Best Tips To Handle Slow Play On The Golf Course

Best Tips To Handle Slow Play On The Golf Course

Playing at a better place is not rushing or rushing around the course. It's just a matter of using your valuable time more efficiently, like everyone else. Adopting this mindset - and not being afraid to share it with your fellow players - will ultimately add to your golf experience.

Here are some recognized tips for improving the pace of the game:

Start smart

Confirm the time of your tee in advance and determine to arrive early to the tee with your golf equipment in order ready for the game. Remember the essentials, such as extra balls, tees, gloves, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

“Tee It Forward” if you can't reach the green in the rear tee adjustment all the time.

In other words, play with a set of tees that are convenient for you - ones where you are more likely to hit the raised irons in the green instead of hybrids or fairway. For players of one group, it is acceptable to play with different tees. (The USGA handicap system provides a formula for adjusting restrictions from different tees.)

Try alternate forms of play to speed up your round

Match, Stableford, best-ball, and other formats are an easy and fun alternative to the individual play, as not every player has to play on every hole.

Minimize your time on the tee

The tee is usually acceptable for players to "beat when ready". You can also save time by playing the previous ball (Rule 27-2) if you think your original ball may be lost or out.

Plan your shot before you reach the ball

When you get out of the tee, think ahead. Determine your margin and choose a club before it's your turn to play. Very often you can do this while others are playing, without interruption. If you remove the glove between shots, have it put on again before it's your turn to play. Even such a small step saves time.

Keep your previous shot short

Choose a game line once and trust yourself. Try to perform no more than one training swing, and then tune in to the ball and play your shot. Most importantly, be prepared to strike when it's your turn. Be effective after the shot. Start moving immediately to the next shot.

Try to play in 20 seconds

From choosing a club to the previous routine to execution, try to hit your shot in 20 seconds when it's your turn to play. Help keep the game moving at a fast pace.

Develop the eye at a distance

You don't have to jump from thread to every shot. If you need to determine the exact distance, try to find a yard marker before you get to your ball, and then move away from the yard on the way to your ball. Or consider investing in an electronic rangefinder or global golf positioning system and using it when permitted by local regulations. If others you play with are unfamiliar with the move, the Rules allow players to share yard information without penalty.

When sharing a cart, use the friend's system

Do not wait in the basket until your unicycle hits, and then go to your ball. Go out and walk to your ball with a few sticks. Be ready to play when it's your turn, and then let your coworker pick you up. Or approach your ball after you drop your colleague and then pick him up after hitting.

Be helpful to others in your group

Follow the flight of all the tee pictures, not just your own. Once in the fairway, help others find their ball if you already know your location. Voluntarily fill in the miracle or rake the hopper for another player, if necessary. Be prepared to visit the flagship for others.

Follow the group in front of you

Your correct position on the course is directly behind the group in front of you, not directly in front of the group behind you. Arrive for your next shot just before the group in front leaves the area in front of you. If you are constantly unable to keep up and you have a gap, invite a group behind you, regardless of the number of players in the group.

Be effective in green

Mark your ball and pick it up and clean it when you get to the game so you're ready to replace it when it's your turn to play. Usually, you can line up your patt while others bet without disturbing them. Leave the sticks on the side of the green closest to the next tee, and leave the green immediately after knocking out. Wait for the next tee to write down your score.

Remember that the ball is allowed by the USGA handicap system

Unless in an individual stroke competition, you can usually pick up the ball and move on to the next hole if you are "out" of the hole and want to keep up the pace. This applies to the game in the match and many