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Golf etiquette refers to a set of rules and practices designed to make the game of golf safer and more enjoyable for golfers and to minimize possible damage to golf equipment and courses. These etiquettes may or may not be the formal rules of the game. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Basic Golf Etiquettes

Basic Golf Etiquettes
What is Golf Etiquette?
  • Golf Etiquette refers to a set of rules and
    practices designed to make the game
  • of golf safer and more enjoyable for golfers and
    to minimize possible damage to
  • golf equipment and courses
  • Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most
    part, without the supervision of a
  • referee or umpire
  • The game relies on the integrity of the
    individual to show consideration for other
  • players and to abide by the Rules
  • All players should conduct themselves in a
    disciplined manner, demonstrating
  • courtesy and sportsmanship at all times,
    irrespective of how competitive they may be

List of Basic Golf Etiquettes
  • Safety
  • Pace of Play
  • Respect for Other Players
  • Golf Cart Etiquette
  • Golf Course Maintenance
  • Miscellaneous

  • Players should ensure that no one is standing
    close by when they make a stroke or
  • practice swing
  • Players should not play until the players in
    front are out of range
  • If a player's ball appears to be headed towards
    another player or group, he/she
  • should immediately yell "FORE" in order to alert
    the player or group

Pace of Play
  • Players should play at a good pace and keep up
    with the group
  • From the time the player selects his club until
    he actually hits his shot, he should
  • take no more than 30 to 45 seconds
  • Players should be ready to play as soon as it is
    their turn to play
  • If a player is not ready to take his shot then he
    should encourage his fellow
  • players to play

Pace of Play
  • If a player has lost his golf ball in the water
    or is out of bounds, then in order to
  • save time, he should play with a provisional ball
    or let the player behind him move
  • forward till he tries to find his golf ball

Respect for Other Players
  • Players should not distract or disturb other
    players when they are preparing
  • to putt
  • Players should ensure that any electronic device
    taken onto the course does
  • not distract other players
  • If a player does not have a caddie and has been
    asked to tend the flagstick,
  • he should make sure that he is not standing on
    anyone's line
  • In stroke play, a player who is acting as a
    marker should, if necessary, on the
  • way to the next tee, check the score with the
    player concerned and record it

Golf Cart Etiquette
  • Never go joyriding with the golf cart, accidents
    occur due to negligence
  • Never drive the cart through the lush green grass
    or muddy areas
  • Never drive the cart within the hazard boundaries
    or within 10 yards
  • of water hazards or bunkers

Golf Course Maintenance
Divots should always be repaired, either by
placing sand in the divot or replacing the
grass, preferably with a driver. Player should
repair any divot holes made by them.
Golf Course Maintenance
Players should enter the bunker from the low side
at a point nearest to the ball. Before leaving a
bunker, players should carefully fill up and
smooth over all holes and footprints made by them
and any nearby made by others. A rake should be
used for this purpose.
  • Players have the responsibility of learning and
    understanding the Rules of
  • the game
  • Players should always know which brand of golf
    ball they are using,
  • or mark it to avoid confusion during play
  • Players yelling, screaming, throwing clubs or
    otherwise making a fool of
  • themselves is unacceptable and, in some cases,
    dangerous to others
  • Players, at the end of the round, should shake
    hands with his fellow players,
  • congratulate the winners, console the losers, and
    thank them for their company