[quote=“Roval”]Brent is correct about a lot of things regarding golf in Taiwan. I do in fact agree with him about much of what he says. On the other hand there are some reasons people try to get a round finished in under 4 hours and that’s because the courses in Taiwan are very busy come weekends. People want to get in and out of there and back to their families.
The Taiwanese are also not accustomed to people playing through. So if your group is playing faster than a group ahead of yours they will almost never let you play through. Only once I was allowed to play through when the group in front stopped to eat something at the snack house.[/quote]
I know you get a few people like that everywhere who turn up 10 mins before a round and leave as soon as its over but if you play golf regularly then you should be at least aware that any course is more busy at weekends, and until you actually get on the course nobody has any idea how fast the play is going to be. A busy course and groups not letting others through is just going to create a backlog. Whats the role of the resident professional at the course? Is he teaching the basic rules of etiquette? Do the members actually take any notice of the rules? Im not an absolute stickler for abiding by every regulation but things like allowing faster groups through are a given, especially when you stop at the tea hut after 9 holes.
It seems to me that the Taiwanese attitude of ultra convenience and complete selfishness in some things they do dont go quite hand in hand with the game of golf, its almost as if theyve watered it down to suit Taiwanese tastes when they had no right to touch it in the first place.