Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour, Inc.
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“Ready Golf” is now part of the new 2019 USGA Rules of
Golf is a game of constant adjustments. “Ready Golf” is an on-course adjustment to
your normal procedure for determining the order of play when attempting to
maintain or regain your position on the golf course. “Ready Golf” allows players in stroke play
events to play out of turn as long as it is safe to play the shot and it does
not interfere with another player. You
do not have to wait for an official to issue a warning to your group before
playing “Ready Golf.” Your group may
decide on your own that it would be a good step in promoting a faster pace of
play and allow you a better chance to keep up with the group in front of you
without having to feel rushed or pushed to keep up.
When you are unable to maintain your position on the
course and you are taking more than 15 minutes per hole, you are out of
position and will be warned by an official.
At this time you must play “Ready Golf” in order to regain proper
position. While you are under this
warning the following conditions apply to each member of the group:
* Walk faster between shots and from the green to the
next teeing ground
* Prepare in advance for the shot you are about to
* Scorekeeping completed on the next tee after you
have hit your tee shot
* Limit the number of practice swings to no more than
one per shot
* The 45 second time limit to prepare for and make
your shot is reduced to 30 seconds. More
than 30 seconds results in a bad time.
Two bad times equals a 2 stroke penalty.
Three bad times will result in disqualification.
* The first player to hole out goes directly to the
next tee and hits his/her tee shot. The
second player to hole out gets the pin and prepares to replace it in the hole
as soon as the third player holes out.
* Only one provisional ball may be hit per hole. If your original ball and provisional ball
are lost or out of bounds, you must stop your play and take double par for that
* Helping each other during this process is necessary
and strongly encouraged.
With these requirements, you should be able to regain
your position and get back on time in the space of 2 holes or less. In rare cases where you are unable to regain
your position, your entire group may be asked to skip an entire hole in order
to get back in line.