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The Golf World Mourns Bill Yates

The "Guru of Pace of Play" passed away on June 4, 2018 in Pebble Beach, California.   Recognized as an international pioneer and the world's expert on how to achieve smooth play on…
Industry Standard for Pace of Play Now Available for Licensing

Pace Manager Systems®, the world's leading pace of play solution provider to the golf industry, will expand the legacy of our late, legendary founder Bill Yates through a worldwide licensing program…
Tributes from Around the World for Pace of Play Legend Bill Yates

The loss of Bill Yates, world authority on creating smooth play for recreational and championship golf, is prompting tributes from many in the golf world.   As notifications of Bill's passing…
Pace Manager Systems Online Coming Soon!

Bill Yates, President of Pace Manager Systems and world’s leading expert in pace of play, has announced that golf courses around the world will soon be able to receive his training and consulting…
Bill Yates to Participate in January USGA Advisory Panel

The USGA has invited Bill Yates to participate on a panel to explore the issue of “the golfer experience.” Scheduled for January 18, 2018 at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, New Jersey,…
R&A Pace of Play Manual Embraces Concepts Introduced by Pace Manager Systems

  The New Pace of Play Manual published by the R&A this May has fully embraced the pace of play concepts that Bill Yates introduced in his Pace Manager Systems® consulting with the R&A…
Breaking News! Australia is Open for Business!

July saw the inauguration of Pace Manager Systems in Australia’s major urban centers, as founder Bill Yates presented at the country’s first-ever Golf Business Forum (photo below right) and…
USGA Presents Bill Yates Gender Research Study

The USGA has just released the research study presentation delivered by Bill Yates of Pace Manager Systems at the November 2014 USGA Pace of Play Symposium. An audience of golf industry leaders listened…
Bill Yates to Share Expertise at 2016 International Forum in Melbourne

Australia’s inaugural and ground breaking Golf Business Forum will feature leading industry participants and content specialists throughout Australia and elsewhere, who will gather at the Melbourne…
Fairways Magazine Explores Bill Yates' Pioneering Pace of Play Work

"For years everybody has been blaming slow play on the players. New studies and technology show it's not that simple."  --Fairways Magazine author, writer, editor and broadcaster John…
Asia Turns to Pace Manager Systems for Slow Play Solutions

5/29/15   Premiere golf publication Asian Golf features a special report by Bill Yates - "We Need to Kill Slow Play!" - on the state of golf in the fast growing Asia Pacific region,…
Pace Manager Systems to Gain Traction in Australia, New Zealand and Asia

3/1/15  Bill Yates announced a partnership today with Golf Industry Central (GIC) to bring Pace Manager Systems to golf courses and clubs in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.   International…
Back to Back Pinehurst Opens Provide Stage for Surprising New Study

For the second year, Bill Yates worked with the USGA behind the scenes to manage and improve the pace of play at the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. The Championships took place June 12-15…
Bill Yates Presents Results of 2014 US Open Study at November USGA Symposium

An audience of golf industry leaders listened closely as Yates revealed the initial findings from his study of gender differences and how they impact the pace in championship play. Yates’ presentation…
"Reinventing the Golf Experience" - Yates at Recent Conference

Reinventing what happens to today’s players on a golf course was the focus of a presentation by Bill Yates and Forrest Richardson, ASGCA, at the 2014 Crittenden Golf Conference October 1-3 in Phoenix.…
International Courses! Pool Local Resources and Bring Faster Play to Your Region

Courses Around the World Enjoy Benefits and Success with Pace Manager Systems For more than 20 years, courses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Asia and elsewhere have solved their…
Pace Manager Systems' Bill Yates Shares Insights at 2014 USGA Annual Meeting

Pace Manager Systems Founder and Pace of Play Consultant to the United States Golf Association, Bill Yates, was the featured presenter at the USGA's Annual Meeting on Saturday February 8, 2014,…
Bill Yates Presents Findings at 2013 USGA Symposium

