In March 2012, the AJGA will be initiating an educational series consisting of pieces that aim to inform players and parents about our AJGA Pace of Play program. The educational series will address our policies implemented in 2011, new initiatives for 2012 and many comments and concerns voiced by our membership.
Since 2003, when the AJGA instituted its POP policy, the association has been on the cutting edge of the pace of play problem. The AJGA was one of the first organizations to utilize timing stations and was highly criticized for doing so. Today, numerous pace of play programs from other golf organizations use timing stations. While it is in the spirit of the game to honor tradition and history, the major issues of slow play remain. The AJGA has set a precedent in addressing this problem and has become an innovator in the golf industry.
Topics for the 2012 AJGA Pace of Play campaign include:
- A player’s feeling of being rushed while playing
- A slow player in the group
- Why a rules official is following the group
- Understanding undue delay
- How to play ready golf
- The first red card is just a warning
- Walking with a purpose does not mean running
- And many more…