On a few occasions members have walked off the course midway through a competition when having a ‘bad’ round.
Players are reminded that should they wish to NR or just ‘give up’ they have a responsibility to their playing partners to walk with them and complete their scorecards for the round.
R & A Rules 5.6 and 5.7. acceptable reasons, illness, weather conditions (e,g, lightning) or suspension of play by the committee.
Under Rule 5.7a – a player will be disqualified if not for any legitimate reason.
ETIQUETTE & PACE OF PLAY
(As recommended by the R. & A.)
Remember to keep up with the group in front, not ahead of the group behind.
- Be ready to play your shot: Whilst exercising due consideration for other players in your group, put your glove on, check your yardage, select your club and line up your putt while others are playing.
- Move off the green as soon as all players in your group have holed out, mark your score card on or on the way to the next tee.
- Be aware of your position with regard to the group in front and keep up with that group.
- If you feel your group is losing ground on the group in front, tell the other players in your group.
- If you lose a clear hole and are delaying the group behind, or if there is no group in front of you and you are delaying the group behind, invite the group behind to play through.
- At the green, speed up your exit by placing your bag on the way to the next tee.
- Play a provisional ball if your ball may be lost outside a hazard or out of bounds.