What if the owner of your country club passes away suddenly?
Unless the Owner had prearranged, via permission, for a successor, when he is gone then the Club continues without an Owner. Depending on what settings (permissions) the Owner used, when starting the club, ie...who can create tournaments (everyone, members, veterans, or Directors only), the people can still create tournaments. Usually, Recruits cannot, nor can they use Super Passes (set also by the Owner). New recruits can join, unless owner set that as well to be by permission of owner.
Can a CC survive indefinitely without an owner being involved in running the club?
Good question, I was running mine, as a Director for over a year since our Owner went AWOL. Created tournaments, posted in club forum, emailed members. Our club almost doubled in size since Owner gone. I am now a Recruit (by accident) so we now have one director. Our settings do not allow Recruits to do anything but our club still continues to grow. We tell all recruits, they will always be recruits but they stay anyway....go figure!!
If you want, everyone is your club can join ours, REDRUM, all they have to do is go to club page and click to join. We have tournaments occasionally. Some play the Turf Wars and Clashes and every enjoy the putt and shot pals. Obviously, we have no rules, only owner can boot someone...so....come on over!!!