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FROM THE CLUBHOUSE our third decade is our strongest yet. Jeff Dekruif, Assistant GM/CFO, has made an immediate impact, introducing new technology to the Club and diving into an updated Capital Reserve Study that will serve as our path forward to properly maintain assets for the next decade and beyond. On the Agronomy front, we’re excited to have Adam Miller join us as Director of Agronomy. He’s already had a headstart evaluating our golf courses with a fresh set of eyes and is looking forward to implementing new summer agronomy practices to rework our soils and prepare for the winter months. As we round our way into the summer, we are underway with the Veranda expansion and seeing a bit of an expansion all over Berkeley Hall, with new homes and new members. Fortunately, the desire to live in the Lowcountry, coupled with the ability to work from home continues to be strong. Overall, we anticipate a record year for the Club with up to 15 home submissions this summer alone. As Phase 1 of the Master Plan progresses, it’s rewarding to see our enhanced Mixed Grille and beautiful Veranda develop before our eyes. Peacock + Lewis architects have brought their exceptional vision to our Club and Choate is well on their way to making our vision a reality. Beyond Phase 1, we have active committees focused on future projects pertaining to the Clubhouse, golf courses and Fitness Center, as we endeavor to continually enhance the member experience at Berkeley Hall. As 2021 nears the halfway point, our team has taken many steps to ensure that



Dog lovers are eagerly anticipating our Barkeley Hall Dog Park and their pooches are pretty happy too! As plans for the River Park are finalized, along with additional parking plans for the Fitness Center, we find our amenities are becoming more fully integrated with the needs and desires of the community.

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Golf Cottages Community News Summer Dining Member Events Fourth of July at BHC Community Clubs Birds of a Feather Member Photos Golf Talk with Kieran Learning Center Colin Swatton Golf Schools BH Golf Academy Golf Maintenance Fitness Center Spotlight Racquet Sports The River Park

Our drive towards 500 homes in 2025 is starting to look more like a reality every day. While construction brings its share of challenges, the end result will be a vibrant, beautiful community we’re all excited to call home. The future is bright here at Berkeley Hall and with a shared vision for the future, we look forward to all the good days ahead with you, in our very special Lowcountry community.

Adam Kushner General Manager & Chief Operating Officer

Beach Club Benefits at Westin Resort & Spa The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers a limited number of beach club daily passes to Berkeley Hall Club members. Enjoy this oceanfront resort, along with access to their private beach, use of beach towels, parking privileges at the hotel and a 15% discount at Splash poolside deck restaurant. The daily passes are available for $35 per day. Blackout dates and some holidays apply. For details contact Concierge Services: 843.815.8494.

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 to really make your next visit exceptional. Request select items 72-hours prior to your arrival from our concierge team, and we’ll have your cottage fully stocked with requested amenities on the day of your arrival.


LOW SEASON January & December HIGH SEASON February-November

Low High

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

$190 $425 $480 $575

$225 $475 $575 $700

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.

David & Lori Cantrell Rockmart, GA

Alex Hartzler & Kristine Werley Hilton Head Island, SC

Mark Sanofsky & Erin Dalia Ogden, UT

Charles & Nanette Coughenour/Rizzo Raleigh, NC

Christopher Jepson & Mollie O’Brien Ashburnham, MA

Mike & Denise Slovak Englewood, CO

Christopher & Tara Curley​ Arlington, VA

Daniel & Alison Lawrence Hilton Head Island, SC

Douglas & Carin Smith McMurray, PA

Michael & Karen Donahue Marietta, GA

James & Lisa Lutheran Bethel Park, PA

Robert & Darlene Surprenant New Braunfels, TX

Christopher English & Jennifer Romano Berkeley Heights, NJ

Donald Mealey Orlando, FL

Michael & Heather Thomas West Palm Beach, FL

Michael & Karen Flynn Chester Springs, PA

Francesco & Pamela Monterisi Tryon, NC

Richard & Deborah Wallace Charleston, WV

William & Kris Foley Hudson, OH

Paul & Kathleen Rizzo Detroit, MI

Kean & Kathy Westcott Virginia Beach, VA

Craig & Stacy Furtney St. Charles, IL

Philip & Marlene Sanborn Lincoln, CA



community news

Adam Miller has joined the Berkeley Hall team as Director of Agronomy. Extremely wellregarded in the field of Agronomy, Adam brings several years of valuable experience at some of the top Clubs throughout the East Coast. His expertise coupled with a strong

business and operational acumen will serve us well in his new role with Berkeley Hall. Most recently, Adam served as the Director of Grounds & Facilities and Interim General Manager with Bethesda Country Club in Maryland. During his tenure, he is credited with returning the BCC golf course to an exceptional level, successfully leading the transformation of greens and fairways from dyer straights to pristine conditions in just six months. He

also completed a Better Billy Bunker renovation, and elevated course conditions to rival some of the toughest competition in the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to that, he served as South Golf Course Superintendent with Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, and as an Assistant Superintendent at Kinloch Golf Club in Virginia. We wish Adam great success in his new position.



Charity Cup

A Private Golf Club Community


Set among the moss-draped live oaks of Bluffton’s Hewitt Oaks, our Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation’s annual Charity Cup kick-off luncheon has found its perfect setting!

