Constitution & Rules

Constitution & Rules

 

LAST REVISED December 2017

December 2017             Rules 12.3.2, 12.3.8, 12.3.9 amended, Rule 12.3.3 replaces with Rules 12.3.3.1 & 12.3.3.2, Rule 20 amended

December 2016                             Rule 10.3 amended with 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 10.3.7 deleted

September 2016                            Rule 16 Amended

December 2015                             Rule 20.2.2 Amended

September 2015                            Rule 16 Amended

December 2014                             Rule 12.2.2 Amended

September 2014                            Rules 12.2.2 & 14.5 Amended

March 2014                    Rule 14.1 Amended : New Rules 12.3.9 & 14.6 added.

December 2013                             Rule 12.2.2 amended. 

August 2013                                 Rules 12.3.2, 14.3, 15.1 & 15.3 amended  :  New Rules 12.3.2.1 & 12.3.8 added.

 

RULE 1           Preliminary Definition and Interpretations.

RULE 2               Titles and Ownership.

RULE 3               Memberships.

RULE 4               Objectives of the Joint Club.

RULE 5               Trustees.

RULE 6               Officers and Chairpersons.

RULE 7               Casting Votes.

RULE 8               President of Men’s and Ladies’ Clubs.

RULE 9               Committees and objectives of the Men’s and Ladies Clubs

RULE 10             Finance.

RULE 11             Elections of Members.

RULE 12             Categories of Membership.

RULE 13             Entrance Fee.

RULE 14             Annual Club Subscriptions

RULE 15             Capital Levies.

RULE 16             Freezing of Annual Club Subscriptions.

RULE 17             Visitors and Temporary Membership

RULE 18             Resignations.

RULE 19             Conduct of a Member.

RULE 20            General Meetings.

RULE 21              Changes of Constitution and Rules.

RULE 22              Minute Books.

RULE 23              Personal Property

RULE 24              Playing Facilities.

RULE 25              Registrations of Club Acts & Licensing Acts

RULE 26              Rules of Golf and Local Rules.

RULE 27              Bye‑Laws.

RULE 28              Dissolution.

 

CONSTITUTION AND RULES

 

RULE 1     PRELIMINARY DEFINITION AND INTERPRETATIONS

1.1              Rules contained herein are indicated by consecutive numbers.

1.2            Clauses are indicated by consecutive numbers preceded by Rule number.

1.3              Sub‑Clauses are indicated by consecutive numbers preceded by Rule, Clause and Sub­ Clause numbers.

1.4              Sub‑Sub‑Clauses are indicated by consecutive numbers preceded by Rule, Clause and Sub‑Clause numbers.

1.5              The “Joint Club” shall mean the Club formed through the amalgamation of the two groups of amateur playing golfers defined in Clauses 1.6 and 1.7 below for the purpose of managing matters of common interest (other than the game of Golf and its related activities) to both the Men’s Club and the Ladies’ Club including the provision and maintenance of the facilities owned by or available for use by the members. The Club holds the property and assets of the Club in trust on behalf of the full members of the Club. The Club cannot become affiliated to either the Golfing Union of Ireland or the Irish Ladies Golfing Union.

1.6              The “Men’s Club” shall mean the group of male amateur playing golfers operating under a constitution acceptable to the Golfing Union of Ireland and to which such club is affiliated

1.7              The “Ladies Club” shall mean the group of female amateur playing golfers operating under a constitution acceptable to the Irish Ladies Golfing Union and to which such club is affiliated.

The name or title “Club”, without qualification, shall mean the Joint Club, the Men’s Club or the Ladies Club where the context requires.

The name or title “Committee” and the Officers and Members thereof, without qualification, shall mean the Management Committee, the Men’s Committee, or the Ladies Committee or each of their Officers and Members where the context requires.

The term “last known address” shall refer to either the last postal address or the last electronic address, notified to the Club by the member, at which the member chooses to receive correspondence from the Club.

  

RULE 2 TITLES AND OWNERSHIP

2.1  The name of the Club shall be Tramore Golf Club or Cumann Gailf Na Trá Mhoire and this name shall be the common name by which the Joint Club, the Men’s Club and the Ladies Club shall be individually and collectively known.

The official address of the Club is Newtown, Tramore, in the County of Waterford.

The ownership of the Club property shall be vested in the Trustees of the Club for the time being, on behalf of the full members, as defined by Sub‑Clause 12.2.1. The full members only, shall have control of the affairs of the Club.

RULE 3    MEMBERSHIP

3.1  The membership of the Joint Club shall consist of all the full members of the Men’s Club and the Ladies Club and other members as may have been elected from time to time in accordance with this constitution.

3.2              The membership of the Men’s Club shall consist of male playing members who are full members and other subscribing playing members as may be elected from time to time under Rule 11 and such honorary members as may be elected from time to time by the Management Committee.

3.3              The membership of the Ladies Club shall consist of female playing members who are full members and other subscribing playing members as may be elected from time to time under Rule 11 and such honorary members as may be elected from time to time by the Management Committee

RULE 4    OBJECTIVES OF THE JOINT CLUB

4.1              The Joint Club shall: ‑

4.1.1          Provide facilities for the playing and promotion of the amateur game of golf by the members and generally promote amateur games and other social activities amongst its members.

4.1.2          Manage matters of common interest to both the Men’s and the Ladies’ Clubs which shall include:

4.1.2.1       Provision of and responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the course and clubhouse and their environs to the standard required by club members.

4.1.2.2       The acquisition of lands, which same shall be vested in the Trustees, the letting and dealing with such lands and, with the consent of a General Meeting of the full members, the transfer and disposal of lands.

4.1.2.3       Provision of bar and catering facilities and all these entail.

4.1.2.4.      Collection of annual subscriptions and other club levies payable by members.

4.1.3.         Determine the maximum number of members of the different categories of playing member which can be elected to each of the Men’s and Ladies’ Clubs.

4.1.4          Determine:

4.1.4.1       Club Entrance Fee.

4.1.4.2       Annual Subscription.

4.1.4.3       Capital levy or other levies to be paid by members of different categories of playing member in each of the Men’s and Ladies’ Clubs.

Determine the annual subscription to be paid by pavilion members of the Club.

Any alteration in any of the rates in Sub‑Clauses 4.1.4 and 4.1.5 shall be decided at an Annual General or a Special General Meeting of the Joint Club.

