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May/June 2013 76th Edition

Hole #18 South Course

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Dear Members, Summer is right around the corner, and I invite you to visit Berkeley Hall and experience all it has to offer. Play golf, walk the nature trails, take a dip in the pool, go fishing at the River Park, or enjoy a fireworks display from a kayak. Start or end your day with an invigorating workout or a relaxing massage at the Fitness Center. Memorial Day Weekend festivities abound from May 24-27. We kickoff the weekend with our Town Hall Meeting scheduled for May 24 at 4pm. The meeting will provide you with mid-year updates for the Club, including financial, membership, real estate, golf course improvements, and other Club activities. After the meeting, please join us for Happy Hour, followed by a Southern Buffet in the Mixed Grille. You also won’t want to miss the Pool Dance Party and Cookout beginning at 7pm on May 25. Please check the newsletter for additional activities and reservation requirements for the remainder of the weekend. Looking ahead, there are some fantastic events planned for your enjoyment at Berkeley Hall. Mother’s Day on May 12 from 12-2pm features a delightful brunch with music by Sean Driscoll, Classical Guitarist. We’re excited to offer a new wellness program with our Balance for Life event on May 16 from 5-7pm, as Diane Wilson joins the Spa and Fitness team. Activities for Kid’s Camp will be scattered throughout June, July and August. Our Annual Independence Day celebration runs from July 1-5, with our spectacular fireworks display on the 4th. The 14th Annual Player’s Amateur will be held at Berkeley Hall from July 8-14, and there are still plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer and be a part of this special event. May and June are excellent months to be out on the water. River Park is now offering New Power Boat Excursions from a 4-passenger power boat! There are also opportunities for inshore fishing, crabbing, guided kayaking tours and sunset cruises. Please make your reservations through Concierge Services. I am proud to announce two spotlight items, which only serve to enhance the Berkeley Hall reputation of excellence. Please join me in congratulating Assistant Golf Professional, Matt Booker, on his Class “A” Member achievement with the PGA. Compliments also go out to Maren Rogers, Director of Event Planning, who was instrumental in having Berkeley Hall featured on WHHI-TV as being the perfect venue for wedding nuptials. And, finally, a warm welcome to John Soulia as he joins the Berkeley Hall team as our new Executive Chef. What a special time of year at Berkeley Hall! May and June are great months to spend in the Lowcountry. Please enjoy this issue of The Berkeley Hall Experience, highlighting entertainment, activities, photographs and more. Kindest Regards,

General Manager & Chief Operating Officer


Community Corner

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Member Activities

pg. 6-7

Players Amateur

pg. 8-10

Golf Corner

pg. 11-13

Learning Center

pg. 14

Golf Maintenance

pg. 15

River Park

pg. 16-17

Spa & Fitness

pg. 18

Member Photos


Phone List & Hours of Operation

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Christopher Beach

John & Beverly Sturm

Bobby Blount

Vince & Ann Taylor

Hardeeville, SC Greenwich, CT

John Byrom

Bridgeport, WV Bluffton, SC

John Pulcini

Bluffton, SC

Hardeeville, SC

Ryan McBee

Toshi & Hami Hirata

Paul & Ann Timashenka

Glenn & Dea Koch

Bluffton, SC

Mechanicsburg, PA

Savannah, GA

Whitehall, PA

We would like to see your guests at Berkeley Hall Club! Our current guest policy allows you as a member to sponsor your friends, family, business associates and other acquaintances to come and enjoy your club’s amenities and facilities when you are not able to join them. We have several packages that may be attractive to your guests regarding cottage stays, special golf rates and meeting space incentives. Your friends can rent one of the 19 Berkeley Hall golf cottages and enjoy special golf rates while conducting meetings in the clubhouse. We would like to encourage you to refer your friends to Berkeley Hall Club if they would like to plan a trip to the South Carolina Lowcountry area.


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Golf Cottage Rates

The Golf Cottages provide a sense of luxury and comfort that comes from attention to detail– from the perfect choices of furniture and furnishings to the complimentary arrival amenities. Each Cottage is beautifully decorated with either a traditional American look or a vivid hue design. Your room will be stocked with a variety of food and beverage items, Gilchrist and Soames bath products, and bathrobes prior to your arrival. The first level features a roomy living/dining area with entertainment center, most with 47” high definition flat screen televisions, as well as a fully stocked kitchen and gas fireplace. Two private master suites flank each side of the living room and each include a king-sized bed, sleeper sofa, and well appointed bath with double sinks and walk-in showers and a tub. These suites are each equipped with a refreshment center that includes a wet bar, microwave, bar refrigerator and 27” TV. Each master suite opens onto its own private porch, perfect for early morning or late afternoon enjoyment. The second level features a large sitting room with 27” TV, well suited for use as a lounge for a card game or a children’s activity area and washer and dryer. The two spacious second floor suites each feature 2 queen-size beds, a 27” TV, a computer desk and individual bath. The unique design allows guests the opportunity to rent one master suite (1 bedroom/1 bath), one master suite, plus the living and dining area, the main Townsuite that includes the great room, kitchen and second floor suites (2 bedrooms/2 baths), a combination of the main Townsuite and master suite (3 bedrooms/3 baths), or the entire cottage (4 bedrooms/4 baths).

Summer & Winter

May thru September and December thru February Rates Include Optional Daily Rates Exclude Daily Housekeeping Housekeeping Service Service (minimum two night stay required)

1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom & Living Room 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom Monthly– 4 Bedroom

$135 $235 $295 $380 $465 $4050*

$210* $265* $340* $420*

$240* $315* $415* $520*

Stay a minimum of 2-nights in 2 or more 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 per night accommodations in two or more 4-bedroom golf cottages (March and April) • $395 per night accommodations in a 4-bedroom golf cottage (May-September) • Two Complimentary Rounds of golf each day on either the North or South golf courses.

• Daily housekeeping services • 25% discount on all merchandise purchased in the Golf Shop.

