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  • General Etiquette

    Golf Etiquette is a set of rules and practices designed to make the game of golf safer and make the game more enjoyable for golfers and to minimize damage to golf equipment and the golf course. The overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times

    ETIQUETTE
    Any format of players playing faster than the game in front shall have precedence over, be entitled to pass and expect to be called through any other match.
    Please repair all divots, rake bunkers and repair pitch marks.
    All players must play the course in sequence.
    From the Rules of Golf (Section One) Etiquette

    COURTESY OF THE COURSE
    Consideration for other players
    In the interest of all, players should play without delay.
    No player should play until the players in front are out of range.
    Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found; they should not search for five minutes before doing so.  They should not continue to play until the players following them have passed and are out of range.
    When the play of a hole has been completed players should immediately leave the green.
    A player who has incurred a penalty stroke should intimate the fact to his opponent as soon as possible.


    Behaviour During Play
    No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.  The player who has the honour should be allowed to play before his opponent or fellow competitor tees his ball.
    Safety
    Prior to playing a stroke or making a practice swing, the player should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like which may be moved by the stroke or swing.
    Priority on the Course
    If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it should invite the match following to pass

    CARE OF THE COURSE
    Holes in Bunkers
    Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him in the bunker.
     
    Restore Divots, Repair Ball Marks and Damage by Spikes
    Through the green, a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him is replaced at once and pressed down, and that any damage to the putting green made by the ball is carefully repaired.  Damage to the putting green caused by golf shoe spikes should be repaired on completion of the hole.
    Damage to Greens, Flagsticks, Bags etc.
    Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagsticks, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it, in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole.  The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
    Golf Carts
    Local notices regarding use must be strictly observed
    Damage through Practice Swings
    In taking practice swings players should avoid causing damage to the Course by removing divots.