Code of Conduct

Tournament Policies & Rules & Regulations

If you plan to participate in a tournament conducted by LLCCGA, it is important that you read the following information.  It is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations concerning conduct during your participation in LLCCGA events.  Player Policies and Spectator/Parent Policies of the LLCCGA are summarized herein to answer questions that may arise.

A Player’s entry may be withdrawn from a competition at any time, including during the competition, at the discretion of LLCCGA for violation of the policies as defined herein. 

CODE OF CONDUCT:  Golf is a complex game and we must expect the rules to reflect that fact.  The purpose of the rules is to insure that as far as possible, everyone plays the same game.  Thus, the rules serve as a guide for all players.  All players shall conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. 

  1. Competitors will be in violation of this Code of Conduct if they engage in abusive language, club throwing, disrespect of volunteers or officials, abuse of the golf course, use of drugs or alcohol during tournament play, not adhering to the dress code during tournament play, leaving the course during a competitive round without permission of an official, vandalism, abusive behavior to employees of host facilities, and otherwise failing to conduct themselves in keeping with the game’s traditions, which include respect for fellow competitors.
  2. Proper attire is required at all times primarily dictated by the rules at the host facility.  Players should always be aware of the dress requirements of each event in which they compete and dress accordingly.  Metal spikes are prohibited in all LLCCGA events.
  3. Competitors must be a resident of Lancaster County or a member of a club or ladies league (men’s league for the Mixed) in Lancaster County and maintain a USGA handicap index.
  4. No outside advice is permitted.  Outside advice is defined as anyone other than your caddy, if you choose to have one.
  5. USGA rules govern all play.
  6. A Player may carry her/his own bag or ride a cart.  Caddies are permitted but must be 14 years or older. 
  7. USGA slow play will be enforced.
  8. All spectators must stay in the rough.
  9. All entries fees are Nonrefundable.  Emergency circumstances will be reviewed by the organizing committee.
  10. In case of ties, the overall champion will be determined by a one-hole sudden death playoff. 
  11. When determining ties for monies in the remaining flights, the committee has the authority, under USGA rules to determine how and when a tie is decided and broken.   The USGA recommends the following and we, as the Committee will follow that recommendation.
    • Score cards will be matched.  We will determine the winner on the basis of best score for the last nine holes.  If the tying players have the same score for the last nine holes, we will then determine the winner on the basis of the last six holes, the last three holes and finally the 18th hole. 
  12. Handicap Requirements & Verification – Players in all LLCCGA events must have a verifiable current USGA Handicap Index at an organized golf club, golf course or golf club without real estate that is able to meet the minimum requirements and maintain the integrity of the USGA Handicap system. If a player does not have a verifiable current USGA Handicap Index the player’s application will be rejected and the player will not be permitted to participate in the event.

Distance Measuring Devices – The use of distance measuring devices in LLCCGA are permissible for all events.  Distance measuring devices that can calculate slope/elevation MUST have that feature turned OFF during competition.