Berkeley Experience July-Aug 2022

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jul/aug 2022

4TH OF JULY GRAND CELEBRATION BLUES & BBQ COMEDIAN MARK KLEIN CHARITY CUP NEWS


FROM THE CLUBHOUSE and new home builds, with 82 homes now in process. More than 15 of those homes are on Club Owned Lots, so we look forward to welcoming new Members throughout the remainder of 2022. These additional homes are essential to the growth of our community and our drive to 500+ homes by 2025.

Here we are, midway through 2022, and as I look back on what has been an exciting and truly transformative time for the Club, I know I share the success of our great momentum to the Club’s Board of Directors and our Membership, for your great support. With the Verandah and Palmetto Room now fully open, it’s brought a whole new level of energy throughout the Club. Members are thoroughly enjoying the new inviting spaces and social atmosphere, not to mention the incredible views from the Verandah! At the River Park, the new, open-air River Park Pavilion makes the most of our Lowcountry setting, and here at the Clubhouse, the Ladies’ Locker Room upscale renovations should be complete in the next few weeks, for a summer opening. As we continue to enhance and upgrade many of the amenities throughout the Club, our momentum is also clearly visible throughout the community. This year has brought an influx in both new members

With all these achievements, it’s been a balance to work through the labor issues that have been felt here as well as nationally, particularly in the areas of golf maintenance and food and beverage. Our team at Berkeley Hall has done an incredible job, as we strive to present a premier member experience. When it comes to member, as well as culinary experiences, Dustin Dunn, Assistant GM has been instrumental in carrying us forward and we look forward to a great year as we continue to build on the success of our Phase I enhancements. This month ushers in one of my favorite club traditions, Berkeley Hall’s July Fourth Grand Celebration and all the great events leading up to it! It’s also one of the busiest weeks of the year as we welcome families and summer guests. Please help keep our community safe by maintaining safe community-wide speeds of 25mph and reminding visitors to stay safely on sidewalks and admire wildlife from afar. It’s wonderful to share this spectacular time of year with Membership, and I look forward to celebrating with you at our July 4th festivities!

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Golf Cottages Member Photos BH Charitable Foundation Member Photos Fourth of July at BHC Member Events Community Clubs Kimberly Thorn's Mission Community News BHC Dress Code Golf Talk with Kieran Learning Center Golf Maintenance Racquet Sports Spa & Fitness The River Park

Adam Kushner General Manager & Chief Operating Officer

HURRICANE SEASON – KEEPING YOU INFORMED While skies are blue and temperatures mild, we are in the midst of hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. The peak months for activity are August and September. During this season, it's important to be prepared and plan ahead for a hurricane evacuation. Look for updates on weather activity from Berkeley Hall. We will keep 2

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members informed of any severe weather conditions via e-communications, member website updates, Club app, and social media channels. If you’re not already following us on Facebook and Twitter, simply go to the main page of our website and click on the icons located at the bottom of the main page at BerkeleyHallClub.com.

We love this spectacularly special BHC view! Friday evening at the Savannah Gardens. (Thanks to Vickye Ingram for sharing this beauty shot!)


golf cottages

You’ll feel right at home in our charming cottages with easy access to everything. From wedding parties to golf weekends and family stays, our cottages offer all the amenities you could ask for. It’s a short walk to the Clubhouse and onto the greens, and you’ll find the Spa & Fitness Center just around the corner. We can help make it even more special! For a nominal fee, you can add an assortment of room enhancements and amenities to really make your next visit exceptional including wines from the Club wine list along with selections from our Club menu. Spa appointments, Club and local dining reservations, pontoon boat cruises, and more! Simply request 72-hours prior to your arrival from our concierge team, and we’ll be happy to provide your requested amenities.

COTTAGE RATES LOW SEASON January & December HIGH SEASON February-November

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1BR Master Suite 2 BR/2BA Town Suite, Kitchen, Living Room, Patio 3 BR/3BA Master + Town Suite, Kitchen, Living Room, Patio 4BR/4BA Full Cottage, Kitchen, Living Room, Patio

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Rates do not include sales and accommodations tax of 11% & if applicable, a daily $25 non-member fee. Cottage Rate does not include Golf Rate. Daily tidy service may be arranged. Fee schedule is available upon request. 2-Night Minimum Stay Required. Please contact Concierge Services at 843.815.8494 for reservations and additional information. *72-hours advance Cancellation required to avoid full charge.

Benjamin & Jennifer Catlett | Jefferson City, TN Bryan & Marilyn Elisa Eckelman | Boston, MA James & Carol Fehon | Morristown, NJ Jack & Nancy Ginsburg | Reston, VA Timothy & Alexandria “Blue” Kelly | Wheaton, IL Sandra Lindell | Jackson, WY Gary Luiza & Katherine Morley | Annapolis, MD Gene & Elaine Parkerson | Vero Beach, FL Adam Robinson & Laura Prescott | Washington, DC Jeff Knotts & Kathleen Reed | San Francisco, CA Mark & Cynthia Smetana | Chicago, IL

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THE BHC GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION WAS OUTSTANDING! WOW! We had an amazing turnout for our Grand Opening Celebration! Gathering together with our Membership to celebrate the Club’s new transformation, you could feel the exhilarating energy, excitement and enthusiasm! It was a great moment as Adam Kushner, General Manager/COO, cut the ribbon, along with Board Members, amid great applause and cheers from our 550+ attendees!

