Blessington Lakes Golf Club

Our Constitution

CONSTITUTION AND RULES  |  ADOPTED : 10th April, 2018  |  Chairman/Captain: Tony McGinley, Secretary: Helen Farrell
1 PRELIMINARY

1.1 Rules herein contained are indicated by consecutive numbers. Clauses are indicated by consecutive numbers, preceded by Rule numbers. Sub-clauses are indicated by consecutive numbers, preceded by Rule numbers.

1.2 Cross references of Rules, Clauses and Sub-clauses herein referred to mean the Rules, Clauses and Sub-Clauses of these Rules.

2 TITLE AND OWNERSHIP
2.1 The name of the Club shall be Blessington Lakes Golf Club and this name shall be the common name by which the Club shall collectively be known.
2.2 The ownership of the club property shall be vested in the Trustees for the time being of the Club on behalf of the Voting Members as defined on Rules 11.1.1 and 11.1.2. The Voting members only shall have control of the affairs of the club.

3 MEMBERSHIP
3.1 The membership of the Club shall consist of Members who are Life members, Ordinary Members and other subscribing members and such Honorary Members as may be elected from time to time under Rules 10.2.

4 OBJECTIVES
4 1 THE CLUB shall
4.1.1 Promote the Amateur game of golf amongst its Members.
4.1.2 Affiliate to the Golfing Union of Ireland and undertake, in writing to accept and abide by the Constitution and Bye-Laws of such Union and the Bye-Laws of the Branch in whose Province the club is situate.
4.1.3 Affiliate to the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union and undertake, in writing to accept and abide by the Constitution and Bye-Laws of such Union and the Bye-Laws of the Branch in whose Province the club is situate.
4.1.4 Accept and apply the Standard Scratch Score and handicapping scheme as prescribed by the Council of National Golf Unions and such rules there under as may require to be implemented from time to time by the Golfing Union of Ireland.
4.1.5 Accept and apply the Standard Scratch Score and handicapping scheme as prescribed by the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union and such rules there under as may require to be implemented from time to time by such Union.
4.1.6 Accept and recognise the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew’s as the sole authority for prescribing and implementing the Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status.
4.1.7 Provide facilities for the playing and promotion of the amateur game of golf by Men, Women and Juveniles and generally promote games and other social activities amongst its members.
4.1.8 Act as administrator of the affairs (other than golf competitions) of the Club.
4.1.9 Initially the Club decides the maximum number of adult members which can be elected to the Club. Thereafter, any alteration in the number permitted shall be decided at the Annual General or Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club. 4.2.0 The Club decides the rate of;
1. Entry fee, if any and 2. Annual Subscription to be paid by members of different categories of member in the Club. Thereafter, any alteration in the rate of Entry Fee or Subscription shall be decided at the Annual General or Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club. 4.2.1 The Club decides the rates of Green Fees to be payable by visitors to the Club. 4.2.2 Generally, to act in the promotion and advancement of the affairs of the Club and the improvement of the facilities available to Members. 4.2.3 To provide and maintain for the use of the Members of the Club, a Golf Course and Clubhouse, comprising all the usual amenities, including refreshments, entertainment and other facilities incidental to the game of golf. 4.2.4 To ensure that the relevant requirements of the Registration of Clubs‘ Act 1904-1999 and the Licensing Acts 18331008 and subsequent or amending legislation are fully complied with. 4.2.5 To ensure that Blessington Lakes Golf Club is committed to safe guarding the wellbeing of its Members, Staff and Guests. 4.2.6 To ensure compliance with the guidelines set out in ‘Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland’

Policy Statement
Golfing Union of Ireland
Irish Ladies’ Golf Union
PGA (Irish Region)
From here on will be represented by the term golf

GUI, ILGU, PGA are fully committed to safeguarding the well being of their members. Every individual in golf should at all times, show respect and understanding for members rights, safety and welfare and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the organisation and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport In working with young people in golf our first priority is the welfare of the young people and we are committed to providing an environment that will allow participants to perform to the best of their ability, free from bullying and intimidation.

