CONSTITUTION

of the

E-Club GOLF

Greenville, Texas

(Revised January 2013)

 

I.          PURPOSE

It is the purpose of E-Club Golf is to conduct amateur golf matches with the intention of fostering a spirit of good fellowship and to recognize outstanding play among its members.

II.        MEMBERSHIP     

A.     FULL CLUB MEMBERSHIP    

      Open to all E-CLUB, Greenville Division, Employees (active or retired) and Resident customer/Government Organization Employees who are a member of E-CLUB, Greenville Division, Employees Club. (Employees that have been terminated are not eligible to participate.)

B.     ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP   

      Open to spouse or dependents of full members.  Allows full privileges except for service as and/or voting for Club Officers.

C.     SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP

      A Non-E-CLUB Greenville Division employee, retiree, or associate member.  It is a person that has been recommended or nominated to join the E-CLUB Golf Club by a full or associate member.  Recommendations and nominations shall be made to the Golf Club Commissioner,  Secretary/Treasurer, or Handicap Recorder, for submission to the Competition Committee for approval.  A special member will be able to play tournaments at the discounted member tournament rate, if applicable, and will be eligible for all prizes just as a Full Member. 

D.    DUES

Yearly Membership dues of $25.00 per Full or Associate member.  Yearly membership dues of $50 per Special Member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.      GOLF CLUB OFFICERS

A.     GOLF COMMISSIONER

1.     Nominations for GOLF COMMISSIONER shall be submitted to the current GOLF COMMISSIONER and Board by November 1 of each election year.

2.     The GOLF COMMISSIONER shall be elected by the membership of the club.

3.     The GOLF COMMISSIONER shall poll the members by ballot and post the results of the election by 15 December of that year, at which time the new GOLF COMMISSIONER shall take office. 

4.     The term for GOLF COMMISSIONER will be two years.

5.     The GOLF COMMISSIONER shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors.

6.     The GOLF COMMISSIONER shall represent the Golf Club in all dealings with the Employees Club.

B.     SECRETARY-TREASURER

1.     Nominations for SECRETARY-TREASURER shall be submitted to the current GOLF COMMISSIONER and Board by November 1 of each election year.

2.     The SECRETARY-TREASURER shall be elected by the membership of the club.

3.     The GOLF COMMISSIONER shall poll the members by ballot and post the results of the election by 15 December of that year, at which time the new SECRETARY-TREASURER shall take office. 

4.     The term for SECRETARY-TREASURER will be two years.

5.     The SECRETARY-TREASURER shall record the minutes at all meetings of the Golf Club and Board of Directors.

6.     The SECRETARY-TREASURER shall present the Golf Club Quarterly Report to the Employees Club as required.

C.     HANDICAP RECORDER

1.     The GOLF COMMISSIONER shall appoint the HANDICAP RECORDER.

2.     The HANDICAP RECORDER shall record and maintain the scores and handicaps.


 

D.    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1.     The BOARD OF DIRECTORS shall consist of the following:

a)     Commissioner

b)     Secretary/treasurer

c)      Previous commissioner

d)     Directors elected by the club members

 

2.     The BOARD OF DIRECTORS shall enforce the constitution, by-laws, and Playing Rules as adopted for the current season.

3.     They shall have the authority to decide disputes, protests, or violations of Club rules and shall have the right to discipline any member within the constitution land by-laws.

E.     COMPETITION COMMITTEE

1.     The competition committee will consist of:

a)     Commissioner

b)     Secretary/treasurer

c)      Previous commissioner

d)     Handicap recorder

e)     Scramble Coordinator

f)      An active member appointed by the Commissioner

g)     A retired member appointed by the Commissioner

 

2.     The competition committee will establish the tournament schedule.

3.     The competition committee will establish the rules applying to tournaments.

IV.      AMENDMENTS:

A.     This constitution may be amended or appealed in whole and/or part by a majority vote of the current Board of Directors.

V.               PRIZES

A.     All tournament and on-course prizes are at the discression of the Golf Commissioner and Secretary/Treasurer.

1.     At the completion of Club Championship Tournament, a trophy will be awarded to the player having the lowest gross cumulative score for the tourney and deemed as the Club Champion.

2.     At the completion of club championship tournament, Trophies for first (1st) and second (2nd) places of each flight will be awarded.

3.     Prizes shall come from the Golf Club budget.

 

VI.      BY-LAWS

A.     All competition shall be conducted under stroke play as defined by the U.S.G.A.  Rules and as modified by Competition Committee.

