A Special General Meeting of the Central Council will be held to consider the Connacht Provincial Council’s findings following its investigation into irregularities at Boyle Golf Club in the administration of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System (formerly known as the CONGU Standard Scratch Score and Handicapping Scheme) in the awarding of handicaps to newly elected members of the Club in the year 2004.
In accordance with the Union Constitution, Boyle Golf Club has been suspended for a minimum period of one month, which commenced on Tuesday, 4th May 2004. Central Council, when it considers the report of the Connacht Provincial Council and such representations as shall have been made by Boyle Golf Club, may, as a result of its findings, lift or extend the period of suspension or terminate the Club’s membership.
Boyle Golf Club has confirmed it has been in breach of the regulations in relation to the awarding of handicaps to new members, and that steps have been put in place to rectify this matter and to ensure no further breaches occur.
As a result of this suspension, all male members of Boyle Golf Club, whose handicaps are controlled by Boyle Golf Club, are ineligible to participate, and are prohibited during the period of suspension, from competing in:
- All Open Competitions organised by a Golf Club affiliated to the Golfing
Union of Ireland
- All GUI Inter-Club Cups and Shields Competitions and Connacht Branch Inter-Club Competitions organised and controlled by either/or the GUI/Connacht Branch GUI
- All GUI National & Provincial Championships
- Any other Golf Competition in which its Tournament Conditions requires that a player be the holder of an Official CONGU handicap as administered in Ireland by the Golfing Union of Ireland.
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