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APRIL 2014

BE A PART OF THE INAUGURAL CATTAIL CUP THE GREEN REPORT & SHORT GAME AREA TOWN HALL HOW TO STOP THE DREADED LOB! APRIL 2014 � 1

[Photo] Dick Lombardo, current President, and Drew Clark, past President at the 2014 Past President's Dinner and Meeting


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Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Brunch Menu Seafood Cakes with Remoulade Sauce Salmon with Saffron Shellfish Sauce Smoked Salmon and Crab Fingers Beef Stroganoff with Penne Pasta Italian Seafood Minestrone Omelet Station Snow Peas and Squash Medley Carved Roasted Prime Rib and Turkey

Egg Hunts (Bring your basket!) Ages 5 and Under - 10:30 a.m. Ages 6 & Up - 11:00 a.m. All Ages - 12:00 p.m. All Ages - 1:15 p.m.

Danishes, Muffins, Donuts, Bagels Fresh Fruit Buttermilk Pancakes French Toast Scrambled Eggs Home Fries Country Sausage Hickory Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Chicken Nuggets Mozzarella Sticks Cakes, Tarts, Pastries, Pies, Cupcakes

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Leadership EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Dick Lombardo, President | dlombardo@harkinsbuilders.com Howard Feldman,Vice President | howard.feldman@cfmktg.com Scott Nicholson, Treasurer | snichlsn@gmail.com Seth Lee, Secretary | slee@summittalentgroup.com Tom Cole, Past President | gtcole1@gmail.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jim Scalley Shaun Eddy Steve Schrenk Cheryl Guth Mike Jack Scott Segrist Scott Nicholson Eileen Dietz Ray Ignacio COMMITTEES Golf - Scott Segrist | ssegrist@cfmortgagecorp.com Junior Golf - Scott Allen | sallene3@verizon.net Green - Tom Cole | gtcole1@gmail.com Tennis - Jodi Lahmann | jlahmann15004@gmail.com Membership - Lurdes Abruscato | lurdesabruscato@aol.com Finance - Scott Nicholson | snichlsn@gmail.com Facilities - Rick Pundzak | rick@careysales.com House - Steve Schrenk | sschrenk@eqrworld.com Swim Team - Lisa Noss | lap0811@yahoo.com Audit Committee - Shaun Eddy | seddy@swealth.com Compensation Committee - Seth Lee | slee@summittalentgroup.com

MANAGEMENT Gregory Colombo General Manager greg.colombo@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 231 Kim Kordon Controller kim.kordon@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 232 Chris Harriman Golf Course Superintendent chris@cattailcreekcc.com 410.489.9178 Lynn Slupski Membership/Marketing Director lynn@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 233 Bob Wampler, PGA Head Golf Professional bob@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 222 Nic Flickinger, PGA First Assistant Golf Professional nic.flickinger@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 223 John Foelber Fitness Director john@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 248 Alex Justiniani Director of Tennis alex@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 265 Chris Cozzillio Head Tennis Professional chris.c@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 236 Sheila Bishoff Tennis Office Manager sheila@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 235 Tom Caswell Executive Chef tom.caswell@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 246 Katie Thompson Communications Director katie.t@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 241 Justin Passero Dining Room Manager justin.passero@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 396 Matt Ault Dining Room Manager matt.a@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 396 Jennifer Turowski Catering Director jennifer@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 234 Rob Anderson Facility Engineer rob.anderson@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 247 CLUB PHONE NUMBERS Main Clubhouse 410.489.4653 Golf Shop 410.489.5224 Tennis Pro Shop 410.989.3683

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DEPARTMENTS:

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Manager's Notes

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Clubhouse THE CAPPUCCINO IS BACK UPCOMING EVENTS

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Membership WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! New Cattail Leadership

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Golf WELCOME, TYLER CHAPLIN

www.cattailcreekcc .com/juniortennis

INAUGURAL CATTAIL CUP

www.cattailcreekcc .com/juniorgolf

UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS GOLF SHOP NEWS

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All Junior Golf & Tennis Summer Camps and Clinics are open for online registration. Additionally, the Crocs Swim team is now accepting registration for the 2014 season. Click the links below or check out your Sports Book for information about the programs we offer, and find them on the online calendar when you're ready to reserve your spot!

www.cattailcreekcc .com/crocs

Fitness APRIL FITNESS CHALLENGE

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Tennis BALL MACHINE MEMBERSHIPS GET OUT & PLAY PACKAGE

FEATURES:

NEW TENNIS SOCIAL EVENTS HOW TO STOP THE LOB

12. INAUGURAL CATTAIL CUP Bob Wampler, Head Golf Professional

15. GREEN REPORT CHRIS HARRIMAN, GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

NEW WEBSITE POLL: Let us know where you want to see the Club expand on social media!