"The voice that resonated belonged to Bill Yates, his grasp of the subject enormous, his perspective refreshing..."     --Jim McCabe, GOLFWEEK Magazine                                                              …
Pebble Beach Golf Links Adopts Pace Manager Systems

Pebble Beach: Bill Yates recently spearheaded a major Pace Manager Systems training and implementation program at Pebble Beach Golf Links focusing on improved player experience. The program…
Wall Street Journal Interviews Bill Yates on Pace of Play July 13, 2013

WSJ Columnist John Paul Newport met Bill at the 2013 US Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York and was intrigued by Bill's decades-long crusade against slow…
Bill Yates Speaks to Superintendents at Sept. 9 Educational Symposium

Bill Yates addressed Central California members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America at the September 2013 Annual Elections and Educational Symposium, held at River Oaks Golf…
Golf Course Builders Association of America Visits Pace of Play

A highlight of the Summer Meeting of the GCBAA was a crash course by Bill Yates in how builders can impact the future pace of play on a new or renovated golf course. Yates partnered with golf course architect…
Inside the Ropes at the Men's and Women's Opens!

"It's always fascinating to have an insider view of the challenges of putting on a major championship tournament. I'm working with the USGA this year to help them take control of pace of…
2013 USGA Pace of Play Initiative

Bill has been consulting with the United States Golf Association in its campaign to improve the pace of play, sharing his knowledge and his decades of expertise in eliminating slow play on golf…
WGN The Voice of Chicago Interview with Bill Yates 7/18/13

WGN The Voice of Chicago:  I had an opportunity to chat with David Kaplan Thursday July 18 on his WGN 720 Radio sports talk show. It was a great thrill to talk to "Kap" on the…
June is Pace of Play Month on Golf Channel!

The June 5 "Morning Drive" featured Bill Yates and Pace Manager Systems at Pebble Beach. A special feature and followup studio interview highlighted the Pace Manager Systems pace of…
2013 Golf Industry Show, San Diego CA

Golf Industry Show Debut: Bill Yates introduced Pace Manager GPS and Maintenance Manager GPS at the Feb 6-7 event, demonstrating the newest tools for improving the pace of play on golf courses…
Feature Interview with Golf Club Atlas

An online interview that explores Bill’s insights and experience, his adventures with golf course owners, managers, players and architects, and how he is making the game better for everyone. Click…
EGCOA 2012 Conference News

EGCOA: Bill Yates of Pace Manager Systems was a featured presenter at the European Golf Course Owners Association annual "Golf  Business Conference" held this past 21-23 November…

Articles and Publications

Slow vs. Flow: The quest for faster play

“Slow vs. Flow: The quest for faster play”, By John Gordon, in November 27, 2017 Morning Read, Golf at a Glance recaps how Bill Yates captivated the golf industry more than two decades ago…
The Week in Golf - Live Interview with Bill Yates

Bill Yates outlines the approach of his successful worldwide pace of play improvement program for Australia's premiere golf website I Seek Golf's popular broadcast "The Week in Golf."…
"You Think You're Not a Factory? Think Again!"

“You Think You’re Not a Factory? Think Again!” by Bill Yates in the Summer (Winter in the Northern-Hemisphere) 2016 issue of Golf Industry Central Magazine, gives a heads up to course…
"Traveling All Over, Down Under"

"Traveling All Over, Down Under," by Bill Yates in the Spring (Fall in the Western Hemisphere) 2016 issue of Golf Industry Central, panoramas the pace of play guru's Australian golf saga…
"Slow Play a Shared Responsibility"

"Slow Play a Shared Responsibility," by David Newbery in the September 2016 issue of Inside Golf Australia, interviewed pace of play expert Bill Yates during his July 2016 visit in Australia…
"Coming to Australia!"

"Coming to Australia!” by Bill Yates, Pace Manager Systems®, in the Winter 2016 issue of Golf Industry Central Magazine, recalls the author's presentation at the R&A’s first…
"We Need to Kill Slow Play!"

