I'm probably alone on this but unless you are able to sit in a bar afterwards and slag each other off about the round (and the more people the merrier for that) then what's the appeal of four balls on a busy course? Give me a less than three hour round with nobody holding me up or pressing me any day - today was up there with the most enjoyable rounds of golf I've ever had. It was our day at Loch Lomond when we got told can you stop for a (complimentary) beer please at the turn because we'd caught up half a hole on the group four holes ahead of us.
We are going to fourballs on Monday and retaining the 10 minute gaps. As 2-balls have already been booked from Monday to Thursday, they are allowing individuals to add their names against the existing 2-balls to make 4.
4 balls from Weds, 10m gaps. 2 balls before 8.00 for those who want a faster round, or feel vulnerable.
Golf in two balls to me is soulless and pretty pointless. The bun fight for a tee time was wearing too. 2 x per week with one other person sucks the life out of golf. It's a social game. It's equivalent to whacking a tennis ball at a brick wall.
This is what I mean by the GM really stays on top of things
When we played 18 the other day the Marshall had a list of everyone and if they had booked 9 or 18.. as we booked 18 he met us on the 14th tee in his buggy (he had a gap in tee times on first) just to manage us dove tailing in.
Must say tho I will miss the 14th as is.. (the 5th off a diff tee box) it's a totally different view and monster from there. Prefer it