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he Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation is excited to announce a new Matching Funds opportunity from our Anonymous Donor. Thanks to YOU, our Berkeley Hall members, we’ve been able to make a real difference in our greater Bluffton community, and the Matching Funds Campaign will provide up to $50,000 in matching funds to donations made by ALL SUPPORTERS of the charitable foundation. This special campaign runs through the end of 2022, and any increases in contributions relative to last year will be matched in kind. “Thanks to the great success of BHCF’s New Supporter Campaign, our Anonymous

Donor has decided to carry forward our New Matching Funds Campaign to the end of 2022,” said John Kourakos, BHCF Chair.

This incredible Matching Funds opportunity offered by our Anonymous Donor is a remarkable philanthropic gift for which we are deeply thankful. – John Kourakos, BHCF Chair

So, if you contributed $500 last year, and this year you contribute $1,000 our Anonymous Donor will match the additional $500, for a total donation of $1,500. ($500 +$500 + $500 match) “This incredible Matching Funds opportunity offered by our Anonymous Donor is a remarkable philanthropic gift for which we are deeply thankful” added Kourakos. This gives us the ability to make an even bigger difference in the lives of those who need it most – funding much-needed grants to help address hunger, housing, medical, and other important needs – right here in the Bluffton community.”

Your participation has provided the BHCF with the means to truly make a difference in our greater community. Of each dollar raised, 95% is allocated to our charities. - JOHN KOURAKOS, BHCF CHAIR

Bluffton Self Help

The Children's Center

oin the fun and excitement of this signature event! The 2022 Charity Cup event is coming up on Monday, October 3 and it’s always a sell-out! Registration opens on August 1st, for the Charity Cup Tournament and Dinner, Donations and Sponsorships, Auction Item Donations, and Silent and Live Auction Bidding closer to the event. Each year, monies raised from Berkeley Hall members and local business partners at the annual Charity Cup fund the following year’s grant cycle. Last year, our 2021 Charity Cup raised $350,000, which funded 23 carefully vetted grants to 19 local non-profits 6

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including Bluffton Self Help, The Children’s Center and others. CHARITY CUP TOURNAMENT: Fun One Best Ball format with teams of four begins with morning tee times. Enjoy a great day of golf with fellow members, guests and sponsors, followed by dinner and awards ceremony on the Verandah, along with the popular Wine Pull and exciting Live and Silent Auctions. ONLINE SILENT & LIVE AUCTION: We’re Collecting! Consider donating Auction items such as golf foursomes, getaways, fine wine and more! Donations forms will be available on August 1st. Look for more details coming soon!


With its elegant "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme, the BHCF Ladies Luncheon, in support of the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation, was a tremendous success!

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JOIN US FOR

FOURT H OOFF JULY AT BERKELEY HALL

FIREWORKS DJ FOOD FUN

We welcome you and your families to this year’s Annual 4th of July Celebration, capped off with Monday’s Patriotic Grand Fireworks Showcase. Celebrate our inaugural Fourth of July Celebration on our new Verandah from 6-9pm, with family friendly fun for everyone, featuring live dj, fun games, photo booth, delicious food stations and member bar. Enjoy our Grand Finale Fireworks Showcase from 9-9:30pm with great views from the Verandah or jump in your golf carts and head up to the Learning Center for a special golf course view. Liberty Bell 5K & Fun Run | Cart Parade: There’s no fee to enter and it’s a great way to get your Fourth of July started followed by awards and BHC’s 5th Annual Cart Parade! We can’t wait to see everyone’s cart decorations, on display as you depart the Clubhouse and circle the Good Hope loop. Prizes go to Most Patriotic and Most Creative. Complimentary to all participants!

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SATURDAY, JULY 2 Blues & BBQ 6-8:30pm

SUNDAY, JULY 3 Summer Splash Pool Party 11am-5pm

Great barbecue and live blues on Verandah and Palmetto Room Adults - $61 Inclusive of tax & service charge Children 12 & Under - $20 Inclusive Casual, jeans permitted Member Charge Bar

Summer Splash Pool Party at the Spa & Fitness Center - Fun kids activities, dj and casual, summer menu Adults - $36 Inclusive of tax & service charge Children 12 & Under - $19 Inclusive Casual, jeans permitted Member Charge Bar

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MONDAY, JULY 4 Fourth of July at BHC Fourth Of July 5K & Fun Run/Walk

7:30 Registration 8am Start: Liberty Bell 5K, Runners, Walkers, Bicyclists 10am: Fun Family Cart Parade 6-9pm: Grand Fourth Celebration on Verandah at the Clubhouse! Great July 4th food stations, DJ, Fun Kids Activities & Games 9-9:30pm: Grand Finale Fireworks Showcase Adults - $61 Inclusive of tax & service charge Children 12 & Under - $25 Inclusive Casual, jeans permitted Member Charge Bar


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M E M B E R

SATURDAY, JUL 16 | 6-8:30PM

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COMEDIAN

He Talks. You Laugh! Get ready to laugh, a lot, at our special evening with Comedian Mark Klein on Saturday, July 16. Enjoy socializing and casual buffet dining on the Verandah, then the fun begins with Mark’s show at 7:30pm. Mark’s act is fast, funny, clean and engaging! In his words, he’s also a thoroughbred racehorse owner, real estate investor, husband and father. A consummate performer, his credits include CBS, Showtime, Forbes and Sirius XM. He’s entertained crowds across the country, from cruise ships to country clubs and resorts, and now he brings his laugh a minute show to Berkeley Hall Club! $49 inclusive of tax and service charge Show starts at 7:30pm | Club Casual, No denim |Verandah

THURSDAY, JUL 21 | 5PM

We’re headed to see 80s rock musical Rock of Ages for a night of theatre at the Arts Center on Thursday, July 21st. Nominated for five Tonys, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the 1980s Hollywood era. Know what love is, hear the noise, and take your best shot at the Bourbon Room bar on the Sunset Strip. It’s there that star rocker Stacey Jaxx returns for his comeback. When bright-eyed Sherrie, a small-town girl and aspiring actress, arrives in town, she meets Drew, a busboy with dreams of rock and roll stardom. Drew convinces the bar to hire Sherrie, and the stage seems set for romance, but Jaxx has other plans. Rock of Ages features the music of iconic bands, set to mega-hits like “We Built this City,” “I Wanna Rock,” and “Don’t Stop Believing,” for high energy, nonstop fun! Join us for an optional dinner pre-show in the Palmetto Room at 5pm. Arranged transportation departs from the Clubhouse at 6:15pm. Tickets: $49. Additional Transportation fee. (Please make dinner reservations in advance for 5pm).

