Golf Rules & Etiquette

Golf Rules & Etiquette:

The rules for golf in Canada were revised and came into effect on 1 January 2019.  You can go to:  http://golfcanada.ca/rules-of-golf for further information, or talk to your golf professional, Steve LeBlanc.

Local Rules:

Please refer to the “Local Rules” and “Out of Bounds” section on the scorecard.

 

 

Rules, Hints and Etiquette of Match Play:  

  • Honours are observed at all times – it’s the only time when we don’t play ready golf
  • You never play out of turn, even on the green. There is no continuous putting or you may be required to putt again. That’s why an opponent may give you a short putt instead of requiring you to mark. Don’t make your opponent make a 6″ putt.
  • If you are on the green and farther away than your opponent who is off the green, you are still away and must play first.
  • If you are given a putt, you must pick up. You may drop a ball and putt later as long as you are not holding up the group behind.
  • You may concede a hole at any time. You may give putts of any length.
  • Mark a ‘+ ‘on the hole if you win the hole and a ‘-‘ if you lose the hole. This will make it easy to know whether you are winning or losing during the match.
  • You are allowed to ask your opponent’s score at any point during a hole
  • The winner usually offers to buy a drink after the match
  • The loser posts the result on the chart.

 

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN MATCH PLAY, SO NEVER GIVE UP!!

MATCHES SHOULD NOT TAKE ANY LONGER TO PLAY

THAN A REGULAR GAME OF GOLF.