Financial Year End
Our financial year October 2011 to September 2012 is now complete and the external audit has been carried out. Subject to a final audit review, they have supplied us with a headline figure of Net Profit for the year of £8430.
We have discussed and agreed with the auditor that £7889 of this profit will be transferred to the Development Fund, which will enable us to fund the below course improvements over the coming months.
As some of you may have noticed we are currently employing a digger to clear the ditches on the perimeters of the course. We believe that this action will result in an improvement to how some of the drains clear, and we are already receiving very positive feedback about this from members coming off the course.
We are in the process of firming up an order for 100 tonnes of new sand, to replace the sand in all of the green side bunkers.
This higher quality sand will be easier to play out of (at least in theory!) and, with better drainage properties, should dramatically reduce the amount of time our greens team spend trying to keep the bunkers in play during very wet weather. This will be labour intensive and any help with this work will be appreciated. (see below)
Hole by Hole Maintenance
Head Greenkeeper, Keith Alexander, has compiled a list of maintenance items that will be tackled over the winter period, as weather and time permits. This list is available on the website (please note that this is a spreadsheet that will download to your PC) and we will endeavour to update it periodically as items are progressed.
Thank you to those members who have already volunteered to help with the winter programme. We will be in touch shortly with a meeting date and meantime we are still taking names. You can volunteer your services by calling the office or by email.
We are currently rolling out a very agressive marketing campaign advertising our proposed rates for next season.
Early signs are positive, with a good number of enquiries coming in and a number of new members already committed for next year.
30,000 flyers already distributed in Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Moodiesburn, Stepps, Hogganfield, Robroyston, Millerston, Gartcosh and Glenboig
Over 250 text messages sent to recent visitors who booked a round of golf using the club website
A newsletter distributed to over 150 potential members who have enquired about membership in recent years using the club website
Direct mailing to over 300 past members
Advertising space booked with Bunkered Magazine, who are running a large print & online membership recruitment programme backed by Scottish Golf Union, commencing December
Our best ambassadors are you, our existing members, and we encourage you to make our proposed subscriptions as widely known as possible.