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AUGUST 2013

WHAT'S IN THE BAG? The Golf Professional Staff reveal their weapons! SUMMER FAVES FROM THE TENNIS & FITNESS PRO SHOP


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Leadership EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Tom Cole, President | gtcole1@gmail.com Dick Lombardo,Vice President | dlombardo@harkinsbuilders.com Gary Garofalo, Treasurer | ggarofalo@harkinsbuilders.com Howard Feldman, Secretary | howard.feldman@cfmktg.com Andy Wilson, Past President | andy@lighthousewlth.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tim Reid Shaun Eddy Seth Lee Steve Schrenk Mike Jack Jim Scalley Cheryl Guth Christine Callahan Scott Nicholson Scott Segrist COMMITTEES Golf - Scott Segrist ssegrist@cfmortgagecorp.com Junior Golf - Scott Allen sallene3@verizon.net Greens - Dick Lombardo dlombardo@harkinsbuilders.com Tennis - Christine Callahan christinecallahan@msn.com Membership - Andy Wilson andy@lighthousewlth.com Compensation Committee - Seth Lee jssglenwood@verizon.net

MANAGEMENT Jack Molinaro Interim General Manager jack.molinaro@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 Joe Mattingly Director of Tennis joe.mattingly@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 235 John Foelber Fitness Director john@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 248 Tim Halter Head Tennis Professional tim.halter@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 235 Tom Caswell Executive Chef tom.caswell@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 246 Justin Passero Dining Room Manager justin.passero@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 396 Jennifer Turowski Dining Room Manager jennifer@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 234 Rob Anderson Facility Engineer rob.anderson@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 247 Carey Ward Communications Director carey@cattailcreekcc.com ext. 241

Audit Committee - Shaun Eddy seddy@swealth.com Finance - Gary Garofalo ggarofalo@harkinsbuilders.com Facilities - Rick Pundzak rick@careysales.com House - Steve Schrenk sschrenk@eqrworld.com Swim Team - Lisa Noss lap0811@yahoo.com Fitness - Andy Wilson andy@lighthousewlth.com

CLUB PHONE NUMBERS Main Clubhouse 410.489.4653 Golf Shop 410.489.5224 Tennis Pro Shop 410.989.3683 Green Department 410.489.9178

CCWGA - Loraine Herdrich lherdrich@aol.com CCWTA - Terri Curran tccurran@aol.com

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CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS:

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Clubhouse UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

MARTINI OF THE MONTH

MARTINI OF THE MONTH

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Membership

Sloe Comfort $6

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

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Pool & Crocs CROCS SEASON WRAP UP

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Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin, Beefeater Gin Cranberry Juice, Tuaca

Golf BUNKER TO BUNKER GOLF SHOP NEWS CCWGA NEWS

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Fitness

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Tennis

FEATURES:

PRO SHOP NEWS A WORD FROM THE PRO FAREWELL, JULIE SEANEZ

12. WHAT'S IN THE BAG GOLF PROFESSIONAL STAFF

18. TENNIS/FITNESS PRO SHOP NEWS CELIA DAHAN, SHOP MANAGER & JOHN FOELBER, FITNESS DIRECTOR

16. GREEN REPORT CHRIS HARRIMAN, GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

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Cattail Creek PRESENTS:

LU XURY G OL F D E TA I L I N G

A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE FOR MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS!

TUESDAY through SATURDAY | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM | REGISTER ONLINE (www.cattailcreekcc .com/calendar)

Up to Par

Birdie

• HAND WASH

• COMPLETE VACUUM OF INTERIOR (including between and under seats & tr unk)

• DRY WITH CHAMOIS • CLEAN WINDOWS AND MIRRORS • CLEAN WHEELS AND TIRES

• FULL DASHBOARD CLEANING • HAND WASH • DRY WITH CHAMOIS

• TIRE DRESSING APPLIED • EXTERIOR SPRAY ON WAX (hand applied) Cars $70 | Station Wagons $80 | SUVs $95 | Large SUV / Van $105

