Perhaps they could block a player from playing for 10-15 minutes after a forfeit? They need to do something.
oh sweet this discussion again.
Initial info I rarely forfeit because I usually am in it until the last green and putts don't count for ball hits.
However. This stuff about being offended and then being whiny is just asinine. And childlike.
First and foremost: In what way are you hurt by someone forfeiting? Answer none. I mean feel free to come up with something but the answer is none.
Someone always mentions win loss rate. No one cares about their win loss rate other than as a ballpark to compare to other months. No one sees my or your win loss rate other than each person themselves. no one else knows if i'm having a good or bad run other than me.
Why do most forfeit? Biggest reason is: It's time. If they are doing an apparel run then it's about maxing out rounds in that 30 minutes. If it's a turf war get the next round going for a potential win.
So let's say i gamble and hit my tee shot on Olympic 1 and it catches that tree and dumps it in the rough. Is it worth it to kill 5 minutes for 1 hole or 15 minutes for 3 holes when I'm probably going to lose anyway.
If it's an apparel run if i jump out i can get 1-2 more potential wins than if i stayed for a measley 3 apparel points. 24-130 potential points vs 3... hmm...
let's say i Look at my timer on my apparel run and start a round with 3 minutes left and i dump the tee shot.. hit in water. bad rough. can't reach green etc etc etc. I know that im probably going to lose if i play it out. and then the timer is over. If i forfeit out. i can get another round going that I'm more likely to win.
So bottom line. It's not ego. There is quite literally no reason to finish out a match that you can't win. Ever watch a match play game where people concede holes and the match????
Anyway. Yet again. to anyone that complains about forfeits. Use your brain and be offended less.