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SUMMER 2019

LADIES LOVE LIBATIONS

OPERATION THIRTY-SIX

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

L3 puts on another amazing party. Most recently...the 60's! pg. 6

Congratulations to our first graduating Operation Thirty Six Class of Spring 2019! Pg. 10

How many of our 4th festivities did you attend? pg. 12


"We had been searching for almost a year, looking for the right place for us, as we began to think about retirement. Some places were too remote, some were too crowded or "cookie cutter", some we felt we didn't belong, and some seemed as if they had been poorly managed. We were thrilled to find Colleton River - a perfect fit for everything we were looking for. A quick flight to Savannah from Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Bluffton, a quaint town with history and charm. We found Colleton River to offer the best of both worlds - private and secure, yet a quick drive to the beach, shops, restaurants and entertainment. Pristine grounds with unique, custom homes at every turn. We were also looking for a financially sound community with leaders who thought strategically about the future of the Club. That all being said, the final decision was easy after our Member Experience weekend where we sampled the amenities, and met the members and staff. Everyone was so welcoming - we knew we were "at home" and could see ourselves as part of the community." - Joan & Bruce Cattie


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GM’S Report Welcome to summer! Tim Bakels talks about what sets Colleton River Club apart...our people.

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Culinary Corner The Scotch Society was formed to host fun and educational programs to enhance tasting and judging of fine Single Malts.

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Colleton Goes National In late Spring, Golf America spent two days filming our amazing courses and community for a 30 minute episode devoted to –Colleton River.

Agronomy In the most recent Course Rankings, the Dye Course at Colleton River Club jumped four slots to 14th in the state of South Carolina.

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On The courts We have seen an increase in tennis activity over the last season with higher clinic numbers, more USTA teams, and more social play on the courts.

Lifelong Learning Debi Incandela, Lifelong Learning Committee group member envisioned a musical dinner experience featuring blues and jazz for her fellow Colleton members.


Membership Update A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS Rick & Monica Bohrer | Hilton Head Island, SC | March 2019 Samuel & Kirstin Liberatore | St. Charles, IL | March 2019 Dr. Ronald & Heather Montano | Castle Rock, CO | March 2019 Kevin & LIsa Lapinski | Bluffton, SC | April 2019 Gary Gumingo & Penny Ertelt | Augusta, GA | May 2019 Kevin & Pat Coughlin | Morrison, CO | May 2019 Todd & Jill Penegor | Dublin, OH | May 2019 Dr. Robert Cushner & Linda Courtney | Hilton Head Island, SC | June 2019 Kendig & Carol Kneen | Ottumwa, IA | June 2019

“We visited many communities in the area, and what made Colleton stand out was quite simply the people we met during our visits.” - Andy & Robin DeRosa

OUR 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lloyd Rothouse President, Executive Committee Tom Weisenbach

Chad King

Ray Andrews

Treasurer Executive Committee Finance

Executive Committee Governance, Strategy & Asset Planning

Audit & Risk Management

Don Graber

Barbara Sommers

Skip Bornhuetter

Marketing & Membership

Architectural Review Board

Green & Grounds

Ron Waters

Vice President Executive Committee House & Ancillary

Sam Mollet Golf

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A Letter From the President Colleton River Club was founded in 1991, on a unique property of 1,500 acres, bounded by the Colleton River, Chechessee River, overlooking the Port Royal Sound, with amazing views of marshes, Live oaks, wildlife and two golf courses built and designed by the icons of golf course architecture, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. For over 15 years the prestige and the value of real estate grew. 2008 brought a financial shock to the nation and affected the values of residential golf communities nationwide and Colleton River was not spared. The new environment has tested the assumptions regarding golf communities, which are competing for fewer avid golfers. The result was that property values decreased, undeveloped lot prices fell to unprecedented levels, and home values were reduced by 50% or more. The developer’s land was not marketed, choosing to hold it waiting for the market to recover. We now have the opportunity to acquire the developer’s property and build our future by revitalizing our community. Our future depends on attracting younger people, in the 50 to 65 age range, who want more than golf in their communities and who have different lifestyle choices from their parents. The key to revitalizing Colleton River is to conclude the deal to acquire those properties. It will allow the Club to reach its vision and mission, i.e. to be among the finest residential neighborhoods anywhere. It will lead to increased real estate values and at the same time will enhance Member satisfaction. We must understand that great golf is not enough; it is necessary, but not sufficient. There are several strategies which must be accomplished to effect revitalization and foremost is to acquire the developer’s property which will allow us to develop new homes and allow spaces for added amenities. Then we need to invest in our non-golf amenities which is vital to attracting future buyers with improvements of Clubhouses, fitness, swimming pools, racquet sports, bocce ball, boating and fishing, etc. which will enhance the Member’s enjoyment of the Club while making Colleton River more competitive, resulting in rising real estate values. In addition to our custom home model, we envision alternative housing options including developing model homes, which can be customized, giving new owners