• CLEAN WINDOWS AND MIRRORS (inside & out) • CLEAN RIMS AND TIRES • TIRE DRESSING APPLIED • EXTERIOR SPRAY ON WAX (hand applied) • AIR FRESHENER (optional)

Eagle

Cars $110 | Station Wagons $125 | SUVs $160 | Large SUV / Van $195

• COMPLETE VACUUM OF INTERIOR (including between and under seats & tr unk) • FULL DASHBOARD CLEANING & UV PROTECTION

Hole-In-One

• WINDOWS, MIRRORS, GUAGES CLEAN & SHINY • CLEAN UPHOLSTERY, C ARPETS, SEATS, FLOOR MATS • WIPE DOOR JAMS

• COMPLETE VACUUM OF INTERIOR (including between and under seats & tr unk) • FULL DASHBOARD CLEANING & UV PROTECTION

• CLEAN & CONDITION LEATHER

• WINDOWS, MIRRORS, GUAGES CLEAN & SHINY

• HAND WASH

• CLEAN UPHOLSTERY, C ARPETS, SEATS, FLOOR MATS

• DRY WITH CHAMOIS • CLEAN & DRESS WHEELS, TIRES, RIMS, WHEEL WELLS • HAND WAX

• CLEAN & DRESS INTERIOR VINYL & SEATBELTS • CLEAN & CONDITION LEATHER • WIPE DOOR JAMS

• AIR FRESHENER (optional)

• HAND WASH

Cars $210 | Station Wagons $225 | SUVs $260 | Large SUV / Van $295

• DRY WITH CHAMOIS • CLEAN & DRESS TIRES, RIMS, WHEEL WELLS • HAND WAX

WHICH PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CAR?

• MACHINE BUFF EXTERIOR; REMOVE LIGHT SCRATCHES & SWIRLS (includes claying, compounding, polishing) • ENGINE DEGREASING & CLEANING

The Hole-in-One Package is recommended only once per 6-month time period.

Consider the Birdie or Eagle package for month-to-month maintenance .

• AIR FRESHENER (optional) Cars $310 | Station Wagons $325 | SUVs $375 | Large SUV / Van $395 AUGUST 2013 � 5


Clubhouse

AUGUST EVENTS Kids' Poolside Karaoke Party Friday, August 2 Crab Feast at the Pool Saturday, August 3 Employee Appreciation Day Monday, August 12 Ice Cream Eating Contest @ Pool Saturday, August 17 Vino on the Patio Friday, August 23 Back to School Pool Party Friday, August 30

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Labor Day - Club Open Monday, September 2

$80++ PER PERSON, RESERVED BY 8/19. $90++ PER PERSON, RESERVED 8/20 OR LATER.

Family Night: Bingo Wednesday, September 4 Seafood Extravaganza Thursday, September 5 Trivia Night Saturday, September 7 New Member Family Cocktail Party Friday, September 13 Prime Rib Night Friday, September 20 Fire Pit Friday Late Night Happy Hour Friday, September 27

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS! The Lloyd Family Ronny, Susan, Kamden, Lake The Ireland Family Kerry, Rebecca, Lauren, Thomas The Moore Family Russell, Courtney, Blake, Travis The Hilley Family Michael, Laura, Grace

Station #1 Raw Bar with Clams, Oysters, Crab Claws, Shrimp Cocktail Tuna Tar Tar Spoons with Wasabi Cream Crab & Lobster Endive Salad Tomato Bruschetta & Assorted Cheese Domaine Chandon Brut, Napa Terrazas Reserve Torrontes, Mendoza Cape Mentelle Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River Station #2 Carved Pork Tenderloin, Mango-Papaya Salsa or Cran-Orange Vinaigrette Crab & Avocado Salad with Pita Chips Shrimp & Codfish Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salad Mango-Papaya Slaw Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough Numanthia Termes, Toro Beaulieu Vineyards Beaurouge, Napa Station #3 Risotto & Bowtie Station with Shrimp, Crabmeat, Ground Lamb, Wild Mushrooms, Leeks, Asparagus, Chicken & Apple Sausage, Squash & a variety of sauces Mer Soleil Chardonnay, Monterey Cigar Zinfandel, Lodi Lyric Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara Station #4 Sorbet Cups White & Dark Chocolate Petite Fours & Truffles Mini Dessert Bars & Mini Brulees Elk Run Sweet Katherine, Mt Airy Enza Procecco, Treviso Schmittt Söhne Auslese Riesling, Piesporter Michelsberg

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Clubhouse SATURDAY AUGUST 17 @ 12 PM • ON THE POOL DECK ALL AGES!

