As a CGTF Member, you must fulfill the obligations of being an upstanding citizen and role model to your students, your community, and to the golf teaching profession. In order to fulfill the CGTF’s purpose, the organization requires strict adherence to the following Code of Ethics.
Article 1 – Being a Member shall be synonymous with the finest aspects of the game of golf; namely to show integrity, honor and respect at all times to those who have placed their trust in you and your professional ability. Professional integrity, whether it be toward a fellow teaching professional or client, is beneficial for all concern.
Article 2 – The public has the right to expect the best, most up-to-date and uniform instruction available; therefore, it is the duty of each member to continue to learn any new techniques or modifications in order to pass them along to those who take instructions.
Article 3 – Only members in good standing maintain the right to identify themselves as current CGTF members. Any representation to the contrary will result in permanent discontinuation of membership and affiliation.
Article 4 – No member shall sponsor or promote any equipment which has not been personally tested and proved to be of high quality. Supporting commercial enterprises for monetary gain only, rather than from a sense of conviction as well, shall misrepresent the equipment to the public, thereby jeopardizing the integrity of the game and the CGTF.
Article 5 – Members must meet professional financial obligations promptly and conduct all business dealings in a manner befitting the standards of the CGTF.
Article 6 – Members are often in the public eye; therefore, it is essential to present true sportsman like conduct and good behavior, so as not to cause embarrassment to any professional, student or person in charge of operating a golf facility.
Article 7 – As golf is a game enjoyed by many in their formative years, Members have a responsibility to the youth of this country by setting an example of professionalism for them to follow.