Today is December 11, 2018

Code of Conduct

The HHIJGA takes great pride in the quality of its players, its host facilities and the broad community involvement at each tournament. In order to continue to make the HHIJGA tournaments enjoyable for everyone, the Association requires all of its members adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. Its purpose is to help the HHIJGA participants to grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions. The Code of Conduct is to be followed, both on and off the course, throughout the entire time of their membership.

Violations of the Code of Conduct on the golf course include:
Abusive language, club throwing, cheating, disrespect of volunteers or officials, abuse of golf course, smoking or chewing tobacco products, use of drugs or alcohol, nor adhering to the dress code during practice or tournament play, leaving the course during a competitive round without the permission of a member of the HHIJGA Tournament Committee. The HHIJGA will enforce a one stroke penalty, or disqualification for unsportsmanlike behavior on the golf course. If incidents are reoccurring, the player will be expelled from the program.
2. Actions that are considered violations of the Code of Conduct at all HHIJGA events include: any use or association with drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products, vandalism, abusive behavior to a host professional or their property, or any other conduct not becoming of an HHIJGA member.
3. Proper attire is required at all times at the golf facility. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. The dress code prohibits short shorts, tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts, and jeans. All headwear must be worn properly, collared shirts must be worn and all shirts must be tucked in shorts.
4. The HHIJGA Executive Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the Code of Conduct violation:



Issue a written letter of warning to the player and his or her parents / guardian.



Disqualify the player from the tournament at which the violation occurred.



Disqualify the player from the next tournament(s) for which he or she has been accepted.



Suspend the player's membership indefinitely, or permanently.




In the event of a suspension, both the player and parent / guardian will be required to submit a written account of the Code of Conduct violation to the HHIJGA Executive Committee with in 30 day of suspension. The committee will review all submitted materials, including the HHIJGA tournament staff account of the violation, and then determine the length of suspension. Any player whose membership is under suspension will not be eligible for post-season honors.