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Clubhouse Administration Accounting 561-964-9200 Social /Activities 561-964-9200 Clubhouse /Administration 561-964-9200

Dining Room Administration Dining Room Reservations 561-472-6522 Grille/Grande Dining Room 561-642-3311

Fitness Center & Spa Fitness Center 561-968-9051 The Spa 561-472-6534

Golf Administration Golf Pro Shop 561-641-2000 Golf Tee Time (TT) 561-642-2881 Golf TT Cancellation 561-964-4837 Golf TT Coordinator 561-472-6532 Golf Course Maintenance 561-642-4198

Security Security - Call in Guests 561-963-7121 South Entrance Building 561-966-9300 North Entrance Building 561-642-0069

Tennis Administration Tennis Pro Shop 561-641-1080 Tennis Court Time 561-642-2881

Executive Committee Irwin Tepper President Bob Glass Vice-President Joel Burzin Treasurer Murray Palent Secretary Janice Tannenbaum Member-at-Large

Certified in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses; Proudly recognized as America’s Healthiest Club; Honored as Distinguished Gold Club of the World

Editor in Chief Leslie Jay-Gould Managing Editor Christine DiRocco Contributing writers and photographers Maureen Buchbinder • Lynn Christian • Christine DiRocco • Donna Forte Darryl Jack • Kam Kuchta • Cheryl Loder • Lynn Mandigo • Jason Nuttle Sterling Swanson • Risë Siegrist • Steve Teran Art Contribution Scott Velozo Design, Layout & Printing EG COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Board of Directors Marty Anastasio Susan Brenner Alan Eckert Gene Fleishman Robert Guarino Doug Lipman Bob Monsour Norm Primost Joanne Sininsky Susan Webber Wycliffe Golf & Country Club 4650 Wycliffe Country Club Boulevard • Wellington, Florida 33449 • 561-964-9200 •

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Dishing Up Romance


How to Stir Things up at the Table

In e v e r y Issu e


6 Food Dishing up Romance Intercourses Sip,Sip, Hooray! Celebrate Everything 18 Spa How Sweet it is! 20 Nutrition You Are What you Eat Super-Duper 22 Fitness Heart to Heart Fit, Fit, Hooray!

11 Style: The Grille is SIZZLING!

24 Golf Tip: Going the Distance 25 Tennis Tip: In the Middle Solves the Riddle 26 Local Happenings Honda Classic Delray Beach Open 28 Where in the World is Wycliffe? 31 Wycliffe 2.0 Tech Tips

12 Living Well: Backyard Bounty 14 Team Member PRO-file: Chef Schenk 15 Team Member PRO-file: Stacy Kilgore 16 Flower Power 23 Stickball: A League of their Own

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from the president


Equity Structure Reconsidered The start of the New Year and spring is a time for reflection, renewal and consideration of fresh ideas, inspired

wellness and possibilities for personal growth. Wycliffe is no different and 2017 ushers in opportunities for our Club’s evolution, progress and continued wellness. One such target would be our equity structure. Our current equity structure is defined by the number and type of equity classes we have (Platinum, Gold and Silver), the up-front joining fees and the annual dues and fees each class of equity pays. As our Club has matured

the current structure may arguably no longer be appropriate for us. One major problem we have is a resigned list consisting of 100 Platinum members and eight Gold members as of the time I wrote this article. Given the rate at which an equity is sold from the list it will likely be a very long time before these former members see their refund. This situation impacts the prices at which current members sell their homes and memberships. Prospective members may be dissuaded from joining for this reason. Another problem we have relates to the relatively low amount of equity the Club retains from membership sales. Retention at our current rate requires us to have an assessment every time we engage in major new renovations. If we were to retain more money from membership sales, over time we would be able to fund new projects from accumulated capital. We have hired a consultant to help us think through our options for restructuring our equity. On the table are the numbers of equity categories, joining fees paid by each category, refund amounts, elimination of the resigned list and upgrade and downgrade procedures. The plan we develop would apply to prospective new members. We will also have alternatives for existing members and those on the resigned list. This is an undertaking that has major consequences for our Club going forward and has many difficult issues to be considered. By the time you read this article we will most-likely be close to having a draft proposal to share with you. Please contact me if you have any comments, questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.

