Burghill Valley Golf Club

Code of conduct

Burghill Valley Golf Club is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation for members, employees, and guests.

Members, guests and visitors are all reminded that an acceptable standard of behaviour is expected in all areas of the Club and on the Course at all times; and that upon payment of membership or green fees, all members, guests and visitors have given their consent to be bound by both the restrictions and penalties which may be imposed for any breach of the club’s standards or serious misconduct in failing to meet the standards set out in this Code of Conduct.

Members will be liable for any breach committed whether by themselves or their guests.

R&A Rule 1.2 – Standards of Player Conduct: All players are expected to play in The Spirit of the Game.

R&A Rule 1.2b – Code of Conduct: Burghill Valley Golf Club has adopted the following Code of Conduct as a Local Rule.

On the course:   All golfers must:

Competition check in- please follow the rules for the competition, it may be through the IG app, in the Pro Shop or in the Clubhouse.

All visitors must check in with the Pro shop prior to play.

Adhere to the Club’s dress code, the R&A rules of golf and any local rules that may be in force on the course.

Always follow established golf etiquette and demonstrate fair play both on and off the course.

Be considerate and wait before playing your shot if a greenkeeper is in your line of play. Greenkeepers are endeavouring to maintain the course in prime condition for you and they do have priority of the course.

Be considerate and keep noise to a minimum when playing close to other golfers, especially on the 2nd & 18th Tees.

Be respectful to our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum in particular on the 3rd, 8th and 16th tees’.

Avoid slow play, apply the principles of ready golf, allow other golfers to play through when appropriate, and maintain the speed of play by keeping up with the group in front.

Demonstrate care of the course by repairing pitch marks, replacing divots, and raking bunkers.

Buggy users must adhere to the clubs Buggy Hire Policy, and not abuse the course or drive buggies close to or on the fringes of a green, or between the green and any greenside bunkers.

Show the necessary respect to fellow golfers always, which incorporates; no shouting on the course, no misuse of equipment (i.e., throwing clubs in frustration etc.) and no aggressive behaviour.

Conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner and do not knowingly cheat, disrespect employees, officials, or fellow players.

Ensure Mobile phones are switched to silent on the golf course.

In the clubhouse:    Members, guests and visitors are reminded that:

Any form of discrimination, harassment or intimidation is regarded as unacceptable behaviour.

Consumption of excessive quantities of alcohol is not permitted by law.

The use of foul or abusive language such as swearing has no place in the clubhouse and any member heard using unacceptable or offensive language will be asked to either stop or leave the premises.  Where someone is noticed to be consistently using bad language after being warned then their continued membership will be reviewed accordingly.

Smoking or the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted within any of the club buildings.

The taking of illegal substances will incur immediate suspension and loss of membership.

Be considerate towards others when using your Mobile phone in the clubhouse.

Whilst fully acknowledging that adult “banter” contributes to creating a healthy atmosphere among members, these rules are designed to safeguard others who find such banter offensive or intimidating.  This Code of Conduct is not intended to create a bureaucratic, regulatory environment, but rather to promote and enhance our Club’s values.

A person engaging in any behaviour that may be detrimental to the game of golf or Burghill Valley Golf Club is in breach of the code of conduct and should be reported to the General Manager.

It is in the best interests of the game that such behaviour is reported, and all players, members and members of the public are encouraged and have a duty to report such behaviour.

Penalties:  Members, guests and visitors may be asked to leave the course for a serious breach of this code of conduct.

Section Committees have the authority to impose sanctions and or penalties to a player for a breach of this code of conduct, which may include a one stroke penalty, a general penalty, disqualification, or disciplinary action such as a limited ban on future competitions.

Any more serious breaches will be referred directly to management.

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