Woodcreek Classic Golf Information

  • By Eddie Yandle
  • 23 Aug, 2016

Woodcreek Classic boasts proud history (State Article and Schedule)

Woodcreek Classic boasts proud history (Schedule)

Sunday morning question: What do Robert Streb, Russell Knox, Tommy Gainey, Ben Martin, Ted Potter, William McGirt, Scott Stallings, Russell Henley, and Michael Thompson have in common?

Answer: All have won PGA Tour tournaments, and all have competed in recent Woodcreek Classics at the Members Club’s Woodcreek Course.

“I use those names to illustrate the caliber of player we will have here,” said Terry Johnson, regional tournament director for the Swing Thought Tour in previewing the 10th annual Woodcreek Classic, set to begin Wednesday.

Johnson, a PGA of America professional, has been involved with the Swing Thought Tour and its predecessors since 2011, and marvels at the quality of players striving to climb the ladder in professional golf.

“Watching golfers participate at this level and grow into PGA Tour players is special to me,” he said. “Those names I mentioned are just some who have won on the big tour. There are others whose names you hear on television on Sunday afternoon or have won on the Web.com Tour.

“There are also players such as Wesley Bryan (Chapin/USC), who lost here in a playoff one year and this year has won three times on the Web.com Tour and will be on the PGA Tour next year. Adam Hart (Columbia) lost in a playoff here last year, and he’s playing in the Wyndham Championship this week.”

He could add a couple more names to the Woodcreek-PGA Tour winner list – Keenan Bradley and Kevin Kisner.

The folks at Woodcreek like to recall Bradley earned $900 at the Tom Fazio-designed course in 2009. Two years later, he banked more than $3.3 million, won the PGA Championship and partnered with Phil Mickelson to sparkle on the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team. Meanwhile, Aiken native/resident Kisner won at Sea Island this season and, like Wofford College graduate and Spartanburg area resident McGirt, ranks in the top 20 in both earnings and FedEx points.

Stories such as Bradley’s “I knew you when” climb to stardom keep the membership eager for another tournament, but the biggest winner will be the tournament’s charity, the Ronald McDonald House. This year’s donation will raise the tournament’s 10-year contribution to $150,000.

“There are so many components to an event, and the biggest one is charity,” Johnson said. “What has been done here is amazing.”

Indeed, the tournament is a labor of love for members of the Members Club who must secure volunteers, help arrange housing for some players, work with sponsors and work through a myriad of details to assure the event runs smoothly. Volunteer coordinator Tudy Clark has lined up 160 volunteers _ some club members, some not. “A lot of them come back every year,” she said.

The week’s schedule includes practice rounds Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the pro-am tournament Tuesday afternoon and the main event Wednesday through Saturday. Play begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Fans are welcome to attend free of charge.


Tuesday, August 23 Pro Am Tournament        

                     11:00 a.m.       Registration   Woodcreek Pro Shop

                        11:00 a.m.       Lunch at Woodcreek Clubhouse

                        12:30 p.m.       Shotgun Start

                          5:30 p.m.       Pro Am Awards, Reception and Dinner


Wednesday, August 24 – Thursday, August 25

Tournament play begins at 7:30 a.m. each day


Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27

Tournament play begins at 8:00 a.m. each day

Columbia New Home Blog

By Eddie Yandle 06 Dec, 2017

Sometimes we all get so busy that we forget the loved one that is always waiting for us at the door. During this holiday time, we searched for several articles that may help with keeping your favorite furry friend content during all the rush.

What can my dog eat during the holidays?
For awesome gift and treat ideas, Pampered Paw Gifts has some great ideas!  
A great article on what dogs can have (and shouldn't) is published in this great article- While checking it out, take a gander at some of the awesome gifts!  

Dog Treats at Christmas

Besides an “atta boy” and pat on the head from you, the next greatest reward your dog likes is a yummy treat. What’s more, giving your dog a treat makes you feel good, too. The very act of rewarding your best friend with his favorite treat not only reinforces training, but helps solidify the bond you share with your canine companion.

Fortunately, organic Christmas treats are a way you can spoil your dog without giving him an unhealthy snack. If you do not have access to a doggy bakery, you can find several healthy choices online, the healthiest being an organic or all natural treat.

For instance, Pampered Paw Gifts   offers dog lovers organic and all natural products like salt free Christmas doggy cakes made with a rice cake and yogurt frosting, decorated in holiday colors, and trimmed in doggy bones.

The Christmas doggy treats look like pastries that come from a high-end human bakery and are exquisitely decorated in holiday colors in various dog-themed shapes. They not only look good enough for a person to eat for a Christmas treat, but are made with the finest human-grade ingredients. So, if your dog is willing to share with you, there is no harm in taking a nibble.

Other delectable dog treats you can expect to find online are cookies, bon bons, paw prints, paw cups, bones, reindeer, presents, mittens, santa paws, snowflakes, and wag sticks made from a peanut butter recipe and iced with yogurt. All items are free of byproducts, artificial color and flavors, and preservatives.

