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Learning Golf Etiquette
If you are just learning to play golf, or have been playing for a while, it is good to understand the etiquette that people expect during a game. You should arrive to the golf course with enough time to warm up. You should work your way through your bag of clubs starting with the short irons. To finish off you should hit a few wedge shots and then hit a few putts on the practice green. You should warm up enough without dragging it out too long.
At your first tee you should go over the score card to see if there are any specific rules for the course you are playing. Before entering into any kind of competition, you should make sure everyone in the party is okay with that idea. Find out more about this in this web link. All of your balls should have identifying marks and you should inform the other players of these markings.
You should also avoid playing through the course too slowly. This can really hold up all the games going on behind you. You should walk in-between the shots without getting distracted. You should also start evaluating the wind direction and strength as you approach your shot, so you don't have to spend a lot of time planning once you get there. You shouldn't spend more than 45 seconds from the selection of your club to taking the shot. If you feel like you will need more time, you should ask another player to go ahead of you.
You should also be respectful of the course you are playing on. You should always fill in your divots with the original soil or with a mixture the course provides. You should also repair any dents made on the green by your ball landing. You should keep a tee, knife, or key on you for this purpose. You should keep from tearing the grass, but make it smooth enough to putt over. Read news about foot golf here at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/08/us/footgolf-united-states/.
When you are on the green, you should keep from stepping on the other players' putting lines. You can mark the ball if it is in someone's way by putting a penny or a plastic marker down in its spot. You shouldn't move around while someone else it putting and you should be out of their line of vision. Relevant details regarding this are accessible if you view the link. The person who is closest to the hole will usually take care of the flagstick. If this is you, then you shouldn't stand on anyone's putting line, hold it at arm's length to keep the flag from fluttering, and make sure there isn't a shadow cast on the hole.