With leisure time dwindling, fewer and fewer golfers can find the time to play 18 holes.
Golf Digest – with support from the PGA of America and USGA – has created a new “Time for Nine” initiative that encourages golfers to play more nine-hole rounds.
Their simple message: Nine holes are better than nothing.
In coming weeks, Golf Digest will publish a list of nine-hole-friendly courses on its website. To submit a course, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or Timefor9@usga.org.
For the USGA, this initiative is part of its ongoing program to fix the pace-of-play problem in golf. Nine-hole rounds are compatible with both the Rules of Golf and the USGA Handicap System. (To calculate a nine-hole handicap, go to www.usga.org/play9.)