Rules

Notice to Players

The Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, and the Associated Decisions on the Rules of Golf shall govern all play.

Code of Conduct

We take pride in the skills and courtesy of our competitors and are committed to returning the course to the members in an even better condition, than we found it. Therefore, all competitors are obligated to adhere to a Code of Conduct that shall be in effect throughout the year. The responsibility rests with the players who must make himself or herself aware of what is expected of them as a participant of this tour. We would like to make it clear that no player will be given preferred treatment for starting times, dress code, rules or conduct. Please remember that we are the guests of the host golf club and you are a representative of yours.

Starting Times

You may check the website at www.greybrucejuniorgolftour.ca for your starting time for the next tour event. All players must arrive at the first tee ten (10) minutes prior to their assigned tee time. Any player missing their assigned tee time could be disqualified if prior arrangements have not been made with the tour coordinator. Because of the commitment we have with each golf course, players may be assigned an earlier tee time on the day of the event, in order to place groups of 4 players on the course. (This situation happens when players do not advise the tour coordinator of their intention not to play in a particular event.)

Dress Code

  • Appropriate, approved golf attire must be worn during competition and it must comply with the host club’s rules regarding attire.
  • Dress pants and golf shorts (no more than 5 inches above the knee) are acceptable in all events. The exception being at the closing event and banquet, in which long dress pants should be worn.
  • Girls may wear Bermuda style shorts.
  • Hats and Visors must be worn only with the brim facing forward.
  • Collared golf shirts must be worn and kept tucked in.

Prohibited Dress

  • T-shirts, tank tops, clothing with offensive slogans and clothing that is in poor repair.
  • Denim jeans, denim shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, rugger pants, track pants and tear away gear.

Violations of the Code of Conduct on the Golf Course

  • Any unsportsmanlike conduct, including vulgar or abusive language, club throwing, disrespect of officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow competitors, or abuse of the golf course property.
  • Use of drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products.
  • Not adhering to the dress code during a tour event.

Additional Rules

  • Slow Play – If a full hole is open ahead of the group, the gap must be closed or a penalty of 2 strokes will be assessed. (Rule 6-7)
  • Aiding Fellow Competitors – Once a competitor has completed their round they are not allowed to venture onto the course to give information to fellow competitors. Penalty 2 strokes. (Rule 8-1)
  • Food and Beverage – Those who wish a snack or drink after 9 holes of play are required to do so as quickly as possible and then proceed to the next tee. It is the player’s responsibility to not loose your position in the rotation of play.
  • Local Rules – All local rules are posted or listed on their score card or will be explained at the start of play if necessary.
  • Caddies – No competitor will be allowed a caddie or the use of a power riding cart. Spectators, parents or friends are not allowed on the golf course during play.
  • Failure to complete a round of golf, once started, without just cause could make the player ineligible from future play for the current tour season.

Penalties for violating the Code of Conduct

The standing of all players is based on a point system and discipline will be based on the removal of points or disqualification as set out below:

1st 2nd 3rd
1. Failure to follow dress code 10 20 DQ
2. Slow play 10 20 DQ
3. Club throwing 10 20 DQ
4. Unsportsmanlike conduct 10 DQ
5. Vulgar or abusive language 10 DQ
6. Abuse of the golf course DQ
7. Disrespect of official DQ
8. Failure to complete round (unqualified) DQ

The above penalties are only a guide to discipline and may be dealt with by the committee in other appropriate manners. Remember: It is a privilege to play on the tour, not a right. Specific rules not listed will be viewed in accordance to the official rules of golf. The decision of the committee is final.

Standings

In order to maintain a standing on the tour players must compete in five (5) of the seven (7) tour stops, prior to the banquet, in the year of play. The last tour event (banquet) will not be including in the results. Points will be awarded for play at the qualifying event.

Breaking Ties

In the event there is a tie at a tour event for low score of the day, there will be a sudden death playoff for first place ONLY. Points for other tied positions of finish will be added together and divided evenly amongst those tied. If a player chooses to leave before the end of play is completed, he will forfeit their right to a playoff and the person with the lowest score that is still present will be declared the winner.

NOTE

Players are required to maintain the Tee Times assigned. The only exception will be for work commitments, supported by a letter from your employer.

All players are required to register upon arrival at the golf course prior to play and pay the required green fees at the pro shop before teeing off.

Players shall only play in the groups assigned by the tour coordinator.