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Celebrating the exceptional lifestyle

Summer 2015

This page: The scoreboard welcomes visitors to the Dye Course On the cover: The 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, Philip Barbaree Photos by Jeff Landman

(all Junior Amateur photos within by members Jeff Landman, Phill Doherty, and Eric Einhorn)


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Features 10 2015 JUNIOR AMATEUR The championship was an exciting week for players, members, and spectators!


Despite the torrential rain, our July 4th celebration was just as fun as ever!

In This Issue










Exciting changes are underway

Colleton displays real teamwork during the championship The championship is over but many memories will remain

Approach fitness with fearlessness for positive results Many fall programs to get you on the courts; 6th tennis court

Habitat for Humanity success and cute kids on our courses





Get to know the culinary team; plan a great holiday event Fall lessons; Junior Amateur Championship highlights

Some snap shots from fun summer events


There are many exciting things happening this fall

Board of Directors Jim Humphrey - President, Executive Committee Jack Proud - Vice President, Executive Committee; Chair: Greens & Grounds Jim Rydzel - Vice President, Executive Committee, Audit; Chair: Governance, Strategy & Asset Planning Jim Eisert - Treasurer, Executive Committee, Audit; Chair: Finance Roberta Bowman - Chair: Audit; Special Projects Jim Hooker - Chair: Marketing Wendy Baker - Chair: House & Ancillary Milton Irvin - Co-Chair: ARB; Audit Tom Wooster - Chair: Golf

Erika Maston, Norsu Media - Creative Direction & Production ColletonRiverClub.com | THE RIVER


General Manager’s Report


here did the time go? With the heat of the summer behind us, we want to welcome back our Members who have been traveling and for those of you who remained, we look forward to embracing the cooler weather patterns of the fall season. It was an exciting summer and here are some highlights:

Tim Bakels

USGA Junior Amateur Championship: I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Where do I begin? You volunteered; hosted players; provided sites for parking, evacuation and storage; participated in Club 68, and contributed in so many other ways. You, collectively, made it happen. While there were some inconveniences during the event, the understanding and grace with which the membership made accommodations was outstanding. Colleton River clearly put its best foot forward touching the lives of the participants, promoting a great sport at a high level and, thanks to you, Colleton River revealed its character, beauty and great golf to a national audience. Your dedication and hard work, as well as your commitment to Colleton River, is a testament to the depth of character of the community you call home. COO/General Manager

The initial prep phase of the Borland course renovation is underway with the spraying for unwanted and intrusive grasses, which will prepare it for the March 2016 renovation. The new design will offer tee and green approaches for all levels of golfers, including junior and beginners. Due to the overwhelming support of the Learning Center, it also appears it will be moving forward. The permanent Fire Station has gone out to bid and we look forward to finalizing construction costs. As you know, the new Fire Station will establish a response radius required for favorable insurance ratings. It’s great to see the many years of excellent planning by multiple boards and committees coming to fruition. IT: Are you connected? Colleton River has gone mobile. You can now see what’s happening at the Club, make a tee time, book a tennis court, make a dining reservation, and access the Club website via your mobile devices. The app is free and provides an all-new level of interactive services. If you need help with installation, you’ll find instructions in the weekly informational blast and, as always, the team at the Front Desk is happy to assist you. We are also pleased to bring you the ability to make dining reservations from your computer. Simply click on the ForeTees Dining icon on the member website landing page and the program will walk you step-by-step through the process. This self-service program makes it easy to make or update reservations anytime of the day. Remember to pick up an Events & Happenings booklet, watch for weekly blasts and, of course, The River, for regular updates on activity at the Club. Stay tuned! Architectural Review Board: I am happy to report that there are now 354 rooftops in Colleton River, with 21 homes under construction and 2 in the ARB review process. There are also 10 major/minor home construction projects under way.

Construction of the new playground is complete!

