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The Bungalow Project Following from our email last July we wish to update you on progress. First of all, a quick reminder about the project. The Club, together with our resident professionals, are working together to provide a state-of-the-art golf simulation facility. You will be able to book golf lessons over the winter months and avail of an up-to-date club fitting service. In addition, you and your friends will be able to rent the facility and play the iconic courses of the world like St. Andrews, Muirfield Village or nearer to home, Adare Manor, throughout the winter and in to the early evenings. Paul & James have already purchased a Trackman 4 which is the launch monitor of choice for the top players. It is incredibly accurate and easy to use. It tracks the full trajectory of any shot from putts to the longest drives, pinpointing the landing position with accuracy. Trackman tells us that the monitor is “seriously performance enhancing. You won’t just improve. You’ll improve faster than you thought possible” For the clubs’ part, we are providing the premises for the facility. The greenkeepers bungalow is been converted to an open plan facility measure approximately 26’x24’ and in excess of 11’ in height. At this stage, all the internal walls have been knocked, the ceiling has been raised, the roof has been re-slated and 1st fixings for the electrics are in place. The next two weeks will see the walls insulated and re-plastered and final fit will take place then. All this work has been carried out by volunteers and therefore, is unbelievable value for money. Thank you to all the volunteers, fantastic work! On the subject of money, our plan is that the professionals will provide the technology at an approximate cost of 25K. The club will provide the finance for the premises also at a rough cost of 25K by preselling hours in the facility. In our July email we asked you to indicate your interest in supporting this exciting project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be in touch with you. That exercise yielded a brilliant €17,000 and thank you all for contacting us and for your contributions and your encouragement. I know many more of you have indicated your support and we would now like to finalise the finances for this project. Pre-purchasing hours represents great value as similar facilities cost €40 per hour and more. Our average price for this introductory promotion is €20 per hour. We are selling time in 3 tranches, 55 hours for €1,000, 25 hours for €500 and 10 hours for €250 with the €1,000 allocation representing the best value. Hourly vouchers will be issued, they will be fully transferrable and must be used within two years of the facility opening. Why not get together with your fourball and purchase an allocation. It is anticipated that the facility will be open in the evenings over the winter months and facilitated by the bar so a full night’s entertainment is envisaged. Also, at The Bungalow, you can go solo and enjoy your own virtual driving range, work on your short game and practice your drives from the comfort of this heated facility. This project restores The Bungalow to a club asset and is a fantastic enhancement to Courtown Golf Club membership. To support this project and obtain unbelievable value for money, talk to your fourball or go solo, decide on which of the three tranches you wish to invest in and email email@example.com indicating your support and we will do the rest. Thank you, Mary Osborne Hon. Secretary