Golfers care
      about Pace of Play
      Yes! I pledge to:
      • Identify ways that I can pick up the pace
      • Give Tee It Forward a try
      • Practice “ready golf” during stroke play
      • Serve as an example for those around me
      • Embrace opportunities to play nine holes
      • Play more quickly, play better and have more fun!


      Please join the USGA in our campaign to stamp out long playing times and end slow play. Sign our Pace of Play Pledge and help us make the game more fun and more enjoyable for everyone.

      When you sign the pledge, you will be enrolled in a six-part educational program that will teach you the fundamental causes of slow play and suggest ways to improve your personal pace of play.

      My Pace of Play Pledge

      • As one who loves golf, I understand my critical role in improving pace of play.
      • I will examine my own habits on the golf course to identify ways that I can pick up the pace.
      • I will Tee It Forward and play from the set of tees best suited to my driving distance, in an effort to speed up play and have more fun.
      • I will practice “ready golf” during stroke play; I will hit when I am ready to play, but only when it is safe to do so.
      • I will serve as an example for those around me and I will strive to inspire and guide my fellow golfers to improve their pace of play.
      • I understand that golf course design and setup can affect pace of play, and I promise to support those who manage the facilities where I play to find solutions for optimizing pace of play.
      • I will seek out a golf professional to help me improve my game and my pace of play.
      • I will embrace opportunities to play nine holes when my schedule doesn’t allow for an 18-hole round.
      • I will encourage others to take the Pace of Play Pledge, for the good of the game.
      • I will play more quickly, play better and have more fun!
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      Share Your Story

      We would like to hear your ideas and thoughts about pace of play. Is there a technique that your course has employed? How have you sped up your playing partners?

      We hope to share your tips, techniques and tales with other golfers and facilities. Please click the link below to email us your solutions for pace of play. Thank you for your contributions to promote improved pace of play.


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      The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

      At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

      The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

      For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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      Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

      As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

      For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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      IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

      For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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      Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

      At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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