Dear NHWGA Members!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who completed and returned the 2011 Survey. Over 570 (more than 84%) of you took the time to read and complete the survey, and I appreciate your candor. Your positive feedback is encouraging to the board, but more important is your constructive criticism and suggestions. Only by hearing from you about what you like and dislike can we try to make our organization even better. With your input through the survey results and from what we hear from you throughout the year, the board will continue to move our association in the direction that is most beneficial to its members.
I would also like to thank the members of the Survey Committee for the countless hours they spent creating the survey and then evaluating your responses. Nancy Stewart, Donna Harvey, Jan Wheelock, Rita Marchese and Stevie Wallace worked diligently assessing, classifying and responding to your misconceptions, suggestions, complaints and positive feedback as well.
The survey results and our responses will be posted in intervals on the NHWGA website, a few sections at a time, for you to review. Each section will remain posted as new ones are added, and in time the results will be available in their entirety.
Please feel free to contact me, or any board member, regarding any concerns, questions or comments you may have. It is only through open communication that we can assess where we need to focus our attentions, and make changes. Remember, however, that our association has almost 850 members with many differing points of view. It is our goal, as a board, to evaluate your comments and concerns as individuals, and address them in a manner that is productive and positive for the organization as a whole.
Again, I would like to thank all of you who took the time to respond, and encourage you to continue to offer your suggestions to the board.
2011 Survey Committee Chair
GENERAL MESSAGE: 2011
The NHWGA Board of Directors would like to thank all of our members who participated in our survey and especially those who took the extra time to comment. It is through your input that we shape the organization and work toward meeting the needs of our members. We had more than 571 responses.
Over the next few months, we will be addressing the issues and concerns of the membership that were brought to our attention. We will respond to these issues on our website.
NHWGA member courses pay an annual fee and are obligated to host a tournament every 3 years (5 years if a state am is hosted.) Likewise, we are committed to play events at all our member courses, whether 9-hole, 18-hole, public or private. We recognize that all courses are not centrally located, and we try to plan tournaments throughout the state each year. In planning our 3 year schedule, we are limited to course commitments and schedules. Specialty tournaments require that the course can facilitate at least 100-128 players with carts, as well as lunch and pro shop credit. Mixed tournaments are held on Sundays as a consideration to our working members so that they can earn participation points.
NHWGA WEB PAGE AND INTERNET ACCESS:
There were a number of comments that all NHWGA members do not have Internet access. While the Board of Directors understands that all members do not have access to the Internet, the number of NHWGA members having access has increased from 74% in 2003 to 95% in 2011. This method of communication, direct email or web page news, continues to be very effective in updating our members in a timely manner. Last year there were more than 209,000 hits on our web page.
The Board of Directors has requested that the club representative have the responsibility of printing or having someone at the club print and post the web page info that is beneficial to the NHWGA membership.
Every two weeks all the women golfers in the State of New Hampshire receive their revised USGA GHIN E-Revision/E-Newsletter. This email contains valuable information regarding women’s golf news and events.