At TJ English Golf we believe in the cliché of “practice makes perfect“. Therefore, every once in a while, we ask you to do some exercises and we will give you feedback. The level of this class C1.
The Shot Clock
Slow play is becoming an important discussion in golf recently. It frustrates players and even the professionals. So, what can be done about it. Well, The European Tour is now experimenting with solutions and one of those is the shot clock. Players have 40 seconds to make their shot, if they don’t, an extra stroke is added to their total.
In amateur golf the discussion is hot as well. I myself always try to keep up the pace but, since I have a low handicap, I might not be the fastest player myself. I am aware of this and I’m working on it.
Reading and Questions
The questions are based on an article that you can find by clicking here. The answers you may find at the bottom of this article.
- Describe the reviews that were given (please, don’t just copy)
- How was the shot clock enforced during the tournament?
- What was an unexpected extra result of the shot clock?
- Explain the reactions of the American players
- Did players actually use all the time needed?
So, as mentioned, slow play is a topic that is being discussed. I would like your opinion on the topic now. Do you encounter it on the course, do you think the pros should set the example by not playing slow? Are you maybe even a slow player.
Send us an email explaining in about 150 words your ideas on the questions above. Send it to email@example.com with the subject “Practice Your English – Shot Clock” and we will respond as soon as possible with feedback on your writing.
- Rave reviews meaning extremely enthusiastic
- Players would receive a penalty shot if passing the 40 seconds
- Scores actually went down compared to last year.
- Your own answers
- No, they didn’t. Often they hit the ball before the clock hit 30 seconds.
If you would like to have a look at the previous exercises on “The Home of Golf”, please click here.