Therefore, rules are very important to golf playing. If everyone play golf without any rule, then golf will never be real golf, but just a disorder and crazy sport. Also, if no rules, there is no need for any competition and PGA games, everyone can be golf pro if he wants. But this seems really bad for golf.
Golf Etiquette refers to a set of rules and practices designed to make the game of golf safer and more enjoyable for golfers and to minimize possible damage to golf equipment and courses. Although many of these practices are not part of the formal rules of golf, golfers are customarily expected to observe them. The overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.
There are now many golf rules, some are even very simple like clearing the obstructions in golf course. Some people may think this rule is too simle and small, there is no need to do it. This is totally wrong! It is one of the most common things to occur on a golf course. You or your playing partner removes something from the ground and tosses it aside. It is a "loose impediment," but what exactly is that?
A loose impediment is defined by the USGA Rules of Golf as natural objects that include "stones, leaves, twigs, branches and anything similar but also dung, worms, insects and the like, and the casts and heaps made by them."
That is simple enough, but the definition also demands those cannot be fixed or growing, embedded or stuck to the ball. But wait; there's more. Sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green, but nowhere else.
It is the player's choice to treat snow and ice as loose impediments or casual water, but dew and frost are off limits. Also, if the ball and the loose impediment are both in a hazard, you're out of luck. Play it as it lies. Breach of this rule is two strokes. Otherwise, feel free to remove any loose impediment without penalty.
If you do this simple rule for your partner, he or she will surely appreciate. Every small step in golf rule can make a great progress in golf and mutual relationship. Why not?