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