Director of Membership, New Era Golf
2017 Membership Renewals | Packages | Pricing | Fall Membership Special
|New Era Golf Members:
I would like to thank each of you for a wonderful 2016 Golf Season. Each year seems to fly by quicker than the year before. Here we are again getting ready to open the 2017 Early Renewal Incentive Program for returning Members.
I am pleased to announce that we have heard your voices and have listened, resulting in changes to both our Unlimited and our Limited Membership Packages. We have also added additional benefits to some of our packages and added some new products as well. As we have done in previous years, we will be offering our existing Members a reduction in price for renewing for the 2017 Golf Season. Members who renew online between October 1st and December 23rd will receive a 10% reduction in price to their one-time, annual membership price. An early renewal will add 12 months to the end of your existing term date. For example, a membership that expires on March 31, 2017; renewed by December 23rd of this year will have their membership extended through March 31, 2018.
In 2016 we added the Mill River Purchasing Program to our Membership Packages for those who renewed early. The program was such a success that we have decided to make it a value-add again this year for our Members. Many area Private Clubs offer this program for an enrollment fee of up to $200.00. The MRPP offers the Member cost plus 10% on all merchandise in the shops and for special order items; excluding the already discounted dozen ball kits. In 2004, Golf Week stated that, “Mill River plans fuel the animosity of many off-course retailers who can’t compete with Mill River pricing at neighboring golf clubs.” We want the products we sell at our shops to not only be competitive with retailers but also with other online options. We want your business and are willing to reduce margins to earn it.
In 2016 we eliminated the USGA Handicap that was included in our Unlimited Membership Packages. We asked for feedback on our changes and again we listened to your voices! We have added the USGA Handicap back into our Unlimited Packages. Details on the GHIN Activation Program will be released this coming Spring when the Ohio Golf Season reopens. Our Early Renewal Incentive Program Procedures will also remain the same for 2017. ALL Membership Packages and Membership Rates can be found on our Membership Website at NewEraGolf.com. Simply select the appropriate category under the Membership Tab which is located on the navigation bar. Please select “Renewal” for the final reduction to calculate your discounted rate.
I am sending this year’s Early Renewal Announcement outside of my Fall Wrap-Up Newsletter that I send at the conclusion of each season. The purpose of doing so is to call your attention to changes in our Membership Plans. Members should visit the Product Descriptions and review the prospective Membership Types for changes and add-ons. This Season, Members will see a small price increase in addition to the add-ons to the packages. We have not had an increase in a few years, and although it is not always popular we base our pricing on rounds played by Members in addition to improvements we have made to our facilities each year. 2016 was a record year for Member play. That simply notates the increased strength of our organization and the value of our offer. In order to continue making improvements without a drop in service, adjustments have been made accordingly. Please stay tuned to the Fall Wrap-Up Newsletter for a State of New Era and my gratitude and acknowledgements of all things 2016 documenting how we have grown, improvements made, and the recognition of all our Members and our Members who have competed in 2016 Events.
In an effort to accommodate a greater majority of our membership, we have elected to waive the credit card processing fee for all 2017 Early Renewals. Members can select either check or credit card options for no difference in pricing. Despite some necessary changes to our programs we continue to make every effort to ensure the value of our packages remain the best in Central Ohio!
As always, I am available for questions regarding Membership Types and Membership Renewals by appointment, by phone, or by email. My office contact information can be found on this announcement as well as the New Era Membership Site or the individual course websites.
Lastly, I am pleased to announce our Fall Membership Special. The Special applies to any new New Era Golf Member. Any new membership purchased now through March 31st, 2017 will be good through March 31st, 2018. It begins October 1st, making these memberships good for 18 months for the price of 12. The end date will remain the same so that those who buy sooner play longer!
We are currently near our capacity of 400 Memberships finishing our year with less than 5 open spots. We value your referrals and would like to have your friends and family members as New Era Golf Members. We are offering something new to our existing Members who refer a Member who signs for 2017. Referring Members will receive 4 complimentary rounds of golf as our way of saying thank you. This special is an opportune time to take advantage of becoming a New Era Golf Member today. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the membership or the addition of family members to your existing membership.
It has been my honor and my pleasure to serve you all as Director this year.
I look forward to another great season in 2017. We strive to not only present the best membership value in Central Ohio, accompanied by quality golf courses, but also to provide our membership more than just a place to play with our Member Tournaments and Events, and a knowledgeable, friendly, Professional Staff.
Director of Membership
New Era Golf
740.965.1215 Ext 4