Irwin Tepper President


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from the general manager

Wellness and happiness at Wycliffe I attended a lecture in Philadelphia several months ago and one of the presenters conducted a study of longevity in specific areas around the globe where pockets of people consistently outlive others outside of their region. He ultimately began looking at Country Clubs and found the same phenomena were occurring in country club communities. In essence, he found that people who reside in country clubs live (approximately) up to 10 years longer than the averages for their region. While there are numerous factors that influence this, the drilled down answer is very simple. Clubs are intensely social and active. Our members are very serious about wellness, but it’s just part of the overall desire to live and play amongst a group of closely connected friends who are like minded in their quest to stay active in a gregarious environment. My goal has been to nurture this culture of Wellness by ensuring that our team provides you with opportunities to enjoy a multitude of both physical and social activities, entertainment and dining options that will keep you happy and engaged every day. I hope you understand that every new member desires to fit in and become “part of the group.” The same holds true for a new employee; or someone wanting to join a card game; or become part of a golf foursome or tennis team. Wycliffe has been known to be one of the friendliest Clubs around and I believe this to be true. Please embrace this philosophy and strive every day to be the best neighbor you can be--encourage friendships and inclusion. I, along with almost 300 employees, am an employee who works for you, the membership. I can tell you we all feel immersed in the community of Wycliffe. As we encourage a sense of community with our team members, we also encourage a deepening sense of community and wellness with our fellow members. I encourage you to attend plenty of events, dining and socializing in the restaurants and participate in as many activities and sporting events as you can. We recently added pickleball on the heels of great Masters Tennis and Bocce ball successes. Participation in card games is at an all-time high and as many of you are aware, we have some capacity issues on certain card days. The Club social calendar has never been so robust and brimming with events and adventures and I am thankful that our membership takes full advantage of everything Wycliffe has to offer. This issue of Wycliffe Magazine is dedicated to wellness and living life to the fullest. We pride ourselves on our approach to providing outstanding opportunities for our membership to live and thrive within the Club Gates. Enjoy!

Darrell Wilde General Manager/COO

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ver since Marc Antony first fed Cleopatra grapes, sensual foods have been intertwined with romance. Throughout history, lovers have depended upon love potions enhanced with charms of enchantment for those stubborn to cupid’s arrow. Wycliffe Golf & Country Club, as a connoisseur of romance, is cooking up intoxicatingly delicious aphrodisiac cuisine to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone. The mystique and temptation of aphrodisiac feasting will open up a simmering evening together. Imagine warm chocolate, aromatic herbs, succulent berries and grapes, asparagus, honey, heirloom beets, and briny oysters—the most quintessential aphrodisiac offering.

A combination of taste, texture, aroma, and plain old chemistry can make a particular food an aphrodisiac. Some raise the body temperature, others provide energy. Ultimately, life-affirming foods that promote virility, libido, plus lower inhibition, increase circulation and create heat in the body. These are love enhancers--the cherry on top of a beautiful night celebrating love. Peel me a grape!

Organized by type of aphrodisiac, this playful cookbook covers 19 sensual foods, ranging from traditional favorites like oysters and strawberries to lesser-known but just as potent foods such as pine nuts and asparagus. This gorgeous book includes histories of aphrodisiacs, couples’ anecdotes, and tantalizing photography. Available through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. DELISH!

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Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Looking at osé Colored




Wine geeks used to expel poetic injustice about how misunderstood rosé was. Thankfully for blushing wine lovers everywhere, those days are long behind us. It can now be argued that no wine is as sexy as rosé! It is easy to drink, elegant and few wine styles can come close to matching its slight kiss of pink look.

With the season of romance upon us and summer just around the corner we contacted Paul Chevalier, Wine Director for Chateau d’Esclans and purveyor of the the cult popular rosé wine Whispering Angel, to give us his recommendations on the best rosés to sip through the simmering months ahead. 8

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Wycliffe: Can you tell us a little about Chateau d’Esclans and rosé in the United States? Paul Chevalier: “Chateau d’Esclans is in a very unique place in France in the hills just above St. Tropez. It was purchased by Sacha Lichine in 2006 with the goal to make the best wine in the world. What’s interesting is, in the U.S., we saw the rosé trend pop-up 10 years ago in the Hamptons and it has spread to sunny Miami, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, and now to places like Chicago and the ski slopes in Aspen.” W: If our members are looking for a quality rosé to sip this season

what would you recommend? PC: “I’m obviously partial to Whispering Angel for a lighterbodied wine at an outstanding price point. However, any rosés

the World Glasses from Provence can often be enjoyed for less than $20 a bottle and they make great matches with spring and summer fare. They’re typically lighter in body and full of vibrant acidity, and they offer aromas of fresh flowers and red berries.” “Côtes du Rhône pinks tend to be darker in hue and weightier in the mouth than their Provençal cousins, and they offer more red cherry fruit flavors. Côtes du Rhône is the place to look if you don’t want to spend a lot of money but still want a tasty rosé that has a bit of kick. A noteworthy bottle of Rioja rosé is available for $9 and Rioja pinks are food-friendly with surprising depth and complexity for the price. In addition, Rhône Valley in France produces rosés and nothing else. Tavel offers rosés that can challenge full-on red wines head-to-head. No other pink wines are quite as powerful, and they manage to combine full-body potency with energetic acidity, rich dark red berry fruitiness, and elegant hints of roses. You’ll need a hearty appetite, a preference for big wines to enjoy rosé from Tavel.”

