Sacramento Chapter
Chapter Policies

Refund Policy

Our refund policy can vary based on the type of event and circumstances.  Our general and preferred practice is to fully refund members, less any processing fees incurred by the Chapter, whenever we can.  However, there are some situations in which it may not be possible.  Some events require a minimum number of participants to hold the event (i.e., skills-based training).  A cancellation could possibly result in an event being cancelled due to lack of sufficient numbers.  Others, such as a catered event, require a final number guarantee at least a week prior to the event; cancelling less than seven (7) days before the event would result in additional cost to the chapter. 

Event requiring a minimum number of attendees

You may request to cancel your pre-paid registration for a refund, less any processing fees incurred, if cancelled a minimum of three (3) days in advance of the event.  This gives us a chance to fill your spot.  Any cancellation request received short of the three-day (3) minimum will be contingent upon finding a substitute.

Event requiring a final attendee guarantee

If the event is one that requires a final attendee guarantee for catering (for example, our Kickoff and End of Year Member Recognition events), a cancellation and request for a refund, less any processing fees, requires a seven-day (7) notice.  Any cancellation request received short of the seven-day (7) minimum will be contingent upon the chapter confirming a substitute for your spot. 

The Board of Directors reserves the right to sole and absolute discretion in all refund amounts.  When you register for an event, you agree to these terms.

January 2020



Consent to Use Photographic Image Release Policy
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Chapter events and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, or digital and social media of such events and activities.  
 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The LPGA Amateurs Golf Association (“LPGA Amateurs”) enjoins upon its members rigid observation of this Code of Conduct in the understanding of the shared privilege of the LPGA Amateurs and its members to be welcomed by private clubs and courses for social events and tournament play. At any time, and particularly on site at any official competitive tournament events, members share the responsibility of demonstrating exemplary conduct, sportsmanship, and courtesy at all times. Further, members are reminded that LPGA Amateurs’ members represent the Ladies Professional Golf Association (“LPGA”), its tour players, Teaching & Club Professionals’ members, Girls Golf members and fellow LPGA Amateurs’ members. All members should conduct themselves in accordance with standards of good citizenship, good moral character, and good sportsmanship and shall not do anything detrimental or prejudicial to the bests interest of the LPGA or LPGA Amateurs or the sport of women’s golf. Behavior contrary to this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Any abuse or disrespect of a fellow member, competitor, TOPS team member, official, spectator, host facility staff, LPGA Amateurs’ staff, or any other person involved in conducting or attending an LPGA Amateurs’ event, regardless of the type of event, may be grounds for warning, penalty, membership disqualification, suspension or termination, all depending on the severity of the situation. Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof.

The following acts, all of which are deemed violations of this Code of Conduct, but which should not be deemed an exhaustive list of violative behavior or limitation on the endorsement or application of the purpose or intent of this Code of Conduct, shall be subject to consequences as indicated herein:

  • 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 LPGA Amateurs
  • Improper conduct while intoxicated at an official LPGA Amateurs tournament event or function which shall give rise to serious conduct
  • Inappropriate dress

Breach Consequences - Chapter Level Events:

  • First breach = verbal warning by Chapter President
  • Second breach = written warning from Chapter President with notification to LPGA Amateurs Headquarters
  • Third breach = 3-month probationary period
  • Fourth breach or an act of serious misconduct = suspension of membership for a 6 month period to include no participation at social or golf events at both Local and National levels
    • Note: Members record will be reset to first level after 6 months with no further breach
  • Fifth breach = Termination of membership

Breach Consequences – Competitive National 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

* LPGA Amateurs has the authority to revoke a membership at any time in the event of any serious misconduct by a member.