“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.”
– P.G. Wodehouse
Other sports don’t require as much honesty as golf, primarily because they have spectators, referees or in tennis, line judges. So honesty, fair play and good conduct are expected on the course and essential to playing an honorable game. That means that everyone must understand the rules in order to not make a faux pas on the course.
For a comprehensive guide to the rules of golf, review the USGA Golf Rules.