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
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
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
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
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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