Does etiquette in golf matter to you? If you want to enjoy your golf more it certainly should. Have you ever felt uncomfortable on the golf course because a group behind you is playing faster than yours? Have you ever been frustrated because a group in front of yours is playing too slowly? The solution is found in the oddest place: The Rules of Golf.
Section 1 of the Rules of Golf: Etiquette: Pace of Play: “It is a 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.” Following these instructions shows respect for other golfers and will make things more fun for everyone.