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M E M B E R MONDAY, JULY 25 | 5-7PM

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Mother Smokin' Good Food Truck will be parked at the Fitness Center on Monday, July 25th from 5-7pm. BYOB your preferred beverage and feel free to enjoy some of the best barbeque in town around the pool, at our poolside tables. Known for their on-point Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork and specials of the day, you’ll be in barbecue heaven! While this is not a staffed event, members are invited to enjoy casual Mother Smokin’ Good’ eats poolside or take it to-go. Please RSVP on the online events calendar so they can plan accordingly, and limit wait times! Cash/Card accepted.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 | 6-8PM

We’re going poolside for some Caribbean Cookout fun on Thursday, August 18th from 6-8pm. Come join us for a great evening with live music, cocktails, and great Caribbean fare including Jamaican jerk chicken, picadillo and fried plantains as well as frozen drinks at member bar. Get ready for a great time! Adults - $40 Inclusive | Children 12 & Under - $20 Inclusive of tax and service charge Club Casual/Swimwear | Fitness Center Pool

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M E M B E R

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Cards, Mahjongg, Book Club & More At Berkeley Hall, there's always something to do and new clubs to explore, from Bridge to MahJongg, Hand, Foot & Elbow, Bible Study and more - and new folks are always welcome! We offer advanced games for experienced players and beginner games for those ready to try something new. Afternoon and evening games, too. Take a look below and if you haven't already, now's the perfect time to "get in the game!" Through July, Clubs will be held in the Berkeley Room and Tap Room due to Club Renovations. Once complete, Clubs will move back to the Ladies Locker Room.

Beginner Hand, Foot & Elbow Mondays at 11:45am Want to learn this great game? Join us on Mondays and we're happy to teach you! No rsvp needed. If you'd like to play, email Evalyn Lyons at elyons149@gmail.com or call 914.643.7408, or Carol DePhillips at jcdephi@aol.com.

Beginner Hand, Foot & Elbow

Sundays at 6:30pm (couples & individuals) Our Sunday evening game is open to couples, individuals, and beginners are welcome. Enjoy Club dining first, or come for cards only. Dining reservations may be made on events calendar. Contact Marsha Levin at 843.757.2801 or marslev@aol.com.

Advanced Hand, Foot & Elbow

Wednesdays at 6:45pm & Saturday at 11:30am Experienced players are welcome to join the fun. For details on both advanced games, please contact Marsha Levin at 843.757.2801 or marslev@aol.com.

Afternoon MahJongg

Fridays at 2pm We welcome players of ALL levels - from those who've never played to experienced players! We have learning tables during Friday play and are happy to teach you. If Friday doesn’t work, we will arrange a learning time. To be added to our distribution list, contact Maureen Austen at stephen.austen@ yahoo.com.

Evening MahJongg

Tuesdays at 7pm Our Tuesday night game welcomes beginner to experienced players! (We do not have

learning tables on Tuesdays.) If you'd like to play and be added to our distribution list, contact Teresa Gannon at 843.706.2219 or Tggabby@aol.com.

Beginner MahJongg

Mondays at 3pm Our Monday beginner session welcomes new players to learn the game! If you'd like to learn to play mahjongg and be added to our distribution list, please contact Lise Shanahan at 858.353.3273, liseshanahan@yahoo.com.

Ladies Bridge

Wednesdays at 2pm All members and your guests are welcome! The group plays four-hand rubber bridge, and cards and tallies are provided. Contact Haila Wilson at 843-290-0961 or hailawilson@gmail.com. Thursdays at 2pm All members and your guests are welcome! If you'd like to play, contact Lou Ann Hamilton at lah9708@gmail.com.

Ladies Bible Study

Wednesdays at 10am | Fazio Room (during ongoing construction) Please join us. All members are welcome. For more information contact Angie McGeorge at 843.707.6141 or bhallmcgeorge@gmail.com or Susie Sutton at 406.670.7900 or ssutton57@gmail.com.

Mens Bible Study

Wednesdays at 3:30pm | Fazio Room Please join us at the Fazio Room. All members are welcome. For more information, email Don McGeorge at dmcgeorge@gmail. com or Hal Sutton at halsutton1@gmail.com or 406.698.5282.

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Barber Services

By Appointment Only | Men's Locker Room Ken Browning offers professional barber services to members. Haircut: $17. To schedule, call Ken at 912-441-6855.

Tailor Services

By Appointment Only | Men's Locker Room Javier Velaquez offers professional tailor services. Contact Javier at 843.321.0213 to schedule your appointment.

Notary Services

Notary services are provided by Mary McGoldrick, Club Admin office, at 843.815.8490, and Cameron Hill, Concierge Services, at 843.815.8494. Both are commissioned by the State of S.C.

