Golf Etiquette – The Definitive Guide

Golf Etiquette: Something that most golfers think they have, but very few actually do.

We’ve all heard about Golf Etiquette, but what is it?   If you don’t have it (or even know what it means),  how do you get it?

According to The R&A ruling authority, Golf Etiquette refers to a set of rules and practices designed to make the game of golf safer and more enjoyable for golfers and to minimize possible damage to golf equipment and courses. Although many of these practices are not part of the formal rules of golf, golfers are customarily expected to observe them. The R&A rule book states that the overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.

Therefore, Golf Etiquette is an essential part of the game. Unfortunately it also is one of the last things newcomers (and many not so newcomers) learn about the game.

That being said,  it makes sense that all golfers should know and practice good golf etiquette. But how do you know what good golf etiquette is? And if you don’t know what it is, how do you learn it?

golf etiquetteThe easiest way is to get a copy of The Golf Etiquette Quick Reference Guide, by Yves C. Ton-That. This guide provides concise information on everything you could ever want to know about conduct on the golf course and in some cases,  off the golf course. Additionally,  you will find some of the basic rules and regulations of golf that every golfer should know.

The guide is small enough to fit in your pocket or golf bag and made of heavy-duty pages that insure the guide will last a long time. With eight color coded sections that make it easy to find what you are looking for in a hurry, this guide is The Golf Book of Knowledge. It’s not going to help you fix your golf swing, but it will certainly help you recognize proper conduct and might even help you win some bets.

Get your copy by going to, this might be the best $13 you ever spend for golf.

Table of Contents:

  1. Basics
  2. Before The Round
  3. Tee
  4. Fairway & Rough
  5. Hazards
  6. Fringe & Green
  7. After The Round
  8. Thunderstorms.

Test Your Knowledge of Golf Etiquette:

[toggle title=”Only _______ golf is good golf.” load=”hide”]FAST – Playing slowly is the most common cause of aggravation and debate. Keep in touch with the group ahead of you.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Prepare for your ______ while you are walking to the ball if possible.” load=”hide”]SHOT – Before you get to your ball. If possible you should have already estimated the distance and chosen your club and strategy for your shot.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”The player whose ball is  ___________ is responsible for removing or tending the flag.” load=”hide”]NEAREST TO THE HOLE.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”The player who  ___________ replaces the flagstick when the hole has been completed.” load=”hide”]HOLED OUT FIRST – Fetch the flagstick immediately after holing out and have it ready while the other players finish the hole.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”If someone asks you, ‘How did you play?’ It is advisable only to answer ________________.” load=”hide”]WITH YOUR SCORE. Please do not describe the round in detail – talking about it may be enjoyable but listening to it is most probably not.[/toggle]

Get the Guide and impress your golfing buddies with this new found knowledge.


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