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Celebrate Everything!


Superbowl Party

“People who love food are always the best people!” Sunday, February 5:30 p.m. — Julia Child


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Valentine’s Day “Love Letters” Dinner Saturday, February 11; 6:30 p.m.

Chef’s Table Friday, March 3

city by the bay party Friday, March 24 Get Crackin’!

Lobster Night Friday, April 7

Spring Holidays Seder Dinner Monday, April 10; 6:00 p.m.

Seder Dinner Tuesday, April 11; 6:00 p.m. Get hopping! Really “eggs-ceptional”

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15 10:00 a.m. on the lawn

Happy Easter Brunch Sunday, April 16

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Taking style to the next level, The Grille Room décor exudes a cool, swanky new vibe as the social epicenter of the Club for lunches, Happy Hours and casual dining. The panache of the restaurant is now as pleasing as what’s presented on the plate. Bringing the waterfront tones indoors, the Grille Room is awash with soothing blues, soft grays, and ivories—a celebration of color and style. A lighter, airier ambience and aesthetic replaces the darker and heavier color tones. The result is chic, fresh and vibrant.


The Grille is Sizzling! The banquettes were reupholstered in crisp aqua, white and tan stripes and new leather chairs add a pop of ivory further brightening the space. At an impressive 40 feet, the bar is stunning with repurposed bar stools upholstered in azure and cerulean flocked velvet fabrics and seats—adding a sophisticated element to happy hour. Artful elements and details swag out the tabletops—round spider web like grey placemats, textured, raindrop bread plates, highly polished new flatware and mini succulent gardens complete the tablescape. Elegant appointments juxtaposed with a casual dishcloth style napkin are a study in contrasts that is harmonized perfectly. The loft like feel of the kitchen including an industrial style Chef table for plate up and white subway tiled wall heighten the contemporary dining atmosphere. Chef’s aromatic herb garden – picked fresh for ala minute dishes and plating are the perfect seasoning to a sublime dining experience. Take a seat at the most stylish place in town!

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Living Well

Backyard E Embracing the winsome and lyrical

ingredients, Wycliffe Golf & Country Club sprouted a green thumb and is growing fresh herbs and aromatics on property.

In true garden-to-gastronomy, Chef Michael Schenk cultivates the herb garden and adds fragrant elements to dishes on the menu. Aside from adding flavor and nuance to meals, fresh herbs contain unique antioxidants, essential oils and vitamins that can help improve immunity, while others help reduce blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Read along for the health benefits of some common herbs in our backyard and other spices that we eat every day. Basil: Anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties and can help prevent osteoarthritis. It has been used in digestive disorders and is being studied for its anti-cancer properties. Rosemary: Antioxidant and possible benefits in cancer treatment; healthy digestion and use of cholesterol; fights aging by rejuvenating the small blood vessels under the skin. Mint: Calming and eases hiccups. Thyme: Relaxes respiratory muscles. Thyme water can be swished around the mouth for gum infections. Parsley & Cilantro: Anti-oxidants. Garlic: Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and natural antiseptic.


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DIY Caprese Salad Freshly picked basil, vine-ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, sea salt, balsamic drizzle ... YUM!

Bounty “Tell her to find

me an acre of land; parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme …”

H istory



Berry Interesting! Contrary to its suburban feel, Wellington started out as the “wild west” of South Florida and was home to the world's largest strawberry patch on land called the Flying Cow Ranch; “Flying” because the avant garde founder was an avid aviator and “Cow” stood for the initials for Charles Oliver Wellington (C.O.W.) – the originator of Wellington. In the 1950s, Mr. Wellington bought 18,000 acres of central Palm Beach County swampland, which would eventually become the Village of Wellington. Wycliffe Golf & Country Club was once a thriving strawberry farm! From a place of humble beginnings and strawberry dreams this little town grew into a sprawling community that is creating new visions for everyone. Strawberry Fields Forever!

Be sure to check out our new

Dill: Treats heartburn, colic and gas. Tumeric: Helps with aches and pains.

coughs, fevers, congestion, body aches and illnesses.

Flying Cow Strawberry Parfait

It can also be sprinkled on any kind of savory foods; a


couple teaspoons added to a soup can help recovery

Available as a special in the Grille Room.

Get your green on — oregano is the Queen Bee of herbs. It is extremely high in antioxidants and has demonstrated antimicrobial properties against foodborne pathogens. It has been used medicinally to treat

from illness. So, when you are cooking or eating out, look for menu options that include these savory and fragrant herbs and “dig into healthy!”