“We Need to Kill Slow Play,” by Bill Yates with Editor’s Intro, in the June 2015 issue of Asian Golf, pp 40-43. Asian Golf reached out to slow play guru Bill Yates, who comments in this…
"Golf Industry Central Partners with Pace Manager Systems"

"Golf Industry Central Partners with Pace Manager Systems," an industry announcement published in Golf Business News March 5, 2015, highlights a new partnership  between Golf Industry Central…
Increase Revenue by Improving the Pace of Play!

Building your course's bottom line is what this laser-focused article by Bill Yates is all about. Here are proven insights about how players decide what's most important to them in selecting a…
"Golf Industry Central Brings Pace Manager Systems® to Australia, New Zealand and Asia"

"Golf Industry Central Brings Pace Manager Systems® to Australia, New Zealand and Asia," by GIC Magazine Editor Mike Orloff, published in the Autumn 2015 (Spring 2015 in the U.S.!) issue,…
"Golfers Tracked by GPS to Speed Play as Rounds Near 4 1/2 Hours"

"Golfers Tracked by GPS to Speed Play as Rounds Near 4 1/2 Hours," by Michael Buteau, published June 4, 2014 in Bloomberg News, outlines how the United States Golf Association is grappling with…
"Smooth Flow"

“Smooth Flow,” featured in the Spring 2014 issue of By Design Magazine, outlines insights by American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Pace of Play Committee members about how golf…
"Golf Course Bottlenecks"

"Golf Course Bottlenecks," By Marty Lariviere, EMP Channel August 5, 2013.  When players have a course to themselves (how often does that happen??), the time it takes to play a round is…
"Don't Blame Other Guy For Slow Play"

"Don’t Blame Other Guy for Slow Play," by Jim McCabe, in the November 22, 2013 issue of Golfweek. The article recaps the compelling discussion at the first-ever USGA Pace of Play Symposium…
"While We're Young"

"While We're Young," by Tom Mackin, in Golf Magazine December 2013. Interviews with Bill Yates and with USGA spokespersons about the USGA's industry-wide movement to solve the problem…
"The Real Causes of Slow Play"

"The Real Causes of Slow Play,"  by John Paul Newport    WSJ Columnist John Paul Newport met Bill at the 2013 US Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton,…
"Case Study: Bringing Pace Manager Systems to Pebble Beach Golf Links"

"Bringing Pace Manager Systems to Pebble Beach," a 2013 case study by Bill Yates, published at USGA online. Bill reviews how he worked with Pebble Beach to solve their slow play problems, providing…
"The Slow Play Myths"

"The Slow Play Myths," by Bill Yates, debunks some long-held myths that are preventing course owners, managers, and players from achieving a smooth pace of play.   "True success in winning…
"Engineering Giddyap into Golf"

"Engineering Giddyap into Golf," by Bradley S. Klein, in the July 19, 2013 issue of Golfweek. The article describes Bill Yates' approach to building smooth pace of play into courses under…
"Lightning Round"

"Lightning Round," by Evan Rothman, featured in Private Clubs Magazine Online, Summer 2013. The author cites tips from experts like "Pace of Play Guru Bill Yates to help overcome the hurdles…
"Time is Money!"

"Time is Money! Managing the Challenges of Pace of Play," by Bill Yates. The feature article in the Fall 2012 issue of Golf Business Canada.   [excerpt]  "I've been waiting…
"A Time(less) Issue"

"Pace of Play: A Time(less) Issue," by Roger Graves. The cover story in the February 2012 issue of PGA Magazine. Features discussion with Bill Yates about his partnership with the PGA to…
"The Front 9"

"The Front 9: Groundbreaking Innovators in Golf," published in the Spring 2012 issue of Private Clubs Magazine. Bill Yates (top right) is spotlighted as one of nine golf lovers nationwide who…
"Quick, Quick, Slow: How to Beat Slow Play"

