The following information forms part of the Health and Safety policy document of Hamilton Golf Club, under the section on child protection (PVG). Control of this document is managed by the office of the Managing Secretary.
Entry into adult competitions, that is, all competitions beyond the maximum age of junior membership, is by invitation only and will be extended as a privilege, on the approval of the respective Match Secretaries and Junior Convenors or their nominated representatives, and where necessary, with parental consent.
All invitations are given on a match by match basis and these must be renewed before each competition. Where this privilege is not renewed, the Junior, if requested, will be given a reason for the Club's decision.
Junior members who are invited to play in adult competitions, must have two adults present. Where the match would normally only have one adult as part of a two ball, then the junior will be required to find a match observer to accompany the match; the exception being if the adult is a family member.
Juniors playing in adult competitions are bound by the rules of golf and may not receive coaching from match observers or fellow competitiors.
Junior members playing in adult competitioons must put their age on their score card.
Hamilton Golf Club will actively encourage juniors, who are of sufficient proficiency, to compete in adult competitions in line with the Scottish golf ethos of promoting the game of golf.