5 TRUSTEES 
5.1 The Club shall have at least 2 voting members as trustees. Such Trustees shall be appointed by members of a General meeting of the Club. 5.2 Each Trustee shall hold Office until resignation or removal from office by resolution of the members at General meeting of the Parent Club. 5.3 The club premises and such other property of the Club as the Committee of Management shall determine, shall be vested in and under the legal control of the Trustees and such Trustees shall deal with the property of the Club as directed by a resolution of the Committee of Management of which an entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence. 5.4 If the Trustees, when directed by a resolution of the Committee of Management to perform a certain act consider that the performance of such act is one of such importance that they consider that the members of the Club should be consulted, then the Trustees may refuse to perform such act until members of the Club have been consulted at a General or an Extraordinary General Meeting and a resolution is passed at such a meeting authorising or refusing to authorise Trustees to perform such act as was originally directed by the Committee of Management. ‘ 5.5 The Trustees shall be entitled to attend meetings of the Committee of Management without voting power in their capacity as Trustees. 5.6 The Trustees shall be indemnified out of the Club property and assets in respect of all transactions, directed by resolution of the Committee of Management and against all liabilities and expenses necessarily incurred as a result of their trusteeship, and in the event of the Parent Club property and assets being deficient, the deficiency shall be made up by members of the Parent Club on a pro-rata basis according to the membership category.

6 OFFICERS
6.1 The officers of the Club shall be a President, a Lady Captain, a Men’s Captain, Lady Vice Captain, Men’s Vice Captain, An Honorary Secretary, An Honorary Treasurer, an Honorary Competition Secretary and an Honorary Handicapping Secretary.

7. MANAGEMENT
7.1 Allocation of functions 7.1.1 The business and affairs of the Club shall be under the jurisdiction and control of a General Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) consisting of the Officers of the Club and such other members of the Club elected as the A.G.M. of the Club shall determine. 7.1.2 The aforementioned Committee may exercise its powers notwithstanding that there might be a vacancy or vacancies in its membership. 7.1.3 At meeting of any of the Committee fifty per cent plus one of those entitled to attend and vote shall form a quorum. 7.1.4 The Chairperson at a meeting shall, in addition to a deliberate vote have and shall exercise a casting vote.
7.2 ELECTIONS OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 7.2.1 The Captains shall retire after one year’s service and be succeeded by the Vice-Captain always provided that the members at Annual Meetings may vote that the outgoing Captain should serve in that capacity for a second term of one year. 7.2.2 No member shall serve on a Committee for more than five consecutive years or for more than three consecutive years in any one Office. 7.2.3 The election of Office Bearers, Auditors and Members of Committee shall be made at the Annual General Meetings. 7.2.4 Nominations (with the consent of the Nominees) for election to the Committee shall be given to the Honorary Secretary of the Club at least 7 days prior to the
date of the Annual General Meeting of the Club. All nominees must be properly proposed and seconded by ordinary members of the Club.
7.2.5 A complete list of nominees (Officers and Committee) together with their proposers and seconders must be posted on the Club Notice Board for at least 7 Days prior to the date of the particular Annual General Meeting.
7.2.6 The Committee shall have power to fill vacancies in any of these officers (including membership of its Committee) during any year. The person so appointed shall hold office until the next AGM of the Club. 7.2.7 Each member of the Committee (other than the Office Bearers) shall hold office for a period of one year from the time of the election and shall then retire and shall be eligible for re-election in that capacity on the same Committee until the following year, subject to Rules 7.2.3. 7,2.8 The office of any Office Bearer shall be vacated by such Office Bearer resigning therefrom, or on ceasing to be a member of the Club or being removed by a resolution or an Annual General or an Extraordinary General meeting.

