Our program teaches life skills that form the building blocks of greatness – including our Code of Conduct, Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits – to inspire, empower and elevate the young people we serve.
The Code of Conduct is focused on respect for oneself, others and one’s surroundings.
I will RESPECT MYSELF
- I will dress neatly and wear golf or athletic shoes.
- I will always try my best when I play or practice.
- I will keep a positive attitude and catch myself doing something right, regardless of the outcome.
- I will be physically active, eat well, get enough sleep, and take care of myself so I can stay healthy.
- I will be honest at all times, including when I keep score, and if I break a rule.
- I will use proper etiquette and maintain my composure, even when others may not be watching.
I will RESPECT OTHERS
- I will follow all instructions and safety rules.
- I will keep up with the pace of play on the golf course.
- I will be friendly, courteous, and helpful.
- I will remain still and quiet while others are playing and have fun without being loud and rowdy. I will be a good sport toward others whether I win or lose.
I will RESPECT MY SURROUNDINGS
- I will keep the golf course and practice areas clean and in as good or better shape than I found them.
- I will clean and take care of my and others’ golf equipment.
- I will be careful not to damage anything that belongs to others.
Our NINE CORE VALUES are characteristics that embody the bridge between golf and life.
- Honesty: Golf is unique from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on themselves and report their own score.
- Integrity: Golf is a game of etiquette and composure. Players are responsible for their actions and personal conduct on the golf course even at times when others may not be looking.
- Sportsmanship: Players must know and abide by the rules of golf and be able to conduct themselves in a kind and respectful manner towards others even in a competitive game.
- Respect: In golf it is important to show respect for oneself, playing partners, fellow competitors, the golf course, and the honor and traditions of the game.
- Confidence: Confidence plays a key role in the level of play that one achieves. Players can increase confidence in their abilities by being positive and focusing on something they are doing well regardless of the outcome.
- Responsibility: Players are responsible for their actions on the golf course. It is up to them to keep score, repair divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on the green and keep up with the pace of play.
- Perseverance: To succeed in golf, players must continue through bad breaks and their own mistakes, while learning from past experiences.
- Courtesy: A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.
- Judgment: Using good judgment is very important in golf. It comes into play when deciding on strategy, club selection, when to play it safe and when to take a chance, the type of shot players consider executing, as well as making healthy choices on and off the golf course.
Our NINE HEALTHY HABITS promote healthy, active lifestyles for youth.
- Physical: Energy, Play, Safety
- Emotional: Vision, Mind, Family
- Social: Friends, School, Community