Satur­day so­cial

Inside Golf - - Inside The Mailbox -

I am dis­ap­pointed that Mr Vo­gels (In­side Golf, Novem­ber) feels that club mem­bers should give up their tee times that they book ev­ery week of the year.

Club mem­bers are the back­bone of golf clubs. They sup­port the club 12 months of the year, in­clud­ing un­paid roles with in the club, Dad’s army re­tirees who step up when tour­na­ments and other spe­cial events are com­ing up and do work to help ground staff present the course in good con­di­tion.

Money, while im­por­tant to our club sur­vival, does not mean you can wave dol­lars and ex­pect mem­bers to bow to you.

Most clubs have sched­uled com­pe­ti­tions run­ning on both days. Tak­ing an hour out of the mem­bers’ times could cre­ate un­fair play­ing con­di­tions to some play­ers who could be duly af­fected by weather changes, etc.

I know my club would never even con­sider chang­ing mem­bers’ times on Satur­days. We do, how­ever, fit in green fees on Sun­day with the comp play­ers.

Also please re­mem­ber that club mem­bers also spend money over the bar and food out­lets -- not just So­cial Play­ers. Trevor M., Pak­en­ham

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