27 May 15  |  Golf   |  

Golf Tip: Helpful Hints for Pace of Play


Getting out on the course and hitting that first shot is one thing most golfers look forward to when they tee off. However, the progress of your round depends on the pace of golfers ahead of you.

The Rule

In the USGA Rule Book, page 50; 6-7 UNDUE DELAY; Slow Play:
The Player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play.

Golfer putting on a green during a round of golf, waist down

Be Ready To Play

Players should be ready to play as soon as it’s their turn to play. When playing on or near the putting green, they should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green and towards the next tee. When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.

Tip: Have a concise routine and stick with it on every shot and putt.

Retired professional golfer Lee Trevino once said, “I played my best golf when I took one look at the target, then hit the ball.”

He had a pretty nice career, so it’s a good tip to follow that will help improve your overall game and speed up your pace of play on the course.


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