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Water Wheel sponsor, Wardsville Golf Club was established in 1958 as a nine hole course. The course was purchased by Harry Van Dyk about 20 years ago who oversaw the expansion to 18 holes in 1992. A further expansion in 2005 introduced the latest 9 hole course, Theodore.
Harry and Ria Van Dyk’s children and spouses now share ownership of the golf club: Laura Van Dyk and her husband Carl Kennes, sisters and brother-in-laws Sandra and Ron Horvat, and Tracy Van Dyk and Greg Burns.
The beautiful mature golf course is a hidden gem. You don’t have to be a golfer to love the mature trees and beautiful Carolinian landscape. In fact, the local naturalists walk the golf course regularly.
Zoning is underway for the next big project, the Wardsville Golf Estate Villas – an adult lifestyle community targeting Zoomers. Development details can be provided by Carl Kennes – Director of Golf for Wardsville Golf Club at email@example.com .
The Water Wheel
The water wheel was one of the most advanced pieces of technology available in the early 1800s. For the everyday life of the settler, the water wheel was a valuable community asset. The most common form of water wheel was connected to gristmills. The water wheel harnessed the power of water to turn large grinding stones attached to mechanisms.
Local settlers such as George Ward used the gristmill to grind wheat into flour. During the early 1800s, the closest gristmill was located in Delaware. This was far from Ward’s inn and required a lot planning to transport wheat and flour to and from the mill. However, without the water wheel, flour had to be ground by hand. Eventually, George Ward’s family constructed a gristmill on the creek near his home.