Rules & Regulations

 

MOUNT PLEASANT GOLF CLUB
RULES AND REGULATIONS

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RulesRegulationsEffective April-2021

 

1. The Board of Directors shall meet at least once a month at such time and place as they may determine.

2. The Standing Committees are as follows:
a. Finance Review
b. Greens
c. House
d. Tournament
e. Communications

3. The Finance Review Committee shall consist of not less than three Voting Members who are not on the Board of Directors, to be appointed by the President. On a quarterly basis the Committee shall meet with the Treasurer and review the books of accounts and financial procedures of the organization, and report their findings to the Board of Directors. They shall also make a report to the membership at the Annual Meeting.

4. The Greens Committee shall consist of not less than five Voting Members. It shall be responsible for recommending to the Board of Directors those items related to: (1) the entire care and management of the course, and all other buildings other than the club house; (2) the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent and such other employees as may be necessary; and (3) local rules to govern the use and care of the course and grounds. The Greens Committee shall not approve or make any expenditures or encumbrances that are not set forth in the related fiscal year’s budget without the approval of the Board of Directors.

5. The House Committee shall consist of not less than five Voting Members. It shall be responsible for recommending to the Board of Directors those items related to: (1) the full care, control and management of the club house; (2) the enforcement of all necessary rules and regulations concerning the club house; (3) the entertainment and other social functions held in or about the premises of the club; and (4) the establishment and enforcement of all necessary rules and regulations relating to entertainment and social functions. The House Committee shall not approve or make any expenditures or encumbrances that are not set forth in the related fiscal years’ budget without the approval of the Board of Directors.

6. The Tournament Committee shall consist of not less than five Voting Members, one of whom shall be known as the Handicap Chairman. The Handicap Chairman shall be responsible for the management of the handicap system in accordance with the Massachusetts Golf Association. The Tournament Committee shall be responsible for recommending to the Board of Directors those items related to: (1) all golf tournaments and score cards; and (2) the supervision of the Club Professional and such other employees as may be necessary. The Tournament Committee shall keep records of all competitions and shall not approve or make any expenditures or encumbrances that are not set forth in the related fiscal years’ budget without the approval of the Board of Directors.

7. The Communications Committee shall consist of not less than three Voting Members. It shall be responsible for recommending to the Board of Directors those items related to: (1 ) the oversight, control and maintenance of the website and email communications; and (2) oversight and control of any current and future social media resources. The Communications Committee shall work closely with the Board of Directors, Tournament and House committees and other such employees as necessary to ensure accurate and timely updates of Tournaments, Events, and News. The Communications Committee shall not approve or make any expenditures or encumbrances that are not set forth in the related fiscal years’ budget without the approval of the Board of Directors.

8. The hours during which Limited members, Social members and guests may play golf on the course shall be determined by the Board of Directors and such hours shall be posted no later than April 1st of each year. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Club Professional or his designee. Please refer to Membership Information posted on the MPGC website (www.MPGC.net)

9. The tee is reserved for league play on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. or at the discretion of the golf professional.

10. Early Play is allowed Monday through Friday starting at dawn. No early play is allowed on those Mondays reserved for greens keeping activities. Only golfing members are allowed to play before the pro shop is open. Social members and guests are not allowed to play early. No club facilities will be open and all players must yield to grounds crew by terminating play and moving to the next playable area (tee).

11. A Guest may be admitted to the playing privileges of the club upon the invitation of an Unrestricted Member, not more than one day in every fifteen days; a Guest may be admitted to the playing privileges of the club upon the invitation of a Restricted Member not more than one day in every thirty. Any additional play is at the discretion of the Club Professional. No member shall introduce more than (3) three guests on any one day except by special permission of the Board of Directors.

12. Social members May play once in every fifteen days. Upon payment of the greens fee, a Social member need not be accompanied by a member, and may not bring Guests. Additional play is at the discretion of the Club Professional.

13. Children under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted in locker rooms unless accompanied by an adult.

14. Towels are not to be taken out of the club house, and are not to be used for any purposes outside the locker rooms.

15. Any property of the club which has been broken or damaged by a member must be paid for by the member who is responsible for such damage.

16. Caddie regulations shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Instructions to caddies shall be given by the Club Professional who shall be responsible for their conduct and enforcement of the caddie regulations.

17. No beverages shall be brought on the golf course unless they are purchased from the Club. All cans and cups must be disposed of in the receptacles provided.

18. Only persons eighteen (18) years of age or older are permitted to drive a golf cart, unless they are employees of the club. Cart operators must use cart paths and adhere to all signage in order to protect the golf course. Golf carts must stay on the course property at all times and cannot be taken into the parking lots.

19. All members and their guests shall avoid wearing the following on the golf course: tee-shirts, sweat shirts (unless a collared shirt or turtle neck shirt is worn underneath), tank-tops, jeans, sweat pants and gym shorts. Shoes must be worn in the lounge area at all times (no bare feet).

20. No person(s) shall bring onto club property any alcohol or illegal drugs.

21. Members must replace divots, repair all ball marks, and rake bunkers.

22. No dogs shall be allowed in the Club House.

23. Email addresses provided to the Club by members are for the exclusive use of MPGC. Use of email addresses obtained through MPGC for the purposes of solicitation, spamming or for any other purpose not approved in advance by the Board of Directors is strictly prohibited.

24. All voting members shall, for the good and welfare of the club, make every effort to attend all Annual and Special Meetings.

25. The Board of Directors will review these Rules and Regulations on an annual basis.

26. Club rules and regulations cannot be enforced by the board members and Club staff alone. In the interest of maintaining the integrity of the Club, all members share in this responsibility.

27. Failure to adhere to the theses Rules and Regulations, Club By-Laws and other relevant notices posted by the Board of Directors may result in such penalty as the Board of Directors may impose.

28.NOTE: The foregoing rules may be changed without notice, if found necessary or advisable.