TAUNTON & PICKERIDGE GOLF CLUB
PROCEDURE FOR JUNIORS WISHING TO JOIN THE JUNIOR
SECTION
If a junior wants to join the Junior Section they must first collect an application form from the professional shop, then return the completed forms to Simon Stevenson the Golf club Professional.
The Junior Organiser will invite the applicant, to attend a Monday evening Junior Session. There are various categories of junior membership including:

1) Associate – this is for newcomers to golf. Associate Juniors are only
permitted to play on the course with an adult member or in the organised
junior events on Monday evenings. As soon as an associate is judged to be
competent and experienced enough by either the Overall Junior Organiser or
Coaching Professional, he/she will be transferred to one of the categories
below and be permitted to play the course without adult supervision.

2) Junior under 13 years of age on 1st January.

3) Juniors 13 years but under 18 years of age on 1st January.

When you reach the age of 18, we have two Intermediate Categories – 18-24 years
and 25-29 years, both at discounted subscription rates. The full subscription only
becomes payable upon reaching the age of 30.Please visit the website for more information on prices, or call Simon Stevenson in the Professional Shop.

JOHN SNELL
JUNIOR WELFARE OFFICER
TAUNTON & PICKERIDGE GOLF CLUB
CORFE, TAUNTON, TA3 7BY
01823 257143

Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club

Safeguarding and Welfare Policy

Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club (T&P) has considered its responsibilities to the children participating in golf at our premises and within the golf club very carefully

The following Safeguarding and Child protection policy sets out the standards we wish to uphold in providing activities for children and safeguarding their welfare.

T&P affiliates to English Golf, Somerset Golf Union and Somerset Ladies Golf Association. The coaching staff are members of the Professional Golfers Association .The club recognises the polices of these governing bodies.

Please note that when a Junior reaches 18 during their final year with the section for the purpose of safeguarding & welfare they are then classed as an adult.

The meaning of child for the purpose of safeguarding is defined as those under 18 years old and as a Junior member does not have a bearing on this.

Policy Statement
Taunton and Pickeridge Golf club acknowledges it’s duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children (defined as less than 18 years) involved within the club. All children have the right to protection and have their particular needs taken into account. T&P will therefore endeavour to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved with the club through its Child Protection Guidelines adopted by the Management of the club. It is the responsibility of all members within the club to assist the management in this endeavour.
Policy aims
· To provide children with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of the club and to also help them enjoy their experience of the game

· To reassure parents that their children will receive the best practicable care possible when participating in activities within the club

· To provide support to staff and volunteer to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues and to fulfil their role effectively

Principles

· The welfare of children is paramount

· All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse

· All staff and volunteers working in golf have a responsibility to report concerns to the club Welfare Officer

· Adult’s, staff, volunteers. Coaches and members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regards to duty of care and protection of children.

· Individuals will receive support through education and training to be aware and understand best practice in the management of welfare or child protection issues with may arise.

· T&P will work in partnership with parents to review and implement child protection and welfare procedures.

TAUNTON & PICKERIDGE GOLF CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club – Code of Conduct.
This Code of Conduct has been designed to ensure that all members of the club enjoy their experience of membership to the full. It helps to establish the standards of behaviour that members can expect from one another and thus contributes to creating the friendly, welcoming and convivial environment of which the club is rightly proud.
Members should
– Behave towards their fellow members, guests and staff with respect and dignity, treating others as they would expect to be treated. Members should respect gender, cultural, age or racial differences and avoid discrimination on any grounds.

– Whilst on the course, particularly when playing their ball, consider their own safety and the safety of others as of paramount importance; looking out for themselves and taking care not to endanger others. Members are also encouraged to report any health and safety concerns to club management.

– When in the club house, restaurant , bar, carpark or on the course, act in a reasonable and appropriate manner at all times, taking care not to use any language or conduct which may be considered as abusive, disruptive, offensive or impact on others adversely.

– Ensure that they have a sound knowledge of the rules of golf, etiquette and standards of fair play, adhering to such, whilst at the club or representing it at other venues.

– Comply with the rules of the club and adhere to the club’s dress code and its policy on the use of social media.

– Follow any reasonable guidance or instruction given by club employees or officials and ensure that any feedback or comment regarding the course, the performance of staff or the quality of service/ goods received is delivered courteously to an appropriate club official or member of management.

NB. Please understand that any serial or serious breach of this Code of Conduct may render the member concerned subject to the Clubs agreed disciplinary process.

 

The document can also be viewed in paper form at the golf club, please ask a member of staff or a member of the junior section who’s details are posted on the junior section notice board.