These aren’t rules from the rule book, but practices you might find on the course where you play. They’re from today’s GolfWorld Monday, and the rules is below followed by my comment in italics.
1. No cell phones on the course, even for texting. Absolutely. For once, give your complete attention to the people who made the effort to spend four hours with you. It’s good manners, the basis of which is that because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
2. No hats on backwards. Lowers your apparent IQ by 40 points, but if you want your face to get sunburned, that’s OK with me.
3. No women before 10 a.m. on weekends. You’re kidding. Does this still go on?
4. No collarless shirts. Even my $80 Nike shirt that looks pretty darn sharp?
5. No denim. This shouldn’t be a rule, per se, but if the course isn’t a muddy mess, it’s just as easy to wear your Dockers.
6. Hats off indoors. Absolutely. You learned that when you were six-years-old. Or at least you should have.
7. Jackets and ties in the dining room. Boycott the dining room.
8. Guests can’t purchase in the pro shop; must go on member’s account. So my money is legal tender everywhere in the U.S., except in your pro shop? Am I in France?
9. No pull carts. I thought we were trying to get a little exercise here.
10. No cargos shorts or pants. Oh, good grief.
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