ALBURY councillor Henk van de Ven is facing another ban from the Commercial Club.
The former deputy mayor has had his membership suspended pending an appearance before the club board later this month after an incident at the Commercial Club Golf Resort last Saturday.
Cr van de Ven was notified of his suspension when he arrived at the course on Wednesday for the midweek competition.
He was handed a letter by pro-shop staff stating his conduct was unbecom- ing of a member at the golf club the previous Saturday.
The Border Mail understands Cr van de Ven had questioned with pro-shop staff about the size of a playing group he was in for the competition round.
Cr van de Ven declined to comment about the suspension when contacted yesterday.
He is prevented from using club facilities during the term of his suspension, which is in place until he fronts the next board meeting on April 22.
Commercial Club chief executive Bruce Duck couldn’t be contacted for comment.
In early 2011, Cr van de Ven was found guilty on two of four charges of unbecoming conduct and his 25-year membership of the club was cancelled.
The ban, which lasted for about three years, required him to apply for special permission to enter the club in his public role as a councillor.
Cr van de Ven has had a long association with the golf club which pre-dates its takeover by the Commercial Club more than a decade ago.
He is a multiple club champion and represented the club in the Murray District Golf Association pennant competition for more than 10 years.
Cr van de Ven is also a former club president and had previously made an unsuccessful attempt to join the Commercial Club board of directors.
He has been on Albury Council since 2004 and had publicly claimed his previous Commercial Club suspension was used by other councillors to discredit him during mayor and deputy mayor elections.
Cr van de Ven stepped down as deputy mayor last year.