Lowcountry Oyster Roast & wine tasting Thanksgiving Feast Grand Tree Lighting
FROM THE CLUBHOUSE the best of the season with us. Real estate has been very active throughout 2021. We closed on over 30 club-owned lots and have contracts to close on an additional 50 over the next few years. However, labor and construction lead times remain the two biggest challenges and areas of opportunity for Berkeley Hall.
As we near the close of 2021, I’d like to reflect on the year we had as we turn our focus to 2022. From a COVID standpoint, it was not exactly the return to norm we had hoped for, but as a Club we were able to progress in many ways for what was indeed a very exciting year. Starting with the vote to move forward with Phase 1 in January and beginning of construction in April, we’ve certainly seen a great deal of activity. In September, we had tremendous success hosting the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and showcasing Berkeley Hall on the world stage, and we followed that up with a great party to celebrate 20 years on the North Course! In 2022, we look forward to having another great party to open up the new Veranda and renovated Mixed Grille, ushering in a new era that celebrates our club lifestyle. This season, we look forward to many of our well-loved member traditions, with a full weekend of Thanksgiving events kicked off by our annual Lowcountry Oyster Roast, Thanksgiving Dinner and Annual Tree Lighting and I look forward to seeing everyone celebrating 2
Like the rest of the country, labor in the Lowcountry continues to be a real struggle. Our team has been creative with scheduling and utilizing team members to cover shifts and share workloads within Club departments. Due to various factors, wages throughout the nation have increased at a rate we’ve never seen before. As we look to 2022, we are determining what will make Berkeley Hall competitive in the labor market and how we can best elevate the member experience during these challenging times. I would really like to thank our Berkeley Hall team for all their flexibility and hard work! Labor and demand have also impacted the ability to build homes as quickly as we’d like to see. Berkeley Hall currently has over 50 homes in construction or in the ARB process, but the length of time it takes architects to complete plans, the county to provide permits, and construction to be completed, is up to 20% longer than in 2019. We are very excited about all the new members we welcomed this year. Demand remains very strong for prospective members, and with so many exciting things to look forward to, 2022 promises to be a great year at Berkeley Hall!
Adam Kushner General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
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Hilton Head Island has been named the No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure's World’s Best Awards - for the 5th time! How fortunate are we to be in this beautiful place we call home, just a short hop across the bridge to HHI's pristine white beaches.
Holiday getaway? Family time or romantic holiday stay? Berkeley Hall has you covered. 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, from champagne to chocolate covered strawberries, along with wine and dining selections from our Club menu. Simply request 72 hours prior to your arrival from our concierge team, and we'll have your cottage ready with requested amenities.
LOW SEASON January & December HIGH SEASON February-November
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.
George & Leslie Dowell Massapequa, NY Ms. Elizabeth Hendon Chevy Chase, MD Kevin & Barbara Biddle Orchard Park, NY
Thomas & Margaret Kloet Bluffton, SC John & Kristin Luker Springfield, IL Zachary & Lucy Taylor Naples, FL
Frank & Janina Mary Pinon Jacksonville, Fl Joe and Allison Boever St Augustine, FL
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OUTSTANDING BERKELEY HALL TEAM
for everyone's world-class efforts to deliver a magnificent U.S. Women's Mid-Am Championship experience! We heard from the players, the USGA, members & visitors alike just how impressed they were. And thanks again to our BHC Membership for all your support! – Adam Kushner, General Manager & COO
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE DROP-OFF DATES: NOV 13 & 14
We extend special appreciation to our Agronomy team's
incredible efforts to prepare the North Course for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Showcased in national media, as well as internationally, the North Course was the premier backdrop for the USGA tournament, and we could not have been more proud. – Adam Miller, Director of Agronomy
Member generosity runs deep, with our annual Food Drive to help Bluffton Self Help with Thanksgiving items such as gravy and broth, cream soups, canned peas, canned carrots, canned yams, (no green beans, please!) canned tomatoes and canned fruit, canned and boxed potatoes, stuffing, rice and pasta sides, creamed soups, bread, cornbread, cake, cookie and brownie mixes, pie crust mix and fillings, disposable cake pans and roasting pans, canned fruit and roasting pans. Food donations can be delivered to the home of Denise Frame, 84 Hopsewee Drive, on Saturday & Sunday, November 13th and 14th. If needed, a volunteer will pick-up your donations. Frozen turkeys and hams can also be donated directly to Bluffton Self Help, located at 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10, Bluffton, SC 29910. Or consider a grocer card for purchase of turkeys and fresh produce. For more information contact Denise Frame, 843.757.5055, deniseframe@comcast.
