Revenue and membership is up at the Lone Golf Colf Club this year, said General Manager Ryan Galay in the club's quarterly report, presented to the District of Taylor yesterday.
As of June 30, membership revenue is up by $19,886 compared to that time last year, while expenses have remained similar.
“The membership grew again this year, which is rare in the golf industry this day and age and it’s great to see. It’s a course that is up and coming,” Galay said.
Another reason the club has seen an increase in revenue is the early start to the season compared to other courses in the area.
“Because of the early start the LWGC benefitted from early pro card and green fee sales while no other golf clubs in the area had yet opened,” Galay said in the report.
Galay, who is in his first year with Lone Wolf, said he couldn’t be happier with how things are going.
“Being a part of the district is great. It’s allowed me to see some different things that golf pros don’t get to experience, and I’m really happy with what we have going on at the course this summer,” said Galay.
The course experienced an instance of vandalism recently when a small recreation vehicle drove on the 11th green and left tire tracks and damage to the course. While the tracks are still visible, Galay said the grounds crew was able to get out early the next morning and begin repairs, which include hand-seeding the damaged spots and the grass is expected to grow back quickly.
“It’s frustrating when it happens. It’s vandalism, and just like any other business, it costs you mine, but our grounds crew did a fantastic job and they fixed it as quickly as possible,” Galay said.
The course has three events coming up — the Lone Wolf Senior Scramble tomorrow, August 8, the Bold Promotions Summer Scramble on Saturday, August 10 and the club’s junior golf tournament for kids on Monday, August 12.
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