Cell phones have become quite controversial. People use them everywhere including at
the golf course. Most people believe that good golf etiquette requires that cell phones be
turned off during play yet, to the watchful eye, they can be seen in use everywhere on
While practicing on the range, a golfer was annoyed by someone next to him talking
loudly on his cell phone. The question is: would it have been good etiquette for the
golfer who was practicing to ask the cell user to stop talking? Most believe that silence
is not required on the practice range, therefor, asking the cell user to stop the conversation would not have been good etiquette. This is an example of one of the
“grey areas” that can arise practicing good golf etiquette.