VINCENT MATALAVAGE APPOINTED CATERING AND EVENTS MANAGER Vincent (Vinny) Matalavage has been appointed Catering & Events Manager for Berkeley Hall Club. Vinny has served in a management role at the Club since 2020, formerly holding the position of Assistant Food & Beverage Manager. He brings extensive experience in event planning from social functions to corporate 4
and banquet events at large venues across the country. Prior to joining Berkeley Hall Club, he served as Banquet Manager at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Before relocating to the Lowcountry, Vinny served as Catering Supervisor at the Bryce Jordan Center Arena at Penn State University. Vinny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Penn State University, located in State College, PA. We wish him great success in his new position.
Hilton Head: No. 1 Island in Continental U.S. in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice awards It's great to be No. 1 again! If you haven't been keeping track, this is Hilton Head Island's fifth consecutive time named No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S. in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice awards!
Supporting those in need in our community is more important now than ever, and we are so grateful for the Berkeley Hall community’s incredible generosity. - Mary Lou Bacik, BHCF Chair he 2021 Charity Cup was an extraordinary success! Thank you to all our members for your generous support. The Charity Cup has become our signature fundraising event, and thanks to the generosity of the BHC community, the charitable foundation exceeded our goal this year. Together, we raised more than $350,000
for local charities. Monies raised at the Charity Cup event will fund the 2022 grant cycle and the need this year is greater than ever. The Berkeley Hall community has a rich history of philanthropy in the Lowcountry. Our Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation’s vision is to ‘Make a difference by addressing the basic human needs of the greater Bluffton Community, especially those who are most vulnerable.’
The Children's Center
With the help of our membership, the Charity Cup event achieved tremendous success, a true testament to the enormous capacity for giving from our Berkeley Hall family. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our membership, our sponsors, auction contributors and bidders, for helping us make a difference together!
Programs for Exceptional People
A SPECIAL THANK YOU:
to our exceptional volunteers, donors and sponsors for your outstanding contributions. We could not have made this event happen without your tireless efforts. Platinum Presenting Sponsors: BMW | Neuberger Berman Presenting Sponsors: AR Homes | Reed Group | Kroger |Cleland Site Prep | Butcher’s Market and Deli Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Recognition Sponsors and Cash Donors, Auction Contributors and the many Volunteers who gave their time so generously Debbie Naylor & Melanie Vanderpool, Charity Cup Co-Chairs | Lisa Temple & Debbie Naylor, Auctions Sue Pierson & Katie Bohn, Ladies Luncheon | Taniel Cameron, Purse Raffle | Melanie Vanderpool & Nancy Elliot, Wine Pull Bev Skwarek, Registration & Sales | Karen Donahue, Virginia Nahirny, Cathy Williams & Terri Mancusi, Charity Cup Dinner Volunteers NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
NOV 24 | 5:30-8PM | FRONT MALL
all in the Lowcountry is all about gathering with
Wine tasting tables and select craft beers complete
good friends and family, celebrating the bounty of
the Oyster Roast experience and this year we have
our riches. Here at Berkeley Hall, our annual
seven vendors with a selection of more than 40 wines
Thanksgiving Oyster Roast is part of our tradition,
to sample, in souvenir Berkeley Hall wine glasses,
connecting us by the annual rituals of shucking
along with assorted craft beers.
and steaming, with heated, tented dining on the
Lowcountry goodness is served up with our steamed
oysters, along with short rib chili, shrimp cocktail,
Enjoy a great evening on Wednesday, November 24th
barbecue chicken, and much more, along with
with good friends, and live music under the stars.
delicious desserts by Pastry Chef Owen.
