Chapter Education

Golf Etiquette

A 1040EZ Short Form of the Rules of Golf 
1. Tee Off Between the Markers
On every teeing ground, the place where each hole begins, markers define the area from which the ball must be played.  The rule is your ball must NEVER be teed up in front of the markers.  You are however, allowed to play from behind the markers within two club lengths. 



Fixing your Ball Mark on the Green:

Step 1: Take your ball mark repair tool and insert the prongs into the turf at the edge of the depression. (Don't forget to pick up your complimentary tool from the starter before you play.)
Step 2: Push the edge of the ball mark toward the center, using your ball mark repair tool in a "gentle twisting motion
Step 3: Smooth the surface with a club or your foot.  You're done when it's flat and a surface YOU would putt over.

Fixing your Divots in the Fairway:
This is where you are going to find the most divots on the golf course.  Each and every one of our power carts as well as all of our rental pull carts include a sand and seed bottles to assist in the repair of your divots.  The best action to take is finding the piece of grass you just took out of the ground and put it back in the divot.  Then you will need to place some sand over the top of the divot and press down with your shoe to secure it in place.  ONE thing to be cautious of is to ensure that the piece of grass and sand is level with the rest of the playing surface.  You do not want a mound left on the golf course as this dulls the blades of the mowers.

If you cannot locate the piece of grass, just fill the divot with sand and again level it out with playing surface.


10 Practice Putting Green rules most golfers don’t know
1. Don’t make footmarks in the green
2. Don’t putt through other people’s lines
3. Don’t walk through other people’s lines
4. Don’t putt to holes that other people are using
5. If the green is small and busy, don’t set up a big putting drill
6. Don’t chip on the putting green
7. Don’t be too chatty
8. No more than three golf balls
9. Clean up after yourself
10. Don’t dilly dally

Click on this link for examples and details:

Chapter Sponsors & Partners