Golf Australia

Policies & Plans

Golf Australia By-Laws

Please click here to view the following by-laws:

1. Voting By-Laws
2. Australian Course Rating And Handicapping System By-Laws
3. Museum Committee By-Laws
4. Club Affiliation By-Laws
5. Code Of Conduct And Disciplinary Procedure By-Laws
6. Member Protection And Anti-Doping By-Laws
7. Disciplinary By-Law
8. Selection By-Law
9. Selection and Support Staff By-Laws

Golf Australia's Anti-Doping Policy
Click here to view the Golf Australia Anti-Doping Policy

Golf Australia's Player & Caddie Code of Conduct
Click here to view the Golf Australia Code of Conduct

National Team Selection Policy
Click here to view the Golf Australia National Team Selection Policy

Golf Australia Member Protection Policy
Click here to view the Golf Australia Member Protection Policy

Golf Australia Disability Policy
Golf Australia has adopted a policy to help ensure the game is inclusive of people with a disability.
Click here to view the Golf Australia Disability Policy

Golf Australia Hot Weather Guidelines
Click here to view the Golf Australia Hot Weather Guidelines

Golf Australia Gender Policy
Click here to view the Gender Policy with respect to participation in all GA National Championships and the issuing of Australian Handicaps

Golf Australia Privacy Policy
Click here to view the Golf Australia Privacy Statement

Golf Australia Match Fixing Policy
Click here to view the Golf Australia Match Fixing Policy

Golf Australia's Anti-Doping Policy

Click here to view the Golf Australia Anti-Doping Policy

You can also click on the links below to read about Therapeutic Use Exemptions - Under Golf Australia's Anti-Doping Policy.

Click here to view an article on the TUE Exemption Process

Click here to view the Abbreviated GA TUE Form

Click here to view the Standard ASDMAC TUE Form

Click here to view Key Changes to the 2010 Prohibited List

ASADA: Get Educated!

ASADA eLearning is an anti-doping education tool developed for the Australian sporting community.

ASADA is tasked to implement initiatives that increase the skills and knowledge of people involved in sporting activities about anti-doping matters. It provides everyone with the opportunity to learn about the key areas of anti-doping such as prohibited substances and methods, therapeutic use exemptions, doping control and whereabouts.

ASADA eLearning

Be aware of the 8 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV’s) – a positive test result can lead to one ADRV…there are 7 others!

The 8 Anti Doping Rule Violations

 


 

The List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

Around October each year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) releases the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods which come into effect on 1 January, the following year. It is important to familiarise yourself with the incoming list each year to ensure you are ready for the change.

The 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

Further information can be found here:
ASADA Website
WADA Website
Check Your Substances Tool

NOTE: if you can’t find a substance on the Check Your Substances tool, it doesn’t mean it’s approved for use in sports. If you’re unsure or have any doubts or concerns, contact ASADA on 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232) or asada@asada.gov.au.

 


 

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition.

A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance) which may be present during competition.

Information from ASADA on TUE’s
ASDMAC Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) form
• Email: asdmac@asada.gov.au / Ph: +61 (02) 6222 4283

Do you think you need a TUE?

If you are still uncertain, athletes and support personnel are advised to use the Check Your Substances Tool

Find out more about banned substances and methods online through the ASADA website, or call the ASADA Hotline on 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27 232).

CODE OF CONDUCT

Golf Australia’s Code of Conduct is By-Law 5 of Golf Australia’s By-Laws and forms part of the Member Protection Policy.

View the Golf Australia By-Laws. The Member Protection Policy, incorporating Golf Australia's Code of Conduct can be found on Page 6.

The Code of Conduct applies to amateur golfers and caddies, in all Championships, major activities, events and competitions conducted by GA in addition to any other requirements of Players and Caddies as set out in tournament conditions, local rules or by-laws of clubs hosting GA events.

Download Golf Australia's Code of Conduct

GENDER

For more information on Golf Australia's Gender Policy, please review the Golf Australia Member Protection Policy.

Golf Australia Member Protection Policy

Gender Policy with respect to participation in all GA National Championships and the issuing of Australian Handicaps

For further information with respect to discrimination and transgender persons, click here for the Sex Discrimination Act (1984) ~ Section 25 specifically relates to Clubs.

WEATHER POLICY

The Golf Australia Hot Weather Guidelines have been adapted from Sports Medicine Australia policies and guidelines regarding the prevention of heat illness in sport in children and adults.

It should be noted that these are purely guidelines.

They should be considered not just for competitors, but also for caddies, officials and volunteers involved in the game.

Golf Australia Hot Weather Policy

13 December 2017
Stephanie Bunque from Victoria GC and Metropolitan’s David Micheluzzi have won the 2017 Women’s and Men’s Victorian Amateur Championships. Read more
13 December 2017
Queensland’s Karis Davidson has announced she will turn professional following an exceptional performance at the Japan LPGA qualifying school. Read more
Inside The Ropes
12 December 2017
REDLAND BAY: Veteran Par A: P Monks +5 G Christensen +3. B: E Smith +3 L Apolloni +1. C: N Zelow +7 R Callaghan +5. NTP: P Lane (4th). J Hatfield ... more
12 December 2017
FAIRWAY: at Box Hill: Men: Stableford: A: A Erskine (4) 35. B: D Stevens (14) 38. C: G Wheeler (28) 38. Visitor: M Cowell (The National 17) 38. Medal ... more
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