8 Fast Playing Tips

8 Tips to Speed Up Play
There is nothing worse than slow play to take the fun out of golf. No one wants to be behind slow players. It has the domino effect and slows down the course (and enjoyment) for everyone. Don’t be a slow poke. Review the following tips and help speed up play making golf more enjoyable for all.

  • Be early for your tee time. Proper pace of play begins with teeing off at the appointed time. Allow time for unloading your equipment, putting on your golf shoes, any desired practice or warm-up, purchasing any refreshments or balls and driving your cart to the first tee.
  • Don’t mark your ball if you can putt out without stepping on other players line, marking your short tap-ins waste a lot time on the golf course,
  • Be helpful to others in your group. Follow the flight of all tee shots, not just your own. Once in the fairway, help others look for their ball if you already know the location of yours. Volunteer to fill in a divot or rake a bunker for another player if needed. Be ready to attend the flagstick for others.
  • Plan your shot while walking to your ball or while others are playing. Carry extra tees, ball markers and an extra ball in your pockets so you never have to return to your bag to find one when needed.
  • Line up your putt when others are putting & be ready to play when it’s your turn.
  • Play ready golf first on the tee hits, not first in the hole!
  • Walk directly to your golf ball; don’t follow others unless assisting in search.
  • When two players are riding in a cart, drive the cart to the first ball and drop off the first player with his choice of several clubs. The second player should proceed in the cart to his ball. After the first player hits his stroke, he should begin walking toward the cart as the second golfer is playing.
Heed these tips are your game will be a lot more enjoyable. And the group behind you will thank you.
    And I thank you very much, the Commish!!