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    First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Hi all,

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    I played a lot of golf socially previously but times changed I got married, moved away from my home town and the golf stopped for (believe it or not 10+ years).

    I have been looking to get back into the game again and as I have lost touch with my old playing partners have decided to join a club. I have always wanted to do this but my old playing partners just never wanted to get that involved or play in competitions so I never joined a club which with hindsight was a real shame.

    Anyway I'm rambling I have narrowed my choices down to two clubs from a shortlist of four and I am meeting with both of them tomorrow morning.

    Bearing in mind that I am joining as a complete singleton who does not know anyone in the club what questions could I ask them to ensure that they are a club that integrate new members well and I am not just joining a club full of impenetrable cliques.

    My gut feel for one of them is that this won't be the case but even though I am quite personable and able to strike up conversations fairly easily this is a bit of a worry for me.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    What as a club can you do for me. Not just golf but also the social side.

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Where's the defibrillator....

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Ask about roll-ups and how they work
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by SwingsitlikeHogan View Post
    Ask about roll-ups and how they work
    Most come with instructions..

    Roll up.jpg

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    Most come with instructions..

    Roll up.jpg
    smoakin'!!!
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Endorse the question about roll ups and ask if competitions are drawn. Like you I was on my own when I joined my club and didn't know any members.

    Roll ups are a great way to meet people, as are comps if they are drawn and so you get to play with different members each time.

    Other than that I would ask a lot about the course, drainage, closures, how busy it gets, can you rock up and play or is it a strict booking system etc.
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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    I will be going thought the same process on wed with exact same circumstances, I don't really know what I should ask, please update with your experience I'd be keen to know how you get on
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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Thanks all so roll ups, drawn comps, general course info bookings etc and do they have any defib and roll up machines - sorted

    Casuk will let you know how i get on.

    Cheers

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    Re: First time joining a club - What questions do I need to ask

    Just voice your concerns and see what they come back with. The course itself and the practice facilities are a key decider for me, most people are receptive unless its one of those clickey clubs
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