Golf club agrees to increase subscriptions

Hawick's Golf Club's fourth hole
Hawick's Golf Club's fourth hole
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A MOTION has been passed at Hawick Golf Club adding a £50 levy onto full memberships for this year and next.

The measures were agreed at an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday night and it is hoped the £12,000 revenue generated will go some way to addressing a £26,000 shortfall as a result of a 26 per cent membership loss across the board.

Club captain Ryan Lyall said: “We’re happy this got through as we feel this is what the club needs to balance the books. But we are, of course, disappointed that we’ve had to go back to our members.”

The price of a full membership now stands at £425 while the subscriptions for senior members will also be raised to that amount.

Senior seniors and country members will be charged an extra £25 but juniors will be exempt.

Mr Lyall said: “We have a voucher scheme for members and they get ten tokens. If they bring ten visitors onto the course, who pay £10 for their round, then they get a reduction in their subs of £50.”

The club is also due to be visited by a representative of the Scottish Golf Union who will help formulate a new business plan.