Members Update

April 8, 2020

Once again may we firstly hope that you, and your families, are well and adjusting to
the life as directed by our Government. To say these are troubled times is the
greatest of understatements and we all appreciate the massive impact on our
personal, working and business lives.
As you are aware the Club is currently in ‘lock-down’ however I can assure you that
everything that can be done, is being done.
The financial impact, albeit currently a partial unknown, is being worked on by John
Williams who is calculating the potential position that we will find ourselves in when
life as we knew it returns.
To enable Mond Valley Golf Club to continue to operate and ‘pay its way’ requires
income. Similarly, I am sure that we would all wish to recommence golf as soon as
we can, as and when the course re-opens. To enable this to be achieved work on
the course must continue. Which is being carried out by Leighton and his staff.
Many of you may have read a recent article published by ‘Golf Monthly’. I would like
to extract certain sections which I feel are very relevant to the membership of Mond
Valley Golf Club:
 Can golf clubs survive? They can, but everybody who can has to do their bit
 That means, if at all financially possible, paying your annual subscription,
even though you’re not getting use of the club and facilities for this period
 If clubs were to reimburse subs or receive significantly less than expected this
year, they could go to the wall
 For some, who have been placed in a precarious financial position, golf may
have to take a backseat
 Clubs want to retain members and members want to preserve their clubs – we
have to work together
 For those who truly love the game, and are loyal to their club, and can afford
to take a small financial hit, it’s vital that they do so.
As you are aware the current ‘lockdown’ coincides with our annual membership
subscriptions. Firstly, I would like to thank the many of you who have already paid
your fees in full or renewed for the 2020/21 season. To those of you who yet to
renew may I direct your thoughts back to the points raised in the above article.
In respect of the fees there are a number of ways in which they can be paid. For
more information you can call Richard, on 01792-842929 ext 2 from 10am – 12pm
today and then every other day i.e. next Fri, Sun, Tues etc
As you may appreciate our focus is firmly on steering our club safely through the
next few months. Discussions have taken place regarding the potential to
acknowledge members for their continued support at this critical time.

We will get through this and come out the other side so long as we stick together and
uphold the values and traditions of our great club.
Please Stay Safe,
Mond Team

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       Mond Valley Golf Club, Ynyspenllwch Rd, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5QR 

By Dave Hopkins

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