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Natalie Gulbis
Get your etiquette spot on

Honour

The person who won the previous hole - or in the case of a drawn hole the last hole that was won - has the right to play first.

This is known as 'having the honour'.

In match play if a player plays out of turn, the opponent can make him replay the shot but without penalty.

Etiquette

  • Always wait for the way ahead to become clear before teeing off

  • Shout 'fore!' to alert other golfers if your ball is heading towards them

  • Stand out of the way when your opponent is teeing off

  • It is polite to be on time for a match - and in a tournament you can be disqualified for being late

  • Be quiet when your opponent is playing

  • Watch for partner's ball not just your own

  • Take your practice swings off the tee



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