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Celebrating the exceptional lifestyle

Issue 22-2016

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On the cover: Watching 4th of July fireworks over the Colleton River is a member favorite. This page: The 4th of July celebration this year was huge fun!


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Features 14 JULY FOURTH FUN!

This year’s July 4th celebration was full of dancing, jumping, hula hooping.... and smiles!


One of Colleton River’s own qualified for the Drive, Chip, and Putt Contest at the Masters

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Forward progress continues

Much appreciation for staff and membership


Excitement is building for the new practice park

...to the winners of all the major Spring golf events

Fitness & tennis programs keep you in the game

New BodiTrak and edifii system technologies





Be mindful of seafood sources and sustainability

Donating time, money, and support for our community

Learning and teaching in the community

Tips for creating a special event your guests will enjoy

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

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General Manager’s Report

Tim Bakels

COO/General Manager

It was a very busy spring and summer rolled in with a vengeance. We officially kicked the summer off with our Memorial Day Clambake and followed it up with a week of Independence Day festivities. I would like to extend my thanks to our staff who worked so hard to make these events memorable, adjusting adeptly to Mother Nature’s curve balls. You will see from the center of this edition that everyone one had a great time over the Independence Day week which culminated in a wonderful fireworks finale!

Real estate sales in 2016 have continued to be robust. Through June we have seen 28 real estate transactions (17 homes [5 pending] and 11 lots [6 pending]) and enthusiastically welcomed 20 new members to Colleton River. Year-to-date there have been 26 Member Experience packages and 18 single day tours. We held our fifth Sunset Tour of Homes in April with 11 homes and provided approximately 25 informational packets to realtors. These tours continue to be wellreceived. Colleton River now has 354 homes (240 on the Nicklaus side and 114 on the Dye side), and this coupled with our cottages give us a total of 363 rooftops. There are 19 homes under construction, two in the ARB review process and seven major/minor construction projects underway. To assist in moving the review process along, the ARB has been proactive by increasing its meetings to twice monthly rather than once a month as had been done in the past. Indicators for Club operations are very strong. I am pleased to share that Fitness Center class attendance and personal training are at their highest levels ever and expected to continue. TPI instructor Lance Gill sparked so much interest during his visit this spring that new classes were added of golf dynamics and therapeutics. Tight ‘n Toned (TNT) classes were also added last month. Be sure to look for Stephen’s Fitness Tips in the weekly Monday blast. New treadmill and elliptical equipment were installed this spring. Kayak outings have also been very popular with sell-outs and waitlists. Paddle dates are scheduled through November 30th. Be sure to sign up early!


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New faces…Yes, we were happy to welcome Emily Larson to the Colleton River team as our Events Manager and promote Mike Tuten to Chief of Security in March. Both of these individuals are highly accomplished and strengthen our Team. Completed projects for the year include upgrades to the club’s Wi-Fi capability. The upgrades included the addition of service at the pool which, when it opened this spring, did so with a fresh deck and all new furniture. Old security cameras have been replaced with a new, more extensive system. Along with security, the new system will be a great management tool. Venues are be monitored by staff to better respond to service needs at our various amenities, capture and respond to distress and medical emergencies, and enhance our ability to protect and add security to community spaces. We are continuing with the beautification initiative of additional islands and community grounds, and lampposts are getting some TLC with many receiving new globes. We have received rave reviews on the first phase of the enhanced improved lot maintenance program which promotes the beauty of Colleton River, while maintaining a natural state. Rest assured we will be vigilant in the protection of this outstanding property. Phase two will begin mid-July and is expected to be complete by September 30th.

