up for discussion - should everybody be tested for basic education in rules / etiquette / proper behavior on a golf course before he/she is allowed to play?
Wonder what you think...
We started discussing it while talking about un-repaired ball marks and divots and some guys admitted - they simply didn't know they were supposed to do it.
Better knowledge of the game, i.e rules etiquette would be nice but giving someone a test or book doesn't ensure us that they will follow the rules. People everyday drive drunk or speed and were given tests in order to drive and were told these are rules break them and loose your license or even go to jail and yet they continue to do it. So unfortunately I don't think a test or book will detour people from being themselves. I would hope common sense would take over and people start taking care of things I just don't see it happening. Obviously not all of us don't rake traps or repair divots but some do. I think its just a slow people teaching people process that will get others to do what most of us already do.