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CODE OF CONDUCT


All players’ officials and supports have a duty to promote high standards of behaviour and values. When representing the SGU, you have a significant role to play in this and are required to conduct yourself in accordance with our values at all times.  

Be Honest- acting with integrity, fairness, trust, reliability and transparency

Be Supportive- working together to make golf better for everyone, inspiring people to achieve their goals

Be Excellent- continuously improving, exceeding expectations and setting high standards.

Be Responsible- being personally accountable and passionate about driving a strong future for golf. 

Be Inclusive- welcoming and enabling everyone to be involved with golf in Somerset and beyond. 
 
As an SGU player we want you to: 


Enjoy golf in a positive environment. 


Be safe and happy. 


Feel respected. 


Be treated fairly and listened to. 


Have any concerns taken seriously and acted on. 


Be protected from abuse. 


Have your privacy respected. 


Feel comfortable asking for help. 


Report any concerns you may have in relation to another person, or any inappropriate behaviour by anyone, to your Team Captain, Team Manager,  Welfare officer, County Secretary or Official. This is particularly important if it involves a person under the age of 18 years. 
 
Code of Conduct


This code of conduct acts as the minimum standards expected when participating in SGU activities (whether training or events in Somerset or elsewhere) you must ensure you are familiar with and understand the Code. 
In accordance with the SGU & England Golf’s Core Values, this Code of Conduct requires you to: 
 
Be Honest


Do 
Demonstrate fair play and apply golf’s standards and etiquette both on and off the course. 
Respect tournament officials and accept decisions/rulings 
Treat SGU staff, officials and volunteers with respect. 


Don’t 
Cheat 
Tell lies, gossip or abuse your position. 
 
Be Supportive 


Do 
Respect your fellow team members, and respect your opponents and /or playing partners. 
Comply with reasonable requests from the SGU staff, officials and volunteers and take action to address any issues raised by them. 


Don’t   
Publicly use critical or disrespectful descriptions of others or the SGU , including players, via social networking sites. 
Disregard or break instruction set by SGU staff, officials and volunteers. 
 
Be Excellent 


Do 
Maintain the highest standards of attendance across all opportunities, presented by the SGU, and provide notice and explanations to SGU staff, officials or volunteers where this is possible. 
Display high standards of behaviour and appearance at all times, as an ambassador for your County, Country, your Sport and your Club. 
Be organised and on time. 
Wear kit provided by the SGU as required 


Don’t 
Circulate information on team or squad selection before this is published by the County Captain/Manager. 
Engage in bullying, intimidating, violent or aggressive behaviour. 
Use foul language. 
 
Be Responsible 


Do 
Keep yourself safe. 
Take care of equipment provided to you by the SGU 
Report all concerns and any inappropriate behaviour or behaviour that falls below the standard set out in this Code of Conduct. 
Abide by the England Golf Anti-doping policy. 
Act responsibly and appropriately when consuming any alcohol, taking reasonable action to both prevent alcohol problems and address any alcohol–related issues as they emerge. 


Don’t 
Engage in illegal or inappropriate behaviour whilst representing the SGU 
Consume alcohol in an excessive manner whilst representing the SGU 
Take drugs listed on the UKAD register (UK Anti-Doping). 
 
Be Inclusive 


Do 
Help create and maintain an environment free of bullying, fear and harassment. 
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity. 
Challenge or report if you observe any form of discrimination and or prejudice. 
Accept that these guidelines are in place for the well-being of all concerned. 


Don’t 
Bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another player to gain an advantage. This includes bullying of any kind on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and other such forms and social network sites. 
 
 
I understand that if I breach the Code of Conduct I may be removed from the SGU programme, lose associated rights or privileges, or may be sent home from an event or trip at my own cost    
 
 
We work as one team-A diverse group of individuals driving towards shared mission, purpose, values and goals with a passion for succeeding for Somerset 


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May 2022 Diary of Events
Sunday 1st
Burnham Salver (Order of merit)Burnham & Berrow
Development Team Match away to Glamorgan 2nd Team (Wessex League)TBC
08:00 - 10:00
SLCGA COUNTY CHAMPS RESULTSClevedon
Monday 2nd   
Tuesday 3rd
Seniors Match away to Devon Seniors (Seniors)Teignmouth
Wednesday 4th   
Thursday 5th   
Friday 6th   
Saturday 7th   
Sunday 8th
1st Team Match away to Gloucestershire 1stTeam (Channel League)Ross on Wye
U16 & U18 36 hole County Championship Farrington Park
09:00 - 10:30
36 Hole Junior County ChampionshipFarrington Park
Monday 9th   
Tuesday 10th   
Wednesday 11th   
Thursday 12th   
Friday 13th
Somerset 18 hole Senior County ChampionshipLong Sutton
09:00 - 10:52
SGU Seniors' County ChampionshipLong Sutton
Saturday 14th   
Sunday 15th
Somerset 36 hole County ChampionshipSaltford
36 Club Team ChampionshipSaltford
Club Team ChampionshipSaltford
07:30 - 10:10
SGU County Championship - Round 1Saltford
12:30 - 15:10
SGU County Championship - Round 2Saltford
Monday 16th   
Tuesday 17th   
Wednesday 18th   
Thursday 19th   
Friday 20th   
Saturday 21st   
Sunday 22nd
Enmore Stag (Order of merit)Enmore Park GC
Under 16 Match away to Dorset U16's (Under 16)Dudsbury
10:30 - 13:30
Under 14 Match at home to Gloucester U14's (Under 14)Isle of Wedmore
Monday 23rd   
Tuesday 24th   
Wednesday 25th   
Thursday 26th
Seniors Match away to Gloucester Seniors (Seniors)Filton
Friday 27th   
Saturday 28th   
Sunday 29th   
Monday 30th
County Junior Team Championship The Mendip
Tuesday 31st
SWCGA U16 & U14 ChampionshipCumberwell Park
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