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Know And Follow The Rules Pertaining To Driving Golf Carts

Before you hop on to your golf carts and head out to swing your golf clubs and after having paid your cart fee as well as green fees you must first pause and think about the different applicable golf carts rules. First of all you need to ensure that driving a golf carts on the fairway is allowed and you also need to be sure that no course rules and regulations bar you from using your cart on the fairways. Furthermore, rules pertaining to use of golf carts can change on a daily basis – depending on weather and other conditions; so, be sure to be abreast of these changes.

Rules Will Be Posted On The Course

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure you are aware of not only all of the rules, regulations, and jargon, but also golf course etiquette in general. There are many things that you do or do not do on a golf course that could put you in an uncomfortable situation quickly if not done correctly.

Tip: A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to try to avoid wearing glasses when playing. This is important because your prescription or sunglasses may actually effect your depth perception and cause you to perform sub-par.

Mostly, rules pertaining to use of golf carts are posted at the course though even then you will still need to ensure learning about what you are never allowed to do with your golf cart. First of all, you must learn never to drive your cart within the lines marking a hazard or anywhere closer than ten yards from a bunker or other water hazard and never within fifty yards of the green unless there is cart path demarcated.

You must also ensure that you never drive your golf cart through mud or on and even off the fairway and you must also never drive your cart through water that may be lying about on the golf course. Doing so will mean that your cart’s wheels can damage the turf – often very seriously – and this is strictly not permitted.

Taking lessons at a high end golf store or with a pro can really help you. This is especially true if you are able to study your swing data on a computer printout. The feedback you get from this valuable tool can tell you exactly what mistakes you are making. This is a very cost effective way to pinpoint and resolve any difficulties you are having.

Tip: A helpful tip when it comes to golfing is to know when to tell yourself it's time to move on to the next golf hole. It can be aggravating for other players in your group or behind your group if you consistently take too many shots per hole and hold everyone up.

The golf cart is not meant for taking a joyride; so don’t make the mistake of doing so and you need to also realize that should you get involved in an accident you can easily sustain serious injuries. So, drive very carefully.

It is also necessary to know the meaning of the term ‘cart path only’. As the term implies you need to always keep your cart on the designated path at all times and not drive your cart onto the fairway grass.

Spread your feet apart just a little wider than the width of your shoulders. This will give you a solid base, as you get ready to swing your golf club. Your stance is extremely important to the overall result of your game. In order to get the ball to go where you want it to, everything on your body should be in proper alignment.

You need to always follow the ’90-degree Rule’ which means that you can drive on the grass of the fairway but only at a ninety degree angle from the cart path. Sometimes, there are signs such as ‘Cart Path only on Holes xx and xxx’. In such cases you need to only drive the cart on the designated cart path for those holes. If you see the sign ‘No Carts Beyond this Point’ then obviously you won’t be able to drive any further than that point.

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