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Ready Golf

With a view to addressing slow play issues here at Bromsgrove, we have adopted the ‘Ready Golf’ philosophy on the course. This form of play cannot be used in ‘Match Play’ as a different strategy is involved, but there are no such issues with stroke play.

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If every person in a four ball could play each hole just 25 seconds quicker, then we will reduce the time to play each round by half an hour.

Examples of “Ready Golf” in action are:

  • Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away is taking time to assess their options
  • Shorter hitters playing first
  • Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed
  • Hitting a shot before helping someone to 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
  • Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off