A portion of proceeds from each ticket will be donated to the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation.

With tranquil lakeside views, Hewitt Oaks transports us back to a time when days were slow and unhurried. Arranged transportation from the Clubhouse departs at 10:45am for a scenic, 20-minute ride to Hewitt Oaks where we’ll enjoy sparkling wines and appetizers in Rider’s Courtyard. Luncheon follows in the Gracie Ballroom at 12:30pm. Casual, mixed seating allows for easy conversation, especially among some of our newest members you may not have met yet!

BHCF Mission is to Make a Difference in addressing the basic human needs of the greater Bluffton community, especially those most vulnerable. Thanks to the Berkeley Hall community’s generosity, the charitable foundation has raised over $1.7 million for Lowcountry charities since its inception in 2008.

Enjoy a gourmet three-course menu by Southern Grace Catering paired with wines that were generously donated by renowned Sonoma County vintners.



Luncheon Ticket: $100 (transportation, meal, wines and donation included)


2021 CHARITY CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 18TH The Berkeley Hall Charity Cup is our signature fundraising event, in addition to the annual appeal. Each year, monies raised at the Charity Cup event fund the following year’s grant cycle.

We’re raffling off an exquisite Louis Vuitton Twist Tote, for $65 per ticket or 3/tickets for $140. Raffle tickets will be available at the luncheon, or in advance from Taniel Cameron at: tmcameron@hargray.com.

community news

Shovel-ready, Berkeley Hall’s Board of Directors gathered with excited members for the official groundbreaking of our new 4-Seasons Veranda on Friday, April 9th. Embarking on Phase I of our $5.1M Master Plan, the reimagined Clubhouse features construction of the 4-Seasons Veranda, a renovated Mixed Grille dining venue and kitchen upgrade, with upscale design that takes full advantage of the panoramic golf course views. Refinements in the Grand Hall entry further add to the graciously welcoming ambiance and reflect our new casual, Lowcountry design. Construction of the nearly 5,000 square foot addition extends off the former Grand Hallway, at an elevated, seamless level to provide year-round dining in a climate-controlled environment. Here, members can gather for casual dining any time of day. Whether enjoying drinks and light bites after finishing a round or a glass of wine and gourmet dining as the sun sets, the versatile design and interior climate controls offer full Veranda use no matter the season, with views onto the North Course #9th and #18th holes. The reimagined Mixed Grille will serve as the more formal dining venue to the

Board President. “Board and management are committed to meeting the evolving demands of our membership by investing in our future. Implementation of the Master Plan represents a cornerstone piece of our efforts to enhance the overall member experience.”

Veranda, with a relaxed sophistication and comfort. The well-designed venues flow into one another for an expanded dining capacity, with the flexibility to accommodate larger Club gatherings and special events. With an influx of new members during this past year, Berkeley Hall’s membership is a growing one. One of their shared sentiments was the desire to find a forward-thinking community. Phase I demonstrated that commitment to club investment, and the response was overwhelmingly in favor. “The time is now,” said Keith Patten,

The exterior is slated for Fall completion with full occupancy and use by Spring/Summer of 2022. The Clubhouse and dining in the formal Mixed Grille, casual Tap Room bar bistro, and private Tuscan Wine Room, will remain open for the majority of the construction period, allowing members to enjoy dining and Club amenities. In tandem with Phase I, the Club’s two Fazio-designed golf courses are also seeing a return to their pristine original vision, with the direction of the Fazio Design group and Berkeley Hall’s Agronomy team. “Phase I is an important aspect of assuring Berkeley Hall Club is in harmony with our membership,” said Adam Kushner, General Manager and COO. “Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, we are excited by the exceptional vision Peacock + Lewis architects have brought to our Club, joined by Choate’s team, as we usher in a new era at Berkeley Hall.”



When it comes to the best way to spend a beautiful day, we naturally think about some of the things we love best – great food and wine, good company, and the serene beauty of our Lowcountry setting.




ike the French, we think some casual small plates and naturally, a nice bottle of white and a rosé, enhance picnic-style dining, whether dockside or truly Lowcountry-style beneath one of our historic Live Oaks. The best part – all you have to do is choose the day, and we’ll prepare the picnic to match. With a selection of


well-curated favorites, there’s plenty to please your palate on our new boutique “picnic prix fixe menu.” We can even suggest a few perfect spots unless you already have one in mind. Our Savannah Gardens or the River Park are well-placed venues, and you may even decide to have a picnic experience on your own back porch, dock or poolside.

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Relax by the pool and enjoy our daily poolside summer fare – with lunches, snacks and drinks from our Spa Bistro menu!

This summer, we've got some great poolside parties so save the dates for these fun day and evenings at the pool!


Enjoy a great night of live music and summer cuisine, with grills going, member bar and great music. Casual | $30++ | Jeans permitted

Join us for lunch at the Fazio, TuesdaySunday from 10am-2pm, and enjoy great casual dining with a spectacular view! Choose from our new Fazio Menu, featuring chef-grilled burgers, chicken and hot dogs, club wraps, salads, light snacks and more!


