Hitting Up

Published on 6th May 2021 in Local and Member News, Local News, Members News, Rules Hub

The safety of players on our course is always uppermost in the minds of the club committees, and there is regular discussion on this subject in the monthly meetings.

More recently, members have been experiencing an increase in the incidence of “hitting up” from the group behind, and this is rightly causing some concern, because it represents an unacceptable risk to the players ahead.

It is the responsibility of all players to ensure that they never put themselves in a position where they could hit anyone with their shot. Doing so is not only disrespectful to others, and a breach of golf etiquette, but it is also dangerous.

We encourage all groups to maintain “pace of play” but unfortunately this sometimes leads to impatience on the part of the players behind, and “hitting up” is the result.

So please, when you are about to  play your next shot, consider how far you are able to hit the ball, and if there is a possibility that you might hit any of the players in front.

If you have any doubt, you must wait until they are out of range.


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