• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Moss Hill plans for successful year

Moss Hill Golf Course wants to continue its efforts to be a family orientated public golf course in central Kentucky according to Moss Hill business owner Tom Bozarth. After an ownership change last year brought some uncertainty, the course is not only open for business, the staff at Moss Hill want the public to know that its ready to be better than ever in 2018.

“I’m not sure we can stress enough that we are a public golf course,” said Moss Hill’s Golf Pro Vince Prather. “We want people to understand that you can come out here and play and you do not have to be a member to experience all we can offer. It’s very peaceful out here. This has to be one of the quietest golf courses I’ve ever been on.”

This year, Moss Hill has more clinics and fitness instruction scheduled for its golfers according to Prather. The course now offers Callaway, Cleveland, Srixon and Titleist brand equipment in the pro shop and aims to be a full-service one-stop shop to fill every customers needs, he said. One of the newer events this season is a wedge clinic on May 17 and clinics to prepare players for the summer season.

“We are going to have a ‘golf ready’ instructional program to prepare golfers for the golf season,” said Prather.” We have partnered up with some great companies to provide the best equipment on our shelves and offer fittings for golfers of every type.”

The junior golf program continues to be an important part of the golf course’s identity, according to Prather. The course has traditionally held summer clinics for junior golfers and the past two seasons has participated in the summer long PGA Junior League. The Junior League is a team environment golf experience where kids play a scramble style format against other golf courses and its currently the flagship program of the Junior PGA.

“We want kids out here playing golf because its important to the game,” said Bozarth. “We have some kids who come nearly every day in the summer to play golf but we would love to see more out here working on their game or just trying it for the first time. Golf is a game that you can play forever and we aim to get more kids playing the game.”

Moss Hill also is changing the culture of its swimming pool membership, according to Bozarth. The course has recently hired a new coordinator and is looking to make the pool scene more engaging and family orientated when it opens on Memorial Day weekend.

“We’ve made a new hire for our pool manager and we feel really confident that she will bring a great amount of energy and that people will be very happy with the atmosphere at the pool this summer,” said Bozarth. “We want the pool experience to be about the families and I am confident we can provide more for the kids this summer.”

The staff at Moss Hill Golf Course wants to stand out from other courses in the Bluegrass. Being part of the community for over 50 years brings great pride to the course and its employees, they said.

“We take pride in being counted on to provide a great service and to be a part of the quality of life that we enjoy here in Woodford County,” said Bozarth.

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