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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com / 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
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.
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