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        Bylaws   Profile Example                                                            
     
 
   
 
 
 

 

The qualifications for membership are officially stipulated in the SPG Bylaws.  Notwithstanding, the following summary is provided as a quick reference to clarify admission/eligibility standards, classifications and annual obligations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charter Member Designation

& First Year Dues Waiver

The First 999 SPG members (from the date such members applied) shall be relieved of any Dues obligation for either the first year of membership, or until the SPG Course Profile Database includes 1000 or more such Course Profiles, which ever is later.  Additionally, a Charter designation caps the annual dues of such member at $35 for as long as they remain a member of the SPG.

 

 

* The Handicap requirement includes an additional stipulation that of the 10 scores (differentials) used to compute a USGA handicap index, at least one of which must have been shot in tournament play. This "TH" requirement applies to all international equivalents as well.

 

** Exceptions to the Professional or handicap requirements can be made in exceptional, unique, unusual and/or unanticipated circumstances.  Examples include certain professional tour caddies, teaching pros, non-amateurs in the process of regaining amateur status, amateurs in countries without a uniform handicapping system (like Japan), members of the ASGCA (course designers) and golf governing body GA/FED/Union Officers.

 

*** Junior membership applicants shall provide the written signature of a parent or legal guardian assuming "joint & several" liability prior to being admitted into the SPG.

 

**** An "Associate" membership may become available in the future, upon Board approval, for other single-digit handicap players that would provide a limited array of benefits.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Class A Membership

 

                               
 

Regular Members

   Professionals, Amateurs, non-Amateurs

   Age 18 or older

   Handicap under 4.0* (under 4.5 for non-USGA) or

   Full member of a Tour &/or National PGA or

   Equivalent, verifiable exceptions**

   Complete SPG Strategy Course Profile (see to right or link above)

   Agree to abide by the SPG Bylaws

   Pay $35 Annual Dues (see Charter Member waiver to right)

 

Life Members

   Professionals, Amateurs, non-Amateur

   SPG Board OK, SPC Champs, SPG Hall of Fame

   Agree to abide by the SPG Bylaws

   Pay $35 Annual Dues (see Charter Member waiver to right)

 

Senior Members

   Professionals, Amateurs, non-Amateur

   Age 50 or older

   Handicap under 5.5* (under 6.0 for non-USGA) or

   Full member of a Tour &/or National PGA or

   Equivalent, verifiable exceptions**

   Complete SPG Strategy Course Profile (see to right or link above)

   Agree to abide by the SPG Bylaws

   Pay $35 Annual Dues (see Charter Member waiver to right)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
             
             

Class B Membership

 

                             
               

Junior Members

   Amateurs, non-Amateurs

   Under Age 18

   Handicap under 4.0* (under 4.5 for non-USGA) or

   Equivalent, verifiable exceptions**

   Parent/Guardian***agree to abide by SPG Bylaws

   Pay $35 Annual Dues (see Charter Member waiver to right)

 

 
             

Class C Membership

 

                             
               

Associate Members

Not available at present****