January 14, 2016
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski is teaming up with the current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and other partners to buy the Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
It will be the seventh golf course owned by the ESPN NFL analyst's company Ron Jaworski Golf, and the former football star said he is already planning massive renovations "to elevate Ramblewood Country Club as the most spectacular golf club and wedding facility in the area."
There will be extensive irrigation and drainage projects to improve the course's turf conditions; the clubhouse will close immediately for inside-out renovations; and the outdoor wedding ceremony site will be redone with new landscaping and a pergola.
In addition, Ramblewood will see a new outdoor tented area with grills and TVs and a new sports bar called SEVEN Tap & Tavern. The chain has opened taverns on three other Jaworski golf courses.
The Goodwin family, which owned the club for more than 50 years, will continue to play a role in operating the club. John Goodwin will stay on as general manager, and Hal Goodwin will continue to act as the director of golf outing sales.
Jaworski is most famous for leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in 1981, which Philadelphia lost to the Oakland Raiders.
Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2013, and Flacco was the game's MVP. He is a native of Audubon, New Jersey, and played quarterback for the University of Delaware Blue Hens football team.
The other partners in the acquisition are Ken Kochenour, Ira Lubert and Peter Slack.
The other clubs under the Ron Jaworski Golf brand are: Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Galloway Township, New Jersey; Downingtown Country Club in Downingtown, Pennsylvania; Honey Run Golf Club in York, Pennsylvania; RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club in West Deptford, New Jersey; Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove, New Jersey; and Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, New Jersey.