Gold and Red Tee Qualifications and Requirements
Speed of Play
Learn some of the more common USGA rules that you encounter on a daily round of golf.
These include lost ball, ball out of bounds, ball on cart path, ball in a "red staked" hazard, and a "yellow staked" hazard.
Know the local rules as they apply to the Tradition golf course (copy has been provided).
Learning both sets of these rules will help save time, and can save strokes when they are there applied correctly.
Please, no searching for extra balls on the course or in the water hazards, and above all, no practice shots or extra putts.
Following these simple guidelines will help all of us enjoy the game, and the camaraderie that follows.
Gold and Red Tee Play, Qualifications and Requirements
At the Annual Meeting on November 8, 2010 the membership
voted to remove all barriers/requirements for members moving to the gold
The individual member has to initiate the process by contacting the Vice-president of Games.
Red Tee play is allowed for any member that has passed his 80th birthday regardless of their individual handicap.
The individual must initiate the process with the Vice-President of Games.
Gold Tee Players are permitted to participate in ALL TMGC events.
The Tradition Men's Golf Club will add an additional flight to the Club Championship for gold tee players.
A gold tee player and a white tee player can compete as a two-man team and play from their specific tee box.
The standard handicap of each player (index vs slope) will apply along with the second USGA guideline adjustment to reflect the course differential.
A red tee player must follow the gold tee rules in all tournaments.
The Tradition Men's Golf Club will follow all U.S.G.A. qualifications for multiple tee play.
This requires the Vice President of Games to make a three-stroke adjustment to the gold and red tee playerís handicap when multiple tee play is involved.
Speed of Play-Keeping Pace
The Tradition Men's Golf Club has established a desired playing time for a round of golf at four and one half (41/2) hours.
Some hints for keeping this pace are:
Plan your next shot while walking or riding to your ball.
Always establish your ball's location as precisely as possible by noting itís position relative to an unmistakable landmark.
assist your playing partners in marking location of their ball. Remember, your pace is that of the entire group.
If you and your playing partners are not absolutely certain of your ball location, play a provisional ball from
where this last shot was played before leaving to find your potentially lost ball.
Position yourself near your ball as soon as practical, i.e., whenever your location does not interfere with your playing partner's next shot.
It's not necessary for everyone to congregate at each ball's location in turn.
Never leave your cart without a club in your hands, if you aren't sure of what club you need, take two or more clubs with you covering a plus and minus range.
When it's your turn, be ready with the right club in your hands.
Limit practice swings to no more than two.
Line up your putt while your playing partners are lining up theirs or putting. Learn the speed of the greens and breaks
from observing your partners, it will also help your putting and save some time on the greens.
It's not necessary that you mark your ball after every putt. Putt out if you don't have to stand on a playing partner's putting line.
This saves time even without rushing the next putt.