I am not a member of a private club but if I were an equity member I would be okay with paying dues to keep the staff employed and the course cared for. If I were a non-equity member of American Golf or any other venture, I would look into cancelling my membership. Unless there were a waiting list, re-joining when the problem is solved would make the most sense.
My club operations are closed, but only members can walk the course.
Some staff is present daily but has no interactions with members
Members are still billed monthly dues with no reductions.
At least it's somewhat peace of mind knowing the Owner will probably not close the doors in the near future.
Most people at our club pay dues up front at the end of December. You can get a payment plan through the first half of the year, but at a 6% hit. All dues must be paid by the end of June. Nobody I have spoken to expects any rebates or discounts. We are completely shut down but have not laid anybody off and full time employees are still getting paid, so the dues are critical to making that work. We have put together an employee supplement program as well and the membership has been very generous. The sad thing is that we had a stellar 2019 and had a nice fund set up to do some projects that needed attention and now I wonder if they will get done. We will get through this but I also wonder about some other clubs in our area who were already struggling.
Some members are complaining about not being allowed to play, as it is an outdoor endeavor but our local golf association petitioned the Governor about a waiver and he said no. Even Merion specifically asked for one and was turned down. I have noticed one local club in particular that has a lot of players on the course every day and it is driving some of our member crazy.
Backswing - steady head, full turn
Downswing - steady head, shift weight forward, point butt of club at the ball
(impact - bottom of swing past the ball)
Follow through - extend through the ball with straight arms, full follow through turn.
It's pretty easy to see some of the 5 simple keys, like steady head, and weight forward (especially when it's obvious like when almost all of someones weight is on their back foot through the downswing through follow through).