July 2021 Newsletter

July 1, 2021 by in Newsletter

NEWSLETTER by Bart Wolfe, PGA General Manager on July 1, 2021

Dear Wildewood Members,

SOCIAL REPORT

The WildeWood Club is excited that summer has arrived. We have scheduled several social events for adults and children starting in July! Below are the events/dates currently on the schedule. A separate email will be sent out with the details for each of these events.

July 8th                        Swim Team’s Final Home Meet
July 9th                        American Red Cross Bloodmobile
July 10th                      Breakfast at Wimbledon
July 11th                      Swim Team Banquet
July 12th & 13th           Jr Golf and Jr Tennis Camps
July 16th                      Friday Night Dinner returns!
July 17th                      Movie Night with Outdoor Grill and Food Truck
August 13th                 Murder Mystery Dinner (2020 RSVP list will be contacted first)
August 20th                 Movie Night with Outdoor Grill and Food Truck
August 27th                 Friday Night Dinner

Our Splashpad is operational just in time for the 4th of July Weekend and our new Swing Set has been getting lots of activity!

Swim Center Attire/Behavior Reminder

Please remember that our swim center is family-oriented and very busy. We have seen some highly questionable attire, as well as some poor behavior by both children and adults this year. Please keep this in mind as we want out Swim Center to be a place of great enjoyment for EVERYONE!

TENNIS REPORT

Important Information:

  • USTA Combo League is now open, please contact Bill Simpson if you would like to play!
  • Two Tennis Camps this month: July 12-13, July 26-29
  • BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON – JULY 10TH

Special Events

Please join us for Breakfast at Wimbledon on Saturday, July 10th at 8am in the Tennis Center.  We will be enjoying strawberries and cream, mini quiche, finger sandwiches, muffins, Champaign and strawberries, mimosas and Pimm’s while we watch the Ladies Championship.  After the women’s final, please come join us for a fun round robin! 

RSVP to Bill Simpson at Bill@thewildewoodclub.com

Maintenance

Indoor Tennis Court – Thank you all for your patience as we continue to make improvements to our tennis facility.

Clay Courts – We will be making some minor improvements to the lines as well as adding more material to the tennis courts.  Please be mindful of any closures due to maintenance.  Also, the clay courts NEED water every day. We reserve the courts at midday to guarantee that they will receive water.  However, if you would like to play during that time, we would be happy to change our watering times!  Please reach out to Bill if you would like to reserve a court during the midday watering time.

Clinics

Ladies Clinics –

2.5 – Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30, Saturday 10:00-11:00
3.0 – Monday 9:00-10:30
3.0/3.5 – Saturday 9:00-10:00
3.5 – Friday 9:00-10:30
4.0 – Wednesday 9-10:30, Thursday 9:00-10:30

*These Clinics are open to all players; you must be rated at the same level of the clinic that you attend or play on a WildeWood team at the same level of the clinic that you attend.

Cardio Clinics –

Tuesday 12:00-1:00
Thursday 12:00-1:00
Saturday 8:00-9:00

Men’s Clinic –

Monday 5:00-6:00

Kids Clinics –

Yellow Ball Clinic (Ages 13-16):  Monday and Wednesday 4:30-6, Friday 4-5:30
Green Dot Clinic (Ages 11-12):  Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:30
Orange Ball Clinic (ages 8-10):  Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30
Red Ball Clinic 1 (Ages 6-8):  Monday and Wednesday 4:00-4:30
Red Ball clinic 2 (Ages 3-6):  Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:00

Kids Tennis Camps –

June 14-17 (Ages 5-18): 12pm-5pm / $250 / Snacks and Drinks provided
June 21-22 (Ages 5-18): 12pm-5pm / $125 / Snacks and Drinks provided
July 12-13 (Ages 5-18): 12pm-5pm / $125 / Snacks and Drinks provided
July 26-29 (Ages 5-18): 12pm-5pm / $250 / Snacks and Drinks provided
Aug 9-10 (Ages 5-18): 12pm-5pm / $125 / Snacks and Drinks provided
Aug 16-19 (Ages 5-18):  12pm-5pm / $250 / Snacks and Drinks provided

HS Girls Tennis Boot Camp – August 23-27 (JV or Varsity Team Member):  12pm-5pm / $300 / Snacks and Drinks provided

Bill Simpson
Director of Tennis Operations

GOLF REPORT

THE WILDEWOOD CLUB GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION FOR JULY 2021:

Golf Hours of Operation for MONDAYS in JULY 2021:

  • Pro Shop: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tee Times: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Carts must be in by 8:15 pm)
  • Range: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm

 *THE WILDEWOOD GRILL WILL NOT BE OPEN ON MONDAYS DURING JULY.

