Please note that you do NOT have to be a member to participate in our events.

Golf Standards of Play


Preparation

  • All participants should arrive with a spirit of fellowship through professional networking, while sharing in a non-competitive golf environment.
  • All participants should wear golf attire.  No jeans or t-shirts.  A collared shirt is requested; however there are some acceptable shirts that do not have a collar.
  • Participants should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the posted tee time, to ensure a timely tee off.  Participants should be standing at the first hole at the tee time, unless modified by a facility representative or event organizer.
  • All participants are encouraged to arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the tee time, in order to participate in physical/swing warmups at the driving range.
  • All participants should inventory their golfing equipment prior to going to the first tee, to ensure you have what you need. Always have a ball marker.
  • Participants should put a unique identifying mark on each of their balls.
  • Obtain cart/fairway/greens update from facility representative or event organizer.
During Play
  • The USGA rules state that you have 3-5 minutes to look for a lost ball; however because of the pace of play at most courses, this time frame would cause a delay. If a ball cannot be found within 1-2 minutes, initiate a drop and continue play toward the green. If there is a group waiting on you, please wave them through and allow them to play.
  • While on the green, never walk over another golfer’s line.  To determine this line, draw an imaginary line from the ball to the hole.
  • When a golfer is putting, other golfers should ensure that their shadow is not in the putter’s line.
  • Please prepare to take a group photo at the conclusion of the round.
  • Lines of communication to better understand golf and standards of play is always open for discussion and better understanding within every APSGA event.
On the Course

  • There is a double par rule in effect during play. For example, if the hole is a par 4, once you have hit 8 times, you should pick up your ball, await for the others in your group to finish, and then continue to next hole.  It may be a good idea to pick up your ball at double par minus 2 and take two putts on the green for additional practice. If a golfer finds that they rarely make it to the green within the allotted strokes, please consider participating in Golf 102.
  • Please limit your practice swings to 2.  Your setup over the ball should be a maximum of 15 seconds.
  • Play “Ready” golf.  In normal play, the person furthest away from the hole goes first.  Because of the pace of play, we ask that all golfers prepare to play as quickly as possible and any prepared golfer should play their shot as soon as possible.
  • Golfers should not talk, walk, or make noise once a golfer approaches their ball and prepare to hit.
  • Golfers should not stand within two club lengths of the golfer that is hitting.
  • Be a ball spotter for fellow golfers while they are hitting. Once the ball lands, identify an unmovable object close to the ball and call it out.
  • The participant whose ball lands on the green first, should tend the flagstick and remove it once everyone’s ball is on the green.
  • Repair your divots and rake sand traps.
  • It’s a good idea to make a habit of marking your ball once it lands on the green, to prevent any interference with someone else’s putt.
  • Limit your stop at the turn (typically between holes 9 and 10) to five minutes

 To schedule a personal session for you or your organization, contact us at: information@aperfectswing.net  or 704-883-9844

“Improving your success in life by improving your backswing”

In the game of golf, one of the most critical steps to hitting the ball well, is to get your backswing right. Your backswing gets you in a proper position to hit the ball in the sweet spot, so you can maximize your distance. Just as the backswing in golf is key to hitting the ball successfully, so is your backswing in life, for achieving your goals. Your backswing in life is preparing yourself with the proper tools to achieve success. These tools include improving communication and networking skills, a great resume, job or industry research, a 30-second elevator pitch, etc. Having these tools in your backswing arsenal helps you win off the course, but also prepares you to win on the course. There are several rules regarding dress, etiquette, and equipment that you need to know about before playing on a course. A Perfect Swing, Inc. offers workshops to help you take your skills to the next level of play on and off the course. Our staff is available to present at your next team builder, event, or conference.

Identifying YOUR Perfect Communication Plan

The Identifying YOUR Perfect Communication Plan workshop provide tips on communicating while on the course. This workshop also review your specific goals on the course and what you can do to accomplish them.


Identifying YOUR Perfect Networking Plan

The Identifying YOUR Perfect Networking Plan workshop provide tips on networking on and off the course.

