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HARBOR HAPPENINGS Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

February 2012

Jimmy’s Corner


s daylight extends later and later, conventional wisdom assumes that we are entering our season, but when you are fortunate enough to live and work in the southeast, there is no season or off season, just a busy and a busier season. During the next few months, with nature dictating more rounds of golf and more activity around the lake, our staff is prepared for another great busier season. Chef Tim is honing his new menu creations and preparing for his usual weekly events as well as some new ones, such as a Heart Healthy Dinner later this month. Our crew has begun work on the Men’s Steam Room and we should have you sweating away in no time! Our first tournament of 2012 is just around the corner. The Snowball Scramble on February 18th will be a fun, Captain’s Choice format and the start of a rewarding golf schedule Tommy has planned for 2012.

Our staff is prepared for another busier season.


The new Harbor Happenings newsletter, which has been well received by our Membership, will be re-invented once again and its pages will reflect the amenity-rich luxury and enthusiasm of our community. It will include more compelling articles, stylish design and timely features on community events and our lively social scene. Going forward, it will also be published once monthly, but don’t worry— we are committed to communicating more than ever with our Members and will do so regularly with targeted messages through e-blasts, print and the website. We invite you to share in the excitement of Grand Harbor’s grand experience.

Highlights... 4 | Improve Your Short Game 7 | Chef’s Dish 8 | Weekly Specials 10 | Cabins at Balsam Mountain Preserve 13 | Real Estate Listings

Sincere Thanks… from Randy Wood Your contributions have meant so much to Randy and his wife. Randy’s recovery is slow, but he is doing much better and appreciates the generosity of our Members.



Your Short Game To Lower Scores

2012 Golf Tournaments

e are focusing on the short game in 2012.

With over 60% of your strokes coming from inside of 100 yards, it is essential that you spend a proportionate amount of time on your short game as you practice. You should devote most of your short game practice to putting and chipping. These two shots make up the majority of your short game strokes. At the Patriot, we are going to provide specialized instruction programs catered to the short game and free wedge-fitting sessions to make sure you have the right combo in your bag. Short Game Essentials Two 90-minute lessons (1:1 ratio) - $80 (2:1 ratio) - $60 each

Snowball Scramble Saturday, February 18 Relay for Life Tournament Saturday, April 21 Ladies Member-Guest Saturday, May 19 Mike O’Shea Memorial Saturday, May 26 SCGA 4-Ball Championship June 6-10 Men’s and Ladies’ Member-Member July 28-29

Class #1 – Chipping & Putting    

Four critical factors of a great putter Putt better and more consistently Eliminate three putts Chip with confidence and accuracy

Class #2 – Pitching & Greenside Bunker   

Decision making around the greens Hit sand shots up and out of the bunker Learn to hit creative shots to escape difficult lies and situations

eGolf Tour August 7-11 Men’s and Ladies’ Club Championship September 15-16 Men’s Member-Guest September 27-29

Hooked on Golf GN21 System


ur Golfnet Handicap System has been upgraded to a web-based golf handicapping software. The new website address is You will need to update your bookmark or favorites in your browser if you frequently access the golfnet website online. Logging in to Posting Computer at the Golf Shop Enter your golfer number + the number you would normally hit on the second screen. For most couples, the male would hit #1 to get into his scoring record and the female would hit #2. For example, if your number is 4567 and you had to hit 1 on the next screen, your new number is 45671. The Golf Shop staff will be there to assist if you have problems. Logging in from Home If you have not previously registered a personal User Name and Password through the South Carolina Golf Association, you will be set up with your IGN# as your User Name and your last name as your Password. These may be changed when you first login to the website. The IGN# is 85691 + your new golfer number. Those of you who have already registered and created a profile through the SCGA will remain the same. If you have any problems at home please call the golf shop and we will provide you with your IGN#. This new system now allows scores to be posted from home or at the Golf Shop in real-time, which means scores can be seen immediately after they are posted. “GameTracker� round statistics allows golfers to track Greens in Regulation, putts, sand saves, etc. A GN21 calendar informs you of upcoming golf tournaments (calendar will be up-to-date by mid-February after the Golf Committee Meeting). An internal messaging system allows you to communicate easily with members. Please take advantage of this new system and what it has to offer. by Tommy Thomas, Director of Golf Operations

Have a Truly Happy



Tuesday, February 14th First Course Oysters Rockefeller

Second Course Mixed Greens - tomatoes and strawberries with goat cheese crouton Third Course - Choice of One

Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms and demi glace Mint & Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb with horseradish mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach Lobster Ravioli with grilled asparagus, lobster cream sauce and truffle oil

Dessert Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee Mississippi Mud Pie $30 per person, $60 per couple Please call 864.543.2000 for Dining Reservations. Entrées must be pre-ordered.

