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The Dorset Golf Captains Constitution (Rules)


The name shall be ' The Dorset Golf Captains'


Membership is open to all Captains, past & present, of the Dorset Golf Union and of golf clubs affiliated to the Dorset Golf Union


The subscription for Life Membership shall be 30, which shall be payable at the time of application.
The subscription will include the provision of a Dorset Captains' tie.
The Committee shall review the rate of subscription from time to time


The affairs of Dorset Golf Captains shall be conducted by a Committee comprising:
President, Vice President, Captain, Vice Captain, Immediate Past Captain, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer,
Hon Clothing Organiser, Hon Fixtures Secretary and Hon Webmaster.

All members shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting with the President and Vice President serving two years.
The Committee shall be empowered to co-opt additional members to the Committee as may be appropriate.
The President shall normally chair the Committee,where the quorum shall be three.

A General Meeting shall be held annually, at which twenty shall be a quorum, and the president shall be in the chair.
The Committee may at any time convene a Special General Meeting.
Twelve members may also call a Special General Meeting, subject to due notice being given.

No proposition shall be entertained at a General Meeting or Special General Meeting
unless the terms thereof have been intimated in writing to the Hon Secretary at
least 21 days prior to the General Meeting and the Hon Secretary has given 14 days notice to all members.

Club Representatives:

A member from each Club will be nominated to become local contact and act as follows:
- to ensure that past and present Captains of their Club are aware of Dorset Golf Captains and its purpose
- to keep the Hon Secretary upto date on relevant information on their past Captains
- as required to assist the Hon Secretary in the distribution of information to the members in their Club
- as required to assist the Hon Secretary and Committee in organising events at their Club
- to promote participation in the Colin Chataway Trophy by their Club through contact with the Clubs Junior Organiser

Matches & Events:

Matches, events or meetings to be played in the name of The Dorset Golf Captains shall be arranged only with the approval of the Committee.


The Committee will not allot handicaps. When playing in matches, events or meetings, current club handicap must be used.

Alteration of Rules:

No proposition involving any alteration in the Rules or Constitution of The Dorset Golf Captains shall be adopted unless it obtains the concurrence of two thirds of the members present at a General Meeting.

3 December 2020 (updated by 2020 AGM)