Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club

 

RULES
(Including alterations & additions resolved at the 2011 Annual General Meeting)

1. NAME OF CLUB

 The Club shall be called Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club.

2. CONSTITUTION

 2.1 Purpose.  The purpose of the Club is to promote the amateur sport of Golf in Ley Hill and community participation in the same.
 
 2.2. Equity.  The Club supports the English Golf Union and the English Ladiesí Golf Association Joint Equity Statement as communicated on 23rd February 2003 and adopts the Equity Policy as attached to that statement

2.3 Property & Funds.

2.3.1 The property and funds of the Club cannot be used for the direct or indirect private benefit of members other than as reasonably allowed by the Rules and all surplus income or profits are reinvested in the Club.

2.3.2 The Club may provide sporting and related social facilities, sporting equipment, coaching, insurance, medical treatment, away-match expenses, post match refreshments and other ordinary benefits of Community Amateur Sports Clubs as provided for in the Finance Act 2002.

2.3.3 The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club:

2.3.3.1 Sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment.

2.3.3.2 Employ members (though not for playing) and remunerate them for providing goods and services, on fair terms set by the Committee without the person concerned being present.

2.3.3.3 Pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams and guests.

2.3.3.4 Indemnify the Committee and members acting properly in the course of running the Club against liability incurred in the proper running of the Club (but only to the extent of its assets)

  2.3.4 The Club will have due regard to the law on disability and child protection.

2.4 Membership

2.4.1 Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in golf on application regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs. However, limitation of membership according to available facilities is allowable on a non-discriminatory basis.
 
  2.4.2 The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-discriminatory basis. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not impose a significant obstacle to people participating.

  2.4.3 The Club Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the members.

2.5 Winding up

2.5.1 The members may vote to wind up the Club if not less than three quarters of those present and voting support that proposal at a properly convened general meeting.

2.5.2 The Committee will then be responsible for the orderly winding up of the Clubís affairs.

2.5.3 After settling all liabilities of the Club, the Committee shall dispose of the net assets remaining to one or more of the following:

2.5.3.1 To another Club with similar sports purposes which is registered as a charity and /or

2.5.3.2 To another Club with similar sports purposes which is registered as a CASC and/or

2.5.3.3 To the Clubís governing body for use by them for related community sports.

 2.6 Priority   Where there is any conflict between any of the above Key Rules and any other Rule or Rules, the Key Rules will take priority. Interpretation of all the Rules must consistent with statutory requirements for Community Amateur Sports Clubs as first provided by the Finance Act 2002.

3. DEFINITION OF TERMS USED

 3.1. In these Rules, the following words shall have the meanings set opposite to them respectively:

  3.1.1. Club  -  Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club.
  3.1.2. Committee -  Any committee for the time appointed by the Club.
  3.1.3. Member -  A Member of the Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club.
  3.1.4. Month  -  A Calendar Month.

 3.2. Words denoting the singular number shall include the plural and vice-versa.

 3.3. Words importing the masculine gender shall be deemed to include the feminine gender.

4. TRUSTEES

 4.1. The property of the Club (other than cash which shall be under the control of the Treasurer) shall be vested in three Trustees to be dealt with by them as the Committee shall from time to time, direct by resolution.

 4.2. The Trustees shall be the Captain, Vice-Captain and the Immediate Past-Captain.

 4.3. The Trustees shall be indemnified against risk and expense out of Club property.

5. PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS

No persons dealing in good faith for value with the Trustees shall be concerned to see whether the Trustees are duly authorised or empowered to carry out the transaction in question and no failure to pass any necessary resolution or any irregularity or any invalidity in connection therewith shall effect or impeach the title of such person; any such person shall be entitled to assume that all statements of fact in any deed of appointment of a new Trustee or new Trustees are true and that the first Trustee or their successors in office appearing to be duly appointed are the duly constituted Trustee of the Club for the time being.

