Pace of Play Policy at all Tournament Rounds

Adherence to the pace of play is the player’s responsibility.

The DJGT utilizes a flag system to both monitor and enforce pace of play at all tour events:

Green Flag - group is in position AND/OR within overall time par through that checkpoint.
Yellow Flag – group is within overall time par through that checkpoint but is out of position.
Red Flag - group is out of position AND behind overall time par through that checkpoint.

Advise rules officials ASAP of a slow player in your group.

The following Pace of Play Policy is in effect at all DJGT Events.

Pace of Play Policy - (Rule 6-7) Undue delay; Slow Play states: the player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play.

Pace of Play Appeals
Slow play penalties may be appealed to the Tournament Committee. The appeal must be in writing and must be based on facts relevant to the reason Pace of Play was not maintained. All appeals must be submitted prior to leaving the Course. The decision of the Tournament Committee will be final.
Summary

Each groups pace of play will be monitored throughout the round; as well as, at the ninth and eighteenth hole (check points). When a group is out of position at any check point, the players in the group are liable to penalty under these guidelines. Players in a group that have been determined to be out of position will be liable to penalty according to the following schedule of penalties pending final determination of whether a breach or breaches of these guidelines have occurred:

1st breach (during the round) – liable to a one stroke penalty

2nd breach (during the round) – liable to a two stroke penalty.

Check points will be on completion (flagstick in the hole) of the groups 9th and 18th hole.

Allotted Time: Each group is allotted a specified time to complete 18 holes at a pace in accordance with the time chart provided in the local rules at the group’s first hole. When a group falls behind, regardless of reason, it must regain its position. Time for ball searches, rulings and walking time between holes is included in the allotted time.

Out of Position: The first group is out of position if it takes more than the allotted time to finish a check point hole.

The following groups are out of position if it:

1. takes more than the allotted time to finish a check point and

2. completes play of a check point hole more than 14 minutes after the preceding group completed play of that hole.

Group out of Position:  When a group is out of position at a check point, it will be notified by an official that the group is potentially in breach of these pace of play guidelines. When a group has been notified of its first potential breach, that group is expected to regain its position before reaching the next check-point. If that group reaches the next check point out of position, each player in the group may incur the applicable penalty for a breach of these guidelines.

Final Determination Regarding Breach: Before returning his score card, a player who was out of position during his round may consult with the Pace of Play Committee to determine if he has incurred a penalty under these guidelines. The Committee will determine that a player who has been found to be out of position is not in breach of these guidelines only if:

1. the player was delayed by the committee; or

2. the player was delayed by a circumstance beyond control of the player or the group; or

3. the player was delayed by another player in the group

A player who was out of position during his/her round and who elects not to consult with the Pace of Play Committee to determine whether he/she was in breach of these guidelines is considered to have been in breach of these guidelines and to have incurred a penalty or penalties according to the local rules schedule of penalties. If a group is liable to penalty, all penalties will be applied to the check-point hole where the breach occurred.

Last updated: March 2017