• By-Laws


    SECTION 1. The name of this Association shall be CALIFORNIA SENIORS’ GOLF ASSOCIATION.


    SECTION 1. The objects of this Association are to encourage friendly competition in golf among senior players residing in the State of California, and to hold an annual golf tournament on a course, or courses, situated in California. Other tourna­ments may be held at such times as may be approved by the Board of Governors.


    SECTION 1. The officers shall be president, first vice-president, second vice-president, secretary and a treasurer. The positions of secretary and treasurer may be filled by the same person.
    The president may appoint an assistant secre­tary and/or an assistant treasurer, who may be a non-member of the Association.
    SECTION 2. There shall be a Board of Governors of nine members, one of whom shall be president elected for the ensuing year as provided in Section 6 of Article III. The president and eight members of the Board of Governors elected at the Annual Meeting shall constitute the Board to serve for the period of one year or until their successors are duly elected or appointed. The majority of the Board of Governors shall alternate each year between Northern California which shall be North of Northern borders of San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties and Southern California which shall be South of that border line. In the event a vacancy shall occur, such vacancy shall be filled by the President with the advice and consent of the board. The Board of Governors shall have the responsibility and all necessary authority to manage the affairs of the Association.
    SECTION 3. The books and records of the Association shall be kept by the Secretary-Treasurer or the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer at an appropriate location in California approved by the Board of Governors.
    SECTION 4. There shall be an Executive Com­mittee of the Board of Governors, composed of the President, the First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, the Treasurer and the Secretary, to have all the powers of the Board of Governors when not in session. If any of these officers is unable to serve as a member of the Committee for any reason, the President shall appoint another member of the Board of Governors to serve in his stead.
    SECTION 5. Past Presidents of the Association shall be invited to attend meetings of the Board of Governors as advisors, and without voting privilege.
    SECTION 6. The President for the ensuing fiscal year shall be nominated and elected at the last meeting of the Board of Governors each fiscal year and introduced to the members and take office upon conclusion of the Annual Meeting. All other officers shall be elected by the Board of Governors at the Organization meeting following the Annual Meeting of the Association.
    SECTION 7. All officers and members of committees shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected or appointed.


    SECTION 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Governors, and report any matter which, in his judgment, may be important or of benefit to the Association. He shall be ex-officio a member of all committees and shall have power to fill all vacancies by appointment.
    SECTION 2. The First Vice-President shall, in the event of absence, death or physical disability of the President, act in his stead in all matters; and, in case of absence, death or physical disability of both the President and Vice-President, the Second Vice-President shall act in their stead.
    SECTION 3. The Treasurer, or the Assistant Treasurer under his direction, shall have charge of the funds of the Association and deposit them at such bank as the Board of Governors shall direct. The Treasurer shall send out all bills for dues, shall collect any fees for participating in tournaments, shall be responsible for payment of all bills when duly approved, and shall present a statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Association at each Annual Meeting. The Treasurer shall work with the Tournament Committee on tournament costs and charges.
    SECTION 4. The Secretary or the Assistant Secretary under his direction, shall attend to the correspondence of the Association and keep the minutes of the meetings, and shall furnish the names of applicants for membership to the Chair­man of the Membership Committee. The Secretary shall send out all circulars regarding the tourna­ments, Annual Dinner of the Association, and Annual Meeting of the Association.


    SECTION 1. The Annual Meeting and Dinner for the transaction of business and the election of members of the Board of Governors shall be held on an evening of one of the days of the Annual Tournament, such day to be designated in advance by the President.
    SECTION 2. Members of the Association present at an annual or special meeting of the Association shall constitute a quorum.
    SECTION 3. The order of business at the Annual Meeting shall be:

    1. Reading of the Minutes.
    2. Report of the President.
    3. Report of the Treasurer.
    4. Reports of Committees.
    5. Unfinished Business.
    6. New Business.
    7. Election of Board of Governors.
    8. Introduction of New President

    SECTION 4. A special meeting of the Associa­tion may be called by the President at any time, and shall be called by the Secretary upon written request of ten members. The purpose of the meet­ing shall be stated in the call.
    SECTION 5. The Board of Governors shall hold its Organizational Meeting immediately upon the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the Associ­ation, for the election of officers and such other business as may come before it. A special meeting of the Board may be called at any time upon the call of the President or any two officers of the As­sociation. A majority of the Board of Governors shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.


