By Laws

BY-LAWS (Updated 30th January 2015)

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DRESS

Neat casual attire is expected both on the course and in the Clubhouse at all times.

Tracksuits, short shorts, open toe shoes and singlets are not permitted. Denim is permitted on the basis it is in good condition without any rips or scuffs. T-shirts without collars are permitted for social games and practice fairway use, however a collared shirt is required for competition play.

Hats may only be worn in the clubhouse if the member does not intend on staying for an extended length of time. As an example, if the member is going to purchase a drink at the bar and drink it in the bar, the hat must be removed. However if the member is simply intending on paying for a competition fee at the golf shop counter, the hat can stay in place.

VISITORS

Visitors who have an official Australian Golflink Handicap may play in club Competitions except for Club Championships, Major Events and Saturday Monthly Medals, visitors may play in other Saturday Competitions only on approval of the Director of Golf /General Manager, such visitors can only be placed on the time-sheet on Friday afternoon if vacancies exist. Members are required to sign in their visitor into the “Visitors Book” located in the bar. The green fee of the day must be paid, the green fee will include the competition fee. A member is able to bring three visitors per competition on Mondays and Sundays and one visitor per competition on Wednesday and Saturdays.

Those visitor may only attend 6 times per Calender year.

Visitors without an official Golflink Handicap are welcome but they must play outside the Golf Club Competition Hours.

COMPLAINTS

Initially all complaints should be made verbally to a member of the General Manager or a member of the Board, if that person is unable to deal with such complaint, the matter should be referred in writing to the full Committee. It is expected that member’s complaints will be of constructive, not destructive nature, so as to aid the growth and development of the Club for the benefit of all members.

EXTREME WEATHER POLICY

The Ladies Match Committee has determined 38 degrees will be the cut-off temperature for Tuesday golf competitions. For all other competitions, in the event the temperature exceeds 38 degrees by 10.00 am the Captain /Match Committee, Golf Professional (or his representative) and / or General Manager will in accordance with Golf Victoria Extreme Weather Policy determine whether it is safe for a competition to begin or continue.

COMPETITION INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

A Siren will sound calling a suspension of play by the Director of Golf, Match Committee, Professional (or his representative) and/or General Manager, causes may include thunder, lightning, poor visibility or any other weather related safety condition. At the sound of the siren all players must mark the position of their golf ball at rest and return to the clubhouse immediately, a resumption of play will be decided as soon as the condition allows

If a resumption of play is not possible, the following will apply:

  • If less than 80% have returned a score, the competition will be, if possible, rescheduled to another date or abandoned.
  • If more than 80% of the field has returned a score, the competition will be held over until those players who have not completed their round because of the suspension of play have completed their round on another day to be decided by the match committee. All players must play at that time and return a score or they will be deemed to have “not returned their card” (NCR).

HONORARIUM OFFICIALS

No member shall abuse, insult or in any way interfere with an employee of the club whilst such an employee is carrying out their duties.

GOLF CARTS

Motorised golf carts are available for hire from the Golf Shop. However, they are not to be used when members are playing in Honour Board Events, unless a member has supplied a medical certificate to use a golf cart at all times, due to health reasons. Exception: A cart may be used on Monthly Medal days but not during the Medal of Medallist final.

NO SMOKING AREAS

The Club House and its immediate doorways are a non smoking zone.

SOCIAL GOLF

Members playing a Social game of Golf must wait until the competition field playing the event of the day have teed off.

Members must report to Golf-shop at all times when using golf course and/or practice fairway. Social members shall not play in club competitions, but may play the course on payment of green fees to the Golf Shop.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

  • 7 DAY MEMBERS (INCLUDES: PENSION, SELF FUNDED, UNDER 30YRS, JUNIOR, LIFETIME and CORPORATE Categories)Full membership entitling seven day access to the golf course, all relevant competitions (bookings required), the clubhouse and its amenities.
  • 6 DAY MEMBERS

6 Day members are entitled to play on the golf course Sundays/Fridays they are not entitled to use the golf course on Saturdays.

  • 5 DAY MEMBERS

5 Day members are entitled to play on the golf course on week days only. They are not entitled to use the golf course on Saturdays or Sundays.

