Continuing on with the How to Improve Pace of Play on the Golf Course series, today we will cover something really simple – clubhouse and beverage cart stops.
Here’s a quick recap of what we have covered the first four days in our effort to spread the word on how to speed up pace of play on the golf course.
Tuesday – Know Your Golf Ability
Wednesday – Play Ready Golf
Thursday – Let the Long Hitter Drive the Cart
Friday – TEE IT FORWARD
Today: Clubhouse and Beverage Cart Stops
I know down here in San Antonio, TX it’s hot a majority of the time on the golf course and you might need a Gatorade by hole two. I also know that I enjoy the occasional 6-pack while playing a round of golf. Many other golfers are much like myself so it’s only natural to want to load up the ice chest any chance you can. But there has to be some conscience effort on behalf of all golfers to keep pace of play moving forward.
In order to keep play moving, here are a few things you can do to ensure you’re not holding up the rest of the course. The first thing you can do and the quite easiest is to load up your ice chest before you tee off on #1. If you think you’re gonna drink 6 beers on the front 9, then load up six beers. The second way to keep it moving is if you do have to make an order with the beverage cart, then place your order and then go hit your next shot while she** is loading up your order. Simply pay her and get in the cart and go.
This brings me to another point. Yes, most beverage cart attendants are nice looking women. Most of the time they are actually 18-21 year old girls who are working part time to earn a few extra bucks for beer money at the next frat party. So no, these girls don’t want your phone number and they are not going to call you. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, how good of a golfer you are or what you can provide for them they are just there so you can look at them and you tip them. My point is there is no reason to drop your pick-up lines on them because they are going to turn you down in the end.
The last point I want to make in regards to beverages and food on the golf course. At all costs, you should avoid visiting the clubhouse as you make your way to the tenth tee. This is one of the greatest ways to slow up play. The time it takes you to go inside, order drinks and food, go to the bathroom and then make your way back to #10, the group on #9 green is probably already finishing up and moving towards the tenth tee box. And guess what – you haven’t even teed off yet!
With all this being said, I am starting to feel like I am acting like a know-it-all with this series. Hell, I don’t even know how many people are even reading it but I just want to enjoy the game of golf within a reasonable amount of time.
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She** : In all my years of golf I don’t think I have ever seen a guy beverage cart attendant. This is my apology if you’re offended.