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Why not live where you can walk out your door and have your choice of two Joe Lee-designed championship golf courses to play, or hone your golf game on Quail Ridge’s extensive practice facilities? Maybe you want to pick up a racquet and hit on one of the 16 har-tru courts in the tennis center, or take a workout class in the modern, free-standing health and fitness center and then end your day in the clubhouse with a fine dining experience. All of that is available at Quail Ridge Country Club. Whether you are interested in buying or selling, or just curious about the current real estate market and want to know your home’s market position, call Quail Ridge Realty for friendly, professional service, advice and results! The team at Quail Ridge Realty represents over forty years of combined, award winning real estate service. In fact, since 1991, they have sold over 1,500 homes, exclusively in Quail Ridge, representing over 95 percent of all sales. The Quail Ridge Realty team includes a listing coordinator, buyer consultant, closing coordinator, general manager, as well as an experienced, accredited broker.
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The year 2014 marks a time for change and an opportunity to celebrate our history here at Quail Ridge Country Club. Not only do we mark the 40-year anniversary of Quail Ridge on Feb. 8, but we look to the future with potential new renovations, expansion and new amenities on the horizon. Our job is to respect and honor the past, and enhance every area of our community and plan for a successful future for the Club and community. We treasure the role we have in protecting our brand and leading Quail Ridge to unparalleled success. Quail Ridge has experienced a renaissance year with our sales figures up and restored to numbers equal or better to the figures before the real estate downturn. Our two Championship courses are in 2 | Q Magazine
perfect shape and we have recently hosted the Florida Senior Amateur Championship and the Palm Beach County Amateur in 2013. We also look forward to hosting the prestigious Society of Seniors Championship in November 2014. We are here to serve our current and future Quail Ridge residents, and we thank you for that opportunity as we enter this new era. Please enjoy this issue of Q magazine as we continue to inform and communicate our successes in your community. Sincerely, Â Bill Langley Community General Manager & COO
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New GM Takes the Helm to Lead Quail Ridge
Bill Langley speaks softly and carries no schtick.
Quail Ridge Country Club’s new Chief Operating Officer and General Manager has a down-home approach that can be traced to his North Carolina roots. Langley’s philosophy is simple, straightforward and refined after more than 30 years in the business. “It’s the members’ club,” Langley said. “My job is to give the best professional advice and they decide what they want to do. Whatever they decide, we go down that road together.” Usually with a smile. If Langley has learned anything during his three decades of running clubs, it’s all about service and treating everyone with dignity. “I hire attitude and I train ability,” Langley said. “We can teach people how to clean carts, how to wait on tables and how to clean houses. What you can’t teach is attitude. I want our staff treating each other like they just met each other in church. I’ve never seen anybody in church be ugly.” Langley got into the club-management business by chance. Fresh out of college, he had helped his uncle run several hotels before they sold their final one in 1982. Then 25, Langley and his uncle were asked to consider buying Northgreen Country Club in Rocky Mount, N.C. “The owner told us what he wanted, we offered him half and he took it,” Langley said. “My uncle asked me to run the club. I told him, ‘I don’t know anything about running a club.’ He said, ‘You didn’t know anything about running a hotel, either.’ But I learned.” It didn’t take Langley long to realize he enjoyed working at a country club instead of a hotel. For one thing, at a club, you would at least get one day a week off – usually Monday, when most clubs are closed. For another, he no longer had to worry about whether the roomservice cook showed up in the morning or the auditor showed up at night. (continued) Quail Ridge Country Club
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More importantly, he enjoyed the greater interaction at clubs over the constant turnover at hotels. “You find out real quickly, if you’re a relationshiptype person, clubs are where you want to be,” Langley said. “In hotels, people are in and out all the time. You never get to know them. In a club, your members check in and they never check out.” Langley and his wife, Susan, eventually moved to the Atlanta area in the late-1980s and early1990s where he managed a pair of clubs – St. Ives CC in Duluth and Sunset Hills CC in Carrollton. This was when developer clubs began to flourish in the U.S., and Langley became astute at helping clubs make the switch from developer-owned to member-owned. Langley moved to Colleton River Plantation in Hilton Head before he was hired to become Vice President/General Manager of the respected Lodge at Sea Island and Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia. But 9/11 happened in 2001 just after Sea Island spent $56 million to build and open the Lodge. Business dropped dramatically just when it was expected to flourish. Langley soon was hired as Vice President/Managing Director of The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands (Texas) in 2002. He served that role until the Quail Ridge job offer came last summer. Most club managers would be thrilled to work at one of Langley’s jobs such as Sea Island, The Woodlands or Quail Ridge, much less all three. 4 | Q Magazine
“I’ve been blessed in life,” Langley said. “Right time, right places.” Quail Ridge resident Barry Cook, a member of the club’s general manager search committee, said Langley’s background made him the perfect hire. “We hired Bill for a number of reasons, perhaps the greatest being he had extensive experience at quality clubs,” said Cook, who’s president of Quail’s Property Owners Association. “In a short period of time, Bill has shown his experience is coming through. He really brings a new, fresh approach to Quail Ridge.” Langley said he knew a little about Quail Ridge during the last two decades, such as it being the home of the Society of Seniors. But he said he didn’t truly appreciate the breadth of Quail Ridge’s golf history until he arrived at the club. “It was only until I got here and begin to learn the history of Claude Harmon and Sam Snead being members, looking at all the memorabilia and listening to some of the members,” he said. “It gives you a very warm feeling about this community.” The 56-year-old Langley takes over at a critical time for Quail Ridge. The residents are strongly considering building a new clubhouse, sooner instead of later. It is probably his biggest initial task: To assess the situation and help lead the members through a complicated process. “I’m amazed the members of this community have spent all this money on the back-ofquailridgecc.com
the-house areas before they have taken care of themselves,” Langley said. “We have a $4.5 million maintenance facility and this fantastic administration building, yet they (members) are occupying the oldest facility we have. “A year ago, in a survey, about 50 percent of the members said it’s time to start looking at a new clubhouse. We are focused on this. I’m hoping we can finalize a master plan and take it to the board this spring.” Said Cook: “We will have a plan to make a substantial improvement to the community. Things are so positive with Quail Ridge right now. With Bill on board, the timing is perfect for Quail Ridge to take a big step forward in its development.” Like most of Quail Ridge’s residents, Langley enjoys golf. He’s just not at the same level of most of Quail’s players with single-digit handicaps – he has an 18 handicap -- nor does he want to be. “My job is to take care of those guys,” he says, “not be one of them.” Langley also enjoys cooking, wine and traveling. But he sometimes doesn’t travel by normal means of transportation. He rides a Harley motorcycle. Before he took the job at Quail, he rode his Harley with his brother and some former high school friends to Sturgis, S.D. “It used to surprise people when they found out I rode a Harley,” Langley said. “But not so much anymore. The guys I ride with are doctors and lawyers.” Quail Ridge Country Club
Langley also is heavily involved with the Club Managers Association of America, joining the organization in 1985. He has served on more than a half-dozen committees and in 2012 was voted onto the national board of directors. “If you’re going to be in an industry you have a responsibility to give back,” Langley said. “Just as this club has always given back to amateur golf through the Society of Seniors. Plus, I’ve always been a big believer in continuing education.” In Langley, Quail Ridge secured a veteran general manager who has been fortunate to work at some of the top clubs in the U.S. He sees this opportunity as the exclamation point on his career. “I intend for this to be my last stop,” Langley said. “I’ve had a successful career, helping every club I’ve been at to either invent or reinvent itself. Quail Ridge will be 40 years old in February. My goal is to help guide and position the community for the next 40 years of success.”
