Etiquette

Prior to play

  • If you cannot meet your tee time please contact the Proshop at least 60 minutes before play
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to play
  • Collect a sand bucket from first tee
  • Be ready to play when it is your turn to tee off

On the tee

  • Mark your ball with an identifying mark before teeing off
  • Hit only when golfers ahead of you are out of range
  • Stand still and facing other golfers while they are hitting
  • Watch where all balls go to avoid time spent looking for lost balls
  • Yell the warning ‘FORE’ if your ball is heading toward another golfer
  • Sand your divot

The fairway

  • Walk directly to your ball unless you reach someone else’s ball first
  • Place your bag or cart near you when hitting
  • Take no more than one practice swing
  • Player furthest from the hole usually plays first but golfers out of range of the group in front can play first, if ready
  • Walk briskly between shots and be ready to play when it is your turn
  • Keep pace with the group in front of you at all times
  • Assist playing partners when needed by bringing clubs, finding lost balls etc
  • Adhere to motorised cart rules at all times

On the green

  • Avoid pulling carts or driving carts across the green
  • Place your bag or cart between the green and the next tee
  • Take all clubs that you may need
  • Repair your own ball marks and others
  • Avoid stepping on another player’s putting line
  • Players begin putting when all balls are on the green
  • The person furthest away from the hole putts first
  • On long putts, have another player attend the flagstick
  • Mark your ball if it is in the path of another player’s ball
  • Record all scores on the next tee

Player code of conduct

The Golf SA Code of Conduct, together with other requirements of players as specified by tournament conditions, local rules and regulations of the Club, shall apply in all golf competitions conducted or promoted by Kooyonga Golf Club