At Woody’s, we value customer service and have put in place a managerial team that is loyal, competent and engaging to ensure customer satisfaction. Throughout the years, our team has become like family and if you’ve ever been to Woody’s, you have surely met the people who make up the friendly face of Woody’s. Now, get to know our family a little better!
Woody FitzHugh, Owner
Woody was born the fourth son of a Navy Captain in Alexandria, Virginia. A native to Northern Virginia, he grew up in McLean and attended Langley High School where he was on the wrestling, baseball and basketball teams. He went on to graduate from Hampden-Sydney College with a B.S. in Psychology and a new love for golf. After working for five years as an assistant golf professional at the Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, VA, he earned his PGA tour card and played for three seasons. Career highlights include 2-time Middle Atlantic PGA Champion, 3-time Virginia State Open Champion, 4-time Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year, Winner of the 1984 Middle Atlantic Open, holder of 15 course records, 13 hole-in-ones, and winner of over 75 MAPGA Pro-Ams. At one point in his career, he played eight consecutive tournament rounds without a single bogey.
Woody is also a devoted family man and has been married to his wife Joan for 34 years. Their marriage has been blessed with three wonderful daughters, Tyler, Leta, and Currie.
Darren Shaw, General Manager
Darren, the middle child of three brothers, attended nearby Herndon High School. He would go on to Messiah College where he played on the golf team. Since then, he has played in a few Nike Tour events and continues to play in MAPGA tournaments. He has posted a career low 29 for a nine at Meadows Farm in Virginia. Darren is known area wide for his affable attitude on and off the course and for his long ball off the tee. Since joining our staff at Woody’s in 1988, he has received certification for club fitting by Cobra, Titleist, Ping, Mizuno, and Callaway.Darren also treasures his family life. He and his wife, Carla, have been tremendously blessed with four beautiful children; Bella (5), Gaby (3), Nico(2 ) and Luke (1).
Rich Rahnama, Manager
Rich attended Park View High School and has three sisters. Rich first came to us in 1994 and, like Darren, is also certified in club repair and club fittings. As an active player in MAPGA tournaments, he can consistently post scores in the low 80s. Ever obsessed with the LONG BALL he has increased his length over the years enough to be considered by all to have risen to the category of “Sneaky Long”. Always the story teller and comedic talent, you may often find him speaking in any of his many perfected accents.
While the range customers and friends enjoy his comedy, there is another audience that Rich loves the most: his family. Rich and his wife, Stephanie, were married in 2001 and have two precious children, Sofia (7), and Oliver (4).
Azael Galvis, Superintendent
Known as “Chelo”, Azael joined us in 1997 and completed our managerial staff in 2003. When he’s not behind the counter, you can often find him cutting grass, repairing machinery, and doing other essential maintenance work. Suffice it to say there is NOTHING he can’t fix. He is from the beautiful country of Colombia and served in the army there. Through very proud of his Colombian heritage, he also loves his American citizenship. Coming from a family of seven children, Azael loves big families and has begun one of his own with his wife, Olga. He has four children: Katherin (18), Christian (7), Stephany (5) and Sebastian (2).