Firstly, on behalf of the Committee, I would like to thank you for your support during what has been another successful season at Peebles Golf Club. We have continued to grow the club, with an increased membership, a rise in visitor numbers, a buoyant ClubGolf junior section and financial performance ahead of budget. We have received excellent feedback on the course and catering throughout the year and with the likes of Craig and Darren Howie flying the flag at national and international level, our profile is growing. We very much have a Club to be proud of.
Since publishing the designs and plans for the Clubhouse Refurbishment, we have had many comments, e-mails and general feedback and I thank everyone who has contributed for their input. The proposals have largely been met with positive feedback and we remain committed to implementing the plans for the long-term benefit of the club. Although relatively modern by golf club standards, the clubhouse is now more than 18-years-old and anyone looking closely at the furniture and decoration will appreciate that investment is required. We believe the timing is good, working from a position of strength, to ensure we have a good quality facility which is attractive to existing members, potential members and visitors. Our town is a competitive marketplace with many other bars and restaurants in Peebles upgrading in recent years.
Rather than respond to every individual query, we felt that the most appropriate way of communicating to you was to gather the feedback on collated basis and produce a Q&A document which hopefully addresses the key questions, concerns and suggested changes. The Q&A is comprehensive, with details on each area of the clubhouse as well as providing information on costs, timings and rationale. The clubhouse work will not be done to the detriment of the course – both go hand in hand as part of the comprehensive business plan which we started in 2014.
The document details some of the current and future investment being made on the course and reflects on some of the successful initiatives we have put in place, thanks to the efforts of volunteer members and staff. We hope this information meets with your approval, however myself or fellow directors would be happy to discuss any further questions arising.
Although we are in the off-season, golf goes on. There is a regular diet of stableford, winter league and mixed events together with coaching available from the Pro shop if you’re looking to keep your game ticking over. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us over the coming months. Finally, I would like to make you aware that tickets are now on sale for our Hogmanay Party, priced at £28 per person, available from behind the bar. This event is always popular so please ensure you are quick if you want to avoid missing out!
Yours in gol...
Graham Lowther, Captain