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SEP/OCT 2021

SEPTEMBER 23-30, 2021


FROM THE CLUBHOUSE At the same time, we are working closely with our building partners, as they get started on spec homes and create supply for all the demand we continue to see. The Reed Group has begun their first two homes on Good Hope Road, and ARB has currently approved three plans with multiple elevations for the Lifestyle Section. We have also closed on our first five lots in the Lifestyle Section and construction should start shortly.

What an exciting Fall 2021 we have ahead of. First, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Am Championship, followed by the 20th anniversary of the North Course, and a full roster of Club Men’s and Ladies’ Member-Guests. I would like to offer my immense thanks to our U.S. Mid-Am Committee Chairs and Volunteers whose tireless efforts have led the way to hosting a terrific USGA Championship. Hosting a national championship is a tremendous honor and commitment for the Club, and I could not be more impressed with the way our members and staff stepped forward to ensure that Berkeley Hall shows well to the international world of golf. Once again, I’m struck by the energy and activity at the Club. The dynamic, growing support members have shown for golf, racquet and social activities, is really exciting to see. Although we remain a small community, I love to see the genuine camaraderie that surrounds the Club and am most excited to see everyone enjoying the Veranda and Mixed Grille when they’re completed in 2022. In regard to Phase 1 construction, we look forward to a productive fall, as we complete the building exterior and begin work on the interiors, landscaping and hardscaping. 2


I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to the ARB Committee for the remarkable amount of time and effort they have put into this community. ARB is by far the most time-consuming committee, and they have been tasked with a whole new set of responsibilities as we move forward with several spec homes versus the 10-12 member homes we’ve seen over the past decade. With these great new options, Berkeley Hall continues to be an even better fit for all the prospective members we are welcoming to the Club. With deepest appreciation, I’d like to thank the team at Berkeley Hall for all their efforts over the past 18 months. Through COVID, construction and labor shortages, we’ve continued to press forward. While we remain committed to future goals and aspirations, the attitude and resilience of our team is very rewarding to see. From our culinary staff to golf operations and agronomy, their commitment and dedication has been unwavering. This continues to make me exceedingly proud, and I know our members join me in applauding and recognizing our incredible team. With cooler temps and many exciting events to take part in, I look forward to sharing our special place in the Lowcountry with all of you this season!

Adam Kushner General Manager & Chief Operating Officer

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Golf Cottages Community News BH Charity Cup & Spotlight Member Events Culinary News Member Photos Community Clubs BHC Member USGA Look Back Golf Talk with Kieran US Women's Mid-Am Learning Center Colin Swatton Golf Schools Golf Maintenance Update Spa & Fitness Center Racquet Sports The River Park

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. Daily passes are available for $35, upon availability. 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, 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.

Jeffrey & Julie Albrecht Stout, OH Noreen & William Brosnan Millsboro, DE Henry & Lisa Curtis Charlotte, MI


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.

Scott & Marquerite Deutsch Charlotte, NC Ralph & Christine Hunter Malvern, PA Michael & Sasha Koons Blue River, CO Michael & Elizabeth Lee Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Mark & Betsy Pringle Hudson, Ohio George & Linda Revock West Windsor Townshp, NJ Brian Schmitz Charlotte, NC

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

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



community news

Berkeley Hall Club has been recognized as one of “America’s Healthiest Clubs,” a prestigious distinction bestowed to just more than 100 topranked private clubs across the nation. “We are honored to achieve this pinnacle of wellness excellence,” said Adam Kushner, General Manager and COO. “Qualification is based on rigorous criteria benchmarks. Berkeley Hall’s total score ranks

us in the top 5 percent of accredited clubs nationwide, reflecting our commitment to provide the well-balanced lifestyle our members and teammates desire.” Berkeley Hall has also been named among the top 100 Platinum Clubs of America for 2020-2021, and as a Distinguished Club by Club Leaders Forum, prestigious honors attained by only the finest clubs in the world.

