LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA | How fast is fast, anyway?
Golf professional J.D. Ebersberger, director of golf at The Palms Golf Club, has become famous as an advocate of fast play. Show him a golf course – any course with reasonable distances between the greens and tees – and he’ll start strategizing for a round of two hours or less.
OK, sometimes it takes a little longer (with an emphasis on little). Playing in twosomes in The Palms club championship, Tim O’Neal won the senior division with a closing 68 that he completed in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
The longest round of the entire club championship was 2:58.
How can that be?
Several reasons: At The Palms, there is an enviable culture of fast play. Ebersberger, working closely with ar…