PACE OF PLAY INFORMATION
Prior to the 2020 season we would like to update all players on our Pace of Play policy.
Based on reports from Lumine, it has come to our attention that some players didn’t start to search for their ball until all the players in the group could help. This is of course totally unacceptable and players could incur a penalty under Rule 5.6a (Unreasonable Delay of Play) or under the rule below stated in the Nordic Golf League Hard Card 2020
Please mark yourself with the following note:
- Time starts when a player reach the area of his “lost ball” or when it is deemed, that he has have sufficient time to reach the area.
- A player is not entitled to help in the seach for his ball.
From the Nordic Golf League Hard Card:
Pace of Play (Rule 5.6b (3))
A player, for whom it is possible to make a stroke and, from when it is deemed that he should have reached his ball, has
60 seconds to make his stroke if he is deemed to not have had time for preparing for his stroke
40 seconds to make his stroke if he is deemed to have had time for preparing to make his stroke
A player in breach of any of the time limits is deemed to have a “bad time”.
Penalty for breach of the local rule during same tournament:
One bad time: Verbal warning and 20 EUR fine
Two bad times: One stroke penalty and 40 EUR fine
Three bad times; Two stroke penalty and 60 EUR fine
Four bad times; Disqualification
A player has had time to prepare for making his stroke if it is deemed that he should have reached his ball while,
another player in the same group, who is to make his stroke before the player, is preparing to make his stroke, or
the group in front of the player’s group is within reach of the player’s intended
It is possible to make a stroke when,
the group in front of the player’s group is out of reach of the player’s intended stroke, or
the player’s group does not have a ruling or is not waiting for a referee, or
the player does not have to wait for players on holes close
Players will not be advised that they are being
Any player who has five bad times during the season will be fined 100 EUR and for every additional bad time he will be fined 100
All bad times will be recorded on the official Pace of Play list on the Nordic Golf League