photo credit: foxypar4 Some golfers just don't get it. There are two places on the golf course that are “sacred ground” where silence is golden and movement is kept at an absolute minimum, the tee box and the green. How many players are actually aware of this?
There should be a rule (I'm being fascisist) forbidding anyone from standing behind a player teeing off or putting. Being behind a player ready to hit is no big deal as long as there is silence and no movement, however, many people just cannot remain motionless.
Tournament players deal with movement all the time but they are getting paid for their forebearance. The average player, who just wants to relax and have an enjoyable day, should not have to deal with poor etiquette.
photo credit: mandj98 Let's face it, the putting green is the most solemn location on the golf course, or at least it should be. It's a place where silence should be golden so as not to interfere with the power of concentration. Since it is a place to congregate, all too often, there is too much talking, movement and fumbling amongst players.
Golf etiquette requires that extra care should be taken to keep chatter at a minimum. Players should stand in an unobtrusive location. The person putting should not be able to see any type of movement once in the address position. The field of view towards the cup should not include any players. Other players should remain motionless.