Perfecting YOUR Resume

The Perfecting YOUR Resume workshop encompasses an in-depth review of your resume. You will receive information on industry standards and tips on assist you to adequately represent your brand.

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning workshop assist attendees with developing their mission and vision statements, along with their long term goal.  Additionally, assist attendees with identifying short term goals, as a series of next steps, to accomplish their long term goal. 

Introduction to the A Perfect Swing Golf Association (Golf 100)

This is a 30 minute conference call introduction to the A Perfect Swing Golf Association. Topics covered include understanding how we organize, understanding the classification levels, and group standards of play. Additionally, we will get to know what every participant’s goal is with golf.


Finding Your Perfect Swing (Golf 101)

The Finding your Perfect Swing Workshop introduces the participants to the method of setting up and hitting the ball. This includes the proper warm-up, grip, stance, backswing, and follow through. Participants will have an opportunity to practice hitting the ball with various golf clubs. Includes practice balls.


Preparing to Swing on the Course I (Golf 102)

The Preparing to Swing on the Course Workshop reviews the history and etiquette of the game of golf to the participants. Topics covered include: Introduction to the game of golf, business benefits of golf, behavior on the course and range, attire, clubs, and reserving a tee time.


Preparing to Swing on the Course II (Golf 103)

The Preparing to Swing on the Course Workshop reviews the basic rules of the game of golf to the participants. Topics covered include: Reading the scorecard and recording your score; reading the signs and understanding the layout of the course; etiquette on the Tee box, in the fairway, and on the green. 

Workshops

A Perfect Swing, Inc. provides a non-competitive and competitive environment for individuals to learn and enjoy the game of golf.  This is an opportunity for individuals that have considered playing golf, as well as for those that are already playing golf, to come together, network, and share in the fun of playing the game.  You are responsible for your own fees charged by the facility. Play is categorized into three types: Range, Networking, and Individual. 

 

"Range" Play

During range play, attendees meet at a driving range to practice. Where the competition is just between you and the ball. This is a great opportunity to network and meet others that are interested in the game of golf. Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own balls. This activity is open to beginners, intermediate, and advance players.

 

“Networking” Play

During networking play, the attendees meet to play the game of golf at a golf course.  The “scramble” form of play will be used.  This will give attendees an opportunity to get experience playing on the course in a non-competitive environment.  This is a very common format used in charity golf tournaments and networking events, so attendees will have an opportunity to prepare for these types of situations.  Each attendee is responsible for all golf course fees.  The golf course is chosen randomly, so participants have the opportunity to request that outings be held at their favorite golf course.  This activity is open to beginners, intermediate, and advance players.

 

What is the “scramble” format?

Golflink.com describes the scramble format as a format that involves four golfers playing as a team. Each player tees off and the team selects the best shot. Players then take their next shots from there. This continues until a ball is sunk. All holes are played this way. A scramble speeds up pace of play and allows players of all levels to compete with each other. Read more about this subject on their website by clicking here

"Individual" Play

During individual play, attendees meet to play the game of golf at a golf course. All attendees will play their own balls.  You will need to have a handicap of less than 25 to play on these days. Each attendee is responsible for all golf course fees.  The golf course is chosen randomly, so participants have the opportunity to request that outings be held at their favorite golf course.  This activity is open to intermediate and advance players.

 

Player Level Classifications

A newbie player is:

  • A Player that has never played golf before
  • A player that needs assistance with gripping/holding the club
  • A player that has never played on a golf course

A beginner player is

  • A player that is learning to play golf for the first time, but has played on the course before
  • A player that is not comfortable hitting the ball
  • A player typically goes over par for a hole by four or more strokes.

An intermediate player is

  • A player that is familiar with the rules of the game of golf
  • A player that is comfortable hitting the ball, regardless of the distance and consistency
  • A player that typically goes over par for a hole by NO more than three strokes.

An advance player is

  • A player that understands the basic rules of the game of golf
  • A player that consistently, comfortably hit the ball well
  • A player than can keep up with the pace of play on a golf course.

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