Twilight special a kick in the teeth to members

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Now is the time to prove why it’s beneficial to be a member of a golf club. This action affirms the view that nomadic golf is the rational option.
ah - but in your heart you know that you really do love your club :)

But certainly at they moment members clubs have to demonstrate how much they love and care for the members.
 

chellie

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i belive its half price but to add insult to injury theyve just put an offer out for 3 month golf deals at the pro rata membership money, so effectively 3 months of unlimited golf during peak season...... why bother paying to be a member
Yep, wouldn't be happy with that at all.
 
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Can understand your frustration. But there have been a lot of members who didn’t renew their memberships.

You may have paid for the time you couldn’t play but maybe there’s a risk that without outside revenue you’ll have no course at all.
very good point , its a difficult time for clubs but i just think that the membership deserved a few months to play after what was a shocking period of wet cold weather and then the inforced break before having to reach for the lube and grabbing our ankles
 

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I'm starting to see, via FB feeds, more clubs in the NE opening up to visitors generally, both members clubs and proprietary clubs. I think they are jumping in very early, they really should be giving their members priority for a little longer, until June 1st at least imo.
Our club is members only at the min... no guests or visitors. Interested in any NE courses open to visitors tho... usually play with my brother on his birthday in June and he's not a member anywhere. Any suggestions?
 

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Our club is members only at the min... no guests or visitors. Interested in any NE courses open to visitors tho... usually play with my brother on his birthday in June and he's not a member anywhere. Any suggestions?
Newbiggin
Dunstanburgh castle
Alnwick
Newcastle united
Longhurst hall
Gosforth golf club

More will no doubt be added to the list by next week.....
 

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very good point , its a difficult time for clubs but i just think that the membership deserved a few months to play after what was a shocking period of wet cold weather and then the inforced break before having to reach for the lube and grabbing our ankles
Who owns the club?
 
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As far as you're aware?

Sorry but that's a very weird answer, surely if you're a member you must know if it's member-owned or otherwise?
Hi Traminator Its a members owned club but has just been incorporated, hence my answer , wasnt sure how many directors there were etc .......... but hopefully i've cleared the point up for you
 

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Hi Traminator Its a members owned club but has just been incorporated, hence my answer , wasnt sure how many directors there were etc .......... but hopefully i've cleared the point up for you
Well as a member then, you have a right to make enquiries.
It just must be a financial necessity I guess.
 

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Our club is members only at the min... no guests or visitors. Interested in any NE courses open to visitors tho... usually play with my brother on his birthday in June and he's not a member anywhere. Any suggestions?
Moogie nailed it for Northumberland. I know Ramside Hall is taking visitors in Durham. It largely depends on what type of course you want, where you want to travel to.

If you ask again nearer the time then we may be able to add some more names. Moogie is your man, his finger is on the pulse up here 😎
 

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WE are fortunate in that we have an 18 hole course and a 9 hole course it was very quickly realised that the 9 hole course was majorly under used so it was very quickly opened up to visitors to play nine holes only.

It is now the only source of income and one of the reasons wanted to implement it very quickly.

The other being is that currently we are the only club open in the area and it was to take advantage of all the others from other clubs that are desperate for a game.
 

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Hi Traminator Its a members owned club but has just been incorporated, hence my answer , wasnt sure how many directors there were etc .......... but hopefully i've cleared the point up for you
Lots of golf courses are in this bracket. We used to have a committee, but now have a board, and a committee. The board run the business. The committee run the club. I can only assume the board need the cash. Most members golf clubs are non profit making, so greed doesn't come in to it.
 
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Lots of golf courses are in this bracket. We used to have a committee, but now have a board, and a committee. The board run the business. The committee run the club. I can only assume the board need the cash. Most members golf clubs are non profit making, so greed doesn't come in to it.
If the board need cash it will only be because the club needs cash.

I imagine the purpose of forming a corporate body will be purely to protect individual members from liability in the event of financial difficulties.

All assets are in the ownership of the limited company and the shares of that company are owned by a members trust.

Certainly that is pretty standard practice these days for members' clubs.
 

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Moogie nailed it for Northumberland. I know Ramside Hall is taking visitors in Durham. It largely depends on what type of course you want, where you want to travel to.

If you ask again nearer the time then we may be able to add some more names. Moogie is your man, his finger is on the pulse up here 😎
Thanks loads. Pre-covid was hoping to do a Castle Stuart/Dornoch combo, with somewhere on the way up.

Instead, was thinking somewhere like Goswick (can't tell from their website if they're taking visitors) or Ganton (which are - great!). Can't have a stopover anywhere obviously at the min, so looking to do two consecutive days golfing, but returning home to Hartlepool/Newcastle on the night between. Was wondering about places like Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, Close House - or places you guys know - and then picking two from whichever we can get on ;)

Thanks again.
Paul
 

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Our club still has members only and all slots are rammed up till 1830 every day. No guests allowed but they did change the rule on Tuesday to only allow 7 day members to book Saturdays and also allow 7 day members 4 tee times a week (Monday to Sunday) and not 3.
If they allowed guests when would they play as members are filling most tee times. On the other hand I would like to book as a visitor at some other courses for June and from what people have said on this thread thst should be possible over the next couple of weeks.
 

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i belive its half price but to add insult to injury theyve just put an offer out for 3 month golf deals at the pro rata membership money, so effectively 3 months of unlimited golf during peak season...... why bother paying to be a member
Now that really is crazy, pro-rata. Cant see any sense in that at all.
 
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