Pace of Play

Pace of Play contributes to everyone’s enjoyment of their round. Here at Burleigh Golf Club, we subscribe to the practice of Ready Golf to help keep the field moving efficiently around the course. Below are some Pace of Play tips.

  • Your position in the field is relative to the group in front, not the group behind
  • Shorter hitters play first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
  • Do not play Honours on the tee, unless in an official Match Play competition
  • Hit your shot before helping someone look for a lost ball – most often they will find their ball while you play your shot
  • Hit your shot when safe to do so, especially if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
  • If you hit your shot offline, watch your ball carefully
  • Assess your shot, including putts, while another player is preparing to execute or is executing their shot
  • Leave the flag in place for all players unless they ask for it to be removed
  • Putt even if you are not the furthest from the hole, if the other player is not ready to putt
  • Putt out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
  • Mark your score card AFTER hitting off from the next tee, not while walking off the green
  • Take no more than 40 seconds to play your stroke from when you arrive at your ball and determining it is in play
  • Place your bag, buggy or pull cart between the green and the next tee
  • If falling behind, the first two players who have completed the hole should proceed to the next tee and prepare for/execute their next tee shot instead of waiting for all players to putt out
  • If the low marker in the group asks, be prepared to speed up play