Michael Church joined us from Richmond Park, a pay and play course in South West London which does offer a “loyalty” membership but unlike Sudbury is not a club owned by the members run for the sole benefit of members. His experience was “even when I came just to look at the course, there was someone who asked if they could help”. Having played the course, “I could see that the greens were good, I joined and in my first competitive round it was suggested, off your handicap you should be playing in the Tigers syndicates/roll ups I have never looked back”.
Heather Graydon joined after having been playing rounds at a variety of courses and clubs. A friend mentioned that Sudbury might be convenient if she was considering joining a golf club. She goes on to say “when I turned up one Friday to play the course, I was pleasantly surprised at the friendly attitude displayed by the members (both male and female) I met on the course and in the clubhouse. Several lady members came up to ask how I was enjoying the experience and to enquire if I was a member anywhere else. The fact that Sudbury Town underground was just a five minute walk away was a major plus point along with the facility to store my clubs and trolley.”
So how has it worked out? in her words, “Never having played competitively, I was playing matches against other clubs within months of joining which made me feel an integral part of the section. I also particularly enjoy the various fun competitions which are held throughout the year when the ladies’ and men’s sections play together.”
Alex Harrison joined us as a university student, he was in London for 1 year from June 2017 on work placement and wanted somewhere he could immediately fit into. After considering other golf clubs in the area he decided to play a trial round at Sudbury. He goes into say “I immediately felt welcomed, I happened to be play the course the evening of the Middlesex Open and the course was in immaculate condition.” When he joined it was recommended that he played in the Tigers syndicate , which in his words is “the perfect mixture of competition and relaxed social golf with a great bunch of members. I have also had the pleasure of playing for both the Scratch Team and the Tigers A team which has helped to fine tune my game against some top golfers in Middlesex”.
Toye Williams joined us having gained a taste for golf when his days of amateur football had come to an end and wanted something to fill that competitive void. He joined Sudbury after comparing it to the other clubs in the locale because of Winter membership offer and found it to his liking. As a DJ whose work takes him across Europe, often at short notice and certainly outside the 9 to 5 of an office job to say his calendar is unpredictable is an understatement. In his words “The roll ups and syndicates work really well for me because I don’t have to commit in advance, only needing to turn up at the appointed time of the draw. Of all the members I know, I am the one who spreads himself most between the different roll ups and all have been really welcoming. My golf has improved as a result and in 2017 I represented the club in Middlesex Foxes competitions.”