Event Prices inclusive of all taxes. | Adults $68 | Children 12 & under $34 | Member Charge Bar | Club Casual – Jeans Permitted
H O L I DAY T R A D I T I ON S
NOV 25 | 11AM-2PM | DINE-IN & TO-GO
hanksgiving at Berkeley Hall celebrates this very special time of year, as friends and families gather together. Whether you join us at the club for heated, tented dining on the Front Mall on Thursday, November 25th or choose to celebrate by bringing home our Thanksgiving To-Go goodness to your family table, you're in for an incredible feast! Chef Jeff has a passion for holiday dining and his culinary artistry adds rich gourmet notes to a generous spread of everyone’s favorites. Delicious
Sage-Roasted Tom Turkey with traditional stuffing and Herb-Roasted Prime Rib are exceptionally mouthwatering centerpieces, an elegant presentation that’s also a feast for the eyes, with plenty of time to savor, along with much more including Lemon & Herb Shrimp Cocktail, Honey- Ginger Roasted Pear Salad, Whipped Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, and scrumptious PecanCrusted Sweet Potato Casserole. With the talents of our Pastry Chef Owen, dessert is always the perfect end to an amazing dining experience. He
loves paying homage to family favorites, and you’ll find his desserts both inspired and the perfect complement to the warmth of our Thanksgiving feast. You’re as always, invited to join us at the Berkeley Hall table or enjoy our delicious Thanksgiving To-Go option. Please contact concierge for more information. Event Prices are inclusive of all taxes. Reserve seating times available 11am-2pm. Adults $71 | Children 12 & under $36 Club Casual | Member Charge Bar
H O L I DAY T R A D I T I ON S
NOV 27 | 6PM ather with us as the magic of the holidays come to light at Berkeley Hall’s 6th annual Tree Lighting on the Mall! Our festive tradition welcomes all to share in our treasured holiday celebration as thousands of lights come to life, to softly glimmer among the tree and dress the grounds in soft white splendor. Each year, the search for the perfect Berkeley Hall tree is found at the family-owned Snowy Mountain Christmas Tree Farm. Our tree festooned with lights, is a beacon of light and warmth throughout the holiday season. Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing our community come together during this wondrous time of year. Gather with your family and friends on Saturday, November 27 at
6pm, as the official tree lighting begins. Enjoy cocktails and hot chocolate as we gather on the mall. Celebrate the best of the season below the warmed tent, with a brimming array of favorites on our holiday dinner stations, including Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Carved Bistro Steak, Cheese Fondue, Maple Cranberry Chicken Wings, Pomegranate Barbecued Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, and Pastry Chef Owen’s holiday desserts. Mingle and join in as we enjoy holiday musical favorites with our holiday music choir and a gorgeous array of Pastry Chef Owen’s winter holiday desserts served up with frothy hot chocolate. It’s the perfect way to kick off the season!
Event Prices are inclusive of all taxes. | $58 Adult | $35 Child | Member Bar | Holiday Dinner Stations| Dressy Casual
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DEC 5 | 6-8PM erkeley Hall latkes give our special Taste of Chanukah four course menu features all the authentic flavors we all know and love. Along with amazing matzoh ball soup, challah, deliciously tender beef brisket, strawberry jelly donuts with lemon olive oil ice cream and the many other wonderful tastes and flavors of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Join us for our Chanukah celebration on Sunday, December 5th at 6pm. All members, children and guests are invited to experience this delicious tradition. The tantalizing scents and flavors will envelope all your senses at this highly anticipated annual celebration. Gather with us for this festive Taste of Chanukah! Event Prices are inclusive of all taxes. $63 Adult | $33 Child | Member Charge Bar
DEC 15 | 12-2PM
Looking for that special ornament? You may just find your next favorite, at our Ladies Ornament Exchange Luncheon, a Berkeley Hall time-honored tradition! This festive event is always much anticipated. All attendees are asked to bring an ornament in a gift bag for the Exchange Game on Wednesday, December 15th. Ladies draw a number, choose an ornament and the games continues until all ornaments are exchanged. Of course, there’s some good-natured “choosing” as ladies select their special keepsakes. It’s a festive, fun good time, so come join in the holiday revelry. Event Prices are inclusive of all taxes. $38 per person | Berkeley Room | Member Charge Bar | Holiday Attire
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DEC 12 | 10AM-1PM Our Santa Brunch is a merry holiday tradition for Berkeley Hall families, and we look forward to seeing all those adorable young faces on Sunday, December 12th from 10am-1pm. We’ll keep it simple, so families can stop by for fun festivities, with Christmas cookie decorating as well as a few surprises from a very special guest! Choose from our wonderful Santa Brunch a la carte menu, brimming with classic kids favorites including Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Eggs Your Way, Muffins and Bacon, Chicken Fingers and much more, along with Lowcountry specialty Shrimp and Grits, a Savannah Burger with Smoked Bacon & Pimento Cheese, and of course, a delicious array of holiday dessert, and sparkling mimosas. Gather with your children, grandchildren and guests of Berkeley Hall – for the most heartwarming event of the season! Event Prices are inclusive of all taxes. Holiday Attire | Berkeley Room Member Charge Bar
our days of festive feasting by the soft glow of our candlelight Christmas dinners is the perfect way to celebrate the season, from December 15-18 at Berkeley Hall. Sip festive holiday cocktails followed by formal dining with Executive Chef Jeff’s casually elegant Candlelight Dining menu. Enjoy four fabulous evenings of holiday good cheer, as we celebrate with good friends for a festive celebration of culinary elegance. Reservations required. Berkeley Room & Tap Room Chef Jeff has also prepared a limited dining menu for Dec. 15-18 only, with featured favorites and popular menu entrees.
