Junior Code of Conduct|
British Columbia Golf (BCGolf), in conjunction with the
Golf Canada, take great pride in the quality
of its competitors, host facilities, sponsors and community support associated
with all its junior events. To maintain and further enhance the quality
of its events, the BCGolf requires all competitors to comply with the code
of conduct at all BCGolf sanctioned events.
The junior code of conduct is:
A junior competitor will behave in a manner becoming of a BCGolf/Golf Canada member
at all times by:
Acting with integrity and honour,
Respecting fellow competitors, officials and volunteers,
Displaying proper etiquette,
Wearing appropriate attire, and
Code of conduct violations include, but are not limited
to: Possession, use or association
with alcohol, tobacco products (chewing or smoking) or illegal drugs including
drug paraphernalia, |
Gaming and/or gambling, i.e. any wagering, betting
or contests where a prize, other than that offered by the event, is involved,
Abusive language or disrespectful behaviour towards
fellow competitors, tournament officials, marshals, volunteers, spotters,
club members, guests, spectators, course employees, or anyone otherwise
associated with the tournament including host families, drivers, hotel employees
and hotel guests,
Intentionally damaging or vandalizing the course,
equipment or property,
Failure to appear for a tournament without just
cause and/or prior notification,
Breaking curfew or any other rule established by
a tournament committee, team captain or official,
Leaving the course during a stipulated
round or any other activity where one's presence is required,
and/or Any other conduct unbecoming a BCGol member.
Cutoffs, jeans, sweat pants, warm up pants, non-golf
shirts such as sport uniforms, t-shirts & muscle shirts.
The penalty for a code of conduct violation may be immediate disqualification
or dismissal from an event. For an on-course violation, the BCGolf may opt
to issue a warning for a 1ST offence. Where circumstances warrant, the BCGolf
team captain, official or supervisor may send a competitor home in which
case the competitor and his/her parent(s)' or guardian(s) will be responsible
for all costs incurred.
Acceptable attire includes full length golf slacks, plus fours, tailored
rugby pants, tailored golf shorts and golf shirts. Hats must be worn properly
and shirts must be tucked in. A dress code established by a host club or
tournament committee, if more restrictive, will apply.
Competitors must adhere to the dress code during or after practice, qualifying
or tournament rounds, and event meetings, award ceremonies, and other event
Violations of the Dress Code include, but are not limited to:
Commercial logos, except logos of golf equipment
companies or golf clubs and commercial logos as being part of the team
uniform, numbers or offensive illustrations are not permitted on any attire
A competitor may be prohibited from further play until they comply with
the code. A competitor must comply without undue delay and may be subject
to penalties for lateness or pace of play. Failure to comply may result in
disqualification. The BCGA may disqualify a competitor who has a record of
repeat dress code violations without giving them a chance to comply.
See Section 1 of he Rules of Golf.
A serious breach of etiquette may result in disqualification of the competitor
under Rule 33.7. Repeated infractions may be dealt with by the BCGolf disciplinary
Rule 8 prohibits a competitor from receiving advice, except under specified
circumstances. Competitors are advised to ask parents, spectators and companions
to follow at a distance (recommended minimum of 25 yards) so there can
be no question that communication can be construed to be advice.
A competitor is subject to a 2-stroke penalty for each infraction or
disqualification in extreme circumstances.
The tournament committee will impose penalties for Code of Conduct violations.
All violations or infractions will be recorded, referred to the disciplinary
committee for further investigation, and kept on file as part of a competitor's
permanent record. Where deemed necessary a written letter of warning will
be sent to the competitor, with a copy to his/her parent(s) or guardian(s).
The Disciplinary Committee may impose additional penalties or sanctions.
In the event that the Disciplinary Committee decides that a suspension is
warranted, the competitor and his/her parents or guardian and the Management Committee/Zone Committee will be advised of the suspension in writing. A
competitor may appeal a disciplinary committee decision to the Management
Committee/Zone Committee. The competitor and his/her parents or guardian
will be notified of the date when the appeal will be heard. The Management
Committee/Zone Committee will review all submitted materials and presentations
then issue a written decision within 30 days of such a hearing. The decision
of the Management Committee/Zone Committee is final.
Competitors are responsible for their own decisions and are encouraged
to consult with BCGolf or Golf Canada representatives or event organizers before
undertaking any action or activity that may be considered a violation of
the code of conduct.
Misconduct in other jurisdictions and non-BCGolf events
Should the BCGolf be informed or become aware of misconduct by a competitor
in non-BCGolf sanctioned events either in British Columbia or other jurisdictions,
the BCGolf reserves the right to impose it own additional penalties, discipline
or sanctions against the competitor, including, but not limited to, non-selection
or removal from teams and denial of entry into BCGolf sanctioned events.
1 Event means any tournament, competition (including practice & practice
rounds), clinic, training session, or meeting at the club, zone, provincial,
national or international level in which the BCGolf / Golf Canada is involved or
2 Traveling to and from an event, at and during an event, and while on
and off the golf course at all times.
3 The Code of Conduct applies regardless of any age limits established
in the jurisdiction within which the event is taking place, e.g. legal
drinking or gambling age.
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