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POLICIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

POLICIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

1.   APPRENTICES

  a.   Must be working toward PGA Membership if eligible. His/her primary income should be from his/her employment in the golf profession. If employed as an apprentice in an eligible classification he/she must work on a basis of a 40-hour week.

  b.  He/she is entitled only to the privileges of association with fellow professionals, play with them in competition, and attend business meetings.

  c. An apprentice may not participate in the following: Tennessee Challenge Cup Matches, Club Professional Championship, Section Championship, and PGA Tour Event Qualifiers for PGA members only  

             d. The playing privileges of an apprentice shall be canceled at any time by the Section or Chapter for violation of

            the Constitution and/or Bylaws of the PGA of America or of the Tennessee Section, PGA, or upon his/her suspension

            or removal from the apprentice program for any reason. If an apprentice becomes ineligibly employed he/she

            immediately loses all playing privileges, within the Section, on the day that he/she becomes ineligibly employed. If

            re-employed, consistent with eligible employment requirements, the apprentice must re-register with the Section

            and National PGA to become eligible to participate in Section events. Exceptions may be granted under certain

            individual conditions.

  e.  He/she does not have a vote at Chapter or Sectional levels, nor may he/she hold office in the corporation.

  f.   He/she may ask questions, make suggestions and criticisms at all meetings.

 

2.  PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR/AWARDS

    A committee appointed by the President shall choose the current Professional of the Year for the corporation, consistent with National Policy guidelines. The President, at least (30) thirty days prior to the annual meeting shall advise the Chairperson to assemble the committee, select and then announce their decision at that business meeting. The committee chairperson should also oversee selection of the Horton Smith, Bill Strausbaugh, Teacher of the Year, Junior Golf Leader, Merchandiser of the Year, Richard Eller Growth of the Game, and Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Awards. (Added March 2007).