choices of style, size, finishes and speed in construction of their new home. Another option is to develop homes with smaller footprints on smaller lots, with less square feet, having turnkey, low maintenance lifestyles. This concept is growing in popularity and is being incorporated in many areas, locally and nationally. Adding a Sports Membership will enlarge the market for our property and add value to our real estate investments. It will be supported by adding the Invitational Program which can significantly raise both capital and operational dues offsetting loss of dues from lower cost Sports Memberships. Finally, initiation fees have not increased in well over a decade. The best residential golf Clubs benchmark their initiation fees at 5% of the average selling price of homes. Bringing Colleton River Club initiation fees in line with the region’s best Clubs, raises capital and will help pay for future amenities. Colleton River Club is coping with a labor situation which is unlike any in recent times. Besides attracting and retaining new employees, management is using rolling member satisfaction surveys which will be sent to one fourth of the Membership each quarter to gauge our strengths and weaknesses in all the service areas. It is one tool among several that we are using to continuously improve the Member experiences at Colleton River. The Board is actively engaging the Membership in informal neighborhood meetings, Coffee and Conversation sessions, eblast communications and video conferences for out of town Members to inform and gain input and insight on the various strategic initiatives from our Members, both those who live here for extended periods and those who only can be here occasionally or seasonally. We will move confidently forward with our opportunities to achieve our mission and vision of continuing to be a most wonderful place to live. Happy Summer!

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GM’s Report Welcome to summer! We kicked it off in grand fashion with our Memorial Day celebration and just enjoyed our Independence Day festivities, the Club’s most popular and celebrated holiday. I would like to extend my thanks to our staff who work so hard to make these and other events memorable. On that note, I would like to spend time in this article speaking to what sets Colleton River Club apart from others…our people. Colleton River is a place where Members enjoy not only the natural beauty of the community and glorious sunsets, but also the camaraderie of family, friends and neighbors. Whether dining on the veranda, cocktailing at the dock, golfing on our spectacular courses or enjoying any of the other great Club amenities, the experience is a special one. It doesn’t happen by accident and it takes the hard work, time, and talents of many to make Colleton River the outstanding community it is. Great service means doing more, going the extra mile and maintaining a great attitude. No task is too small and whether it is service at the front end or behind the scenes, it takes the entire team to make it happen. If you think about it, Colleton River Club is a number of small unique businesses (departments) coming together under one umbrella making your experiences at the Club memorable. Team development and growth is critical to every organization and more important than ever. In this day and age, employees have a broader range of needs and place tremendous value on having access to opportunities for development. Colleton River Club is committed to fostering our talent, building on our culture of mentoring and support, and keeping our employees engaged. Our goal is to be the employer of choice in the Lowcountry. To that end, here are a couple of initiatives we’ve been working on:

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Late last year we began monthly staff luncheons wherein employees from every department meet, get to know one another, share their experiences and learn more about how what they do meshes with the efforts of others to make Colleton River Club tick. We gain invaluable insight into their desires and priorities and receive great suggestions and feedback on how we can improve. After all, who better to learn from than our people. For the past five years the Club has recognized an outstanding service provider with the Attitude is Everything award at the end of the year. This year we have expanded our recognition program to do so quarterly and will recognize those at the “front of the house” that many of our Members know and see daily, along with those who work diligently behind the scenes or “heart of the house.” We applaud the dedication and commitment to all who go above and beyond. Our Employees of the Quarter will also be considered for the annual award. Most recently we have also enhanced personnel policies based on employee input and creative thinking and are vetting many new ideas submitted by the management team. Now, I would like to share news on the staffing front. Let us begin... Jack Bingham has accepted the Assistant Club House Manager position at Long Cove. As many of you will recall, Jack began in outside golf services in September 2012 before moving to the Fitness Center. From Director of Sports Management, he then advanced to Assistant F&B Director. Now Jack is "leaving the nest" so to speak, taking he and his wife another step closer to their ultimate goals. Colleton River Club's culture of growing and supporting our people helps to make the Club a special place to work. Eric Bischofberger will be rejoining Colleton River Club on October 1 as Assistant General Manager. Eric, previously

