Please watch our 1 minute video above for a demonstration of what is expected of all players on our tour
Pace of play is important on the GolfWeek Junior Tour for several reasons:
- We visit some of the best private and public golf courses in the Midwest. Keeping members and players at these courses that are playing behind us happy and playing at a reasonable pace helps us to be invited to come back to these top facilities.
- Slow play can negatively affect players and their scores if they have to wait between shots.
- The AJGA enforces this policy and expects their players to always play ready golf. The GolfWeek Junior Tour is preparing our players for those expectations.
- No one wants to play a slow round of golf!
Pace of Play Policy and Procedure for Penalties During Events
The GolfWeek Junior Tour has 3 requirements in its Ready Golf policy:
1) The first player to putt out must immediately go to the next tee (and the 2nd player in a foursome)
2) That player must be the first player to tee off on the next hole, and is required to play within 40 seconds of arriving at the tee box and the fairway becoming clear. (If that tee box is close to the previous green, the player should be aware of players putting out)
3) Players should walk with a purpose between shots
Any group "Out of Position" will be warned by a GolfWeek staff member.
The warning will apply to all members of the group, and until they are "In Position"
Any player that does not follow the 3 requirements of Ready Golf listed above, will be given 1 and only 1 warning for that round of golf.
The next time that player does not follow any of the Ready Golf requirements listed above, a 1 stroke penalty will be applied to that hole,
or if the breach occurs between holes, the penalty will be applied to the next hole.
"Out of Position" is defined as an open par 3, or an open fairway before completing a previous hole
"In Position" is defined as waiting on a par 3, or finishing a hole before the group in front has left the next fairway