On the Tee:
- The player who is ready should tee off. Shorter hitters should hit first
- Limit practice swings to two.
- Limit “mulligans” to one per nine only. If you miss the ball or have a bad hit you can pick up and take your ball to the 100 marker.
- Have an extra ball in your pocket and refrain from chatting when someone is hitting.
On the Fairways:
- Proceed quickly to your ball – think about your club selection on the way there.
- Watch each player’s shots to avoid losing golf balls and to save time in the search.
- Don’t spend more than 1 minutes looking for your ball.
- Throw your ball out of the rough and if hitting out of the sand throw out if you are not successful on the 2nd try.
- When playing with carts drop your partner off at their ball with an extra club or two then proceed to your ball.
On the Green:
- Take your pull or power cart to the path beside/behind the green and take your putter and/or wedge to the green.
- Line up your putt as others are putting out. Ensure someone is putting at all times.
- Limit practice strokes to two.
- Courtesy and good manners on the course help everyone to have a good day.
- Observe all course etiquette as noted on the back of scorecards.
- Proper golf attire to be worn at all times. No blue jeans, cut-offs, or tank tops.
- Do not play until the golfers ahead are safely out of range.
- Don’t move or talk or stand too close while a golfer is playing his shot.
- Remember the 3 r’s: rake traps, repair ball marks, replace divots.
- Do not walk on the line of putt of other players.
- Do not disturb other players with your shadow.
- With a power cart, always stay at least 30 feet from greens and follow course signs.
- Don’t write your score while you are still on the green. Wait until you get to the next tee box. Leave the green as soon as your foursome is finished.
- Make sure your cell phone is on silent. It is poor etiquette to take a call or text while playing the round.