Rates Exclude Daily Housekeeping Service (minimum two night stay)

Golf Group Package

• Replay for cart fees and taxes only each day Weekly Rate ~ 7th Night is Complimentary

Spring & Fall

1 Bedroom $195 1 Bedroom & Living Room $285 2 Bedroom $345 3 Bedroom $455 4 Bedroom $565 Monthly– 4 Bedroom $5850*

Stay & Play

• Complimentary food and beverage amenity package provided in the cottage daily

March, April, October and November Rates Include Optional Daily Housekeeping Service

Berkeley Hall Golf Cottages

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 golf cottages and cannot be combined with other special offers. To book your reservations call 843.815.8422 between 8:30am-5pm.

Weekly Rate ~ 7th Night is Complimentary

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.



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Let’s get cooking! Yes, Members of Berkeley Hall, we are going to publish a community cookbook, and we need your help. The goal for a successful community cookbook is to have 100% participation from both men and women. We are calling on all members, and staff to join in this exciting endeavor. All proceeds will benefit the charities supported by the Berkeley Hall Fund. You will be given credit for your recipe next to the recipe title. Add a sentence or two at the end of your recipe that offers preparation hints, or tell a brief story of why this recipe is special to you or your family. In the case of duplications, all contributors will be credited. Include the number of servings in your dish and note if it falls into a specific category such as vegetarian, heart healthy, local dish, time saver, etc. Please also consider the bounty from the Bluffton Farmer’s Market and creating ‘farm to table” recipes. It is important that you double check your recipes for accuracy and submit only those recipes that you have personally prepared. The “Let’s Get Cooking” team, Linda Haeuser and Donna McCarty, will collect all recipes. They may be scanned and emailed, typed in an email, or placed in an envelope and left in one of their mailboxes. Thank you so much for your participation! Linda Haeuser ~ 8 Holly Grove Rd., 843.757.6484, Donna McCarty ~ 323 Good Hope Rd., 843.815.3331,

Berkeley Hall Student Wins American History Essay Award The Emily Geiger Chapter of the DAR holds an American History Essay contest each year for local students. This year the topic was “Forgotten Patriots”. Fifty-one (51) essays were received from local students and Berkeley Hall’s, Mary Grace Nimmer won a medal and Bill & Susan Nimmer with grandparents Joan & Fred Nimmer Mary Grace and her sister Joanmarie a scholarship award for her report on Oscar Marion. Mary Grace attends Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School and is in the 6th grade. Her essay will now be judged at the State Competition in Columbia, South Carolina. Congratulations to Mary Grace and good luck!

July 4th Signature Celebration

JULY 1-5, 2013 Our Annual Independence Day Celebration will be another full week of activities for the entire family, which includes Pool Parties, Golf and Tennis Clinics, Member Mingles, 5K Fun Run/Walk for adults and children as well as a spectacular fireworks display on Thursday evening, July 4th. We look forward to hosting this very special holiday program for Members and their guests. Please call Concierge Services to make your reservations at 843.815-8494.



Berkeley Hall Grants Committee The Berkeley Hall Grants Committee has received applications from sixteen 501 (c)(3) charities located in Beaufort county which address the following areas of need: EDUCATION CHILDREN ELDERLY & INFIRMED HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS ABUSE PREVENTION

The committee is currently evaluating and ranking the applications using rigorous criteria which includes: cost benefit, urgency, innovation, serves the most vulnerable population, ability to execute the project and processes in place to monitor and provide metrics. The Grants Committee expects to complete their evaluation process during May at which time an announcement will be made to the membership. Please contact a member of the Grants Committee if you have any questions. The Grants Committee is comprised of: Sue Weber, Chair John Charland Margaret Norris Bill Reddersen Pat Valentino The Fundraising Steering Committee is working on some innovative events for 2013. If you love to cook, a Berkeley Hall Cookbook is brewing! Contact Linda Hauser or Donna McCarty if you have questions or would like to participate. Did you know that you can make a donation into the Berkeley Hall Charity Fund at any time? Log on to and select the “Donate Now” tab. Locate the Berkeley Hall Charity Fund under the list of fund names and then fill out the specified information. You may also make a donation as a gift for another individual. If you have questions, please contact Diane Anselmo @


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WATCH IT! Click Here to

View The WHHI-TV Segment Image Courtesy of Mark Staff

WHHI-TV Features Berkeley Hall "Perfect Venue for Future Brides and Wedding Planners..." Hilton Head Monthly Magazine held their Annual Exhibition for future Brides and Wedding Planners at Hampton Hall this past February. Maren Rogers, Director of Event Planning attended the show to showcase Berkeley Hall as a venue to attendees that might consider the Club as host for such a Member sponsored gala event. Please click on the attached link to view the video produced by WHHI-TV that has been broadcast over their station during past two months.

John Soulia Appointed Executive Chef at Berkeley Hall John Soulia has recently been appointed to the position of Executive Chef at Berkeley Hall. John was raised in Rutland, Vermont and graduated with an Associate of Science (AOS) Degree from Johnson & Wales University. He moved to Hilton Head Island in 1992. For the past five years John has worked as the Executive Chef of Hampton Hall and prior to that, he was the Executive Chef at Belfair for nine years. John has received many prestigious honors throughout his career including his 2013 ranking by Best Chefs America for his culinary talents. Best Chefs America is the ultimate chef’s guide for chefs, and his selection was based on nominations received from other chefs in the industry. He has also won on two occasions, the Iron Chef Challenge at the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival. John enjoys the challenges associated with Country Club dining from casual Member events to extravagant multi-course wine dinners.

Report from the Architectural Review Board By Wendy Wagner, ARB Administrator New residential construction continues at a brisk pace in Berkeley Hall! Currently, fifteen (15) homes are being constructed by eight (8) different builders and another nine (9) plans for new home construction having either been approved, or are being reviewed for final approval. Since the start of the year, four (4) new homes have been completed, which brings the total number of completed homes in Berkeley Hall to 263 a build-out ration of 47.5%.

