Golf Etiquette - dummies

Golf Etiquette

Part of Golf For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Golfers show their respect for the game, the course and their fellow players through commonly accepted rules of golf etiquette. Here are some basic tips to help you get the most from your day on the green:


  • Be ready to play when it’s your turn.

  • Award the honour on a given tee to the player with the lowest score on the preceding hole.

  • Pay attention to the group behind you.

  • Help the greenkeeper out: replace divots, repair ball marks and smooth footprints in bunkers.


  • Talk while someone is playing a stroke.

  • Hit until you’re sure that everyone in your foursome is behind you.

  • Park golf carts near greens, trees or bunkers.

  • Hang around the green filling out your scorecards after everyone has finished putting.