US Challenge Cup- Code of Conduct

Violations of the Code of Conduct on the golf course
• Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, officials, club professionals or fellow competitors
• Abuse of golf course property
• Use of drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products
• Not adhering to the dress code during practice round or tournament play

Violations of the Code of Conduct off the golf course

• Any use or association with drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products
• Vandalism at a host site
• Any other conduct not becoming of a Challenge Cup member

Dress Code

Required Dress:

• Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward
• Collared shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times

Prohibited Dress:
• Tank tops, T-shirts
• Denim shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, jeans

Code of Conduct Violation Penalties
The Challenge Cup may assess any or all of the penalties based on severity and frequency of the violation(s):
• One-stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike behavior on the golf course
• Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs
• Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament(s) for which a player been accepted
• The Challenge Cup reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s membership for a major breach of the Challenge Cup Code of Conduct.

Any Code of Conduct violation will result in a written letter to the player and his or her parent/guardian.


Challenge Cup Spectators

Code of Conduct

Caddies are not permitted, unless otherwise notified
Keep your distance from players while following him or her throughout his or her tournament rounds. The Challenge Cup suggests 25 yards.
No advice is to be given to players during his or her tournament rounds
Do not walk in the fairways during the tournament rounds
Help spot balls
Encourage child to write thank-you notes to those persons who contributed to the success of the respective tournament
Allow Challenge Cup Rules Officials to administer rulings. You will be brought into a situation ONLY if the Rules Official asks you.
Parents are allowed to give a player a drink or snack, and offer encouragement
When on the course, turn off cell phones or turn ringers to the silent or the vibrate mode. Respect host facility's policy if cell phones are not allowed. 
Adhere to host facility's dress code. Some facility's may not allow blue jeans, T-shirts, etc.