6. BORROWING POWERS

If at any time the Club in General Meeting shall pass a resolution authorising the Committee to borrow money, the Committee shall thereupon be empowered to borrow for the purposes of the Club such amount of money either at one time or from time to time and at such a rate of interest and in such form and manner and upon such security as shall be specified in such resolution, and thereupon the Trustees at the direction of the Committee make all such dispositions of Club property or any part thereof and enter into such agreements in relation thereto as the Committee may deem proper forgiving such loans and interest.  All members of the Club, whether voting on such resolution or not, and all persons becoming members of the Club after passing such resolution, shall be bound by the same.

7. OFFICERS AND OFFICIALS

 7.1. Three Officers of the Club, who shall serve in an honorary capacity, shall be appointed by the Committee.

 7.2. The Officials of the Club shall be the Secretary and the Treasurer.

8. THE PRESIDENT

 8.1. The Club at an Annual General Meeting, shall be entitled to elect a President from among the Vice-Presidents.  The President shall be elected annually and shall take office for a maximum period of three years.
 
 8.2. The names of the candidates, along with their proposers and seconders, must be entered on a list which shall be provided for the purpose and displayed in the clubhouse by the Secretary by the 1st December.  The closing date shall be the 31st December.

9. THE VICE-PRESIDENTS

At the Annual General Meeting, the outgoing Captain may be elected a Vice-President of the Club.

 

10. COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT

The management and control of the Club shall be vested in a Committee consisting of the Officers (other than the President), the Lady Captain, the Lady Vice-Captain and nine elected members. The duties and responsibilities of the Committee shall include:

 10.1. Control of the finance of the Club.

 10.2. Power to enter into contracts in such a manner as they think best on behalf of the Club and in particular, to deal with all or any of the following matters, viz.:

  10.2.1. The extension, repair and upkeep of the course.

  10.2.2. The engagement and dismissal of Club managers, stewards, greenkeepers and such other attendants and servants as the Committee may from time to time consider desirable in the interest of the Club.

  10.2.3. The catering for the Club.

  10.2.4. The supply of balls and implements.

  10.2.5. The sale of chattels belonging to the Club that are no longer required.

  10.2.6. The holding of and dealing with the property of the Club and all such other matters as may in the opinion of the Committee be desirable in the interests of the Club; provided nevertheless the Committee shall not have the power to enter into any contract for the sale or lease of the clubhouse or land or any part thereof nor to mortgage or charge the same, nor borrowing any money on behalf of the Club except in pursuance of a resolution passed in that behalf at a General Meeting of the Club.

  10.2.7. The election of members and the power of suspending or expelling any member but subject to the limitations prescribed in Rule 21.
 
  10.2.8. Power to determine and alter the fees payable by temporary members and visitors.

  10.9.9. Power to remit or return under such circumstances as they may deem in the interests of the Club to do so, the whole or part of any payment made to the Club.

 10.2.10.The right (subject to revision, amendment or cancellation by the Club in General Meeting) to interpret these Rules and to give directions in cases not provided for by them and to make such regulations, bylaws and local rules as shall not be inconsistent with these Rules and to amend or cancel the same as may from time to time seem to them necessary or desirable.
 
  10.2.11. Power to determine, from time to time, the maximum number of members in the respective     classes of membership.

11. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 11.1. A meeting of the Committee shall be summoned at least once every two months. Five members shall form a quorum.

 11.2. The Captain, or in his absence, the Vice-Captain, shall be the chairman of the Committee.  In the absence of both these Officers, a chairman shall be elected by the members present.  The chairman shall have a deliberate as well as a casting vote.

 11.3. The Committee shall have the power to appoint sub-committees for such purposes as may be considered necessary and nominate members of the Club to serve thereon whether members of the Committee or not.  The Committee may delegate to such sub-committees any of the powers of the Committee. The Captain and Vice-Captain shall be ex-officio members of all sub-committees.

 11.4. If a member of the Committee shall absent himself for more than three consecutive committee meetings without an excuse acceptable to the Committee, then such a member's place shall be declared vacant and may be filled by the Committee.