Listed below are other safe Christmas dog treats:

  • free-range chicken treats for smaller dogs
  • bon bons with yogurt coated snickerdoodle center
  • peanut butter macaroons filled with yogurt coating
  • cake bites made from pumpkin cake ball topped with organic coconut
  • snowmen cakes with peppermint carob and drizzled with yogurt icing
  • cookies that look like pies with a dollop of whip cream in the center
  • mini chocolate (carob) Christmas donuts flavored with peppermint oil
  • Christmas canoli filled with vanilla yogurt
  • decorated peanut butter carrot cake PupCakes
  • carob cakes filled with peppermint flavor and covered with coconut
  • chicken parmesan twists and canolis
  • cheddar cheese donuts
A favorite locally is The Palmetto Lifeline-
In their blog a recent article is sited for DIY gifts as well as great safety information.   READ FULL ARTICLE ON PALMETTO LIFELINE>>>  

ifts for Your Pets during the Holidays

Posted on   December 13, 2014   by   Pawmetto Lifeline

‘Tis the season for gift giving and warm holiday cheer. It is important not to forget the furry members of your family during the Holidays. To help you, we have created a list of fun gift ideas for cats and dogs!

  1. Home-made treats: Try some of Martha Stewarts Paw Print Dog treats or Becky Hardin’s Catnip Croutons: Homemade Cat Treats   or Paw Print Dog Treats  
By Eddie Yandle 01 Dec, 2017
By choosing a maintenance-free neighborhood with exterior and landscape care provided, you can throw away that list of landscape and pressure washing companies and head out to The Members Club, play a round of golf on our Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a game of tennis, or enjoy all the close shopping and things to do in Columbia, SC.   Click for Directions
By Eddie Yandle 29 Nov, 2017
Located in the sought after Crescent Lake neighborhood, this established community 
has limited  lake view and basement opportunities. 
 4-6 bedroom homes &  large living spaces all with signature finishes and features.  LEARN MORE >>
By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017

717 Long Pointe Lane- MORE INFORMATION>>>

Coming Soon! New Construction Lakefront in the Desirable Award Winning Lake Carolina neighborhood of Harborside.

  • High End Custom Home to be built by Master Builder, Executive Construction.
  • Designed specifically for this lot, this spacious home incorporates style & design to showcase the builder's talents.
  • Lakefront home boasts beautiful architectural details including coffered ceilings, tray ceilings and cathedral ceilings and extensive moulding.
  • Windows across the back of the house and a covered rear porch take full advantage of the gorgeous view.
  • Designed for the possibility of a separate apartment & 2nd kitchen, if desired (Can be income producing).  Or simply perfect for extended living space.
  • Expansive space, large rooms and a fabulous floor plan with so many possibilities await you!  
  • There is even a space for a wine cellar.  

Marketed by : 

Julie Smith
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Columbia, South Carolina
( 803) 476-6450

By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017

Crescent Lake

Part of an established neighborhood, Executive Construction Homes acquired 9 unique homesites with breath taking views, pond view locations,  and even basement home opportunities.  Starting from the mid $300,000's, a brand new home awaits those who are looking in the highly demanded Blythewood location near the Long Creek Area. Hurry as these are very limited new home oppurtunites in the BLythewood area.
Contact us for more information about these brand new floor plans ready Fall 2017 for quick move in.
By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017

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Part of A Houzz Series on Decor
By Eddie Yandle 25 Nov, 2017
Let’s face it. Christmas morning is messy. Wrapping paper strews the scene, mugs of hot chocolate are stashed about. Honestly, by 10 a.m. I usually look around my living room and wonder how the tornado hit so fast, and how my lovely decorations could suddenly look so … junky.

That’s why this year I’m taking a pared-down approach, and so can you. Here are a few of my favorite designer tips and tricks for a fuss-free holiday.
1. Just add foliage. One of the most beautiful things I ever saw during the holidays was at a restaurant I used to frequent in Venice Beach. Its walls were all white, and up near the molding, fresh green garlands, peppered with tiny white lights, were swagged across the room. There were no ornaments, no ribbons, but there was something really magical about it (and it worked so beautifully that they actually kept it like that all year round). This staircase takes a similar approach. Simple, approachable, lovely and festive.
2. Add faux fur. Call me crazy, but if Christmas morning meant lounging on a deck wrapped up in something furry, I’d pretty much be in heaven. You can keep the presents, stockings and even the twinkly lights (though I am rather partial to them). Faux fur instantly winterizes any decor. Isn’t that what decorating for the holidays is all about? READ MORE ON HOUZZ
By Eddie Yandle 24 Nov, 2017
Small Business Saturday-
It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.
By Eddie Yandle 22 Nov, 2017
Thanksgiving 2017- What are you doing? If you happen to be looking for a place to eat while traveling or with your family, we searched a few spots that are open nationally as well as locally. 

National restaurants open list- Click here- Thanks, Newsweek! 

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Energy Efficiency:
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Innovative Plans:
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