IPGC Terms of Reference (TOR)

1. Purpose.

To operate a non-profit organisation, running regular golf tournaments in the Pattaya area, under one common administration.

2. Accountability.

The IPGC Committee is accountable to the members of the IPGC.

3. Membership of the IPGC.

The IPGC comprises approved golf societies which recruit members and operate both independent and joint tournaments under common IPGC administration and regulation. Societies recruit members irrespective of race, religion, residency, gender, or handicap under a one, two or five year subscription. All members have equal rights.

4. Composition of the IPGC Committee.

The Committee may be comprised of two members from each approved society elected or appointed annually by the respective approved society membership.

The officers of the IPGC shall be; 

The Chairman
The Deputy Chairman
The Honorary Secretary
The Honorary Treasurer
The Chairman Tournament Sub-committee
The Chairman Handicap Sub-committee
The Handicapper
The Chairman Rules Sub-committee

Plus any member deemed to have special abilities that may be of assistance to the Committee.

5. Authority.

The IPGC Committee is authorized to:
5.1 Elect the officers of the IPGC.
5.2 Establish, implement, and monitor IPGC policy.
5.3 Approve or reject application by societies to join the IPGC.
5.4 Review and adjust membership subscription.
5.5 Approve appropriate expenses of committee members.
5.6 Amend these TOR as appropriate.

6. Primary Tasks of the IPGC Committee.

6.1 Organise regular golf tournaments for membership participation under IPGC policy.
6.2 Develop a network of approved societies to increase the influence of the IPGC.
6.3 Negotiate best terms for the membership through golf course liaison.
6.4 Promote uniformity in the application of the Rules of Golf as jointly administered by the Royal and Ancient and the United States Golf Association supplemented by Local Golf Rules and Local IPGC Rules.
6.5 Administer handicaps centrally under the WHS.
6.6 Establish and review IPGC policy.
6.7 Hold regular formal Committee meetings. 
6.8 Ensure financial propriety by regular review of income and expenditure and maintenance of proper accounts.
6.9 Adjust membership subscription as required to meet anticipated expenditure.

7. Communication

The great majority of members of the IPGC are not full time residents in Pattaya. This fragments normal channels and renders General Meetings inappropriate through lack of representation. Members should provide feedback through their society organiser who will raise appropriate concerns with the Committee. Alternatively, members can provide feedback direct through this website.

8.  Code of Conduct.

The IPGC Committee and golf venues excpect all golfers to act appropriately.  Golfers deemed to have violated this policy are subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including suspension of IPGC competition playing privledges.