These rules and regulations may be changed at any time, without notification, by the Board of Directors.GJGL Rules, Policies and Procedures apply to all programs administered by GJGL. Failure to comply with these guidelines can result in suspension of membership, disqualification, forfeiture of funds or other penalties.
CODE OF CONDUCT
GJGL provides a worthwhile activity which can be pursued throughout life and which helps develop character and good sportsmanship. The GJGL Code of Conduct is a guideline for junior golfers to follow throughout the programand tournaments, both on and off the course. GJGL expects all member players, parents and spectators to conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Violations of the Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to follow the instructions of a GJGL or host facility official
- Abuse to the host course facilities and properties.
- Damage to course or equipmentHitting of golf balls in any area not designated for play
- Deliberate hitting of golf balls into the preceding golf group
- Throwingof golf equipment
- Smoking or use of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
- Obscene, abusive or vulgar language
GJGL members should adhere to a Host Facility’s dress code during golf events and programs such as practice and tournaments/Appropriate attire includes:
Boys – Collared shirts with sleeves, hemmed shorts, golf slacks, golf or tennis shoes with socks.
Girls – Collared shirts with or without sleeves, hemmed shorts, golf slacks, golf or tennis shoes with socks.
Inappropriate attire : Tank tops; T-shirts; Short shorts; cut-offs; swimsuits; blue jeans; slacks or shorts with holes; cleated, open-toe or sandal shoes; clothing bearing offensive slogans, language or pictures.
HOST FACILITY RULES AND REGULATIONS
• Each facility may have additional rules and dress code requirements. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) and participant to be aware of such policies and adhere to them. The GJGL Junior Golf program will abide by all rules and regulations set forth by a host facility.
PRACTICE FACILITIES AND COURSE CONDUCT SAFETY
To ensure the safetyof GJGL members, parents/guardiansare asked to be mindful of the following:
- Ensure that junior report to their coaches immediately upon arrival at the practice venue.
- Parents/guardians must pick up their children immediately after end of practice.
- Parents/guardians must be with member at all times when using Host Facilities during non-instructional days.
- Other children (non-golfers) are not allowed on the course.
While on the course, GJGL members must observe the following safety rules:
- Players are not to remove clubs from their golf bag until it is time for their group to tee off
- Players are to make sure no other person is within range of being struck by the club or ball when a swing is made.
- Players waiting to tee off with their playing group are to hold the club by the club head until it is their turn to hit.
- Practice swings are not to be made until it is your turn to hit and never swing where the club path is towards another person.
- Be careful that you cannot hit someone with your club when taking a shot or practice swing. Always wait for those in front to be out of range
- Member must be 16 years old to drive a cart -violation may result in being banned from the course
RESPECT FOR THE COURSE AND FELLOW GOLFERS
Members are required to respect the course and fellow golfers by following the instructions on all signs from course personnel, and from coaches. Each member is to:
- Repair divots on fairways and repair pitch marks on the greens.
- Rake the bunker after use.
- Make sure that you do not wheel trolleys beyond green side bunkers and the green, or onto tees.
- Do not take a divot during a practice swing.
- Show courtesy and consideration for others at all times.
- Make sure that you do not distract a player by moving or making a noise.
- Make sure that you do not stand behind a player or behind a hole as he plays.
- Be ready to play immediately if it is your turn.
- Switch your cellphone to silence while on the course, and use only in an emergency.
- The player closest to the hole on each green is to attend the flagstick for the other players.
- Continuous putting is encouraged unless the player will be standing in the line of putt of another player, in which case the player is to immediately mark their ball (continuous putting is not required).
- The first player to hole their putt is to tend the flagstick for the remaining players and to properly replace flagstick in the hole when all players have completed putting.
- Players are to leave the green immediately and proceed to the next tee where they will record the scores for the hole just completed.
- The player with the honor (lowest score on the last hole) is to tee off first.