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July 2018

Charlottesville, Virginia

4th of July at Farmington Read more on page 2

A Foundation of History - Building The Future




FUN AND GAMES AT THE POOL 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. GUEST FEE Check in is required upon entering the pool. Members must register their guests. A daily $5 guest fee will be charged for pool guests on Wednesday, July 4.


Chalk Drawing (All Ages)

12:00 p.m.

Money Dive (Ages 4 and Younger - Baby Pool) (Ages 5-7 - Zero Depth) (Ages 8-10 - Shallow End) (Ages 11+ - Deep End)

Join us on the Front Circle and North Lawn for a full evening of Independence Day festivities! The Front Circle will transform into the “Kid Zone” with a petting zoo, pony rides, games, activities and a kid’s buffet. The North Lawn will be home to live music, a picnic buffet and the best fireworks show in town.

12:20 p.m.

Family Float Relay (All Ages)

12:40 p.m.

Sponge Relay (Ages 8 and Younger - Zero Depth)

1:20 p.m.

Cardboard Boat Race (Parent/Child, Brother/Sister)

To register visit or contact Event Reservations at (434) 245-0693 or Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29. In the event of severe weather, the fireworks will be held on Thursday, July 5.

1:40 p.m.

Dive Contest (All Ages)

2:00 p.m.

Greased Watermelon (Ages 12-15 and 15+)

2:20 p.m.

Cup Cake Eating Contest


Wednesday, July 4 | 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. $32++ Adults/$16++ Children 4–11

1:00 p.m.


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All participants in the relay must be able to swim one length of the lap pool. Refreshments will include watermelon, chips, pretzels, cookies, lemonade and a keg of beer (while it lasts).

Thursday, July 26 | $29++

Saturday, July 14 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Each entrée is served with a fresh green salad and choice of two sides. Call (434) 245-0693 to reserve your table on the Porch.

Celebrate Bastille Day with French inspired favorites!

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS The Blue Ridge Room Bar is mixing up cocktail flights that are sure to impress your taste buds! Look in the Around the Club E-Bulletins each week for the featured selection.


Closed for Dinner Service Bar Open

Grill and Pub

Grill Closes at 3:00 p.m. Pub Open 3:00 – 11:00 p.m.

MENU Salade Niçoise | 12 Mixed Greens, Tomato, Hard Boiled Egg, Niçoise Olives, French Beans, Potatoes and Caperberries Tossed in Lemon Herb Vinaigrette Coquilles Saint Jacques | 28 Scallops Cooked in Sage Cream Sauce Served with Couscous and Mushrooms Steak Frites | 29 Strip Steak Served with Haricot Vert, Pommes Frites and Maître d’Hôtel Butter Crème Brûlée | 7 Served with Berries and Madeleines



The Book Club meets in the Library at 12:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month and newcomers are welcome. Call Pat Johnson for details at (434) 295-0709.

Thursday, July 12 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Lower Patio $15++/Free with Wine Society Membership

Friday, July 6 Before We Were Yours | Lisa Wingate Friday, August 3 Red Notice | Bill Browder Friday, September 7 Sargent's Women | Donna Lucey


Baseball fans and wine lovers unite! Celebrate All-Star Week by sampling our favorite All-Star Wines! You don’t need to be a fan of the game to have fun with our tasting this month, there will be something for everyone. To get started we will hit a single first, an entry level wine. Next will be a double, a second tier wine. Followed by a triple, another step up, and we’ll hit for “the cycle” with a home run wine to round out the tasting! Break out your rally caps, sip some wine and enjoy Chef Morgan’s passed hors d’oeuvres! Registration is suggested but not required online at or by calling (434) 245-0693.



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FHSF PRESENTS: ASSISTANT MANAGER IN CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA: DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM A MUSICAL GRADUATES SECOND PARTICIPANT JOURNEY FOR CONGRATULATIONS HANNAH ROBINSON-KASS ALL AGES Farmington's Assistant Manager In Development (AMID) program, founded in 2013, offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for the hospitality management graduate. Those who enter Farmington's AMID program can expect a structured, professional development program that combines department-specific activities and projects with an individualized curriculum of training and education. The program is designed to prepare participants for careers in club management. Hannah Robinson-Kass is the second person to complete the AMID program. She enrolled in May of 2014, following her graduation from UMass Amherst. Her career at Farmington began in banquet operations and over the course of four years she rotated through all of the food and beverage departments, clubhouse operations and spent time working in the sports and maintenance departments. In addition to learning the operation of each of Farmington's unique and complex departments she was required to complete a capstone project and present her AMID experiences to the Club's Senior Management Team as well as to the Board of Directors. During her presentation to the Board, Hannah said the following about her time in this program: "Farmington will always be a place that supports you, and I received so much support during my time here. I can't thank everyone enough. Not only that, but this program has reinforced how much I love my career, this industry and what I do. I am so grateful to be in a position that I love, in an industry that I love and to be able to work with such amazing people." Hannah has become a great leader and is highly respected by her managers, team, colleagues and the membership. Upon completing the program in May, Hannah accepted the clubhouse manager position at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT, where she will oversee all food and beverage, housekeeping, locker rooms and security duties. "The AMID program has really prepared me for this next step. I'm excited for the challenge and to take everything that I learned at Farmington during the last four years to the Patterson Club," said Hannah. Rebecca Wyskiel was the first candidate to complete the AMID program last year. Following the program Rebecca remained on at Farmington as the food and beverage service manager. Currently there are three ambitious and hardworking participants enrolled in the program: Tatum Howe (2015), Patrick Sears (2016) and Erik Laaksonen (2017).

