Rules of Golf - Consideration for Other Players

The following is an extract from the R&A Rules of Golf and we would ask all players to bear these points in mind at all times

Consideration for Other Players

 No Disturbance or Distraction

Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise.

Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players.

On the teeing ground, a player should not tee his ball until it his turn to play.

Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.

On the Putting Green 

On the putting green, players should not stand on another player's line of putt or, when he is making a stroke, cast a shadow over his line of putt.

Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out.

Scoring

In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with the player concerned and record it.

 

Pace of Play

Play at Good Pace and Keep Up

Players should play at a good pace.  The Committee may establish pace of play guidelines that all players should follow.

It is the group's responsibility to keep up with the group in front.  If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.  Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, it should invite the faster moving group to play through.