1. The Title of the Society shall be 'The Society of Sheffield Golf
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.
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.
PRESIDENT AND OTHERS
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.
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.
The subscription shall be agreed by the members from time to time.
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.
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
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
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.