Spirit of the Game of Golf

„Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair. But to do what is fair, you need to know the Rules of Golf“.


For over 500 years, golf has provided an endless allure for competitive and recreational golfers alike. Its challenge and camaraderie bring out the best in all participants, and create a genuine and lasting pact among those who play. Its mastery is a lifelong pursuit.

Golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. 

 

This is the spirit of the game of golf.

 

We avow ourselves to this Motto.

 

 

* Text was adapted from the R&A Rules Guide.