Ready Golf

Alloa Golf Club has adopted the “Ready Golf” philosophy for all golf including competitions (apart from Match Play)

If you are ready to play and it’s safe then play!

No “Honour” – the first player ready plays

Players should play their own ball before helping to look for a lost ball

When not playing your shot you should be preparing to play your shot

Ready Golf Examples:

  1. Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
  2. Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
  3.  Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
  4.  Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
  5.  Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the holes but is delayed due to raking the bunker
  6.  Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
  7.  When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
  8. Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off


Council, 19th June 2017