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Pace Of Play

 

1. The time allotted for a full round of 18 holes is 4 hours & 15 minutes (see time par for the course appended below) for a fourball   inclusive of a break at the half way house.

2.    Groups must keep apace with the group in front.

3.    Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play.

4.    If a player believes his ball is likely to be lost or out of bounds, he should play a provisional ball. If a player intends to use his full allowance of 5 minutes under Rule- 27 to search for his ball, he should invite the group behind to pass through.

5.    The designated marshals are entitled to inform groups that they are slow/out of position and to speed up.

6.    In tournament play, the marshals will first officially inform a group that they are ‘out of position’ and ask the group to catch up with the group in front. If the group does not regain its position within a reasonable time, the marshals will inform all players in the group that they will be subject to individual timing. The time allotted to each player for a stroke is as under:
- First to play in a group: 45 seconds
- Subsequent players in the group: 30 seconds

Timing will commence when a player has reached his ball and is able to play without interference. If after being officially informed and individually timed, and a player is still in violation of the time allowance, penalties will be applied as follows:
-  One bad time: one stroke penalty
-  Two bad times: two stroke penalty
-  Three bad times: Disqualification

7.    In tournament play, when it is a stableford format, players should pick-up their balls if they are not going to obtain any points on a hole.

8.    Repeated breach of pace of play guidelines will entitle the Committee to use its discretion to prohibit a player from playing in a certain number of tournaments or prohibiting play for a limited time on the course, to protect the interests of the majority of players who follow these guidelines.

 

FOLLOWING IS THE RECOMMENDED PACE OF PLAY
ANY DELAYS BEYOND THIS MAY ATTRACT PENALTIES AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT
TIME SHEET
TEE OFF 1ST TEE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Break 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
TIME MINS 15 15 15 10 18 14 10 15 18 18 15 15 18 10 14 10 15 15
Breakfast Break: In Order To Maintain the pace of play.Breakfast break is permitted only after the 9th and 18th Hole