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#1 GeoffDickson

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

What are your thoughts on having to pay comp fees to play during the weekly club competition (as distinct from in the competition)? Is it unreasonable to want to opt out of the comp and play alongside those that are in the competition.

Are these competitions valued by club members? Are they a source of member enjoyment or an additional revenue generator?...or a subtle tax on playing in premium time slots?

I have enough “competition” chasing par... me vs the course...that’s enough for me. But for others it must be different,

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 05:55 AM

Not sure what you mean here.

At my country club we play comp of day or just have a hit socially.

On Saturday (main comp day - stfd or stroke) its not compulsory to enter the comp and one can play socially and not return a card.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:24 AM

Sanctuary Lakes require you to play comp fees on competition days irrespective of whether or not you are returning a card.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:51 AM

What are your thoughts on having to pay comp fees to play during the weekly club competition (as distinct from in the competition)? Is it unreasonable to want to opt out of the comp and play alongside those that are in the competition.

Are these competitions valued by club members? Are they a source of member enjoyment or an additional revenue generator?...or a subtle tax on playing in premium time slots?

I have enough “competition” chasing par... me vs the course...that’s enough for me. But for others it must be different,

Now I read your post further you are asking is it worth paying to play in the comp.

 

Probably come back to your other thread on which course to join, if not going to play in a club comp and meet other members then really why join an expensive golf club.

 

One of the reasons golfer join a club is to get a gofllink number so can play in comps at your own and other fellow ISG players clubs.

 

If you are not interested in playing in club comps and just prefer to hit around, you would be better to play a wide range of public access courses and save a heap of money on annual fees particularly if the clubs build the comp fee into the membership structure.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:56 AM

I’ll summarise it this way... I want to play Saturday mornings...I want to hand in a card....the comp is scheduled on Saturdays,...but I don’t want play in the comp because it is a compulsory $8 to play, which will add nearly $400 to my golfing budget....make that $800 given my wife is in the same situation....and this is on top of paying a premium to access the course on a Saturday. It starts to make the 6-day and other cheaper membership categories very attractive. So by chasing the extra comp revenue, the club might actually end up with less revenue (from me at least).

Bottom line....The comp has no value to me, therefore I have no enthusiasm to pay for it. I wish you could opt out.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:24 AM

Easy then.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

I don't see the point of handing in the card and yet not going in the comp. There is also a cost associated with the equipment they use to process the comp - not just the card, but maintenance and licence costs to the system they use.

So you can hand in a card...choose to not take anything you may win in the comp...but its likely you'll still need to pay to do that wherever you go.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:41 AM

We pay a $12 comp fee every round, debited to your account.

 

From time to time I have wanted to opt out, given there is always some meaningless fourball attached to the individual comp. The fourball cash is generally allocated amongst the C graders.

 

I think your point about the comp fee being an additional revenue generator is valid, albeit if you didn't generate the revenue in that manner it would need to come from elsewhere. 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

Our comp fees are included in the annual fee so it doesn't cause any pain. No idea how much is allocated but since I usually play 3 times per week I'm quids in front.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

I’ll summarise it this way... I want to play Saturday mornings...I want to hand in a card....the comp is scheduled on Saturdays,...but I don’t want play in the comp because it is a compulsory $8 to play, which will add nearly $400 to my golfing budget....make that $800 given my wife is in the same situation....and this is on top of paying a premium to access the course on a Saturday. It starts to make the 6-day and other cheaper membership categories very attractive. So by chasing the extra comp revenue, the club might actually end up with less revenue (from me at least).
Bottom line....The comp has no value to me, therefore I have no enthusiasm to pay for it. I wish you could opt out.


If you don't want to participate in comps (win, lose, occasional little prizes), then you don't need a handicap. There is no push to compete against others. Just go and play by yourself or with your wife solely for the pleasure of hitting balls toward the hole. Play when there's no comp on, no crowds. You'll still need to pay to use the course via membership or green fees. But if that's all you want, fine.

On the other hand, if you want all the additional involvement of playing with others in comps, then expect to contribute toward the extra costs of that.

You just want something for nothing. Go and win lotto, then you won't care how much it costs. Otherwise, pay your way.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

I don't see the point of handing in the card and yet not going in the comp. There is also a cost associated with the equipment they use to process the comp - not just the card, but maintenance and licence costs to the system they use.

So you can hand in a card...choose to not take anything you may win in the comp...but its likely you'll still need to pay to do that wherever you go.


Yep and you have to pay the staff to be there to run the comp.

At a busy course i can understand that you either enter the comp or play another time.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:30 PM

So, you want to take a slot on the busiest golf day, play in competition conditions, hand in a card, have it processed and all for no extra cost?
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:39 PM

So, you want to take a slot on the busiest golf day, play in competition conditions, hand in a card, have it processed and all for no extra cost?



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

[quote name="Mr_C" post="1596086" timestamp="1516527029"]

So, you want to take a slot on the busiest golf day, play in competition conditions, hand in a card, have it processed and all for no extra cost?[/quote

Something like that...what do you mean by competition conditions? I’m yet to play in a Saturday comp that feels or looks different from a social round.

Doesn’t the club process my card whether I am in a comp or not?

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:50 PM

Fcuk you are clever


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