NWO Golf Links
10 Quick Rules
Introduce yourself, strike up a conversation and
learn a little bit about your playing partners.
Don’t dominate the conversation, let your new
found friends talk. Over the years I have made
great friendships with people whom I have
happened to become paired.
NO CELL PHONES ON
With everyone’s need to remain in constant
contact with family and friends via smart
phones, dumb it down for a couple of hours.
Turn off the cell phone and escape to the lush
confines of your favorite golf course. Isn’t that
what golf is all about anyway?
Speed of play is always a concern at every golf
course. You don’t have to play on a dead run,
just keep moving. Think ahead while you are
walking or riding to your next shot. Don’t stand
for several minutes trying to decide which club
to hit or the correct shot to play. Your playing
companions and the group behind you will
GOLF IS RENOWNED
as a game for
Ladies and Gentlemen. Boorish behavior,
not only reflects badly on you, but makes
your playing companions uncomfortable
and the day less enjoyable.
Here are a few ideas to bear in mind
when playing with your favorite foursome
or if you happen to get matched up with
someone by the starter on the first tee.
Be aware of where your playing partners
are located and don’t get in their line.
Don’t walk ahead, stand in their eye sight
or move during your partner’s shot. This
also doubles as a safety reminder. I have
some old war stories (and scars) that I
could relate to you on this topic.
Help find wayward golf balls for the allotted
5 minutes. I know some people would
rather hunt for golf balls than actually play
their next shot, but to keep play moving,
help your companions find their lost golf
balls that happen to find the deep stuff or
bounce off a tree.
There is a reason for that bottle filled with
sand on the side of your cart. In a discussion
once with a Golf Course Superintendent,
he admitted to me that his greatest pet
peeve was that golfers tried to replace the
dislodged sod rather than just using the
sand to refill the hole and move on. Do the
greenskeeper and fellow golfers a favor, fill
DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
Most golf clubs have a dress code in effect.
You don’t need to look like you just walked
off a GQ or Elle photo shoot, but tank tops,
ragged cutoffs, Daisy Dukes and flip flops
are not in the category of appropriate golf