When we look at what we’ve accomplished, we have the greatest appreciation for our outstanding wellness amenities, knowledgeable staff and active membership that define the health and vibrancy of our entire community. – Adam Kushner | GM, COO

Gen. Lloyd Newton: Reach for the Sky IICOMMUNITYII




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Berkeley Hall member Ret. U.S. Air Force Four-Star General Lloyd "Fig" Newton has led a highly distinguished military career. Of course, General Newton is well known around our Berkeley Hall community as our BHC neighbor. Passionate about education, he currently serves as board chairman for Ridgeland-based Polaris Tech charter school, and his success story is the inspiration for his recently released book, Living the Dream, The Story of Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton. In the recent August issue of Monthly magazine, editor Anthony Garzilli offers an in-depth view of his impactful career and life story in Reach for the Sky. (You can pick up a copy of the magazine at the concierge desk, or find the full story on our member website

Travel + Leisure's "Best Small Towns in the South" List

Yes, we're on it! We love our special spot in the Lowcountry! So it's no surprise to us that Bluffton is #8 on Travel + Leisure's “Best Small Towns in the South” list! “This seaside town is home to upscale resort communities surrounded by old oak trees, Spanish moss, and resurrection ferns,” says Travel + Leisure. Of course, we already know how special our Lowcountry setting is, here at Berkeley Hall Club.

community news

Marie McConnell Appointed Marketing & Membership Experience Manager Marie McConnell has been appointed to the new position of Marketing & Membership Experience Manager for Berkeley Hall Club. With a background in private club management, Marie most recently served as Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Berkeley Hall Club.

Prior to that, she served as Director of Sales for Fox Valley Club in Lancaster, New York. She continues her club management career as she leads our concierge team and partners with cottage owners, along with marketing responsibilities. In her new role, Marie will oversee defined programming initiatives to enhance the cottage guest and owner experience. We wish Marie great success in her new position.

BERKELEY HALL EXPERIENCE EXPERTS: QUARTER II Berkeley Hall’s Experience Expert Awards Program recognizes, celebrates and rewards employees who exemplify the club’s values in their job performance and interactions with co-workers, management, members and guests. Members can nominate Experience Experts by completing our online nomination form found on the member website under the My Club tab. Allen Peterson exemplifies the Berkeley Experience, with his outstanding member and guest service. Allen has served on our Outside Golf Staff since March of 2020.

From left: Adam Kushner, Berkeley Hall GM/COO, J.W. Sims, Director of Security, Romario Whittaker, U.S. Army National Guard and Assistant Director of Security U.S. Army National Guard and Assistant Director of Berkeley Hall Security Romario Whittaker recently presented BHC Director of Security J.W. Sims with the Patriotic Employer Award, granted by the Department of Security & Defense.

From left: Tim Mansur, Food & Beverage Captain with Owen Davis, Adam Kushner, GM/COO

From left: Kieran Staunton, Director of Golf with Allen Peterson, Adam Kushner, GM/COO


Allen’s warm and professional manner welcomes golfers and defines our commitment to excellence at the Club. Owen Davis is a valued member of our Berkeley Hall team, well-known for his welcoming smile and impeccable member and guest service. He has served on our Food & Beverage Service team since November, 2016. We thank Owen for his outstanding service, and the exceptional excellence he brings to our Berkeley Hall team.

“I am deeply thankful to J.W. and the Club for their tremendous support. As stated on the certificate, this honor is bestowed to employers ‘for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force,’ and I am honored to present it to J.W.,” said Romario.



Bluffton Self Help

2021 Charity Cup

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 Golf tournament & signature fundraising event!

ONLINE AUCTION KICKS OFF OCT. 11TH Join the fun and excitement of this signature event! The 2021 Charity Cup event is coming up on Monday, October 18th and it’s always a sell-out! SIGN UP NOW: Go to to register for the Charity Cup, donate auction items, as well as silent and live auction bidding!


Bill Reddersen, Ben Whiteside. Auctioneer, and Jim McCarl at 2016 Charity Cup. 6


CHARITY CUP TOURNAMENT: Fun shamble format with teams of four begins with morning tee times for speed of play. Enjoy a great day of golf with fellow members, guests and sponsors, followed by tented dinner and awards ceremony on Front Mall along with the popular Wine Pull and exciting Live and Silent Auctions!

The Children's Center

ONLINE SILENT & LIVE AUCTION: Our Silent Auction is already underway with great trips, culinary adventures, dining, fine wines, original artwork and more! Online Live Auction runs Oct. 11-18. We're Collecting! Consider donating Auction items such as golf foursomes, getaways, wine and more! Auction & Wine Donation Forms at

R E C O G N I T I O N This year we honor two BHCF titans – Bill Reddersen and Jim McCarl. As former charitable foundation chairs, they have served as forceful advocates for our mission, to help those most vulnerable in the greater Bluffton community. Bill Reddersen took on the reins as BHCF Chairman in 2013. The spark for the BHCF was ignited with the first Charity Cup event held in 2008, as founders Phil and Diane Anselmo desired to reach beyond the gates and support the greater community. When the Anselmos left BHC, it was Bill, long-time member of the foundation board and grants committee, who took over as Chair, serving for six years. Bill’s charming smile and easy manner paired with strong resolve, helped steer the

foundation to exceptional levels. His astute leadership and business acumen led us where we are today, and we are immensely grateful. For those that know Jim McCarl well, it is his desire to serve the community that sets him apart, along with executive know-how, and a great golf game! Jim followed Bill as the next foundation Chair, having served as the Board of Trustees liaison to the BHCF Board of Trustees and remained Chair until his term was complete in December, 2019. Jim’s perceptive and judicious stewardship, coupled with a larger-than-life good nature, further brought the charitable foundation’s mission to life, garnering increasing levels of community support.


