Article I - Name
The name of this golf club shall be Oscar Brown Golf Club
Article II - Purpose
Article III - Membership
Article IV - Board of Directors
Article V- Committees
Article VI- Amendments to By-Laws
A - General
1.) Members must complete five (5) tournaments a year to maintain their membership. Failure to do so will result in the member:
a. Not being eligible to participate in the club championship.
b. Not being eligible for any of the club's annual awards (e.g., low net 1 round, etc.).
c. Not being eligible to hold an officer, director, or committee chairman position.
d. Renew his membership the following year at the new member rate.
e. Being considered on a space available basis when renewing his membership.
2.) Each member must complete one of the first four (4) tournaments of the year to maintain his good standing in the club. Failure to complete one of the first four (4) tournaments may result in the member forfeiting his membership.
3.) The Rules of Golf will be enforced at all times specifically modified by local rules or these standing rules. Refer to section B - Rules of Play for modifications.
4.) All renewing members must pay dues by the renewal date set by the Board of Directors. Failure to do so will result in the renewing member applying as a new member and paying the new member rate.
5.) The handicapping system of the club is that adopted by the USGA. It is the members responsibility to see that all scores are posted properly. Failure to post any score properly (see USGA insert attached) will result in the member being placed on probation for the remainder of the year.
6.) Members on probation will not be permitted to participate in any club activities (e.g., monthly tournaments, club championship, meetings, etc.). Members placed on probation during the year will be reviewed by the Board of Directors to determine whether the member will be eligible to renew his membership the following year.
7.) A Hole in One fund has been established. $1.00 out of each tournament fee collected will be contributed to the fund. Disbursement from the fund is to be as follows:
a. At the end of the club year (November 30) the fund will be divided equally between each member getting a hole-in-one during one or more of the monthly one day tournaments or club championship.
b. If no member gets a hole-in-one during the year then 75% of the funds collected during the year will be used to defray the cost of the club championship.
c. No other disbursements will be made from this fund without the approval of the general membership. Approval will be a plurality vote (50% plus 1 vote) of all members in good standing.
B. - Rules of Play
1.) The Rules of Golf as adopted by the USGA will be enforced at all times unless specifically modified by the local rules of the golf course in play or these standing rules of the Oscar Brown Golf Club.
2.) Rules enforcement. It is the responsibility of each player to enforce the rules of golf any disagreement over interpretation of the rules of golf will be decided by those Board of Director members present. The Board members' decision is final.
3.) The ball in play will always be played "down" (summer rules) unless specified otherwise by the local rules of the golf course in play or the tournament instructions of the Oscar Brown Starter.
4.) Putting. All putts must be putted out. No Gimmees! If a member fails to hole out at any hole and does not correct his mistake before he plays a stroke from the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole of the round, before he leaves the putting green, he shall be disqualified (Rule 3-2)
5.) Mulligans. There are no 'Mulligans' allowed during the tournament.
6.) Completed Tournament. Each player must complete the round to participate in the tournaments. Any player not completing the stipulated round of golf (18 holes) will be disqualified from the tournament. If the player completed 13 or more holes he will be credited as a tournament played for sections A- 1, A-2, A-7, D- 1.
7.) Speed of Play
a. Ready golf: Play when you’re ready, keeping in mind the safety of other players.
b. Putt out: Do not mark each putt unless you have to (standing on another player’s line, etc.)
c. Out of Bounds: After hitting 2 balls out of bounds, proceed to where the 2nd ball went out of bounds and hit your next shot.
C - Monthly One Day Tournaments
1.) Deadline Date. Registration forms must be received by OBGC by the deadline date or a late fee may be assessed. It doesn't matter when a member mails his registration form, the deciding factor is when it was received by OBGC.
2.) Priority.· Registration forms will be accepted on a first to pay/first to play basis. Members have priority over guests if the registration form and check are received before the deadline date. Once the deadline date has passed, both members and guests are on a first to pay/first to play basis.
3.) Guests will play on a space available basis only and pay the full tournament fee. Guests Will only compete in the closest to the hole and long drive in the low handicap flight (President’s Flight). The purpose of allowing guests to play is to give a prospective member a chance to participate in one of our tournaments before joining.
4.) Cancellation of Tournaments. Tournaments will be played unless the golf course cancels or suspends play. In the event a tournament is canceled the registration fee will be carried over to the next tournament. No refunds will be paid out.
5.) Ties will be decided by using the USGA recommended procedure of matching score cards as described in Appendix I of the Rules of Golf (revised 1997)
6.) Check-in should be done with the OBGC starter at least 30 minutes before the members assigned tee time.
D - Club Championship
1.) Members must have participated in five (5) monthly one day tournaments during the
year to be eligible to participate in the club championship.
2.) No guests will be allowed to participate in the club championship.
3.) Members must be in good standing at the club championship date. Good standing is not being on probation..
4.) Members must have a current NCGA handicap index.
5.) Guests/Family/etc. are encouraged to attend the club championship luncheon held on the 2nd day of the club championship. There will be a nominal charge for the guests' lunch meal.
E - Meetings and Social Events
1.) All meetings will be held in a business like manner with an agenda available for all
2.) All general meetings will be scheduled by the Board of Directors. Committee meetings will be scheduled by the chairman of the committee.
Revised December 1, 2011