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July/Aug. 2013 77th Edition

The Players Amateur July 11-14, 2013

Inside This Issue:




Dear Members,


Community Corner

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The staff has been busy planning our spectacular 5th Annual Signature Fourth of July Celebration, with pool parties, outdoor activities, fantastic culinary creations led by Chef John Soulia, all culminating in a magnificent fireworks display. Please review all activities on the Club website, www.berkeleyhallclub. com, or call the Concierge at 843.815.8494 for complete details and to make reservations. Berkeley Hall Club is the place to be for this week long celebration!

Member Activities

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The Player’s Amateur will be held at Berkeley Hall for the second year from July 11-14, and will be conducted by The Heritage Classic Foundation and founders Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight. This will be an opportunity for our members to meet some of the outstanding golfers from all over the world. Special congratulations to Berkeley Hall Member, Mike Balzer, for qualifying for this year’s event. Funds raised from this event are distributed to those in need throughout Southern Beaufort County. Many thanks to those Members who have volunteered their homes and time to make this event special. We hope to see you there!

Players Amateur Golf Corner

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Learning Center

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Golf Maintenance

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Spa & Fitness

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River Park


RBC Heritage Photos

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Phone List & Hours of Operation

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We are inviting all youngsters between the ages of 6-10 to attend our Summer Kids Camp. Those dates are July 15-18, July 29-August 1, and August 5-8. Activities include games, crafts, outdoor sports, and lots of swimming. If you are interested in having your children or grandchildren attend, please call 843.815.8493 to register. Test your knowledge on July 16 at Dinner & Trivia Night, or get up and shout at Dinner & BINGO on August 1. Please call the Concierge for reservations at 843.815.8494 or email Your summer plans might also include traveling to Palmetto Bluff for the Summer Concert Series, taking advantage of golfing at other courses via the Summer Reciprocal Program, or enjoying a day at the beach through the Westin Resort Beach Club Membership. Our Concierge staff and golf staff, respectively, will be happy to assist you with these programs. There’s something for everyone here at Berkeley Hall. Become a budding artist at the Summer Art Classes on July 23 & August 13. Invite your friends to visit on the Stay and Play Golf Group Package, enjoying 2-nights in 2 or more golf cottages with 8 or more guests and receive 2 complimentary rounds of golf each day. Try out a the new Tabata classes every Wednesday at 2pm at the Spa & Fitness Center. Breathe in the natural habitat aboard a Sunset Cruise. It’s all waiting for you here at Berkeley Hall Club. This edition of The Berkeley Hall Experience also showcases the generous and charitable spirit that our Members possess. So many of you touch and benefit the local community through your time, donations and fundraising events. Well done! On a somber note, we must take a moment to remember our friend and neighbor, Chuck Winterroth. Mr. Winterroth was a trusted, respected, and invaluable member of the Finance Committee and Board. We very much appreciate his lasting impression among our community, and will miss him greatly. Have a safe and wonderful summer and we hope to see you here in July and August enjoying Berkeley Hall. Make a memory sharing Berkeley Hall Club with your friends and family! Kindest Regards,

Cottage Rental Rates SUMMER & WINTER 1 Bedroom $135 1 BR & Living Room $235/$210* 2 Bedroom $295/$265* 3 Bedroom $380/$340* 4 Bedroom $465/$420* Monthly – 4 BR $4,050* SPRING & FALL 1 Bedroom $195 1 BR & Living Room $285/$240* 2 Bedroom $345/$315* 3 Bedroom $455/$415* 4 Bedroom $565/$520* Monthly - 4 BR $5850* *Rates Exclude Daily Housekeeping Service (minimum two-night stay required) Rentals (excluding monthly rentals) include arrival food and beverage amenity package, but do not include a daily restock of the food and beverage amenity package. Rates do not include Sales and Accommodations Taxes of 10%. Weekly Rate, stay seven nights and the 7th night is complimentary for 4-bedroom cottage rentals only. All Golf Cottage Guests will enjoy Golf at the Accompanied Rate, restrictions may apply. 2-Night Minimum Stay Required Please contact Cottage Services 843.815.8422 for reservations and additional information. SUMMER & WINTER ~ May thru Sept. & Dec. thru Feb. SPRING & FALL ~ March, April Oct. & Nov.

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Please call Cottage Services at 843-815-8422 for more information or to make reservations.


Community corner

Reach For The Wall

Congratulations to Madison Wall who has decided to attend the University of West Virginia (UWV), and swim for the Mountaineers this fall. Madison has been a member of the Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team (GCAT) while swimming for Madison was joined at the signing by her parents Dondi and Theresa Wall the Bluffton Bobcats and setting many school records. She was Captain of the Bobcats for the past 2-years, and was named MVP of her team on 3 occasions and selected 4 times to the South Carolina All-State Swim team. In addition to her swimming accomplishments, she happens to be a Member of the National Honor Society and graduated this year with honors. Madison plans to major in Biology with an emphasis in genetics. We wish her continued success at the UWV and with the Mountaineer Swim Team. >> Click here to view a YouTube video that she and her teammates produced during a particularly enjoyable road trip.

50 Years of Service and Sisterhood for the Women's Association of Hilton Head Island

The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island dates back to 1961 when it was known as the Hilton Head Garden Club. The group’s initial membership was 23 strong and although the name was changed several years later, the mission remains the same - to promote the natural and cultural beauty of the island, encourage projects that Char Long (L) is passing the gavel to the incoming President Judith Tyler at their luncheon meeting held in May. benefit the community and facilitate communication among area women. Fifty-three years later, the association has over 500 Members and is stronger than ever. On May 4th, the gavel passed to Judith Tyler who becomes their new President. The Women’s Association has given more than 100 monetary awards for public service to local youths from both public and private schools. It also supports the Children’s Center at Christmas and has made donations to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Shelter Cove Park and the Hilton Head Island branch of the Beaufort County Library. To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Women’s Association donated $15,000 over three years to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Within the larger framework of the organization, there are about 30 special-interest groups that focus on shared hobbies, such as calligraphy, books, tap dancing, cooking, travel, history, and interior design.

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Maren Rogers Appears on WHHI-TV -Talk of the Town Maren Rogers, Director of Catering and Special Events recently appeared on the WHHI-TV program Talk of the Town with host Kevin Libby. Maren was called upon to describe to their viewing audience the Berkeley Hall Experience and all of the special events, private parties, and weddings that she and her staff plan for and coordinate throughout the year for Members and their guests.

