The Lake Erie Junior Golf Association takes great pride in the quality of its players, volunteers, sponsors and course involvement at each tournament. In order to continue making LEJGA tournaments enjoyable for everyone, the Association requires all members to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. Its purpose is to help LEJGA participants grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions. The Code of Conduct is to be followed throughout the junior's stay at the tournament.
Violations of the Code of Conduct on the golf course
- Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow. competitors, or abuse of golf course property.
- Use of drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products.
- Not adhering to the dress code for tournament play.
- Required Dress:
- Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward.
- Collared or Mock shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times.
- Women's fashion shirts without a collar are acceptable but must have sleeves.
- Women's shorts must be no more than 5" above the knee or the inseam of the shorts must measure at least 5".
- Men's pants must be hemmed.
- Prohibited Dress:
- Tank tops, T-shirts.
- Denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, jeans.
Code of Conduct violation penalties
- One-stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike behavior on the golf course.
- A serious act of unsportsmanlike behavior may result in the player being immediately disqualified from the tournament at which the violation occurs.
- Any Code of Conduct violation will result in a written letter to the player and his or her parent/guardian.
- Disqualify the player from the next tournament(s) for which he or she is scheduled to play.
- The LEJGA reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player's membership for a major breach of the LEJGA Code of Conduct.
The LEJGA Local Tournament Director will assess any or all of the preceding penalties based on the severity and frequency of the violation(s).
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 Ohio Junior Golf Association Board Directors within 5 days of the suspension. The Directors may determine and or change the length of the suspension after reviewing all submitted materials. Any player whose membership is under suspension will not be eligible for postseason honors.