SUNDAY, SEPT 5 | 6:30-9PM







Join us on the Front Mall for family-friendly 18-hole Glow in the Dark Mini Golf on Sunday, September 5 from 6:30-9pm. Fun for all ages! Enjoy an exciting round of mini golf and test your skills. Have a great time with a casual buffet dinner served before sundown followed by Glow Vibe Golf's exciting glow in the dark fun! Adults $32++ | Kids $22++ Front Mall | Casual, Jeans Permitted


Family Fun

with Lowcountry Exotic Animals Fun for the whole family, here’s a chance to really get to know some of our Lowcountry pet neighbors, the exotic ones that share our Southern region, with local owners Eric and Dennia McBeth of Lowcountry Exotics, on Saturday, September 11 from 6-8pm. Not only do they breed adorable hedgehogs and feeders, they also specialize in Carpet Pythons, Hognoses, Tortoises, Iguanids and other exotic creatures. Enjoy a fun night on the Front Mall, with a casual tented pizza buffet dinner. You’ll enjoy this special show, as Eric and Dennia share their exotic pets and teach us more about these diverse animals. You may even see a small alligator up close! Adults $27++, Kids $18++ | Front Mall | Casual, Jeans Permitted





FRIDAY, OCT 1 | 6-8:30PM

Adam Kushner, GM/COO

It was quite the event 20 years ago, when Berkeley Hall first opened the North Course for member play. Now, we hope you’ll join us for a tented 20th anniversary “birthday bash” celebration on the Front Mall on Friday, October 1 from 6-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening of live entertainment

SATURDAY, OCT 9 | 6-8:30PM

and mingling with good BHC friends and neighbors. Chef Jeff has created a spectacular anniversary menu with an elegant Seafood Station serving Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Chilled Maine Lobster Tails, and Crab Cake station; Small Plates of BBQ Local Grouper and Heritage

We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off this year’s popular North-South Challenge, which takes place on Saturday, October 2nd. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss!

Porchetta Roast; and Chef-Carved Roasted Beef Tenderloin with blackberry sorghum sauce. Finished with a gorgeous selection of special 20th anniversary bite-size desserts! Cost Details Pending Club Casual | Member Charge Bar

Gather for a casual, rustic night at Berkeley Hall’s Fall Fest on Saturday, October 9 from 6-8:30pm with live music, games, tasty fall food stations and Biergarten featuring craft beers on the Front Mall. Enjoy great weather, entertainment, and a fabulous selection of favorites as we welcome fall! From our taco station to chef-carved Italian muffuletta, mac & cheese bar and more, choose from a wide array of culinary options and family-friendly fare. Toast to good times with a signature “Fall Fest Mule,” served up in copper Moscow Mule mugs, and take part in fun fall activities. Join us as we usher in the season, bringing everyone together to savor good food and friendship with great music and libations, for a special evening Berkeley Hall-style! Adult $44++ | Children $26++ Front Mall | Member Charge Bar Club Casual | Jeans Permitted




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:

“Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah Sept 6 | Ladies Locker Room | 3pm Kristin Hannah's The Four Winds is a stirring tale of love and hardship in Dust Bowl-era America. As the Dust Bowl ravages Texas, one woman must make a choice: Leave the farm that has been her family’s livelihood or stay and risk succumbing to cyclones of dirt. Kristin Hannah’s absorbing novel begins a few years before, when it seemed Elsa Wolcott might finally have a peaceful, fulfilling life ahead. After a rough childhood, she met Rafe Martinelli, the soulful, handsome son of Italian immigrants. Unlike any other person in her life, he made her feel valued. She moved in with his family, and they raised two children while they worked the earth. Elsa is resilient, her tireless efforts to keep her family well bring her to pack them up and head west. On the journey she contends with the hardships of picking cotton for pitiful wages, and the weaker wills of men around her, who abandon family or run ruthless corporate farms that exploit their employees. Review: USA Today oin us for a night of Halloween fun! Creative costumes, some witches brew and ghoulishly wonderful fare, it’s Halloween at Berkeley Hall and we are sure you’ll want to be here! Spooky and spectacular – our Halloween festivities begin at 6pm on the Front Mall, with fun costume contests for adults and children, featuring both individual costume and group/family costume prizes! So get your imaginations and creativity flowing and get ready to enjoy an evening buffet of voodoo shrimp, mummy-wrapped hot dog bites and more, along with Pastry Chef Owen’s delicious pumpkin cheesecake bars. Come enjoy our Halloween party under the moon, full of tricks, treats and fun! Adult - $38++ Child - $22++ | Member Charge Bar Costume Attire Optional!

