Golf Manners

Golf is a sport that can be more associated with proper etiquette than others. Proper golf manners are there for a reason, a great number of them regulate the pace of the game (which keeps it entertaining) while others refer to players’ safety. Some golf manners are there to keep the golf course itself in good shape. Do your part to keep the game entertaining for all, remember your golf manners!

  • New golfers can really get the feel of proper golf manners as they learn on the course. These golfers can get the hang of things from observing the actions of professional golfers as well.
  • Below are basic rules a new golfer should keeping in mind to keep the game relaxing and entertaining for everyone.
  • If you can help it, try to keep your golf cart on the designated areas instead of on the grass. Follow the directions posted on the golf carts and as always, drive carefully.
  • Make sure to look ahead and to both sides of where you are set to aim so golfers ahead are not in the range of your shot.
  • As bad as your temper may be, don’t resort to swinging a club in rage! You could seriously get someone hurt even if you don’t mean it.
  • If it’s not your turn to hit, but another golfer’s, take a look around in order to keep yourself out of harm’s way.
  • Just like in any kind of line, be ready when it’s your turn to hit. As much as you don’t like waiting for other groups, show them some courtesy as well.
  • Awareness is of key importance in golf safety. Keep yourself a good distance from those in your own group as they prepare for a stroke.
  • It’s a good idea to inform the group following you to go ahead and play through if you intend on using the entire 5 allotted minutes to find a lost ball.
  • If you suddenly notice while you are hitting your drive that golfers were covered by an obstruction up ahead, make sure that you make them aware of it, yell FORE!
  • If you can, try to keep to the pace of the group in front of you. You may let a group with a faster pace play ahead if there is space between.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a few clubs with you when getting to your ball from the golf cart. By just bringing one club with you, you may very well end up having to go back just to get another club which will waste time.
  • When your group is done putting, depart from the putting green.
  • Course Care
  • Fix divots
  • Fix ball marks on the green
  • Rake sand traps in order to take away any damage done to the
  • Other reminders!
  • Keep silent when another player is swinging!
  • Make sure your shadow isn’t bothersome to another player’s putting line
  • Don’t step through another player’s putting line. Walk over or around to make sure your footprints don’t alter the path of a putt.