Spectator Code of Conduct
Parent / Spectator Code of Conduct
"In golf, customs of etiquette and decorum are just as important as rules governing play." It is appropriate for parents and spectators to applaud successful strokes, but in order to secure the spirit of the game, we ask parents and spectators to please adhere to the following guidelines: (Please note that if any of the following guidelines are perceived as broken by an MJT Official, the player may be subject to penalty.)
- Advice is any verbal comment or action that is intended to influence a player in choosing a club, making a stroke, or deciding how to play during a hole or round. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes. Players are responsible for the actions of their relatives and spectators in regards to this rule.
- Advice does not include public information, such as the location of things on the course such as the hole, the putting green, the fairway, penalty areas, bunkers, or another player's ball, the distance from one point to another or the Rules.
- Keeping the above statements in mind, please keep your conversation with the player to words of encouragement.
- Please turn all cell phones to silent while at MJT events.
- The MJT allows spectator carts at the discretion of the golf facility. If the facility does not allow spectator carts, the MJT will not allow carts for any reason.
- No player or spectator may ride on the back of a golf cart at any time during MJT competitions.
- Spectators must stay on the cart path at all times. In the absence of cart paths, spectators must stay well off to the side of the hole in the rough. Please stay off fairways, tees and greens.
- Spectators should stay one shot ahead of the group they are following. This allows spectators to follow errant shots and help identify where the ball comes to rest. Spectators are allowed to aid in the search for lost golf balls provided the player wishes to have help finding their ball.
- Spectators should not give rulings, nor should they be involved in this conversation. Please seek the an MJT Official if you are unsure of a situation that arises, or encourage the player to play two balls under Rule 3-3.
- Spectators are allowed to carry drinks, food, umbrellas, medicine etc.
- The MJT staff may assess a penalty to the player based on the severity of the spectator violation. If a serious breach has occurred, the spectator may be asked to leave the facility or the spectator may not be permitted to attend another MJT event.
- For your personal safety, we ask you exercise caution at all times. When inclement weather moves into the area, the MJT will suspend play by sounding one long blast of an air horn. You should seek shelter immediately.
Please Note: Parental involvement contrary to the above rules may result in penalty and/or disqualification of the player.