Golfers take a shot at ownership
July 24th, 2014
A Members’ vote to take on ownership of the Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club was almost unanimous, with all but one of the 144 members attending the meeting agreeing to the exciting new direction.
A five-person Board was quickly formed to support the bid, and steps were taken to raise funds for the purchase, which is anticipated to settle around mid-June 2014.
“What Members and visitors can expect is a whole new culture,” Board Chairman Graham Moore says. “We plan to introduce functions and dinners, co-ordinate corporate days and identify sponsorship opportunities. We would also like to extend benefits to non-members.”
In future, social memberships may also form part of the new format. The club wants to extend the use of the facilities with ideas such as six or nine-hole competitions for younger people with school-aged children, and there is potential to introduce crèche facilities and mothers’ clubs too.
“We have a good fun club and everyone who comes to us comments on the atmosphere,” adds Graham. “There’s so much to do, just like any business starting up, but there’s always a lot of laughter.”
A membership levy of between $300 and $1000 (distance dependent) was agreed with an overwhelming amount of support. However, the community is being encouraged to purchase debentures to help the Membership drive for ownership.