Projects: You have no doubt noticed new plantings and lighting at the Halfway Café. This was done as part of the Community Master Plan enhancements initiated in the fall of 2013. You can also look forward to the Dye Clubhouse getting a “face lift” this fall. The 2015 phase of road and infrastructure work was completed on schedule. Along with road repair, sealcoating and striping, we also saw improvements to the asphalt sidewalks/leisure trail. The playground is now complete and a wonderful venue for members’ children and grandchildren. Construction of the 6th tennis court has gone as planned and is a welcome addition to both accommodate our growing tennis program and host competitive matches with other clubs.


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Ancillary Services: As we move into Fall, it’s a great time to refresh your lawn. Contact Debbie at (843) 836-4480 to schedule an appointment to evaluate your landscaping needs. Debbie is also your contact for boat or trailer storage, as well as sanitation services. Whether it’s a one-time pickup of yard debris or regularly scheduled trash service, give her a call. Food & Beverage: The culinary team, led by Chef Robert, continues to receive rave reviews and the numbers are strong. We want you to get to know Sous Chefs John Cossens and John Hammack. Both have outstanding culinary skills and we will be sharing their expertise and highlighting their talents in upcoming blasts. Colleton’s Food & Beverage Manager, Rob Ciapanna, and his team led by Eric

Bischofberger and Chip Hughes, are champions for providing excellent service and adding the personal touch. They take every opportunity to make your experience at the Club an “experience” and invite you to let them know if you have a special evening – they want to make your celebration a memorable one. If you haven’t yet treated yourself, the Club now features a distinctive a prix fixe menu complete with wine pairings on Friday evenings. Watch for this new menu along with our other features in the Friday dining blasts. Please also keep in mind the Club offers package wines at exclusive prices; catering from side items to a complete dinner, staffing and full bar; and we will decant your wine for you.

Exciting Changes are Underway!

Fitness: Colleton River’s fitness program has never been stronger and spa usage continues to increase. The Fitness Center is continuing its offering of one no-charge class a week which provides the perfect opportunity for you to try something new. And, if you’ve not already done so, please take advantage of your complimentary gym orientation, where you’ll learn how to use the gym equipment and get information on all Fitness Center offerings. Get ready, we have a robust fall program planned that includes paddle boarding, kayak tours, shrimping, the Second Annual Turkey Trot, and a 12-day boot camp around the Christmas holiday.

The initial prep phase of the Borland course renovation is underway which will prepare it for the March 2016 renovation.

New Member Assimilation: Getting to know your neighbors has gotten even easier. If you miss the first blast of the month introducing new members, be sure to visit “Welcome New Members” on the member website where you will see home towns and dates of membership. You will find additional information in the membership directory. We also have a great group of members who started and participate in the “Hostess” and “Neighbors Meeting Neighbors” initiatives. Throughout the community there are now “Hostesses” in place who reach out to new members on their street or in the vicinity, welcoming them and sharing information about the community. Neighbors Meeting Neighbors has also been a wonderful success. The group holds weekly Wednesday Walk & Talks from the Halfway Café, as well as social events designed to help you meet new and reconnect with old friends. Past events have included Meet & Greets, Ladies Lucky Lunch, Sunday Brunch, Borland Bash (nine-hole scramble and lunch) and Nicklaus and Dye veranda evening mixers. For more information contact Larry Ross, Director of Membership Development, at (843) 836-4466. I encourage you to join in the fun and get acquainted!

The new fire station will establish a response radius required for favorable insurance ratings.

While I’ve touched on some of the fall activities, you will find much more information throughout this edition of The River. See you at the Club! A 6th tennis court will help accommodate our growing tennis program. ColletonRiverClub.com | THE RIVER


Note from your Club President


EAMWORK – “work done by a number of associates, each doing a part, but all subordinating personal province to the efficiency of the whole.”

Well, this definitely describes Colleton River and our hosting of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Hundreds of staff members, host committee members, volunteers, and our local community came together to showcase Colleton River and its people. The teams endured wind, rain, hail, and humidity while investing thousands of hours making sure everyone experienced the best championship possible, and the best of Colleton River.