Beach Club Membership at the Westin Resort Hotel Once again, Berkeley Hall will be offering our Members the opportunity to purchase a 2013 Beach Club Membership at the newly renovated and refurbished HHI Westin Resort and Spa. The Westin Hotel is located in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island. Membership will be valid from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 and will entitle you to the following services: • Parking privileges at both their indoor or underground facilities • The use of beach towels • 10% discount at the Tiki Hut located on the poolside deck The cost for this Beach Club Membership is $300. Daily passes are also available for $25 per vehicle. For more information, please contact the Concierge at 843.815.8494 or email


Gene & Lori Balzer Bismark, ND

Nas & Katherine Haddad Fishers, IN

William & Patricia Gonska Robert & Laura Lemenze Mahwall, NJ

Beach Haven, NJ



Community corner


Wounded Heroes Golf Classic Thanking our Military Heroes for Their Service to Our Country

The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes (LFWMH) works closely with the PGA’s “Birdies for the Brave“ to raise funds for those profoundly wounded servicemen and women returning home from the war zones. “Birdies for the Brave” is a national military outreach organization that was founded by Phil Mickelson and his wife Lisa, and now strongly supported by the PGA TOUR. Their goal is to provide the assistance necessary for wounded veterans to make a smooth transition back into their communities. On May 20th, the LFWMH held its 3rd Annual Wounded Heroes Golf Classic at Hampton Hall. A field of 144 golfers, including 48 members from Berkeley Hall, played in this 4-person scramble. Congratulations to Berkeley Hall Members Patrick Deasy, John Timson, Matt Booker, Assistant Golf Professional, and Don Ryder for their participation, and for winning the tournament with a score of Patrick Deasy, John Timson, Matt Booker, Don Ryder ~ Major General (Ret.), with Ed Giannelli (LFWMH Board Member at Large) 15-under par. At the awards dinner that evening, it was announced that Berkeley Hall Members had donated a total of $12,270. The total proceeds were used to present two military families with keys to new homes along with additional cash donations that were distributed to other veteran organizations affiliated with “Birdies for the Brave” including the Military Warrior Support Foundation, Operation Homefront and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. All of the donations will directly benefit wounded military heroes in the Lowcountry. Ed Giannelli, Board Member at Large for the LFWMH, stated that their organization was formed so that for the entire community can show their appreciation to the wounded combat veterans and the sacrifices they have made to allow us to live in the style that we currently enjoy. On June 13th they presented “Birdies for the Brave” a check for $80,000, which brings their total donations over the past three years to $190,000. The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes would like to say "THANK YOU BERKELEY HALL CLUB MEMBERS” for your continued support and generosity to this great organization. If you would like more information on participating in next year’s event or wish to contribute, please contact Ed Giannelli at (843) 706-3402. All donations are fully deductible.

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Berkeley Hall Charity Fund The Berkeley Hall Charity Fund has awarded $53,367 to twelve local charities. Through a rigorous Grant Application and Evaluation process, the 2013 grant awards addressed the critical areas of education, children, elderly and infirmed. Backpack Buddies of Bluffton Bluffton Self Help Boys and Girls Club Bluffton Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) Heroes on Horseback Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity Literacy of the Lowcountry Memory Matters Neighborhood Outreach Center The Children's Center Volunteers in Medicine Bluffton

Charitable Giving Is Part Of The Fabric of Berkeley Hall Contributed by Bill Reddersen, Berkeley Hall Member The following article was written by Bill Reddersen to highlight our members’ dedication to, and involvement in, a myriad of philanthropic activities that benefit the local community and its citizens. This is a less visible aspect of Berkeley Hall Club, but one of which we are all justifiably proud. Thank you for such an uplifting and insightful article. At Berkeley Hall, our golf courses, practice facility, fitness center, and clubhouse are world class. These facilities are the framework of our community. But, the families and individuals who make up our membership are the true spirit of Berkeley Hall. Their involvement in charitable efforts both personally and through donations is extensive. People who visit our community talk about our golf courses, but, those who live here talk about our friendly and generous community. We kid about living in a “bubble”, but we certainly do not live that way.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Most communities in America search for the experience and leadership of seasoned executives to help support critical social services. Berkeley Hall Members can be found working and contributing to a wide array of community service groups which include the following: Bluffton Boys and Girls Club, Bluffton Self Help, Volunteers in Medicine, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, Heroes on Horseback, Backpack Buddies, local churches, schools, and many more. Our members can often be found at Red Cedar Elementary School supporting “Whatever it Takes” to provide extra help to students. They also provide support to the school’s Press Club and Literary Magazine. Sometimes, you will find them just sharing stories in the kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. Local charities always need a helping hand, not just money. You will find members wearing the signature “Red Apron” at Bluffton Self Help distributing food and clothing, as well as assembling Bundles of Joy for new mothers. Our members also assemble backpacks for the Backpack Buddies program which provides food for children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends. While two wars were going on in the Middle East, numerous large shipments were leaving from one member’s garage. This became the staging area for providing golf balls and golf equipment for our troops. The troops even built a driving range in Afghanistan and named it the Berkeley Hall Driving Range. Members also sent school supplies to assist the military in setting up numerous schools for girls in Afghanistan as well as personal care packages for the women and children. You will find our members very active not only in supporting many of their own special interests such as churches, of course, but also in supporting the Hilton Head Symphony, Choral Society, International Piano Competition, Jasper Animal Rescue, Women in Philanthropy, Women’s Association of Hilton Head, and our local university soccer and golf teams. Not all of our effort goes outside the gates. The families of Berkeley Hall are always lending a helping hand to neighbors who have undergone surgery, or who have experienced loss or trauma. The Berkeley Hall phone/email relay system is well advanced in organizing meals, drivers, or whatever else is needed. All in all, we seem to stay busy between our golf, fitness activities, and member events.

CHARITABLE SUPPORT Holidays are a challenging time for many people in need throughout our community. However, no holiday passes without significant contributions from our members. Ladies’ groups prepare Thanksgiving boxes, Easter baskets, and organize food drives when the shelves are bare at Bluffton Self Help. During August, school supplies are gathered to assist local schools. At Christmas, CAPA displays an Angel Tree in the clubhouse where names are selected by a wide cross section of our members. A number of years ago, one retired naval officer hosted the first Marine Corps Toys for Tots gathering. This has now grown to a community-wide event where the club sponsors three open houses. Members bring toys, socialize, and meet the Marines who manage the drive each year. In 2012, three large truckloads of toys left our community. Not bad for a few hundred homes! Many individual members host charity events to support projects of their interests. A few years ago, one of our staff experienced a severe family challenge; and one golf group, the 2 Club, stepped up with a charity golf event. Our ex-military members often take large groups of members to other courses to participate in events focused on wounded warriors, such as Operation Home Front and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. When members can’t play, they often contribute. The area we live in is blessed by a wide range of America’s finest. Recently, many of our members paired with a nearby club to “Play for Pink”. They played golf, bridge, Mah-Jongg, and they also hiked to raise money for breast cancer. Who knows, maybe they were just playing, period, but it went for a great cause. None of the above captures what lies below the surface. Charitable giving is just part of the fabric of this community, and private efforts far outreach visible contributions.

