For instance, many of the ladies I play with have the need to put their fairway wood into their golf bag before getting back in the cart, only to take the same club out again on the next shot. Then you have the golfer who needs to watch the ball until the very last revolution, when it comes to a full stop, before letting the next person hit off the tee. My favorite was a golfer who parked her cart close to the cart path no matter where her ball was. When I asked why, she replied, "I want the exercise." If you want exercise, walk the course.
The other day I was watching the pros at the Accenture. Jonas Blix was flat on his stomach, crawling under a thorny plant, looking for his ball. In this case, they did find the ball, which saved him one stroke. (He still lost).
I often wonder, how long is long enough to look for an errant ball? I understand the pros are playing for big money, but is there a time limit for amateurs?
I think the real problem is that some golfers have nothing else to do but play golf, so they don't mind slow play. Maybe they should play later in the day?
I don't have the answers, just the questions.