I want to write about slow play but I can’t get started.
OK, I’m good.
Pull the trigger!
Here’s an idea: How about Commissioner Tim Finchem pulls the trigger? How about the game of golf pulls the trigger? How about we realize that as the world gets faster in every conceivable way, our game — tour and amateur alike — plods along at an excruciating pace. We’re inching to a stop. We’re pathetic. Golf has become not what you do when you hit the ball. Golf is what you do after you toss the grass in the air, look at your yardage book, make sure there’s no one within four holes who might make a putt, and rehearse your swing. For the first of four times.
This is not a plea to speed our game up so that we don’t lose players. This is a HOWL to speed play up so we don’t lose our game.