Golf Hours of Operation for Tuesday to Friday in JULY 2021:

  • Pro Shop: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tee Times: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (Carts must be in by 8:15 pm)
  • Range: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

Golf Hours of Operation for Saturday and Sunday in JULY 2021:

  • Pro Shop: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tee Times: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (Carts must be in by 8:15 pm)
  • Range: 6:45 am to 8:30 pm

These are the DAILY GROUP PLAY TIMES for the month of JULY. You can sign up online or by calling the golf shop. DAILY GROUP PLAY is a SHOTGUN START at the times listed below:

  • Tuesday: Seniors Play Day – 8:30 am/ Ladies Play Day – 8:30 am
  • Wednesday: Wednesday Morning Group – 8:30 am

 *All players need to sign up before 7:30 am on Wednesdays for the GROUP PLAY.

  • Thursday: Seniors Play Day – 8:30 am/ Ladies Play Day – 8:30 am
  • Friday: Friday Morning Group – 8:30 am

*All players need to sign up before 7:30 am on Fridays for the GROUP PLAY.

  • Saturday: Catfight – 8:10 am/ Dogfight – 8:20 am

*All players need to sign up before 7:20 am on Saturdays for the GROUP PLAY.

  • Sunday: Blitz – 8:20 am

WE POLITELY ASK THAT ALL GROUP PLAY GOLFERS RIDE 2 PLAYERS PER CART. SINGLE CARTS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.

AERIFICATION: The WildeWood golf course and practice facilities will be closed July 6 to July 8 for aerification. We politely ask that all members stay off of the golf course and practice facilities during the aerification process. It will reopen for regular play on Friday, July 9.

The Pro Shop is stocked full of new equipment and apparel from AHEAD, CALLAWAY, FOOT JOY, GREG NORMAN, MIZUNO, PING, SRIXON, and TAYLORMADE. Come in and upgrade your golf game!

The Pro Shop offers club regripping services.

TOURNAMENT NEWS:

Par 3 Challenge

  • 1st Place: Ryan Livingston / Adam Patterson
  • 2nd Place: Danny Stubbs / Tim Gillespie
  • 3rd Place: Doug Cromer / Pete Clough and Bryan Fink / Dennis Waller

Father’s Day Tournament

  • 1st Gross: Doug Cromer/ Jerry Weidner / Chris Weidner / Russell Smith
  • 1st Net: Ken Brown / Dave Mottershead / Joe Griffin / Mitch Mitchum
  • 2nd Net: Ren Dubose / Renly Dubose / Riley Dubose / Greg Brown (TIE)
  • Al Jones / Mike Gurrera / Dave Baptiste / Ron Hopson (TIE) andBill Salane / Tom Salane (TIE)

Congratulations to all the winners!

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

FLAG DAY – Sunday, July 4

All Full Golf Members are eligible to play. Players will make their own tee time. Check in at the pro shop before your round to get a flag. Players will receive 72 strokes plus their handicap from their respective tees. They will plant their flag in the ground where their last allotted stroke comes to rest.

  • Cost: $20 (all money goes into prize pool)
  • Payout will be to 30% of the participants.
  • *ALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN THE FLAG DAY TOURNAMENT MUST HAVE THEIR ROUND COMPLETED BY 4:00 PM.

BACK 9 PAR 3 CHALLENGE – Thursday, July 22

  • 2-Player Teams
  • Cost: $20 (plus applicable 9-hole cart fee)
  • Shotgun @ 5:00 pm
  • Email R.J. at rj@thewildewoodclub.com to sign up your team!