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Ronnie and Patty Sue Grove
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On The Groves Quail Ridge Member Feature
For years, Ronnie Grove had heard about Quail Ridge Country Club and its high-quality golf. It didn’t matter that Grove was living in Raleigh, N.C. and had never laid sight on the golf-centric country club. “Every time I’d go play in a top amateur golf tournament, I’d hear about Quail Ridge from other players who were all excited about their great scratch games at Quail,” Grove said. Grove knows all about golf. He is a two-time competitor in the USGA Senior Amateur and a five-time U.S. Father-Son champion with his son, Hunter. Grove also won more than 40 top amateur events and qualified for the 1993 U.S. Senior Open at Cherry Hills. He played many rounds with amateur legend, Harvie Ward, who was featured in “The Greatest Match.” And Grove, a vice president at Merrill Lynch, was the one who convinced former PGA Tour commissioner, Deane Beman, in 1980 to start paying the golf professionals by direct deposit instead of by check. But Grove’s golf game – and life – was put on hold when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001. After overcoming this challenge, he was ready to resume his friendly battles on the golf course, but the North Carolina winters weren’t cooperating. So Grove had a long talk with his wife, Patty Sue. “I said, ‘Honey, I’ve only got five or 10 more years of competitive golf left. I can’t just sit up here in the winter and watch ice and snow storms,’” Grove said. “Patty Sue didn’t even play golf, but she was very supportive.” A few months later, Grove was invited to play in Quail Ridge’s Member-Guest golf tournament by another North Carolinian, Bob Ferrel. Patty Sue accompanied him on the trip, but she admits she was skeptical about Grove’s desire to move to Florida. But, like South Florida temperatures, Patty Sue quickly warmed up to life in Florida and to becoming a resident at Quail Ridge after that first visit. Within a year, the Groves bought a villa and became staples of the Quail Ridge community. Quail Ridge Country Club
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Patty Sue went from being a non-golfer to a very good one. Since taking up the sport about a decade ago, she won the Quail Ridge Ladies Club Championship in 2008 and was runner-up in 2010 and 2012. She also won the Ladies Top Ten Shootout twice, teamed with Ronnie to win the Husband-Wife four times and has been a fixture on the Women’s Golf Road Cup teams. She’s even had a pair of holes-in-one, though Ronnie still kids her about her first ace because she brought her putter to the green. Most recently, Patty Sue was elected Second Vice President of the Ladies Golf Association and she will move up to President within the next two years. “I am more proud of her accomplishments than I am of mine,” said Ronnie, who won the club’s Stroke Play Championship in 2007, the Match Play Championship in 2011, the Top Ten Shootout three times and has played on countless Road Cup teams. So much for Patty Sue’s early concerns about not being able to find things to do at Quail Ridge! She plays golf a couple of times a week, works out at the club’s Fitness Center almost daily, serves on several club committees, rides bikes with Ronnie and attends Supper Clubs at other residents’ homes. Patty Sue also still finds time to work on her hobby of gardening. “We have made a tremendous number of friends here,” she said. “Canada Night is one of the nicest nights at Quail every year. If you don’t get involved here at Quail, it’s because you have not tried.” Ronnie says it may have been the weather and golf that attracted them to Quail Ridge, but it’s the fellow residents who have kept them here. “We didn’t know the people were going to be like they are,” Ronnie said. “That was absolutely the most important thing. Everybody is pretty much on a level playing field. Nobody has a 7,500-square foot home with fountains. Nobody is trying to outdo anybody else. When Patty Sue broke her arm last year, somebody was here with dinner for us that night.” Ronnie quickly learned that all of the early discussions about Quail’s high quality of golf weren’t just hype. Along with being a member of the Society of Seniors, 8 | Q Magazine
which calls Quail Ridge Country Club it’s home, Ronnie is among the 150 residents who carry single-digit handicaps, each encouraging each other to shoot lower scores and live longer lives. He once played in a foursome where the other three players each shot their age, including Dr. Bob Harris who bettered his age by 10 shots. “That only happens at Quail Ridge,” Ronnie said. “This place borders on the fountain of youth. A friend once told me the minute he joined and moved to Quail Ridge, he felt like he increased his life expectancy by 10 years. And it is true; that is how everyone feels. When my granddaughter, who was visiting Quail with some of her sorority sisters from Clemson saw the environment, she said, ‘ ‘Pop’ is going to live forever as long as he keeps living here.’ ” The Groves have no plans to leave Quail Ridge. Each year they make more friends and enjoy their time here more and more. As for Patty Sue’s original concerns, they disappeared like the golf ball rolling into the cup on her two holes-in-one.
