President banned from Sleaford Golf Club

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams August 15, 2013 10:09

A member of Sleaford Golf Club who was about to take over the club’s presidency has been banned from the club for three years following allegations of cheating during a club competition.

Earlier this year three members of Sleaford Golf Club said they saw Richard Tacey, 73, who has captained the Lincolnshire club twice during his 45 years as a member, kicking his ball out from behind a tree in a monthly medal.

A three-man disciplinary committee was set up and Mr Tacey stated to it that he could have accidentally made contact with the ball while he was kicking pine cones away. However, he was found guilty and the disciplinary committee recommended that he receive a three-month Sleaford Golf Club exclusion and a one-year ban from its competitions.

However, an executive golf committee opted to impose a three-year ban on him.

Mr Tacey appealed against the length of the ban, which meant an EGM was called, where more than 70 percent of the club’s members who attended voted for the ban to remain at three years.

Spokesmen for both parties in the dispute have told Golf Club Management that Mr Tacey had ‘made enemies’ during his time at the club – some seniors, for instance, were unhappy with his attempts to abolish the concessions they receive on their subscriptions, one of the most contentious issues in golf today.

Mr Tacey’s son said his father has now ended his involvement in golf.

A club statement said: ‘The member was allowed the right of appeal, which was heard at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the members and his peers. The member’s appeal was rejected by the overwhelming majority of the members present, which totalled in excess of 200.’


Emma Williams
By Emma Williams August 15, 2013 10:09
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  1. Lowsy March 5, 20:17

    Glad to see Tacy copped it, he got us kicked out of Sleford golf club some years ago as Caterers, because his fish and chips were too expensive.only just found out, chuffed

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  2. chris banner August 15, 20:24

    Private Golf Clubs are so political. Also manners seem to disappear within these clubs. This is just another story.
    I worked tirelessly for a local club while on committee and raised over £5k for club charities and the junior section while a member,
    When I decided to take a year out for financial reasons I visited the club on a few occasions getting signed where possible. I also played in the open comps
    Next thing I know I get a letter through the post basically saying re join or stay away!!

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  3. Mark Kemp (@markuskempus) August 15, 17:08

    “President elect banned from Sleaford Golf Club” good read

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  4. Finn August 15, 13:24

    Maybe they discovered he was actually a woman? #R&A #shameful

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  5. Owen Davies (@mysportsmedia) August 15, 12:33

    President banned from Sleaford Golf Club » Golf Club Management

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  6. 19th Hole Social (@19th_holesocial) August 15, 11:38

    #Golf #Panthersocial President banned from Sleaford Golf Club

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