As you know, since May there has been a flurry of activity with our projects to restore the Dye and Borland courses, the development of the short game area, and the addition of the Learning Center. The projects are progressing well, although the permitting stage of the Learning Center has moved slower than anticipated. The new design of the Borland will offer tee and green approaches for all levels of golfers, including junior and beginners. The new short game area will offer a much greater variety of golf shots, simulating course conditions while allowing more members to practice at the same time. With a growing number of golfers turning to technology to improve their game, Colleton River’s Learning Center will be of tremendous benefit on this front as well. The resulting “Practice Park” at the Nicklaus complex will provide Colleton River with an amenity unparalleled in the Lowcountry. Its proximity to the Halfway Café is an added bonus making the complex a comfortable place for family and friends to come together to practice and play, and enjoy an atmosphere of congeniality and camaraderie.

Note from your Club President The interior of the Dye clubhouse has also been undergoing a facelift while the course is under construction, including the refinishing of floors, carpet cleaning, the refurbishment of furniture, new cushions, paint and wall coverings to name a few. The exterior of the clubhouse will also reopen with a fresh coat of paint, refreshed landscaping and other touchups. We hope you find the weekly update eblasts to be both interesting and informative, and by now you have had an opportunity to read the midyear update of July 5th with even more information. I want to give a special thank you for so many of you who have called, emailed and stopped by to extend your thanks, appreciation and support for the Colleton River Team, and to the Team whose hard work, dedication and commitment enhance the Colleton River Experience. As we reported to you at the Town Hall Meeting and in the midyear letter update, we’ve made great progress and continue to work with local Fire Department officials and the Ports Authority to establish a permanent fire station facility off the Nicklaus maintenance area. We will be sending the membership a full explanation of the terms of the sale of the property to the Bluffton Township Fire Department along with a ballot to vote on the approval in the very near future. Enjoy your summer. For those leaving for the season, we wish you safe travels and we’ll see you in the fall!

As I write this River article we have just celebrated another great Independence Day at Colleton River, marking the mid-point of 2016. This year’s holiday party was a wonderful gathering of Colleton families and fun was had by all. As usual, the fireworks display at the end of the day was a real highpoint and great way to cap off the week’s events. There were many comments this year on the quality of the food offered on the various buffet tables. The only thing better than the food was the smiling faces and laughter from all the children in attendance this year. We are so fortunate in so many ways here at Colleton River. We have a great Jack Proud membership with a tradition of helpful volunteers who serve on our board and Club President advisory committees. Each committee is a cross section of our membership with men and women all working together to make Colleton River even better. All but two of our committees are advisory in nature and their advice is usually followed by the board (but not always, as under our covenants the board is ultimately responsible). The Architecture Review Board operates independently but the board has limited oversight on some decisions. The club’s Nominating Committee operates with complete independence from the board. At the six month mark of my first year as club president I could not be happier and more grateful with the excellent work provided by our committee volunteers and offer them sincere thanks and gratitude. Also, our Colleton River staff, led by Tim Bakels, our General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, does such a fine job every day, despite labor shortages, weather problems, and many other day-to-day problems that occur in operating an enterprise of our size and magnitude. Tim sets a very high bar for performance and our membership can take comfort in the fact that he is on top of any and all issues at the club. Tim’s management team is dedicated to working to improve Colleton River each and every day. Of course, there are times when things are not going well in a particular area of responsibility but the management team pulls together to determine corrective action and wastes no time in making changes to put things back on track. Also of significant importance, every staff member does his/her job with an engaging smile which means a great deal to members and guests. We are fortunate to have these wonderful people on our staff and I’m sure everyone joins me in expressing appreciation for their hard work on our behalf. Last, I would like to express appreciation for my fellow directors. As we have been reminded in past years by past presidents, the directors are also volunteers made up from the membership at large. They are your friends and neighbors and dedicate countless hours of work for the betterment of our club, without pay or perquisites or recognition. As a new club president, I have learned how important their help and counsel are and how dedicated they all are to our club. Forgive me for using this public forum to thank them for all they have done and all they will do in the future to help our club and to help me in this undertaking.


