I heard a few clubs now let you pay in 12 monthly instalments, as you play, but only through a finance company attracting interest charges. I prefer to pay [ a certain amount ] monthly in advance, so when fees are due, there's no big outlay.
So thought I'd update my little thread that obviously been paused since lock down.
I was one 9 hole away from my handicap at the club but still got the cards tucked away and when I can I'll get that handicap .
However I have been nothing but impressed with their handling of us the members.
Soon as lockdown happened our membership fees were frozen. We all pay DD so that was it I haven't paid anything since my joining fee.
We open Monday 18th with restrictions. As per guidelines.
They will take fee again in June by looks. The back 9 fully opens July 1st. Membership for 5 day rises from £63.50 - £83 a month (as 18 holes not 13)
My 2 friends were going to join 25th march . We sat down with the GM Friday night when gyms were closed but golf was open and he said yep join weds no issue.. I would do now but it was 6pm and obviously was busy sorting out all the emails to the gym members to say their memberships were to be frozen. Because of this he is letting them join now as they should have joined that day so they can play when we re open. As its members only for few weeks.
He called me today to tell me of the price increase because he was going to email them and didn't want me to hear from them about the increase wanted to hear from himself .
Must say feel very welcome and included there.
I will renew in July even tho the twins will be due sept . Wife doesn't mind.. it's down road on way to and from work so 9 holes here and there might work.
went out thursday for 18 holes.. first 18 since lock down
there was a starter to make sure people only played if they had booked
he got to see my first swing....... great i thought.. split the fairway .. very good hit (shame the second shot was hacked into the bushes lol)
played rubbish front 9.. back 9 came back strong after a par par start and finished bogey par.. card signed and put aside for handicap (emailed the guy with the cards scanned to avoid handing them in)
was speaking to the starter... he was telling me the club own the land the other side of the road... they are looking at building a bigger gym there with a pool... and then turning the clubhouse into golf only.. spike bar where the gym is.. 27 holes.. driving range and par 3 one side of the road