It makes the game faster, and more fun. What’s not to like?
Pace of play is a serious problem in golf. But much of that problem is a matter of perception. Eliminating the stroke and distance penalty would go a long way towards solving the problem.
Marking a ball on the green in order to clean it or protect it from another putt will no longer be a nerve-wracking experience!
To my mind, there is nothing wrong with distance apps — with any and all bells and whistles their designers are able to include. They are wrongfully outlawed under the rules of golf. There are free apps that give you a “plays as” distance based on elevation changes and weather-report wind speed, and everyone has a cell phone. Why outlaw those apps?
Slow pace of play is the curse of the weekend golfer. Compounding that problem is the stupidest penalty in golf: Stroke and Distance.
Ways to spend time on the putting green having fun with your friends.
A good drill has the characteristics of a game — there’s a challenge, you keep score, and you can tell when you’re improving. And there is a definite stopping point, so it isn’t endless. These drills have those characteristics. These drills help you score, and they’re fun!
These are books, videos, and training aids I recommend.
I wrote this in response to a former instructor, who likes to keep people from over-analyzing their swing, and getting lost in swing thoughts when they should be performing more instinctual actions. He’s right, but it is my considered belief that he has skipped a very important step…
Two great programs. Both highly recommended. How to choose.