Top Winter Wines for Holiday Pairings:
These suggested wine pairings by Somm Ted, Food & Beverage Director, are available for purchase while dining at the Club during our winter season. 2019 Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre (flavors of white fruits with medium+ acidity, apples and spice) $16/glass, $60/bottle 2018 Walt “Blue Jay” Pinot Noir (full-bodied and balanced with flavors of wild blueberry clove and caramel) $12/glass, $56/bottle 2019 Prisoner Red Blend (Zinfandel based red blend with enticing flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate and roasted fig) $18/glass, $70/bottle
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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!"
Beginner Hand, Foot & Elbow Mondays at 11:45am | Ladies Locker Room 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 email@example.com or call 914.643.7408, or Carol DePhillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner Hand, Foot & Elbow
Sundays at 6:30pm | Ladies Locker Room (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 email@example.com.
Advanced Hand, Foot & Elbow
Wednesdays at 6:45pm & Saturday at 11:30am Ladies Locker Room Experienced players are welcome to join the fun. For details on both advanced games, please contact Marsha Levin at 843.757.2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays at 2pm | Ladies Locker Room 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 Deborah Lavasseur at 603.475.1338 or email@example.com.
Tuesdays at 7pm | Ladies Locker Room 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.
Mondays at 3pm | Ladies Locker Room 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays at 2pm | Ladies Locker Room 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 email@example.com. Thursdays at 2pm | Ladies Locker Room All members and your guests are welcome! If you'd like to play, contact Lou Ann Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Bible Study
Tuesdays at 8:30am | Fazio Room (during ongoing construction) Please join us. All members are welcome. For more information contact Angie McGeorge at 843.707.6141 or email@example.com or Susie Sutton at 406.670.7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 406.698.5282.
By Appointment Only | Men's Locker Room Ken Browning offers professional barber services to Berkeley Hall members. Call Ken at 912.441-6855 to schedule your appointment. Haircut: $17
By Appointment Only | Men's Locker Room Javier Velaquez offers professional tailor services. Contact Javier at 843.321.0213 to schedule your appointment.
At the Club Notary services are provided by Mary McGoldrick, stop by the Club Admin office or call her at 843.815.8414, and Wendy Wagner, ARB, 843.815.8443, both commissioned by State of SC to perform this function.
Read any good books lately? Join our BHC Book Club – Our meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 3pm in the Ladies Locker Room. For details contact Wendy Hansen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
C U L I N ARY
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In December, our new dinner menu will feature winter specialties such as fresh, crisp apples from Lively Orchards Farm in Flat Rock, NC. With a firm belief in locally sourced goods of the highest integrity, Executive Chef Jeff infuses each of the Club’s seasonal menus with the best from the best. From local waterways to nearby orchards, it’s this dedication that defines the Berkeley Hall dining experience.
Some of our most popular entrées feature Anson Mill grits and rice, harvested in Columbia SC; our fresh, local fish is from Bluffton’s Russo Seafood; and our houseserved poultry comes from Prestige Farms of Murrells Inlet, SC. We welcome you to join us for dinner at the Berkeley Hall dining table – all you need are reservations! Winter squashes, such as butternut and kabocha will be coming our way from Tuten Farms in nearby Hampton, SC; and hydroponic lettuces from Charleston, SC. Delicious Shiitake mushrooms are just some of the specialties from Rebecca Farms in Hemingway, SC; and Muscadine grapes are sourced for our homemade sorbet from Watsonia Farms of Monetta, SC.
From tiered chocolates to vanilla fondant, there’s nothing like a custom cake by our very own Pastry Chef Owen to make your celebrations even more special. Your next event, large or small, needs one of our master baker’s custom beauties, created just for you. So, next time your party needs a grand finale, or you have a special birthday or anniversary celebration, stop by and put us to the challenge!