Ronnie Grove’s Accolades • 5-time winner of National FatherSon Championship • North Carolina Senior Amateur Champion • Carolinas Senior Amateur Champion • Two-time winner of Gasparilla Invitational in Tampa • Qualifier U.S. Senior Open • Qualifier U.S. Senior Amateur • Winner of nine club championships at Quail Ridge Country Club
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Karr’s Different Ride Through Life Paralympic Athlete talks about his achievements and dreams Bruce Karr might have played professional basketball or become a high-paid tennis pro, traveling the world, making lots of money playing a game he loves. We’ll never know. Karr’s world took an abrupt turn early in his senior year of high school in Illinois when he developed polio, making moot a scholarship offer to play basketball at Bradley University. The fact that his diagnosis came just months before Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine became publically available could only add to anticipated bitterness. But it did not. That, we do know. Karr had every reason to be mad at the world because he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but he chose not to. He instead used his handicap to show life doesn’t end in a wheelchair. In fact, in his case, life prospered. The longtime resident of Quail Ridge Country Club became an international athletic wheelchair star, winning 12 gold medals in swimming, archery, basketball, and field events at the 1960, ‘64, ‘68, and ‘72 Paralympic Games. Karr later coached the U.S. wheelchair basketball team to win two gold medals at the Wheelchair Championships and was a team manager for a third gold. He also carried the Olympic Torch in advance of the Atlanta Games in 1996.
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Bruce Karr and his wife Verena have helped disabled athletes around the world by starting the National Wheelchair Sports Fund. Karr’s unexpected journey has taken him to exotic locales such as Rome, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Israel and Heidelberg, Germany, to name a few. He has shaken hands with emperors, kings, heads of state and numerous celebrities. “I’m sure that I have gone further in a wheelchair than I would have as an able-bodied athlete,” Karr says. “I’ve met the Pope, the Queen Mother of England and Prince Charles. I’ve taken pictures with Moshe Dayan, the Israeli military leader and politician, and the emperor of Japan.” But that’s not the most compelling person Karr was introduced to during his travels. He’ll always be thankful for the lady he met while being a team manager for his third basketball gold medal. “I met my wife while traveling to competition in New Zealand,” Karr says, motioning to Verena. “She is the most important thing.” Verena was going through an unexpected time in her life, as well — she shocked her family by selling her high-end jewelry store in Switzerland, along with most of her belongings and bought a ticket to travel around-the-world. She met Bruce during that trip. “I never saw the wheelchair; I saw the man,”Verena says. “A fantastic man with different values that I had never been exposed to. Before, I always
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thought, ‘You had to have the perfect watch and the perfect belt to look good.’ This man taught me what’s truly important in life.” Karr said he never wasted the energy to become bitter about what happened to him. He never played the self-pity card. “Personally, I never felt that way at all,” he said. “I didn’t have problems meeting people or going places. If I wanted to do something, I would figure out a way to do it.” “It was just a different ride through life.” Karr has always been willing to offer other disabled athletes a ride, proving to them they don’t have to take a back seat to anyone. In 1986, the Karrs started the National Wheelchair Sports Fund (NWSF) to help defray the costs of travel and other expenses for wheelchair athletes around the country. “Athletes would be thrilled at the prospect of travelling and representing their country, but then they had to come up with the money for airfare and uniforms,” Karr said. “There were some great athletes who were left off the team simply because they couldn’t afford it. We knew we needed to change that.” The Karrs helped organize an annual fundraiser in Palm Beach where singers such as Tony Bennett,
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Johnny Cash, Robert Goulet and Harry Belafonte would perform. The event helped raise more than $1 million for the NWSF. “I’ll always remember the two boys who had become paralyzed after being shot while in gangs in New York,” Verena said. “We ended up getting them two sets of wheelchairs because the first ones were stolen. Then about 10 years ago, we received an $8,000 check from one of them, who now had his own business. In an enclosed note he explained: ‘You will never know the difference you made in my life. I would have never made it without you.’ ” That story is just one of the many reasons why Bruce Karr was inducted into the Quail Ridge Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Karr already had been inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame and the USA Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame, but he said this award hit home. Literally. “Getting in the Quail Ridge Sports Hall of Fame was really very special because it’s local and it was done by my friends and neighbors,” he said. “We love living here in Quail Ridge because there is such a great feeling of community. My brother, who lives in Kansas, loves visiting and is thinking about moving here.” Bruce Karr has been a fixture on Quail Ridge’s tennis courts for years. The club has two hard courts to accommodate his wheelchair. After being sidelined recently with a shoulder injury, Karr is now ready to get back to playing one of the games he loves. Today the Karrs are moving into a different chapter of their lives. For 22 years, they ran the Florida Open International Wheelchair Tennis Championships, but they announced last year that the event will no longer be conducted.
Bruce Karr Bio Bruce Karr was a three-letter high school athlete in Elmhurst, Ill.—set to go to Bradley University on a basketball scholarship— until he contracted polio at 17. He became a wheelchair athlete and won 12 gold medals in swimming, archery, basketball, and field events at the 1960, ‘64, ‘68, and ‘72 Paralympic Games held in Rome, Tokyo, Israel, and Germany, respectively. He later coached the national wheelchair basketball team to two gold medals at the Wheelchair Championships and was a team manager for a third gold. Karr has been honored with a sportsmanship award by the Wheelchair Tennis Players Association was inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame and the USA Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame. Bruce and his wife, Verena, are the founders and directors of the non-profit National Wheelchair Sports Fund that has raised more than $1 million to help athletes participate in the Paralympic Games. Bruce carried the Olympic Torch in advance of the Atlanta Games in 1996 . He was inducted into the Quail Ridge Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Bruce and Verena ran the Florida Open International Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Palm Beach County for more than 20 years.
The Karrs have generously given back throughout their 27-plus years of marriage. Now they’re ready to enjoy a different ride through life, focusing on each other.