Determine the rate of Green Fee payable by visitors to the Club.

Generally to act in the promotion and advancement of the interests and protection of the assets of the Club and the improvement of the facilities available to members.

The Men’s Club shall have objectives as set out in Rule 9.

4.3                   The Ladies Club shall have objectives as set out in Rule 9.

 

RULE 5    TRUSTEES

5.1 The Trustees, who shall be two in number, shall be the Trustees in whom the lands and all property of the Club at present vested.

Trustees when elected must retire, if applicable, from the Management Committee, Men’s Committee or Ladies Committee.

The Trustees shall hold office for a single term of seven years or until they resign, cease to be full members, honorary members or be removed from office by a resolution of a General Meeting of the Joint Club. Only full members of the Club shall be eligible for appointment as Trustees.  Any vacancy or vacancies occurring in the number of Trustees shall be filled by a resolution of the Management Committee but such appointment must be confirmed by a general meeting of the Club called, if necessary, for that purpose.

The property of the Club shall be vested in, and under the legal control of, the Trustees and such Trustees shall deal with the property of the Club as directed by a resolution of the Management Committee, of which an entry in the Minute Book shall be sufficient evidence.

Any one of the Trustees shall have power to veto any expenditure which the Management Committee proposes to make and which, not being normal outlay for the working of the Club, will in the opinion of such Trustee exceed 100 times the annual subscription payable by a full member in the course of one year upon any one item or object.  Such veto may be withdrawn in full or in part by such Trustee and shall be deemed cancelled if a Special General Meeting, called to consider it, approve the vetoed expenditure.

The Trustees shall be entitled to attend meetings of the Management Committee without voting rights in their Capacity as Trustees.

The Trustees shall be indemnified out of the Club’s property and assets in respect of all transactions directed by a resolution of the Management Committee and against all liabilities and expenses necessarily incurred as a result of their trusteeship, and in the event of the Club’s property and assets being deficient, such deficiency shall be made good by the full members on whose behalf the property and assets of the Club are held. 

RULE 6    OFFICERS AND CHAIRPERSONS

         Officers

The Officers of the Joint Club shall be the Captain and Vice-Captain of the Men’s Club and the Captain and Vice-Captain of the Ladies Club, Chairperson, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer and the Trustees. The maximum consecutive period for which the Chairperson, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer may serve in that capacity shall not exceed six years.

The Officers of the Men’s Club shall be a President, a Captain, a Vice-Captain, and a Secretary and a Treasurer all of whom shall be full members and elected at the Annual General meeting of the Men’s Club. The maximum consecutive period for which the Secretary and Treasurer may serve in that capacity may not exceed five years.

6.1.3.         The Officers of the Ladies Club shall be a President, a Captain, a Vice-Captain, a Secretary and a Treasurer, all of whom shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Club.  The maximum consecutive period for which the Secretary and Treasurer may serve in that capacity may not exceed three years.

6.2.             Chairpersons

     At meetings of the Management Committee, the chair shall be taken by the chairperson. In the absence of the chairperson, any member of the committee nominated by it shall be moved to the chair.

The chairperson of the Joint Club shall take the chair at General or Special General Meetings of the Joint Club. In the chairperson’s absence or at the chairperson’s request, any member of the committee nominated by it shall be moved to the chair

At meetings of the Men’s Committee the chair shall be taken by the Captain or, if absent, by the Vice Captain. In the absence of both, or if both elect not to take the chair, any member of the committee nominated by it shall be moved to the chair.

 

6.2.2.1.      The Captain shall take the chair at General or Special General Meetings of the Men’s Club. In the Captain’s absence, or at the Captain’s request, the Vice-Captain shall take the chair. In the absence of both, or if both elect not to take the chair, any member of the committee nominated by it shall be moved to the chair.

At meetings of the Ladies Committee, the chair shall be taken by the Captain or, if absent, by the Vice Captain. In the absence of both or if both elect not to take the chair, any member of the committee nominated by it shall be moved to the chair.

6.2.3.1.      The Lady Captain shall take the chair at General or Special General Meetings of the Ladies Club. In the Captain’s absence, or at the Captain’s request, the Lady Vice-Captain shall take the chair. In the absence of both, or if both elect not to take the chair, any member of the committee nominated by it shall be moved to the chair.

RULE 7     CASTING VOTE

7.1                  At all meetings of the Club, the Chairperson or such person acting as Chairperson shall, in addition to a personal vote, have and shall exercise a casting vote.

RULE 8     CLUB PRESIDENTS

The President of respective Clubs shall not hold office as President in successive years or for more than two years in all.

 

RULE 9     COMMITTEES AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MENS AND LADIES CLUBS

9.1              The Joint Club

9.1.1          The business and affairs of the Joint Club shall be managed by a Management Committee consisting of:

The Chairperson, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer who shall be elected by the full members present at the Annual General Meeting of the Joint Club. They shall hold office for a period of three years and may be re-elected once only for a further three year period. (Such members can be removed from office at an Annual General meeting of the Club or any Special General Meeting called for that purpose on notice of motion)

9.1.1.2.      Four further members to be elected to make up a Management Committee of seven. Such members shall be elected by the full members present at the Annual General Meeting of the Joint Club and shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election.

No candidate shall be eligible for election unless he or she is a full member of the Club and has been a full member of the Club or a lady member of Tramore Golf Club for a minimum of three years immediately prior to the date of his or her election.

9.1.1.4       All nominees must be proposed and seconded by duly qualified members of the Club and the name together with the written consent to his or her nomination and the names of such proposer and seconder posted up in a prominent place in the clubhouse at least seven clear days before the Annual General Meeting.

9.1.1.5       Should two or more candidates obtain an equal number of votes for any vacancy the presiding chairperson shall decide by lot which candidate shall be elected?

9.1.1.6       A ballot shall be declared void unless it contains a nominees name for every vacancy on the Management Committee.

9.1.2          Save in cases of emergencies forty-eight hours notice of meeting shall be given to all members of the Management Committee

9.1.3          The Management Committee shall meet at least once each calendar month.  Four members shall form a quorum.

9.1.4          The Management Committee shall have power to appoint a General Manager and other employees upon such terms and conditions as the Management Committee may determine and to terminate such appointments and also have power to appoint substitutes as may be required.

