Humboldt County Junior Golf Association

HCJGA Code of Conduct for Members

The HCJGA provides an opportunity to learn and play the game of golf, develop character and good sportsmanship, and to meet new friends. Junior members accept the responsibility of conducting themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. Junior members should never be a “no show.” HCJGA members respect the course by picking up litter and putting it in its place, replacing divots and repairing ball marks. HCGJA members respect the tournament committee by not asking for their award/trophy early, but rather remain at the tournament until the awards ceremony is completed. HCJGA memers personally thank the host professional and tournament committee for their support. The HCJGA Code of Conduct is adopted largely from the JGNCA, which is regarded as one of the premier junior golf associations in the country

Violation of the Code of Conduct on the Golf Course

*Unsportsmanlike conduct including obscene, abusive, vulgar language, or club throwing

*Disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors.

*Abuse of golf course property including not putting litter in its place, replacing divots & repairing ball marks.


*Use of electronic devises including walkmans, radios, beepers, cellular phones and cameras during play.

Violations of the Code of Conduct off the Golf Course

*Any use or association with drugs or alcohol, smoking or chewing tobacco products.

*Conduct unbecoming a HCJGA member.

Violation as a member of the HCJGA

*Not withdrawing from a tournament 72 hours prior to the event is a violation and will be considered as a No Show. If you are having a "bad round" you must complete the round and the tournament. Any junior who is a "no show" or who quits prior to the completion of the tournament will not be allowed to participate in the next tournament.  It is the junior's responsibility to confirm tee-times.


Dress Code

*Shirts must be worn and should be tucked in at all times while at the host facility.

*Shorts may be worn but should be no more than 6 inches above the knee.

*Shoes must be worn at all times. They may be golf shoes with soft spikes or tennis shoes.

*Tank tops and t-shirts are not allowed, nor are cutoff shorts, gym shorts, spandex, sweat pants, bathing suits, or halter-tops. Note that the host facility may have a stricter dress code; if so, their dress code must be adhered to.

Code of Conduct Violation Penalties

*Violation penalties will be applied as stated in the USGA Rules of Golf, HCJGA Rules and the rules of the individual tournament.
*Unsportsmanlike conduct will be assessed a one stroke penalty or immediate disqualification.

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

*Unsportsmanlike conduct will eliminate the junior from consideration for team selection and invitational events and possible indefinite suspension of player's membership.