Club Membership Article II

Obligations and Discipline

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.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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