'Pace'ifying Golf

'Pace'ifying Golf

“’Pace’ifying Golf,” by Gordon Grant, published in the Spring 2006 issue of Golf Business Canada. The author describes how golf course owners and managers are shifting their attitudes from the “arrogance” of the late 90’s when the market was strong and if a player walked off the course in annoyance because of slow play, there was always another player to fill his spot. He describes how today many courses are turning to Bill Yates, who is “considered the world’s foremost authority on slow play,” for advice on solving the problem of slow play.  


[excerpt] “Scott Atkinson, general manager of HeatherGlen in Calgary, has used Yates’ Pace Manager Systems® and implemented the plan four years ago and says it has enhanced the enjoyment of his golfers. ‘At the time we thought our rounds were too long and it was just too easy to blame the customer,’ says Atkinson. ‘HeatherGlen’s tee times went to 10 minutes, the rough was altered, a bunker was removed here and there, and in some cases the length of a hole changed.’ The result? ‘We virtually never hear complaints about slow play. In fact, some people say it is tough to keep up,’ says Atkinson.” – Author Gordon Grant


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