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22. HOW TO STOP THE LOB CHRIS COZZILLIO, HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL


Clubhouse

General Manager's Notes

SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION- LAST CHANCE

www.cattailcreekcc.com/crocs On Monday, March 10, the Club hosted its Annual Membership Meeting. This meeting is another example of how Cattail Creek is a unique club. Unlike most other country clubs, our department heads deliver reports on their respective areas that include goals that they are striving to accomplish in the upcoming year and highlights from the previous season. Their passion and dedication is unmistakable as they discuss areas so important and personal to them. As General Manager, my goal is to help create a positive and enjoyable environment for Members and staff. I want to create personal and memorable experiences for our Members through emotional engagement, with every visit to the Club. I have spent 23 of the last 25 years in the country club environment. The two years I was not at a country club were spent at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia as their Director of Banquets. I strongly believe that many of the same philosophies and best practices that five-diamond establishments like the Ritz-Carlton adhere to, can be applied in a country club setting. I have listed below the Ritz-Carlton values that I consider to be just as appropriate for Cattail Creek staff to strive towards:

Junior Crocs (ages 5-6) are sold-out and waitlisted. Very few slots remain open for regular Crocs (ages 7-18).

Swim Suit Fitting Day: Sunday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 28

• I build strong relationships and create Cattail Creek Members for life. • I am always responsive to the expressed and unexpressed wishes and needs of our Members. • I continuously seek opportunities to innovate and improve the Cattail Creek experience. • I create a work environment of teamwork and lateral service so that the needs of our Members, and each other, are met. • We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen. I highlighted these basics at the Annual Meeting as an example of how Cattail Creek’s mission statement can be brought to life each day. If every Cattail employee, starting with myself, applies and adheres to these beliefs, we will be successful in creating the desired Cattail Experience.

ANNIVERSARY PARTY & FIREWORKS!

Greg Colombo, CCM General Manager

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April & May SOCIAL EVENTS Pasta Night Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Member Mingle Friday, April 4 Prime Rib Night Saturday, April 5 Sushi Night Friday, April 11 Trivia Night Saturday, April 12 Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea Sunday, April 13

JOIN US SATURDAY, APRIL 12

TRIVIA NIGHT 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | IN THE RESTAURANT

FREE TO PARTICIPATE YUMMY APPETIZER & DRINK SPECIALS ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

FORM YOUR TEAM OF 2-8 PEOPLE

?? ? WIN A $30 RESTAURANT CREDIT!

Kids Movie Night: Frozen Tuesday, April 15 Easter Sunday Brunch & Egg Hunt Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday Dinner Sunday, April 20

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Crocs Swim Suit Fitting Day Sunday, April 27

dinner

Southern Cookout Night Thursdays, May 1 & 8 Family Night: Kids Trivia Tuesday, May 6 Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 11 Mother’s Day Dinner Sunday, May 11

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. click here to view the menu!

Spring New Member Family Cocktail Party Friday, May 16 Kids Garden & Planting Party Saturday, May 17 Rally-for-a-Cure Golf & Dinner Sunday, May 18 Bourbon, Cigars, Cards, & Golf Friday, May 23 Prime Rib Night Friday, May 23 Formal Wine Dinner Saturday, May 31

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THURSDAYS, APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Clubhouse

Cappuccino is back! MATT AULT

[DINING ROOM MANAGER]

On behalf of the entire Food & Beverage Team, I would like to proudly announce that we will again be offering cappuccino and espresso in the Restaurant! Our new machine has arrived, and in ordering it, we have been able to expand our existing partnership with the known and trusted company, Pfefferkorn Coffee, based out of Baltimore. It was a long and anticipated wait for the arrival of our new machine, and Justin, Jen, and I would like to thank our Members for being patient while we worked through this process; we know it was an inconvenience to you as well.This is just the start of several exciting upcoming announcements as our Restaurant receives a re-energizing make-over. Stay tuned!

OF THE MONTH

Kid's Movie Night: FROZEN

Tuesday, April 15 | (12++) Buffet: 5:00 p.m. | Movie 6:00 p.m.

