This Pace of Play Policy has been adopted to ensure competition rounds and visitors’ rounds are played in an appropriate interval of time to make golf more enjoyable for everyone, by:
- ensuring players keep pace with the group ahead;
- establishing 4 hours as the target time for a 4-player group to complete an 18-hole competition round;
- introducing, educating and enforcing Ready Golf standards;
- highlighting timesaving hints;
- monitoring of play and enforcing R&A Rule 5.6
Members must report incidents of “slow Play” in writing to the Club Secretary and must include the following detail; date of the incident, time, competition and names of the members playing.
Breach of Pace of Play Policy
An initial written warning will be issued to members found in breach of the club’s Pace of Play Policy.
A record of the warning notice will be held on file for six months. Any further breach of the pace of play policy within six months i.e. 2 warnings in six months, will result in one or all of the sanctions listed below being implemented, as suggested by the R & A;
- a) requiring attendance at a session on how to improve their pace of play.
- b) suspension from play on the course for a period of time,
- c) displaying the names on the club notice board of members/groups who, without good reason, have taken longer than the stipulated time to play.
- d) applying penalties under the Rule 6-7 for undue delay.
- e) a combination of the above.