The name of the organization shall be LAUREL CANYON MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (LCMGA).



The goal of this Association is the promotion of good fellowship and sportsmanship among its members and to encourage the active participation of its members in weekly golf events, tournaments and other golf related activities. LCMGA golf events will be conducted in accordance with rules of the USGA and as modified by LCMGA RULES.



Any male 55 years of age or older who is entitled to golf privileges at the Fairways of Canton (FOC) shall be eligible for membership in the LCMGA, provided he is in good standing and has paid his annual dues.



The current Annual Dues for membership in the LCMGA is $35.  For members joining after October 1, their dues will cover the following year also. Dues for each year will be set by the LCMGA Board of Directors. Dues and/or any Board approved assessment not paid within 60 days of BILLING NOTICE will be considered delinquent and member will not be allowed to participate in any LCMGA event until account is PAID IN FULL.



The LCMGA Board has the right to refuse or revoke membership to individuals who have demonstrated behavior contrary to Article II and VI. The board’s decision in this manner must be unanimous and will be conveyed to the individual in writing.

 Any individual that has been denied membership or had their membership revoked may appeal the decision in writing within 30 days and request a hearing before the board.



Members of the the LCMGA are bound to the following commitments:

  –  Promote good fellowship and sportsmanship
  –  Adhere and promote all LCMGA rules and regulations
  –  Follow and promote LCMGA  Article  IX – Etiquette of this document
  –  Learn and understand the Host Duties for LCMGA events as all members will be required to Host
  –  Giveback: to enhance the golfing and membership experience of the LCMGA 



A Board of Directors with duties and powers as described in Article VII will govern the LCMGA.  The Board will consist of a:


President Vice President Secretary
Treasurer Director of Golf Tournament Director
Technology Director Social Director Communications Coordinator

Past Presidents will also sit on the Board as advisors with voting privileges.

Board members will be elected for a minimum term of one year. 

The President can self nominate yearly with a maximum of three years in office. 

The Vice President will succeed the President.  No other Board member is term limited.  If a Board member leaves during the year, the President will appoint a replacement for the balance of the year.

A Nominating Committee will be selected by a Board past president advisor.  The Nominating Committee will develop a slate of nominees for the Board.  Serving Board members may be nominated to continue to serve on the Board.  Board members who no longer wish to serve should notify the Member at Large.  This includes the President who may not wish to serve a second year. All nominees must understand the duties they may have to perform on the Board and indicate their acceptance of the nomination before the election.  The Nominating Committee is independent of the Board and their slate will be sent to all members for their up or down affirmation.  The newly elected Board will have their duties assigned by the President.





The President shall preside at all LCMGA meetings and is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He shall have general supervision of all LCMGA affairs and shall be primary liaison between the LCMGA and the FoC management.  The President’s can form sub-committees to assist the Board in its operation.  Committees can consist of a serving board members or volunteers from the general membership.



The Vice President shall, in the absence or disability of the President, assume the responsibility of the President. He will also be responsible for publicity of the organization, and coordinating the submission of articles to the Soleil Living Magazine with the Community Communications Committee. He will perform other duties assigned by the President and may act as chairman of any Committees appointed for LCMGA activities.



The Secretary will record minutes of all meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors.  The Secretary is responsible for managing and coordinating the Host Program.  He may perform other duties as delegated to him by the President.



The Treasurer is responsible for all collections received by the Association for dues, social events or other activities.  He disperses funds for all Associations obligations.  He maintains the official membership roster of the LCMGA and provides comprehensive financial reports for the Board and the President.  He develops the annual budget and budgets for individual events. He maintains historical financial records.  Financial reports are available to members upon request.



The Director of Golf (DG) is responsible for organizing weekly golf play at FoC and occasionally at other venues. He is assisted by and provides detailed guidance for volunteer Coordinators who determine daily games, pairings, collect wagers and determine payouts.   The DG also is responsible for keeping the membership informed of rules interpretations, pace of play problems and other issues pertaining to weekly golf competitions. 



The Tournament Coordinator will plan, organize and supervise all tournaments sponsored by the Association. He is responsible for formulating and recommending to the Board the tournament schedule of events for the fiscal year, including format and prize structure.  He will publicize the tournaments as appropriate.



The Technology Director is responsible for the administration of LCMGA.com and oversees all technology related solutions.  He will champion projects to improve the membership’s golfing experience with the adoption and use of currently available technology.



The Social Committee will plan and organize all social events sponsored by the LCMGA.  This includes scheduling locations, determining food and beverage menus, costs and payment issues. He may appoint a committee to assist in these endeavors. 



Will be filled with either Board members or a volunteers from the membership. This not a Board position but has voting rights if held by an active Board member or Advisor.


NOTE:  For a detailed description of each Board position, please click here.



Members are expected to conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and good sportsmanship at all times. Specific items of concern are:

Talking: loud and abusive or profane language, particularly when another player is addressing the ball is unacceptable as are overt displays of anger on the course.

Smoking: most members do not smoke and do not like to be around smoke. Members who smoke should respect this fact and try to keep their smoke away from the non-smokers.

Cell Phones: cell phones should be on mute during play and cell phone conversations should not interfere with other members play.

Pace of Play: this topic is addressed in detail in the LCMGA Rules but players should be aware of their habits and how they affect pace of play. One player with a 15 second pre-swing ritual can add to minutes to a round. A player losing four balls and spending the maximum allowed time looking for them adds 12 minutes to the round.


Etiquette violations are a violation of Article II and may result in sanctions or revocation of membership by the Board of Directors.



The LCMGA is a non-profit association dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to enjoy the camaraderie of others while participating in events related to the sport of golf. The association must dedicate any funds raised through membership dues and event fees to benefit the members.

The organization is, from time to time asked to contribute to various charities. While many are worthy causes, the Board feels strongly that it should not be put in a position of allocating limited membership funds to one charity over another.  Additionally, with a diverse membership, some members might rightfully object to their funds supporting specific charities.

Therefore, the LCMGA’s policy is not to support any charity organization financially.

The Board does reserve the right to make information available to the membership of a charity event brought to their attention by an LCMGA member.  Such information should not be construed as an endorsement by the Board.  Should a member decide to participate or donate, it would be their own personal decision.



Upon dissolution of the Association, any remaining funds or property shall be distributed by the Board of Directors back to the current membership.  Such disposition shall require a majority vote of present Board members.




Revised 08/2023