Blackberry Daiquiri $6 Coconut Rum, Blackberry Liquor, Sour Mix, Lime juice APRIL 2014 ďż˝ 7


Clubhouse

BACK BY MEMBER

DEMAND

A MINGLE R O F S U IN O J . .. FOR 2014

EVERY MONTH!

E L G N I M R E B MEM , APRIL 4 FRIDAY

SPORTS REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE PRESENT 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM COCKTAILS & APPETIZERS FOUNDER’S LOUNGE JOIN US AFTERWARDS FOR DINNER IF YOUR SCHEDULE PERMITS! CHILDCARE AVAILABLE ($15 PER CHILD + DINNER)

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2014 DATES: FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 FRIDAY, MARCH 21 FRIDAY, APRIL 4 TUESDAY, JUNE 17 FRIDAY, JULY 25 FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Please make an online advance reservation to assist with planning. You will be asked to note your childcare needs and intent to stay for dinner.


Membership

Welcome, New Members! The Melvin Family – Upgrade! Gary, Margaret, Alex The Morgan Family – Upgrade! Dana, Tracey, Will, Ella Mr. Robert Ray – Welcome Back! The Kobylski Family, Kris, Heidi, Jason, Ryan The Altshuler Family – Upgrade! Stephen, Kimberly, Claire, Emily The Galloway Family – Upgrade! Arch & Carol

SUSHI NIGHT FRIDAY, APRIL 11 • 5:00 - 8:30 PM SUSHI STATION assorted sushi made to order wasabi, soy sauce, & pickled ginger BUFFET wild mushroom & miso soup asian style baby back ribs mango-papaya salad with asian vinaigrette grilled vegetables with sweet chili scallion dressing vegetable fried rice szechuan french beans herb encrusted chicken teriyaki salmon DESSERT assorted petits fours cookies greek pastries

SUSHI BY MATSURI $34 adults $18 kids (7-12) $11 children (4-6) complimentary (1-3)

The Lancelotta Family – Upgrade! Sam, Beth, Jake, Cole, Clay The Peterson Family Steven, Maria, Anna, Tommy, Matthew The Wierwille Family George, Lisa, Michael, Aaron, David, Adam

Your 2014 New Cattail Leaders! Executive Committee

Committee Chairs

Dick Lombardo, President | dlombardo@harkinsbuilders.com

Golf - Scott Segrist | ssegrist@cfmortgagecorp.com

Howard Feldman, Vice President | howard.feldman@cfmktg.com

Junior Golf - Scott Allen | sallene3@verizon.net

Scott Nicholson, Treasurer | snichlsn@gmail.com

Green - Tom Cole | gtcole1@gmail.com

Seth Lee, Secretary | slee@summittalentgroup.com

Tennis - Jodi Lahmann | jlahmann15004@gmail.com

Tom Cole, Past President | gtcole1@gmail.com

Membership - Lurdes Abruscato | lurdesabruscato@aol.com Finance - Scott Nicholson | snichlsn@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Facilities - Rick Pundzak | rick@careysales.com

Jim Scalley

Shaun Eddy

House - Steve Schrenk | sschrenk@eqrworld.com

Steve Schrenk

Cheryl Guth

Swim Team - Lisa Noss | lap0811@yahoo.com

Mike Jack

Scott Segrist

Audit Committee - Shaun Eddy | seddy@swealth.com

Eileen Dietz

Ray Ignacio

Compensation Committee - Seth Lee | slee@summittalentgroup.com

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Golf Membership

Welcome, Tyler Chaplin! Assistant Golf Professional

As mentioned in our Golf Newsdesk email, we are pleased to introduce our new Assistant Golf Professional, Tyler Chaplin. Tyler was born and raised in Oak Hill, VA. At the age of 14, he became interested in golf and after a couple of group lessons and playing only 36 holes in his life, he decided to try out for his high school golf team. In two years, Tyler went from being the coach’s project to being a key member of the team. He enrolled at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC where he entered the PGM (Professional Golf Management) program, graduating this past December with a BA in Business Management. Tyler’s most recent internship experience was at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, PA. During his time there, Tyler planned and coordinated golf outings and tournaments, provided individual and group instruction, and handled club repair and club fittings. Tyler enjoys all aspects of improving the golf experience for club members and is very excited to join our team. Please join me in welcoming Tyler to the Cattail family!

