If each player in a foursome saves
five seconds per shot,
each round of golf would be shortened
by 30 minutes!
- Minimize practice swings.
- Walk quickly between strokes.
- If one player cannot reach the group
in front, let him hit first.
- All members of a group should try
to watch each other's shots until
the ball comes to rest. This will
avoid many lost balls.
- Players with carts should help those
without carts (look for lost balls,
scout unfamiliar courses, and so forth).
- Continue conversations AFTER your
- Carry a spare ball in your pocket.
- Give instruction only on the driving
ON THE TEE
- Tee off when you are ready and there
is room to hit, whether or not you
have honors or you hit the farthest
- Hit a provisional if in doubt.
- After hitting, return to your clubs
and be ready to proceed
ON THE FAIRWAY
- Limit lost ball search to 5 minutes
- If after 2 minutes of searching
for a lost ball, there is someone
on the tee, wave them through.
- Be ready to play with selected club
in hand as soon as it is your turn
- If using a cart with restricted
access to the fairway, take more than
one club to the ball
- Drop off cart passenger, and then
go to your ball
ON THE GREEN
- Read the green as you are approaching
it, or when others are putting.
- Putt out, unless impeded by another
- Park carts towards the rear of the
green and next tee.
- Mark scorecards on next tee, not
- Leave your extra clubs between your
ball and your cart/next tee.
IF YOU FALL BEHIND
- Assist others in your group by fixing
divots and ball marks, raking sand
- Assist others in your group by moving
their bag or cart for them so they
can hit again immediately if necessary.
- When two golfers in your grouphave
putted out, they should go immediately
to the next tee, and tee off.