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Country Club Management Committee

2012 Annual Report


The Country Club Management Committee (CCMC) is pleased to submit this annual report for calendar year 2012.

Below is an overview of our current operations:

A. Golf Operation This operation continues to be the cornerstone of the South Shore Country Club ("SSCC"). The golf operation is the largest portion of the SSCC expense budget; it also is our main revenue source. The CCMC plans to continue to invest in the golf operation (we have bunker renovations, cart path improvements and course maintenance in our proposed five-year capital plan) in anticipation of continued revenue growth in this area of our operation.

B. Pool: Recognizing the recreational benefits provided to the Town by the SSCC's pool facilities, the CCMC plans to continue to maintain and operate the SSCC pool facilities. Our swim team has been revitalized and participation has increased along with improved swim lesson offerings available to our members. We have also installed a pool heater to lengthen the swimming season. Through restructuring of our arrangement with the pool operator (YMCA) and improvements in the services provided, along with cosmetic enhancements to the pool complex, we are now able to operate the pool on a better than "break even" financial basis. This makes the pool a financially viable contributor to the SSCC's future business.

C. Bowling: The bowling alley represents a positive recreational opportunity for individuals of all ages. In the summer of 2011, the SSCC acquired the bowling alley operation, rebranded it and commenced operating the business currently known as "The Alley". In our first few months of operation, we completed a renovation of the facility and upgraded the equipment. Activity in the "Alley" increases considerably in the Fall and Winter months, when the golf course business slows down. Leagues are scheduled in the mornings, afternoons and evenings throughout the week. And, with the new bowling operations manager focusing on business development, there are children's parties, adult and corporate parties now using the bowling facilities and party room. We anticipate that our candlepin bowling operation will be a significant contributor to the SSCC's recreational offering and revenues in years to come.

D. Restaurant and Catering: In 2009, the CCMC entered into a ten-year lease agreement with Raffael's for the operation of our food and beverage operation facilities. Pursuant to this agreement, before opening, Raffael's completed a major renovation of both ballrooms and the "Greenside Grille" and installed a permanent outdoor seasonal tent. This year the large ballroom was repainted and additional renovation work was completed. The renovations and the tent, as well as a new beverage cart, group bowling and indoor golf parties have created additional revenue streams for the SSCC. We expect these revenue streams to continue, and to be supplemented by revenue sharing and additional rental income, as per the agreement.

E. Golf Simulators In the fall of 2010, the SSCC entered into a revenue sharing program with Evergreen Golf for the use of two "state of the art" golf simulators and the SSCC began our new venture "The Tour". This required a major renovation of our warehouse. The space was transformed into a new revenue generating area that includes the simulators and a Sports Pub with Flat screen televisions. In the first year of operation "The Tour" recovered our renovation costs. This new space is ideal for year round daily play along with parties. Based on the initial success of the first two simulators, a third simulator was installed, in the fall of 2011.

F. Tennis The SSCC has three asphalt tennis courts that are open to the public year-round. We are currently considering alternatives to improve our tennis operations and revenues that would warrant further investment in this portion of our business.

The Country Club Management Committee
Paul Casey
Terence Clarke
Kathleen Curley
William Friend
Kerry Ryan

 

 



Appointee
(Appt. By Selectmen, ATM 1993 By-Law 37)

Term Expires

Kerry Ryan

2011

William Friend

2011

Paul J. Casey

2012

Kathleen Curley

2013

Terence Clarke

2012

   

 

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