16 Jul 20

HOW MANY MEMBERS?

One question regularly heard around the clubhouse is, "How many members do we have now?" Steve has been maintaining such stats for many years now, so cast your eyes over these figures and see how many of your answers can be gleaned from these figures! 

The first group of members are affiliated with Golf Australia. 

The next two groups, while still members of the club, do not require affiliation with GA (includes Juniors under 18, social members and members on leave).

How do we compare over the last five years (Steve has data going back further, but the web page doesn't like long spreadsheets!!)

Membership Breakup 2019/20 2019/20
  Men Ladies
Full Member 258 36
Life Member 4 1
Honorary Playing Member 9 3
Country Member 3  
Working Away 18  
Sports Member 2  
18-21 Student Member 0  
18-31 Working Member 28  
Temporary Member 1  
Restricted Member 7 2
Mature Student 2  
Special Olympics Members 3  
     
Total Full Affiliation Fees 335 42
     
Junior 14-18 4 2
Junior 14-18 No Handicap    
Under 14 Handicap 1  
Under 14 No Handicap 4 3
Total Juniors 9 5
Total Golfing Members 344 47
     
Social 14 4
Leave of Absence 83 14
Paid In Advance 27 4
Total Members 468 69


Membership Breakup2019/202018/192017/182016/172015/16
MenLadiesMenLadiesMenLadiesMenLadiesMenLadies
Total Affiliated Members335423805237545404473270
Total Juniors9540104111531240
Total Golfer Members344473805241656457593310
Total Members all classes468694686749270540723310
 OK, so we know how many members we have, and appreciate the contribution membership fees make to the financial success of our club. Then we add the income from members who participate in the range of competitions we run , another boost to our income stream from golf.

A real 'life saver' for us is the increasing number of social players who contribute to our finances, especially when you consider how much they pay to play, hire of carts and clubs, and purchase of food and drink. The annual total of social players is in excess of the total number of competition rounds our members play! Occasionally, comments from members are heard about social players on the course, especially on competition days, and how valuable they are to our successful functioning - take these social players and their financial contribution away from the club and just think how much our membership would need to be increased to cover that loss!

For a different visual representation of the player data, check out this table below from the 2019-20 figures. 

ROUNDS of GOLF  2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16
Wednesday Competition 2243 1703 1815 1909 2079
Thursday Ladies Competition 513 295 221 444 411
Friday Vets Competition 1639 1427 1352 1465 1707
Saturday Competition 2681 2276 2544 2992 3047
Sunday Competition 266 231 138 237 284
Monday Vets Host Day 251 182 290 341 271
Public Hols & Other Days 147 12   36  
Social Rounds Members 2028 1354 1626 2174 1610
Social Players 8487 6362 6647 7362 6292
Carts 6296 3665 3758 4127 3820