BERKELEY HALL CHARITY CUP & CHARITABLE FUND In 2008, one husband and wife team set out to establish a communitywide identity in charitable giving. A seed was planted and The Berkeley Hall Charity Cup, held every other year, has raised more than $400,000 for sixteen local charities. Participation includes members, local businesses, and corporate sponsors in and around the Bluffton/Hilton Head area and as far away as Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Berkeley Hall Charity Cup consists of a golf tournament, silent and live auctions with donations from local artists, businesses, and the club as well. You must experience a live auction where “happy members” are outbidding each other for private dinners to see our GM as a waiter wearing a kilt, or one of our members donates a western dinner with freshly baked bread to take home. Suffice it to say, the final bids would make an evening out in Paris look cheap. This event has now been complemented by a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, a community cookbook, and a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner event. Planning is currently underway for an even bigger Berkeley Hall Charity Cup in 2014. Soon, we intend to establish our own 501 (c) (3) “Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation” so that contributions will go directly from us to those in need. At Berkeley Hall, the golf is truly world-class, but the commitment of our Members to the greater good of the community is unmatched.



Member Activities

4th Week of July Celebration

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Berkeley Hall is planning another spectacular 4th of July Family Celebration. Please call the Concierge at 843.815.8494 for complete details and to make reservations for the various activities. In addition to the grand fireworks display, there will be cookouts, pool parties, outdoor activities and many other complimentary events that will entertain the entire family.

Tuesday, July 16th 5:30pm Asian Dinner Buffet $17.95++ 7-8:30pm Trivia; $5.00/pp Hosted by Maren Rogers & a Professional DJ A fun filled evening with friends! Our competitive trivia night returns for a summer session. Teams of 8 people per table will play four rounds with bonus halftime questions plus a bonus final question. Questions will cover a wide variety of topics including Art, Music, Geography, Government Affairs and Sports. Team Captains will submit their answer sheets to the scorer table. Scores will be announced after each round with an overall champion announced at the end of the evening.

ASIAN MENU Roasted Chicken & Vegetable Pho Soup Station Rice Noodles, Fresh Mint, Basil, Bean Sprouts, Crunchy Vegetables and Sriacha Chile Sauce (all on the side) Crispy Shrimp Pot Stickers, Honey Lime Hoisen Dipping Sauce, Mini Vietnamese Shaved Pork Sandwiches with Pickled Red Onions, Shaved Cucumbers, Cilantro, Black Pepper Aioli and Soy Glaze on Toasted Baguettes Steamed Sesame Broccoli Traditional Fried Rice or Jasmine White Rice Lemon Sorbet and Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Reservations are required and smaller tables will be paired with other Members to form tables of 8 persons. Separate reservations required for Dinner and Trivia Night. Please call the Concierge at 843.815.8494 or email Member Charge Bar will be available.



Book Club

Monday, July 1 @ 3pm, Ladies Locker Room

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is seemingly, an English idyll with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with the poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems, and the empty seat left by Barry on the Town’s Council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. *The Ladies Book Club takes a summer recess in August and resumes their meetings in September.

Monday, Sept. 9 at 3pm, Ladies Locker Room

Katherine by Anya Seton This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II—who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king’s son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine. Their well-documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. This epic novel of conflict, cruelty, and untamable love has become a classic since its first publication in 1954. For further information concerning the Ladies Book Club, please contact Wendy Hansen at


Member Activities Berkeley Gardents

Summer Art Classes

Tuesday, July 23; Tuesday, August 13 Lunch at 12pm; Art Classes 12:45-2:45pm Luncheon at menu pricing; $55/class payable to Margi Hershey Margi Hershey will be offering art classes throughout the summer. She is a member of the Tybee Artists Association and operates a studio in Savannah, Georgia, where she specializes in murals and abstract scenes. Each participant will paint their own canvas and bring it home for display in their home or as a special gift to a friend or relative. You will be using water mixable oil colors on canvas. These new oils are easy to use and brushes can be cleaned with only soap and water. All painting materials will be supplied and classes must be limited to 6 artists. Please call Concierge 843.815.8494 for reservations.


Thursday, August 1 Dinner at 6pm followed by Bingo at 7:30pm $20.95++/pp Let the Games Begin ~ Complete with Professional DJ! Two cards per person will be replaced with new cards after each round. Members will play a total of 6 rounds with a final full card coverage round for prizes and club credit! Please call the concierge for reservations at 843-815-8494 or email Separate reservations required for dinner and bingo. Member charge bar available. MENU Mediterranean Market Basket Soup Italian Wedding Soup with Mini Meatballs, Pasta and Asiago Cheese Build Your Own Salad With Mixed greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Grilled Red Onions, Goat Cheese Crumbles, Artichoke Hearts, Country Olives, Sweet Red Wine Vinaigrette, Peppercorn Cream Dressing and Warm Toppings of Grilled Greek Chicken Breast or Lemon & Herb Shrimp Entrée Three Cheese Lasagna with Baskets of Garlic Bread Dessert Tiramisu with Cappuccino Caramel Sauce

Lowcountry Kid’s Camp

July 15-18; July 29-August 1; August 5-8 Monday-Thursday 9:30am-3pm Daily Rate $50/child; Weekly: $200/child (4 day camp) We’re inviting all of the kid’s to join us for an action-packed summer Kid’s Camp. Every day will consist of numerous activities that include swimming, lawn games, making summer crafts, riding the monster slides, trips to the River Park, tennis, golf and basketball with UVA all-star Coach Tara. Please sign-up early. Each camp will be comprised of between 4-14 children. Lunch and snacks are provided each day. Please register your children with Maren Rogers at (843) 815-8493 or email

Ladies Canasta



Every Other Monday from 1-3pm; Ladies Locker Room Ladies Canasta is scheduled for every other Monday from 1pm in the Ladies Locker Room beginning Monday, July 8. There is no need to sign-up ~ just plan on attending. If you have Canasta cards, please bring them. Lessons will be given to anyone not familiar with the game. Please contact JoAnn Slezak at 843.757.0918 or email jobird154@

Ladies Bridge

Every Wednesday at 1pm; Ladies Locker Room The Ladies Bridge Group meets every Wednesday at 1pm in the Ladies Locker Room. All Members and their guests are welcome to attend. The group plays four hand rubber bridge and cards and tallies are provided. For more information please call Jo Stevenson at 843.815.2115 or email Lunch is optional.

Ladies Mah-Jongg

Every Wednesday at 7pm; Ladies Locker Room The Ladies Mah-Jongg Group meets in the Ladies Locker Room every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Players of all skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. If you would like to learn to play the game or would like more information, please contact JoAnn Slezak at 843.757.0918, or email for more information.



