HARBOR HAPPENINGS A Monthly Newsletter For Members February 2013
Real Estate Update
s we head into 2013 with unprecedented momentum, Tom and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to our success over the past three years.
First of all, we want to sincerely thank our Grand Harbor property owners for their referrals. There is no better way to sell the community than to have an owner attest to the quality and livability of this special place. Next we want to say how much we appreciate R.T. Bailey Construction Company for seizing the opportunity to become involved in Grand Harbor and for helping us grow the community with his new golf course home collection. We continue to encourage other builders to become involved and participate in our future. As a testament to how bright that future is, Grand Harbor contributed 24 of the 63 new housing starts in Greenwood County in 2012, or nearly 40%! This past year, Tom and I experienced our best year so far with The Challenge Golf Group, as property sales grew from 11 transactions in 2011 to 32 in 2012. Finally, we want to recognize and thank the great staff at Grand Harbor for all they do to make potential new owners feel so welcome. We couldn't do it without you!
by Susan Burch and Tom Shea, Real Estate Sales
NEW! Complimentary Member Business Center Get your work done in our new Complimentary Member Business Center. Our new Member Business Center, located upstairs in the Clubhouse, is the perfect place to work and relax. The Business Center and Lounge Offers:
Fax, Scan and Copy Services Notary Services (please call ahead) Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Grand Harbor Attends 2013 Ideal Resort and Retirement Expos
e are committing nearly $50,000 this winter to participate in the Ideal Living Resort and Retirement real estate expos. So far this year Grand Harbor has traveled to New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. In February we plan to participate in the Greenwich, Connecticut and Washington D.C. expos. At the Ideal Living expos, dozens of retirement & resort communities come together under one roof, providing a great resource for people looking to retire or relocate to the South. Our company realized six new sales from this initiative last year, and our goal this year is 10-15 sales. With the increase in the number of expos we are participating in and the quality of the people we are talking to so far this year, weâ€™re confident this program will bring a lot of new families into our community. In fact, the first three expos have yielded nearly 20 appointments already!
Attention all Members Relay For Life Dinner & Golf Tournament Saturday April 27, 2013 Fellow Grand Harbor Patriots, On behalf of the Grand Harbor Relay for Life Dinner and Golf Tournament Committee please let me encourage each one of you to SAVE THIS DATE. This marks the 9th year we get together as a community to “honor” victims, those currently “fighting” and to “celebrate” survivors of this terrible disease. We are having 1 main event this year. This will be a Grand Harbor member’s 1 day dinner and golf tournament here at the club. Golfers you may form your own foursome or sign up at the club and we will pair you with a team. Members may invite guests to join your foursome. Each group is required to be accompanied by a Grand Harbor member. For those members of the community that do not play golf we will have dinner and activities at the club following the tournament for all. So please mark the date for the dinner and or golf.
Concealed Weapons Class Saturday, February 23rd All Day Please call Ruple Harley at (864) 992-0775 to sign up.
Your entry fee is an individual or team donation, in an amount you choose. For dinner participants only, your donation pays for your dinner and activities at the club. All donations are contributed to our local American Cancer Society on behalf of the Grand Harbor Patriots.
Dinner and activities will follow after golf and is open to tournament participants and all club members who wish to attend.
Saturday, February 23rd 12:30 Shotgun
Golf this year is a Captain’s Choice format with a 1 p.m. shotgun. More details coming soon!
Dust off those clubs and get your competitive juices flowing!
Please SAVE THE DATE, form your team and join us in an important and meaningful day. We’ll have additional information as the date draws closer.
The Snowball Tournament will be a mixed couple’s event using the Captain’s Choice format.
SAVE THE DATE NOW, PLEASE! We must continue the fight against this horrific disease!
The pro shop will make the teams. Tournament fee is $10 per person.
Thank you, The Patriot Relay Committee John and Pam Cicaloni Hank Boehling Mike Hardin Bill Robinson Tom Woodruff
Betty Adams Bob and Jane Dietel Fred McGuire Jim and Sharon Westbrook
Hors D’eouvres will be provided and drink specials will be available following the event. The sign-up sheet is posted in the golf shop.
alling all Lady Golfers, please join us for a wonderful 2013 season of golf!
We have several fun formats and tournaments planned.
The PLGA plays on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Our season begins on March 13th with a 9 and 18 hole Mixer/Scramble and Opening Day Lunch. Susie Aufterheide, Treasurer
SAVE THE DATE
Ladies Member Guest Tournament Saturday, May 18th
DUES are $35.00 due by Friday, February 22nd Payable to PLGA.
Give your check to Susie Aufterheide or drop it at the Pro Shop.
Please provide us with the information below.
Cell Phone Number
Hello Grand Harbor Members,
hope many of you are enjoying the few warm days we have this winter on the golf course. Although the course is dormant, the golf conditions are wonderful and the greens are rolling great. Unfortunately in the winter when the grass isn’t growing, careful cart driving is critical. Please obey all cart signs and drive your cart on the path when reaching the black cart signs. Carts have been driving to closes to the greens on several holes including the right side of #5 green and the left side of #3 green along with many others. If you are approaching puddles on the cart paths, please drive slowly through them instead of around them on the grass. Also, please leave your rakes just inside the bunkers after raking your footprints. Please do your part to help us take care of this great course.