Mike Grunder

Director of Sports Management

Jennifer Burns Events Manager

Anthony Guiliano Chef de Cuisine


one of Colleton's Assistant F&B Directors, left the Club four years ago to advance his career. He now comes back to Colleton River from Old Town Club in Winston-Salem where he is the Assistant General Manager. Eric is excited to return to the Lowcountry where it all began. On June 5, Joshua Darrell joined us as an Assistant F&B Manager. This May Josh graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC with a Hospitality Major and Club Management focus. Josh was on scholarship to play rugby for the University. His love for golf and the ocean brought him home to Bluffton and now Josh is looking forward to the opportunities available to him here at Colleton River Club. Stephen Minnaar, a very familiar face for many, joined us in December 2015 as the Director of Sports Management. Stephen, with his many talents, has been promoted to Assistant F&B Manager, Events and Manager of Fun. Mike Grunder, who has been in outside golf services since July 2018, has been promoted to Director of Sports Management. Mike just graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health from USCB here in Bluffton and he is looking forward to expanding into this new arena. We are proud to be promoting from within once again. Jennifer Burns started June 17 as the Club's Events Manager. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in hospitality and tourism management, and a concentration on event management and club management. She is also a certified wedding planner. Her resume includes time at Cherokee Town and Country Club, Chevy Chase Club, The Bohemian Club and, most recently, Belfair.

CAPTION: Team members enjoying one on the monthly GM lunches held in the wine room. Michael (landscaping), Gary (Maintenance Engineer), Dale (Accounting), Mary (Front Desk), Tim, Jessica (F&B), Taylor (Golf Pro), Susan (HR), and Zu (Kitchen)

Anthony Guiliano has joined Colleton River Club as the Chef de Cuisine. Working under Chef Robert, Anthony's focus will be a la carte dining, the restaurant menu and the a la carte team. Anthony's experience is resort restaurant dining on many levels and was most recently Chef de Cuisine at Montage Palmetto Bluff. While a new Director of Golf is being recruited, Head Golf Professional Mark Reilly will take the lead with Golf Operations. He has a solid committed professional team behind him. A search committee has been formed and we expect a smooth transition. In closing, I want to tell you that our team continues to be strong, continues to grow and continues to look for ways to improve service and your member experience. I often say we are a family serving a family.

Timothy Bakels, General Manager

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COLLETON GOES NATIONAL In late Spring Golf America spent two days filming our amazing courses and community for a 30 minute episode devoted to sharing Colleton River with an audience of over 80 million in over 130 markets through some of the best national and regional networks in the country, including FOX Sports and others. It aired May 28th – June 3rd and July 2nd – 8th. If you missed it, or simply want to watch it again, visit our YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/ColletonRiver). “There are many attributes that help to make Colleton

River Club a top ranked private club. First and foremost its two impeccably maintained 18-hole championship golf courses, by two of today's greatest designers; Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. While both courses share the same location, the Nicklaus and Dye courses have very different design attributes, thus Members enjoy two completely different golf courses on one spectacular piece of land. It was a pleasure working with the Colleton team to film a great episode!” - Alan Hunter, Producer & Owner Golf America

CAPTION: The episode includes two hole features (see above - Hole #4 on the Nick and Hole #12 on the Dye), as well as a golf tip and amenity highlights.

When you start the evening with a Sloe Gin Fizz, you know you’re back in the 60’s! Add a great disc jockey & disco ball….you’ve got ladies dancing even before dinner is served! Say what???  Just the month before, it was Asian lanterns floating from the ballroom ceiling... vases of cherry blossoms… origami swans, chopsticks…topped off with Killer Karaoke!  Specialty cocktails of Sake, Lemon Drop Martinis & Japanese Beer preceded an Asian-inspired dinner including tempura, gyoza, Yuzu Cheesecake!  Without a doubt, these L3 ladies know how to put on remarkable parties with creative cuisine, lots of laughter and endless libations! CHEERS! - Jennifer Hodges, L3 Committee Member

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CAPTION: (1) Dee Dee Despo & Marilyn McNulty (2) Ken Clark (3) Susan Ying & Connie Muscarella (4) Susan Weber (guest of Mrs. Warner) & Michelle Warner (5) Christine Marlowe


OPERATION COLLETON Colleton River Operation Santa Claus is going through some exciting changes in name only. Our new name is Operation Colleton River with our continuing mission of “Fulfilling holiday wishes and year-round needs outside our gates”. We will naturally continue to be a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (a 501 c(3). The fund was founded in 2000 to provide holiday presents to our neighbors in need and since 2010 has also provided for the year-round basic needs of food, clothing, school supplies, and reading materials for our local school children in need. As our CR community grew, many did not know of the wonderful things that the fund accomplishes year-round. We all know of the holiday presents provided by Operation Colleton River to school-age children in need identified to us through the US Marine Corps, our Bluffton school social workers, Bluffton Self Help, Bluffton Boys & Girls Club and Family Promise. We also support holiday presents for the Island House program for mentally challenged adults. Operation Colleton River has become much more than holiday presents, we also provide food baskets during the holidays, a fine piece of Children’s literature for each child enrolled in Pre-K and Special Needs classes in our Bluffton schools, and a piece of Children’s Literature for each of the 300 children on our Holiday Shopping List.

