Etiquette and Slow Play

 

Etiquette

  • No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is making a stroke.

  • Mobile phones should be turned off or set to the lowest possible ring volume or if available to vibrate mode. Calls should be as brief as possible and MUST NOT delay play or disrupt other players.

  • Players who have golf carts should be aware of the noise they create and as such they should not be driven up to or past players during the course of their stroke making.

  • No players should hit until the players in front are out of range or are called upon to do so

  • Study your line on the putting green while others are putting. You do not have to move about to do this, but you have to get to the position of your ball before the first player putts.

  • In interest of all, players should PLAY WITHOUT DELAY.

  • When the result of the hole has been determined players should immediately leave the putting green.

  • Players should leave the green in a direction so as not to interfere with play for the following group. Record your scores at the next tee while waiting to hit off or after if you are ready to hit off.

  • Players should not leave their bag, buggy or golf cart at or near the front of the green and if possible they should be left on or near the path to the next tee.

  • Players searching for a ball should call the following players through and should not continue their play until those players have passed and are out of range.

  • A MAXIMUM OF 5 MINUTES IS ALLOWED TO SEARCH FOR A BALL.

  • All players are encouraged to complete the round barring illness, injury or emergency.

  • The lowest marker in each group is responsible to see that the rules and etiquette of Golf are strictly adhered to.

 

 

Slow Play

  • Be ready to hit or putt. Mark your card on the next tee whilst your playing partners are hitting.

  • KEEP UP WITH THE PLAYERS IN FRONT BUT DO NOT HIT UNTIL THEY ARE OUT OF RANGE.

  • If a player in your group has lost their ball, hit your ball first, where practicable, then join the search for the missing ball.

  • Select your club while other players in the group are hitting and walk briskly between shots.

  • If you have lost your place in the field, i.e. you have a full clear fairway in front, speed up your play and remember courteous players who have lost their place will call following players through if they cannot catch up to the field in front.

  • If necessary 2 practice swings only should be adequate.

  • In Par and Stableford events PICK UP when all strokes have been taken.

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