Golf Random Irritations

DaveR

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With no booked times anyone can turn up and play at any time.
We got to the 1st at what is supposed to be a good time to start to find 3 groups in front of us, one in the fairway and one on the green.
Once we got going it flowed reasonably well until the 10th
Another 3 groups had arrived and were teeing off.
There were 6 groups waiting to tee off the 10th.
30 minutes of standing around and we restarted playing.
If we had a 1 tee start with booked times this simply wouldn't happen.
It's not the system that's at fault it's people teeing off as soon as the group in front is out of range. If they had the sense to wait a couple of minutes there wouldn't be a problem.
 

BiMGuy

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More patience than me, I would have went home before enduring than ridiculous situation.
Same. I would have been in the bar or on my way home rather than waiting 30 minutes to tee off on the 10th.

The last time I played the Brabazon I walked off after 9. There was about an hour wait due to everyone stopping at the halfway house, then hitting 2 shots of the 10th tee and taking photos.
 

williamalex1

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It's not the system that's at fault it's people teeing off as soon as the group in front is out of range. If they had the sense to wait a couple of minutes there wouldn't be a problem.
No matter if the tee intervals are 5 , 7, 8. 10 or minutes apart , you'll catch up if/when a few players use their 3 minutes search searching.:cry:
 

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Same. I would have been in the bar or on my way home rather than waiting 30 minutes to tee off on the 10th.

The last time I played the Brabazon I walked off after 9. There was about an hour wait due to everyone stopping at the halfway house, then hitting 2 shots of the 10th tee and taking photos.
That is why I never play at one of my local courses, even though I can play it for free given that it has reciprocal arrangements with my club. In the past I have played the first 9 there with no pressure whatsoever in front, only to find 6 groups waiting on the 10th tee. 😡
 

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Committee of 3 "notified" that we will be doing away with booking system, but have postponed that decision due to formal written complaints over no consultation or canvassing of members' opinions.
If it goes to a vote, I believe we will continue with the booking system and a one-tee only start.
I always enjoyed the roll-ups, but the benefits of a booking system outweigh any negatives for the majority, I believe.
I have no desire to force my personal wishes regarding start times upon others who might be in a majority and hold a different view when we all pay the same subs.
I hope management will be persuaded to take that view also.
 

Orikoru

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When you love your new golf bag apart from two minor things that really annoy you. Got the Big Max Drilite Hybrid, and it's great, but I just hate where they put the umbrella holder. It's on the underneath side, so when it's on the trolley it's wedge against it, and when you're carrying, gravity kind of makes it droop over time as it loosens the tie-up thing that's meant to hold it. Why didn't they just put the umbrella holder on the top side?? And the other thing was the cool pocket, which is quite tight so I snag the back of my hand against the zip each time I get my bottle out. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Superb bag otherwise!!
 

BiMGuy

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When you love your new golf bag apart from two minor things that really annoy you. Got the Big Max Drilite Hybrid, and it's great, but I just hate where they put the umbrella holder. It's on the underneath side, so when it's on the trolley it's wedge against it, and when you're carrying, gravity kind of makes it droop over time as it loosens the tie-up thing that's meant to hold it. Why didn't they just put the umbrella holder on the top side?? And the other thing was the cool pocket, which is quite tight so I snag the back of my hand against the zip each time I get my bottle out. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Superb bag otherwise!!
Does it not have 2 places for an umbrella like the cart bags?
 

patricks148

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As above but we were last to the tee so we still to wait..
Cant say I've played to often on a 2 tee start course but when I have people playing the hole before had priority, so if you were playing 9 and some one teed of 10 when you caught up they had to stand aside. Have to say I'm glad we don't have this. I can't think of a single club up here that has a 2 tee start
 

Imurg

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Cant say I've played to often on a 2 tee start course but when I have people playing the hole before had priority, so if you were playing 9 and some one teed of 10 when you caught up they had to stand aside. Have to say I'm glad we don't have this. I can't think of a single club up here that has a 2 tee start
I'm hoping that in a few weeks there will be 1 less down here.....
 

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I'm hoping that in a few weeks there will be 1 less down here.....
Common sense applied would make a 2 tee start viable if a booking system was in place to prevent the hoards rocking up at the same time.

Maybe many clubs are just wanting to piss off all the new players and go back to the 'good old days' of a less than full membership..
 

Orikoru

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Cant say I've played to often on a 2 tee start course but when I have people playing the hole before had priority, so if you were playing 9 and some one teed of 10 when you caught up they had to stand aside. Have to say I'm glad we don't have this. I can't think of a single club up here that has a 2 tee start
Try having a three tee start like ours has. :cautious:
 

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BRS Golf App has changed the interface - for the worse.
Why must people keep fiddling around with things that are just fine as they are?
(Actually, there has always been one thing wrong with the BRS App - it takes too long to load. But they haven't fixed that).
 

davidy233

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BRS Golf App has changed the interface - for the worse.
Why must people keep fiddling around with things that are just fine as they are?
(Actually, there has always been one thing wrong with the BRS App - it takes too long to load. But they haven't fixed that).
Just updated mine and it's certainly different but looks OK to me - and mine loads quickly
 
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