Bainbridge Country Club has been slowly making improvements throughout the year, with their most notable improvement coming on Wednesday when they received their 40 new golf carts.
Angie Carnahan, director of administrative services, said this replacement has been in the works for some time.
“We ordered them last summer,” she said.
In addition to brand new carts, they have also increased the size of the fleet from 32 to 40, due to the growth of BCC.
Membership director Beverly Shirley said her goal for 2021 is to add 300 members to the club’s current membership.
“As of December 31, we had 300 and we’re growing,” Shirley said happily.
The Club offers four different types of membership: Golf Membership, which gives members access to all things club-encompassing, Junior Membership, which is restricted to members 30 and under, Out-of-County Membership and social membership, which gives members access to the pool and tennis courts, but excludes golf.
Shirley said the 300 new members are a variety of membership types.
However, there are events that drive membership, such as the upcoming Dusk Golf.
Twilight Golf kicks off on March 17 with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and is hugely popular among younger crowds.
“It’s a very popular event for junior golfers and motivates members,” said Shirley. “Also, when the pool opens in the summer, it motivates membership.”
With membership growing, Shirley has had to make additional investments in the club to help maintain membership numbers, but said most have been in the process for six months.
One of the things twilight golfers and other golf enthusiasts can look forward to is meeting new golf pro, Kenny Szuch.
“We also hired a new golf course superintendent (Richard Irvin), who has made tremendous progress on the golf course,” Shirley said. “He’s awesome and it’s going to be fun to see, when the grass turns green, the fruits of his labor.”
In addition to the changes to the course, Shirley said the Club House has made some cosmetic changes, such as all new chairs in the Oak Room.
“When you see change, people feel better about joining because it adds value,” she said.
With all the psychic changes happening at BCC, Shirley said members can also expect to see their new website launched next week.
She invites everyone to come see the changes for themselves and consider becoming a member today.