SAT, JULY 3 | 11AM-4PM & 4-8PM

Bring the kids for summer fun and kids activities during the day. Enjoy socializing with great dining, cocktails and music in the evening. Casual | Lunch $20++, Dinner $37++ | Jeans permitted

Stay and enjoy a leisurely bite, or take it to-go, with prepared, packaged items for your convenience and easy counter service. Paired with Bloody Marys, assorted chilled beer or soft drinks, it’s the ideal way to enjoy lunch with friends, with outdoor table seating as well as indoor dining.


Caribbean Cookout fun, poolside! Live music, Caribbean-themed cookout menu, cocktails and member bar. Get ready for a great time! Casual | $30++ | Jeans permitted




Let us lead you on a fun, tequila tasting tour! Color, taste, aroma, there’s a lot to explore, and paired with Chef Jeff’s exciting three-course menu, this is definitely the way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Begin your evening at the Grand Hallway tasting table, sipping and savoring our featured tequilas. Signature cocktails showcase these varietals, as the perfect complement to our special Cinco de Mayo menu. Tequila aficionados can tell you there are many finer aspects that set this spirit apart. When you sip a fine tequila, you enjoy one of the most sophisticated spirits available. In fact, tequila has more than twice the identifiable flavor profiles of a really sophisticated, big red wine. $35++ | Club Casual | Clubhouse dining venues SUNDAY, MAY 9 | 11AM-1:30PM


elebrate Mother’s Day Berkeley Hall-style, with a scrumptious brunch menu and heavenly desserts! With gorgeous presentation, great friends and family, this is one of our favorite events of the season. Spend a leisurely Sunday with us on Sunday, May 9 from 11am-1:30pm, as you enjoy an array of culinary favorites and a complimentary Mimosa or champagne. $39++Adults | $16++ Children Mixed Grille | Reservations Required Member Charge Bar | Club Casual

MONDAY, MAY 24 | 5-7PM

Two amazing food trucks roll up to BHC’s front mall of the Clubhouse on Monday, May 24 from 5-7pm, so come with an appetite! Big Dog Tacos owner Joe Depatty draws on his Mexican heritage, Southern California roots, and culinary training for delicious crispy rolled Tacos, grilled Shrimp al Carbon, Baja Fish, Nachos and more! Mother Smokin' Good food truck is called Smokin' Good for a reason! These on-point Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, and specials of the day will have you coming back for more. Sip and savor great fare at one of the tables provided and enjoy with drinks from the member charge bar. You are welcome to take it to-go, but we think you’ll want to stay and enjoy the BHC vibe! Front Mall | Casual



THURSDAY, MAY 27 | 5-7:30PM

Lowcountry evening is the perfect setting for a picnic concert in our most favorite of places, our beautiful Savannah Gardens, on Thursday, May 27 from 5-7:30pm. Bring your blanket and some chairs, we’ll supply individual picnic baskets brimming with elegant goodies for two. Enjoy a wonderful night under the stars, with live music, delicious fare and some wine with good friends and neighbors! $45++ | Casual, Jeans Permitted Member Charge Bar



othing says summer better than a Luau Party & Pig Roast! Gather with neighbors and friends for our official Lowcountry Luau on Saturday, June 12 from 6-8pm on the front mall. It’s sure to be quite the event with a whole pig cooked on-site for slow-roasted pork in true artisanal fashion by Executive Chef Jeff and his culinary team, along with fresh fish catch of the day, and a served spread of all your favorites. From James Beard chefs to pork-roasting aficionados, few would argue that anything beats a pig roast for taste and succulence, for one of the most delicious feasts for any good-sized gathering. Pair it with some live music, fun lawn games and this is an event not to be missed! $55++ | Casual Jeans/Festive Attire | Front Mall

“The Improbability of Love” by Hannah Rothschild

“Anxious People” by Fredrik Bachman

May 3 | Ladies Locker Room | 3pm

June 7 | Ladies Locker Room | 3pm

A dazzling, witty and tenderly savage satire of London life and the art world that is also a surprising and wonderful love story. Read any good books lately? Join our BHC Book Club! We meet the first Monday of the month in the Ladies Locker Room. For details contact Wendy Hansen: hansenwendyj@gmail.com

When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, as competing collectors try to get their hands on her lost 18-century masterpiece called The Improbability of Love. Review: Goodreads



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers. Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. Rich with Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue, Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope. Review: New York Times




We welcome you and your families to this year’s Annual 4th of July Celebration, capped off with Sunday’s Patriotic Grand Fireworks Showcase. Enjoy the view from the 18th Fairway or Learning Center in your golf carts and celebrate the Fourth of July! Swing by in your golf carts for a 4th of July spectacular event from 6-9pm, with served buffet on the Front Mall. Family friendly fun for everyone, with live dj, fun games and golf-themed games along with refreshments from the member bar. Then hop in your golf carts and head up to the Learning Center for our Grand Finale Fireworks Showcase from 9-9:30pm. Dining reservations and to-go orders are required by Monday, June 28 at noon. 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 4th 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! FRIDAY, JULY 2: Red, White & Blues Concert 6-8pm: Concert on the Mall Live Music and Dinner on the Mall Lawn Adults - $48++ Children 12 & Under - $16 Casual, jeans permitted Member Charge Bar RSVP by June 28