Andrew O’Dell, Assistant Golf Pro
As many of you know Andrew O’Dell has stepped up to the plate with Zach Calhoun’s departure and is doing an excellent job. Andrew is excited about the opportunity and will be taking on more responsibility in the future. He plans to finish up his college degree at Piedmont Tech while working full time in the golf shop. Along with helping to manage the golf shop and conducting club tournaments, Andrew will be observing and learning how to teach this wonderful game by assisting me with the junior golf program along with such programs as Get Golf Ready and 3-Hole Play & Learn. Get Golf Ready and 3-Hole Play & Learn are two great programs for novice golfers to learn and improve their game. Both programs will be offered in the spring and a description of the Get Golf Ready program is included in this newsletter. I am happy to announce that video instruction will be available by the end of March.
This year the Golf Shop will be offering the Mill River Merchandise Plan to all members of Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club. This plan offers nonresident, social and golf members an opportunity to buy products at the lowest possible price. There is a fee of $150 to be paid in advance and then you, your spouse and children 23 and under can buy merchandise at cost including shipping + 15%. A more detailed explanation of the Mill River Plan was provided to you earlier last week and can be accessed by clicking the link above. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. It’s a great value for your membership and it ensures you can’t get anything cheaper elsewhere. I hope all of you are now aware that the GHIN system is up and running. Your old local number is still the number to use on the posting computer in the golf shop. The Patriot's “eClubhouse” website should be completed by mid-February. Once our website has been built, we will be able create events for which you can register online. To do so, you will need an eGolfer account;
You can create an eGolfer account through this link: http:// www.ghin.com/egolfer/register.aspx.
You will need to know your GHIN # to create an account, which you can get by calling the golf shop.
After you click “Register”, you need to wait for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org titled “Confirm Your eGolfer Registration”. It should come within a few minutes.
In that email will be a link for you to click to verify your account.
You will not be able to login before verifying your account.
Any problems with eGolfer registrations should be emailed to email@example.com.
As a result of this recent change to GHIN, the annual handicap fee has been increased to $25 per person to cover additional costs.
This amount will be billed in February so if you would like to be taken off the handicap program please call the golf shop.
The new golf schedule is now available in the golf shop and can be seen on our website. I would be more than happy to email you a copy if you would like, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates of our majors are listed in this edition of the newsletter. Thank you so much for your support over the last seven years and I look forward to a great 2013! by Tommy Thomas, Golf Professional
at Grand Harbor Player development program that provides fun, fast and affordable lessons
he goal in 2013 is to bring non-golfing members into the game of golf in a fast, fun and affordable way through the new Get Golf Ready in 5 Days program. The new industry-wide initiative is comprised of a series of five introductory lessons offered by Tommy Thomas in a small-group environment for the affordable price of $125. The Get Golf Ready program provides an affordable and rewarding educational experience for those who are interested in learning more about the game of golf. The program will provide a casual yet structured setting using fun, skill enhancement formats to help participants become comfortable on the links and enable them continue to develop their skills as golfers. Targeting the millions of adults who have limited or no experience with the game of golf, this new industrywide adult player development program’s five lessons provide basic skills instruction as well as information regarding the background of the game’s rules, etiquette and values. Significant on-course learning opportunities will be a part of each lesson. Overall, participants will gain insight into techniques regarding chipping, putting, full swing, half swing and bunker play as well as the fundamental guidelines regarding the use and maintenance of golf equipment, keeping score and navigating the course, among others. Following the completion of the five-session program, a smooth transition into the 3-hole play and learn program will ensure that graduates will be in the course playing in no time. Get Golf Ready was introduced in January 2009 as part of the World Golf Foundation’s Golf 20/20 initiative. Currently in its fourth year, the program is benefiting from unprecedented support and collaboration from the entire golf industry, including the World Golf Foundation, The PGA of America and other leading
national and state golf associations, organizations, manufacturers, media and companies. For more information, or to register for the Get Golf Ready program, please pick up a registration form in the golf shop. About the Lead Organizations: The World Golf Foundation develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. The Foundation, which was founded in 1993 and is supported by major international golf organizations and professional Tours, provides oversight to World Golf Hall of Fame, The First Tee, Golf 20/20 and other industry initiatives in support of its mission. Play Golf America, designed to increase participation among new and exiting golfers, was developed by The PGA of America, with the support of Allied Associations including: the LPGA, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA Tour, USGA and others involved in the annual Golf 20/20 conference. The program utilizes the PlayGolfAmerica.com Web site to serve as a link for consumers to ccess fun, affordable and informative programs in their area.