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Sunday, July 22 5:30 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Concert Complimentary Concert

The Young Artists of Charlottesville Opera will perform, including excerpts from this summer’s two productions: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Sondheim’s Into the Woods. The Farmington Historical Society Foundation (FHSF) will display memorabilia of Farmington from the 1790’s and 1980’s and relate the history of Farmington to the music. Join us with your family and friends of all ages for a journey back in time. FHSF supporters will receive a ticket for a complimentary beverage. To make reservations visit or call (434) 245-0693.

HISTORIC CLUBHOUSE TOURS Tours of the Clubhouse are available year-round for members and guests at no charge. Please contact Dr. Michael Wills at (434) 977-4498 or e-mail him at to arrange a mutually convenient day and time.



FIRST COURSE Salad of Treviso Radicchio Bibb, Arugula, Radish, Artichoke, Figs, Citrus Vinaigrette ENTRÉE Slowly Braised Beef Baby Carrots, French Beans, Gruyere Mac & Cheese DESSERT House Made Peach Ice Cream with Baked Meringue

Mr. Jefferson's favorite wine will be served tableside.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Monday, July 30 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. $25 Per Child/Under 2 Are Free The Children’s Place will host a historic evening for Farmington’s youngest members. Participants will take a trip to the colonial kitchen, meet the Presidents, enjoy dinner, a movie and other activities. Reservations can be made by calling the Children’s Place at (434) 245-0692 or e-mailing Reservations made after July 25 will be $30 per child.

SUPPORT THE ICE HOUSE PROJECT! Proceeds generated from this dinner event will be designated to the Ice House Restoration Project fund. Our goal is to stabilize and preserve the historically important Ice House on the North Lawn.

The Farmington Historical Society Foundation is pleased to welcome worldrenowned historical interpreters, Bill Barker and John Douglas Hall, to portray Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison.

On July 30, 1818 two former presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, had dinner Photo Credit: Robin Hart Centre College and lodging at Farmington on their way to the meeting of the Rockfish Gap Commission, which Bill Barker has performed and answered recommended the location and establishquestions as Thomas Jefferson at Colonial ment of the University of Virginia. Join Williamsburg since the spring of 1993. His Farmington owners, George and Martha Divers, and their guests, Mr. Jefferson artistry is that of combining theatre with and Mr. Madison, as they commemorate historical scholarship and relating Jefthis historic occasion. A conversation ferson’s life and times to our world today. with the Presidents will follow dinner. To He has performed as Jefferson at Monregister, please visit ticello, Poplar Forest, The White House, or call Event Reservations at (434) 245U. S. Capitol, National Archives, F. B. I. 0693. Cancellations must be received by Headquarters, NASA Headquarters, U. S. Wednesday, July 25. Military Academy at West Point, U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and in nearly all states in our nation and around the world.

Members of the Harper, Wood and Jefferson Circles of the FHSF are cordially invited to a Private Reception with Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison in the Jefferson Room at 6:00 p.m. on July 30. Please call Event Reservations at (434) 245-0693 or e-mail for more information.


JEFFERSON'S JOURNEY TO ROCKFISH GAP TO ESTABLISH THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Monday, July 30 | 7:00 p.m. | Ballroom $80 Adults/$50 Children


Most recently Bill portrayed Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration on the Lawn last October. John Douglas Hall has portrayed James Madison at a variety of academic, legal and lay forums around the country and has been the singular person of James Madison at Mr. Madison’s home, Montpelier, since 1987 when the National Trust opened Montpelier to the public. With the combination of both appearance and subject material, John Douglas Hall now presents a singular and unique form of historical representation, professionally re-living the life of Madison each day, two hundred years ago to the day.