NAME John & Marsha Conover Robert & Tracey Gregory Joseph & Deborah Incandela Dennis & Kathleen Mistoler Jack & Allison O'Donoghue John & Linda MacIlroy John & Christine McMahon Kirt & Andrea Lindeman Sean & Carol Hegarty Joseph & Ellen McCann Hans & Susan Dransfeld Paul Kirschmeier & Pamela Anderson

FROM Mendham, NJ Hilton Head, SC Boca Raton, FL Winter Park, FL Pittsburgh, PA Hilton Head, SC Hilton Head, SC Palm Beach, FL Locust Valley, NY Mendham, NJ Huntington, WV Rasking Ridge, NJ

JOINED Apr-16 Apr-16 Apr-16 Apr-16 May-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Jul-16 Jul-16 Jul-16

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2016 Fall Event Schedule Date


October 13, 2016

Ladies’ Opening Day

October 19-22, 2016

Men’s Member-Guest

October 25, 2016

Ladies’ 9 Hole “Spooktacular”

October 27, 2016

Ladies’ One Day Member-Guest

November 4-6, 2016

Men’s and Ladies’ Club Championship

November 11-12, 2016

Men’s and Ladies’ Member-Member

November 19, 2016

Mega Men’s Day

Course Etiquette and Dress Code Reminders 1. Play Ready Golf 2. Repair ball marks and fill divots with sand 3. Rake bunkers and knock sand off shoes prior to walking on putting green. Enter and exit bunkers from the low side. 4. Be respectful of golfers when cutting through the course (especially in the afternoon)

Proper attire: All Members and their guests must be dressed in appropriate golf attire on the golf courses and practice areas. “Bermuda length” shorts (no length shorter than 3 inches above the knee) are permitted on the course, and golf, or collared sport shirts, are also required (no tank or Tshirts). Mock turtleneck shirts are considered appropriate golf attire. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Belts must be worn and hats and visors are not to be worn backwards. Cargo shorts are not allowed. Ladies may not wear short shorts, tank tops, or halter tops. Blue jean/denim clothing of any type is not permitted. Members are asked to inform their guests of these rules in advance. Any Member or guest registering at the Golf Shop in clothing that does not comply with the above will not be allowed to play until they change to appropriate attire. Changing shoes or clothing in the parking lot is prohibited.


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Course Dates to Remember Date


August 8-12

Nicklaus Course Closed for Aerification

October 1 -10

Nicklaus Course Closed for Overseed

May 9-Sept 30

Dye & Borland Closed for Renovation

Congratulations are in Order! Congratulations to Head Professional, Derrick Garrou, for being selected to the Carolinas PGA Section Board of Directors. Derrick was appointed to the position of AtLarge Director for South Carolina. Additionally, Derrick currently is the President of the Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter. Derrick continues to be a wonderful ambassador for the game of golf and Colleton River! AJ Gerlach, a native of Northern Virginia, is a Class A PGA Professional with an additional PGA Certification in Teaching and Coaching. AJ attended UNC Greensboro, where he earned a degree in Finance. After graduation he moved back to the DC metro area and accepted a position at Congressional Country Club. Following two summers at Congressional, AJ moved to Jupiter, Florida. A move that was initially just for the winter, turned out to be his home the next six years. During that time, he played in multiple mini tour events and completed his PGA Certifications. AJ spent his last two years as the First Assistant Golf Professional at the Maroon Creek Club in Aspen, Colorado. In 2015, he won the Colorado PGA West Chapter, Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Though he enjoyed the Rockies in both summer and winter, he was yearning for a longer golf season. So, in the spring of 2016, AJ and his wife, Deb, relocated to Bluffton, SC. AJ is very excited to be in the Lowcountry and pleased to join the professional staff at Colleton River.

