Did your attempt to land a drive on the storied 17th “Island Green” at TPC Sawgrass’ PLAYERS Stadium Course met a watery demise? Ever come out of a sand bunker shot still feeling pretty sour that you ended up there in the first place? Well, don’t take it out on the sand, greens or water at our prestigious courses, like the Amelia River Golf Club. Remember to rake the sand nicely and bring that good golf karma home.
Taking care of the course not only impacts your golf experience, but the experiences of the golfers behind you. Use your lucky two-pronged divot tool that doubles as a bottle opener to repair pitch marks on the green as you work your way through the course. If you don't yet own that lucky tool, the PGA TOUR Superstore has scads of them. Of course, make sure any trash from snacks or beverages stays with your group, on your cart and finds its way into a proper trash receptacle back at the clubhouse. Treating golf courses with the same respect as our region’s pristine, sugar-white beaches will ensure a pleasant course experience for everyone.
These five simple unwritten rules will help you appear like you know the game well, even on your most amateur days. Stay classy and start planning your golf trip to Florida’s First Coast. If you need to freshen up your etiquette, consider signing up for a free golf clinic through the PGA TOUR Superstore, or at one of our other area golf schools, like the PGA TOUR Golf Academy or PGA TOUR Performance Center.
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