Golf 101 is geared towards women who are new to the great game of golf. If you've never held a club before, this is the clinic for you! It is the Golf Professional Staff's mission to make everyone feel welcome and less intimidated by the game. Golf 101 covers etiquette, a tour of the golf operation, golf terminology, posture, grip, alignment, putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing basics. Join us and you'll find you have many peers in the same boat, at the same skill level. Make some new friends in the process. If you participated last year, come back for a refresher course! ORNINGS TUESDAY M AY 20 MAY 13, & M 6, Y A M 29 APRIL 12:00 P.M. 10:30 A.M. -

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The 4-week session cost is $175.The cost of individual clinics is $50; register for one, some, or all. Attendees receive an informative Golf 101 handbook to take home. We encourage all attendees to join the CCWGA 9-Hole League for lunch following the clinics!


Golf

Ladies Golf Clinics Ladies clinics are designed for women at all skill levels, and are adapted to each student’s current level and ability. Topics to be covered include putting, chipping, full-swing, short game, pitching, bunker play, driving, rules, and etiquette. Clinics enable golfers to gain the instruction needed to ensure that they can practice on their own with the correct form. The cost of each clinic is $50; capacity is limited to 12 participants. Register online for any or all of the dates!

Spring Dates Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. [ May 8, 15, 22, 29 ] Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. [ May 7, 14, 21, 28 ]

HANDICAP SEASON SCORE POSTING The season is beginning, so please remember to start posting scores via our handicap computer, located at the bottom of the stairs on the lower level of the Main Clubhouse. If you need to set up your handicap services, we are happy to help! It’s best to get this set up early in the season. Email Eli Mireles - eli@cattailcreekcc.com.

Dust off your clubs- It’s here!

MEN'S GOLF

OPENING DAY 8:30 AM HOT BREAKFAST • 10:00 AM SHOTGUN START

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 ABCD PAIRINGS • BEST-TWO-OF-FOUR NET •100% HANDICAP [Included in TC or $100]

It takes a lot of balls to play golf the way I do.

JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS & CLINICS ARE OPEN FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION! www.cattailcreekcc.com/juniorgolf APRIL 2014 � 11


Golf Shop News A fresh look for your golf wardrobe! LAUREN BURNS

[MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR]

We are all eagerly awaiting the warmer weather. That said, I would like to take this opportunity to first say that I was lied to, when I took this job and was told that the winters were mild! Regardless, we would love to see you in the Golf Shop no matter the weather, so you can see all of the new additions! The spring merchandise has arrived and it offers a completely new look. Nike, Loudmouth, Antas, and Garb Baby are all new brands for us this year. We have restocked Maui Jim, Brighton jewelry, Oakley sunglasses, Adidas, Polo, Peter Millar, and FootJoy pants. In the shoe department, we have new Allen Edmonds, FootJoy, Adidas, Ecco, and Ashworth. The vendors have truly outdone themselves introducing new and updated merchandise. The focus of brands this season, has been to create lifestyle pieces. The vendors recognize that many golfers are busy and do not have time to change outfits going from one activity to the next. So, you will see that almost all of the pieces, for both men and women, are acceptable for traveling from the golf course to soccer practice, the grocery store, or to a nice dinner. The look that most easily fits into this mold would is a polo, a ¼ zip, and a nice pair shorts, or a skort. Almost every brand we carry offers this versatile look.

Be a part of your child’s Cattail Creek golf experience!

JUNIOR GOLF KICK-OFF MEETING THURSDAY, APRIL 10 · 6:00 PM · Junior Golf Program outline and question/answer session · Junior Academy Program updates, changes in 2014 · New for 2014 - PGA Junior League · Guest Speaker - Mike Aldrich, PGA Player Development Regional Manager · Online program sign up available at the event

Kindly register online for planning purposes. Event takes place in the Lower Meeting Room.

Be A Part of the Inaugural Cattail Cup! BOB WAMPLER

[HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL]

The Cattail Cup will prove to be a great new addition to our tournament rotation. Although this is primarily a team event, there will be individual competitions as well. The number of teams, and the number of players within each team, will be determined by the total registrants for the event. Pairings Party – Friday, May 30 Team captains (selected by the Golf Committee) will draft players who have been ranked A-B-C-D based on their current handicaps. Once the teams are selected, the pairings for the first round of play will be chosen by the respective team captains. Saturday, May 31 Four ball and singles match play and also a two-person scramble. Sunday, June 1 Chapman and another go at four ball and singles match play. The Golf Professional Staff modelling the spring 2014 clothing collection!

