As copied from The Rules of Golf. Section 1
The Spirit of the Game
Golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.
Conclusion; Penalties for Breach
If a player consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time to the detriment of others, it is recommended that the Committee considers taking appropriate disciplinary action against the offending player. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play for a limited time on the course or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interests of the majority of golfers who wish to play in accordance with these guidelines.
In the case of a serious breach of etiquette, the Committee may disqualify a player under Rule 33-7.
The Board has decided to take the following actions with anyone who violates the Golf Etiquette Policy.
1. First offense – written warning and disqualification from tournament
2. Second offense – prohibited from playing in the next two tournaments
3. Third offense – Removal from the club
Wellshire Men’s Golf Club
Board of Directors