Member Activities

Berkeley Hall Golf Cottages

Stay & Replay

Members attend Palmetto Bluff's Summer Concert Series The first Summer Concert Series at Palmetto Bluff was held June 11, and forty (40) concertgoers from Berkeley Hall attended the event. Performing that night was the energetic foot-stomping frontman John Cranford who has become a defining term for Cranford & Sons, the four-piece band out of Hilton Head Island. They performed a melting pot of Southern rock, Americana, and traditional Irish music all encompassed into one big noise. It’s a brand of music that’s hard to define but even harder to ignore. With an eclectic mix of band members, Cranford & Sons has the unique ability to draw from each of their backgrounds and echo the music of the past from the raw and raspy vocals that are reminiscent of early 1900’s blues, to the Celtic influence of the fiddle, to the southern rock drive of the drums and bass. All of the proceeds raised from this series of concerts are being donated to local charities. The next concert will be on July 23 and features the Earl Williams Band.

Coming Attractions at the Performing Arts Center The Arts Center of Coastal Carolinas presents two of the most iconic names in the history of popular music: The Bee Gees Tribute Band and Masters of Motown.

Bee Gees Tribute Band, August 7-9

Stayin’ Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performances and the tender subtleties of the human voice. Hear blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “How Deep is Your Love” and “Stayin’ Alive” among other great hits.

Masters of Motown, August 29-30

The most iconic names in popular music were discovered in the early 60s in the Motor City of Detroit. Masters of Motown is a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups backed by live bands.

Tickets are available at their box office or by calling 843.842.2787.


Golf Group Package Stay a minimum of 2-nights in at least 2 or more 4-bedroom golf cottages with 8 or more guests and receive 2 complimentary rounds of golf each day AND a replay on the course each day for cart fees only! The package includes: • $480/night accommodations in two or more 4-bedroom golf cottages (October and November) • $395/night accommodations in a 4-bedroom golf cottage (July-September) • Two Complimentary Rounds of golf each day on either the North or South golf courses. • Complimentary food and beverage amenity package provided in the cottage daily • Replay for cart fees and taxes only each day • Daily housekeeping services • 25% discount on all merchandise purchased in the Golf Shop.

Reservations are based on cottage availability. Taxes and gratuities are additional. Replays are subject to tee time availability. The Group Package requires a 2-night minimum stay in 2 or more 4-bedroom golf cottages and cannot be combined with other special offers. To book your reservations call 843.815.8422 between 8:30am-5pm.

Tournament Dates

July 11-14, 2013

The Players Amateur By Steve Wilmot, RBC Heritage Tournament Director

Daniel Nisbet

2012 Players Am Champion

The Heritage Classic Foundation is looking forward to conducting the 14th Annual Players Amateur for the second year at Berkeley Hall Club. We hope you will choose to support the event by playing in the Players Amateur Contestant - Amateur Tournament, volunteering your time, or opening your home. The Contestant - Amateur Tournament, held Wednesday, July 10th, is a day filled with friends, food, spirits and great golf. It is open to both men and women and it is a chance to meet some outstanding young men from all over the world. It is the major fundraiser for the Players Amateur. Funds raised from the Contestant-Amateur will be distributed to nonprofits in South Beaufort County. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c)(3), not-for-profit organization. It serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing and The Players Amateur. Since the Foundation began, it has donated more than $23 million to universities, charities and medical institutions across South Carolina and Georgia. The Players Amateur is recognized as one of the premier amateur events in the country. Many of its past participants have become successful on the professional level. Ben Curtis, Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas and Camilo Villegas are all past champions who have also won PGA TOUR titles. Players Amateur alumni have won more than $20 million on the PGA TOUR in the 2013 season.We would like to thank you once again for opening Berkeley Hall to the Players Amateur. It is a wonderful event to showcase your beautiful community, your excellent staff and your unparalleled golf amenities. We would also like to thank those of you who have already volunteered your homes and your time to the event. We couldn’t do it without you! Please choose be a part of the 2013 Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall.

Steve Wilmot Tournament Director RBC Heritage

Join the “2” Club

in Support of the Players Amateur One great way of supporting the Players Amateur is to join the “2-Club.” Members purchase a “2-Club” shirt and hat that is on display in the Golf Shop for $60, and pledge $2 for every 2 scored by the players during the tournament. (Approximate number of 2’s based on last year is $175.) All of the proceeds will be donated to Bluffton Self Help and Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Ask our Professional Staff for details.


July 11-14 Berkeley Hall Club Bluffton, SC Celebrating 14 years

Daniel Nesbit

2012 Players Amateur Champion

For the past 14 years, the Players Amateur has been the training ground for young amateurs looking to start a career on the PGA Tour. This year, eighty (80) of the world’s top-ranked amateur golfers will be arriving from all over the world for a chance to be named the 2013 Players Amateur Champion and earn an exemption into the 2014 RBC Heritage presented by Boeing. Alabama senior Bobby Wyatt, who finished 2nd last year, tops the list of competitors in 2013. A week after helping Alabama win the NCAA Men’s Championship this year, he helped the United States defeat Europe in the Palmer Cup at the Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del. The tournament will be played July 11 -14. The public is welcome and admission is free.

The Players Amateur Grooming PGA Tour Pros Since 2000 BEN CURTIS

2000 PLAYERS AMATEUR CHAMPION 2003 British Open 2006 Booz Allen Classic 2006 84 Lumber Classic 2012 Valero Texas Open


2007 PLAYERS AMATEUR CHAMPION 2012 Wells Fargo Championship

LUCAS GLOVER 2005 FUNAI Classic 2009 U.S. Open Championship 2011 Wells Fargo Championship

BILLY HORSCHAL 2013 Zurich Classic

BILL HAAS 2010 Bob Hope Classic 2010 Viking Classic 2011 TOUR Championship 2011 FedEx Cup Champion 2012 Northern Trust Open


2009 & 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National 2010 BMW Championship 2011 The Barclays 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

MATT KUCHAR MARC LEISHMAN 2012 Travelers Championship

2002 Honda Classic 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship 2010 The Barclays 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship 2013 WGC - Accenture Match Play

KYLE STANLEY 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

MICHAEL THOMPSON 2013 Honda Classic

D.J. TRAHAN 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

CAMILO VILLEGAS 2003 PLAYERS AMATEUR CHAMPION 2008 BMW Championship 2008 The TOUR Championship 2010 Honda Classic

NICK WATNEY 2007 Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2009 Buick Invitational 2011 WGC - Cadillac Championship 2011 AT&T National 2012 The Barclays

JOHNSON WAGNER 2008 Shell Houston Open 2012 Sony Open


The Golf Corner

Hole #16 ~ North Course

Matt Presnell, Director of Golf

NEWS & NOTES 2013 Player’s Amateur Member Qualifier Congratulations to Berkeley Hall Member Mike Balzer for qualifying for the 2013 Player’s Am. Mike is our two-time reigning Club Champion and competed in our Member Mike Balzer Qualification for the 2013 Player’s Am on Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26 hosted on our North Course. He posted scores of 74-71-145 to better his fellow Member competitors. This will be Mike’s second Player’s Am. Join us in congratulating him on his accomplishment and follow him during the 2013 Players Amateur.

