Here are some things that bug me when I am playing golf. These are minor in comparison to not raking bunkers, stepping in one's putt line, etc., but never the less I feel they are worth mentioning.
When playing with a partner(s) I do not need to hear him say, "Knock it in the hole." Most golfers I know always try to hole their putts. Even long putts, I try to hole it and if I miss try to be with in 3 feet or less of the hole.
When I am hitting the fairway with my driver I don't mind someone saying "shot or good shot" are something complimentary but don't tell me when I'm getting ready to drive especially late in a round, "You have been like a machine all day. We need this one in the fairway."
When I hit a ball fat or thin I don't need one of my partners to tell me that. Don't you think I would know.
When I am getting ready to hit a shot, whether it be a putt or a tee ball, don't stand directly behind me. If you want to see how a ball breaks on the putting green you can see it just as good from the side to see the break.
Don't start giving me golf lessons if I make bad shot unless I ask you. Best thing to do is to say nothing unless asked.
If we are sharing a cart please clean up your food or drink that falls on the seat. I do not like a chunk of chocolate candy bar stuck to the rear of my shorts or a big read stain from your spilled gator aid.
If we are sharing a cart and I hit a ball into the rough and your ball is safe in the fairway, please drive while I still have some landmarks in sight to my ball. Your ball in the fairway will not be hard to find.
If I am really playing well please don't tell me what my score is or say something like "Man, you have made six pars in a row. Keep up the good play". This is kind of like telling a baseball pitcher he is pitching a perfect game and only needs3 more strike outs. When the round is over OK but please let me stay in my zone. Don't bring me out of it with your well intended comments.
Golf is a fun game but there is a time to comment and there is a time to say nothing to make it even more pleasant. I'm sure there are others who have some things that bug them when they play. Let's hear them.