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Basics of Golf etiquette :)

In contrast to numerous games, golf is played without the oversight of a referee or umpire. The game depends on the respectability of the person to show thought to different players and to maintain the standards. All players should behave in a trained way, show civility and sportsmanship consistently, and find essential ways to really focus on the course being played on.

Consideration for Other Players- Players should not disturb other players by moving, talking, or making unnecessary noise.

Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole when a player is about to play.

Do not hit until you are certain that the group ahead of you is out of range.

On the putting green, players should not stand on or walk on another player’s line of putt (an imaginary line that connects the ball to the hole) or when making a stroke, cast a shadow over his/ her line of putt.

Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out. In addition, the first person to hole out should be the one to replace the flagstick in the hole.

Pace of Play- Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play.

It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front of them.

Generally, the player with the best score on the previous hole has the honour of teeing off first. However, it is very common to play “ready golf” to help speed up play.

Care of the Course- Players should avoid causing damage to the course by removing divots when taking practise swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground, whether in anger or for any other reason.

Players should replace all divots made by them in a fairway and repair all ball marks on the putting green.

Divots made on a tee box should be filled with the sand mixture if available. Before leaving a bunker, players should rake holes and footprints made by them and any others nearby. In order to avoid damaging the hole on the putting green, players should not stand too close to or on the edge of the hole.

The head of a club should not be used to remove a ball from the hole.

Dress Appropriately!- A golfer should always know which brand/ number of balls they are using to avoid confusion during play.

It is also recommended to place an additional identifying mark on your ball.

At the end of a round, shake hands with your fellow players.

As a player, it is your responsibility to learn and understand the rules of golf

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