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Friday July 3, 2020 3:23 AM
Here in California, we have an interesting situation here.

Before Covid-19 shutdown, tee times were spaced typically 6-10 minutes, mostly closer to 6 minutes or around 10 groups per hour.

After Covid-19, tee times are currently spaced around 10 minutes, typically around 12 minutes or around 5 groups per hour.

Have you noticed the pace of play? Or am I dreaming? We can actually finish a round in approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Throw in the longer daylight hours and it's a perfect storm for your typical golfer to finish around even if you start around 4PM.

I know this won't continue but what do you think the golf courses should do once they relax the restrictions? Would it be prudent for them to keep to the longer times between groups OR back to the PACK THEM IN MENTALITY of before? Thoughts?
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Friday July 3, 2020 5:35 PM
I made the same comment today on the 10th tee at Los Verdes. We played the front in 1:50, starting at 6:40 am, which is over an hour after daylight. It was closer to 4-4.5 hours usually before the covid pandemic. We finished in 3:55. They are not doing fivesomes and the spacing seems to have made a big difference.

If it were up to me, keeping either of those measures, limiting group times or spacing, would help. I am sensitive to golf courses staying economically viable, so I do not expect the present status quo to survive.
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Friday July 3, 2020 5:49 PM
This question seems rhetorical.
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Friday July 3, 2020 6:18 PM
Five hour round today at Rancho Vista in Palmdale. I'm pretty sure they are 10 minute tee times.

Lots of newer golfers out here. People have time on their hands and money to golf.

We had a 12:00 tee time and the first two holes were so slow, I knew we were in for a long day. I'm sure having a later tee time was part of the problem.

It wasn't terrible; I could slow down every aspect of my game and it might actually help me. As it was, I hit 8/14 fairways and made two birdies. No pressure golf, lots of beers to drink and it turned out okay.

Yeah, I would like to see that the courses stay with 10 minute tee times after all this C19 hysteria dies out. The way things are now, anything is possible.

[[Edited by kviser on Friday July 3, 2020 6:47 PM]]
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