Bromsgrove Golf Centre/ Club has adopted ‘Ready Golf’ with a view to addressing slow play.
With a view to addressing slow play issues here at Bromsgrove, we have adopted the ‘Ready Golf’ philosophy on the course. This form of play cannot be used in ‘Match Play’ as a different strategy is involved, but there are no such issues with stroke play. The following notes provide an insight into ‘ready Golf’ and the poster that will be displayed.
“Ready golf” is a commonly used term which indicates that players should play when they are ready to do so, rather than adhering strictly to the “farthest from the hole plays first” stipulation in the Rules of Golf.
If every person in a four ball could play each hole just 25 seconds quicker, then we will reduce the time to play each round by half an hour.
Examples of “Ready Golf” in action are:
Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away is taking time to assess their options
Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway
Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off