Sam Surman overcame Steve Bradley 4and3
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:46
Last night was the club AGM, it was amazing to see so many members there
which shows the feeling/passion we all have here at Ramsey to make the club
successful, which is fantastic and should be applauded, It was in Richards
I would like to share some information/background that I probably should of
said last night (but it was late enough already and I had probably said to much
by then sorry).
I have been serving Ramsey now for over 30 years, the same as some of the
members present last night and have seen lots of changes both good and bad.
As Richard stated the club a few years ago when he took over the role as
chairman was not in a great position. This is when my position as Head
Professional changed dramatically. So after a lot of discussion I agreed to help
with the marketing of the club in both membership & green fee/buggy income
as pretty much all of cost cutting streams had been exhausted and we needed
to increase the income significantly to secure the future of the club.
I therefore used my experience and got to work, I hope last night your saw the
results, increasing the membership as well as the green fee revenue from some
£14K to last year bringing in £73K. Please remember that ALL this had to be
done whilst providing a shop/teaching/club repair service 7 days a week and
generally trying to run my business & make a living.
With all due respect you all have your membership on the line with some of you
being a loyal member for well over 30 years and for that I really want to thank
you as decisions that are made here and your comments are only to
better/improve Ramsey Club and a lot of which I can only agree with but didn’t
come with suitable solution In my view, On the other hand Mitch and I have a
lot more to lose providing over 40 years of service between us we lose
everything which is why I am so totally passionate about this club and have/and
will always try to make decisions that are in the best interests for Ramsey Club.
That is why I appreciate ALL the work Richard, the directors & volunteers do
EVERY day as I feel without them and their hard work for no payment Ramsey
Club would not be in the amazing position today I hope you all agree?
Thank you for reading this please feel free to reply/comment on anything I can
do to improve my service or to help the club move forward it really would be
Lastly can I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your ongoing support is
really is appreciated.
Stuart, Head Profession @ Ramsey Golf Club since 1990