Our esteemed committee has just posted a notice on the board relating to playing time guidelines on the course.
When I first joined the club 12 years ago, I remember being able to get around the course in a little over 3.5 hours as a 3-Ball.
It took no longer than 4 hours for a 4-Ball.
It is quite apparent that we are bending the previous guidelines for the benefit of visiting parties now as the notice clearly sanctions 4.5 hours for a 4-Ball and 3.5 hours for a 3-Ball.
I think, (no, I know), that this is far too long.
I know the course is quite difficult but that should not excuse a slow round. It is as though they are saying it is OK to hold people up.
What are the guidelines at your courses?
I'm sure that if you were heading for a 4+ hour round at St Andrews Old Course, the marshalls would soon have you off.