Following distribution of the Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2002 almost 50% of the 1,898 EGU and ELGA affiliated golf clubs have completed the questionnaire within the first four weeks.
The aim of the governing bodies is to build up a picture every two years of membership trends within golf clubs in England; assessing the impact of current grass roots initiatives and over a period of time addressing and responding to any changes as the game evolves.
Richard Flint, EGU golf development manager comments: “The response to the questionnaire has so far been excellent and highlights the importance our affiliated clubs put on monitoring membership trends”.
As part of the process, any affiliated golf club returning the questionnaire by the given date was entered into a prize draw to win coaching funds for their junior section. The following clubs have been successful: £300 Burslem GC – Stoke-on-Trent, £250 Eaglescliffe GC – Stockton-on-Tees, £200 Barrow GC – Barrow-in-Furness, £150 The Leicestershire GC – Leicester, £100 Hawkhurst G & CC – Kent, £75 Seaton Carew GC – Hartlepool.
This should not deter other clubs who have not yet returned the questionnaire from doing so, as results will not be published until later on this year – a copy of which will be issued to every affiliated golf club and will also be available upon request.
The Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2002, currently available to view on the EGU website, is one of many initiatives within the’Get into Golf’ grass roots structure developed by the EGU and ELGA.
For further information on all EGU grass roots initiatives please contact:
EGU Golf Development Manager Tel: 01526 354500 firstname.lastname@example.org
English Golf Union www.englishgolfunion.org