Event Registration

May be reserved by Members, Concierge Services, and F&B management. This includes adding, cancelling and combining registrations and wait lists. 30-Day Registration All events (with the exception of a few) begin registration 30 days prior to event date and time, on online events calendar.

60-Day Registration Select holiday events open for registration 60 days prior to event date and time, on online events calendar. Select dates include Easter, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, i.e. Oyster Roast, Thanksgiving, Tree Lighting. Event Cancellation Berkeley Hall observes a 48-hour cancellation policy for member events. In the case cancellation is not provided, the full price is applied. BerkeleyHallClub


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BOOK CLUB

Read any good books lately? Join our BHC Book Club –

Our meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 3pm. For details contact Wendy Hansen: hansenwendyj@gmail.com.

JULY 11 | 3PM | FAZIO ROOM (note: formerly scheduled June Book Club was moved to July) “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray The little-known story of the black woman who supervised J. Pierpont Morgan’s storied library. It's 1905, and financier J.P. Morgan is seeking a librarian for his burgeoning collection of rare books and classical and Renaissance artworks. Belle da Costa Greene, with her on-the-job training at Princeton University, seems the ideal candidate. But Belle has a secret: Born Belle Marion Greene, she is the daughter of Richard Greene, the first black graduate of Harvard, and she's passing as white. Her mother Genevieve, daughter of a prominent African American family, decided on moving to New York to expand her family’s opportunities. Richard, an early civil rights advocate, was so dismayed by her decision that he left. As Belle thrives, the main source of suspense is whether her secret will be discovered. Leverage is a talent, as her ruthless negotiating prowess and flirtatious mien win her grudging admiration and a certain notoriety. Review: Kirkus Reviews

What an incredible view, 2nd hole North Course (captured beautifully by BHC member Lisa Curtis, thanks for sharing!)

AUGUST 1 | 3PM | FAZIO ROOM “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles Amor Towles’s new novel takes you on an American road trip, as it begins with a deceptively straightforward premise. Upon the death of his father from cancer, 18-yearold Emmett Watson is released early from a juvenile work farm in Kansas and driven home by a kind warden to a small town in Nebraska, where he is reunited with his precocious 8-year-old brother, Billy. Facing foreclosure on the family farm and violent retribution from the family of the bully he accidentally killed at the fairgrounds, Emmett has an immediate and stark choice – should he stay or should he go? His decision to start fresh leads to a second choice – Texas or California? It’s a sentimental as well as practical choice, home to his mother, who left the family years earlier, sending postcards from locales along the Lincoln Highway during her journey west. As it turns out, not reaching the intended destination becomes entirely the point and power of this wise and wildly entertaining novel. Review: New York Times

This gorgeous great egret soars with such grace above our waters. (Thanks to our very own BHC member/photographer Elizabeth Angelone for sharing her exquisite image with us!)

We love seeing Member Photos! Have a photo to share? From Berkeley Hall sunsets, to Lowcountry nature, golf course views and fun social shots, our Members capture the BHC Lifestyle best! Please send to us via email, text or App! afeldman@berkeleyhallclub.com 843.707.2188 JULY/AUGUST 2022

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community news

hen it comes to life skills, invisible disabilities and important resources that help support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, BHC member Kimberly Thorn has made an important difference in the lives of many Beaufort County families. “When I first began teaching life skills programs at Bluffton High School and May River High School, I quickly realized there are lots of resources in the area, but the resources were hard to find,” explains Kimberly. “The parents needed help, and I wanted to be a resource.” “It’s important to spread inclusion, so we all have a better understanding,” believes Kimberly. “Whether it’s right here in our Berkeley Hall community, or in everyday encounters with those that have invisible disabilities which may not be readily apparent.” When she taught in Maryland, she was involved in the Best Buddies International program, and realized the tremendous impact the program could have here in the Lowcountry. “So, I started a Best Buddies chapter in my BHS classroom and was able to do so at May River, as well as USCB,” said Kimberly. “Now, we’re working on establishing a state office for all of South Carolina.” When she left the classroom a few years ago, her goal was to get businesses and 14

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individuals to work together. That’s where her colleague Anne Karwath stepped in. “Anne and I worked together with the local Special Olympics, then we started working with Together for Beaufort County,” added Kimberly.

We soon obtained a grant to put together a disAbilities Resource Guide, which helps provide resources and support for all ages, with programs from babies to seniors,” added Kimberly, who now serves as chairperson of the disAbilities Coalition of Beaufort County. “Autism, severe anxiety, mental health issues and other developmental disabilities

can be particularly challenging for families with both young children and adult children in social situations. Equally so for a spouse whose wife or husband had a stroke, or may have early-stage dementia, and is looking for resources that can help.” That’s where understanding and awareness can go a long way. The disAbilities Coalition works with Beaufort County to help special education teachers get this important resource guide to parents and to help young adults find employment with businesses such as Publix, Kroger and others locally. Being in a welcoming setting also provides many families with peace of mind. BHC member Ana Soulios shares, “One of the main reasons we were drawn to Berkeley Hall was its friendly, welcoming environment. Everyone from the security team to Club staff couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. Our daughter Alexis has some developmental disabilities, and it brings us immense comfort to be in a smaller, caring and private community such as Berkeley Hall.” Copies of the disAbilities Resource Guide are available at the Berkeley Hall Concierge Desk and online at disabilitiescoalition.com/beaufort-county-resource-guide. “And if anyone has any questions,” adds Kimberly, “please feel free to contact me directly,” at kimber2192@icloud.com.


community news

in the news The Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation was recently featured in top industry publication Club + Resort Business! Shown here, the BHCF awarded a $50,000 grant to Bluffton Self Help for acquisition of computer software for their new Path Forward case management initiative. The project was developed following a community needs assessment by BSH in partnership with the Riley Center for Livable Communities which indicated 6 out of 10 families in greater Bluffton are economically at risk. When it comes to making a difference, the BHCF has a tremendous impact in our greater Bluffton community, thanks to the incredible From left: John Kourakos, BHCF Chair, Courtney Hampson, Bluffton Self generosity of our Membership. Help Exec. Director & CEO, Jane Moyer, BHCF Grants Committee Chair.