Jim Humphrey

Our guests couldn’t say enough good things about how they were treated, as well as the beauty of Colleton River. The praise for the Dye course came from players, USGA officials, college coaches and spectators. Perhaps the mother of one of the players standing on the back porch of the Dye clubhouse said it best when she said – “You are so fortunate to be able to wake up to this every morning. You must pinch yourself.” Club President

Add to these types of positive impressions from those who attended and the excellent way our course showed on Fox Sports, and it was a major marketing success as well. We have already received a number of real estate inquiries and visits as a direct result of the championship. Due to the efforts of many we were able to cover all costs for hosting the Championship from donations, and we didn’t need to utilize any of the funds previously reserved by the Board. In addition, due to these excellent fundraising efforts and the support of Colleton River members, we will be able to make a nice contribution to The First Tee of the Lowcountry for their good work with youth in our community. A final report on the financials and our donation will be provided once the books are closed on the event. On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank THE TEAM for all you did to make us look so good. Not only did we positively impact the lives of 156 excellent young men and their families, we showed many the reason why Colleton River is such a special place to live and play. In the Fall 2014 issue of The River, I asked us to come together to make the most of a great opportunity. As a community, I believe we did.

“You are so fortunate to be able to wake up to this every morning. You must pinch yourself.”


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Matt Lucchesi, PGA Director of Golf

ith the Fall season upon us, the golf staff is looking forward to well-attended, fun, and successful Club events. Please do not delay in registering for our upcoming tournaments - the Mixed Member-Guest, the Men’s MemberGuest, Ladies’ One Day MemberGuest, Ladies’ 9-Hole “Spooktacular,” Club Championships, and the Fall Member-Member.

On November 21st, our Mega Men’s “774” format is back, and will be held on the Nicklaus Course. The A-B-C three-man scramble format will have a draft and dinner party for all participants on Friday night followed by golf on Saturday morning. You may register for this event either through ForeTees or by contacting the golf shops. We look forward to seeing you at all of these fun events!

2015 Fall Major Event Schedule Date


October 10

Mega Men’s Day

October 9

October 15-17 October 22 October 27

October 28-31 November 6-8

November 13-14 November 21 December 6

Ladies’ Opening Day Mixed Member-Guest

Ladies’ One Day Member-Guest Ladies’ 9-Hole “Spooktacular” Men’s Member-Guest

Men’s And Ladies’ Club Championship Men’s And Ladies’ Member-Member Mega Men’s Day Twilight Golf

Golf staff with U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up, Andrew Orischak


he 68th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will bring lasting memories to the players, their family and friends, volunteers, members and the entire staff at Colleton River. The players will remember the fierce competition and camaraderie, the heat and weather delays, and probably most vividly, the challenge that is the Dye course at Colleton River. While the 156 competitors all arrived with one goal, to become a champion, each one of them earned the experience of a lifetime. The volunteers will remember our great facility, being a part of the action, and how their hard work and efforts contributed to a great event. The entire staff will remember the USGA and their diligence, the early mornings and late evenings, the teamwork between all of the departments, and the volunteers. They will also remember the smiles on the faces of the players and their families. The membership is left with memories of a great tournament and the spirit of the game that Colleton brought to it as well as the players’ talent, professionalism, and respect for golf. The beauty that the golf course displayed in photographs and on television and the sincere admiration that the USGA, the public spectators, the players and their supporters had for Colleton River will also not be forgotten. ColletonRiverClub.com | THE RIVER


The Colleton Culinary Team: an Organization of Passion and Structure


he Culinary Team at Colleton River is as diverse as it is talented. Comprised of both ladies and gentlemen, seasoned professionals and the next generations’ leaders, our team bond is strong and together we thrive on service and our mission at hand. That being said, I would like to present some of our talented culinary professionals representing eight states and two countries.

