Cape Royale Golf

BY-LAWS

Cape Royale Men’s Golf Association

By Laws                                                                                                                                                                 Revised January 16, 2013

Amended October 2006
Amended October 9,2013
 

 
Article I Organization The name of the organization shall be “Cape Royale Men’s Golf Association”. This association shall be a non-profit recreational organization for members and their guests. It is the intent of the association to help promote golf and fellowship in the area. 

Article II Membership Membership in this association shall be limited to adult males twenty one (21) years of age and older. Application to the association may be made by paying the appropriate membership fee. The Board of Directors has the right to deny membership to a new member if it chooses. Membership shall be for one year beginning January 1st. 

Article III Dues Each member shall be assessed dues as set b the Board of Directors and payable in January of each year.  

Article IV Organizational Structure
 The structure of this organization shall consist of members of the Board of Directors with duties and powers as set forth herein. This association shall be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Tournament Chairman and Rules – Handicap Chairman and Communications Officer.Election of Directors shall be at an annual meeting held on the second Wednesday in October. The time of the meeting shall be set by the board.The term of office of the Directors shall be for one (1) year. Directors to be voted on at the annual meeting shall be Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Tournament Chairman and Rules-Handicap Chairman. The current Vise President shall be become President for the following year. Should a vacancy occur on the board, such position shall be filled by the President and approved by a majority of the board. Conduct of the annual meeting shall be in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.   

 Article V Duties of Directors President 

  1. Act as Chairman of the Board of Directors
  2. Call and conduct meetings of the membership and Board of directors.
  3. Appoint necessary committees.
  4. Manage and be responsible for the overall business affairs of the association.

 Vice President 
  1. Preside over meeting s if the absence of the President.
  2. Assist the President in the managing of the associations business.
  3. Take charge of the food and drinks at the annual meeting and any other function approved by the board.
  4. Become President for one year after serving as Vice President.
 Secretary  
  1. Take the minutes of all meetings of the board of directors and membership.
  2. Send notices of upcoming tournaments, meetings and functions to the membership.
  3. Provide a copy of the minutes of meetings to all directors.
  4. Keep permanent files of all correspondence.

Treasurer

  1. Handle all association finances.
  2. Collect dues and become primary custodian of the association’s bank account.
  3. Maintain financial records of income and expenses for the association.
  4. Furnish financial statements at meetings of board and membership.
  5. Submit a dues and budget recommendation to the board of directors at the January meeting.
  6. All association treasury records are to be kept for 5 years.
  7. To renew the MGA each year with the IRS using the E-Postcard form.
 Tournament Chairman 
  1. Select a Co-Tournament Chairman to help with tournaments.
  2. Work with the board of directors to select types of tournament and formats.
  3. Collect and distribute prize money at tournaments.
  4. Preside over all tournaments.
 Rules – Handicap Chairman 
  1. The rules-handicap chairman shall appoint a committee consisting of himself, one other member of the MGA two members of the Cape Royale Ladies Golf Association and one member from the Cape Royale Golf Club staff.
  2. The rules-handicap chairman shall maintain a list of all local rules for the Cape Royale Golf Course.
  3. The rules-handicap chairman shall decide all rules questions, violations etc. in accordance with the Rules of Golf as adopted by the USGA, latest version.
  4. All members of the committee will be trained in the process of inputting scores .
  5. The Committee will advise all MGA and LGA members of the requirement to turn in a score card for all rounds of golf played in accordance with Rules of Golf as established by the USGA.

                    a.     All score cards shall include the names of the players.  

    1. All scorecards shall include the date of the match
    2. All scores on the card shall be adjusted in accordance with Equitable Stroke Control as prescribed by the USGA. 
    3. All scorecards shall be signed and attested in accordance with the Rules of Golf.
  Communications Officer 
  1. The Communications Officer shall be responsible for maintaining and updating the MGA website
  2. Maintenance of the website shall include postings of the weekly play day results and monthly tournament results.
  3. The website shall serve as one vehicle for communicating regular and special events of the MGA.
  4. Additional communications shall be undertaken as deemed appropriate by the MGA officers.
  Article VI Meetings The following meetings shall be called by the President:
  1. A Board of Directors meeting in January to acquaint new board members with their duties and responsibilities for the coming year.
  2. A Board of Directors meeting in September to appoint a nominating committee and make plans for the annual meeting.
  3. The annual membership meeting in October for the election of officers and approval of the budget for the coming year.
  4. Hold quarterly meetings each year--March,June,October,December.
 Article VII Tournaments The tournament chairman shall preside over all tournaments.
  1. There shall be a weekly play day and a monthly play day for all members.
  2. Guests are optional at the discretion of the tournament chairman.
  3. The weekly and monthly tournaments shall be scheduled by the tournament chairman and approved by the board of directors.
  4. No guest will be allowed to play in the weekly tournament more than three (3) times in a year with out making application for membership. Excerptions to this requirement to be approved by the board.
  5. Cancellation of tournaments in progress due to weather will be a t the sole discretion of the tournament director.
  6. Cancellations of pre-scheduled tournaments are to be approved by the board of directors.
  7. Prize money will be decided and distributed by the tournament chairman.
 Article VIII Amendments The By-Laws of this Association may be amended by two – thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting at a properly called meeting of the membership.

Cape Royale Golf Club

Golf Course and MGA Local Rules
Amalgamated as of 1/1/2017

(Note:  Course and local rules are indicated by “*” and “**”, respectively.)