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Champions are Created at Quail Ridge If indeed a golf course is best measured by its champions, there were two winners in the 52nd Florida Senior Amateur Championship held at Quail Ridge Country Club in midApril: Doug LaCrosse, who took the trophy home to Tampa; and Quail Ridgeâ€™s acclaimed North Course, which allowed only four players to be under par after three trips around the Joe Lee-designed layout. Lacrosse, a longtime top amateur who recently regained his status after a brief stint on the Champions Tour, and Fort Lauderdale lawyer, Rick Woulfe, who has been chosen the state top senior seven of the last eight years, were the two pre-tournament favorites. Lo and behold, after wild swing changes on the final holes, it was Woulfe and LaCrosse who were tied for the lead at two-under with scores of 214 and headed back to the 18th tee for a sudden-death playoff.
Doug LaCrosse takes home the 52nd Florida Senior Amateur Championship trophy.
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After making a good up-and-down for par on the hole in regulation to reach the playoff, Lacrosse won it in style, hitting a 9-iron from 156 yards to 8 feet. He made the birdie putt to become the first player to sweep all three of the Florida State Golf Associationâ€™s top three events: The State Amateur (1992), the State Mid-Amateur (1995) and now the Senior Amateur. Q Magazine | 13
“I didn’t even know that,” said LaCrosse, who was named the FSGA’s top player in 1994, 1996 and 2000. “That’s kind of neat.” LaCrosse was effusive in his praise of Quail Ridge’s manicured fairways and sneaky-fast greens. “I had always heard Quail Ridge was known for its golf, but I never had a chance to play here before and I always wanted to play it,” LaCrosse said. “Man, what a place. The fairways are absolutely spectacular and the greens roll very true. This is a great place to have a senior event.”
Rick Woulfe finished second in the 52nd Florida Senior Amateur.
Woulfe was equally positive with his review of the work by Quail Ridge Course Superintendent, Jim Hengel and Director of Golf, Charlie Bowie, as well as the recent redesign work by golf course architect Kipp Schulties. “It’s always a challenge to play at Quail Ridge,” Woulfe said. “After the changes they made the last few years, it was in phenomenal shape. This course has a lot of subtle changes. They can make this course play hard, they can make it easy. It’s a perfect golf course to host tournaments like this.” This marked the first time the FSGA had staged a championship at Quail Ridge. The fact that nobody broke 70 in the first round showed the quality of the course. “We have some of the best senior players in the country here, and to think nobody got under 70, that’s a real testament to the quality of the golf course,” said Jim Demick, FSGA’s executive director.
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It doesn’t seem like it will be long before the FSGA returns. “We already want to come back and hold a championship,” Demick said. “That discussion has moved around and we’ll be back in the very near future.” quailridgecc.com
Quail Ridge resident Dr. Bob Harris made history by becoming the oldest player (84) to qualify for the Florida Senior Amateur. Harris shot his age and better during the first two rounds with scores of 84 and 79. Quail Ridge resident Tom McLean made the cut, finishing 51st with a score of 232.
The Florida Senior Amateur wasn’t the only highprofile event staged at Quail Ridge this year. The Palm Beach Kennel Club County Amateur was held July 12-14 – the winner was Michael Weeks – and the Florida Junior Tour staged a 36-hole event in May.
It had been almost a quarter century since Michael Weeks played Quail Ridge Country Club. But the long gap didn’t bother the 48-year-old former professional golfer, who shot rounds of 67-67-68 to win the Palm Beach Kennel Club/ County Amateur in mid-July at Quail Ridge. His 202 total broke a 38-year scoring record for the event. “It’s a relief to finally win, because a lot of people have always expected me to win this event,” said Weeks, who finished three shots ahead of defending champion Austin Powell. Weeks last played at Quail Ridge in a 1989 U.S. Amateur qualifier. He praised the quality of the course. “It’s a nice golf course, challenging,” he said. “Everything is in perfect condition. The greens were sneaky fast, but true.” Quail Ridge resident Kevin Hammer was in contention for most of the tournament before finishing in third place. He obviously wanted to win, but also wanted to make sure
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Michael Weeks, in the center, is flanked by Quail Ridge Director of Golf Charlie Bowie and PBCGA Board of Directors Pat Rooney.
that Palm Beach County’s top amateur golfers enjoyed their time at Quail Ridge. The County Amateur marked the second toplevel event this year for Quail Ridge, which also hosted the Florida Senior Amateur in April. “We’ve always hosted a few golf tournaments every year, but we’re trying to host bigger events,” Hammer said. “Not only does that give back to golf, but it also exposes a lot of top local golfers to the beauty of our courses and the club.”
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Society of Seniors President Mark Mulvoy, former publisher of Sports Illustrated, holds a piece of SOS memorabilia housed at Quail Ridge Country Club.
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Society of Seniors The Society of Seniors and Quail Ridge Country Club fit together like a crisp new glove on a golfer’s hand. It only makes sense Quail Ridge serves as the national headquarters for the Society of Seniors, an elite national organization for highlyskilled amateur golfers over 55. After all, when the Society of Seniors was founded in 1983, three of its founders – Dale Morey, Johnny Owens and Ralph Bogart – were residents of Quail Ridge. “The Society of Seniors is a big part of the history and the fabric of what has made Quail Ridge so special and so unique for many years,” said Quail Ridge resident Kevin Hammer. “Most clubs aren’t known for anything out of the ordinary. But having the Society of Seniors’ headquarters here is unique and it has grown immensely over the years.” Quail Ridge has always treasured its golf history, and it’s easy to see why. How many clubs can claim they had two Masters champions as residents? With Sam Snead and Claude Harmon as former members, Quail Ridge can. That appreciation of history continues. Not only will Quail Ridge once again host the Society of Seniors’ national championship in November, 2014, but almost 30 of Quail Ridge’s residents are members of the Society of Seniors. Conversely, any of the 1,000plus Society of Seniors members are always welcome at Quail Ridge to play in their famous scratch games. Take a walk through Quail Ridge’s clubhouse and there are Society of Seniors memorabilia items throughout, particularly in the Hall of Fame room. There are pictures of Morey, Owens and Bogart – as well as current Society of Seniors members such as Moss Beecroft, Ronnie Grove and Dick McLear.
