Sweetbriar Pool

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Sweetbriar Pool Has Major Cracks, Potentially

Unavailable for Summer in Lake of the Woods

Posted:Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sweetbriar Pool has two major cracks and potentially will not be available for this summer. LOWA will not know the extent of damage until a structural engineer has conducted an assessment.

Virginia Pool Services, LOWA’s pool maintenance company, notified LOWA shortly after making the discovery late this afternoon as the pool was being cleaned and prepared for the summer.

The pool shell is cracked along the entire width at the deep end and along the length of a major portion of the pool. Groundwater is leaking into the pool.

The situation is not dangerous to nearby homes, the park, or the Community Center.

LOWA Management immediately notified the Board of Directors and reached out to key resource persons including LOWA’s insurance agent to discuss our property insurance policy, and to structural engineers who can come on site in the next two days. A structural engineer will assess the damage, determine a cause, if possible, and help set a course of action. We notified the Lukmire Partnership, the architect team assisting LOWA with Clubhouse Pool/Fitness Center design concepts.

We are reaching out to the Barracuda Swim Team to discuss options for the season.

Sweetbriar Pool was built in 1969 and received a complete rehabilitation in 1998.

We plan to open the Clubhouse Pool beginning Saturday, May 28. In the meantime LOWA will discuss possible modifications to schedules with the Pools Committee and Fitness Committee.

LOWA will send out another update to members on Friday, May 13. We encourage you to attend the May 18 Board Meeting at 2 pm at the Community Center to receive the update staff will provide the Board at that time.

LOWA Management

Lake of the Woods PGA Junior League Golf!

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Lake of the Woods – Woods Center

PGA Junior League Golf!

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf.  With teams of boys and girls, age 13 and under, PGA JLG provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun!  This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game!

PGA JLG Participants Receive

Team Jerseys, golf balls and PGA JLG bag tags
5-6 regular season competitions plus coaching/practice
Opportunity for advancement to post-season and All-Star teams
Access to customized website home page for our PGA JLG team
featuring schedules, standings and stats

Program Structure

Fun team scramble format for players of every skill level
All participants get to play in every competition

Player Proficiency

Advanced skills not required, must have access to a set of golf clubs
If your child can drive, chip, or putt…..we have a role for them on our JLG team!


March 31st is the Registration Deadline
April – July Regular Season
August Postseason Qualifiers & Section Championships
September: Regional Championships
October: PGA JLG National Championships

How to Register

You can register your junior golfer to play at “Lake of the Woods“.  The registration fee is $100.00 and includes: Uniforms, Instruction, Greens Fees, Bag Tags and Golf Balls.

Contact Rea Hargraves, PGA for more Information on the Lake of the Woods Junior League Golf
rhargraves@LOWA.org or 540-972-2230

So Much To Offer in Lake of the Woods, VA….

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I have been a resident of the Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove community for 10+ years now and the plethora of activities that this community has to offer right inside my own gates never ceases to amaze me. With the over 50 clubs and organizations to belong to within Lake of the Woods, the hard part is choosing what to take part in. Whether its kids clubs or team activities, fine arts and crafts, or civic groups that interests you, there is something for everyone at Lake of the Woods. Not to mention, if you are an LOW member or even a tenant in a rental inside the LOW gates and are in good standing with Lake of the Woods Association, you can create a new club of your own. In order to create your own club or organization you need to present to the LOWA that there is adequate interest by LOWA members for the club’s creation and present the club for formal approval by the LOWA General Manager. Once your club or organization is formed, The Lake Currents offers free advertising in order to help solicit for members for your newly formed club. There is no reason not to get involved in your own community, especially when it has so much to offer; so pick your passion and sign up to get involved in a Lake of the Woods club or organization today. You never know, you may just enjoy yourself and make a few new friends along the way! For more information click on Lake of the Woods!