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New owners plan upgrades, new features for St. Andrews golf club
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
June 13, 2012 10:54 AM | 983 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, partners Boake Moore Jr. and Chris Moore stand outside the Pro Shop at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club.
From left, partners Boake Moore Jr. and Chris Moore stand outside the Pro Shop at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club.
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St. Andrews Golf and Country Club has four new owners and plans for facility upgrades to make it more attractive for potential players at the west Douglas County course.

Partners Boake Moore Jr., Chris Moore, Thomas Leffredo and Heath Hammond recently partnered to purchase the 41-year-old club.

Hammond, who is considered a managing member, has been with St. Andrews for 10 years and is the superintendent and director of golf.

Boake Moore Jr. has been a member and associate with Horseshoe Bend Country Club for 15 years. Brother and fellow owner Chris Moore is a former local businessman.

St. Andrews includes a 6,629-yard, par-72 course with a practice area, putting green and two-tiered driving range. The course allows for beginners and pro golfers to be challenged, according to the club’s website.

Upon entering St. Andrews, guests first see the clubhouse. This building includes three different rooms which can support events with up to 250 guests. There is also a Pro Shop where guests can make appointments for golf lessons.

St. Andrews opened in 1971 as a nine-hole course. The Winston property later expanded to 18 holes in 2003.

When asked what sparked this new ownership, Chris Moore said he, brother Boake and one of Boake’s business partners, Leffredo, had discussed investing in a golf course for the past two to three years.

“They are deeply undervalued and St. Andrews was the best for the money,” Chris Moore said.

The partners bought St. Andrews from the Bank of North Georgia and said they will be putting a “lot of money” into the club to get it “back in shape and bring the guests back in,” as well as hiring more employees as their needs grow, Chris Moore said.

There have already been a few renovations made to the country club.

“We’ve put up a new roof and done some painting on the inside and outside of the clubhouse,” Chris Moore said.

While the clubhouse is not in bad shape, he said it needs some updates to give it a more modern look.

Moore also said the partners have discussed building a new cart barn and a wedding chapel.

On June 30 and July 1, St. Andrews will be hosting the West Georgia Invitational tournament. This event is open to all with a $150 entry fee, and Moore said there will be some good prizes. For more information on this event and St. Andrews, visit the website at www.standrewsgolfcc.com.
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