The sun, sand and water has its own set of etiquette guidelines. The close proximity of beachgoers makes following good etiquette essential. Remember etiquette is simply practicing respect, consideration, kindness and inclusion. Nowhere does this have more value than at the beach.
Blasting Music The beach is open airwaves. Be considerate of the volume and lyrics of your musical choices.
Sand Space The sand must be shared. A good rule of thumb is four to five feet between you and other sun lovers. This is not always possible. Remember the beach is public. Go early.
Stalking Lingering with strangers is tricky. Flirt and keep going. Some people are just being polite.
Swimwear The beach is a family venue, with people in various stages of dress. Make sure your swimwear is not offensive.
Gawking The beach will have sun lovers of all shapes and sizes. Relentless staring is not allowed.
Public Space The beach is not the place for public drama. Keep it peaceful. Privacy is nonexistent on the beach.
Litter Take your trash with you. Trash cans are usually plentiful on the beach.
Smoking Though you are in the great outdoors, smoking should be done away from the beach.
The Birds Those seagulls may look cute and hungry. Don't feed them. One will become many.
Sand Families If you want to party on the beach, stay away from those reading books. If you bring children, find a spot away from the party.
Following some simple guidelines can make everyone's beach experience enjoyable.
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BEFORE YOU YELL FORE!
If you are a golf newbie, there are some things you should know
The spirit of the game of golf is to be respectful of other players' safety as well as their and your enjoyment of the game. The same courtesies of etiquette extended in other parts of your life should be practiced on the greens.
Golf is a game of many rules. Below are some tips for new golfers.
Do your research. Be familiar with the game before you accept that tee time. USGA.com sells an abridged, pocket size version of the rules of golf. The least expensive yet most important part of your golf life. Free.
Dress appropriately Jogging outfits, track or tennis shorts, blue jeans are all inappropriate. If in doubt call the club beforehand.
Be on time. Eighteen holes of golf is going to take an average of four hours. Time is of the essence.
Silence your cell phone Golf is a game of strategy and concentration. Your cell phone is not welcome.
Nowhere is good etiquette more important than on the golf course, where you find yourself in close proximity with others. Your character is on display while playing golf, others will translate these behaviors to the world outside of golf. Make sure your golf game and your business game are in agreement