Despite all this, things have been moving apace at Skipton, particularly with the refurbishment of the Clubhouse which has given it a fresh and very modern look. It has been quite a challenge but thanks to the efforts of a small number of people we now enjoy a facility which is a delight to use and which is already resulting in increased bookings for weddings, parties and social events.
Another improvement to the Club has been the conversion of the old snooker room to a meeting and conference facility. Full details of The Dales Room can be found on the Club’s website and even though it is a recent improvement, it is proving extremely popular with local businesses with bookings increasing month on month. Whilst it wasn’t a popular decision with the small number of snooker playing members, the revenue already generated, is vital to the ongoing success of the Club.
I mustn’t forget the other major development that we will see in 2018, the opening of two brand new golf holes, a new 17th green and if that wasn’t enough, some new tee beds. We intend to unveil our new and reorganised course on 1st August and the anticipation and excitement is already building for this very special day in Skipton Golf Club’s history. And talking of history, the Club celebrates its 125th Anniversary this year with a programme of events to mark the occasion.
Unquestionably, I will have plenty of topics on which to muse during the next few months.
Before ending this latest dispatch, I need readers to look back at my post in November titled, “A Time For Reflection”, where I majored on the term, “WELCOMING”. It appears to have struck a chord because I am delighted to report that under the guidance of immediate Past President, Graham Huntrods, we have introduced a Mentoring scheme to assist new members of the Club.