Golf Etiquette | That Place We Exist in Respectfully and Reluctantly

Golf Etiquette | That Place We Exist in Respectfully and Reluctantly

Golf etiquette – the unwritten code of conduct that separates the respectable golfer from the nuisance on the fairways. In the spirit of these that we agree with, let us tip our hat to these traditions, even if the hat is a double brimmed fashion statement.

  

PACE

Slow play is golf's first sin, apparently. You will feel this pressure first and last in your obsession with golf. There is nothing better than being able to take your time, until you want to keep the momentum when that godly intervention is occurring and your swing is delivering the round of your life. On the other and equal hand, being rushed by someone in your fourball can ruin a game. Keep the game moving, or let faster groups play through. Read the course, and fit into the pace that you can assess, as long as you are prepared, then you have that bit of control on the pace of play.


QUIET

No chatting during someone's shot, on the tee box, approach or putting. This includes the pre-shot routine, gauging when it is still good to continue and when to pause the convo comes with time and practice, get out there and play more golf with your hands behind your back and your political thoughts to yourself.


PREPARED

Don't be the golfer who's perpetually unprepared. You just have to have your shit together. Foresight. Have your club selection ready, and don't make your playing partners wait while you rummage through your bag for that gummy.


GREEN

Even though hundreds of people have walked across the path that your ball is about to take, when someone does it in front of you, the world has changed, the portal has been shut! Walk around or step over the line of any ones putt. Check your shadow is not being cast onto this same line or over anther players ball. Ask if players want flag in/out.

 

DIVOT

Even if using your tee, no one cares how you do it, but you absolutely, unequivocally must repair that pitch mark from the screamer you sent in from 150m out. Or even the gently finessed wedge that left a slight dimple in the green, fix it!.When your iron game is chunking the ball 2 inches before the ball or flushing it and leaving a short loin steak of grass untethered, put it back or fill it with sand.

 

BUNKER

Rule number one! Don’t let your club touch the sand until it is during your actual shot, not a grain on the club, you hear? Secondly, rake away every bit of evidence that you were in there in the first place.

 

These are just a few of the more important ones that we believe increase the experience, allow for a bit of respect and remain practical. Notice that we never mentioned the etiquettes of a collared shirt? When it comes to the clubhouse, well, we will have to get into those unspoken nuances in the next article. Have a read about a (mostly) stylish history of golf fashion to explore the foundations that have got us to this point.

 

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