B.     A season of play shall consist of all scheduled tournaments and playoffs within a calendar year. 

C.     To qualify for competitive play in the association, a player must have established a handicap by one of the following:

1.     Have a handicap set during the previous season, which is recognized by the Club.

2.     Players joining the current E-CLUB Golf Club who did not participate in the year prior to this current season, will be required to give their best estimate of their average gross score and will be given a handicap by the Golf Club Officiers.  Where a verbal handicap is established for the first tournament, the handicap will be adjusted after the round to reflect a Net score of Par for that course played.  The Flight positioning will be determined from the adjusted handicap.

D.     When a player fails to complete all holes scheduled, they will be disqualified from the tournament.

E.     For handicap purposes, the maximum score allowed for any hole will be a Triple Bogey. 

F.      Maximum handicap allowed will be 36 for men and 40 for women.

G.    No player is allowed to post more than a triple bogie on any hole.

H.    In case of any doubts by any player of his rights or procedures, he shall play out the hole as provided by U.S.G.A. rule 11.5.  The dispute shall be submitted to the Competition Committee for resolution. 

I.       Each player shall have his name on a scorecard for the tournament.  The scorecard will become official and no alteration may be made on the card after the card is submitted to the Golf Commissioner.  When any dispute or protest is pending, it should be noted on the card so that it is correct except for the hole(s) in question.

VII.    RULES

All play will be played under USGA rules except for the rules discussed below.  Special course rules will be pointed out for each individual tournament.

A.     CHANGING BALL ON GREEN - A ball may be changed only after reaching the putting surface.

B.     OUT-OF-BOUNDS - Play another ball from a point not exceeding two (2) club lengths from the approximate point where the original ball went out-of-bounds and add a one stroke penalty.

                                                         OR

May be played stroke and distance by playing a provisional ball, if the original ball is questionable as to whether it is out-of-bounds.

C.     LOST BALL - A lost ball is a one stroke penalty.  Play another ball from the approximate point where the original ball was lost and add a one-stroke penalty. 

D.     UNPLAYABLE LIE - Loss of one stroke.  Drop ball within two (2) club lengths of the unplayable lie and no nearer the hole, or any distance behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point between you and the hole.

E.     HITTING FLAGSTICK - When hitting the flagstick with the ball while the flagstick is laying on the putting surface, a two stroke penalty is assessed and the ball is played from where is stopped.  No penalty for hitting the flagstick while hitting from off of the putting surface.  A ball wedged between the pin and the cup will be considered in the cup.

F.      WATER HAZARD - If a ball lies or is lost in a water hazard, another ball may be played with a one stroke penalty from behind the water hazard or if the water hazard is a lateral water hazard, play another ball with a one stroke penalty from a point within two (2) club lengths from the point where the ball entered the lateral water hazard.  A water hazard is any lake pond, creek, ditch, or anything of similar nature.  It does not have to contain water.

G.    ROADS - A free drop no nearer the hole is allowed from any service road or vehicle tracks.

H.    UNNATURAL HAZARDS - Ball may be moved two (2) club lengths (no nearer the hole) away from unnatural hazards such as greens keeper equipment, power holes, casual water, building, cart paths, etc., without penalty for a ball in any fairway or rough.  Outer boundary fences are not unnatural hazards and there is no relief.

I.       BALL HIT ON GREEN - Should a player's ball be struck by an opponents' ball, hit from off the putting surface, the player shall return the ball to its approximate original location.  The opponent's ball must be left where it stopped.  No penalty to either player or opponent.

J.       TEE MARKERS - The specified tee markers will be used in all tournaments.  Tee the ball within two (2) club lengths behind the markers.  Violation penalty is one stroke.

K.     GROUND CRACKS - Due to lack of rain, ground cracks may exist and where a ball rests in a ground crack - fairway or rough - the ball may be lifted out and dropped with no penalty.  Should the ball be irretrievable in such a crack no penalty is incurred when another ball is dropped-no nearer the hole.

L.      IMPROVING LIE - Players may move their ball 6 inches with their club - no nearer the hole. (FAIRWAY OR ROUGH) 

M.   PUTTING - Players are allowed to pick-up when the ball is deemed with-in the leather. (Standard Length Putters)

N.    FLAGSTICK - When off the green, the flagstick may be in or out but not tended.

O.    INTERPRETATION OF RULES - The Competition Committee shall be the final authority for any interpretation of the rules.