Originally Posted by ski2man
Today at Shelton (my home course where I like to try and get a quick round in once in a while even though it takes 20 minutes for me to get there) I had to deal with groups of 10, 9, and 7. Seriously. what is that about? the group of 9 was incredibly annoying as people who I've seen play there decided it was not pertinent to let a single go through (many in the groups did not seem to be locals...which is fine, doesn't matter anyway! etiquette knows no boundaries!) . On hole 3, I had to wait nearly 5 minutes to tee off...another 5 AT LEAST to take my second and then waited for every player except one to tee off on 4 (while I was in clear view waiting to the side) before someone asked, "you guys wanna play through?" guys? really? you stared at me standing in the fairway 20 feet behind you all by myself...what the hell. meanwhile a couple in your group took 7 shots to finish a par 4 (playing doubles!!!) . when you have a group double the appropriate size or more, you should allow a SINGLE TO GO THROUGH IMMEDIATELY! I let twos go through when i'm in a group of 3. it's one thing for it to be busy, but another for there to be 26 people on three holes and none on the rest.
it's an etiquette thing...something that seems to be going by the wayside in multiple ways as I've read in other threads.
Am I just crazy or is this just wrong? how do you all deal with this and not feel like an ass asking to go through?...which I wouldn't do.
I feel a 5-some is the max. When you have 9 friends that want to go play golf, split up and have fun. I play by myself all the time, and I have no problem asking to play through. I usually wait for a hole or two, and then i'll "offer" to play through. Just be respectful, and you'll find most people will oblige.