Castleisland Golf Club has just launched a final drive for members which aims to attract new golfers of all levels to the club. Now operating under the title: Castleisland Members’ Golf Club and fighting for its survival, the club issued a press release last night in an effort to attract new members to the fantastic and scenic facility at Tulligubeen.
It has been a turbulent year for the club. A year in which members heard of the hardships being faced to keep its doors and greens opened to both its membership and its visitors. Its life-blood would now appear to be the membership drive being undertaken by the group tasked with mapping the future of the 2002 established club.
“A decision is imminent on the future of the club. There has been a tremendous response to the efforts of the interim management committee to form a new members’ club. They have introduced some telling developments over recent months in holding some successful fundraising events. This, along with introducing a new course layout, has proved very popular with golfers of all levels,” according to the press release which was issued by club secretary Mairead Guirey on behalf of the interm committee.
“A final push is needed to attract new members to join the club in order to sustain the club’s future and to make sure that this valuable 18 hole economy resource to the town of Castleisland is not lost going into the future. The interim committee have prepared a business plan which they feel will be viable. There has been an excellent response to the campaign so far to save Castleisland Golf Club but they feel that a small number of extra members are required so as when the final decision on the future of the club is made in early January that it will be positive and the ball will be kept rolling in this fine facility,” the issued statement continued.
New Membership Drive
“The importance of the golf club in the area should not be under estimated. Castleisland’s 18-hole economy range Golf course is an important amenity not alone for the area of Castleisland but also for Tralee, Abbeyfeale , Listowel and North Kerry generally. We are seeking new members to secure the club’s future,” said incoming club captain, Donal De Barra.
“We think that our offer represents real value for golf in North Kerry and any assistance to secure this fine course would be appreciated,” Mr. de Barra added.
The following are the proposed subscription fees for membership in 2015: Full Single for €450; Full Couple for €750; Dual Single for €300; Dual Couple for €550; Student for €150; Junior for € 80; Distance 60km for €250; Introductory offer for totally new members: €350 on a Pay €100 now and €250 by March basis. Introductory offer for totally new members in Groups of 5 for €1,500; Pavilion Membership 2015 for €100. Included in weekly club Lotto for six months; vouchers to Play Eight rounds of Golf and Full clubhouse privilege. Terms and condition will apply. Society Rates: €20 per society member. Societies with 16 members or more playing, the captain, secretary play free with a complementary four-ball to play our course in 2015. Golf and Grub Offer for €25 per person.
Anyone wishing to avail of these offers or enquire about membership are invited to phone the clubhouse on 066 71 41 709 for further details or email firstname.lastname@example.org