Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
First, does anyone use this board? I find it strangely quiet given that we're well into golf season!

Now on to my point:
I took up this wonderful/horrible sport within the last couple of years. I'm now getting to the point where I'm invited to golf outings and have begun to take clients golfing. As such, I still don't know some of the proper etiquette, not regarding the actual game so much as the pre- and post- round behavior.

Typically, I golf at public courses, but I have twice been invited to private clubs as part of a 'scramble'.

I have a few specific questions, and would welcome any other related (or not) insight from those who have more experience that I.

1. Who tees off first? The guest or the host?
2. How much do you tip a caddy? Does the host tip on behalf of the guest, or should the guest offer?
3. What kind of tip should I give a caddy that just rides along in your cart fixing divots, etc(I've heard this person called a 'fore caddy')?
4. When the beverage cart comes around, is there an etiquette to tipping? eg, in an event where your fee covers the beverages, is tipping expected?
5. Who buys beverages in the clubhouse after the round? Host? Winner? Loser?
6. Is there a real rule for mulligans, or just follow the lead of the guest?

I'm sure there are more issues that haven't come up yet....please feel free to share thoughts, anecdotes, etc.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.