Golf is different from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on themselves and report their own score.
Golf is a game of etiquette and self control. Players are responsible for their actions and personal conduct on the golf course even at times when others may not be looking.
Players must be able to conduct themselves in a kind and respectful manner towards others even in a competitive game.
In golf it is important to show respect for oneself, playing partners, fellow competitors, the golf course, and for the honor and traditions of the game.
Confidence is extremely important and depicts the level of play that one achieves. Players can increase confidence in their abilities by being positive and focusing on something they are doing well regardless of the outcome.
Players are responsible for their actions on the golf course. The player must understand that it is up to them to keep score, repair divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on the green, and keep up with the pace of play.
To succeed in golf, players must push past unfortunate circumstances and their own mistakes, while learning from past experiences to continue improving their game.
A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and executing a shot.
Using good judgment is very important in golf. It comes into play when deciding on strategy, club selection, when to play safe and when to take a chance on the type of shot players consider executing.