Pace of Play

Maintain a good pace.
  • Keep up with the group in front of you.
  • We play ready golf in the EWGA.  Although it is the person who is farthest from the green who should hit first, if you are ready and they are not, then hit.   If you are not sure, ask your playing partners if it okay that you are hitting.   Do the same on the putting green.
  • If you are not on the green in par, and pace of play is an issue, you can pick up your ball and put it on the green so that you can putt. Count your score as double par.
  • While playing in a cart, and going to hit, always take a few clubs with you so you don't have to go back and change clubs.  You can also speed up play by switching to the next club or clubs you are likely to hit at the same time you are putting away the club you just hit.  Pay attention to what your cart partner is doing so that together you can best manage the cart – this is especially important if a hole is cart path only.
  • While you should not leave a green until everyone has finished putting, be ready to do so as soon as the last ball goes in.  The first person to 'hole out' should hold the flag so as to put it in the cup as soon as the last person gets the ball in the hole.  Remember to hold the flag horizontally so the group behind you does not think they can hit.