    SECTION 1. Any man who reached the age of fifty-five and is a member in good standing of any regular golf club belonging to the Northern California Golf Association or the Southern California Golf Association is eligible for membership. He must be proposed in writing by a member and his proposer must write a letter to the Secretary of the Association stating the qualifications of the Applicant for membership in the Association.

    An application form, prepared by the Membership Committee, must also be completed and signed by the Applicant. Applicants must have reached the age of fifty years on the date of application is made or delivered to the Secretary. Applicants may be delivered electronically. Applicants shall not be more than seventy-five years of age and have an index of 18.0 or less on the date the application is mailed or delivered to the Secretary, unless this requirement is waived by a vote of two-thirds of the Board of Governors. If after elects a member ceases to continue as a member of the same golf club, he may continue as member of the Association so long as he stills belongs to a golf club which certify his handicap.

    SECTION 2. Any member shall be expelled from the Association who has failed to participate in the Annual Tournaments for two consecutive years and has failed to submit a written explana­tion for his non-participation. Said expulsion shall be automatic and shall be without the need for further action or hearing by the Board of Governors. Any member may be expelled by the Board of Governors for charges against him other than as above defined after notice to the member of the charges and due opportunity to be heard given him.
    SECTION 3. The classes of membership in the Association shall be as follows:
    (a) REGULAR membership shall be limited to three hundred. The number of Regular Mem­bers from both Northern and Southern California shall be not more than one hundred fifty and it will be the duty of the Membership Committee to seek to maintain an equal division when select­ing applicants.
    (b) NON-PLAYING members shall be Regular Members who have failed to participate in Annual Tournaments for two consecutive years but have paid dues and have indicated in writing to the Board of Governors that they desire to maintain their membership in this Association.

    Non-Playing Members shall have all the privileges of Regular Members except that of participation in Association events.
    Non-Playing members may apply for reinstatement and upon approval of their appli­cation by the Board of Governors shall be placed at the head of the waiting list in their respective Northern and Southern areas to be utilized first for their reinstatement to Regular Member status.
    (c) HONORARY MEMBERS: The President of the United States or any other distinguished senior may, by vote of the Board of Governors, be elected an Honorary Member of the Association.

    An Honorary Member may be exempt from initiation fee and dues.
    (d) HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS: All Past Presidents shall be Honorary Life Members and shall be exempt from payment of dues.


    SECTION 1. There shall be a Membership Committee which shall consist of the President and two members. No applicant shall be recom­mended for membership except on an affirmative vote of the Committee, or a majority thereof.

    SECTION 3. A meeting of the Membership Committee may be held at any time upon the call of the Chairman of the Committee, and the vote of any absent member upon an application for membership may be made and taken by mail, e-mail, or telephone.


    In considering the applications received and recommending applicants for membership, the Committee may take into consideration such factors as age, club representation, interest, experi­ence and ability as a golfer, and outstanding con­tributions to the game of golf, including services as a committee member, director or officer of a golf Club or a golf Association.
    SECTION 2. The Committee shall recommend to the Board of Governors each year a sufficient number of applicants to maintain the total of Regular Members at not more than three hundred.

    SECTION 1. The amount of the initiation fee and annual dues shall be set from time to time by the Board of Governors. The initiation fee shall be billed when a name is removed from the waiting list and is payable immediately.
    SECTION 2. Any member whose annual dues shall remain unpaid sixty days after billing shall be notified and if dues are not paid within fifteen days after mailing such notice, the delinquent shall cease to be a member of the Association and his name shall be dropped from the roll. Anyone may be reinstated as a member only upon election in due form and the payment of the initiation fee and the amount of the annual dues.


    SECTION 1. There shall be a Tournament Committee which shall consist of three or more members. In addition, the Treasurer shall serve as an ad hoc member of the Tournament Committee. The Tournament Committee shall have full authority to plan all tournaments and functions conducted by the Association and shall present a budget for approval by the Board of Governors covering the entry fee to be charged and for the amount required for purchase of prizes and any other expenses to be incurred. The Committee shall establish dates for tournaments as far in advance as possible, arrange for courses where the tournaments are to be played, and negotiate green fees and other charges. The Committee shall establish rules of play for tournaments and shall be the final arbiter in all complaints, appeals or questions involving handicaps or rules which may arise. Their decision will be final.


    SECTION 1. The President shall appoint com­mittee members and chairmen of committees. Each committee shall consist of three or more members. There shall be representation from the North and the South on each committee.