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Etiquette


The Bella Vista Women's Golf Club, in the Spirit of the Game,    
has adopted the Etiquette slogan ...

"Be Courteous, Be Ready, Be Kind to the Course"



Etiquette is a combination of respect and consideration.  
Applying those two attributes to any golf situation will invariably result in the correct action. 
 


The following are reminders of that slogan:  

"Respect the Game!
Learn and use the game's rules and etiquette.  THINK ahead, THINK, how can I be more ready?"

"Play READY golf, tee through green."
"Make a conscious effort to watch everyone's ball."

"Play decisively, don't wait to be told.  Continuous putting is encouraged."

"If carts are 'on path', take 3 clubs to your ball, ie, you think your shot is a 6 iron, then take the 5 and 7 irons as well"

"If carts aren't 'on path', it is ok to walk to your ball with the clubs you'll need while your playing partner is making her club selection (assuming you are NOT directly in front of her)."


"The first player to putt out should retrieve the flag stick and replace it when the last player putts out."

"Be aware of your shadow on the putting green.  Stand so that it does not interfere with the player or her putting line."

"Never walk through another player's putting line; step over or walk around (behind) her ball."

"Quiet,  please!  Never talk during a player's swing or putt."

"Thinking AHEAD keeps you from falling BEHIND.  Slow play is no fun for anyone." 

"Park your carts on the NEXT TEE side of the green."
Record your scores when you get to the next tee."

"If you think your ball is lost or OB, announce and hit a PROVISIONAL ball from the same spot."

"On a par 4, if the group ahead of you is on the green when you reach the tee, you are falling behind."

"Don't keep everyone waiting while you replace clubs or head covers.  
Try to do this unobtrusively during someone else's shot or on the way to the next tee."


"Rake bunkers - Please leave the rake in the bunker in Bella Vista; 
Repair divots, repair divots!
Women's work is never done - even on the golf course!"

"Take your practice swings facing away from other players - pebbles or twigs hurt."

"Keep carts in assigned areas away from greens and hazards."

"The 90 degree rule for carts is extremely important to the health and growth of the fairway turf.  Drive responsibly."

"Replace or sand divots in the fairways."

"Remain at green side until ALL of your group has finished putting."




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