In preparation for the upcoming season, Windward Heights Country Club approved a new membership drive at its board meeting Tuesday evening. Current members that bring in new members receive $100 off of their annual dues.
If the member already paid their dues for the year, they get a $100 check from the club. This new drive is one of the steps the club made to make improvements to the country club.
Over the winter members of Windward Heights Country Club completed several projects to help improve the club for this upcoming season, club manager Teri Lindsey said. Groundskeeper Barry Griffin, along with Kevin Waldie, Craig Waldie and Dave Cowden Sr. cut brush and trees on the grounds.
“They cut down a lot of trees that were in the way,” Lindsey said. “Like on (hole) number 4. They cut down two trees that were on the right side going up that were leaning real far and interfering with play.”
In addition, the crew cut down other timber on the grounds and piled them up in preparation for burning, Lindsey said. “They are going to burn them as soon as they can,” she said.
In addition to cutting down trees, the put down new sod on number four green. Lindsey said this work made the green easier to play because it eliminated the slope on it.
“They have been up there working a lot,” Lindsey said.
Though it is still winter, the course is open for people wanting to play a round of golf. All of the snow and ice left the course muddy, which limits the traffic on the course.
“It is cart path only,” Lindsey said. “It will be that way for a long time probably.”
Speaking of the cart path, Lindsey said the crew also made repairs to the cart path to make it smoother. They used concrete to patch rough spots on the path.
With COVID-19 still around, the lounge remains closed. Lindsey said the lounge might open for Fridays and Saturdays in April, if the pandemic is waning locally. Also, Lindsey said in April the club plans to restart the men’s and couple’s leagues.
Currently the club is running a promotion for families taking out a three-year membership. If a family joins for three years, it costs $954 per year instead of the normal $1,200. This promotion is helping to attract more families.
“The good thing is we are getting younger members,” Lindsey said.
By Ralph Dickerson