All golfers new to the sport will at some point be confronted with a basic question – should I apply for a club membership? Following the effort to go out and buy golf clubs and to learn the basics of the game at the local pay-and-play course, the inevitable question of golf club membership will always arise.
The initial reaction of most new golfers regarding club membership is that it is potentially expensive and also that the benefits are far from clear. During this small article I outline a number of the reasons and benefits I do believe swing the decision towards taking the membership approach.
Sadly, it's true to state that the image and standing of golf club membership was tarnished over a long period by the often portrayed stories of rich old men propping up the club bar for hours at a time. Whilst this was undoubtedly true to a great extent in numerous clubs across the nation, the situation now couldn't be any further from the truth.
The sport of golf along with all its associated aspects has undergone an enormous overhaul throughout the past three decades. With the wide accessibility to cheap golf equipment the sport is now one for the people everywhere.
Though there may still be golf clubs plodding along with their heads in the sand, refusing to simply accept modernisation, these are completely in the minority and a dying breed. There's no reason whatsoever for a new golfer to be fearful of taking up membership and in my estimation the massive benefits will outweigh any perceived negatives.