7.3 MEETINGS
7.3.1 Stated meetings of Committee shall be held not less than once in every month between February and September and not less than once in every two months between October and January. 7.3.2 Upon a requisition signed by not less than 50% of the members of a committee, stating the nature of the business to be transacted, the Captain, the Chairperson or Hon. Secretary of the Committee concerned shall call a Special meeting of such committee for the consideration thereof, and if the designated above neglect or refuse to call such Meeting within 7 days the same may be convened by notice signed by 50% plus one of the members of such Committee.
7.4 EMPLOYMENT OF STAFF
7.4.1 The Committee shall have power to appoint employees upon such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine; to terminate such appointments and also to appoint substitutes from time to time.
7.5 MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 7.5.1 The Committee is empowered to make, and from time to time alter, such Bye-
Laws and regulations for the Club as it may consider necessary. 7.5.2 The Committee is also empowered to make Local Rules (provided same are not at variance with the Rules of Golf) and regulations for the use of the course as are
required in the interest of all members. 7.5.3 Every member of every category and every visitor or other person using the
Clubhouse or Course shall be subject to and must comply with, all Rules, Bye-Laws and regulations in force.
7.6 APPOINTMENT OF SUB-COMMITTEES 7.6.1 The Committee shall have power to appoint Sub Committees and to appoint
members of the Club to act on such Sub-Committees and to define the scope of their authority and to delegate and confer upon such Sub-Committees the powers necessary for the discharge of the function or functions for which such Sub-committees were formed. 7.6.2 Each Sub-Committee shall retire annually on the date of the Annual General Meeting of the Club or when the function for which it was appointed is completed. 7.6.3 The quorum of each Sub-Committee shall be defined at the time of appointment.
7.6.4 The Chairperson of each Sub-Committee shall, in addition to a deliberate vote, have, and shall exercise a casting vote.

8 ADMINISTRATION
8.1 The Club shall be administered as follows: 8.1.1 The Captains shall be responsible for the every-day affairs of the Club except such duties which are specifically assigned to another Officer of the Club. 8.1.2 The Honorary Secretary of the Club shall be responsible for the every-day affairs of the Club except such duties which are specifically assigned to another Officer of the Club.
8.1.3 Members requiring any matters or complaints to be considered by the Committee must send their request or complaint in writing to the Hon. Secretary who shall place it on the agenda for the next meeting of Committee of such Club for investigation and decision.

9 FINANCE
9.1. The financial affairs of the Club shall be operated as follows: 9.1.1 The Hon Treasurer of the Club shall keep full and detailed accounts, books and records, showing the financial affairs, receipts and disbursements of the Club. 9.1.2 The Banking account shall be kept in the name of the Club (and shall be clearly identified as such) in such Bank as the Committee of Management may from time to time determine. All cheques shall be signed by two out of four signatories
authorised by the Committee. 9.1.3 The Honorary Treasurer of the Club shall issue an audited statement of the affairs of
the Club for the financial year ended 31st October for consideration by the Committee and for presentation and approval by the members at the AGM of the Club which shall be held not later than 31st December following. 9.1.4 The Committee shall be responsible for the payment of the Annual Subscription and the Provincial Levy payable to the Golfing Union of Ireland in respect of the members of the Men’s Club and Annual Subscription payable to the
lrish Ladies’ Golf Union in respect of the members of the Ladies’ Club.

10 ADMISSION OF MEMBERS
10.1 Subject to the agreed limitations as to the number of members as defined at 4.3.3
10.1.1 The election of Members shall be in the hands of the Committee.
10.2 The procedure for the election of members shall be as follows:
10.2.1 Each candidate for admission (except in the case of Honorary or Temporary
Members) must be proposed by one voting member of the Club and seconded by
another. 10.2.2 Any omission from or inaccuracy in the particulars relating to any candidate shall
render election void at the discretion of the Committee.
10.2.3 Upon election of a candidate to membership and payment to the Registrar or it’s
Bankers within once calendar month, the amount of entrance fee (if any), Capital
levy (If any) and first subscription payable by the category of member to which
the candidate has been elected and on payment thereof, the candidate shall
become a member of the Club in that category and be entitled to the benefits and
privileges of the membership and be bound by the rules.
10.2.4 Should the requested payment not be made within one calendar month of the date
of such request as aforesaid, the election shall be void unless the candidate shall
satisfy the Committee concerned that the delay in payment was due to some
unavoidable cause.
10.2.5 If a candidate is not elected to membership and at a later date wishes to make a
further application for membership, the same procedure as set out above must be
followed on any subsequent application.

