Tournament Policies

SOUTHERN NEVADA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT

Preamble

The Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association (“SNJGA”) takes pride in maintaining the most positive, professional and enjoyable experience for its players, parents and spectators.  In order to maintain this experience, it is essential that all players adhere to SNJGA’s Code of Conduct.  The SNJGA is fortunate to have established and sustained relationships with golf courses across Southern Nevada.  It is because of this history and these relationships that SNJGA players, parents and spectators are able to avail themselves to such a diverse collection of golf courses at such reasonable rates.  The SNJGA recognizes and appreciates the graciousness of our host courses in donating their facilities.  It is imperative that our players appreciate these dynamics each and every time they tee it up as a member of the SNJGA.  It is absolutely crucial for SNGJA players to appreciate that we are guests at our host golf coursesAdditionally, SNJGA players must further appreciate that they are the face of our great Association.  The conduct of the players reflects directly upon the SNJGA.  SNJGA members must therefore conduct themselves in a professional fashion while respecting the game’s traditions and etiquette.  To that end, all players will be responsible and held accountable for their actions both on and off the course and course property.  All players will be held to a standard of the utmost professionalism.

The following Code of Conduct and disciplinary system shall govern all SNJGA participants at all SNJGA sanctioned events.  This Code of Conduct is intended to be an evolving system and will certainly grow and expand with the future of golf.

Tier 1 Infractions

Tier 1 infractions will not be tolerated.  Such infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • abusive language (including defamation) towards SNJGA affiliates, volunteers, fellow competitors and/or host facility personnel;
  • cheating;
  • physical abuse and/or threatening physical abuse;
  • verbal abuse towards other players and/or parents;
  • willful destruction of golf course property;
  • use or association with drugs, alcohol, or smoking or chewing tobacco products; and
  • dishonesty and/or vandalism.

SNJGA Tournament Directors shall determine whether a specific act constitutes a Tier 1 infraction.  Upon the occurrence of a Tier 1 infraction, the Tournament Director shall immediately provide the player with a FIRST WARNING.  Any FIRST WARNING for a Tier 1 infraction shall be accompanied by the requirement that the player submit an essay to the SNJGA Board of Directors before being permitted to participate in future SNJGA events.  The essay shall be no less than 500 words and shall describe how and why the offending player can avoid such conduct in the future.  If the infraction was an offense against the host facility and/or staff, in addition to the essay, the player shall also be required to draft a written apology to the host course.  In addition to providing the player with a FIRST WARNING, the Tournament Director shall also inform the player that a second infraction of the same offense shall result in the player being disqualified from the subject tournament.  If the player commits a second infraction of the same offense during the same tournament, said player shall be disqualified from the subject tournament immediately.  If the infraction is sufficiently egregious, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall have discretion to carry the FIRST WARNING over to a subsequent tournament or tournament(s).  If the SNJGA Board of Directors determines that the infraction warrants carrying over, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall so inform the player.

Tier 2 Infractions

Tier 2 infractions, while generally categorized as less serious than Tier 1 infractions, can qualify as a Tier 1 infraction if the SNJGA Board of Directors determines that the subject conduct was willful, malicious, deliberately destructive and/or otherwise severe enough to qualify as a Tier 1 infraction.  Tier 2 infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • club throwing;
  • bullying;
  • gambling;
  • disrespect to SNJGA affiliates, volunteers, officials, fellow competitors and/or host facility personnel;
  • willful golf course etiquette infractions (not replacing ball marks, littering, failing to rake bunkers, failing to replace divots and otherwise failing to care for the golf course);
  • willful conduct not becoming of an SNJGA player, such as expressing anger, acting in anger, creating distractions or otherwise expressing a temper tantrum; and
  • abuse of golf course property.