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T e am M e mb e r

Chef Michael Schenk

Cooking Up Success!

As a certified chef with over 34 years of experience, Chef Michael Schenk has a culinary livelihood steeped with gastronomical substance and accomplishments. His career began in Germany, completing his apprenticeship and working eight years as a Demi Chef Tourant, Chef De Cuisine and Executive Chef in Michelin Star rated establishments, Feinkost Käfer and Hotel Köenigshof. After completing his Culinary Chef’s Master degree from Germany, Schenk was Chef de Cuisine/Executive Chef of the esteemed, Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich from 1992–1995. Leaving Germany, Chef Michael broadened his culinary talents in the United States and mastered his craft with the discriminating food palates of New York City. As Executive Chef, he continued to reach significant milestones at the iconic Tavern on the Green, including preparing the traditional pasta feast for the prestigious New York Marathon (no small “feet” for an event with over 50,000 runners). Tavern included numerous other premiere social and corporate events for up to 7500 guests. A career highlight was being featured on The Food Network. From Tavern, Chef Michael was tapped as the Chef de Cuisine at Oceana – a preeminent seafood restaurant near Rockefeller Center. In 2003, Chef made the leap from the public sector to private equity clubs and was promoted as Executive Chef at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, New York. Fully knowledgeable in working with sophisticated and discerning clientele, Chef’s career thrived in the country club side of the business and he transitioned his talents as Executive Chef to Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck, New York and the Polo Club of Boca Raton, Florida, both recognized as Five-star Platinum Status. In 2015, he landed in the kitchens of Wycliffe Golf & Country Club and he has been cooking up delicious success ever since. Chef works with the finest ingredients and flavors to create delicious and flavorful dishes for our guests. Embracing a spirit of farm fresh to fork— Chef cultivates a fresh herb and vegetable garden in our backyard. He blends the fresh fragrant herbs and hand-picked vegetables into exceptional cuisine for the restaurants. Yes, Chef! 14

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Stacy Kilgore A Natural Artist With spring in full bloom, we are digging into Stacy Kilgore’s kinship with our landscape and garden. For over ten years as Wycliffe horticulturist, Stacy has been nurturing the growth of flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables that populate our scenery and scene, in the form of menus. In true farm to table spirit, Stacy works with Chef Michael to cultivate ingredients and elements that enhance our dishes. A Jupiter native, Stacy began cultivating her flower-power while studying horticulture in high school. Always at home in nature and in the outdoors, she took her passion for “greens” to Jupiter golf courses. However, her incredible eye for detail and love of color “grew’ her talent from grass to design and Stacy planted herself at Wycliffe. Her vision was to create a landscape and terrain that would encourage people to interact with the brilliant colors and flowering personalities of the foliage. “I enjoy vibrancy and pops of color,” Kilgore said. “The orchids on property are my favorite! They are a bit like a fine pinot noir, as long as you take the time to learn what they need, orchids will continue to flourish.” With the sun shining and the season turning, we asked Stacy to give us a spring gardening tip because as anyone who spades knows, planting is intricate and if everything buds together the scenery will sing!

stacy’s orchid By Stacy Kilgore Wycliffe Horticulturist


1. Water – Orchids like to be wet, but not too wet. Water your plant once a week. 2. Light – Orchids grow well as houseplants in a bright windowsill facing east or west. 3. Food – Weekly feeding with orchid fertilizer and repotting keeps orchids healthy.

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” —W.E. Johns

Green Thumb Society

Don your garden clogs and sun hat—dig into the Green Thumb Society! Share your love of flowers, plants, vegetables, and all things green and fresh with other members. Learn and advance your knowledge and understanding of highs and lows of gardening in South Florida. For more information, call Linda Davis at 561-355-0766. w yc li f f e m aga zi n e

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Flower V is u ally st u nning and subtle fragrance allows flowers to intoxicate us with happiness and joy. However, medical practitioners have touted the therapeutic and wellness benefits of certain flowers for several centuries and this knowledge also spans many cultures around the world. Many of these pretty posies are found in our Wycliffe gardens and neighborhoods.

Orchid: Orchids are helpful in relaxation and assuring a restful night’s sleep. Dried orchids are thought to help build up the immune system, improve libido and fight fatigue. Orchids are also sometimes used in alternative treatments for cancer and also thought to have a beneficial impact on vision. Rose: Roses contain a good deal of Vitamin C and work to improve metabolism in addition to clearing toxins from the body, thereby aiding in weight loss. Soak in a rose petal filled bubble bath — relieves stress and depression.