 

 


12. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

 12.1. All Officers shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

 12.2. No member except as a serving member of the Committee shall be eligible for the office of Captain or Vice-Captain but if no such member is able or willing to act then a member who has at some time served on the Committee shall be eligible.

 12.3. Each member of the Committee (other than an Officer), shall, at the Annual General Meeting, be elected to serve for a period of three, two or one year, three members retiring each year in rotation.  Retiring members shall be eligible for re-election provided they have not served continuously for more than nine years, or have been proposed as Officers for the ensuing year.  Failing this later event, such members shall be ineligible for a period of two years.

 12.4. The names of members willing to serve on the Committee must be proposed and seconded, in writing, by two full, five-day or honorary members of the Club, who may only propose one candidate and second one other candidate in any one year.  The names of the candidates with their proposers and seconders must be entered on a list, which shall be provided for the purpose and displayed in the clubhouse by the Secretary by the 1st October. The closing date shall be 31st December.

 12.5. In the event of there being more candidates than vacancies, ballot lists containing the names of the candidates shall be provided for the members present at the Annual General Meeting, and on this list each member voting shall mark his selection of names to fill the vacancies and the candidates who receive the largest number of votes shall be elected.  If doubt shall arise from candidates receiving an equal number of votes, the candidate or candidates to be elected shall be at once determined by lot.

 12.6. In default of a sufficient number of members being elected at the meeting, the Committee shall nominate as many members as may be necessary to hold office until the next Annual General Meeting to complete the full number on the Committee.

 12.7. Any casual vacancies in the Committee or amongst the Officers occurring between two Annual General Meetings may be filled by the Committee.  Alternatively, the Committee may decide to fill the vacancy by election at the next Annual General Meeting.  In either case, a member so chosen shall serve for the unexpired term of the member whose place he fills.

13. THE SECRETARY 

The Secretary shall be appointed by the Committee who shall specify his duties and salary.

14. THE TREASURER - AUDITING OF ACCOUNTS 

The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Committee to keep the Accounts of the Club and shall make up the Annual Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet of the Club to 31st December in each year, which shall, after audit by qualified accountants, be circulated amongst the members with the Notices of the Annual General Meeting.  He will also fulfil other detailed duties laid down by the Committee who will decide upon an honorarium.

15. CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP

 15.1 The Club shall consist of Full Members, Life Members, Supernumerary Members and subject as hereinafter provided, Honorary Members.  The respective number of members in each class of membership shall be such as the Committee shall from time to time determine but the number of non-voting members shall not exceed fifteen per cent of the total membership.

 15.2. Full and Life Members: Full and Life members only shall have the right at all times to be entitled to all the privileges of the Club and all references in these Rules, and Regulations to Full members shall be deemed to apply to Life members equally.

 15.3. Supernumerary Members. Supernumerary Members shall consist of Intermediate, Student, Junior, Cadet, Temporary, Country, Overseas and Non-Playing Social Members

 15.4 Intermediate, Student, Junior and Cadet Members

  15.4.1. Any person aged 8 to 11 years may be elected as a Cadet member and any person aged 12 to 17 years may be elected as a Junior Member. Any person aged 18 to 21 may be elected a Student member.

 

  15.4.2. A candidate for election as a Cadet or Junior Member must be nominated by a Member of the Club.  The proposer of the elected Junior Member shall be responsible for his adherence to the Rules of Golf and to the Rules and Regulations of the Club and for his general conduct.

  15.4.3. A Cadet or Junior member shall not be entitled to receive notices of meetings or other notices, or to vote at any meeting of the Club.  A Cadet or Junior member shall not be permitted to play on Sundays before 12.30pm or on such other days and at such times as the Committee may from time to time decide.  A Cadet Member shall only play the course if accompanied by an adult member of the Club and at the times permitted for Junior members.

  15.4.4. When a Junior member attains the age of eighteen years he automatically takes on Student membership only if he is continuing in full-time education; otherwise at the discretion of the Committee, he shall be admitted as a Full member. Upon election to Full membership he shall be required to pay as an Entrance Fee the difference (if any) between his total Subscriptions paid and the ordinary Entrance Fee.

