Etiquette is the manner in which the game of golf should be played. The overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.


-       All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of golf.


-       Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by a club, the ball or any stones etc. When they make a stroke or practice swing.

-       Players should not play until the players in front are out of reach.

-       Players should shout ‘FORE’ if there is danger of their ball hitting someone.


-       Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise.

-       Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball.

-       On the putting green, players should not stand on another player’s line of putt or when he is making a stroke, cast a shadow over his line of putt.

-       When marking a card always check the score on the way to the next tee and record it.


-       Players should play at a good pace.

-       It is a groups responsibility to keep up with the group in front.

-       If you are delaying the group behind, you should invite the group through, irrespective of the number of players in the group.

-       When playing on or near the putting green, you should leave your bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green.

-       Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent the ball will not be easily found.


-       Bunkers: Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by them and any nearby made by others.

-       Repairing of divots: Players should carefully repair any divot holes made by them and any damage to the putting green made by the impact of a ball.


-       Do not remove divots when making practice swings.

-       Do not hit the ground with the head of a club , whether in anger or for any other reason.

-       Avoid damaging the hole by standing too close to the hole.

-       Always walk around the putting surface when possible..

 If these rules are followed, All players will gain maximum Enjoyment from the game.