SLOW PLAY

The Games Committee have now conducted 2 activities where they monitored the pace of play in competitions.  There are 2 main reasons for play being slow on competition days.

1 – Tee time intervals at 8 minutes – The potential solution (games committee to agree this) to this is from 2018 we will increase tee time intervals to 10 minutes, this will certainly help the field play faster and the course will not feel as congested (like we now see in midweek medals).

2 – Groups not keeping pace with the group in front – The fix for this is education, the club need to educate all players that they must keep up with the group in front and not simply ahead of the group behind.

The two competitions monitored showed that the Botcherby Cup (stableford) was a faster competition than the June medal (stroke play), this was expected as stroke play is a longer format.

June Medal - Stroke play

     

19 groups tee'd off later than their allotted start time

10 minute intervals?

+1 hour to competition day

 

Average time full field (excluding 2 balls at front)

03:50

03:45 to 4:00 acceptable

 

Average time players 07:30 to 10:00 (excluding 2 balls at front)

03:42

 

Average time players 10:00 to 12:00

03:56

 

Average time players 12:00 to 14:00

03:52

 

Average time players 14:00 to 15:30

03:51

 

Total groups

54

   

Groups delayed between 12 - 16 mins from group in front

12

22%

 

Groups delayed over 16 mins from group in front

2

4%

 
       

Botcherby Cup - Stableford

     

4 groups tee'd off later than their allotted start time

10 minute intervals?

+1 hour to competition day

 

Average time full field

03:34

03:45 to 4:00 acceptable

 

Average time players 07:30 to 10:00

03:32

 

Average time players 10:00 to 12:00

03:38

 

Average time players 12:00 to 14:00

03:44

 

Average time players 14:00 to 15:30

03:08

 

Total groups (excluding 2 balls and last group)

49

   

Groups delayed between 12 - 16 mins from group in front

8

16%

 

Groups delayed over 16 mins from group in front

7

14%

 
       

Summary - 2 Competitions

23 groups tee'd off later than their allotted start time

Games committee will look to introduce 10 minute tee off intervals in 2018 to tackle this issue

Average time full field

03:42

03:45 to 4:00 acceptable

 

Average time of players who tee off 07:30 to 10:00

03:37

 

Average time of players who tee off 10:00 to 12:00

03:47

 

Average time of players who tee off 12:00 to 14:00

03:48

 

Average time of players who tee off 14:00 to 15:30

03:29

 

Groups delayed between 12 - 16 mins from group in front

20

19%

Players will be contacted via e-mail

Groups delayed over 16 mins from group in front

9

9%

Players will be contacted via e-mail

       
 

July Medal
(Strokeplay)

Botcherby Cup
(Stableford)

Difference

Average time full field

03:50

03:34

00:15

Average time players 07:30 to 10:00

03:42

03:32

00:10

Average time players 10:00 to 12:00

03:56

03:38

00:17

Average time players 12:00 to 14:00

03:52

03:44

00:07

Average time players 14:00 to 15:30

03:51

03:08

00:43