“Ready Golf” is a commonly used term which indicates that players should play when they are ready to do so, rather than adhering strictly to the “farthest from the hole plays first” stipulation in the Rules of Golf.

 

If you are ready to hit your shot, and it is safe to do so, then play!

 

Examples of “ready golf” in action are:

  • 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 to look for a lost ball

  • 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

  • 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

  • Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line

  • Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off

 

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