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“Quail Ridge is to the Society of Seniors what Cooperstown is to baseball and what Canton is to football,” said Mark Mulvoy, a former publisher of Sports Illustrated who is the SOS’s president. “It’s where the Society of Seniors was born. We treasure this connection.” Mulvoy is writing a book on the Society of Seniors. He recently visited Quail Ridge to do research for the book and was amazed to see the history on display. “Seeing the pictures on the walls of the great Johnny Owens, Norman Swenson and Moss Beecroft, among many others, is something that is so exciting,” Mulvoy said. “The older we get, the more nostalgic we become. It’s the nostalgia that emotes from Quail Ridge that makes the Society of Seniors what it is.” To join the Society of Seniors, a player must be 55; have a USGA handicap of 3 or less; be sponsored by a member; be an amateur; have a proven record in national, international, state and city events; have earned a minimum number of points in these events; and must be “a Gentleman who respects the traditions and rules of golf.” Its membership includes every living U.S. Senior Amateur champion, numerous Walker Cup players and captains, and former U.S. Amateur,
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U.S. Mid-Amateur, British Amateur and British Senior Amateur champions. Quail Ridge residents will soon decide on when to build a new clubhouse. Whenever it’s built, Hammer said there are already plans to make the Society of Seniors’ presence even more visible in the new clubhouse. “We are looking at ways to better describe the Society of Seniors memorabilia,” Hammer said. “There will be momentos in hallways, the locker room and other general-population areas that speak to the history of the Society of Seniors, as well as the amazing golf history of Quail Ridge. Our members really embrace the Society of Seniors.”
Not only will Quail Ridge be hosting the 2014 Society of Seniors Championship, Nov. 3-6, our Joe Lee championship courses will serve as a secondary host for the 2014 Palm Beach County Amateur Championship. One of Quail Ridge’s courses will be used during the first two rounds of the County Amateur while our neighbor Country Club of Florida will host the final round.
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Whether you need weekly visits, electronic reporting or car starting, Quail Ridge’s team of trusted residential inspectors are here to provide all of these services. They also offer driving services, multistep inspections and sameday follow-up for repair. Call us for your inspection today at (561) 737-5100, ext. 3352.
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Quail Ridge Handled Hazards of Tough Economy with Stellar Sales Numbers With more than 150 single-digit handicappers, Quail Ridge Country Club boasts one of the top-playing memberships in the U.S. Quail Ridge also has posted impressive numbers when it comes to something just as important: maintaining its real estate value. The upscale 600-acre golf community in Boynton Beach, Fla., has been one of the few top country clubs in the U.S. to handle the economic downturn without facing the usual hazards. It took only eight months in 2013 for Quail Ridge to match its 2012 yearly home and sales condos (57) and take about two-thirds of the offerings off the market while restoring sales figures to before the 2007 U.S. economic meltdown. “Quail Ridge has handled the downturn about as well as any comparable country club,” said Phil Barlage, a senior appraiser and supervisor of the condominium department for the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s office. “It’s a very unique community.” Barlage said county records show Quail Ridge has historically sold a higher percentage of its condos for a greater price than any comparable country club in Palm Beach County. “Quail Ridge has had more re-sales at a higher median price, whether you’re talking about per home or per square foot,” Barlage said. “The reason for that is the golf courses. People that go to Quail want that golf. They want highly-maintained courses, which is something Quail Ridge can offer.” Quail Ridge has two championship courses -- the South and North, both built by respected designer Joe Lee 20 | Q Magazine
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in the 1970s -- that intertwine between the homes and condominiums in the beautifully manicured community. Both courses have recently been renovated by Kipp Schulties, who specializes in updating and upgrading courses. These courses hosted the Florida Senior Amateur Championship and the Palm Beach County Amateur in 2013, and in 2010 the prestigious Society of Seniors Championship, one of the nation’s top 55-and-over amateur events. In fact, the Society of Seniors will be making a return visit to Quail Ridge next year, said Bill Langley, Quail Ridge’s Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. “Golf is the brand of Quail Ridge,” said Ann Jara, Quail Ridge’s Real Estate Director. “Everything we look at operationally and as a positioning perspective is driven around protecting and maintaining our golf heritage.” Golf is indeed an integral part of Quail Ridge. From a membership that once boasted two former Masters champions (Sam Snead and
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Claude Harmon), Quail Ridge has had more than 100 of its members play in the Masters, U.S, Open, British Open and PGA Championship, as well as all of the significant amateur events. One of Quail Ridge’s most popular members is Lt. Gen Bill Ely, a 101-year-old war veteran who has shot his age an incredible 2,005 times. “There’s a lot of other things here for the residents, but golf is No. 1,” Jara said. “They like the fact there are two courses, they like the fact there’s a cap at 800 members –they can always get a tee time – and they like the fact there are so many excellent players here so they can always get a good game. “By having two elite courses, not only does it help you maintain the variety, but just as importantly it gives you the flexibility to continue to raise the standards on each course in terms of conditions and upkeep and making sure we protect all that golf is at Quail Ridge.” But golf isn’t the sole focus at Quail Ridge. “Our Club is constantly seeking ways to improve
the golf courses and now that has spread to the rest of the community as we are preparing a Master Plan to address all of the amenities at Quail Ridge,” Langley said. That’s why so many Quail Ridge residents are thrilled to live in a community that offers so much more than just golf, from the tennis and bridge to the chours and gardening clubs. Barlage said there are many other factors for Quail Ridge’s continued success. “They do an excellent job with the landscaping and the club is very well run by its management,” he said. Indeed, Quail Ridge has been listed as one of Florida’s Certified Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Ann Jara, Quail Ridge’s Golf Courses. There are only about a half-dozen other such Real Estate Director recognized clubs in Palm Beach County. Quail Ridge has its own Horticulturist, Sathena Cabler, who took over when her husband, Jack, unexpectedly died in 1972; the club employs a landscaping crew that’s separate from the golf course maintenance crew. “We’re known for our landscaping here,” Jara says. “We plant more than 70,000 flowers every fall. Landscaping is very important here, especially because we’re an older community with low density (homes). If a developer built today, the way land costs have risen in the last 30 years, there would have to be many more homes and a lot less landscaping.”
