Northamptonshire Golf
MERGER
of
Northamptonshire Golf Union (NGU)
Northamptonshire Ladies County Golf Association
(NLCGA)
Northamptonshire County Golf Partnership
(NCGP)
Northamptonshire Golf
BENEFITS OF MERGER
• One body representing Northamptonshire at national level
• One body managing golf at County level in Northamptonshire
• Streamlined administration
• Co-ordination of coaching across the County for male and
female golfers
• Integration of the Northamptonshire County Golf Partnership
into the County golf structure
Northamptonshire Golf
BENEFITS OF MERGER
• Additional funding opportunities at national and local level
• Start of the modernisation of county golf
• Fully co-ordinated development of county golf
• A foreunner in merger – first in the country therefore less
financial burden
Northamptonshire Golf
The story so far
Meetings have been ongoing since December 2012 between the NGU
and the NLCGA and many members from both Executives have been
attending
They have been very fruitful and everyone agreed the merger should
take place
As we are the first County in the country to progress this we have had
great support from England Golf and they have agreed from the outset to
pay our legal fees
The legal fees are because of the requirement to have a new set of
County rules and be accredited as a limited company
Northamptonshire Golf
The story so far
The requirement for a Limited Company is so that the liability for each
Club and each Director is only £1.00
These Rules and the Articles of Association have now been completed
and agreed by both parties and the solicitors
It has been agreed Northamptonshire Golf will have a Board of Directors
who will be appointed at the Annual General Meeting
They will be not be elected with a particular title but will have their duties
selection upon election. They will then serve for a period of three years
until re-election
Northamptonshire Golf
The story so far
The Chairman will be elected as a Director, then elected as Chairman by
the Board of Directors and then be Chair of the Board meetings
The President and Vice President will be elected as they are now and
nominated at the AGM. As the male to female ratio is uneven, there will
be at least one female President in any 4 year sequence
All committees will have both males and females serving and would have
a Director responsible for each department. The Director will be on the
main Board of Directors
Northamptonshire Golf
The story so far
Before we can progress as one body, we have to circulate the
membership and consult with them
We have to have the Rules and Articles of Association accepted by each
Club and then approved at the AGM so we can progress as
Northamptonshire Golf
Northamptonshire Golf
The Process
Step 1
Completed
Meetings between NGU and NLCGA to discuss feasibility of Merger
Step 2
On-going
Ongoing meetings to discuss all aspects of merger between NGU and
NLCGA
Step 3
Completed
Meetings between NGU, NLCGA, England Golf and England Golf‘s
solicitors to discuss Merger and agreement for England Golf to pay legal
fees
Northamptonshire Golf
Step 4
Completed
Meetings between NLCGA, NGU and England Golf solicitors to complete
and finalise Rules and Articles of Association for the merged company to
become accredited and named Northamptonshire Golf
Step 5
Sept/Oct 2014
Create a marketing pack and present to all clubs in the county
organisations through series of local meetings or visits to clubs during
September/October
Step 6
Nov/Dec 2014
Use planned AGMs of each organisation for Q&A/feedback under
A.O.B. NLCGA annual meeting in November and NGU AGM in
December
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Step 7
Jan/Feb 2015
Hold EGMs for both organisation on same day/time to present proposals
to merge the two organisations for adoption
Step 8
March 2015
Hold first General Meeting of Northamptonshire Golf Ltd (NGL) to approve
the Articles of Association and Rules of NGL and elect the members of the
Board of Directors
Step 9
March 2016
NGU and NLCGA will still be organisations until Northamptonshire Golf Ltd
is running smoothly then they will be disbanded
Northamptonshire Golf
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors will have the following Directors and their job
descriptions are as defined
Northamptonshire Golf
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Key Objective
A member of the Board of Directors of Northamptonshire Golf with the specific role of
ensuring Northamptonshire Golf is managed in a professional manner to achieve the
primary objectives of Northamptonshire Golf
Key Responsibilities
1. Chairs the Northamptonshire Golf Board of Directors meetings
2. Plan, organise, control and lead the efforts of the Northamptonshire Golf Board
of Directors to produce a co-ordinated and effective team
3. Chair the Annual General Meeting plus any other special meetings of affiliated
clubs convened in connection with Northamptonshire golf matters
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Chairman of the Board of Directors
Key Responsibilities cont...
