It is common knowledge that slow play detracts from the
enjoyment of the game. Whilst players are not expected to 'run' around the
course, they should be aware that there are others on the course at the same
time and therefore, should act with common sense and courtesy towards those
- At Barwon Heads, a group of 4 players should take 3 hours
and 50 minutes to play an 18-hole Stableford round.
- A group's position is in relation to the group in front, not
the group behind.
Please click here to read the Club's Pace of Play Policy.
Please click here to access 'sign-in days' Pace of Play Statistics (January 2014)
- Walk directly and at good pace to your ball.
- Keep practice swings and pre-shot routines to a minimum.
- Be ready to play as soon as it is your turn (i.e. put a
glove on, select a club and calculate yardage while waiting to play). On the
putting green, putt out whenever possible.
- Play a provisional ball if your ball may be lost outside a
hazard or out of bounds.
- If a clear hole is lost and the group behind is being
delayed, or if there is no group in front and the group behind is being
delayed, invite the group behind to play through.
- At the green, position your bag on the way to the next tee.
- Move off the green as soon as all players in the group have
- Mark the score card on the next tee while others are teeing
off. If you have the honour, enter scores for the previous hole AFTER you have
played your tee shot. If you do not have the honour, enter the scores for the
previous hole whilst the first player is playing their tee shot.
- In Par, Stableford, and Four-ball events, pick up when you
can no longer score on the hole.
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