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Architect’s Perspective of Hole No. 2 on the North Golf Course By Kipp Schulties From 2004-2006, there were many subtle changes made to the golf courses at Quail Ridge. While entire holes were never redesigned, many greens, tees, bunkers and fairways were renovated with some additional modifications made. Recently, I was asked to identify which hole at Quail Ridge had the most notable changes. Having thought about it, I would probably say the second hole on the North course. Previously, this hole was a very short par 5 at little more than 490 yards from the tips. The hole was straight away with the green placed some 40 yards to the right of where it has been located today. The straight nature of the hole combined with very limited strategy or challenge around the green made it a very easy hole that contained little visual character. In addition, there were 24 | Q Magazine
no trees behind this green which resulted in the backdrop being the roof lines of the houses behind the green. In summary, this hole was deemed by many to be rather “blah” or dull. Some discussions began about trying to lengthen the hole by creating a back tee across the street and behind the green on No. 9. Other conversations involved filling in the lake long and right of the first landing area to move the angle of the hole out to the right more, thus creating length while adding some right to left movement to the hole. Others suggested elevating the area behind the existing green and planting trees to screen out houses behind to improve the visual character of the hole – although the home owners probably would not have liked that idea! quailridgecc.com
The end result was that we did not implement any of these ideas. Instead, we saw an opportunity with a small piece of land left of the existing green and tucked the new green behind the end of the lake by the back tee on No. 3. We were able to create a new green complex that gave the hole a risk-reward component, added some right-to-left movement without touching the lake right of the landing area and removed the houses behind the old green as the focal viewpoint. The new green location gives players a choice of how much risk they wish to take with the approach shot. Players that hit the ball far enough off the tee with the right position in the fairway “may” have an opportunity to hit the green in two with a direct shot over the lake. However, a large pine tree along the lake edge will determine if this angle of play is even feasible. Alternatively, the second shot on this hole is played straight away towards the location of the old green complex. The approach or third shot into the green may or may not be a carry over water depending on how far the second shot was played up the fairway. The green is nestled along the water’s
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edge with a bunker protecting the front of the green. The safe play is to the right of the bunker using the slope behind the green as a backdrop or containment. The majority of the green is behind the front bunker. The green funnels down from an upper elevation behind the bunker to the lower larger portion of the green along the water’s edge. Players wishing to get a shot at birdie must drop the approach shot in over top of the bunker to get a good look at the pin. Players that take the route with less risk, must contend with the bunker in front and the possibility of a longer putt that has a significant break from right to left. The lower green in a new location without homes behind, allowed us to elevate the backdrop and add select groupings of landscaping to provide much improved visual character. Kipp Schulties is the driving force of Kipp Schulties Golf Design, Inc. Schulties’s past experience as a competing player with nearly a scratch handicap has provided him with invaluable experience in design by having a thorough understanding of the necessary skills of shot making and playability. Schulties has vast experience in the design of championship caliber golf courses having worked with PGA Touring Professional Fred Couples and golf course architect Gene Bates for more-than seven years.
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There is a major reason Quail Ridge Country Club is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Her name is Sathena Cabler. For more than 40 years, Cabler – the club’s Horticulturist who has been dubbed “Mother Earth” for the lovingly way she talks to an individual tree, bush or plant bed – has been providing Quail Ridge’s residents with the finest landscaping services and personalized floral selections and plantings. Her office is the outdoors, and she enjoys every minute of her view, especially when Mother Earth works in tandem with Mother Nature. 26 | Q Magazine
“There’s nothing quite like an overall wonderful rain,” she said. And there’s nothing quite like the quality of Quail Ridge’s Landscape Design services. For more information, call Sathena at (561) 7375100, ext. 3353 and watch your thumb turn green.
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Dining for the Finest Want to dine at one of the best restaurants in Palm Beach County? Visit the Quail Ridge clubhouse on the evening of one of our enormously popular wine dinners. Held each season between October and April, the monthly dinners are one of the most successful events of the Quail Ridge Wine Club. The Wine Club was founded in 2005 with the goal of raising awareness of wine quality among members. There are no dues, rules or regulations---the only requirement is a desire to have fun while tasting wine with your friends and neighbors. “As a result of member support, the wine dinners have gone far beyond our expectations,” says Club Manager David Crandell. “We’ve been able to attract some of the world’s greatest winemakers to Quail Ridge on a regular basis, and the Club has turned into one of South Florida’s premier wine destinations.” The dinners feature a four-or five-course gourmet meal, prepared by Executive Chef Roger Hopkins and his team, paired with offerings from the participating wine estate. The winemaker or owner is usually on hand to discuss the interaction between the food and wine, and to give some insight into the history and background of the property. Attendance has grown steadily: from a typical turnout of 30-35 members in 2005-’06, the dinners now draw close to 100 guests and are generally sold out. This year’s wineries include Kuleto Estate, Duckhorn, Caymus, Schug, Lancaster and Roth, Chile’s Concha y Toro and Quail Ridge Country Club
