Would touching the flag result in a penalty? In competitions, of course.

rulie

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Penalty for breach is the General Penalty?
Not necessarily. It all depends on the penalty structure that the Committee has chosen to implement for a breach of Code of Conduct. See below for some suggestion from Committee Procedures:
(3) Sample Penalty Structure for a Code of Conduct

The following model penalty structures give an example of how the Committee may choose to penalize breaches of a Code of Conduct in the Local Rule.

The Committee may decide to implement such a penalty structure without a warning or sanction for a first breach, or it may provide different penalties for each item within the Code of Conduct. For example, certain breaches may result in a one-stroke penalty, with other breaches resulting in the general penalty.

Model Penalty Structure

  • First breach of the Code of Conduct – warning or Committee sanction
  • Second breach – one-stroke penalty
  • Third breach – general penalty
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct – disqualification.
 

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Not necessarily. It all depends on the penalty structure that the Committee has chosen to implement for a breach of Code of Conduct. See below for some suggestion from Committee Procedures:
(3) Sample Penalty Structure for a Code of Conduct

The following model penalty structures give an example of how the Committee may choose to penalize breaches of a Code of Conduct in the Local Rule.

The Committee may decide to implement such a penalty structure without a warning or sanction for a first breach, or it may provide different penalties for each item within the Code of Conduct. For example, certain breaches may result in a one-stroke penalty, with other breaches resulting in the general penalty.

Model Penalty Structure

  • First breach of the Code of Conduct – warning or Committee sanction
  • Second breach – one-stroke penalty
  • Third breach – general penalty
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct – disqualification.
That is breach of Code of Conduct - what if the other option of Local Rule is introduced instead - General Penalty?
 

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That is breach of Code of Conduct - what if the other option of Local Rule is introduced instead - General Penalty?
1.2b The Committee may set its own standards of player conduct in a Code of Conduct adopted as a Local Rule.

So the offending activity and penalty would have to be specified in a Local Rule not as an alternative.
 
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