Since 2010, we have gone year-round in recognition of the needs of our community where over 60% of our children are on free or reduced lunch programs and parents struggle each month to provide the basics of food, housing and clothing for their families. We stock school social worker’s supply closets (there are 9 schools in Bluffton) with shoes, school uniforms, jackets, and school supplies. We support the Bluffton BackPack Buddies box program , Summer Nutrition Program, and thanks to your generosity we’ve added a grant to Second Helpings to provide locally grown fresh produce to our food pantries. Children and adults at Family Promise, our shelter for homeless families, are provided with work and school uniforms, activities and supplies to make life a little more normal for them while in shelter. We also make it possible for Bluffton Pre-K classes to participate in a First Books reading program and Island House to have internet service. We hope you agree and are as excited as we, the Operation Colleton River Committee with our new name serving the same mission. -Marsha Murphy, Committee Member

CAPTION: (1) Dancing (2) Susan Clark, Katherine Wrapp Harvey, Ellen McCann (3) Katherine Bryant, Sharon Baker (4) Dinner

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ON THE LINKS

The Colleton River Golf staff would like to thank everyone that participated in our Spring Events; we had a successful season of great golf and camaraderie. Special congratulations to all of our winners for their exemplary play! We would like to recognize Member Kevin King, who shot an even-par 72 at Wexford to earn a spot in the U.S. Senior Open to be held at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Indiana (June 27th -30th). This incredible achievement comes two weeks after he won the SC Golf Association Senior Championship at Callawassie Island Club. Congratulations, keep up the great play! Colleton River was featured on Fox Sports’ Golf America show as the “Course of the Week.” This coverage aired from May 28th-June 3rd and July 2nd - 8th and featured some of Colleton’s most iconic holes, a view of many of our

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amenities, as well as an instructional section filmed in the Learning Center with our Director of Golf, David La Pour. You can view the full episode on Colleton River’s YouTube Channel. Looking ahead, we would like to make you aware of our key Fall dates; registrations will be mailed out in the coming months. We would also like to highlight our important dates for the 2020 Golf Calendar. As a reminder, Members may book tee times through Foretees or the Golf Shop up to two weeks in advance. For those planning to host guests from out of town or may need special consideration booking outside of that window please contact me at markr@colletoneriverclub.com and I will be happy to assist you. - Mark Reilly, PGA, Head Professional

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CAPTION: (1) Kevin King Qualified for Men’s U.S. Senior Open (2) Pro Member Guest - Al Rattacasa with Guests: Parker Stallard, Kyle Ward, Michael Whitlock, Mark Silvers (3) Spring Men’s Member-Member - Rich Timbo, Fred Sabetta (4) Spring Ladies Member-Member - Wendy Hall, Carol Hammond

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CAPTION: (5) Spring Men’s Member-Guest - Duke Delcher, Zac Passaretti (Guest) (6) Mixed Member Guest - Bill Rowley (Guest), Katie Rossborough(Guest), Becky Busa, Tony Busa (7) Ladies Member Guest - June Buggie (Guest), Janice Eisert, Kathy Kenwell, Kathy Labonte (Guest) (8) Couples Club Championship - Ralph Govan, Julie Yeung

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GOLF IMPORTANT DATES AUG 13-26 AUG 30 SEPT 6 SEPT 27 OCT 3 OCT 17-19 OCT 23-26 OCT 31 NOV 1 NOV 7-9 NOV 15-17 NOV 23 DEC 13 DEC 20

NICKLAUS AERIFICATION NINE & DINE MEN’S GUEST DAY NINE & DINE LADIES’ OPENING DAY LADIES’ TWO DAY MEMBER-GUEST MEN’S FALL MEMBER-GUEST LADIES’ SPOOKTACULAR NINE & DINE COLLETON RYDER/SOLHEIM CUP MEN’S/LADIES’ CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS MEGA MEN’S “774” MEN'S GUEST DAY NINE & DINE

CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR WEEKLY LADIES’ DAYS, AND MONTHLY MEGA MEN’S DAYS SAVE THE DATE 2020 GOLF CALENDAR FEB 1 RED TEE DAY FEB 27 FROSTY FAIRWAYS MAR 1-3 COLLETON COLLEGIATE MAR 5 PRO LADY MAR 15 PLAY FOR P.I.N.K. MAR 19-21 PRO-MEMBER GUEST MAR 26 LADIES’ COLLETON CUP MAR 29 COUPLES’ CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP APRIL 2-4 MIXED MEMBER-GUEST APRIL 11 MEN’S MASTERS CHALLENGE APRIL 22 LADIES’ SPRING MEMBER-GUEST APRIL 23-25 MEN’S SPRING MEMBER-GUEST APRIL 30-MAY 2 MEMBER-MEMBER MAY 7 LADIES’ CLOSING DAY MAY 27-JUNE 7 DYE AERIFICATION JUNE 16-28 NICKLAUS AERIFICATION JULY 12-14 US AMATEUR QUALIFIER JULY 21-AUG 3 DYE AERIFICATION AUG 11-24 NICKLAUS AERIFICATION OCT 1 LADIES’ OPENING DAY OCT 15-17 LADIES’ TWO DAY MEMBER-GUEST OCT 21-24 MEN’S FALL MEMBER-GUEST OCT 29 SPOOKTACULAR NOV 5-7 COLLETON RYDER/SOLHEIM CUP NOV 13-15 MEN’S/LADIES’ CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV 21 MEGA MEN’S “774”

