are you ready for "ready golf"?
The Club has adopted "Ready Golf". This is a recommendation of the R & A and is intended to improve pace of play in all forms of competitive and social golf - except Matchplay.
A "Q & A" information sheet is displayed in each of the locker rooms, on the board in the entrance hall and on the first tee or can be downloaded by clicking here.
Some examples of "Ready Golf" in action are:
On the tee
- Hitting your tee shot if the person with “the honour” is not ready to play
- Shorter hitters playing first from the tee if longer hitters have to wait
- Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off
On the fairway
- Shorter hitters playing first from the fairway if longer hitters have to wait
- Hitting your shot before helping someone else to look for a lost ball
- Hitting your shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
- Hitting your shot if a person who has just played from a bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
On or around the green
- Putting out even if it means standing close to but not on someone else’s line
- When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot.
Chair of Golf