Chapter Education

Course Etiquette

Pace of Play

  • Arrive at the golf course in plenty of time to be prepared for your golf game.
  • At least 30 minutes before your tee time
  • Have everything you need - balls, tees, ball markers, towels, etc.
  • Distinctly mark your ball with dots, name, initials, etc., with a permanent marker

Play Ready Golf

  • Tee off as soon as enough members have arrived and the starter approves.  On subsequent tees, if the player with honors is not present, another player should setup and tee off
  • If you must take a practice swing, limit to one swing
  • Proceed directly to your own ball.  Do not hang back, especially if you are on the other side of the fairway from the away golfer.
  • In the fairway, always be ready to hit.  Ready Golf means to hit (safely) when ready, without distracting your partners.  Walk briskly between shots.
  • While waiting to hit, survey your shot, select your clubs, take them from your bag and stand ready to set up and make your shot.
  • Watch other’s shots as well as your own.  This will reduce time spent looking for lost golf balls.  Hit a provisional ball whenever in doubt.  Spend no more than 5 minutes looking for a lost ball.  If the lost ball is not yours, look for it after you have hit your ball. 
  • Pace yourself by focusing on the golf group ahead of you, not behind you.  You should be one (1) stroke behind the group in front of you.

On the Green

  • Always leave your clubs at the back or side of the green closest to the next tee.
  • On the green, line up your putt as others are putting out; use continuous putting (rather than marking putts close to the hole) and do not spend too much time with each putt.
  • Manage the pin:  the golfer closest to the hole should tend the pin and the first person to putt out should be ready to replace it. 
  • Exist the green and tally your score at the next tee.


  • Walk briskly to your ball; think about your next shot, strategy, and club selection in advance.
  • First hit your shot, then look for a partner’s lost ball.
  • Line up a putt before it is your turn, put out immediately if you are not in someone’s line.
  • Always be ready to play!

In Spring, several Rules & Etiquette sessions are held at New Berlin Hills.  Questions?  Email the LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Milwaukee Board and include Rules & Etiquette in the subject line.


Golf Education and player development is a very important part of the LPGA Amateurs Golf Association.  The education programs are modular by design allowing you to select the programs that are most suited to your skill level and golf goals.  Most education programs are delivered in person by a PGA or LPGA Teaching Professional. 

Aim for your goals, then swing past them - meet our Golf Pros!

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Susie Hartfield

Susie Hartfield is an LPGA and LPGA Amateurs member and has been teaching professionally since 1987.  She currently teaches at Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield.  She will help you set and reach goals that are both measurable and attainable.  Her teaching philosophy is to develop strong basics and adhere to ball flight laws and principles.  Susie will help you to understand and perform one skill correctly at a time to ensure your lesson will be very focused and uncomplicated.  Susie will be entering her third year coaching high school golf, this year as Head Coach of Varsity Girls Golf at Cedarburg High School. 

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Bill Harm

Bill Harm is a renowned golf professional and teacher, known throughout southeast Wisconsin for helping golfers improve their game.  Whether you're a beginner or sport a single-digit Handicap, Bill understands that your ability, goals, and expectations are unique.  Bill rapidly assesses a person's swing and give simple yet effective adjustments. If you're interested in lessons with Bill please contact him directly for more information at or 414-467-9164/


Mary Hafeman

Mary E. Hafeman, owner of Mary Hafeman Golf Experience and is an award-winning Performance Coach, Accomplished Player and Operations Manager within the Golf Industry. Mary played collegiate golf at University of Florida. Mary is originally
from West Bend, Wisconsin, a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame, Wisconsin State Golf Hall of Fame, West Bend East High School Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni and St. Frances Cabrini Hall of Fame.

Mary’s accomplishments are:

  • 2016 PGA National Player Development Award 
  • US Kids Certified Master Golf Coach
  • GRAA Top Growth of the Game Coaches and Elite Member Status
  • PGA North Florida Player Development Leader and Teacher of the Year
  • Former player on the LPGA Tour
  • Top 50 Teachers according to Golf for Women magazine

Mary provides exceptional golf instruction, inclusive player development programs, student specific player performance -based coaching for the inexperienced player to the aspiring professional golfer. “My focus is on coaching the entire game through 4 steps of Mastery.”

  1. Assess student’s specific goals.
  2. Create supervised fun high tech, learning environment including Trackman
  3. Add result and simulate on course play.
  4. Play: Final step to improvement and fun.

Mary’s promise: “Where learning is FUN, and RESULTS are GUARENTEED.”

Play Better Golf / Get Golf Ready Semi-Private Group Coaching

  • New Player or Refresher Player Development Course that includes hands on active learning
  • Have fun and meet new friends
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the game.  Skill is built off basics
  • Dynamic skill development for entire game
  • Learn how to develop “ball control” and solid contact for consistent ball flight
  • Practice in and environment that is set up as “real life golf situations”. 
  • Supervised play on the course - test out your new skills on the actual course
  • Video analysis 
  • Fun games and skill contests
  • 5- week program 1.5 hours per session for a total of 7.5 hours of performance coaching
  • 6 to 1 student /coach ratio
  • Tuition: $210.00 per student
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Reach out to Mary if you're interested in building your own customized group semi-private coaching programs, completely private coaching lessons, seasonal private coaching package or attend a golf excursion!

Mary Hafeman – 904-233-0989, or call Missing Links Golf Club  (262) 243-5711

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