player shall furnish his own equipment for
play, normally one club and two balls.
played on must be approved by the owner of
outdoor golf, the object is to get the club
in the hole and keep the balls out of the
- For most
effective play, the club should have a firm
shaft. Course owners are permitted to check
shaft stiffness before play begins.
owners reserve the right to restrict the
length of the club to avoid damage to the
- The object
of the game is to take as many strokes as
necessary until the course owner is
satisfied that the play is complete. Failure
to do so may result in being denied
permission to play the course again!
- It is
considered bad form to begin playing the
hole immediately upon arrival at the course.
The experienced player will normally take
time to admire the entire course, with
special attention to well formed bunkers.
are cautioned not to mention other courses
they have played on or are currently
playing, to the owner of the course being
played. Upset course owners have been known
to damage a player's equipment for this
are encouraged to have proper rain gear
along, just in case.
should assure themselves that their match
has been properly scheduled, particularly
when a new course is being played on for the
first time. Previous players have been known
to become irate if they discover someone
else playing what they consider to be a
should not assume a course is in shape for
play at all times. Some players may be
embarrassed if they find the course to be
temporarily under repair. Players are
advised to be extremely tactful in this
situation. More advanced players will find
alternate means of play when this is the
are advised to obtain the course owner's
permission before attempting to play the
- Slow play
is encouraged; however, players should be
prepared to proceed at a quicker pace, at
least temporarily, at the course owners
- It is
considered outstanding performance, time
permitting, to play the same hole several
times in one match.
- The course
owner will be the sole judge of who is the
advised to think twice before considering
membership at a golf course. Additional
assessments may be levied by the course owner
and the rules are subject to change at any time.
For this reason, many players prefer to continue
playing on several different courses.