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Bay Springs Country Club


  MARCH 2018


We will be offering special rates for new members during the months of April and May.  Suggestions of categories of membership are being presented to the board by the membership committee at the March meeting on Monday, March 12th.  Watch for details of these discounted rates in the April newsletter or through a special notice following the meeting.

POOL OPENING                                                                                                                   Plans are to open the pool on Saturday, April 28th.  Please make a note that the pool will close at 4:00p.m. on Saturday, June 9th due to the Crawfish party and will reopen again Sunday, June 10th.

LIFEGUARD POSITION OPEN                                                                                            If you or another responsible person you know would be interested in applying for the lifeguard position at the pool, please contact Susan at 601-764-3403 or text her at 601-764-8444.  This is a part time job, 6 days per week plus the 2 or 3 one-day holidays.  The lifeguard also assists with swimming lessons on the mornings of June 18th through 29th.  The average week is 26 hours-Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 1:00-5:00 and Tuesday & Saturday (guest days) from 12:00-5:00.  There will be swimming parties during, before or after hours with extra pay for those.  I plan to propose to the Board that we pay a bi-weekly salary rather than an hourly wage.  Lifeguard classes are offered at the Natatorium in Laurel.  To check on classes, the number is 601-418-7665 or call Warren Holladay at 601-577-5814.

FRIDAY BLITZ KICKOFF TOURNAMENT                                                                            The 18-hole Friday Blitz kickoff tournament is rescheduled for Sunday, March 18th at 1:30p.m.  Please call or text no later than 1:00 for the tournament.  Donald Brown, Chris Carpenter and Scott Thames have volunteered to be the organizers of The Blitz this year.  Please call Donald at601-670-1523 or Chris at 601-201-6372 or Scott at  601-319-7667The first regular Friday Blitz will be onFriday, March 16th.  Please call or text no later than 5:00 on Fridays to sign up to play.   Note: (On Friday, June 8th we will have a scramble instead of a blitz)

EDON CHURCH YOUTH BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT                                               Edon Baptist Church will have their annual Youth Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 7th at 9:00a.m. at Bay Springs Country Club.  This is a 3-person, 18-hole scramble and the entry fee is $50.00 per person which includes lunch.  A business or individual may sponsor a hole for $100.00.  1st place pays $300, 2nd place pays $225, and 3rd pays $150.  There will be a drawing for door prizes.  For information contact Ed Meadows at 601-954-8894 or Johnny Rowell at 601-764-7522

TOMMY ROGERS MEMORIAL RYDER CUP GRUDGE MATCH                                   The club will host this tournament on April 21st and 22nd to honor the memory of Tommy Rogers.  Organizers for this event in memory of Tommy are Nick Hillman (601-299-1588), Bert Wright (601-670-1499) and Steve Breland (601-670-1323).  They are asking that all Jasper County member golfers contact Steve and all Smith county golfers contact Nick or Bert right away so they can begin setting up the teams.

29TH ANNUAL CRAWFISH TOURNAMENT                                                               Your club will be hosting our 29th annual 3-person Crawfish Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 9th & 10th.  Entry is $150.00 per player.  Entry forms were e-mailed last month.  If you didn't receive yours and would like to play, please call Susan at 764-3403 or text 764-8444.  A limited number of social tickets are being sold and may be purchased for $25 each.  Please get these tickets in advance.

GOLF CART & CLUB REPAIR                                                                               Tommy Rowell of Stringer is in the business of repairing golf carts and golf clubs.  If you need help with either, you may call or text him at (601-323-1515)

Special thanks to volunteers, Debra & Donald Saxon for keeping the club entrance looking great!


Greens Committee - Mike McNeil, George Rogers, Tommy Rowell, Wayne Buffington, John Chandler

Consultant- Reuben Wedgeworth with AGRA, AFC

Budget Committee - Micah Poole, Erica Odom

Buildings & Grounds Committee- Mike McNeil, George Rogers,                                Chris Carpenter, Donald Brown, Eddie Gilmer, Matthew Windham

Fishing Ponds - Shad Schipke - Consultant - Kelby King, Jasper County Agent

Tournament Committee - Jerry Bennett - Chairman  Jerry is seeking volunteers to organize or assist with tournaments.  It would be great to get a couple of volunteers to schedule 2 or 3 Junior Golf events.  A tentative event/tournament schedule is listed below.   Please mark your calendars and plan to support your club whenever possible.

Membership Committee - Scott Thames, Susan McNeil, Lee Dennis, Wayne Buffington

Tennis Committee - Need a volunteer for this

We would gladly welcome you as a volunteer on any committee(s) of your choice.  Comments and suggestions regarding tournament formats or anything else would also be welcome.  Just contact any committee or board member if you can help. 

Also, please keep in mind that you can save $85.00 if you would like to pay your membership dues by the year.  Contact our bookkeeper, Erica Odom at her office at 601-764-6575 for details.

All of our facilities are available for rent for your functions: Club House, Pool, Pavilion, Golf Course and Tennis Courts.  Please contact Susan at 601-764-3403 to reserve your date.


March 11 - 1:00 - Friday Scramble Kickoff Tournament                                          (Friday Scrambles begin on Friday, March 16th)                                                     April 7th - 9:00 - 3-Person Scramble - Edon Church Youth Benefit Tournament ( April 14th)                                                                                                      April 21 & 22nd - Tommy Rogers Memorial Ryder Cup Grudge Match - Nick Hillman, organizer.                                                                                                                May 19th - 1:00 - BYOB (Bring Your Old Buddy) Scramble (2-person with 1 player under 50 and 1 player over 50)                                                                                    May 28th - 1:00 - Memorial Day Tournament (Format TBD)                                    June 9 & 10th - Crawfish Tournament - 3-Person Scramble, Board of Directors, Organizers                                                                                                                            June 18-29th - Swimming Lessons- kids ages 5 and up - Carol Evans, Instructor  June 23 & 24th -   Senior Club Championship                                                               July 4th - 1:00 - 4th of July Tournament (Format TBD) Pool fun & games 's          July 7 & 8th - Men's Club Championship Matches begin - Zach Buckley, organizer July 14th - 1:00 - 2-Person Yard Bird Shamble (Grilled Chicken dinner to follow?)  July 16-19th or 17-20th - Junior Golf Clinic for all Boys & Girls age 8 & up - Jamie Chandler & Adam Napier, Instructors                                                                              July 21st - Junior Club  Championship - Boys & Girls ages  8-18                                   July 28th - 5:00 - 2-Person Twilight Scramble - Chris Carpenter & Donald Brown, organizers                                                                                                                     Sept. 3rd - 1:00 - Labor Day Tournament (Format TBD)                                                 Oct. 4th - 9:00 -Arnold Hemphill Memorial Senior scramble - Susan McNeil, organizer                                                                                                                               Oct. 27th - 11:00 - 2-Person Trick or Treat Triple 6, (6 holes scramble, 6 holes alternate, 6 holes best ball (includes lunch)                                                                Nov 3rd or 10th - Croquet on the Fairway Family Fun day                                             Nov. 17th- Ladies Club Championship                                                                          Dec. 1st - 9:00 - Santa's Divine 9-9-9, 2-Person, 27-Hole (9 holes scramble, 9 holes alternate, 9 holes best ball (lunch after first 9)