Newsletter and Club News
Over the last months, we have been asked many times about what Village Greens is doing to make sure we provide a safe, enjoyable environment for our golfers and staff. Please be assured that it continues to be our number one goal for us to make all necessary and recommended safety precautions.
HANDICAP MEMBER NEWSLETTER 2022
As we are seeing harsh winter weather for the first time in several years, hopefully there will be some good golfing weather for the rest of January and February before the beginning of our tournament season.
A tentative tournament schedule is in place for our GHIN Handicap Association Membership for 2022 with a “Kickoff” tournament set for Saturday February 26th. A reminder that the handicap service renewals are due by March 1st.
This event will be a casual, social tournament which welcomes ANY GOLFER that has a Village Greens GHIN handicap. This will be a 2 person – random pick – A-B player Captains Choice. Itinerary is as follows. 8:00 Breakfast – 8:30 committee members will speak- 9:00 Shotgun start.
The purpose of this event is to promote the game of golf, allowing players to mingle with others that they may not know. Hopefully, this fun atmosphere will encourage GHIN handicap members to join our Village Greens Handicap Association.
A sign-up will be in the golf shop and entry deadline will be Friday morning the 25th at 7 A.M. This early time will help me establish pairings. Call the golf shop or stop by to sign up.
Each year the Handicap Association holds 8-9 Tournaments for those who are Association $38 Members. These are fun, competitive events for all to enjoy. There are many added incentives for Handicap Association Members.
Payouts will be given for 1/3 of the field in most Association Tournaments. Points will be distributed to players in each tournament to determine a Player of the Year for 2022. There will also be bonus purses added for the following – The Club Championship of Village Greens, the Handicap Cup Championship and to the golfer crowned the Handicap Association Player of the Year 2022.
All participation is encouraged and appreciated and if anyone has any questions please feel free to do so to me or any handicap committee member.
Thank you for everyone’s time and consideration,
Cory McEwen, PGA Professional
“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.
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 9 am. (10 am 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 8:30 am (9:30 am 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. An $11 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 last year. Those interested in scheduling an 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
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.
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