IPGC Code of Conduct
The IPGC is committed to providing a golf society that is enjoyable for members and to play friendly, competitive golf whilst being free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation for members and their guests.
Members and guests are reminded that an acceptable standard of behaviour is always expected
when participating in an IPGC golf day, and in playing with the IPGC have given their consent to be
bound by any decision made by the committee which may be imposed for any breach of the IPGC’s
standards as set out in this Code of Conduct.
Members will be liable for any breach committed whether by themselves or their guests.
This Code of Conduct is not intended to create a bureaucratic, regulatory environment, but rather to
promote enjoyable golf for all members and enhance the IPGC’s values.
The IPGC abide by the Rules Of Golf as set out by the R & A.
R & A Rule 1.2 – Standards of Player Conduct: All players are expected to play in The Spirit of the
R & A Rule 1.2b – Code of Conduct. The IPGC has adopted the following Code of Conduct as a Local
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 acceptable and suitable for the conditions in Thailand.
- Always follow established golf etiquette in respecting the course, such as repairing pitch marks, replacing divots, raking bunkers.
- Showing the necessary respect to fellow golfers, caddies and course employees at all times, for example, no shouting on the course, no misuse of equipment (e.g., throwing clubs in frustration etc.), no aggressive behaviour, or the taking of performance enhancing substances.
- Conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner and not knowingly cheat or disrespect fellow members, their guests, their caddies, or golf course employees.
- Mobile phones must be switched to silent on the golf course
After Golf (In the club house or at the presentation):
Members and guests are reminded that:
- Any form of discrimination, harassment or intimidation is regarded as unacceptable behaviour.
- Profanities must be controlled and appropriate to the environment, the circumstances and audience. It should consider those within earshot e.g., fellow members and golf course employees.
- To be considerate towards others when using your mobile phone.
Whilst fully acknowledging that banter contributes to creating a healthy atmosphere among members, these guidelines are designed to safeguard others who find such banter offensive or intimidating.
Should you be involved in, or observe any breaches of the above, the following procedure should be followed:
- Approach the venue organiser and verbally make a case.
- If the matter is resolvable the organiser may decide to act which could include a warning or banning the player from his group for a set period (The organiser will inform the committee of any actions taken).
- If the matter cannot be resolved, then a written complaint supported by the organiser should be sent to the committee.
- The committee will contact both parties and request a written statement.
- The committee will investigate based on the evidence received. They may require supporting evidence from others involved in the incident.
- The committee will decide on any actions necessary. These may include, a written warning, a suspension or expulsion.
- The committee’s decision is final.
Social Media: Social networking sites (such as, but not exclusively, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Line etc.) are a useful way for venues and members to keep in touch and exchange information. However, members must not forget that what they post on social networking sites should not be inappropriate, insulting to other members, or in any way designed to bring the IPGC into disrepute.
The IPGC takes no responsibility for members’ posts. Members are entirely responsible for their own posts.
A member engaging in any behaviour that may be detrimental to the game of golf or the IPGC is in breach of this Code of Conduct.