Rules of the Club
1.1 The Club shall be “ST. ANDREWS GOLF CLUB”.
1.2 The Club distinguishes itself by its setting along the Maraval River in the Moka Valley, an essential watershed in North Trinidad. In recognition of the need to preserve the integrity of this watershed the Club shall engage in conservation through the practices of remediation and reforestation of the surrounding lands, as well as demonstrate a shared awareness and responsibility for the environment through the use of cultural practices in the management of the golf course which protect the native flora and fauna.
2.1 Limit of membership, other than Life Membership, shall be at the discretion of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
2.2 Members shall comprise:-
(A) VOTING MEMBERS, who shall be the only members entitled to vote at General meetings and propose or second nominations for officers and other members of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, and who shall be:
(i) GOLFING MEMBERS, either ladies or gentlemen, who shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.
(ii) LIFE MEMBERS, either ladies or gentlemen being already Golfing Members who have purchased a Life Membership on the terms and conditions set out in the Schedule to these Rules (which shall be deemed part hereof) and who shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.
(iii) HONORARY MEMBERS, who may be admitted to membership of the Club at the discretion of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT for any period.
(iv) FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS, either ladies or gentlemen being already Members who have reached their 80th birthday and who have been members for 25 years or more.
(B) NON-VOTING MEMBERS, who shall be:
(i) JUNIOR GOLFING MEMBERS, either girls or boys, who shall be 7 years old and under 19 years of age, and who shall not be permitted to play in a senior competition until having achieved a properly constituted handicap of 27 in the case of girls and 17 in the case of boys. Junior Golfing Members must give way on the course to voting members unless such Junior Golfing Members are qualified to enter senior competitions or are accompanied by a voting member. A properly constituted handicap means one that is calculated from a minimum of 20 scores off the blue markers for boys and off the red markers for girls.
(ii) SOCIAL MEMBERS, either ladies or gentlemen, who shall, subject to Rule 3.8, be entitled to the privileges of the Club, excepting the right to play Golf and the rights reserved to Voting Members.
(iii) OVERSEAS MEMBERS who shall be over the age of 18 and ordinarily reside outside of Trinidad and Tobago.
(iv) TEMPORARY MEMBERS who may be admitted to membership of the Club on such terms and conditions as THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT may decide.
(v) CORPORATE MEMBERS. A company may on payment of a fee to be fixed by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT be admitted as a Corporate Member. On its being so admitted one or more of the Company’s employees may be admitted as Golfing Members. Such employees will be subject to all the rules relating to application for and election to membership except that no entrance fees will be payable by them. On any such employee ceasing to be a member, the Company may designate another employee who, on election to membership, will pay the annual subscription payable by Golfing Members but no entrance fee.
2.3.1 ELECTION OF MEMBERS.
Candidates for admission to membership of the Club shall be elected by means of a ballot by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, which shall be held at such times as THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT may appoint.
2.3.2 PROPOSAL OF A CANDIDATE BY MEMBERS.
Each candidate for admission to membership of the Club shall, after signing an application form, be proposed by one Voting Member and seconded by another Voting Member, both of whom are personally acquainted with the candidate. Only members of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT may propose and second Junior Golfing Members.
A Record shall be kept by the General Manager/Secretary of the name, address and occupation of each candidate for admission to membership of the Club.
2.3.4. NAME TO BE ON CLUB NOTICE BOARD SEVEN DAYS.
The General Manager/Secretary shall post the applications of the candidates to be balloted for on the Club notice board SEVEN days before such ballot takes place. Any member objecting to the election of a candidate shall so notify a member of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT giving his reasons.
Voting papers in a form approved by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, with the names, addresses, and occupations or professions of the candidates and the names of their proposers and seconders, shall be sent to each member of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT at least SEVEN days before the date appointed for the ballot.
2.3.6 REQUISITE NUMBER OF BALLOT PAPERS.
At least SIX members of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT must send in their voting papers to form a ballot.