the spectacular California portfolio of Adavino. In previous seasons, Quail has hosted California giants such as Silver Oak, Cakebread and Pahlmeyer; European properties have included notables such as Masi, Bertani, Chateau de Beaucastel and Guigal. Whenever possible, several older vintages are featured in the lineup, to give members an idea of how the wine will age over time. As enjoyable as they are for the members, the events represent a rewarding challenge for Quail’s culinary team---an opportunity for the kitchen to spread its wings and experiment, to go beyond the normal range of menu choices. “The wine dinners give our team the chance to ramp up our game to a different level,” says Hopkins. “We use our collective talents to create dishes from around the globe to match with outstanding wines. We do intensive research on both the wines and the cooking of the region, to make sure we strike the right chord between the wine and the flavors and spices native to each area. We also have a multinational crew, and it often happens that someone grew up in the country we’re featuring.” Hopkins says that he’s learned to stand back a bit and allow the kitchen staff to participate in creating the menu. “Dan Ramos, our Executive Sous Chef, has added a new dimension with his house-grown produce and farm-to-table philosophy. But everyone gets involved. The entire team has a chance to present ideas and explore their inner talents. I Q Magazine | 27
still approve all the courses and tweak everyone’s ideas, but things are much more interesting when we turn the kitchen into a think tank.” The results of this creative process were evident in the season opener on Oct. 30, which featured the wines of Napa’s Kuleto Estate. Located on Pritchard Hill, one of the area’s most prized vineyard sites, Kuleto turns out a series of stunning, small-batch gems. The evening began with a series of passed hors d’oeuvres, including Panko Crusted Crispy Fried Mozzarella and Tomato, and Island Seared Pork Skewers with Caramelized Spy-Pineapple, accompanied by dry, bracing Rosato. This was followed by a first course of pristine Tuna Crudo in Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette, garnished with micro greens, basil and flowers from Quail’s own garden, paired perfectly with the richness and acidity of the Kuleto Estate Chardonnay. The rest of the dishes were designed to accompany Kuleto’s series of powerful red wines, including their single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Roast Long Island Duck Breast was served in a balsamic and orange reduction, escorted by a saffron-chive risotto; an oven-roasted “Tall Grass” tenderloin medallion was flanked by seared foie gras and wild mushroom-potato gnocchi. To accompany the sweet Moscato, the kitchen offered fresh seasonal figs in a dark chocolate glaze, along with a white chocolate mascarpone mousse. “I’m fortunate to have spent time in Napa,” says Hopkins, “and I have many friends out there who are chefs, people I can conference with and use as resources to keep up with the latest trends.” As a courtesy to members attending the dinners, Crandell offers the wines for sale at a very low markup over cost, which allows guests to enjoy them at home at prices that would be unavailable in local retail stores. “We’ve been fortunate that the members have made these events a success,”says Crandell,“which in turn has allowed us to attract the best wineries out there. It’s an unbeatable combination.”
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Make an Event Out of Any Occasion. From an intimate gathering, to a lavish buffet, Quail Ridge can cater to your need.
One of the many advantages of living at Quail Ridge Country Club is access to world-class dining, like a round of golf, is just a short drive away. Executive Chef Roger Hopkins and his accomplished staff bring a wealth of options to the palate’s of Quail Ridge’s residents. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday, having a get-together with friends, or just looking for a night away from the kitchen, Hopkins will stimulate the taste buds with mouthsavoring dishes for a large party or an intimate gathering. “Our members treat the Club as an extension of their homes,” Hopkins says. “They want the same type of food they might make at home, but hopefully we can do it just a little better.” Call (561) 737-5100, ext. 3380 to request your catering or single-meal needs. Quail Ridge Country Club
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Jay Sigel, Ronnie Grove and Bob Murphy.
Grove & Kuntz Inducted Into Quail Ridge Country Club’s Sports Hall of Fame Star amateur golfers Ronnie Grove of Raleigh, N.C. and Bob Kuntz from Larchmont, N.Y. – who each won more than 40 golf tournaments – were inducted on Jan. 15 into the Quail Ridge Country Club’s Sports Hall of Fame. Grove and Kuntz joined a distinguished group of Quail Ridge Hall of Famers that includes Masters champions Sam Snead and Claude Harmon. Grove became the only player to claim the North Carolina Senior Amateur and the Carolinas Senior Amateur in the same year. He teamed with his son Hunter to win the National Father-Son 30 | Q Magazine
Championship five times, and he also won the Gasparilla Invitational in Tampa twice. “I was shocked because I’ve never been a person who played golf for any notoriety,” Grove said. “It was always a test or a contest within myself to try and do the best I could do. Evidently, they think I was good enough, but it was a surprise.” Kuntz qualified to play in two major championships – the 1953 U.S. Open and the 1954 Masters, where he was paired with Hall of Famer Gene Sarazen in the final round. “My dad’s fondest golf memory was being invited quailridgecc.com
John Kuntz with his father Bob Kuntz’s Hall of Fame plaque.
to play in the Masters,” said his son, John Kuntz, who presented his father, who died in 2006 at 84. “Being paired with the legendary Gene Sarazen was quite an honor for an amateur golfer in New York. His invitation to the Masters was the one golfing piece of memorabilia displayed in our home.” Kuntz’s golf successes started early when he won the Westchester-Long Island Pro-Am at 17, and he never stopped earning trophies. He was captain of the 1943 Yale team that won the national collegiate championship. He also won the Metropolitan Amateur Championship, the Metropolitan Junior and the Westchester Amateur, as well as eight club championships at Bonnie Briar Country Club and three more at Winged Foot Golf Club, where he and brother Bill played in the top amateur events for more than four decades. They join previous Quail Ridge Hall of Fame inductees: Moss Beecroft, Ralph Bogart, Bob Cochran, Bill Ely, Bob Hardy, Harmon, Dr. Bob Harris, Bruce Karr, Harreld Kirkpatrick, Dale Morey, John Owens, Ches Riddle, Snead and Norman Swenson. Quail Ridge Country Club
QRCC Sport Hall of Fame Rewind: Norm Swenson and Ches Riddle were the 2013 inductees into Quail Ridge’s Sports Hall of Fame. Riddle’s accomplishments include winning an amazing 68 amateur events, including the National-Father Son Golf Championship (with Jimmy) twice and the Kentucky FatherSon Golf Championship 13 times. Riddle also won the Kentucky Super Seniors Championship three times, the Kentucky Senior Championship twice and the Quail Ridge Husband-Wife Championship (with Mary Jo) twice. Swenson joined Riddle in the 2013 class mostly because of his accolades after he turned 60 and won more than a dozen top amateur events. Not local ones, but tournaments in all corners of the world. In 2007, in fact, he won respected tournaments on three continents—the European Senior Amateur, the New Zealand Senior Amateur and the Mexican Senior Amateur.
