15 STEPS CRASH COURSE IN GOLF
(The Essential Rules of Bedroom Golf )
1. Each player shall furnish his own equipment for play.
2. Play on a course must be approved by the owner of the hole.
3. Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the
hole and keep the balls out.
4. For most effective play, the club should have a firm shaft.
Course owners are permitted to check shaft stiffness before
5. Course owners reserve the right to restrict club length
to avoid damage to the hole.
6. The object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until the course owner is satisfied that play is completed. Failure to do so may result in being denied permission to play the course again.
7. It is considered bad form to begin playing
the hole immediately upon arrival at the course. The experienced player
will normally take time to admire the entire course with special attention to
well formed bunkers.
8. Players are cautioned not to mention other
courses they have played, or are currently playing, to the owner of the
course being played.
Upset course owners have been known to damage players equipment for this reason.
9. Players are encouraged to bring proper rain gear for their own protection.
10. Players should ensure themselves that their match
has been properly scheduled, particularly when a new course is being played for the first time.
Previous players have been known to become irate if they discover
someone else playing on what they considered to be a private course.
11. Players should not assume a course is in shape for
play at tall times. Some players may be embarrassed if they find the course to be temporarily under repair. Players are advised to be extremely
tactful in this situation. More advanced players will find alternative means
of play when this is the case.
12. The course owner is responsible for manicuring and pruning any bush
around the hole to allow for improved viewing of alignment with, and approach to the hole.
13. Players are advised to obtain the course owners permission before
attempting to play the back nine.
14. Slow play is encouraged. However, players should be prepared to proceed at a quicker pace, at least temporarily, at the course owners request.
15. It is considered outstanding performance, time
permitting, to play the same hole several times in one match.