“The Marsh King’s Daughter” by Karen Dionne Oct 4 | Ladies Locker Room | 3pm Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father. Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be. Review: Penguin/Randomhouse SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021




Lobster Fra Diavolo Luxuriate in Everything Lobster! OCTOBER LOBSTER FEST! Three days of fabulous feasting on fresh, coastal Maine lobster in all its wonderful incarnations, October 6-8 at Berkeley Hall. Wine and dine in true lobster fashion, as we toast to a special week of Lobster goodness! Chef Jeff’s casually elegant Lobster Week menu features his signature Lobster Fra Diavolo; we thought we'd share this favorite recipe with you here. Get Ready for the Main Course: Steamed 1½ lb. Maine Lobster Broiled Lobster Tail Braised Lobster Claws Lobster Fra Diavolo


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…Also Serving a Curated Limited Dining Menu, Oct 6-8: Chef Jeff has also prepared a limited dining menu for this week only, with favorites such as Grilled Filet Mignon, Daily Local Catch, Cheer Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs and Deviled Crab Croquettes.

Fresh and flavorful, loaded with “lobster in a rich, garlicy tomato sauce, our Lobster Fra Diavolo is simply irresistible.

– Executive Chef Jeff McKinney


Food & Beverage Director

Chandon Sparkling Rose: (light and dry with subtle fruit flavors) $12/indiv split bottle Jermann Pinot Grigio (clean, crisp with stone fruit flavors) $10/glass, $40/bottle Bydand Chardonnay (full-bodied with oak and butter notes) $16/glass, $60/bottle Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella (delicious Italian red blend – pairs Lobster Fra Diavolo) $16/glass, $60/bottle These suggested wine pairings by Somm Ted, Food & Beverage Director, are available for purchase while dining at the club during Lobster Fest week. 10


• 4 (1 1/4-lb.) lobsters • 2/3 c. olive oil • Kosher salt • 1 c. brandy • 2 med. onions, chopped • 2 med. carrots, peeled, chopped • 2 med. fennel bulbs, chopped • 8 garlic cloves, crushed • 1/4 c. finely chopped drained oil-packed Calabrian chiles

• 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes • 1/4 c. tomato paste • 2 c. dry white wine • 4 (28-oz.) cans whole peeled tomatoes, drained, puréed • 2 lb. spaghetti • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces • 1/3 c. chopped parsley • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice • Lemon wedges

1. Place 1 lobster on cutting board, belly down, head facing you (freeze 8–10 min first to render mostly immobile). Insert chef ’s knife where tail meets head, and swiftly bisect head lengthwise in one fell swoop (leave tail intact). Use back of cleaver or lobster cracker, crack each claw on all sides. Twist off tails, cut in half through shells lengthwise. Remove tomalley or eggs. Twist off knuckles and claws, separate knuckles from claws with cleaver. 2. Heat 1/3 cup oil in wide Dutch oven or large heavy pot to hold pasta over medium-high. Season lobsters with salt, in sear lobster pieces, turn add more oil if pot looks dry, until shells are bright red, 4 min for knuckles, claws, tails; 6 min for heads. Transfer lobsters to rimmed baking sheet; cool slightly. Remove pot from heat and add brandy. Return to heat and cook, scraping up browned bits, until smell of alcohol is almost gone, about 2 min. Transfer brandy mixture to small bowl. Pick lobster meat from knuckles and claws, discard shells. Place in airtight container with tails; cover, chill. Set heads aside. Wipe out pot and reserve. 3. Work in batches, pulse onions, carrots, fennel separately in food processor until finely chopped; transfer to large bowl. Heat remaining 1/3 cup oil in reserved pot over med-high. Cook vegetables, 8–10 min. Add garlic, chiles, and 1 tsp. red pepper flakes and cook, smashing garlic with wooden spoon, stir until fragrant, for 2 min. Stir in tomato paste, season with salt, stir about 3 min. Add wine and reserved lobster heads; bring to simmer and cook, stir until reduced by one-third, about 2 min. Add tomato purée to pot, bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium, stir until sauce is slightly thickened, 10-15 min. Discard heads. 4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stir occasionally, until very al dente. Drain, reserving 3 cups pasta cooking liquid. 5. Add butter, chilled lobster meat, tails, pasta, reserved brandy mixture, and 2 cups pasta cooking liquid to sauce. Cook, toss to combine, add more cooking liquid as needed, until sauce coats pasta. This will take effort, toss using a long sturdy spoon in each hand, and get to bottom of pot. Add parsley and lemon juice, then transfer pasta to a platter, arranging lobster tails on top. 6. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, serve with lemon wedges. Do Ahead: Lobsters can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

