The Clinker Cup

Pace of Play Rules

  1. Clinker Cup rounds should not take longer than 4 hours, 30 minutes - note this is relatively slow anyway.
  2. For many of this season's rounds, the Clinker will be the first group off, i.e. WE SET THE SPEED OF PLAY FOR THE COURSE.
  3. Please read the guidelines below for speeding up play:
  1. The player with the honour should be READY to HIT FIRST. If the player with the honour isn't ready, call them a Homma, but don't wait. Anyone who is ready should hit.
  1. Walk to your ball as soon as possible, so that you can choose your club and think about the shot in ADVANCE, not when it is your turn.
  2. Walk down the SIDES of the fairway to reach your ball and then APPROACH it from the center. NEVER play in a convoy, moving in a group from ball to ball.
  3. When driving a cart, drop off your partner first, let your partner choose his or her club, and then drive to your own ball to get READY to play.
  4. If a player farther from the hole is not ready, ready players closer to the hole should hit BEFORE them to speed up play.
  1. Help other players look for lost balls AFTER hitting your own shot, not BEFORE. A maximum of 2 minutes should be set aside for finding a lost ball.
  1. Putt when ready - if you have a long putt and your playing partners are still en route to the green, putt. Let's be serious, the number of 50 foot plus putts made in the Clinker equates with Noodle's conversion rate in nightclubs. Get the ball closer to the hole ASAP.
  2. ALWAYS, and we mean ALWAYS, leave clubs at the back or side of the Green closest to the next tee. NOTHING is MORE ANNOYING than watching players walk to the FRONT of a Green to retrieve their clubs AFTER everyone has putted out.
  3. Line up your putt BEFORE it is your turn, and putt out immediately instead of marking if you are not in someone else's line. Even if you are, you're not wearing spikes, are you, Homma? It's not going to affect someone's line.
  4. The first player on the green should grab the flag and tend or remove it as the first player to putt, putts.
  5. If you're behind, the first two players to putt out should head to the next tee and hit while the remaining two finish up.
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