- Sep 19, 2010
- Reaction score
- Victoria, BC
- RCGA 8.9
I agree with you Thainer and it won't happen this year, but the problem becomes when you are also a resort course as we are. The course is looking at all options but its pretty hard to kick a group of slow players off the course when they are paying $300 a night each to stay at the resort for a week and then $110 dollars a round. You can threaten them all you like, but with that much money being spent, not counting food and beverage, its pretty difficult for the marshalls to have any authority.I've seen my fair share in the industry in my young career and I see where CB is coming from, but I must disagree with Bear Mountain on this one. There is other ways of speeding up play than to put an HC limit. Rangers do a lot when used effectively, and I think they may need to do a little more in this manner.
Handicaps can be helped or hurt with putting or shotmaking ability and no 2 20 handicappers are the same. I know that if I had one of my 20+ buddies' putting ability, I'd be plus. And I know someone who is a lower cap than me who can't putt the ball to save their life(generalization), but make up tons of strokes on through ballstriking the crap out of a course.
To bring it back to the topic at hand, if there was a course like this that everyone who wanted to play certain courses had to take, I think it would definatly help the pace of play that we all see, at almost every course.