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Bird of Paradise: Antioxidant and prevent LDL cholesterol from being damaged. Behaves like an antihistamine and may help protect against heart disease and cancer. Flavonoids found in the plant possess anti-inflammatory activates.

Power Magnolia: Some of the most impressive health benefits of magnolia include its ability to treat menstrual cramps, improve respiratory health, detoxify the body, boost cognition, prevent cancer, soothe the digestive system, stimulate the appetite, reduce stress, and protect against severe allergic reactions. Gardenia: Gardenias feature heavily in Chinese medicine for blood cleansing and disorders, bladder problems, and physical injuries. It also works on a mental level in helping to alleviate depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia and similar disorders. Begonia: An infusion made by soaking the flowers in hot water helps to eliminate headaches and rid the body of toxins. The crushed flowers and leaves can also be rubbed directly on the skin to help relieve pain and heal sores or burns. Go ahead—do more than stop to smell the roses!

Jasmine: Sweet, exotic jasmine flowers do not only makes a delicious cup of tea, but they also aid in digestive issues and stomach ulcers. Sipping this brew before bedtime can help to ward off insomnia and anxiety.

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Forget love… I’d rather fall in chocolate.


– Anonymous


The combination of love and chocolate can be traced back hundreds of years,

but only recently have spas combined the benefit of the two into decadent treatments. For over 150 years, extracts of chocolate have been used in skin care products including cocoa butter and cacao beans. In fact, dark chocolate is stronger in anti-oxidants than green tea and it fights free radicals – bye bye wrinkles! One of the greatest benefits of chocolate – and it could be the reason for high levels of romance - is that it allows endorphins and serotonin to be released from the body, which can make people happier. And happy people fall in love! The Spa at Wycliffe is offering the perfect indulgence for chocoholics and for love! Our delicious head-to-toe treatment begins with a Sweet Cream sugar scrub that will gently exfoliate and prepare the skin. A Chocolate Sundae mask is applied to hydrate and soothe, then the body is wrapped in a soft blanket to enhance the benefits. A warm shower rinse and Strawberry Smash moisturizer complete this experience, leaving you


feeling refreshed and ready for romance!

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It’s heart healthy month!

Celebrate the joy of getting healthier; living longer and sustaining a quality life. Enjoy the sweetest weather of the year and keep moving. Hit the gym, pool, or just start walking. Start with something you like to do and then try new classes, open new doors, and be creative in your daily active life.

You Are •Kick off your day with super food, oatmeal, and top with low-fat cottage cheese or yogurt with a tablespoon of sliced almonds or sunflower seeds and fruit. Or try, Ezekiel bread toast with avocado or hummus with eggs (omit one yolk) and top it off with a fruit. Both breakfast choices have lean protein to satisfy hunger; leave blood sugars in balance; and contain healthy fats for your heart, fruit for your nutrients and carbs that have no sugar. Sweet!

•Stay well hydrated. Coffee is ok, but it is not your hydration. Avoid the artificial sugars and maybe try stevia. Sip a glass of water before each meal and after. Eat slowly—it is the key to eating enough for feeling full, but not stuffed. •Be creative with lunch! Always eat lean protein and real food, pull turkey or chicken off the bone—no deli meats. Other protein options are fish or shellfish. Don’t forget to add veggies for added nutrients and fullness. Veggies are essential for heart health. •Healthy carbs like lentil soup; beans on a salad, quinoa or other grains are great for balancing sugars and feeling fuller. •Small and mindful portions of seeds, nuts or avocado can be added to your veggies. •Afternoon snacks are important because it is probably 6-8 hours until dinner time. A late afternoon nosh of low fat diary or fruit with a tablespoon of nuts or seeds; Ezekiel bread with hummus; or avocado with tomatoes will be perfect and will help you avoid the bread basket at dinner. •For dinner, start with a salad—avoid creamy dressings and soups. Fish, poultry and cooked veggies are good staples and try to keep red meat to once a week, if allowed. Avoid pasta, white potatoes and white rice. If you choose starch, eat sweet potatoes, brown/black rice, beans or lentils, or other grains. •Despite the festive season of sugar and chocolates, avoid desserts—sugar makes you crave more sugar, so indulge rarely. •Foods that should be on your go-to heart healthy list are: Oatmeal, low fat dairy, fruits and vegetables, Ezekiel bread, avocado, beans and lentils, lean protein and tasty grains such as quinoa, millet, barley, bulgar. Unsalted nuts and seeds can be added to cereal, salads or fish.

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Super-Duper! Be a super hero to your body Skip the cape and indulge on a heroic effort to bolster your health and wellness—behold the greatest superfoods! Please hold the sugar to get the most benefits. Here is a list of the top fruits, veggies, grains, and dairy products that have made the list of the world's best superfoods. Hip-Hip-Hooray! Almonds










Greek Yogurt Pumpkins


Green Tea


Bok Choy









Cranberries Oatmeal

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f i t n e ss

Heart to Heart!

