Golf Clubs Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct expected from Golf Clubs visited by CGS
As visiting guests to numerous golf clubs around the country the CGS members/guests are required to behave in a respectful manner as visiting guests to the staff, members and guests of the visiting club. The CGS also expects its members and guests to be treated with the same respect from the visiting clubs staff, members and guests. In the event whilst attending a club for a CGS event our members or guests receive treatment which is deemed unacceptable the process below should be followed in order that the member/guest can gather enough information regarding the incident so that the information can be presented though the proper channels when required.
While members are fully conscious of the need for the CGS’s internal processes to be fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010 in providing an all-round environment of equality, fairness and inter-activeness for members. A past incident has alerted us of the need to address the external environment in which the Caribbean Golf Society functions and interacts with other golf clubs and external members of the golfing fraternity.
We must be aware that harassment is “unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual.” With this in mind, we would like to introduce new procedures for dealing with future incidents emanating from the external environment.
Procedures for evidencing future incidents
- Collect corroborated evidence with colleagues (or others if possible)
- Provide written and photographic or video evidence if possible
- Seek to enlist a witness who is not CGS affiliated
- Bring the incident to the knowledge of the establishment through a member of the committee (i.e. Chairman, Captain, Secretary) or anyone else who is fairly comfortable in dealing with such incidents.
- Bring the incident to the knowledge of the police with evidence
- Obtain the name of the police office dealing with the case and a police reference number
- Provide all evidence to the Chairman who should then discuss it with the full committee and provide feedback to members
- Chairman and Captain should engage with CGS members for their comments and ideas to help and assist in resolving the matter in hand
- Ensure that the matter is constantly pursued within the timescale of the police department.