Canoa Ranch/Torres Blancas Men's Golf Club
Canoa Ranch/Torres Blancas Men’s Golf Club
Effective January 1, 2019
SECTION 1. The name of the association shall be the Canoa Ranch/Torres Blancas Men’s Golf Club.
SECTION 1. The purpose of the “club” shall be to make new friends, promote good fellowship and have fun through friendly and fair golf competition.
To work with the Canoa Ranch Golf Club management to make the Canoa Ranch Golf Course one of the finest golf courses in Southern Arizona and keep it in the best possible condition.
SECTION 1. The fiscal year for the Canoa Ranch/Torres Blancas Men’s Golf Club is January 1 through December 31.
SECTION 2. All Members shall:
A. Maintain a USGA Handicap via the GHIN system with a membership in the Canoa Ranch Torres Blancas Men’s Golf Club in the AGA(Arizona Golf Association).
B. Have posted a minimum of five rounds prior to competing in any weekly event or tournament.
C. Agree to abide by the rules and regulations as set fourth in the Canoa Ranch/Torres Blancas Men’s Golf Club By-laws and the Rules of Play.
D. Conduct themselves in a gentlemanly and sportsman-like fashion in all weekly events and tournaments.
SECTION 3. Weekly Sign Up
A. The Canoa Ranch/Torres Blanca's Men's Golf Club will use the automated signup option of the Golf Genius Program. The email invitation will be sent out each Thursday for the following Wednesday's competition. The invitation will be closed at 3 PM on the Tuesday prior to the competition.
B. Any club member showing up on Wed. without having signed up in advance will be listed as a “stand by” and will be only able to compete if there is an appropriate handicap opening.
C. If there is not an appropriate handicap position available the member can play where there is an opening or behind the club members but not participate in the competition.
D. All members that have signed up per the procedure should make every effort to meet the obligation of playing on the established day. This is important since all teams are balanced by handicap and changes make it more difficult to ensure a level playing field with all teams.
E. If a player’s schedule changes he should notify Tournament Director as soon as possible via email so that team changes can be made.
F. If a member frequently does not show up after signing up(without notifying the club) he may be restricted from play for a determined period of time.
SECTION 4. New Members shall:
A. Pay annual dues directly to the Treasurer. Prior to competing in their first weekly event or tournament, a minimum of five(5) rounds must be completed at Torres Blancas Golf Course or the Canoa Ranch Golf Course and posted to the GHIN system. Member must also join the AGA as member of the Canoa Ranch/Torres Blancas Men’s Golf Club in a reasonable time frame.
B. Receive a copy of the current By-Laws and Rules of Play.
SECTION 5. Current Members Shall:
A. Submit payment of annual dues directly to the Treasurer on or before December 31 of each year to maintain their membership and continue to be eligible to participate in the weekly events and tournaments. In addition prior to participating in weekly competition members must renew their AGA club affiliation so their scores can be posted. The enrollment period begins October 1st each year.
B All members shall be required to post at least six(6) Men’s Club regular event scores since the completion of the last tournament each year to be able to participate in the two annual major club tournaments. The two major club tournaments are the ANNUAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP and the MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
GUEST (Non member play)
Friends or relatives of members are welcome to participate in the game as guests.
A. Guests may play a maximum of 3 times yearly.
B. Guests can participate, if they choose, in the competition, providing:
i. They supply an active GHIN number on the weekly sign-up sheet to validate a handicap and pay the entry fee.
ii. Anyone playing more than 3 times per year, with the Canoa Ranch group, no longer qualifies as a guest and will be required to pay the club’s yearly dues.
C. Guests without an active GHIN number or not wanting to participate in the competition can still play in the Wed. group (3 times yearly). They will not be charged the competition entry fee.
D. A “blind draw” will be used in cases where there is a team event, where a guest, is not qualified to compete or chooses not to compete. There will be no more than two guests in any one foursome when the team is competing in an event.
SECTION 1. The purpose of the USGA handicap system is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. All golfers will have a choice of either green or white tees for their league play. Each member have the opportunity to change their tee selection once per calendar year.
A basic premise underlies the handicap system, namely that every play will try to make the best score he can at each hole in every round regardless of where it is played and that the player will post every legitimate round for peer review.
SECTION 2. A golf “Club” or “ Association” is not allowed to use any part of the USGA system or certify and USGA handicap index if it does not follow the prescribed procedures. Basic procedures required are:
A. Play is to be in accordance with the “Rules of Golf”.
B. The Equitable Stroke Control is to be used.
C. A handicap committee is necessary for handicap review.
D. Scores must be posted and available for fellow club members to review.
SECTION 6. Definitions
A. Tournament scores: Scores made in organized competition which includes the annual Match play Tournament and Club Championship. Tournament scores outside of the last 20 scores remain effect for the fiscal year which they were made.
B. The Canoa Ranch/Torres Men’s Golf Club will use the automatic score posting feature of the Golf Genius program so members will not have to post any scores for league play
SECTION 1. The Governing Board of Director Shall consist of the following:
Appointed Directors as defined by the board
*Voting Board Members
The four(4) elected officers are:
PRESIDENT: Oversee all activities and the club, coordinate club activates with the Torres Blancas Golf Club management and assist committee chairman as necessary. Shall be responsible for scheduling board meetings and conducting them in compliance with the “Roberts Rules of Order.”
VICE-PRESIDENT: Act for the President in his absence, assist in club activities as needed, handle publicity for the club and chair the nominating committee for election of officers.
TREASURER: Handle all moneys coming into the club, maintain financial records and report on the status as required.
SECRETARY: Maintain accurate records of club membership, send out notices as required and record the minutes of club meetings.
APPOINTED DIRECTORS: The elected officers will appoint directors to serve with them during their term. These directors together with the elected board will be responsible with selecting the tournament schedule and to coordinate with the Canoa Ranch Golf Club management to reserve the necessary dates and tee times. This group will also establish tournament rules and arbitrate rules of dispute, handicap procedures and audit special events. Such special events shall include, but not limited to Club Championship, Match Play events, awards luncheons and other special events as authorized.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: The Vice President shall appoint a Nomination Committee consisting of three(3) active members from the membership at large. With the consent of the nominees for office, the slate, signed by the Nominating Committee, shall be announced 15 days prior to the Annual Awards Luncheon. The vote s shall be conducted in such a way that the new officers will be announced at said luncheon in the month of March.
TERM OF OFFICE: The elected officers will serve a term of two(2) years from April 1. To insure continuity, there terms will overlap, that is, only two officers will be up for election each year. The directors, may continue to server indefinitely at the desire of the elected officer, or new director(s) may be appointed.
CHANGING THE BY-LAWS
Section 1. The By-Laws may be changed only by the action of the Board of Directors.