STMGC Code Of Conduct

Santa Teresa Men's Club Code of Conduct:  Golf is played, for the most part, without supervision of a referee or tournament official.  The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules.  All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be.  This is the spirit of the game of golf.

Any action contrary to the spirit of the game such as abusive language, throwing of clubs, or other disruptive behavior, will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification from the event where such behavior was on display and a suspension from the next club event or for 30 days, whichever is longer.  A second incident will again result in a disqualification from the event where the behavior occurred and a permanent suspension; after 12-months a player may request a removal of the suspension via a submission to the Board of Directors; granting the request will be at the sole discretion of the Board.

If a player commits a serious breach of conduct, such as cheating, deceiving or altering his/her scorecard, the player will be suspended indefinitely until he/she meets with the tournament committee.  If the committee denies the player’s appeal, the minimum suspension is three years.  The committee has the right to lengthen the term of suspension based on the severity of the violation.