As LPGA professionals, we need to take the USGA pledge to speed up play and really be examples for those on our golf courses or those who we instruct.
Refer your students/members to the www.USGA.org website and get them to sign the USGA pledge. If you do it first and then follow the practices, you will be a huge role model for those golfers.
The Pace of Play Pledge reads:
- As one who loves golf, I understand my critical role in improving pace of play.
- I will examine my own habits on the golf course to identify ways that I can pick up the pace.
- I will Tee It Forward and play from the set of tees best suited to my driving distance, in an effort to speed up play and have more fun.
- I will practice “ready golf” during stroke play; I will hit when I am ready to play, but only when it is safe to do so.
- I will serve as an example for those around me and I will strive to inspire and guide my fellow golfers to improve their pace of play.
- I understand that golf course design and setup can affect pace of play, and I promise to support those who manage the facilities where I play to find solutions for optimizing pace of play.
- I will seek out a golf professional to help me improve my game and my pace of play.
- I will embrace opportunities to play nine holes when my schedule doesn’t allow for an 18-hole round.
- I will encourage others to take the Pace of Play Pledge, for the good of the game.
- I will play more quickly, play better and have more fun!