The overall team champion will be the team with the highest total of accumulated points earned after all four formats. The overall individual champion (MVP) will be the individual with the highest total of accumulated points after the formats. The Cattail Cup is definitely slated to be one of the big golf events of 2014!


Golf Golf

Take advantage of services that make life easier! ELI MIRELES

[ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL]

Lugging your bag from your car to the golf course every time you play is a pain. Equally frustrating, is finding that once you arrive at the Club, you forgot something needed for your round at home.

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Good news! We have a solution; leave everything with us! Bag Storage. We can accommodate storage for up to 400 bags. This is an optional service, that at $150 per year, includes a number of perks:

CATTAIL CREEK WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION

All new and returning women who will participate in CCWGA this year, are asked to kindly take a moment to fill out your updated registration form for 2014. This way we capture new contact information, and we know that you have updated the leagues you will participate in this year.

• We hand-clean your clubs after every use. • We deliver your bag to you, or have it ready on a cart when you arrive as per your notes in your online tee time. • Receive a personalized bag tag. • There will be a dedicated spot in the Bag Room to call your very own!

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Lockers. Think of how many additional times each season, you could sneak over to the Club to play even four or five holes when time permits if you had a change of golf clothes and shoes with you. Reserve a locker in the Men’s or Women’s Locker Rooms in the Main Building for $135 each, per year.You’ll have a personalized nameplate and key, and a fresh set of clothes and shoes for whenever the opportunity to play, presents itself. Contact Eli Mireles to arrange for your Bag Storage and/or locker eli@cattailcreekcc.com

opening day! TUESDAY, APRIL 8 • 10:00 A.M. SHOTGUN • SCRAMBLE

9:00 A.M. BREAKFAST

April/May Golf Events & Demo Days

crab and tomato quiche spinach quiche assorted fresh fruit assorted mini muffins Ping Demo Day yogurt with granola coffee, hot tea, Tuesday,and Apriljuice 29 station

Gentlemen’s Invitational (June 19-21) Registration open April 1-22

Men’s Opening Day Saturday, April 19

Men’s Individual Match Play (Begins April 20) Registration open through April 18

CCWGA Tuesday AM League Opening Day Tuesday, April 22

Women’s Golf 101 Tuesday, April 29

Men’s Founder’s Cup (Begins April 20) Registration open through April 18

Titliest Demo Day Tuesday, April 22

Cobra Demo Day Wednesday, April 30

Women’s Founder’s Cup (Begins April 20) Registration open through April 18

Mizuno Demo Day Wednesday, April 23

Short Game Area Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, April 2

Callaway Demo Day Thursday, April 24

CCWGA Opening Day Tuesday, April 8

Short Game Area Town Hall Meeting Friday, April 25

Short Game Area Town Hall Meeting Thursday, April 17

Men’s Tee Event Saturday, April 26

TRY 18 Men’s Twilight Event Wednesday, ES30! HOLApril

TaylorMade & Adams Demo Day Thursday, May 1 Individual Men’s sign-up ONLINE Hiahleah randomly selected foursomes May 8-10 scramble; full handicap Save-the-Date: Rally for a Cure

Sunday, May 18


SHORT GAME

TOWN HALL MEETINGS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 6:30 P.M. THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 6:30 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 6:30 P.M. LOCATED IN THE MEETING ROOM Join Chris Harriman, the Green Committee, and Joel Weiman, Golf Course architect, for one of the three meetings to describe the proposal of a new Short Game area.

All Golf Members are strongly encourages to register to attend one of the meetings. Voting for the proposal will be held May 1 - 10

VEIW THE DRAWING AND READ MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSAL ON OUR WEBSITE, UNDER THE GOLF & GREEN TAB. 14 � CAT TALES NEWSLETTER


Golf

GREEN REPORT CHRIS HARRIMAN

[GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT]

