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Quote from: Brian_Ewen on November 29, 2018, 06:09:40 PMThe main aim of the Scottish Golf App will be to get the so-called nomads – a group that currently makes up around
80 per cent of Scotland’s total golfing population – to book their pay-and-play rounds directly with the clubs rather than going through an outside booking website.Surely the main aim, as discussed at length elsewhere on here, is to entice these nomads to become club members somewhere. Surely this is having the opposite effect.Niall
The main aim of the Scottish Golf App will be to get the so-called nomads – a group that currently makes up around
80 per cent of Scotland’s total golfing population – to book their pay-and-play rounds directly with the clubs rather than going through an outside booking website.
The simple issue in Scotland is golf is too cheap, clubs struggle to stay solvent charging £400-£700 a year membership and only a small percentage get the high end visitor golf.
Golf is struggling in the UK generally because the home unions took their eye of the ball and forgot to do what was right by their membership.Jon
I find it incredible that anyone could blame a golf organisation for the downturn in membership...its nonsense. By the same token its nonsense to expect a golf organisation to "solve" a golf membership problem for a country. That's akin to believing a government can right an economy. Its pass the buck talk that will solve very little. Ciao
A government's responsibility is to look after the best interests of its citizens.Jon
The biggest issue facing golf clubs is declining membership, and that is driven largely by two factors; less people playing golf overall, and cheap green fees making the commitment of club membership a less attractive proposition.Clubs cannot do very much about the former, but potentially can about the latter if they work together.This is where the national and county unions can come in. Encouraging clubs in any particular area to maintain viable green fees and not to compete agressively with each other would benefit all clubs and the game as a whole.Yet insead they are talking about cutting GolfNow out of the equation but offering the same kind of ruinous service.
Or is it just that the perennial sight of fat middle-aged American tourists in unpleasant trousers detracts irretrievably from any coolness the game might once have had?