BERKELEY HALL EXPERIENCE EXPERTS: quarter 1

Our Experience Experts celebrate and reward employees who exemplify club values in their job performance and interactions with co-workers, management, members and guests.

Members can nominate Experience Experts by completing our online nomination form found on the member website under the My Club tab. Mona Young is a valued member of our Berkeley Hall team, well-known for her impeccable member and guest service and keen attention to the finer details that define the height of our member culinary experience. She has served on our Food & Beverage Service team since March of 2016. We thank Mona for her outstanding service, and the exceptional excellence she brings to our Berkeley Hall team. Jaden Thiemann, Assistant Golf Professional, first began with the Club as a seasonal golf assistant this past year, and officially joined the golf team in January of 2022. Jaden’s courteous and approachable demeanor complement his strong

teaching skills as shown by the success of his well-attended golf clinics! His superb attention to detail and professionalism truly exemplifies our Berkeley Hall standard of excellence.

Elijah Paulsen Appointed Food & Beverage Manager Elijah Paulsen has been named Food & Beverage Manager. With a wealth of experience in the culinary arts and a passion for exceptional service, Elijah comes onboard as we expand our range of club and member amenities in our newly renovated Palmetto Room and Verandah.

Most recently, Elijah served as Manager at the historic Sellwood eatery Gino's Restaurant & Bar in Portland, OR. Known for its wine cellar, amassed over 24 years, this iconic establishment pairs turn-of-the-century architecture with contemporary cuisine. There, Elijah implemented effective strategies and created upscale guest experiences. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Winemaker for Holloran Vineyards & Wines in Dundee, OR. With his science

background and affinity for learning, it was there he honed his love for winemaking over five harvests. With an associate of science degree in Biology from Portland State University in OR, Elijah applies scientific curiosity to wine and its wide-ranging tastes and notes, an interesting blend of knowledge he’s happy to share when it comes to fine wines on the BHC wine list. Please join us in welcoming Elijah to Berkeley Hall Club. JULY/AUGUST 2022

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Berkeley Hall Dress Code As a courtesy among membership, we strive to maintain the traditions and dress code attire that distinguish our Club. Members are responsible for ensuring that their family and guests are informed of the Club’s policy on attire. With so many great Berkeley Hall events, it’s easy to socialize and get to know all your BHC neighbors. Here’s a snapshot view of our Club Dress Code Policy, to answer any questions you may have about appropriate dress code attire, where and when! Semi-Formal: Suits, sports coats, dress slacks, sweaters, or sweater vests for males. Dresses or dress pants for females. Club Casual: No jacket required for males. Casual pants, Bermuda Shorts, collared shirts, or turtlenecks for males. Casual pants, shorts, skirts, or dresses for females. Dress leggings may be worn underneath a dress, skirt, or tunic. Clothing in any color denim cloth may be worn, except that denim blue jeans may only be worn after 5pm on the Verandah and in the Tap Room (See Grid). All trousers, pants and jeans must fit appropriately on or at the waist, be in excellent condition and consistent in color and must not be ripped, torn, frayed, soiled or inappropriately loose or tight. Not permitted are T-shirts, cut-offs, short shorts, mini-skirts, bibbed overalls, exercise wear, athleisurewear or painter pants. Men’s Casual Hats: Dress hats, cowboy hats, golf caps and hats, baseball style hats, sun visors. Women's Casual & Dress Hats: Ladies dress hats, golf caps and hats

Exercise wear: Athletic pants, shorts, leggings, sweatpants, collared shirts-, t-shirts, tennis, pickleball and workout attire. Athletic shoes are required in the fitness center except for the locker rooms. Swimwear: Swimsuits, including towels, cover-ups, and robes. Shoes and/ or sandals required in the pool area. Golf Attire: Males: Shirts with collars or mock collars and sleeves must be worn at all times. Slacks or golf shorts must be worn. Not permitted are cargo shorts, tank tops, T-shirts, cut-offs, denim pants, denim shorts, sweatpants, bathing suits or other athletic shorts. Hats must be worn with bill facing forward. Shirts must be always tucked in. Females: Golf dresses, skirts, skorts, slacks, golf shorts, capri pants, golf shirts and/or blouses must be worn. Leggings may be worn underneath a golf dress, skirt, or shorts, but not alone. Not permitted are halter tops, T-shirts, bathing suits, sweatpants, cut-offs, denim pants, racer backs, denim shorts, athletic shorts, denim skirts, or short shorts.

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Tennis Attire: Tennis attire of any color including collared shirts, athletic T-shirts, mock-collar shirts, shorts, athletic pants, leggings, shorts, and pants is required for use of the tennis courts. Court shoes of any color are required. Not permitted are cut-offs, bathing suits, gym shorts, tank tops and denim blue jeans of any length. Pickleball Attire: Pickleball attire of any color including golf shirts, sport shirts, T-shirts, shorts, athletic pants, leggings, skorts and hats. Court shoes of any color are required. League play attire rules may be more prohibitive. Spa Lounge: Casual, exercise wear, robes and swimwear are permitted. Shoes/sandals are optional. River Park: All casual clothing, swimwear and hats are permitted. Shoes and/ or sandals are required. Dog Park: All casual clothing and hats, including blue jeans, are permitted. Spa Café: All casual clothing, hats, including blue jeans and covered swimwear are permitted.

