Well its great to be back to normal (Almost)
As I promised last week this is mainly is an update on where we are at;
After this Saturday we will go back to our normal starts for our competitions. i.e.; Multiple tees and shuffle draws. We all agree that this is one of the Critical Success Factors of our club and I know members are really looking forward to getting back to this format. So for competitions the start times on Dot golf Tee Booking will be blocked. You just turn up!
The Management Committee had a long discussion about on-line bookings and the pros and cons. We still have responsibility to contact trace and the on-line booking system does that for us. So what we have agreed is that we will continue on-line booking for social golf.ie; times outside our competitions. We will also open on-line booking for Green Fee players. We will trial this for two months and then make a firm decision. We are also looking into getting the NZ Government COVID Tracer QR Code for those who wish to use it.
I guess one of the pros of Covid is that it has forced us all to look at alternative ways of doing things and on-line booking system is a good example. In addition we now have a mobile EFTPOS terminal which we can use in the matchroom for those who wish to pay competition fees by card. We prefer Debit Cards!
So that's a wrap on where we are at! I personally think we have negotiated the Covid crises as well as we could have and a big thanks to the sub-committee of Bryan McKay, Grace Latimer, Daryl Graham and Rex Edwards for the work they did.
Now a note about our sponsors. Obviously it is a difficult time for many of those that support us so it's even more important at this time that we support them. So please do so whenever you can and don't be shy to tell them why you are supporting them. This is our chance to show them how much we appreciate them. It's an extension of the "Shopping Local" theme!
I now want to mention three, in no particular order,
You'll remember pre Covid Bay Pharmacy offered to support us with a new initiative
For every $5 prescription tax paid by a Mot Golf Club member during February March and April at Bay Pharmacy they would convert those taxes into prizes for us to use.
Due to your support and their generosity we have $1000 worth of prizes from Bay Pharmacy that will be used for Men, Ladies and Nine Hole Competitions. That's incredible and we are so grateful for their continued support. Thanks so much Mark and Emma!
BOWATER HYUNDAI ISUZU
I am really pleased to let you know that Peter Cantrick, Manager of Bowater Hyundai Isuzu, has confirmed that they are continuing their sponsorship of the club. For every car bought from them they will donate $250 to the club. I want to emphasise that this fee is paid after your negotiations, it isn't factored in to the price you pay. Recently Sally Jones and Bernard Walsh and also Lloyd and Jennifer Goodall have purchased cars and the club has benefited by $500. As a proud owner of a Hyundai I know how good they are. So if you are looking at purchasing a new or used car please put them on your shopping list, you won't be disappointed. Once the deal is done just pick up one of the forms in the Clubrooms, get me to sign it, and hand it to Bowaters.
We are all very proud of the Louvres on our deck, they are a quality product! You are probably aware that these were installed by Heath Sherrock a member of our club. Heath will pay the club $250 for any set of Louvres installed by a club member or a sale made as a result of demonstrating our louvres to a potential client. The club has already benefited by $500 and I know Heath has more in the pipeline. Thanks heaps Heath!
These are all great examples of reciprocal sponsorship agreements and we are very very lucky to have this level of support. I will mention another couple of sponsors in my next newsletter.
Prize giving has recommenced on Saturdays with a new innovation. We now have a lucky members draw! This is $10 each Saturday and will jackpot each week. It was $20 last week but you have to be present to collect, sorry John, it will be $30 this Saturday!
Now a note to the Nine Holers. As detailed in our constitution this allows you to play nine holes on any given day. Not nine in the morning and nine in the afternoon, not 18 at once. I know the vast majority of you understand and comply with this so thank you. That is why you get a discounted subscription.
And, for those interested, we still have copies of our Centenary Booklet. It really is excellent, the cost is $25, you can buy them at the club house or email the club.
Cheers everyone and good golfing!