Code of Conduct

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The Prince Edward Island Golf Association takes great pride in the caliber of play and player conduct displayed at all of PEIGA sanctioned events and partnerships. In order to maintain that fun and professional atmosphere and to show respect for the involvement of our host clubs, facilities, staff and their volunteers, we ask that you observe the following Code of Conduct.

The PEIGA expects all contestants, caddies, gallery, and guests to exhibit proper conduct and behavior on the golf course and anywhere on the property during a PEIGA sanctioned event or partnership. Unbecoming conduct or behavior may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time, from any PEIGA sanctioned event or partnership. The following are some examples of unbecoming conduct or behavior:

Violations of Code of Conduct on the Golf Course/Facility

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, including:
    • abusive language,
    • club throwing,
    • disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf  course or facility  property
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Intentionally engaging in a criminal act
  • Engaging in activities that result in the potential endangerment of others
  • Intentionally violated stated club or facility policies
  • Failure to adhere to the dress code during practice round or tournament play

Violations of Code of Conduct off the Golf Course/Facility

  • Any vandalism at a host hotel, abusive behaviour to host family or their property.
  • Any other conduct not becoming of a PEIGA participant.

Code of Conduct Penalties

  • A participant’s entry is subject to rejection at any time (including during the sanctioned event and  partnership) by the  PEIGA. The reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct.
  • Any Code of Conduct violation will result in a written letter to the participant.
  • Disqualification from future PEIGA sanctioned events or partnerships for which he/she has been accepted.

The PEIGA Tournament Committee, or if not at a tournament, PEIGA Discipline Committee, may assess any or all of the preceding penalties based on the severity and frequency of the violations(s). In the event of a suspension, the participant will be required to submit a written account of the Code of Conduct violation to the PEIGA Discipline Committee within 30 days of the suspension. The Committee will determine the length of the suspension after reviewing all submitted materials, including a PEIGA staff account of the violation. Any participant who is under suspension will not be eligible for post-season honors.