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GOLF INSTRUCTION CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST OPERATION 36 GRADUATES CLASS OF SPRING 2019! CAN YOU SHOOT 36 FROM ALL 10 DIVISIONS? Operation 36 is growing – Start your journey today! (Fall semester starts in September)

Have you seen the nationally broadcast Golf America golf tip from the Colleton River Learning Center? Learn how to hit the sweet spot on your club! http://www.huntersouthwest.com/assets/videos/ colleton/david-la-pour-golf-tip.mp4

Learning Center Latest Putting is still 43% of our score and technology has finally found a way to help us with it. The latest addition to the Colleton River Learning Center is the Blast Motion sensor. This small but powerful sensor attached to your grip teaches how to have consistent rhythm when putting. If you’d like a free demonstration of this device, stop on by the Learning Center and start putting like the pros! For questions or an appointment, send us an e-mail davidl@colletonriverclub.com or call the Learning Center at 843-836-4413. HOW DOES IT WORK? • What does it do? Blast Sensor measures 10 metrics such as tempo, club rotation, club speed. • Who is it for? Anyone who is interested in consistency. • How does it work? Blast Sensor attaches to the butt of your club and feeds information you your phone.

CAPTION: This Summer’s PGA Junior League from Bluffton & Hilton Head!. Colleton has fielded a team for the last 3 years and tied for first last year! This year we have 14 kids on the Colleton River Club team which plays its home matches on the Borland. Come out an cheer them on!

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AGRONOMY

On The Move

After reviewing the Dye Course at Colleton River Club in 2007, renowned course designer Pete Dye exclaimed, “This is the best course I have ever built!” Following a tweaking of Dye’s masterpiece in 2017, the raters at Golf Digest are beginning to recognize Pete’s genius. In the most recent Course Rankings, the Dye Course at Colleton River Club jumped four slots to 14th in the state of South Carolina. Although the raw data is not available to courses, Raters assess courses on a scale of 1 to 10 in eight categories: Character, Shot Options, Challenge, Layout Variety, Distinctiveness, Aesthetics and Conditioning. Considering that the Golf Digest Rankings are widely accepted as the ‘gold standard’ for course evaluations, the move by the Dye Course is noteworthy. While we know there is more work to be done, we are excited by the recognition and look forward to the next round of ratings that will come out in 2021. - Jeff Kent, Director of Agronomy CAPTION: Above - Sunrise over Hole #11, with the marsh of Hole #15 in the background. Left - Dye's famous quote.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT JEFF’S KENTS CORNER SENT TO YOUR EMAIL (PAST NEWSLETTERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE BLOG).

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Culinary Corner SINGLE MALT SCOTCH SOCIETY - TASTE AROUND SCOTLAND EVENT The Scotch Society was formed to host fun and educational programs to enhance tasting and judging of fine Single Malts. Nine dinners are held each year and the most recent event explored the Scotchs of Scotland. Chef created an inspired menu to fit with the theme and to pair well with six scotch selections.

Tasting Menu Parsnip and Pear Soup Shooter Caramelized Onion, Anchovy & Black Olive Flatbread Smoked Salmon & Frisse Bitter Greens, Smoked Walnut – Dill Dressing

Braised Pork Belly Butternut Squash Puree & Stewed Red Cabbage Grilled Petit Filet Mignon Roasted Root Vegetable, Smoked Beef Jus Chocolate – Ginger Snap Bread Pudding Vanilla Anglaise

Taste of Scotland Parings Recipes Smoked Salmon & Frisse

Serves Four 1 bunch Frisse, rinsed, torn 1 head Radicchio, rinsed, torn 1 bunch Chicory, rinsed, torn 2 each Belgium Endive, trimmed, sliced, core removed 5 -6 oz. High quality hardwood smoked Scottish Salmon, sliced 2 – 3 oz. Smoked or toasted walnut halves, lightly salted 3 oz. Olive oil 1½ oz. Sherry Vinegar 1 tsp. Dijon mustard ½ tsp. Dried dill 1 Tbsp. Minced shallot Salt & pepper to taste Prepare the vinaigrette dressing Prepare all the lettuces, lightly toss with the dressing Thinly slice and drape the smoked salmon on the dressed greens Garnish with the toasted walnuts and serve