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Welcome New Members M EM BERSHI P


Josh and Meredith Gentine Josh and Meredith have just recently relocated to Charlottesville from Washington, DC. Josh is the founder and managing partner of a private investment group, Equitation Capital. Prior to staying home full-time with her family, Meredith had a career in advertising. The Gentines have a one year old son, Henry, and are expecting their second child this summer. Margaret and Frank Hancock Margaret is the director of advancement initiative at Darden while Frank is a landscape architect with the Timmons Group. They and their three kids, Evelyn, Woods and Mosby, are excited to become involved with golf and tennis programming and numerous social events. Will Hantzmon As the son of members, Matt and Jennie Hantzmon, Will has enjoyed many experiences at the Club since his early childhood. After spending the last few years away at school in Chicago, he has returned to Charlottesville and is the associate development manager at Hexagon Energy. Will Lankenau Having just graduated from Virginia Tech, Will returned to Charlottesville in June for a job opportunity at Bartlett Tree Experts. He looks forward to consistently working on his tennis and golf games while at the Club. Will is the son of Harry and Susan Lankenau. Eric Shobe and Stephanie Hostetter Eric is the owner of Quantum Energy, specializing in natural gas trading, while Stephanie actively volunteers in local charitable fundraising initiatives. As recent empty nesters, they look forward to meeting other members on the golf course and through social and dining activities.

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Ben and Nadine Bates Alexandria, VA Having grown up in Charlottesville and with parents still living in town, Ben continues to maintain strong ties to the area. He and his wife, Nadine, have three daughters, the oldest of whom just completed her second year at UVa. JC and Stephanie Connaughton Chestnut Hill, MA As a UVa alum, JC enjoyed numerous visits to the Club over the years. He is now co-managing partner at Bain Capital while Stephanie is a marketing mentor. The Connaughtons have two children, William, and Neila who will be a first year at UVa this fall. Todd and Julia Hammond Midlothian, VA Todd has become familiar with the Club over the last several years while attending various functions and an annual golf outing. He is senior vice president for Capital Interior Contractors while Julia is senior manager of government affairs for the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott. Sean and Stephanie Hoover | Rye, NY Sean is a managing director for Goldman Sachs while Stephanie is busy with their three children. The Hoovers enjoy playing golf and tennis. Their oldest child, Hayden, will be a first year at UVa this fall. Ted and Keryn Mathas | Tarrytown, NY Ted is a graduate of the UVa Law School and serves as chairman and CEO for New York Life. Keryn is a co-founder and branding officer for Zucchero cookies. They and their three children are excited to swim, dine and play tennis at the Club.

Walker and Katy McCarthy Charlotte, NC Walker and Katy were introduced to Farmington during their days as undergraduates at UVa. He is currently a senior analyst for Bank of America and she is a senior financial analyst for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Craig and Suzanne Packer Greenwich, CT Craig is a co-founder of Owl Rock Capital Partners in New York, while Suzanne looks after their family. The Packers have four children, Kaitlyn, Sarah, Benjamin and Samantha. Kaitlyn will begin her first year at UVa this fall. John and Mandi Smith T Birmingham, AL John is a partner at the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Mandi is owner of Mandi Smith T Interiors. The couple looks forward to frequent visits to the Club while in town visiting their son, Jack, who will be a first year at UVa this fall. Fleet and Elizabeth Wallace Richmond, VA Fleet is a co-founder and managing partner of the real estate investment company, McCann Realty Partners. Elizabeth taught elementary school before staying home full-time with their children. Their youngest daughter, Mary Clarke, will be a first year at UVa this fall. Ann and Craig Willey | Houston, TX Ann is executive director for an insurance brokerage company while Craig is a lawyer with Houston International Insurance Group. The Willeys' son, Jack, is in his second year at UVa.

Farmington Country Club does not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin or race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or physical ability. For information on membership, please contact Membership Director Tom Zimmermann by e-mail at or by calling (434) 245-0684.

Janet Rogers Grounds Manager

The gardens at Farmington have been built over the years and rely on a base of assorted perennials to provide interest in various seasons. We add annuals and bulbs to augment the interest and fill in the gaps as the perennials mature, sometimes relying on texture or foliage color rather than flowers. Attracting pollinators is always a goal as they are so important in the environment and they are fun to watch as they move from flower to flower. While some gardens and container plantings will continue a familiar theme this year, others have a very different look. The garden by the Blue Ridge Room again features Begonias and Coleus in bright shades of red and pink. We think you will enjoy the new planters outside the Blue Ridge Room and the color repetition they bring to the space. These bold colors and textures hold their own against the spectacular view to the mountains and the Begonias are not favored by the deer that come close. The Black-eyed Susan and Purple Shamrock in the bed at the corner of Tennis Road and Farmington Drive have multiplied

over the years so we are giving them the opportunity to anchor the garden this summer and fall. Sweet Alyssum, Diamond Frost, curly parsley, Muhly grass and others will serve in supporting roles. The zinnias usually found here will move to other locations around the grounds so look for them! The fall flowering Mexican Bush Sage was a bee magnet last year. No longer appropriate for the pool area now that the Polar Bears are swimming into November, these beauties were relocated to other garden areas near the Diver cemetery and the shelter at hole #7 where they will be seen and continue to be appreciated by the pollinators. I hope you can make time to enjoy the gardens with family members or friends to create special memories. Maybe you will find a new favorite plant for your own garden. If you have questions about our programs or plantings, please contact me by phone at (434) 245-5371 or via e-mail at