SATURDAY, JULY 3 Island Time Pool Party 11am-4pm & 4-8pm: Pool Party Berkeley Hall Pool at the Spa & Fitness Center. Kids activities during the day. Cocktails & Music in the evening. Lunch $20++ | Dinner $37++ Casual, jeans permitted Member Charge Bar RSVP by June 28

SUNDAY, JULY 4 Fourth Of July At BHC 9am: Liberty Bell 5K, Fun Run, Walk or Bike. 10am: Fun Family Cart Parade 6-9pm: DJ, Fun Snacks & Games at Learning Center Pull up in your golf carts for fun games and enjoy Fourth of July fun! Member Charge Bar 9-9:30pm: Grand Finale Fireworks Showcase Adults - $62++ Children 12 and under $16 Casual, jeans permitted Member Charge Bar RSVP by June 28 MAY/JUNE 2021




Printed Monthly Event Schedules are available at the Concierge Desk.

beginner hand, foot & elbow

Every Monday at 11:45am | Fazio Room If you want to learn this great game, join us on Mondays and we will be happy to teach you! No rsvp is needed. Please note our new time at 11:45am in the Fazio Room. If you would like to play, please email Evalyn Lyons at elyons149@gmail.com or Carol DePhillips at jcdephi@aol.com. Every Sunday at 6:30pm | Ladies Locker Room Our Sunday 6:30pm game is open to couples and individuals, and beginners are welcome. Enjoy Club dining first or come for cards only. Dining reservations may be made on events calendar. If you would like to play, please contact Marsha Levin at 843.757-2801 or marslev@aol.com.

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Every Wednesday at 6:45pm | Ladies Locker Room Experienced players are welcome to join the fun. If you would like to participate in the Wednesday night game, please contact Marsha Levin at 843.757.2801, or marslev@aol.com.


Every Friday at 2pm | Ladies Locker Room Players of all skill levels are welcome. If you would like to learn to play the game or would like to participate in the afternoon game, please contact Deborah Lavasseur at 603.475.1338 or d.lavasseur@comcast.net.


Every Tuesday at 3pm | Ladies Locker Room All Members are welcome. For details, please contact Angie McGeorge at 843.707.6141, or bhallmcgeorge@gmail.com, or Susie Sutton at 406.670.7900 or ssutton57@gmail.com.


Every Wednesday at 3:30pm | Fazio Room All Members are welcome. For details, email Hal Sutton: halsutton1@gmail.com or contact Don McGeorge: dmcgeorge@hargray.com.


By Appointment Only | Men’s Locker Room Friday 1-3:30pm | Saturdays 11:30am-2:30pm Ken Browning offers professional barber services. Call 912.441.6855 to schedule your appointment. Haircut: $17


By Appointment Only | Men’s Locker Room Javier Velaquez offers professional tailor services. For details call Javier at 843.321.0213.


Notary Services are provided by Wendy Wagner, ARB Administrator (843.815.8443), and Brandy Ayers, Office Manager (843.815.8414), who are commissioned by the State of S.C. to perform this function.

Club Policies

With so many great events coming up, it’s always nice to revisit the Club’s dress code policies. We hope this overview helps answer any questions you may have! Club Casual: Suits, sport coats, sweaters or sweater vests, dresses or pants for ladies, long pants for men Casual: No jackets required, casual pants, shorts or dresses for ladies, casual pants or shirts for men. Jeans permitted when noted. Jeans & Denim: Clothing in any color of denim cloth in excellent condition, consistent in color, and without holes, rips, or frayed material. Not allowed are, cut-offs, shortshorts, mini-skirts, bibs, painter pants or jeans that are worn extremely low cut or low slung. Jeans are permitted in all areas of the clubhouse before 5pm. After 5pm they are not permitted in the Mixed Grille, Berkeley Room, or Wine Room. Special Events will have a dress code noted. If jeans are permitted at the event, it will be noted on the dress code. Registration: Beginning May 1, all event registrations will open 60 days in advance of the event, on the online Events Calendar. Cancellation: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all special events, unless otherwise noted.


Every Tuesday at 7pm | Ladies Locker Room Players of all skill levels are welcome. If you would like to learn to play the game or would like to participate in the Tuesday night game, please contact Teresa Gannon at 843.706.2219, or Tggabby@aol.com.

Ladies’ Bridge

Every Wednesday at 1pm | Ladies’ Locker Room All Members and their guests are welcome. The group plays four-hand rubber bridge, and cards and tallies are provided. For more info, please call Haila Wilson at 843.757.1777 or email hailawilson@gmail.com. Every Thursday at 2pm | Ladies’ Locker Room All Members and their guests are welcome. For more details please email Lou Ann Hamilton at lah9708@gmail.com.

Tuesdays Every Month Birthday Appreciation Night

June 12 Live on the Mall Luau & Pig Roast

May 5 Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting

June 19 BHC Pool Party

May 9 Mother's Day Brunch

July 2 Red, White & Blues Concert

May 24 Food Trucks at BHC

July 3 Island Time Pool Party

May 27 Live in the Savannah Gardens

July 4 Fourth of July at BHC

June 2 BH Charity Cup Ladies Kickoff Luncheon

August 5 Caribbean Cookout Pool Party

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This is the time of year that our Lowcountry birds are at their most beautiful. Take a moment with us to admire them in their splendor! Steeped in the beauty of our natural surroundings, their effortless grace ushers in the changing seasons with the soft fluttered feathers of their resting wings.

