Davis Golf Club Bylaws
Janaury 2, 2011
BY-LAWS, POLICIES AND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
This document contains Davis Golf Club policies, local rules, by-laws, and the 2008/2009 Tournament Schedule. The Club tournament year begins on October 1, 2008 and ends September 30, 2009.
Davis Golf Club Policies
Tournament Signups - Unless otherwise announced, members must enter each tournament by signing up in the Davis Golf Course Pro shop before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday, one week prior to the event. In other words, you must sign up eight or nine days prior to the event depending on whether it is scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday.
Tournament Starting Times - The Pro Shop will generally have the starting times available by Noon on the Thursday prior to the tournament. Check the Davis Golf Course web site www.davisgolfclub.org, or call 756- 4010.
Tournament Cancellations-The Pro Shop will not accept calls for cancellations. Please call Tournament Director Barbara Muller at 530-669-7795 to cancel.
Alternates - Alternates for team events will only be allowed to play if their handicap fits within the same category as the person being replaced. Alternates for individual events will be allowed to play if the alternate's handicap fits within the same flight as the person being replaced.
Tournament "No Shows" - A member who signs up to play in a Club tournament and fails to show up for play will forfeit the equivalent of the tournament entry fee. The member will not be allowed to enter any further club tournaments until the fee is paid in accordance with By Law Article XX, section 2. The penalty will not be imposed for members who properly cancel within 24 hours of their starting time; 48 hours for team events.
Posting Scores - All members shall post all rounds of golf in accord with the USGA Handicap System. For example: (1) "If 13 or more holes are played, the player shall post an 18-hole score." (2) "If 7-12 holes are played, the player shall post a nine-hole score." (3) Players must post scores that have been adjusted under Equitable Stroke Control. Failure to post in accord with USGA guidelines will result in the assignment of a penalty score or other penalty as determined by the Handicap Director. Internet posting is now allowed but should only be used when posting is not available at the golf course.
Posting Course Rating - All rounds shall be posted based on the Tee Blocks played. Players may not make their own determination about whether the course was appropriately set up to the ratings. The Board cannot allow such discretion to players.
The above policies shall be in effect until canceled or modified by the Davis Golf Club's Board of Directors.
NON-TOURNAMENT DAY STARTING TIMES
Club members often have "Pick-up" games on weekend days when no club tournament or other tournaments has been scheduled. Sign up in the snack bar no later than 30 minutes before the first tee time to play. The tee times usually start about 7:30 AM. Members should check with the Pro Shop to determine if and when times have been set aside for a pick-up game.
Davis Golf Club Local Rules
All applicable USGA rules apply to Club tournaments, except as noted in the following Davis Golf Club local rules.
Breach of Etiquette: The use of abusive language, throwing of clubs or other disruptive behavior, contrary to the proper conduct during tournament play will not be tolerated. The Club also prohibits the use of cellular phones and pagers during tournament play. Penalty - Disqualification
Practice Between Rounds - The Davis Golf Club permits practice/ play on the competition course between rounds of consecutive day tournament. USGA Rule 7-l.b permits the Club's Board of Directors to make this decision. Therefore, this policy allows members to play on the competition course the afternoon/evening of the first day (Saturday) of a two- day event. All other USGA rules related to practice, Rule 7, apply to Davis Golf Club Tournaments. NOTE: Practice on the course prior to a player's starting time on the day of the tournament will continue to be a violation of the USGA rules and will be subject to penalty (disqualification).
Earth Cracks-No Relief - The Davis Golf Club no longer allows relief without penalty when a player's ball comes to rest in an earth crack.
Drainage Swales/Ditches - The Davis Golf Club has adopted the Davis Golf Course local rule that allows relief without penalty when a player's ball comes to rest in the drainage swales/ditches on Holes # 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14, and behind hole #11. These swales extend from the point where the slope begins to the out-of-bounds fence. Relief is per USGA rule 25-1.b.i which states: "the nearest point of relief shall be determinedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦" and "... the player shall lift the ball and drop it without penalty within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief." This rule applies whether the swale is wet or dry.
Lateral Water Hazards - All Davis Golf Course water hazards are "Lateral Water Hazards and will be marked with a red line. USGA Rule 26 prescribes the specific options available to a player who cannot, or decides not to, play out of the hazard. Local rules allow the use of "drop areas" (usually on Holes #7, 10, 14, and 16). The "drop areas" do not preclude the use of any option allowed by USGA Rule 26. The area between holes 13 and 15 previously under water plays under the above rules unless there is no water and no red line. In that case, play the ball as it lies.
Slow Play- The tournament committee and/or the Board of Directors may impose penalties for slow play: The Golf Pro's may also impose slow play penalties. Slow play penalties may be imposed if an individual or a team scorecard is submitted more than 15 minutes after the group that played ahead submitted its scorecard at the scoring table. Individuals violating the slow play rule shall be assessed a two stroke penalty; teams shall be assessed a four stroke penalty.
Winter Rules- The Board of Directors voted to adopt NCGA recommended USGA Winter Rules. Here is a summation:
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play- Two strokes.
*If a player incurs the general penalty for a breach of this Local Rule, no additional penalty under the Local Rule is applied."
To recap the Local Rule as suggested by the USGA;
Relief in the fairway cut only, not the rough. The reasoning is that the player gets too much of an advantage getting out from behind a tree or from a ball nestled in the rough if he is allowed to place it in a perfect lie. The player must mark the position of the ball before lifting it. He may then clean it before he places it within the six inches [or the one club-length] specified by the Committee. The ball may not be placed nearer the hole than the original lie, on a putting green or in a hazard. It may be placed in the rough if the player prefers that lie as long as that meets the other conditions of replacement. Once the ball is at rest, it is in play, and if it then moves, it is played from its new position with no penalty unless there is a breach under another Rule, such as ball moving after address.
