Clo­sure of golf club is not a sur­prise

Derby Telegraph - - LETTERS -

THE an­nounce­ment that the May­wood Golf Club, at Ris­ley, will close at the end of March, 2019, is dis­ap­point­ing but comes as no sur­prise.

When it opened in 1990 as a nine­hole course and ex­panded to 18 a cou­ple of years later, it was a well­main­tained and thriv­ing club with a friendly and happy mem­ber­ship.

Mat­ters be­gan to change when the run­ning of the club changed.

The own­ers ap­peared to for­get that the mem­bers were their pay­ing cus­tomers.

The course was al­tered and they ig­nored the fact that the ma­jor­ity of the mem­bers are pen­sion­ers with high hand­i­caps.

Need­less to say, mem­bers were soon find­ing the nar­row fair­ways and high rough dif­fi­cult and were los­ing nu­mer­ous golf balls.

Since the new regime has been in place two large groups of mem­bers have left the club be­cause of hos­til­ity be­tween mem­bers and own­ers, so it comes as no sur­prise that the club is doomed. J G Hol­lan­der, San­di­acre

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