Dear Member, April 2020
As you know we are experiencing unprecedented times. The Coronavirus crisis has caused a major disruption to
all the things we take for granted, including being able to play golf as and when we want. One thing we do know
is that this will pass and when it does, we hope that Rhyl Golf Club will emerge strong, present and ready for
The great news today is that the course is looking fantastic. The water is now fully drained from the course and
we have had Jay (our great Green Keeper) manage the fairways and greens unencumbered, which means that
when we do return to playing, you will have a perfect course to play on!
But, even in these uncertain times, the club has to operate daily and pay its way, ensuring that suppliers (of key
utilities and our monthly obligations) are covered. We have been able to look at some of the government
support options and are able to gain some leeway. This will help us but we do need to make sure that we
manage our finances meticulously. This, we will do to the best of our ability with what’s available. But, we need
At Rhyl Golf Club, we want our motto to be “all for one, and one for all”. That means that we have to find ways
to support each other. The committee have been discussing ways that we can help members to return to the
club. As you know, membership renewal is upon us and it has fallen at a difficult time. We have already had a
number of member resignations and will only be able to soak up some from the Clubs savings account and, we
cannot afford not to collect subscriptions, as without any income we are more likely to run in to serious
financial trouble. So, we have a set of options for you to renew and to help the club stay alive:
• Option 1: You can pay either the full fee or monthly fee as set in February by the committee and precurrent predicament. Example “Full” £468, “5 Day” £378, “Non-competition/Second Club/Distance/9
Hole” £330, “26-35 year olds” £330 and “18-25 year olds” £252.
• Option 2: You can pay either the full fee or monthly fee and receive 2 years fixed subscriptions with no
increase in fees. Therefore, the option 1 fees will apply to 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.
• Option 3: You can pay either the full fee or monthly fee this year and receive a 17% discount on your
next years fees. Example; if the subscription renewal moves to £490 for full membership, we will reduce
your fee by £83.00, paying just £403 in 2021-22.
• Option 4: Pay a reduced subscription fee for this year on or before 1st June and pay only 10 months
fees. Example: “Full” member fees due 1st April would be £468 but with the discount we would only ask
for £390. “Non-competition/Second Club/Distance/9 Hole” would be £275, “26-35 year olds” would be
£275 and “18-25 year olds” £210 with the discount.
Note that if paying by Direct Debit or Standing Order, you can start payments from 1st June.
An administration charge of £25 applies.
So, we think that these options are ahead of what most would expect, especially other courses across the
region. We realise that without your support, we do not have a club. And as a consequence of these challenging
times, we are asking you to make a valuable contribution. We think that the above options will give you and the
club the chance to continue on beyond the lockdown.
We hope that you will respond positively to one of the four available options and ask that you complete the
required documentation accordingly.
Kind regards and in appreciation of your support.
Rhyl Golf Club Committee.
Please confirm which option you require to take and payment can be made via bank transfer made payable to
Rhyl Golf Club Ltd account number 43914568 sort code 30-90-43. You can also pay by cheque or cheques and
post to Rhyl Golf Club, Coast Road, Rhyl, LL18 3RE please put your full name on the back of the cheque. Direct
debits can be set up if you give your bank detail and the option you require via letter, email, or telephone to
Rhyl Golf Club 01745 353171 extension 3. Membership officer available on Tuesday and Friday from 11am to
1pm any other enquires secretaries office open Monday to Friday 8am to 10am
Dear Member, April 2020