Golf NL takes great pride in the quality of its competitions, which would not be possible without the active support and assistance of its provincial partners, host facilities, sponsors, and broad community involvement at each competition. In order to continue making Golf NL competitions enjoyable for everyone, and to show respect for the involvement of our host facilities and volunteers, Golf NL requires that all parents and spectators adhere to the Parent and Spectator Code of Conduct (attached) at all Golf NL competitions.
The Golf NL Parent and Spectator Code of Conduct must be followed throughout the entire competition, including the practice round(s). Any parent of a player or spectator whose conduct is deemed to be disruptive, or not conducive to the well-being of the game, may be banned from the course, host facility, and/or future Golf NL competitions.
The Tournament Committee is the sole judge in determining unbecoming conduct and will handle all situations on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity and frequency of the violation(s). All instances of abuse, bullying, harassment or discrimination require an incident report to be compiled by the tournament director who must also notify the Golf NL President of any such Code of Conduct violations, as well as the sanctions imposed as a result of such violations.
Note: For more information on the definition and concepts of bullying, harassment, discrimination and abuse please refer to the Golf Canada Recognition and Prevention of Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy and the Golf Canada Recognition and Prevention of Abuse Policy.
Golf NL’s Expectations from Parents and Spectators on the Golf Course:
– Please do not carry or handle a player’s clubs, including their golf bag and/or cart (caddies are prohibited in junior competitions). However, you are permitted to carry other items for players (i.e. a rain suit, umbrella, food and drink).
– No advice is to be given to any player during the entire competition, including practice rounds. Advice is defined as any counsel or suggestion that could influence a player in determining their play, choice of a club or method of making a stroke.
– Make sure to avoid all communication, verbal and non-verbal, which may be construed
by others (players, parents and our referees) as advice.
– Please keep your distance from players (approx. 30 yards) while following them during play. Spectators should remain in the rough to the side of the fairway wherever practicable. Parents and spectators are not permitted on the teeing grounds, fairways, putting greens, or starting and scoring areas.
– Help everyone maintain the pace of play by assisting to spot golf balls for players.
– Mobile devices are permitted on the course with the volume setting on silent, unless
prohibited by the host facility.