The competitor you are watching is playing in a competitive game. It is important for the integrity of the field that all spectators adhere to all of the following Spectator Rules. Following a competitor at a GREEN TO GLORY event would be indicated in the CoC for the tournament. The GREENS TO GLORY staff has the right to assess a penalty to a competitor based on the severity of the spectator violation. The GREENS TO GLORY reserves the right to remove any spectator from the golf course for any reason.
Please keep emotions of joy or disappointment under control. We certainly encourage you to clap/encourage all competitors, but please do so in a controlled manner that is not a distraction to other competitors in the group or other groups on the golf course. Acting in a way that is disruptive to other players will result in immediate removal from the golf course, and/or from all future GREENS TO GLORY events. All of these rights are reserved by the GREENS TO GLORY.
At Your Own Risk
Attending a GREENS2GLORY tournament, either by spectators, caddies or competitors, is at your own risk. Please be careful around all equipment and all situations. GREENS TO GLORY and the host facilities are not responsible for any injury or theft to anyone attending a GREENS TO GLORY event, nor their vehicles.
How to Properly Follow a Group
• Follow your group from a distance and stay in the rough or on the cart paths. Spectators should never be in the fairway. Please stay off all tees, fairways and greens.
• You may go ahead of your group to fore caddie, and we encourage you to do so, as long as you are not disrupting the group ahead of you with your presence. Please do not finish going forward until the group ahead of you has cleared the landing area.
• If you do not choose to go ahead of your group, please stay to the side of the competitors and remain still and quiet as they play their shots.
• Do not lag behind the group you are following as this often delays the group behind you.
• Putting green: spectators must never be on the putting surface and should observe the putting green from a reasonable distance that will not interfere with the competitors.
• Looking for balls: please help spot balls for all competitors. Spectators are encouraged to watch each competitor's shot closely and may assist searching for a lost ball during the five minute search period.
• Spectators are allowed to carry medicine, food, drinks, umbrellas, etc. for the competitor.
• Spectators are not allowed to communicate with other competitors or their caddies, and are to be respectful of other spectators. As in all of these rules, the GREENS TO GLORY reserves the right to remove any spectator.
Communicating With Players
(Rule 8. Advice; Indicating Line of Play)
Advice (Rule 8) is any counsel or suggestion which could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of a club or the method of making a stroke. In addition, any conversation between player/spectator may be construed as advice. This includes any conversation between player/spectator in their native language. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes in Stroke Play, and loss of hole in Match Play. Players are responsible for the actions of any spectators watching them in regard to this rule. We encourage you to carefully read Rule 8 and the Decisions pertaining to Rule 8. Penalties for the players because of spectator conduct is unfortunate and can be avoided by reading Rule 8 and adhering to it.
Spectators who need to talk with a player (for health reasons and handing them sunscreen, food, beverage, etc.) should do so in front of the other spectators and/or players, or give the items to the player's caddie if he/she has one.
Spectators Giving Rulings
Spectators are not allowed to give information on the Rules to players in any instance. Giving such information breaches Rule 8 (Advice).
Penalties for Violation of any of the above
First violation: Verbal warning,
Second infringement: 2 stroke penalty to player and spectator removed from course.