Rules

RULE 1 – Title
The title shall be ‘The Surrey Golf Captains’. It is a not for profit organisation.

RULE 2 – Eligibility for Membership
The Surrey Golf Captains shall comprise Playing and Non-Playing Members.

Membership shall be restricted to male Captains and male Past Captains of Golf Clubs which, in the opinion of the Committee, have and continue to have substantially the following characteristics:
(a) The Club is affiliated to the Surrey County Golf Union and the Club abides by its rules.
(b) The Club has been established for not less than three years as a Golf Club based in the
County of Surrey.
(c) The Members of the Club control the eligibility and election of persons to be elected
Officers and Members of the golfing Committee of the Club.
Members guests enjoy a reduced green fee.
(d) Individual membership is the principal category of membership of the Club.

Any qualified person may be nominated for  membership of the Surrey Golf Captains by any two existing Members.

The election to membership of persons so nominated shall, however, be at the discretion of the Committee, which shall have the power to waive one or more of the characteristics set out in (a) to (d) above in cases which seem to it appropriate.
The Committee may at any time set a limit to both the number of Clubs from which Captains and Past Captains are eligible for nomination for membership and the number of Playing Members.

In these Rules ‘Committee’ shall also mean Council or Board.

RULE 3 – Objects of The Surrey Golf Captains
The objects shall be:
(a) To organise competitions and matches for the Members.
(b) To keep records of all Members competitions and matches and to arrange for safe
custody of the Challenge Trophies.
(c) To arrange an Annual Dinner for the Members and to do any or all such things as should, in the opinion of the Committee, be done in the interests of Surrey golf clubs and the game of golf.

RULE 4 – Annual Events
The Annual General Meeting and the Annual Dinner of The Surrey Golf Captains shall be held on dates to be decided by the Committee.

RULE 5 – Committee Membership
The Annual General Meeting shall appoint from Members a Committee of ten of whom three shall retire annually by rotation, but such retiring Members shall be eligible for re-election.
Any vacancy occurring on the Committee may be filled temporarily by the Committee. Such co-opted Member(s) shall serve until the next Annual General Meeting.

RULE 6 – President and Vice Presidents
The Annual General Meeting shall elect a President for the ensuing year, and may elect Life Vice Presidents. The President shall be an ex-officio Member of the Committee and shall not hold office for more than three consecutive years.

RULE 7 – Management of The Surrey Golf Captains
The general management shall be vested in the Committee, five of whom will form a quorum. The Committee may nominate persons as required to organise the Annual Dinner, Fixtures, Matches and Meetings.

RULE 8 – Appointment of Officers 
The Committee shall appoint annually a Captain who shall also be Chairman of The Surrey Golf Captains and the Committee. It will also appoint a Vice Captain, a Secretary and a Treasurer. These Officers, together with the immediate Past Captain, shall be ex-officio Members of the Committee.

RULE 9 – Accounts Examiner
The Annual General Meeting shall appoint an Accounts Examiner who shall carry out an examination of the accounts of The Surrey Golf Captains after which copies shall be available to any Member.

RULE 10 – Entrance fees & subscriptions
The entrance fees and annual subscriptions for Playing and Non-Playing Members shall be decided by the Committee and reported at each Annual General Meeting.
Annual subscriptions shall be payable on each 1st October by Banker’s Order.

RULE 11 – Rule changes, AGMs & EGMs
Proposals to change or amend these Rules must be given by notice to the Secretary at least twenty eight days before the date of the Annual General Meeting. A change would be approved if carried by a majority of two-thirds of the Members present and voting at the Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting called for that purpose.

RULE 12 – The Surrey Golf Captains Tie
The Tie has been registered and is available only to Members.