  • TRIAL MEMBERS (3 MONTHS)Full membership with restrictions entitling seven day access to the golf course, all relevant competitions (bookings required), the clubhouse and its amenities. Restrictions:

Single use only, can not be extended or re-engaged under any circumstance.

Saturday Competition Bookings are restricted. Members of this category can only book to play on Saturdays by phone or in person with the Golf Shop staff the Friday prior to the Saturday.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

7 Day course access in social times only, no competition access and no Golflink Handicap provided are provided.

  • COUNTRYMembers whose permanent place of residence is more than a 100 kilometre radius from the clubhouse. Full membership entitling seven day access to the golf course, all relevant competitions (bookings required), the clubhouse and its amenities.

GREEN FEE PLAYERS

At some stage we were all green fee players. Now that we are Club Members we should have some understanding towards breaches of Etiquette and the Rules of Golf by these players.

Green fee players have specific times of play and a right to the use of the course in these times. Conduct not considered to be in keeping with normal expected standards should be reported to the Golf Shop staff or the General Manager. Remember our own humble beginnings and that all green fee players are prospective members.

LIQUOR LICENCE

The Goonawarra Golf Club presently holds a “full club licence” and a “limited licence”. Specific regulations apply to the serving of alcohol at the club, please read the licences located above the bar for a full list of conditions. All staff that serve alcohol at the Goonawarra Golf Club are RSA qualified and have been instructed and trained in accordance with our licence conditions.

POSITION OF PLAY

All groups must be within 1 Fairway of the group in front of them. If you fall more than 1 fairway behind you must improve your position in the field or call through the next group, the onus to call up is with the group falling behind.

SLOW PLAY

Requires an update.

  • Expectation
  • Penalties
  • Reference material.

2014 MAJOR WINNERS

  • Summer Cup: Damien Ryan
  • 36 Hole Goonawarra Open: James Ford
  • Medal of Medalist: Roger Dawidowicz
  • Junior Medal of Medalist: Aaron James
  • Ladies Saturday Medal of Medalist: Linda Yates
  • Mens M/Week Medal of Medalist: Laurie Atwell
  • Ladies M/week Medal of Medalist: Cathy Heald
  • John Dorrington Memorial Shield: Jenny Corrie, Owen Dunn, George Marino & Simon Czyz
  • Mens Foursomes Championships: Gross: Matt Ellis & Tom Owen / Nett: Corey Esse & John Furlong
  • Ladies Foursomes Championships: Gross: Cathy Heald & Reawynn Watson
  • Father/Son/Sibling Event: Club Winners: Lorraine & Gavin Donohue
  • Ladies Knockout Matchplay: Heather Wallis
  • Dollar Curtains & Blinds Shield: Nick Mandaru
  • Captain’s Trophy: Hedley Duhau
  • Winter Cup: Grant McLean
  • Allan Toogood Shield: George Mclaughlin & Dale Rhode
  • Mandy MacFarlane Shield: Linda Yates
  • Graham Seeley Shield: Graham Knight
  • Jo Nesbitt Shield:
  • Ladies 4BBB Matchplay C’ships: Dot Eckhardt & Marg Raspin
  • Mens 4BBB Matchplay C’ships: Max Stewart and Max Gard
  • Mixed Foursomes Championships: Leigh A McDonald & Sharon Moore
  • T & J Haines Trophy: Dieter and Anne Hauke
  • Lew Isaacs Trophy: Robyn Oehms & John Sullivan
  • Ladies Club Champion: Cathy Heald
  • Ladies B Grade Club Champion: Sandra Saega
  • Ladies Midweek Champion: Cathy Heald
  • Ladies Midweek B Grade Champion: Bev Diamond
  • Club Champion: Pat Kilkenny
  • Junior Champion: Aaron James
  • B Grade Champion: John Leefe
  • C Grade Champion: Peter Wood
  • Mens Midweek Champion: Allan Brett
  • Mens Midweek Seniors Champion: Jim Johnstone
  • Goonawarra Perpetual Cup: Joe Consiglio
  • Managers Trophy: Tony McKeown