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The Senior Club Championship, held May 24 – 25, was a 36-hole stroke play event open to all male members 55 years of age and over. Please congratulate our champions and runners-up! Overall Tournament Champion – Pat Tallent – 146 Runner-up – Mark Krebs – 147 3rd Place – Walter Anderson – 149

Senior Division Champion – John Heyser – 150 Runner-up – Randy Milligan – 151

Grand Champions Division Champion – Tom Laux – 182 Runner-up – Clyde Gouldman – 184

Masters Division Champion – Art Pearson – 156 Runner-up – Jim Malone – 157

Super Seniors Division Champion – Dick Nunley – 188 Runner-up – Dick Funk – 212


Friday – Sunday, May 31 – June 1 Congratulations 82nd Kenridge Invitational Tournament Champion!

Champion – Connor Burgess Runner-up – Luke Zeiman 3rd Place – Jeffrey Long 4th Place – James Mishoe IV Top 20 Alex Sleeker, Brandon Berry, Matt Liston, Morgan Egloff, Allen Hamilton, Davis Lamb, Jacob Cook, Jay Kirchdorfer, Keith Decker, Fitz Woodrow, Kurtis Grant, Ryan Muthiora, Connor Messick, Justin Young, Nick Wilkins, William Byrd Buddy Loving Award – Brian Bassett Corbett King – Keith Decker Wallace McDowell – Jay Kirchdorfer

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MEN'S ONE-DAY MEMBER-GUEST Makeup Date: Friday, July 20 11:30 a.m. Registration Begins/ Lunch Buffet 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start $200 Per Team Entry Fee

Due to the rain in May, the Men's One-Day Member-Guest has been rescheduled for Friday, July 20. Don't miss this second chance to treat friends or clients to a day at Farmington! Each member and guest pair will post a better ball score. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and the low 12 net teams using 80% of USGA handicaps. In addition to a wonderful round of golf, this event features tournament favors, a buffet lunch beside the putting green, a chance to play in a Beat the Pro contest, a cocktail party and hors d’oeuvres following play and a great assortment of prizes for the top finishers! Visit to sign up.


Ladies’ Golf Schedule Tuesday | 9:00 a.m. Shotgun July 3 LGA 9 & 18 Play Day July 9 Orange & Blue Pairings Party July 10 Orange & Blue July 17 LGA 9 & 18 Play Day July 19 Jefferson League @ Green Hills July 24 LGA 9 & 18 Play Day July 31 LGA 9 & 18 Play Day Men’s Golf Schedule | Wednesday 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Shotguns July 11 July 18 July 25

Tee times for the months of July and August begin at 8:00 a.m., except on Saturdays and Sundays when tee times on the Main Course begin at 7:30 a.m. for those “early birds.” The Golf Shop opens at 6:30 a.m. on the weekend and is open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Men’s Senior Golf Schedule July 12 455 Seniors July 19 Senior Team Match vs. Boonsboro

Friday: Course Opens at 8:00 a.m. • 8:00 – 8:25 a.m. – Singles and Twosomes Only • 8:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. – Threesomes or Foursomes Required • 2:00 p.m. – Through the Remainder of the Day – No Restrictions

Twilight League | 5:45 p.m. Shotgun July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 – Finale/Awards Dinner




Daily: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – No Restrictions


Monday: Course Opens at 8:00 a.m. • No Foursome Requirements Tuesday – Thursday: Course Opens at 8:00 a.m. • 8:00 – 8:25 a.m. – Singles and Twosomes Only • 8:30 a.m. – Through the Remainder of the Day – No Restrictions

Saturday – Sunday: Course Opens at 7:30 a.m. • 7:30 – 7:55 a.m. – Singles and Twosomes Only • 8:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. – Threesomes or Foursomes Required • 2:00 p.m. – Through the Remainder of the Day – No Restrictions

Twilight League will conclude following play on July 31 with an Awards Dinner in the Ballroom. Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishing teams and the team with the low final round in each flight.

4TH OF JULY FLAG TOURNAMENT Participate in Farmington’s annual Flag Tournament and celebrate by bringing fireworks to your golf game! The event will take place on Wednesday, July 4. Each golfer who signs up on the first tee will receive a flag and a quota of strokes, which is par plus handicap (if your handicap is 10, your quota would be 80). When you hit your 80th shot, you put your flag down. Some members have made it to their 20th or 21st hole! There will be divisions for ladies, men, juniors and seniors.

