GAP Policy on the use of Cellular Phones and

Smart Phones or any other portable noise

producing devices


All players/caddies are advised that the use of cellular/Smart phones for phone calls/emails/texts/messaging on the course is permitted as long as it is done so within the confines of Rule 4.3 and if the host facility allows those devices to be used.


All players are expected to keep their phones in silent mode while on the course. If a player consistently disregards his fellow competitors or opponent to their detriment, the Committee will take appropriate disciplinary action. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play for a limited time or in a certain number of competitions.


In the case of serious breach misconduct, the Committee may disqualify a player under Rule 1.2. There could be a penalty for undue delay (Rule 5.6). Golf is considered a gentleman’s game and each player is expected to adhere to the highest standards of conduct on the course.