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Pace of Play

The Senior Open Tour has established pace of play rules that may be modified from time to time to prevent slow play in its tournaments. Penalty strokes and eventual disqualification may be assessed to a player after the player's group has been advised by a Tournament Official that it is out of position and the player takes longer than the prescribed time to play a stroke.

The following conditions and policies shall govern regulation of the pace of play by the Senior Open Tour Rules Committee. In order to prevent a penalty for slow play, we suggest you read the following guidelines:

Rule 6-7 states:"The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player should not unduly delay play."

If a group is, "out of position", a Senior Open Tour Official will begin to monitor them notifying them that the group is "out of position", and they are subject to individual timing. The group in question will have one hole to regain their correct position on the golf course before individual timing of the players in the group begins.

Any players in a group which is "out of position" who takes more than 40 seconds to play a stroke when it is his turn to play is subject to penalty under Rule 6-7, Undue Delay; Slow Play as follows:

1. One bad time of more than 40 seconds – Warning.
2. A second bad time of more than 40 seconds – 1 Stroke Penalty.
3. A third bad time of more than 40 seconds – Add. 2 Stroke Penalty.
4. A forth bad time of more than 40 seconds – Disqualification.