Leinster Golf survey results
Published 25/03/2014 | 02:30
Results of the Leinster Golf survey.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY
Members of men's committee: 8pc
Under 10: 0.7pc
Up to 5: 5pc
No official h'cap: 1pc
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GOLF CLUB MEMBER?
Less than a year: 2pc
1-5 years: 12pc
6-10 years: 14pc
11-20 years: 25pc
Over 20 years: 47pc
HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAY?
Less than once a week: 17pc
Once a week: 38pc
Twice or more a week: 45pc
What negatively affects your enjoyment of golf?
Slow play: 90pc
Cost of golf: 48pc
Difficulty getting on timesheet: 39pc
Competition format: 23pc
Other factors mentioned include:
* poor weather, including rain and the way it affects course condition
* breaches of course etiquette
* incorrect handicaps
* dress code
* poor play
* (golf) politics/ poor committees
Have you ever considered giving up golf? If so, why?
Never considered it: 59pc
Health or injury: 15pc
Not enjoying: 11pc
Various other: 19pc
Have You Played GUI Inter-club Competitions?
Yes: 64pc No: 36pc
Are They Well Organised?
Yes: 97pc No: 3pc.
Are There Too Many Inter-club Competitions?
Yes: 22pc. No: 78pc.
Suggestions from Survey Participants:
1 Address slow play.
2 The option of (long) distance membership is affecting clubs and should be addressed by GUI.
3 Amalgamate with ILGU.
4 Major drive required to get young people playing.
5 Improve individual golfers' contact with Leinster Golf.
6 Branch should communicate directly with club members.
7 Organise a delegate conference for all registered clubs.
8 Standardise course measurements.