Our golf course projects and learning center are underway as the club continues to invest in our amenities and make improvements to our club’s overall golf experience. Our new “practice park” will create an environment which will help you maximize Matt Lucchesi, PGA your practice experience. Director of Golf Our short game area will be designed to give you on-course simulated shots with the similar course conditions you will find on both golf courses. The new learning center will add another level to the learning and instructional programs at Colleton River. The two indoor teaching and fitting bays with video swing analysis will allow students to receive a learning experience they may have never experienced. This practice park will give you every opportunity to improve your game with the assistants from your Colleton River professional staff. If you have any questions about the practice park, please don’t hesitate to ask your Colleton River Golf Professionals. Our summer Reciprocal Program is in effect so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to play some of the Lowcountry’s finest facilities. This program is offered through September 15th and gives Colleton River Members the ability to play golf at the reciprocal properties for a very modest fee. Members can also host Guests at the reciprocal properties for the accompanied guest rate of said property. Please remember the Nicklaus course will be closed August 8-12, 2016 for aerification. Reciprocal arrangements must be made by contacting any Member of our Golf Professional Staff. Please do not contact these clubs directly. I would like to recognize our 2016 spring winners! The golf staff appreciates your support of our events and participation as we continue to strive to offer events for all skill levels.

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Ccorner ulinary Modern commercial fishing of the world’s oceans can be compared to clear–cutting of the planet’s forests. 85 percent of commercially Robert Wysong harvested Executive Chef seafood is caught without regard to how it replenishes. The practice of bycatch, in where other than the targeted species are caught alongside the intended catch, has become extremely destructive to ocean populations and the ecosystems in which they live. Long line fishing can also be very destructive to those species innocently swimming by looking for food. These fish are usually ground into food used for farming. The agribusiness model of seafood harvesting is built on capital, chemistry, and machinery.


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Aquaculture farming has expanded product availability to the growing planet but has not addressed sustainability at the same rate and intensity. Fish and shellfish farming has grown exponentially over the last few decades but so has the appetite and sheer amounts of seafood consumed each year. Further, the feed supplies that farmed fish and shellfish are generally unregulated and may contain even chicken parts including bone, skin, and feathers. Imagine? As an example of sheer volume, China, the largest consumer of seafood, will devour 80–90 metric tons of seafood from dwindling supplies each year. The result of this is unimaginable. Shrimp is by far the most popular seafood item in the world, also one of the most destructive to harvest when you factor in inefficient fishing practices, damage to mangroves, and the amount of by-catch generated. 5-15 pounds of by–caught fish is killed on average to bring one pound of shrimp to the market. The prized sport fish Bluefin Tuna is becoming more endangered by the day. Various species of highly prized tuna are being depleted every year. While some efforts are being taken to raise these magnificent fish in ocean farms, it is just not the real solution for a wild, 40 mph, open ocean athlete. Salmon in the United States alone has been crippled by the construction of river dams. There are

3,500 dams in the state of North Carolina. There are similar scenarios almost everywhere you look that have placed salmon species in jeopardy. We all know what has happened to Cod. On a brighter note, there is tremendous ongoing effort to determine how to correct the pathway. Clupeidae, or the herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens and other important food fish of the world may help hold the key. These fish often caught for fish oil and fish meal production generally feed on small planktonics. They contain lower levels of methylmercury reducing the risk of passing along mercury, as well as contain the desirable omega oil profiles for consumption. Mussels are recognized as a good source of protein and other nutrients, are very tasty and easy to prepare, and help environmental causes in ways of water filtering and bioindicators monitoring the health of aquatic environments of both fresh water and marine environments. These are just a few examples. Most important to us is our practice of supporting local fishermen, businesses, and those that operate consciously, correctly, and sustainably. Their ecological model focuses on methods that conserve and restore the natural resources by focusing on their relationships with nature. Please remember to order responsibly!

Grilled Summer Swordfish Squash on the Grill

1 medium zucchini, split lengthwise 1 medium yellow squash, split lengthwise Pesto as needed Salt & pepper to taste Prepare the vegetables as above, lightly brush with pesto and season

Fish Spice

1t dried oregano 1t dried dill 1t granulated garlic 2t kosher salt .5t cayenne pepper Blend the spice mixture and reserve until needed


4 green onions, trimmed & sliced 1pt split cherry tomatoes Large sprigs of fresh basil leaf Prepared the accompaniments and reserve until needed

Prepare the Fish

Lightly brush with oil and season the swordfish or grouper filets


Grill the pesto marinated vegetables until tender and reserve Grill the fish until just above medium and reserve to rest Slice the vegetables as desired Arrange attractively and garnish with tomatoes, sliced onion and fresh basil leaf Add the grilled fish and serve to good friends

Kids Pizza Class We had several future chefs in the Nicklaus Ballroom show Chef Robert how pizza should be made!

