By Karen Billing
The RSF Golf Club has welcomed 15 people into its new former member resident category, approved last year by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. A yearly review was a requirement of the approval of the new policy, which allows membership to people who have moved out of the Covenant but were members for a minimum of 10 years.
RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said the 15 members were — on average — 15-year members of the club and one was a member for 20 years. Among them are two past presidents of the golf club and one past Association board member. They have generated $103,000 in dues, in addition to about $16,000 a year in debt service.
“It’s been mission accomplished because we did bring back a lot of friends and former members,” said Jim Boyce of the golf club board. “We’ve enjoyed the camaraderie of friends we lost and had a [positive] financial impact to boot.”