Golf is a fun game. There's not much more satisfying than watching a well hit drive fly through the air in a graceful arc. Then there's that beautiful approach shot that goes 50 yards and bounces once on the green. It's as satisfying as a well caught football or a perfectly hit baseball. But then you've got to wait 10 minutes while the morons in front of you lay down on the green, pull out their levels and plumb bobs and walk around the hole six times, and finally putt 3 feet past the hole, and do it all again. There are two golf games -- The long game and the putting game and the putting game sucks. It's the putting game that makes golf tedious. It's the putting game that makes a round take 4 to 5 hours. One might say the solution is just to go to the driving range and blast a bucket of balls. Well, that's the same as a batting cage. It's fun, but there's no concept of "Game" involved. What we need is speed golf courses. Get rid of the greens and replace them with a 20 foot bowl. Drop par by one. Now drop your ball in the bowl. You should be able to start a foursome every 5 minutes this way, and everyone finishes a long course in 3 hours or less. Leaving me enough time to get home and spend an afternoon with my kids.