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Scott Kinnan Golf Course Superintendent

What a crazy first half of 2018 it has been. Trying to minimize the highs and lows of the pressure Mother Nature applies is always a challenge. This year has proven to be one of the most daunting in recent memory. The year started with a very cold spell around Christmas and New Year's. It warmed up in February, but was followed by a colder than average March and continued through the middle of May. In mid-May we experienced tropical weather with temperatures 8-10 degrees above average and almost 15� of rain fell in 21 days. Who knows what's in store for the remainder of the year? The weather variances this year magnify the struggles of growing grass in the transition zone. In our area all different types of grasses will grow, but the weather is never favorable to all. The cold weather of winter is very hard on our warm season bermudagrass fairways on both courses. There has been a significant amount of damage and death in the bermudagrass due to the cold temperatures of the past winter. All across the state and region bermudagrass sod is being installed on greens, fairways and sports fields at a pace not seen since the mid-1990s. Long time turf managers tell me this is the worst they have seen bermuda winterkill since 1995. I am certainly hopeful that it will be another 23 years before we see this scenario again. In early June we began the process of removing the damaged grass and installing new sod. This process has gone slowly as the sod farms that we purchase the grass from experienced many of the same issues we have been dealing with. This past winter, coupled with the excessive rainfall in late May, made getting sod delivered to Farmington a challenge. The sod farms were either too wet or their grass wasn’t mature enough to harvest. This experience has reinforced how vital it is for us to have strong

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relationships with our vendors, especially when demand is at an all-time high. As I look to the rest of this month it is our goal to finish all bermudagrass sod work that needs to be done. This will give us six weeks or so of good bermudagrass growing weather to make the plants as healthy as possible going into the upcoming winter. As this past winter showed us, having the healthiest bermudagrass possible going into the winter is extremely important. All turf managers that grow bermudagrass in this region have a heightened sense of respect for the damage that winter can cause. One of the ways we improve the health of our bermudagrass is through regular fairway aerification. Over the past 10 years we have been completing this practice in July and this year is no different. On Monday and Tuesday, July 23 and 24, the Main Course will be closed in order for our staff to complete this very important task. This is a long, dusty, tedious task and dry weather is critical. If the weather cooperates it will take us two full days to complete this process. Maybe Mother Nature will look favorably upon us that week! I hope you all have a great Independence Day. I always look forward to and enjoy the fireworks show at the Club. Each year the show seems to get better and better. I know last year was a record year for attendance and I expect this year will be similar. It is always nice to see everyone come together to celebrate the birth of this country. As always, if you have any questions regarding the golf courses or course maintenance in general, feel free to contact me at or my direct line of (434) 245-5370. Enjoy the great July 4 festivities and I hope to see you on the course.

COACHES CORNER Are you using the correct shafts in your equipment? Farmington's teaching professionals now have the ability to see if your current equipment is correct in only three swings!


Introducing the Mizuno Golf Shaft Optimizer Mizuno custom fitting system, with our shaft optimizer, measures the golfer's swing "DNA" which consists of Head Speed, Swing Tempo, Shaft Toe Down, Shaft Kick Angle and Shaft Release Factor. The shaft optimizer scientifically analyses with high accuracy all of the above factors. Just swing it as you do with your own club and the shaft optimizer will immediately identify your swing "DNA." After only three swings, the provided software will then recommend the best three to five shafts that best match your swing. Our expert teaching staff can help you identify your correct bounce and loft options with your wedges to help you unlock your 2018 scoring potential! We offer multiple brands with all bounce, loft and grind options. Whether you are a digger, slider or picker, we have the wedge option for you! Contact Director of Instruction Scott Adland at (434) 245-7601 or for more details.

EAST COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 22 2:00 p.m. Shotgun

Participate in the second annual East Course Championship. This is a stroke play event and each participant will play the course twice. Prizes will be awarded in men's, ladies' and junior's divisions. Register online at or call the Golf Shop at (434) 245-0680.

FARMINGTON CUP Sunday – Monday, August 5 – 6

One of last year’s hottest events is back! The Farmington Cup is a Ryder Cup style event pitting 16 Resident members against 16 Nonresident members. Play will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday.