Summer Reciprocal Program The summer reciprocal program will begin, in general, Monday, May 27th. Some of the area clubs participating are Bear Creek, Belfair, Brays Island, Callawassie, Chechessee Creek, Colleton River, Dolphin Head, the Ford Plantation, Haig Point, Hampton Hall, Long Cove, Moss Creek, May River GC, Oldfield, Old Tabby Links, Secession GC, Sea Pines Country Club and Wexford. Each individual Club’s availability is different as far as end dates of the program, cost and acceptable method of payment. Details for each individual Club are available by contacting a member of the Berkeley Hall Professional Staff or by calling the Golf Shop at 843.815-8444.

Chechessee Creek

As a Berkeley Hall Member, you may typically play these courses for a $50+ tax reciprocal fee. Arrangements must be made for you by a member of the Professional Staff no sooner than 7 days in advance and are subject to availability at each club. Guests are welcome to join you and will pay the “accompanied” guest rate plus cart fee at each facility. In the case of Colleton River Plantation, Chechessee Creek, May River GC& Secession GC, additional fees are required. We have partnered with select resort and private clubs in the immediate area to assist during the North Course Renovation Project scheduled for the summer. Special arrangements have been made to help with tee time availability and rates. Also, we are working on details for 1-Day Excursions and Overnight trips to assist with options for Member play during this unique time period. Please contact me directly by calling (843) 815-8440 or via e-mail at if you have anything I can assist you with.


Fall Tournament Schedule North~South Challenge Men’s Invitational Women’s Invitational Senior Club Championship Men’s One Day Member/Guest Club Challenge The “HAIG” (Two-Day Member~Member)

Oct. 5 Oct. 16-19 Oct. 23-25 Nov. 1-2 Nov. 8 Dec. 5-7 Dec. 21

Complimentary Member Swing Clinics Every Tuesday & Friday; 10-11am Listed below is the schedule of Complimentary Swing Clinics for Members. These classes are taught by our Professional Golf Staff at the Learning Center. JULY Friday, July 2 Tuesday, July 6 Friday, July 9 Tuesday, July 13 Friday, July 16 Tuesday, July 20 Friday, July 23 Tuesday, July 27 Friday, July 30

TOPIC Putting Irons Fairways Woods & Hybrids Chipping How to Practice Sand Play & Lob Shots Scoring Trouble Shots Around the Greens

AUGUST Tuesday, August 3 Friday, August 6 Tuesday, August 10 Friday, August 13 Tuesday, August 17 Friday, August 20 Tuesday, August 24 Friday, August 27 Tuesday, August 31

TOPIC Driver Course Management Pitching Irons Shot Shaping Wedges Fundamentals Sand & Lob Shots Putting

From The Berkeley Hall

Handicap Committee Hole #17 ~ South Course

The Handicap Committee has been working hard to determine the status of handicap management at Berkeley Hall and identify actions needed to insure member handicaps are as complete as possible. One important change has already been made. The professional staff now posts all tournament scores, leading to better consistency and accuracy in recording these scores. In March and April, we compared approximately 90 days of player tee times from Foretees to scores posted in the GHIN system. We found 3,371 rounds were played of which 730 or about 24% were not posted. There were 283 members who missed posting scores. Most missed only one or two scores, but over forty members missed posting five or more scores with five missing ten or more scores. In some cases, it may be that members didn’t actually play on days they had a reserved tee time because their plans changed, or they had to quit because of weather. They may have posted scores for the wrong date creating a mismatch with Foretees, or they may have just forgotten to post scores at the end of their round(s). At Berkeley Hall, we have many members who have multiple handicap records, one here and another at a different club. Some missing scores may result from some of these members posting their rounds at their other club. This can be prevented by bringing these handicap records together so all rounds played at any course show up and are accessible for peer review in both places. Members in need of a Handicap Merge are requested to contact a member of the Berkeley Hall professional staff for assistance. Another issue affecting score posting is a belief by some that high scores don’t need to be posted because they won’t affect handicap index calculation. This is untrue. Every score posted causes the oldest score to be pushed out of the last twenty scores, changing the mix of scores used in handicap calculation. It may push out a low score, causing the handicap index to go up, or it may push out a high score, causing the handicap index to go down. The moral of the story is to post a properly adjusted score for every acceptable round played. The Handicap Committee will continue to monitor score posting as a regular activity. Starting with rounds played on and after May 1, letters will be sent to members when scores are not posted, reminding them to be more careful about score posting. Our goal is to have scores posted for all rounds played at Berkeley Hall, creating a fair competitive environment that encourages members to participate in club events. To help fulfill that goal, please remember to post all scores at the end of each round using the USGA Score Posting Guidelines. When plans change, or if for some reason a round terminates after 6 or fewer holes, or when a round is otherwise not acceptable for posting, notify a member of the Berkeley Hall Professional Staff for assistance in making the adjustment in ForeTees. A member of the Berkeley Hall Professional Staff will post all properly adjusted tournament scores for all Club Events to include Men’s Day, Ladies Day, Twilight & Mixed Golf and any events that appear on our tournament schedule.

2013 Golf Updates The Golf and Greens Committee has been working on improving the markings to the North Course and enhancing the overall golf experience at Berkeley Hall. Some of the noticeable changes: • The lateral hazard on #5 of the North Course has been relocated closer to the fairway in order to provide a more equitable drop when applicable. • New “Drop Area” signs for holes #4 and #17 have been provided to better define the option. Players may proceed to the nearest Drop Area, not nearer the hole, as an option for Rule 26-1. Please note that a new Drop Area has been added on #17 short and right of the fairway bunker. • The lateral hazard stakes on holes #4 and #17 are being positioned as near as possible to the cart path adjacent to the hazard. A new local rule has been added too and will read as follows; on holes #4 & #17 of the North Course, the margin of the lateral hazard will be defined by the edge of the cart path nearest the hazard. • We have developed two new composite tees for men and one composite tee for women for both courses, which we will implement shortly. The men’s composite tees will be a combination of Blue and White tees playing to a distance of North, 6,512 yards (72.3/136) and South, 6,466 yards (71.6/133), and White and Green tees playing to a distance of North 6,135 yards (70.0/132) and South, 5,994 yards (69.5/127). The women’s composite tees will be a combination of Green tees on par 5’s and 3’s and Burgundy tees on par 4’s and will play to a distance of North, 5,342 yards (71.8/125) and South, 5,381 yards (70.8/119). • A fresh format for the Club’s scorecard is being pursued and will incorporate the new ratings and tees for your convenience. The ratings for each will be added to the GHIN system to ease in the posting process. We hope this will enhance the diversity of our golf courses and provide for more enjoyment. More to come on this once we get the computer system and scorecards updated. • The Handicap Committee has implemented activities to assure that rounds played are being posted. In addition, the Berkeley Hall Professional Staff is now posting all scores for Men’s Day, Ladies Day, Twilight Golf & Mixed Golf as well as any Club Tournament. This will ensure timely and accurate posting for all Club Events going forward. • Both courses are being scheduled to be re-rated as it pertains to each Slope and Course Rating. Our Governing Golf Associations provide this service and are being contacted for assignment. • Plans are also being formulated to re-rate the Hole by Hole Handicap Allocation for each Course as it pertains to Men and Women. • The Committee will continue to work on changes to existing tournaments and the development of new tournaments to enhance the golfing experience in these events, increase the level of participation and provide for a cost effective experience.

