Annual Letter to Golf Members | 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

Is this weather for real? Let's all hope for a second consecutive early spring, which of course means an early golf season! Last golf season, our members played more rounds of golf than the year previous, with over half of our members playing at least 50 rounds (or more). The Top 5 reasons 'Members Keep Coming Back' were reported as follows:

 

 

 

  1. The Conditions
  2. The People (i.e. Club Staff)
  3. The Course Layout
  4. The “Fun” Factor, and
  5. “I can play anytime I want”

SMGCC golf Members are also becoming tech savvy, evidenced by:

  • Online Tee-Sheet - almost 60% of our members used the online tee-time booking sheet at stmarysgolf.com to book their tee-times!
  • SMGCC Golf App - another 30% of SMGCC members have already downloaded the St. Marys Golf & Country Club App on their iPhone or Android cell phones
  • SMGCC Member email List - 98% of surveyed Members reported reading our eBlasts and eNewsletters!

We asked what you’d like to see more of in the Member emails and here are the top three things we will be incorporating for 2017, as selected by you, our members:

  1. Club Info and Updates,
  2. Golf Course Condition Updates, and
  3. Men’s & Ladies’ League Updates

Growing the Game 



We asked for your opinion on how to get more people, between the ages of 25 to 45, playing golf and as a summary: “get families involved, while making it affordable and fun” summed up the responses. And we responded by introducing the 'Ultimate Junior' program for 2017 and the response thus far has been nothing less than fantastic!

NEW Junior Rates | $1 Per Hole

Even more, we will be offering junior rates at $1 per hole for 2017. We received feedback from Member parents over the season that some kids only want to play a limited number of holes, so this summer, parents can customize how many holes they pay for when they bring their kids out to the course!

Changes to Membership Category | Intermediate III

Golfers aged 30 to 39 are ONLY $995 + $300 to add a golf cart membership!

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Enhancing Your Experience


As shared over the previous two seasons, we are focused on providing the best possible customer experience. We are continuing to invest back into this beautiful, community asset and we have a surprise announcement at the upcoming Early Bird Membership Event happening on Saturday, March 4th. Hint: they have cup (beer) holders and roll on four wheels…

New Maintenance and Cart Storage Facility

Turf LiftThis past offseason, I’m sure that you have seen that we have been busy at the Club, building a new 8,000 sq. ft. maintenance and cart storage facility. Sandy, Brett and their team are looking forward to their new “shop”, which also features a 13’ 2” tall lift, specific to turf maintenance and golf carts! What this all means is better protection and better maintenance of our cart fleet and turf equipment.

Other Notable Additions

  • Patio Cushions – we doubled the number of patio cushions, meaning we now have dedicated cushions for the golf patio,
  • Sand Traps – in 2016, we replaced approx. 1/3 of our sand traps (sand trap replacement plan to continue in 2018),
  • Tee Blocks – in 2016, we expanded two key tee blocks on holes 11 and 16,
  • Garden Revitalization – started in 2016 and continuing into 2017,
  • Divot Jug Program – started in 2016 and continuing into 2017, and
  • Menu Changes – coming 2017!

Golf Cart Storage FacilitySince the fall we have welcomed a number of new SMGCC golf members! Help provide a warm welcome to these new members into your weekly and daily golf groups. We have an incredible family-like, inclusive atmosphere at the Country Club that we are all proud to share :)


REFER-A-FRIEND IS BACK!


In 2017, when you refer a new golf Member to join the Club, you and your friend will each receive a credit to your golf club account to use in the ProShop, Bar or Kitchen! The following are the credits that you and your friend (the new golf member) will receive when you Refer-a-Friend:

 Membership Category

Your $ Credit

New Member $ Credit

Full-time student - Adult (ages 18 to 24)

$30

$30

Intermediate ! (ages 18 to 24)

$35

$35

Intermediate II (ages 25 to 29)

$45

$45

Intermediate III (ages 30 to 39)

$45

$45

Individual - Weekday

$50

$50

Individual - Anytime

$75

$75

Couple - Weekday

$75

$75

Couple - Anytime

$100

$100

Notes / Rules:

  • Offer is unlimited (ex: four [4] new individual members = 4 x $XXX credit)
  • New member must not have been a golf member in 2016
  • Discount does not apply to spousal one-time membership
  • New member must mention your name at time of purchase

Be sure to let your friends know!

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Early Bird Membership Event


Financial Incentives

FREE Gift: receive a FREE Bonus Gift when you sign up for your membership by March 4th. This year’s gift is a unique gift that you won’t want to miss out on!

Early Bird Offer: join as a golf member on or before March 4th and receive 2 green fees (over a $70 value absolutely FREE!) plus a FREE member gift!

Pay by Cash or Cheque: pay your golf membership in full on or before March 4th by cash or cheque and receive 3% off membership fees (in form of a Pro Shop gift card)

Easy Golf: pay golf membership in six (6) easy instalments, March to July 2017

Warm-up Range: Save $75 on a range membership paid on or before March 4th

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Member 'Save the Dates' | 2017


Be sure to mark the following dates on your golf calendar:

Early Bird Wine and Cheese - Saturday, March 4th from 10am to 4pm

Member's Dinner & Update - Friday, March 31st (cocktails and games start at 6pm)

  • Back for 2017, a FREE Dinner for members ($10 non members) - cocktails and games to start, with dinner to follow
  • Each game will cost a toonie with all proceeds donated to the Junior Golf League. Please join us for a fun night, while supporting our young golfers.

Men's Breakfast - April 29th

Loonie Toonie leagues

  • Ladies' = May 8th
  • Men's = May 9th

Ladies' League Opening - May 9th

Men's League Opening - May 10th

Junior League Opening - July 3rd

Junior Golf Camps - starting July 4th and 6th


Sign Up Now


Get ready for the 2017 Early Bird Membership Sign-Up Event happening on March 4th by downloading, printing, filling out and signing your form in advance by clicking here:

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See you soon!

The Management and Ownership Team at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club


1 Comment

Kit Tracey
Kit Tracey

February 24, 2017

Looking forward to another season of golf and friendship

Hope my year is better than 2016

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