Speed of Play Hints

Know when it is your turn to play. Have your clubs in hand and be ready to move to your ball when the player behind you hits.

Cart Partners: If your next shots are relatively close (20-to-30 yards), drop off the away player with her clubs. Move the cart out of the way until it’s the driver’s turn to hit, and then pick up the away player.

Place your clubs between the green and cart so you walk by your clubs after holing out.

Leave the green immediately to allow the next group to play up.

Mark your score cards at the next tee box.

If you’re getting behind, have the first two players who putt out proceed to the next hole to tee off. This can only be done when you have four players.

The maximum time to search for a lost ball is three minutes. Make sure a provisional bail is hit if there is any possibility that the ball is lost. If the search for the lost ball will not interfere with your shot, hit before joining the search. A provisional ball is defined in the Golf Rules section, under Out of Bounds.

Watch the flight of other players balls.

Move in the direction of your cart after you’ve taken your shot so that you can be ready to drive to the next shot.

Hit and Sit.  When you finish your shot, rather than take the time to put your clubs away, get in the cart with your clubs in hand and put them away at them away while your cart partner is getting ready for her next shot.

For Cart Path Only play, estimate the distance to the hole by using the cart GPS.  Take a few clubs with you to the ball and choose the best one when you get to the ball.   This avoids walking to measure the distance and then returning to the cart to get clubs.