What is the discretion of WGT in regards to CC Owners that have not come back or any other officer of a CC?
It's a good question and a recurring issue, and I have been through it.
WGT's position is they cannot transfer ownership without approval of the owner. Period!!! I discussed this in great detail with WGT at the time.
In our case, owner was gone for over a year, the club was dying, only the owner had the permission to admit new members. Thankfully, directors had ability to send club-wide messages.
So after a year, the directors decided to kill the club and start a new one. It took us 5 months to round most of the members up and grow the club back up.
We also have a succession plan because of that ... so if I drop dead, the club continues. (And I wasn't original owner so it's working.)
We started Black Diamond GC out of the ashes 6 years ago and we are thriving.