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Benefitting the Helping Up Mission, which provides comprehensive aid for the poor, addicted, and homeless, including meals, overnight shelter, long-term recovery programs, educational courses, transitional housing, and post-graduate programs.

12:00 p.m. - Check In

FOOD & CLOTHING DRIVE Bring canned goods, unwanted men’s clothing (L, XL, XXL) & underwear/socks. Cold weather clothing and hats are highly valued, as are all other donations of serviceable men’s clothing, including business wear and shoes. We will also collect personal supplies such as shampoo, toothpaste, disposable razors, and full-size soap bars. For more information about Helping Up and what to donate, visit www.helpingupmission.org.

12:30 p.m. - Ages 5-7 (1 scoop) 1:00 p.m. - Ages 8-12 (2 scoops) 1:30 p.m. - Ages 13-17 (3 scoops) 2:00 p.m. - Adult (3 scoops)

$7 GOURMET SUNDAE BAR Between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., a create your own sundae station will be available on the Pool Deck for specators to get in on the fun. We’ll have the flavors and toppings you love for $7++.

AWESOME PRIZES! Kids win a punch card for a complimentary ice cream each week during the 2014 pool season! Adults, choose between a $50 gift card for the Golf or Tennis Pro Shop, or a punch card for 5 complimentary Jungle Juices! AUGUST 2013 � 7


Pool & Crocs THAT'S A WRAP! Parents, thank you for all of your support throughout the season, for cheering from the pool deck, for your patience, and for sharing your swimmers with us. It has been a pleasure; we're looking forward to a great 2014 season already!

Coach Karen Heinz

BACK 2 SCHOOL

POOL PARTY

6:00 PM BUFFET | DJ LARRY ADLER HAPPY HOUR BAR ALL NIGHT $17 Adults • $12 Kids (4-12) • 3 & Under Complimentar y Those at the Pool after 4:00 p.m. will be charged for the party.

FRIDAY, 8.30 5:00 -9:00 PM �

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Golf

Golf Shop News LAUREN BURNS

[MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR]

As tough as it is to think about it now, the end of summer is quickly approaching! This also means that the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. In the Golf Professional Shop, there are many ways that we can help with your back-to-school shopping. Golf attire is a comfortable and classy way to arrive in style for the first day of school! For juniors, we have popular brands like Garb, Nike, Adidas, Puma, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Vera Bradley has a variety of lunch boxes, note pads, agendas, and iPad cases, too. Back-to-school shopping doesn’t just have to be for the kids either! Our fall orders have started to arrive, so be sure to come into the Golf Shop and be the first to take home the new merchandise! Don't forget, you can also special order many items for backto-school! Most brands are fully into the fall line now, so there is limited availability when it comes to spring and summer lines. For those going off to college, Vera Bradley has great bedding sets for dorm rooms (comes in Twin XL!) and Tica has the perfect duffels for those weekend trips back home! Just in case there is an item you are interested in from a spring or summer line, it is best to have a couple of color options ready when you order, just in case one is already out of stock. This alleviates multiple phone calls and emails for both you and me!

Best of luck this school year, and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Leather Tica Bag with Cattail Logo Retail: $250 Member: $150

Vera Bradley Twin XL Comforter Retail: $149 Member: $90 AUGUST 2013 ďż˝ 9


Golf

BUNKER to BUNKER

UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS Men's Guest Day - Wednesday, August 7 CCWGA Links & Seafood - Friday, August 9

