Good to know
On the tee
- Tee 1, arrive 10 minutes before your tee time, prepare your tees, ball marker and pitch-mark repairer. Mark your balls to identify them more quickly if lost.
- Carry a spare ball in your pocket.
- During friendly games, play from tees adapted to your level. You are here to enjoy yourselves and the course.
- Watch not only your ball, but also those of others, remember where they landed by down using fixed points (trees, etc.).
- During friendly games, the first who is ready plays his shot, even if he does not have the honor.
- Play your shot once the group in front are out of reach. Let the shortest hitters play first.
- Limit conversation until you have left the tee.
On the fairway
- Walk quickly between shots.
- If a ball looks like it's lost or out of bounds, play a provisional.
- Leave your trolley or golf cart at a distance and carry the number of clubs needed with you.
- Without presenting a risk or danger, go up to your ball even if it is in front of those of others.
- Help looking for lost balls, after playing your shot, even if it is in front of those of others.
- Let faster players go through, but only if there is a gap in front of you.
- Think about your next shot, when you walk up to your ball, or while the other players play.
- Play your shot without delay. A single practice swing and a short routine, will improve your game.
- No lessons during a game.
- In a bunker, collect the rake before entering. Enter the bunker by the shortest path and the less steep.
On the green
- Place your bag between the green and the next tee in order to avoid having to retrace your steps.
- The player closest to the hole tends the flag, but without removing immediately, so that the players further away can locate the hole.
- The first player to put out tends the flag until the end of the hole.
- Repair your pitch-mark and any others that you might find.
- Mark your ball if it hinders or play first. During friendly games whoever is ready putts first and continues until they have finished if possible, also give short putts.
- Study your line while others are putting.
- At the end of the hole, leave the green quickly, talk about your shots, calculate and mark your score on the way to or on the next tee.
- During stableford, lift your ball if you are unable to make any points.