Subscriptions/current course closures - what is your club doing?

Lord Tyrion

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Interesting. Yorkshire has 10% of the affiliated clubs and 10% of the affiliated playing members of England Golf but there only 7 clubs with over 600 playing members.
Is that because there are more clubs for them to be a member of, they spread out better than in the case of Fish's area or do they cap membership at a lower level on the whole?

Interesting stat 👍
 
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As Boris has announced non-eesential shops are clear to reopen on June 15th, what do we think the implications will be for golfers. Do you think this signals a chance to extend golf to 3-4 balls as surely there is still more chance to socially isolate playing even on tee boxes and greens. Clearly 19th holes remain off limits for now but I hope we can take a step further towards golfing normality
 

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As Boris has announced non-eesential shops are clear to reopen on June 15th, what do we think the implications will be for golfers. Do you think this signals a chance to extend golf to 3-4 balls as surely there is still more chance to socially isolate playing even on tee boxes and greens. Clearly 19th holes remain off limits for now but I hope we can take a step further towards golfing normality
No, pro shop can open again nothing else. Once people from more than one household can meet socially then you get more than 2 balls. Retail has nothing to do with it, it is purely the circumstances and number of people who can meet socially. If I can meet with 2 households outside, three balls will be ok, once I can meet with 3 households, 4 balls are ok. Simply means golfers are tied to the same rules as everyone else.
 
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A friends renewal was 1st June, the club said they would add the closed time to the end of the membership which he expected to be this years membership pushing his renewal forward 6 weeks.
Renewal arrives and the club said they would only add it to the end of next year if he renewed. Needless to say he and 2 others left.
 
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A friends renewal was 1st June, the club said they would add the closed time to the end of the membership which he expected to be this years membership pushing his renewal forward 6 weeks.
Renewal arrives and the club said they would only add it to the end of next year if he renewed. Needless to say he and 2 others left.
That's hardly surprising though surely

If renewal is 1st June, then they'd want renewals, cash flow, then see number of retained members from renewals, and form a budget for the next 12 months from these figures.

There's nothing unreasonable about the clubs proposal at all
 
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That's hardly surprising though surely

If renewal is 1st June, then they'd want renewals, cash flow, then see number of retained members from renewals, and form a budget for the next 12 months from these figures.

There's nothing unreasonable about the clubs proposal at all
It wouldn't have been unreasonable if it was what was agreed. It was agreed that the time the club was shut down would be added to the end of the active membership.
 

TheDiablo

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A friends renewal was 1st June, the club said they would add the closed time to the end of the membership which he expected to be this years membership pushing his renewal forward 6 weeks.
Renewal arrives and the club said they would only add it to the end of next year if he renewed. Needless to say he and 2 others left.
Sounds like they were going to leave anyway so no long term benefit to the club, they werent planning to support the club financially in the next year which will be tough, so they reward those that are renewing?

Sounds entirely reasonable and sensible to me, works both ways
 
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It was decided the membership would run from May 1st instead of April 1st,

since re-opening we have had a steady uptake in membership, down from last years finishing total but more or less the same as this time last year.

Members can now bring guests after 2pm, and we have had almost 20 in since the weekend,

Next stage is to allow 18 hole bookings, currently we are asked to just book 9 holes, if when getting round the tee is free the option is there to continue. Seems to be working well, no complaints from the membership yet
 
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