9.1.5          The Management Committee shall have power from time to time to borrow for the purposes of the Club such sum or sums of money as it shall think fit and the Trustees, on being instructed by the Management Committee, shall secure the repayment of any money so borrowed, raised or owing, by mortgage, deposit of Title Deeds or Securities, Charge, Lien or otherwise, upon the whole or any part of the Club’s property.

9.1.5.1       If the Trustees, when directed by a resolution of the Management Committee to perform a certain act, consider that the performance of such an act is one of such importance that the members of the Joint Club should be consulted, the Trustees may refuse to perform such an act until the members of the Joint Club have been consulted at a General or Extraordinary meeting and a resolution of such act as was originally directed by the Management Committee has been agreed.

9.1.6          The Management Committee shall have power to appoint sub‑committees, to define the scope and terms of their authority and to delegate to and confer upon them the powers necessary for the discharge of their respective functions. All classes of membership may act on sub-committees. The sub‑committee shall retire when the function for which it was appointed is complete but its term shall not extend beyond the term of the Management Committee appointing it. Sub‑committees shall report their activities to the Management Committee monthly or as directed by the Management Committee.

9.1.7          The Management Committee shall be authorised to fix admission charges for dances or other special functions held in the clubhouse. They shall have power to refuse permission for any particular visitor to use the clubhouse or course.

9.1.8          The Management Committee shall have power to engage a professional and determine his/her retainer, duties and conditions of employment and the fees to be paid to him/her by members for his service, and also to engage consultants and contractors as may be required from time to time.

9.1.9          The Management Committee shall be empowered to make such bye‑laws and regulations for the management of the Club as they may consider necessary but which shall not be inconsistent with or in contravention of these rules.

9.1.10        All persons using the Clubhouse or Course shall be subject to and must comply with all rules, Bye‑laws and regulations in force.

9.1.11        Notice of new bye‑laws and regulations should be put up on the Notice Board in the Clubhouse and shall have effect unless appealed or otherwise altered by a General Meeting of the club.

9.2              Men’s Club:

9.2.1          The business and affairs of the Men’s Club shall be managed by a Men’s Committee consisting of the Officers (President, Captain, Vice-Captain, Secretary and Treasurer) and sufficient others to form a Men’s Committee of ten persons. Except as otherwise provided for in the rules, the officers and members of the Men’s Committee shall:

  • Be elected annually by the members present at the Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club.
  • Retire annually but shall be eligible for re­-election.

9.2.2.         No candidate shall be eligible for election unless he has been a full member of the Men’s Club, or a full member of the former Tramore Golf Club for a minimum of  three years immediately prior to the date of his election and unless he has been proposed and seconded by duly qualified full members of the Men’s Club and his name together with his written consent to his nomination and the names of such proposer and seconder had been posted in a prominent place in the clubhouse at least seven clear days before the Annual General Meeting.

9.2.2.1.      Should two or more candidates obtain an equal number of votes for any vacancy, the presiding chairperson shall decide by lot which candidate shall be elected.

9.2.2.2.      A ballot shall be declared void unless it contains a nominee’s name for every vacancy on the Men’s Committee.

9.2.2.3.      The Men’s Committee shall have power to fill by co-option any vacancy occurring during the year in any office, and any member so chosen shall retire at the following Annual General Meeting but shall be eligible for election at such Annual General Meeting.

9.2.2.4.      Save in cases of emergencies forty-eight hours notice of meeting shall be given to all members of the Men’s Committee.

9.2.2.5.      The Men’s Committee shall meet at least four times a year, five members being a quorum.

The Men’s Committee shall have power to appoint sub‑committees, to define the scope and terms of their authority and to delegate to and confer upon them the powers necessary for the discharge of their respective functions. All classes of membership of the Men’s Club may act on sub‑committees. The sub‑committee shall retire when the function for which it was appointed is completed but its term shall not extend beyond the term of the Men’s Committee appointing it. Sub‑committees shall report their activities to the Men’s Committee monthly or as directed by the Men’s Committee.

OBJECTIVES OF THE MEN’S CLUB.

The Men’s Club Shall:-

Promote the Amateur Game of Golf amongst its members.

Accept and abide by the Constitution and bye laws of the Golfing Union of Ireland to which the club is affiliated, and the bye laws of the Munster Branch of such Union in whose Province the club is situate.

Accept and apply the Standard Scratch Score and Handicapping Scheme as prescribed by the Council of National Golf Unions and such rules there under as may require to be implemented from time to time by the Golfing Union of Ireland.

Accept and recognize the R & A as the sole authority for prescribing and implementing the rules of golf and the rules of amateur status.

Appoint a handicapping committee, all of whom shall be members of the Club, who shall have complete control of handicapping matters in the Club.

Retain handicap records, (including three previous years), which must be made available for inspection by Provincial Branch Officials of SSS and Handicapping Scheme, at reasonable notice.

Assist in the organization of Club social events.

 

9.3              Ladies Club:

9.3.1          The business and affairs of the Ladies Club shall be managed by a Committee consisting of the Officers (President, Captain, Vice-Captain, Secretary and Treasurer) outgoing Captain and six other members of the Ladies Club. Except as otherwise provided for in the Rules, the Officers and Committee of the Ladies Club shall:

9.3.1.1       Be elected annually by the Members present at the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Club.

9.3.1.2       Retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election.

9.3.1.3       In order to be eligible for election as Captain a member shall have served on the Ladies Committee for two years one of which may be as Vice Captain.

9.3.2          No candidate shall be eligible for election unless she has been a full member or lady member of the Club, for a minimum of three years immediately prior to the date of her election and unless she has been proposed and seconded by duly qualified members of the Ladies Club and her name together with her written consent to her nomination and the names of such proposer and seconder had been posted up in a prominent place in the clubhouse at least seven clear days before the Annual General Meeting.

9.3.2.1       Should two or more candidates obtain an equal number of votes for any vacancy the presiding chairperson shall decide by lot which candidate shall be elected?

9.3.2.2.      A ballot shall be declared void unless it contains a nominee’s name for every vacancy on the Ladies Committee.

9.3.2.3       The Ladies Committee shall have power to fill by co-option any vacancy occurring during the year in any office and any member so chosen shall retire at the following Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Club but shall be eligible for election at such Annual General Meeting.

9.3.2.4       Save in cases of emergencies, forty-eight hours notice of meetings shall be given to all members of the Ladies Committee.

The Ladies Committee shall meet at least four times a year, six members being a quorum.