SNJGA Tournament Directors shall determine whether a specific act constitutes a Tier 2 infraction.  Upon the occurrence of a Tier 2 infraction, the Tournament Director shall immediately provide the player with a FIRST WARNING.  In addition to providing the player with a FIRST WARNING, the Tournament Director shall also inform the player that a second infraction of the same offense shall result in a SECOND WARNING accompanied by the requirement that the player submit an essay to the SNJGA Board of Directors before being permitted to participate in future SNJGA events.  The essay shall be no less than 500 words and shall describe how and why the offending player can avoid such conduct in the future.  If the infraction was an offense against the host facility and/or staff, in addition to the essay, the player shall also be required to draft a written apology to the host course.  Upon the occurrence of a third infraction of the same offense during the same tournament, the Tournament Director, based upon the totality of the circumstances, shall have the discretion to either provide a THIRD and final WARNING or immediately disqualify the player from the event.  If the infraction(s) is or are sufficiently egregious, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall have discretion to carry the WARNINGS over to a subsequent tournament or tournament(s).  If the SNJGA Board of Directors determines that the infraction warrants carrying over, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall so inform the player.

Tier 3 Infractions

Tier 3 infractions, while generally categorized as less serious than Tier 1 and Tier 2 infractions, can qualify as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 infraction if the SNJGA Board of Directors determines that the subject conduct was willful, malicious, deliberately destructive and/or otherwise severe enough to qualify as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 infraction.  Tier 3 infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • not adhering to the dress code at the host golf course;
  • conduct not becoming of an SNJGA player such as expressing anger, acting in anger, creating distractions or otherwise expressing a temper tantrum;
  • soliciting advice from a spectator or coach; and
  • negligent golf course etiquette infractions (not replacing ball marks, littering, failing to rake bunkers, failing to replace divots and otherwise failing to care for the golf course).

SNJGA Tournament Directors shall determine whether a specific act constitutes a Tier 3 infraction.  Upon the occurrence of a Tier 3 infraction, the Tournament Director shall immediately provide the player with a FIRST WARNING.  In addition to providing the player with a FIRST WARNING, the Tournament Director shall also inform the player that a second infraction of the same offense shall result in a SECOND WARNING.  Upon the occurrence of a third infraction of the same offense during the same tournament, the Tournament Director shall immediately provide the player with a THIRD WARNING.  Any THIRD WARNING shall be accompanied by the requirement that the player submit an essay to the SNJGA Board of Directors before being permitted to participate in future SNJGA events.  The essay shall be no less than 500 words and shall describe how and why the offending player can avoid such conduct in the future.  If the infraction was an offense against the host facility and/or staff, in addition to the essay, the player shall also be required to draft a written apology to the host course.  Upon the occurrence of a fourth infraction of the same offense during the same tournament, the Tournament Director, based upon the totality of the circumstances, shall have the discretion to either provide a FOURTH and final WARNING or immediately disqualify the player from the event.  If the infraction(s) is or are sufficiently egregious, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall have discretion to carry the WARNINGS over to a subsequent tournament or tournament(s).  If the SNJGA Board of Directors determines that the infraction warrants carrying over, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall so inform the player.

INFRACTION 1st OFFENSE 2nd OFFENSE 3rd OFFENSE 4th OFFENSE
Tier 1 Warning (plus essay and written apology) DQ
Tier 2 Warning Warning (plus essay and written apology) Warning or DQ DQ
Tier 3 Warning Warning Warning (plus essay and written apology) Warning or DQ

It is important for all players to appreciate that enforcing the Code of Conduct may not always be as simple as the above chart.  For instance, if a Tier 1 infraction is sufficiently egregious, immediate disqualification may be necessary.  Additionally, a player may forfeit the ability to play in a tournament for negligently committing a Tier 3 infraction (e.g., showing up at tournament in attire that is not compliant with the host course’s dress code).  Please make sure you adhere to the SNJGA’s Dress Code at all times.  Depending on the severity of the infraction(s), a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from future events for which a player has been accepted.  Finally, notwithstanding the above Code of Conduct, the SNJGA Board of Directors shall always have discretion concerning disciplinary action, including the expulsion of severe and/or habitual offenders.

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