moadhia, on 08 May 2018 - 12:15 PM, said:
Ferguson, on 08 May 2018 - 11:59 AM, said:
Argonne69, on 08 May 2018 - 11:50 AM, said:
Ferguson, on 08 May 2018 - 10:49 AM, said:
The polite thing to do is advise the group in front (not necessarily ask) that you are skipping.
"Hey guys, I'm just going to skip around and jump ahead - have a great day."
But maybe that's too much to ask.
No wonder you guys play alone.
A faster group shouldn't have to ask. Etiquette requires a slower group to allow the faster group to play through. The OP followed these nitwits around for 7 holes. If he had asked, what answer do you think he would have received?
I would also like to state there is no difference between skipping and playing through. Both require some sort of exchange between parties - either verbally or the big hand wave.
Re: If he had asked, what answer do you think he would have received?
Before we try to guess what answer he would have received, maybe we should ask why would anyone wait 7 holes to play through/ skip?
Waited 7 holes to give them a chance to allow me to play through. I think that's ample opportunity. We went through two par3s which i find is usually an ideal opportunity to allow a faster group to pass through.
I would have asked to play through but all evidence points to the fact that they didn't want to do that so I decided to skip a hole.
Evidence? This is not "A Few Good Men." It's golf.
Why must a par-3 be the play through hole? You wait until they are walking off a green of any hole, and you politely ask if you can play through on the next hole.
They hit and wait in the F/W, you finish the hole you're on, go tee off and play through while they are in the fairway. You then thank them when you're hitting your second shot (assuming it's not a par-3).
Sounds to me like you're afraid to play through? Don't be. They are only people.
My point, if you let 7 holes go by and don't say anything - they probably assumed you didn't mind waiting. Then when you jumped ahead without a wave or a friendly gesture, they took offense to it.