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 Turtles Restaurant located on the poolside deck. The cost for this Beach Club Membership at the Westin Resort hotel is $300. Daily passes are also available for $25 per vehicle. For more information, please contact the Concierge at (843) 815-8494 or email Berkeley Hall

Friends of Members Referral Program

Our Friends of Member’s Referral Program continues to be a very effective way for us to attract new property owners to Berkeley Hall. Our Discovery Package offers them the opportunity to experience membership by playing the golf courses and enjoying all of our facilities during their stay. As a token of our appreciation for your referral, you will receive a gift certificate for two accompanied rounds of golf, and should they become equity members, you will be awarded a $2,000 credit to your Annual Dues. For further information, please call Bob Ring at 843.815.8423 or email A Private Golf Club Community



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Javier the Tailor Javier the Tailor offers his services to our Members every Saturday morning between the hours of 9-11am. He performs fittings in the clubhouse, tailors your garments back in his Beaufort tailor shop and returns with your clothing the following week. Javier can be reached at 843.321.0213. No appointment is necessary. Follow Us on Facebook:


Member Activities


Mother’s Day brunch Sunday, May 12

Reservations from 12-2pm; $32++ adults, $15++ children 4 & up Dinner Music with Classical Guitarist, Sean Driscoll Complimentary Mimosas & Shirley Temples Fresh Bakeries Various Muffins & Biscuits, Croissants, Rolls, Orange Marmalade or Honey Butter

Chilled Spring Salads Selection of Farm Fresh Baby Greens Sweet Ripened Fruits, Berries & Yogurts Plum Tomatoes & Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese, Jumbo Lump Crab Nuggets Chicken Pecan Waldorf, Broccolini with Grated Egg & Vidalia Onion Dressing

Soup Tuscan Minestrone, Grated Parmesan

Brunch Selections Berkeley Omelet Stations, Cheese, Ham, Mushrooms, Onion, Peppers, Tomatoes Thick-Cut Bacon or Pork Sausage, Potato Scallion Bake, Berkeley French Toast Turkey Sausage in Blankets with Maple Syrup

Chaffer Selections Trigger Francaise, Lobster Lasagna, Chicken Rollatini Vegetable Casserole, Multi-Grain Rice with Raisins

Carving Station Roasted Beef Strip Loin, Bordeaux Sauce, Horseradish Cream, or Onion Marmalade

Dessert Selections Selection of Sweet Berries, Key Lime & Chocolate Mousse Pies Various Berkeley Cookies, Ice Cream Candy Bar, Gourmet Petit Fours & Brownies Freshly Brewed Colombian Coffee, Selected Teas

Please call Concierge Services for reservations at 843.815.8494


The Music Man


The May River Theatre Co. opens its 12th season on Friday, May 10th with the awarding winning musical THE MUSIC MAN. The show stars the talented Daniel Cort and the supporting cast includes Joanmarie and Mary Grace Nimmer, daughters of Tony and Susan Nimmer. In their role as townspeople, they will be singing and dancing throughout the play. The box office opens 30-days prior to a production from 10am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. All tickets are $25. For further details call 843.815.5581 or go to


Book Club

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Monday, May 6 at 3pm, Ladies Locker Room Spontaneity has never been Harold Fry’s strong suit, especially once he retired. Just ask his long-suffering wife, Maureen. So imagine her surprise when Harold abruptly decides to walk 500 miles to the north of England in a naive attempt to save a dying woman, a colleague he once knew briefly but to whom he hadn’t spoken in 20 years. It’s the proverbial case of a man going out to mail a letter and never coming home. Clad only in his everyday garb, lacking a cell phone, backpack, or reliable sense of direction, Fry puts one poorly shod foot in front of the other and trudges through villages and hamlets, often relying on the kindness of strangers to keep his momentum going. To the object of his inspiration, the fading Queenie Hennessy, he writes pithy postcards, bravely exhorting her not to die. Solitary walks are perfect for imagining how one might set the world to rights, and Harold does just that, although not always with uplifting results, as he ruminates on missed opportunities and failed relationships.” ~ Carol Haggas, Booklist

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Monday, June 3 at 3pm, Ladies Locker Room “A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be… until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.’ ~ For further information concerning the Ladies Book Club, please contact Wendy Hansen at

Lowcountry Kid’s Camp 9:30am-3pm June 24-27; July 1 & 2; July 15-18; July 29-August 1; August 5-8 $50 daily rate, $200 (4) Day Camp Week

COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS! Click Here to View Full Weekend Schedule

Memorial Day

Weekend Festivities :: May 24-27 Calling all kids to join us for action-packed Summer camp days. We’ll enjoy swimming, trips to the River Park, lawn games, designing summer crafts, riding the monster slides, tennis & golf lessons, and also basketball with University of Virginia all-star Coach Tara. Please register with Maren Rogers at 843.815.8493 or email *Minimum number of children 4; Maximum of number of children 14

Join Us For Our Memorial Day Weekend Celebration! Special Golf Cottage Rates and Offerings will be available. Contact the Concierge at 843.815.8494 full information. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Friday, May 24 Unlimited Accompanied Guest Golf $50/pp plus cart and taxes with complimentary same day replay for both members and guests! Please contact the Golf Shop for Tee Times 843.815.8444.

Kayaking and Paddle Board Tours at the River Park; 4pm Town Hall Meeting in the Mixed Grille; 4pm Happy Hour in the Tap Room; 5 to 6:30pm Southern Buffet in the Mixed Grille; 6-8pm

Ladies Mah-Jongg

Every Wednesday at 7pm; Ladies Locker Room The Ladies Mah-Jongg Group will meet in the Ladies Locker Room every Wednesday evening at 7pm. 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 e-mail her at

Ladies Bridge

Every Wednesday at 1pm; Ladies Locker Room Attention all Members, friends and guests. The Ladies Bridge Group meets every Wednesday at 1pm in the Ladies Locker Room. We play 4-hand Rubber Bridge and all Members and their guests are welcome to attend. Lunch is optional and it’s a great deal of fun.

Saturday, May 25 Unlimited Accompanied Guest Golf Pool Games & Activities at the Spa & Fitness Center; 1-3pm Join the fun with Poolside Games for the Whole Family.

Pontoon Boat Cruise @ 4-6pm $25/Adults, $15/Children 11 and under Pool Dance Party and Grille Cookout with Charleston’s Ultimate Radio & Party; 7pm Get Ready to Dance the Night away under the stars of the Lowcountry sky. DJ Bill West will be playing hits from all decades & genres. Includes a fabulous Outdoor Cookout Buffet at the Spa & Fitness Center.

Sunday, May 26 Unlimited Accompanied Guest Golf Pool Games & Activities at the Spa & Fitness Center; 1-3pm Join the fun with Poolside Games for the Whole Family.

