After closing briefly earlier this year, the club’s new Board of Directors is working to rejuvenate the property by expanding membership options, adding professional golf lessons, and offering amenities to the community.
New activities and new membership opportunities could breathe life back into the West Point (Va.) Country Club, the West Point-based Tidewater Review reported.
Following the club’s brief closing earlier this year, a newly formed Board of Directors is taking a swing at rejuvenating it under a new corporation, “The Country Club of West Point, Inc.” According to Treasurer Mike Pumo, members recently banded together in an effort to keep the club open by creating a new legal entity to lease the property from its owners. The goal is to continue offering golf, swimming, and recreational and social activities in the community, the Review reported.
“Our new organization is very grateful to the owners for allowing us the opportunity to lease the premises. We’re running the club pretty much as people have known, but with a new spin,” Pumo said.
Membership is now open to anyone, even those from out-of-state. Non-members can visit the club’s pool and golf course on a limited basis, and clubhouse rentals are available. Not to take away from the value of a membership, certain activities and unlimited use of amenities will still be reserved for members only. Various memberships are available, the Review reported.
Taking golf lessons from a pro is one of the new opportunities planned this year. Golf pro Bobby Luzzi, an instructor at Swing Kingz in Williamsburg, is partnering with the club to offer adult and junior clinics, as well as private lessons. Luzzi has worked with some of the best players in the world. Since 2010 he’s served as the teaching professional to the Washington Nationals and Redskins alumni and players. And, he’s looking forward to working with golfers at the Country Club of West Point, the Review reported.
“It’s such a great place,” Luzzi said. “I see tremendous potential.”
“We want more activities. We want to see people using the club,” Pumo said.
Thanks to the recent efforts of the new Board, the YMCA will once again be able to use the facility for swim lessons and the Dolphins Swim Team will be able to continue holding meets at the pool, the Review reported.
“It makes us happy to give that opportunity to the community again.”
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