Everyone has a right to enjoy the game at whatever level is comfortable for them, and that includes young golfers. For your rights as a junior member, check out our sample Code of conduct for young people in the Resources section. 

There are also things your club will expect of you. You have a responsibility to make sure you treat other players, staff members and helpers well, and that you don’t bring harm to your club or its members. If you don’t have a copy of your club’s agreed code of behaviour, you should ask your junior organiser for one.

Finally, there are guidelines for how adults in the club should behave towards young people.

No matter what you’re doing, where you are or the person you’re with, you should always feel safe. If the people around you or the activity you’re doing make you worried or unhappy, tell the junior organiser or someone you trust.

You should play golf because you want to, not because someone else thinks you’re a good player. If you’re feeling under pressure, talk to someone about it. You should never feel pressured to ‘perform’. The adults in your golfing life, such as coaches, supervisors and even parents, should be encouraging and supportive.