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Valonda's Golf Lesson: Dress and Etiquette

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Valonda talks to Megan Dunn about golf etiquette and dress at Prestonwood Country Club Valonda talks to Megan Dunn about golf etiquette and dress at Prestonwood Country Club
Valonda visits Prestonwood Country Club to learn about how to dress for the golf course and how to use proper golf etiquette.  Megan Dunn, Assistant Golf Professional, passes along advice to Valonda.

Hi Meghan.  Hi Valonda. So good to see yu.  I’m so glad I’m here with you because I’ve got some anxiety as a beginner golfer starting with what to wear.  Yes well you look fantastic by the way.  Thank you.  The proper attire is a collared shirt, no jeans.  OK.  We can wear shorts Bermuda length and if you have golf shoes that’s excellent but as a beginner it’s okay to wear tennis shoes.  So you are looking good.  Perfect.  I’ve got one thing taken care of.  Once I show up at the club what do I do?  First of all you’ve got to find the pro shop.  And it’s good to check in about 15 minutes before your tee time to find out what course you’re playing, what time and who you are playing with.  Ok.  And they’ll direct you to the proper hole.  Ok.  And so once I have all that information, head to that hole?  Yes.  Ok.  That is where you are going to find me.  All right so how do we know we’re playing together who goes first.  Who goes first in a tournament you’re probably going to flip a tee or it will be on the scorecards, flip a tee who ever lands on first it is going to be you.  But if we wanted this way, hey Meghan are you a little bit more skilled than I, you go first.  Ok.  But there are some rules to this tee box, ok so here’s the two tees.  We’ve got to tee up that golf ball inside of them.  We cannot tee up the ball here in front of us or we’re going to get penalized.  Alright.  And we cannot take the ball back more than, ok.  It is an imaginary rectangle.  That is to keep things fair.  That is the rule of golf.  Now etiquette, so if I’m going to hit this shot, I’ve got to get you out of my vision.  So I need to back up.  Yes, do as if I’m standing here, I shouldn’t be able to see Valonda in this area or in front of me.  Ok.  So almost directly behind you or really far back.  Exactly ok.  And we’ve got to be very very quiet.  The golf voice.  Yes the golf voice.  And that’s it.  So that’s really out of respect for other golfers.  You don’t want to be too loud.  If we were whooping and hollering we could be swinging somebody else’s back swing on the next hole so we’ve got to be very very quiet.  I have heard kids yelling fore.  Kind of rude right?  Well that is for the safety of yourself.  Because if I’m going to hit a golf ball and it’s coming in the direction of someone out there in front of me, I need to yell fore because I don’t want the ball to hit them.  It’s actually an alert.  Oh because they could bop you ni the head, ok.  Got it.  All right, I know a little bit but I’m going to get out of your way and let you do your thing and I will stand back and wait my turn.  Thank you Meghan. 

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