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Bye Law (Governing Competition)

Bye-Law No. 1 (ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION)

The Annual Subscription for Ordinary Members will be due on 1st January and becomes overdue after the end of January of the current year. Members are reminded of Fasal 24.1 of the Perlembagaan Persatuan Senior Golfers Malaysia which reads:-

“Seseorang Ahli yang belum atau tidak menjelaskan yuran tahunannya pada 31hb Januari tidak boleh mengambil bahagian dalam apa-apa aktiviti Persatuan dan tidak boleh menikmati segala kemudahan dan keistimewaan sebagai Ahli sehingga dia membayar yuran tahunannya. Ahli tersebut juga tidak layak menerima apa-apa notis mesyuarat atau menghadiri mesyuarat Persatuan.”

Under Fasal 24.3 “Seseorang Ahli yang tidak membayar yuran tahunan bagi dua tahun berturut-turut, namanya akan dikeluarkan dari Daftar Ahli dan dengan itu dia dengan serta merta terlucut dan terhenti menjadi Ahli.”

Bye-Law No. 2 (MEMBERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT)

Pursuant to Fasal 29 of the Perlembagaan Persatuan Senior Golfers Malaysia the Committee hereby makes the following ‘Code of Conduct By Law’ which is applicable to all Members of the Society.

  1. Members who take part in any of the competitions, matches, tours or other functions organized by the Society must project the good image and maintain the esprit de corps of the Society.
  2. All Members are required to give the Team Captain, or in the case of a tour, the Group Leader, their support and co-operation.
  3. Whenever a tour is organized by the Society, the Executive Committee will nominate a Group Leader and those in the tour group are required at all times to adhere to the instructions given by the Leader.
  4. At all international events, Members in the team and officials are required to abide by the Society’s dress code.
  5. When on a tour the instructions and announcements will only be issued / made by the Group Leader or the Deputy appointed by him.
  6. At each location where arrangements have been made to play golf, the group will tee off based on the draw made by the Group Leader / Deputy Leader.
  7. Whenever Members on the tour are required to pay any other fees, it is incumbent on them to pay the fees as directed by the Group Leader /Deputy Leader.
  8. Any infringement of this bye-law may result in disciplinary action being taken against the Member concerned. The Executive Committee may appoint an Enquiry Sub-Committee to conduct a formal enquiry into the complaint and make specific recommendations to the Executive Committee. Fasal 25 (Penggantungan dan Pemecatan Ahli) of the Perlembagaan Persatuan Senior Golfers Malaysia gives the Executive Committee the power to take such disciplinary action as it deems fit.

Bye-Law No. 3 (COMPETITION GENERAL RULES)

  1. Entries accepted - First come first served basis.
  2. Competitors’ latest NHS Handicap Index or his Assignment Handicap whichever is lower will be applicable for each competition.
  3. Maximum Scores. The maximum scores allowed is nett 4 under (-4) and stableford 40 points
  4. In the event of a tie for any prize, the Society’s count-back system shall apply as follows:
    1. Gross event - The higher handicap participant wins the tie.
    2. Nett / Stableford events - The lower handicap participants wins the tie.
    3. If the tie persist, it shall be decided by a count-back over the last 18 holes, the last 9 holes, last 6 holes, last 3 holes and finally the 18th hole and handicaps will be applied proportionally.
    4. If the tie is still undecided, it shall be decided by lot.
  5. Each player or pair may win only ONE prize except for novelty.
  6. Competitors are required to report to the official starter at least 10 minutes before their starting times. If a competitor is late, Rule 6-3a will apply.
  7. All play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews, and the Local Rules.
  8. The attention of all competitors is drawn to Rule of Golf No. 6-7 regarding undue delay and slow play. Penalty: two strokes.
  9. On completion of game the competitor must ensure that his score card is duly signed and returned to the official scorer within 10 minutes after the game.
  10. The Tournament Sub-Committee shall appoint a Rules & Decisions Committee whose decisions in all matters affecting play shall be final.
  11. In the event of circumstances which make the playing impractical the Committee shall have the right to cancel the remaining holes at its discretion.
  12. Prize presentation will be held after the competition. Prize winners who do not turn up at the Prize presentation Ceremony without leave of the Tournament Sub-Committee may have their prizes forfeited.
  13. The proper attire for golfers shall be governed by the dress code of the Club where the event is held. Generally the following will be observed.
    1. Tee shirt must be with collar (no turtle-neck) and sleeves and must be tuck-in.
    2. Tee-Shirts without collars, short pants and slippers are not allowed during the prize giving ceremony.
  14. The Tournament Sub-Committee reserves the right:
    1. To restrict the number of competitors,
    2. To cancel a tournament when the number of competitors is less than 40.
    3. To restrict the number of prizes according to the number of participants in a competition.

