The Basic Golf Etiquette

Golf has been a game that has been on around for ages now; a few hundred years to count.  Like all other games, golf has certain regulations and rules of engagement.  Some of these are mere courtesies and the others more stricter in the sense. It would be proper to document the etiquettes that the game has to offer the player no matter the location that it is played in.

Dress for the part

Golf is one game that is strong on the appearances part. Never get onto a golf course dressed in anything other than proper golf gear.  This must be complete with the spikes on the feet as well for the most parts. Gloves though not standard provision, needs to be adorned nevertheless.

Being on time

There are two aspects to being on time when golf is being played. The first is to show courtesy to the other players when a game is set to begin and not keep them waiting.  The second aspect to sticking to the proper time schedule is to maintain a game flow which should see the other players on the course complete the games on time too along with you. Since most parts of the crowds of people that take to golf are the corporate types, timing is all but important at any time.

Staying with the group

Golf is usually played in groups of four or five people. But there is bound to be other groups as well playing along in the greens or course. It is basic courtesy to stick to the original playing group even if there are the others who might be known to you or familiar to you in the other parties.  Straying over is considered a great mistake and should never be attempted at any time.


Dealing with the faster groups

A pressing issue with most playing groups is that there is bound to be parties that are a lot faster than the average group. The courteous thing to do would be to allow them to pass through by waiting at a tee so that the smooth flow of the game for the later is not hindered. In a very structured game as golf, it is foolhardy to ignore the basic courtesy and playing tactics as the case might be.

Using a golf cart

One of the most telling aspects of using a golf cart is to stick to driving habits. Do not overspeed and allow others the right of way too.  Most courses have designated areas where a cart can be ridden and driven.  This must be heeded to at all times. Above all else, never overspeed at any time.


As has been said at the beginning, the guidelines are but etiquette and not a regulation as such. In a game that tries to seek out the comfort and convenience of the opponent, it makes a special impression to have to look the part of the golf player as well as play a game of golf.

Are you planning for Golf as Profession?

Wanting to be a professional golf player is a great decision you have made. Golf is one of the most scientifically designed games I have ever seen. I am not saying because I am a professional golf coach. I have seen many of my trainees maturing to join professional golf clubs. They have decent earnings, satisfaction, and the eagerness to grow into international golf players. How do you think they are able to do it? Let’s take a look.

Is Golf Boring?

Many of my friends have a strong feeling that golf is boring. They may say so because they have never got involved in the game. They have been watching golf from a distance. They also don’t have any idea about the intricacies of playing. Hence, they may feel that golf is boring.

How to overcome the Phobia

Willingness to experiment with golf is the first step towards overcoming the phobia. I would rather day, you have to take a golf club and get onto the field. Of course, you will need the golf ball also! Join a team of amateurs or people who are playing without knowing why. Interactions with them can decrease the phobia and eliminate it at some point of time.

How to Learn Golf

You will need a professional golf trainer like me (experienced professional) to start training on the game. You need to spare a minimum of six months to one year for the basic preparation. Then you can start practicing in groups under the guidance of professional golfer.

You will also need to watch videos of local golf club players. I have seen many of my students committing the mistake of watching international golfers while being in the initial stages of golf training. Such an approach is not only a waste of time, but can also have negative impacts in the future.

Go to the local golf club matches and watch intensely. Every weekend you can follow a specific player from the start to the finish. You have to watch not only his correct shots but also his mistakes. Sometimes a mistake in one aspect of the shot making can be a plus point for the other types of shots.

You should also read a lot about the golf sport. Go online to get free books and magazines on golf.

Body Postures

The golf sport has many important body postures which you have to follow. You have to be highly accurate and consistent in following the postures. They can vary for every type of shot that you choose. They can also change depending on the landscape on which you are playing.


You should focus on the ball and the path it is going to fly. You can’t work on assumptions. So, you have to learn the theory aspects very clearly. Start practicing by increasing the level of concentration and focus. One way of enhancing focus is to do meditation before training. Try it for a few days and you can experience the results.


Professional golf is fun and highly paid. But you need to start with a focus on playing and improving. Only then you can reach the stage of professional players faster.