Sunday, August 5 11:00 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. (9 holes) Alternate Shot – 10 matches – 2 points per match 2:30 p.m. (9 holes) Better Ball – 10 matches – 2 points per match 5:00 p.m. (9 holes) Captain’s Choice – 10 matches – 2 points per match 7:45 p.m. Dinner in the Jefferson Room Monday, August 6 7:00 a.m. Breakfast – Jefferson Room 8:30 a.m. (18 holes) Individual Matches – 20 matches – 1 point Nassau 1:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon in the Jefferson Room The entry fee for Nonresident members is $445 and includes one night in a guest room (single occupancy), four meals, two team shirts, prizes, a favor and all golf fees. The entry fee for Resident members is $295 and includes four meals, two team shirts, prizes, a favor and all golf fees. Please call the Golf Shop at (434) 245-0680 to sign up and reserve your guest room. Additional guest rooms will be available for $129 per night. The Club Circle

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JUNIOR GOLF CAMP Monday – Friday, July 9 – 13 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Ages 10 – 12 $250/Week | $100/Day

Your junior will develop skills and take their game to the next level! This comprehensive program is designed to enhance learning performance, build skills and get comfortable enough to take those skills to the golf course. Call the Golf Shop at (434) 245-0680 to sign up your junior(s).

PRO-JUNIOR PLAY NIGHT Thursday, July 12 | 4:30 p.m. Juniors Ages: 10 – 18 $25 Per Junior (Includes Cart, Food and Prizes)


Compete for the title of Junior Club Champion and enjoy the thrill of a golf tournament! All junior golfers, 18 years of age and under, who have not yet entered college are eligible to play. There is no cost and tee times begin in the afternoon. Players will be flighted based on age and gender. This championship is a one-day, stroke play tournament and the number of holes played will be determined by age. Following play at 6:00 p.m. there will be a hot dog and hamburger cookout along with long drive and putting contests which are always a lot of fun! The defending Junior Club Champion is Zach Russell.

Teams will consist of four junior golfers 10 years and older and one golf professional. Each team will play 9 holes on the Main Course and then meet at the Golf Performance Center for pizza, prizes and contests. For more information or to sign up please contact Scott Adland at or (434) 245-7601.

JUNIOR MATCH PLAY TOURNAMENT Monday, July 23 | 2:00 p.m. Ages 8 – 18 | $30 Per Junior

The Junior Match Play Tournament is a new event this year that will allow juniors to compete against one another in a match play format. The juniors will play a series of matches that will culminate in a shootout to determine the champion! Registration is available online. For more information please contact Scott Adland at or (434) 245-7601.

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PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE Farmington will once again compete in the 2018 PGA Junior League. Our team will consist of 15 juniors that will be playing head-to-head matches against Glenmore Country Club and Old Trail Golf Club. The matches will be contested over 9 holes on a home and away format. All home matches will be hosted on the new East Course at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays in July, so come and out and support our future Farmington Stars!

JOE KRENN RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLUB MANAGEMENT Farmington Country Club has a long history of being host to extraordinary people in a remarkable setting. In recent years, the Club has undergone a tremendous transformation to maximize member enjoyment while keeping it relevant for future generations. The hard work and stewardship of these projects has not gone unnoticed. During his first six years at Farmington, Joe Krenn, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, has left a measurable impression of success in leadership and management. For his cumulative efforts and dedication to Farmington Country Club, Joe was aptly bestowed with the 2017 James H. Brewer Award for Excellence in Club Management (ECM). The ECM is the most prestigious award given in the club industry. Co-sponsored by Club & Resort Business and the McMahon Group, the ECM is selected through nominations submitted on behalf of qualified candidates. Award recipients are selected solely on the basis of their achievements at the club they currently manage; "lifetime achievements" are not considered. Joe was recognized at an awards dinner held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco in March and was presented with his award during a small ceremony at Farmington in May. Bill McMahon, of the McMahon Group, traveled to Farmington to present Joe with his award. During the presentation Bill further

Left to Right: Joe Krenn, COO/GM, Kristin Landis, Board President and Bill McMahon, McMahon Group

explained the criteria for being selected to receive the ECM, "This is the 21st year of the award and it is given to someone with outstanding ability primarily at his or her own club. It's really home grown, that's what it's all about. The important thing is that you care enough about your manager that you would nominate that person for the award and then it would go through a selection committee of 15 of the top managers in the club world. This award is a credit to you and your club, and that you have the wisdom to hire great people, (Joe) makes you a star!" Upon accepting his award, Joe reflected on his time at Farmington saying, "My career has brought some amazing things. My time at Farmington is unparalleled. I always get asked the question 'what makes Farmington special?' And I always say, you have to protect the culture that we have and this award is a reflection of the team. I have an amazing team that surrounds me, thank you for letting us think big and be innovative. I couldn't do it without all of your support. To my team, you have my heartfelt thank you. To the Board, leadership and committees, thank you for your trust and confidence – we're just getting started!"


