There are millions of people that play the game of golf every year, but many would be surprised to know how many of those millions are truly aware of all the different rules and regulations that go into place. While every course many have different rules attached to it, there are a lot of basic rules and regulations for the game of golf that can and should be applied to every game that you play. As a golfer, you should know the ins and outs of the game, for your own benefit as well as for the benefit of those playing with and around you. Here are some of the most basic rules that you should keep in mind next time you hit the course:
- Play at a good pace. It is important that you play the game at a good pace – do not rush through or make others around you feel rushed, and do not move too slow that you are holding up your game and everyone else’s around you.
- Keep in mind that every course is different. Remember that every course you play at has different rules and regulations. Before beginning your game, check in to make sure you are aware of all of them so that you are not disrupting anyone on the course.
- Do not move or talk when someone is hitting the ball. When someone is preparing for their swing and in the process of swinging and hitting the ball, do not distract them with moving, talking or any sudden noises. Be respectful and distraction-free so they are able to focus on their shot. You should also always expect this for yourself, as well!
- Do not play if there is lightning in the forecast. For your safety and everyone else’s around you, if there is lightning in the distance or even in the forecast, it is best to avoid the course and find alternatives, such as an indoor putting green.