Maple Ridge Men's Golf Club
Box 81159
755 Lake Bonavista Dr S.E.
Calgary, AB T2J 0N0


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Pace of Play Guidelines

Pace of play during our events has been an issue we have been grappling with for a number of years. It is a significant concern to both our Club members and the City of Calgary. To address the issue, the Executive has decided to adopt the following:

  1. Members are expected to maintain their position on the course. Target Time for a round is 4 1/4 hours. Maximum allowable time for a round is 4 1/2 hours. (The Alberta Golf Association defines "Out of Position" as a) taking more than the allotted time to play [13 minutes per hole] and b) reaching the tee of a par 3 after the preceding group has cleared the next tee or reaches the tee of a par 4 or par 5 after the preceding group has cleared the green. Both a) and b) must apply for a group to be out of position.) Any gaps between groups need to be closed quickly (within 1 or 2 holes).
  2. Members shall play "Ready Golf" as outlined below in all Club events except those involving match play

Rules of Ready Golf for Stroke Play

On The Tee

  • The player who is ready should hit.
  • Shorter hitters should hit first
  • Tee-off as soon as the group ahead is clear
  • If your shot has gone close to an out of bounds or into long rough, play a provisional ball in case you cannot find it
  • Carry an extra ball in your pocket
  • If the course is backed up on hole #13, it is expected that all groups in the mens club will wave the following group on the tee to hit their tee shots before putting out. PS. Get behind the screen.

On The Fairway

  • Hit when ready, do not use honour system.
  • Take appropriate clubs to your ball and hit without delay
  • Watch where the shot of other players in your group goes so you can help find it if necessary
  • The entire foursome should help look for a lost ball, maximum 2 minutes (not 5), if you can’t find it and have not played a provisional, drop another ball and add one stroke and get moving. Never go back to the location of your last shot, your will be DQ'd from the event and your membership in the club will be at risk!

On The Green

  • Place your clubs between the green and the next tee
  • Have your putt ready to play and study your putt while others are putting
  • Once you start putting, continue until you have putted out, provided you can do so without standing on the line of another player's putt. Do not use the honour system.
  • Leave the green immediately after holing out and proceed to the next tee box.
  • Complete your scorecard on the next tee box. .
  1. Each group shall record on their official scorecard, the times the first player in their group teed-off on the first and tenth holes and the time at which the last player in their group holed out on the 18th hole
  2. The Executive will be monitoring pace of play, if your group is out of place by more than 5 minutes, ie. finish more than 12 minutes behind the group in front of you, your ability to enter club events will be at risk.

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