Golf Etiquette


All ESVGA Members must observe the Etiquette of Golf.

Players must observe the dress code of the club where games are played.

No person should move, talk, or stand close to or directly behind the ball while a player is making a stroke.

No players should make a stroke until the players in front are out of range.

Players should move briskly between strokes and vacate the green promptly after completion of each hole.

Players should move directly toward the ball and be ready to play in turn.

Players must repair all divots, and must ensure that the bunker is raked after the ball has been played.

Players should leave buggies as near as possible to the next tee.

Players must not mark score cards or discuss the score on the green.

The player with the honour on the tee should mark the score card after teeing off.

Players should at all times play without undue delay.

Slow players who fall a complete hole behind, impede the remainder of the field and must call the following players through.

When a ball is lost the players following must be called through immediately.

Provisional balls – recommended if uncertain.

The lowest marker in the group is responsible for the conduct of the group.

Any dispute pertaining to the game must be referred to the ESVGA Committee whose decision will be final.