The Rules of Bedroom Golf



1. Each player shall furnish his own equipment for play, normally one
   club and two balls.

2. Play on a course must be approved by the owner of the hole.

3. Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the hole
   and keep the balls out of the hole.

4. For most effective play, the club should have a firm shaft.  Course
   owners are permitted to check shaft stiffness before play begins.

5. Course owners reserve the right to restrict club length to avoid
   damage to the hole.

6. The object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until
   the course owner is satisfied that the play is complete.  Failure
   to do so may result in being denied permission to play the course
   again.

7. It is considered bad form to begin playing the hole immediately
   upon arrival at the course.  The experienced player will normally
   take time to admire the entire course, with special attention to

8. Players are cautioned not to mention other courses that they have
   played or are currently playing to the owner of the course being played.
   Upset courses owners have been known to damage a player's equipment
   for this reason.

9. Players are encouraged to bring proper rain gear for their own
   protection.

10. Players should assure themselves that their match has been properly
    scheduled, particularly when a new course is being played for the
    first time.  Previous players have been known to become irate if
    they discover someone else playing on what they consider a private
    course.

11. Players should not assume a course is in shape for play at all times.
    Some players may be embarrassed if they find the course to be
    temporarily under repair.  Players are advised to be extremely
    tactful in this situation.  More advanced players will find alternate
    means of play when this is the case.

12. Players are advised to obtain the course owner's permission before
    attempting to play the back nine.

13. Slow play is encouraged.  However, players should be prepared to
    proceed at a quicker pace, at least temporarily, at the course owner's
    request.

14. It is considered outstanding performance, time permitting, to play
    the same hole several times in one match.

15. The course owner will be the sole judge of who is the best player.



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