AzB Silver Member
Putting players on the clock will not shorten the time. If you allow average golfers to compete with top pros and they shoot 100 for a round especially average players are matched up playing each other, what would that do to elasped time for the tournament? You have to start earlier on friday and each day thereafter. You also have to start some matches late but not bring those players back early the next day unless reaching the quarters, semi's and/or finals. Just start at 10 AM opening Friday and 8AM thereafter. On the one loss side (if both have one loss) races to two at least until the money rounds. Saving ten minutes here, twenty minutes there, half and hour here adds up at the end of the event. Use the CCTV table more often. There were long periods where it went unused. Clear out those chairs and add three tables maybe four to that area when you have nothing scheduled there. I'm sure some of my suggestions may not be able to be implemented due to staffing constraints etc but clearly starting earlier and starting later matches would help.
Slow play in any sport should not be tolerated -- it's not a matter of what the schedule will allow.
Too many guys use painfully slow play to their advantage just to try and drive their opponents nuts.