Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:39 PM
I was a member of a Sydney club for 27 years before "life" took over and I wasn't able to play any golf.
I eventually got back into the golf, albeit at a reduced level because of time v cost viability, therefore I joined Riverside Oaks with a "LIfestyle" membership at a cost I could afford and regain my handicap. There was a stigma attached to this when I (rarely) visited other clubs to have a game. Eventually my favourite course, The Springs, came up with a deal I thought was better value...and it was. This was soon canned so I did the Howlong thing, 3rd year now.
I don't play enough golf...approx 12 games a year, including The Nationals...to warrant spending big bucks (don't have the spare mula either) on full membership at a course nearer to me, but I have no problem paying full freight if the club I visit has an issue with Howlong "members"...it's still cheaper for me in the long run.
I'm sure there are trophy hunters that do the dirty by being a lifestyle member somewhere, and playing all over the place regularly, their GL history should show that up, so if clubs do their homework they should be able to weed out the dodgy players and allow the genuine time/financial poor players have a go in the comp.
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