Pontoon Boat Cruise @ 4-6pm Happy Hour in the Tap Room; 6-6:30pm Pasta Night in the Mixed Grille; 6-8pm $15.95++/Adults, $8.95++/Children

Monday, May 27 A Scene From Princess Tea Party ~ March 2013 All of the Berkeley Hall Princess’s dined in style and learned tips on etiquette while sipping their tea and enjoying the afternoon with the other ladies.

Unlimited Accompanied Guest Golf Kayaking and Paddle Board Tours at the River Park; 4pm


Tournament Dates

July 9-15, 2013

The Players Amateur

Daniel Nisbet

2012 Players Am Champion

By Steve Wilmot, RBC Heritage Tournament Director

The Heritage Classic Foundation wants you to be a part of the 14th Annual Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall. There are many ways that you can support this great event.

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for people to volunteer on several different committees. You are requested to volunteer for a minimum of three shifts over the 7 day period. Every attempt will be made to honor your requests based on the date of receipt and position availability. A $40 registration fee for volunteers will be required. A special Player’s Amateur logo golf shirt and hat will be provided for you. As a way of saying thank you for donating your time, all volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Party on Friday evening, July 12th. If you are interested please contact Diana George at or 843.815.5441.

HOUSING VOLUNTEERS: Please consider opening your home to one of the world’s top amateurs. We plan to ask little of our hosts, except to make new friends with these talented young men. The Players Amateur will provide them with all meals. Players will be arriving Monday, July 8. Practice Rounds are Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. The ContestantAmateur tournament will be played on Wednesday and the competition will run from Thursday to Sunday. Most players will depart Sunday evening or early Monday morning. Please contact Lori Delaney at or 843.706.3556 or Chris Bullock at or 843.415.2899 if you would like to open your home to a player.

SPONSORS: There are several levels of sponsorship that give you the opportunity to play in the Contestant-Amateur held on Wednesday, July 10th. This full day of fun is a unique opportunity to play golf with a fantastic amateur golfer that may end up competing on the PGA Tour in the future. Many former contestants have been successful at making the transition to the pro circuit: Ben Curtis, Camilo Villegas, Bill Haas, Lucas Glover, Ricky Fowler, Marc Leishman, J.B. Holmes, Matt Kuchar and your own Kyle Stanley to name a few. Contact Andy McMillen ( or phone 843.671.2448 at the Heritage Classic Foundation for more information on sponsorship. Thank you for considering being a part of this special event.

Steve Wilmot Tournament Director RBC Heritage

Camilo Villegas

Kyle Stanley

Nick Watney

Bill Haas

Matt Kuchar

How Have They Done Recently? Berkeley Hall is home to the Players Amateur. As host, we work closely with the Heritage Classic Foundation to invite the world’s top ranked amateurs to compete for an exemption to the RBC Heritage. Former participants are now distinguishing themselves on the PGA Tour having earned over $46 million in prize money. So how have they done recently?

One of the Hottest Rookies on the PGA Tour BEN KOHLES placed 35th at the Players Amateur in 2012 with a 5+ over par score of 221. He began his professional career the following week with consecutive wins on the Tour where he ranked 1st in driving accuracy and 24th in greens hit last year. Not only did he win the first time he teed it up on Tour, but he won it in a playoff; then backed it up with another win in his next start to graduate to the PGA Tour. He’s sure to be a factor on the PGA TOUR and quite possibly being Rookie of the Year. His best finish thus far on the PGA TOUR was 7th at the Tampa Bay Championship and presently, he ranks 71st on the overall Money List. Ben’s Performance Statistics (4/08/2013)

Year 2013 2012

Events 10 1

Cut Made 7 1

Top 10 3 10

Money $352,711 $10,296

From Last To First ~ A Lesson in Staying Around MICHEAL THOMPSON played in the Players Amateur in 2007 and finished 2nd at 22-under par. Last month, he won PGA Honda Classic by 2 strokes over Geoff Ogilvy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. His 9-under par total was a stunning improvement over his 16-over par performance just two weeks prior at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles, which was the highest score posted for those who completed the first 2 rounds. It was his third missed cut in 4 starts. After the first two months of the 2013 PGA Tour season, he had made only $10,919, which was certainly not enough to even cover his expenses. Having missing the cut, he returned home and sharing his worst fears with his wife Rachael and longtime swing coach Susan Meyers, that he wouldn’t make another cut and lose his PGA Tour card. At their urging, he decided to focus on enjoying the game again and regain that feeling of playing and practicing for himself and the passion he once had for the game. After 6-years on the PGA Tour he was finally in the winner’s circle, which offers a lesson in staying around.

Dawie Van Der Walt Wins in South Africa DAWIE VAN DER WALT played in the Players Amateur in 2006 and finished tied for 8th at 13-under par. In March, became the 5th South African winner in 10 European Tour events this season with his two-shot victory at the 2013 Tshwane Open held at the Copperleaf Golf Club in South Africa. Van Der Walt posted a final round 5-under 67 to finish at 21-under overall for his first win on the European Tour. The Texas-based golfer was tied for the lead with 4 other after the third round of play. Following the victory Van Der Walt said, “At 30 years of age you start doubting yourself and wonder if you’re good enough - and this shows me that I am, I would have liked to win before 30, but I’ll definitely take this. Golf is a game where you don’t get a lot of chances to win, and to do it is fantastic.”