BOOK CLUB NOV 1 | 3PM LADIES LOCKER ROOM
We Love Local! Lively Orchards Farm, Flat Rock, NC | Tuten Farms, Hampton, SC Rebecca Farms, Hemingway, SC | Watsonia Farms, Monetta, SC | Anson Mill, Columbia SC Russo Seafood, Bluffton, SC | Prestige Farms, Murrells Inlet, SC
DEC 31 | 5:30-8:30PM
Enjoy elegant holiday favorites including Surf and Turf, Shrimp Scampi, and more. Join good friends and toast to the New Year. We will be serving a special a la carte New Year’s Eve Menu, please join us! Reservations are required with seating from 5:30-8:30pm.
“Fresh Water For Flowers” by Valerie Perrin French bestseller Perrin’s novel features narrator Violette Toussaint as a cemetery keeper at Brancionen-Chalon cemetery in Burgundy. She arrived there 20 years ago with nogood husband Philippe, a philanderer who disappeared shortly after. Philippe turns out to be living 100 kilometers away with another woman, she learns from handsome detective Julien Seul, whose recently deceased mother, Irène, decreed her ashes be placed on the grave of a man not her husband. Perrin’s narrative intertwines plot strands concerning Irène’s decades long affair, the growing attraction between her son and the cemetery keeper, the tragic story of the Toussaints’ daughter, and a chorus of new voices. Kirkus Reviews December Book Club: We will celebrate with a holiday luncheon - see everyone in January! NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
BERKELEY HALL GOLF
Work on your weaker WITH KIERAN
shots when you have time, but don’t neglect your strengths. You need to work at them to make sure they
KIERAN STAUNTON | DIRECTOR OF GOLF s the North Course celebrated 20 years this October, we ushered in a wonderful start to the Fall Season. It was an incredible honor for the Club to serve as host for the prestigious USGA event in September, highly celebrated by the players, officials and our membership. The U.S. Women’s Mid Am Champion Blakesly Brock from Tennessee triumphed in a thrilling final that ended a great
week for both Berkeley Hall, and for Blakesly. We look forward to our many exciting member events in November and December, highlighted by the HAIG, the Women’s Invitational and the Club Challenge. And we always look forward to seeing our members that may have been away for the summer months. The Fall/Winter season here at Berkeley Hall is a lot of fun, and
remain your strengths. although it is a shorter season than the Spring, we look forward to plenty of great golf.
NORTH SOUTH RECAP We had another well-supported NorthSouth Challenge in early October. The two teams battled it out on the North Course, as the North Team looked to defend their title from 2020. As is usually the case in this event, the final scores were
The 2021 Berkeley Classic saw another great turnout with a full field, played October 14-16 with nine flights competing for the honors. The weather was fabulous for all three days, and the competition was close in all of the flights. The nine flight winners moved on to the Championship shootout, and it was the pair of Willie Wang and John Petersen that came out victorious. Congratulations to Willie and his guest John!
very close. This year, though, it was the South Team that took the honors coming out on top by just 1 point! Well-done
to all those that represented the South Team. We look forward to another great Challenge in 2022.
Flight Winners Include: Berkeley Hall Flight: Wes Goldberg & Patrick Cruz Shadow Creek Flight: David Elliot & Tyler Elliot Alotian Club Flight: Brian Hayden & David Skinner Estancia Club Flight: Paul Mooney & Brian Cohane Dallas National Flight: Brian Barney & Jason Barney Gozzer Ranch Flight: Tuck Nason & Ray Seemiller Sage Valley Flight: Carmen Leone & Scott Waterson
Hudson National Flight: Willie Wang & John Petersen (Overall Champions) Wade Hampton Flight: Brett Williams & Ted Comes
2021 Berkeley Classic Winners: Willie Wang & John Petersen NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
BERKELEY HALL GOLF
HOLE-IN-ONES SHOWCASE Many members have been hitting the mark on the Par 3’s since our last issue. Congratulations to all that have had Hole-in-Ones!
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.
TARA COGGIN - Aug 13 - Hole #16 North JEFF COGGIN - Aug 20 - Hole #3 South TOM BEAUCHAMP - Sept 10 - Hole #5 South
Book your BHC Golf lessons and tee times directly through the new Berkeley Hall app and get on the course today!
DAVID BAILEY - Oct 14- Hole #5 South BOB KNIGHTON- Oct 14- Hole #14 North
DEC 9 | 5-7PM
Save the date for the Golf Shop’s annual Wine & Cheese Holiday Sale on Thursday, December 9, from 5-7pm. We invite you to enjoy complimentary wine and cheese as you shop for those special ones on your list. Come check out the great deals from Polo, Peter Millar, Fairway & Greene and more top brands. All the stock in the Golf Shop will be on sale (excludes Golf Bags, Balls, Clubs and Gloves). Be merry and do some mingling as you shop, it’s always a festive, good time. After shopping, each member has the opportunity to choose a bow & receive discounts between 30-60% off your entire purchase.
