Out Of Position Defined
A group is out of position if it fails to: 1) complete the hole preceding a par 3 before the hole ahead is completed; 2) clear the teeing ground of a par 4 before the preceding group completes the hole; or 3) arrive at the teeing ground of a par 5 before the preceding group has reached the putting green. A group is out-of position anytime they fail to maintain this spacing. Note: The lead group, and subsequent groups, are in-position when their elapsed time is under the applicable time par.
Keys to Faster Play
As guests on any course, proper golf etiquette is an essential courtesy we expect of all Jorgensen Tournament players. The following guidelines are provided to assist you in maintaining the proper pace of play and for the enjoyment of all those who play the course that particular day. We hope these guidelines help your understanding ...
Keep up with the group in front, not in front of the group behind.
Forget the honor system. Whoever gets to the tee first should plug a tee in the ground and fire away if it is safe to do so.
Play ready golf, where the order of play is based on who's ready, not who's away. Don't wait for someone who is "away" but is not ready to play their shot. Likewise, if you're away, but not ready to play your shot, ask another player to proceed. Keep things moving.
Move briskly between shots and do not delay when it is your turn to play.
Walk directly to your ball; don't follow others unless assisting in a search.
Play a provisional ball immediately if you think your original might be lost outside a hazard or out of bounds.
Plan your shot while walking to your ball or while others are playing. Select your club before it is your turn to play,
Work on building a concise pre-shot routine. If your pre-shot routine is a lengthy one, it's probably in your best interests to shorten it anyway. Limit practice strokes to one or two at a time.
Begin lining up your putt and reading the break as soon as you reach the green. Don't wait until it's your turn to putt to start the process of reading the green. When it's your turn to putt, be prepared to step right up an take the stroke.
When playing in fours, the first two players who putt out each hole should move immediately to the next tee and prepare to hit their shots. When playing in threes the first player to putt out does likewise. (It only takes one player to replace the flagstick).
Leave your clubs on the side of the putting green towards the next tee.
Exit the putting green promptly after holing out.
Write down scores when you reach the next tee. Don't stand on or linger next to the green after holing out in order to fill the scorecard. Move away from the green and let the group behind you play their approach shots.
Never hold up play because you're in the middle of a conversation. Put your conversation on hold, take your stroke, and then continue the conversation.
Courtesy of Rob Babcock, Golf Adventures Guides- http://www.GolfAdventureGuides.com