My Golf Instructor

Etiquette

Etiquette in golf refers to having manners and consideration for other players, the golf course and equipment. These are not part of the rules of golf, but are actions and steps that are considered necessary to make the game flow in a safe, positive environment. An example of etiquette would be stepping over a players line of putt so that you don't damage the green in their line and affect the roll of the ball.

Etiquette Tips

(Click on Title or Image to View Larger Photos)

  • Learn Basic Rules & Etiquette

    If you are a beginner, one of the best things you can do for yourself is take time to learn the basic rules and etiquette. You are going to be a bit nervous and uneasy anyway if you get paired up with experienced players when you are a novice golfer, so you don't want to make it worse, by not knowing what to do in basic situations. Learn penalties such as out of bounds, hazards, lost ball and hitting the flag while putting. Learn basic etiquette such as how to tend the flag, order of play and where to stand while others are hitting. The more of the basics you know, the more comfortable you will be and the more fun you will have.

Who is Maria Palozola?
- Top 50 LPGA Instructors in the World
- A Golf Digest Top 10 Teacher in Illinois
- A Golf Magazine Top Teacher in the Midwest
- More about Maria
- Golf Questions
Golf instruction made simple
Golf Overview
Overall Game
- Getting Started
- Equipment
- Golf Fitness
- Junior Golf
- Mental Game
- Practice
- Rules of Golf
Short Game
- Bunkers
- Chipping
- Pitching
- Putting
Full Swing
- Pre-Swing Fundamentals
- Shot Making
- Diagnosing Problems
- Driving
- Hybrids and Woods
- Irons
Playing Golf
Ball Striking
- Fitness (78)
Basics
- Course Management (82)
- Getting Started in Golf (75)
- Practice (66)
Course Management
- Club Selection (66)
- Equipment (107)
Driving
- Driving (68)
Putting
- Putting (127)
Rules
- Golf Rules (69)
Short Game
- Bump and Run (72)
- Chipping (82)
Problems
Ball Striking
- Chunking (79)
- Distance Control (86)
- Fat Shots (92)
- Flipping (48)
- Poor Accuracy (118)
- Slicing (48)
- Thin Shots (85)
- Topped Shots (52)
Distance
- Lack of Distance (108)
Putting
- Putting Accuracy (72)
Swing Plane
- Blocking (50)
- Inside Out (56)
- Outside In (59)
- Over the Top (49)
- Pulling (54)
- Pushing (66)
- Releasing Early (47)
The Swing
Grip
- Grip (65)
Setup
- Alignment (55)
- Balance (50)
- Ball Position (80)
- Posture (77)
- Setup (117)
Swing Plane
- Backswing (84)
- Controlling Trajectory (47)
- Divot (48)
- Downswing (67)
- Impact (103)
- On Plane (85)
- Path (84)
- Power (71)
- Shaft Plane (63)
- Swing Plane (112)
- Weight Shift (79)