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Shall comprise senior golfers, low handicappers and representatives of various sections of golf. The disciplinary committee shall be recommend/ decide the situation as and when it arises in preview of the Golf rules and recommend the same to Chief Executive RSGC. The committee shall have only the recommending role.
If a complaint has been made that may warrant disciplinary action, then a Disciplinary Committee made up of Club Members shall be convened.
The Disciplinary Committee shall comprise a minimum of six members. If a member of the Disciplinary Committee, resigns, otherwise becomes unable to or cannot complete his or her duties, the Chief Executive RSGC shall have the power to appoint another member in his or her place.
Any member of the Disciplinary Committee declaring a conflict of interest in relation to a particular matter under consideration shall be excluded from the proceedings.
No Disciplinary hearing may take place without a quorum of three members.
A complaint, in writing or through SMS from any source, against a member/staff, alleging inappropriate conduct, will be considered in the first instance by the Secretary of RSGC. In the case of minor issues the Club Secretary should do his/her utmost to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
If the Secretary RSGC is unable to resolve the issue and decides there is a formal disciplinary case to be made, the Secretary RSGC will be responsible for bringing the case formally before the Disciplinary Committee. The case will be written up giving details of the alleged offence; any written evidence will be attached; together with a list of witnesses who may be asked to give evidence on the matter.
The Secretary RSGC shall inform any member against whom a complaint has been made of the grounds of complaint enclosing any supporting information or written evidence with documents the complaint and shall invite that member to make written representation/Appearance before the committee, all within a reasonable time-scale not exceeding 14 days.
If the member fails to appear before designated period an extension of three days shall be given.
In both the cases whether the erring member appears before the committee or not, the disciplinary committee shall submit the report/recommendations to the chief executive RSGC.
The Disciplinary Committee will normally consider a complaint fully before any question of suspension arises but, where a complaint is related to a serious breach of the rules of the Club, a power to suspend forthwith a Member�s playing rights and/or related activities may be exercised by the chief executive as soon as the complaint is received. Such suspension will last until the formal hearing of the matter by the Disciplinary Committee which will take place no more than 14 days from the beginning of the period of suspension.
The decision of the chief executive RSGC will be conveyed in writing to both the Member, and any person or persons who initiated the complaint, within 7 days of the decision being made.
The decision of the Chief executive RSGC shall be deemed as final.
All complaints and charges are to be graded with one being the lightest grading and the most serious.The secretary RSGC is required to determine the grading of the offence. The grading allocated will determine the action to be taken and the potential penalty a player may receive. Therefore consistency of grading across offences is important and it is a requirement that records are kept to support the grading process.
On some occasions, the secretary RSGC may not recommend a grading because of the seriousness of an incident and may automatically refer the charge to the Disciplinary Committee.
A. GRADE I (MINOR OFFENCE)
The day to day management of affairs and concerns of the Royal Springs Golf Course will rest with the management committee whose composition will be as under
B. GRADE II (MEDIUM NATURE OFFENCES)
Behaviour bringing the club into disrepute i.e.
If no previous offences, any one of the following process will be adopted depending on the seriousness of the offence:
If the offence is considered serious, or there are other recent offences, then a step can be passed (offence up gradation) at the wisdom of the Chief Executive, RSGC.
C. GRADE III (SERIOUS OFFENCES)
Depending on the seriousness of the offence any one of the following actions may be adopted;
Step 1 will only be taken if the offence is of a lesser scale otherwise a penalty of suspension will usually be imposed.
The decision of the Chief Executive RSGC based on the recommendations of the disciplinary shall be conveyed by Secretary RSGC in writing to both the members and any person/persons who initiated the complaint within 7 days of the demission being made.
A member wishing to appeal against a decision of or penalty imposed by Chief Executive RSGC shall lodge his/ her appeal in writing with the Chief Executive a week of the date of the letter of notification of the decision of chief Executive RSGC.
In the event of the lodgement of an appeal the following procedure will be followed:
If the member is not satisfied with the decision of the appellate authority he/ she can appeal to Board of Governors (BOG) RSGC to review the decision of the appealed authority.
During the period of the appeal review the decision accorded by the chief executive RSGC as recommended by the disciplinary committee/Appeal Committee shall remain intact.
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