A Message from the Captain:
Please find attached above, the Auchterarder Golf Club Annual General Meeting Pack for the 2020 season.
I’m sure you will all agree that this has been a year like no other for all of us and the golf club has been impacted like almost every other aspect of our community life.
As you will see from the attached information, the Club was impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown in many ways; closure of the course for the first months of our summer season, reduced staff working on and off the course during the furlough period, through the significant drop in visitor income and bar revenue/profit. Whilst we have done what is possible to minimise the impact by reducing costs, applying for and receiving available grants, and taking advantage of the Government backed Bounce Back loan, we still suffered a financial loss of over £49k during the previous reporting period.
This has inevitably resulted in the Club having to take the difficult decision of applying a larger than normal increase to our annual subscription rates. Whilst this has been a difficult decision, we very much hope that our members will understand the reasons behind this decision, and the need for us to fully balance our books, to ensure the long term viability of our Club. In the spirit of fairness, we intend asking all our Life Members, to give a voluntary contribution to help the Club at this difficult time, of at least the value of this year’s subscription increase and please remember we are giving something back to all members who pay the additional £60 - a complimentary round for 4 to be used as you see fit - and it has a value of £200!
Let us hope that during the coming season the club can operate to a level which allows all member's the opportunity to use all of the facilities offered by the Club.