Golf Roll Up

Golf Roll Up

Cheryl Shane
331-6000
No competition! No prizes! Just golf with friends – new and old!

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When: Every Monday (except holidays), first tee time at 9:30 AM
Where: Belmont Golf Course

Cost: $45 for 9 or 18 holes includes a shared cart (cart path only) or a push cart. Some of us walk the front and ride the back.

BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME BUT PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ADVISE AND GUIDELINES:

Laugh a lot and cheer when anyone makes contact with the ball.

Walking vs riding: I suggest walking 9 holes until you develop stamina and straighter shots. If you’re driving you have to keep the cart on the path at Belmont and  you end up doing more walking back and forth across the fairway from cart to ball and back for different clubs. If you’re walking with a push cart you walk directly to your ball and always have the right clubs with you.

Pace of play: The course is selling time slots of 4 to 4 1/2 hours on the course and expect each group to clear each hole in 10 to 15 minutes. That’s hard when you’re starting out. You can adhere to the pace of play by picking up the ball halfway down the fairway and moving on to the next tee. Other times you might want to play out a hole by teeing up halfway down the fairway. Or just play the green – chip from just off the green and putt out.

Ready Golf: Always be ready for your shot with the right club or take several with you for when it’s your turn. Don’t slow down the pace of play.

Practice Swings: Always a good idea to take a practice swing to get the feel of the “lie.” But if you need to take several practice swings every time step far enough away where you won’t distract the other players while they’re taking their shots and practice those extra swings. If you wait until it’s your turn to practice lots of swings it tends to slow down the game.

Golf Etiquette: If a group of golfers is waiting behind you for a couple of holes invite them to play through by waving them through. They’ll appreciate it and it takes the pressure off you.  Then move to the side of the fairway. Take cover behind your cart or a tree – they might get a little nervous about having an audience and shank the shot. There is a downside to letting a group play through – it takes time for them to play out the hole while you wait for them and you’re now over your allowed time and another group may be right behind them waiting. So only do this if the course isn’t busy. It’s better to skip holes to keep up pace of play.

Rules vs Practice: Many feel that if you’re not playing by the rules of the R&A or USGA then you’re not playing golf – you’re practicing. Practice isn’t a bad thing and often you’ll see a single player play 2 balls for practice. If you’re invited to play golf establish whether you’re playing for fun or by the rules so you don’t get blindsided by someone who tells you you’re doing it all wrong and assigns you penalties. Here’s my opinion: if you’re not keeping score and not competing and you’re letting faster golfers play through when appropriate and playing 18 holes within 4 to 4 1/2 hours  then “practice makes perfect.”