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Golf Etiquette

(Source: Christine Lockett via Wells Fargo Championship) (Source: Christine Lockett via Wells Fargo Championship)

If you've never been a spectator at a golf tournament, there are a few things you should know. 

It is suggested you wear casual golf attire with comfortable walking shoes (soft spikes only). Other items to have on hand include:

  • Wind breaker
  • Hat/Visor
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

Spectators are asked to stay quiet and stand still when players are about to hit the ball. "Hands in the air" means stop and be quiet while golfers are playing their shots.

Other etiquette tips include:

  • Never cross fairways, except at designated crossover areas marked by signage.
  • Help patrons be considerate of each other and kneel or sit down whenever possible, to allow better viewing for those behind you.
  • For your own safety, follow the directions of the tournament marshals

Do not bring any type of alcohol to the tournament grounds. Beer and wine can be purchased from any Private Hospitality areas or the Clubhouse and will not be sold to the public any later than one hour prior to the scheduled end of competition.

If you're looking to nab an autograph, make sure to wait until the player's round is complete and in the autograph area. 

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