The acceptance of membership in the Association by a golf club, golf course or golf training facility shall bind each Member of the club, course or training facility to uphold all the provisions of the Association's Certificate of Incorporation, and By-Laws and other rules and to accept and enforce all rules and decisions of the Executive Committee acting within its jurisdiction.
Any member failing in its obligations as above set forth (other than payment of dues) may be suspended or expelled by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Executive Committee or by a two-thirds vote of the Association, provided such Member shall have been given due notice of the charge or charges preferred against it and an opportunity to be heard in its own defense. A Member which has failed to pay its dues when due, has been given written notice of such nonpayment and fails to pay such dues within 60 days after such notice may be suspended from the privileges of membership by notice given by an officer or employee of the Association appointed by the Executive Committee for the purpose and may be expelled by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Executive Committee without further notice. Member Clubs which have been suspended for nonpayment of dues shall be denied representation at any meeting of the Association.
Any member suspended or expelled by vote of the Executive Committee may appeal from its decision to the delegates at an annual or special meeting of the Association.
All appeals from decisions of the Executive Committee under this Article shall be heard at the next regular or special meeting of the Association. If the appeal is decided in favor of the appellant and the decision of the Executive Committee is reversed, then the status of the Member or the eligibility of its individual members affected by such decision shall thereupon be restored.