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GOLF is a game that requires a lot of concentration. If you are trying to make a putt, or hit your tee shot into a narrow fairway, it will be much more difficult if someone is laughing, rattling their clubs or running around the tee or green.
Golf etiquette is an extremely important part of the game of golf. The etiquette golfers show to one another out on the course is one of the things that distinguishes golf from all other sports. But what is etiquette? Etiquette has to do with manners. It is through the courtesy we show to other people that we communicate our respect for them and that we show them how important we think they are.
Quiet is required on the golf course. Golf requires lots of concentration, and even if the people in your immediate group don't seem to be bothered, there are other groups all around you. So keep your voice down. Walk, don't run.
Watch that Practice Swing The first and foremost rule of golf and golf etiquette is safety. This rule applies to young and old alike. Without some good common sense and a notion of how hard golf balls and clubs are, a golf course can be a very dangerous place. So here are some safety rules to always follow on the golf course: Don't take practice swings toward another person (Rocks and sticks and grass can fly up and hit them in the eye. Besides, it's rude!)
Golf Carts You don't need a driver's license to drive a golf cart on the course, but you do need some common sense . If you are driving a motorised cart, drive at a moderate speed and keep your eyes open for other golfers. Depending on weather conditions and other variables, courses will post different rules relating to the use of carts. Be sure to obey the course rules regarding carts such as: