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1. Etiquette

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) provides an extensive guide to the etiquette of golf. Below are some you should be aware of:

  • Make sure you identify a mark on your ball and inform others around you what type of ball you are playing with.
  • Avoid slow play by being prepared for each shot. If you are not ready to play, encourage one of your fellow players to play.
  • Take care of the course. Specifically, replace any divots, indentations, and rake the bunker once you have finished.
  • With regards to safety, do not take a tee shot if you think it has a chance of reaching the group ahead of you. If this does happen, immediately shout “fore” and apologize to the players.
  • Unacceptable behavior such as yelling, screaming or throwing clubs is not appropriate. Golf can be a frustrating game, try and control the displays.
  • At the end of the round, shake hands with your fellow players to congratulate or console and thank them for their company.

For the official PGA website click the following link to read all of the unwritten rules and guide to fair play of golf:


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