Bye-Law No. 4 (ASSIGNMENT OF HANDICAP)

  1. In this Bye-Law
    1. ‘Tournament’ means the SGSM Annual Championship, Regional Championship, Anniversary Trophy, President’s Trophy, Super Seniors, Merdeka Cup, Hari Malaysia Cup or any other competition which the Tournament Committee may from time to designate as a Tournament for the purpose of this Bye-Law.
    2. ‘Tournament club handicap’ means the current handicap given to a Member by his home club and as assigned by the Tournament Committee. All Club handicaps shall be in accordance with the National Handicapping System (NHS).
    3. ‘Tournament Committee’ is the committee appointed by the Executive Committee to organize a Tournament.

  2. Handicap Assignment Table
    1. In any Tournament a Member who over a round of 18 holes returns a nett score which is below his playing handicap shall have his handicap allowance reduced in accordance with the following table:

      Net Score646566676869
      Handicap Number of Strokes to be cut
      4 - 7110000
      8 - 12222110
      13 - 18322211
      19 - 24443322
      25 - 36664432

    2. In any Tournament a Member who over a round of 18 holes returns 39 Stableford points or more shall have his handicap allowance reduced in accordance with the following table:

      Stableford Points444342414039
      Handicap Number of Strokes to be cut
      4 - 7111000
      8 - 12222110
      13 - 18322211
      19 - 24443322
      25 - 36664432

    3. The handicap after the reduction as in item 2 shall be known as the ‘Assigned Handicap’. A new NHS handicap index will be computed on the assigned handicap.
    4. A Member who has been assigned a handicap index shall apply that index in computing his playing handicap beginning the next competition he participate for the following three (3) months, provided that if his official NHS handicap is lower than the assigned handicap, he shall play off the official (lower) handicap.
    5. The Tournament Committee may at its discretion assign a handicap to any member who has returned an exceptionally low score.

Bye-Law No. 5 (SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS)

  1. INTER-CLUB MATCHES

    1. The selection of participants for the Inter-Club matches will be based on the following procedure:

      1. A Member who has played in fewer inter-club matches during the preceding twelve months will be given preference over another who has played more.
      2. If both have played an equal number of matches where the Society acted as host during the period, then preference will be given to the one who has traveled further for these matches. Distance will be calculated from the players’ homes.
      3. If they are still equal at this stage, then the ‘first come, first served’ rule shall apply.
      4. If both applications have been received at the same time then the Member with the lower handicap will be selected.
      5. Not withstanding the above, the Chairman of the Tournament Committee has the final say on the selection.
    2. If a member register to play an subsequently withdrew he shall be given lower priority for future selections.
    3. A record of Members participating in Inter-Club matches will be maintained by the Secretariat.
    4. Members selected must wear t-shirts with SGSM Logo.
    5. Any member who fails to turn up (absent) without good cause for the Inter-Club match or not abiding with the above rules shall be suspended for the following two (2) Inter-Club matches.
    6. The match fee for all inter-club matches will be decided by the Executive Committee. The fee is partially to cover for green fees, breakfast, lunch, ball-sweep and buggy rentals for both our players and the guests.

