Membership

2017 CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP; ACCESS TO THE COURSE; SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES.

CATEGORIES

ORDINARY MEMBERS

Ordinary Members are those who have paid a full subscription as decided at the Annual General Meeting. The number of Ordinary Members will not exceed 600. Ordinary Members will have reached the age of 28 years before 1st November in the financial year in which the subscription becomes payable.

SENIOR MEMBERS

Senior membership is open, on application in writing to the Secretary, to Ordinary Members who are (a)  aged at least 65 years before the 1st November of the year in which the subscription becomes payable and (b) have completed a period of at least 25 consecutive years as a full Ordinary Member. Senior Members will have the rights and privileges of an Ordinary Member and be subject to all the obligations of an Ordinary Member.

YOUNG PERSON MEMBERS

Young Person membership is open, on application in writing to the Secretary to persons between the ages of 19 and 27 years of age (inclusive) before the 1st of November of the financial year in which the appropriate age group subscription becomes payable.

JUNIOR MEMBERS

Junior Membership is open, on application in writing to the Secretary, to persons between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age, inclusive, before the 1st November of the financial year in which the subscription becomes payable. A Junior Member is debarred from taking part in the management of the Club and will be subject to the restrictions on play and use of the Clubhouse facilities as determined by the Committee.

STUDENT MEMBERS

University students who are in Stirling only during the academic year can play from 1 Sept until 31st May (9 months) with certain restrictions on playing times (see below).

LIFE MEMBERS

Life membership was available to members who were over the age of 65 and had completed 30 years continuous service as an Ordinary Member prior to the 1st of November 2013. Existing Life Members will transfer to Senior Membership on 1st November 2018 and will be required to pay the appropriate subscription as approved by the membership; this may include an increase in excess of the 2.5% annual increase to graduate cost towards the subscription paid by Senior Members.

Life Members have the option to transfer to Clubhouse Membership and will not be liable for any subscription when this transfer has been completed. Any Member who transfers to Clubhouse will not have the opportunity to return to either Senior or Life Membership.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Persons who have rendered valuable or great service to the Club, and for any other reason which may be considered worthy, may by a two thirds majority vote of voting Members present at a General Meeting of the Club be admitted as an Honorary Member and as such will have the rights and privileges of Ordinary Members and will be subject to all obligations of Ordinary Members but that they will pay no Entry Fee or Subscription.

FIVE DAY MEMBERS

Five day membership is open to all and will be subject to such restrictions on play as shall be determined by the Committee. The number of 5 day Members will not exceed 100. A 5 day Member will have the right to attend and vote at General Meetings of the Club. A 5 day Member who chooses to remain on the waiting list for Ordinary Membership must accept Ordinary Membership when it is offered.

COUNTRY MEMBERS

Country Membership is open to persons whose residence for more than 9 months in any membership year is outwith a radius of 100 miles from the Clubhouse. A Country Member is debarred from taking part in the management of the Club and will subject to such restrictions on play as shall be determined by the Committee. Country Members who were previously full Ordinary Members and who wish to resume Ordinary Membership will be placed at the top of the waiting list.

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

International Membership is open to persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom. An international Member is debarred from taking part in the management of the Club and will be subject to such restrictions on play as will be determined by the Committee.

CLUBHOUSE MEMBERS

Clubhouse Membership is open to persons who wish to make use of the Clubhouse facilities. Such members may play golf on payment of the normal green fee charges or as a guest of a member. A Clubhouse member is debarred from taking part in the management of the Club. Senior Members may at any time apply to transfer to Clubhouse Membership on written application to the Secretary and on such application being granted, shall not be liable for any subscription or any other charge of any kind.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The Committee may admit Enterprises as Corporate Members at such fees, on such terms and conditions, and in such numbers as the Committee shall specify. Corporate Members shall have no vote in the management of the Club. Membership will not be renewable automatically, and Corporate Members will be required to re-apply.

ACCESS TO THE COURSE AND RESTRICTIONS ON PLAY

These matters are determine by the Committee. In general:

5 DAY MEMBERS

5 Day Members can play golf between Monday and Friday, but not during times reserved for alternate day competitions on a Friday. They are eligible to play in Wednesday Medals and Open competitions, and they may qualify for the Wednesday Medal Finals. 5 Day Members may access the Clubhouse at any time, however they are not permitted the use of the car park prior to 3 pm on a Saturday.

COUNTRY & INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

Country or International Members may play at most times, but cannot enter any Club competitions other than Opens. If authorised by the Match & Handicap Committee, they may play in competitions for Handicap purposes only.

JUNIOR & YOUNG PERSON MEMBERS

Junior Members have normal playing rights, except as follows:

WEEKDAYS – After 5pm must be accompanied by an Ordinary Member

SATURDAYS:

April to September –Not before 6pm

October to March – Not before 2pm

SUNDAYS:

 After 11am, if accompanied by an Ordinary Member

After 2pm, if unaccompanied

Junior Members, who are authorised by the Committee, can enjoy the playing privileges of Ordinary Members. However they may only reserve their own start time, and at least one of the players in the group should be an Ordinary or other adult Member.

Only Juniors under the age of 18, as at 1st November, may play in Junior competitions or Championships.

Young People between the age of 19 and 27 are able to play in Ordinary Member competitions, but on reaching the age of 28, as at 1st November, a Young Person Member will be transferred to Ordinary Membership.  

 

STUDENT MEMBERS

Student Members have the right to play except for the following times:

WEEKDAYS:

Cannot commence play after 5pm

SATURDAYS:

 April to September – cannot commence play before 6pm

October to March – Not before 2pm

SUNDAYS:

Play cannot commence before Noon

 

CLUBHOUSE MEMBERS

Clubhouse Members can access the clubhouse at any time, but are not permitted the use of the car park prior to 3pm on a Saturday. They can introduce guests to the clubhouse, and may play golf only on payment of the normal green fee or as a guest of a playing Member.

 

PRIVILEGE TICKETS

Members using their privilege tickets for guests must:

a) Enter the names of their guests in the visitor’s book in the Professional’s Shop

b) Play alongside their guests (in the same group)

c) Visiting guests can only receive the use of privilege tickets a maximum of 6 times in any one year (April – March), no matter which member accompanies them.

Members may not use their Privilege Tickets when participating in Visiting Parties or in golf outings organised by or on behalf of external companies or societies.

2016 SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES

Category

Subscription

Entry Fee

Honorary Members

 0

 0

Ordinary Members

 753

 650

Life Members

 435

 

Seniors 65-74

 565

 

Seniors 75+  

 497

 

5 Day Members

 539

 460

Junior Members 

 103

 

Country Members

 242

 

International Members

 252

 

Clubhouse Members

 63

 

Clubhouse Life/Senior

 0

 

Student

 190

 

Subscriptions for Young Person Members are based on a system of discount as set out in the Constitution.

19

70%

 

 

20

60%

 

 

21

50%

 

 

22

40%

 

 

23

35%

 

 

24

30%

 

 

25

25%

 

 

26

20%

 

 

27

10%

 

 

28

Ordinary

 

 

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