Kent club reduces annual subs following influx of new members

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams April 28, 2016 12:35

A Kent golf club is performing so strongly that it has become one of very few in the UK to reduce the cost of its annual subscription to be a full seven-day member.

Sene Valley Golf Club, which recently introduced a flexible membership scheme for £295 per year that saw an influx of new members and new income, has said the reduction is another effort to make the game more affordable to local people.

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Manager Roger Hyder said: “We successfully launched a flexible membership last year and its popularity got us thinking about how we could make membership even more accessible for local golfers.

“The club has taken the bold decision to scrap five-day membership and reintroduce just one main category, at just £875 per annum, and are releasing 50 more memberships for sale at the new price.”

A spokesman confirmed the cost of being a seven-day member has effectively been reduced.

“The club will continue to offer a wide range of memberships including Cotton [the flexible membership category], under 35 years and junior, but we do believe that our new full membership category will prove very popular,” added Hyder.

According to the Folkestone Herald, Hyder said the club has made every effort to avoid the stigma often associated with many private golf clubs of being ‘snooty’ and unwelcoming.

Several years ago, it became a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) committed to welcoming people from all walks of life, whatever their financial means, through the door.

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The course dates back to 1894 when it first started out as Hythe Golf Club and was played on until the army took it over for the duration of the Second World War, after which it fell into disrepair. A new course was designed by Sir Henry Cotton, which opened in 1967.

 

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams April 28, 2016 12:35
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