Rossdale Golf Club is yet again in financial despair and is now asking members to vote on a resolution to either sell of another parcel of land, or to purchase Crown Casino held Capital Golf Club and relocate. The rumours were out on social media past week or so but then confirmed when we received a letter from a Rossdale member.
The Melbourne club has found itself on Struggle Street in recent years and decided in 2015 to sell off a parcel of land of its Aspendale golf course to salvage the club’s future. However, the club’s membership is not growing as quickly as required and the club is deemed non-sustainable at its current location.
Subsequently, the club board has now presented a resolution to its members to be voted on at the Special General Meeting on the 17th December 2018, to once again try and save the club from closing down.
According to the club’s President, Geoff Charnley, the club will not survive beyond October/November 2019 if a solution is not reached.
The Board has reviewed many options over the past three years in order to preserve the club, including mergers with other clubs and has entered into formal discussion with those clubs, but to no avail.
According to the resolution, an extensive review of the sale of a further parcel of land along 6th Avenue has been undertaken, but is only recommended as a fall-back position due to its high risk and great amount of required volunteer work.
Instead, the Board recommends members to vote in favour of purchasing Capital Golf Club, Ross street, Heatherton from Crown Casino and relocate. To achieve that, it is required to sell the whole of the property in Aspendale.
The Special General Meeting is held at the club on 17th December 2018. Members unable to attend the meeting shall be able to nominate a proxy.