Dear Fellow Members, Thank you once again for your support in making the 2012 Players Amateur a big success in its first year at Berkeley Hall. The 2013 event will be here before you know it and much is being done to get ready. We hope all of you in some way, are able to be involved in this year’s tournament. It has always been our goal to host the best amateur golf tournament in the country while at the same time, provide funds for local charities. Funding an event such as this is always a challenge. For this reason we’re asking for your help. We have greatly appreciated the generous donations we have received from benefactors in the past, and this year, we hope that a larger percentage of our Members will participate financially. Our ultimate goal would be to raise the bar from 10% to 100% of the membership making some form of financial contribution. There are several sponsorship packages being offered with different benefits included with each package, but please keep in mind, any donation is appreciated whether it is $20 or $20,000. This year, we have also introduced a “2-Club” which is another way you can contribute as a sponsor. Members who join the “2-Club” receive a shirt and hat {$60 value} for their contribution of $2 for every 2 recorded during the tournament. Please speak to a member of our professional staff for further details. Please note that the net proceeds from The Players Amateur tournament are donated to local charities, so please help us to achieve our goals. Sincerely,

Duke Delcher

Tom McKnight

Co-Founder of the Players Am

Co-Founder of the Players Am


RBC Heritage Week We kicked-off RBC Heritage Week with a Swing Exhibition at the Learning Center with PGA Tour Professional Bryce Molder and the 2012 Players Amateur Champion Daniel Nisbet. Both players were returning to Hilton Tom McKnight, Bryce Molder, Daniel Nisbet, Duke Delcher Head Island to play in the RBC Heritage; Bryce Molder who has enjoyed successful on the PGA Tour since 2001 had played in the first Players Amateur tournament back in 2000, and Daniel Nisbet who received an exemption for winning last year’s event. Throughout the evening while they demonstrated their shot making skills, they answered questions from the audience and referred to the Players Amateur as a tournament like no other for world-class amateurs aspiring to play on the PGA Tour.

Maginnes on Tap - Sirius XM 93 PGA Tour Network Where golf talk has a life of its own... John Maginnes, talk show host of Sirius XM 93 PGA Tour Network Maginnes on Tap performed a remote broadcast live from Berkeley Hall’s Men’s Locker Room. Duke Delcher, Real Estate Agent and Co-Founder of the Players Amateur, Bob Ring, Director of Marketing and Matt Presnell, Director of Golf were interviewed on the show and provided listeners with conversation ranging from real estate and membership opportunities to the hosting of the Players Amateur. Maginnes on Tap is a guest and caller driven show centered on the topics of the day and the game we all love. The program airs from 5 to 7pm ET Monday through Wednesday, and immediately following live coverage of PGA Tour events Thursday and Friday on Sirius 208 and XM 93. Visit to listen to their interviews.


Hole #16 ~ Sorth Course

The Golf Corner by Matt Presnell, Director of Golf

News and Notes Matt Booker, Assistant Golf Professional Earns PGA Membership! Join me in congratulating our Assistant Golf Professional Matt Booker who is now a Class “A” Member of the PGA after successfully completing the PGA of Americas Program. The successful completion of the Program includes a pre-screening test, a Player’s Ability Tournament as well as three levels of Education known as Check-Points, that test the Candidate on all areas of the Golf Business to prepare him / her to work as an expert in their chosen Career Path. Matt’s achievement is a Career Milestone and he should be commended on the effort it takes to complete the Program. We look forward to his continued contributions to our golf programs and are proud of his accomplishments with the PGA of America.

Farewell to Andrew and Krista for the Summer!

Matt Presnell Director of Golf accepts the award on behalf of our Members from SFC Zachary Conklin, 82nd Airborne Division. Also attending the presentation (L to R) Matthew Vukicevich (g) Nick Coursey, Scott Maxwell, Bryan O’Neal, Daniel Eggars, Ed Giannelli and John Charland.

In Honor Of A Fallen Hero SFC Zachary Conklin, 82nd Airborne Division, presented Berkeley Hall with a plaque and flag to recognize Berkeley Hall and its Members for their distinguished service to our troops. The plaque reads;

This plaque and flag is presented to Mr. Matthew Presnell and the entire Berkeley Hall Club Family for their support of the United States Special Operations Command, and the 82nd Airborne Division “All The Way”

“This flag was flown on 9 September 2012 in the Thetarnek Province of Ghanzi Afghanistan in honor of a fallen hero 2nd LT. Jonathan P. Walsh ACO 2/504 PIR, KIA 27 April 2012."

Andrew Rice will once again be returning to New York and Atlantic Golf Club in the middle of May, so make sure you get with him for some final upgrades before he heads north. Krista Dunton will be leaving for Greenbrier, WV on June 4 and returning on August 18. Colleton River

Summer Reciprocal Program

2013 Golf Events

Derby Day Mixed Member/Guest Club Championship North South Challenge Men’s Invitational Women’s Invitational Senior Club Championship Men’s One Day Member/Guest Club Challenge The “Haig” (One Day Member- Member)

May 3-4 May 10-11 Oct. 5 Oct. 16-19 Oct. 23-25 Nov. 1-2 Nov. 8 Dec. 5-7 Dec. 21

The summer reciprocal program will begin May 27th. With the North Course being closed for the Greens Project beginning June 3rd, additional details are being negotiated with neighboring Clubs to assist Members and Guests with the opportunity to play at other local venues. Other clubs participating include Belfair, Chechessee Creek, Colleton River, Haig Point, Hampton Hall, Long Cove, Oldfield, Old Tabby Links, Secession GC, Wexford and Sea Pines Country Club. Look for more details as the arrangements are finalized. As a 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 earlier than 7 days in advance and are subject to availability at each club. Additional arrangements are being made to help with special availability and rates to include morning tee-times in certain circumstances. Guests are welcome to join you and will pay the “accompanied” guest rate plus cart fee at each facility. In the case of Chechessee Creek & Secession GC, additional fees are required. If you have any questions or would like to set up a reciprocal time, please call the Golf Shop at 843.815.8444.



Hole #16 ~ South Course

The Handicap Corner

What is the Handicap Committee and what do they do? In late 2011, the Golf Committee and Board of Directors approved formation of a Handicap Committee at Berkeley Hall to bring us into compliance with the USGA Handicap System. Although it appears that our computer system takes care of handicaps, the Handicap Committee is actually responsible for this and much more, including handicap computation, score posting, making member handicaps and scoring records available for peer review, reviewing results of competitions, and certifying that our club is in compliance with the USGA.

Why do I post scores? Handicaps are intended to “level the playing field” for all players, and the goal is to insure that everyone has a fair and equitable chance when competing in tournaments and everyday games. At Berkeley Hall, this is considered an essential element for greater participation in our golf events. The USGA Handicap System states: “Fair handicapping depends on the full, accurate information regarding a player’s potential scoring ability as reflected by a complete scoring record. Every golfer is responsible for returning all acceptable scores . . .”