11. MEMBERSHIP
11.1 The following shall be the categories of membership which may be elected to the club:
11.1.1 ORDINARY MEMBERS shall comprise of: Men and Women who, having paid the entrance fee (if any), Annual Subscription and Capital Levy (if any) applicable to this category, shall be entitled to attend and vote at all Annual General or all Special General Meetings of the Club and enjoy all outdoor and indoor facilities prescribed by Sub-Clauses
4.3.1 hereof. Only a member in this category shall have an interest in the Club property which interest will cease on such member leaving this category unless the member has been elected an Honorary Member of the Club. Ordinary members are often known and referred to as Full Members.
11.1.2 PAY AND PLAY MEMBERS shall comprise of: Men and Women availing of Pay and Play Membership Fees, applicable to this category who shall not be entitled to attend and vote at all Annual General or Special General Meeting of the Club but shall enjoy all outdoor and indoor facilities prescribed by Sub-Clause 4.1.7 hereof.
11.1.3 HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS shall comprise persons whom the Committee wishes to acknowledge as having rendered exceptional service to the Club or to the game of golf or whose distinguished position or public service would render their membership of special advantage to the Club. No one shall be appointed as an Honorary member unless:
(a) Firstly recommended by at least two thirds of the entire Committee of Management voting in secret ballot and
(b) Subsequently ratified by a simple majority at the AGM of the Club voting by secret ballot.
(c) Honorary Life Members have all the entitlements of an ordinary member. 11.1.4 STUDENT MEMBERSHIP shall comprise students in full time education who must have attained the age of 14. Such members must take out full membership from January following termination of full time education.
11.1.5 JUNIOR MEMBERS shall comprise persons aged 14 to17 years . Such members must take out next category of membership on 1st January following, on attaining
17 years. 11.1.6 JUVENILE MEMBERS shall comprise persons aged 8 to14 years.
11.1.7 STUDENT, JUNIOR AND JUVENILE MEMBERS on ceasing to be eligible for these categories and wishing to be elected to another category in the Club shall be treated with priority at the next election. Any other category of member wishing to become an ordinary member shall likewise be treated with priority at the next election.

12. ENTRANCE FEE (IF ANY)
12.1 On election the following category of members shall be required to pay an entrance fee: Ordinary. 12.2 Students, Junior and Juvenile Members shall not be required to pay an entrance fee. 12.3 When a Student is obliged to relinquish his/her category within the Club the appropriate entrance fee shall be payable on election. 12.4 The amount of entrance fee payable by the different categories of member shall initially be fixed by the Committee of Management under Rule 4.3.4 and ratified or altered at the next AGM of the Club. Thereafter such entrance fee shall remain in operation until altered at an Annual General Special Meeting.

13. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
13.1 All categories of member, except Honorary Member, shall be required to pay an Annual Subscription.
13.2 The amount payable by the different categories shall initially be fixed by the Committee under Rules 4.3.3 and ratified or altered at the next AGM of the Club. Thereafter such subscription shall remain in operation until altered at an Annual General or Special General meeting of the Club.
13.3 All Subscriptions and Capital levies, if any, shall be payable on lst. March in any year. 13.4 Any member whose subscription shall be unpaid on the 1st March in any year shall not be entitled to use the facilities of the club until such time as their Subscription is paid. 13.5 The Committee shall not be entitled to allow such former member to compete in any Club or Open Competition under its control.

14. CAPTIAL LEVY
14.1 A Capital levy shall only be imposed by resolution at a General Meeting of the Club.
14.2 The amount of such levy shall be payable at such time or times and in such manner as
the General Meeting of the Club shall resolve.

15. REDUCTION OF ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
15.1 The Committee of Management may at their discretion, reduce the fee for any member.

 16. VISITORS AND TEMPORARY MEMBERS
16.1 Any ordinary member may introduce visitors. 16.2 It shall be a condition precedent that the member effecting the introduction shall enter each visitors name, address, and date of visit immediately on entering the clubhouse in a book to be kept for the purpose called a “Visitor’s Book” 16.3 Every playing visitor must pay required green fee for the day and must enter their name on green fee book and date on which they are using Course and Club facilities.
16.4 The payment of the Green Fee shall entitle the visitor temporary membership of the club for that day. 16.5 The Committee shall have power to suspend the rules permitting the introduction of visitors or temporary members at any time and refuse permission for any particular visitor or temporary member to use the Clubhouse or Course. 16.6 Competitors in Open Club Competitions shall be eligible for Temporary Membership status on the day of the Competition only. 16.7 Any office bearer or any two Members of the Committee may (and without assigning any cause if they so think right) cancel the admission of any Day Visitor or Temporary Member whose admission may be deem objectionable, or who deliberately breaks any of the Rules, By-Laws or regulations of the Club. 16.8 The fee paid by any such Visitor or Temporary Member may at the discretion of the Committee, be either forfeited or refunded.