We’ve had a slow start to the golf season this year thanks to the cold temperatures and lack of sun. We are seeing temperatures well-below normal, and the soil has continued to freeze, and thaw, all the way through the end of March. That said, soil temperatures have nowhere to go but up, and the turf will be blasting off before you know it. Spring aeration is coming along and only a few fairways remain to solid tine aerate, verticut, and topdress with sand. We are moving along well with our new sand injection verticutter on the tees and approached. This spring, we will be using over 320 tons of sand on our greens, tees, and fairways. The sand topdressing helps water infiltrate the surface, protects the plant from mower, cart, and golfer traffic, and helps firm up the surface. Most importantly, the sand fills aerification holes so that air and water can reach the roots of the turf, thus promoting a deep healthy root system. As the creeping bentgrass grows over the aerification holes, roots drive through the sand channels. Over the few weeks our playing surfaces will be healed and playing beautifully. As soil temperatures rise, our tall fescue seedlings will also begin to wake up. These areas that we intensively seeded last fall, will again be supplemented with the appropriate nutrients and pushed to fill in. The compost that was applied to these areas late last fall has already helped warm the soil, which has resulted in an early green-up. We are excited again to watch our tall fescue seedlings thrive through the summer and then implement more ryegrass to turf type tall fescue transition areas. With the warmer temperatures, we know more activity will pick up on the Golf Course. We would like to remind all golfers to please

be aware of, and fix, your own ball marks on the greens. The cart rules will remain the same as last year; no cart traffic is allowed on #4, #5, #6 and #12 fairways, along with the par 3 holes. Cart access rules are posted on the card in the roof of your cart. Cart traffic should be concentrated in the fairways and not in the rough or on the mounds. All carts should gently start to exit the fairways at, or before, the new black and white recycled plastic posts that we have placed in the fairways. Most importantly, scatter your traffic to a fresh area; do not follow the exact path where someone else has been. These simple rules will help keep the Course consistent and beautiful. Keep up with the Green Department Blog for updates on everything from how fast the grass is growing, to cultural practices, and progress on the #12 green grow-in. Make sure to check out the new plan for the proposed Short Game Area and changes to #10 as well. We are looking forward to a great 2014 season!

Please make your calendars and register to attend one of our three Town Hall Meetings regarding the proposed Short Game Area:

Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

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Golf

MEN’S HIAHLEAH THURSDAY, MAY 8 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pairings Party Complimentary Appetizers Drinks by Signature

FRIDAY, MAY 9 2:00 p.m. Shotgun Start 11:30 a.m. Lunch Buffet $14++ Drinks by Signature 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stag Party Complimentary Appetizers Drinks by Signature

SATURDAY, MAY 10 8:00 a.m. Tee Times Begin 11:30 a.m. Lunch Buffet $14++ Drinks by Signature

ABCD BLIND DRAW; BEST TWO-OF-FOUR BALLS NET. 80% CURRENT HANDICAP. Cost is included in Tournament Club or $100. 16 � CAT TALES NEWSLETTER


Fitness

April Fitness Challenge:

Squat hold with 10% of your bodyweight. JOHN FOELBER [FITNESS DIRECTOR] Squats are one of the best exercises to develop overall strength

your body while performing the squat hold. This can easily be done

throughout the entire body. If done properly, there is a very low risk

with a dumbbell or medicine ball.

of injury.That said, as with any exercise, you can hurt yourself by doing

While this position will challenge the strength and stamina in your

squats improperly. Holding your body in a correct squatting position will eliminate the possibility of injury almost completely. To perform a squat hold, follow these three steps… 1. Set up with your feet shoulder-width apart with your

legs, arms, and core muscles to their breaking point, it is important to perform the challenge safely, and to make sure you have enough strength to stand up at the end of each attempt. Start timing yourself when you achieve the proper parallel squat

toes slightly pointing outward.

position and stop the time when you have to stand up, or when the

2. Extend your arms in front, shoulder-height parallel

weight drops below shoulder height. If you try to improve your time

to the floor.

with each attempt by even just five or ten seconds, you will be amazed

3. With your feet flat on the ground, flex your ankle,

by how much you will improve by the end of the month.

knee, and hip joint, until your thighs become parallel with the floor; keep your spine extended straight with a slight lean forward.

Don’t forget to mark your progress on the record sheet on the bulletin board in the Fitness Center, and good luck!

To round out the challenge, you will be holding a weight equal to 10% of your body weight, at shoulder-height, at least twelve inches from

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Sunday, April 13 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Deluxe Assorted Tea Station Potato Leek Soup Warm Scones

with Lemon Curd, Peach Jam, Raspberry Jam & Cream Cheese

Fresh Berries & Fruit Kabobs Assorted Tea Sandwiches Roasted Chicken & Candied Pecan Croissant Crab Salad with Sriracha Aioli Shrimp Salad with Cucumber and Mint Boursin Spread Roasted Vegetable Panini with Roasted Pepper Pesto Assorted Mini Sweets Assorted Cookies & Brownies

An event for all ages. Aunts, grandmas, and friends welcome!

