Rule 1.2 Standards of Player Conduct

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      A: Conduct Expected of All Players

      All players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by:

      • Acting with integrity – for example, by following the Rules, applying all penalties, and being honest in all aspects of play.
      • Showing consideration to others – for example, by playing at a prompt pace, looking out for the safety of others, and not distracting the play of another player.
      • Taking good care of the course – for example, by replacing divots, smoothing bunkers, repairing ball-marks, and not causing unnecessary damage to the course.

      There is no penalty under the Rules for failing to act in this way, except that the Committee may disqualify a player for acting contrary to the spirit of the game if it finds that the player has committed serious misconduct.

      Penalties other than disqualification may be imposed for player misconduct only if those penalties are adopted as part of a Code of Conduct under Rule 1.2b.

      B: Code of Conduct

      The Committee may set its own standards of player conduct in a Code of Conduct adopted as a Local Rule.

      • The Code may include penalties for breach of its standards, such as a one-stroke penalty or the general penalty.
      • The Committee may also disqualify a player for serious misconduct in failing to meet the Code’s standards.

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