2022 GOLF SCHEDULE President’s Cup (October - April) Season Long Chairman’s Cup (October - April) Season Long Nine & Wine February 13 Men’s Day February 16 Berkeley Cup February 24-26 Mixed Member-Member (Four-ball) March 11-12 Men’s Day March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Nine & Wine March 17 Men’s One-Day Member-Guest March 23 Ladies’ One-Day Member-Guest March 24 Masters Par 3 & Players Draft April 3 Men’s Day April 20 Member-Member April 22-23 16
Mixed Member-Guest May 11-13 Nine & Wine July 3 North-South Challenge October 1 Berkeley Classic October 13-15 Men’s Day October 19 Nine & Wine October 30 The “HAIG” Two Day Member-Member November 4-5 Women’s Invitational November 9-10 Men’s Day November 16 Club / Senior Club Championship November 18-19 Club Challenge December 1-3 Men’s Day December 7 Christmas Nine & Wine December 11
Director of Golf Instruction
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.
FULL SWING CLINICS
Mon, Nov 22 | 2-4pm Fri, Nov 12 | 11am-1pm Tues, Dec 7 | 1-3pm $80/pp | 4-6 players Get a jump start on your swing this season. 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, Nov 8 | 1-3pm Tues, Nov 30 | 1-3pm Thurs, Dec 9 | 12-2pm Mon, Dec 20 | 10am-12pm $80/pp | 4-8 players
COMPLETE PUTTING CLINICS
Improve the four main skills in putting: Green Reading, Start Line, Distance Control and Mindset. Also learn to practice your putting correctly so results show up on the golf course! Become not a good putter but a Great Putter! Thurs, Nov 11 | 10am-12pm Mon, Dec 6 | 9am-11pm $80/pp
COMPLIMENTARY MEMBER CLINICS NOVEMBER
Tue, Nov 2: Master the Bunkers Fri, Nov 5: Hit Your Driver Longer! Tue, Nov 9: Inside 30 Yards Fri, Nov 12: Improve Your Fairway Shots, Hit More Greens Tue, Nov 16: Putting: Distance Control and Drills to Improve Fri, Nov 19: Trouble Shots Tue, Nov 23: Pre and Post Shot Routine Fri, Nov 26: Fairway Woods Tue, Nov 30: Improve Your Ball Striking DECEMBER
Fri, Dec 3: No Clinic – Club Challenge Tue, Nov 16 | 11am-1pm Thu, Dec 9 | 2-4pm $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
Tue, Dec 7: Distance Control with Wedges Fri, Dec 10: Shape Your Shots Tue, Dec 14: Make More Putts Inside 10 Feet Fri, Dec 17: Fairway Woods Tue, Dec 21: Balance-Tempo-Timing Fri, Dec 24: Chipping Tue, Dec 28: Bomb Your Driver Fri, Dec 31: How to Practice Effectively To sign up for any clinic call the Golf Shop at 843.815.8444; text Krista at 843.290.8714 or email email@example.com.
MEMBER LESSON RATES: (Based on 1 hour lessons) Krista Dunton:
Stephanie George: $90 Assistant Pros:
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special this season? We’ve got you covered, try these great gift packages from Krista Dunton or contact her to customize your own!
GREAT FOR NEW GOLFERS OR A REFRESHER $495
• 1 Hour Lesson to get the basics of grip, posture and set up down • 2 Half-Hour lessons on Full Swing Instruction with both irons and woods • 1 Hour Short Game • 1 Hour Lesson on the golf course
$475 • 2 Full Swing Lessons to improve your ball striking and distance • 2 Short Game Lessons to improve specific areas of your short game and scoring
SHORT GAME PACKAGE Lower your scores in 2022 by improving your scoring shots. $625 • 1 Hour of short game assessment and instruction on all shots 30 yards and in • 1 Hour of customizing your wedge game for full and partial shots 40-100 yards • 1 Hour of putting short putts and distance control • 1 Hour of green reading and strategy around the greens • A Session together on the golf course and playing 9 holes from 50 or 75 yards and in and working on shot selection and shot management. Guaranteed to knock 5-10 shots off your game!
