The Society of Sheffield Golf Captains


Rules & Objects

1. The Title of the Society shall be 'The Society of Sheffield Golf Captains'.

2. Captains and ex-Captains of Golf Clubs situated not more than twenty five miles from Sheffield Cathedral shall be eligible for membership. The Executive shall be empowered at their discretion to admit to membership Captains and ex-Captains whose course is somewhat outside that radius, but Captains and ex-Captains so admitted may not be eligible to hold any office of the Society.

3. a)To consolidate in its membership those who have been actively engaged in the administrative control of Golf Clubs.

b)To organise and control such competitions and functions as the Executive may decide.

4. a)The governing body of the Society shall be called the Executive and the control and management shall be vested in it.

b)The Executive shall consist of President, Captain (who shall also act as Chairman), Vice-President, Vice-Captain, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and an Executive of not more than nine members. Any five members of the Executive shall form a quorum at any meeting.

c)The Founder, President, Captain, Vice-President, Vice-Captain, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall serve until the first General Meeting and thereafter until the next Annual General Meeting, and thereafter shall be eligible for re-election in accordance with Rule 5 hereof.

5. Subject to Rule 4, the President, Captain, Vice-President, Vice-Captain, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

6. The Executive shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall serve one year, but shall be eligible for re-election. After the first year three members shall retire each year in rotation, but shall be eligible for re-election. The first three to retire shall be decided by ballot. Nominations for the Committee, signed by the Proposer, Seconder and Candidate, shall be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary in writing to reach him at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting. In the event of their being more nominations than vacancies, a written ballot will be held. The Executive shall have power to fill casual vacancies on the Executive till the next Annual General Meeting.

7. The Accounts of the Society shall be made up at the end of September in each year and an audited copy thereof shall be presented to the Annual General Meeting.

8. The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in March each year. An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called by the Honorary Secretary on the requisition in writing of at least 20 members. The Honorary Secretary shall give 21 days notice of all General Meetings with an agenda of business. Any member wishing to move a resolution at any General Meeting must send a copy thereof signed by the proposer and seconder to the Honorary Secretary to reach him at least 14 days before such meeting, provided that this rule shall not apply to resolutions relating to the Society's accounts, election of officers or committees or resolutions proposed on the authority of the Executive. Voting on resolutions shall be by a show of hands unless a ballot shall be demanded by at least 10 members present at the Meeting. In the event of a tie in voting, the Chairman of the meeting shall have an additional or casting vote.

9. The Executive shall have power to nominate Life Vice-Presidents who shall be ex-officio members of the Executive so long as they continue to be members of the Society.

10. The subscription shall be agreed by the members from time to time.

11. All competitions and functions shall be arranged as when and where the Executive may decide. All such competitions shall be played under the Rules of Golf. The decision of the Executive shall be final on all competition matters.

12. Any member wishing to propose any alteration or addition to the rules shall, at least 28 days prior to the Annual General Meeting, make application to the Executive and, if approved, a notice of motion setting out the proposed alteration or addition shall be circulated with the notice convening the Annual General Meeting. A majority of 75% of those voting at such Annual General Meeting shall be required to authorise any alteration or addition to the rules.

13. The Society may be dissolved by a resolution proposed at the General Meeting duly called for that purpose and passed by a majority which shall comprise 75% of those voting. The funds of the Society on a dissolution shall be expended in discharging the debts and liabilities of the Society and any balance shall be expended by the Executive in such manner as shall be directed by the resolution of dissolution or in the absence of any such direction in such manner as the executive decides.

14. Any dispute as to the meaning or construction of these rules or any breach thereof shall be decided by the Executive, whose decision shall be binding on all matters.

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