Happy 90th Bob Smith

Had our Annual “end of season” Mens League luncheon yesterday and celebrated Bob Smith’s 90th Birthday. Bob’s a great guy and a good golfer too! We all hope to have as much game as Bob when (by the grace of God) we turn 90. We gave him his own Tee Box, so Bob can play from anywhere on the fairway he wants.

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Play Ready Pledge aims to improve pace of play

 In an ongoing effort to fulfill its mission of preserving, protecting and promoting the game, the Golf Association of Philadelphia unveils its Play Ready Pledge — an initiative that encourages all members to improve pace of play on the course. “Having the right policy in place will help golf clubs and courses manage pace of play. However it is up to us as golfers to ensure that we play the game at a fun and fast pace,” Mark Peterson, the Association’s Executive Director, said. “That is why we are asking all GAP members to take the pledge and play ready golf.”

 The Play Ready Pledge encourages GAP members to be aware of their pace of play during a round of golf. By signing the pledge, members show their commitment to protecting the game. Members who sign will also receive a Play Ready Pledge bag tag that features tips on how to improve pace of play.

 TIPS ON IMPROVING PACE OF PLAY

  •  Don’t be afraid to shorten your pre-shot routine and be prepared to play ready golf from the 1st tee to the 18th green
  • Walk at a brisk pace between shots
  • Always be aware of where your group is in relation to the group in front of you, the group behind you should have no bearing on your pace of play
  • Obtain your yardage and select your club before it is your turn to play
  • If possible, be prepared to read your putt before it is your turn to play
  • Place your golf bag or park your golf cart near the next teeing ground
  • Understand that the Rules of Golf allow you to play a Provisional Ball if your ball might be lost outside a water hazard or out-of-bounds
  • Don’t be afraid to try different forms of play (match play, stableford or alternate shot)
  • If you don’t have time for 18-holes, play nine

 TAKE THE PLEDGE! (Click here)!

TIPS ON IMPROVING PACE OF PLAY

Not that anyone in our group needs any pointers on speeding up our pace of play but here are a few tips from the  Golf Association of Philadelphia

  1. Don’t be afraid to shorten your pre-shot routine and be prepared to play ready golf from the 1st tee to the 18th green
  2. Walk at a brisk pace between shots
  3. Always be aware of where your group is in relation to the group in front of you, the group behind you should have no bearing on your pace of play.
  4. Obtain your yardage and select your club before it is your turn to play
  5. If possible, be prepared to read your putt before it is your turn to play
  6. Place your golf bag or park your golf cart near the next teeing ground
  7. Understand that the Rules of Golf allow you to play a Provisional Ball if your ball might be lost outside a water hazard or out-of-bounds
  8. Don’t be afraid to try different forms of play (match play, stableford or alternate shot)
  9. If you don’t have time for 18-holes, play nine