[C]arus Green Golf Club has posted a record year in 2017, with every area across the business increasing by more than 20% compared to 2016. In particular, staff at the new Golf Centre, which opened in October 2016, have seen the fruits of their labour realised, with shop sales up 62.2% overall on the previous 12 months. Despite the wet summer weather, retail sales increased by 72.5%, with hardware sales increasing by 78%. Custom fitting is up 71.17% against 2016 and repairs have increased by a staggering 200%.
“With the Golf Centre just entering its second year, we’re delighted by these encouraging statistics, especially those relating to golf tuition, which has increased 18.5% since 2016,” said Golf Centre Director, Lee Edwards. “87% of all prize winners at our most recent presentation evening in October have regular coaching; a sure sign that practice makes perfect!”
With a surge in business has come a need for more employees. 11 new members of staff joined the Burneside-based golf club in 2017; up 25% on 2016. With almost 50 individuals now working there, Carus Green is a significant local employer.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with our progress over the past 12 months; it really has been a ‘bumper year’, says Carus’s owner, Graham Curtin. “Every aspect of the business is up, from green fees, memberships, accommodation, restaurant and bar sales to weddings and functions. There have also been some fantastic highlights such as the Trilby Tour which helped to put Carus on the map as an all-out day experience, and the opening of our new sports bar. Success has been a complete team effort and although there’s still a lot of work to do, it’s great to see the hard graft really paying off.”