✔ Borrowing golf clubs is against the rules, so ensure that you carry every iron you need. A count of 14 clubs is acceptable, so ensure that you’re carrying a range. Apart from showing that you’re unprepared, borrowing clubs can actually disturb other players.
✔ If you’re playing in a group, ensure that you match everyone else’s pace. It is extremely rude to keep everyone else waiting. Plan your shot while you are approaching the ball and take no longer than 45 seconds to hit a shot once you’ve chosen your club.
✔ Even if you’re having a bad day on the course, keep the frustration under wraps. Aggressive behaviour and profanity go against golf etiquette, so don’t let an outburst ruin the atmosphere for everyone else.
✔ While you’re waiting for another player to play his shot, stay absolutely still. It is incredibly rude to practise your shot or engage in light-hearted banter while someone else is trying to focus. Similarly, ensure that you are not stepping on another player’s putting line.
Written By : Shirley Mistry