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State Day Pace of Play

Your starting time and finishing time must be recorded. Report to the scoring table IMMEDIATELY upon the completion of your round. Players should then verify scores, sign cards, and return completed scorecard(s) to the scoring table.


If you go to your car, change your shoes, etc., your scorecard will reflect an incorrect finish time and could subject you to a “slow play” penalty.  The players who finish more than 15 minutes behind the group in front of them will receive a warning after the first occurrence and a second occurrence will result in a penalty.  (Your position in the field will be taken into account.  For example, if you finish 20 minutes behind a twosome, but played in 4 ½ hours, you would not be subject to a warning or a penalty.)  EACH golfer in the group will receive the warning or penalty.  The first infraction will receive a warning; the second infraction will result in a “turtle” designation in the Chelsea system for 4 weeks.  The third infraction will result in the designation for an additional  weeks.  A turtle designation will prevent you and any golfer in your group from receiving a tee time before noon.  In the case of a smaller field where tee times don’t extend that late, you will receive on of the last tee times.


Tips to Speed Up Play

Playing at a better pace is not about hurrying up or rushing around the course. It is simply about being more efficient with your time.  Two minutes saved per hole will save thirty-six minutes per round.


See also Pace of Play for all tournaments in the Rules section and Tips: Speeding Play also in the Rules sections.