ATTENDEES: JIM FRATER; RANDY WESTON; HARRY MACLAUGHLIN; WALT DLUGOLECKI; BOB MILLER; BILLY PETERSON; TOM HOWELL; RICK ZERANSKI
AGENDA: How do we get more players to play on play days.
Jim Frater opened the meeting at 4:03PM.
Jim reminded everyone that what is said in board meetings, stays in the room. He then turned the floor to Bob Miller.
Bob Miller stated that normally we have 60 players on Tuesdays, but this year we are averaging 41. The reduced number of players is making it difficult to come up with games each week that will interest more players. Conversation ensued about how we can entice lower handicap players to play. Two things were noted: pace of play and that they didn't like the ABCD line up on Thursdays. It was suggested that maybe we could have a separate flight for under 10 handicappers. Another idea was to have more individual games. The problem with that is we then may lose players on the high end of the handicap spectrum.
Jim Frater did some calculations and determined that with 110 members (down from 140), percentage-wise we should have 42 players. That is right where we are for Tuesdays. Another consideration offered was that Tuesday Play Day attendance may be suffering as a result of the Club not having the restaurant or grille open, so players have nowhere to go after play. An action item was assigned to Harry MacLaughlin to discuss this with Susan; the new Food and Beverage Manager. This topic was tabled without resolution.
Additional discussion occurred regarding pace of play, which continues to be a problem. There are no clear actions that can be taken to correct this; it is up to each member to keep things moving for themselves and the group they’re in each day.