Country Club welcomes new GM
For a little more than a month, new Country Club general manager Ryan Andrews has been catching up to speed on how to make the club better for its members.
“I’m still working on meeting everyone and getting their feedback on what they have and haven’t liked over the years,” Andrews said. “With that information, my team and I can try to create a better experience for our members.”
Andrews is from West Lafayette, a small-town in Ohio. He began an internship with Billy Casper Golf while attending the Ohio State University. After graduating from college he was hired on full time, working with a club in Ohio for a couple years, next managing a club in Florida for about a year, then Texas for two years.
Finally, he landed in Brewton.
“(Brewton) reminds me a lot of my hometown,” Andrews said. “It’s about four times the size, if you can believe that. I come from a football town as well. I’ve met a lot of nice people so far. It’s been good.”
Andrews has big plans in moving the Country Club forward, specifically hosting more events.
“We want to do a lot more events,” he said. “We want this to be the place to go in town when people are looking for something to do, especially for our members.
“Whether it’s a golf tournament or special dinner or college football viewing party, we want this to be the place.”
Next Monday, the club will host a national championship viewing party and Thursday its monthly appreciation day.
“There will be a big tailgate theme buffet for the game,” Andrews said. “We’re also doing new monthly appreciation days where we have specials each month for our members. On Jan. 14, it will be fajita buffet night, which members can bring a guest for free and is open to the public.”
The club will also host a Super Bowl party in February.
“For the Super Bowl we’ll do ‘bring your own steak’ and our chef, Adam (Manasco), who is an amazing chef, will cook it up for you,” Andrews said.
Andrews knows with any job there are obstacles but believes transparency between the club and the public is a good step in the right direction.
“We have a little bit of reputation of being a private club, but we’re working on overcoming that and letting people know whether you live in Brewton or Pensacola or somewhere else, it’s worth the trip to come out here,” he said. “This golf course here is the best golf course around. You can drive an hour in any direction and you’re not going to find a better course.”
Andrews says he’s starting to settle into the Brewton community and looks forward to making an impact.
“I want people to feel if they have questions or are interested in the club to come talk to me directly,” Andrews said. “I’m looking forward to meeting people and get involved in the community.”
To contact the Country Club of Brewton for membership or more info on events call 251.867.3408 or visit ccofbrewton.com.