On the first hole, players tee off in order of their scorecard ranking. Otherwise, they are decided by lot or through other fair methods like a coin flip to decide who gets played first on each upcoming hole at that location (or if it's halved). Once someone wins one hole outright then goes onto the next tee and holds the honor for the last round; however, this doesn't apply across the entire match so both sides must play competitively from the beginning until the end.
The first tee is where you can decide who goes first. Some options for deciding this are rock-paper-scissors or drawing straws, but there's also an honor system: whoever had the lowest gross score on hole prior gets to choose from those options and starts playing as soon as their name is called! After they finish - whether by themselves (if nobody won) or with a partner, if applicable – then whichever person has the ball closest towards the center pole will be able to make his/her next move after hitting ground slightly farther back than the other opponent(s). And when all four stakes have been sunk into the course map awaiting a return match.
On the first tee in a social round, we’ll usually throw one of each player's golf balls up and whichever is furthest away from everyone else goes first. For positions two through four, there are many ways to decide who goes next: choose by closest distance; highest number, or better yet someone with an advantage like being left-handed!
It should be noted that this activity works best when all participants have at least see how it's played beforehand so make sure you tell them what will happen ahead of time during setup time.
When on the tee, stand even with your ball well outside of where you will be putting. You should never have to ask someone for space or get in their way at a time like this; it is considered rude and breaches etiquette rules! If another player has already arrived before us and taken up all three spaces available- please respect that they are concentrating hard enough as it is so do not take away from them by arriving simultaneously alongside each other when joining their foursome while watching shots being hit off an approaching green.