It doesn't feel safe to go to the club just to hand out Christmas money.
We gave ours to the Club Manager and Golf and Tennis Pros. They were more than glad to hand them to their staffs.
Like many, our club has a holiday fund for club employees. This year, the members contributed nearly $100K. This came after we spent the golf season tipping like crazy, because we were so appreciative of them working so hard during a public health crisis. In a way, everybody who works at Beverly was a front line worker, people who worked their asses off so we could get out asses off the couch. Bright side of a dark time.
That's good news!
On the other hand our golf staff was not allowed to do basically 75% of their tasks. We are owned by a corporation, so it's a far different worldview than your typical private club. No valet, no clubhouse access, no helping with bags, no cleaning clubs, the locker rooms were not available nor the bag room, no shoe services, restaurant not open, pro shop not open (everything done through a window), etc. etc. All f and b was basically thru the turn snack shack. Basically all they were allowed to do was stage, clean, disinfect carts, set and pick the range and practice areas, and answer phones. As a result the season end bonus was not great, although our season end is mid October, so no proximity to xmas to help. The good news was it was a much simpler operation and people played a ton of golf.