When and how do I post scores? Berkeley Hall players, regardless of ability, are required to post all scores, even the scores that seem too high to matter, in the pro shop immediately after each round using the following USGA guidelines: • When 13 or more holes are played, post an 18 hole score. More later on holes not completed. • When 7-12 holes are played, post a 9 hole score. • Post scores from any golf course with a USGA course/slope rating. • Post scores in both match and medal/stroke play. • Do not post when less than 7 holes are played. • Do not post scores from any golf course during its inactive season. • Do not post scores when the round is not played by the rules of golf, such as occasional practice rounds where multiple balls are played, rounds played in alternate formats like Scramble or Captains Choice, and rounds played where the number of clubs to be used is limited below 14. • Do not post scores when the golf course is less than 3000 yards for 18 holes or there is no USGA course/slope rating • Do not post scores when non-conforming equipment is used. The USGA Handicap System requires a score be recorded for each hole as long as seven or more holes have been played. For holes not completed or not played: • Holes not completed when conceded in a match or quit because they were lost are recorded as the “Most Likely Score”, equal to the number of strokes already taken plus the number of strokes that, in the players’ best judgment, would usually be required to complete the hole. • Holes not played when a hole is closed for maintenance or weather forces a round to end early are recorded with a score equal to par plus any handicap strokes for that hole. The final consideration in score posting is Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). ESC is the downward adjustment of individual hole scores in order to


make handicaps more representative of a player’s potential ability. Prior to posting, ESC adjustments are made to holes where the actual score or “Most Likely Score” exceeds the player’s maximum score for their handicap based on the table below. 9-Hole Course Handicap

18-Hole Course Handicap

Max. Score on Any Hole

4 or less

9 or less

Double bogey

5 through 9

10 through 19


10 through 14

20 through 29


15 through 19

30 through 39


40 or more


20 or more

What happens with tournament scores? There is often confusion about what tournament formats require score posting and who is responsible for posting tournament scores. At the request of the Handicap Committee, all future tournament rules and descriptions will designate when a tournament produces acceptable scores, and pro shop staff will post all properly adjusted tournament scores at the conclusion of each round.

How are handicaps computed and what keeps the system honest? All properly adjusted and posted scores are used in the computation of member handicaps. The math is defined by the USGA Handicap System, but actual computation is done by the GHIN computer system. Revised handicap indexes and course handicaps are issued on the first and fifteenth of each month. Many factors contribute to enjoyable and fair golf, but Peer Review, the ability for members to see handicap and scoring records for other members, ties everything together and makes it all transparent. Responsibility for peer review is shared. The Handicap Committee provides access to handicap and scoring records for all members through the GHIN computer system. Handicap data is also available online at and in printed form in the pro shop. Individual members do their share by posting all acceptable and adjusted scores, except tournament scores, in the pro shop immediately after every round. Pro shop staff is always available to help. For more information about handicaps, go to and click on Handicapping.

What will the Handicap Committee be doing in 2013? The committee will focus on reviewing score posting trends and individual handicaps, an important function outlined in the USGA Handicap System. Accurate and timely score posting is the foundation of handicapping. Each week, the Handicap Committee will compare scores posted with daily tee sheets to insure all scores are posted, are valid and represent games actually played. Discrepancies will be reviewed, communicated to the player and corrected or adjusted at the discretion of the committee. • The committee will also compare individual tournament performance to non-tournament performance to ensure they are similar. • Ongoing, the committee will continue to foster understanding of the handicap process and communicate results of its activities.



CHAMPIONS Gerard Mahieu, John Adams, Merrick Hayes, Haroon Qazi (124) 2nd Place John Goss, Gene Kastler, Doug Tozour, Daryl Rabert (133) 3rd Place David Shinton, Steve Borkgren, Bob Devenney, Garth Sprecher (139) 4th Place David Tallcott, Peyton Grimes, Bob Linman, Bill Zachary (141)

Congratulations to our 2012 Palmetto Cup Champions BERKELEY CUP

The Fazio Room

Berkeley Cup Champions Alan Van Horn, Zachary Passaretti, Tom Carter (P), Duke Delcher

MARCH 8-10


Duke Delcher, Tom Carter (P), Zachary Passaretti, Alan Van Horn (484) Runner-Up David Schmitz, Charles Fox jr. (P), Gary Davis, Tony Nimmer III (485) 2nd Runner-Up Gene Schraeder, David Rogers (P) Dane Fairfield, Chuck Welter (489)

Berkeley Cup Low Professionals Nate Stamey David Rogers Brad Benjamin Tom Carter Tom McKnight Charles Fox Jr. Frank Dully II Matt Booker Scott Hunter Nicholas Coursey

70-68-70 = 208 75-72-71 = 218 80-68-72 = 220 77-72-71 = 221 76-76-71 = 223 76-69-78 = 223 78-72-74 = 224 76-74-76 = 226 73-74-81 = 228 76-73-81 = 230


Berkeley Cup Runners Up David Schmitz, Tony Nimmer III, Gary Davis, Charles Fox, Jr.



Rich Forde & Duke Reeds FLIGHT CHAMPIONS

Berkeley Hall Flight Winner: Matt Loney & Ryan Hudson Runner-up: Duke Delcher & Marc Bianchi

Berkeley Cup Low Professional Nate Stamey

Wade Hampton Flight Winner: Don Crichton & Tony White Runner-up: David Schmitz & John Conrad Shadow Creek Flight Winner: Mike Szwajkos & Mike Stone Runner-up: Bob Knighton & Mac Knighton Estancia Flight Winner: Robert Elliott & Stro Morrison Runner-up: Gerard Mahieu & John Adams Stock Farm Flight Winner: Dan Barney & Kevin Barney Runner-up: David Sheehan & Jeff Russo

Spring Member-Guest Duke Reeds & Rich Forde Hole #17 ~ Sorth Course



learning center

Complimentary Member Swing Clinics

Every Tuesday & Friday; 10-11am MAY Friday, May 3 Tuesday, May 7 Friday, May 10 Tuesday, May 14 Friday, May 17 Tuesday, May 21 Friday, May 24 Tuesday, May 28 Friday, May 31

Driving Fairway Woods Irons Chipping Wedges Putting Sand Play Trouble Shots Open Topic

JUNE Tuesday, June 3 Friday, June 7 Tuesday, June 11 Friday, June 14 Tuesday, June 18 Friday, June 21 Tuesday, June 25 Friday, June 28

Pitching Driver Tee Shots Putting Practice Chipping Irons Warming Up

Krista Dunton

Krista Featured in Golf Magazine Senior Instructor Krista Dunton is a frequent contributor of Golf Magazine’s instructional series which features the top players and instructors in the world today. In their current issue, Krista offers her latest swing tips ~ “Use Your Power Circles” and “Slice-Proof Your Downswing.”

