Codes of Conduct

Long Sutton Golf Club



You should:

  • Help create and maintain an environment free of fear and harassment
  • Demonstrate fair play and apply golf’s standards both on and off the course
  • Understand that you have the right to be treated as an individual
  • Respect the advice that you receive that promotes the concept of a balanced attitude
  • Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself
  • Respect physical, cultural and racial differences
  • Challenge or report if you observe any form of discrimination and prejudice
  • Look out for yourself and for the welfare of others
  • Speak out if you consider that you or others have been poorly treated
  • Report behaviour that appears to fall below the expected standards of the club
  • Be organised and on time
  • Tell someone in authority if you are leaving a venue or competition
  • Accept that these guidelines are in place for the well-being of all concerned
  • Treat organisers and coaches with respect
  • Observe instructions or restrictions required by appropriate members of staff

 You should not take part in any irresponsible, abusive, inappropriate or illegal behaviour which includes:

  • Consuming alcohol or illegal or performance-enhancing drugs or stimulant
  • Smoking
  • Using foul language
  • Publicly using critical or disrespectful descriptions of others




  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person
  • Help create an environment where all children have an equal opportunity to participate
  • Help create and maintain an environment free of fear and harassment
  • Recognise the rights of all children to be treated as individuals
  • Recognise the rights of parents and children to confer with other coaches and experts
  • Promote the concept of a balanced attitude, supporting the well-being of the child both in and out of golf
  • Do not discriminate on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, disability, sexuality, age, religion or political opinion
  • Do not condone or allow to go unchallenged any form of discrimination or prejudice
  • Do not publicly criticise or engage in demeaning descriptions of others
  • Communicate with children in a manner that reflects respect and care


  • Develop relationships with parents and children based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect
  • Do not engage in any behaviour that constitutes any form of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional abuse, neglect or bullying)
  • Be aware of the physical limits of children and ensure that training loads and intensities are appropriate
  • Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines (See Appendix 4G – CPSU Guidelines on PHYSICAL CONTACT AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SPORT and PGA Guidelines)
  • Always try to work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations)
  • Do not engage in any form of sexually-related contact with children. Sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms are also unacceptable
  • Promote the welfare and best interests of children
  • Explain to parents, as appropriate, the potential impact of the coaching programme on the child
  • Arrange to transfer a child to another personal coach if it is clear that an inappropriate relationship is developing
  • Be familiar with the organisation’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a child or the behaviour of an adult, and follow reporting procedures
  • Consider the child’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in golf
  • Inform parents and children of the etiquette and practical considerations when playing golf
  • Inform parents of any potential financial implications

  Responsibilities and Personal Standards

  • Demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times
  • Be fair and honest with all children
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with children based on mutual trust and respect
  • Always emphasise that the well being and safety of the child is more important than the development of performance
  • Do not smoke, or drink alcohol, while actively working with children. Never use recreational or performance-enhancing drugs
  • Promote the positive aspects of golf (e.g. fair play, honesty and etiquette)
  • Attend appropriate training to enable you to keep up-to-date with your role and matters relating to the welfare of children
  • Hold relevant qualifications
  • Ensure the necessary insurance cover is in place



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