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A Close Look At Golf Etiquette For Beinners – Tips – Rules
Golf is a popular sport worldwide, enjoyed by players of all ages. As a casual hobby or a more serious mental / physical trial it can provide great enjoyment as well as physical exercise.
Although not part of the formal Rules of Golf, golf etiquette is a set of “rules” regarding conduct and courtesy on the golf course.
Golf Etiquette – Safety
In the interest of safety, a player should ensure that prior to striking a ball no one can be struck by the club, ball or any debris disturbed.
Golf Etiquette – Courtesy
The player with the “honour” should be allowed to play first from the next teeing ground. No one should move, talk or stand directly behind the ball when a player makes a stroke. No player should play until the players in front are out of range. Two-ball matches should have priority over and be entitled to pass any three- or four-ball match, which should invite them through. A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind.
Golf Etiquette (Slow Play) – Speed of Play
It is to everyone`s benefit for players to play without delay. If a player thinks his ball may be lost, to save time, he should play a provisional ball. Players looking for a ball should ask the group behind to overtake as soon as it becomes evident that it will not be found easily. When the play of a hole has been concluded, players should immediately leave the putting green. If a match loses more than one hole on the players in front, it should request the match behind to go by.
Golf Etiquette – Course Care
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill and smooth over any holes or footprints. A player should make certain that any divot hole made by him and any damage to the putting green made by a ball is carefully repaired. On completion of a hole, damage caused to the green by shoe spikes should be repaired. In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly the tees, by removing divots. Care of the course is important as it ensures the course remains in good condition for everyone.
Golf Etiquette Clothing / Dress – Correct Golf Attire
Golf courses generally have a dress code to which all golfers must adhere. Men need to wear shirts with collars and sleeves. Ladies should also wear collared shirts, but sleeveless tops are considered acceptable at most courses. Shorts should be only an inch or two above the knee for both sexes and men should accompany shorts with long socks. Denim wear is not acceptable for any golf course.
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