ECC SPEED OF PLAY
Dear Fellow Members,
The most important priority of the Golf Committee and Professional Staff is that everyone enjoys their rounds of golf at Edgewood. An important part of creating an enjoyable atmosphere is ensuring a swift pace of play.
The goal of Edgewood Country Club is to have a round of golf played in 4 hours on weekdays and 4 hours and 10 minutes on weekends. While some variance is understandable, any round that takes longer than 4 hours and 20 minutes is “slow play.”
Slow play has a ripple effect through the entire field. Those members following a “slow play” group become frustrated at the pace of play and their enjoyment of the course is reduced. This has also created conflict between member groups at times. Your place on the golf course is behind the group in front of you, not in front of the group behind you. If you have a hole open in front of you, please do your best to catch up.
Starting on weekends in April, we will begin posting the pace of play of each foursome that started in the morning in the Men’s Locker Room. This will help the golf staff and also make the membership aware of when the pace of play issue started. This will also allow the Golf Committee to identify when the “slow times” occur
We encourage all members to review their own pace of play habits. Our professional staff would be happy to review your own pace of play to discuss ways to improve your pace on the course. For example, here are some ideas to keep play at an ideal pace:
- Be on the tee at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled start time
- Be prepared to swing when it is your turn
- Calculate yardage for next shot while player partners are swinging
- Watch all players shots in your foursome to help when looking for a golf ball
- Write scores on the scorecard when you approach the next tee
Please keep pace of play utmost in your mind as you enjoy your round of golf so those groups behind you will enjoy theirs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Golf Professional Staff. Thank you in advance.
The ECC Board of Directors