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Printed Monthly Event Schedules are available at the Concierge Desk.

beginner hand, foot & elbow

Every Monday at 11:45am | Ladies Locker 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, we meet at 11:45am in the Ladies Locker Room. If you would like to play, please email Evalyn Lyons at or Carol DePhillips at 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

EVENING hand, foot & elbow

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


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


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


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


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 Mary McGoldrick, Executive Assistant (843.815.8414), Wendy Wagner, ARB Admin. (843.815.8443), and Brandy Ayers, Staff Accountant (843.815.8405), 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, Wine Room or Fazio 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: 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

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 Every Thursday at 2pm | Ladies’ Locker Room All Members and their guests are welcome. For more details please email Lou Ann Hamilton at

Tuesdays Every Month Birthday Appreciation Night

October 6-8 Lobster Fest

September 5 Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

October 9 Berkeley Hall Fall Fest

September 11 Family Fun with Lowcountry Exotic Animals

October 18 Charity Cup

September 23-30 U.S. Women’s Mid-Am

October 30 Eat, Drink & Be A Little Scary Halloween Party

October 1 North Course 20-Year Celebration 12




BHC Members Look Back on USGA Event Play Excitement is building as we draw closer to hosting the prestigious U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, September 23-30 at Berkeley Hall. Some of our BHC members know well this level of play and the thrill of participating in a USGA event: Carol Dulude, Maggie Leef and Karen Ferree. Here we share some of their experiences, views on women’s golf and what it means to bring this level of play to Berkeley Hall Club. Q. Tell us about the first USGA event you qualified for, and what it meant for you.

Q. As the USGA Championship comes to Berkeley Hall, what are you most excited about?

I played in my first USGA qualifier at Newport Country Club in RI. I didn’t think I was likely to qualify, so I was relaxed and enjoying the experience. When the rounds were completed, I could hardly believe I tied two other players for the last qualifying spot, then won the three-way playoff. It is not an exaggeration to say I was flying high.

To see our club filled with impressive women golfers, and how they approach holes here I find challenging. I am proud of our courses, facilities and our professional staff and how much care they take to ensure everybody feels entitled to the best possible golf experience. I know the players will leave with a love of Berkeley Hall.

Driving up to the course and seeing the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur signs, I was in awe to be among the 132 women that qualified. Seeing my name on the USGA scoreboard was one of the highlights of my life. Q. Most memorable moment at a USGA event you’ve played? My second USGA event, the Sr. Women’s Amateur at Wellesley Country Club in MA offered a great spectator view. On the last day of stroke play competition my approach shot landed just left of the green in the rough, on a side hill lie. I hit my chip shot to six inches and the crowd started clapping. It was so much fun.

Q. What do you envision the legacy of this event being for women’s golf in the Lowcountry? As players move from games with friends to organized club events to tournaments at a county and state level, then national championships, every step has its joys and rewards but playing in a USGA national event is unmatched in my experience. Q. Top thoughts on status of women’s golf today? I’m excited there are more opportunities for younger girls to play, casually and competitively. The LPGA has become more global and competitive. Women’s golf has never been better positioned than it is today.



Q. Tell us about the first USGA event you qualified for and what it meant for you. My first USGA event was the 1999 State Team Championship at Golden Horseshoe in VA. It quite literally changed my life! Wisconsin was paired with Pennsylvania and Alabama. I stood on the first tee chatting casually with Carol Semple Thompson and Virginia Derby Grimes, two world-renowned career amateurs. The event was my introduction to the camaraderie and fun of competing in USGA Championships. I came away from that event with a desire to practice and develop my game to provide opportunities to play in more championships. Since that first event I’ve played in over 25 USGA Championships. Q. Most memorable moment at a USGA event you’ve played? Being introduced on the first tee of the Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club by Nancy Lopez. Q. As the USGA Championship comes to Berkeley Hall, what are you most excited about?

