FJT Code of Conduct
Ladies and gentlemen
As a member of the FJT you will have the privilege of visiting fine golf clubs around the state of Florida and tour members AND their parents and spectators are expected to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen.
Conditions of Play
Entries are subject to withdrawal at any time (including during the event) by the FJT. The reason for withdraw may include improper attire and/or unbecoming conduct. Any person whose entry is accepted shall be subject to the rules and conditions of play set forth by the FSGA and the FJT. In all FJT events, an official event may be constituted by reverting to the results of an earlier round. Eighteen holes may constitute an official event. NOTE: The FJT will not make any provisions for a player asking for special consideration due to other commitments.
Violations On the Golf Course
Unsportsmanlike conduct includes abusive language, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers, disrespect to officials or fellow competitors, abuse of the course or facilities, or the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco products.
Violations Off the Golf Course
Unsportsmanlike conduct includes any use or association with drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, vandalism at the host hotel, rude behavior to the host family or property, and any other conduct not becoming of an FJT member.
Code of Conduct Violation Penalties
The game of golf relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, irrespective of how competitive they may be that day.
The FJT Tournament Committee, based on severity and frequency of the violation(s), may in accordance with Rule 33-7:
- Warn the player, or
- Disqualify the player from the tournament at which the violation occurs, or
- Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament(s) for which a player has been accepted.
- The Florida State Golf Association reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s membership or entries for a serious breach of the FJT Code of Conduct.
- A player’s disregard of others is not limited to the current round but may include repeated offenses from tournament to tournament.
Examples may include, but are not limited to:
- Club tossing or throwing
- Words or phrases that may be disrespectful to others
- Kicking or throwing their bag
- Poor etiquette
- Any unnecessary/intentional damage to the golf course or property
Attire & Headphones/Ear Pieces
Click here to view FJT policies on attire and the use of headphones and ear pieces.
Code of Conduct
Signatures or the appropriate indication on electronic entry verify both the players and the parent/guardian understand and agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct.
Any appeal must be made in writing to the FSGA Tournament Committee.