February 2015

March 2015

News from the BOG



Getting ready for spring, here’s what is happening at Woodhaven Country Club:


Member Relations/Ambassador

Mike Newbill and Debbie Martinak are working diligently to ensure that our current and future members are satisfied with their benefits at Woodhaven. We have had 6 members join since the beginning of 2015. Spouse’s names will be available soon. Please be sure to welcome these folks when you see them.

Sam Poonawala

Jeffrey Lewis

Bryan Burkhardt

Cody Butler

James Hazlewood

Rick Chaviers


If you have not seen the new member packet, please take a look at the reception desk. It offers visibility to the current membership rates as well as other pertinent information. Transparency of member rates has been an ongoing issue and the BOG wants to correct this.

Mike Newbill (long time member) agreed to create a Hole-In-One Policy statement, so that it is clear to all members how this process works. This was approved by the BOG and a copy is attached and is in the Pro Shop. Congratulations to Jon Collins, the most recent member with a hole-in-one.

Food & Beverage/Social

This staff and committee have been working diligently to create activities that all members will enjoy. The Wine Dinner (sold out at 30 guests) January 23, was a huge success, thanks to Jake Soteriou, Mike Suazo and his staff. Also, the Valentine’s dinner had over 100 guests and was very nice!

The committee and staff are now working on other ideas for St. Patrick’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day and more. Please continue to support the Club by attending these events. If you have a suggestion or would like to serve on the committee, please contact Jake at jakesoteriou@yahoo.com.

Don’t forget the 19th Hole has half-priced appetizers and drinks until 7:00 p.m. on Friday nights as well as the catfish dinner.



The Club tournaments are scheduled and that information is now on the Woodhaven website (www.woodhavenclub.com). First up is the WWGA Spring Tournament, March. The always popular Woodchop and Yellow Rose tournament planning is well underway. All of the tournaments are listed on our website, www.woodhavenclub.com.

In addition, we hope you all have seen the Wednesday Quota tournaments that our Pro, Jason Rocha, has created. Lots of new players are joining our own members.


Of course, we owe superintendent, Jamie Miller and his team, a huge thank you for keeping the course as good as it is during the cold weather. The Grounds Committee has established their own priorities and is working with Jamie to make those happen. Please do not hesitate to visit with Carl Koch and/or Peter Cowin about your particular concerns. More information about those items will be coming soon.

Please note that Chris Gum and Carl Koch have created a Pin Rotation plan so that our course is constantly being refined and changed for more challenging plan. A big thank you to Chris and Carl! This plan is available in the Pro Shop.


The BOG voted to agree with the maintenance staff to replace the 100 and 150 yard marker poles, with flat garnet makers. This action reduces labor by not requiring the worker to remove the pole before mowing that area.

Attention members with pull carts: If you hitch a ride up a hill with another member who is in a power cart, please be sure to hold your pull cart out far enough so that it doesn’t scratch or dent the power cart. Big thanks!

Other News:

Mike Bury Academy will be relocating to Los Colinas Country Club March 1st. Thanks to Mike we have more improved golfers at Woodhaven. All our best to Mike!

Next month, we’ll have more information and good news to share!

Future News from the BOG will be brief so that we can pinpoint specific items of interest to the membership. Don’t forget, stay tuned to the Woodhaven Country Club website (www.woodhavenclub.com) for the Calendar of Events and Tournaments.



BOG Mission:


To serve as the communications liaison between members and the Club management and Club management and the members. To proactively seek actions by Club Management that the Board of Governors believes will enhance the member’s experience.


2015 Board of Governors


Officers                                                                                                                Food & Beverage/Social

President – Nancy Lichtenwalter                                                                        Chair – Jake Soteriou

Vice-President – Jake Soteriou                                                                            Co-Chair – Jim Dixon

Secretary – Jim Dixon


Tournament                                                                                                       Grounds

Chair – Brad Anderson                                                                                       Chair – Carl Koch

Co-chair – Gerri Holbert                                                                                     Co-Chair – Peter Cowin


Member Relations/Ambassador

Mike Newbill – Chair

Debbie Martinak – Co-Chair


Please feel free to speak to any of our BOG about issues/compliment’s or suggestions for our Club.