Setting the Pace: Tips to stay green

The AJGA Pace of Play program awards a dual  responsibility between the AJGA Tournament Committee and YOU – the player.  The following are guidelines, if  utilized, will help you do your part to keep pace:  

     
  1. Realize your group  is “on the clock” as soon as you play from the teeing ground on your first  hole. Please PLAY READY GOLFthroughout your entire round! 
  2. The first person to complete play on each hole should IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE NEXT TEE and is expected to be the first person to tee off.  The second person to finish should replace the flagstick.  
  3. When spotters, officials or parents are available to  help search for a potential lost ball, we recommend that you please go forward  and play your next shot – HOLD YOUR  GROUP’S POSITION ON THE GOLF COURSE! 
  4.  WALK WITH A PURPOSE between shots!

An example  of the application of the first guideline is that when a player arrives to his  ball in the fairway, he should have already stepped off his yardage and begun  thinking of his club selection.  If a  fellow-competitor is deliberating a shot, any other players in the fairway who  are ready to play should play. By utilizing ready golf techniques similar to  this throughout the round, we can ensure constant movement during the entire  tournament and avoid wasted time.

                                 

Setting the Pace:
     
The AJGA Pace of Play Policy

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Tips to stay Green
Warning! I just recieved a red card.
I haven't seen the group behind me
How to play on red card
Why is this rules official following my group?
Walk with a purpose
Why should I walk ahead?
Play ready, be ready
Rarity of the Double Red
Undue Delay
Importance of Pace of Play
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The next  guideline is the practice of the first player that finishes a hole, walking  ahead to the next tee. As the first player is walking towards the next tee,  they can watch the other players’ hole out, while maintaining a steady pace  toward the next tee. This first player to walk ahead is expected to be the  first player to play from the next tee. 

Holding your  group’s position on the course, as mentioned in the third tactic, involves  circumstances when players need a ruling on the course. When one player in the  group is searching for a lost ball, the group has the capability of falling  five to seven minutes out of position on one hole.  To avoid this situation, the other two  players in the group are to continue playing their golf balls.  His fellow-competitors are helping the group  to hold their position on the course as they continue to the green.

The final  guideline players can use to stay on green cards for their round is to walk  with a purpose.  The pace at which  players walk can have a significant effect on their overall pace.  Players who do not make an effort to walk  swiftly often fall behind their fellow-competitors and can be seen 10 – 15  yards behind them in the fairway.  If  players begin the round with the goal to walk at a swift pace they will avoid  falling behind.

These four guidelines,  individually, are small contributions to combating slow play, but together make  a considerable impact on a group’s pace of play.  They are best put into action at the start of  the round.  If players find themselves on  red card and have not been operating under these guidelines, continuing their  round with the four tactics in mind will ideally get them back on green card.

 
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