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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

how far are you from the freeway and warragul TC ? good course only bout $400 if you qualify as a country member . 

Thanks RJP I've played there and thoroughly enjoyed the course but I want a club I can go to on a week night for a meal with the wife.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:25 PM

Thanks RJP I've played there and thoroughly enjoyed the course but I want a club I can go to on a week night for a meal with the wife.

 they do an ok meal i believe but it would be bit of a long drive i would imagine . 


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:47 PM

If I could be sure that you were going to move to a new course to secure your future I'd jump at it because I believe the club that moves first will be the survivor.

Well the process has started with the strong yes vote.  Just need the contracts signed and we get a non-refundable cheque from the developer for $460,000 which just about halves our current debt.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

 I think I'll go back to playing on public courses or join S.G.A.

 

SGA is a good handicap provider, costs about $120 per year for hcap and they play good courses.

 

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cheaper than joining a club and good option if dont want to outlay more than 700 per year to play

oh and you can have dinner at some of the clubs they play at, or go to local pub.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:59 PM

Who are the gimps who stumped up the cash for Rossdale?

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:11 PM

Who are the gimps who stumped up the cash for Rossdale?

Got a bridge to sell them ?


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:50 PM

Well the process has started with the strong yes vote.  Just need the contracts signed and we get a non-refundable cheque from the developer for $460,000 which just about halves our current debt.

Hey Mouldy

I'm pretty sure we get $1m on signing and then the remaining 3.6m over the next 5 or 6 years.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:00 PM

Hey Mouldy

I'm pretty sure we get $1m on signing and then the remaining 3.6m over the next 5 or 6 years.

sorry your right Wozz.

 

$1m up front which basically pays off our outstanding debt

$150k a year for next 4 years

$600k a year for up to another 5 years

 

Expected time to moving is 8 years so expected moneys from the developer before the move is $3.4m


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:50 PM

Maybe of interest to readers - given to be by a client this evening.  

 

 Woodlands waives double entrance fees for dedicated golfers

 

Woodlands Golf Club has launched an innovative project to waive entrance fees for golfers joining from other clubs who have a proven commitment to golf through their established memberships.

 

The initiative acknowledges that many applicants have already paid entrance fees once, and provides an opportunity – subject to strict criteria – to join Woodlands without paying a second entrance fee.

 

This initiative is aimed at people who may be relocating to the area due to work, family or sea change or because of a merger or relocation of their existing club – or who may simply wish to belong to more than one club.

 

Club President Martin Fothergill said the Club’s normal entrance and annual fees were unchanged, as were its membership procedures and conditions of acceptance.

 

“We believe private golf clubs should charge an entrance fee for new members, but we feel if people have already spent a significant time as a member at another club, this shows they have the commitment to long term membership which fits our Woodlands culture,” he said.

 

There are two main criteria to qualify for the waiver, in addition to normal membership requirements.

 

Firstly, applicants must have a current private golf club membership that they have maintained for five continuous years or more.

 

Secondly, they must have previously paid an entrance fee commensurate with industry standards and in accord with the Woodlands fee criteria.

Mr Fothergill said the Club had a limited number of six-day and seven-day memberships available, and would apply the waiver to any appropriate applications.

 

“After more than a century as a highly regarded club, we are deeply committed to the concept of private golf clubs, and see this initiative as a way of modernising the membership model” he said.

 

“If it is as successful as we hope, I would not be surprised to see other clubs adopt a similar concept for the greater good of our industry.”

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Golfguy - perhaps you may like to provide member view.  If other clubs adopted such an idea would Woodlands members move to similar club offering such an option.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:57 PM

Interesting initiative.  Which club is their target ?


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:19 PM

I can't speak on behalf of the club but the private club and golf industry is currently facing a 7.5% attrition rate this year.
Last year it was 12.5% Australia wide, so this type of strategy is justified to gain more of the market place.
Because of the lack of mergers happening and some local metro clubs refusing to fold gracefully, it is a very sound approach to gaining long term members from clubs that are floundering. It will be interesting to see what type of membership is offered to anyone transferring over from another club. To offer full ( ordinary ) memberships and rights to incoming members from another club without the usual joining fee could put a big strain on the time sheets. Normally new members are required to do/have a waiting period, which restricts them from playing during certain time slots. When a spot opens up for advancement they are then given the opportunity to upgrade.
Will Woodlands members resign and move if other clubs adopt the same marketing plan ? Most local tier 2 clubs in the area already have dropped their joining fees, so they cannot use this type of plan to move forward. Only the tier 1 clubs can head in this direction. The ones that have used marketing deals recently are semi comfortable with their member numbers atm !
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:35 AM

Interesting initiative. Which club is their target ?

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:38 AM

I would like to see clubs doing more initiatives to convert social golfers to members and non golfers to golfers , some of this stuff seems to be robbing Peter to pay Paul

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:57 PM

I can't speak on behalf of the club but the private club and golf industry is currently facing a 7.5% attrition rate this year.
Last year it was 12.5% Australia wide, so this type of strategy is justified to gain more of the market place.
Because of the lack of mergers happening and some local metro clubs refusing to fold gracefully, it is a very sound approach to gaining long term members from clubs that are floundering. It will be interesting to see what type of membership is offered to anyone transferring over from another club. To offer full ( ordinary ) memberships and rights to incoming members from another club without the usual joining fee could put a big strain on the time sheets. Normally new members are required to do/have a waiting period, which restricts them from playing during certain time slots. When a spot opens up for advancement they are then given the opportunity to upgrade.
Will Woodlands members resign and move if other clubs adopt the same marketing plan ? Most local tier 2 clubs in the area already have dropped their joining fees, so they cannot use this type of plan to move forward. Only the tier 1 clubs can head in this direction. The ones that have used marketing deals recently are semi comfortable with their member numbers atm !
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Interesting this year the number of rounds of gold played was up 7% and membership decline was less than 1%, 44% of clubs reporting increased membership.



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:25 PM

Interesting this year the number of rounds of gold played was up 7% and membership decline was less than 1%, 44% of clubs reporting increased membership.

The existing members are playing more golf is the major reason for the 7% and the increases at 44% of clubs can be attributed to a large extent to lifestyle and innovative new membership categories. Unless you are comparing FTE that statistic is pretty meaningless because the bottom line is how many $ you make from memberships.






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