$25++ Adults | $14++ Children 12 & Under (Includes a craft.)


Tennis

GET OUT & PLAY PACKAGE! If you are thinking about taking up tennis for the first ever, or haven’t played in a while and would like to get back into the sport, this package is a must-have! We have a very active tennis calendar this year, and we want to make sure all of our Members are able to enjoy our tennis program. Additionally, the ‘Get Out & Play’ package is a great opportunity for Members who aren’t frequent players and would like to upgrade their equipment, or to give as a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.

Package Includes: 1-hour lesson with Alex Justiniani, Director of Tennis ($88 value) 1.5-hour lesson with Chris Cozzillio, Head Tennis Professional ($116 value) $140 gift card to the Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop to outfit you with shoes and a top and bottom. Choice of racquet to include stringing: Head Instinct S or MP, Head Radical S, or Babolat Drive Max 110 or 105 ($160 value) Package cost - $395 ($109 savings) *Terms and Conditions: Racquet options have been pre-selected for this package, but you may choose to upgrade for the difference. The Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop gift card may be used towards the intended pre-selected items, or can be used on any other Shop merchandise.

Upcoming Tennis Events GRIPS Assessment Day Wednesday, April 9 Mixed Doubles Happy Hour Friday, April 18 Centennial Doubles Saturday, April 19 CCWTA Kick-off Party Friday, April 25 Davis Cup Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27

the week of April 7! Adult Tennis Clinics begin our website! Find out more & register on

CCWTA Morning Social Friday, May 2 Mixed Doubles Happy Hour Friday, May 2 Beer & Balls Men’s Tennis Sunday, May 4 Wilson Demo Day Saturday, May 10 Men’s Tennis Member-Guest Saturday, May 17 Women’s Tennis Member-Guest Friday, May 23

JUNIOR TENNIS CAMPS & CLINICS ARE OPEN FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION! www.cattailcreekcc.com/juniortennis


Tennis

A Word From Our Tennis Director ALEX JUSTINIANI [DIRECTOR OF TENNIS] The 2014 tennis season is underway and we hope that you are as excited as we are! As the season takes off, I wanted to take a moment to go over the details of three new reoccurring social round robin opportunities we are introducing this year. Round robin socials are meant to encourage Members to enjoy their amenities in a friendly, laid-back setting that facilitates meeting new friends and enjoying stress-free tennis. Beers & Balls Men’s Tennis

Mixed Doubles Happy Hour

Centennial Doubles

Every Sunday, May through October | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Select Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

One Saturday per month

Every successful club I have ever visited has always had a version of this social. It is meant for couples or friends who want to enjoy a great time on the court, and share a few drinks after play. Bring another Member player of the opposite sex, or request that we pair you, for this fun social. Happy hour follows tennis and drinks are optional, by signature. There is no cost for this social and we request that you register online. Register for Friday, April 18 here.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

It’s all in the name! We provide the balls, and the beer, you come out and play. This is one of my favorite socials as it is extremely laidback. We encourage all men to attend when your schedule permits; playing level doesn’t matter for this social. The cost is $10 and it includes tennis & beer. We appreciate your online registration – register here individually for May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

Tennis is truly a sport you can play your entire life, from age 5 to 95. That’s what this round robin is all about! The only rule is that the sum of your age and your partner’s age must equal 100 years or more; 50 + 50, 25 + 75, 40 + 60, it all works! There is no cost and you can register online. Register here for April 19 and her for May 17.

Beers & Balls Sundays, May - October| 3:00 p.m. tennis on the Courts

Mixed Doubles Happy Hour Fridays during the season | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

You show up to play and we will provide the balls and a couple of cold ones to enjoy after you are done!

April 4, 18 | May 2, 16 | June 6, 27 | July 18 | August 22 | September 5, 26 | October 10, 24

BRING ANOTHER PARTNER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX, OR WE WILL PAIR YOU UP FOR THIS FUN TENNIS SOCIAL. HAPPY HOUR FOLLOWING TENNIS | DRINKS OPTIONAL BY SIGNATURE

Two complimentary beers Appetizer specials available

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Cocktails by signature after event

(10++ per player)


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CATTAIL CREEK WOMEN’S TENNIS ASSOCIATION

All new and returning women who will participate in CCWTA this year, are asked to kindly take a moment to fill out your updated registration form for 2014. This way we capture new contact information, and we know that you have reviewed your rating info and have updated if necessary.

