"Respect for the course and the other golfers. Knowing how to act on the golf course is the essence of etiquette and because golf is often linked with doing business, it can pay off to know what you're doing when you step on a golf course with a boss or client. Many corporations want their employees to know the basics of how act on the golf course, and the connection between golf and business is so strong that college courses across the country are offered to help the new golfer. But whether you use golf for business or have no other agenda besides having fun, the guidelines for etiquette are simple and most are common sense -- like don't use foul or abusive language; don't cheat, throw clubs or talk when another golfer is ready to play. Others are a bit more specific."
T.J. Tomasi, Ph.D., PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance Port St. Lucie, Fla.
See more from T.J. on how to play golf the right way in 2013 here.