All groups should play the round in 4½ hours (avg.15 min/hole)or less. If the hole in front of you opens up, your group is playing too slowly and you must take steps to close the gap. Repeated infractions will result in notification from a Board Member and the imposition of penalties. Use methods below to stay on pace.
1- Play "ready golf" - During stroke play, including all weekly tournaments, when you arrive at your ball, prepare for and execute your shot (considering safety of others, of course). During match play, honors golf should be observed.
2- Plan your shot before you get to your ball. Determine your yardage and make your club selection before it is your turn to play.
3- Keep your pre/post shot routines short. Take only one practice swing, then set up to the ball and play your shot. Most importantly, be ready to hit when it is your turn. After hitting, start moving toward your next shot promptly.
4- Use Cart Buddy System - Don’t wait in the cart while your cart-mate hits and then drive to your ball. Get out and walk to your ball and be ready to play when it is your turn and then let your cart-mate pick you up. Or, drive to your ball after you drop your cart-mate off and then pick him or her up after you hit.
5- Arriving and leaving putting green - Position your clubs on the side of the green closest to your path to your cart and the next tee. Leave the green area promptly after holing out – record your scores when you arrive at the next tee.
6 - Putting – Continuous putting is recommended in all stroke play events. The “away” golfer should take the first putt and then continue to putt out, keeping in mind the lines of his fellow golfers' putts.
7 - Follow the flight of all 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.
8- Your correct position on the course is immediately behind the group in front of you.