Club Rules

RULES AGREED AT THE 2018 LGC AGM

 

NAME OF THE CLUB

1. The Club shall be called Lloyd’s Golf Club.

MEMBERS

2. A candidate for election to the Club must have the following qualifications:

(i) A candidate must be with a firm of Lloyd’s Underwriting Agents or Lloyd’s Brokers and must be, or must have been, actively engaged in the Lloyd’s Market for not less than two years at the time of his or her application for membership. (ii) A candidate must be over 21 years of age at the time of his or her application for membership. (iii) A candidate must be a Member of and have a handicap not exceeding 18 at a recognised United Kingdom Golf Club.

ELECTION

3. All Members shall be elected by ballot by the Committee, one black ball in five to exclude.

4. Candidates for election must be proposed by one Member, seconded by another Member and endorsed by an Officer or Committee Member of the Club. Additionally, support from six Members will be required.

Officers or Members of the Committee may not propose or second a Candidate. A Member cannot support an application until he or she has been a Member of the Club for two years.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

5. The entrance fee and subscription shall be as determined by the Committee from timeto-time.

6. Notice of resignation shall be sent to the Hon. Secretary on or before 31st December in each year.

MEETINGS

7. An annual general meeting shall be held in December each year for election of Officers and Committee and for general business.

8. A Special General Meeting shall be called by the Committee on receipt of a requisition signed by ten Members.

9. The Committee shall consist of the Officers, Vice Presidents and eight Members with power to add to their number, three to form a quorum.

Members of the Committee will be appointed from time-to-time to fulfil specific roles such as Dinner Secretary; Spring Meeting Secretary; Summer Meeting Secretary; Autumn Meeting Secretary and Fixtures Secretary.

Two Members of the Committee shall retire annually in rotation and shall be eligible for re-election.

10. Vice-Presidents may be elected by the unanimous vote of the Committee.

11. The Officers of the Club are the President, the Captain, the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer and they shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall be eligible for re-election.

12. The affairs and competitions of the Club shall be managed by the Committee, who shall have full powers.

EXPULSION

13. The Committee shall on receipt of a requisition signed by ten Members, enquire into the conduct of any Member, due notice having been given to him or her, and may, if they think fit, suspend him or her, call upon him or her to resign, or expel him or her.

COMPETITIONS

14. Competitions shall be held at such time and under such conditions as the Committee shall from time to time determine.

15. No Member may compete in any competition until all monies due to the Club have been paid.

16. All competitions shall be played under the Rules of the Links on which they are played.

ALTERATION OF RULES

17. No rule of the Club shall be repealed or altered, and no new rule made, except at an Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting, of which seven days’ notice shall have been given to the Members, with particulars of such alteration or addition.

MATCHES

18. Any Member may arrange a match against another Club or Society, but must first obtain permission from the Honorary Secretary.

CLUB COLOURS

19. All Members when playing for the Club in any match are requested to wear the Club tie.

INDEMNITY AND EXONERATION

20. a) Without prejudice to any claim or liability that there might be against or on the part of any Member in respect of unpaid subscriptions or other sums owing to the Club, or expenses incurred for that Member’s account (or for the account of that Member and other Members) by the Club or any of its Officers or any member of the Committee on behalf of the Club, every Officer and member of the Committee shall be entitled to be indemnified out of the assets of the Club from time to time in respect of any loss, cost, expense, proceeding or liability of whatsoever nature that may be incurred or suffered by or brought or alleged against him arising out of or in relation to his office and/or his membership of or any act or omission of the Committee in each case in the absence of wilful default, gross negligence amounting to recklessness or bad faith on his part However, nothing in this Rule shall have the effect of diminishing the rights of members in relation to negligence which causes or contributes to death or injury or gives rise to other consequences where rights of redress cannot by law be excluded or varied.”

b) No Member of the Club shall have or make any claim or bring any proceeding whatsoever against any Officer or any member of the Committee arising out of or in relation to his office and/or his membership of or any act or omission of the Committee, in each case in the absence of wilful default, gross negligence amounting to recklessness or bad faith on his part However, nothing in this Rule shall have the effect of diminishing the rights of members in relation to negligence which causes or contributes to death or injury or gives rise to other consequences where rights of redress cannot by law be excluded or varied.”