Five Mistakes You Don't Want To Make When Your Boyfriend Takes You Golfing
The game of golf is an excellent way to spend some quality time with your boyfriend, and a great way to get outside and get some exercise. There are, however, some major mistakes that you do not want to make during your golf game. The repercussions for the following five faux pas could be as minor as a reprimand from the greens-keeper or as serious as a potential injury:
Using a golf cart like a go-cart
Resist the temptation for horseplay when jetting around the greens in one of the course's golf carts. While these may remind you of the go-carts that you drove as a kid, there are some pretty stringent rules regarding using them on the course and around other golfers. Furthermore, there is a potential to flip the cart, often resulting from speed and making sharp turns, that could result in a nasty injury.
Taking it out on the green
The game of golf is not without its frustrations. Remain calm and patient during your game and never throw a club, beat the green, or yell profanities on the course. If you get caught, you might get thrown off of the golf course.
Not warning for flying objects.
If you are a beginner, getting a handle on your swing can be tricky. Keep a firm grip on your club, and if your ball seems to go in a completely different direction, be sure to yell, "fore!" This will warn other golfers in the area to duck.
Touching the ball.
If the rules of the game are still unfamiliar to you, don't attempt to touch or pick up the ball when it is in play. Even if it is an impossible shot, such as in a sand trap or water hazard, there are rules in place for how the stroke should be treated. Touching a ball that is in play can result in a penalty.
Not dressing for the occasion.
Don't assume that a day on the course means it is okay to wear shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops. Many private clubs or public golf courses have distinct dress codes for those playing on their greens. Typically, the dress code dictates wearing a shirt with a collar and appropriate golfing shoes (so as to not harm the turf), but the best approach is to call the course ahead of time to be sure.
If you are just learning the game, it is likely that you will make a few mistakes along the way. Do yourself and your golfing partner a favor and avoid these five mistakes. This will save you undue embarrassment, as well as possibly help to reduce the risk of an injury during your day on the course.