Category Archives: Golf Etiquette

Become familiar with the etiquette rules of golf. Learn to wear appropriate attire, how to begin and end a match, when to discuss business, respect the course and other players, how to conduct yourself at a private club, and tipping guidelines.

Country Club Attire

Dress codes vary amongst country clubs.  Some clubs require traditional, conservative attire, while other clubs are more relaxed with their dress requirements.  Dress codes will also vary within the club depending on where you are at the facility.   The dress … Continue reading

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Putting Green Etiquette – Golf Etiquette

Here are a few putting green etiquette guidelines provided by the USGA. 1.  Avoid walking on another player’s line of putt or casting a shadow on that line, and the area extending beyond the hole, while the player is making … Continue reading

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Be A Good Sport

No one likes to be around a poor loser or a gloating winner.  It’s important to use good etiquette skills when playing sports. To be a good loser: 1. Thank the other player or team members for playing a good … Continue reading

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Out of Play Areas – Golf Etiquette

The United States Golf Association (USGA) advises us to adhere to wildlife signs and avoid venturing into those designated rough and out-of-play areas to help improve wildlife habitat on the golf course.

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Golf Etiquette – Dealing With Frost Issues

It is estimated a group of four golfers take close to 5,000 steps on just the course greens during a round of golf.  It is important to recognize the effect those 5,000 steps might have on the course conditions. When … Continue reading

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Golf Etiquette – Exiting the Bunker

I have written about making the bunker presentable as if no one had ever entered it after hitting the ball out of the bunker. (September 2, 2007) Today, I would like to address what you should do after exiting the … Continue reading

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Golf Etiquette – When and Where To Tally Your Score

Do not tally your golf score while standing on the green.  Doing so delays the play of those on the holes behind you. It is best to tally your score on the next tee while other players in your group … Continue reading

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Business Golf Etiquette – Who Pays?

When participating in a business golf outing, the person who extended the invitation, (the host), picks up the tab.

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Golf Etiquette – Tipping Golf Caddies

Whether you are playing at a public course or a private club, if you use the services of a golf caddy, you should tip the caddy 15 to 20 percent of the fee for the round of golf. For example: … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Etiquette on the Golf Course

In a recent survey, golfers placed cell phones on the top ten least wanted list. Yes, the high tech, can’t live without it, cell phone was listed right along with mulligans, neglected bunkers, and unsolicited advise. Cell phone etiquette on … Continue reading

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