Etiquette is an integral part of golf, defining golf’s core values. It describes the manner in which the game of golf should be played to ensure all players gain maximum enjoyment. In short, golf is about respect.
RESPECT ON THE GOLF COURSE
Respect is one of The First Tee Nine Core Values. Golf is one of the few sports where it’s up to the individual player to have respect for the game by keeping an honest score. This same personal accountability also extends to golf course maintenance (repairing divots and raking the bunkers), keeping up with pace of play and being considerate of other players.
It is important to show respect for oneself, playing partners, fellow competitors, the golf course, and for the honor and traditions of the game.
RESPECT AT HOME OR IN SCHOOL
In addition to showing respect on the course, it is important for kids and teens to practice this core value at home, at school or out in the community.
here are 3 WAYS kids & teens can APPLY RESPECT OFF THE COURSE
1. Following a teacher’s instructions and abiding by class rules when at school.
2. Abiding by the rules of the road – to include no texting – when driving a car.
3. Following through on any chores or other household tasks that parents/guardians have asked to be complete.
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