Code of Conduct

Shirland Golf Club Code of Conduct 2019

Applicable to All Members of the Golf Club, Guests and Visitors.

All Members and Visitors are reminded that an acceptable standard of behaviour must be maintained at all times, both on the Course and within the Club House.

Unacceptable behaviour towards a member of staff will not be tolerated, and disciplinary procedures will be considered in all cases.

Shirland Golf Club is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation for members, employees and guests.

In the clubhouse:

Members, guests and visitors are reminded that:

  • Any form of discrimination, harassment or intimidation is regarded as unacceptable behaviour.
  • Consumption of excessive quantities of alcohol is not permitted by law. Please do not be offended if service is refused
  • The use of foul or abusive language such as swearing has no place in the clubhouse and any member heard using unacceptable or offensive language will be asked to either stop or leave the premises. Where someone is noticed to be consistently using bad language after being warned then their continued membership will be reviewed accordingly
  • Smoking or the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted within any of the club buildings
  • The taking of illegal substances will incur immediate suspension and loss of membership.
  • Be considerate towards others when using your Mobile phone in the clubhouse

Whilst fully acknowledging that adult “banter” contributes to creating a healthy atmosphere among members, these rules are designed to safeguard others who find such banter offensive or intimidating. This Code of Conduct is not intended to create a bureaucratic, regulatory environment, but rather to promote and enhance our Club’s values.

On the course:

All golfers must:

  • Avoid slow play, apply Ready Golf principles and allow other golfers to play through as appropriate, waving the following group through when searching for lost balls and maintaining the speed of play by keeping up with the group in front
  • Adhere to the dress code and R&A and local rules of the course
  • Demonstrate fair play both on and off the course
  • Always follow established golf etiquette respecting the course, such as:
  • Repairing pitch marks, replacing divots, raking bunkers
  • Showing the necessary respect to fellow golfers at all times, which incorporates;
  • No shouting on the course,
  • No misuse of equipment (i.e. throwing clubs in frustration etc.),
  • no aggressive behaviour
  • Conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner and do not knowingly cheat, disrespect employees. Officials or fellow players.
  • Mobile phones must be switched to silent on the golf course

Disciplinary Committee

Shirland Golf Club has appointed a Disciplinary Committee to oversee the complaints procedure and to conduct investigation, hearings and impose penalties as may be deemed necessary.

The Committee is made up of:

Chairman Captain Vice Captain Secretary Junior Organiser Lady Captain

Complaints and Protests:

Complaints may be made by any person including a competitor, member, visiting guests, other associated golf club members, and members of the public.

Complaints must be made in the first instance to the Shirland Golf Club Committee within 3 working days of the matter occurring. These must be then followed up in writing in an acceptable time-frame.

Once received the Committee will determine the offence, and grade it in accordance with Section Grading of Complaints below. The Committee will then take the following actions as detailed in the separate Code of Conduct Document.