Elizabeth Angelone, member/photographer captures exquisite views of our wildlife and nature here at Berkeley Hall throughout the seasons. Focusing on the light and what lies beyond adds to the interest and beauty of her work. “That’s what draws me to create an image that goes beyond a study, or a mere portrait.” See more of her images on Instagram at Elizabeth_Angelone_ Photography or ElizabethAngelonePhotography.com

With a following of admirers among BHC members and the greater community, Elizabeth’s work casts an intimate view of our “local life.”



Member Photos




Golf does not always WITH KIERAN

come easily, or quickly. Allow the flight of the ball to tell you what you need to work on. Play the shots you

KIERAN STAUNTON | DIRECTOR OF GOLF e were blessed with some fabulous weather for March and April. Always a wonderful time of year in the Lowcountry for golf, this year was no different. We had record turnouts for all of our Spring events, which has been great to see. We are always looking at new events to add to the calendar to move with the ever-evolving membership demographic, so keep an eye out for some new golf experiences in the

coming season. The Clubhouse renovation that has just begun will have a slight impact on our golfing for the next few months, but we will be keeping this to a minimum as best we can. The bag drop will continue to operate as normal to keep the members’ needs serviced during the duration. Even though the Summer is just beginning, we are already getting in gear for our great Fall golf events. The North-South Challenge, The Berkeley Classic, The Women’s

know you can play. Invitational and The Club Challenge are sure to be oversubscribed, so sign up early if you are keen to play in any of these events. The Women’s U.S. Mid-Amateur at Berkeley Hall is fast approaching. The Championship will be played on our North Course in late September, and we are looking forward to putting on a great event! We are still accepting volunteer registrations. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please see more details below.

BERKELEY HALL HOSTS 2021 U.S. WOMEN'S MID-AMATEUR The USGA returns to Berkeley Hall for the 2021 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, September 23-30, 2021. “A friend to amateur golf since its founding, the USGA is thrilled to bring the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur to Berkeley Hall Club for the first time in 2021” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “We are confident the course will provide a challenging test of golf, and know the club and community will deliver a memorable experience for all involved.” Berkeley Hall is exceptionally excited to be the host site for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. “We still have the opportunity for member volunteers to get involved and take part in this exciting championship,” said Rich Forde, Championship General Chairman. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event,

Photo courtesy of USGA/Russell Kirk

please email Volunteer Chair Brian Hayden at bjhayden11@yahoo.com or Director of Golf Kieran Staunton at kstaunton@berkeleyhallclub.com. “To bring this level of friendly competition to Berkeley Hall is a

great opportunity for our Club and underscores our commitment to support women’s golf. The camaraderie between contestants is great and we know the championship will be a lot of fun to host," added Staunton.





Bill Ramsden, Sandy Tew Ellen & Gene Schraeder

MEMBER-MEMBER Overall Champions:​​ Richard Kunz & Jim Widmann Heather Goldberg & Wendy Willoughby Patty Berg Flight Low Net Carol Dulude & Terri Savoury Low Gross Karen Ferree & Lynn McQuay

Mickey Wright Flight Low Net Ellen Schraeder & Jan DiBattista Low Gross Nancy Elliot & Bernadette Herman Jack Nicklaus Flight Low Net Chris Blair & Stan Yarbro Low Gross Duke Delcher & Meredith Henry Tiger Woods Flight Low Net Michael Gettings & Ozzie Carlson Low Gross David Shinton & Wayne Hoffman Walter Hagen Flight Low Net Walt Fingar & Gerhard Gartner Low Gross Greg Voetsch & Sam Gault Ben Hogan Flight Low Net Corey McAuliffe & Marty McAuliffe Low Gross Charles Simon & Jim Koeppl

North ~ South Challenge​​​​​​

Oct. 2

Berkeley Classic​​​​​​​

Oct. 14-16

Berkeley Hall Charity Cup ​​​​​Oct. 18 The “HAIG” Two Day Member ~ Member​​​​

Nov. 5-6

Women’s Invitational​​​​​​

Nov. 10-11

Club Championship/Senior Club Championship​​​ Nov. 20-21





2021 Member-Member Champions:

Heather Goldberg & Wendy Willoughby

Jim Widmann & Richard Kunz



Club Challenge​​​​​​​

Gary Player Flight Low Net Michael Kelly & Ron Borders Low Gross John Kourakos & Brett Williams Tom Watson Flight Low Net Dennis Crawford & Joe Morea Low Gross Pat Annessa & Avery Cleland

Dec. 2-4 Just a few members have hit the mark on the Par 3’s since our last issue. Congratulations to all that have had Hole-in-Ones! LYNN MCQUAY - Feb 23 - Hole #16 South RANDY SMITH - Feb 25 - Hole #16 South TOM RITTER - Mar 14 - Hole #16 South

We are fortunate to have many great courses in our local area, and during the summer months we are able to offer reciprocal arrangements with most of them. We are still gathering all the details about the reciprocal program for the summer of 2021, but most clubs will be starting their programs on June 1 and running the reciprocals until September 1. Please contact the Golf Shop with any questions, and we will be happy to help you book your tee times this summer. Full details on the reciprocal program will be sent to all the members via email once all the local clubs have confirmed their details.