As we move into the final month of summer, I want to remind you all that there is a lot of great golfing weather remaining over the next few months! We have a full schedule of events to accommodate any and all of you. I would like to highlight four such events for the fall: Our Parent-Child Tournament is slated for Saturday, September 7. We will have an 18 hole division along with a 9 hole division with prizes for gross and net winners. I encourage all of you to participate, as we continue to build on this tradition in the future. The Men’s and Women’s Golf Club Championship will be held the following weekend, on September 14 and 15. There are four dates to attempt to qualify for the Championship Flight of the Men’s Club Championship. The 2012 Club Champion and the 2013 Junior Club Champion are exempt from qualifying. Anyone else is encouraged to sign up to play, and those who do not qualify will be flighted according to handicap. The Women’s Member-Member is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, and will consist of 6 holes each of scramble, alternate shot, and better ball. The Men’s Member-Member will be held on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 and consists of 36 holes, with four different formats. As we head into the fall season and the weather begins to get cooler, we'll be getting some fresh merchandise in the Golf Shop. We are excited about all of this year’s apparel selections and we think you will be too, so stop by soon!

Parent/Child Glowball - Sunday, August 11 Men's Special - Friday-Sunday, August 16-18 Women's Member-Guest (Viva la Fiesta on the Fairway) - Thursday, August 29 Parent/Child Golf Tournament - Saturday, September 7 Fall New Member Family Cocktail Party & Golf Mixer - Friday, September 13 Club Championship - Saturday & Sunday, September 14-15 Women's 9H Invitational for Pancreatic Cancer Research - Tuesday, September 17 Women's Golf Member-Member - Saturday, September 28

A sell-out favorite! Register today!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 7:00 PM DINNER & CORNHOLE 8:00 PM 4-HOLE SHOTGUN

PARENT/CHILD

GLOW BALL $76 PER PARENT/CHILD PAIR INCLUDES GLOWING GOLF & DINNER. PARENTS & CHILDREN OF ALL AGES WELCOME! $25 OF COST GOES TOWARDS FOOD MINIMUM.

Everything for Golf,

Bob Wampler, PGA Head Golf Professional bob@cattailcreekcc.com

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C& LAY, COLESLAW, MA LLED VEGETABLE DISP INI PASTA SALAD, GRI TELL TOR OLE, S, CAM DOG T GUA HAMBURGERS, HO H FRUIT BOWL, SALSA, CKEN BREAST, FRES ICAN RICE, JERK CHI MEX , TAS FAJI ES IMP DWICH CHEESE, SHR IES, ICE CREAM SAN OKIES AND BROWN TORTILLA CHIPS, CO

*One adult is required to accompany each child.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

8:00 A.M. BREAKFAST ON THE PATIO COFFEE, HOT TEA, ORANGE JUICE, FRUIT KABOBS, BREAKFAST BURRITOS, MUFFINS

9:00 A.M. SHOTGUN BEST TWO BALLS OF FOUR, GROSS AND NET LONG DRIVE, LONG PUTT, AND CLOSEST-TO-THE-PIN CHALLENGES

1:30 P.M. THEMED COCKTAILS, APPETIZERS & LUNCH COMPLIMENTARY RED SANGRIA & SPARKLING MARGARITAS (AND BAR BY SIGNATURE) FRUIT NACHOS, CRAB NACHOS, CHIPS & SALSA FAJITA BAR, FISH TACOS, SHORT RIB TACOS, QUESADILLAS, SALADS DU CHEF CHURROS, FLAN, FRESH FRUIT

PRIZES & AWARDS TO FOLLOW


Golf

Nic Flickinger

[FIRST ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL]

DRIVER Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme 10.5 degree loft 3 WOOD $175 Callaway X Hot Pro 3 Wood 15 degree loft HYBRID $125 Callaway X Hot Pro 18 degree loft

When I play in tournaments, I m ark my ball with a black dog from Tin Cup. It remind s me of my dog, Tank!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG? Read all about the residents in the golf bags of Cattail Creek's Golf Professional Staff... plus one quirk unique to each of us!

