You can play golf like kings or queens (Part 1)
Golf is a special sport and we all know this. Sometimes I think that golf is not only a game but it also brings many values. Not like other sports, when you look at a golf game or observe other people playing golf, you can see that nobody rushes and none of them look like they are competing seriously. They all look like they are walking and doing some kind of leisure activity.
This is why many people consider golf as a noble sport. There are many regulations in this sport and these regulation means to keep the justice within players. However, there are more regulations on how to play the game as polite people and show respects to others. So you must pay attention to even the smallest things in the golf field and play it like kings and queens. It is the manner that you have to keep if you want to get respect from your opponent and your audiences no matter who you are, the professionals or an amateur. Below are some advices for you.
- Throw your waste in the right places and in the right way: many people think that there is no need to mention this because it is the basic rule and everyone knows about it. I totally agree that this is very basic and people don’t need to be reminded about it. But there are more than finding a bin and throw your trash in it you have to remember. Cigarette is the thing that goes with most of gentlemen and some of our ladies. It is ok for you to enjoy some smoking during your game because the game can be long. But to protect the environment you have to put the cigarette in a bag and then throw it in the bin. This is to prevent the cigarette to make fire and release smoke to the tees around.
- Don’t be late: being late is very annoying no matter what you are doing. People hate who come late not only at work but at game as well. It is ok if you are late once or twice because with so many cars on the road, you have the right to be late sometimes due to traffic jam. But you should be on time and prepare all things you need before heading to the golf field. You will have time for warming up and maybe have a cup of coffee or have a conversation with others. This is also how you show your respects to other players and that you are serious with the game.
- Throw the broken tees in a bin: breaking a tee during your shots is normal. Everyone does it at least once and you do not have to worry too much about it. But some people forget that they have to clean the broken tees away and just move ahead with their games. This is not good because the broken tees can cause injuries for other people if they step on it on their way. You cannot just leave it there but you have to get it, throw it in a bin so that it can not cause any trouble for others.
- Avoid making any kind of noise: this can be very bad if somebody is paying attention to their shots and you make a distracting noise. The noise can be your own or from the devices you bring with you. So if you have to bring the devices with you, then you have to make sure that they do not make unwanted noises.