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I'm interested in what the etiquette is in various places for a card or group playing through a group ahead of it. In casual play, of course.

What old timers have told me is that if it is decided and agreed that a faster group should play through, then the group ahead throws its drives on the next hole, followed by the second group throwing its drives. Then the second group approaches and putts out while the first group waits. Then the second group finishes.

Is that what happens on your courses?

Now, how to decide who should play through and when is a different story. If there are groups on nearly every hole, it makes no sense - to me - for anyone to play through.

Groups throwing multiple drives or discs, or larger than 4 people, should pretty much be prepared to let anyone through who catches up; when they catch up. IMHO

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Actually I would hope that I would do the work for the better of all, especially for those of us that don't get out that often. And I would never think that doing the work entitled me.

I don't think Dave is a jerk and I'm glad to hear he does alot to advance the game.
That is what happens in my neck of the woods....
we only have a few people so we dont got alot of traffic but when someone usally come up on are group we ask if they like to join if not we let play ahead most of the time the person from out of town and gose around wit us to no the coures
Tru dat!
Seems to me that you appear to be the jerk with the attitude.
That's how we play....once you get behind us and are waiting.....usually two or more at the same time...in 3 part harmony...will ask you to play through...or play with.

If we're the fast group ...it is rare to find a slow group who won't wave us on. When that happens, after the second hole we will do the asking.
Hoping to do the work, and the doing of it, are two different things.
Well, you not doing the work at your course makes you appear lazy.

I didn't say you were lazy, and I don't know you, so I really don't know whether you are lazy.

I don't think you are lazy.
we usually observe if another group is less people or more skilled than us such as driving the hole or riding up on us tightly its not a bad thing but i dont like to feel even the slightest bit rushed.
We do the same Terry. If it's someone alone and especially if it's one of the "lone wolfs" of the course I'll invite them to join our group and get to know them a bit. I see one of the purposes of our club is to bring together and foster a local disc golf community. One of the things I like a lot about disc golf is that it is inclusive rather than exclusive. I'll never EVER join a country club even if I'm given an honorary membership and even if the course is gorgeous (though I'd be tempted).

Oh wait, this was a post about playing through!

Some people I've noticed are unbalanced in their stance in letting others play through. They either are completely unaware of or ignore faster groups behind them or they are too eager to let others play through. If you're waiting on a group or groups ahead of you, it makes no sense whatsoever to let another group play through. I've actually had one group ask me if they could play through in this situation and I politely said no and explained why. I think they were okay with it, I cannot remember, it was a while ago. Either way I would be okay with them not being okay with it. :-)
Oh I'm lazy.

I also work 50+ hours a week and only get out once or twice.
hey mike,, isnt about time you got off the internet and went to work..

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