Etiquette is an integral part of the game, defining golf’s core values. It describes the manner in which the game of golf should be played to ensure all players gain maximum enjoyment.

In short, it’s about “respect”.

Respect for the course – leave the course as you would like to find it by repairing pitch-marks, replacing divots and raking bunkers respect for your fellow players – be sportsman like and polite, stay by the green to watch them hole out, and avoid distracting them respect for the game – by knowing the rules and etiquette of golf

Spirit of the Game:
Golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players, care for the course and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be.

This is the spirit of the game of golf.

Etiquette Essentials:
The Etiquette section provides guidelines on the manner in which the game of golf should be played. If they are followed, all players will gain maximum enjoyment from the game.

The overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.

Safety:
Player’s 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 when they make a stroke or practice swing.

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Wait until the players in front are out of range. Players should always alert green staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them.

If your ball is heading in a direction where there is a danger of it hitting someone, shout a warning immediately. The traditional word of warning is “fore”.

Priority on the Course:
Unless otherwise determined by the committee, priority on the course is determined by a group’s pace of play. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round. The term “group” includes a single player.

It should be remembered that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.

Conclusion; Penalties for Breach:
If players follow the guidelines in this Etiquette section, it will make the game more enjoyable for everyone.

If a player consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time to the detriment of others, it is recommended that the committee considers taking appropriate disciplinary action against the offending player. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play for a limited time on the course or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interests of the majority of golfers who wish to play in accordance with these guidelines.

In the case of a serious breach of etiquette, the committee may disqualify a player under Rule 33-7.

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