We look forward to your comments on the activities so far and look forward to your participation in our events going forward.

If you have any questions, please email


Lori Delaney & Zoe Bassos

2013 Spring Member-Member Overall Women's Championship

Dee Skinner & Linda Arns 2013 Spring Member-Member Berkeley Hall Flight Winners

Mike Balzer & Alex Celli

2013 Club Championship Overall Men's & Women's Champions

Denise Hobbie & Debbie Webb 2013 Club Championship Women's Flight Winners

Wayne Hoffman & Dave Shinton 2013 Club Championship Men's Flight Winners

Tournament Results Member-Member Results

Club Championship

WOMEN’S DIVISION Overall Champion Lori Delaney & Zoe Bassos Berkeley Hall Flight Flight Winner: Dee Skinner & Linda Arns Low Gross: Donna Stamey & Susie Sutton

WOMEN’S DIVISION Overall Champion Alex Celli


128.7 144

Wade Hampton Flight Flight Winner: Debbie Webb & Denise Hobbie Low Gross: Diana George & Karyn Carmichael

Championship Flight Runner-Up Gross: 1st Net: 2nd Net:

Maggie Leef Donna Stamey Lori Delaney Susie Sutton

161 161 153 154

132.0 182

MEN’S DIVISION Overall Champion Dennis Visich & John Langhorne

Mickey Wright Flight Low Gross: Sonja Southern 1st Net: Denise Frame 2nd Net: Debbie Webb

180 136 141


Berkeley Hall Flight Flight Winner: Hal Sutton & Tanner Sutton Low Gross: Mike Balzer & Britt Wall

MEN’S DIVISION Overall Champion


126.4 133

Wade Hampton Flight Flight Winner: Wayne Hoffman & Dave Shinton Low Gross: Gene Schraeder & Tom Ritter

125.0 148

Shadow Creek Flight Flight Winner: Chris Bullock & Ronald Prancan Low Gross: Don Crichton & Mike Boyne

128.4 155

Estancia Flight Flight Winner: Mike Carmichael & John Arnett Low Gross: Jack Haran & Ray Caffrey


124.0 166

Derby Weekend

Mixed Member ~ Guest Overall Champion Jens & Helle Voldbaek ~ Tom & Audrey Burke 273 Low Gross Rick & Denise Frame ~ Mike Ankoviak & Pattie Horita 328 2nd Net Gene & Ellen Schraeder ~ Rick & Jean Grieshaber 276 3rd Net Mike & Debbie Webb ~ Norm Parsons & Linda McDonald 277

Mike Balzer

Championship Flight 1st Runner-Up Gross: Mike Dingus Low Gross: Art Arns

156 156

Bobby Jones Flight Winners Low Gross: Jeff Grime 1st Net: Brad Ruppel 2nd Net: Wayne Hoffman

158 144 149

Walter Hagen Flight Winners Low Gross: Hal Sutton 1st Net: Rob Star 2nd Net: Don McGeorge

167 151 152

Ben Hogan Flight Winners Low Gross: Phil Anselmo 1st Net: Bill Barnett 2nd Net: Bob Knighton

167 143 147

Sam Snead Flight Winners Low Gross: Kenny Baker 1st Net: Jack Haran 2nd Net: Bill Redderson

168 142 143

Byron Nelson Flight Winners Low Gross: Jack Goss 1st Net: Bill Olsen 2nd Net: Rick Frame

186 145 151


learning center

Control of Your Short Game with Feel and Finesse By Krista Dunton, Senior Golf Instructor

The easiest way to create a good sense of feel around the green is to imagine the motion required to toss a ball underhanded. Start by visualizing the trajectory of the ball and it rolling into the hole. In doing so, ask yourself if you need to toss it low and roll it to the hole, or should it be a high lofted shot that lands softly near the green? When you toss a ball low, you need to extend your throwing arm. Tossing it high requires you to bend your arm. This is the same motion required when hitting the two very different golf shots. Keep in mind that when you toss a ball with FEEL, there is absolutely no tension in your arms and hands. Eliminating the tension is probably the single most important part of creating great touch and feel around the greens. (Photos #1 & #2 illustrate the wrist action of a low, verses high pitch shot)


HIGH SOFT SHOT • Use a higher lofted club such as a pitching or sand wedge. • Take a neutral stance with feet close together and standing close to the ball. • Ball is positioned in the middle of your stance and the handle of the club is pointed to your belt buckle. Never push the hands forward. • Arms must remain soft and relaxed. • Arms will swing upward in both the backswing and follow through. The best way to Feel this shot is to take practice swings with your right arm only (for right-handed golfers.) This will give you the exact feel and technique necessary to hit soft pitch shots and allow the sand wedge to be used as it is designed.


LOW RUNNING SHOT • Best to use a low lofted club such as a 7 or 8 iron or even a pitching wedge. • Set-up in a neutral position with feet close together. Stand close to the ball so that your arms are close to your body to ensure a correct swing path and solid contact. • Ball position is played off your back foot with hands slightly forward of mid-section. • Swing your arms low and visualize tossing something under a tree branch. • Feel as if the back of your left wrist is flat when contacting the ball. This motion keeps the ball flight low. You can even let the knuckles turn down towards the ground. Visualize the club face and your left wrist in alignment.

The key to executing both of these shots is to have a great pre-shot routine and stick to it! 1. Visualize the shot and pick the exact spot where it will land. 2. Select the correct club that will allow you to land the ball where you want and get to the hole. (If you are hitting a low shot, choose a spot where the ball will roll to the hole.) If you use a high lofted club, be sure your spot is closer to the hole since there will be less roll. 3. Rehearse the shot to create your feel. Do this right next to the ball by taking several practice swings exactly the way you intend to hit the shot. Create your feel! Allow the back of the club to get low into the grass and really brush it. This is vital to insure solid contact with the ball. Any thinking about the shot or technique needs to be done here so that you will not think over the ball. 4. Execute the Shot. Once you have rehearsed the shot, created your feel, and your body knows exactly what it needs to do, then simply set up, look at the target and go! Let your body do what you rehearsed without any tension. If you practice the fundamentals of hitting both shots, quiet your mind when playing and stick to the routine. I guarantee you will hit better shots around the green and with greater feel and touch. Remember anything you do that requires touch, finesse can only be performed without any tension. Stay relaxed and above all CONFIDENT!! Try to make all your

shots around the green instead of worrying about the negative outcomes. “As you think, so shall you be.”