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PLAY FOR PINK A big thank you to the community for your support of Play for P.I.N.K. Over $33,200 was raised for breast cancer research.



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On the heels of the success of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, hosted at Colleton River, we invited kids from The First Tee of the Lowcountry to play the Nicklaus Course on May 3rd.

Congratulations Spring Tournament Champions











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Fitness The Fitness Center in 2016 has exploded. This year we have seen new faces either in new members or members who don’t usually workout in general. Our trainers; Jessica, Mike and Renee, have done a phenomenal job in help grow our personal training programs to new heights, exceeding prior years. With this huge volume of attendance we were able to bring in state of the art cardio equipment to the Fitness Center. Precor is the leading brand of fitness equipment in the country and we are lucky enough to be one of the few clubs in the Low Country to offer their equipment. Come try out the new ellipticals and get a three-inone workout which offers a step, stride and regular motion. With these workouts, they offer less stress and strain on your body, making your joints healthier. Whether you are an experienced gym goer or starting top workout for the first time, we at the Fitness Center are here to help you. If you are looking for a workout that is not in the Fitness Center, try kayaking. Kayaking offers a great upper body and core workout and you get to experience the beauty of local wildlife on the Colleton and Chechessee Rivers. We offer a wide range of kayak trips in and outside of Colleton River such as Ebenezer Creek in Springfield, Georgia, Single Lady Oyster Company in Beaufort, South Carolina and Shrimp and Marsh Ponies on Wards Creek at St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Call the Fitness Center to sign up for one of our very popular and thoroughly enjoyed kayak trips. We encourage you to give us a call to setup the way the best way for you to stay fit and active. We want to put yourself in the best possible position to succeed and to improve your overall level of fitness.

The kayak outings have been very popular, and reservations fill up fast. Be sure to sign up early so you don’t miss out on a day on the water!


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Things are heating up with the weather and on the courts at Colleton River. Clinic numbers have been very consistent with our current programs. We will continue to run men’s and women’s clinics on Mondays and the theme of the week and doubles clinics on Wednesdays. We just wrapped up our second rusty rackets program and it was nice to see some new faces out on the courts. Keep playing! Many of our members have just completed their spring USTA season locally, and Colleton had three competitive teams representing the 4.0 level. Joe Isola’s team finished the season just shy of the top as did Sam Boyd’s team. Our 55’s team captained by Louise Dickson and Pam Dyer won the league and played in the state tournament finishing a bit short of the title. Other members on the team were Wendy Baker, Linda Rose, Pat MacKay and Nancy Grossman. Mixed season is next and we’ll have a team representing Colleton River.

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Our tennis events to date have been successful. Our March pro exhibition was well attended and the dinner after was excellent. We also had a great turnout for our 3rd annual play for pink round robin and our pre Memorial Day round robin. We’re looking forward to more events throughout the year. We recently added new clay to the courts, so everything is looking great at the facility. As we continue through summer, the adult programs will keep on running as scheduled. See you all on the courts! ~Colleton River Tennis Staff

The Colleton 4.0 / 55 team won the CCTA league - 14 matches in total - and competed in the SC State tournament weekend of April 30th. Great job! Photo (left to right): Pat MacKay, Judy Mattoon, Nancy Grossman, Pam Dyer (cocaptain), Louise Dickson (captain), Linda Rose. Missing: CR member Wendy Baker, Jill Cox, Danielle Case, Debbie Hull, Carolyn Kraus, Rachelle Jeffery.