  2. ASEAN SENIOR AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
    1. The selection of participants for the Asean Senior Amateur Golf Championships will be based on a number of criteria, among which:
      1. Priority will be given to Council Members
      2. The Gross and Nett champions of the Annual Championship will be automatically selected
      3. Members who are in the top positions in the Order of Merit based on the following competitions:
        1. President Trophy 2016
        2. Annual Championships 2017
        3. Anniversary Trophy 2017

Bye-Law No. 6 (SGSM ORDER OF MERIT)

The System

  1. The SGSM ORDER OF MERIT (SOM) is a system to establish a ranking order of SGSM members based on accumulated merit points earned from participation in tournaments organised by SGSM. There are 12 tournaments organised by SGSM for members in a calendar year:-
    1. Annual Championships (AC)
    2. President's Trophy (PT)
    3. Anniversary Trophy (AT)
    4. Regional Championships (RC)
    5. 8 Monthly Medals (MM)

    The Objective

    1. The objectives of the system are:
      1. To inculcate the spirit of healthy competition and of striving for excellence among members of SGSM.
      2. To produce a list of ranking of members based on their individual consistent performance of golf.
      3. To encourage members to participate in as many competitions as possible.
      4. To be used as a selection criteria.

    Point System

    1. Points distribution to participants are as follows:
      1. SOM points are modelled on the PGAs’ Ranking System.
      2. The SOM System is based on accumulation of points earned in tournaments organised by SGSM in a calendar year.
      3. The tournaments organised by SGSM are as listed in Para no. 1 above.
      4. All SOM points will be based on NETT Results except for Annual Championships which will be based on GROSS Results.
      5. Distribution of SOM points for various positions in the tournaments are as per Table B.

    Ranking List (SOM)

    1. The SGSM Secretariat with the supervision of the Tournament Operations Sub-Committee will compute points and draw up a ranking list of members in descending order of merit at the end of every tournament.
    2. The ranking list will be made available to all members.
    3. A SAMPLE of the SGSM Order of Merit and Ranking List is as per TABLE A.

    Table B
    Distribution of SOM Points
    RankAnnual ChampionshipsPresident's TrophyAnniversary ChampionshipsRegional ChampionshipsMonthly Medal
    1Champion10080808060
    2Runner-up6050505040
    3Third4030303025
    4Fourth3020202015
    5Fifth2517171713
    66th2215151512
    77th2014141411
    88th1812121210
    99th161111119
    1010th141010108
    1111th129997
    1212th119997
    1313th108886
    1414th98886
    1515th97775
    1616th87775
    1717th86664
    1818th76664
    1919th75553
    2020th65553
    2121st65553
    2222nd64443
    2323rd54443
    2424th placing up to the last participant will earn the same point as 23rd placing54443

    SOM Ranking List as of 1/12/2018. (SAMPLE ONLY)

    After two tournaments Regional Championships (24/10/2018) and President's Trophy (15/11/2018)

