WHEN I took up golf about 30 years ago, my club was managed by a retired colonel. Ties and jackets were compulsory, no ladies in the bar and children were seldom seen and never heard!
Today slip-slops and shorts are acceptable, much to the horror of some of the older members, and some clubs are offering entertainment packages for families while dad and mom are enjoying their round.
Slow play is a continual bugbear and some clubs continue to offer a full meal at halfway – grab and go is the answer!
Clubs should be going out of their way to satisfy their members’ needs and to create an excellent club spirit.
Most golfers enjoy Valentine’s, Mother’s and Father’s Day outings, but please don’t upgrade the menu to R400 a head.
Buffet meals are easier for the family and certainly cost effective.
On our away trips our ladies at Euphoria and seniors at Champagne Sports are filling up fast so get your bookings in soon.
It was a great win by Branden Grace in Qatar and it’s good to see TV viewership is up in the US – thanks to the Tiger.
It’s February and Lynn and I are off to Sun City to join the senior amateurs at their annual Players Championship. Should be a lot of fun.
Lastly we have decided to revert back to our original tabloid sized golf publication which we launched in 1997. This decision was taken as a number of golfers still call us Tee to Green and they are used to this format. We took the opportunity to update everything about the publication including increasing our print run. With our new increased size this will mean greater visibility, advertisers will get more space and mileage and the publication should be more golfer friendly.
I look forward to your comments on the new Tee and Sandwedges format.
See you on the tee.