Not playing “Ready Golf” is the Top Reason for Slow Play on Course


Originally Posted: September 10th, 2013

72% of golfers say not playing “Ready Golf” is the main reason for slow play on the golf course according to over 2,000 respondents to a recent survey from a popular golf website.

“Some golfers need to realize that they aren’t Tiger Woods on the golf course,” exclaimed one respondent. “On a public course, golfers should have the etiquette to approach their ball, pull a club, hit, and continue on.”

Another 50% of respondents claimed taking additional practice shots are the reason for slow play on the course.

“I have watched someone line up, take four practice swings, get ready to hit his ball, and then back away and take more practice swings,” said another respondent. “This is not the PGA.”

32% of golfers considered someone looking too long for their lost ball as the biggest reason for slow play of the course.

“I watched a guy for a good 10 minutes try and find his ball which had clearly been lost. The foursome he was a part of waited for him to look, realized it was lost, and dropped another ball. Everyone should have been able to hit in that time,” responded one golfer.


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The survey was conducted through, a leading retailer of discount golf equipment and apparel since 1995.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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