Lancaster County Golf Association
Code of Conduct
If you plan to participate in a tournament conducted by the Lancaster County Golf Association (LANCO), it is important that you adhere to the Lancaster County Golf Association Code of Conduct. It is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations concerning conduct during your participation in LANCO events. Player Policies and Spectator/Parent Policies of the Lancaster County Golf Association are summarized in the Code of Conduct to answer questions that may arise.
A player’s entry may be withdrawn from a competition at any time, including during the competition, at the discretion of LANCO for violation of the policies as defined in the Code of Conduct. A violation will be considered a serious breach and may result in disqualification from an event and suspension from future LANCO events.
Conditions of the Competition
Play and equipment are governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and, where applicable, by Local Rules and Definitions, subject to change for particular events by the Rules Committee. Appendix I refers to the Appendix I Part A, Part B, and Part C in the USGA& Rules of Golf. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is Two strokes.
List of Conforming Golf Balls: Optional Condition as prescribed in Appendix I is in effect.
List of Conforming Driver Heads: Optional Condition as prescribed in Appendix I is in effect.
Time of Starting: “If the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the penalty for failure to start on time: two strokes in stroke play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.”
Pace of Play: Players are expected to play each hole at the pace the field dictates or, as a maximum, as specified on the Local Rules sheet. Players are “out of position” when there is one clear hole open in front of them…tee to tee or green to green. Once “out of position” players MAY be put on the clock to determine the offending player/ players. A subsequent bad time is when a competitor takes more than 45 seconds to play his shot. Two (2) bad times by a player will result in a one stroke penalty. A third bad time will result in an additional stroke penalty. A fourth bad time will result in a disqualification
Motorized Transportation: A motorized cart is part of a competitor’s equipment.
- A. A competitor or competitors may appoint someone to drive or ride in the cart. This person is considered to& be the caddie of the player(s). Only the player(s) or caddie is authorized to drive or ride in the cart.
- B. No spectator carts are allowed. Only players carts and official carts authorized by the Committee shall be allowed on the golf course.
Practice: “Between the play of two holes or at any time during the stipulated round, a player must not make any practice stroke on or near the putting green of the hole last played and must not test the surface of the putting green of the hole last played by rolling a ball. The player shall incur a two (2) stroke penalty at the next hole for breach of this condition. In the case of a breach at the last hole of the stipulated round, the player incurs the penalty at that hole.
Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation: When play is suspended for a dangerous situation, situation, if the players in a group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7.
- Discontinue Play Immediately: One prolonged note of siren.
- Discontinue Play: Three consecutive notes of siren, repeated.
- Resume Play: Two short notes of siren, repeated.
Playoff: As prescribed on Local Rules sheet.