"Speed it up, Please"



"Speed it up, Please," by Lewine Mair, published in the UK's Golf Monthly Magazine, June 2003 issue. The author recaps the 2002 Open in Muirfield, Scotland, and how bringing Bill Yates onto the championship team resulted in the "quickest Major for years."  The author also describes the 2003 R&A-hosted Pace of Play Symposium in St Andrews, with Yates as the featured speaker.

 

[excerpt]  "I had noticed from the literature handed out at the door that the main speaker at the conference was an American called Bill Yates.....It became immediately obvious that this particular American  - a management consultant by trade who had brougt expertise to bear on the game he loved - was going to give his audience a few useful ideas..."    --Author Lewine Mair

 

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