order to assist all players in keeping a
good pace of play the following will help you determine if you are
behind in your pace of play. The Marshall has a time schedule for each
hole that will tell him if you are on time or behind schedule.
However, he is not around all the time, so it is up to each player to
ensure that she is keeping pace. There are two components to
keeping a good pace of play; being on the time schedule for each
hole and keeping pace with the group in front of you.
1. We have an
allotted time to complete a round of golf in 4 hours and 20
minutes. You have 40 seconds to complete your stroke. That
starts when you
are in the area of your ball, it is your turn to play, and your
line of play is
2. Use the
following to help you determine if you are out of position:
a. You reach the tee
of a par-3 and the group in front of you has cleared the next tee. b.
You reach the tee of a par-4 and the putting green is clear. c.
You reach the tee of a par-5 and the group in front of you is on
3. If a group
is not maintaining a proper pace of play, it will be considered out of
position and the players
or player is subject to penalty. With your first warning there
will be no penalty; second warning = 1
stroke penalty; third warning = 2 stroke penalty, and fourth
warning will be disqualified.
within a group may assess a warning or penalty for a member who is
causing the group to be out of
position or slow. This should be brought to the attention
of the Tournament or Rules
Committee. They will notify the player and her
maarker of the penalty Committee.