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Search results for "slow play"

Feb 13th, 2016 Article

European Tour gets heavy on slow play

Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.

May 26th, 2016 Article

The curse of slow play

We all hate slow play, and our feelings are shared by one of the UK’s largest golf groups, They’re getting about pace of play, with a high-visibility, long-term programme now in place at all venues.

Jan 31st, 2017 Article

Is this the solution to slow play?

A solution has arrived that may just offer a viable and affordable solution for golf clubs who are affected by the issue of slow play.

Jan 14th, 2020 Article

Slow Play Update 2020

Back last August the European Tour announced a four-point plan for dealing with slow play on the tour. They have now revisited the plan and beefed up the regulations and penalties. The new tougher regulations come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.

Aug 18th, 2019 Article

Stop slow play update

The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.  

Aug 15th, 2019 Article

The slow play debate

Well they say the best form of defence is attack. It seems that one Bryson DeChambeau has adopted this tactic in his campaign to prove that he is not a slow player. The latest instalment has 'Speedy' Dechambeau posting a video from the fairway of the Pro-am at the BMW Championship with a few choice words for his 'haters' as he calls them.

Jan 4th, 2017 Article

Why Jason Day is the king of slow play

Jason Day has earnt himself a reputation as a very slow player, which is not exactly something something to be proud of. But does he intend to do anything about it? Not on your life!

Jan 21st, 2020 Article

Encouraging signs on slow play

Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?

Jul 21st, 2019 Article

We’ve had enough slow play

Brooks Koepka had just teed off in the final round of the Open. We then heard ‘on the tee, JB Holmes from the USA’, the camera zoomed in on the man sitting in third place at Royal Portrush, then nothing. The guy looked confused as he suddenly wasn’t sure about something. Was it the wind had shifted? Had he changed his mind at to which club to take? Or perhaps he’d left the cooker on back at the house? Whatever it was he’d been standing on that tee for a good few minutes waiting for his tee time and he clearly was not ready.

Apr 29th, 2017 Article

First slow play penalty awarded

The PGA Tour has handed out its first slow–play penalty for 22 years during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.