The Ladies Committee shall have power to appoint sub‑committees, to define the scope and terms of their authority and to delegate to and confer upon them the powers necessary for the discharge of their respective functions. All classes of membership of the Ladies Club may act on sub‑committees. The sub‑committee shall retire when the function for which it was appointed is completed but its term shall not extend beyond the term of the Ladies Committee appointing it. Sub‑committees shall report their activities to the Ladies Committee monthly or as directed by the Ladies Committee.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE LADIES CLUB

9.4              The Ladies Club shall:-

9.4.1          Promote the amateur game of golf amongst its members.

9.4.2          Accept and abide by the constitution and bye‑laws of the Irish Ladies Golfing Union and the bye‑laws of the Midland District in which the course is situated.

9.4.3          Accept and apply the Handicapping System as prescribed by the Irish Ladies Golf Union and such rules there under as may require to be implemented from time to time by such Union.

9.4.4               Accept and recognize the R & A as the sole authority for prescribing and implementing the rules of golf and the rules of amateur status.

9.4.5         Appoint a handicapping committee, all who shall be members of the Club, who shall have complete control of the handicapping matters of the Club.

9.4. 6        Retain handicap records (including the previous year) which must be available for Inspection by the Provincial Branch officials of the SSS & Handicapping Scheme at reasonable notice.

9.4.7          Assist in the organisation of Club social events.

 

RULE 10    FINANCE

The financial affairs of the Joint Club shall be operated as follows:

The Honorary Treasurer of the Joint Club shall keep full and detailed accounts, books and records, showing the financial affairs, receipts and disbursements of the Joint Club.

The Banking Account shall be kept in the name of the Joint Club (and shall be clearly identified as such) in such Bank as the Committee of Management of the Joint Club may from time to time determine. All cheques and electronic payments shall be signed and/or approved as authorised by resolution of the Management Committee of the Joint Club.

The Honorary Treasurer of the Joint Club shall issue audited accounts of the Joint Club for the financial year ended 30th September for consideration by the Management Committee of the Joint Club and for presentation to, and approval by, the members at the Annual General Meeting of the Joint Club.

10.1.4.        The Management Committee of the Joint Club may make grants to each of the Men’s and the Ladies Clubs from time to time on request being made, to defray the expenses incurred by the particular Committee, including monies for payment to the Golfing Union of Ireland of the annual per capita subscription and provincial levy on members as required by the bye‑laws of that union, and for payment to the Irish Ladies Golfing Union of the annual per capita subscription on members as required by that union, and as collected from the members in accordance with Rule 14.1.

10.2           The financial affairs of the Men’s Club shall be operated as follows:

10.2.1        The Treasurer of the Men’s Club shall present an income and expenditure account of the Men’s Club activities for the year ended 30th September to the Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club for approval.

10.3           The financial affairs of the Ladies Club shall be operated as follows:

The Treasurer of the Ladies Club shall present an income and expenditure account of the Ladies Club activities for the year ended 30th September to the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Club for approval.

The bank account of the Ladies Club shall be closed no later than the 31st  January 2017 and all funds transferred to the banking account of the Joint Club.

 

RULE 11 ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS

11.1           Applications for membership shall be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary of the Joint Club and may be put forward to the Management Committee for election. The Management Committee, however, may by a majority of three fourths of those attending at any meeting, give priority to any candidate whose early election they consider to be of advantage to the Club. The Honorary Secretary will keep a waiting list of candidates for admission.

11.2           The election of all members to all categories shall be in the hands of the Management Committee of the Joint Club.

11.3           The procedure for the election of members shall be as follows:

11.3.1        Each candidate for election (except in the case of the Honorary Members) must be proposed by a full member of the Club and seconded by another full member of the Club.

11.3.2        All existing full members of Tramore Golf Club shall be deemed to have been elected within the meaning of this rule as full members of the Club.

11.3.3        A voting member of at least three years standing of the Club wishing to propose a candidate for election shall obtain from the Hon Secretary of the Management Committee a form known as an Application for Membership form and shall in due course return to the same Hon Secretary such form, duly completed and signed by applicant, the proposer and seconder and shall, in addition, forward to the Committee of Management such additional information as might be requested.

11.3.4        Any omission from or inaccuracy in the particulars relating to any candidate shall render election voidable at the discretion of the Committee.

11.3.5        A candidate shall only go forward for election following a secret election at a special meeting for which the quorum shall be five. Two adverse votes shall exclude the candidate. If the Committee agrees that the candidate should go forward, the Honorary Secretary shall request the candidate to remit within one calendar month the entrance fee, capital levy, first subscription and any other charges payable.

11.3.6        On receipt of payment of the above the name and address of the candidate together with his/her proposer and seconder shall be posted for at least one week on the club notice board.

11.3.6.1     After the expiration of a period of at least two weeks from the date of posting under 11.3.6 the Management Committee shall vote on the election of the candidate by way of secret ballot. Four adverse votes shall exclude the candidate and the payment shall be refunded.

11.3.7        Should the payment requested at 11.3.5 not be made within one calendar month their election shall not proceed?

11.3.8        It shall be the duty of every elected member to acquaint himself/herself with the constitution, rules and bye-laws of the Club and each such member shall be bound by same and by all acts and deeds of any person or persons acting for or on behalf of the Club under any power, authority or discretion conferred by or pursuant to such constitution, rules or bye-laws.

11.3.9.       No person shall be considered a member until his/her entrance fee as per rules 13.1 or 13.3, capital levy, subscription and any other charges payable shall have been paid.  By such payment a member:

11.3.9.1.    Shall be entitled to the rights and privileges attaching to the category of membership to which he/she shall have been elected.

11.3.9.2.    Acknowledges that he/she submits to, and is bound by the Constitution, Rules and Bye‑Laws of the Club and every renewal of subscription by him/her shall be deemed to be a similar submission.

11.4           A person who wishes to change from one category of membership to another must comply with the provisions of this rule. 

RULE 12   CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

The following shall be the membership categories of the Club:

12.2           Voting Members:

Full members shall comprise of men and women who, having paid the entrance fee as per Clauses 13.1 or 13.3, an annual subscription, capital levy and any other charges applicable to this category, shall be entitled to attend and vote at Annual General and Special General Meetings of either the Men’s or the Ladies Clubs, as relevant, and at Annual General and Special General Meetings of the Joint Club.

