The 2006 Golf Club Membership questionnaire has been sent to golf clubs in England by the English Golf Union and English Ladies’ Golf Association.
The questionnaire is circulated every two years and the results are used to build up a picture of junior and adult membership within golf clubs in England.
This year for the first time the results will be included as part of the as part of the England Golf Partnership (EGP) research strategy. The aims of the questionnaire to monitor membership trends within golf clubs in England over time highlight the effect of current development initiatives and identify where resources are best focused in the future.
Richard Flint, Golf Development Manager commented, “Ongoing research is vital for the EGU and ELGA, in particular to gain a greater understanding of the game as a whole, golf clubs and individual golfers. By responding to the questionnaire golf clubs are helping us to identify where to focus future resources.”
As an incentive for golf clubs to complete their questionnaire, every golf club which returns the research by the deadline date of 30th April will be entered in a draw to win up to £300 towards the coaching of juniors within the club or to offer taster sessions to people of any age.
In order to make the process of completing the questionnaire easier and quicker there is the option this year for clubs to complete the research online. Each club will be issued with a unique password unique which will allow access to the facility at the Get into Golf website www.getintogolf.org/golfclubquestionnaire2006
Results of the previous research completed in 2004 can be found on the EGU website www.englishgolfunion.org