There are many unwritten rules in golf that are lumped into the term of etiquette. This seems to be a catchall term that enhances the golfing experience. If followed properly, great fun can be had on the links; if ignored, the four hours of bliss feel like torture! This might seem over the top, but I assure you it is not. I often wonder how some players learned the concept of etiquette because on the surface they seem to understand the concept, but as the day progresses it is obvious that their time on the links is all about them and them only.Continue reading
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Golfing With An Elder Statesman
Yesterday I had the honour of golf with Stan Cox; an elder statesman at my home course of Osprey Links. I have known Stan for years and he is a fantastic gentleman to chat with because he has lived history and is willing to share his experiences. Oh year, did I mention that Stan was 89 years young and turns 90 is less than two weeks!Continue reading
Removing Your Hat Is A Sign of Respect!
I believe that removing your hat after a round and shaking hands with your opponent is a sign of respect for the game and opponents. A majority of golfers agree with me and yet there is seems to be a growing number of people who believe that this tradition has out lived its usefulness. I realize that some traditions surrounding our society are changing, but I do not believe that removing your hat to shake hands after a round of golf should be one!Continue reading