On the Green: Golfing Do’s and Dont’s - dummies

On the Green: Golfing Do’s and Dont’s

Part of Golf For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Etiquette is important on the green to ensure everyone enjoys their golf game. Follow these tried and tested golfing tips to avoid making an easily preventable blunder.


  • 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 greenskeeper 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.