BEAUFORT GOLF CLUB – MISSION STATEMENT
Beaufort Golf Club provides access to golf for players of all standards in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Our members needs are prioritised first and foremost, our sponsors enjoy the benefits of being associated with the club, guests & visitors are welcomed, and all enjoy our course, professional, bar and catering services. Beaufort Golf Club is committed to the equitable and fair treatment of all members, guests, visitors, volunteers, and present and potential employees. We are determined to ensure that every person regardless of disability, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, or religious conviction has a genuine opportunity to participate to their full potential at all levels and in all roles within the club. Beaufort Golf Club strive to ensure all players have an enjoyable experience whether they be a member or visitor to our club and course.
Beaufort Golf Club deems that upon payment of membership or green fees, all members, guests, and visitors have given their consent to be bound by both the restrictions and penalties imposed by this code of conduct. Members shall be liable for any breach committed whether by themselves or their guests. The intention of this is to establish clear and acceptable behaviour expectations for Beaufort Golf Club members, guests, and visitors. It is not intended to restrict the rights of anyone but rather to ensure that all members, guests, and visitors can expect to be treated with respect while enjoying Beaufort golf course and clubhouse.
- Be respectful to all those you encounter at Beaufort Golf Club. Respect diversity, different roles and boundaries, and avoid giving offence. Do not conduct yourself in any rude or immoral manner, including the use of profane language, gestures, insults, or other such misbehaviour.
- Do not verbally or physically threaten or slander others, either personally or through social media. When using social media in connection with the club, its officials, or members, do so in a manner which could not be deemed offensive.
- In no case shall an employee of the club be reprimanded directly by a member or entitled to enter into discussion with a member on any instructions passed to them by Management.
- As well as avoiding actual impropriety, conduct yourself in a manner which does not damage or undermine the reputation of the Club (especially when you are representing the club) and do not take part in any activity which is in conflict with the objects of the Club, or which might damage the reputation of the Club.
- Avoid slow play, apply ready golf principles, and allow other golfers to play through as appropriate.
- Adhere to the dress code and observe proper golf etiquette as well as GUI and local rules of the course.
- Respect the rights of other players and golf course staff. Golf course staff always have right of way when actively engaged in work on the course – do not play your ball if there is any risk to staff or equipment.
- Respect the golf course, golf carts and obey all signage on the golf course.
- Take pride in the physical appearance of the golf course as it is reflective of you as a member. Replace divots rake bunkers and fix pitch marks.
- Act honestly on all occasions during play. Conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner and do not knowingly cheat, throw clubs, disrespect employees, officials, or fellow competitors.
- Mobile phones must be switched to silent on the golf course.
- Respect clubhouse facilities.
- Smoking or the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted within any of the club buildings.
- Be considerate towards others when using your Mobile phone in the clubhouse. All complaints must be made in writing addressed to Management and signed by the person complaining. The decision of the Management shall be final and binding upon all concerned. Disciplinary procedures (Extract) Should the conduct of any Member of the Club either in the Clubhouse or on the Course give concern to Management, either by observation or intimation and is such that the reputation of the Club may suffer as a result, Management may take whatever action they deem fit to rectify the situation in terms of suspension or expulsion from the Club.