Rolling Hills Golf Club (RHGC) will be holding its annual early MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS and NEW MEMBERSHIP registration. RHGC membership dues and greens fee payments can be made at the same time. You can access the 2014 forms you need to join or renew in the links below.
Here are some great pace-of-play etiquette rules to help everyone speed up play. These are practical suggestions we all should be thinking about.
Establishing the good etiquette habit of being ready to play when it is your turn is easy to do. By doing so, you will never feel rushed to play your shot and you will always play at an acceptable pace.
Be Ready to Play - Your tun begins when the golfer playing before you strikes their ball. When are first in the rotation, your turn begins when the group in front has fully cleared.
Golf Gloves - Put your glove on before your turn, not during your turn. Same for taking it off.
Distance - Determine distance before your turn. Time spent calculating distance during your turn (ie using a range finder) can delay your group.
Club Selection - Choose your club before it's your turn to play.
Putting - Begin to determine the line of the putt before it's your turn. If you must read the putt from the other side of the hole, please do this (whenever possible) before your turn.
Practice Swings - Who needs them... If you must take a pratice swing, please take no more than two. You are taking way too long if you take more. The USGA suggests only one practice swing max.
Golf Carts - Do not site idly in your cart before your turn. Ride or walk to your ball without delay. Sitting in your cart watching your partner hit when you should be preparing to play will slow your group down.
Errant / Lost Shots - Use good judgement and be considerate. If you're not in a tournament, and you're having one of those rounds, do everything you can to speed up pace. Take a penalty after a quick search, or pick up when reaching your max handicap score.
Play from the Appropriate set of Tees - Please consider the set of tees your group chooses to play. Teeing it forward will help play on pace, and increase enjoyment.
Ready Golf - If no one in your group is ready to play and you are, please go ahead and take your turn.