  15.4.5. Student Membership shall cease when the Member is no longer in full-time education or attains the age of 21 years. An application for Full membership can then be submitted to the Committee as in the previous paragraph.
  
15.4.6. Student, Junior and Cadet members i.e. all those under twenty-one years of age, may take part in Club competitions and upon such conditions as the Committee shall decide.

15.4.7. Intermediate membership includes members between twenty-seven years of age and twenty-one years of age. Intermediates may take part in Club competitions and upon such conditions as the Committee shall decide.


 15.5. Temporary Members:  The Committee shall have the power to deal with any special applications for temporary membership for such periods and on payment of such fees, as they think fit. A Temporary member shall be entitled to all the privileges of the clubhouse and course and may introduce visitors.

 15.6. Country Members:  Any member who moves from the local area to reside either permanently or for the whole of the Club year, at a distance of one hundred miles or more from the Club may, provided that they shall have given the Club Secretary previous notice of their intention to move, apply for Country Membership and thereupon, shall be entitled to all the playing privileges of the Club except that they may not be entitled to vote at meetings and serve as an Officer or on the Committee.  Rules 19 and 23 with respect to subscriptions and visitors shall, so far as is appropriate, apply to Country Members.

 15.7. Overseas Members:   Any member absent from the United Kingdom for the whole of the Club Year, provided that he shall have given to the Club Secretary previous notice in writing of his intention to be absent, shall pay such reduced subscription as shall be deemed appropriate by the Committee from time to time.

 15.8 Non-Playing Members:  Any person who has previously been a Full member of the Club for not less than five years may be elected as a Non-Playing member and thereupon shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club except he shall not:

  15.8.1.     Be entitled to vote at meetings.

  15.8.2.     Serve as an Officer or on the Committee.

  15.8.3.     Have the right to use the Course (other than as a visitor under the conditions laid down in         Rule 21).

  15.8.4.     A Non-Playing Member shall be entitled to introduce guests to the clubhouse.

  15.8.5.     Rules 16 and 17 with respect to the election of members and subscriptions shall, so far as         is appropriate, apply to Non-Playing members. 
 
 15.9 Honorary Members:  On the recommendation of the Committee, any person whether a member of the Club or not, may be elected an Honorary Member of the Club by resolution passed at the Annual General Meeting.  An Honorary member may be elected for life or such other period as the General Meeting may deem expedient and they shall be entitled to all the privileges of Full membership without payment of entrance fee or subscription.

 

16. ELECTION OF MEMBERS

 16.1.  The election of members shall be vested in the Committee who shall have power to elect members to any class of membership except Honorary membership.

 


 16.2. Application for membership must be made on a form prescribed by the Committee and obtained from the Secretary. Every candidate must be proposed and seconded by two members or Honorary members of the Club.  An applicant for membership who is not known personally by two members may have his application approved by the Membership Sub-Committee after appearing before them and being heard by such sub-committee which must consist of not less than three members of the Committee.

 16.3. The application form duly completed, together with letters from the proposer and seconder stating that in their opinion the candidate is in all respects suitable, it shall be deposited by the Secretary in a conspicuous place in the Clubhouse for at least fourteen days before a candidate is considered for election.

 16.4. The Secretary shall forthwith inform each new member on his election requesting him to remit his entrance fee (if any) and subscription to the Treasurer and shall furnish him with a copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Club.  If at the end of one month these shall not have been paid, it shall be considered that membership has been declined and the name shall not be entered on the Register of Members.

 16.5. Every new member on paying his entrance fee and subscription shall become entitled to the privileges of the Club and shall be bound by the Rules and Regulations of the Club and shall be subject to the restrictions they impose and the penalties they provide.

17. ENTRANCE FEES, SUBSCRIPTIONS AND LEVIES

 17.1. Entrance fees, subscriptions and levies shall be such as are from time to time, determined at a General Meeting of the Club.

