The BJGA takes great pride in its members. The BJGA relies heavily on host facilities and community involvement at each tournament and in order to continue making BJGA tournaments enjoyable for everyone, the BJGA requires all members to adhere to this Code of Conduct. The purpose of this Code is to help BJGA members understand the conduct expected of them and outlining the consequences of breaches of the Code. This Code applies to all members of the BJGA at all times in BJGA events or while representing the BJGA. 


What is expected of BJGA Members?
It is expected that all BJGA members will:

a. learn the rules of golf and abide by them;

b. demonstrate good manners and proper behavior at all time while at a golf club or while participating in BJGA events;

c. be respectful of all players and BJGA volunteers at all times;

d. be respectful of private and public property;

e. arrive on time for their event (tee time or lesson) and be ready to play at the allotted time;

f. refrain from the use of all drugs and or alcohol

g. dress in accordance with a host facility's and BJGA's dress code

 

BJGA DRESS CODE: 
• Juniors must at all times be dressed in accordance with the host Club’s dress code
• Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward and must be removed while indoors
• Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks (host golf course permitting) must be worn and tucked in
at all times
• Women’s fashion shirts without a collar must have sleeves and must not rise above the belt
line at anytime during the golf swing
• Subject to the host course rules, tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, jeans, cargo pants/shorts are not permitted

Questionable attire will be reviewed by the Starter and marshalls. Should a host golf course have a stricter dress code, its policy will take precedence. Players not dressed in appropriate attire will not be allowed to tee off.

VIOLATIONS OF CODE OF CONDUCT
Any of the following actions by a BJGA member at a BJGA event, a BGA event or any other event (golfing or non-golfing) sanctioned by the BJGA, constitutes a violation of the BJGA Code of Conduct:

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property
  • Not adhering to the Dress Code
  • Use or association with drugs, alcohol, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
  • Conduct not becoming of a BJGA member, such as acting out in anger or creating other distractions
  • Physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf course staff or members, BJGA officials or volunteers in any medium


CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATION PENALTIES
Any alleged Code of Conduct violation will result in a written notification to the player and his or her parent/guardian. The BJGA will endeavour to investigate all alleged violations of the Code of Conduct and, if the BJGA finds there has been a violation, it may, in its sole discretion, assess any or all of the following penalties based on severity and frequency of the violation(s):

• Written warning to the member and his parent/guardian

• Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs

• Disqualification from the next major tournament

• Disqualification from eligibility for overseas selection

• Suspension or revocation of a player’s membership in the BJGA 

• Any other penalty the BJGA determines, in its discretion, is appropriate in the circumstances

Any player whose membership is under suspension will not be eligible for overseas selection.  


APPEALS
If aggrieved by a decision of a marshal or BJGA official, a member may appeal the decision to the Board of Directors. Any such appeal must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within 3 days of the original decision. The Board of Directors will aim to resolve any disputes as soon as possible.

If a member is aggrieved by a decision by the Board of Directors on a matter of the Rules of Golf, they may appeal such ruling to the Bermuda Golf Association.


 

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