September 2021 Newsletter

September 2, 2021 by in Newsletter

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

Dear Members,

I am very happy to be at The WildeWood Club to serve as your Interim General Manager during the search for the permanent General Manager. It is important for you and the staff to know there is an experienced leader on property managing the day-to-day operations during this period.

Over the next few weeks, I will be observing and evaluating all aspects of the operation to identify any opportunities that will improve your club experience.

I have managed private clubs for over 25 years so I understand how important it is for you to be proud of your club and feel confident that when you bring guests to the club, they will have a positive experience. We will make every effort to deliver a quality product and service you expect and deserve. If there is a time when you feel we fell short of your expectations, please immediately contact me so I can take the appropriate corrective action.

The club has experienced tremendous membership growth over the last couple of years and we want to build on this success. 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 a complimentary access to the club for the day.

I have an open-door policy so if there is anything I can do to make your time at the club more enjoyable, please stop by my office, give me a call, or send me an e-mail. My e-mail is mike@thewildewoodclub.com. I look forward to seeing you at the club.

GOLF NEWS:

THE WILDEWOOD CLUB GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION FOR September 2021:

Golf Hours of Operation for Mondays in SEPTEMBER 2021:

  • THE WILDEWOOD GOLF COURSE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS GOING FORWARD BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 13.
  • MEMBERS MAY WALK/PLAY THE COURSE AFTER 11:00 AM ON MONDAYS. THIS ALLOWS THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE GREENS KEEPING STAFF TO WORK ON THE GOLF COURSE. WE POLITELY ASK THAT MEMBERS DO NOT WALK/PLAY THE COURSE PRIOR TO 11:00 AM ON MONDAYS.
  • 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 SEPTEMBER 2021:

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

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

  • Pro Shop: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Tee Times: 7:20 am to 5:30 pm (Carts must be in by 7:30 pm)
  • Range: 7:00 am to 7:30 pm

*THESE TIMES ON SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY MOVE BACK 20-30 MINUTES MID-MONTH DUE TO CHANGING SUNRISE TIMES.

These are the DAILY GROUP PLAY TIMES for the month of SEPTEMBER. 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
  • Thursday: Seniors Play Day – 8:30 am/ Ladies Play Day – 8:30 am
  • Friday: Friday Morning Group – 8:30 am
  • Saturday: Catfight – 8:10 am/ Dogfight – 8:20 am

*PLEASE NOTE THESE TIMES MAY MOVE BACK 30 MINUTES BEGINNING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 DUE TO CHANGING SUNRISE TIMES.

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

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

Member – Guest Tournament
September 11 & 12

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GOLF COURSE WILL ONLY BE OPEN TO TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

*THE RANGE AND PRACTICE FACILITIES WILL BE OPEN FROM 12:00 PM TO 6:00 PM FOR NON-PARTICIPATING MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

*Please call the golf shop Wednesday to Friday of next week if you would like to book a reciprocal round at another club.

RANGE ETIQUETTE:

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OTHER PLAYER’S ARE PRACTICING WHEN YOU ARE ON THE RANGE. PLEASE AVOID BE LOUD WHEN PRACTICING ON THE RANGE AS IT CAN BE DISTRACTING TO OTHER GOLFERS.

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. Please call the golf shop or go online to book tee times.

PRACTICE FACILITIES:

We will be exclusively using the mat from August 30 to September 10 to get the grass area ready for the Member – Guest Tournament. Practice facilities are for Full Golf Members only.

FRIENDLY COURSE ETIQUETTE REMINDERS:

Please treat our bathrooms on the course with respect by making sure all trash makes it into the trash can.

PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE WITHIN 15 YARDS OF ANY GREEN. THIS INCLUDES PLAYERS WITH HANDICAPPED FLAGS.

Please be courteous and limit your range time to ONE hour on busy days.

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 Club Members. We politely ask for help in forwarding any emails to your family members.

TENNIS NEWS:

Important Dates:

  • Member-Guest – (October 8th-10th) This is a single gender combo event with 5.5,6.5,7.5, and 8.5 divisions.
  • Member-Member – (November 12th-14th) This is a single gender event with 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions
    Interclub

We would like to thank each and every one of our volunteers and players for participating and making this event such a success! Although we did not win this year, we did have a great showing with a total of 18 teams representing WildeWood!

Here are some notable results:

Making it to Quarter Finals in the Main Draw: Laura/Belinda, Sarah/Kimberly
Making it to Quarter Finals in the Consolation Draw: Matt/Lara
Making it to the Semis in the Consolation Draw: Lynn/Greta, Amy/Wyndi, Laurie/Laurie, Kelly/Sri, Frank/Dave, George/Ron, Paul/Alex, Steve/Francine
Making it to the Finals in the Consolation Draw: Amy/Michelle 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 in the tie break
Winning the Finals in the Consolation Draw: Jeremy/Lisa 6-1, 6-3; Steve/Irma 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 in the tie break; Sandra/Carol 4-6; 6-4, 10-6 in the tie break.

Junior Team Tennis

We are having several Junior Team Tennis Leagues that your kids can participate in. We have a 10U, and a 12U teams that will meet on Sundays from 2-4pm. If you would like to know more information please contact Bill@thewildewoodclub.com or contact one of our tennis professionals!

USTA Leagues

We are just about ready to kick off our Singles leagues, then get right into Fall league! If you have not found a team yet that you would like to play on, please contact Bill@thewildewoodclub.com right away!

Tennis 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

  • 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

MAINTENANCE NEWS:

As we turn the calendar to another month, we’re excited to start preparing for tournament season. August was a great month that seemed to fly by, and I hope the early hatch of Fall Army Worms is a sign of cooler weather to come.

These small green worms can eat their way across a golf course in no time. We treat our greens preventively and attack them as they appear in the rough. I appreciate some of the concerned members who contacted the pro shop to give us a heads up. An extra set of hands and eyes are always a welcomed treat. The good thing about them being this early is though they eat the green leaf tissue of the plant we have ample time for the plant to heal and re-grow its leaves.

We were able to get a full post-emergent application of herbicide out and will need to follow it up with a second app in some of our areas that are more highly infested with goosegrass. We have our Fall course-wide fertilization planned for September 20th provided we have good weather and will begin to make our project list for this upcoming winter. As always, thanks for the support and we look forward to seeing you on the course.

Grayson Clark – Head Superintendent

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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