2 0 1 3 MAJORS S C H E D U L E D MARK YOUR CALENDARS
May 18 Ladies’ Member-Guest
September 14-15 Men’s and Ladies’ Club Championship
June 1-2 Patriot Cup Revenge
September 26-28 Men’s Member-Guest
June 14-15 Patriot Lady
October 12 Couple’s Club Championship
July 27-28 Men’s and Ladies’ Member-Member
November 2-3 Patriot Cup
Golf Lessons with Tommy
Click Here for the 2013 Golf Instruction Program Description and Rates.
Ladies Day At The Museum THE COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART Monet and Matisse Exhibit | Guided Tour and Lunch DATE Tuesday, March 5, 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9:45 am: Carpool from the Cabana 11:30 am: Buffet Lunch at the Museum 12:30 pm: Guided Tour 1:30 pm: Free Time to explore the Museum 2:30 pm: Depart Museum (or earlier) 4:00 pm: Arrive back to the Cabana (or earlier) Cost $35 per person, includes hot lunch buffet and guided tour Reservations Call or e-mail Carol Guthrie at 543-2673 or email@example.com if you are joining the group and if you are willing to be a driver.
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4 Chic, Easy Table Decorating Tips From Jill
Tired of the same dinner table setting, night after night? Spruce up your dinner plans this evening with these simple tips: 1. Store bought flowers in a single vase is yesterday's news. Try placing the same flowers in multiple vases, grouped together with candles for a more inviting effect. 2. Add some fabric to your table. Purchase yards of fabric from your local craft store and hem the edges for instant runners! Adds drama and character to the normal white table cloths. 3. Don't be afraid to not match everything - mix and match colors, prints and fabrics for more character. Place a bright linen napkin on a gold charger for a pop of color. 4. Candles! Mix and match tapers, pillars and votive candles for an inviting and warm table setting. by Jill Causey, Director of Hospitality and Member Services
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Spiced Strip Steak
with Carrots, Onions and Garlic INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces and halved lengthwise if large 2 red onions, cut into 1/2 inch wedges 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled 2 sprigs fresh oregano, plus leaves for serving 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper 1 teaspoons ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 strip steaks (1/2 inch thick; about 1 1/2 pounds total)
METHOD Heat oven to 450 F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the carrots, onions, garlic, and oregano with 1/4 cup of the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 25-30 minutes; remove the oregano stems. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the coriander, cinnamon, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season the steak with the spice mixture. Working in 2 batches, cook to the desired temperature, 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve the steak with the vegetables and sprinkle with the oregano leaves.
A Valentine's Day Cocktail Youâ€™ll Love Cherub's Cup Cocktail 1 part St. Germain elderflower liqueur 2 parts vodka, citrus vodka, or Hendricks Gin 3/4 part fresh lemon juice 1/4 shot simple syrup 1 part muddled strawberry top with Brut RosĂŠ Sparkling Wine strawberry for garnish from Ty Harrison, Bar Manager
Available at the Clubhouse Bar all of February!
Where were you born? You’ll be interested to know that Grand Harbor Members represent numerous states, even a few countries, and range in age from late twenties to retirees! Our members span three generations and include countless children and grandchildren. Fellow Member Carlyle Noel had the great idea to feature a “Birthplace Map” of Grand Harbor members in the Patriot Lounge.
Please submit your name and birthplace to Jill Causey at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 1st.
Calendar of Events Click here to view our new, improved, interactive, Calendar of Events on the Grand Harbor website. This easy-to use Calendar replaces the PDF versions previously published. This calendar is a great tool for keeping track of all our Club’s important events. Simply click on an event for further details— the calendar is print-friendly and events can even be download to your own calendar on your PC or mobile device! Questions or need something added to the calendar? Club Events Jill Causey at email@example.com Golf Events Tommy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org All other events and activities Jamie Aquino at email@example.com Check back frequently, we’re still busy adding all of our respective events to the calendar for the coming months!
Real Estate Listings 301 Arsenal Drive
This waterfront Canoe Bay Townhome has it all. Stand on your private screen porch and enjoy views of Lake Greenwood and the protected shores of the Lake Greenwood State Park. Custom features include granite, hardwood floors, gas fireplace with stone surround, and master on main. HOA fess include common ground maintenance. Call for more details!
Home Site 316 | 247 Arsenal Drive
This homesite would nicely accommodate most any floor plan. Property offers views of Lake Greenwood State Park and has been cleared with a dock in place. Priced at an unbelievable value. Call for more details!
Please visit our website www.grandharbor.net for more information on our real estate offerings or call us at 864.543.3336 or 877.401.6330.
HOURS OF OPERATION Clubhouse Pro Shop
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m Friday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday 7:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cabana Closed for the Season Open only for Special Events
CONTACT INFORMATION Clubhouse: 864.543.2000 Dining Reservations: 864.543.2000 Pro Shop: 864.543.2000 Sales: 864.543.3336 Account/Billing Questions: 864.543.2000 ext. 227 Spa Tini (Vicki Howell): 864.992.1131
A monthly newsletter on the events and happenings at Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club, a premier master-planned community in the southeast.