Marsh Critter Camp

Our annual Kids Critter Camp last May was a hit as usual. The kids learned a lot about local wildlife and enjoyed a boat ride on the Colleton River right from our Community Dock.

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Golf Academy

David La Pour, PGA Director of Instruction

With the anticipation of the Practice Park and Learning Center opening this fall, your Golf Academy will be introducing some great new programs to help the membership enjoy this great game. With the addition of a learning center and the latest technology, the club has taken a huge step forward in keeping with our vision of “operating the finest teaching program for a club community in the U.S.A.” Below is a small list of services that will be offered this fall: • Teaching & Coaching Bay with 3-camera V1 video system • Club Fitting Bay complimented with TrackMan, Titleist, Callaway, Ping, TaylorMade • BodiTrak Pressure Mat (see below) • Putting surfaces & holes in bays • Three outdoor covered hitting bays • Various teaching aids Trackman Club Fitting Monday – Saturday 9 am to 4 pm • Edufii Teaching Platform (see below)

Academy Schedule

TPI Golf Fitness Program (personalized-by appointment)

Have you ever wondered about your weight shift during your golf swing? The jury is back on what it should be at address, back swing, and follow through. With the help of our new BodiTrak pressure mat system and the case studies associated with it, I can tell you for an iron swing it should be close to: Address 50/50, top of backswing 30/70 (70 being trail or back foot), impact 70/30 (70 lead foot), finish 90/10 (90 being lead foot). The BodiTrak pressure mat shows this and much more regarding weight shift and pressure during the golf swing. It’s important to note that the driver swing has different percentages which are consistent with TrackMan teaching us that the driver and iron swings are very different. If you’d like more information you can go to boditraksports.com or email us at golfacademy@colletonriverclub.com.

What is Edufii? The best way to describe it is a personalized (and private) golf coaching website for the student. First introduced to the members here at Colleton River this spring, this new and innovative teaching platform allows the coach to document the students’ progress by creating what they call a private web based “Training Space.” We now have the ability to video learning points during the lesson and post the information directly to the students training space (website) to review at home or abroad. The student can also ask questions and your instructor will get back to you with analysis. In my opinion, this is a game changer for golf instruction and literally for student improvement. Be sure to ask you Academy Instructor on how to get “Edufiied”!


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Family Clinics! Call the golf shop to schedule today!

Calling all kids at Colleton River:

We have started a new kids golf clinic for the summer and your junior golfer is invited. Every Friday at 11 am at the Nicklaus practice facility, we will be having fun playing sports games and golfing.

Sophia Burnett Goes to the Masters! Colleton’s own Sophia Burnett qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt contest at this year’s Masters in Augusta! She placed 5th and represented her family and Colleton River well at the event.

Colleton River members gathered to give her a surprise, supportive send off. Photos of the send off were featured on the Golf Channel during the event.

Last fall’s “super moon” brought extremely high tides to the Lowcountry. The water was as high as the bridge to the 4th hole on the Nicklaus course!

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Art of Seeing Art The Art of Seeing Art program has been a great success in opening the eyes of our local school children to the art world.

Lifelong Learning Group (LLG)

The LLG went on a trip to Daufuskie last spring. They rode on the Delta Lady ferry to Daufuskie’s Freeport Marina, had a buffet lunch at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company and did a three-hour guided tour on an old school bus.


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Think Outside The Box, Relax and Have Fun

Emily Larson

We all love to see new things at events. Sometimes, just freshening up an old idea is all it takes. With summer upon us, I am sure we will all host an event along the way. Here are just a few simple ideas to update the usual party in to a fun summer soiree!

