Golf Australia has urged all club committee members to take on board the findings of a new pace of play survey.
The Survey revealed that a quarter of clubs – representing one third of total club membership numbers – have a serious level of concern regarding pace of play evident in male events, yet only 16 per cent share that view within female events.
The Report shows actions to address concern for pace of play include the promotion of ‘ready golf’, thinning rough, penalising slow play offenders, clearing areas adjacent to playing areas to prevent five-minute ball searches and using friendlier hole locations.
Club Banora Captains already promote ‘ready golf’ and in recent weeks the greens staff have reduced the height of rough areas. Captains have also stepped up dialogue with groups that regularly fall behind play. The issue of friendlier hole locations remains on the agenda and is currently under review.
The majority of Club Banora members are thanked for their attention to golf etiquette and particularly their respect for keeping up with play.