To assist with the pace of play in the stroke play rounds of this year’s Amateur Championship, the R&A encouraged all competitors to adopt the principle of “Ready Golf”.
During the forthcoming Jackson Cup, Silver Challenge Medal/Moir Trophy & 110th Nairn Open Amateur Tournament, we are keen to trial this policy at The Nairn Golf Club.
Examples of “Ready Golf” are as follows:
- Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
- Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
- Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
- Hitting a shot before helping someone look for a lost ball
- Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
- Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
- When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
We would be grateful if all the competitors playing in the aforementioned tournaments actively engage in this proposal and we would also encourage feedback of your experiences.
The Committee of Management
The Nairn Golf Club