Constitution and By-Laws
Honourable Albatross Golf Club Constitution and By-Laws
Article I – Name and Motto
The name of this Club shall be the Honourable Albatrossthis Club shall be, “Excellence Always”.
Article II – Purpose
First: To acknowledge the scoring of an albatross during tournament or casual play and to
preserve the history of each.
Second: To promote and foster among the members a closer bond for their joint and mutual benefit,
and to promote and conserve the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its
ancient and honourable traditions.
Third: To promote an authoritative body to govern and conduct the Club competitions, activities and
Fourth: To encourage conformance to the USGA and R&A Rules of Golf by creating a representative
Fifth: To teach, encourage and acknowledge the achieving of excellence through the Club goal setting
and mentoring program, “An Excellent Way”.
Article III – Membership
Section 1. Membership shall be available to all men and women who score an albatross during
tournament or casual play worldwide. There shall be at least 10 members with no maximum of
Section 2. Membership fee to join the Club is currently set at $25. Membership dues in the Club are
currently set at $25 per year. The yearly fee is currently waived.
Section 3. Members of the Club will receive a serialized Club Membership Certificate.
Section 4. Memberships in the Club are individual and non-transferable.
Section 5. Membership confers no voice in the operation of any golf courses, clubhouses nor any
facilities of the course.
Section 6. Membership in the Club confers no special privileges in connection with any golf course.
Section 7. Membership confers special privileges in connection with the Club tournaments, activities
Section 8. Memberships in the Club are for life unless the member wants to withdraw.
Section 9. The Board of Directors may confer Honourary Club membership upon those whom they feel
have contributed to the advancement of the Club or golf and or achieving excellence. The unanimous
affirmative vote of the Board shall be required to approve such action.
Section 10. Each candidate for membership shall be proposed and seconded by two active members in
good standing. The Board of Directors shall act upon proposal by vote and two negative votes shall
disqualify any candidate.
Section 11. In the event that any member of the Club shall commit any act which reflects discredit or
disrepute thereon or shall refuse or neglect to comply with the rules and regulations adopted by the
Board of Directors or duly appointed officers, such member shall be subject to suspension or expulsion
after ten days written notice and the right to be heard, by vote of two-thirds of the Board of Directors at
any regular meeting or special meeting called for such purpose.
Section 12. The annual meeting of the Honourable Albatross Golf Club shall be held on a golf course to
be named at a later date. The Board of Directors shall provide for the holding of such meetings as may
be deemed necessary or desirable and they shall call special meetings upon written petition signed by
not less than ten percent of the membership.
Section 13. A legal quorum at any meeting shall be 51 percent of the Club Members present in person
or by proxy. Each active Club Member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote.
Article IV – Board of Directors
Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of five members in good standing of the Honourable
Albatross Golf Club and they shall exercise all powers of management of the club not specifically
excepted by the By-Laws.
Section 2. The Board of Directors shall meet at such times and places as they may select and a majority
of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.
Section 3. In case of any vacancy through death, resignation, disqualification or other cause, the
remaining directors, even though less than a quorum, may elect a successor by majority vote to hold
office for the director whose place shall be vacant, and until the election of their successor.
Article V – Officers and Committees
Section 1. Within ten days after the annual meeting, the Board of Directors shall meet and elect the
Section 2. The officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and their
Duties shall be such as their titles indicate or such as may be assigned to them respectively from time-to-time.
Section 3. The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all committees.
Chairman and members of all committees shall be appointed by the Club President, and the Club
President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Section 4. Except as modified by the Board of Directors, all appointed committees shall function as
recommended in the USGA Golf Committee Manual. The following committees shall be appointed each
year, with such other committees as the Club President may deem necessary or advisable:
Tournament Committee – to arrange and schedule with the management, of a golf course to be named
at a later date, as necessary, and conduct all intra-club and inter-club competitions. No Club hosted or
sponsored tournament will be competed or conducted on Sunday.
Handicap Committee – composed primarily of members with the responsibility to establish a fair and
proper system of handicaps in accordance with the procedures set forth in the USGA Handicap System
Membership Committee – to investigate and act upon all applications for membership and to
recommend appropriate action to the Board of Directors.
Social Committee – to encourage and arrange social entertainment features and events for special
Article VI – Amendments to By-Laws
Section 1. The Board of Directors shall have all power to repeal or amend any of these By-Laws provided
that such action shall not be effective until approved by a majority vote of the members of the
Honourable Albatross Golf Club at a meeting held in accordance with the provisions contained herein.
Section 2. The Board of Directors shall not have power to repeal the Committee By-Law governing Club
hosted or sponsored tournaments being competed or conducted on Sunday.