Rodway Hill Golf Club is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation for members and employees.
Members are advised that an acceptable standard of behaviour is expected in all areas of the Club and Course at all times and that upon payment of membership, all members give 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 in this Code of Conduct.
This Code of Conduct has been set by the Committee and adopted as a Permanent Local Rule, as permitted by Rule 1.2b of the Rules of Golf.
ON THE COURSE
All golfers must:
Avoid slow play and apply the principles of Ready Golf by:
maintaining the pace of play by keeping up with the group in front. Your place is behind the group in front of you and not ahead of the group behind you.
waving through the following group when delayed by for example searching for balls
Adhere to the Rules of Golf, Local Rules and the General and Specific Terms of Competition.
Care for the Course by repairing pitch marks, replacing divots and raking bunkers.
Show respect towards their fellow golfers by not being aggressive, abusive, noisy or misusing equipment, show respect towards employees and officials and be aware that greens staff have priority.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Members must be aware that:
Any form of discrimination, harassment or intimidation is regarded as unacceptable behaviour.
The use of foul or abusive language has no place in the clubhouse.
Smoking or the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted within the Club buildings.
Whilst acknowledging that adult “banter” contributes towards creating a healthy atmosphere among members, care should be taken as some members may find it offensive or intimidating.
This Code of Conduct is not intended to create a bureaucratic, regulatory environment, but rather to promote and enhance the values of the Club.
Any member engaging in any behaviour that may be detrimental to the game of golf or Rodway Hill Golf Club, is in breach of the Code of Conduct and should be reported to the Committee. Any reported transgressions shall be scrutinised by the Disciplinary Committee, who may take appropriate disciplinary action.
Club Committee, January 2020.