Slow Play Policy

Prior to Play

  1. All players should report to the pro-shop at least 15 minutes before play.
  2. All players should report to the tee at least 8 minutes before play.

During Play

  1. Each group must keep up with the group in front at all times. 
  2. The lowest marker shall be responsible for the pace of the group.
  3. At the end of the round score cards should be returned to the pro-shop no more than 5 minutes after completion of the round. Cards returned after this time will be deemed as part of the time taken to complete the round.
  4. Upon returning the cards to the pro-shop, the staff, where possible, will record the time the cards were returned against the tee time for that group. Note: the time on the pro-shop wall will be deemed to be the actual time.
  5. The following outlines the breaches for players contravening the pace of play policy:
    1. Players completing the return of cards within 4 hrs 35 mins of tee time NO PENALTY.
    2. Players completing the return of cards more than 4 hrs 35 mins of tee time, BUT less than 10 minutes (Stableford and Par rounds) and 12 minutes (Stroke rounds) behind the group in front. NO PENALTY.
    3. Players completing the return of cards more than 4 hrs 35 mins of tee time, BUT between 10 – 18 minutes (Stableford and Par rounds) and 12 – 20 minutes (Stroke rounds) behind the group in front. 2 STROKE PENALTY.
    4. Players completing the return of cards more than 4 hrs 35 mins of tee time and more than 18 minutes (Stableford and Par rounds) and 20 mins (Stroke rounds) behind the group in front. DISQUALIFICATION.
  6. These procedures are for Competition Play on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please note that the pro-shop staff has no discretion on any of the above, and that any disputes should be directed to members of the Committee. The Match Committee does reserve the right to alter these procedures in the event of any abnormal conditions.

    Course Marshall

  7. If a group falls behind the Course Marshal will issue the group with an official warning. The group will be given 15 minutes from the point of the warning to regain their position in the field (directly behind the group in front). After this time has passed, if the group has NOT regained their position, they will be issued with a 2 stroke penalty.

    If the group fails to keep their place in the field a second time the group will be disqualified.

  8. The Course Marshall has the authority to request players to pick up their golf balls and proceed immediately to their place in the field behind the group in front. (In the case of a Stableford round, players would record a wipe for the holes which have not been played, and in the case of a Stroke Round = disqualification from the Competition. Infringement letters will be sent to members advising of any penalties. Members who receive 3 infringement letters in a calendar year will be asked to appear before the Match Committee.

     

     Non-Competition Groups

Each group must keep up with the group in front at all times.

Terrey Hills Golf Club has implemented stringent pace of play policies for competition players on Wednesday’s, Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s. These include 2 stroke penalties and disqualification for groups who fail to complete the course in 4 hours 35 minutes. As a non competition group it is expected that you also abide by the same rules with respect to the pace of play.

Should you fail to adhere to the pace of play by falling behind the group in front, you will:

  1. Be warned by the Course Marshall that you must regain your place behind the group in front within 1 hole.
  2. If you fail to regain your place, you will be asked to pick up your golf balls and proceed immediately to your place behind the group in front.
  3. Should you again during your round fall behind the group in front, then the entire group will be asked to leave the course. Members who are asked to leave the course on more than 3 occasions will be asked to appear before the Committee.

Members with guests should make their guests aware of these procedures before teeing off. Should any member or guest feel that they are unable to abide by any of the above, then they should inform the Pro-Shop Staff immediately. Please note that the Course Marshall’s have no discretion with respect to these policies and that any disputes should be directed to members of the Committee.