Golf: Golf and Etiquette Essay

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Golf is a unique sport where you are your own official and it is directed by a unique set of rules and etiquette. Taking the right equipment to the course involves both rules and etiquette. The rules place a limit of 14 clubs in each golfer's bag. There is no minimum number of clubs you must have, but borrowing clubs from your partners is not a good idea. Borrowing clubs during a round is allowed under certain circumstances, but it is against the rules in most. A second etiquette is that any time you have a golf club in your hands and are preparing to swing, make sure everyone else is a safe distance away. Never swing a club if someone else is near you, whether you're taking a practice swing or hitting the ball. Another Etiquette is that you should wait for your turn to play, allow other golfers to get out of range before hitting, and keep quiet while others are playing. Sometimes, despite all your precautions, you will hit a ball in the direction of other golfers. It's possible that trees or a hill will hid a golfer and you didn't see them until after you've hit the ball. In cases like this, yell out "Fore!" as loudly as you can. This will let other golfers know that a ball is headed their way and they should take cover. The last etiquette is that you should always stretch before you play golf. Do stretches to help loosen up your back, and be sure to stretch your leg muscles and the tendons of your elbows and wrists. It also helps to get to the course early enough to…