GAM PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
By submitting an entry, or by participating in any GAM competition, the player understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the GAM. The player’s entry may be rejected for any reason, at the discretion of the Official-in-Charge, at any time before the close of the competition (as defined in the USGA Rules of Golf). Unbecoming conduct or actions at any GAM event, or state, national, or international event, or conduct or actions deemed detrimental to the GAM, the spirit of the game, or to the host facilities are grounds for such rejection. A serious breach in etiquette may result in consequences ranging from a warning to disqualification.
A serious breach in etiquette may include, but is not limited to, a failure to:
- Act with integrity by following the Rules, applying all penalties, and being honest in all aspects of play.
- Show consideration to others by playing with a prompt pace, looking out for the safety of others, and not distracting the play of another player.
- Take good care of the course by replacing divots, smooting bunkers, repairing ball marks, and not causing unnecessary damage to the course.
Further examples of "Serious Misconduct" can be found under Rule 1.2a.
Should such an incident occur, the Official-in-Charge shall submit a report to the Championship Committee. Future sanctions may range from suspension from future GAM events to being ineligible for GAM team competitions and/or player awards. This may also include losing exempt status for future year(s). The decision to reject an entry during an event by the Official-in-Charge is final. However, any further sanctions imposed by the Championship Committee may be appealed to the GAM Executive Committee, whose decision shall be final.