In previous episodes of this video series, we explained how better planning by golfers and effective policies from course managers can keep play moving. But no amount of preparation can prevent the occasional wayward shot, which can add significantly to playing times.
However, a bad shot doesn’t necessarily have to slow down play. In this video, we will show you how understanding the Rules of Golf and the USGA Handicap System can keep play moving. Whether it’s hitting a provisional ball, knowing how to take relief from an unplayable lie, or picking up after reaching your Equitable Stroke Control limit, you can prevent backups that will slow down and frustrate groups playing behind you.
To learn more about how to minimize the time spent recovering from bad shots, watch our latest video atusga.org/paceofplay:
No matter the situation, understanding the Rules of Golf can help all golfers play more quickly and have more fun. To learn more about commonly encountered Rules, go to usga-rules.com.
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