In addition to all the information set out in the notice for the meeting, the following are some of the key points from last Thursday evening:
- BRS won’t cost the club any additional money – it is intended to increase income from visitor green fees, via bookings made at times when members aren’t playing the course.
- Most of the clubs in the area are using BRS. Ryton has had this for a couple of years but up until now has not fully implemented the system.
- At weekends, and on Wednesdays when the members / vets are playing, the tee will be ‘block booked’ for members at set times (07.00-12.00 and 12.30-1.30 on Sundays, for ladies’ competitions). Essentially therefore there will be no change to the way people turn up and play the course, with signing in sheets used so that the club knows who is playing and how frequently (this is one of the requirements that the club has to fulfil as part of its obligations under CASC).
- BRS will potentially help ‘single’ golfers by enabling them to ‘fill in’ gaps on the timesheet / diary, enabling them to be sure of getting a game, rather than turning up ‘on spec’.
- If you don’t have access to a computer or a mobile phone with internet access, you can still book tee times for casual / social golf through the pro shop, in person or over the phone. The computer in the lounge will also be able to be used for this in due course.
- Tee times can be booked up to 14 days in advance. You can book in yourself and up to three other golfers and emails are sent to all four players as confirmation.
- Anyone can cancel their own name from the system but only the person making the booking can cancel the whole tee slot. Emails are also sent to confirm cancellations.
- The system is easy to use, you just need a personal log in / registration number that the office will be able to provide you with.
The Board will hopefully make a decision on whether to progress Footgolf at Ryton GC at the Board meeting on March 13th. Please have a look at the information on the boards in the lounge and leave any comments in the ‘scorecard’ box next to the boards.