General Rules:

1.  Golf carts to follow 90 degree rule to ball.  Cart path only on all par 3 holes.*

2.  Play ready golf.  Slower players must allow faster players to play through.*

3.  Yardage is measured to the center of the green.*

4.  150 yard markers are in the center of fairway.*

5.  All out-of-bounds are marked with white stakes.*

6.  All hazard markers are marked with red stakes.*

7.  All ball marks, divots, and sand traps to be repaired by players.* 

8.  Carts must remain 30 feet from greens and tee boxes.*

9.  All players must register at shop before play.*

10.   If you cannot find your ball, it is considered lost.  A ball may be dropped within two club lengths from the point that your ball was last seen by you and your playing partners, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**

11.  If your ball is lying on, or is adjacent to, a root in the fairway on any hole, the ball may be placed within one scorecard length, not closer to the hole, without a penalty.**

12.  Areas on all fairways without grass are played as “ground under repair”.*

13.  Players must have at least ten scores recorded at Cape Royale Course during twelve months prior to competing for Club Championship.**

14.  The Tournament Chair may change or add local rules for any specific day’s play.**

Rules relating to specific holes.

Hole # 1.   The fence line on Hwy 224 and the maintenance yard are “out of bounds”. (One stroke penalty-drop a ball within two club lengths, no closer to the hole, at the point of entry into the out of bounds ).  A free drop is allowed from the drainage ditch on the right side of fairway inside the 150 pole--(Nearest point of relief, one club length, no closer to the hole).** The drainage ditch on the fairway is played as ground under repair.*

Hole # 2.  The fence line on Hwy 224 is “out of bounds”.  There is a one stroke penalty with drop of ball within two club lengths from fence at the point of entry and no closer to the hole.   A free drop is permitted at end of the culverts on either side of the fairway. (Nearest point of relief, one club length, no closer to the hole).**  Areas left of the cart path are played as “ground under repair”.*

Hole #3.  The woods left of the green are considered as a “lateral Hazard”.  Ball may be played from where found or dropped at the point of entry no closer to the hole with a one stroke penalty.  A free drop is permitted from ditches at the end of the culverts, using nearest point of relief, one club length, and no closer to the hole.  Woods to the left and right of the fairway are considered “rough”.**

Hole #4.  The woods on the left and behind the green are considered as a “lateral hazard”.  Ball may be played from where found of dropped drop at the point of entry no closer to the hole with a one stroke penalty.  Woods on the right of the green are considered “rough”.   For balls hit into the water (hazard) from the tee box, men may  men hit another ball from the point of entry or from the tee box with a penalty stroke.  Women may utilize a designated drop-area with a stroke penalty.**

Hole # 5.  The woods on the left and right of the fairway are considered as “rough”.**

Hole #6.  The fence line on the left of fairway is “out of bounds”.  Ball my be dropped within two club lengths of the fence at point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.  The woods on the right of the green are a lateral hazard.  Woods on the left and right of the fairway are considered as “rough”.**

Hole #7.  The woods on the left of the fairway are a lateral hazard.  The ball may be played where found or dropped at the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.  Trees on the right of the fairway are considered as “rough”.**

Hole #8.  The woods to the left of the green are a lateral hazard.  The ball may be played where found or dropped at the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**

Hole #9.  Balls hit in the water (hazard) may be dropped at the point of entry with a one stroke penalty.  The woods to the right of the fairway are a lateral hazard.  The ball may be played where found or dropped at the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.  The parking lot behind the green and Cape Royale Drive is considered “out-of-bounds.  Ball may be dropped within two club lengths from point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.** 

Hole #10.  Cape Royale Drive to the right of the fairway is considered “out-of-bounds.  Ball may be dropped within two club lengths from point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**  The end of culvert on the left of the fairway and the area to the left of the fairway are considered as “lateral hazards”.  Balls may be dropped within two club lengths from the point of entry, not closer to the hole with a one stroke penalty.**  Erosion holes on the fairway are played as “ground under repair” without penalty stroke.*

Hole #11.  Cape Royale Drive on the right of the fairway is out-of-bounds.  Ball may be dropped within two club lengths from point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.  A free drop is permitted form the ends of the culvert on the right and left of the fairway. Woods on the right of the fairway are considered as “rough”.**

Hole #12.  White stakes on the right of the fairway, until passed the houses, is considered as “out-of-bounds”.  Ball may be dropped within two club lengths from point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty. Woods passed the white stakes and houses on the right down to #13 tee are a lateral hazard. Woods on both sides of the fairway are considered as “rough”.  Balls in the ditch on the left of the fairway may be played where found or be declared as being “unplayable”.  Unplayable balls may be placed within two club lengths from the ditch at point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**

Hole #13.  The lake on the right side of the fairway is a water hazard.  Balls may be dropped within two club lengths from point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one  stroke penalty. Woods on both the right and left of the fairway are considered as “rough”.**

Hole #14.  The woods on the right of the fairway is considered as a “lateral hazard” through the right outside point of the bridge (the bridge is in play). The woods on the right of the green and fairway are also lateral hazards. The ball may be played from where found or dropped within two club lengths from the point of entry,  no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.** 

Hole #15.  The woods on the right of the fairway  are a lateral hazard.  The ball may be played where found or dropped within two club lengths from the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**  The drainage ditch across the fairway is considered “ground under repair” with a free drop. This also includes the areas which have fallen away from the fairway and rough at the downhill side of the ditch.*

Hole #16.  The woods on the right and left of fairway are considered as “lateral hazards”. The ball may be played from where found or dropped within two club lengths from the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**  Areas left of the cart path are played as ground under repair.*

Hole #17.  The woods on the right and left side of the fairway are considered as “lateral hazards”.  The ball may be played from where found or dropped within two club lengths from the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**

Hole #18.  The woods to the left and right of the fairway are considered as “lateral hazards”.  The ball may be played from where found or dropped within two club lengths from the point of entry, no closer to the hole, with a one stroke penalty.**

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