Eli Mireles

[PGA APPRENTICE INTERN]

DRIVER Titleist 910 D3 9.5 degree loft A1 setting 3 WOOD Titleist 910F - 13.5 degree loft A1 setting HYBRID Adams Idea A12 Pro 16 degree loft

IRONS Callaway X Hot Pro 4-AW

IRONS Mizuno MP-68 3-PW KBS Tour C-Taper

WEDGES Callaway X Forged – 54, 60

WEDGES $109 Titleist Vokey SM 4 - 52, 58

PUTTER Odyssey Tank Putter – 38 inches

PUTTER Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Mid Slant 34.5 inches oz. BALL $50 d TaylorMade Lethal

oz. BALL $28 d Callaway Hex Chrome +

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I use a coin from Alcatraz Island ever y rou nd as a good luck charm .


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Bob Wampler [HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL]

DRIVER $289 TaylorMade R1 White 10.5 degree loft, 1 degree open face 3 WOOD TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5 degree loft HYBRID TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 18.5 degree loft IRONS TaylorMade Rocketbladez 4-PW KBS Tour Shafts WEDGES $210 TaylorMade ATV 52, 56, 60 PUTTER TaylorMade Ghost Spider S 34 inches BALL TaylorMade Lethal

Ricky Serrano

QUIRK I never take a practice swing on a full swing shot.

[DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION]

DRIVER TaylorMade R1 Driver 10 degree loft 3 WOOD $169 TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 15 degree loft HYBRID $149 TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 19 degree loft IRONS TaylorMade Rocketbladez

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Lauren Burns [MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR]

DRIVER $189 TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Driver 3 WOOD TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3HL 17 degree loft 5 WOOD Cleveland Launcher W Series HYBRID Cleveland Launcher W Series 4 IRONS Cleveland Launcher W Series 5-SW WEDGE $120 Cobra “Trusty Rusty” - 60

WEDGES ATV Wedges – 56, 60

PUTTER Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5

PUTTER $160 TaylorMade Ghost Spider – 34 inches

BALL TaylorMade Rocketballz

BALL TaylorMade Lethal


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Tyson McFarland

Wilson Henry

[ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL]

[PGA APPRENTICE INTERN]

5 DRIVER $29 Callaway Razr Fit Extreme 9.5 degree loft

DRIVER TaylorMade R9 Super Tri – 8.5 degree loft.

3 WOOD Callaway X Hot Pro 4 Wood 17 degree loft. HYBRID Callaway X Hot Pro 22 degree loft IRONS Callaway X Forged Irons WEDGES $105 Callaway Mac Daddy - 54, 58 PUTTER Odyssey Versa 2-Ball – 35 inches BALL Callaway Hex Chrome +

3 WOOD $209 Titleist 913 – 15 degree loft HYBRID Cleveland Launcher – 18 degree loft IRONS Mizuno MP 59 3-PW. WEDGES Titleist Vokey – 52 and 58 PUTTER TaylorMade Ghost Spider – 35 inches z. BALL $48 do Titleist Pro V1x

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Golf

CC G CATTAIL CREEK WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION

JULY LEAGUE PLAY RESULTS 9-Hole Tuesday AM League: Tuesday, July 2 - Red, White & Blue Hole winners: Nancy Kaufman, Nora McGlaughlin, Ann Rubright, Sally Lentz, Stephanie Nucci, Jenny Casasco. Congrats! Tuesday, July 9 - Beat the Pro Stephanie Nucci beat Bob Wampler's 36 with a score of 34! Tuesday, July 16 - Odds or Evens Sondra Rappaport (13) Nancy Kaufman, Mary Down, Jackie Breeden (14) Tuesday, July 23 - Honest John 1st - Nancy Kaufman 2nd - Mary Down 3rd - Stephanie Nucci, Shannon Shapiro, Nora McClaughlin, Carey Carlson Tuesday, July 30 - Snakes, Camels. Fish 1st - Kristi DeIuliis 2nd - Stephanie Nucci, Lisa Reid, Sally Lentz, Cheryl Shigo, Jenn Lawrence, Lurdes Abruscato, Nancy Kaufman Nancy Kaufman birdied #3 & #6!

9-Hole Wednesday Twilight League: Wednesday, July 10 - Mutt & Jeff 1st - Sondra Rappaport - 17 2nd - Loraine Ruttenberg - 18

SU P E R ational SUNs SUNDAY GOLF

UPCOMING PLAY DATES: Sunday. August 11 & Sunday. August 25 Register Online - 2:00 PM Tee Times RELAX AND MEET FRIENDS OVER A CASUAL GOLF GAME!