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*Dress Code is flexible for private parties with approval of GM/COO or Assistant GM. **Covered Swimwear is permitted at the Pool, Fitness Center, Spa Lounge, Locker Rooms & Café. *** Blue Jeans in excellent condition, consistent in color and without holes, rips or frayed material for both males & females are permitted on the Verandah & in the Tap Room at all times unless a specific “Dress Code” is indicated for an event. All trousers, pants and blue jeans must fit appropriately on or at the waist and must not be ripped, torn, frayed, soiled or inappropriately loose or tight. 16

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Your golf game is a journey, not a destination.

WITH KIERAN

Have fun along the way!! KIERAN STAUNTON | DIRECTOR OF GOLF fabulous Spring Season was brought to a close with two great tournaments. The Member-Member was played in late April with wonderful weather on both days and both courses looking fabulous! And in May, we had our first Mixed Member-Guest event since 2015 and it was a big hit! Looking forward, we will lead off our busy Fall season with the North-South Challenge in early October. Now our attention is focused on our annual July 4th celebrations at the Club, with our popular Nine & Wine event on July 3rd, as well as our traditional Flag Day event on July 4th.

As the summer months roll by, we will experience the usual Lowcountry thunderstorms. Please take shelter if you feel conditions warrant it, and if you hear the lightning alert siren you should take cover immediately. Once the siren sounds, there should be no further play or practice until the ‘all clear’ siren has sounded.

Looking to try out some of the other courses in our area? The Reciprocal Program is now underway. Please contact the Golf Shop if you would like to make a tee time at one of the other local courses during the summer months.

And, of course, it will become very hot at certain times during the summer so please make sure you are keeping hydrated as best you can. There are many coolers around the course with water, and there are iced towels at both the halfway houses as well as the turn on the North Course.

2022 CHARITY CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 3RD

TOURNAMENT RESULTS Congratulations to all Champions!

MEN’S PRESIDENT’S CUP Greg Streit

MEMBER-MEMBER Overall Champions:

LADIES’ PRESIDENT’S CUP Marianne Gregory

MIXED MEMBER-GUEST Overall Champions: Tuck & Beth Nason Kevin & Michaele Harried

CHAIRMAN CUP

Jack Haran & Ray Skwarek

Men Tony Nimmer & Bill Nimmer

Ladies Lise Shanahan & Linda Gettings

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Director of Golf Instruction

KRISTA DUNTON

SPECIALTY CLINICS WITH KRISTA When it comes to golf instruction, Berkeley Hall’s Krista Dunton is top in her field. As a member, Krista can show you how to get the most out of your game with her hands-on approach. A former student of Jim Hardy, Krista has the expertise to understand and solve any swing and help any player take their game to the next level.

SHORT GAME CLINICS Mon, Aug 1 | 9-11am Mon, Aug 22 | 9-11am $80/pp | 4-8 players Covering all shots from 40 yards in! Low running chips, finesse wedges, a standard 25 yard shot and bunker shots. Learn what shot to use when and how to control the height and distance. Technique, routine and shot selection all covered to improve your confidence around the greens.

Thu, Aug 11 | 9-11am $200/person Come learn the best method for green reading and speed control! As used by many PGA and LPGA tour players and top amateurs! Take the mystery out of green reading. www.aimpointgolf.com

PITCHING & BUNKERS Fri, Aug 12 | 9-11am $80/pp Fall in love with your sand wedge! Two hours focusing on all shots in the sand and the high soft lob shot!! Turn a weakness into a strength. Greenside, various lies, controlling distance, fairway bunkers, mindset and how to practice. Become a wizard with your wedges! 18

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FULL SWING CLINICS Mon, Aug 15 | 9-11am $80/pp | 4-6 players Get a jump start on your swing! Come learn specific tips and drills to help improve your ball striking and add distance to all your shots. Divided based on Handicap Level.

COMPLETE PUTTING CLINICS

Wed, Aug 17 | 10am-12pm $80/pp | 4-8 players Improve the four main skills in putting, Green Reading, Start Line, Distance Control and Mindset. Also learn to practice putting correctly so results show up on the course! Become not a good putter but a Great Putter!

GOLF 101

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm | Aug 9 -Sept 13 $225/pp | Min 4, Max 8 players Attention all women golfers, here is a program just for you! Golf 101 is perfect for new players, beginners and those looking to break 100 or even 90. This 6-week program will teach you all the basics that you need to improve your game and create a solid foundation. We will also get you on the golf course to improve your skills where it matters most! Weekly practice plans are provided so you know what you need to do to improve!

COMPLIMENTARY MEMBER CLINICS Clinics are 10-11am at the Learning Center. JULY

Fri, Jul 1: Control your Wedge Distances Tue, Jul 5: No Clinic – Junior Camp Fri, Jul 8: No Clinic – Junior Camp Tue, Jul 12: Chipping Fri, Jul 15: How to Control Your Ball Flight Tue, Jul 19: Hit Explosive Drives! Fri, Jul 22: Fairway Woods Tue, Jul 26: Bunker Basics Fri, Jul 29: How Trackman Can Help Your Game AUGUST

Tue, Aug 2: Trouble Shots Fri, Aug 5: How to Practice for Peak Performance Tue, Aug 9: Chipping Fri, Aug 12: Hit More Greens in Regulation Tue, Aug 16: How to Increase Your Club Head Speed Fri, Aug 19: Pitching Tue, Aug 23: Tempo-Timing and Rhythm Fri, Aug 26: Improve your Impact Tue, Aug 30: How to Shape the Ball

MEMBER LESSON RATES: (Based on 1 hour lessons) Book clinics with Krista at kdunton@me.com or at Kristadunton.com.

