Welcome to our Etiquette & Rules section!  The Pitman Golf Course will update this section based on special news, time of year and golfer requests.  Please check in often to see what is being talked about!

 

NEW 2019 RULES of GOLF ARE HERE!

Are you ready to play golf this year under the NEW rules of golf?  Hopefully you have been cheking out the big changes that will affect everyone's round, if not - start reading up so your golfing partners don't call penalties on you!

One of the biggest changes is how you drop the ball.  NEW this year, players must drop the ball from knee height instead of holding your arm out at shoulder height.  

This should help to ensure that your ball will stay in your relief area in most cases.  The only down side is that we all have to learn a new procedure - and you know how people love change!  We've already seen a couple of penalties out on the PGA Tour because the player dropped a ball using the old method.


ETIQUETTE DISCUSSION

C'mon everyone - FIX YOUR BALL MARKS!
If you play golf then you have made a ball mark - remember to find it and repair it!  Ball marks are one of the biggest problems in golf for the simple reason that everyone makes them but rarely does everyone repair them.  This leads to bumpy greens, greens with weeds in them and generally poor conditions - so the question is why doesn't everyone repair them?  And for those who say I never hit a green - even though your ball isn't laying on the green surface, maybe it hit the green and ran off the back - find your mark and repair it!

IT'S OKAY TO LET FASTER GROUPS PLAY THROUGH!
This may come to a shock to some of you, but there are FAST players and when they come up behind your group - it's okay to let them go through instead of slowing down the pace.  

Also, please be aware of your position...if you don't see the group in front of  you and the group behind you is waiting on you to play - it's a good sign that your group may be playing SLOW.  The fix is easy...pick up your pace or allow them to play through - your fellow golfers will thank you!