What do we know?

From simulations and field experiments

  • Courses often put too many groups on the course
  • The slowest player/group determines the pace of play for everyone
  • variability in the time to play creates excessive delays
  • failure to waive up slows down play

What can be done?

  • There have been dozens of attempts to speed up play.  Although a few succeed, most fail
  • Why do they fail?
    • Not consistent or sustained
    • Not comprehensive
    • Not a critical mass
    • Not supported by management

Here is an interesting article on “Pace of Play and USGA” by Frank Thomas, author of “The Fundamentals of Putting”