The MGA takes great pride in amateur golf throughout the State of Missouri by promoting the best interest and true spirit of the game of golf. The MGA is very proud of the quality of its players and the host facilities we are fortunate to play at. In an effort to provide each player with the opportunity to enjoy our tournaments, each player must adhere to a set of guidelines referred to as the “Code of Conduct”. The MGA expects each player to adhere to the Code of Conduct not only during its tournaments but where ever he or she plays.
VIOLATIONS OF CODE OF CONDUCT
Unsportsmanlike conduct, to include abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials, fellow competitors, host course personnel, or the abuse of golf course property. The use of drugs, alcohol or the use of tobacco products. Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse or verbal abuse of other players, parents, host golf course staff or members, MGA staff or volunteers will result in immediate disqualification. Not adhering to the dress code at the host golf course.
CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATION PENALTIES
Code of Conduct violations will result in penalty assessment or disqualification based on severity and frequency of the violation. The MGA reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s privilege to enter and participate in future tournaments as a result of Code of Conduct violations. In the event of suspension, both the player and parent/guardian will be notified in writing of the violation and the length of time the suspension will be in effect.
REQUIRED DRESS CODE AT THE GOLF COURSE
Hats or visors must be worn with the brim forward. Collared shirts or mock turtleneck (host golf course permitting) must be worn and tucked in at all times. Women’s shorts must have an inseam of at least 5 inches. Women’s shirts must come to the belt line when in a natural standing position. Shoes must adhere to the requirements of the host golf course. Proper attire is required at all times at the host golf course. Questionable attire will be reviewed by the Tournament staff and if the host golf course has a stricter dress code, its policy will take precedence.