 17.2. The Club's subscription year shall be from the first day of April to the following thirty-first day of March. An administrative charge of any such sum that may from time to time be determined at a General Meeting of the Club, shall be imposed on any member failing to pay an annual subscription by the thirtieth day of April.
 
 17.3. The first subscription of a newly elected member shall be part of the annual subscription proportionate in months to the period of the subscription year which is unexpired at the date of his election.

 17.4. The subscriptions for Intermediate, Junior, Student and graduate Members shall be such as shall from time to time be determined at a General Meeting of the Club.  Varying rates of subscription may be determined for different age groups.  No entrance fee shall be payable.

 17.5. The terms and fees for Temporary Members shall be determined by the Committee (see Rule 21 - Visitors).

 17.6. The annual subscription to be paid by a Country Member shall be twenty-five percent of the annual subscriptions payable be either a member.

 17.7. The annual subscription to be paid by a Non-Playing member shall be ten per cent of the annual subscription payable by a Member. 

 17.8. If the subscription or levy remains unpaid for one month from the due date, the member so in default shall, at the discretion of the Committee, cease to be a member and that member's name shall be struck from the Register of Members but the Secretary shall give that member seven days' notice before such a step is taken.

 17.9. The Committee shall have the power to vary the entrance fee and to remit or reduce the annual subscription in special cases where in its opinion there is good reason for so doing.

 17.11. Any member of seventy-five years or older and having been a member of the Club for at least ten years, shall be entitled to a twenty-five per cent reduction of the annual subscription payable by a member.

18.  LADIESí AND VETERANSí SECTIONS

 18.1. Ladies' Section.   The Ladies Section may elect their own Committee (including their own Captain and Honorary Secretary), for the management of the club rooms reserved for lady members and the arrangements of ladies' and junior ladies' handicaps, competitions and matches and all such affairs of the Club as concern lady members only, but such arrangements shall be subject to the approval of the Committee of the Club; and the Ladies Section shall be bound by all the Rules and Regulations of the Club.

 18.1. Veterans' Section  Men members who are aged sixty years or older shall be permitted to join the Veterans' Section of the Club.  The Veterans' Section may elect their own Committee (including their own Captain and Honorary Secretary) to arrange veterans' competitions and matches with other clubs and be allowed the courtesy of the course on such days as their competitions and matches with other clubs are played, subject to the approval of the Committee of the Club.  The Veterans' Section shall be bound by all of the Rules and Regulations of the Club.

19. RESIGNATIONS

Any member desirous of resigning shall notify the Secretary in writing prior to the expiration of the subscription year and in default of such notification, shall be held liable for the subscription for the ensuing year.

20. EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

The power of suspension or expulsion shall not be exercised except in accordance with the following procedure.  On receipt of evidence calling for action under this Rule, the Committee shall ask the member for an explanation and if, in its opinion, such explanation is unsatisfactory, the Committee shall have the power to request such member to resign.  If the member shall not resign within seven days from the date of the letter making such request, it shall be competent for the Committee to expel such member summarily.  Provided that, if the Committee be of the opinion that the offence or conduct of a member is sufficiently grave in the interests of the Club to warrant such a course, it shall have the power at once to suspend such member from the use and advantages of the Club before the expiration of the time within which it may be permitted for him to resign in pursuance of such request as aforesaid.

21. EXPELLED AND LAPSED MEMBERS

 21.1. Any member expelled or suspended in accordance with Rule 19 or otherwise ceasing to be a member of the Club shall, ipso facto, forfeit during suspension or after expulsion or termination of membership, all rights to, or claims upon, the Club or its property or funds.

 21.2. An expelled member, or member whose name has been struck off the Register of Members under Rule 17 (non-payment of fees) shall not be admitted to the Club premises as a Temporary member, Visitor, Guest or otherwise.

