Originally Posted by benoit1616
I got a question for the guys that play tournaments... I am playing my first real event in a week (ontario amateur qualifier) and I was wondering what the etiquette on the greens is as opposed to a normal game. For instance i think i read somewhere that you have to stand 90 degrees to your putt line when other are putting. also if i am second closest out of three players do i read my putt while the furthest guy read his? Any other etiquette i need to know to make sure i don't interfere in case i get paired with guys that have a chance to qualify? this is more of a learning experience for me. I assume for example that i shouldnt walk too far ahead of the guy thats playing in the fairway etc. All help is appreciated... thanks
Honestly -- just be aware of people's lines and not talking / making noise when others are hitting.
At an Am Qualifier, the odds are that the guys in your group will be pretty laid-back and cool. Be courteous and respectful and feel out their personalities the first few holes. As a general rule, just be out of view of their peripheral vision and you should be fine. Start reading your putt / pacing off your yardage as soon as you get to your ball and be ready to take your shot when it is your turn to act.
That said, it sucks to be paired with a prick who thinks he's playing for the Green Jacket, but they do exist and they make for a very unenjoyable round.