November 2021 Newsletter

November 1, 2021 by in Newsletter

NEWSLETTER by Mike Biscotti, General Manager on November 1, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER:

The fall is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy the cool crisp mornings and the comfortable day time temperatures. It is a great time for outdoor activities, so come on out and enjoy the golf course, tennis facilities and the playground area with your family.

Improving the facilities has been and will continue to be a top priority.

  • Work has begun to renovate the course restrooms
  • The work has started to repair the wood rot around all the windows in the clubhouse
  • The renovation of the grill, locker rooms and the pro shop will start in December. During renovation our food and beverage service will move to the Tennis Center and offer a limited menu as well as bar service. The pro shop will be relocated upstairs to the ballroom once we get through a busy December event schedule. If it is necessary to move the pro shop sooner, then check in for golf will be moved to the Tennis Center for a few weeks. We realize this will be an inconvenience but know you will be very pleased with the finished product once the renovation is complete
  • The resurfacing of the pool deck will begin this week and will be completed prior to pool season

We closed out the month of October with our annual Trunk or Treat event and it was very successful. We had 27 members volunteer to decorate their vehicles and handout candy. I want to give a special thanks to Connie Christensen, Lori Christensen, Jo Vallone, Lentz Ivey and Heather Heuman for volunteering their time and hard work preparing and executing this wonderful community event.

We have a few special members events schedule for the month of November.

  • Women’s 18 hole scramble on Thursday, November 11. Please contact Sue Keaney at suekeaney@hotmail.com if you are interested in playing.
  • Tennis Member/Member, November 13 & 14.
  • Senior Club Championship, November 13 & 14.

The continued growth of our membership is very important to the long-term success of the club. Clubs are built by friends inviting their friends to join the club. If you know of someone who is interested in learning more about membership, please have them give me a call or provide me with their contact information and I will reach out to them. If you would like to invite them out to experience the club with you, let me know and I will be happy to extend them complimentary access to the club for the day.

Thank you for being a member!

Mike Biscotti
General Manager

Golf Course News:

October was a tournament heavy month for us in the agronomy department that went by like a blur.  It was great to see so many guests on the course and receive the positive feedback.  Though we still have a lot to accomplish, it is always a moral boost for the guys to hear from people who may not have seen the course since the change in ownership. 

We applied our first of three fall/winter pre-emergent applications as well as our first of many rounds of Ryegrass seed on the driving range tee, entrance way and holes 3 and 16 tees.  We will continue to re-seed these areas all winter as play chews them up.  Also, in October we raised our mowing heights to where they will be for the offseason.  I know there are currently a few areas of rough that might seem a little thick, but rest assured it will all start to mat down once we receive our first frost.  We invested a lot into getting the turf to fill in and thicken up this first year and even though we still have some thin areas I am very pleased with the amount of grass we have going into our first sub 40 degree evening this week.  With these lower temperatures it is imperative that we spread out our cart traffic.  It won’t take long to wear the grass out, especially coming and going onto the path around tees and greens.  We will continue to move our stakes and ropes to direct traffic but ask for your help as well. 

This month you can expect to see us starting to re-claim much of our overgrown property lines.  This will be a slow process that will begin with us bushhogging as much as possible initially before we come back thru with the chainsaws and cut back things that were too big for the mower.  We will do our best to limit noise around play.  The window for our second application of Specticle pre-emergent herbicide falls somewhere between the second and third week of the month and will hopefully help us stay a head of the poa annua we experience last winter.  We will also begin re-distributing sand in the bunkers.  This will mean some days they may not all get raked as we keep the sandpro pushing sand in whichever bunkers we are working that day. 

Personally, I am excited for the cooler temperatures, frost, and transition back into project work.  As always, I look forward to seeing you all on the course.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

Grayson
Superintendent
Grayson@thewildewoodclub.com

Golf News:

THE WILDEWOOD CLUB GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION FOR November 2021:

Golf Hours of Operation for Mondays in NOVEMBER 2021:

*THE WILDEWOOD GOLF COURSE AND PRACTICE FACILITIES ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

*MEMBERS MAY WALK/PLAY THE COURSE AFTER 12:00 PM ON MONDAYS. THIS ALLOWS THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE GREENSKEEPING STAFF TO WORK ON THE GOLF COURSE.

*PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN WATER WITH YOU AS THE PRO SHOP AND OTHER FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED.

*PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THE GOLF COURSE BY REPAIRING BALL MARKS ON GREENS AND TAKE A SAND BOTTLE WITH YOU TO FILL IN DIVOTS.

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

  • Pro Shop: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tee Times: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Carts must be in by 5:15 pm)
  • Range: 7:30 am to 5:15 pm

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

  • Pro Shop: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tee Times: 7:50 am to 4:00 pm (Carts must be in by 5:15 pm)
  • Range: 7:20 am to 5:15 pm

 *THESE TIMES MAY CHANGE MID-MONTH DUE TO CHANGING WEATHER/LIGHT CONDITIONS.

These are the DAILY GROUP PLAY TIMES for the month of NOVEMBER. 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 – 9:00 am/ Ladies Play Day – 9:00 am
  • Wednesday: Wednesday Morning Group – 9:00 am
  • Thursday: Seniors Play Day – 9:00 am/ Ladies Play Day – 9:00 am
  • Friday: Friday Morning Group – 9:00 am
  • Saturday: Catfight – 8:40 am/ Dogfight – 8:50 am

*THESE TIMES MAY CHANGE MID-MONTH DUE TO CHANGING WEATHER/LIGHT CONDITIONS.

*PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CART WITHIN 15 YARDS OF THE GREEN. THIS INCLUDES PLAYERS WITH HANDICAPPED FLAGS.

A MESSAGE TO ALL GOLF MEMBERS ABOUT COURSE ETIQUETTE:

Pace of play is important. Please maintain a steady pace at all times by playing “ready-golf” and keeping up with the group ahead of you. Always allow faster groups to play through if there are open holes ahead of you. Tee time privileges may be suspended for members as a result of consistently slow play that backs up other groups.

TEE TIMES:

Please call to CANCEL your tee time if you are not going to use it. This allows the staff to open that time on the tee sheet for other members.

PRACTICE FACILITIES:

The practice facilities are available to Full Golf Members only.

GUESTS FEES:

Tuesday – Thursday: $45

Friday – Sunday: $55

*THE SAME GUEST MAY PLAY A MAXIMUM OF 2 ROUNDS PER MONTH.

ADDITIONAL EMAIL LIST:

Members that have been added to the additional email list will receive any email that is sent out to all WildeWood members (Golf, Tennis, Social/HOA). They will not receive all daily emails that are sent out to Full Golf Members. We politely ask for help in forwarding any club emails to your family members.

Tennis News:

Important Dates:

Member-Member – (November 13th and 14th) This is a single gender event with 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions

Kids Night Out (Laser Tag in the Tennis Center!)

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting another great evening of laser tag on Saturday December 4th from 7pm-9pm.  PARENTS:  THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!!!

Member-Member

We would like to invite everyone out on November 13th and 14th for Member-Member Tennis Tournament. This is a single gender event with 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions.  Entry Fee is $75 per person.  To register, please email Bill Simpson at bill@thewildewoodclub.com.  There may be one round on Friday evening, and a full day of matches Saturday.  Lunch will be provided in the tennis center midafternoon, and dinner will be in the evening.  Please register for dinner if you are unable to enter the event but still would like to be a part of the festivities!

Tennis For Tatas

We had a great Tennis for Tatas this year.  Thank you to all who made this possible and to all that donated! 

USTA Leagues

We have a record number of teams this year, so please be patient as our courts are filling up fast! 

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; however, 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.

Kids Clinics –

Junior Clinic Sign-Up

Parents can sign up their juniors at the beginning of the month, for the Red, Orange, or Green levels.  This new monthly structure is for all levels from Red Ball 1 to Green Ball.  The Yellow Ball Clinic will run as normal due to the crazy schedules of our high school participants.  Parents can still drop their kids off on a clinic-to-clinic basis at a slightly increased price.  However, if we cannot get at least 4 kids signed up for each month, then we will cancel that clinic for the month. 

To sign your children up, please email Bill at bill@thewildewoodclub.com or by calling the Tennis Center at 803.699.2446.

  • 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

Bill Simpson
Director of Tennis

The WildeWood Club Staff would like to thank our members for their patience and understanding during this transition time here at the club. Thank you for being a member!

Mike Biscotti
Interim General Manager
(803) 788-8000 Option 3
mike@thewildewoodclub.com

Bill Simpson – Director of Tennis
RJ Catarino – Director of Golf Operations
Latonya Lavant – Food and Beverage Manager
Megan Epting – Business Office Manager

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