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Bethesda Day at Quail Ridge Celebrating Three Decades of Giving in 2014 The annual Bethesda Day at Quail Ridge, benefitting Bethesda Hospital, a fully accredited, community, not-for-profit hospital located two miles from Quail Ridge Country Club, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014 and all involved are looking forward to an amazing event in this milestone year. Activities will kickoff with a
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tennis tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15 scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The day of golf on Thursday, Feb. 20 will be followed by a dinner and dance reception in the clubhouse. More than $3.5 million has been raised as a result of Bethesda Day with proceeds benefiting the
Radiation Oncology Department at Bethesda’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Bethesda Heart Hospital. In recognition for the efforts of Quail Ridge’s members, Bethesda named the Heart Hospital’s third floor waiting room in honor of the event and Quail Ridge Country Club. Last year more than 300 participants attended the dinner dance, 54 foursomes participate in the golf, and more than 26 players participated in the first annual tennis tournament. All three events helped raise more than $300,000 for the hospital. Kathy and Warren Vodak will continue to serve as the chairmen of the event with Carl Bucks organizing the tennis tournament. Both the Vodaks and Mr. Bucks are supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated committee who work tirelessly to secure exciting prizes for the
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tournament and raffle. The committee members include Kathy Vodak, Warren Vodak, Nancy Conley, Jeff Davis, Marie-Josee St. Jacques; Carl Bucks, Carole Heard, Pat Starshak, Jan Perry, Bette Wolff, Jack Murray, Leo Crowley, Larry Dew, Catherine McLoud, Karen Rogers and Honorary Chairman: Cristina Langan. The Bethesda Day committee is also grateful to have Bill Langley, Charlie Bowie, Scott Fleming and David Crandell lending their support to this great event. Registration forms for Bethesda Day at Quail Ridge will be available in the pro shops, so mark you calendar for Feb. 20, 2014 for the golf tournament and the dinner/dance reception and Feb. 15, 2014 for the tennis portion of the event.
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y r t n Quail Ridge Cou Hank Aaron broke one of sports’ most treasured records, Richard Nixon resigned as U.S. President because of Watergate, a book about a menacing shark was written and the Miami Dolphins won their second consecutive Super Bowl. But something else happened in 1974 – Quail Ridge Country Club was born! This year, Quail Ridge’s 900-plus residents will celebrate their 40th anniversary in much the same way they have the previous 39 years – with good times, good friends, a party and lots of golf and fellowship. Officially, the 40-year anniversary will be celebrated Feb. 8 at Quail Ridge’s clubhouse,
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but the festivities will last throughout the other 364 days. No doubt toasts will be raised to original owner John Dodge, who had the vision to look at land filled with a forest of slash pine trees, a sand ridge and a flat meadow where cattle grazed. Among the inhabitants were snakes, deer, foxes, cows, skunks, alligators and quail – thus the name Quail Ridge. While Quail Ridge was originally built to be a tennis facility, Dodge hired noted golf architect Joe Lee to build the first of two championship courses. The first one, the South, opened for play in January, 1974.
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1976 – Dodge 1972 – Dartmouth alumnus John Dodge assembled a group of investors and purchased land south of Golf Road where Quail Ridge Country Club is situated.
1975 – Original clubhouse was opened in January. Also, in November Gardnar Mulloy was hired as Director of Tennis.
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bought land north of Woolbright Road and once again hired Lee to build the North Course, that opened Nov. 1, 1977. Earlier that year, the tennis pavilion, including eight courts, was opened. (Eight more courts would be built in the next decade.)
1977 – Fred Fleming was hired as Tennis Director. Also, the first cart barn and bag storage were built.
February 1983, Kate Schortz and Arlene Johnson with Fred Fleming were two of the lucky winners in the Club’s First Annual Member Guest.
May 1981, first Board of Directors of Quail Ridge Golf Club, Inc. Brice Draper, William Ely, Tad Harvey, Bill Gerstnecker, Clifford Ripley, Keith Covelle, “Buzz” Miller, Walter Sullivan, Clyde Williams, Woodrow Thomas, John Hamann, Richard Smith, Dr. Robert Puff and Charles Barlow
1983 – The Society of Seniors – an 1978 – The first clubhouse expansion was completed in January, more than doubling the size from 11,200 square feet to 25,200 square feet.
elite golf organization for amateur seniors who are serious about their golf -- was formed by Quail Ridge residents Dale Morey, John Owens and Ralph Bogart (and Ed Tutwiler).
1981 – Quail Ridge’s residents take over ownership from Dodge on July 1. The club’s first Board of Directors and Property Owners Association were formed.
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1984 – Charlie Bowie was hired as the head golf professional, a major move for a club that included so many residents with singledigit handicaps. Also, the Bethesda Day of Golf Committee was formed.
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2001 – Locker rooms were demolished and rebuilt, a new men’s lounge and card room were built, the ladies’ lounge was expanded and the main dining room was redecorated.
1998 – The
1986 – Tennis
Garden Club held its first meeting Nov. 11. Quail Ridge became the headquarters for the Society of Seniors.
chairman George Sparling led the effort to enclose the open second floor of the Tennis Pavilion.
2000 – Another major clubhouse renovation was performed, enlarging the golf shop, adding the “Quail’s Nest” as a “19th hole.” Scott Fleming, Fred’s son, was hired as the new Tennis Director.
A major clubhouse renovation was done. Mens Stroke Play Champions: Howard Messeroll 1977; Bob Kuntz - 1979; Dick Stackhouse - 1984, 1994; Jeff Davis - 1997, 1998; Herb Reuhl - 1999; Harreld Kirkpatrick - 1985 April 2000, John Owens, Bob Kuntz, Dale Morey and Bob Cochran.
December 1990, building Woolbright Road overpass.
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2008 – New Quail Ridge Sports Hall Administration current Fitness of Fame was established. Building was Center was built. Quail Ridge was constructed. designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. 2007 – Dale Morey and Ralph Bogart became the first inductees in the Quail Ridge 2005 – The Sports Hall of Fame. South Course was 2004 – The club’s
North Course was renovated by Kipp Schulties.
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