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Poll Results: What do you do on the 18th green? (Choose all that apply, and it's anonymous, so be honest.)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 65% (97)
    I almost always shake hands.
  • 0% (1)
    I often shake hands.
  • 2% (4)
    I sometimes shake hands.
  • 27% (41)
    I almost always remove my hat.
  • 6% (10)
    I often remove my hat.
  • 11% (17)
    I sometimes remove my hat.
147 Total Votes  
post #127 of 132

I always shake with chosen playing partners and most of the time when I paired up.  Every now and then, when I'm paired with someone who played the whole round in a egocentric bubble, I feel strongly a handshake is not required.  Hat removal is not golf etiquette.  Removing (or tipping) one's hat shows respect in all circumstances.  I liked the poll.

post #128 of 132
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I've always shaken hands but, quite honestly, until I joined this forum I never knew removing your hat at the end of the round was also considered proper etiquette as well.

 

As has been stated a few times, it's not really. It's only a recent thing and not everyone does it.

 

This is just another one of those things that's been picked up from TV.  I always shake hands around the group after leaving the last green, but I've never removed my hat just to shake hands.  On the other hand, when entering a home or restaurant, including a golf course clubhouse, I do remove any headgear.  Just one of those manners things my grandmother trained into me, like opening the  door for ladies.

post #129 of 132
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

This is just another one of those things that's been picked up from TV.  I always shake hands around the group after leaving the last green, but I've never removed my hat just to shake hands.  On the other hand, when entering a home or restaurant, including a golf course clubhouse, I do remove any headgear.  Just one of those manners things my grandmother trained into me, like opening the  door for ladies.


I ALWAYS shake with the group I am with, friend or stranger as well as remove my hat while doing so. Too bad the poll did not list always in addition to. Almost always
post #130 of 132

Not ALMOST always...ALWAYS.  Would be rude not to.  And, I don't wear hats or caps all that often but when I do, I remove it.  If wearing sunglasses, I remove them also.

post #131 of 132

Post Round Ediquet

I searched on here a lot about this and couldn't find any helpful info, which didn't surprise me or catch me off guard.

 

Please tell me what you typically do right after a round is over if you are playing with other people. I know tradition is different everywhere you go and it also depents on you personality.  If I am playing with an elderly family member I will give them an appropriate hug and tell them how impressed I was with their preformance, even it they played like an amatuer.  Sometimes when I play with friends that I already know, I don't give them a hug, but I will just stare at them with the utmost respect, for maybe like 40 or 45 seconds, and then slowly walk away while still facing them to show respect.  If I am playing with a friend that I have not met before I typically give them a hand slap and a nice monogrammed golf towel (great gifts and I have like a hundred of them in a box, now way i can use them all).

 

Also, does anyone have the shotlink (tm) records for the 1973 tour season?

post #132 of 132

The few times that I've played alone and ended up joining others, I've always shook their hands. I never removed my hat, though. Typically, I play with people that I know really well, and we never shake hands.

 

"Staring at someone respectfully for 40-45 seconds" would freak me out. lol.

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