GOLF & Community


Don’t Tread Lightning Reprint from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) It always seems to happen when you are having the round of your life. The sky darkens, the wind picks up and the thunder begins to roll across the golf course. Sprigging

Reconstruction and Updates To the North Course by Danny Malone, Certified Golf Course Superintendent

The regrassing of the North Course from Bentgrass to Champion Bermudagrass began June 3rd and will be completed on June 23. We used the “No Till Method” which is the process of changing the grass variety on a putting green without reconstructing the existing surface. The end result of the process is that the green contours are exactly as they were before, but with a uniform, 100% stand of Champion. How can the grass on the greens be changed out without removal of the existing turf? The procedure is simple. First the existing turf is eradicated using a proprietary herbicide blend developed by Champion Turf Farms. Then, after the turf has been treated, it is put through a process of mowing, verticutting, coring and topdressing, all of which was done using in-house equipment. 1) Each time we aerify a green, waste material is extracted from the putting surface and blown aside to areas adjacent to the green. Over time, repeated aerifications have created a build-up or “damming effect” that prevents water from properly draining off the green. Standing water on a putting surface, if left alone, will kill the grass. In order to correct this problem, we will be removing all of the accumulated sod and reshape the surrounding areas to install provide for multiple surface area drainage. 2) All of the bunkers adjacent to each green have increased as much as 8 inches in height caused by an accumulation of sand from wind damage and golfers executing their sand shots. Approximately 3 feet of this sand and sod mixture will be removed around each greenside bunker. This will lower the face of the bunkers to help us secure the sand on the face wall. Not only will the player have better visibility to the green, but will also be able to execute their shots with a lower ball flight. 3) All of the fairways on the North Course were originally sodded with Tifsport Bermudagrass. Over time, we have observed certain sections of fairways that have been contaminated with strains of different grasses such as Paspalum, Zoysia and common Bermuda. For example, the approach area in front of the 14th green has been contaminated with Paspalum grass. How does this occur? Contamination can take root in many different ways such as wind, birds, existing native grasses and foot steps.

We plan to replace as much contaminated grass as possible before the course re-opens. These areas will be sprayed with a herbicide to kill the roots system then replaced with the original strain of Tifsport Bermuda.


It’s tempting to convince yourself and your playing partners that there is enough time to finish your round, or at least a few more holes. If you play on, instead of seeking shelter, your great round could become the last round of your life. Every year more people are killed or injured by lightning than by tornadoes, floods or hurricanes. In fact, it’s estimated that in the United States, as many as 300 people are killed by lightning each year. Because of the generally open areas with scattered individual trees, golf courses are dangerous places during a thunderstorm. A lightning bolt will take the shortest route between the cloud and the ground, which means that a golfer standing in the middle of a fairway or huddled under a tree is a prime target for a strike. However, there are several safety measures you can take to avoid being hit by lightning: • Seek shelter at the first sign of a thunderstorm. If the course’s warning system sounds, take cover. • If possible, get off the golf course or go to a designated lightning shelter. • Do not stand under a lone tree. This is where most people are injured or killed. • Stay away from water. • Move away from your golf clubs and cart. • If your shoes have metal spikes, take them off. • If stranded in the open, go to a low place such as a ravine or valley.


SPa & FITNESS Spa & Fitness Center

Tabata…It’s Not a Sandwich by Tara Dakolios, Fitness Trainer

Are you tired of the same routine each time you go to the gym? Try switching it up this summer with “Tabata” interval training. What is “Tabata”? Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training that pushes the body to achieve maximum results. Tabata training not only targets your cardio, but also ATTACKS your muscles. High intensity interval training has more of an impact on the aerobic system and anaerobic system than a moderate intensity exercise.

The Tabata Training Format: 1-Tabata is 4 minutes in duration. • 20 seconds of intense training • 10 seconds of rest; repeat 8 times Japanese scientist, Dr. Izumi Tabata conducted a study with 2 groups of athletes. One group of athletes trained with moderate intensity exercises for one hour sessions 5-days a week during a 6-week period. The second group trained using the Tabata format for 4 minute sessions 4-days a week during the same 6-week period. Although, the first Tabata Class group did see improvement in their cardiovascular system, the second group not only showed more improvement than the first group, but also showed improvement in their anaerobic muscle system. Is Tabata interval training right for me? Tabata interval training is a great way to complement your workout routine. It offers more health benefits than cardiovascular exercise gives you alone. The training format can be modified for all fitness levels. It is a short and efficient way to fit a workout into your busy day. Interval training will also help boost your metabolism to help shed those extra pounds. Tabata classes are scheduled every Wednesday at 2pm. We invite you to join in on the fun, but come prepared to work.

Weekly Class Schedule MONDAY Mat Pilates @ 9am (Silja)

Complimentary for Members; Guests $10

Cardio Sculpt @ 10:15am (Marcia) $8/Member {unless pre-paid}; Guests $10

R³ Class {Restore, Recover & Relax} @ 4pm (Derek) $20/class for Members and Guests {unless pre-paid}

TUESDAY Cycling* (Nan) @ 10:30am

$12/Member; Guests $15; *Please sign-up ahead of time

WEDNESDAY Zumba @ 9am (English)

$8/member {unless pre-paid}; Guests $10

Cardio Splash @ 9:30am (Marcia) $8/Member (unless pre-paid); Guests $10

Yoga @ 10:15am (Nan) Complimentary for Members; Guests $10

Tabata @ 2pm (Tara) Complimentary for Members; Guests $10



Fourth Annual Liberty Bell 5K

Tennis Clinic @ 9:30am (Paul)

We are very excited to once again be hosting the 5th Annual Liberty Bell 5K road race this year. It has been a huge success the past years with over 120 runners, walkers, and bikers participating in the event. We encourage everyone to register regardless of your age or physical condition. For adults, the 5K route will start and finish in front of the Clubhouse and children under 12 will race on a much shorter route in front of the clubhouse.

Cardio Sculpt @ 9:30am (Erin)

The race will consist of separate running and walking divisions with awards presented to both male and female participants by certain age groups. Awards will also be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the Children’s Division. The 5k race is scheduled to start at 8am on Wednesday, July 4th followed by the kid’s race at 9am. Your bid number and T-shirts will be distributed at the Spa and Fitness Center on Wednesday, July 3rd from 12-7pm and at 7:15am on Thursday, July 4th just before the start of the race. Following the race, there will be an awards presentation to all the participants. Please call the Spa and Fitness Center at 843.815.8985 to register. We look forward to seeing you there! The cost is $18/adult and $12/child.