"Quick, Quick, Slow: How to Beat Slow Play," an article appearing in Golf Course Architecture Magazine, July 2007, written by the magazine's editor Adam Lawrence. The article cites Bill…
"How to Play Faster"

"How to Play Faster," by Mike Stachura, published in the May/June 2006 issue of Golf for Women. The author offers 12 ways for golfers to pick up the pace of play, but also interviews Bill Yates…
'Pace'ifying Golf

“’Pace’ifying Golf,” by Gordon Grant, published in the Spring 2006 issue of Golf Business Canada. The author describes how golf course owners and managers are shifting their attitudes…
"Designed for Speed"

"Designed for Speed: Developers Find Right Layout Can Aid Pace of Play," by Brian A. Lee, published in the July 2006 issue of Golf Inc. The author turns to Bill Yates to explore how…
"Setting the Right Pace"

"Setting the Right Pace," the Singapore Island Country Club Golf Task Force June 2006 Report on their partnership with Bill Yates and Pace Manager Systems.   The report to club membership…
"Does Golf need a Shot Clock or Just a Clock?"

"Does Golf Need a Shot Clock or Just a Clock?," an interview with Bill Yates by Roger Graves, in PGA Magazine, April 2005 issue. The author weighs the pros and cons of whether golf should adopt…
"Speed it up, Please"

"Speed it up, Please," by Lewine Mair, published in the UK's Golf Monthly Magazine, June 2003 issue. The author recaps the 2002 Open in Muirfield, Scotland, and how bringing Bill Yates…
"Pace of Play Guru Gets Paid to Shave Time"

"Pace of Play Guru Gets Paid to Shave Time," by James Achenbach, published in Golfweek, July 12, 2003 issue. The author explores how golf should address the problem of pace of play. The answer?…
"Delivering Member Value"

"Delivering Member Value on the Golf Course," by Bill Yates, featured in Club Management Magazine, February 2002. Bill shares insights about how to recognize eroding value and take the…
"Farther, Straighter.....Slower!"

"Farther, Straighter.....Slower! Is Technology Slowing Golf Down?," by Bill Yates. Featured in Golf Business Canada, Winter 2001. Bill explains why the technology that enables players to hit…
"A Wee Bit Quicker"

"A Wee Bit Quicker," by Bill Yates, featured in Golf Magazine, July 2001. Bill was sent on assignment by Golf Magazine to discover whether the "Brits" play faster than we do. His conclusions…
"Manage by Design"

"Manage by Design," an article published in By Design, the magazine of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.   Click here to read the full article

"Paceman," by Golf Magazine Editor George Peper, highlighted in the July 2001 issue in the Editor's Section "What's Inside." An editorial by Peper introducing pace…
"Stamp Out the Snails"

"Stamp Out the Snails," by Duncan Lennard, an interview with Bill Yates featured in Golf Business Magazine, February 2001. The interview answers the question about how Yates solves the global…


  • "We cut more than 30 minutes off our average 18-hole round."

    Dane Bohrer, PGA, General Manager

  • "Our pace of play is much better and our members love it."

    Alice Plain, PGA, Director of Golf

    Vail Golf Club, Colorado
  • "Bill Yates is the Guru of pace of play."

    Paul Spengler, Executive VP

    Pebble Beach Golf Links, California
  • "Bill Yates unquestionably provides the most enlightening analysis of pace of play I have ever seen."

    Terry Florence, Director of Golf

    Wild Dunes Golf Resort, South Carolina
  • "What Bill did for us was fantastic. Every golf course should adopt his approach."

    Rod Cochrane, General Manager

    Predator Ridge Resort, British Columbia
  • "I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for us."

    Shawn Smith, Director of Golf

    Pebble Beach Resort, California
  • "It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. It’s like you’ve given me an additional course to use."

    Perry Cooper, Golf Manager

    Jasper Park Lodge, Canada
  • "We have now put 3:57 on all our range balls."

