Courtesy on the Course - Portarlington Golf Club

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           In the interest of all, players should play without delay. No player should play until the players in front are out of range. Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it has become apparent that the ball would not be easily found. They should not search for more than five minutes. They should not continue play until the players following them have passed and are out of range. Players should immediately leave the putting green when they have completed playing the hole.

           No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke. The player who has the honour shall be allowed to tee off first.

           In the absence of local rules two-ball matches should have precedence over and be entitled to pass any Three or Fourball Match. A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind. Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round. If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole to the players in front, it should allow the match following to pass.

           Those who propose beginners are responsible for their behaviour and etiquette and should play the course with them.

Please replace your divots !!

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