For a full discussion of this topic, go to the NCGA or USGA web sites, rules section.
Davis Golf Club By-Laws
Davis Golf Club By-Laws, Adopted January 3, 1968
Revised January 7,1969
Revised January 7,1985
Readopted November 7, 1985
Revised January 7,1989
Revised November 17, 1990
Revised August 4, 1994
Revised July 11, 1996
Revised February 23,1997
Revised October 1, 2003
Revised October 6, 2010
DGC By-LawsArticle I - Name
The name of this golf club is to remain the Davis Golf Club (DGC).Article II - Purpose
FIRST: To promote golf at the Davis Municipal Golf Course (DMGC) by organizing and conducting golf tournaments and other golf related functions.SECOND: To promote camaraderie, enjoyment, recreation, and competition through golf as stated in the United States Golf Association (USGA) Rules, Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Guidelines, DGC Policies/Local Rules and the DMGC regulations.
THIRD: To establish an authoritative body to govern and conduct DGC competitions and related business reflecting the majority opinion of the participating membership.FOURTH: Conduct an annual golf tournament to support the Junior Golf Program at DMGC.
Article III - MembershipSection 1. Membership shall be available to all men and women 18 years of age or older. Junior Members younger than 18 years of age have full junior membership privileges.
Section 2. Memberships in the DGC are individual and non-transferable.Section 3. Membership confers no voice or special privileges in connection with the operation of the DMGC and related facilities.
Section 4. Memberships in the DGC are for a maximum of twelve months with all memberships expiring on December 31st.Section 5. The fiscal year, tournament schedule year and NCGA/DGC membership year will be January 1st through December 31st.
Section 6. Membership dues shall be regulated by the Board of Directors (Board) as deemed adequate to operate and maintain the club. All monies collected shall accrue to the benefit of the membership.
Section 7. The Board may confer honorary, pro bono memberships to those who have consistently made an outstanding contribution to the benefit of the DGC. The unanimous vote of the Board shall be required to approve such honorees.
Section 8. In the event that any member of the DGC commits an act which reflects discredit or disrepute such as but not necessarily limited to cheating, foul language, intimidation or physical abuse, violation of City or County Ordinances, refusing to comply with the DGC Tournament or Handicap Rules, By-Laws, Policies, or Local Rules may be subject to suspension or expulsion by majority vote of the Board. A written appeal can be made within (10) days and the membership by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the attending, voting members can reverse the suspension or expulsion.Section 9. The annual meeting of the DGC shall be held in October on Sunday immediately after completion of the TOC. The results of the Board of Directors election will be announced. The agenda shall include reports from: the President; the Vice President (Election results); the Secretary; the Treasurer (Fiscal ending and beginning budgets); the Tournament Director; and the Handicap Director. The Board shall provide for the holding of such other meetings as may be deemed necessary or desirable, and shall call Special Meetings upon written petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership.
Article IV – Board of DirectorsSection 1. The Board shall consist of seven (7) members in good standing of the DGC and shall exercise all powers of management of the club not specifically excepted by these By-Laws. Any Director not meeting the membership requirements will be excused from the Board. The General Manager of the DMGC or his designee shall function as advisor to the Board. The Directors’ duties shall include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Tournament Director, Handicap Director and Web Director.
Section 2. Directors are elected for a two (2) year term. Elections of the Directors (three in odd years and four in even years) shall be during the month of October with newly elected Directors taking office on January 1st.Section 3. Voting in elections for Directors shall be by written ballot and those names receiving the greatest number of votes cast shall be declared elected.
Section 4. The Board shall meet at the DMGC Snack Bar on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM and other places and times as they may select, posting any other place and time one week prior to the meeting. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.Section 5. Roberts’ Rules of Order shall govern the Board’s functions.
Section 6. In the case of vacancy of a Director for any cause, the President shall appoint a successor to be approved by the remaining Directors to hold office for the unexpired term of the vacant director until the next regularly scheduled election of the vacant position.Article V – Directors’ Duties and Committees
Section 1. Within thirty (30) days after the annual meeting and election, the Board shall meet and elect the Directors’ duties.Section 2. The Directors’ duties shall be such as their titles would indicate or such as may be assigned to them respectively from time to time. Specific Directors’ Duties are not a part of the By-Laws to give the Board maximum flexibility in any given term. Recommended duties are described in the DGC Policies.
Section 3. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall post their monthly report in the DMGC Snack Bar within five (5) days of all Board meetings.Section 4. The President and the Treasurer individually shall have the power of signature for the DGC checking account. The President and the Treasurer shall be bondable. The majority vote of the Board is the only authority for indebting the DGC.
Section 5. The Board shall determine the tournaments, schedule and Rules. The Tournament Schedule shall be published before October 1st.Section 6. The Board shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all committees. Chairpersons and members of all committees shall be appointed by the president, and the president shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Section 7. The Board will authorize an Annual Audit Committee to perform an audit and provide a letter to the Board stating the results and recommendations of the audit prior to October 1st each year.Section 8. The following committees shall be appointed each year as necessary, with such other committees as the President may deem necessary or advisable: Election; Fiscal Budget; Tournament Rules Interpretation; Blue Book; and Audit.
Membership Committee to promote membership and to recommend appropriate action to the Board.Social Committee to encourage and arrange social entertainment features and events for special occasions.
Annual Junior Golf Tournament Committee to design, organize, set-up, and run the tournament for the sole purpose of raising money for the DMGC Junior Golf Program.
Article VI – Amendments to By-LawsSection 1. The Board shall not create, revise, omit or otherwise alter the By-Laws without the approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the attending, voting membership at an annual or special general meeting.