Golf Etiquette 101
From The Rules of Golf (current edition 2012-2015)
The Spirit of the Game
Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire.
The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules.
All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be.
This is the spirit of the game of golf.