When you’re ready to get real on the golf course, make sure you:
DON’T: play on the course until you can get the ball airborne. Otherwise, you might interfere everyone else playing on the course.
DO: Be prompts and play as quickly as possible, ready to hit when it’s your turn.
DON’T: Take range balls to the golf course because many are limited-flight models, so you can’t even use it.
DO: Take the time to learn thoroughly all basic rules, etiquette and courtesy.
DON’T: pick up any unattended balls on the course, even if you can’t see anyone. It might belong to players from the other holes and touching it, You might ruin their good round.
DO: Mark your ball with some unique symbols of yours so you can easily identify it.
DON’T: Use a ball mark that is larger than a poker chip. It’s probably too much.
DO: socialize and accept invitations to join other groups as Golf is a social sport. It’s a great way for you and your partner to meet other couples.
DON’T: Mark your scorecard on or by the green because you will slow down other team’s progress, especially on a busy course. To avoid making people wait, you get to the next tee and do it.
DO: Take care of the golf course for other to play by ranking bunkers, replacing divots and fixing ball marks on the green grass.
And when you compete with your partner in the game:DON’T: Put too much pressure on winning or doing the right techniques
DO: Make it fun by initiating contests and ball-striking challenges.
DON’T: Be afraid of the power of betting. A prize worth a dollar for a two-putt, five bucks for a birdie is a fun way to heat up the challenge.
Finally but the most important
DO: Counting the good shots and forget about the bad ones.
DON’T: be discouraged as golf is tough as it’s the world best game ever. It can be deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; rewarding and maddening at the same time.