Keep your heart muscles strong and healthy this February and all year long with exercise and proper nutrition.

Research shows that even a little exercise will strengthen the heart and make you feel better.


Fit,Fit, Hooray!

F itness H ours

Begin with a slow but progressive program—try 5-10 minutes on a comfortable, seated and back supported Bike or Nustep in the Fitness Center. Your heart and muscles will adapt and soon you can progress to 15 minutes, then 20 and more. Beginners should pace themselves over several weeks to build up to the recommended 30 minutes of exercise five times per week. For athletes wanting to improve Cardio endurance, interval training is just the ticket. Physical activity benefits emotional and mental health in addition to stronger muscles. Your body produces endorphins when you exercise and these endorphins interact with receptors in your brain that trigger a feel good response and reduce perceptions of pain. Ohm! Facilitate a feeling of heartfelt peace and love by practicing Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation. Correct your posture to allow the heart and lungs to function effectively. Yoga opens the heart chakras and will facilitate compassion and better connections with others. Many rehab centers are now teaching Yoga, Tai Chi, relaxation breathing and meditation programs to reduce stress and high blood pressure. Get heart healthy, Wycliffe! Love yourself and others with your amazing heart! Think Well, Live Well and Be Well. XO 22

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Monday 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m Wednesday 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Get Laced up! Fitness Heart Walk Friday, February 10 8:30 a.m.

Doc Talk: Heart Healthy! Monday, February 27 4:00 p.m.

Wellness Fair Tuesday, March 21 1:00 p.m.


The Stickball league of 85 players (comprising five teams) is led by the Commish, Marty Ross. Hearkening back to the good old days in Brooklyn and other gritty suburbs, these guys relive their spirited childhoods and have a grand old time swinging the stick and smack talking the other teams. We had a chat with Marty Ross and here is what he had to say. “I started Wycliffe Stiffs Stickball in 2002 and we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary! Once I started to show our members a nostalgic broom handle stickball bat and Pinky Spaldeen Ball, I saw the smiles and heard the stories of a ‘Blast from the Past! This mystique was magical. To us, Stickball is more than just a game, it’s a tradition.” The season of 15 games starts on November 1 and continues through March which includes playoffs and a championship game—the trophy is in the shape of a Chocolate Egg Cream! The teams play on Stickball

A League of Their Own

Throwing like a girl is perfectly acceptable in this league—Marty Ross is now actively recruiting ladies to join the Wycliffe “Cream Puffs” stickball team. Judy Kroll is the point person for the ladies’ league as well as director Alan Eckert. Girl Power!

Be sure to catch a rousing game, sip egg creams and walk down memory lane. Play Ball! Pour 3 tablespoons of chocolate

Kitty’s Egg Cream

Boulevard—a space that was created for Wycliffe in the Wellington Village Park. Other league officials include: Member Harry Klaff, Director of Operations; Norm Cohen, Director of Announcers and Scorekeepers; and, Alan Gordon and Mel Zupnick, Codirectors of Tailgating.

syrup and 1/4 cup of milk or half-and-half into a 16-ounce glass. While beating vigorously with a fork, slowly add club soda until the glass is almost full. Add a straw and serve very cold. Cheers!

Another great activity that is new to Wycliffe is pickleball! Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball, over a net. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but has become popular among adults as well. Kam Kuchta leads the charge for the pickleball tournaments and the competition is fierce! Fever Pitch! Let’s face it, for baseball fans; the official start of spring is the crack of the bat at Spring Training. Following the October fall classic where the Cubs broke a 108 year old curse to become World Champions, many fans go into hibernation until February waiting to hear the iconic, “Play Ball!” South Florida is the hub for baseball junkies with several spring training stadiums and teams making their homes in sunny Florida. For six popcorn and pretzel filled weeks, the buzz of the game and seventh inning stretch is a home run! So grab your glove and settle in with hotdogs, peanuts and beer for nine glorious innings—game on!

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Most golfers struggle with distance control on the putting green because their stroke tempo is inconsistent. The back swing and forward swing usually do not match up. The next time you are on the practice green try these series of exercises to help eliminate those three putts.

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Build a consistent tempo: ❶ Take six golf balls to a flat part of the green. ❷ Aim to an open area, with no specific target. ❸ Make a swing about the width of your stance and try to keep the same tempo for the back swing and forward swing by saying a two syllable phrase like “Tic-Toc.” ❹ The balls should end up in a small group.

