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Area News BY: PARKER REYNOLDS


Woodson looks for “Big Break” F


ormer Powhatan High School athlete and current Richmond resident Jay


Woodson begins his quest for a chance to play in a PGA Tour event when he joins the cast of the Golf Channel’s Big Break Mexico, which is set to air on May 13. Woodson is the reigning State Open of


Virginia winner as well as a former two- time VSGA State Amateur champion. He played collegiately at James Madison University where he was an All-CAA Conference performer three times as well as being named CAA Player of the Year his senior season. Woodson was also named JMU’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior.


Shortly after graduation in 2004, Jay Woodson


Woodson turned professional and has had some success, winning six professional events at the developmental tour level. But Woodson has never advanced past second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in nine attempts. The up and down struggles of life on the mini-tour circuit led Woodson to actually give up chasing the dream for


Dominion Club offers several membership opportunities


a short time in 2011. The 31 year-old Woodson is hoping this is the break he needs to jump-start his career and carry him to his ultimate goal of the PGA Tour.


Central Virginia is very familiar with


the Woodson name. Jay’s dad Jim is the longtime head football coach at Powhatan High where Jay starred as an All-State quarterback. Jim is a regular in summer amateur tournaments and is the man responsible for introducing Jay to the game of golf at the age of four. Jay’s younger brother Paul played golf at Radford University from 2008 to 2012 and advanced to the VSGA State Am quarterfinals in 2010. Jay Woodson is also a former winner of the Richmond Golf Association’s Amateur Championship in 2003. A victory at Big Break Mexico would


get Woodson a spot in the PGA Tour event called the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico as well as significant money to help fund his professional career.


Keep driver current with GolfRedefined.com


One of the premier private country clubs in the Richmond area is offering an incredible membership opportunityf for prospective


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families. The Dominion Club, located in the community of Wyndham in the far west end of Richmond, has introduced a membership called the Member Referral Program. Current members are rewarded with reduced dues for recruiting new members. A full Family Golf membership is just $7500 with a $2000 discount if paid in full with the application. That makes the actual joining fee $5500. The Social initiation fee is $2500 with free dues all summer, making the joining cost just $1505 (value up to $995 depending on join date). If paying the initiation up front doesn’t work out TDC has an option where the Golf membership is $8500 with $4000 due upon application receipt and $2250 due at the next two successive anniversary dates in 2014 and 2015. Perhaps one of the best offers is the “Young Professional” golf membership. The initiation fee is $4625 up until the 40th birthday and payment terms are available.


For more information contact Director of Marketing and Membership Development Maggy Magee at 804-360-1200 or go to www.tdcva.com


How would you like to have access to the newest drivers on the market to select, test and swap? Sort of a “Net Flix” for golf. Thanks to a new website, Golfredefined. com, golfers now have the ability to do just that. Members can order the hottest drivers as soon as they hit the market. All the top brands are available.


“Why pay $400 for a top driver only to learn that the club really doesn’t feel right or perform,” said Golfredefined.com CEO Lorne Fierbach. “With one of our membership packages everyone now can try out the best brands to find the right club for their game.”


Golfers interested in joining Golfredefined. com should visit the website and select a membership category. Each membership tier offers different benefits and club choice options.


Membership costs start at $24.95 a month. For those that don’t want the membership there is a “rent only” option. For more information go to www. golfredefined.com or call 877-493-6893.


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