1 DON’T BE THE SLOWEST PLAYER
If you consistently find yourself being the slowest player in your group, you’re a slow player. Encourage your group to keep moving at a fast-enough pace so that you occasionally catch up with the group ahead.
2 CONTROL YOUR TEMPER
Losing your cool on the course, whether it’s shouting expletives or digging your club head into the dirt, is a completely unacceptable way to play golf. Throwing your clubs and shouting out loud is only going to make people feel uneasy.
Frustration will come naturally when playing golf, but the trick is to vent it in a less offensive way.
3 RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE’S TIME
Make sure you always make your tee time, and don’t leave others waiting for you. The same goes for lessons – show up slightly early to ensure no one has to wait around.
4 REPAIR THE GROUND
Always replace your plug marks on the green when you reach them. You’ll have heard before that, if you don’t fix these immediately, they can solidify into the ground and take a much longer time to level out.
When you take a divot from the tee, always use seed mix to ensure it repairs as quickly as possible.
5 BE STILL WHILE OTHERS PLAY
There’s nothing more annoying than catching someone else practice-swinging in your peripheral vision. When someone else is approaching the ball, get far enough out of site and remain still until they have played the ball.
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