 17. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
17.1 If the conduct of any member is considered likely to endanger the welfare or good order of the Club (including Breaches in the Rules of Golf including Etiquette indicated in the Rules of Golf) and of circumstances of such conduct brought to the notice of the Committee and the Committee having given the member against whom the complaint is made, an opportunity of refuting or explaining the allegations in person and having considered any evidence he may wish to tender and any other relevant evidence and having fully considered the matter, shall be empowered to take action as they deem fit including the expulsion of the member from the Club. No member shall be expelled under this Rule unless at least 12 members of the Committee are present and two thirds of those present vote in favour of the expulsion of the member. Any member expelled under this rule shall immediately cease to be a member and shall forfeit his or her subscription. Voting on the question of expulsion of a member shall be by secret ballot.

18 MEETINGS
18.1 THE CLUB 18.1.1 The Annual Meeting of the Club shall, save in exceptional circumstances be held in the month of December for receiving the Committee Annual Report and the Financial Statement for the year ended the 31“ October, for electing Officer Bearers, Auditors, Members of Committee, revising rules and transacting such business of the Club as may be on the Agenda. 18.1.2 Fourteen days notice at least of such AGM shall be given to the members of the Club entitled to attend and vote. A copy of the Audited Financial Statement shall be posted in the Club House 7 days prior to the AGM. 18.1.3 Notice of Motion and nominations of Officers, except Chairperson and members of the Committee must be made to the Secretary in writing at least 7 days before the date of such Meeting. Separate nominations are required for Office bearing positions and/or Committee. 18.1.4 Such notices and nominations shall be promptly posted in the main entrance hall of the Club House. . 18.1.5 Notices of Motion and nominations not made as required cannot be considered at the AGM.

18.2 EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS 18.2.1 Extraordinary General Meetings of the Club may be called at any time by direction of the Committee of the Club or on requisition to the Secretary signed by at least 20% of members entitled to vote at such Meeting, stating the business to be brought forward. 18.2.2 On receipt of such requisition it shall be the duty of the Committee to have a General Meeting called without delay, and failing notice calling such Meeting being issued by
direction of the Committee within 14 days after receipt of the requisition by the Secretary, all of the members who have signed the requisition may issue notice of a General Meeting, which notice shall be sufficient if posted on the notice Board in the Club House at least ten days before the date fixed for such meeting.

18.3 CHAIRPERSON AT GENERAL MEETINGS

18.3.1 The Chairperson of the Committee shall preside at all General Meetings of the Club. 18.3.2 The Chairperson in addition to a deliberate vote shall have and shall exercise a casting vote.

19. NOTICES OF MEETINGS
19.1 Fourteen days notice of every Extraordinary General Meeting convened by order of Committee (except Meeting called under Rule 18.5 when ten days notice is required) shall be given to the members entitled to vote by a circular specifying the time and place of Meeting and the business to be transacted. 19.2 All Notices calling Meetings may be sent by post and addressed to members at such addresses as may be recorded in the Club books or by email or text.

20. MODE OF VOTING AT GENERAL MEETINGS
20.1 No proxies shall be allowed. 20.2 Voting shall be either by a show of hands or by ballot. 20.3 Ballot shall mean a vote on voting paper 20.4 A majority of one shall be sufficient to decide any question under discussion unless a greater majority is required by other club rule. 20.5 In the event of a tie the Chairperson shall have and shall exercise a casting vote as provided in Rules 18.6.4 20.6 If any member at a General Meeting proposes that the mode of voting on any particular matter should be by ballot and this is seconded by another member, then the question of whether voting should be by show of hands or by ballot shall be decided by ballot. 20.7 An election of candidates for membership of the Committee of the Club shall be by ballot and all members voting must vote for the full number of candidates for whom there are vacancies, otherwise such voting paper is invalid.

21. MlNUTE BOOK
21.1 The Club shall each keep: 21.1.1 A Minute Book in which shall be recorded the Minutes of Annual General and Special General Meetings and also 21.1.2 A Minute Book in which shall be recorded the Minutes of all Committee Meetings
held in compliance with Rules 7.3. 21.1.3 The Minutes shall be read at the next General or Statutory Committee Meeting and
when approved shall be signed and dated by the Chairperson.