Next, set up the Ladder Drill: ❶ Place each of the six golf balls at three foot increments from the hole. ❷ Start from the closest ball to the hole and progress back away from the hole until you finish. ❸ The goal is to try and make each putt and end up within a two foot radius of the hole. ❹ Be sure to keep the same tempo discovered in the previous exercise, but allow the swing to elongate on each side of the ball as you get further from the hole. Good luck on the links!

Hole-in-One! September – Maryann Petraitis October – Harvey Jacobson November – Joel Lambert, Seymour Strasser, Jim Gold, Marc Langson


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G olf H ours Golf Pro Shop Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Driving Range November – April Tuesday 7 – 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday – Monday 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.



A strategy that is very effective, but surprisingly not often utilized by players, is hitting straight down the middle of the court.

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Down The Middle Solves The Riddle

Monday, November 14, 2016


Ladies member/member Tennis Tournament

This often causes doubt among opponents as to whom should take the shot. Often times, the net player leaves it for his or her partner at the baseline, but the baseline player can be late to react and has no angle to work with. Another scenario is when both players are at the net and they often crash racquets as they both go for the shot up the middle, which leads to their frustration. Remember, one of Kam Kuchta’s favorite sayings during doubles’ team clinics is “down the middle solves the riddle.” This is true at all levels of play and when playing doubles at Wycliffe, drive baseline shots low and through the middle. Who knows? You might be shaking hands with your partner with a smile on your face.

• Karen Krieger, winner of the “Wycliffe Shot” skills competition

• Jill Seligman, winner of the “Who’s the Champ?” skills competition

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Serve it Up! T ennis H ours Tennis Pro Shop Hours Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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local happenings Green Market at Wellington Enjoy this upscale market serving Wellington’s visitors and friends! Embrace the season with a wide selection of fresh produce and everyday favorites like coffee and fresh donuts. Visitors will also find booths from local shops and artisans. Dates: Saturdays through April 29, 2017 Palm Beach International Polo Season Created by players for players, the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington is designed to showcase the incredible skill of the ponies and players. Many exciting tournaments are played; culminating in the prestigious US Open Polo Championship. Dates: January - April 2017 Allianz Championship Watch golfing legends tee it up at the Allianz Championship and Pro-Am events in Boca Raton is the perfect place to see golf great’s stroke side-byside. Mingle with your favorite golf celebrities - get your autograph pen and paper ready! Dates: February 6 - 12, 2017 South Florida Garlic Fest Bring a friend and bring your appetite! Join the crowd for the South Florida Garlic Fest on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and enjoy everything garlic – and we mean everything – right down to the ice cream! Dates: February 10 - 12, 2017 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show This show is the largest of its kind in the United States. International exhibitors converge on downtown West Palm Beach to display their fine works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and fascinating antiques. You will find something for everyone at this exceptional, annual event! Dates: February 15 - 21, 2017 Delray Beach Open See current and past legends of high-caliber professional tennis enjoy more than a week of matches, special events and parties along the iconic Atlantic Avenue District of Delray Beach. Celebrate two outstanding events in one locale—the ATP Champions Tour Event and ATP World Tour Event. Dates: February 17 - 26, 2017 26

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Spring Training Baseball Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter welcomes one of the most historic franchises around – the St. Louis Cardinals and the local boys of summer--the Miami Marlins for Spring Training. So get ready to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch and enjoy a spring day of fun in the sun. Dates: March 2017 ArtiGras ArtiGras had its humble beginning on a golf course driving range. But don’t let that fool you! This local art show in Jupiter has grown into a nationally recognized art, music and family-friendly festival, full of fantastic art and fabulous fun. Dates: February 18 - 20, 2017 The Honda Classic Make way for the PGA TOUR as it stops for its annual visit to one of professional golf’s most notable places--PGA National Resort & Spa. A hole-in-one for players and fans alike, as the Champion Course becomes home and host to the prestigious Honda Classic. Dates: February 20 - 26, 2017 Lake Worth Street Painting Festival Lasting only until the next raindrop, this street painting festival turns asphalt into artwork. Largest of its kind in the country, this festival features temporary masterpieces in an open-air museum of art, sound and aromatic delights. Free admission and fun activities make for an enjoyable adventure. Dates: February 25 - 26, 2017

Everglades Day Festival This festival and eco-adventure held at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to having fun while learning. The Everglades, an ecosystem like no other, is ready for you to explore. This free event will answer questions and possibly entice you to ask about the Glades’ creatures, food, history, etc. Date: February 11, 2017 World Series of Poker Get your game faces on! For twelve action-packed days, hundreds of players will come from all over the United States to the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach for this World Series of Poker Circuit event.