Specialty Clinics

with Krista

Short Game Tune Up

Tuesday May 7; 2:30-4:30pm

Full Swing Tune Up

Thursday May 23; 2:30-4:30pm The price of each clinic is $60/pp.


#1 Set Up To Keep The Trajectory Down


#3 De-loft The Club At Impact

Feel A Draw-Based Release

Pitch Like a Tour Player

by Andrew Rice, Director of Instruction I have done a tremendous amount of research on pitch type shots over the last two years and my findings have been interesting to say the least. There are three things that really good pitchers do differently:

1) They hit the ball lower than average. 2) They spin the ball more than average. 3) They take less of a divot than average.

I actually found that most golfers hit better, more controllable pitch shots with either their gap or pitching wedge. This helps to keep the trajectory down which makes it so much easier to control distance. Set up as pictured and have a feel for hitting the ball low. This can be achieved by de-lofting the clubface coming into the impact zone and also by feeling a slight in-to-out draw based release. Believe it or not this helps to increase the spin rate and causes the ball to take one hop and stop. I love those pitches that have a low launching little draw to them that come to a screeching halt..... If you are having trouble with fat or thin strikes, try to feel the handle elevating through impact - in other words, the grip is going up while the clubhead is travelling down into the ball. An unusual thought, but think about an airplane landing - the nose (handle) is up while the tail (clubhead) is down. Ideally we are looking for a shallow angle of descent with merely a brush of the turf.


with Andrew COMPLETELY COMPREHEND YOUR GAME Wednesday, May 8; 2:15-4:15pm; $60/pp This intensive program will explain all the factors that influence ball flight and clearly illustrate to you what is required for you to perform in the manner you are capable of. All elements of ball flight and club delivery will be addressed - from drivers to wedges. Due to the intensity of this program there will only be a maximum of 3 students in each school. (Minimum 2) Cost is $600 per person and lunch is included.


GOLF & Community


Watering Your Flower Gardens & Landscapes by Kayne Hoecht, Community Maintenance Supervisor

Hole #17 ~ South Course

Golf Courses Should Be Viewed as Environmental Sanctuaries

Properly watering home landscape and garden plants is one of the most misunderstood problems facing the average gardener. We’re aware of the fact that things can get extremely dry in the Lowcountry during summer and this lack of rainfall will stress your plants resulting in problems such as disease and infestation.

by Danny Malone, Certified Golf Course Superintendent

Have you ever admired the landscape of a well-maintained golf course and wondered how much water and chemicals were used to make it look so beautiful? A common misconception is that pesticides and fertilizer used on a golf course cannot possibly be good for the environment. However, if you take a closer look, you’ll see that a well-managed golf course contributes greatly to the ecological benefits of the community. They provide communities with green spaces that become an important habitat for wildlife. They are environmental sanctuaries to numerous plant and animal species, and actually have a cleansing effect on the air and water that filters through the community. Environmentalists are sometimes critical of golf courses, claiming that their use of pesticides have a negative impact on quality of water and soil, and the amount of water wasted that is with irrigation. However, university and government studies will refute their claims. Their studies indicate that properly applied pesticides and fertilizers do not leach into groundwater in amounts to cause risk, and modern turfgrass management practices greatly reduce the potential runoff. Healthy turfgrass is an excellent filter that traps pollutants and prevents them from reaching groundwater supplies. They actually serve as catch basins for residential and industrial runoff. In fact, golf courses are effective disposal sites for effluent wastewater. The water used on a golf course can be an excellent investment in both economic and environmental terms. As a result of computerized irrigation systems and improved turfgrass varieties, courses now use less water efficiently to achieve the same level of conditioning. Continuing research will provide even more “low-water” turfgrass varieties in the future. In addition, no reputable golf course superintendent would cover an entire course with pesticides and fertilizers. Most of the property often consists of natural areas that require little maintenance and include diverse varieties of native plants and trees. As a Member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association, we take our relationship with the environment very seriously. Most enter the profession with college degrees and a love for nature and the outdoors; that is why we all give the highest priority to management practices that have a positive impact on the environment.

The Berkeley Gardens

Proper watering helps your newly installed plants adapt to its new environment, as water moves nutrients through the plant to regulate its temperature. If soil around the base is wet, consider holding off on watering until the soil dries. Soil type and amount of rainfall should determine the frequency and amount of supplemental water that may be required. During hot, windy summer weather, you may need to water every day while cooler temperatures and rain will reduce your watering needs. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that if a little water is good, then a lot will be better. Too much water in your soil reduces the level of oxygen to the plant and will damage the root system. Checking soil conditions is the best way to make your watering decisions. Typically, your new plants need water for the first 4-6 weeks after planting and during periods of hot, dry weather. After the first year however, your plants will be established and require little, if any supplemental watering.

Hwy #278 Construction Update Construction on Highway 278 is scheduled to be complete by November 2013. We have been advised by the DOT that the curbing for our small islands at the main entrance to the Club will be complete, as well as placement of the mast arm that controls the traffic signals at the intersection. The mast arm replaces the old stop light system that is presently being hung from wires. Once this work is complete our clean-up work will begin. A new irrigation system will then be installed and we will be planting new shrubs and flowers.


R River Park



Kayaking No Charge

Guided Kayak and Paddle Boat 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.


Kayaking No Charge

Guided Kayak

and Paddle Boat 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.


