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Golf has traditionally been a game that demonstrates respect by professionals and the organisations who govern the amateur and professional game. These traditions are there to protect the game and to allow those who play to learn and pass down to future generations. It is no secret that the best players in the world work the hardest, think the smartest, respect the rules, course, the game and their opponents. Above all, they think and behave as we would expect champions to behave – with honesty and integrity at all times.

Behavioural Expectations Of Players

 Exceptional

  1. Respect the course, your opponents. Congratulate, commiserate and shake hands after play.
  2. Arriving ahead or your session to warm-up, stretch and loosen up ready to play/practice.
  3. Staying to practice/play, applying what you have learn from your training session.
  4. Keeping a detailed training diary. Including training aims and outcomes, post-round reviews highlighting scoring stats, mental, technical, physical and tactical strengths and weaknesses during your rounds.
  5. Evidence of good preparation before tournaments and training.
  6. Practicing more than planned in your diary.
  7. Achieving your goals earlier than planned.
  8. Asking questions. Learn as much as you can from your coach, parents, senior players. Do not be frightened to ask questions!
  9. Good positive attitude.
  10. Helping others in the squad to achieve their goals.

 Acceptable

  1. Being on time and fully prepared!
  2. Having a pen/pencil and pocket diary to record what you have learnt or scored from training or competition.
  3. Call the coach in advance if you are unable to make the session.
  4. Players should make sure they are dressed appropriately for golf when taking part in the coaching.
  5. Players should bring all clubs, balls, tees etc. to every session.
  6. Players should be prepared to train outdoors in all weathers. Bring waterproofs, winter layers, umbrellas, snacks and fluids.

Unacceptable

  1. Being late.
  2. Turning up without golf equipment, proper golf attire, golf shoes or outerwear.
  3. Not calling in advance when unable to attend or likely to be late. This is likely to disrupt the coaches session plans.
  4. Swearing, Being Loud in front of others playing or practicing, Bad Attitude & Lack of respect towards others.
  5. Not obeying the safety rules on the range or practice areas.
  6. Texting or playing on phones during lessons.
  7. Not shaking hands or thanking your opponent(s) after play.