As part of attempts to speed up the pace of play, the R and A are encouraging players to play Ready golf. The Council at Harburn Golf club wish to adopt Ready Golf for all forms of play except Matchplay. This will include play in competitions and is to take effect from Sunday 16th July.  Put simply it means that if you ready to play although you are nearer the hole you can play if it does not interfere with your playing partners playing of their shot.  See the R and A link below :

http://www.randa.org/Pace-of-Play-Manual/Rules/2-Management-Practices/SubRules/5-Ready-Golf

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