secrets to improving pace of play for recreational and championship golf.                                                                                                                               

 

Pulling from his decades of experience eliminating slow play from more than 150 courses around the world, Yates outlined essential steps for change in how golf is played and managed to create smooth flow and shorter rounds for players, improved reputation and bottom line for courses, and also more successful championships. Debunking some popular myths that have stood in the way of solutions to slow play, he explained, “These myths have caused us to focus on the wrong things and ignore what is really causing slow play.”   

 

Yates saluted the USGA for taking on the battle of slow play. He has been working with the USGA since early 2013 on their pace of play improvement initiative, a commitment by the organization to improve both championship and recreational play for players at all levels. The USGA maintains an online resource library with articles by Yates and others for both players and course managers to help in this effort.

 

Also visit the Pace Manager Systems Pace of Play Resource Center for a variety of articles by and about Bill Yates and his breakthrough success in eliminating slow play on courses in the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

 

 

 

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  • "We cut more than 30 minutes off our average 18-hole round."

    Dane Bohrer, PGA, General Manager

  • "Our pace of play is much better and our members love it."

    Alice Plain, PGA, Director of Golf

    Vail Golf Club, Colorado
  • "Bill Yates is the Guru of pace of play."

    Paul Spengler, Executive VP

    Pebble Beach Golf Links, California
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    Terry Florence, Director of Golf

    Wild Dunes Golf Resort, South Carolina
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    Rod Cochrane, General Manager

    Predator Ridge Resort, British Columbia
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    Shawn Smith, Director of Golf

    Pebble Beach Resort, California
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    Perry Cooper, Golf Manager

    Jasper Park Lodge, Canada
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    Alan McGregor, General Manager

    St Andrews, Scotland
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    Nathan Stith, Director of Golf

    Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Florida
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    Brian Shaw, Head Golf Professional

    Doonbeg Golf Club, Ireland
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    Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports & Operations

    Harbour Town Golf Links, South Carolina
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    Terry Boldt, Golf Division Manager

    City of Calgary Municipal Courses, Canada
  • "Magnifique!"

    Alexis Davet, General Manager

    Golf de la Grande Bastide, Provence
  • "You’ve made a great difference. I always recommend you to other courses."

    Frank Jemsek, Owner

    Cog Hill Country Club, Illinois
  • "Thanks to you, we have experienced two magical years of smooth flowing golf and exceptional pace"

    Steve Harker, Mgr. Performance Excellence

    Osprey Ridge at Disney World, Florida
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    Gregg Lindquist, General Manager

    Desert Willow Golf Resort, California
  • "Thanks to you, the pace of play was better than it’s been in years, even during the Thursday and Friday rounds."

    Dawn Coe-Jones, LPGA Tour Player

    U.S. Women's Open Championship, Pumpkin Ridge, Oregon
  • "The pace of play in this championship was better than it has ever been."

    David Pepper, R&A Championship Comm. Chair

    The Open Championship, Muirfield, Scotland
 

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  • US Women's Open Championship

    Pumpkin Ridge GC, Port., Oregon

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