JUNIOR CODE OF CONDUCT
The RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS take great pride in the quality of its players, host facilities and broad community involvement at each tournament. In order to continue making RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS tournaments enjoyable for everyone, the Association requires all members to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. Its purpose is to help RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS participants grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions. The Code of Conduct is to be followed throughout the junior's stay at the tournament.
VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT ON THE GOLF COURSE
· Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property.
· Use of drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products.
· Failure to adhere to the dress code during practice round or tournament play.
VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT OFF THE GOLF COURSE
· Any use or association with drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products.
· Any Vandalism at a host hotel, abusive behaviour to host family or their property.
· Any other conduct not becoming of an RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS member.
· Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward; males must remove hat/visor while indoors at host facility.
· Collared shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times.
· Women's shirts without a collar must have sleeves.
· Women's shorts must be a minimum of mid thigh in length and may not be rolled up.
· Tank tops, T-shirts.
· Denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, jeans.
· Men’s shorts must not be below knee length and may not be rolled up.
· Shoes with metal or traditionally designed spikes.
Proper attire is required at all times at the host facility. The Tournament Committee will review questionable attire. Should a host facility have a stricter dress code, its policy will take precedence. Players in violation of the Dress Code will not be allowed to tee off or, if the violation is discovered once play has begun, the player will be asked to immediately discontinue play.
CODE OF CONDUCT PENALTIES
A player’s entry is subject to rejection at any time (including during the Championship) by the RCGA and FUTURE LINKS. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming conduct.
Any Code of Conduct violation will result in a written letter to the player and his or her parent/guardian.
Disqualification from future RCGA sanctioned tournament(s) for which he or she has been accepted.
The RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the preceding penalties based on the severity and frequency of the violation(s). In the event of a suspension, both the player and parent/guardian will be required to submit a written account of the Code of Conduct violation to the RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS Discipline Committee within 30 days of the suspension. The Committee will determine the length of the suspension after reviewing all submitted materials, including an RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS tournament staff account of the violation. Any player whose membership is under suspension will not be eligible for post-season honours. The RCGA AND FUTURE LINKS staff will further discuss the Code of Conduct at each tournament's Players Meeting.