Golf Etiquette 101
Common golf etiquette includes things like being quiet and still when someone is taking a shot, fixing divots and ball marks on the green, and not walking on someone's line of putt. Additionally, it is considered polite to let faster players play through, and to keep carts and bags off the greens. It is also important to be aware of and adhere to the specific rules and guidelines of the course you are playing on.
- Be ready to play when it is your turn.
- Allow faster players to play through.
- Keep carts and bags off greens.
- Repair divots and ball marks on greens.
- Do not walk on someone's line of putt.
- Be quiet and still when someone is taking a shot.
- Keep an appropriate pace of play.
- Dress appropriately for the course.
- Be respectful of the course and its facilities.
- Do not move or touch loose impediments in a hazard.
- Do not stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when someone is putting.
- Replace divots and rake bunkers.
- Observe proper flagstick protocol.
- Follow the course's specific rules and guidelines.
- Show respect to fellow players, employees of the golf course and the golf course itself.