Krista Dunton: Kieran Staunton: Stephanie George: Assistant Pros:

$140 $100 $90 $90

To book lessons, contact Golf Shop at 843.815.8444.


BERKELEY HALL GOLF

HOLE-IN-ONES

2 0 2 2 FA L L E V E N T S North ~ South Challenge​​​​​​

SHOWCASE Oct. 1

Berkeley Hall Charity Cup ​​​​​Oct. 3 Berkeley Classic​​​​​​​

Oct. 13-15

Women’s Invitational​​​​​​

Oct. 19-20

The “HAIG” Two Day Member ~ Member​​​​

Nov. 4-5

Club Championship/Senior Club Championship​​​ Nov. 18-19 Club Challenge​​​​​​​

Dec. 1-3

Many members have been hitting the mark on the Par 3’s since our last issue. Congratulations to all that had Hole-in-Ones!

ED KOZELEK - April 11 - Hole #5 South CAROL DULUDE - April 26 - Hole #14 North DANIEL ZURN - May 7 - Hole #11 South FRANK MILLAR - May 12 - Hole #3 South LEE CURTIS - May 14 - Hole #8 North JOHN KOURAKOS - June 1 - Hole #11 South If you make a Hole-in-One here at Berkeley Hall, we would love to see a photo of you celebrating your special shot. Use the hashtag #holeinoneatBHC and we will share it across our social media channels.

The “Women Growing Girls Golf Clinic” fundraiser led by BHC’s Krista Dunton, Dir. of Golf Instruction, and Head Golf Professional Stephanie George, along with Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers and an all-star roster of LPGA Pros, enjoyed an outstanding turnout and garnered great support at the May 24th event here at the Club. Berkeley Hall has long been a supporter of women’s golf and advancing the game of amateur golf. Thanks to all who turned out in support of this great event at Berkeley Hall, with all proceeds benefitting LPGA Girls Golf.

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ADAM MILLER | DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY

GOLF MAINTENANCE UPDATE

ON THE GREENS

y the time this issue goes to press, the Agronomy team will be close to completing the North Course aeration and well into the expansion of the Fazio Putting Green at the Learning Center. The Fazio expansion will have a great impact, more than doubling the area in size and providing the space to accommodate more players at one time. Not only will this enhance practicing putting, it will also provide some variety in the option for longer lag putting practice. The project is anticipated to take a few weeks, followed by an 8-week growing in period. We’ve been hard at working, continuing to build on the foundation

we laid last summer during my first aeration season. When the North Course aeration is complete, we will have put almost 140 tons of new sand into the greens and

almost 350,000,000 holes punched in them to work the fairway sand down into the profile. We continue the sand channeling in the fairway and wet rough areas to make the

When the North Course aeration is complete, we will have put almost 140 tons of new sand into the greens and top-dressed the fairways with over 1,600 tons of sand. - Adam Miller top-dressed the fairways with over 1,600 tons of sand.

drainage system function more efficiently.

In addition, the fairways will have

Overall, tremendous progress has been made as the team successfully overcame challenges that are not readily seen. While the topdressing requires over 150 trucks of sand, supply chain and transportation issues have slowed progress at times. However, the Agronomy team has proven itself quite adept at maneuvering around waits surrounding new equipment and needed parts, as we complete our extensive projects on both courses. As we wrap up projects on the North and South Courses, we look forward to a great Fall season ahead on the greens.

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BHC Racquet Sports Professional

SPA & FITNESS CENTER

ROYCE SILVAN

KIDS SUMMER

CLINICS

Racquet Sports at Berkeley Hall

Royce Silvan leads the Club’s racquet sports programs. With 20+ years of experience, as a 5.0 PTR Certified Pro, APTR Professional Rating and Tester, and Head Coach for Special Olympics Hilton Head, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our tennis and pickleball culture. Here's your chance to get your kids into the game!

Kids Summer Clinics Tennis and Pickleball Mon-Wed-Fri, 11:15am-12:45pm (1.5hrs) Ages 6 -13, grouped by age and skill level Players can sign up for 1, 2 or 3 days. (Min of 4 players) Cost $25 per day Weeks offered: July 4,11,18 | August 8,15 Specify week & days, child's age & level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) Sign-up via email: roycetennis@hotmail.com PICKLEBALL:

TENNIS:

Complimentary Pickleball Clinic 2.5 Level & Lower Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am One-hour clinic for men and women offers players a chance to work on fundamentals and offers easy intro to Pickleball and its rules.

Complimentary Cardio Tennis Clinic/Drills Mondays, 9-10am For all levels, women and men: One-hour sessions are full of active drills that keep you moving.

Complimentary Pickleball Clinic 3.0 Level Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am For men and women who are competitive at the 3.0 level and fully ready for fast action games, in a well-paced, one-hour session. Complimentary Pickleball Clinic 3.5 Level Wednesdays, 8:30am-9:30am Advance players, 3.5 or above. For men and women competitive at 3.5 level, ready to handle power plays as well as finesse!

