1. ** If your group has fallen behind the group in front of
you by at least a full hole and the group behind you is
clearly playing faster than your group, be courteous
and let them play through at the next tee and then
do your best to keep up with them. They will greatly
appreciate the gesture and it will take the pressure
off of your group.
2. **If you are the group behind a slow group and they
do not "volunteer" to let you play thru, send someone
ahead to politely ask them if they would please let
your group play through at the next tee. If handled
properly and with courtesy, and it is a valid situation,
you may be surprised how willing they are. 😊
3. Play "Ready Golf"!! Forget about "Honors", if you are
ready to hit and it is safe, go ahead and hit!!!
4. Do all your pre-shot routine while others are hitting
their shot as long as you do not distract them.
5. Line up your putt while others are doing the same,
then be ready to putt when it is your turn.
6. Limit your practice swings to no more than 2.
7. **Park your Cart or Pull Cart behind the green rather
than leaving it in front so the group behind doesn't
have to wait for you to walk back to your cart and
then move out of the way before hitting!
8. If you are putting out and the hole is open ahead of
you, go right to the next tee and tee off while the
rest of your group finishes putting out. No need for
all 4 of you to watch the last 2 people putt out.
9. When sharing a cart, drop 1 person off to hit their
shot then drive to your shot and hit yours. Then pick
the person back up as they walk down the fairway.
10. If a player is having trouble getting out of a bunker
offer to rake the bunker while he goes on to hit his
11. Wait to mark your scorecard until you are in the cart
and driving to the next tee. Discuss scores at the
next tee rather than on the green.
12. If players behind you are ready to hit, carry your
clubs to the cart, hold on to them, drive to your
next shot and then put them into your golf bag.
13. "Lost Ball" Guideline: If you are having trouble
finding your ball, the rule is "3 minutes". If the hole
is open in front, consider letting the group behind
play though while you look and then keep up with
14. Remember: It takes just 1 slow group to slow down
the entire course. Letting the faster group go ahead,
and then keeping up, will make the game more
enjoyable for everyone.....
15. (Newest) Report to the 1st tee on time so you can tee off and
keep up with the group in front right from the start.