Mr. S. Halabi
Mentmore Golf Corporate Limited
Mentmore Golf and Country Club
BEDS LU7 0UA
9th July, 2015
Dear Mr. Halabi,
With recent events over the past few weeks and completion of the sale to your new company, many members, both golf and leisure, are obviously keen to know when the gates will be re-opened and what the structure of the business and new membership will be.
Keeping the membership together has been of paramount importance to us and Anne Bridges (Ladies Captain) and I have been arranging “away” matches to this end. Whilst this hasn’t prevented some from joining other nearby clubs, many members are keen to stay at Mentmore where they have built up friendships over the years and are eagerly awaiting to hear your proposed plans. Without any other communication, they look to us, as Captains, to be able to provide them with information.
In the current economic times and specifically in the leisure and golfing industry, where the very nature of membership retention is becoming increasingly challenging we think there is mutual benefit in management and membership working together. People join clubs for many different reasons, and whilst commercial events can add prestige, the core membership provides the stability that any club requires to remain successful.
With this in mind we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, hear your plans and if possible, open up regular channels of communication. We very much hope that we can then reassure the members that the Club is likely to develop for the benefit of all parties in the coming years.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Martin Cowling Anne Bridges
Men’s Captain Ladies’ Captain