Wednesday, July 17 - League Championship 1 1st - Kathy Occi - 35 2nd - Karlyn Young - 38 3rd - Loraine Herdrich - 39 Wednesday, July 24 - League Championship 2 1st - Kathy Occi - 25 2nd - Sondra Rappaport - 36 3rd - Amy Caro - 37

18-Hole Thursday League: Thursday, July 11 - Divine 9

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1st Low Gross - Jenn Lawrence - 108 1st Low Net - Loraine Herdrich - 88 Thursday, July 18 - Honey Pot Low Net - Nancy Kaufman - 74 Low Gross - Wendy Michaelson - 94 Heather Smyth birdied #3 & #8! Thursday, July 25 - Skills Contest Barb Rosato earned the most points! Low Gross - Wendy Michaelson - 93 Low Net - Nancy Kaufman - 71

5:30 shotgun

couples nine + dine casual drinks, golf, and dinner for couples or friends Cost of golf included with the Tournament Club $25 per couple for golf if not a TC member. 3 Course Dinner and Drinks by signature ($32 ++).

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Golf

GREEN REPORT: COURSE IMPROVEMENT NEWS! Rarely are we disappointed when July comes to an end! Although we are still in the middle of summer, we have some glimmer of hope that maybe the excessive heat and moisture is behind us for the year. Overall, the Course has stood the test of summer well. The greens, tees and fairways are still allowing rain to infiltrate down, which enables the turf to breathe and stay alive. We have managed our mowing schedules to the best of our ability, to limit mechanical damage and turf decline, in order to continue promoting a healthy golf course. As you have recently seen, the Driving Range Tee has been sodded to hybrid bermudagrass. This new turf will provide golfers with a much more consistent practice surface. The bermuda has excellent divot recovery abilities because of its aggressive growth habit! Its heat and disease tolerance is outstanding in comparison to the old ryegrass, too. Additionally, this hybrid breed of bermuda has a finer texture and will eventually be mowed at a similar height to our fairways. We are excited to have this improvement in place, which should pay dividends for years to come. CLICK TO VIEW TIME-LAPSE SLIDESHOWS OF THE PROCESS:

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August will be our month to again evaluate our rough areas for improvement. Last year we saw success in sodding some greens surrounds to turf type tall fescue, as well as implementing an aggressive fescue seeding program in other areas (like the right of #7 and the right #14 fairways). As the ryegrass in our roughs continues to melt down this summer due to heat, moisture and disease stress, we will be prioritizing action areas once again. The more feedback you can provide to us, the better our prioritization will be. Tall fescue has proven itself to the be the superior rough grass, and we are looking forward to further increasing our percentage in the roughs.

Planning starts now to turn ryegrass areas like this, into fescue areas like this...

Especially in the fall season, there's always something different and exciting happening on the Golf Course. By keeping up with the Green Blog, you can guarantee that you will be in the know. Feel free to email or flag us down if you any questions. We will see you on the Course!


Tennis

MENTAL ATTITUDE FIRST. TIM HALTER [HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL] In tennis, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, there is one aspect of your game that is of supreme importance. Even if you are stuck in a mechanically and technically oriented training program, having this crucial foundation will save you in the long run. The core basic skill, the solid base on which to build your entire game, is this principle: "Mental Attitude First." The mental attitude of forgetting mistakes and moving on is the core building block of your game, regardless of the level you have achieved. In the beginning stage, you attempt to forget your mistakes and move on because it sounds like the right thing to do. You are making tons of mistakes, which can be overwhelming at times. You struggle to apply this mental attitude in practice and match play. You are not sure how this mental attitude can ever affect your physical game, but you hang in there and keep playing!

