to avoid slow play!
is a sport that is meant to be played at an enjoyable yet steady pace.
often wonder why play is so slow. There is a rather simple theory. Play is
slow simply because the average player doesn't mind a 4- or 5-hour round.
secret to faster play is really simple. It is nothing more than this: Be Ready To
Hit. Don't watch your partner when you
should be getting to your ball, choosing your club and getting mentally
ready for the shot.
Hit it, walk or ride to your ball, and hit it again.
is perfectly possible to complete a four ball round in three and three
quarter hours. Slow play usually results from failure to clear the green
promptly or from being unprepared to play your shot immediately it is your
turn. Your co-operation in eradicating this malaise will be greatly
every person could play each hole just 20 seconds quicker, then we could
probably save half an hour in time, meaning everyone gets home that little
is essential that everyone plays quickly, without delay and picks their
ball up when they can no longer score any Stableford points on a hole.
how many shots you have taken at all times, don't finish the hole then add
up your strokes. This is the easiest and simplest way to speed things up.
otherwise determined by the Committee, priority on the course is determined
by a group's pace of play. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to
pass a group playing a shorter round.
newly revised R&A rule book has been written for the modern golfer and
has a prominent section on etiquette and how to improve the pace of play.
If we can increase the speed of play then we can increase the pleasure of
the game for everyone.
your place on the golf course is directly behind the group in front of you.
Not directly in front of the group behind you.
The bottom line is: use a little common
sense on the course. You can play in a reasonable amount of time and still
have the social interaction or business meeting you desire.