Pace of Play / Ready Golf Policy
The GolfWeek Junior Tour has 3 simple requirements in its Ready Golf policy and is expected of all players the entire round:
1) The first player to putt out must immediately go to the next tee (and the 2nd player in a foursome)
2) The first player to arrive at the next tee, should be the first player to hit, the second player to arrive should be the second player to hit, and so on.
3) The first player to arrive at the tee has 40 seconds to play their shot if the fairway (or green on a par 3) is clear and it does not create a distracting or dangerous situation
*Waiting for your group to leave the green, or waiting for your group on the next tee is NOT ready golf, and slows down pace of play*
*A player arriving at a tee box should prepare for their shot immediately, and record scores after they have hit*
Ready Golf enforcement
1) A group will be deemed "out of position" if they have a par 3 open or the next fairway open in front of them after completing a hole
2) Any player or group that does not play Ready Golf (as defined above) when their group is "out of position" will be given a warning
3) Any player that does not play Ready Golf (as defined above) after being warned, or their group is warned, will be given a 1 stroke penalty
4) Ready Golf penalties can be rescinded at the end of the round:
- if your group enters the scoring area 10 minutes or less after the group in front of you and/or
- if the player's efforts are sufficient to waive the penalty as determined by our staff and committee
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 top private and public golf courses, and most of our events are on weekends.
- Keeping members or players at these courses behind us happy and playing at a reasonable pace helps us get invited 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!