2014 is shaping up to be a great new year for the HHJGT. On December 2, 2013 the Board of Directors met for the Annual AGM and first Board meeting of the 2014 season.
It looked as though our meeting was heading towards a quick adjournment until the agenda topic on Tour Discipline policies was put forth.
It was brought to Board attention that players have been getting laid back and not treating facilities, officials, and other players with respect and also not upholding the traditions of the Tour. Many situations that were observed and expressed to Board members by players made the topic get some traction.
I am not going into particulars, but the situations mentioned left us in the position to become more aware and re-visit our tour discipline policies....
Look for in the future, the resurrection of demerit points and suspension from events under breach of policies and etiquette. There will be zero tolerance and if players are caught in breach there will be no exceptions.
Conduct and Infractions to be enforced will be:
Please stay tuned as we will continue to discuss this topic and all other tour happenings in the off season. Other areas of interest discussed at the first Board Meeting was an exciting new change to our schedule, event atmosphere, and event sponsorship opportunity. Other concerns will certainly come up, but we look forward to what's in store for 2014 and beyond.
Our next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday January 13, 2014.