Caramelized Onion, Anchovy & Black Olive Flatbread Serves Two to Four Source prepared pizza dough, 10 oz. is common

1 each Large yellow onion, peeled, core removed, thinly sliced 1 small can Black anchovy, drained 2 oz Calamata olive, pitted, split Olive oil for brushing In a medium saucepan, slowly caramelize onions until a rich dark color is achieved May season with a few drops of aged balsamic vinegar and s&p to taste Roll out the pizza crust Brush with olive oil Lay out the onion, anchovy, and sliced black olives Bake at 350F until crust is golden and crispy Slice to your liking Paired with Glen Dronach 18yr - From the Highlands Region

Paired with Glen Scotia 15yr - From the Campbeltown Region

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Event Central How many of our 4th festivities did you attend? From the Cart Parade tradition to an excursion to Savannah for some All-American baseball, our holiday tradition was full of some of our long-standing favorites along with some fun new additions. The 4th of July weekend is one that brings our Members and their families together in fun authentic ways.

CAPTION: LEFT: The ‘People’s Choice’ award winners, Tula and Liberty Eisert. RIGHT: Team” Rittenhouse enjoying the parade! BELOW: The annual 4th festivities and dance party!

Said Mrs. Doris Beedie, “When we first bought property out here, we came by ourselves. We said, “We have got to get the kids out here.” That was 20 years ago. Our grandkids were very young then. There are now in their late teens and twenties, but they still make it a point to be here. We would sit outside when they were younger. Now we get a table inside the pub by the window, but we haven’t missed a year!”

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Fitness TRX is a full body workout that uses the person’s own body weight as the resistance instead of machines or dumbbells. TRX Suspension Training develops strength, balance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. We have eight TRX Suspension Trainer “straps” mounted from the ceiling in our fitness studio. Each student has their own  TRX  Suspension Trainer to use during the class. There is another mounted at the front of the class for me, your instructor to demonstrate the exercises for you.  If I had to choose only one training tool to use, I would easily pick the  TRX  Suspension Trainer because it is a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself during each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. I really love how the  TRX  uses so many muscle groups at one time. The beauty of the TRX is that even when an exercise focuses on your upper body, it still recruits your core, glutes and legs to keep your body stable. Plus, the instability of the straps and handles increases the benefits to the muscles you’re targeting.

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Advantages of our TRX Suspension Trainer Class: • Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout. We hit ALL the muscle groups  • Helps build a rock-solid core. You are using your CORE the entire class • Increases muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Good for golf, tennis, good for LIFE! • Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors, class regulars to beginners) • By utilizing your own body weight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines. We have two TRX classes at the Club. Tuesday mornings at 8:00 and 9:00. The class is easily modified so it’s great for beginners. It may look intimidating to walk into  a TRX  class for the first time and see the yellow and black straps hanging from the ceiling, but it’s not at all scary!  TRX  is a lot of fun and I will be there to guide you every step of the way. We start each class with a simple warm-up that helps you get the feel for the  TRX  Suspension Trainer (the straps). The first half hour we do standing exercises that work the entire body, then we get down on the floor for planks and bridges using the  TRX. We spend the last 10 minutes stretching. TRX is a great class and we hope you will join us! - Jessica Haynes, Personal Trainer

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TRX1 and TRX2: Push-ups “First off, we the push-up. The push-up is one of the most important exercises anyone can do for their upper-body. TRX is all about engaging the core, and being able to combine that core activation with one of the most popular exercises, the push-up, really makes this exercise one of the best.” TRX3: Lunges “Lunges are so versatile in how they are able to burn your quads, hamstrings, and glutes all at once. It’s as simple as taking one big step forward with either leg, with the help of the TRX band to keep you balanced. This exercise will leave your legs shaking!”

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PHYSICAL THERAPY The shoulder complex is one of the most common areas for musculoskeletal dysfunction. It consists of an intricate set of four joints. The actual shoulder joint is relatively unstable, which allows a lot of movement, but also opens the door to a variety of pathologies. The shoulder requires more from the soft tissue structures surrounding the area including the shoulder capsule and the rotator cuff for stability. The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles that surround the humerus. It is important that these muscles are healthy and strong to keep the shoulder stable and to allow the bigger muscles to provide power. I believe

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that just like flossing your teeth, it is important to perform an individualized routine to address your limitations in order to keep the body at an optimal level. A generalized “shoulder program” is not always appropriate, but rather a program specific to addressing your body’s impairments. Program design needs to include the proper exercises, level of resistance, and amount of sets and repetitions. As a movement specialist, my goal is for people to feel better, move better, and perform better. - Matthew Motes PT, DPT

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TRX4 and TRX5: Squat into Row “By integrating compound movements into our exercises, we are able to work multiple muscle groups at the same time. After going into the squat, quickly come up and pull those elbows back into the row. This sequencing of exercise will build strength and endurance on both your legs and your back.” TRX6: Plank “The gold-standard for core exercises meets TRX. Planks are difficult, so by simply sliding your feet into either strap, you allow yourself the ability to feel the benefits of this movement while in a more comfortable position.

