FULL AND INTERMEDIATE PLAYING MEMBERSHIP
Proposing a Candidate
A candidate should be proposed and seconded by members of at least three years standing. A proposer and seconder must have known the candidate personally for at least three and two years respectively. If a candidate does not know any current members of the Club, it is possible that they may be supported by the Committee.
All candidates must be able to play to a Course Handicap no greater than 28 (male) or 36 (female) and be a member at another club, or must provide three cards to the relevant standard marked by a Liphook member.
Candidates or their proposer should complete a Membership Application form (obtainable from the Club’s Secretary). The proposer and seconder should both write letters of recommendation and submit these with the form to the Secretary.
The Chair of the Membership Sub-Committee will invite the applicant for interview, and following this, candidates are invited to be “played-in” by two members of the Management Committee. If this proves satisfactory, the candidate, together with the proposer or seconder are invited to drinks with members of the Committee.
Successful applicants will be notified by the Membership Chair and after payment of the relevant sums and a short introductory briefing with the Secretary, membership usually starts on the first day of the month following the Committee meeting.
Introductory Membership is available to beginners and to former golfers who are no longer members of a golf club and are unable to meet the handicap requirements. Under this friendly and inclusive scheme, candidates are supported by the Introductory Membership Co-ordinator, the Club Professional and a mentor to assist them reach the required standard.
Introductory status is offered initially for a period of 18 months but may be extended at the discretion of the Committee. When the appropriate handicap is achieved, the candidate then follows the procedures for Full Membership above.
Country membership is offered to those resident more than 50 miles from the club by the shortest route. Application procedures are the same as for Full Membership.
Overseas membership is offered to those whose principal residence is outside the British Isles. Application procedures are the same as for Full Membership.
The procedures for Social membership mirror those for full membership but without the handicap restrictions and the need to be played-in.