Etiquette is the code of polite behavior in a public setting and is a very important part of the game of golf.
Golf has its own code of conducts to ensure safe play and more enjoyment by all. This code of golf etiquette is put in place to minimize the possible injury to players, damage to equipment and damage to the course itself.
The Top 5 Rules for Good Golf Etiquette:
1. Show up prior to your tee time so you are ready to play at your designated time.
2. Keep up with the pace of play:
If you find yourself holding up a group or two, you can either attempt to play faster or allow the group behind you to play through. This is best done on a tee by waiting for the group to approach and m
otioning them through.
Keep you temper under control:
Be respectful of not only yourself but also the people around you and the golf course by not throwing
clubs, digging into the turf with your club or cursing.
4. Order of Play:
The player that has received the lowest score on the previous hole will be allowed to tee off first. Once players have hit their tee balls, the player that is FARTHEST from the hole is to play first. Most non-competitive rounds are played as Ready Golf which means whoever is ready can hit first so long as the area of play is clear. Stand to the side and not in front of anyone hitting.
5. On the Green: The first
player putt their ball in the hole is responsible for holding and replacing the pin. Be careful not to step in the area of any other
player's line on the green. Fix your ballpark and one other that might have been left.
LASTLY: Always leave the golf course better than you found it by picking up trash, fixing an extra ball mark and replacing divots or filling with designated sand mix.
Have a great time during your next round by following these simple guidelines.