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    How long would you wait on the 10th.

    Talking to a guy who played with us lot today. He played at another local course with another lad and has now joined our place after having a major fallout out at his last place. In essence the other course used a booking system where you could start at both the 1st and 10th hole. Anyway said guy and his 3 PP got to the 10th after playing the front nine and there was a Queue where some had not started there rounds. They were told to get to the back. They had an amble to the club shop and asked what was the situation, can they play through or what. They were told nope they had to wait 1hr and 20 mins til the tee times cleared. They were advised they could have a drink in the clubhouse or go on the range. There four mates behind them turned up after the front nine and asked what was goin off. Words were exchanged, two lads who paid and played walked straight off the course and said stuff your course. The other six are five day members and have said they will not renew next year and are coming to ours.
    Now it seems the system is a bit wonky at the other course but how long would you wait to continue your round.
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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    Not sure I would wait, surely people who are mid round should have priority over those waiting to start?

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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    I used to play on a nine hole course. The etiquette there was the first group turning had priority and then groups alternated between those starting and those turning. That worked okay.

    I wouldn't stay at a club where you had to wait more than 10 minutes at the 10th on a regular basis. I'd be with your mates and leaving the course.

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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    starting at both tees is surely asking for trouble,
    I agree with SaintH that those in mid round should have priority, are they looking to lose members or what?
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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    Talking to a guy who played with us lot today. He played at another local course with another lad and has now joined our place after having a major fallout out at his last place. In essence the other course used a booking system where you could start at both the 1st and 10th hole. Anyway said guy and his 3 PP got to the 10th after playing the front nine and there was a Queue where some had not started there rounds. They were told to get to the back. They had an amble to the club shop and asked what was the situation, can they play through or what. They were told nope they had to wait 1hr and 20 mins til the tee times cleared. They were advised they could have a drink in the clubhouse or go on the range. There four mates behind them turned up after the front nine and asked what was goin off. Words were exchanged, two lads who paid and played walked straight off the course and said stuff your course. The other six are five day members and have said they will not renew next year and are coming to ours.
    Now it seems the system is a bit wonky at the other course but how long would you wait to continue your round.
    PS watching someone knock it 580yds in two shots is impressive the Bighead. 
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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    We have a 2 tee start and it manages pretty well. First there goes, and then players coming round dovetail with any groups waiting. Not really a problem unless there's a big comp on.
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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    Quote Originally Posted by rosecott View Post
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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    At ours, starting off the 10 is allowed only as an exception after clearing it with the registration office (at least that's the official policy, it is accepted that members start off the 10th if the 9th hole is completely free, so you are certain you are not holding anyone up), but in any case, players coming off the 9th hole take precedence over players starting off the 10th.

    Club where I played before did have official starts of the 1st and 10th tee, but there, too, players coming off the 9th hole always had the right of way.

    I guess the only exception to that would be if there is an official comp starting off the 1st and 10th tee. In that case, players who went out before that and are still on the front nine when the comp is starting would have to suspend their round and wait till every group from the comp had started.
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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    Madness

    I'd only let one group of 10th hole starters go in front

    If this is 'normal' I'd be leaving and getting refunded

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    or go to the range
    Would this even be permitted in a comp? (I know you can't practice on the course but never thought of hitting the range mid-round!)

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    Re: How long would you wait on the 10th.

    Quote Originally Posted by shortgame View Post
    Madness

    I'd only let one group of 10th hole starters go in front

    If this is 'normal' I'd be leaving and getting refunded

    Would this even be permitted in a comp? (I know you can't practice on the course but never thought of hitting the range mid-round!)
    Dont think they were playing in a comp

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