Until the end of university, curling and golf were my only sports! I've been away from it for so long now that I'm sure some rules have changed. Enjoy!
Both are sports steeped in tradition and formalities. Fortunately I found what looks like a fun group that hopefully won't exile me if/when I do some sort of faux pas, like chatting with my fellow sweeper while the skip is getting ready to throw.
The best tradition is that the winners buy drinks for the losers. At least, I hope that tradition still exists! We tried to be silent from the time someone from either team sat down in the hack until the moment they let go. If they miss their shot, you never want to be implicated as a factor! After that, you can chat - and even yell, if it's your team's rock - to your heart's content. Although you can't react with joy if the other team misses; you have to be poker-faced. But I'm sure you've been coached in most of the etiquette by now. :) Golf is similar - silence while someone prepares to hit the ball. Adventure racing is much easier - and louder!
Yup, the winner still buys the loser a drink!
This is as incomprehensible as the climbing chats.
Well, attackpoints, handrails and reentrants are a language of their own too.