Source: The Everything Golf Book
by Richard Mintzer, Peter Grossman
Etiquette and integrity are at the very heart of golf. As with the rules, there is enough golf etiquette to fill a book, and such books have been written. You’ll discover that most golfing etiquette addresses slow play, the most common complaint from golfers. If every golfer practiced proper etiquette on the course, slow play would be virtually eliminated. Etiquette separates the knowledgeable from the rank amateur. Generally, etiquette is what you should or should not do, while the rules are what you shall or shall not do. Here are some highlights of golf protocol.