"How to Spot a Five-Hour Course"

"How to Spot a Five-Hour Course," by Bill Yates, featured in Golf Magazine, June 1998. Bill gives consumer strategies to help players shop for a well-paced round of golf. His ten questions players can ask will reveal a course's strengths and weaknesses.


[excerpt] "For example:  Question: "Does the starter actually "start groups? Answer: Watch the action at the first tee. Is there a line of carts and people waiting to play? If players are sent to the first tee and told to tee off when the group ahead is clear, then effectively there is no starter. Find a course where the starter manages the first tee and tells each group when to play away."   Author Bill Yates


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