Player Code of Conduct
Our primary goal is to promote juniors who are determined to grow their competitive edge, build character, display sportsmanship, and gain confidence in golf and in life. The staff strives to make each tournament a memorable experience for every player.
With our goals in mind, the tour can only run at a top level if we all participate in its success. Players need to display extraordinary effort, attitude, and sportsmanship. We require admirable behavior before, during and following each and every tournament.
The Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines for our junior golfers to follow throughout the tournament season and into the future. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to help our players become confident, mature individuals by understanding and learning from the consequences of their own actions.
ATTIRE: Proper attire must be worn at all times during competition, as well as during practice rounds. First violation will result in a verbal warning; second violation will result in disqualification.
• Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks must be worn and tucked in at all times
• Girls may wear sleeveless shirts as long as the shirt has a collar.
• If a hat is worn, it should be worn in the proper manner
• No bare mid-drifts at any time
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, DRUGS: Use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, on or off the course, will not be tolerated and will be considered a violation of the Golfweek Junior Tour Player Code of Conduct. This violation will result in automatic disqualification and/or suspension from future events.
ETIQUETTE/ON-COURSE BEHAVIOR: Serious breaches of etiquette can result in disqualification and/or suspension from future events. Violations include, but are not limited to:
• Abusive, obscene and vulgar language
• Disrespect shown to volunteers, course officials, golf professionals, staff, and other competitors
• Throwing clubs, violent and erratic club swinging, etc.
• Mistreatment of the golf course in anyway
• Advice from parents/spectators
CHEATING: Players are expected to abide by the rules of fair and honest competition. Players are to resist any temptation to improve lies, move balls, shorten putts, or miscount strokes.
Players are also expected to hold others in their group to the same standards.
• Be honest about your score and the score of the player you are marking for.
• Do not seek advice from parents/spectators (ex: club choice, yardage, etc.).
• Make sure you confirm scores at the conclusion of each hole. If there is a disagreement, retrace the player’s shots prior to beginning the next hole.
OFF-COURSE BEHAVIOR: Serious breaches of off-course etiquette can result in disqualification and/or suspension from future events. Violations include, but are not limited to:
• Any abusive, obscene or vulgar language
• Vandalism or mistreatment of hotel or the host facility
We at the Golfweek Junior Tour value our respected reputation. We expect all participants to conduct themselves in a mature manner, on and off the course, while participating in any Golfweek Junior Tour events.
Spectator Code of Conduct
We realize how exciting and nerve-racking competitive sports can be for players, as well as family and friends. We encourage all spectators to support their players by coming to watch our events. We, the staff at Golfweek Junior Tour, work solely for the players. Our belief is that our players will gain more independence, confidence, and integrity from handling all aspects of competition themselves. This will help to enhance their experiences on and off of the golf course. We would appreciate if you would respect this.
• Remain on cart path, rough, and at least 50 yards from participants.
• Stay off fairways and keep up with or ahead of your group to ensure pace of play and do not interfere with other groups’ play.
• Do not give advice to players during the round as this is a breach of rule 8-1 of the USGA Rules of Golf.
• Spectators are encouraged to look for lost balls and act as forecaddies.
• Spectators may carry umbrellas, jackets, food and drink, etc., but MUST refrain from conversation.
• Rulings will only be made by Rules Officials.
• Please respect the host facilities’ policies regarding dress code, indoor cell phone use, etc.
PARENT/SPECTATOR CARTS POLICY:
Parents/Spectators may rent carts. Carts will be rented to parents/spectators on a first come-first served basis. Carts must stay on the cart path at all times. Players may not be driven from shot to shot at any time during an event unless permitted by a Rules Official.
Parents/Spectators shall remain on the outside of the scoring area as players are confirming and recording their scores. Only GJT staff and players will be allowed within the scoring area. Please refrain from conversation with the players.