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10 Rules for Good Golf Etiquette

March 1st, 2016 | by admin admin | in Golf Tips |    0   

Golf is not just a game of skill. It is a game of etiquette. If you fail to follow the proper etiquette, you might be asked to leave the course. Fortunately, it is easy to learn proper golf etiquette.

1. Don't be a distraction.

Don't move or make noise when someone close to you is setting up or swinging. The slightest movement or noise can distract the golfer.

2. Have your own clubs.

Players should take their own clubs on the course instead of borrowing from someone else. Purchase some cheap clubs if needed so you don't have to borrow any.

3. Don't make people wait for you to swing.

Keep an eye on the action and step up to the ball when it is your turn.

4. Keep the course looking nice.

Repair divots and ball marks, and rake sand bunkers when you play.

5. Don't walk on putting lines.

Putting lines are the imaginary lines that connect the hole and the ball. Avoid walking on them at all costs.

6. Only spend five minutes looking for lost balls.

If you can't find your ball, you have five minutes before declaring it lost. Then, hit your provisional ball.

7. Be a grownup.

You have probably seen people throw clubs, swear, or yell during a missed shot. That is bad etiquette and should be avoided.

8. Play in the right order.

The person who is furthest away from the pin should hit first. In addition, whoever wins the hole gets to tee off first at the next one.

9. Follow cart rules.

Each course has its own set of rules governing golf carts, and rules might change at a moment's notice. Pay attention to cart path only and 90-degree rules.

10. Get there early.

If you schedule a tee time, you need to get there early so you can get your equipment ready. Then, you need to tee off on time.

If you follow these guidelines, you won't have to worry about getting kicked off the golf course. In addition, your foursome will enjoy playing with you.

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