$12/Member; Guests $15

Members Complimentary; Guests $10

Cycling* @ 10:30am (Nan)

$12/Member; Guests $15; *Please sign-up ahead of time

Cardio Splash @ 10:45am (Marcia) $8/Member (unless pre-paid); Guests $10

SATURDAY Zumba @ 9am (Zanne) $8/member {unless pre-paid}; Guests $10

Spa Activities June Special: 1 Hour Aromatherapy with an added Foot Scrub/Massage $80 Chair Massages w/ Georgeline Mondays & Fridays 9:30-12:30pm (Call 815-8985 to reserve your spot)


R River Park



Kayaking No Charge

Guided Kayak

and Paddle Board Tours Mondays 9-11am Fridays 4-6pm $25/person

Okatie River Boat Cruises Every Tuesday & Wednesday 4-6pm $25/adult; $15/child (12 yrs & under)

*24-hour advanced reservations are required for the Kayak Nature Tour and Cruises.



Summer Adventure at the River Park! Guided Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Tours Mondays, 9am-11am; Fridays, 4pm-6pm Certified Naturalist, Captain Eric, accompanies you on a 2-hour guided kayak or paddle board tour of the Okatie River. The cost is only $25 per person with water and sodas included.

Sunset Cruises Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-6pm Spend an afternoon soaking in the natural wonders and beauty of the Lowcountry. Captain Eric will travel with you into the salt marshes to view the wildlife which includes dolphins, egrets and a variety of birds in their natural habitat. The cost is $25 per person for adults and $15 for children under 12. Members are encouraged to bring their coolers with refreshments (no glass containers please). Complimentary sodas and bottle water will be provided.

Private Sunset Cruises are Available Private boat cruises are also available for $125/hour (2-hour minimum). Members are encouraged to bring their coolers with refreshments (no glass containers please). Complimentary sodas and bottle water will be provided.

No Charge

Guided Kayak and Paddle Board Tours Mondays 9-11am Fridays 4-6pm $25/person

Okatie River Boat Cruises Every Tuesday & Wednesday 4-6pm $25/adult; $15/child (12 yrs & under)

*24-hour advanced reservations are required for the Kayak Nature Tour and Cruises.


Please call Concierge Services at (843) 815-8494 to make reservations for all of these great tours.

Special Activities In addition to the joys seen at the Okatie River, you may be looking to getting off property and enjoying more of the Lowcountry environment. Tuesday nights are a local favorite for kayak tours on HHI for the fireworks. Nothing is as spectacular as paddling in the quiet of the night to watch Captain Eric fireworks explode directly over head. If you are interested in learning to throw a cast net or interested in exploring the art of fly fishing, my years of experience will prove enjoyable for you and your guests. Children’s parties are available upon request and include education, artistic exploration and of course, cake! If there is anything you want to do in the Lowcountry outdoors, chances are I’ve already done it. For more questions, please feel free to contact Capt. Eric at 843.684.3296.

Schedule of Fees

KAYAKING On Your Own No Charge Scheduled Tour $25 per person BOAT CRUISE Scheduled Tour $25 per person Private $125 (min of 2 hrs)

The Berkeley Hall Tent Display

Berkeley Hall Community on Display at the RBC Heritage Harbour Town Golf Links

Berkeley Hall was on display to thousands of spectators attending the RBC Heritage golf tournament held in April. The hospitality tent was located along Liberty Walk across from the marina. The purpose of the tent was to showcase the community and membership opportunities to visitors attending the tournament. The design focused on the Players Amateur, a world-class amateur golf tournament that is recognized as one of the best amateur events in the country. Throughout the week, we had many Berkeley Hall Members who were enjoying the golf tournament stop by to lend their support.

Harbour Town Yacht Basin

Phone List Clubhouse

Adrian Morris


Michael Krause


Bryan O’Neal


General Manager & Chief Operating Officer Clubhouse Manager Facilities Maintenance Manager

Clubhouse Dining


Frank McSweeney


Myla Mitchell


Sheree Small


Club Controller

Assistant Controller Member Billing


Wendy Wagner


ARB Administrator

Keith Bradley


Bob Ring


Director of Cottage Services Director of Marketing & Member Services

Tap Room

Lunch Daily ~ 11am to 4pm (Tuesday thru Sunday) Dinner* ~ 4pm to 8pm (Wednesday thru Sunday) Happy Hour ~ 5pm to 6:30pm (Tuesday thru Friday and Sundays)

Mixed Grille

*Please join us on Sunday for A´ la cart Brunch from 11am-3pm and Pasta Night from 6-8pm.

Men’s & Ladies Locker Rooms

Bar Service ~ 11am to 6pm Daily Light Lunch Fare ~ 11am to 3pm (Monday Only)

Berkeley Room

Food & Beverage John Soulia


Maren Rogers


Chris Smith


Executive Chef Director of Catering Dining Room Manager

Front Desk Services 843-815-8494 Golf: Matt Presnell


Danny Malone


Brittany Kennedy


The Golf Shop


Director of Golf

Golf Course Superintendent Merchandise Manager

Dining Facilities

Tap Room Men’s Locker Room Ray Fleetwood

*Note: There will be no dining in either the Mixed Grille or Tap Room on Mondays. Light lunch fare will be served in both the Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms. Please call Concierge Services at (843) 815-8494 to make your reservations for Clubhouse Dining and all Special Events.

Thursday {lunch only} ~ 11am to 4pm Dinner ~ 6pm to 8pm (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Member Services

Gatehouse Services:

Hours of Operation

{Effective March 6 thru September 4, 2013}

843-815-8428 843-815-8431


Director of Gatehouse Services

Available daily for private functions.

Tuscany Wine Room

Available daily for private functions.

Golf Shop


Member Services

Monday Through Saturday Sunday

Spa & Fitness Center

Monday - Friday Saturday & Sunday

Andrew Rice

843-815-8446 843-247-4688

Krista Dunton


Director of Instruction Senior Instruction

Spa & Fitness Center: 843-815-8985 Derek Lemire

Spa & Fitness Center Manager

6am to 7pm 7am to 7pm

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm Saturday 8:30am to 5pm Sunday 12pm to 5pm Learning Center Daily 8am to 5pm Private Instruction ~ Daily 8am to 5pm

River Park

Open Daily for your use. Please contact Concierge Services for access to the locked containers of kayaking, fishing, crabbing equipment and life jackets.

Halfway Houses:

Learning Center:

8:30am to 5pm 8:30am to 4pm

Sales Office

*For Guest Passes 843-815-8451 North 843-815-4308 South 843-815-3753

7:30am to 5:30pm


366 Good Hope Road Bluffton, South Carolina 29909

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