Golf is different from the other sports and it is played in a different environment. Calmness and patience are required for playing golf where other sports involve noise, pace and excitement. While playing any sports, people will not remember how well you played but how well you behaved. So, even if your performance is not good enough in playing golf, make the best use of your money by maintaining a good impression and relation with people. Remember one thing, do not be a player with whom no one wants to be with. For that reason, we are going to discuss 10 important golf etiquette which will help you to be a great golfer and also a player with the best moral.
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10 important golf etiquette to be a great golfer
At first, let’s make a quick list of 10 golf etiquettes to be a player with of good moral. Here, they are-
- Wearing the perfect golf stuff
- Controlling temper during the game
- Being fast while playing
- Maintaining silence
- Keeping the phone in silent mood
- Repairing the ground
- Showing respect to other players
- Not blaming other players (Blaming yourself)
- Do not stand in the view line
- Being in the ground on time
Now, we are going to discuss each etiquette in details to make you understand properly. So, without wasting any time let’s begin the discussion.
Wearing the perfect golf stuff
Golf is played with proper manner and discipline. If you go to any golf course, you will find that even the children wearing tucked in, ironed golf shirts and a cap placed properly on their head. So, if you are going to play a golf match then tuck your shirt in, don’t wear jeans or half pant which look too casual, wear golf cap and golf shoes. This will show that you are passionate about golf. In addition, with all the money what you will spend on golf, you should not only be a golfer but also a classy player too.
Controlling temper during the game
You know what golf swings are hard to master. Even the world best players sometimes mess up with their swings during the golf course. Few seconds of inattention and wrong strategy are generally responsible for that messing up. And, when it starts, it continues. And soon, you will lose the flow of playing your game. Naturally, this will influence you to shout, swear and to feel the urge to throw the club away. But do not do these things. It will only show that you are a loser and other players will have a negative impression about you. So, if you are losing the match then lose with favor. Do not leave the ground keeping a sulking face on the mind of other players.
Being fast while playing
Golf is a lengthy game which needs around four hours for playing 18-hole. Sequentially, the groups of four players move to play the course. For that reason, there is always a rush on the golf course. Focus and calmness are required while playing golf. But you should have in mind that you should not take too much time for aiming or practicing swings. Other players may get disturbed for waiting for their turn and for that the flow of the game gets ruined. You should take maximum one minute to hit the ball aiming your target. Enjoy the game by saving time and let other players enjoy the game.
Just think the situation that you are focusing on the ball to hit then you have taken your backswing but at that moment the person beside you is talking with others and you have taken a wrong shot. This is one of the common things that happened in a golf course. Whatever you do, do not talk with others while other player taking their shots. This may not be intentional but how will other players know that you do not have any intention to ruin their game? Remember, you are a competitor to them. Do not talk too much while walking to your ball too. Do not forget that you are here to play not to gossip. You may like to gossip while playing but your player might not. As a result, you may not find any partner for your next golf course.
Keeping the phone in silent mood
After maintaining silence, you must focus on your phone to keep in the silent mood. A call may come at a crucial moment while your other group mates are taking their shots. Believe us, any sound during the crucial moment ruin the concentration of the player. So, make sure that your phone is in a silent mood for calls or alarms. Aside from that, you are there to play with other humans. It is a common courtesy to appreciate and give them attention for the time they are sharing with you. If you are talking on the phone all the time and checking your phone during the course then let us assure you that the relationship with other players will not be developed.
Repairing the ground
The golf clubs always try to take care of green regularly, carefully and generously. They always maintain the ground with their hearts and try to keep it beautiful as it is. It is natural to get divots, soils off with your shoes and footprints on the sand bunkers while playing the golf. Do not leave the place like that when you are about to move to the next shot. Always fix the damages which are created by you before leaving.
Showing respect to other players
In golf, players from different countries, ages and professions play together in a single group. During the game, your age and position do not matter at all. Just remember that you have to show respect to other players because they are also players like you.
Not blaming other players (Blaming yourself)
You may miss your shot or target because other players are not following the etiquettes. But do not blame them during the golf course because of your ruined game. Do not start hassling. This will lead to an unpleasant situation and will damage the relationships. Be a good player and forgive them for their faults and keep quiet. Blame yourself instead of blaming others and try harder to focus on your shots. You will win the game for sure.
Do not stand in the view line
Just a shadow can hamper the direction of the ball when a player is taking his shot. It is extremely insensate of anyone on the golf ground to stand on the view line of the players while they hit the ball. It also shows that the player is not concentrated at all on the game. So, do not hamper the focus or game of other players by standing on the view line.
Being in the ground on time
A single golf course may provide a lot of entertainment to the players in a single day. A golf course closes by evening. So, if you are being late for your flight then the manager has to face a lot of problems. And, other players also feel disturbed because their other games also get delayed. Golf is played sequentially. So, you should keep in mind that you have to be in the golf field on time.
There are many other simple things that a golf player should follow while playing. If you want to be a great golfer then you have to follow these golf etiquette. As we mentioned before that golf is a sport of discipline. So, as a good golf player, you have to follow these etiquettes. This will help you also to maintain a good relationship with other players.