The United States Golf Association considers sportsmanship so important that it has dedicated the first section of the Rules of Golf to etiquette.
Etiquette might be a big word for the youngest of junior golfers, but the meaning is simple: acting properly and respecting your playing partners and the golf course.
Players should make sure no one is standing nearby or in front when swinging a club or hitting a ball.
Respect the Course
Rake bunkers, replace divots, repair ball marks on the green, don't take practice swings on the tee box, and keep golf bags and pull carts off the putting greens and tee boxes.
Respect Other Golfers
Stand where you won't distract other players, never move ahead until everyone has hit, and don't talk when other players are hitting.
Always act like a lady or gentleman; don't shout or run on the golf course.