In leadership, two gentlemen assist with planning, daily activities, and overall culinary team direction. Robert Wysong Executive Chef John Hammack, Executive Sous Chef, is responsible for the day-to-day food service operation, as well as purchasing and food storage, and is directly responsible for the banquet and catering experience for our club. John Cossens, Club Sous Chef, (or JC as he’s known), is directly responsible for the a la carte dining experience here at Colleton, along with the day-to-day kitchen operations, management of the schedule, and procurement of specialty items such as the daily ordering and receiving of seafood and produce. He is also the creator of the weekly bar food that appears on Friday evenings. We are lucky to have a very talented team of caring professionals that love food and cooking. I feel as if we have the best talent in the area. Professional cooking sometimes seems easy but can truly be a difficult vocation. Below are a few requirements of the trade: • A deep understanding of food products, freshness and seasonality • Understanding of processes, timing, a strong sense of organization • An ego of team spirit • Understanding of sanitation and safety practices • The desire to trend watch, stay current, be innovative • Understanding the importance of personal preferences as it relates to members and guests The members of our culinary group each have a niche contribution to the greater effort, and their Colleton experience is a crucial factor in the up keep of our consistencies. While I have been with Colleton for three great years, some of our staff have a long history on our culinary team: • Humberto G Carreon, hot line chef, 13 years • Delores Bailey, cafe line chef, 11 years • Veronica Franco, line chef - garde manager, 8 years • Catelyn Simon, line chef - pm garde manager, 4 years • Michael Pfeiffer, line chef - pm kitchen, 4 years • Stephanie Dzejak, banquet chef, 3 years • Roeith Pinkney, cafe line chef, 3 years • Domonique Moore, stewarding, 2 years • Lakeysha Marshall, line chef - pm kitchen, 1 year • Mark Christian, line chef - rounds man, less than one year • Tina Shaw, line chef - pm kitchen, less than one year • Joyce Smith, administrative, one year I hope you enjoy this insight as much as I enjoyed writing it. Have a wonderful fall season and I hope to see you in the clubhouse very soon!


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a Look

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Colleton River Kitchen

holiday sangria Club Happenings...

Erica Pepper Catering & Events Manager

We had an amazing summer full of activity but we are very excited to have our fall and winter upon us. It’s such a pretty time of year and such a festive time with all of the Club tournaments, member events and private parties. Whether you are having an intimate dinner or a large cocktail party, I wanted to share a few tidbits to make sure you have a fun and flawless holiday gathering this season.

• Set the first impression. Have a valet or parking attendant for parties of 30 or more to help alleviate congestion. We are happy to arrange this for you. • Spruce up the house. Have a florist create a greenery swag for your mantle or fun centerpieces for the buffet table. Live flowers are always noticed and add a touch of elegance. Candles are a great touch to warm the room’s appearance. I recommend staying away from scented candles because the fragrance can be aggressive mixed with the smell of food. • Set the bar. You will want to spend time with your guests instead of making drinks all night. Setup a Champagne bar with fun garnishes and juices like: cranberries, raspberries, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and peach nectar. A great holiday sangria is also a perfect solution to a quick self-serve drink.

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• Entertain your guests with live music. A guitarist or a pianist is a great way to keep your guests amused. • Being a good host doesn’t mean wearing yourself out. If you are going to cook any items, stick to three you feel comfortable with and outsource the rest from the Club or the store. This also helps in ensuring you don’t have a big dish to clean up before the guests arrive. Be sure to incorporate the season’s flavors into your menu cherries, butternut squash and cinnamon always are a great option. It is all possible when you choose Colleton to take care of your gathering. We offer a wide range of services, whether you need staffing, a full bar, side items or a full dinner. I would love to assist you in making your hosting duties flawless and fun. We have had the pleasure of assisting members with everything from afternoon teas, bridal showers, book clubs, dinner and open houses with staff who are already familiar to you and your guests. We can provide linen, china, glassware and extra silverware to assist in making your host duties more enjoyable.

Congratulations to our following newlyweds: September 13th, 2015 Mr. & Mrs. Coley and Ashley Neel (Reker) September 19th, 2015 Mr. & Mrs. Nick and Lizzie Devine (Lewis) September 26th, 2015 Mr. & Mrs. Chris and Meryl McGowan (Norkett) October 3rd, 2015 Mr. & Mrs. Dominic and Deanna Vito (Ray) ColletonRiverClub.com | THE RIVER




