IMSGC Pace of Play

Policy and Guidelines


We aim for stroke rounds to be completed within 4 hours.

We aim for Stableford and Par rounds to be completed within 3 hours 45 minutes.

Guidelines for Management and Resolution

  1. The lowest handicapped person in each group is responsible for keeping pace with the group in front.
  2. If someone says to pick up the pace don’t be offended and argue/sulk.  Do what you can to play more quickly.
  3. If anyone has issues please refer them to the Club Captain and he will address each one on its merits.

General Pace of Play Etiquette:

(#) If you are a group of 4 behind groups of 3, it can be difficult to keep up. If this is the case, but you are being pressed by groups behind, make every effort to lift your pace.

Additional points to improve Pace of Play

Watch ALL balls until they stop

Do your pre-shot stuff BEFORE it’s your turn

Go directly to your ball

Take Multiple Clubs

Read the green while others are putting

Clear the green quickly

Pick up