Central Oregon Chapter
Education
There are some significant changes to the rules of golf in effect for 2019.  Follow this link for the 2019 Rule Changes.  For complete information about the rules of golf, visit the USGA Rules of Golf Home.  

Learn the game of golf or improve your game by taking advantage of the many clinics and lessons offered throughout the season and the area.

Black Butte Ranch - http://www.blackbutteranch.com/golf/lessons-and-instructions

  • Signature Golf School
  • Ladies Only Golf School (June and July dates)
  • Spring Tune Up (May dates)
  • 100 Yards In Clinic (June, July and August dates)

Eagle Crest Resort - https://www.eagle-crest.com/site/assets/files/1/golf-instructions.pdf

Aspen Lakes Golf Course - http://www.aspenlakes.com/golf-course/lessons

  • Get Golf Ready and Beyond Get Golf Ready with Howie Pruitt

  

 

Golf Etiquette 101

The Spirit of the Game

Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. 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 the game of golf.

                                                         Safety

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


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


Players should always alert green staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them.

If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, he should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such a situation is "fore."

Information for this article was copied from USGA website.

Submitted by Delores Pliska

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf Etiquette 101 Part 2

Consideration for Other Players

No Disturbance or Distraction

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

Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players.

On the teeing ground, a player should not tee his ball until it is his turn to play.

Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.

On the Putting Green

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.

Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out.

Scoring

In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with the player concerned and record it.

Information for this article was copied from USGA website. Other sections of this article will be presented in future newsletters.

Submitted by Delores Pliska