Q. Tell us about the first USGA event that you qualified for, and what it meant for you. I started playing in USGA events as a junior golfer and at the time there were no qualifiers, but one was chosen according to the lowest handicaps. The first qualifier I can recall was the USGA Women’s Open at Salem Country Club in Peabody, MA. which was won by Hollis Stacy. The first USGA Mid-Am I qualified for was conducted at the Essex Country Club in Massachusetts, where Donald Ross had lived and designed the course. The WSCGA selected their USGA State Team contestants through a point system and I was a member of the first seven of South Carolina’s teams. Q. Most memorable moment at a USGA event you’ve played? I was most proud of qualifying for the 2003 USGA Mid-Am conducted at Long Cove Club at the age of 53, made match play and was so proud to have our son, Randy, caddy for me. I did lose the match 1 down to Carol Semple Thompson whose amateur record 14


Watching the women play the North Course set up for a USGA Championship. I believe watching elite women players play our golf course will help members with their golf games and course management. Members will be amazed! Q. What do you envision the legacy of this event for women’s golf in the Lowcountry and at Berkeley Hall? We purchased our Lifestyle Cottage as a result of playing a practice round for the 2005 USGA State Team Championship. We have the opportunity to showcase not just our club, but all the charms of life in the Lowcountry, particularly at Berkeley Hall. Q. Top thoughts on status of women’s golf today? Both amateur and professional women’s golf are growing and expanding at an incredible rate. I am thankful to see the USGA, LPGA, First Tee and other women’s golf organizations taking the lead in sharing the stories of the positive impact of golf in communities and in personal lives of players at all levels. Golf provides so many opportunities for personal development and fun. It’s great to see a wider variety of women and girls engaging in golf.

is second to none. Carol is also a class act, one who demonstrates unmatched sportsmanship. My best finish in a USGA Senior Women’s Amateur was 2001 at Allegheny Country Club. I actually played my match as the Twin Towers were being attacked. A day none of us will ever forget. I lost my semifinal match, and that tournament was won by Carol Semple Thompson. Q. Describe the impact of USGA Championship play: USGA events are the best. It was always an honor to qualify for a national championship and prepare for the challenging 36-hole qualifier for match play. Q. As the USGA Championship comes to Berkeley Hall, what are you most excited about? Congratulations to the Berkeley Hall membership for contesting the USGA State Team Championship and this year as host to the 2021 Women’s Mid-Am Championship. It is an honor we can all be proud of, for our Club and for women’s golf. Ferree was inducted in the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 2014.


Trust the decisions


that you make. Don’t let fear get in the way of a good shot.

KIERAN STAUNTON | DIRECTOR OF GOLF hat a great summer of golf we had this year, with some great play in the Major Championships and an exciting finish to Olympics golf, which leads us into the Solheim Cup in Ohio and the Ryder Cup up in Wisconsin this September. Here at Berkeley Hall, we’ve had a busy season with annual maintenance on both courses and lots of play from our growing membership. It has been excellent to see the courses and the practice facilities in such high demand, and we look

forward to having both courses in action now through next summer. The much-anticipated leadup to this year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur is nearly here and we look forward to hosting many of the country’s top players as they compete for the Championship on the North Course this September. Our Fall tournament season begins just as the Mid-Am finishes. We have a full schedule of ‘Major’ events as well as the seasonal Men’s, Ladies, and Mixed events. It has been great to see all so well supported this

year, and the Fall events look to be no different. We are looking forward to full fields for all the events, and hope that you too are looking forward to some friendly competition out on the course!



UPCOMING EVENTS U.S. Women's Mid-Am North~South Challenge​​​​​​ Berkeley Classic​​​​​​​

Sept. 23-30 Oct. 2 Oct. 14-16

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

Nov. 5-6

Women’s Invitational​​​​​​

Nov. 10-11

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

Dec. 2-4

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! DANIEL LAWRENCE - ​June 21 - Hole #5 South MICHAEL BROCATO - June 26 - Hole #11 South MICHAEL OLER - July 30 - Hole #8 North 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.


(Based on 1 hour lessons) Krista Dunton:


Kieran Staunton:


Stephanie George: $90 Assistant Pros:






Berkeley Hall is exceptionally honored to host the U.S. Women’s Mid-Am Championship, September 23-30th. We’ve worked closely with the USGA, our Championship Committees and our Agronomy team, as the nation’s top female golf professionals prepare to compete on our prestigious North Course.

