Copies of the questionnaire have been sent to all clubs but it can also be completed online at www.gcmq2012.org. All clubs who make an online return by 11th May 2012 will be entered into a draw to win one of three Apple iPads.
Meanwhile, all clubs which return a completed questionnaire will be entered into a draw to win a fourball on the Hotchkin Course at The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa.
Since the first survey was distributed in 2002 the research has helped England Golf to identify significant changes and challenges facing clubs and to direct finances and resources.
The research findings have been used in a number of ways including:
Richard Flint, Development Manager for England Golf commented “Despite the pressures of the economic climate, golf inEnglandhas reacted to the challenges and changing golfing environment.
“This biennial research is a critical part of meeting these and future challenges and will enable us, along with our County Golf Partnerships, to establish recruitment activities and transform facilities and offerings within clubs to meet the demand of existing and potential golfers.”
Once all data has been collated a national results booklet will be produced in the autumn along with individual county breakdowns. Previous results booklets can be downloaded at www.englishgolfunion.org