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On The Courts Hello Colleton River Members! We hope everyone had a good Spring. We have seen an increase in tennis activity over the last season with higher clinic numbers, more USTA teams, and more social play on the courts. In fact, the Colleton 55s women’s 4.0 team advanced to compete in the SC State tournament (April 27-28) after winning the Spring CCTA season with a 7-1 record (please see photo below). Four other teams represented Colleton locally as well and were very competitive at their levels of play. We look forward to hosting more teams in the future seasons at Colleton. As many of you know, pickleball has taken off in our area and is here to stay. We have added two temporary courts at the Dye parking area. Clinic participation has been high as well as social play. We are looking forward to continued growth in pickleball activity. Courts can be reserved through the Member site and loaner paddles and balls are available in the Tennis Pro Shop. If you have any questions about the tennis or pickleball programs or schedules, please contact Mike O'Regan at tennis@colletonriverclub.com. See you on the courts!!!!! - Mike O’Regan, Director of Racquet Sports

A POINTER FROM YOUR PRO Defensive Play

At some point and time you will be put in a defensive situation in a match. The key is not to panic and hit a low percentage “hero” shot. You might get lucky and win it, but chances are that you’ll make an error. It’s basically like giving the point away. Play smart, use a lob or just get the ball back in play and have your opponents deal with it.

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CAPTION: Left to Right - Carolyn Kraus, Megan Sisson, Pat MacKay, Nancy Grossman (captain), Pam Dyer (co-captain), Rachelle Jeffery, Jeanie Freeman, Linda Rose, Ginny Lawro.


Member Stories

King battles back for U.S. Senior Open berth Colleton River Member makes major championship appearance Golf has been a nearly lifelong passion for Kevin King, but he’ll admit the last few years haven’t been that much fun. “There was a couple times where I didn’t know if I’d ever get back to this level,” he admits. King played collegiately at North Carolina, as well as stints on pro tours and the Champions Tour. But multiple hip and ankle surgeries in recent years made it tough playing the game he loves. “You start thinking, well if I quit playing golf, what am I going to do?" King laughs. But of late, the Hilton Head real estate agent has been playing close to his old form. He won the SC Senior Championship in May. Then a few weeks later, he qualified for the U.S. Senior Open in dramatic fashion. The former Tar Heel birdied two of the last three holes to make the cut by one stroke. He played the major championship as an amateur, but the 62 year old didn’t go into it with an amateur mindset. King has played in the U.S. Open and the Senior British

Open, as well as four career Heritage appearances. He says he won’t be going to the tee box intimidated. “I’ve got some experience in the big show," King says. "So I’m going up expecting, as long as my body feels good, to play well.” It’s been an arduous journey back to the highest levels of the game for King, one that’s made him appreciate the game more than ever. “I’m just tickled that I’m back playing at a decent level," he says with a smile. "It’s really been a lot of fun this summer.” King says he’s going to enjoy the moment next week, but he also has much more than just enjoyment on his mind. “My goal’s to make the cut and be the low amateur," King says. "That’d be a nice little feather in my cap.” The U.S. Senior Open was held at Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Indiana. --As seen on WTOC 11

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CAPTION: Since our Spring issue we have added 5 Members to our Hole in One list. Congrats! Pictured: (1) Ellen McCann (2) John Hynes (3) Julie Yeung (4) Linda Shettel (5) Lloyd Rothouse

Colleton Shots

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CAPTION: (6) Derby Day! Pictured Kaylynn Caldwell, Pat Sommers, Kenneth Caldwell, Barbara Sommers (7) Another great Play for PINK event! Pictured Bob Rhodes, Lisbeth Devlin, Mary Lee Rhodes, Eugene Devlin (8) Summer Saturday Kickoff Bocce and dinner at the Halfway Cafe Pictured Dee Dee Despo, Mike O’Regan, William Despo.


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CAPTION: (1) Grace Chu, Marilyn McNulty, Jennifer Hodges getting their Plaid On at the Heritge Happy Hour (2) Tom Payne, Teresa Payne, Kylie Payne, Al Baker, Janet Baker and Mary Beth Griz enjoying Easter Brunch (3) Diane Hynes, Colleen Click, Jill Dee, Lynn Macbeth, Gail Graham.