22. RULES OF GOLF AND LOCAL RULES
22.1 The Rules of the game of golf for the Club shall be the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew’s.
22.2 ln addition the Committee in consultation with the in compliance with Rule 7.5.2 shall from time to time, prescribe such Local Rules as it considers necessary having regard to the nature of the Course or otherwise, provided such Local Rules are not contrary to or at variance with the Rules of Golf or directives issued by the respective Unions to
which the Club is affiliated.

23 PLAYING FACILITES
23.1 The Committee shall prescribe the days and times when the members of the Club have
the use of the Course for competitions or when the Course is reserved for team matches or Union, Branch or District events.
23.2 It shall also decide on the facilities to be afforded to Societies subject to the provision that the 1st tee shall be reserved for Club members on any day a Society Outing is permitted for such periods as are considered necessary for the convenience of the members.
23.3 The Committee shall also be empowered to direct the days and times when Juveniles shall have the use of the Course and generally regulate the use of the Course for the benefit of members. 

24 FINES AND SUSPENSIONS
24.2 The Committee of Management is empowered to impose fines for breaches of the Rules, Bye-Laws and Regulations of the Club in force for the time being or for breaches of the etiquette of golf, and may also at any time (either instead of, or in addition to fines) temporarily withdraw the use of the Club House and Course from any member whose conduct or breaches of the Rules, Bye-laws or Regulations may, in the opinion of the Committee justify this course.

24.2 Any member refusing or failing to pay a fine so imposed within 1 month after 
notification thereof, shall be suspended from the use of the Club House and Course until such fines shall be paid.

25 PERSONAL PROPERTY
25.1 Any personal belongings of members, visitors and others, brought to or kept at, or left on the premises of the Club (either in the Club House, in the Car Park or on the Course) shall be at the sole risk of the owners, and neither the Club nor any Committee shall be responsible for any loss or damage thereto arising; but this rule shall not prejudice any claims by the Club or the owners against Insurance Companies in case of fire, or when otherwise covered by Insurance.

26 CLUB PROPERTY
26.1 No Member or Member of Staff, without appropriate and prior approval of any Club Officer, shall take away or permit to be taken away from the Club premises, for any cause or under any pretext, or shall not damage or destroy, any article of any kind which is the property of the Club.

26.2 Trophies: The winner of a Perpetual Trophy is responsible for its safe return to the club. The trophy must be returned engraved within 6 months of presentation. Failure to return the trophy will leave the person responsible for the total replacement value of said trophy and any engravings.

27 CHANGE OF RULES 
27.1 No rule of the Club shall be repealed or altered or new rule made except at a General Meeting of the Club and by a vote of the majority of those present and voting at such Meeting, and written notice of the proposed change must be sent to the Secretary of the Club concerned with the names of the proposer and seconder attached, at least 7 days previous to the Meeting at which same is to be considered. 27.2 The Secretary shall place the notice on the Agenda of the Club, acquaint the Committee of same, and post notice in Club House.

27.3 Any repeal, alteration or new rule so passed is subject to approval of the Committee of the Club.

27.4 No rule of the Club shall be repealed or altered or new rules made except at a General
Meeting and by vote of the majority of those present and voting at such Meeting, and
written notice of the proposed change must be sent to the Secretary with the names of
the proposer and seconder attached, at least 7 days previous to the Meeting at which
it is to be considered. 27.5 The secretary shall place the notice on the Agenda and post same in the Club House
with name of proposer and seconder attached.

28 DRESS CODE
28.1 Blessington Lakes Golf Club promotes a tradition which incorporates respect for the course and fellow players, visitors and family and the promotion of golf as a pleasurable activity and social outlet in the community. This tradition includes the upholding of a dress code for the course and clubhouse. There is an accepted form of clothing while playing the game of golf, and all golfers in Blessington Lakes Golf Club are required to wear appropriate golfing clothing and footwear. Golf footwear must be worn on all parts of the course including the practice areas and practice putting greens. Denim jeans and jackets, track suits, shorts (other than tailored shorts with appropriate socks), sweaters without shirts, singlet’s, vests, collarless shirts and football shirts or shorts are inappropriate and are not allowed. When representing the Club in competitions members are requested to wear the Club Jumper, T-shirt or Polo.