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Fridays | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. $5 Per Person | Per Game

RED, WHITE AND BLUE ROUND ROBIN Wednesday, July 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10 Per Person | Includes Beer and Gatorade

This patriotic tennis event is for all levels of players. Join us on the courts and get some exercise before the picnic on the North Lawn and fireworks display! Awards will be given for patriotic costumes, so come dressed up! To register please e-mail Ronnie Hass at

Matches are coordinated by one of Farmington's tennis professionals to allow you to play with members you may not know or have not played with before. Every Friday morning, the staff puts together a singles or a doubles match for our members. This in-house league is for all levels of adult players and offers fun yet competitive matches. To have your name added to the Intraclub distribution list please e-mail Ronnie Hass at

DOUBLES NIGHTS IN JULY Thursday, July 12, 19 and 26 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. $20 Per Person | Per Night

Thursday evenings in July will bring fun doubles matches with your fellow members. Sign up as an individual and the tennis professionals will make the teams. This format makes for lighthearted competition and allows you to play with someone new! The entry fee includes food and beverages. To register please e-mail Ronnie Hass at



This May, our ladies competed against Boonsboro Country Club in the sixth annual Jefferson Cup. Our ladies played great this year and won 4-1 in overall matches. Farmington now has an edge in the series 4-2. Thank you to the following ladies for representing Farmington: Stuart McClintic, Kristin Landis, Katherine Merhige, Angela Fink, Lizzie Dudley, Julie Dixon, Julie King, Suzanne Grossman, Suzanne Sturman and Coles Warren.

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MEMORIAL DAY ROUND ROBIN We had a fantastic day on the courts on Memorial Day! Thanks to all 42 players who came out despite the threat of rain to enjoy a fun day of tennis!


JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 22 | 9:00 a.m. $10 Per Junior | Includes Drinks

The Junior Club Championship is the perfect opportunity to see if your junior's hard work on the courts has paid off! This coed tournament is for our orange, green and yellow ball players and each player is guaranteed at least two matches. Please sign up with Jim Kucera at

ADULT CLINICS Visit Farmington’s website to view the complete clinic schedule. If you are interested in signing up for one of these clinics, please contact the Tennis Shop at (434) 245-0670.

RACQUET SPORTS SUMMER CAMP Monday – Friday, Now – August 17 RACQUET SPORTS SUMMER CAMP This camp is for intermediate and advanced level junior tennis players, ages 8 and older, who want to experience high level tennis instruction while having fun. We will focus on stroke production, footwork, singles and doubles strategy and preparation for competition. Courts will be separated based upon age and ability. Members of our Elite Orange Ball and Green Ball Junior Programs can participate in our summer camp, but will be on a separate court. Contact Jim Kucera at to sign up!

Daily Schedule

Camp Weeks


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Drop-Off

July 2 – 6

Resident Member $175 per week

9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Tennis Drills and Instruction

July 9 – 13 July 16 – 20 July 23 – 27 July 30 – August 3 August 6 – 10

Nonresident Member $195 per week Sponsored Guest $195 per week + $10 guest fee $50 daily rate

August 13 – 17

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The fastest growing racquet sport in America is finally at Farmington! Pickleball is a fun, fast paced sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn! Farmington added two new Pickleball courts for your enjoyment. Contact Will Segraves at to learn more.




Farmington Fitness is proud to feature a dedicated member each month! Karla Kirtley has been selected as this month's featured member. Karla has shown that through hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their goals. Which activities are you involved in at the Fitness Center? Karla: Personal Training, Group Exercise, Massage, Weightloss Program, Yoga and Core Barre. What do you enjoy about being a part of the Farmington Fitness Community? Karla: The staff really knows how to work with the member’s current fitness level to help them progress. It’s friendly and supportive. What changes have you noticed as a result of your dedication to fitness? Karla: I’m definitely the most fit that I have been in quite a while. My energy level is up, and I feel healthier in my body and mind. What do you like best about working with Personal Trainer Kelsey Limbert? Karla: Kelsey is all about a positive attitude and focusing on progress, rather than quick results. She is encouraging, funny and mixes up the program so my workouts are never boring. Kelsey makes my workout something I look forward to!

FITNESS CENTER MANAGER EARNS PERSONAL TRAINING CREDENTIALS! Kasey Patterson is a native of Charlottesville and has always had a passion for fitness. She was a collegiate swimmer and has continued to live an active lifestyle through weightlifting, instructing cycle classes and getting outdoors as much as possible! She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Science with a concentration in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University. She recently received her Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Kasey’s main goal for training at Farmington is to help members move more and enhance their overall well-being.

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FOURTH OF JULY FITNESS HOURS 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Special Class: Firecracker Bootcamp with Melissa 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.


Farmington Fitness is committed to providing you and your family with safe, organic skin-care products. Protect your skin from the harsh summer sun and pesky bugs with the newest offerings from La Sunflower.

Grab a friend and receive 15% off for the entire month of July. Whether you want to work on flexibility, have an outdoor bootcamp, train for a sport, get into beach shape, or anything else that you wish to accomplish, take advantage of fully customized group training for you and your friends! Contact Matt Barnes at for more information.


