Chapter Policies

Guest Policy

Non-members may participate as ‘guests’ in up to two Chapter golf/education events or league dates prior to joining LPGA Amateurs. Guests are assumed to be prospective members and their participation is intended to introduce them to the membership experience. Multi-day events such as Getaway Weekends are considered one event.

Procedure: Guests must register (or be registered by a member) and pay stated event/league drop-in fee prior to stated deadline.

*We are waiving this requirement for the 2021 Topgolf Winter Clinics / Play! We are recruiting new members and hope they see what we are all about during this time! The rule will resume once we begin play after February 20th!  


Weather Policy

Chapter Events/Leagues/Clinics may be canceled (or halted) due to unsafe weather or course conditions. Such cancelations are made jointly by the Chapter Manager and the golf course staff.

Procedure

  • Depending on the cause & timing of the cancelation, paid participants will receive full or partial refunds or ‘rain/heat’ checks based on terms negotiated in advance between the Chapter and the facility. Paid participants will be notified about the resolution by the Event/League Manager as quickly as possible.
  • Refunds for weather cancelations will not include administrative fees.
  • Paid participants should not contact the facility/pro shop regarding refunds or rain/heat checks. Any/all questions should be directed to the Event/League Manager .
  • As they are issued by the facility, rain/heat checks may not be used to “pay” for future League or Event registrations. They may—at the discretion of the League Manager—be used for drop-in league play.

General Fee Policy

Registration fees for Chapter Events, Leagues, Clinics, etc. are based on contract pricing negotiated with a golf course/facility, plus a small upcharge to cover payment processing and admin costs (if done thru Golf Genius). The Chapter makes every effort to keep participation fees as low as possible and does not set fees to make a profit.

Members and guests must pay published participation fees regardless of any special status/rates they may be eligible for at a given golf course. This applies only to events posted and charged thru Golf Genius. 


Missed Deadline Policy

Post-deadline registrations are strongly discouraged but may be possible on a case-by-case basis—at the discretion of the Event/League Manager and/or Finance Director.

Procedure

  • Requests to register after the deadline must be submitted to the respective Event/League Manager (name and contact info are posted on the respective Event/League webpage), who will, in turn, notify the Finance Director.
  • Post-deadline registrations may need to be processed manually and paid by check, as determined by the Finance Director.



LPGA AMATEUR GOLF ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT

It is the shared privilege of LPGA Amateur Golf Association, members and tournament competitors to be welcomed by private clubs and courses for social events and tournament play. As guests, all members share the responsibility of demonstrating exemplary conduct, sportsmanship, and courtesy at all times. Further, members are reminded that we represent the LPGA, its tour players, teachers, girls’ golf members and fellow amateurs’ members. The game of golf is centered around integrity and proper etiquette. Behavior contrary to this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Any breach to the code of contact related to the following:

  • Fellow member
  • Competitor
  • TOPS Team Member
  • Official
  • Spectators
  • Employees of the host facility
  • LPGA Amateur Golf Association staff
  • Other persons conducting or attending an LPGA Amateur Golf Association event

If a breach occurs it can be grounds for a warning, penalty, disqualification, suspension or termination of membership based off the severity of the situation. Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof and includes but is not limited to; the use of obscene language, extreme disrespect to a fellow member or physical damage to property or equipment including that of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association or the host facility.

Examples of a breach in the Code of Conduct directed at entity and may result in consequence include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Use of profanity, either in frustration or directed toward another individual
  • Inappropriate, derogatory, or abusive language/gestures
  • Disruptive or distracting behavior
  • Throwing of equipment
  • Intentionally causing damage to the golf course or objects on course property
  • Use of cell phone / electronic device for purposes other than those permitted by the Rules
  • Other unbecoming or inappropriate conduct as determined by the LPGA Amateur Golf Association

Code of Conduct Steps at Chapter Level:

  • First breach = Verbal warning by the Chapter President
  • Second breach = Written warning from Chapter President (Notify National office that a written warning has been given)
  • Third breach = Member is put on probation for a 3-month period
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct = Suspension of membership for 6 months (no participation at social or golf events allowed at Local or National level)
    Note: Members record will be reset to first level after 6 months with no further breach
  • Fifth breach = Termination of membership

Code of Conduct Steps at Events:

  • First breach = warning
  • Second breach = one-stroke penalty
  • Third breach = general penalty (two penalty strokes or loss of hole in match play)
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct = disqualification

*The LPGA Amateur Golf Association has the authority to revoke a membership at anytime if any serious misconduct occurs.

 

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