The increase in field sizes over this time has resulted in a drop off on the payout amounts as a percentage of the field, as well as an often large number of ball winners. To try and ensure a fairer return from competition fees to players, increase the value and number of vouchers provided, decrease the number of ball winners and ensure sufficient funds are retained to cover trophies the following changes will be made, effective from 24th October 2015:
- The base competition fee will be increased to $6 for ALL competitions.
- There will be between 3 and 5 vouchers awarded per grade, depending on field size (4 based on our average field size).
- The top voucher prize will be between $20 & $35, depending on field size ($30 based on our average field size).
- The NTP prizes will increase to $15.
Voucher values will also change to altering in even $5 denominations, but as we still have a number of the old $22, $17 and $12 vouchers the grade prizes & NTPs will be at these reduced levels until the current vouchers are exhausted. Over this time grade sizes and handicap ranges will also be reviewed to try and ensure as even a number of players in each grade as possible.
Unfortunately due to Adelaide Shores no longer renewing their sponsorship with us, competition vouchers won at the club will no longer be able to be used at Adelaide Shores Golf Shop. Whilst this means that competition vouchers will only be able to be spent at the club there are still many items available, from balls, tees and gloves to hats,beanies and a wide range of apparel, with or without club logo, just enquire at the bar. In the meantime the committee will be investigating other areas and ways in which members will be able to utilise their vouchers.