Organic non-toxic bug spray that protects against mosquitoes, ticks, bees and other critters Use on cuts, scrapes, skin abrasions, rashes and sunburn Excellent for eczema, acne and dry and itchy skin Relieves bug bites, stings and swelling Safe to use on young children and pets


Skin-nutrient moisturizer and organic sun lotion Full spectrum UVA and UVB coverage: SPF 25 to 30 Active sunscreen earth minerals of non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide Safe for the whole family Organic plant oils provide ultra moisturizing nourishment Sun protection for all skin types

Stop by the Massage and Wellness Center or call the Fitness Center at (434) 245-0690 to learn more about La Sunflower organic skin care products available at Farmington.

RELAXING GARDEN FOOT SOAK Monday, July 9 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pine Room Complimentary | Limit 12 Participants

Relax with a complimentary glass of wine and enjoy a medicinal seminar hosted by La Sunflower. Learn about the healing power of plants that make up the company's botanical oil blends, salts, scrubs and organic salves while you enjoy a toxin-releasing foot soak. Pamper yourself before heading over to Burger Night in the Grill. Register online at

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SUMMER POOL HOURS Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

UPCOMING FROG EVENTS Monday – Thursday, July 23 – 26 Spirit Week Friday – Saturday, July 27 – 28 JSL Championships at UVa


Sunday, July 29 Awards Banquet

Instructors will create a positive environment in which children can feel comfortable and learn basic water safety. Through patience, encouragement and repetition of skills, your child will have a fun, safe and rewarding swimming experience. To sign up e-mail Pat Bateman at

COACHING SESSIONS Private and Semi-Private Coaching Sessions are available for members of all ages who would like assistance with refining turns, starts and all four competitive strokes. Competitive swim coaches will work individually with students who want to improve their fitness level or train for a competition or event. Lessons are 30-minutes in duration. Lesson request forms are available at and should be e-mailed to Pat Bateman at


HAPPY HOUR Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Private Lesson


Friday, July 27 | 6:00 p.m.

4 Lesson Pack


Semi-Private Lesson

$24 Per Child

4 Lesson Pack

$85 Per Child

Test your knowledge at an 80's themed PoolSide Grill Trivia Night. Prizes will be awarded to winners and to the team with the most spirit!

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Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE General Manager/COO (434) 245-0699 •

Friday, August 17


Wednesday, July 4 | Closed

KNOCKERBALL Sunday, August 19

Come see us on the Front Circle!

MOVIE NIGHT AND MATINEE MINIONS Saturday, July 28 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29 | 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. $15 Per Child (Guests Welcome)

Farmington is always ready to meet our newest members! Babies 3 to 12 months old will receive a bib during their first visit to the Children's Place.


Space is still available each week.

Allyn Gutauskas, Human Resource Manager (434) 245-0672 • Brandon Johnson, Club Manager (434) 245-0664 •

CLUB DEPARTMENTS Administrative Offices (434) 296-5661 Billing (434) 245-0673 Catering (434) 245-0678 and (434) 245-0679 Children’s Place (434) 245-0692 Event Reservations (434) 245-0693


Dining (434) 245-0660

Week 3 – Carnival/Circus: July 9 – 13*

Fitness Center (434) 245-0690

Week 4 – Under the Sea: July 16 – 20

Front Office (434) 245-0686

Week 5 – On the Farm: July 23 – 27 Week 6 – Zoo/Safari: July 30 – August 3 * Please note, there is no camp July 2 – 6


Monica LaRue Camfield, Member Services Manager (434) 245-0662 •

Tom Zimmermann, Membership Director (434) 245-0684 •

Children ages 3 to 12 years will enjoy a special showing of Minions. Dinner is included. Standard cancellation fees apply. Contact the Children's Place at (434) 245-0692 or e-mail to reserve a spot for your child. Registrations made after 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 27 will be charged $20.


Julie Brown, Chief Financial Officer (434) 245-0674 •

Front Office Toll Free (888) 388-8811 Golf Shop (434) 245-0680 Golf Tee Times (434) 245-0681 Membership (434) 245-0691 Tennis Shop (434) 245-0670 Tennis Shop Indoor (434) 245-5369

Parents: Mackenzie and Ben The Club Circle

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1625 Country Club Circle Charlottesville, VA 22901

Farmington Country Club’s mission is to be a traditional, family-oriented private club with a proud history, rich traditions and commitment to the customs of southern hospitality and gracious living. As the premier, full-service private club in Central Virginia, Farmington shall provide excellent facilities, programs and services to serve the social, athletic and recreational needs of its members, their families and their guests.


FCC Club Circle July 2018  
FCC Club Circle July 2018