FULL SWING PACKAGE Improve your Distance and Accuracy! $475 • Driver assessment…are you hitting the ball as long as you are capable of? Find hidden distance in your swing! • Hit More Greens: work on your iron game and ability to hit more greens in regulation • Improve your distance on your second shots…fairway woods, hybrids • On the golf course working on your shot management, routine, mental process and strategy. 4 Hours of full swing instruction
THE MINI $375 When an hour lesson is too much. Here is a package of 6 half hour lessons to work on any area of your game! To purchase a Holiday Gift Package, call the Golf Shop at 843.815.8444; text Krista at 843.290.8714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WITH KRISTA DUNTON Nov 10-12 | Dec 8-10 | Jan 7-9 | Feb 11-13 | Mar 3-5 | $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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
ADAM MILLER | DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY
GOLF MAINTENANCE UPDATE
ON THE GREENS: CREATING THE "WOW" FACTOR
s we look toward to 2022, our goal is to create the best playing experience for as much of the year as possible while also limiting course closure times. Our recently updated Strategic Plan allows for time to refine the re-grassing plan for the North Course, aggressively work the soil, and develop a plan for the native areas to create a “wow” factor when we renovate.
re-grassing in 2023. This was not an easy decision, but we believe the benefits far outweigh the risks. One very important aspect of the conclusion is our commitment to overseed the North Course in both 2021 and 2022. This should provide better/ dryer playing conditions than the membership has experienced in the past during winter months. Below are some of the factors considered:
I’d like to recognize our Agronomy team’s incredible efforts to prepare the North Course for the fall U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Showcased in national media, as well as internationally, the North Course was the premier backdrop for the USGA tournament, and we could not have been more proud.
Provides the opportunity to apply ample amounts of sand on the North Course so sand-capping is not required, more consistent playing conditions from the fairways and the rough, and possibility of shorter
Since joining Berkeley Hall this past Spring, one of my top priorities has been assessing both golf courses and the Golf and Greens portion of the Berkeley Hall Strategic Plan. Our focus has been on improving the playability of both courses while meeting overall agronomic challenges. After four months of evaluations, the Agronomy team recommended a series of adjustments to the Strategic Plan, the Golf and Greens Committee concurred, and the Berkeley Hall Board of Directors approved the changes at the September board meeting. NORTH COURSE RE-GRASSING IN 2023 The Strategic Plan now incorporates scheduling of the North Course 20
improve drainage and playability. Provides the new GCM team with an additional year to evaluate and assess the entire golf course and ensures membership gets the best product possible after the re-grassing. RISKS: The Tift-Sport does not transition after overseeding and playing conditions are not optimal during the summer (June/July/August), and we are forced to sod some areas of the golf course. For 2022, the focus will be continuing to aggressively work the soil with sand channeling, aeration,
The strategic plan allows for time to develop a plan and create a “wow” factor when we renovate. closure time during re-grassing. Provides time to continue work on drainage in the rough and around tees on both courses. Allows an additional year to focus on returning the South Course greens to proper health. Protects South Course re-grassing investment and allows for proper aerification of South Course in 2022. Allows GCM team to continue to aggressively aerify the rough on the South Course and the fairways and rough on the North Course to
and top dressing. The Fazio putting green will be doubled in size to provide members with more room to practice and create more level putting surfaces for practice. Additionally, the plan is to renovate the warm-up side’s short-game area and create more usable space for pitching/chipping and bunker warm-up. As stated above, our goal is to create the best playing experience for our membership throughout the year, as we continue to enhance the overall integrity on both courses.
SPA & FITNESS CENTER
HAPPY DREAMS! Good Sleep = Good Health When it comes to a healthy, active lifestyle, many of us overlook the importance of sleep, and it’s one of the first things to go when people feel pressed for time. Sleep, sometimes considered more of a luxury than an important health factor, is actually a vital cornerstone of good health. Without it, the body can’t do its natural repair and regeneration cycle each night. In fact, an earlier CDC report refers to “insufficient sleep as a public health problem.” It’s recommended that adults and young adults (age 18-25) sleep 7-9 hours for optimum rest. No more than 10 hours is suggested for adults, and no more than 11 for young adults. Adults 65+ should receive 7-8 hours, no less than 5 or no more than 9, according to the National Sleep Foundation. So, say “Yes” to exercise, a healthy diet, a consistent sleep routine – and even a good nap!
Say “Yes” to exercise, a healthy diet, a consistent sleep routine – and even a good nap! – Michele Greth, Spa & Fitness Director
GOOD SLEEP BENEFITS • Improved Concentration & Productivity • Stronger Immune System • Better Athletic Performance
POOR SLEEP RISKS • Higher Body Weight (tendency to eat more calories) • Greater Risk of Heart Disease & Stroke • Affects Glucose Metabolism, increasing risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Poor sleep can affect emotions and social interaction. It has also been linked to increased inflammation, as well as depression. If you haven’t given much thought to how you’re sleeping, take some time to consider your sleep patterns and make sure you take the right steps to ensure you’re getting enough! The power of good sleep cannot be overstated – in addition to a healthy diet and active lifestyle, sleep is the foundation to good health and should be an important part of your overall health plan.