12.2.2        Honorary members shall comprise of men and women who, having rendered significant service to the Club or to the game of golf, or whose distinguished position or public service would render their membership of special advantage to the Club, have by unanimous vote been elected as such by a meeting of the Management Committee specially convened for that purpose.  Such honorary members may be elected for life or any defined period and shall be entitled to such privileges as the management Committee shall determine. All existing honorary members of Tramore Golf Club shall be deemed to have been elected to this category. The Captain and President of the Men’s Club, the Lady Captain and Lady President of the Ladies’ Club the Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the Club and the Trustees shall be honorary members during their term of office at the category of membership that they held prior to their election.

                   The Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the Club and the Trustees shall have this entitlement suspended from 1st October 2014 until changed at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the Joint Club.

Members who are Spouses / Family of Honorary Members will be required to pay Subscriptions from 1st October 2014.

 

12.2.3.       Family members shall consist of those members who heretofore were existing family members of Tramore Golf Club.  Family members shall comprise of husbands and wives who have paid the annual subscription appropriate to that category.  The husband shall be deemed to be a full member and the wife shall be deemed to be a lady associate.

12.2.4.       Only full members shall have an interest in the club property, which interest shall cease on such member leaving this category.

Members who are made honorary members shall retain all their former rights and privileges.

The Management Committee may withdraw honorary membership from any person.

12.3.          Non-voting Members

12.3.1        Lady associates shall comprise the existing lady members of Tramore Golf Club. Lady Associates will be eligible to play in competitions organised by the Ladies Club.  Lady associates shall be deemed to have been elected for the purpose of 11.3.

12.3.1.1.    This category is now closed and no new members may be admitted.

12.3.1.2.    Lady associates may, notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 11, opt to become full members without election on payment of the appropriate annual subscription and appropriate entrance fee.

12.3.1.3.    The entrance fee applicable to lady associates wishing to transfer to full membership shall be €840, less 10% per year for each year of associate membership prior to November 17th 2002.

A Lady Associate who has transferred to full membership may not be readmitted to the category of Lady Associate.

12.3.2.       Intermediate Members Category 1 shall consist of persons over eighteen years and less than twenty five years on the 1st of October who, having been duly elected and paid the appropriate subscription payable by intermediate members category 1, shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges of full members but shall not be entitled to receive notice of, nor to attend, a general meeting of the Club. Intermediate members category 1 shall not be permitted to propose or second applicants for membership of the Club.

12.3.2.1.    Intermediate Members Category 2 shall consist of persons over twenty five years and less than twenty nine years on the 1st of October who, having been duly elected and paid the appropriate subscription payable by intermediate members category 2, shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges of full members but shall not be entitled to receive notice of, nor to attend, a general meeting of the Club.  Intermediate members shall not be permitted to propose or second applicants for membership of the Club.

Junior Category 1 members shall consist of young persons over seven years and less than twelve years on the 1st of October who having been duly elected and pay the appropriate subscription payable by junior members may be permitted to use the course and enjoy other privileges as the Management Committee may determine.

Junior Category 2 members shall consist of young persons twelve years and less than eighteen years on the 1st of October who having been duly elected and pay the appropriate subscription payable by junior members may be permitted to use the course and enjoy other privileges as the Management Committee may determine.

 

12.3.4.       Country members shall comprise of men and women whose permanent residence and home club is 50 miles distant from the town of Tramore provided they are already a voting member of an affiliated golf club. Such membership shall be terminated by the Committee when in their opinion any person whose qualification as a country member has ceased.  A country member shall be entitled to such privileges as may be determined but shall not be entitled to attend or vote at any General Meeting of the Club and shall not be entitled to play in Club competitions other than open or semi-open events.

12.3.5.       Pavilion members shall comprise of men and women who, having been duly elected and having paid the entrance fee and annual subscription payable by pavilion members, may enjoy the facilities of the clubhouse and other non‑golfing facilities.

12.3.6.       Staff members are those persons who, being full -time employees of the Club (whether on contract or otherwise), shall at a meeting of the Management Committee convened for that purpose be elected to temporary membership of the Club.  At such meeting four adverse votes shall disqualify.  Notwithstanding Rules 13 and 14, the entrance fee and subscription payable by staff members shall be one-tenth of those applicable to Full Members.  Privileges attaching to this category shall be determined from time to time by the Committee and notified to all staff members.  The Committee may at any time suspend a staff member from membership for any period or terminate any membership granted under this rule. If any staff member shall cease to be a full-time employee of the Club, then such person’s membership shall forthwith be deemed to have terminated.

12.3.7        Newtown Members shall consist of persons, who after been duly elected and paid the appropriate subscription payable by Newtown members, shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges of full members, except

Newtown members have playing rights on Newtown Course only.

Newtown members shall not be entitled to receive notice of, or attend a general meeting of the Club.

Newtown members shall not be entitled to propose nor second applicants for membership of the Club.

From now on, applicants to become a Newtown member may not have been a full member of Tramore Golf Club within the previous (4) years.

12.3.8        Distance Members shall consist of persons whose permanent/official place of residence is more than 120 km from Tramore, who have been duly elected and have paid the appropriate subscription payable.  Admission to this category of membership is at the discretion of the Management Committee whose decision on the matter shall be final. Such membership may be terminated by the Management Committee when, in their opinion, any person whose qualification as a distance member has ceased. A Distance Member shall be entitled to such privileges as may be determined by the Management Committee but shall not be entitled to attend or vote at any General Meeting of the Club.

12.3.9.       Introductory Members shall consist of persons availing of any special introductory scheme as shall be approved from time to time by a Special General Meeting or an Annual General Meeting of the Joint Club.  The privileges of this category and the conditions pertaining to this category shall be as determined from time to time by the Management Committee but shall not be entitled to attend or vote at any General Meeting of the Club.

 

 

RULE 13   ENTRANCE FEE

13.1.          Entrance fees for each category of membership shall be determined from time to time by the members present at a General or Special General Meeting of the Joint Club.

The Entrance Fee appropriate to the various categories of membership shall be those in force immediately prior to this new Constitution and Rules being adopted. These entrance fees shall remain in force until changed by a General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the Joint Club.

Any person who, on applying for membership, who heretofore had been a Junior Member or an Intermediate Member, or a Junior Member or an Intermediate Member of the former Tramore Golf Club, shall be entitled to a discount of 10% of the entrance fee in respect of each year of continuous membership in which they had paid the appropriate annual subscription payable to that category.

