Wednesday, 7th December, 2016

Club Together with Material Matters

Story published at 23:54, Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


North Hants Golf Club have also taken advantage of a professional new ‘Serious’ look for their Food & Beverage team

North Hants Golf Club have also taken advantage of a professional new ‘Serious’ look for their Food & Beverage team

In the wake of the GB’s most successful Olympics and Paralympics Material Matters have been ‘Going for Gold’ themselves with significant growth and expansion in sales, suppliers, ranges and their team. Their focus continues to be driven by their culture of ‘Club Together’ to make buying easy.

With over 60 new club reviews completed in the first half of 2016, Material Matters continues to highlight savings across an ever expanding portfolio of purchasing for golf clubs across the UK. Well over 90% of clubs consumable spend is now supported by Material Matters so the diversity of savings available is vast. Material Matters continue to use this leverage to secure the very best deals ensuring that clubs receive the maximum benefit.

A few examples:

  • Surrey Club – savings of 30% on Gas
  • Bristol based Club – savings of 25% on Electricity
  • Kent Club – savings of 21% on course purchases
  • Kent Club – savings of nearly 40% on diesel
  • Yorkshire Club – savings of 12% on fruit and veg
  • Devon Club – savings of 15% on general food
  • Hampshire Club – 50% savings on office supplies

It doesn’t just stop at purchasing! Material Matters are working with forward thinking clubs to motivate, train and develop their teams.

materrials-matters-purchasing-logoWith a golfing gold medal fresh in our minds, what a great time to start a Training and Development programme for your team whether they are staff or members of the Committee.  Material Matters work alongside their eLearning partner, Promote Training, to support clubs.   Upskilling in areas like course management for your ‘Green’s Committee’ and Food & Beverage course for your bar and kitchen team all drive the right habits to run a motivated, cohesive, efficient, profitable business.

There are a full range of courses available to consider driving up revenue for the club, including driving up Green Fee revenues from members and visitors, and proven methods on how to generate new interest in your club.

“What better way to reward your well trained team than by ensuring they dress the part.  Material Matters has been delighted to work with Serious Sport to launch a new Golf Division to their ever expanding sport’s wear repertoire,” says Paul Mould, Director of Material Matters.

“Serious Sport have had tremendous success with other sport clubs providing great quality, consistent, professional uniform for all departments and job roles, including Bar, Kitchen, Office and The Pro.  The simplicity of their online store and efficiencies in providing orders are outstanding. It’s the perfect partnership for Material Matters and their customers,” continues Paul Mould.

Neil Rider, Director of Serious Sports comments ‘Golf is a sport we are very passionate about at Serious Sport and with our Online store model offering a 5-day turnaround with no minimum orders, it makes ordering cost effective, quick and reliable whilst ensuring longevity in a uniform range – giving golf clubs re-assurance that their staff can consistently look good!’

Windlesham Golf Club have leapt at the opportunity to utilise these new services and Tony Trueman tells us, “Neil, at Serious Sport and his team were extremely responsive with an offering that allows us a very efficient and effective solution to managing uniforms of staff changes and re-orders easily – it is great and we love it!”

North Hants Golf Club have also taken advantage of a professional new ‘Serious’ look for their Food & Beverage team as pictured.

Anyone serious about their margins and looking for advice and solutions should contact info@materialmattersltd.com for any aspect of Clubhouse and Golf Course purchasing.

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