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Learn the essential etiquette on the putting green with the lovely PGA Professional Sally Hinton. Discover how to repair pitch marks, avoid stepping on playing partner’s line, and help search for lost balls. Improve your golf etiquette and make your game more enjoyable.

A group of friends on the golf course with 3 sat on a bench and an adult woman swinging her golf club towards the ball.

Be courteous at all times

Etiquette is a mixture of common sense, courtesy and means showing consideration to other golfers and the course.

As a beginner, you can expect to make mistakes – that’s how we learn! An example of good etiquette as a beginner golfer would be, letting the group in front of you be out of sight and no longer in range to be hit by a shot before taking your shot.

Don't overcomplicate it!

Remember that other beginners will make mistakes too – so treat them with the same understanding you would hope to receive yourself.

There are many rules of the game but the basic principle is simple: play the ball as it lies and play the course as you find it.

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