Constitution and Bylaws

Article I – NAME

The name of this golf club shall be the Callippe Golf Club.

Article II – PURPOSE

FIRST:  To stimulate interest in golf at the Callippe Preserve Golf Course by bringing together a group of golfers desirous of forming a golfing organization.

SECOND:  To promote and foster among the members a closer bond and fraternity 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 honorable traditions.

THIRD:  To encourage conformance to the USGA Rules of Golf by creating a representative authority.

FOURTH:  To maintain a uniform system of handicapping as set forth in the NCGA/USGA Handicap System and issue NCGA/USGA Handicap Indexes to the members.

FIFTH:  To provide an authoritative body to govern and conduct club competitions at various courses.


Section 1.  Membership shall be available to all individuals.  There shall be a minimum of twenty members in the club.

Section 2.  Memberships in the club are individual and are non-transferable.  Dues include membership in the Northern California Golf Association.  The NCGA provides $1 toward a subscription to the quarterly magazine (NCGA Golf), monthly computerized handicap updates, NCGA tournament eligibility and any other special membership services available.  All members of this club must register for NCGA membership.

Section 3.  Only golfers with a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with fellow members and who can personally return scores for posting may be members and receive NCGA/USGA Handicap Indexes from the club.

Section 4.  Memberships in the club are for a calendar year only, with all memberships expiring on December 31.

Section 5.  The fiscal year for the club will be January 1 – December 31.

Section 6.  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 the duly appointed officers, such member shall be subject to suspension or expulsion after ten days written notice and the right to be heard, by a vote of two-thirds of the Board of Directors at any regular meeting called for such purpose.

Section 7.  The annual meeting of the Callippe Golf Club shall be held in the month of November, on a date to be determined by the Board.  The Board of Directors shall provide for the holding of such and other general meetings as may be deemed necessary and give at least 30 days notice to the membership.”

Section 8.  A legal quorum at any general meeting shall be ten percent of active members in good standing present in person.  Each active member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote.

Section 9.  The Board of Directors shall establish all membership fees and dues from time to time, in such amounts they deem to be adequate to operate and maintain the club.  All monies collected shall accrue to the benefit of the membership.

Section 10.  A Special Meeting shall be called by request of at least 10% of the membership, providing that at least a 30-day notice is given to the entire membership of the date of the Special Meeting.


Section 1.  The Board of Directors shall consist of seven members in good standing of the Callippe Golf Club and they shall exercise all powers of management of the club not specifically excepted by these By-Laws.

Section 2.  Voting shall be by written ballot (except when only one candidate is available) and those names receiving the greatest number of votes cast shall be declared to be elected.

Section 3.  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 4.  The elected Board of Directors term shall be for one year.

Section 5.  In the case of any vacancy through death, resignation, disqualification or other cause, the remaining directors, even if less than a quorum, may appoint a successor by majority vote to hold office for the unexpired term of the director whose place shall be vacant, until the election of a successor.


Section 1.  The officers shall be Board members, and shall consist of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, and their duties shall be such as their titles would indicate, or such as may be assigned to them respectively from time to time.  Additional Board positions shall include a Handicap Chairperson, a Tournament Director, and a Social / Communications Director.

Section 2.  The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all committees.  The Board shall appoint chairperson and members of all committees, and the president shall by an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.

Section 3.  Except as modified by the Board of Directors, all appointed committees shall function as recommended in the USGA Golf Committee manual.  The following committees may be appointed each year, with such other committees, as the Board may deem necessary or advisable:

Tournament Committee to arrange and schedule with the management of any golf course as necessary, and conduct all intra-club and inter-club competitions including NCGA qualifying events.

Handicap Committee composed primarily of members with the responsibility to establish a fair and proper system of handicaps in accordance with procedures set forth in the NCGA/USGA Handicap System Manual.

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 occasions.


Section 1.  The Board of Directors shall have the power to repeal or amend any of these Bylaws, provided that such action shall not be effective until approved by a majority of the members in attendance (so long as there is a quorum) of the Callippe Golf Club at a meeting held in accordance with the provisions contained herein.