Do you live in Bedford, Virginia and love to play golf? You need to give the Bedford Country Club a look. It was amazing the number of golfers who showed up this year to praise the greens keeper, Charles. They talked about how they know other golf courses have spent 7 figures plus over the last few years and they don’t look as good as the greens at the Bedford Country Club. And Charles is great at price shopping and recycling and implementing any cost savings available. His vast knowledge of grass and bugs and any blights or diseases that may come along with maintaining the fairways and greens helps in his ability to resolve issues on a dime. The Senior Men’s Golfers also turned out and offered their assistance in golf course improvement, particularly with upgrading more cart paths.
The local Bedford membership turned out to applaud the financial wellness of the BCC. It was noted that the Bedford Country Club was probably in the top 10% of the most financially sound clubs in state. Many clubs are having problems because it is a luxury item that most people don’t need. But, here in Bedford, VA, the value is found and the members have stayed. The past three years have been headed up by treasurer Scott Carter of the Bedford branch of American National Bank. Will Cayton has been working diligently to help with members who have fallen behind in their payments. The key has been consistency in reprimand and communication.
As Chair of the House Committee, Wendy Witt Realtor with The Witt Fogleman Team of Keller Williams reported that the kitchen has gone through remodeling. New electrical has been run, a new stove and hood, new hot water heater. We have also completed new landscaping and gutters. Over the last two years, the amenities have gotten great facelifts. The tennis courts were resurfaced last year and the Olympic sized pool was painted. A sturdy, permanent shelter was put in place as well. It is a great place for Bedford’s children, too, with a kiddie pool.
New board members were voted in last night. These include Amy Carter of Keller Williams Realty, Reagan Flaherty of Shentel, Sam Hodges and Doug Bays.
There is a no initiation membership drive through the end of March. This is a $600 savings. The board also revised the bylaws to allow children of members up to the age of 23 to utilize the club facilities whether or not they are enrolled as full time students. For more information, contact Richard Creasy at 540-586-8407. Tell them you heard about it here on Discover Bedford!