Somerset Golf Union

Somerset County Golf Union 

CODE OF CONDUCT - Championships  

This Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards expected when participating in Somerset County Golf Union Championships. You must ensure you are familiar with and understand the Code and meet these minimal standards at all times.  
1. Code of Conduct  
Breaches of the Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • a) Care for the course, for example  i. failure to repair pitch marks, not raking bunkers or replacing divots.  ii. pulling trolleys onto or across teeing grounds  

  • b) Foul and abusive language  

  • c) Abuse of clubs on the course  i. throwing and/or breaking clubs  ii. de-facing or damaging on-course signage  iii. damaging course equipment, tee markers, flagsticks, rakes etc 

  • d) Being disrespectful of other players, referees or spectators  

  • e) Mis-use of Social Media  i. Publicly use critical or disrespectful descriptions of others or the SGU via any social media platforms  ii. Excessive use of social media during the round 
  • f) Acting in a manner contrary to the spirit of the game  

2. Penalty Structure  
The Committee may impose the following penalties for situations identified in 1 above:

  •  First Breach of Code of Conduct -  Warning or Committee Sanction 
  •  Second Breach – General Penalty 
  •  Subsequent Breach or any serious misconduct- Disqualification  

Note 1: Any warnings or penalties applied under the Code of Conduct during a round will be carried forward for the remainder of the round and involvement in the Championship.  
Note 2: Any breach of the conduct by the players caddie will result in sanctions being imposed against the player.  

3. Committee Decision is Final  
The Committee in charge of the competition will impose any penalty, where applicable. Their decision is final.  

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