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    Ryder Cup Winner patricks148's Avatar
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    one the whole let a single though straight away, but not a couple of guys at my club. Who both have a habit of holding up a 4 ball as a single, so either of them, not a chance
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim8flog View Post
    Ask them if they want to join or go through.

    I often play on my own when I want to practice, if there is nobody behind me I often decline either as the extra time is spent practicing rather than waiting.

    Sometimes if asked to go through I will do as much as possible to get out of their way as quickly as possible eg not bother with putting.
    Same here, when I go out alone at certain times I'm not expecting to fly round and don't like to play right up behind anyone so will happily kill some time chipping or putting before moving to the next tee. The problems arise when there's a group behind pushing you so you can't do that, then I'd prefer to be let through at the first opportunity.
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    First I would invite him to join us to make a fourball

    If he declined I would then invite him to go through

    Why - well the first is good manners and something that should be encouraged and the second bit is just good plain old etiquette and taking notice of pace of play regulations within the rules
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    If he is playing faster than you/me then invite him through.......its simple and is the R & A words.

    It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If they lose a clear hole and delay the group behind, they should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, they should also invite the faster moving group to overtake them.
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Both a & b.

    Invite him thorugh, " or join us if you want"?

    a - he has priority, clearly quicker than youm why wouldnt you?
    a&b - he may be time restricted, he may not like playing/socializing with strangers.

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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    will happily kill some time chipping or putting before moving to the next tee.
    Makes sense. We're not allowed to do that though.

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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuocity View Post
    Makes sense. We're not allowed to do that though.
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo21 View Post
    If he is playing faster than you/me then invite him through.......its simple and is the R & A words.

    It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If they lose a clear hole and delay the group behind, they should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, they should also invite the faster moving group to overtake them.
    Since when was a single person a "group". Has the word "group" been used deliberately to exclude a single player?
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maninblack4612 View Post
    Since when was a single person a "group". Has the word "group" been used deliberately to exclude a single player?
    You would need to ask the R n A, but it does say irrespective of how many. Besides that, who would want to hold up a faster single player.
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    100% let him through if space in front 👍
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