In an email distribution to Somersett residents, the Somersett Golf & Country Club (SGCC) revealed their plans for “Construction of the long awaited clubhouse ….”. Contents of the SGCC’s email may be accessed by clicking on the following link:
In their announcement, the SGCC stated they currently have 300 members, two thirds of which are Equity Members, this equates to approximately 200 Equity Members and 100 Preview or other non–equity member classes. With regard to Equity Members, the SGCC reported 115 at the end of 2013 and 194 at the end of 2014. While an admirable growth for 2014, there does not appear to have been any significant growth over the past year. However, it is anticipated that construction of the clubhouse will be a strong factor in attracting equity memberships going forward.
With regard to the Preview Program, the SGCC email stated “Former SG&CC Members can not re-join under the Preview Program”. This appears to be a strange restraint given that there may be some former equity members who status has changed to the point where they may now be interested in re-joining, or may have left because of the absence of a permanent clubhouse. Also, given that most did not receive any, or a very limited, return on their original membership fee when turning their membership in for resale.