What does it mean?
Ready Golf is a common sense approach to improve the pace of play in our club. Essentially it is a shorthand version of our club Pace of Play Guidelines. Ready golf means thinking ahead so that you are ready to play when it is your turn.
- There are no honours, whoever is ready, play if safe to do so.
- Keep up with the group in front of you.
- If the group in front is on the fairway, your group should be on the tee.
- Be ready to hit when the group in front moves to the next shot.
- Keep your pre-shot routine short – aim to play in 20 seconds. Limit practice swings.
- If you are falling behind the group in front-let the group behind through.
On the Tee.
- There are no honours– hit when ready and safe to do so.
- Shorter hitters should hit first if longer hitters are waiting.
- Watch other players’ shots to help find stray balls.
- Carry an extra ball in case you need a provisional.
- Mark scores after you hit your tee shot, NOT before you drive.
On the Fairway.
- There are no honours – hit when ready, and safe to do so.
- Go directly to your ball and be ready to play- don’t wait until others have played.
- Play, then Search- all players should hit, then assist in search.
- The ball is lost if not found after 3 minutes searching.
- On reaching the green, park your clubs between the green and the next tee.
On the Green.
- There are no honours – putt when ready if not in someone else’s line.
- Study your putt and repair pitch marks while others are putting.
- Be ready to putt before it is your turn.
- First player to hole-out replaces the flag.
- Continue putting until holed out if not in someone else’s line-avoid unnecessary ball marking.
- Mark scores at next tee, not on/beside the green you’ve just played.
Finally, check your time –on finishing18 holes check the time taken for your round. Has your group achieved the EGC Target Times?
3 Ball Stableford and Foursomes– 3 hours and 40 minutes
3 Ball Strokes and Scotch Foursomes– 3 hours and 50 minutes
4 Ball and Team – 4 hours
GUI and ILGU Committees
11 March 2019