What does this mean?
For the clubs that opt-in to this program, you’ll allow new members to try out being a member of your club for a predetermined period before becoming a full member. Offering a free trial is a fantastic way to appeal to members on the fence about joining your club by giving them a risk-free option to play with your club and start establishing a Handicap Index. You’ll also be able to better leverage the SCGA marketing capacity by making it easier for golfers in your area searching for a club to join. Clubs with the free trial option will have their listing on the SCGA Club Finder updated to reflect this:
How does it work?
How do I start?
Contact Jeremy Pitt at 818-980-3630 or firstname.lastname@example.org to activate the free trial option for your club.
Who is the free trial option open to?
The free trial is open to any club that is accepting new members and has their Online Join/Renew Portal active.
Would my renewing members have access to a free trial period?
No, the free trial option will only appear to those who do not have an active GHIN number and have never been a member of your club.
How long does the free trial last?
Your club can select to offer a 30, 60, or 90 day free trial. The SCGA recommends offering at least 60 days, as this allows members ample time to experience the full value of their membership, including playing in a club event and establishing a Handicap Index.
Can I stop offering the free trial at any time?
Your club can choose to stop the free trial at any time by contacting the SCGA.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Contact Jeremy Pitt at 818-980-3630 or email@example.com with any questions regarding the free trial program.