To assist private, semi-private golf clubs or organized groups wishing to become a Member Club of Golf Manitoba, and Golf Canada, hereinafter referred to collectively as the "association". As with all programs and services, Golf Manitoba, and Golf Canada, work jointly on membership development and clubs interested in becoming a member of the organizations must apply through GOLF MANITOBA.
In general terms, a golf club is defined as:
"An organization of at least 10 individual members, that operates under bylaws with committees (including a Handicap Committee) to supervise golf activities, provide peer review, and maintain the integrity of the Golf Canada Handicap System. Members of a golf club must have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with each other. They must be able to return scores personally, and these scores must be available for review by fellow club members".
As a Member Club, your club and its members will receive a variety of benefits outlined elsewhere. More importantly, your club and its members will become a significant part of the game in this country by supporting the programs offered by the governing golf associations.
The following minimum requirements must be met to qualify for membership in the association:
FIRST is the minimum requirement of 10 individuals.
SECOND, you will be provided with a copy of the Golf Canada Handicap System manual. Your club must abide by all of its requirements and procedures. Only Golf Manitoba/Golf Canada Member golf clubs in good standing are permitted to use the Golf Canada Handicap System and Golf Canada Course Rating System and related trademarks and service marks.
THIRD is to form a Handicap Committee. The Handicap Committee is responsible for making sure that all requirements of the Golf Canada Handicap System are met. The member side of golfcanada.ca is an on-line communication and handicap system which is included with membership.
FOURTH is that you must submit association dues for each member. Each individual golfing member of your club must pay annual dues required by Golf Manitoba and Golf Canada. By reason of its membership, the club undertakes to remit these dues to these associations. Golf Manitoba will then issue Golf Manitoba/Golf Canada membership cards to the golf club. A golf club must remit dues for each individual member of that club.