Girls Varsity Golf - JV Golf
Girls Varsity Golf - JV Golf Expectations.
GHS Golf Expectations
- I will play by the rules of golf, be honest and never cheat. Golf is unique because there is no referee. Players call penalties on themselves.
- I will respect the golf course, my teammates, and my opponents. This includes not throwing golf clubs or cursing during the course of play or practice.
- I will never give up and compete every shot. Maximum effort at all times is expected.
- I will represent Goshen High School and myself with class at practice, in tournaments, and wherever I go. I am a representative of GHS, my team, my family, and ultimately myself.
- I commit to work as hard as I can to become the best golfer possible. Golf is a lifelong sport and is inherently challenging at every skill level.
- I will strive to be a leader in the classroom and at school, through my behavior and class work. Behavior and conduct are more important that ability.
- No jeans will be permitted for tournaments. Girls may wear shorts or skorts. In cold/wet weather, wind/rain pants may be worn. All clothing must meet the school dress code.
- Golfers will be expected to have plenty of golf balls, tees, and a ball marker/coin for tournament play. Optional equipment suggestions include: rain gear, umbrella, sunscreen, lip balm, glove, Band-Aids, water bottle, rule book, high protein snacks and divot repair tool.
- All golfers will ride to tournaments with the team from school at the time prescribed.
- All players will be expected to remain at the tournament site until all of their teammates have finished and scores are posted. Students may leave with parents after being signed out.
- Golfers should clean their clubs the night before play. Look sharp.
- Each golfer will play with honor and integrity. All players will abide by the USGA Rules of Golf. Cheating will not be tolerated.
For the game to be enjoyed, each player participates in accordance with a code of decent and friendly conduct, which includes safe and fast play, proper care of the golf course, and basic courtesy. Use this summary as a guideline:
Care of the course:
- Rake all bunkers. Replace all divots. Don’t make divots with practice swings
- On greens, repair all ball marks. Repair spike marks on the greens after finishing play.
- Be careful walking on the greens, especially near the hole.
- Leave the course, particularly the greens, in the condition you would like to find them. This includes repairing one ball mark even if you did not leave one.
- Be careful when you swing a club, whether in practice or in play. Always be aware of those around you.
- Don’t play until the group in front of you is out of the way.
- Don’t move, talk, or stand close to or directly behind a player making a stroke.
- Observe all rules including who has the honor.
- Play without delay. Slow play is a huge aggravation. Leave the putting green as soon as all players in your group have holed out. Write scores on the next tee box.
- Invite faster groups to play through.
- Don’t step on the line of another player’s putt.
- Replace the flag stick carefully in an upright position.
- Never place your bag on the putting surface.
Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s golf career. Since golf is ultimately an individual sport, outside support is critical. Your student’s development will ultimately be his/her responsibility. Improvement is directly correlated with the amount of practice time involved. Anything you can provide, from lessons and equipment to emotional support and gentle nudges to practice will help your child become a better golfer. During a tournament, though, parents should consider themselves spectators and fans.
Here are some things spectators are not allowed to do (USGA Rule 8):
- Take and/or give any equipment from any golfer at anytime
- Give any advice to players (how to play a hole, what club to hit, etc.) -cont.
- Make any rulings or give advice on a rule
- Assist in players keeping score (players are responsible for keeping their own scores)
- Give food or drink to any player
- Never touch a player’s ball while it is in play
Here are some things parents are allowed to do:
- Encourage all players
- Help all players find lost balls