By the time you reach the intermediate stage, you have developed a functional game by staying positive and consistently moving on. You recognize the power of "Mental Attitude First" to develop your physical game, but these connections are not totally clear in your mind. You have also caught a glimpse of how forgetting mistakes can help you win matches. "Hmm," you think, "maybe there is something to this Mental Attitude First concept. But wait! I still won the match with my physical game...or did I? Come to think of it, in practice I developed my physical game because I forgot my mistakes and kept plugging. I'm so confused! In the advanced level, everything becomes crystal clear. You astutely recognize that the game you have developed is a direct result of your continuing the climb toward success, despite all the setbacks. Your mental attitude is on the verge of becoming a weapon and you are more determined than ever to create and utilize that weapon. You begin to develop match play tenacity, not letting mistakes, setbacks or failures get to you. You control the situation instead of letting the situation control you. You also refuse to let mistakes and failures entice you into a backward focus. Your mental attitude is forward thinking: the next point, the next game, the next set, the next match. Looking backward to your last mistake, setback or poor mechanic begins to look silly. You cannot say to your opponent, "Excuse me? Could we replay that last point? My toes were not pointed in the correct direction to hit my optimum forehand!" No, you have now mastered playing in the here and now. Mental Attitude First takes on a whole new dynamic. At every level, your mental attitude is always first. Even if you become number one in the world, it will still be "Mental Attitude First." If your primary focus is to not make mistakes, never play poorly or learn the perfect mechanic, then you have missed the boat. You will be drowned in unrealistic expectations and frustration, and consumed with the most insignificant details of match play. Can Mental Attitude First make you a star and keep you out of this

UPCOMING TENNIS EVENTS: Morning Fun in the Sun - Friday, August 16 Club Champs - August 18 through September 2 Fall Clinics Begin - Monday, August 19 Morning Fun in the Sun - Friday, August 30

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Tennis & Fitness, too!

PICKS & TIPS from the Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop JOHN FOELBER [FITNESS DIRECTOR]

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CELIA DAHAN

[FITNESS DIRECTOR]

We hope everyone has been enjoying their summer vacations! The Tennis and Fitness Pro Shop has been open now for 3 months, and we’ve had many visitors, and a lot of positive feedback. Everything in the Shop is discounted via the Mill River Program just as it is in the Golf Professional Shop. We truly carry something for everyone. For those of you who are fitness fanatics, we carry Asics shoes and activewear, for men and women, as well as Fila and K-Swiss gear. We have a new yoga collection made with organic cotton that is super soft and washes well, too! Additionally, we have a huge collection of tennis wear for men, women and children as well as tennis shoes. Finally, we have a variety of accessories, such as MAXX and Maui Jim sunglasses! Celias top 5 picks for women are pictured below! Most major athletic apparel manufactures offer performance apparel that helps you achieve better workouts or sport specific movements. This somewhat new technology can be seen in almost every sport. When was the last time you saw a golfer, tennis player, or professional athlete wearing anything made of cotton?

Most of the performance apparel is made of a polyester breathable material that “wicks” away sweat or moisture from your skin to keep you cool. This helps keep the body’s core temperature lower, which allows the athlete or workout enthusiast perform at a higher level otherwise not attainable with sweat loaded clothing. Being able to perform your best during the last set of a tennis match, final few holes of golf, or to have the ability to push yourself harder during your workout is priceless, and could be the edge you need to succeed. We are located downstairs in the Main Clubhouse, across from the Men's Card Room. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, come by on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Celia will help you dress for success on the Tennis Court or in the Fitness Center, and make you look fashionable while doing it. We truly appreciate your support, as the Shop is a one year pilot program! LIJA LAYERED SKIRTS $65 $40 Bright colors are light and fun for the summer season...

ANREV TENNIS DRESS $108 $67 This stylish white dress by Anrev is so HOT for the summer and will keep you COOL on the courts.

PURE LIME TOP $68 $42 This tangerine top is comfy, flattering, and simply delicious! It also comes in lime green...

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GIRLS 2 DOORS DOWN FLIP FLOPS $44 $28 These sparkly flip flops are all the rage in Hollywood, worn by celebrities like Halle Berry!

ASICS GEL-NOOSA SNEAKERS $130 $89 These awesome kicks turn heads at the gym!


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CATTAIL CREEK WOMEN'S TENNIS ASSOCIATION

FALL CLINICS ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION ONLINE! 8-week sessions begin the week of August 19.

