WildOats Senior Men's Golf Group

Wildwood Green Golf Club Raleigh, NC

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Improve your pace of play   

PLAY READY GOLF
* On the tee, tee off as soon as YOU
   are ready; don’t wait for the person who
   got the birdie to hit first

* Someone should watch their partners’ ball flight and mark the landing area
   by lining up with some object or landmark to reduce the possibility
   of a lost ball and the time wasted looking for it

* Limit a search to no more than 5 minutes

* Plan your next shot as you approach your ball or while
   others are playing; move directly to your ball unless you are
   assisting others in a search

* Don’t step off or measure yardage for every single
   shot, use the course’s distance markers and develop an “eye”
   for distance

* If you and your cart partner have hit your balls into
   different parts of the course,  drop your partner and several of his
   possible clubs off at his ball and move immediately to your ball and
   get ready to hit

* If you can safely reach your ball before others in
   your group are ready to hit, go ahead and hit first; don’t wait to
   play just because someone else is away

* Be efficient with your pre-shot routine;
   take one practice swing only and a
limited #
   , if any, of waggles

* If carts are limited to the path, take a few clubs
   with you as you walk to the ball; 
 do NOT walk to the ball, survey 
   the situation and then go back for your 
clubs; if you have a chip
   shot over a bunker, bring a  sand wedge with you in 
case the
   worst happens

* Always carry a spare ball in your pocket in case you need it

* When in a sand trap, have the rake ready to rake the
   trap after your shot

* After you hit a shot, don’t stand around cleaning
   your club and putting it away; take your dirty club with you to the
   next ball location and clean it there and then put it away

* When walking near a hazard, do not waste time
   “fishing” for balls that do not belong to your group 

* At the green, park your carts away from the front of
   the green and towards the next tee that you will go to;  leave any
   extra clubs you may be carrying on the side of the green nearest your
   cart

* On the green, be ready to tend or remove the flag as
   required

* On the putting green, line up your putt while others are lining up theirs;
   watch the action of other putts so you can be ready to hit your putt

* If possible, putt out if you are not standing in your partners’ line

* Repair ball marks and divots while waiting for other players, not
   when it is your turn to play

* Clear the green quickly after you putt out; return clubs to your bag
   when you reach the next tee and mark your score when you reach
   the next tee; the group behind you is probably waiting to hit up

* Do not take time to give your partners “lessons” on the course

* At the completion of your round, turn completed and signed score cards
   in immediately, not after you unload your clubs and go to your car

         
PLAY  READY GOLF

 IF THE GROUP AHEAD OF YOU IS GETTING OUT OF SIGHT,
YOUR GROUP  NEEDS TO PICK UP THE PACE 
SAVING TWO
MINUTES PER HOLE CAN SHORTEN  YOUR PLAYING TIME
BY ½ AN HOUR. 
SAVING THREE MINUTES PER HOLE CAN SAVE
 YOU ALMOST ONE HOUR