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS! If you happen to 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.

Director of Golf Instruction

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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. Book clinics at KristaDunton.com or contact Krista directly, via text: 843.290.8714 or email kdunton@me.com.

FULL SWING CLINICS Fri, May 14 | 10am-12pm Wed, June 2 | 9-11am $80/pp Get a jump start on your swing this fall. Come learn specific tips and drills to help improve your ball striking and add distance to all your shots.

SHORT GAME CLINICS 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. Mon, May 5 | 9-11am Mon, May 11 | 11am-1pm $80/pp | Min. 4, Max 6 participants

COMPLETE PUTTING CLINIC Fri, May 7 | 10:30am-12:30pm $80/pp Come learn and develop the 4 skills in putting: 1. Green Reading 2. Start Line 3. Distance Control and 4. Mindset. Improve these with specific drills for follow up and improve your putting instantly!


Berkeley Hall Club’s Learning Center has been named among the GRAA Top 50 Private Facilities in the country. “We are pleased to be named among the top private golf ranges in the country, and committed to enhancing the player experience at Berkeley Hall,” said Adam Kushner, General Manager/COO. Demonstrating leadership through commitment to the pillars of the Golf Range Association of America, this elite group is dedicated to serving their members and guests with detailed attention and care while promoting their range as the hub of the facility and growing the game of golf nationally.

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

Tue, May 4: The 4 Skills of Putting: Green Reading, Start Line, Distance and Mindset Fri, May 7: Hit More Greens with Your Irons Tue, May 11: ​Controlling Distance with Your Wedges Fri, May 14: Hit Your Fairway Woods Further Tue, May 18: ​Bunker Mastery Fri, May 21: Trouble Shots Tue, May 25: ​Is your Driver Fit Fore You? Fri, May 28: Learn to Shape Your Shots JUNE Tue, June 1: ​30 Yards and In

Fri, June 4: Distance Control in Putting Tue, June 8: ​​Pitching and Finesse Wedges Fri, June 11: 30 Yards and In Tue, June 15: Fairway Bunkers Fri, June 18: ​Hybrids and Fairway Woods Tue, June 22: Uneven Lies and Trouble Shots Fri, June 25: No Clinic – Junior Camp Tue, June 29: Rhythm, Timing and Tempo For more details contact the Golf Shop at 843.815.8444; or email golfshop@berkeleyhallclub.com.



COLIN SWATTON, FORMER COACH AND MENTOR TO JASON DAY, JOINS KRISTA DUNTON FOR 2 GOLF SCHOOLS AT BERKELEY HALL Swing coach Colin Swatton coached and caddied for Jason Day and now he teams up with Krista Dunton for two exceptional golf schools at Berkeley Hall. Colin draws from his tour coach and caddy experience to provide amazing insight on playing the game, scoring, thought process, course management and how to practice effectively for best results on the course. Colin and Krista will coach you to some amazing results, show you how to manage your emotions under competition and train for peak performance! FULL SWING: Improve your ball striking, gain distance off the tee, eliminate your bad miss! SHORT GAME: Learn how to use your sand wedge effectively and creatively, and spin your shots like the pros. Handle various lies in the bunkers, chip with confidence and learn green reading skills that the pros use to build a consistent stroke for lower scores.


Players 18 handicap and above MAY 31 & JUNE 1

Players 17 handicap and below 9am-12pm

• Instruction is geared specifically for the individual, your handicap level and goals. Trackman, Video and Swing Catalyst used to enhance your learning. $1,225 per person Limited to 10 participants

• Full Swing: Improve your ball striking and learn key elements of impact and solid contact


• Add distance to your tee shot

MAY 19

• Short game instruction – learn how to consistently hit low, medium and high shots

Handicaps 17 and below

Morning instruction followed by lunch. • 1-3:30pm on-course instruction. The day wraps with a fun cocktail reception at the Fazio Center.


Register on ThrivSports.com under Events or contact Krista at 843-290-8714 or kdunton@me.com



Handicaps 18 and above 9am-3:30pm Morning instruction followed by lunch. • Full Swing: Improve your ball striking and learn key elements of

impact and solid contact • Add distance to your tee shot • Short game instruction – learn how to consistently hit low, medium and high shots • Learn to be creative with your wedge, creating spin and trajectories (low handicap) • Learn to create a productive practice routine. • ​Instruction will be geared specifically for the individual, your handicap level and goals. • 1- 3pm on-course instruction. Learn to score and manage yourself and your game • 3 - 3:30pm cocktail reception $575 per person Limited to 10-12 participants

WITH KRISTA DUNTON May 26-28 | June 17-19 | Aug 30-Sept 1 | Sept 16-18 | $1,750/pp Non-Member | $1,550/pp Member Top 100 Instructor Krista Dunton brings a level of excitement to Berkeley Hall Golf Academy that’s unparalleled.

