FIRST TEE GULF COAST & GPJGA CODE OF CONDUCT
RESPECT FOR MYSELF
I will dress neatly and wear golf or athletic shoes.
I will always try my best when I play or practice.
I will keep a positive attitude and catch myself doing something right regardless of the outcome.
I will be physically active, eat well, get enough sleep, and take care of myself so I can stay healthy.
I will be honest at all times, including when I keep score and if I break a rule.
I will use proper etiquette and maintain my composure even when others may not be watching.
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
I will follow all instructions and safety rules.
I will keep up with the pace of play on the golf course.
I will be friendly, courteous, and helpful.
I will remain still and quiet while others are playing and have fun without being loud and rowdy.
I will be a good sport toward others whether I win or lose.
RESPECT FOR MY SURROUNDINGS
I will keep the golf course and practice areas clean and in as good or better shape than I found them.
I will clean and take care of my and others’ golf equipment.
I will be careful not to damage anything that belongs to others.
First Tee Gulf Coast Penalties for Misconduct:
“Misconduct:” First Offense: Warning; Second Offense: Removal from current class; Third Offense: Dismissal from First Tee Class Participation (the equivalent of “Serious Misconduct.”)
“Serious Misconduct” is punishable by Dismissal from participation as determined by the Committee.
The First Tee Gulf Coast Committee (which consists of the FTGC Executive Director, Program Director, Operations Director, the Lead Coach of the participant(s) in question and the Board Chair) is tasked with determining the application of penalties regarding Misconduct and Serious Misconduct.
GPJGA Penalties for Misconduct:
” Misconduct:” First Offense: Warning; Second Offense: Two-Stroke (Major) Penalty; Third Offense: Disqualification or Dismissal (the equivalent of “Serious Misconduct.”)
“Serious Misconduct” is punishable by Disqualification or Dismissal as determined by the Committee.
The GPJGA Tournaments & Events Committee consists of the FTGC Executive Director, Operations Director, Tournament Director, the Rules Chair and the Host Professional at each course is tasked with determining the application of penalties for Misconduct and Serious Misconduct.
The First Tee Gulf Coast and the GPJGA Code of Conduct: Follows the Guidelines and Rules of the United States Golf Association–For more information, visit this link: Major Change: Code of Player Conduct (usga.org)