PGTAA CODE OF ETHICS

ARTICLE 1

The Game of Golf: A PGTAA Member shall be synonymous with the finest aspects of the game of golf. Integrity, honor and respect are a prerequisite of each member to be in evidence at all times to those who have placed their trust in you and your professional ability.

ARTICLE 2

In the interest of the golfing public: It is the duty and obligation of all members of the Association to further their education in any new and available techniques or modifications in golf instruction.

ARTICLE 3

In the interest of the student and fellow instructor: Professional integrity and a sense of responsibility to the game shall be displayed and conveyed at all times.

ARTICLE 4

Equipment sponsorship or promotion: All equipment is to be personally tested and to be of high quality prior to any sponsorship or promotion by an Association member. At no time shall the member or the Association’s integrity be jeopardized by a member supporting commercial enterprises for monetary gain solely. Neither the integrity, the game, nor the PGTAA is to be jeopardized.

ARTICLE 5

Financial obligations: A member must meet professional financial obligations promptly and conduct all business dealings in a manner befitting the standards of the PGTAA.

ARTICLE 6

Sportsmanship and good behavior: Members are required to adopt and to present a picture of true sportsmanship and good behavior at all times. Privileges are often given to professionals in the golf domain. Under no circumstances should these privileges be taken as a right, nor should they be abused as to cause embarrassment to any professional, student, or those in charge of operating a golf facility.

ARTICLE 7

Future generations of golfers: Golf being a sport to be enjoyed by many in their formative years, Members have a responsibility to the youth of this country to set an example for them to follow.

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