Dunton’s unique, custom approach is matched by the award-winning technology at Berkeley Hall’s 33-acre Learning Center. “We have the technology to properly diagnose what’s going on with the golf ball, the golf club. I individualize what you can do with your body through bio-swing dynamics, because

everyone is built differently. No one is going to swing the golf club the same, nor should they, as we all have different physical structures. In my 25-plus years of teaching, what makes me different is I know what to leave alone and what to pinpoint and fix so you build a golf swing you can own and it can repeat on the course.” Once on the course, Dunton works on the other elements of human skills: how you think, react to your shot, manage your emotions and develop great technical skills that repeat under pressure, with a good mental set that allows you to perform at your best. “We are fortunate to have some of the best technology so we can measure and assess. We measure so we don’t guess, and the changes we make as your teachers and coaches are going to help you improve your game.”

We want to offer you something different, and customize it to you, the individual. I believe everyone has their own unique swing DNA. We work with what you have, and enhance that and make it better.




We use technology to get a game plan of where you are and where you’re going to go to. DAY 2

The process of getting your game on the course. How to think correctly, make it productive, implement swing changes under competition and pressure. DAY 3

How to keep this going, and practice correctly and efficiently. “We want to teach you how to manage variability. What I love about our Learning Center and two golf courses, is we’ve got every shot imaginable you can learn to play,” adds Dunton. “We teach you a variety of shots, different trajectories – so when you go on the course, you take those shots you learned in practice and tap into that with confidence.”

–Krista Dunton View our Berkeley Hall Golf Academy Video to learn more, under the Golf Corner tab at BerkeleyHallClub.com MAY/JUNE 2021





SUMMER MAINTENANCE ummer is the busiest time of year for golf course superintendents and their teams across the Southeast. Bermuda grass begins to grow aggressively when evening temperatures reach 65 degrees. This allows the agronomy team to begin its summertime cultural practices such as vertical mowing, aeration, and top-dressing. Good cultural practices are the necessary evil to produce consistent conditions. Disturbing the surface during the summer allows us to provide great playing conditions the other nine months of the year. These practices must occur in the summer to ensure turfgrass recovery. This past winter, persistent overcast skies, above average rainfall, and below average temperatures created a difficult environment for turfgrass survival. Such conditions highlight the need to always prepare for the unexpected wet winters that occur in the Lowcountry. The biggest challenge Berkeley Hall faces is the foundation it is built on. The heavy clay soils are great when dry but when 20


consistently wet weather occurs the clay soil struggles to dry out. Our goal this summer is to help our soils allow water to get to the drains. The cultural practice of aeration and sand topdressing improves soil conditions, by removing the clay and silt particles and replacing it with a coarse sand. This improves water infiltration and allows water down into the drainage system. In addition, these sand channels provide an unrestricted pathway for turfgrass roots to grow. Aeration is most important on greens. Low mowing heights puts a lot of stress on the turfgrass, and it is crucial that the plant can grow roots to endure the stress from Mother Nature and what we mechanically put on the greens. Our goal during the aeration process is to remove upwards of 25% of the putting surface and replace that with fresh sand. This enables the sand base soil to persist throughout the expected life expectancy. These practices provide high percolation rates which in turn prevent saturation to the playing surface and help maintain a

healthy turfgrass root system. This will assist in turfgrass survival during the difficult winter months. With our commitment to improve course conditions and keeping this past winter in mind, the summer maintenance practices will be very extensive.

SUMMER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE MAY 16-19 (South Course closed for aeration) JUNE 1-30 (North Course closed) JULY 12-AUGUST 11 (South Course closed)




Where are you from originally? Favorite Fitness Center feature:

Favorite exercise:


CAROLYN MILLAR BHC Member Since January, 2005

Do you work with a personal trainer?

Best work-out benefits: Favorite food:

TOP 5 BENEFITS of Having a Personal Trainer 1 2 3 4 5

Education Motivation Accountability Personalized Plan Goals

I’m from Escondido, CA, about 30 miles north of San Diego. The personal training center with plenty of room to set up a circuit. But the nicest area is the front check in, with friendly faces as I arrive and leave. A 3 or 4-part circuit and biking outdoors. I work with Jordan, three times a week and it really makes all the difference – he is so encouraging, challenging, adaptable, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun! We found a way to safely work out at the Fitness Center during the Covid challenge, and Jordan quickly learned how to provide me with a training session that meets my goals, abilities and limitations. I still have a body that loves to work out hard and one I can keep pushing. Mexican Food.

Favorite vacation spot:

Hawaii – any of the islands!

Something we may not know about you?

I love to travel. In high school, I was chosen to be an exchange student to Lima, Peru. In college, I spent a semester studying in Mexico City and living with a family there. Spanish was my college major. I love learning about other cultures and people.

The benefits of personal training are as personal as you are. Berkeley Hall’s full roster of trainers are well-versed in fitness training and innovative sports medicine, and our team offers wellness programs tailored to your individual needs and goals. Stop by the Fitness Center and schedule a session and let us take you to new heights on your fitness journey by motiving, educating and challenging you. Personal training sessions, fitness classes and small group training can be scheduled online as well as on the Berkeley Hall app, and at the Fitness Center. Contact us at 843.815.8985 or fitness@berkeleyhallclub.com.

