ARTICLE 1- ESTABLISHMENT
SECTION 1. NAME
The name of the league shall be SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MILITARY GOLF LEAGUE.
SECTION 2. EXISTENCE
The league shall remain in existence until such time as three fourths of the member teams vote to disband it. No member team shall have any right, title or interest in any assets of the League unless the same is disbanded, in which event, only member teams in good standing at the time the League is disbanded may participate pro-rata in the existing assets.
ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES
This League is formed and exists for the purpose of:
- The basic premise for organizing the Souther California Military Golf League is to encourage the exchange of camaraderie and competition among the League Clubs.
- To support and advance a closer relationship among the League members.
- To promote the spirit of competition through good sportsmanship and the enjoyment in the game of golf.
- Promote team matches among members Clubs.
ARTICLE III – OPERATIONS
The League intends to carry on its golf operations at the Golf Courses of each league member. The League is an independent agency of its constitument members and has no connection, either real or implied, with the administration of any Golf Courses used to play.
ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
- Men who are members of one or more men’s club/association at the below golf courses and have a current USGA Certified handicap due to their membership in that club/association:
- ADMIRAL BAKER GOLF COURSE. SAN DIEGO
- NAVY GOLF COURSE, SEAL BEACH
- MIRAMAR MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE, MCAS MIRAMAR
- MARINE MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE, CAMP PENDLETON
- SEA N AIR GOLF COURSE, SAN DIEGO
- Women who are members of a golf club/association (Men’s or Women’s) at one of the SCMGL member courses listed in para 1.a. and who have a current USGA certified handicap due to their membership in that club/association.
The League may accept new member golf course by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.
It is the responsibility of all members clubs/associations and their elected officers to ensure that all participants in League competitive matches are certified members of their respective clubs/associations and a current USGA certified handicap due to their membership in the club/association affiliated with the member course. A multi-club member may only participate on one team.
SECTION 2. RESIGNATION
Any member Club may resign by giving notice in writing to the League Secretary, and paying all dues and other obligations accruing to the date of resignation.
ARTICLE V – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. COMPOSITION
The Southern California Military Golf League Board of Directors shall consist of the Executive Board and Team Captains from each member Club. The Executive Board shall consist of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. Executive Board members do not have to be one of the SCMGL Team Captains. Each Team is limited to two (2) Captains, however, each team has only one (1) vote on matters brought before the Board of Directors. Executive Board members who are not team Captains have one vote. In the event of a tie the Chairman shall cast the tie-breaking vote.
SECTION 2. ELECTION
The Officers of the League shall be elected by the Board of Directors at the first quarterly meeting, each year, from the members and shall hold office for a period of one (1) year. Any vacancies in the Ofiices that occur between the annual election meeting shall be filled by the Board of Directors from its own members. Officers so elected shall only hold this office until the first quarterly meeting of the next year.
The election/reelection of League Officers shall be the first order of New Business to be conducted at the first quarterly meeting each year. For each League Office, the Chairman shall ask for new candidates or a vote from the Board of Directors to reelect the incumbent to that office. If there is only one candidate for any office, the Secretary will list each candidate with most votes shall be elected to that office. If the “show of hands” vote results in a tie, the Chairman will ask each of the candidates if one will concede the office to the other candidate. If, after this question, a tie for the office remains, the Chairman shall cast the tie-breaking vote.
Any new candidate(s) for League Officers should advise the Secretary of his (their) intent to run for office thirty days in advance of the first quarterly meeting so that the list of candidates may be included in the pre-meeting agenda provided by the Secretary.
SECTION 3. POWERS AND DUTIES
a. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution and to such actions as may be taken from time to time by the Board of Directors at a Regular or Special meeting, the Board of Directors shall have entire control and management of the affairs, property and policies of the League. The Board of Directors may amend this Constitution by a majority vote of Board members.
b. The Board of Directors shall appoint a Tournament Director for the Annual League Tournament, normally from the host Club, at the time the Directors select the site and date for the event.
SECTION 4. LIABILITY
a. No indebtedness or liability shall be incurred by the Board of Directors in any year that exceeds the amount of available funds on hand. No liability shall be incurred by any member of the League, or member of a committee of the League, unless the same shall be authorized by the Board of Directors.
b. An annual audit of financial transactions conducted in the name of the League will be performed each year by three (3) members, other than elected officers. This audit will reflect all business transacted during the period 1 January through 31 December. This audit when complete and approved by the Board of Directors will be filled with the Secretary and kept in the permanent records.
ARTICLE VI – LEAGUE MEETING
SECTION 1. REGULAR MEETINGS
Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at the discretion of the Chairman but one (1) regular meeting shall be held in the first quarter of the calendar year on a date and placed specified by the Chairman.
SECTION 2. SPECIAL MEETINGS
The Chairman, the Vice Chairman acting for the Chairman or three (3) members of the Board of Directors call for a Special Meeting of the Board.
SECTION 3. NOTICE OF MEETINGS
The Secretary will notify all Board members of any Special meeting. Notice must be provided at least two (2) weeks in advance of any Special Meeting and include the time, date and place of the meeting.
SECTION 4. QUORUM
A quorum shall consist of at least one (1) voting member in attendance at the Board Meeting from the majority of League Teams. With six (6) teams currently in the league, four (4) must be represented by a voting member to constitute a quorum. If for any reason neither of a League Club’s two (2) Board of Directors members can attend a League meeting, that Club may send an ad hoc representative identified to the League Secretary prior to the meeting.
ARTICLE VII – OFFICERS
SECTION 1. Powers and Duties
a. Chairman: The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the League’s Board of Directors. He is to perform all duties of the office and shall advise such action as may be deemed by him likely to increase the effectiveness of the League.
b. Vice Chairman: In the absence or inability of the Chairman to act, the Vice Chairman shall assume the duties of the Chairman. In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors shall elect from its own members a Chairman Pro-tem.
c. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the records of all meetings of the League and of the Board of Directors. He shall serve notice of all meetings. He is responsible for and custodian of all correspondence, files, records and papers of the League except those pertaining to the office of the Treasurer. He shall present at each meeting of the Board a full report of all matters relating to the affairs of the League, including a summary of all actions taken since the last Board meeting. In consultation with Board members he shall coordinate, prepare and publish the annual schedule of competitive matches of the League. He shall prepare and send to all members on a monthly basis the results of League competitive matches.
d. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall keep full and accurate accounts of all money received, shall deposit the same in the name and to the credit of the League in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. He shall have the authority to receive and give receipt for all monies due and payable to the League from any source whatsoever, and endorse on behalf of the League all checks, drafts, notes and orders and give full discharge for same. He shall present at each meeting of the Board a report of the financial state of the League. He will annually insure that the provisions of Article V, Section 4.b. are complied with on an annual basis.
e. Secretary and Treasurer: The office of the Secretary and Treasurer may but need not be held by the same person. This is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VIII – RULES OF PLAY
SECTION 1. FORMAT
Members clubs shall field a team consisting of at least 14 players and no more than 20 competing players. A team captain who cannot gather at least 14 players will inform the opposing captain (by Phone, if possible) no later than 1200 the day before the match announcing that he will forfeit the match.