READY GOLF AT STANTON
Ready Golf means BEING READY to play; not playing when you're ready.
Here are some simple rules:-
- Walk to your ball as soon as possible, so that you can choose your club and think about the shot in ADVANCE, not when it is your turn.
- Do not wait until it is your turn to play before you:
- put on your glove
- calculate your yardage
- assess your shot (wind direction etc.)
- select your club
- look at your line of putt (within the bounds of normal etiquette)
- When driving a cart, drop off your partner first, let your partner choose his/her club, and then drive to your own ball to get READY to play.
- Do not hesitate to play a provisional ball if your original ball may be lost outside a water hazard or may be out of bounds.
- When a ball is lost, hit your shot FIRST and then help look for the lost ball.
- Walk down the SIDES of the fairway to reach your ball and then APPROACH it from the centre.
- NEVER play in a caravan, moving in a group from ball to ball.
- When at the Green leave your bag at the closest point to the next Tee.
- When on the Green, line up your putt BEFORE it is your turn, and putt out immediately instead of marking, if you are not in someone else's line.
- Always mark your score card on the next Tee.
Recommended Pace of Play Timings
- 2 Ball — 3hrs 20 minutes
- 3 Ball — 3hrs 47 minutes
- 4 Ball — 4hrs 09 minutes
- Keep up with the group ahead of you, not just in front of the group behind.
- If you fall more than a hole behind the group in front, you should allow the group behind to play through.
- Keep moving at a steady pace and it will make it enjoyable for everyone.
- Be aware of your position in relation to the group in front. If you keep up with that group, you can’t be accused of slow play.
- If you are aware your group is falling behind, speak to your fellow-competitor(s) and make a real effort to catch up.
In the News:-
France's team of Raphael Jacquelin, Alex Levy, Gregory Havret and Romain Wattel set a new world record of 34.8 seconds to complete a 500-yard hole as a relay in 2016.
In November 2017 Ian Poulter, Alex Levy and George Coetzee led their respective countries in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record™ for the Fastest Hole of Golf by a Team of Four.
(The express permission of the Club Manager must be sought before planning a similar escapade at Stanton!!)
Although Stanton Members and Visitors are not expected to attain these dizzy heights, just a 10% improvement on average times taken to complete a round would not go unnoticed!