Newsletter and Club News
2015 Club Championship Results
Champion – Ryan Moss
Senior Champion – Gregg Wiltfang
Super Senior Champion – Jerry Gaines Sr.
2014 “Lifetime Membership” honorees presented award by co-owners Ben Gramling and Gerry Gaines. Congratulations to John Hembree and Jack Mabry.
Recipient John Hembree
Recipient Jack Mabry
The golf course is in terrific condition, clean Bermuda rough, smooth putting surfaces and good fairway turf. We pride ourselves in being very golfer friendly. We are known to have one of the best draining golf courses in the upstate and consequently, “cart path only” restrictions are very rare.
Village Greens offers single and family memberships as well as corporate memberships. These memberships provide dual course opportunities at both Village Greens and our sister course River Falls Plantation. Check with VG General Manager Travis Sloan or River Falls Plantation membership sales associate Sterling Case for any questions. There is also a membership tab on this website.
Village Greens proudly announces new golf shop staff employees Bob O’Neil and Bill Boswell who will assist with customer needs this coming year. Bob O’Neil worked for many years at the Reserve Golf Club in Aiken, SC and Bill Boswell previously owned and operated his own business in Columbia, SC.
Are you a senior golfer 55 or older and are looking for a group to play with? Our Wednesday Senior Dogfight, the Hump Day Hackers”, is organized and led by Thom Carney. He has a great group that tees off at 8:30 am. (9:30 during cold weather months Nov-March). They play different handicapped formats each week and welcome all golfers 55 and older. Call golf shop for details or show up at 8:00 (9am in winter) that day to get involved. More “Seniors” information is available on this website or www.humpdayhackers.wordpress.com.
The Golf Shop hours are 7 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Range ball sales are from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tee times are not mandatory but recommended. The golf shop will ask 2-somes to be paired up or to be patient when the golf course is crowded with 4-somes. .
No 5-somes on Weekends or Holidays, but is allowed through the week. A $10 cart fee will be charged for a group that requires an extra cart. I.E.—4 players needing 3 carts—2 players needing 2 carts, etc. One must be at least 16 years of age to drive a golf cart.
Village Greens’ hosted Corporate and Charity outings are very popular and we expect this year to be just as busy as 2015. Those interested in scheduling a 2016 event are urged to book as soon as possible. We do employ a “first come, first served” basis. Call our golf shop to speak to myself or our General Manager for availability, competitive pricing, or any additional questions or concerns.
Again, thank you for everyone’s support.
Cory C. McEwen PGA Professional
Handicap Association Tournaments 2016
There are 8 Handicap Association Points Events, plus The Club Championship of Village Greens and new of 2015 a 2 Day – Member –Guest Tourney.
Any golfer that is a Handicap Association Member ($36 service fee association member) is eligible to compete in Handicap Association Events. Points will be given for places finished in each event to determine a Player of the Year after the Handicap Cup Championship.
Entry fee is $20 in regular events – plus carts or greens fees that apply. Tournament prizes will be given back to 1/3 of the field with an added purse for The Club Championship, Handicap Cup Championship and Player of the Year Award.
These are fun competitive events and participation is encouraged. Your 2015 Tournament Rules and Schedule are listed below.
Rules and Regulations:
• Play is on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in regular Association Events
• Play with own group or come out to be paired with others
• A group MUST HAVE at least 3 competitors
• Players will lift clean and place his or her golf ball 1 club length in own fairway
• MUST putt out all putts
• All local and USGA rules apply
• Players playing a longer set of tees from those playing the gold tees will receive the appropriated extra strokes as recommended by SCGA and USGA guidelines
A player may deem he or she is going to hit a provisional ball if one thinks their golf ball is out of bounds or is lost. A player does not play a provisional ball that may be lost in a water hazard. After a provisional ball is struck and in play a player may strike his or her provisional ball up until the point no closer to the hole than the players original ball found or in bounds.