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    Tour Winner virtuocity's Avatar
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    Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    Here's the scenario:

    You're in a 3 ball. There's a 4 ball ahead of you and while the course is busy, it's not crazy i.e. you don't have to wait for every shot.

    You finish the first hole. After driving off at the 2nd a solo player finishes putting out on the 1st and quickly approaches the second tee and is there as you and your two friends leave the tee box.

    Do you:

    a) invite the solo player to play through
    b) invite the solo player to join you
    c) both a and b
    d) keep your head down and ignore the solo player or say hello and walk on

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

    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?

    Would offer b and a in that order.

    In NZ we invited a solo to join us and he turned out to be a father of babies my wife had looked after 4 years ago before we both emigrated

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

    I always let solo players through at the first opportunity. Might invite him to join us depending on circumstances.

    However..... if I was the last group in a team match I wouldn't let him through.

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

    Invite them to join and then let them through

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

    Invite to join, golf is more fun social. If not let them play up with us as long as necessary (usually to the green then let them chip up, putt out and crack on playing on their own (usually as we putt out).
    Playing at Cambridge Lakes, practising my short game with my V-Easy and my Ping Zing Redwood (Putter for life)

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

    It amazes me that this is even a question, ask him to join, if he says no, step aside and let him play on. I can't imagine a scenario that would be any different.
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    Re: Solo player behind you. What do you do?

    B then a, cos that's what is right
    removed list of clubs as they change too frequently !

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

    Exactly this scenario happened when I joined Enville and I turned up as a single. Two holes after I joined the three ball, they told me the larger group played Monday, Wednesday and Friday and asked me to come along.

    That is exactly what I did and still play it the larger group of approx 30 players.

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

    A similar situation happened to my 4 ball in this weeks Tuesday's medal.
    We spotted the single guy teeing off at our 2nd just as we're leaving our nearby 3rd green.
    We were catching up a 4 ball about to tee off on the 5th [ they'd started about an hour before us ] and are well known for not letting people through.
    We agreed to invite the guy play through but TBH reluctantly because we knew the other 4 ball wouldn't let him through.
    But he declined as he was just practicing for a few holes and knew the 4ball wouldn't let him through anyway .
    Btw these guys include past captains, secretaries, ex council members and have been reported umpteen times.
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