CARMEL, NY – After helping Putnam County Golf Course establish itself as a premier course in the Hudson Valley, PGA golf professional Jim Woods revealed that he is leaving his post after almost seven years. He accepted a position the Head Golf Professional at the OMNI Bedford Springs Spa and Resort in Bedford Spring, Penn.
In a letter announcing his decision, Woods recalled just how far the course has come and how proud he was to have been a part of its success.
“Almost seven years ago I pulled into Putnam County Golf Course and the parking lot was dirt, the building needed a facelift and the course was in pretty rough shape,” said Woods. “With a lot of hard work from a lot of different people and the help of Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, we have created one of the best golf and entertainment experiences in Putnam County. I am so proud that I was able to be a part of the transition which is now Putnam County Golf Course.”
Woods hopes his legacy in Putnam County will live on through the Putnam County Amature and the County Cup against Mohansic Golf Course.
County Executive Odell is grateful for Woods’ insight and dedication through the years.
“Words cannot properly indicate how much we at the County appreciate the time Jim Woods was with us,” said Odell. “He has helped us transform a dilapidated golf course into a sustainable gateway destination. I wish him all the very best in his new adventure and we look forward to a continuing relationship between the two courses.”
Putnam County Golf Course will never be far from Woods’ thoughts. Bogey, the dog that was found on the greens at golf course and was later adopted by Woods and his wife Lisa, will be joining them in Pennsylvania.