When is enough, enough? That is what I get the feeling KSL has not really asked itself lately.
As more changes are unveiled from the sale of Club Corp to KSL, members of many of the clubs are now saying …enough.
Cutting top executive’s pay is one thing but cutting operations’ personal pay at the flagship country club, Brookhaven Country Club, is shooting yourself in both feet and then in the head.
Here now are the current questions members from many of the CCA-KSL Private Clubs around the country are asking anyone who will listen.
Who possibly is going to want to do the work expected at such a high level position as Club Manager and Golf Director for the salaries they are now setting for those positions?
What level of service will these individuals provide who take positions with lower than industry standards salaries?
Will these inexperienced individuals keep the club membership safe from the growing crime surrounding their facilities?
Will they stand up and represent the membership that pays their salaries against the growing non-golfing community that feels the club’s fairways are private playgrounds for their kids?
Will the decision makers of the club’s budgets, which if they will remember is generated from the membership’s fees, do what is needed and provide securing fencing and gated entrances to the neighborhood surrounding the club’s properties?
Will the local Club Managers stand tough with time comes to push for the funds needed to completely rebuild the entire club’s clubhouse facility and not just a portion of it or just repair the aging infrastructures?
Has CCA-KSL lost site of what will generate interest in newer and younger members to join their clubs?
Then there are the bigger picture questions from outsides who affect the situation in a larger way who are going to start asking questions, if they are not already. Questions like…
What is CCA-KSL going to do to insure the properties they own are kept at a high standard of appearance or maintenance or improve upon it’s properties to reflect highly upon the cities’ positive image?
What plans will be put in place to uphold the property values of the residence around their facilities?
These positions CCA-KSL are cutting out or cutting pay of are not clerk’s positions. These are decision making positions the members of the clubs are expecting to be filled with people who know how to make the right decisions for the people who pay their salaries.
The current level of salary base being set by CCA-KSL is now only interesting to “has-beens” and “inexperienced” candidates.
These latest moves and changes CCA-KSL is making surely where not made with the thought the members would never know or find out. No, it seems the changes were made to send a message that is now being heard clearly by the members whish is, We want Our Money Back Now, We will get out money back Now and the people who are paying the money to them for memberships now will need to pay more now so they can accomplish both now.
Isn’t that what is really being said now?
Look for more questions to be asked with no direct answers. Plus also look for more cuts to be made in club’s operations and personnel for no apparent reason. If CCA-KSL keep this up the membership of the clubs will shrink smaller than the greens on the golf courses.
Isn’t that what will happen?