 

RULE 14 ANNUAL CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS

14.1           All category of members shall be required to pay an Annual Club Subscription plus any fees, charges and levies, determined at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting of the Joint Club.  In addition, all categories of members as may be required shall pay such capitation fees or other annual contributions as may from time to time be levied by any recognised and properly constituted golfing authority.

14.2           All subscription fees, levies or rents are payable in advance.  Annual subscriptions shall be due on the 1st of October covering the year to 30th of September following and must be paid in one sum or in such other manner as the Management Committee may determine.

   Any member whose subscription shall remain unpaid by the 31st of December in any year shall be ineligible for Club competition, unless the Member is in compliance with a Payment Scheme which has been approved by the Management Committee. Any member whose subscription or any part thereof is in arrears on the 31st of January shall cease to be a member of the Club, unless the Member is in compliance with a Payment Scheme which has been approved by the Management Committee.  Any Member who is participating in a Payment Scheme and who fails to comply fully with the terms of the Scheme shall cease to be a Member of the Club.  Any Member who ceases membership, under the terms of this clause may be re-elected by the Management Committee on payment of all subscriptions due.

   The initial annual subscription appropriate to the various categories of membership shall be those adopted by the last Annual or Special General Meeting of Tramore Golf Club, held in accordance with the Constitution and Rules then existing, prior to this new Constitution and Rules being adopted. These subscriptions shall remain in force until changed by a general meeting of the Joint Club in accordance with Rule 14.1.

14.5           The 2013 annual subscription for the Newtown category of membership be established at 1/3 of full members sub. plus 1/3 of all levies, which currently amounts to €399. Future Subscriptions shall be determined at a Special General Meeting or Annual General meeting of the Joint Club.

14.6           The total payable, including  subscription and Club levies, for an Introductory Member for the remainder of the 2013/2014 Club year be set at €250.
That the total amount payable in the 2014/2015 Club year be set at €500 and that thereafter the amount payable would revert to the standard full member subscription applicable at the time.

RULE 15   CAPITAL LEVY

15.1           The Club may vote to introduce a Capital Levy on full members and other categories to fund any additional acquisition of land or buildings, construction work or improvement to or extension of the course, clubhouse, playing facilities or its environs or to assist with the financial affairs of the Club.

15.1a        The Club may vote to introduce a Machinery Levy on Ordinary and other category of members to fund the purchase of large items of Machinery.

15.2           The amount of such levy or levies shall be payable at the same time as the annual subscription and failure to pay such levies shall be deemed to be a failure to pay a subscription within the meaning of Rule 14.3.

   The capital levies shall be those adopted by previous Annual or Special General Meetings of Tramore Golf Club in accordance with the Constitution and Rules then existing, and they shall remain in force until their terms have expired.

 

RULE 16   LONG SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION SCHEME:

A member who has 25 continuous years of full or lady membership and who has reached age 65 shall be entitled to have his/her subscription limited to that payable at the date of so qualifying. This provision is closed to any new entrants from October 1 2015.

Thereafter, the Club subscription payable by such member shall remain the same as that paid in the year such member advised the Committee of Management in writing of his or her qualification under Clause 16.1. unless such subscription is greater than the full ordinary member subscription. In such cases the subscription in this category will reduce to the ordinary subscription rate.

On attaining the age of 75, a member with 30 continuous years of full or lady membership shall qualify for an annual subscription rate discount of 50% off the subscription rate of their category and such Member shall be entitled to all the facilities of the Club and, once any levies or additional fees or charges in force at that time are paid, be deemed to be a fully paid-up member. A member must advise the Management Committee in writing of his or her qualification under this scheme and such entitlement becomes valid from October 1 following the attainment of age 75.

On attaining the age of 80, any member with 30 continuous years of full or lady membership shall no longer be required to pay an annual subscription and such Member shall be entitled to all the facilities of the Club and, once any levies or additional fees or charges in force at that time are paid, be deemed to be a fully paid-up member.

16.5.          The Management Committee shall have authority to confer the benefits of this Rule on applicants who, whilst not strictly conforming to Rules 16.1, 16.3 and 16.4, deserve special consideration, and where the Management Committee is of the opinion that the application is justified.

 

RULE 17   VISITORS AND TEMPORARY MEMBERS

17.1           Any member may introduce visitors to the amenities of the Club upon entering the name and address of such visitor together with the date and name of member in the visitor’s book.

17.2           No visitor shall be supplied with excisable liquor on the Club premises unless on the invitation of, and in the company of, the introducing member.

17.3           The Management Committee shall be empowered to make regulations for all visitors.

17.4.          Members of recognised golf clubs (to be known as green fee visitors) may be permitted to play on the course on payment of the appropriate green fee as fixed from time to time by the Management Committee.  Green fee visitors shall be ineligible to compete in Club competitions, other than open or semi-open events.

17.5           A green fee visitor being introduced by and playing with a member shall be entitled to play at half the existing daily rate.  Members are restricted to exercising this privilege on a maximum of ten occasions in any one year and a similar restriction shall apply to any green fee visitor so introduced.

17.6.          On payment of the green fee such visitor will be deemed to be a temporary non-voting member of the Club for so long as he/she is using the Club facilities on that day.

17.7           The Management Committee may grant to any society, club, body or organisation at any time the use of the clubhouse and/or the course on such terms as the Committee shall think fit.  The Management Committee shall have power to suspend the rules permitting the introduction of visitors or temporary members at any time and refuse permission for any particular visitor or temporary member to use the course or clubhouse.

  •    The Management Committee may (and without assigning any cause if they so think right) cancel the admission of any visitor or temporary member whose admission may be irregular or whose presence or conduct they deem objectionable or who deliberately breaks any of the rules, bye-laws or regulations of the Club and the fee paid by any such visitor or temporary member may at the discretion of the Management Committee be either forfeited or refunded.

 

RULE 18   RESIGNATION

18.1           Any member wishing to resign shall tender his or her resignation to the Honorary Secretary of the Management Committee previous to the 30th of September. Otherwise such member shall be liable for an annual subscription in respect of the ensuing year.  No member shall have a vote at any meeting after tendering his resignation.

RULE 19   CONDUCT OF A MEMBER

         Any member whose conduct in or out of the club is, in the opinion of the Management Committee, or a sub committee appointed under rule 9.1.6 injurious to the interest of the club may be suspended from all or any of the activities of the club, asked to resign and/or expelled in accordance with the following procedures.