22. VISITORS

 22.1. Subject to any Rule or Regulation for the time being in force, to the veto of the Committee and to the restrictions as to play, if any, of their class, Visitors may use the Club and Course on payment in advance of the green-fee as may from time to time be determined by the Committee.  The power of the Committee to determine green-fees shall include the power to fix special rates for visitors introduced by and playing with a member.

 22.2. The name of each visitor together with that of the introducing member, if any, shall be entered in the visitors' book before play.

 22.3. If a member introduces more than one visitor on a day, only one such visitor shall be eligible to play at the reduced rate.

 22.4. Visitors introduced by and playing with, Junior members, shall be eligible to play at the reduced rate of green-fee only if aged below eighteen years.

23. GENERAL MEETINGS

The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held within the month prior to the commencement of the Club Year.  The business of the Annual General Meeting shall include:

 23.1. The election of the President and one or more Vice-Presidents.

 23.2. The election of Officers and members of the Committee.

 23.3. The appointment of one or more auditors for the ensuing year.

 23.4. The receiving of a Report of the Committee dealing with the general affairs of the Club.

 23.5. The Treasurer's Accounts for the Past Year ending 31st December.

 23.6. Any Other Business which ought under these Rules, to be transacted as a General Meeting.

 23.7. The Secretary shall give to every Honorary, Full and Five-Day member of the Club at least seven clear days' notice in writing of the Annual General Meeting and of the business proposed to be transacted thereat, (so far as such business shall be then known to the Committee).  The Notices of Meeting shall be accompanied by a copy of the Statement of Accounts. A copy of the Notice shall be posted in the clubhouse.

 23.8. Notices of any resolution or other business which is to be proposed by any member for transaction at any Annual General Meeting must be given to the Secretary before the first day of January.

 23.9. An Extraordinary General meeting of the Club may be called at any time by the Committee at its discretion and shall be so called on a written requisition signed by any number of Honorary, Full or Five-Day members, of not less than six, and delivered to the Secretary.  The resolution to be proposed at any such meeting on the requisition shall be stated in the requisition.

 23.10. The Secretary shall convene an Extraordinary General Meeting within twenty-one days of the decision of the Committee, or receipt of the requisition, by giving not less than seven clear days' notice in writing (exclusive of the day on which the notice is served or to be deemed to be served and of the day for which notice is given), to every Honorary, Full, and Five-Day member.  The notice shall specify the business to be brought before the Extraordinary General Meeting and no other business shall be transacted at the meeting.

 23.11. Fifteen members present at an Annual General Meeting and twenty members present at an Extraordinary General Meeting shall form a quorum.  If the prerequisite quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting, if convened upon requisition shall be dissolved but in any other case it may stand adjourned to a date to be fixed by the Chairman and if at such adjourned meeting a quorum is not present, those members who are present shall be a quorum and shall transact the business for which the meeting was called.

 23.12. The accidental omission to give any Notice of Meeting to any of the members shall not invalidate any resolution passed at a General Meeting.

 23.13. All resolutions put to the vote at any meeting shall be decided by the vote of the majority of the members present and entitled to vote.
 23.14. No member whose subscription is two months or more in arrears shall be entitled to take part in the discussion or to vote at any General Meeting.

 23.15. The President shall preside at all General Meetings of the Club. In the absence of the President, the Captain shall preside but if he is also absent, a chairman shall be chosen from the meeting. The chairman of any General Meeting shall have a personal vote and if necessary, a casting vote.

 23.16. The chairman of the meeting may, with the consent of the meeting, adjourn the same from time to time.

 23.17. A declaration by the chairman of any General Meeting that a resolution has been carried, or carried by a particular majority, or lost, or not carried by a particular majority, shall be conclusive.

24. ALTERATION OF RULES

 24.1. The Rules of the Club shall not be repealed or altered except at an Annual General Meeting of the Club or at an Extraordinary General Meeting convened for that purpose.
 
 24.2. Unless as specified under Rules relating to an Extraordinary General Meeting, notice of any intended repeal of, or alteration of, or addition to the Rules shall be given in writing to the Secretary in accordance with Rule 22, who shall give notice thereof in the Notice convening the Annual General Meeting.