SUMMER SUNRISE SHAMBLE

  • Sunday, July 25
  • 4-Player Teams
  • Shotgun @ 7:00 am

FRIDAY NIGHT 9 HOLE SOCIAL PLAY

A FUN WAY TO START YOUR WEEKEND. NO COST. JUST DIFFERENT FORMATS EVERY TIME IN A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT. ALL SKILL LEVELS ENCOURAGED TO PLAY.

  • 2-PLAYER TEAMS
  • SHOTGUN @ 5:00 PM
  • DATES: JULY 16, JULY 23, JULY 30
  • EMAIL R.J. AT RJ@THEWILDEWOODCLUB.COM OR CALL THE GOLF SHOP TO SIGN UP.

TEE TIMES:

Full Golf Members may book tee times up to 14 days in advance. We encourage members to make tee times well in advance (especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) as The WildeWood Club has 315+ Full Golf Members as of June 1.

Tennis/Social/HOA Members may book tee times up to 7 days in advance for the 6 rounds per year you are allowed to play.

All players must check-in at the pro shop before going out to play. This allows the pro shop staff to inform all players of the daily rules and helps with the pace of play. Please do not head to the first tee without checking in to the pro shop.

RECIPROCAL ROUNDS:

Reciprocal rounds at other clubs can booked no earlier than 72 hours in advance of the tee time.

PRACTICE FACILITIES:

The WildeWood practice areas are for Full Golf Members and their daily guests only. Tennis/Social/HOA Members may use the practice facilities on the days they pay to play one of their 6 allotted rounds per year.

DRESS CODE:

Appropriate golf attire must be worn at all times. Jeans, athletic shorts, swim shorts, sweatpants, sandals, t-shirts, and sleeveless shirts are not allowed at any time on any area of the WildeWood golf course and practice facility.

All players 21 years old and younger must have their shirts tucked in at all times.

We do not require adults over the age of 21 to tuck in their shirt but we would greatly appreciate it if they would do so as it is typically mandated for all levels of play in the world of golf. Thank you to all the members that do this already!

COURSE ETIQUETTE REMINDERS:

Please be on time for your tee time and check-in at the pro shop before heading to the first tee.

Please call the golf shop if you need to cancel your tee time.

Please use the 2 sand bottles on the cart to fill in your divots in the fairways/rough.

Please leave the 2 green towels in your cart upon the completion of play.

Please return your golf cart to the cart path near the tee boxes and when approaching the green.

Golf carts must remain on the path on all Par 3’s.

All golfers must ride 2 players per cart. Single carts are no longer allowed.

The rakes have been returned to the sand traps. All bunkers are still played as LIFT, CLEAN, and PLACE and raking is optional. Please smooth the sand out with your feet after your shot if you choose not to rake.

Please be sure to tap your shoes with your club when exiting the bunker to remove excess sand and help prevent “sand-footprints” on the greens.

Please allow faster players/groups to play through if there are open holes ahead in front of you.

Please be courteous to other players and limit your range session to an hour or less on busy days. This will allow all golfers to utilize the practice facilities prior to play.

The WildeWood golf staff would like to personally thank all the members that do these things every day!

REMINDERS TO WILDEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS:

Walkers, dog walkers, bike riders, and personal golf carts are not allowed on the golf course from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

All pets must be on a leash at all times. Please pick up after your pet.

Please do not leave any trash/pet trash on the golf course. All trash needs to be put into designated trash cans.

Walkers, dog walkers, bike riders, and personal cart riders assume all risk when on the golf course property.

Personal carts are only allowed on the course when traveling to and from the club. Joyriding is not allowed at any time.

FISHING IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY OF THE LAKES ON THE GOLF COURSE AT ANY TIME. Parents, please share this message with your children.

Please know these guidelines are in place for players’ and residents’ safety and to protect the golf course. Our staff works tirelessly to make this club better each and every day and we appreciate your cooperation by following these guidelines.

RJ Catarino
Director of Golf Operations

MAINTENANCE REPORT

A separate email was sent out on 6/30 with the maintenance report.

Regards,

Bart Wolfe
PGA General Manager
(803) 788-8000 Option 3
bart@thewildewoodclub.com

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