There have been legions of articles written regarding the advantage of becoming a member at a golf club. Sure, you will enjoy the benefits of playing unlimited golf, exercising at the fitness facility, indulging one’s self at the spa, using your discount throughout the Club; however, have you ever considered the lesser known motivations for joining?
How about improving your game? Becoming familiar with your home course allows you to be more comfortable with your game. You know how the ball will land on each hole and how to hit it to avoid the water. Your body knows how to execute as your subconscious takes over. This knowledge and expertise may help you get out of a tight spot on other courses.
The Rules of Golf can be overwhelming and a knowledgeable staff is always ready at your home course to provide you with answers to those challenging situations. This is an invaluable asset to have available, and you won’t have to bother with a coin toss.
You’ve got a friend. There is always someone up for a round, and clubs traditionally have loosely formed groups who welcome new players. Just be sure to have a bit of cash in your pocket.
When all is said and done, a club is a community and you should ensure that you fit together like a hand in a glove. A place to call home. Staff that recognizes you, has your clubs ready when you arrive and genuinely cares about you will most assuredly make your day on the greens all the more enjoyable. But, don’t stop there. Spend time off the course; talk to members, enjoy a meal, check out all the facilities, find out what’s happening when you’re not golfing – get a real feel for the club, if it feels right, it is right – you shouldn’t have to be sold.