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he 68th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship was held at Colleton River in July. To say it was intense would be an understatement. The competitors were impressively seasoned despite their young age, making for a contest full of ups and downs, surprises, challenges, triumphs, and defeats. All around, it was an exciting week, and we were honored to host such a fine group of young men and talented golfers. The action started during stroke play rounds when Chandler Eaton rallied from 6 over Wednesday morning to finish the round with a 7-under 65, setting a new record on the Dye course. It was also the third lowest stroke-play round in championship history. Andy Zhang, a four-time U.S. Junior participant and the 23rd-ranked junior by Golfweek, avoided upset in the round of 64, defeating Joe Highsmith. Zhang was 1 up when the match was delayed due to thunderstorms, but it was squared quickly by Highsmith after the restart. “It was a big up-and-down, very nerveracking,” said Zhang, who was able to convert his par on the 17th hole to win the match.

“I t was a big up - and - down , very nerve - racking .” Excitement was even higher when Hilton Head local Andrew Orischak, the 16th-ranked junior in the nation, rallied from three down through six holes to beat Tony Gil, 2 and 1, and advance to the round of 16. “I just never had a match like that. That was incredible,” Orischak said. He added, “I was kind of getting a little discouraged, and then I thought, ‘You know what, let’s just keep playing. Let’s keep making pars. Whatever happens.”

“I just never had a match like that . T hat was incredible .” Orischak, won three matches Friday, including a 3 and 2 semifinal victory over Eugene Hong, to advance to the championship match. Philip Barbaree of Shreveport, LA, ranked sixth by Golfweek, also advanced after defeating Won Jun Lee of the Republic of Korea.

Top to bottom: Orischak congratulates Ralston during round of 16 match after he wins 1 up; Turk Pettit hits a difficult 2nd shot from behind a tree on #18; Lee wins match against Ogletree on 17th, 2 up. ColletonRiverClub.com | THE RIVER


Clockwise from top left: Logan Lowe’s ball was trapped in a massive Colleton live oak on hole 3; Marcos Montenegro tees off on hole 9; Cole Hammer tees off (he played in the 2015 U.S. Open and was the 3rd youngest golfer to ever do so); Competitors line up to putt. Below: Competitors tee off during stroke play.


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Spectators move to the 15th fairway after Barbaree has reduced Orischak’s lead to two up after winning holes 12 and 14.

Clockwise from right: Orischak tees off on the 4th hole in the 2nd round of the final; Orischak moves to five up on the front nine of the final; crowds of spectators follow the players “inside the ropes”; Barbaree hits from a fairway bunker on hole 5 in the 2nd round of the final.

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fter an intense morning, Andrew Orischak, held a 2-up advantage on Philip Barbaree at the halfway point of the championship final. Barbaree had found an early lead with birdies on holes 3, 4, 8, and 10, but hit the green in 2 and then 3-putted on hole 11 losing it to Orischak. Orischak went on to birdie holes 12 and 13 to square the match, ending at the half 2-up. In the second half, Barbaree was trailing 5 down after 10 holes but matched the largest comeback in U.S. Junior Amateur Championship history. The pivotal moment was on the 15th hole, the first playoff hole. Barbaree lagged a 3-footer for par and was conceded the winning bogey by Orischak. He was 1 down on the 18th hole which Orischak conceded after his drive went out of bounds. On 15, the final playoff hole, Barbaree hit his birdie putt to 3 feet and Orischak missed his bogey putt ending the match after a total of 37 holes, the most played in championship history since it went to a 36-hole final. Barbaree was understandably overcome with emotion after winning. He said of the win, “It’s definitely the biggest junior tournament out there and to win it means a lot. It says a lot about how much I’ve been practicing for this and how hard I’ve been working for this.”

“I t ’ s definitely the biggest junior

tournament out there and to win it means a lot . I t says a lot about how much I’ ve been practicing for this and how hard I’ ve been working for this .”

Todd White’s wise advise at the Players’ Dinner Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship and was a part of a winning USA Walker Cup Team. He spoke at the Player’s Dinner on Saturday before the Junior Amateur Chamionship, and cautioned them “You are not measured by your golf score; your golf score is merely how you played that day.”

Chandler Eaton breaks Dye course record!


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Chandler Eaton of Alpharetta, GA shot a 7-under 65 Wednesday, and broke the Dye course record. It was also the third lowest stroke-play round in championship history!

