Anyone else find groups of 9 annoying?
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February 13th, 2013, 12:20 PM
March 17th, 2009
Like the secondary signage
Yes....groups of 9 are annoying and detrimental to good course flow. Whether it's a gang of inexperienced one disc wonders who carry more beers than discs, who break branches for a better stance and throw at the back of your head or whether it'a a large group of competitive players who empty their bags on every hole then slowly discuss how they almost aced that hole in the last tournament while they each line up over their 3 foot putts for over two minutes and act indignant when a group of average players asks to play through.
Sadly, at our local courses, people rarely ask to play through. Groups immediately 'poach' holes to get ahead of slow play and end up creating more slow play.
I play our local public courses less than a handful of times each year outside of tournament play for this exact reason. It is just absolutely way too frustrating to endure. I would love to see some signage at our courses encouraging any kind of etiquette. I'll definitely bring it up with our club.
I'm very much in favor of clubs encouraging the development of 9 hole family pitch and putt courses, recreational 18 hole courses and finally 19-27 hole tournament courses. The club can then host events and clinics at the appropriate course for the appropriate audience set an expectation of skill level needed to move from course to course.
Disc golf is a wonderful sport and I'm thrilled it's growing. I just wish there was a bunny hill around here and the folks on the black diamonds would show more grace.
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