I hope you are well and coping with these strange circumstances.
This is just a brief note to update you on what’s happening at your club in response to the COVID outbreak. Since the closure of the course just a few days ago. The Management Committee have been hard at work putting in place a plan that cuts costs in the short term to compensate for the lost visitor income but leaves us raring to go when we reopen. What a celebration we will have on that day! The green staff are hard at work and the course is really ‘springing’ back to life and beginning to look magnificent. Dare I say it, but it may even be benefitting from an absence of golfers.
Our position financially, at the half year point is sound, and with the cost savings and grant support from Government we will, with your commitment, weather the storm and be able to present you with your course in great condition when we reopen.
Until then your committee will do all it can to engage with you and keep you up to date. Obviously this will have to be mostly through social media for now but we welcome any ideas or initiatives from you our fellow members. David and Jackie will be offering a take away service this Sunday for example and Phil’s quizzes should keep you entertained for a while. If you need any golf equipment so you can practice in your gardens please support our professional and contact Daren and Shirley first.
We are, of course, a non-profit organisation that only exists for you the members. With 2/3rds of our income coming from your subs and other sources of income much restricted, I must ask you all to remain loyal to your club and continue to pay your subs, so we are still here for us all to enjoy at the end of this crisis.
With the best of wishes to you all,
Captain Barnard Castle Golf Club