    Alan McGregor, General Manager

    St Andrews, Scotland
  • "Your training sharpened our focus on quality."

    Nathan Stith, Director of Golf

    Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Florida
  • "Thanks to Pace Manager, we can now communicate with each other and our guests with facts."

    Brian Shaw, Head Golf Professional

    Doonbeg Golf Club, Ireland
  • "Our members and guests couldn’t be more pleased!"

    Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports & Operations

    Harbour Town Golf Links, South Carolina
  • "Your program was not an expense; it was a sound investment."

    Terry Boldt, Golf Division Manager

    City of Calgary Municipal Courses, Canada
  • "Magnifique!"

    Alexis Davet, General Manager

    Golf de la Grande Bastide, Provence
  • "You’ve made a great difference. I always recommend you to other courses."

    Frank Jemsek, Owner

    Cog Hill Country Club, Illinois
  • "Thanks to you, we have experienced two magical years of smooth flowing golf and exceptional pace"

    Steve Harker, Mgr. Performance Excellence

    Osprey Ridge at Disney World, Florida
  • "We continue to see marked improvement and exceptional quality."

    Gregg Lindquist, General Manager

    Desert Willow Golf Resort, California
  • "Thanks to you, the pace of play was better than it’s been in years, even during the Thursday and Friday rounds."

    Dawn Coe-Jones, LPGA Tour Player

    U.S. Women's Open Championship, Pumpkin Ridge, Oregon
  • "The pace of play in this championship was better than it has ever been."

    David Pepper, R&A Championship Comm. Chair

    The Open Championship, Muirfield, Scotland

Client Courses

  • Wild Dunes Golf Resort

    Charleston, South Carolina

  • Doonbeg Golf Club

    Doonbeg, County Clare, Ireland

  • Osprey Ridge at Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista, Florida

  • Desert Highlands Golf Club

    Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Poppy Hills Golf Course

    Pebble Beach, California

  • Amelia Island Plantation

    Amelia Island, Florida

  • US Women's Open Championship

    Pumpkin Ridge GC, Port., Oregon

  • Ancil Hoffman Golf Club

    Carmichael, California

  • Vail Golf Club

    Vail, Colorado

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Course

    Bandon, Oregon

  • Hong Kong Golf Club

    Hong Kong, New Territories

  • Pennant Hills Golf Club

    New South Wales, Australia

  • Predator Ridge Resort

    Vernon, BC, Canada

  • Pebble Beach Resort

    Pebble Beach, California

  • Doral Golf Resort & Spa

    Miami, Florida

  • City of Sac. Municipal Courses

    Sacramento, California

  • The Coeur D'Alene Resort

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  • Singapore Island Country Club


  • The Old Course

    St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

  • City of Cal. Municipal Courses

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Desert Willow Golf Resort

    Palm Desert, California

  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course

    Coronado, California

  • Gleneagles Golf Course

    Perthshire, Scotland

  • US Open Championship

    Merion GC, Ardmore, Pennsylvania

  • The Open Championship

    Muirfield GC, E. Lothian, Scotland

  • Harbour Town Golf Links

    Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • Jasper Park Lodge

    Jasper, Alberta, Canada

  • US Women's Open Championship

    Sebonack GC, Southampton, NY

  • Ford's Colony Country Club

    Williamsburg, Virginia

  • HeatherGlen Golf Course

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Golf de la Grande Bastide

    Provence, France

  • Cog Hill Country Club

    Lemont, Illinois

  • El Caballero Country Club

    Tarzana, California

  • Landsdowne Resort

    Landsdowne, Virginia

  • Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Livermore, California

  • Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

    Queensland, Australia

  • The Bog

    Saukville, Wisconsin

  • Elanora Country Club

    New South Wales, Australia

  • Headland Golf Club

    Queensland, Australia

  • Mission Hills Country Club

    Rancho Mirage, California

  • Sanctuary Cove - The Pines

    Queensland, Australia

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