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Is it okay to request to play alone on a course at times even if you don't have a foursome? Sometimes we get partnered with other golfers who seem to invite themselves into our twosome. How should we handle that?

That solely depends on the course, their policies, and how busy they are. Most courses these days are willing to take twosomes and singles because they are trying to generate as much revenue as possible.

In the rules of golf foursomes have the right of way and take priority over twosomes, threesomes and singles.

As far as having someone join you my answer would be that golf is a social game and a "gentleman's game" so the proper thing to do would be welcome the other player. It is a great way to meet new people and as long as they know the rules and know when to pick up they shouldn't slow play down. However, if you really want your privacy, there is nothing wrong with at least asking the pro shop to not put anyone with you unless absolutely necessary.

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