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23-10-2020, 16:45   #76
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so a question to all the people who are happy to pay into their members clubs whether or not they can play or financially justify the expense.
if you had a season ticket to a big football team, lived local, and it was your life, week in week out, heading down to the ground, meeting your pals enjoying the buzz etc..... remember that season ticket goes towards paying the wages of all the groundstaff, the caterers, the match day officials, stewards etc.
do you think you just still pay up now that you can't go to the games?
Paying an LOI season ticket for years and rarely get to the games because of kids and living in another part of the country and have a membership I've just renewed with an English Premier League club so yeah I would.

The pleasure I get from following the teams, even from afar, is worth it. Particularly in this environment where there is f**k all else to do.

I don't drink much, don't smoke so sport is sort of my thing I guess.
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I'll definitely be paying. I'll pay early if needs be. I don't just see it as paying to play, members are temporary guardians of the club to hand it on in hopefully better shape than they received it. It's a privilege for me, I never thought I'd get into the club I'm in, I love the place, I've a ton of friends there. It's our club. If we want it there in 5 years, and hopefully many more, it's up to us to keep our club alive.

That's the way I see it anyhow. I'm sure many just see their club as a place to play, which is fine, each to their own.
Exactly the way I see my club. Fair play.
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23-10-2020, 18:11   #78
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have a membership I've just renewed with an English Premier League club so yeah I would.
ah now a €50 membership hardly equates to a couple of grand on the season ticket
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23-10-2020, 18:35   #79
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ah now a €50 membership hardly equates to a couple of grand on the season ticket
No it doesn’t. It is more than that by the way and I pay it for my young fella as well.

If I had a season ticket, I’d keep it as I do for my LOI club. Clubs will make allowances for games you can’t go to as well. It’s a bit different to golf because we’ll get to play even with the virus albeit it’ll be restricted at times. Hard to see how football goes back to fans attending games while the virus is out there.
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I'm asking if anyone is considering not rejoining their club next year if the current situation continues as it is. Lockdown, out of lock down, no interclubs the way we are used to We didn't have a Captain's Prize and no majors . I might go P&P somewhere just to keep my handicap active. Interested in your views.
What's P&P? Pitch and Put? How would joining or playing P&P keep your GUI H/C active?If I'm reading your post incorrectly please feel free to correct me.
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23-10-2020, 18:41   #81
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What's P&P? Pitch and Put? How would joining or playing P&P keep your GUI H/C active?If I'm reading your post incorrectly please feel free to correct me.
pay and play
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23-10-2020, 18:51   #82
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Thanks Seve OB.But still how would paying Green Fees keep your H/C active?I don't think it would.
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What's P&P? Pitch and Put? How would joining or playing P&P keep your GUI H/C active?If I'm reading your post incorrectly please feel free to correct me.
P&P.. Pay and Play
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Plenty of clubs offer P&P so you pay a token Membership fee eg 150 per year get registered with GUI then pay green fee & Comp fee and play in open comps either in club you affiliated to and other opens at other courses. It's actually a great way if you are starting out not to fork out over a thousand + to then maybe find out its not for you
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23-10-2020, 21:29   #85
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I am thinking of moving clubs,havent gotten out much this year in my own club (Faithlegg) due to variety of reasons work being main one,I work a few miles from Mount Juliet can be there in less than ten mins after work would definitely get out more just deciding in my head if I can justify doubling price of yearly sub.
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so a question to all the people who are happy to pay into their members clubs whether or not they can play or financially justify the expense.
if you had a season ticket to a big football team, lived local, and it was your life, week in week out, heading down to the ground, meeting your pals enjoying the buzz etc..... remember that season ticket goes towards paying the wages of all the groundstaff, the caterers, the match day officials, stewards etc.
do you think you just still pay up now that you can't go to the games?
Yes.

For me by not paying it runs the risk of clubs ceasing to exist.

Clubs whether Golf,Athletics,Rugby or GAA are all integural parts of our community. Its not about the benefit I will get this year from my sub. Its about the benefit my children and their children will get from the fact the club still exists when I am pushing up grass.
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50/50 at best. The lockdown is a contributory factor and not getting the benefit of my sub. There’s also the fact that our inter club was a complete disaster with lads picking there buddies and dropping down grades. The course maintenance leaves a lot to be desired also our green keeping team seem to be allergic to work. And allied to all that off the course work is on a cliff edge and I’ve a baby due in the new year
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As someone with two kids....nearly 3 and nearly 4 months

I would say continuing to play would be a good idea

You need an escape
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As someone with two kids....nearly 3 and nearly 4 months

I would say continuing to play would be a good idea

You need an escape
Yep. I love them and they're great and all. But that few hours out of the house is amazing
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As someone with two kids....nearly 3 and nearly 4 months

I would say continuing to play would be a good idea

You need an escape
Agree I have almost 5 and 7 and that break is essential and hard to have unless it’s booked in and membership helps here...
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