Respect your elders. As an older golf coach with a Peter Pan mentality, I always appreciate meeting golfers who are respectful. I am especially impressed by the junior golfers and millenials who call me "sir." While this is not necessary, "Coach Glen" will do, it definitely makes an impression because it is not so common anymore.
When I teach group classes, I am always impressed by the golfers who pay attention when I speak and raise their hand when they have something to add or have a question to ask. These simple skills show restraint and respect for the authority that is speaking. When overlooked in the younger years, the result is an adult who pays for a lesson with a golf teaching professional only to contradict what the professional was hired to teach. Yes, this happens.
Call me Coach Glen. I do not appreciate being addressed as "bro." I have brothers and we never use that terminology with each other.
Code of Conduct
Respect begins with how you feel about yourself. If you do not respect yourself, it is very unlikely that you will respect others never mind the environment that you occupy. The Village of Royal Palm Beach opened the Golf Learning Center in Commons Park to offer a service to its residents and any other people who might like a quiet place to practice their golf skills. I have the honor of teaching there almost daily and it is incredibly disappointing to see how some people treat the facility. The following are some friendly reminders that can be applied at all practice facilities:
1. Purchase golf balls at the machine. Never collect balls on the range for your personal use. Not only is this theft, but it is a safety hazard. While you are collecting balls you are preventing others from practicing because they be afraid of hitting you.
2. The balls belong to the facility. Taking practice balls home is stealing. If you have extra balls pass them on to another golfer on the range.
3. When using the balls to practice short game or approach skills do not leave them behind. Always collect them, use them on the driving range or offer them to another golfer.
4. The putting greens are for putting only. No other clubs should used on the putting green. You should never attempt to take a full swing on the putting green. Divots are very costly to repair.
5. Do not enter any area that is roped off. The ropes indicate an area that is under repair or needs time for the seed to grow.
Without respect, we can not appreciate. When appreciation is lacking, selfishness thrives.
Respect yourself and follow safety guidelines!!
This video may be goofy but it covers some important safety reminders.
Lightning is no joke, know what to do.