4. Together with the Treasurer, monitor financial performance of the appropriate
areas against budget and agree actions necessary to achieve targets
5. In the case of a disciplinary hearing appoint a Chairman and at least three other
members of the Board, or the relevant sub committee, to sit as a Disciplinary
Committee. In the event of an appeal chair the Appeals Committee together
with a minimum of two Board Directors
6. Ensure no Director of Northamptonshire Golf abuses their position of trust
Northamptonshire Golf
Competitions Director
Key Objective
As a member of the Board of Directors of Northamptonshire Golf with the specific role
of ensuring all golf competitions organised by Northamptonshire Golf are efficiently
planned and managed in accordance with national guidelines
Key Responsibilities
1. Chairs the Northamptonshire Golf Competitions Committee meetings
2. Plan, organise, control and lead the efforts of the Northamptonshire Golf
Competitions Committee to produce a co-ordinated and effective team to
organise all County competitions
3. Co-opts members from affiliated clubs to assist with the organisation and
management of County run competitions
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Competitions Director
Key Responsibilities cont...
4. Liases with the County Secretary to find and confirm venues for County
competitions
5. Liases with affiliated clubs who are holding county events to ensure organisation
of the events is conducted in a professional and efficient manner
6. Ensure publicity of events, competition entry and payment is efficient and
effective utilising the website facilities wherever possible
7. Ensure effective management of competitions on the
day, and/or through the season (Leagues)
8. Attends the Northamptonshire Golf Board of Directors meetings to report
on the activities of the Competitions Committee
Northamptonshire Golf
Team Manager (Director)
Key Objective
A member of the Board of Directors of Northamptonshire Golf with role of ensuring all
teams representing Northamptonshire Golf are efficiently organised and managed in
accordance with the objectives of Northamptonshire Golf
Key Responsibilities
1. Chairs the Northamptonshire Golf Teams Committee meetings
2. Plan, organise, control and lead the efforts of Northamptonshire Golf teams
covering Men (including Seniors), Ladies and Juniors
3. Co-opts members from affiliated clubs to assist with the organisation and
management of County teams
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Team Manager (Director)
Key Responsibilities cont...
4. Together with the Treasurer, monitor financial performance of the appropriate
areas against budget and agree actions necessary to achieve targets
5. In the case of a disciplinary hearing appoint a Chairman and at least three other
members of the Board, or the relevant sub committee, to sit as a Disciplinary
Committee. In the event of an appeal chair the Appeals Committee together
with a minimum of two Board Directors
6. Ensure no Director of Northamptonshire Golf abuses their position of trust
Northamptonshire Golf
Player Development & Coaching Director
Key Objective
A member of the Board of Directors of Northamptonshire Golf with the specific role
of ensuring identification, coaching and development of golfers is efficiently
organised and managed in accordance with the objectives of Northamptonshire
Golf
Key Responsibilities
1.
Chairs the Northamptonshire Golf Player Development and Coaching
Committee meetings
2.
Plan, organise, control and lead the efforts of the Northamptonshire Golf to
identify golfers with development potential and provide them with high calibre
coaching so their potential is realised
Northamptonshire Golf
Player Development & Coaching Director
Key Responsibilities cont...
3. Liases with all clubs and PGA professionals to identify players with potential and
organise coaching/development programmes designed to assist in their
development
4. Co-opts members from affiliated clubs to assist with the organisation and
management of player development and coaching
5. Attends the Northamptonshire Golf Board of Directors meetings to report
on the activities of player development and coaching
Northamptonshire Golf
Golf Development Director
Key Objective
A member of the Board of Directors of Northamptonshire Golf with the role of
promoting the game of golf and increasing awareness of golf in Northamptonshire in
accordance with the objectives of Northamptonshire Golf
Key Responsibilities
1. Chairs the Northamptonshire Golf Golf Development Committee meetings
2. Plan, organise, control and lead the efforts of the Northamptonshire Golf Golf
Development Committee to attract people to the sport of golf irrespective of age,
ability or gender
3. Liaise with affiliated golf clubs to assist in the development and execution of plans
to increase membership and the number of people participating in golf in the
County
Northamptonshire Golf
Golf Development Director
Key Responsibilities cont...
4. Liaise with educational organisations to promote golf as a core sport
within the curriculum of Northamptonshire Schools
5. Co-opts members from affiliated clubs to assist with the promotion of golf in
the county and ensures they are trained to the necessary standards
6. Attends the Northamptonshire Golf Board of Directors meetings to report
on the activities of the Golf Development team
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