Code of Conduct
The Amateur Players Tour requires that all participants conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Because we are a guest at some of the nicest golf courses in both Illinois and Missouri, we expect our participants to display proper values.
We do not Tolerate:
LACK OF GOLFING ETIQUETTE
IMPROPER USE OF GOLF CARTS
Such conduct may result in tournament disqualification and/or suspension/expulsion from the tour. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR PARTICIPANTS BEING DISQUALIFIED FOR A CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATION.
When a disagreement about a ruling arises on the golf course, we ask that Amateur Players Tour participants treat each other with respect. Here are some guidelines to understand when facing disagreements on the golf course about rules situations.
You have a responsibility to protect the field. This means that if you see a rules violation, you should report it. You don’t have to be confrontational about it, but you do need to bring it up to your fellow-competitor. If someone calls you on a rules violation, don’t overreact. Be respectful, and understand you have options.
If there is a disagreement on the rules, play two balls. . If there is a disagreement on the rules between two players, play two balls under Rule 3-3. Understand that ultimately it is the player’s decision on how to proceed, so if you disagree with that decision, encourage him to play two balls. Understand that if you play two balls you must: 1) Declare which ball you intend to score with, 2) Play both balls out until completion and 3) Report it to the Committee at the scoring table for a ruling.
Many times, this can be a learning experience. While playing under the rules is essential to the Amateur Players Tour, please remember that in many cases this is a learning opportunity for players. Be respectful to each other and don’t try to solve the disagreement on the golf course. Play two balls under Rule 3-3 and let the Committee make a decision at the end of the day. Don’t forget one of the best parts of the Amateur Players Tour is to meet great people and make friends!