We are honored to welcome the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur to Berkeley Hall. It’s a pinnacle distinction that places us among the premier courses in the nation.

– Adam Kushner, General Manager & COO



FACTS: The 34th U.S. Women’s MidAmateur will be the club’s 3rd USGA championship, and first since hosting both the Men’s and Women’s USGA State Team Championships in 2005. The USGA, formed in 1894, is the governing body responsible for administering the Rules of Golf, and oversees several prestigious championships. Open to female amateurs aged 25 and older with a USGA Handicap Index not to exceed 9.4. Field features the top 132 players who prevailed at qualifying sites across the country to compete in two rounds of stroke play, after which the field is cut to the lowest 64 scorers for match play.

Photo courtesy of USGA/Russell Kirk


JOIN US: We’re pleased to bring this premier women’s championship event to Berkeley Hall and invite our membership to join us, for an incredible opportunity to share in the excitement a national USGA Championship brings as we watch the very best women amateurs compete on the North Course.

We have a long history of supporting amateur golf. Hosting the 2021 Championship allows us to showcase our exceptional North Course and Club to the nation’s top women amateurs, and it is a wonderful privilege to do so. That the USGA sought out Berkeley Hall speaks very well to what we have here – excellent career golf professionals, courses and world-class amenities.

The medal play portion of the championship will be played on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 as 132 women play 36 holes and try to secure a spot in the 64 person match play field. On Monday, September 27, the intense match play will start. Each round, half of the ladies will be eliminated until we reach the finals on Thursday morning at 9:00am. Spectators are welcome to watch any of the action with no admission fee.

SUPPORTERS: We thank our committee chairs, volunteers, corporate sponsors and the USGA for their gracious support in helping to make the Championship a success.

– Rich Forde, Championship General Chairman



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. Members can sign up for any clinic or for a lesson through or

FULL SWING CLINICS Fri, Sept 10 | 9-11am Wed, Oct 13 | 2-4pm Mon, Oct 25 | 9-11am $80/pp | Group Size 4-6 players 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.




Wed, Sept 15 | 10:30am-12:30pm Thu, Oct 14 | 9-11am $80/pp 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!

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, Sept 13 | 1-3pm Wed, Sept 29 | 9-11am Tues, Oct 19 | 11:30am-1:30pm Fri, Oct 29 | 9-11:30am $80/pp | Group Size 4-8 players

Thu, Sept 16 | 11am-1pm Fri, Oct 22 | 9-11am $200/person Come learn the best method for green reading and speed control! As used by many PGA and LPGA tour players and top amateurs! Take the mystery out of green reading.

Clinics are 10-11am at the Learning Center. SEPTEMBER

Tue, Sept 7: Master the Bunkers Fri, Sept 10: Hit Your Driver Longer! Tue, Sept 14: ​Finesse Wedges Fri, Sept 17: Improve Your Fairway Shots, Hit More Greens Tue, Sept 21: ​Distance Control in Putting Fri, Sept 24: No Clinic - US Women’s Mid Am Tue, Sept 28: No Clinic - US Women’s Mid Am OCTOBER

Fri, Oct 1: Chipping Tue, Oct 5: ​​Improve Your Ball Striking Fri, Oct 8: Fairway Bunkers Tue, Oct 12: Distance Control with Wedges Fri, Oct 15: No Clinic - Berkeley Classic Tue, Oct 19: Make More Putts Inside 10 Feet Fri, Oct 22: ​Fairway Woods Tue, Oct 26: Balance - Tempo - Timing Fri, Oct 29: Trouble Shots For more details contact the Golf Shop at 843.815.8444; or email



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 17 handicap and below 9am-12pm • 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 Morning instruction followed by lunch. • 1-3:30pm on-course instruction. The day wraps with a fun cocktail reception at the Fazio Center. • Instruction is geared specifically for the individual, your handicap

Register on under Events or contact Krista at 843-290-8714 or

level and goals. Trackman, Video and Swing Catalyst used to enhance your learning. $995 per person Limited to 10 participants


Handicaps 18 and above NOV 12

Handicaps 17 and below 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 $525 per person Limited to 10-12 participants







all in the Lowcountry is spectacular, particularly so on the courses. We have an exciting golf season ahead, and our focus turns to conditioning, staff training, and detail work around both courses including mulch areas, pine straw beds and natural areas, restoring them to premier shape for fall play. Member tournaments have always been one of my favorite aspects of Club agronomy, and our team is geared up as prepare for our busy tournament season. Now that aerification season is over, we turn our focus to getting ready for the fall golf season. With all the work completed during summer course closures, the agronomy team has successfully positioned a great foundation to improve the soil and help improve fall and winter conditions. ON THE NORTH: At the same time, we are hard at work preparing the North Course for the USGA Women’s MidAmateur at the end of September. With the USGA championship, we have a great opportunity to showcase Berkeley Hall to some of the best women amateurs in the nation. 20


