2017 Tip of the Month

December Tip for Course Managers: How to look through the eyes of the customer!

One reason course managers often have trouble understanding the impact that slow play has on the players is that he or she rarely, if ever, has experienced playing the course how and when the players…
November Tip for Course Superintendents: Mitigate the impact of blind landings!

One of the things that is guaranteed to set your course up for slow play is too much rough around blind landings. When a player sees his or her tee shot disappear over the crest of a rise, it’s…
October Tip for Players: Act on what you know!

This is going to surprise you.   A landmark and very widespread survey conducted by the USGA included a number of questions about pace of play. When the results were tallied and the findings publicized…
September Tip for Course Managers: Don't underestimate the value of quality!

It’s been said that there is always a market for high quality products. But for some reason, many golf courses undervalue the impact of delivering a quality product. For them it’s all about…
August Tip for Owners and Managers: Consistency is the key!

August is a busy month for everyone, so I'll keep this short!  When we talk about improving the pace of play, what we're really talking about is improving the flow of play and the consistency…
July Tip for Owners and Managers: Do we need dynamic golf pricing?

Most golf courses offer great tee times with smooth rounds for only about an hour a day…the first hour, that is! From there, the rounds gradually begin to get slower and rougher, as backups appear…
June Tip for Golf Course Architects: Your Crystal Ball!

Golf course architects have a unique opportunity to create an optimal pace of play for a course under construction or redesign. The architect sets the bar by determining how long it should take to play…
May Tip for Course Superintendents: The simplest solutions can be overlooked!

I’m guessing that at least once a day, your course’s pace of play problems come to your attention for some reason. And you might fleetingly wonder, “Why don’t they do something?”…
April Tip for Players: Getting there is half the fun!

In order for courses to deliver a consistently high quality and enjoyable playing experience, players have to do their part as well.   Interestingly, and thanks to our conceptual leadership in this…
March Tip for Players: Play by the rules...the new ones!

That’s right, if you play by the new rules proposed by the USGA and the R&A, you might just find your group “playing a wee bit faster.”   Recent proposed rule changes have been…
February Tip for Course Managers and Professionals: Don't give up!

If you’ve tried everything you can think of to improve the pace of play on your course and found that nothing seems to work – don’t give up!   There are plenty of “obvious”…
January Tip for Course Owners and Managers: You think you're not a factory? Think again!

Just because you don’t wake up in the morning, grab your lunch pail and head off to the plant doesn’t mean you’re not in the manufacturing business. You absolutely are.   You’re…

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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
  • "Bill Yates unquestionably provides the most enlightening analysis of pace of play I have ever seen."

    Terry Florence, Director of Golf

    Wild Dunes Golf Resort, South Carolina
  • "What Bill did for us was fantastic. Every golf course should adopt his approach."

    Rod Cochrane, General Manager

    Predator Ridge Resort, British Columbia
  • "I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for us."

    Shawn Smith, Director of Golf

    Pebble Beach Resort, California
  • "It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. It’s like you’ve given me an additional course to use."

    Perry Cooper, Golf Manager

    Jasper Park Lodge, Canada
  • "We have now put 3:57 on all our range balls."

    Alan McGregor, General Manager

    St Andrews, Scotland
  • "Your training sharpened our focus on quality."

    Nathan Stith, Director of Golf

    Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Florida
  • "Thanks to Pace Manager, we can now communicate with each other and our guests with facts."

    Brian Shaw, Head Golf Professional

    Doonbeg Golf Club, Ireland
  • "Our members and guests couldn’t be more pleased!"

    Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports & Operations

    Harbour Town Golf Links, South Carolina
  • "Your program was not an expense; it was a sound investment."

    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
  • "We continue to see marked improvement and exceptional quality."

    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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