The Whirlwind Golf Club’s staff has displayed their talents in other ways, too. Director of Golf Shawn Scott and his team star in some pretty funny Instagram posts (@Whirlwindgolf), while assistant pro Anthony Marquez built a nine-foot-tall Adirondack chair located right next to the practice putting green.
Inspiration for the chair came from a Troon marketing conference Unga attended last year. “There was a presentation on the use of social media and how some places had created unique and popular spots for photos. That made me think we could do something similar at our property. We tossed around a lot of ideas and settled on a giant chair.” Unga was looking online for plans to create it before Marquez made his skills known. “Anthony spoke up and mentioned he had worked as contractor and could build it. So he did, which was great. Now people love to plop down on it and take pictures. You can fit an entire foursome on it.”
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the facility has received great support from local golfers. “They have really responded to the increased tee time availability that we have experienced this spring and summer,” said Unga. “It’s actually been really busy, and we’re thankful to all of the locals who have been helping carry us through this time.