Etiquette and Rules

Code of Conduct

Excel Golf takes pride in the Associations founding principles and in the quality of golfers we teach. Our Association require all golfers.

Violations of Code of Conduct

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, to include abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials, fellow competitors, host course personnel, or abuse of golf course property. Use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco products.
  • Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse or verbal abuse of other players, parents, host golf course staff or members, GCCFL staff or volunteers will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Not adhering to dress code at the host Golf course.
  • Vandalism at the host site, abusive behavior to host family or property.
  • Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf staff or members, staff or any volunteers in any medium.
  • 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 Excel Golf 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 violationand the length of time the suspension will be in effect.

Rules of Golf

At Excel Golf, all participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamental of golf rules as the season continues. Etiquette, Golf Course Rules, Local Rules, Introducing themselves to other participants when on the course as well as, course rules and etiquette. Below are 10 basic rules to follow for you round of golf.

  1. Equipment—The rules place a limit of 14 clubs in each golfer’s bag.
  2. Tee Times—Once your group has reserved a tee time, plan to get to the golf course at least 30 minutes early to warm-up. If you miss your tee, it is possible your group may lose your spot.
  3. Dress the Part—Follow the dress codes for the course you are playing. Khaki pants, shorts, skorts or skirts with collared shirts will meet most requirements. Most courses do not allow jeans.
  4. Teeing Off—On the tee box, you must place your ball between the tee markers, either even with even with them or up to two club lengths behind them. never in front of them.
  5. Ready Play—The player who tees-off first is decided by the group. Once in Play, the players with the least stroke goes first.
  6. Play the Ball Where it Lies—Don’t move or touch the ball! Where it comes to rest, whatever state it is in, you most likely have to play it as is.
  7. Out of Bounds & Lost Balls—Markers on the course will indicate Out-of-Bounds. The penalty for OB is stroke-plus-distance. That is, add one stroke to your score, then go back to where you hit the shot from and hit it again. The same applies to lost balls. If your shot goes deep into the woods, the penalty for a lost ball is stroke-plus-distance, so hit a provisional. (except if ball is hit in water)
  8. Keep Up The Pace—For beginner, be aware of your pace of play. You don’t want to keep golfers behind you waiting, just as you probably don’t want to be kept waiting yourself by slow groups ahead. Allow them to pass by or pick up after 10 strokes.
  9. Water Hazards—Water Hazards should be marked on golf courses. Yellow stakes or lines indicate a water hazard; red stakes or lines indicate a lateral water hazard. Take a 1-stroke penalty and drop a ball at any point behind the spot where your original ball crossed into the water hazard, but on the same line of play. For lateral water hazards, drop within two club lengths of the spot where the ball crossed the margin of the hazard (no nearer the hole), or on the opposite side of the hazard at a middle spot.
  10. Course Care and Safety—It is the golfers responsibility to take care of the course while you are on it. Always repair your ballmarks on the green. Always repair your divots in the fairway. Divots are the scrapes or chunks of turf sliced off (or dug up) by iron shots. Leave the course in the condition as they found it.