Live Music Management supply entertainment for golf club socials throughout the UK . In addition to this, every year, Live Music Management supply party bands and DJs to dozens of weddings, birthday parties and anniversary events held in golf club function suites.
When discussing what kind of entertainment works best at golf club socials we looked back through our records and found that over the years we have booked many different types of act to the hundreds of golf clubs in our booking system.
The smaller clubs have often benefitted from duos and solos who have offered a lower cost alternative to a band and don’t require a large stage area for their performance. That said even some of the smaller clubs book a full four or five piece band for their annual event which might be a charity fund raiser , trophy evening or Christmas function. The larger clubs with an active social club have a tendency to run regular club events with a band and maybe a dinner or buffet. The style of live band booked for these events tends to change dependant upon the demographic of the club membership.
The English Golf Union’s survey from 2010 had some interesting statistics on golf club membership which are relevant to the type of entertainment most Golf Clubs book. 72% of all golf club members are in the 45 plus age bracket with the majority of members aged 45 to 60 years old. In Live Music Managements experience this doesn’t always mean that the membership want to hear swing music (although many of our swing bands are popular at golf club socials) but it does mean that we often need to put forward a party band with a broad repertoire who will be sensitive to the age group in attendance. We have often found that the booker for a golf club will outline that the membership is lively but also that they want to attract the younger members to their functions and ensure that the membership maintains a reputation for lively evening socials.
Again taking information from the English Golf Unions survey it is outlined that the number of golf clubs actively seeking members has risen significantly in the past few years and often new members are looking for a lively social scene as well as a brilliant golf course. With waiting times for membership dropping at many clubs and a new , more aggressive marketing of clubs being part of the new landscape for many golf clubs it is worth considering using the services of a professional entertainment agency with expertise in booking acts for golf clubs like Live Music Management.
“Thank you everything went very well yesterday. All guests were very complimentary about her act.” West Essex Golf Club booked Claire-Louise January 2014