Putnam County Golf Course/Jim Woods, PGA
The Transformation of Putnam County Golf Course
Putnam County Golf Course – One of a Kind
Having been a PGA Golf Professional for over 20 years I have never seen such a transformation as I have at Putnam County Golf Course (PCGC) over the past four years. When I first started at PCGC, I was challenged by how our team would provide a private country club experience at a municipal price. Thanks to County investments in the facility and golf course and the hard work of both the golf and catering staff we have met the challenge.
Golf rounds and catering events have steadily increased each year. Course conditions are constantly compared to private country clubs thanks to our golf course superintendent John Garger. I am fortunate to have a staff of highly dedicated and courteous local residents. This has allowed me to focus on growing the game of golf.
Growing the game is an important part of PCGC’s success. This season, I worked with the PGA Hope program providing disabled veterans the chance to improve their skills or play golf for the first time. I have also had the privilege of helping special needs adults offering a six-week program at the course for the Putnam Rehabilitation Program & Habilitation. Additionally the participation in private lessons, camps and clinics for all ages and abilities and has annually increased, a good sign for the future.
Giving back to the community is an important part of our success. Providing donations and hosting outings and events with various local charities, PBAs, schools, and many other nonprofits with worthy causes helps make Putnam County Golf Course one of a kind.
Jim Woods, PGA Professional