What To Do While You’re Waiting

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  1. What I do is use the opportunity to practise a little chipping.

  2. August 5, 2014


    Dave, Paul!
    Everybody should hear and see that! It tells all the stories happening day out and day in!
    It’s exactly what we hear at every PAR3 when it’s getting jammed during turnaments but also during private rounds of golf. If just one person is coming up with it everybody or almost everybody in that group is joining the choir! And you could bet on it the tee shots are going to be like you said – suboptimal.
    One question, do I lose energy if I stop my flight partners right away? Or should I just unlink my self from it and try to focus on better things?
    Hope you’re saying that I’m gaining energy by stopping them …
    Thanks a lot!

  3. Dave and Paul,This is quite an usuel occurrence ,everywhere ,in any country .It ‘s easy to overcome :first don’t listen to those who whine (Usually my wife !),LOok at the flowers ,the birds ,the scenery ,practise Paul’s ” Favorite exersises “,,chip balls around ,never ,ever look at the GROUP in front who’s delaying you ,take deep Breaths ,You have all your Time to play ,nobody is expecting you ,etc,etc…
    Of course it’s better to play at a brisk rate ,but you have to remain focused .

  4. Some of this could be controlled by the course ranger, assuming there is one. If things are backing up, the course should take some responsibility considering the fact that they book the tee times often at 7 min. intervals which to me is too short for foursomes. All players are not at the same ability levels & those of lesser ability can be counted on to cause backups. Where I play, the pace of play expected is 15 min. per hole. Also, there’s the issue of slow players not allowing faster players to play thru, especially if the group ahead is a foursome, & the group behind is a twosome. What you’ll always hear is “there’s another 4 ahead of us so you’re not going anywhere anyway”. My answer to that is that the next foursome should also allow a twosome to play thru. I’ve even run into this when playing by myself. A 3 or foursome won’t let a single play thru. This is obviously an etiquette issue which should be should be common sense but apparently isn’t. If you haven’t already, please do a tip on player etiquette. Perhaps the slowpokes will get the message.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 6, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      As much as rangers are out there they haven’t been able to stop this problem yet and never will especially on long par 3′s. Just got to wait it out but not get frustrated.

  5. August 5, 2014


    Greetings Gentlemen As usual great tip but what i enjoy as much as and maybe more is the two of you together. To me your interaction with each other makes the tip easier to grasp hold of Do more

  6. MartinBarry

    August 12, 2014

    Martin Barry

    Such great advise not just in golf but in life too when you are behind a slow driver a que in a super market etc all it does is frustrate you and you get tense

  7. August 13, 2014


    I almost enjoy these situations. They don’t bother me, but they may bother my opponents. A nice advantage to have.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 13, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I like having advantages over playing partners. It gives you room to mess up and still win.

  8. Paul,
    It was so good to see you laughing!

    • Paul Wilson

      August 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      David is quite the character so we usually have a good time when we shoot tips together.

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

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