When in a golf competition the pace of play is slowed down, it is believed that these dead times detract from the pleasure of play for many golfers.The R & A strongly supports that this “headache” can be overcome with the identification of “ad hoc” solutions and has created initiatives with tips that will speed up the game and the manuals that it has distributed to the entire international golf community.
The “Policy” of the Pace of play
At the R & A championships if a group is out of position and exceeds the prescribed time limit, there are rules that help players hole by hole on time procedures.When registering for the R & A championships, players receive a note outlining their responsibilities in terms of the pace of play (the note is translated into the native languages of each participant).
You know that...
If each player in a `Four balls` save 5 seconds in his turn, would the lap finish 25 minutes early?
R&A describe the 3 factors that influence the pace of play:
Golf Club - Design and structure
During the construction of a golf course, we must consider who will play on the course, to understand what the level of handicap / skill will be for most golfers who will play in the Club / Club.
A good management of the competitions by the organizers can help the pace of play and improve the fun of the players
Various tips: 1) do not use short start intervals;2) encourage golfers to play “tees” suited to their skills.
Each player can do his part to speed up the game.
Tips: 1) if your playmate has lost the ball and is looking for, in the meantime, shot your own.2) Speed up the game does not imply having to run on the field during the competitions;3) On the green, if your playmate is not ready, even if it is farther than you, gain time by shoting your ball.