PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As an avid golfer, Troy Reddell
has spent years playing the game. He has played at courses around the world. And while the scenery and difficulty may change, one thing does not: the need to abide by proper etiquette. Regardless of location, all golfers follow the same general rules while on the course. A recent article
in the Statesman Journal outlines the basic guidelines for etiquette.
For many, golf is a social game. They play with a group of friends or colleagues. However, it is important to still maintain a reasonable pace. As one person is taking their shot, the other players should start readying themselves. Make sure to stand far enough away not to get hit by the swing, but close enough to step up when the person is finished. Pay attention to where the ball goes so it does not become lost. If the person finds they accidentally leave a divot in the grass when hitting, carefully replace it and press it down before moving on. Once everyone has hit, each person should make their way to their own ball to keep play moving.
While walking to the ball, start planning ahead about which club to use. Look at the distance to the hole or next area of play. The person farthest from the hole is typically the first to play, so try to stay out of their line of play. Stay alert for where the ball is so as not to get hit. Troy Reddell
notes that yelling "Fore!" is appropriate when someone is in danger of getting hit. It is a universally recognized warning.
Once on the green, prepare to putt the ball into the hole. If tending to the flagstick, stand far enough out of the way so that the shadow does not interfere with someone's putt. When using more than one club to finish the hole, make sure to pick them all back up to avoid leaving any behind. Also make sure to carefully repair any ball marks to leave the green in good condition for the next group. Another way to help protect the course is to keep carts on the designated pathway. When moving toward the green, park the cart or place the bags near the tee box for the next hole to keep things progressing forward.
It is also important to remain relatively quiet, especially when someone is preparing to hit. Distractions could interfere with their concentration. "Remember to turn your cell phone off, or at least on vibrate," says Troy Reddell. "If it starts ringing, it could disturb other players. This will also help you to keep from talking or texting and pay more attention. There are no referees or umpires in golf, so it is up to individual players to make sure they are playing by the rules and being responsible on the course." Troy Reddell makes sure that he is respectful of other players and the course while playing to ensure that everyone has a good time.
is an avid golfer who boasts a single digit handicap. He has played on courses throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia Pacific. One of his goals is to play on all of Australia's top 20 ranked courses. He regularly plays in his company's annual charity golf outing to raise money for various charities.