Policies

POLICIES

All previous policies and amendments are hereby void effective November 7, 2019, except for the following policies that will remain in effect until such time as they are amended or rescinded by the Board.

  1. 45 Grandfathering – A Member will be grandfathered into the current season’s 45 if he meets any of the following criteria:
    1. Participated in 4 of the prior 5 45’s
    2. Was the prior season’s 45 winner
    3. Is the Chairman of the 45 Committee
    4. Is the current Men’s Club President
  2. Hole-In-One – A Member in good standing is eligible for a $100 award and a plaque if he meets all of the following criteria:
    1. Scores a hole-in-one on either the Championship or Challenge Course at PVCC
    2. First shot only – no mulligans, breakfast balls or third shot in case the tee shot was lost or out-of-bounds
    3. Must be witnessed by another player
      1. If the other player is not a Men’s Club member only the plaque will be awarded
    4. Must complete and submit the Hole-In-One form (available in the Pro Shop)
    5. Must immediately complete and turn into the Pro Shop a legible, signed scorecard immediately after completion of the round
    6. Must post the round in the GHIN system
    7. In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Board is final.
  3. Handicap Committee
    1. Silver Tees
      1. A member shall be approved to play from the Silver Tees in Men’s Club events on the Championship Course if either:
        1. The member’s age + handicap from the White Tees on the Championship Course is equal to or greater than 90, or
        2. There is a medical or physical condition that limits the ability of the member to swing a golf club.
    2. It is the responsibility of the Handicap Committee to consider each request on a timely basis without bias and determine the validity of that request.
    3. The Handicap Committee is expressly granted the authority to reassess the member’s status at any time.
    4. The member may decide on an event-by-event basis whether he wants to play from the Silver Tees or the White Tees
  4. Score Posting Requirement
    1. All scores must be posted to GHIN by midnight on the day of the round.
  5. Penalty Issuing Procedures
    1. If the Handicap Committee determines there are irregularities in a member’s scores as posted to GHIN the following progressive disciplinary procedure will be followed:
      1. 1st time not posting, an e-mail is sent to the member requiring him to post the score within 72 hours.
      2. 2nd time not posting, a last warning is issued to the member.
      3. 3rd time not posting, the member will be summoned to meet with the Handicap Committee to discuss any reasons for not posting.  Based on the results of that meeting, the Handicap Committee may impose a penalty score equal to the lowest or highest score of that member’s last 20 scores.  The member may appeal such a decision to the full Men’s Club Board.
  6. MailChimp
    1. The intent of the MailChimp program is to provide a means to disseminate information relevant to membership in the Men’s Club. Such items include (authorized senders indicated in parentheses):
      1. Men’s Club events (Tournament Chairman or his designee)
      2. Deaths of members and their spouses/significant others (President)
      3. Other PVCC golf events (Secretary or Membership Chairman)
        1. Twilight
        2. Super Bowl
        3. Masters’
  7. Ineligibility for Men’s Club Events
    1. The 5-year ineligibility rule (see Section 3.2 of the By-Laws) will apply to all non-members who might otherwise be permitted to participate in a Men’s Club golf tournament.
  8. Honorary Member Activities
    1. An Honorary Member must be a former Men’s Club Member in good standing who has permanently “retired” from golf.  He must submit his request for Honorary Member status to the Membership Chairman by letter or email.  No dues will be collected from Honorary Members, but the Honorary Members and their spouses are invited to attend after-golf functions (and participate in raffles (if any) if they pay the cost of those meals.
    2. The Board reserves the right to rescind Honorary Membership status for due cause at any time.