Your actions on the golf course will say the most about you as a golfer - much more than your golf clubs or score ever will. Etiquette has to do with manners. Golfers should show courtesy and sportsmanship at all times to their playing partners. The game of golf has a rich heritage based on a code of honor and proper etiquette. No other sport played by millions of amateurs worldwide and professionals for millions of dollars in prize money has a system of penalties whereby the player is required to call penalties on themselves.
There are a few rules of golf etiquette that apply all the time, while others are specific to certain areas of the course. This guide is designed to help the reader understand the basic elements of golf etiquette and what is expected of them when they play a round of golf.
Remember, golf is a game. My hope is that you will remember and enjoy using these golf etiquette tips. Play well and have fun!
Tony Letendre, PGA