Huge increase in membership at Tameside golf clubs

STAMFORD, Denton and Werneth Low Golf Clubs have reported huge increases in membership post lockdown.

Stamford golf club

There was been a 20 per cent increase at Stamford while Denton reported 85 new members and Werneth Low 60.

Carrbook club Stamford has signed up 80 new members, a huge boost for the finances which had taken a hit after it was forced to shut for two months.

“It has more than offset what we lost during lockdown and we have come out on the winning side,” explained captain Tony Brown.

“It is something we didn’t expect and hadn’t budgeted for, so it is new money for the club.”
Like many clubs, Stamford’s membership dwindled in recent years.

And with one of the main issues at golf clubs generally an ageing membership, Stamford has also lowered its age profile.

Stamford still has vacancies and continues to welcome new members.

Meanwhile at Denton, honorary club secretary Sandra Marston reported 85 new members across all categories, and the number is still rising.

“Some are taking up golf for the first time which is always great to see and very encouraging for the future of the fantastic game of golf,” she said.

As reported in The Correspondent last month, Werneth Low has signed up 60 new members, the second highest increase by any member in the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs.

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