It is not a numbers racket when a (strong) business proposal is whisked under your nose. Yes, it might be a case of showboating, but the sales consultant might be seeking an angle that makes you sit up and take notice, prompting you and the rest of your board to give serious and due consideration to what troon management staff might be able to bring to the table. The table in question is not your boardroom table. You probably do not even have one this early in your golf club development.
But tables, however rudimentary they may be at this point in time, have been placed in the old club house. This is to welcome members after yet another challenging round of golf. No provision has been made to cater for those few golfers who will be celebrating a memorable hole in one. It is a longstanding tradition for that fortunate golfer to empty his pockets in the clubhouse and treat his fellow golfers to a round of drinks. But this he cannot do if there is no bar area. It cannot be a case of BYOD.
Bring your own drinks. Understandably, many small clubs may still be struggling to make ends meet. Many clubs have been forced to close its doors. This avoidable tragedy may hardly be noticed owing to the fact that the golfing industry in general remains a multibillion dollar industry. To get to the level that sees local clubs host association tournaments takes a lot of work, work that may not be possible without professional input. The next time the sales consultant pays you a visit, do invite him in and at least listen to what he has to say about getting your club to the level it needs to be.