One of the main criticisms of players on the PGA Tour is that the pace of play is too slow. Rounds can sometimes take up to five hours to complete.
To some golf fans, it is excruciating to watch the players take so much time over their shots and many would argue that there is no need for it.
But as popular golf tutor and entertainer Manolo Vega says in the video below, they are playing for their livelihood so sometimes, they can be forgiven.
In true Vega style, he gives us a quick and easy tip on how to play golf quickly and avoid slow play and this tip originates from when your playing partner hits their ball.
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While your friend is preparing to hit their shot, you should be thinking about your next shot too and which club you will be taking.
This means that as soon as your playing partner has hit their ball, you are already primed and ready to play as well. If you begin your pre-shot preparation after they have hit their shot, this can add minutes to your round.
This may sound like a minimal act, but if you remember to do it as much as possible, this will move your game of golf along nice and quickly without necessarily rushing.
You should take no longer than 40 seconds to play your shot and this time starts from the moment it is your turn to play. To further pick up the pace of play, try not to hang around on the green after you have finished putting and walk swiftly in between holes.
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Of course, PGA Tour players need optimum levels of concentration and consideration and this is why they have reached the pinnacle of the sport.
However, these simple tips are applicable to any golfer and any competition so make sure you implement them as much as possible.