1.1 Membership shall comprise:
1.1.1 Voting Members Voting Members are entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at general meetings. Membership as a Voting Member shall be open to all golf clubs within the County of Suffolk whose constitution and rules: (i) recognise the Rules of Golf as prescribed by R & A Rules Limited; (ii) give control to its members or a committee thereof for the handicapping of its members in accordance with the National Handicapping Scheme in force from time to time; (iii) undertake that any golfing events organised by the Club shall comply with the Rules of Amateur status laid down by R & A Rules Limited and that such Rules of Amateur status shall be applied and form a condition of entry to any such events; (iv) conform to and accept the objectives, rules and regulations of England Golf.
1.1.2 Non-Voting Members
1.2 Admission Non-Voting Members are not entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at general meetings and consist of the following: (i) Playing Members - all playing members of a Member Club or Affiliated Facility irrespective of their category of membership of such club; and (ii) Affiliated Playing Members - individuals who are not Playing Members and who are not playing members in any other county, who wish to participate in golf in the County and, in accordance with the Rules, are approved by the Board as Affiliated Playing Members. to Membership
1.2.1 Applications for admission to membership of the Company as a Voting Member shall be in the form prescribed by the Board and shall contain an undertaking by the applicant to conform to and accept the Objects of the Company as set out in the Articles and to accept these Rules. The application for membership shall contain agreement to the Articles and to these Rules and be signed by the club's President (or other senior officer) and the Secretary or Manager.
1.2.2 Applications for admission to membership of the Company as an Affiliated Playing Member shall be in the form prescribed by the Board and shall contain an undertaking by the applicant to comply with and accept these Rules and shall be signed by the applicant. Affiliated Playing Members shall be Non-Voting Members of the Company.
1.2.3 Applications for admission to membership shall be sent to the County Secretary who shall refer any such application to the Board which shall have the power to admit the applicant under Article 27.
1.2.4 Each year, and as required by the County Secretary, Member Clubs shall provide a list of the names and England Golf CDH numbers of their Playing Members to the County Secretary. Playing Members shall be Non-Voting Members of the Company as a consequence of their subsisting membership of a Member Club.
1.3 Cessation of Membership 1.3.1 A Member Club may withdraw from membership of the Company by giving notice thereof to the County Secretary not less than 30 days before its re- affiliation date in any year failing which such Member Club shall be liable to pay the annual affiliation fee for the ensuing calendar year.
1.3.2 If the Board decides that a Member Club should be expelled the provisions of Article 29 shall apply.
1.3.3 A playing member shall cease to be a member if he or she ceases to be a member of a Member Club.
1.3.4 Affiliation fees are not refundable in whole or in part.