Pace of Play
~ Keep up with the group in front
of you. If the group ahead of you is playing at the proper pace,
you are out of position on the course if you reach the tee of a par
3 and that group has arrived at the next tee; on a par 4 and that group
has cleared the putting green; or, on a par five, if that group is on
the putting green.
~ Play ready golf. Please
be ready to play when it is your turn. When you reach your ball,
plan your next shot as soon as possible, not after waiting for another
player to play his shot. Drop off your cart partner with his or
her clubs and move on to your own ball to keep moving at an appropriate
pace. On a putting green, please try to determine your line of
putt and remove loose impediments and repair ball marks on that line
as soon as possible without disturbing other players’ lines of putt.
~ Park all carts between the
green and the next tee. This way, you won’t have to walk back
toward the fairway after putting which causes the group behind you to
wait for you to clear the area.
~ After your group finishes putting,
don’t record scores at the green. Rather drive to the next tee
and record your scores there.
If your group gets slowed because
of a lost ball or other difficulties, it is the responsibility of the
entire group to get back into position on the course as soon as is practicable.
Make certain the area ahead of
you is clear before hitting your ball. If there is any doubt that
your ball may strike another player, wait for that player to move beyond
the area where your ball could possible strike him. If you errantly
hit a ball toward other players, please yell “fore” as soon as possible
in order to allow the players to take cover.
Be on time for your starting
After playing a ball from a bunker,
please rake it so as to leave the bunker in at least as good condition
as when you arrived at it. After leaving the bunker, clean your
shoes (by tapping the sole with a club or by other means) so as not
to track sand onto the putting green.
Repair your ball marks and any
other you encounter on the putting green. Remember, even short
pitch shots leave marks, especially when the greens are soft.
Be careful not to walk on another
player’s line of putt. Further, when attending the flagstick
or otherwise walking near the hole, be careful not to step close to
or on the hole.
PLACE the flagsticks onto the
putting greens. Dropping or throwing the flagstick leaves marks
and grooves which may cause problems for players in following groups.
Do not remove your ball from
the hole with your putter or other club. This often causes damage
to the hole.
Repair your divots in the fairway.