Our pristine conditions will ensure an exceptional backdrop for this exciting Mid-Am. Behind the scenes, our agronomy staff will start prepping for the day at 4am, and then return in the evening for evening maintenance, while limited daylight at this time of year further adds to the challenge.

efforts are dedicated to building a great environment and implementing new ways to execute certain agronomy tasks. With a team comprised of experienced Berkeley Hall employees and recently added new staff members, it’s very rewarding to see everyone come together as we continue to build a strong team and refine our agronomy needs for the Club.

Berkeley Hall’s Strategic Plan provides a strong course to follow as we work in tandem with the Golf and Greens Committee on improvements needed to advance the courses over the next few years. LOOKING FORWARD: Berkeley Hall’s Strategic Plan provides a strong course to follow as we work in tandem with the Golf and Greens Committee on improvements needed to advance the courses over the next few years. We are concentrating on projects which improve playability, aesthetics, and reduction of labor inputs. We begin with overseeding of the North Course this fall. Another big area of emphasis over the next few months is staff training, development, and retention. With any transition there is turnover, and our

I greatly appreciate the membership’s support, as we transition from summer aerification to our fall and winter seasons ahead. Both course aerifications went extremely well and it is important we continue these processes for years to come, to build more consistent golf courses 12 months out of the year. While I share your emails of support and encouragement with the team, should you see an agronomy team member on the course, feel free to tell them “thank you” as they are the true drivers of our success.





YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY STARTS HERE At the Spa & Fitness Center, we offer a variety of group classes and personal training, both individual and partner. Check out one of our fitness classes or bring a friend and get started on your fitness journey.

Taking care of yourself is a fully-integrated philosophy. Not just physically, but mentally too. When it comes to cognitive health, exercise has proven to be an essential component. – Michele Greth, Spa & Fitness Director

Michele points to research from neuropsychologist Aaron BonnerJackson, PhD, of the Cleveland Clinic, who states, “We know that physical exercise, and aerobic exercise in particular, is very beneficial for maintaining brain health. You can make a major difference in terms of how your body is functioning and, as a result, how your brain is functioning.” Every mile you log, every lap you swim, and every weight you lift helps your body and your brain. The recommended daily dose of exercise is 30 minutes a day and while that sounds easy enough it’s also easy to skip when you feel you

don’t have time. Try scheduling your workout just like an appointment or a meeting. Schedule some one-on-one time with our fitness trainers to get started, or team up with a friend.

at the Fitness Center you’ll find lots of friendly faces to encourage you on your fitness journey.

We all know the social aspect of exercise is equally important to all the fitness benefits. Being around like-minded people keeps you motivated and accountable – here

Sign-up online for training, fitness classes and consults on the new Berkeley Hall App! Or contact us at 843.815.8985.



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 Advance Level Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30am 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:

Complimentary Pickleball Clinic Beginners/Intermediate Wednesday, 9:30-10am Fridays, 8:25-8:55am For women and men at beginner and intermediate level. Clinic offers easy intro to Pickleball and its rules.

RACQUET STRINGING & RE-GRIP $40 includes strings & new over grip $10 new replacement grip



Contact Royce directly through the new Berkeley Hall app and get on the courts today!

Jogging, leisurely strolling or cycling, the River Park along the banks of the Okatie is one of the most beautiful places you’ll find. It’s also the perfect spot for kayaking, paddleboarding, cast net fishing, with complimentary Club gear.

Contact Concierge Services to arrange River Park excursions at 843.815.8494 KAYAKING PADDLEBOARDING PONTOON BOAT CRUISES FISH FROM THE DOCK 24-hour advance reservations required for Pontoon Cruises.

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 | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021


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




Clubhouse Dining

*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

Berkeley Room

Available daily for private functions.


Tuscany Wine Room


Golf Shop

843.815.8444 843.815.8891

Concierge Services

843.815.8428 843.815.8431 843.815.8451


843.815.8446 843.290.8714

843.815.8985 843.815.8985

Available daily for private functions. Daily 7:30am-5pm

Monday-Saturday Sunday

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

Spa & Fitness Center

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

Learning Center

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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