OAP's fury over golf club price hike for elderly

An OAP has complained that the elderly are being priced out of playing at Stockwood Park Golf Club, after Active Luton announced that it is to cut back on concessions memberships.

Saturday, 19th March 2016, 10:00 am
Stockwood Park Golf Club

From the start of April five day memberships for senior players will be abolished, meaning that OAPs will need to fork out £450 for a standard five day adult membership.

That sum is a £50 increase on last year’s cost to pensioners, who have raised their concerns to Active Luton over the hike.

Tony Gentle, 70, told the Luton News: “It is a hell of an increase for some of us.

“Most other golf clubs do offer senior rates, it made quite a bit of difference.

“They say it is comparable to other clubs in the area but a five day membership costs £345 at Chalgrave Golf Club (Toddington).

“We do not want to go to another golf club.”

Mr Gentle, from Stopsley, added: “Why is Active Luton picking on pensioners?”

A spokesperson for the sport and leisure trust said: “Active Luton is committed to providing accessible and affordable sports, health and wellbeing services for all of Luton’s population.

“We ensure that our prices compare very favourably to similar facilities or services in our area and believe that we provide excellent value for money for everyone.”