Seacoast Christian

Golf Club an affiliate club of the Southern California Golf Association



Pace of Play Hints

New golfers or high handicap players should use the forward tees.

Minimize practice swings.

Put a ball mark repair tool, two ball makers and tees into your pocket at the first tee.

Take the divot bottle that is on the cart, to your next shot so that you do not have to go back

for it after the shot.

Carry a spare ball in your pocket so that you do not have to go back to your bag when you need

to hit a provisional ball.

Take more than one club to your next shot.

If you are the cart driver, drop off your passenger at their ball before proceeding to your own


If you are the passenger, take more than one club to your shot and proceed down the fairway

after your shot. Do not wait for the driver to pick you up.

When in doubt hit a provisional ball. Eliminate the need to go back to where you hit your last


If not in a tournament, play balls that are out of bounds, lost etc. under the lateral water

hazard rule.

Limit your search for a lost ball to three minutes.

If your next shot is with your pitching wedge or sand wedge, automatically take your putter

with you.

Leave golf bags at a point beside the green that is en route to the next tee.

Park golf carts to the side or behind the green so that when you finish putting you will be

moving away from the field of play and towards the next tee.

Study your line of putt while others are putting.

Continue putting until your ball is holed.

If you are the first in the cup, pick up the flagstick so that you can replace it after the last

person has putted out.

Mark scorecards on the next tee box, not on or next to the putting green.

On par 3s, players who cannot reach the green should hit when ready.

Always keep up with the group ahead of you.



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