Catering & Events Manager


Entertaining Events

Lighting- What a simple way to change the mood of your event. There are so many lighting options available today. Most local stores now carry lights in every color, and item imaginable. Or, go back to the basics with some simple café lighting or different candles. A very simple nice touch. Wet the Whistle – Keep your guests refreshed with some nice cold drinks. How about a nice sangria. Here is a very refreshing recipe for Peach Champagne Sangria. You can also change things up with some fun ice cubes. Add some fruit or herbs to the water in the ice cube tray and voila! Food – Why not bring back some of the fun things your mother’s used to sever when they had parties back in the day. How about a bacon wrapped water chestnut, pigs in a blanket, mini quiche and of course the ever faithful spinach dip served in a round rye. Just make sure to use some frilly toothpicks! How about some fun dessert stations like a banana split or a sundae bar with various toppings. Everyone likes ice cream!! Guest List – Why not mix and mingle? Have everyone you invite bring one person that not everyone knows. A great way to meet new people and also welcome new neighbors to the party!

It is our pleasure to introduce Colleton River’s new Events Manager, Emily Larson. Emily will assist in overseeing existing programming and expanding on our event offerings. Prior to joining the team here at Colleton River, Emily was with ClubCorp since 2005, most recently as Private Event Director at the Country Club of Hilton Head and prior to that as Private Event Director at The Mid America Club in Chicago from 2007 through 2014. She began her career with ClubCorp as Food and Beverage Manager on the Outer Banks in NC. Although she has a passion for Hospitality and Private Events, Emily actually began her career as a Special Education Teacher. She did her undergraduate work at both St. Norbert College and Central Connecticut State University where she graduated with a B.S in Special Education. She continued to teach Special Education for seven years before changing careers. Emily is now living close to family and in her free time enjoys golfing and traveling.
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Member Event Spotlight

MEMBER-GUEST CLOSING PARTY All the Spring golf events were a lot fun, and everyone especially enjoyed dancing at the Member-Guest closing party! Some of our members could give the contestants on Dancing with the Stars some serious competition!

TRIVIA NIGHT CHAMPIONS! After wagering zero points on the final question, out of 10 teams and 96 total

members, one team triumphed during the May Trivia Night competition. The winning team was:

Marla and Robert Stan

Marilyn and Jeff Glacken Nan and Bill McDaniel Ann and Ron Waters

Marji and Jim Humphrey

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Nicklaus Clubhouse, 5:30 – 9pm

SEPTEMBER 4 LABOR DAY CELEBRATION Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6 – 9pm

8 NEIGHBORS MEETING NEIGHBORS Nicklaus Clubhouse, 5 – 7pm

9 TENNIS ROUND ROBIN Tennis Courts, 3 – 5pm


Community Dock, 5 – 7pm


Nicklaus Ballroom, 6 – 9pm


Victoria Bluff, 1 – 3pm

Member Barney Maynard captured this breathtaking sunset last Spring! Colleton sunsets never get old!










Community Dock, 9:15am – 12:30pm

Check for location, 11am – 1pm


9 CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Dye Clubhouse, 10am – 2pm


Tennis Courts, 9:30 – 11:30am


Community Dock, 5 – 7pm


Nicklaus Ballroom, 5:30 – 9pm

Both courses, 9am

Victoria Bluff, 9 – 11am

Nicklaus course, 3:45pm Nicklaus Ballroom 5 – 7pm

Both courses, 9:00 a.m.

Nicklaus Ballroom, 4pm – 5pm

Check for location, 11:30am – 1:30pm



Nicklaus Course, 9:30am


Nicklaus Clubhouse, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Tennis courts, 10am – 12pm

4 TENNIS PRO EXHIBITION Tennis Courts, 5:30 – 7:30pm




Victoria Bluff, 9 – 11am


Community Dock, 8 – 10am

Both courses, 8:30 a.m.

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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 worldclass amenities in an inviting atmosphere with an active, philanthropic community. You’ll be Imagine a community thatyet takes your breath and is hailed as an incredible wildlife habitat, a captivating retreat where exquisite bordered by nature surrounded byaway friends custom areRiver. nestled amidst seven miles of scenic shoreline and two stunning championship golf courses. At Colleton River, at homes Colleton 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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The River Summer 2016  

Colleton River's membership magazine.

The River Summer 2016  

Colleton River's membership magazine.