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Many thanks to all of the Members who served on the host committee and volunteered their time to help make the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship successful! There is not space to include photos of everyone because we had so many Members involved, but all of your efforts are greatly appreciated, and we all had FUN during the event!

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Golf Academy Whew! What a great summer at Colleton River! Between the 80 plus kids in our Golf/Sports camp in June, the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in July, and the other Academy programs, we had our hands full. This fall will be a good time to reconnect with your CRGA Director of Instruction instructor and tune up your golf game. In addition to our current teaching programs, we are now offering a new Wednesday “Birdie” clinic for the advanced golfer. These clinics will be held from 11am to 12 noon at the east end of the Nicklaus driving range. As with all Academy programs, you can sign up on ForeTees under the lessons tab. We invite you to join your PGA/CRGA instructors in keeping with our vision of “operating the finest teaching program for a club community in the U.S.A.” David La Pour, PGA

The kids had a great time at Golf & Sports Camp in June! Perhaps some of them will compete in the 2025 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship?

As we move through the fall and winter change of seasons, different playing conditions start to affect our golf, from the outfit you wear to the golf course itself. For example, with colder weather the ball will roll more, but cool air is denser than warm air so it will not carry as far. Your heavier clothing will also restrict your swing which can affect the expected results. If you’d like more information on how to deal with changing conditions, call the Golf Shop to schedule a lesson. Keep working on “managing your golf game” and have a great fall!

Academy Schedule



Birdie Golf Clinic Nicklaus Range 11-12 pm


Get Golf Ready Nicklaus Range 4 pm


Lady Linksters 9:30 am

Oct 3rd & Nov 7th

Golf Academy Days Nicklaus Range 1-3 pm

Oct 30th

CRGA Golf Schools Dye Course 9-4 pm

Nov 11

Titleist Tour Van Nicklaus Range (appt.)

By Appt.

TPI Golf Fitness Program (personalized)

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GET GOLF READY! This fall, the Golf Academy again will offer new golfer classes to help introduce members to this great game of golf. Above is a picture of our graduating class for spring 2015!


U.S. Junior Amateur Does Not Disappoint

s a PGA Golf Professional for 25 years, I can honestly say that being at a Club and on a team hosting the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship this year was one of the highlights of my career. From the look of anticipation in the eyes of the 156 competitors on Monday morning, to the look of support on the spectators’ faces during Saturday’s final, this national championship covered it all. Congratulations to our 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, Philip Barbaree. Well played. Below are some brief highlights from that memorable week: • The kids from California asked me “is it always this green?” • The kids from Norway asked me “is it always this humid?” • The kids from Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina all thought it was “nice out.” • My friend from Minnesota, Joey Park, shot 80 and 82. • Dairy Queen Dilly Bars were a favorite in the men’s locker room. • The 36-hole stroke play rounds had an average of 76.0. • Eighteen players shot under par out of the 156 competitors. • Chandler Eaton (Georgia) shot 79 then shot a course record 65. Way to go and, welcome to golf.

Sunrise on the 13th hole of the Dye Course during the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur looked like a watercolor painting!

• The competitors thought the toughest hole was #18, then #17, then #4, and the easiest hole was #2. • Champion Philip Barbaree’s 36-hole final score was 1 under par (143), while runner-up Andrew Orischak’s 36-hole score was 1 over par (145). • Hole #15 was a pivotal hole with Orischak playing it bogey, bogey, double bogey (in the playoff).

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4th Festivities


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This year’s Fourth of July carnival, cart parade, and fireworks were a lot of fun despite the rain storms, and as usual, there was plenty of kid-cuteness!

