Have you ever heard yourself say, “I paid for the right to play, I’m taking my time!”
On golf courses, too often we hear someone say, “I paid for my green time and I’ll take as long as I want!”
This is a true sign of egotism, and a lack of respect towards all the other players.
If you see yourself in these lines, realize that no one wants you to play more quickly than the time normally required. But only as long as you play while respecting the time of others. To do this, here are a few basic tips:
1- Be ready to play: get moving as soon as it’s your turn.
2- While another player is swinging, choose your next golf club.
3- If you hit your ball into the woods, bring the right club to make the play if, by chance, you find your ball.
4- Carry your bag to the side of the next hole instead of leaving it behind, so you don’t have to return for it and waste the time of players behind you.
Another point: have you thought that if all players took their time, it would cost more to play? In fact, the more you respect the allotted time, the more players that can play and, as a result, the easier the owners make their fees. It’s logical!
So, instead of saying, “I’ve paid for the right to play and I’ll play at my own speed”, think a bit more, you’ll win too in the long run.
Go on…it’s your turn to play!