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CAPTION: (4-7) Our active and ever growing kayak club recently enjoyed a Spider Lily trip!

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LIFELONG LEARNING GROUP Lifelong Learning Group Presents ‘Blues to Jazz’ at Colleton’s Nicklaus Club Debi Incandela, Lifelong Learning Committee Group member envisioned a musical dinner experience featuring blues and jazz for her fellow Colleton members. Debi reached out to the multi-talented musician, Lavon Stevens to conduct an evening of music and its history and they soon learned they both speak the language of music. Mr. Lavon’s extensive repertoire encompasses soulful jazz, blues, contemporary, and gospel. A native of Savannah, Lavon began his musical studies at the age of seven with the violin. By 13, he was listening to his classically trained brother and then playing piano by ear. He studied piano and voice at Dekalb College in Atlanta from 1979 to 1983. Lavon performed nationally for years before returning to the Lowcountry. The LLG, with Committee member Debi Incandela, welcomed Lavon Stevens, who was accompanied by three talented jazz students. Kelda Maynard partnered with Debi Incandela to transform the Nicklaus Clubhouse into the ‘Nicklaus Jazz Club’ for the evening. Mr. Stevens offered a delightful blend of entertainment and education as he discussed the roots of jazz and then illustrated his points with music and song. Explaining that jazz is the only truly original American art form, he pointed to the influence of African music (string plucking), drum lines, horns used in funeral processions and ring shouts. The origin of the word, ‘jazz’ is still an historical contention but the best contender is the similarity of "jazz" to "jasm", an obsolete slang term meaning spirit, energy, and vigor. Lavon characterized gospel as the sound of hope. Gospel music is a form of euphoric, rhythmic, spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of the African American South. Its development coincided with - and is germane to - the development of rhythm and blues. - Jeanne Lane, LLG Committee Member

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CAPTION: The ‘Nicklaus Jazz Club’ evening was a resounding success. Debi Incandela capped the evening by singing, The Birth of the Blues’ with Lavon on piano and accompaniment by the jazz musicians of the future.


UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS AUGUST 2019 TUE. AUGUST 6 – COFFEE AND CONVERSATION – MAGNOLIA WED. AUGUST 7 – PAINT ON A WHEEL – NICKLAUS (PAINTING AND DINNER) FRI. AUGUST 16 – DRIVE-IN MOVIE HAPPY HOUR SAT. AUGUST 17 - PASSPORT NIGHT AT THE DYE SEPTEMBER 2019 SUN. SEPTEMBER 1 – LABOR DAY CRAB BOIL – COMMUNITY DOCK TUE. SEPTEMBER 3 – COFFEE AND CONVERSATION – MAGNOLIA SAT. SEPTEMBER 7 – DISCO PUB NIGHT NICKLAUS WED. SEPTEMBER 11 – LLG LUNCH - NICKLAUS MON. SEPTEMBER 23 – FORT FREDERICK KAYAK TOUR WED. SEPTEMBER 25 – NAME THAT TUNE – NICKLAUS SAT. SEPTEMBER 28 - PASSPORT NIGHT AT THE DYE OCTOBER 2019 TUE. OCTOBER 1 – COFFEE AND CONVERSATION – MAGNOLIA SUN. OCTOBER 6 – BRIDGE BOWL – TENNIS COURTS THU. OCTOBER 10 – LLG DINNER – NICKLAUS SAT. OCTOBER 12 - PASSPORT NIGHT AT THE DYE WED. OCTOBER 23 – SAT. OCTOBER 26 – MEN’S MEMBER GUEST – NICKLAUS WED. OCTOBER 30 – LADIES NINE-HOLE GOLF SPOOKTACULAR – NICK COURSE NOVEMBER 2019 TUE. NOVEMBER 5 – COFFEE AND CONVERSATION – MAGNOLIA WED. NOVEMBER 6 – TRIVIA NIGHT – NICKLAUS SAT. NOVEMBER 9 - PASSPORT NIGHT AT THE DYE THU. NOVEMBER 14 – LLG DINNER – NICKLAUS THU. NOVEMBER 28 – THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET – NICKLAUS DECEMBER 2019 MON. DECEMBER 2 – 6 – OPERATION SANTA SHOP/WRAP – DYE THIRD FLOOR TUE. DECEMBER 3 – COFFEE AND CONVERSATION – MAGNOLIA FRI. DECEMBER 6 – LWGA TOURNAMENT – NICKLAUS FRI. DECEMBER 6 – ANNUAL WINE SALE – LOCATION TBD SAT. DECEMBER 7 - PASSPORT NIGHT AT THE DYE SAT. DECEMBER 7 – ANNUAL MEETING – NICKLAUS TUE. DECEMBER 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION – NICKLAUS

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