25. MEMBERS' PROPERTY

The Club accepts no responsibility for valuables or any other property or effects of members or visitors left either in the lockers or dressing rooms, or any other part of the Club's headquarters, club premises or club grounds, or with the Club's employees or for the loss of any such articles or for any damage thereto.

26. OPENING HOURS OF THE CLUB PREMISES

The Club premises shall be open to the members of the Club and others entitled to resort thereto under the Rules of the Club, during such hours as may be determined from time to time by the Committee and as notified by the Licensing Justices and exhibited on the club notice board.

27. SALE OF LIQUORS - The Licensing Act 1964

Persons entitled to purchase intoxicating liquors.

 27.1. Pursuant to Section 49 of the Licensing Act 1964, in addition to members of the Club and their guests, members of other golf clubs or other sports clubs or societies and their bone fide guests, Club employees and other persons who visit the Club for the purpose of playing golf and who have paid the appropriate green-fee, may be admitted to the Club premises for the sale of intoxicating liquor to them by or behalf of the Club, for consumption on the premises.

 27.2. To conform with the Licensing Act 1964, Section 49 (6), Schedule 6, Paragraph 8, no intoxicating liquor shall be supplied otherwise than to:

  27.2.1.    A member of the said Club who has been a member for at least two days or whose         nomination, or application for membership, was made at least two days before his          admission.

  27.2.2.    A guest of a member.

  27.2.3.    A person to whom a sale of intoxicating liquor is permitted under Section 49 of the         Licensing Act 1964 and persons visiting the Club for the fulfilment of sporting fixtures.

  27.2.4.     Persons within the aforesaid provisions who have attained the age of eighteen years.

 27.3 A list of the names and addresses of all members of the said Club shall be kept on the premises.  No member shall be entitled to introduce more than three guests into the Club at any one time.  The names and addresses of all guests and the names of the member introducing them to the premises shall be entered into a book maintained solely for that purpose, such book to be kept on the premises.  No intoxicating liquor shall be supplied for consumption off the premises except to a member in person.


 27.4. Licensing Hours.   The permitted hours for the supply of intoxicating liquor shall be as may from time to time be fixed by the Committee in accordance with Section 62 of the Licensing Act 1964, but must be within the hours permitted by the appropriate Licensing Authorities as follows:

   Monday to Saturday - 1100 to 2300 Hours
   Sunday   - 1200 to 1500 Hours and 1900 to 2230 Hours
   Christmas Day  - 1200 to 1500 Hours and 1900 to 2230 Hours
   Good Friday  - 1200 to 1500 Hours and 1900 to 2230 Hours.

28. COMPLAINTS BY MEMBERS

All complaints by members shall be made in writing to the Secretary who, if unable to remove the cause, shall submit the complaint to the Committee whose decision shall be final.  In no instance shall an employee of the Club be directly reprimanded by a member.

29. SUGGESTIONS

Any member desiring to make a suggestion to the Committee shall either address a letter to the Secretary giving full particulars or in the Suggestion Book provided.  The decision of the Committee shall be final.

30. CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Members shall, at once, notify the Secretary of any change of address or telephone number.

31. REMOVING PAPERS OR DAMAGING PAPERS

No member shall take away from the Club, upon any pretext whatsoever, any newspaper pamphlet, book or other article which is the property of the Club; and any member breaking or otherwise damaging the property of the Club shall at the discretion of the Committee, be called upon to make good the damage.

32. DOGS

Dogs under control may be brought into the grounds, but no member, guest or visitor shall bring a dog into the clubhouse.


33. DRESS AND CONDUCT OF MEMBERS

 33.1. The Committee shall have the power to make regulations as to the proper conduct, etiquette and dress of members and visitors using the clubrooms.  Any such regulations shall be specified on a notice displayed in a conspicuous position in the clubhouse.  Members and visitors shall be bound by such requirements.