    Table A
    (In order of higher SOM Points, Lower handicap and Higher ranking in last tournament)
    RankNameLATEST HANDICAPSOM POINTS
    1ABDUL HALIM ABDUL AZIZ11130
    2MOHD KHAIRIZAM ABDUL MAJID1984
    3ALEWI ARIFFIN1280
    4DATUK WIRA A S KHAMIS1034
    5WONG BAN TIN1434
    6FOO CHOK TI1527
    7DATO' SHAARI ISMAIL820
    8MAJ GEN DATO ABDUL GHANI YUNUS (R)1420
    9TAN SRI ABDULL HAMID EMBONG1816
    10DATUK ABDUL LATIF MOHD SOM1015
    11DR ABDUL RAZAK MOHAMMED1114
    12HOW AH LEE, JIMMY1314
    13MAJ GEN DATO' YUNUS LONG (R)2214
    14MOHAMED BASIR MERASLAM1113
    15BRIG GEN MOHAMED YUSOH (R)1713
    16AZMAN WAHID1012
    17RAMLI AHMAD1312
    18TAN CHIN HOCK1411
    19ALLEN YUEN WENG CHONG1811
    20TOON CHONG KAI1911
    21DATO' TAN SENG CHEE2411
    22HJ ZAKARIA AMIN1110
    23M K AZMEY1210
    24HAJI ABAS MD YUNUS1710
    25DATO HARUN BIN RAWI1910
    26WILLIAM HOUNG-LEE49
    27DATO' LIYACKAT ALI MOHD SULTAN79
    28ARULLAN RAJOO169
    29EDDY CHONG AH CHOI199
    30TAJUDIN SUPIAN58
    31TAN TAI HAI, KENNY78
    32ZULMUTHI MOHD SAMIN108
    33HJ MOHAMED HAPNEY MIAT118
    34HJ WAHIDIN HJ ABU HASAN148
    35DATO' ISHAK HJ MOHAMED188
    36DATO' CHUAH TEONG TAT198
    37DATO' KHALID HAJI ISMAIL198
    38DR KOK TACK SANG228
    39ABDUL HADY ISMAIL238
    40DATO' SERI HJ NOORDIN OMAR248
    41DR AGOES SALIM248
    42ABDUL RAZAK JAMALUDIN66
    43DATO' HASSAN MOHD AMIN125
    44DATO BERNARD CHEONG SIEW HOONG225
    45LIM KIAN CHONG34
    46DATO' DZAAMODDIN SALLEH64
    47CHEN QUI FAT74
    48LT COL MDZAIN MAHAMOD (R)74
    49DATO' AMIN RAFIE84
    50DATO HAJI BAHARI84
    51DATUK MOHAMED ZAINI AMRAN84
    52GOH CHAN TAU84
    53HJ WAN AMINUDDIN NORAKMAL84
    54DATO' SHAMSUDIN ISMAIL94
    55ALIAS ALI104
    56CHEN KWEE SANG104
    57MOHMAD HAIYON DAKIR104
    58DATO MOHD JAMAL SULAIMAN114
    59DATUK VINCENT FERNANDEZ124
    60HJ MOHD YASIN JAMALUDIN124
    61SHUJI OKUDA124
    62HJ MD SANI JANTAN124
    63DATO' MOHD AINI TAIB134
    64TEO CHING NING, GILBERT134
    65AHMAD HULAIMI MALEK144
    66DATO MOHD SOFIAN144
    67DATO' PADUKA ZAKARIA MAHMUD144
    68DATUK AMRAN IBRAHIM144
    69MOHD YUSOF SHUIB144
    70TAN KEE SEE, RAYMOND144
    71DATUK HJ MAJIN AJING154
    72HASAN ADDLY MOHD ISA154
    73MOHAMED YUSALIE YUSHAK154
    74TEO SIN SOONG154
    75DATO' MD SHABRIZAN AHMAD154
    76DATUK SERI RUSLIN HASAN174

    SGSM ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    1. Eligibility

      The Championship is played on Gross, Nett and Stableford. It is open to all active members of the Society with a valid NHS handicap of maximum handicap of 18. Those with handicap 19 to 24 are allowed to participate in the Gross and Nett events provided they play to handicap 18. Members with handicap 19 to 36 can enter to play in the Stableford event provided they play to maximum handicap of 24.

    2. Mode of Play

      The Championship will be on Stroke Play over two rounds of 18 holes using the BLUE tee boxes. The Stableford Event will be on points over two rounds of 18 holes using the WHITE tee boxes.

    3. Maximum Scores

      For any round, the maximum score allowed is 4 under nett (-4) or 40 stableford points.

    4. Prizes

      Depending on the number of participants prizes will be awarded as follows:

      1. Overall Gross - Diamond Jubilee Trophy & Green Jacket
      2. Overall Nett - Golden Jubilee Trophy
      3. Overall Stableford
    5. Members are subject to Assignment Handicap Bye-Law No.4.