This one’s a gimme (pardon my pun :p)! Make sure you arrive at the course AT LEAST 15 minutes before your tee time. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to start the game off behind schedule.
2. Nope! You can’t stand there!
Standing behind a person attempting to putt is bad news. If you want to make friends on the course, don’t stand behind them or in their line through- which extends 2-3 ft past the hole. Give the guy (or gal) some space.
3. Put the phone away!
If you’re paying attention to your phone, chances are you’re not paying attention the game. This makes for some really slow play. Be courteous to your group and those behind you.
Sad but true, throwing your clubs is a no-no. While breaking or tossing the club that caused you to triple bogey 3 holes is a row may be an effective form of catharsis, let’s remain calm and remember this is a gentleman’s sport.
Pretty much everyone knows not to talk while someone is getting ready to hit the ball, but it may surprise you to learn that it’s customary for the person holding the pin to hold the flag still so that the noise from the flapping doesn’t distract the person trying to putt.