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Fitness Fearlessness


he U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, plus two hours of strength training each week to lower the risk of developing chronic diseases. Examples of moderate-intensity exercise include brisk walking and water aerobics. Strength training includes resistance exercises with free weights, squats and use of weight machines. Roadblocks to good exercise habits include embarrassment, fear of injury, not knowing about exercise equipment or programs appropriate for your own fitness level, and a dislike for exercise in general. If you have these feelings, you are not alone! Try these ideas to boost your confidence, get started with fitness, and reach your personal fitness goals:

Think outside the gym - A great way to get started is to enjoy walks around the neighborhood. This will help acclimate your body to exercise. Get out of that golf cart and walk to your next shot. You can also try a tennis lesson or enjoy swimming. Take a group fitness class - Classes offered at Colleton River provide the opportunity to feel young again while being physically active with others. Group classes offer a fun environment, convenient schedule, and effectively designed workouts that can be modified for any fitness level. Work with a trainer - Fitness is easier with a trainer to guide you. Colleton River’s Certified Personal Trainers will start your exercise journey in the right direction and minimize the gym intimidation factor. After a few sessions, you will feel more confident and start to recognize familiar faces in the gym. Remember, they all started “from scratch.”


Sports Wellness

Colleton into the

Member Inducted USTA Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to member Keith Jennings. He was inducted into the USTA New England Hall of Fame in Newport, RI on June 7th!

Dress the part - Like golf or tennis, put on your fitness clothing and come ready to play! Comfort is key, and remember to find garments that will remain comfortable while sweating. Supportive shoes are also important to protect your feet and maximize your comfort. Your personal trainer can make good suggestions for fabrics and shoes that complement your looks while providing comfort. Enhancing your fitness level may have many health benefits such as lowering weight, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Exercise helps prevent coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes. Many people simply feel better and have more energy. Approach fitness with a fearless face and enjoy your active lifestyle at Colleton River! Come to the Fitness Center and see for yourself. ~Renee Black, CPT, CGFI, Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

Member Frank Byrd works out with trainer Renee Black. Schedule your personal training session today!


ello Colleton River members! We wanted to give you all a quick update on the Fall tennis programs. Our numbers have been growing recently, and more and more people seem to be interested in the fastpaced and fun game of tennis.

We offer a beginner’s clinic called the Shiny Rackets on Monday mornings from 8:30am to 9:30am. We also run a men’s clinic from 9:00am to 10:30am, and a women’s 3.5 clinic from 10:30am to noon on Monday mornings. Wednesday programs start at 9:00am with an hour long “theme-of-the-week” clinic followed by a doubles drill-and-play clinic for players 3.5 and above from 10am to 11:30am. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we have a program for you! The clinics are a great way to meet people to set up your own social play groups. Our staff is also available for private lessons if you are looking for one-on-one instruction. All of our staff professionals are USPTR or USPTA certified. And we’re also very excited about the sixth court under construction at the tennis center. There is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a game. See you all on the courts!


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~Lowcountry Sports Network Tennis Staff


If you recall, the Colleton River Friends of Habitat group sponsored and helped build the first Habitat for Humanity home that was constructed in The Glen on Hilton Head Island. This is the first of 45 homes that will be built in this community, and the first Habitat housing on Hilton Head Island. The house was dedicated on August 5th, and the recipient family was thrilled to be “home.” It is truly a milestone and a great step forward to helping ease the problem of affordable housing in the area. Approximately 70 Colleton River members have donated funds to sponsor this home, and between 15-20 members assisted in the actual construction. Additional volunteer workers are always welcome to assist in this very worthwhile cause. Contact Bill Spadafora if you would like to help with the construction project and are looking for information.

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James Cubbin

Eileen Fontaine

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Richard Fowler, Jr Gerry Grossman Art Hocevar

Steven Irgens

Beverly Jennings Alvin McCain Bill McDaniel Jim Reker

Bill Spadafora John Vinton

Total Hours

7.5 26

70.75 8

39.75 309.5 6

304.25 36 12 12 4


Colleton THE FIRST TEE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY We hosted some of the kids from The First Tee of the Lowcountry for a fun day on the course. Colleton partnered with The First Tee to leverage the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to build awareness of the program. The First Tee is an international organization that seeks to build character and instill life-enhancing values for boys and girls through the game of golf. Its programs combine golf training with the teaching of its “Nine Core Values” that apply both to golf and life.

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Member Event Spotlight The Bocce Ball tournament was a great event, even as a spectator on the back porch of the Dye Clubhouse!

Italian Night is always a member and guest favorite during the July 4th week.

