In a poll by Golf Development Wales, the majority of 2,000 players (most of whom were female) reported that a welcoming and friendly atmosphere is the number one reason to join a golf club for those who are new to the sport. A social program was particularly important to women, while the opportunity to get involved in competitions was important to men.
A recent survey determined that a welcoming and friendly atmosphere is the number one reason somebody new to the sport would join a golf club, GOLFmagic reported.
After atmosphere comes knowing an existing member and a thriving social program. The poll by Golf Development Wales surveyed 2,000 players who had joined a club in the last year. The majority of those surveyed were female, GOLFmagic reported.
A social program was particularly important to the women surveyed while the opportunity to get a handicap and be involved in competition was a pressing issue for the men, GOLFmagic reported.
“This is really important feedback and helps to remind clubs there is plenty they can do to encourage people to join,” said development director Hannah Fitzpatrick. “The findings provide strong support for ‘members get members’ type schemes.
“All these stories are good for the golf clubs that are changing, good for the sport, but also good for the people taking up a game that will keep them active for the rest of their lives,” she added.