There are multiple steps golfers can take to help improve pace of play. It starts with checking in at the Pro Shop twenty minutes before your tee time. If you check in at your tee time, you are late. Be prepared once you reach the first tee. Have your tees, balls, and clubs organized to play.
Here are some general practices that will not only improve pace of play, but also improve your game. Minimize the amount of practice swings before the shot. If your ball is within a foot of the cup, forego marking and finish your putt. Golf cart etiquette is critical. Develop an understanding of how and where to park the cart so you are not walking further to and from the green. These practices can save multiple minutes during your round to improve the pace of play.