Migration of Local Wildlife Back to the Salt Marches With the return of sunny skies and warm water temperatures, we will witness more and more wildlife activity in the Okatie River and surrounding Salt Marsh. Migratory birds that wintered here are returning north and the waders are out in full force. You may notice, especially in the evening, that the trees lining the river banks and fresh water lagoons are nearly overflowing with nesting herons and egrets. Hatchlings will begin to appear in the next few weeks and take flight in the early weeks of summer. If you are on the water, the real treat may be watching the dolphins. They are everywhere! The quiet and remote upper reaches of the Okatie River are an ideal playground for them. Members of the Cetacean family, the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, can reach lengths of between 7 and 12 feet and may live for 30 years. Each dolphin has a distinctly individual color and personality. Locals will recognize resident dolphins by the shape

of their dorsal fin and sometimes assign them nicknames such as hook and stubby. Mating most often occurs in the spring and the female will carry that single baby for a full year. Delivery is done tail first in a watery birth place. Dolphin calves will remain with the mother or female group for nearly 2 years, learning how to fish and communicate. Social behaviors are taught to the young during this time as well. Speaking of social behaviors, it is not unusual to get up close and personal with a dolphin as you are enjoying a kayak tour or boat cruise. You will watch them play, feed and frolic just several feet from your boat. Guided 2-hour kayak nature tours are scheduled every Monday from 9-11 and Fridays from 3 to 5pm. These tours are led by Captain Eric Burns, who is a trained interpretive naturalist. Remember to dress in layers and bring along your binoculars. Contact Concierge Services at 843.815.8494 to schedule your tour.

Meet Captain Eric Captain Burns has been studying the diverse ecology of the Lowcountry salt creeks for the past 15 years, and has come to realize the importance of conservation and preservation of the tidal waters. Our tidal creeks are loaded with flora and fauna alike in a fragile habitat that is unique to very few areas of the United States. From the Spartina Grass to the dolphins, all organisms in these waters are connected by a single ecological circle and are waiting for you to discover their majestic grandeur. Let him guide you through the many unique water activities that are available at the River Park.

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 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)

R River Park

Spring Activities Abound at the River Park! Power Boat Excursions You, your family and guests can now enjoy cruising along the Okatie and Colleton Rivers with Captain Eric in a 4-passenger power boat. The boat is available for a wide variety of water activities including Inshore Fishing (3-hour minimum) and Tubing through the waterways. The pricing for private power boat charters is $125/hour with a 2-hour minimum. Complimentary sodas and bottle water will be provided.

Guided Kayaking & Paddle Boat 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.

Regularly Scheduled Sunset Cruises Have Resumed Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-6pm Spend an afternoon soaking in the natural wonders and beauty of the Lowcountry. Captain Eric will travel you into the salt marshes to view the wildlife 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. Please call Concierge Services at (843) 815-8494 to make reservations for all of these great tours.



SPa & FITNESS Spa & Fitness Center

TENNIS ~ A Terrific Workout For All Ages! by Paul Tollefson, Head Tennis Professional

The Spa & Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art training equipment and programs ~ including outstanding tennis facilities that feature 6 Har-Tru tennis courts. Har-Tru tennis courts are very popular in the Lowcountry as they are softer than a cement base court and much easier on the player’s body. This technology offers Members yet another sport that they can play for a lifetime! As a Tennis Professional, I’m often asked by former players how they can get back into the game. The easiest way is to join our tennis clinics that are held every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11am. These clinics offer instructions on stroke production, doubles positioning, and various training drills in a laid-back and enjoyable atmosphere. In addition to the group clinics, we also offer private and semi private lessons for both adults and children. So whether you are a player, former player or beginner, I’m looking forward to hearing from you. To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please contact me at 843.815.8985 or email at Tennis truly is a sport you will enjoy for a lifetime.


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

TRX Core @ 3pm (Nan) $12/Member; Guests $15

WEDNESDAY Zumba @ 9am (English)

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

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

Nutrition Seminar featuring Diane Wilson

Thursday, May 16 from 5-7pm Diane with assistance from our Culinary Staff will give you some tips on quick easy and healthy meals, desserts and snacks to get you through the day. This informative presentation will offer non-diet recommendations to maintain a great tasting and nutritious lifestyle. This complimentary seminar will award door prizes to some lucky attendees. Please call the Fitness Center at (843) 815-8985 to register.

Meet Diane Wilson, Registered and Licensed Dietitian We want to welcome Diane Wilson, Registered and Licensed Dietitian to the Staff at our Spa and Fitness Center. Diane received her Master of Science degree in Health Sciences and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she also completed a Dietetic Internship Program. As a Clinical Nutritionist for a metro-Atlanta Public Health Department and as a Renal Dietitian in dialysis centers, Diane comes to us with a strong clinical background and has experience providing medical nutrition therapy for patients with obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, as well as other health conditions. Diane believes in a “non-diet” approach to help her clients achieve a healthy weight and a healthy body and puts an emphasis on whole health (mind, body & spirit) to help individuals reach their desired outcomes.


Tennis Clinic @ 9:30am (Paul) $12/Member; Guests $15

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

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


FRIDAY Cardio Kickboxing @ 8:30am (Amber) $8/Member; Guests $10

Cardio Sculpt @ 9:30am (Erin) Members Complimentary; Guests $10

Tennis Clinic @ 9:30am (Paul) $12/Member; Guests $15

Cycling @ 10:30am (Nan) $12/Member; Guests $15

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

EasterCelebration Weekend

Member Photos

Phone List Clubhouse

Adrian Morris


Michael Krause


Bryan O’Neal


General Manager & Chief Operating Officer Clubhouse Manager Facilities Maintenance Manager

Hours of Operation

{Effective March 6 thru September 4, 2013}


Clubhouse Dining

Frank McSweeney


Myla Mitchell


*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.

Sheree Small


Tap Room

Club Controller

Assistant Controller Member Billing


Wendy Wagner


ARB Administrator

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

Mixed Grille

Member Services

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

Keith Bradley


Bob Ring


Men’s & Ladies Locker Rooms

John Soulia


Berkeley Room

Maren Rogers


Tuscany Wine Room

Chris Smith


Director of Cottage Services Director of Marketing & Member Services

Food & Beverage 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

Gatehouse Services: Ray Fleetwood

843-815-8428 843-815-8431


Director of Gatehouse Services

*For Guest Passes 843-815-8451

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

Bar Service ~ 11am to 6pm Daily Light Lunch Fare ~ 11am to 3pm (Monday Only) Available daily for private functions. Available daily for private functions.

Golf Shop


Member Services

Monday Through Saturday Sunday

Spa & Fitness Center

Monday - Friday Saturday & Sunday

Learning Center: 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

8:30am to 5pm 8:30am to 4pm 6am to 7pm 7am to 7pm

Sales Office

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:

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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