Was going to post a new topic about this, but then I dug through and found this post from a few months back.
This is also a pet peeve of mine, and I'm looking for general opinions on this- if I'm in a small minority, then I'll let it go and try to stop being irritated about it.
The thing is, sometimes this is okay as far as I'm concerned- if it's within the first 30 minutes of the beginning of the weekly, or if somehow a gap has formed between groups, such that a weekly group can start on 10 and not otherwise cause groups making the turn to wait, I have no problem with that.
Otherwise yeah, it strikes me as very poor etiquette for newly starting weekly groups to jump into a line on 10, thus slowing down groups making the turn. Putting aside the concern of trying to finish a quick round, my beef is more with my group having waited in a line of 2-3 groups to start on 1, getting warmed up, maybe having settled into a groove and birdied 8 and 9, then walking over to 10 and waiting for 2-3 groups who weren't in front of you, thus cooling off your muscles/joints, and lessening your focus.
The last time this happened, I tried to politely ask the new group of 5 that jumped in front of us on hole 10 if we could play through, explaining that we were all warmed up and on a roll, and that there was only one group waiting on hole 1, and the players in the group said no, and went so far as to say "I guess we just aren't all serious like you guys, what's the big deal" with lots of eye-rolling involved.
And then of course, in classic fashion, three of the folks in that group shanked hard into the woods, and we waited an extra 5 minutes for disc searching.
So, am I just a cranky bastard, or does this bother other people too?