         The Management Committee or duly appointed committee, shall at one of it’s meetings consider whether or not the conduct in question is injurious to the club

         The member concerned shall be invited to attend the meeting at 19.2 or a subsequent Management Committee meeting or duly appointed sub- committee, so that he/she may offer an explanation of the conduct in issue. He/she shall be given at least three days previous notice of the meeting to which he/she is invited

         If no explanation is offered or if the explanation is, in the opinion of the Management committee or duly appointed sub-committee, unsatisfactory, the Management Committee or duly appointed sub-committee shall be empowered to do all or any of the following:

         Suspend the member for such periods as it thinks fit

         Request the member to resign immediately.

         Call an extraordinary general meeting of the Joint Club to have the expulsion of the member considered and decide on.

         In the event of 19.5 or 19.6 the member shall be entitled to, within seven days of the Management’s Committee decision being notified to him/her, to appeal against it by requesting the Management in writing, to call an extraordinary general meeting of the Joint Club to consider the committee’s decision and the Management Committee shall comply with the request forthwith.

         The meeting shall have the right to decide whether the decision should be confirmed, rescinded or varied within the provisions of the rule. Pending the expiration of the aforementioned seven days or a decision of the general meeting, as the case may be, the decision of the Management Committee shall not take effect. The member concerned shall be notified of and entitled to attend and explain his or her conduct to the meeting.

 

 

Should the General Meeting decide to expel the member, his/or her name shall forthwith be removed from the Club records and he/she shall cease to be a member of the club. Should the meeting decide against expelling him or her, the Chairman of the Management Committee or in his/her absence, any officer shall be entitled to have the meeting consider and decide the suspension of the member for such as it thinks fit.

In the event of expulsion or resignation his/her annual subscription for the current year shall not be refunded.

If any suspension is effected under this rule the member shall not be entitled during the period to play over the course, to enter the Clubhouse, whether in the company of another member or otherwise, save only to attend a General Meeting at which his/her suspension is an issue and he/she shall not be entitled to a refund of all or any part of his/her annual subscription for the year during which his suspension occurs. If the suspension extends into the succeeding year he/she shall not be entitled to any reduction in the annual subscription for that year.

For the purpose of this rule: the quorum of the Management Committee shall be 4 and a majority shall be three-fourths of those present and voting. Voting shall be by secret ballot. The majority at an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be simple majority of those present and voting. Voting shall be by secret ballot.

Notice to the member concerned shall be sent to him/her by registered letter or by service on him/her personally.

The provisions of any other rule shall not preclude the member from attending at and being heard at an Extraordinary General Meeting under this rule.

This rule shall apply equally to all categories of member.

 

RULE 20   GENERAL MEETINGS

20.1           The Joint Club

20.1.1        The Annual General Meeting of the joint Club shall take place in the month of December of each year or as soon thereafter as possible on a day to be fixed by the Committee for receiving the of Management Committee’s annual report and the financial statement both prepared to the 30th of September previous for the purpose of considering motions and transacting all other business of the Club.

20.1.2.     Fourteen days notice of every Annual General Meeting shall be given by the Honorary Secretary. Such notice hall be delivered by electronic means to each of the Full Members of the Club and shall be posted in the clubhouse. Copies of all documentation in relation to such notice shall be available in the office. Such circular should be accompanied by a copy of the Annual Report and Financial Statement. Such notice shall specify the time, place of meeting and the business to be transacted and shall inform the members that notices of motion and nomination of officers and committee must be received by the Honorary Secretary in writing, at least seven days before the date of the meeting.  Such notices of motion and nomination shall be posted on the Club Notice Board immediately upon receipt. Notices of motion and nominations not made as required cannot be considered at the General Meeting.

20.1.3.       A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee, and must be called by the Honorary Secretary on receipt of requisition signed by at least sixty persons who are full members and stating the business to be discussed.  Seven clear days notice of such meeting shall be given to the members specifying the time, place and agenda of the meeting, and by whom it has been requested. Such notice shall be delivered to full members as per Rule 20.1.2.

 

20.2           MEN’S CLUB

20.2.1.       The Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club shall take place in the month of November or as soon thereafter as may be possible for receiving the Men’s Club Committee’s Annual Report, the Treasurer’s Income and Expenditure Account and for electing officers to the Men’s Committee and considering motions and transacting other business of the Club incidental to such meetings.

20.2.2.      Fourteen days notice of every Annual General Meeting shall be given by the Secretary. Such notice hall be delivered by electronic means to each of the Full Members of the Club and shall be posted in the clubhouse. Copies of all documentation in relation to such notice shall be available in the office. Such circular should be accompanied by a copy of the Annual Report and Income & Expenditure Account. Such notice shall specify the time, place of meeting and the business to be transacted and inform the members that notices of motion and nomination of officers and committee must be received by the Honorary Secretary in writing, at least seven days before the date of the meeting.  Such notices of motion and nomination shall be posted on the club notice board immediately upon receipt. Notices of motion and nominations not made as required cannot be considered at the General Meeting.

20.2.3.       A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee and must be called by the Secretary on receipt of requisition signed by at least thirty persons who are full members and stating the business to be brought forward.  Seven clear days notice of such meeting shall be given to the members specifying the time, place and agenda of the meeting, and by whom it has been requested. Such notice shall be delivered to full members as per Rule 20.2.2.

20.3           LADIES CLUB

20.3.1        The Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Club shall take place in the month of November or as soon thereafter as may be possible for receiving the Ladies Club Committee’s Annual Report and the Income & Expenditure Account for the year ended the previous 30th of September, for electing officers to the Ladies Committee and considering motions and transacting other business of the Club incidental to such meetings.

20.3.2.      Fourteen day’s notice of every Annual General Meeting shall be given by the Secretary. Such notice hall be delivered by electronic means to each of the Lady Members of the Club and shall be posted in the clubhouse. Copies of all documentation in relation to such notice shall be available in the office.  Such circular should be accompanied by a copy of the Annual Report and Income & Expenditure Account.  Such notice shall specify the time, place of meeting and the business to be transacted and shall inform the members that notice of motion and nomination of officers and committee must be received by the Secretary in writing, at least seven days before the date of the meeting.  Such notice of motion and nomination shall be posted on the club notice board immediately upon receipt. Notice of motion and nominations not made as required cannot be considered at the General Meeting.

