|Account Registration -
Accounts registered with a Smart Phone (i.e. Android, iPhone or similar device), temporary email address or masked IP will be rejected. A valid email address is required and must be validated or your account will not be approved. If you do not receive a validation email after you register, please check your SPAM folder as it is probably sitting there.
General Site Rules -
Members should demonstrate honesty, courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. The overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the site and in chat at all times.
***Snipers, Cheaters and Assasins are NOT welcome here. They serve no purpose and promote unsportsmanlike conduct. Cheating of any kind whether by breaking the rules of play or by some technical means, ie; hacking into the Wii or using a cheat code, is forbidden and will lead to permanent banishment from the club.
We are a family friendly club. Which means, that members children will also be allowed to participate here. We have a special section set up just for them. It can only be accessed by password and cannot be viewed by the general public. In addition, they cannot view certain other areas of the site where adult conversations may take place. If a member's child wishes to join they must be at least 13 years old and supervised by an adult when logged into this site. Send a PM to the Admins for access to this area.
When posting anything to this site, assume that there is a 5 year old looking over your shoulder, if this would embarrass you then don't post it.
Posting of adult material and profanity is NOT allowed.
Harrassment of any member via Chat, PM or in the Forum itself is NOT allowed. Activity of this nature should be reported to the Admins immediately for further action.
Chat Room -
The use of profanity in the chat room is not allowed and a filter is in place to screen for inappropriate words. Please do not try to circumvent the filter as there may be children present.
Member's children may use the chat room under the supervision of their parents, but may not log into the chat room without an adult being present. Both the parent and the child must be logged into chat together for the child to use the chat room. The chat room will be open to member's children between 12PM-5PM on Sat. and Sun. in your time zone.
Try to refrain from the use of slang in chat when there are members there whose primary language is not english. Our international friends may not understand the translation and it might come across as an insult to them.
The use of CAPS when chatting is considered shouting and is also rude. Please use appropriate case when chatting.
Setting up Games -
Members should set up games via PM's, a post to the Tee Times Thread or directly in the chat room (Mulligan's Pub).
We use a 60 second shot clock here for casual and official games. Please ask the member you are setting a game with if he/she wants a shorter clock time before the game is set.
All matches should be set UNRANKED unless it is agreed upon between the group of players in that match to set it otherwise.
Intentional disconnects are frowned upon by the Club and its members alike. As the regular mode of play will be unranked there is no excuse for intentional disconnects unless there is an outside emergency. Disconnecting from ranked EA simultaneous play rounds is also discouraged.
The player with the best score in the previous game has the honor of setting a new game. Playing out of turn is considered ill-mannered and runs counter to the spirit and history of the game.
Site Participation -
The I.W.G.C. is a club for active players of the game. In order for a member to be considered "active", the member should log into the site at least once a week, join a tournament, or at least engage in some casual pick-up games. A member can also be active by making helpful posts that contribute to the general well being of the club and it's members.
Any member that does not meet the club's Site Participation requirement will be subject to deletion. This will be acted upon on a case by case basis. Should a member's account be deleted they will have to re-register for a new account the next time they visit.
Probationary Members will be limited to replies to current open topics or discussions, and tournaments. They will be able to receive and send PM's, and to participate in chat. They can access and edit their profiles, but cannot access the profiles of other members.
The period of probation is 30 days, to correspond with the minimum membership participation requirement. After 30 days and if the new member has met those requirements, he/she will be upgraded to regular member status.
Penalties for Breach -
If players follow the guidelines in this Section, it will make the club more enjoyable for everyone.
If a member consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time to the detriment of others, the Club will consider taking appropriate disciplinary action against the offending member. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play/site access for a limited time or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interest of the majority of members who wish to participate in accordance with these guidelines.
In the case of a serious breach of Etiquette, the I.W.G.C. may ban a member permanently. A serious breach, might include but not be limited to, posting adult material, harrassment, cheating, sharing usernames/passwords or creating ficticious accounts for the purpose of doing harm to another member or the Club.
The I.W.G.C. complies with the Terms of Service required by our host, ZetaBoards, and requires that all members also comply with the Terms of Service as a condition of membership.
By signing up for membership with the I.W.G.C. you agree to these terms and conditions.
The I.W.G.C. reserves the right to change/modify these rules without notice.