What are the basics of golf etiquette?
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Are there modified rules for golfers with disabilities?
Are there any other resources on the Rules?
|What are the basics of golf etiquette?
Within the USGA Rules of Golf, there are core golf etiquettes that are engrained into the very essence of golf:
The First Swing Golfer's Guide also contains important information about beginning to play the game.
- Safety: Be aware of the players in your group, others on the course and yourself. Never take any action that could endanger anyone.
- Consideration of other players:
- Show consideration of your actions by not disrupting anyone through excessive movement, talking and unnecessary noise.
- On the putting green, be sure not to stand in nor cast a shadow through the line of someone’s putt.
- Pace of Play: Be sure to maintain a good pace of play. Click here for the Play Golf America Pace of Play Hints.
- Course Conditions: Do everything you can to leave the course they way you found it.
- Bunkers – be sure to rake your footprints while leaving a bunker. Feel free to rake those that others left behind as well!
- Divots – Taking a divot is not bad, but leaving it un-repaired is bad.
- Ball marks – make the effort to repair any marks made on the putting surface.