55th Annual Delray Affair The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks. This festival has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world. Last year, artists and crafters from 30 states and twelve countries exhibited. Dates: April 7 - 9, 2017

Dates: February 9 - 20, 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show Ship ahoy, mates! Here you will find all things nautical - mega yachts to a new outboard. From that special trinket or accent piece for the family room to clothing and sailing paraphernalia, all is displayed amid the breezes of downtown West Palm Beach. Dates: March 23 - 26, 2017

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Marty & Harriet Ross with their family

movie premiere Charlie and Devon Blaisdell at Patriots Day at the Wang Theatre in Boston

Lee Cushner & Lorraine Ullian at Machu Pichu, Peru


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The Tuckers & Walowitzs hitting the links at Grossinger’s

The Rogoves & the Karps at the Green-W ood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY

Sue & Stan Friedman and Nancy Blumberg & Bob Amstel having breakfast at Hotel Barocco in Rome, Italy

Betty & Barry Leif at Gillete Stadium watching the Patriots play

Sheila Tenenblatt with four generations

Saturday Swingers Golf Group at our Opening Luncheon at Apeiro in Delray

Michael & Susan Levine in St. Kitts

Liliane & Steve Greenberg and Lin da & Alan Davis at the Taj Mahal in Ag ra, India

Les & Barbara Green and Stephanie & Harry Klaff at Bryce Canyon

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rman and Marty Dick & Ellen Naisuler, Shelly & Sheila Nie Switzerland, & Mary Ann Petraitis on river cruise through Germany, France and the Netherlands

The Terans in Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Ted & Elaine Kurtz and Judy Mayer & Bob Popolow at Graceland in Memphis

Bobbie & Ira Abramson in Jerusalem 30

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Judy Mayer & Bob Poplow in Paris, France

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Bob & Michele Silver at the Opera in


Quick Tech Tips

by Dr. Steve Teran

Phony Emails

Gerald & Lynda Freedman, Marvin & Harriet Press, Harold & Helen Bix, Maggie Feldman & friend Jules enjoying succas at the Freedman’s house.

Monte & Noreen Sperling celebrating their anniversary at The Grand Canyon

Recently, I received an email that really looked like it came from Apple. The tip-off that it was phony was the message prompted me to download a PDF. Online fraud, viruses and hacking are everywhere! SPAM doesn’t always catch these “Trojan horse” emails. BE AWARE and NEVER open an attachment from a suspicious source or provide any personal information.     REMEDY - call the organization or company of the questionable email and ask directly, “Did your company send this email?” Apple advised me that they did not send it; I immediately trashed the bogus email and my computer was not jeopardized.    As always send questions on technology to me at pcmacpc@  

E m p l o y e e o f t h e Year! Christine Bostley Thank you, Christine for all your hard work, talents and dedication to our members! Congratulations!

Join us

Annual Meeting Thursday, March 9 • 4:00 p.m. • Grande Dining Room

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ing a drink Friedmans, Rosens, Sitrins & Blumberg hav before the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

Thank you for your submissions to

“Where in the World is Wycliffe?” In this issue we have members who have traveled to all parts of the world. If you would like to submit travel pictures, email a photo as large as possible to

Andover Robert & Joyce Baker Baltimore, MD Staci Biers • Wellington, FL James & Cynthia Fay Mt. Prospect, IL Rosario Serravillo Staten Island, NY Barclay Alan & Judy Fersko Greenacres, FL Andrew & Roselyn Morris Wellington, FL Leslie Weinstein • Wellington, FL Cambridge Keith Jennings & Dwight Herbert Lake Worth, FL David & Toni Kamsler Smithtown, NY Alan & Valerie Brandman North York, Ontario

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New Wycliffe Equity Members

Eric Vandal & Caroline Bergeron Terrebonne, Quebec Exeter Renee Galella & Jennifer Fern Princeton, NJ Mark & Laura Hanson Wellington, FL Eric Peck & Tracy Ciucci Wellington, FL Marshall & Elana Stern St. Paul, MN Greenbriar Stephen Tolbert & June Colantuono • Voorhees, NJ Huntington Aviva Levin • Wellington, FL Kensington Lloyd & Eileen Lippman East Brunswick, NJ Manchester Lakes Joshua & Sabain Mandell Wellington, FL

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4650 Wycliffe Country Club Boulevard Wellington Florida 33449

Recognized as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs!

A few steps up from the golf course with sweeping views of the greens, you’ll find The Grille at Wycliffe. The menu features locally sourced fruits, vegetables and a robust menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, steaks, seafood, pastas and “not to be missed” desserts, plus a full buffet and chef action stations. Overlook the 18th hole while sipping cocktails from the on the lookoutfor occasional sightings of Roseate Spoonbills and other wildlife.

Daily for lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm • Dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Wycliffe CC Magazine Spring 2017  
Wycliffe CC Magazine Spring 2017