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Rules of the Club

8. WINDING UP

8.1 WINDING UP.
The Club shall not be wound up voluntarily without the sanction of a resolution passed at an Annual or Special General Meeting of the Club at which at least three-quarters of the Golfing and Honorary Members present and voting and three-quarters of the Life Members present and voting shall have voted in favor of such resolution.

9. MISCELLANEOUS

9.1. COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS.
These must be made in writing on the forms provided for the purpose which shall be reviewed at each meeting of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT.
9.2 CUSTODY OF CLUBS AND EQUIPMENT.
Members leaving equipment and other property at the Club do so at their own risk. No member shall be allowed to take another member’s clubs or equipment except on production of a written permit to that effect or unless the owner so advises the caddie master or any senior member of the staff in person.
9.3 PROFESSIONALS.
The Club may license any number of professionals whose fees for tuition shall be fixed by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT and displayed on the Club notice board.
9.4 HOURS OF OPENING AND CLOSING.
The Club shall be opened from 7.00a.m. to 10.00p.m. daily. THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT may by resolution, extend the closing hours on any specified day.
9.5 ANIMALS.
No animals shall be allowed on the Club premises.

10. COURSE AND PLAY

10.1 CLOSING OF COURSE.
THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT may close the course to visitors or members at any time.
10.2 PLAY.
Play shall be governed by the Rules adopted by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew’s with the exception or modification made by local rules as determined by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT.
10.3 HANDICAPS.
Handicaps will be allotted under the system adopted by the Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association.
10.4.1 COMPETITIONS.
THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT shall authorize and arrange all such competitions as they deem necessary and desirable and may make, alter or rescind regulations governing the holding of competitions.
10.4.2 NO HANDICAP.
Members taking part in any competition who have not been allocated a handicap by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT shall play off scratch.
10.4.3 POSTING ON NOTICE BOARD RE COMPETITIONS.
Club competitions will he posted at least seven days before they take place. This Rule does not apply to the monthly medal competition.
10.4.4 ENTRY IN COMPETITIONS.
Members wishing to enter a competition must hand in their names to the Competition General Manager/Secretary or his Deputy, or themselves enter their names on the sheet provided not later than the time fixed by him. The Competition General Manager/Secretary shall fix the time and order of playing.
10.4.5 UNFAVOURABLE WEATHER.
If on the day appointed for a prize competition the weather proves unfavorable, the competition may be postponed by a majority of members of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT present and the General Manager/Secretary, and notified to the members and in the absence of any member of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT by the General Manager/Secretary. If the course is closed under Rule 10.5 the competition shall be postponed. THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT shall have power to cancel a postponed competition.
10.4.6 VISITORS AND GUESTS MAY NOT ENTER.
Visitors and guests, except those allowed by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT may not enter any of the Club’s competitions.
10.4.7 FEES.
The fee charged for competitions shall be at the discretion of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT and the amount so collected shall form a prize fund to be disposed of by THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT. This Rule does not apply to ladies competitions.
10.4.8 MINIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR MONTHLY MEDAL.
No monthly medal competition shall be valid unless fifteen members at least have entered for the same. This rule does not apply to ladies competitions.
10.4.9 PLAYERS IN COMPETITIONS PASSING OTHER MATCHES.
Any match playing in a competition promoted by the Club shall be entitled on request to pass any other match.
10.4.10 SHELTERING FROM RAIN.
In a stroke competition players may shelter from rain but, if as a result of sheltering they are unable to finish, they shall be disqualified.
10.5 COURSE UNPLAYABLE.
THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT shall have the power to declare the course unplayable at any time. A majority of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT Members present may declare the course unplayable and in the absence of any member of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT the General Manager/Secretary, the Professional or the Course Superintendent may close the course.
10.6.1 STANDING ON THE COURSE.
On request being made, a four ball must allow any two ball, threesome or four-some to pass provided there is a clear hole ahead.
10.6.2 STARTING HOLE.
No player may start at any hole except the first or tenth unless THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT rules otherwise for a specific occasion.
10.6.3 SINGLE PLAYER.
A single player has no standing on the course.
10.6.4 CALLING THROUGH.
If a match fail to keep its place on the course and lose more than one clear hole on the players in front it must invite the match following to go through.

APPENDIX

LIFE MEMBERSHIP
1. Applicants.
(a) Only Golfing Members shall be entitled to be registered as Life Members.
(b) The number of Life Members shall be limited to 100 males and 35 females.
2. Registration.
(a) The General Manager/Secretary will keep a Register of Life Members showing separately male Life Members numbered from 1 – 100 and female Life Members numbered 1 -35.

(b) Every Life Member entered as such in the Register of Life Members shall without further payment be entitled to a certificate under the hand of the General Manager/Secretary and a member of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT specifying the Life Membership held by him.
(c) If a certificate is defaced, lost or destroyed, a duplicate will be issued on payment of such fee not exceeding $15.00 as THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT shall see fit and on such terms if any as to evidence of identity as THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT see fit.
(d) Entry of a member in the Register of Life Members shall be conclusive evidence of such Life Membership. Except as required by law no person shall be recognized by the Club as holding any Life Membership under any trust and the Club shall not be bound by or be compelled in any way to recognize (even when having notice thereof) any equitable, contingent, future or partial interest in any Life Member.
3. Transfer and Redemption.
The holder of Life Membership and his personal representatives or Committee will be entitled to transfer the Life Membership to another Golfing Member subject to the provisions of this Rule.
(a) Any Life Member (or personal representative or Committee of a Life Member) intending to transfer a Life Membership shall give notice of such intention to THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT (such notice to be called “a transfer notice”) and the Club shall have the option, exercisable within 21 days of the receipt of such transfer notice of redeeming the Life Membership at a price of ten times the current annual subscription for a male Golfing Member (if the Life Membership is owned by a male) or for a female Golfing Member (if the Life Membership is owned by a female) or for the issue price of the Life Membership (namely $7,500 or $3,500 for male and female respectively) whichever sum is the greater.
(b) If the Club acting through THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT fails to exercise the option to redeem a Life Membership on receipt of a transfer notice then such Life Membership may be transferred at any time within three months from the expiration of such option without any further transfer notice being given.
(c) On any transfer taking place the transferee shall pay to the Club a fee representing the annual subscription payable by such transferee at the date of the transfer.
(d) On payment of such transfer fee and production of evidence of the transfer to the satisfaction of THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT the transferee shall be entitled to be registered as a Life Member.
(e) A Life Membership once redeemed by the Club shall not be re-issued.

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