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Got an invitation to the round, but with Golf You’re still on “You”? Well, at least you expect a fascinating observation on the sidelines for lovers of secular entertainment. If You decide to take a direct part in the game, but do not want to be considered ignorant, you should read some of the rules of conduct on the field and the rest of the Golf club. One of the features of Golf is the culture of relationships between players, so knowing the intricacies of etiquette will allow You to feel absolutely “at ease”. I must say that to overcome all the variety of nuances at once can not afford anyone: understanding comes with the experience of the game.

To begin with, it is enough to follow the basic recommendations and no complaints to You, as a beginner, will not arise. And then, if there are questions, you always feel free to ask them.

So, let’s start with the fact that no one expects you to master the game.

reznikom good tone is, rather, the pace of the game. It’s not about you fussily hitting balls and running to them in a hurry. It is enough to make a couple of training swings and be ready to play at the time of Your turn. There will be plenty of time to chat between strikes, however, if the player is going to make a strike, You must remain silent.

If you take part in a friendly round on the green, short (half a meter and less) putts are usually given or declared “given”. In other words, when you say “it’s good”, it means that after you score a putt, you can pick up the ball.

To ensure a good pace of play is possible, keeping the distance to the floor of the hole between the front of the group and Your.

Your turn will come

Golfers hit the ball in a certain order to avoid mass confusion. Therefore, You should know when it’s time for Your strike. Traditionally, the player with the best score has the right to start the game first. The next shot belongs to the player whose ball is farther away from the hole than the others. At the same time, within each group it is possible to agree on a game of “ready golf”: everyone can hit the ball, ready to hit the player.

If all the balls on the putting green-remember the flag. The player whose ball is closest to the hole, takes the flag out of the glass. If not all players clearly visible hole, you can start “service” flag: and prepare to get it out of the glass in the process of approaching the ball to the hole.

When the game is complete, returns the flag to the glass the player who first scored the ball into the hole.

Keep others safe

If the ball after hitting flies in the direction of people, a warning cry of the word ” Handicap!”more than normal. This cry should be as loud as possible and not lingering. Your task is to warn others in time. Pointing the direction of the ball with words, for example, ” Handicap to the right!”, You can specify who should be more careful. And one more thing: shout without embarrassment, regardless of whether the ball reaches the others or not.

Respect for the Golf course

The field ready to play is someone’s Titanic work. You are required to respect this work. Specify where you can ride a Golf cart, and where you can not. Is it allowed to drive on the grass or should leave the vehicle on the track. However, to move on the square next to the putting green can not in any case.

If you hit the stick on the field was knocked divot (part of the grass cover), you should return it to its place and tightly press or fill the resulting depression with a mixture of seeds and sand, which is on the square or caddy.

From blows on the putting green formed dents from the balls. Partners on the field will tell You how to solve this problem.

After the ball is knocked out of the bunker, you should level the sand in it.

Know their place

Keep in mind that hitting with a stick does not give the most pleasant sensations. Therefore, golfers are very demanding about where and who should stand. And then, fear to touch a nearby, preventing to focus before the shot.

Stand slightly behind the ball or to the side a few meters away. When hitting a player from the bunker, advance to a safe distance. Balls in this case have a habit of flying at lightning speed and in an unpredictable direction.

On the green, don’t stand on the putt line. Also, moving on the green, do not step on the putt line of other players.

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