Hot Shots Golf Community Rules

Although the administrators and moderators of the HSG Community will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners nor staff of the HSG Community will be held responsible for the content of any message.

Code Of Conduct

To allow the HSG community to develop and grow in a healthy and respectful fashion, we have some rules that everyone needs to follow. Unfortunately, anyone who can't follow these rules may be banned from using the Sites.

You are not allowed to provide anyone with your real name or any other personally identifying information or the name, phone number, address, password or any other personally identifying information of any other person or business through any means on our Sites, including messaging, chat or any other forms of communication available through the Sites.

You are also prohibited from engaging in any of the following:
  • Deceptive or misleading practices;
  • Postings that contain fraudulent statements or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party;
  • Postings that contain any statements or materials that disparage, ridicule or scorn us or any third party;
  • Abusing, intimidating or harassing others and stalking behavior;
  • Taking any action, uploading, posting, streaming or transmitting any content, language, images or sounds in any forum, communication, public profile or other publicly viewable areas that the HSG Staff, in its sole discretion, finds offensive, hateful or vulgar. This includes any content or communication that the HSG Staff in its sole discretion deems to be racially, ethnically, religiously, or sexually offensive, libelous, defaming, threatening, bullying, harassing, predatory, pornographic, stalking, or encourages conduct that would violate any law or is otherwise inappropriate;
  • Organizing hate groups;
  • Impersonating of another person;
  • Uploading, posting streaming or transmitting any content that contains any viruses, worms, spyware, time bombs or other computer programs that may damage, interfere with or disrupt the Sites or computers or other users;
  • Causing disruption to the Sites or any system, hardware, software or network connected to the Sites;
  • Attempting to hack or reverse engineer any code or equipment in connection with the Sites;
  • Making a false report of user abuse to the HSG Staff;
  • Violating any local, state or national law;
  • Is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret or subject to third-party proprietary rights, including rights of privacy and publicity - unless you are or have permission from the rightful owner;
  • Taking any action that we consider to be disruptive to the normal flow of chat or other activities on the Sites, including uploading, posting, streaming or transmitting any unsolicited or unauthorized material, including junk mails, SPAM, excessive mails or chain letters;
  • Distributing commercial content such as advertisements, solicitations, promotions and links to websites;
  • Solicitation of business or engaging in any commercial activity on the Sites;
  • Uploading, posting, streaming, accessing or otherwise transmitting any content that you know or should have known infringes or violates any third-party rights, any law or regulation or contractual or fiduciary obligations;
  • Impersonating any person, including HSG Staff or any third-party;
  • Using, making or distributing unauthorized software or hardware in conjunction with the Sites, or taking or using any data from the Sites to design, develop or update unauthorized software or hardware.

The owners and staff of the HSG Community reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread; or ban or restrict any member, for any reason, and without any warning.


Some of the Sites have tools that allow you to communicate with other users and to create, post, upload, share and distribute various forms of content for and in connection with the Sites, including pictures, photographs, videos and other information or materials (collectively, “User Generated Content”). Keep in mind that User Generated Content does not include your blog and message board postings. If you post your insights, ideas, opinions and comments on our blog site or message boards, you cannot prevent the HSG Community or other members of the community from using them, and you give your consent to HSG Community and anyone else to use your posts in any manner.


If you post, upload or make available any User Generated Content on our Sites, you will still own the User Generated Content (assuming you have rights to own it) but you are giving us the right to use your User Generated Content. If you create, transfer, share, send, submit, post or upload any User Generated Content to our Sites, you grant us certain rights to use it (described below) without getting your further permission or having to pay you for it.

In legal terms, by transferring, sharing, sending, submitting, posting, uploading or making available User Generated Content on these Sites, you grant the HSG Community a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store, and create derivative works from your User Generated Content, in any form, format or medium of any kind now known or later developed, both on these Sites and other online locations, and in other forms or media off the Internet. You waive any moral rights you might have with respect to any User Generated Content you provide to us.

In addition, by transferring, sharing, sending, submitting, posting, uploading or making available User Generated Content on these Sites, you acknowledge that other users of the Sites may use your User Generated Content. The HSG Community is not responsible for enforcing any rights you may have with respect to your User Generated Content against other users. If you have a dispute regarding this with another user of the site, you are responsible for contacting the other user directly; do not contact the HSG Community.