 33.2. Subject to the authority of the Committee, the Steward may draw the attention of any member or visitor to any such notice displayed in the clubhouse and specifying requirements as to conduct, etiquette or dress and if, after due notice, the member or visitor fails to conform or comply with the requirements, the Steward may request the member or visitor to leave the rooms.

34. NOTICES IN CLUB PREMISES

No paper, notice, placard or advertisement, whether written, printed or otherwise inscribed, shall be displayed in or about the club premises without the sanction of the Secretary.

35. BAR CARD CREDIT

Members and past members that have not used their bar card for a calendar year will have their funds forfeited to the club. Therefore any bar card not used between 1 Jan and 31 Dec will forfeit the balance on the card on the 1 Jan the following year.

REGULATIONS
(The following Regulations are subject to alterations as the Committee from time to time deems expedient).

1. GOLF

 1.1. Rules of the Game.

  1.1.1. The Rules of the game of golf to be enforced by the Club shall be those approved from time to time by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland and such Local Rules as the Committee may from time to time consider necessary to meet the requirements of the course.

  1.1.2. The Etiquette of golf shall be deemed a Regulation.
 
 1.2. Priority on the Course. Out of consideration for the players behind him, it shall be the duty of every player to enforce the provisions concerning priority on the course contained in Section 1 of the Rules of Golf and which are as follows:

"In the absence of special rules, singles, threesomes or foursomes should have precedence over, and be entitled to pass, any kind of match (*). A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind."

   "Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round".

"If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it should allow the match following to pass".

 (*) The Club has rules that play on Saturdays and Sundays shall not be subject to this provision.

 1.3. Order of Play

  1.3.1. The Captain of the Club shall at all times be given priority.

  1.3.2. All matches, unless otherwise authorised by the Committee, shall commence on the first tee and the order of play for matches coming from the ninth green will alternate with matches commencing from the first tee.
 
 1.4. Closing the Course.  The course shall be closed to play on Sunday afternoons after 2.00pm from the 1st April to 30th September inclusive.

2. COMPETITIONS

 2.1. In all cases the entrance fee, if any, must be paid by the competitor, his name entered in the competition book and score card taken by him, before starting.

 2.2. In all competitions, competitors must have their score card marked by a fellow competitor or by a marker approved by a member of the Committee.
 
 2.3. Competitors shall place their score cards in the box provided for the purpose immediately after completion of the round.  The original card must be returned.  Members are requested to return their score card whatever the score may be.

 2.4. Ties in stroke-play competitions shall be decided on the score for the last nine holes and, if still a tie, on the last six, and if still a tie, on the last three and finally, the eighteenth hole.  In a handicap stroke-play competition, one half, one third, one-sixth etc. of the handicap shall be deducted.

 2.5. The penalty for breach of Regulations 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 is disqualification.

3. HANDICAPPING

 3.1. The handicapping of members shall be determined by the Committee. In determining handicaps, the Committee shall comply with the provisions of the Scheme of Handicapping published by the Council of National Golf Unions.
 
 3.2. It shall be the duty of every member to comply with such requirements of the National Handicapping Schemes as are, from time to time, notified to them or as displayed on the notice board in the clubhouse.

 3.3. Every member desirous of obtaining a handicap, or the revision of a handicap, must return at least three score cards of the completed eighteen holes, signed by a member of a recognised club.  The Committee may refuse to give a handicap to a player who is unable to show that he can play to a handicap of twenty-eight or below.

 3.4. All handicaps are binding upon members from the time they are posted in the Club Headquarters.

4. GENERAL

 4.1. Found Golf Balls   The purchase of found golf balls and clubs is prohibited.

 4.2. Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles

  4.2.1. Motor vehicles and motor cycles must be parked in the area allotted for the purpose for the time being by the Committee and in no other position.

  4.2.2. The Club will not be responsible in any way for the safety or care of any motor vehicles or motor cycles so parked or left as aforesaid, nor for any loss or damage to any article left therein or attached thereto.


  
   

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