20.3.3.       A Special General Meeting may be called at any time by the Committee and must be called by the Secretary on receipt of a requisition signed by at least thirty members, and stating the business to be brought forward.  Seven clear days notice of such meeting shall be given to the members specifying the time, place and agenda of the meeting, and by whom it has been requested. Such notice shall be delivered to full members as per Rule 20.3.2.

 

20.4.          Mode of Voting at General Meetings:

20.4.1        No proxies shall be allowed.

20.4.2        Voting shall be either by a show of hands or by ballot, as determined by the Chairperson but a majority of members present shall be entitled to require any question under discussion to be put by ballot, and ballot shall mean a vote on voting paper.

20.4.3        A majority of one shall be sufficient to decide any question under discussion unless a greater majority is required by some other Club rule and in the event of a tie the Chairperson shall have and shall exercise a casting vote.

20.4.4.       An election of candidates for membership of Committee of either the Men’s or Ladies Clubs or for membership of the Management Committee shall be by ballot and all members voting must vote for the number of candidates for whom there are vacancies, or otherwise such voting paper is invalid.

20.4.5.       Standing orders for every General Meeting may be adopted at the commencement of the meeting and shall then bind the meeting until suspended by vote of two thirds of those present and voting. 

 

RULE 21   CHANGE OF CONSTITUTION AND RULES

21.1           The Management Committee may alter or add to the rules for the purpose of complying with the provisions of the Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act 1904, or any Act amending the same.

No rule of either the Joint Club, the Men’s Club, or the Ladies Club shall be repealed or altered or new rules made except at a General Meeting of the Club, and by consent of the majority of the members present and entitled to vote at such meeting, and written notice of the proposed changes must be sent to the Honorary Secretary with the names of the proposer and the seconder attached, at least, seven days prior to the meeting at which same is to be considered.

21.3           The Honorary Secretary shall place any proposal or change on the club notice board and place the item on the agenda for the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting.

21.4           Any change in the Constitution of the Club, which affects Rule 10 of the Constitution of the Golfing Union of Ireland, must be submitted to the Union for approval prior to adoption.

21.5           Any change in the rules of the Men’s Club shall not be in conflict with the Constitution of the Golfing Union of Ireland.

    Any change in the rules of the Ladies Club shall not be in conflict with the Constitution of the Irish Ladies Golfing Union

 

RULE 22   MINUTE BOOKS

22.1           The Joint Club, the Men’s Club, and the Ladies Club shall each keep:

A minute book in which shall be recorded the minutes of Annual General and Special General Meeting.

23.1.2        A minute book in which shall be recorded the minutes of all Committee Meetings.

23.1.3        The Men’s Committee and the Ladies Committee shall each submit their club minute books to the Management Committee when required.

 

RULE 23   PERSONAL PROPERTY

23.1           All personal belongings of members, visitors, employees and others on or in the premises of the Club (either in the Clubhouse or outside) shall be at the sole risk of the owner. The Club or Committee shall not be responsible for any loss or damage thereto.

23.2           This rule shall not prejudice any claim by the Club or the owner against any insurance company for the loss or damage sustained.

 

 

RULE 24   PLAYING FACILITIES

    The Management Committee shall prescribe the days and times when the Men’s Club and Ladies Club have the use of the course for competitions or when the course is reserved for team matches or Union, Branch or District events or Society Outings or similar events and generally regulate the course for the benefit of members.

 

RULE 25  REGISTRATIONS OF CLUBS ACTS 1904/2000, LICENSING ACTS

                 1833/2000

25.1           No person other than a member shall order or pay for refreshments in the Club House.

25.2           No visitor shall be supplied with excisable liquor on the Club premises unless on the invitation and in the company of a member, and that member shall, upon the admission of such visitor to the Club premises or immediately upon his being supplied with such liquor, enter his or her own name and the name and address of the visitor in a book which shall be kept for the purpose and which shall show the date of such visit.

25.3           No excisable liquor may be sold or supplied for consumption outside the premises of the Club, except to members of the Club.

25.4           No excisable liquor shall be sold or supplied in the Club premises to any person under the age of eighteen years.

25.6           No officers or members of the Management Committee and no manager or servant employed in the Club shall have any personal interest in the sale to the Club of supplies of excisable liquor or the profits arising from such sale.

25.7           No excisable liquor shall be supplied for consumption on the Club premises to any person (other than a member of the Club lodging in the Club premises) or be consumed on the Club premises by any person (other than a member of the Club lodging in the Club premises).

25.7.1        at any time on Christmas Day or Good Friday.

25.7.2        On any other day outside the hours specified in respect of that day in Section 2(1) (b) (as substituted by Section 3 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2000) of Section 56 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927.

EXCEPT

25.7.3        On Christmas Day between 12 midday and 10 pm or on any other day for one hour after the expiration of any period in respect of that day during which it is lawful for the Club to supply any excisable Liquor for consumption on the Club premises provided such liquor is ordered, paid for and consumed at the same time as a substantial meal.

 

 

RULE 26   RULES OF GOLF AND LOCAL RULES

26.1           The Rules of the Game of Golf for the Men’s and the Ladies Club shall be the Rules of Golf as approved by the R & A.

   In addition the Management Committee, in consultation with the Men’s and the Ladies’ Committees, in compliance with Sub‑Clause 9.1.10 shall from time to time prescribe such local rules as it considers necessary having regard to the nature of the course or otherwise provided such local rules are not contrary to or at variance with the rules of golf or directives issued by the respective union to which the Men’s Club or the Ladies’ Club is affiliated.

RULE 27   BYE‑LAWS

27.1           The Management Committee shall have power from time to time in compliance with Sub‑Clause 9.1.10 to make such Bye‑Laws, as it considers necessary and to alter and repeal same.

Each of the Men’s and Ladies Committees shall have power from time to time to make such bye‑laws as it considers necessary for matters under their respective jurisdictions.

RULE 28   DISSOLUTION

If at any Special General Meeting of the Joint Club convened for that purpose, a resolution for dissolution of the Club is passed by a majority of four fifths of the full members of the Club, the Committee shall proceed to wind up the Club and dispose of its property in the manner directed by such resolution, and in the absence of such direction shall wind up the Club, realise the property thereof, and, after discharging Club liabilities, shall divide such property, or the proceeds thereof, among the full members equally.

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