Sleep is the foundation to good health and should be an important part of your overall health plan. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
SPA & FITNESS CENTER
Good Diet = Healthy You Look great and feel great – We can help with that! With our knowledgeable staff of fitness trainers and in-house nutritional counseling, we’ve got you covered!
We’ve all heard the same things, try this new diet to lose a fast 10 pounds or more…Fad diets may seem like an easy way to get your desired results, but they can actually hurt you in the long run. FADS TO AVOID: Meal Replacement, these quick-fix plans usually feature bars and shakes, and are generally full of highly processed unhealthy ingredients and artificial sweeteners. CALORIE RESTRICTION: It’s tempting to cut calories but creating a calorie deficit sets you up for failure. Your body needs calories to fuel it, from your beating heart to filtering done by your kidneys. You may lose weight short-term, but it’s detrimental in the long run. Your energy and endurance plummet and your body will use lean body mass (muscle) for energy instead of the intended fat.
Fad diets may seem like an easy way to get your desired results, but they can actually hurt you in the long run. – Jodie Folk, Nutritionist & Fitness Trainer LOW/NO-CARB DIET: Low or no-carb diets have been popular since the 80’s. The draw is rapid “weight” loss. But by eliminating carbs you lose out on key nutrients found in whole grains, fruits and legumes. This can also cause serious complications such as heart arrhythmias, osteoporosis, and kidney damage, and the increased amounts of protein and fat intake from animal sources may increase risk for cancer and heart disease. FOCUS ON THE WHOLE: By eating whole, unprocessed foods, nutrients are more bioavailable and readily used by our bodies. Whole foods include fresh fruits, nuts and berries, avocados, leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes, eggs, fish, and natural whole grains.
SMART CALORIES: Fuel your body and keep yourself healthy and working at optimum levels. Forget about starving yourself - eat a balanced diet and create a bigger calorie deficit by increasing physical activity. Try some new recipes that feature fresh ingredients, new spices, lots of veggies and other lean proteins. We love adding fresh ginger to meals, even smoothies, to mix up your flavor profiles. BALANCE, CREATIVITY & GOOD FLAVOR: With so many great and healthy good options, it’s easy to enjoy yourself and all the foods and flavors you love! From eat-right recipes to good, informational nutrition tips and meal planning, we’re happy to help! Stop by the fitness center or set-up a time to speak with holistic nutritionist and personal trainer Jodie Folk at 843.815.8985.
BHC Racquet Sports Professional
TENNIS | PICKLEBALL
SPA & FITNESS CENTER
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.
RACQUET STRINGING & RE-GRIP $40 includes strings & new over grip $10 new replacement grip
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 Advance Level Wednesdays, 9-10am 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. Jr. Tennis Clinic Ages 8 and Above Mondays, 4-5:30pm Contact Royce: email@example.com
Complimentary Pickleball Clinic Beginners/Intermediate Wednesdays, 10-11am For women and men at beginner and intermediate level. Clinic offers easy intro to Pickleball and its rules. Pickleball Fun Friday Mixer Fridays, 8:30-10am Both levels are welcome (Advance and Intermediate levels). Players will play 10 minutes per round pairing up one advance and one intermediate level player. Every 10 minutes a new round will start with a different partner and opponents.
Contact Royce directly through the new Berkeley Hall app and get on the courts today!
CLUBHOUSE Adam Kushner General Manager & COO Mary McGoldrick Executive 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 Marketing & Membership Experience Manager Anne Feldman Director of Communications
FOOD & BEVERAGE Jeff McKinney Executive Chef Ted Coleman Food & Beverage Director 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 Michele Greth Spa & Fitness Director
366 Good Hope Road • Bluffton, South Carolina 29909 BerkeleyHallClub.com
*Note: The Mixed Grille is currently closed for renovation. There will be no dining in either the Berkeley Room 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.
Berkeley Room • Tap Room Lunch Brunch Happy Hour Dinner
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm 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
Available daily for private functions.
Tuscany Wine Room
843.815.8428 843.815.8431 843.815.8451
Available daily for private functions. Daily
Spa & Fitness Center Monday-Friday Weekend
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.