Join the LLG for Fun Events Jeanne Lane, Peg Roedel and Linda Irgens have taken over chairing LLG for 2015-16. A series of educational events are planned for Colleton River members and guests, including speakers from the Lowcountry area as well as field trips to interesting historical sites. Please join us for these upcoming events! October 9th - The Rise & Fall of Santa Elena History presentation & dinner at the Nicklaus Clubhouse. Today, the Charlesfort-Santa Elena site is an archaeologically significant National Historic Landmark, important for its associations with the 16th-century conflict between Spain and France for control of the New World. December 10th - Rose Hill Mansion Tour & Holiday Luncheon Historic Rose Hill Mansion, known as the most beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry, has long held a treasured place in Southern history. February 26th - “See Why It’s Different Out Here” Presentation by Roberta Bowman on her experiences as a Director on the LPGA Board & dinner at the Nicklaus Clubhouse. She’s also a Board member at Colleton River.


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Welcome New Members!

We’ve had several new members join our community over the last few months and want to “officially” welcome them to the Club. We look forward to getting to know you! James & Julie Davidson Dennis & Ann Zvosec Linda Alexander Michael & Amber Henderson Neil & Phyllis Wilcox Matt & Sharon Pierce Kent & Shelley Preston Thomas & Maria Cranmer David & Angelia Hopkins A. Seth Porter Olivier & Annie Villalon Ken & Linda Rose Christopher & Peggy Perry Bill & Renee Vostinak Bud & Sande McCaffery J. Michael & Jane Townsley John & Gail Graham Floyd & Rebecca Weyenberg

Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA Cornelius, NC Morgantown, WV Summerfield, NC New Canaan, CT New Franken, WI West Bloomfield, MI Centerville, OH Kalamazoo, MI Paris, France Hilton Head, SC Hilton Head, SC Allentown, PA Pinehurst, NC Columbus, OH Manchester, MA Atlanta, GA

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UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 26 Thanksgiving Buffett Nicklaus Clubhouse, 11:30am - 2pm



1 Trivia Night Nicklaus Clubhouse, 5:30 - 9pm

3 Chef Cooking Demo Nicklaus Ballroom, 11:30am - 3pm


9 LLG Santa Elena Presentation Nicklaus Clubhouse, 5:30 - 9pm

5 Cocktail Crafting Party Nicklaus Ballroom, 5pm - 8pm

3 Tree Lighting Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6:30 - 9:30pm

14 Ladies’ Tennis Member-Guest Tennis Courts, 9:30 - 11:30am

6 Nick vs Dye Tennis Challenge Tennis Courts, 3pm - 5pm

4 Holiday Tennis Round Robin Tennis Courts, 3 - 5pm

14 Scotch Society Dye Course, 4pm

7-8 Club Championships Nicklaus Course, 8:30am

5 Annual Meeting Dye Clubhouse, 4 - 5:30pm

15-17 Mixed Member-Guest Check for times & locations

12-14 Member-Member Check for times & locations

5 Annual Wine Sale Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6 - 10pm

27 Ladies’ 9-Hole Spooktacular Nicklaus Course, 4pm

17-19 Mary Ann Putzler Art Class Dye Penthouse, 1 - 4pm

7 Ladies’ Holiday Tea Nicklaus Clubhouse, 3 - 5pm

28-31 Men’s Member Guest Check for times & locations

19 Neighbors Meeting Neighbors Nicklaus Ladies Lounge, 5 - 6:30pm

10 LLG Rosehill Mansion Tour Rosehill, 9am - 5pm

We don’t let a “little” rain stop us from having fun at Colleton! Cupcakes in the rain during our July 4th celebration were a big hit!

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Imagine a community that takes your breath away and is hailed as an incredible wildlife habitat, a captivating retreat where exquisite custom homes are nestled amidst seven miles of scenic shoreline and two stunning championship golf courses. At Colleton River, a private 1,500-acre residential community with deepwater docks, you’ll enjoy numerous world-class amenities in an inviting atmosphere with an active, philanthropic community. You’ll be bordered by nature yet surrounded by friends at Colleton River.

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