Complimentary Tennis Clinic/Drills Fridays, 9-10am For players, women and men, USTA level 3.0 - 4.0. Clinic offers stroke technique, drills with active footwork and doubles scenarios. Work on your Doubles Game Create your own team and work on drills and match play, with group coaching by Royce. Jr. Tennis Clinic Ages 8 and Above | Mondays, 4-5:30pm Contact Royce: roycetennis@hotmail.com

Racquet Stringing & Re-Grip $40 includes strings & new over grip $10 new replacement grip

Book Your Courts on the BHC App! Berkeley Hall Racquet Sports Court Reservations are now located on the BHC App, for easy access and quick court scheduling on the go! Now that our Court Reservation Scheduling is up and running, it’s easier than ever to schedule our court time and get in the game! For more information, contact the Fitness Center at 843.815.8985. JULY/AUGUST 2022

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SPA & FITNESS CENTER

PADDLEBOARD WITH MIA: SAFETY COURSE & EXCURSIONS Paddleboarding is the ultimate workout and a great way to increase stamina and achieve serenity on our tranquil waterways. Here at BHC, Lowcountry summers beckon us to explore our surroundings and immerse ourselves in nature. - Doug Weary & Brooke Sapp, Spa & Fitness Center Directors Serenity, Sport & Stamina: Paddleboarding with Certified Paddle Fused Fitness Coach Mia Piekutowski is a fun and relaxing way to earn toned arms, legs, and abs! Just schedule your choice of a training session with fitness team member Mia for Paddleboard Fitness Classes, SUP 101 Lessons,

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Excursions, or the Beginner Safety Course. It's also a great way to get out on the water and enjoy nature and our beautiful Lowcountry setting. Once you learn the basic safety skills and care of the boards at our required Safety Course, you'll be able to take the paddleboards out solo. Mia can offer an Individual

Safety Course Training session or a 5-person Group Training Session. Cost is $25 per person. When you've completed training, we will add you to our BHC master list and share with security so you can simply request paddleboards when needed. Contact Mia directly to set up your training: miapiek@ outlook.com or call 843-815-8985.


atherings at our River Park Pavilion make the most of our serene Lowcountry setting. With gorgeous views, our open-air covered pavilion is the ideal site for gatherings of 35 people or so, with large scale, doublesided fireplace, Lowcountry tabby flooring, seating, two restrooms, as well as a grill and prep area. A wonderful spot to cool off following some morning kayaking, fishing from the dock, or afternoon paddleboarding. It’s also the perfect place to gather as you get ready for a BHC Pontoon Boat outing. Family-friendly and geared towards afternoon fun and relaxed evening get-togethers, we invite everyone to enjoy our new River Park Pavilion!

Enjoy our new River Park Pavilion!

Any day of the week…or weekend! At the Spa at Berkeley Hall, we make it easy to retreat from the everyday – our full-service spa offers the highest quality of massages, facials and peels. Profound relaxation awaits you, with Hot Stone Massage, toxin-freeing Therapeutic Swedish Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage, designed for the active individual.

Discover our day spa and let us take you away for a bit, with luxurious and restful spa and facial treatments that restore your inner calm and serenity. Now booking 7 days a week by appointment. 843.815.8985 | berkeleyhallclub.com JULY/AUGUST 2022

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CLUBHOUSE Adam Kushner General Manager & COO Dustin Dunn Assistant General Manager Mary McGoldrick Director of People & Culture Stephen Sandstrom Director of Facilities Maintenance ACCOUNTING Valerie Kidd Controller Jennifer Wheeler Financial Analyst Denise Joyce Member Billing ARB Jennifer Johnson ARB Administrator MEMBER SERVICES Alex Madeiros Director of Sales & Marketing Marie McConnell Marketing & Membership Experience Manager Anne Feldman Director of Communications FOOD & BEVERAGE Jeff McKinney Executive Chef Elijah Paulsen Food & Beverage Manager Vincent Matalavage Catering & Events Manager CONCIERGE Concierge Services GOLF Kieran Staunton Director of Golf The Golf Shop Adam Miller Director of Agronomy DINING FACILITIES Tap Room Men’s Locker Room GATEHOUSE/SECURITY J.W. Sims Director of Security *For Guest Passes LEARNING CENTER Krista Dunton Director of Golf Instruction SPA & FITNESS Brooke Sapp Spa & Fitness Director

843.815.8488

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843.815.8950

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843.815.8490

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843.815.8997

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843.815.8405

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843.815.8953

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843.815.8443

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843.815.8423

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843.815.8434

Clubhouse Dining

*Note Palmetto Room and Verandah are now fully open for dining. Club dining is not offered 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.

Verandah • Palmetto Room Lunch Brunch Happy Hour Dinner

mmcconnell@berkeleyhallclub.com

843.815.8951

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843.815.8433

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843.815.8428

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843.815.8948

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843.815.8494

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Men’s Locker Room Bar Service Lunch Fare

Closed for renovation, with plans to be open shortly.

Berkeley Room

Available daily for private functions.

Tuscany Wine Room

Available daily for private functions.

Golf Shop

843.815.8444 843.815.8891

Concierge Services

amiller@berkeleyhallclub.com

843.815.8493 843.815.8431 843.815.8451

jsims@berkeleyhallclub.com

843.815.8451

843.815.8446 843.290.8714

kdunton@me.com

843.815.8985 843.815.8985

bsapp@berkeleyhallclub.com

11am-6pm Daily 11am-4pm Daily

Ladies' Locker Room

843.815.8440

kstaunton@berkeleyhallclub.com

Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm Sunday 10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday 4-6pm Tuesday-Thursday, Sun 5:30-8pm Friday-Saturday 5:30-8:30pm

Daily

Monday-Saturday Sunday

7:30am-5:30pm 8:30am-5pm 8:30am-4pm

Spa & Fitness Center Monday-Friday Weekend

Learning Center Daily Private Instruction

6am-7pm 7am-7pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm Daily

River Park Open for member use. Contact Concierge Services, app and website for access to kayaks, fishing equipment and life jackets.