- Play "ready golf". If you're ready and the
person away isn't - hit your ball.. Be ready to play when
it's your turn.
- Keep up with the group in front of you,
regardless of where the group behind you is.
- Use continuous putting whenever possible. If you
miss your first putt and have a short putt left,
take your time and finish out.
- Drop partner off at his ball and go directly to
your ball. He'll catch up.
- Limit practice swings; don't take divots on
a practice swing. It takes time to find and replace
- If carts are allowed on cart paths only, take
three clubs with you to your ball.
- Attend to slower players. Help them but insist
they keep up.
- Try to follow the flight of your playing
partners as well as your own ball and line up for
prominent markers. Go directly to your ball, drop a
hat or club cover, and then help others who may have
lost their ball.
- Remember you only have five minutes to search
for a lost ball. Most of the time, finding a
ball in woods or high weeds will not improve your
score for the hole.
- Do replace divots and repair ball marks on
- Line up your putt while others are getting ready
to putt, but don't interfere with the person
- Abiding by the above will eliminate the need to