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From Social Event: Sandton, 6 May 2017 – All in A Day’s Work. Posted by Golf4Fun on 5/09/2017 (86 items)

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Space is limited as these popular events take place on a 9 hole course, however, you can signup and come and enjoy the networking experience.
If you’re not ready to pick up a club and take a few swings, you’re welcome to come by anyway and see why the game of golf is known for the ability to network.
A teaching professional will be on hand for the first 30 minutes to help you get started or to give you some pointers.
The facilities that we use are cash only, so please come prepared for your drinks and some food.

Getting started
If you have your own clubs then great, if not, there are sets available to rent. If you do not have golf shoes then all you need is a pair of non-slip shoes such as gym shoes.
Golf balls will be available to buy, as will other accessories such as tees, towels and gloves.
Bring a hat and some sunscreen.
Bring your business cards

Golf Etiquette Basics
Grasping all the relevant do’s and don’ts of golf takes time. Golf outings are an increasingly popular way of conducting business while having fun. Unfortunately, sometimes people invited to these outings don’t know the rules for conducting themselves on the course. To avoid an embarrassing situation — or even one that could harm potential business — use this list as a good start for the rules of golf etiquette, so you’re comfortable on any golf course and with any player.

For Players
Do:
·        Play at a reasonable pace.
·        Repair ball marks, replace divots, and rake bunkers.
·        Have the player who is farthest away from the pin hit first on each shot.
·        Let the winner of the previous hole tee off first at the next tee.
·        Respect the rules and regulations of the course you are playing.
·        Take a caddie whenever possible
·        Respect the course you are playing and leave it in as good shape as you found it — or better.
·        Act like a guest and adhere to all rules and regulations of the venue.
·        Thank the staff and whoever else has taken care of you that day.
·        Keep bad language and a fierce temper in check.
Don’t:
·        Move or talk while someone in your group is hitting the ball (or about to hit).
·        Walk across the line of another player’s putt on the green.
·        Hit your shots until the group in front of you is well out of range.
·        Ever play when lightning is in the area.
·        Hold up other players.

For Golf Spectators

Golf etiquette isn’t limited to just players. If you’re attending a golf tournament or just taking a stroll with your friends who are playing, be aware that spectators are expected to behave in certain ways so they don’t disturb the players or other spectators.
You’ll never go wrong if you adhere to these simple golf etiquette standards:
Do:
·        Be quiet when play is going on.
·        Keep your movements to a minimum when players are about to hit.
·        Wait for all players to putt out before leaving the green area for the next tee.
·        Follow the etiquette guidelines set down by the club and association hosting the event.
·        Cheer a good shot, but only in an appropriate and moderate fashion.
·        Wear sneakers or spikeless golf shoes on the course, to help with wear and tear.
Don’t:
·        Run around a golf course while a tournament is being played.
·        Make excessive noise
·        Applaud or otherwise ridicule a bad shot by one of the players.
·        Drink too much

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