Education is the most important factor when it comes to avoiding injury, and the interpersonal benefits of personal training can’t be overstated. It’s fun, and it’s hard work, but we help you love it. – MICHELE GRETH Spa & Fitness Director



BHC Racquet Sports Professional


royce silvan


Racquet Sports at Berkeley Hall

On the Courts: Get involved with BHC's growing racquet sports programs. Here’s your chance to work on your game with Royce, a 5.0 PTR Certified Pro, with a full roster of fun and challenging clinics, drills and match play. Sign up at the Fitness Center 843.815.8985.

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.

One-On-One Pickleball Sessions Pickleball play with one-on-one coaching by Royce, guaranteed to ramp up your skills. Never tried it, this is your chance to learn the rules, and some premier moves!

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.

Complimentary Pickleball Clinic Wednesdays, 9-10am | Advance Level One-hour sessions for women and men, these one-hour sessions are full of with competitive drills/play to keep you moving.

Work on your Doubles Game Create your own team and work on drills and match play, with group coaching by Royce.

Complimentary Pickleball Beginners/Intermediate Wednesday, 10-10:30am Fridays, 8:25-8:55am For women and men at beginner and intermediate level. Clinic offers easy intro to Pickleball and its rules.

Jr. Tennis & Pickleball Clinics Ages 8 and Above Mon/Wed/Fri, 11am-12:30pm Contact Royce: roycetennis@hotmail.com

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 reflexology. 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 22


It’s easy to think here. As sunlight glimmers through the trees, and the River Park winds along the bank of the Okatie river. It’s also the perfect spot for kayaking and saltwater fishing from the community dock. At Berkeley Hall, some of the best saltwater fishing is right here at the River Park. Moss-draped live oaks lead the way to the Community Dock, an ideal spot to cast a line or a net for redfish, trout and flounder. Complimentary fishing gear makes it easy for Members

to drop in a line when the mood grabs them! Several freshwater ponds within the community are inhabited with largemouth bass, catfish, carp, and even tilapia. Our catch and release fishing is great for sportsmen as well as fun, family fishing.

S U M M E R F U N AT RI VER PA RK w ith Compl ime ntar y K ayak s & Fish in g Ge a r . Take your workout to another level while enjoying the serenity of nature! Reserve your space and enjoy our Paddleboard fitness classes with trainer Jodie Folk, on Tuesdays at 10am at the River Park. (Paddleboard experience recommended.) Join us for this incredible core workout immersed in all the beauty of our Lowcountry setting. Paddlefit classes are $12/per person. 10-class packages available for $100. Excursions are $35/person with a 2-person minimum. She will also take up to 4 people on a 1-1.5 hour tour of the Okatie River. Private lessons are $40 per person and available for first-time paddlers. To book your session, contact the Fitness Center: 843.815.8985. MAY/JUNE 2021


CLUBHOUSE Adam Kushner General Manager & COO Mary McGoldrick Administrative Assistant Becky Conn Director of Human Resources Bill Wilkins Director of Facilities Maintenance








ACCOUNTING Jeff Dekruif, CCM Assistant GM/CFO Jennifer Wheeler Member Billing


ARB Wendy Wagner ARB Administrator


MEMBER SERVICES Alex Madeiros Director of Sales & Marketing Marie McConnell Sales & Marketing Coordinator Anne Feldman Director of Communications











FOOD & BEVERAGE Jeff McKinney 843.815.8433 Executive Chef jmckinney@berkeleyhallclub.com Ted Coleman 843.815.8960 Food & Beverage Manager tcoleman@berkeleyhallclub.com Molly Mazula 843.815.8493 Catering & Special Events Manager mmazula@berkeleyhallclub.com CONCIERGE Concierge & Cottage Services Manager Concierge Services GOLF Kieran Staunton Director of Golf The Golf Shop Adam Miller Director of Agronomy DINING FACILITIES Tap Room Men’s Locker Room

366 Good Hope Road • Bluffton, South Carolina 29909 BerkeleyHallClub.com

843.815.8422 843.815.8494

Clubhouse Dining

*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.

Mixed Grille • Tap Room • Fazio Room Lunch Fazio Lunch Brunch Happy Hour Dinner

Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday 10am-2pm Sunday 10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday 4-6pm Tuesday-Thursday, Sun 5:30-8pm Friday-Saturday 5:30-8:30pm

Men’s and Ladies’ Locker Rooms Bar Service Lunch Fare

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

Berkeley Room

Available daily for private functions.

Tuscany Wine Room

Available daily for private functions.



843.815.8444 843.815.8891


843.815.8428 843.815.8431

Golf Shop

Daily 7:30am-5pm

Concierge Services

Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm Sunday 8:30am-4pm

GATEHOUSE/SECURITY J.W. Sims 843.815.8451 Director of Security jsims@berkeleyhallclub.com *For Guest Passes 843.815.8451

Spa & Fitness Center

LEARNING CENTER 843.815.8446 Krista Dunton 843.290.8714 Director of Golf Instruction kdunton@berkeleyhallclub.com

Learning Center

SPA & FITNESS 843.815.8985 Michele Greth 843.815.8985 Spa & Fitness Director mgreth@berkeleyhallclub.com

Monday-Friday 6am-7pm Weekend 7am-7pm

Daily 8am-5pm Private Instruction 8am-5pm Daily

River Park Open daily for your use. Contact Concierge Services for access to kayaks, fishing equipment and life jackets.

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