When starting a hole, generally the player with the lowest score on the previous hole plays first. After starting a hole, the ball farthest from the hole is usually played first. However, the Rules encourage “ready golf” to help improve pace of play as long as it is done in a safe and responsible manner.
In four-ball play, you and your partner can play in whatever order you think is best when it is your side’s turn to play.
- Video - Encouraging Prompt Pace of Play