Merger of Kew GC and Green Acres GC
Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:51 AM
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:12 AM
A bit harsh, but some trusth perhaps. Although I would suggest that it is not across the board. There will always be posh members only clubs at the top end, it is the second tier that will struggle. Kew was a posh old club in the olden days, but clearly it is not in the sandbelt and so cannot boast the quality of course that are available down the down the road - it therefore pales by comparison. Yes you will probablyt see some of these middle clubs merge or become more public facilities, but of course all that will acheive is make the top teir even more posh and exlusive
Dont be surprised…In the future we will see more and more merging of golf businesses together.right across all cities and even in country areas.
The days of “prestige ..exclusive members only ” clubs are over… gone.. finished..
Mergers and aquasitions happens in other industries why wont it happen in golf clubs…
If we dont see mergers, we are likely see big consortiums buyers coming in and buying up several golf clubs or alternativley golf clubs going broke and closing down..
Golf club management and members have to think with their heads not their hearts..
reasons why this will occur: falling membership numbers
increased cost of operations.
financial viability of clubs.. lots of clubs in Melbourne are really struggling financially..(some will go broke in next 3 years)
Developers want land .. to put houses on..
Merging saves on resources, one set of green staff, one set of bar staff etc.
gives variation and better facilties for members
we are starting to see this opening of doors to a small extent with some clubs offering members games on other courses in area etc.
one of the items on the agenda for any club committee board is and must be merger or aquasitions.If its not, members should be raising this at AGM’s.
Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:07 AM
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:44 AM
this post should be all the evidence needed. Fukwitt
Coz you won the netball? oh and the rugby, and probably cricket next, and that’s with more Kiwis being in australia than in NZ, pretty good effort, does beg the question why you love it so much here tho!
As for that merger, makes sense on paper but certainly can’t see it happening, not with the current generation of Kew members anyhow.
Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:54 AM
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