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What CAN a spectator do at an event?
Rent a golf cart when the host facility agrees.
Assist players when looking for a golf ball.
Give players food or drinks when needed.
Carry player’s extras like jackets, rain gear, etc.
Congratulate players when they perform well.
Serve as a forecaddie for your group.
Suggest to a player that he invoke Rule 3-3 when seeking help for a ruling. Play two balls and determine which ball you prefer to score with.
Shuttle a player back to the tee or a previous shot if there is a lost ball and the player did not hit a provisional.
Adhere to the dress codes of the golf course.
Call the tournament Rules Official on their cell phone when needed for a ruling. Phone numbers are always on the players Rule Sheet.
If using a cell phone please make sure you are far enough away from play not to disturb any players.
What ca a spectator NOT do at an event?
Give any advice to a player, i.e. swing tips, yardages, etc. – Rule 8-1 or communicate with a player in any other language besides English. (2 stroke penalty)
Take golf carts off the cart paths.
Use their Cell phone near any of the players and be disruptive or loud during the round.
Carry a players clubs or shuttle players around the golf course.
Walk with a player down the fairway and carry on a conversation. Best thing is to just stay away and observe from a distance.
Participate in rulings on the golf course – Please allow our staff to handle.
Participate or intervene in scoring at the scoring table.
Excessive or loud talking on the course that may interfere with your group or a group nearby.
Ride more than two people on a two-seater, or four people on a four-seater golf cart.
Stand in teeing area or on the putting surface when players are present.