CJGA Code of Conduct and Dress Code Policy
All competitors must adhere to the CODE OF CONDUCT AND DRESS CODE POLICY as set forth by the CJGA. This CODE OF CONDUCT AND DRESS CODE POLICY applies to all participants throughout the tournament, both on and off the golf course. The CJGA expects all participants to act as responsible young adults. Our objective is not only to help junior golfers improve their game, but also to help them mature as individuals.
CJGA CODE OF CONDUCT
Violation of the Code of Conduct during tournament rounds includes but is not limited to the following:
- Any use or association with drugs, alcohol, tobacco or vaping;
- Any intentional abuse of the golf course;
- Failure to replace divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on greens and/or littering;
- Abusive language, club throwing, and emotional outbursts;
- Disrespect for: CJGA officials, golf course representatives, fellow-competitors, or spectators;
- Intentional breach of the Rules of Golf;
- Withholding any relevant information about a rules infraction;
- Leaving the course during a competitive round without notifying a CJGA official;
- Not adhering to the dress code.
Violation of the CJGA Code of Conduct off the golf course includes but is not limited to the following:
- Any use or association with drugs, alcohol or tobacco;
- Any vandalism, theft or abusive behaviour to host facilities or its employees;
- Any abusive behaviour to a host family or their property;
- Any other conduct unbecoming of a CJGA member;
- Not adhering to the dress code as set by the CJGA at the time.
CJGA DRESS CODE POLICY
Proper golf attire is required of all CJGA participants while at the host golf club
- Tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts/pants are not permitted;
- Athletic/Cargo shorts/pants are not permitted;
- Cell/smart phones, IPods and other audio devices are not permitted during tournament rounds;
- Shirts with a collar are required, except for mock neck shirts;
- All shirts must be tucked in at all times;
- Hats/visors must be worn with the brim forward;
- Closed toe golf or flat soled shoes must be worn while playing. Metal spikes are prohibited.
- Shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 5″ above the top of the knee when standing;
- Ladies sleeveless golf shirts are allowed;
- Shirts that display offensive language or material will not be allowed.
Based on the severity of the misconduct, the CJGA Committee may apply any of the following penalties for Code of Conduct and Dress Code violations:
- Issue a verbal or written warning to the player and or his/her parents/legal guardian;
- Disqualify the player from the tournament at which the violation occurs;
- Suspend the player from his/her future tournament(s);
- Notify other golf associations of the code of conduct violation.
In the event of a disqualification or suspension, the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Disciplinary Committee will be informed and subsequently polled regarding further punitive actions. Appeals of suspensions may be made to the CJGA Disciplinary Committee.