+1303 – Played 18 with my two buddies this week and had something happen that I feel truly awful about. While on the practice green I’m watching the group ahead of us tee off from the tips, it’s a 5some and the are horrible. Most of them are on their 3rd shots and haven’t gotten past the forward tees. As someone who hates slow golfers and bad etiquette my blood was starting to boil. We finally hit our tee shots and wait probably another 10 minutes for them to clear the green. At this point me and my friends have already begun talking shit about them, saying all sorts of nasty comments. While waiting on the tee box for #2 which is a par 3 we see the ranger driving up to talk to them. We figured he would give them a warning or tell them to let faster groups play through. Nope, he gives them a big wave and high fives one of the guys. After watching this group take about 20 strokes each to finish the par 3 I had enough and told my friends im going to ask/demand to play through. As we drive up to the 3rd tee box the group is in the fairway near the forward tees again. I drop my buddy off at the box and go to speak with the group. As im driving up one of them starts walking towards me. I ask if we can play through and he says yes, and then I passively aggressively tell him that it’s bad etiquette to hold up the course and if you have open holes in front of you, you need to skip and move up. Again he apologizes and we went back and tee’d off. As we are driving past them I wave and say thank you……then I noticed that it was a group of adults with special needs. I’ve never felt like such a piece of shit in my life, especially since I have a newphew with autism and have worked in the field for almost 15 years. We all truly felt terrible, and I still feel like a piece of shit.