- EX NL Golfer
- August 18, 2013 - 13:21
Golf NL is a Joke! From their website to the association itself. When the Province was marked as a "have not" Province, NLGA supported their talent, sending them not only the National events, but to RCGA development camp (Jason Hill, Brad Gushue). Now that the Province is showing upside & a "have Provice, the NLGA has regressed in a huge way. It's embarrassing!! A Joke to the rest of the country.
- ANOTHER NL GOLFER
- July 22, 2013 - 09:10
Until Golf NL makes a change back to subsidizing something for players to go to the Nationals, competitive golf will continue to decline at the provincial level. There is a big cost to entry these tournament at the provincal level for no prize. Who is going to play for nothing. Traveling to the Nationals including airfare, accomadations, entry fee alone is $325, plus your spending money for 5days say will run you up to $2000. a good portion of this was subsidize before. A good question is why competitive golf at the club level still going strong but at the provincial level is dieing. I remember paying $100 years ago to play in the provincials and there were prizes, now $225-$300 and you cant win nothing.
- Amateur Golfer
- July 22, 2013 - 08:38
They also failed to mention that there would be no representatives at the National Mens Amateur. The players have challenged GNL, lets see how they respond.
- NL Gofer
- July 22, 2013 - 07:26
Provincial Championships are a waste of time if you aren't going to subsidize travel to the Nationals for winners. It's the reason I don't go to the provincials anymore.
- July 21, 2013 - 15:41
A couple of weeks ago, there was an article lamenting the lack of male rowers at Quidi Vidi. Maybe there's a correlation between the two sports. Maybe more men prefer to stroll around the grass getting eaten by flies and mosquitoes while the women prefer to row.
- July 19, 2013 - 11:04
Given how the population is spread throughout the Province, I think it is safe to assume that the majority of golfers are located on the Avalon Peninsula. If Golf NL is serious about increasing the number of competitive golfers then they need to encourage the courses on the Avalon to make their membership pricing more accessible to the age ranges they need. I'm in my early 30's and I've been playing golf for about 20 years now and I'd like to be more competitive but to do that I'd need to play a lot more. I'd love to have a membership somewhere but the cheapest membership here on the Avalon is $1,799 + tax a year at Pippy Park (who wants to play there everyday?). Clovelly, Baly Hally and Glendenning's memberships are all over $2,000 + tax per year. A membership at what is probably the best course on the Island at the Humber Valley Resort is only $1,499 + tax per year. In Gander it is $825.00. Blomidon in Corner Brook is $920 + tax . Terra Nova is $1,300 + tax. Why is there such a discrepancy between the membership costs of courses on the Avalon vs. the other courses across the island?