You've missed the point, again !
What's left of this year is still under the clubs current budget, so stop saying that they are broke and going downhill fast, it's just not true.
It isn't the correct information because all clubs still have something up their sleeves re monies before the end of their financial year.
Interestingly there is one small local 9 hole, council owned and operated course that hasn't closed and has been running as usual since the directive from GA
You've missed the point, Jon. A budget is a plan, an expectation, not dollars in the bank.
I didn't say anything about clubs going downhill fast. Their position depends on what financial resources they have and what their current expenditure is. Without any customers providing funds, all expenditure reduces their financial nett position. Government subsidies will help counter that and may reduce their 'downhill rate'.
When a club's financial year ends is completely irrelevant. That's just a date on which future reporting of the financial position is based so that one may compare various years' results. Budget plans are usually expressed in relation to financial years to indicate whether the expected position at the end of the next FY will be stronger or weaker. Businesses should also have longer term budgets such as five years and ten years.
Of course, if management choose to ignore the budgets and operate outside of the plans the results will probably differ from those expected. At the present time when the government has ceased the business' trading, any plans need extensive revision. Many budgets will just be ignored until a workable trading environment can be re-instated.
The question was about 'the future of golf clubs'. That depends a lot on how well each club can weather the storm. If they have substantial assets, they should be able to borrow funds to cover cash flow deficiencies, even if it takes years to recover. On the other hand, if they're as good as broke now, the future looks grim.