2014 BALL MACHINE MEMBERSHIPS A limited number of Family & Individual Ball Machine Memberships are being offered! Membership includes unlimited use of the Playmate Ball Machine on Court 5 from April through November 2014. This year, take your practice to the next level with iPlaymate!

NEW for 2014: i-PLAYMATE TECHNOLOGY Use your iPhone or iPad to activate the iPlaymate, which is now integrated with our ball machine for a custom experience! This dynamic tool allows you to create individual or team drills and retain your settings so you pick up where you left off after each session. The Playmate “Like My Drill” app allows you to view a brief video from your device before

SATURDAYS DURING THE SEASON APRIL 19 | MAY 17 | JUNE 21 | JULY 19 AUGUST 16 | SEPTEMBER 13

4:00 P.M. TENNIS ON THE COURTS

doing the drill so you know exactly how to do it.

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind Round Robin format! The only rule is, you and your partner’s age must amount to100 years or more!

$325 / family $225 / individual APRIL 2014 � 21


Tennis

How to Stop the Lob Chris Cozzillio [Head Tennis Professional]

There is one thing that discourages many tennis players from approaching to the net - the lob. We all know there is nothing more deflating and frustrating than watching a perfect lob go over our heads for a winner, time and time again. However, there are measures we can take to make this dreaded shot less of an issue. The following lend insight as to how to prevent a good lob, and how to deal with a good lob: Prevention HIT A GOOD APPROACH SHOT: The better the approach shot, the less likely the person will be able to hit a lob good enough to win the point. The more we can get our opponent on the defensive, the harder it will be for them to come up with an incredible lob.

DEVELOP A LETHAL OVERHEAD: If we can hit a couple of winning overheads on the first few lob attempts by our opponent, they will be less likely to keep trying. Nothing is more discouraging to a lobber than getting it dismissed by a great overhead.

WATCH YOUR OPPONENT: It is very difficult to completely mask a lob. Your opponent will give you a hint that they are lobbing by the way they set up for the shot. If they lean backwards or slightly open their racquet face, they might be going with the lob. If we pay attention to these cues, we can start backing up earlier, thus preventing how effective their lob can be. Dealing THE VOLLEY SWITCH: The volley switch is how to deal with the lob in doubles. If we are not able to hit a good overhead, the next best

option is to have our partner switch over and cover the lob. Ideally, we do not want to give up our aggressive positioning at the net, so we want to try and take this shot out of the air. For example, if I am the one getting lobbed, I would shuffle to my partner’s side. They would simultaneously switch to my side and take the lob out of the air with a volley. This way we have prevented the lob, but have not given up our positioning at the net.

THE BOUNCING SWITCH: The bouncing switch is also a way to deal with the lob in doubles. This is the lob defense of which we are most familiar. The lob goes over our head, and we need to run back and try and catch up with it before it hits the back fence. This always seems like a daunting task, but if we switch correctly and efficiently, we may feel more at ease. To cover a lob that goes over our heads, we should shuffle over to our partner’s side, and our partner should run to hit the lob. Our partner has a better angle, and is therefore more likely to hit a quality shot on the lob that goes over our head.

There is no doubt that a frequent lobber can be extremely frustrating to play, but if we are successful in achieving the steps above, we should be able to send lobbers packing

CCWTA SPRING KICK-OFF PARTY:

Wild About Tennis!

Friday, April 25 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the lower patio COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS & DRINKS BY SIGNATURE


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Wednesday, April 9 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ages 9 & under

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ages 10 & up

Fun , gam GRI es and PS Ass essm ents

Junior Tennis players will enjoy their first GRIPS assessment practice and receive their first grip!

Cocktail service by signature will be provided for parents.

Contact Alex Justiniani, Tennis Director, at alex@cattailcreekcc.com with questions.APRIL 2014

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Cattail creek tennis presents

Golf

Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, April 27 Please join us for a fun two-day event that includes a tennis, golf, and fitness challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and finalist team. 4 Person teams made up of

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men and 2 women | Register as a complete 4 person team

$50 Per Player

Saturday Events:

11:30 a.m. Lunch | 1:00 p.m. 9 hole golf Shotgun 4:30 p.m. Fitness Challenge

Sunday Events: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast | 8:30 a.m. tennis Round Robin All skill levels for tennis golf and ftness are equally welcome

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