"Serves and Seafood Collegiate Style" - Friday, August 9 6:00 p.m. Tennis & 7:45 p.m. crab feast! This social is a themed couples event; wear your favorite College T-Shirt! Invite your man to come and play tennis, and then we will enjoy a crab feast on the lower patio. If your husband doesn't play tennis, or is not available, you are welcome to bring any male friend as long as they are a Cattail Creek Golf or Social Member. Some of the CCWGA ladies and their favorite guys will meet up with us at the crab feast! The couples' social on Friday, August 16 is now cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts; it was originally scheduled as the Collegiate Tailgate themed event. This social is now part of the Friday, August 9 crab feast event.

A WORD FROM THE PRO... JOE MATTINGLY [DIRECTOR OF TENNIS] Many of you know that Julie Seanez, USTA Coordinator, will be leaving Cattail this month after eight years of service to CattailTennis. I want to take this opportunity to thank Julie for a tremendous job well done! Julie has been instrumental in organizing all the USTA leagues, interclub schedules, and many of the daytime socials and ladders at the Club. Julie also helped manage the online court reservation system, as well as sign-ups for lessons and clinics. Until the opening of our new Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop, clothing and racquet sales had been her responsibility, too! Julie has taught lessons and clinics, as well as been readily accessible to Members when a substitute was needed. Julie has worn many hats, and I attribute much of the success of our program over the last years to her help and hard work.

USTA NEWS JULIE SEANEZ [USTA COORDINATOR] The Adult Combo season begins the week of August 12 and runs through the first week in October. Cattail has women’s 5.5, 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5 leagues. Interclub Interclub Green C and Foxy Ladies will both resume after the Labor Day Holiday. Intraclub The men’s and women’s singles ladders are still in progress and we hope to be finished up soon. As soon as all the scores are in, we can have the playoffs and announce the champions! Please remember to email your scores to Julie at Julie.seanez@ cattailcreekcc.com when you have completed your matches.

A Fond Farewell... I would like to take this occasion to thank all of the Members, staff, and especially Joe and Tim for allowing me to be a part of the wonderful Cattail family these past 8 years. I have so many fond memories of my time at Cattail and will miss some amazing people, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life, and hope to see all of you in it!

Thank you, Julie for all your efforts and dedication, and good luck to you in your future endeavors. The Women’s Member Guest is scheduled for September 6, and the Men’s Member Guest is scheduled for September 14. Both will run from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., with lunch to follow. Door prizes, gifts, and special lunch menus will be included in each event! Invite your Guests and register online today!

Please attend the farewell gathering for Julie on Wednesday, July 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Tennis Facility Patio.

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A UNIQUE TWIST ON THE TRADITIONAL TOURNAMENT

Fitness Combining competitive tennis play with planned social events and parties, Cattail Creek Country Club’s Annual Tennis Classic is an unforgettable tournament experience!

TITLE SPONSOR:

SEPTEMBER 18-22 GLENWOOD, MARYLAND

MEN’S & WOMEN’S DIVISIONS (2.5 - 4.5)

NEW FOR 2013 - OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN & WOMEN

Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Combo, Parent/Child, Husband/Wife

Singles & Doubles Divisions

Trophies awarded to champion & finalist in each division.

PRIZE MONEY AWARDED TO CHAMPION & FINALIST IN EACH DIVISION!

REGISTER NOW: WWW. CATTAILCREEKCC.COM/CLASSIC Registration closes September 8

DAILY BEER GARDEN, COMPLIMENTS OF THE NORTHROP TEAM SATURDAY PLAYERS PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC BY “THE ROLLERBLADES” SUNDAY LUCKY LOSER BLOODY MARY PARTY

A portion of tournament proceeds benefit

THE CLAUDIA MAYER CANCER RESOURCE CENTER of Howard County General Hospital

Tournament Director: Joe Mattingly (240.446.5171) Sponsorship Information: Christine Callahan (443.621.2590)

Questions regarding the event, scheduling, and conflicts may be submitted via email: tennisclassic@cattailcreekcc.com 20 � CAT TALES NEWSLETTER


Cattales August 2013