<div style="display:none">fjrigjwwe9r5ClubNews:description</div>Speed up play – Ready Golf now in force
Speed up play – Ready Golf now in force

In a bid to speed up the pace of play on the course, and in response to a number of complaints, the Council have decided to adopt the philosophy of “Ready Golf” from the start of May.

“Ready Golf” is a term used which indicates that players should play when they are ready (and it is SAFE to do so), rather than adhering strictly to the”farthest from the hole plays first” stipulation in the rules of golf.

If you are playing a STROKEPLAY or a BOUNCE match, we would encourage you to play to the “Ready Golf” philosophy.

Examples of “Ready Golf” are

– No Honour(except in Match Play), the first player ready plays

– Play your shot when ready and it is safe to do so if a player farther away is taking time to assess their options.

– Play your own ball before helping others to look for a lost ball

– When not playing your shot, you should be preparing to play your shot

– Shorter hitters play first from tee and fairway if longer hitters have to wait for the group in front

– Putting out if another player is delayed raking a bunker

– Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line (BUT NOT ON IT)

– Playing your shot to the green if another player has played through the back and has not yet reached his ball

– Marking scores immediately you arrive at the next tee, except the first to tee off marks their card immediately AFTER teeing off

The Council hope that using this philosophy will help speed up the pace of play on the course, especially during Competition play, and will significantly enhance your playing experience.

We look forward to your co-operation in this matter.

The Council

Bellshill Golf Club