Chef’s Dish Tim Hartog, Executive Chef

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup Ingredients 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 2 Tablespoons of olive oil 3 Cups chopped yellow onions 5 Pounds butternut squash 1 Pound apples (Granny Smith, McIntosh) 2 Teaspoons salt ½ Teaspoon black pepper 2 Cups of vegetable stock, or water 2 Cups apple cider

Directions Melt butter, olive oil, onions in a large stockpot uncovered over medium heat for 10 minutes, until onions are soft. Stir to scrap bottom of pot. Peel squash, cut in half, and remove seeds. Cut the squash into 1” chunks. Peel, quarter and core the apples. Cut into chunks. Add the squash, apples, S&P, and 2 cups of vegetable stock or water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook on low heat for 35 – 45 minutes, until squash and apples are tender and soft. Puree coarsely in a bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, or blender. Add apple cider to make the soup the consistency you like, should be sweet and thick. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 3 ½ qts


can’tdining miss specials!

Tuesday, February 7th Quesadillas, Rice & Beans, Chips & Salsa $10.00 per person Wednesday, February 8th Steak By The Ounce Salad, Soup, Roasted Potatoes, Rolls, Dessert Tuesday, February 14th Valentine’s Dinner Wednesday, February 15th Create Your Own Pizza Caesar Salad, Dessert $10.00 per person All pricing does not include tax or gratuity.

Grand Harbor


See below for a snapshot of several great opportunities to participate in events in our surrounding communities this month.

GREENWOOD 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off American Legion Building February 3

Run Your Ice Off 5K & 8K Races The Fountain at Uptown February 4

Cakes For A Cure 2012 The Greenwood Mall February 11

GREENVILLE Bruce Hornsby The Peace Center Greenville February 15

At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour Downtown Greenville February 18

Guys and Dolls Brooks Center at Clemson University Feb 29 - March 3

These Are No Ordinary Cabins


magine sipping a glass of red wine on the veranda of a mountaintop cabin, while the sun sets over the ridgelines of Balsam Mountain. As you chat with good friends or family, brushing up on a wonderful day before heading out for a brisk hike or a cozy dinner at the nearby Boarding House, emotions unexpectedly well up in you— this is one of the best, most authentic places you’ve ever been to.

What is it about being in the serene wilderness that helps create such perfect moments? Is it the freedom to lounge by the fire or read a book on the porch, take a grandchild fishing in a local stream, gather your friends for a hiking expedition, or enjoy a glass of wine with a loved one?

Balsam Mountain Preserve was developed as an authentic and highly livable community, and as you wind your way up the rhododendron-filled private drive to the Boarding House Lodge and Cabins, you'll see this philosophy come to life right before your eyes, like nothing you've ever seen before in the North Carolina mountains.

Taking cues from the past as inspiration for the present, the ten Boarding House cabins, designed by Historical Concepts, are warm and inviting, perfect for a relaxing mountain retreat.

Built of antique wood and dry stacked stone, the cabins display superior craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Sustainable building materials were carefully selected with an eye towards the environment and energy efficiency. For example, each cabin is heated and cooled using state-of-the-art geothermal technolo-

Roomy yet intimate, each of these inviting retreats is fully appointed with a morning kitchen, a luxurious bath, and inviting artwork and furnishings inspired by the undisturbed mountain setting. Stone fireplaces grace both the interior living space and the large outdoor porch, and at 3,700 feet in elevation the fireplaces get plenty of use, even in the summertime!

The Boarding House Lodge and Restaurant is just steps away from each cabin, offering the ultimate in dining convenience while treating your senses to spectacular views from every vantage point.

Nightly or weekly rental opportunities in the cabins are readily available for your access as Members at Grand Harbor. We hope you are as excited about this availability as we and Balsam Mountain Preserve are. Rest assured that you will be warmly welcomed by the membership at Balsam Mountain Preserve.

Escape to beauty, serenity and romance at Balsam Mountain Preserve...

Grand Harbor Member Rates: $99 weeknights and $119 on weekends Contact Member Services at Balsam Mountain Preserve, 828.631.1000 to set up your visit!

Pictured left; Marla and Bill Dixon visit the ruins of a Ruby Mind located within Balsam Mountain Preserve.

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Real Estate Listings Featured Home

Featured Homesite

325 Arsenal Drive

Homesite #47 305 Commonwealth Drive

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome is Canoe Bay living at its finest! A vacationer’s dream home complete with boat lift as well as two Jet Ski lifts. Media room being used as fourth bedroom. Plenty of space at 2200-2299 sf.

This gently sloping property will accommodate most any home. Spectacular north view of Lake Greenwood that also offers a gorgeous western sunset. Priced at $192,000

Priced at $419,000

Please visit our website for more information on our real estate offerings or call us at 864.543.3336 or 877.401.6330.






1 2 9:00 Men’s 10:00 MGA Bridge plays 9:30 LGA plays



3 10:00 GH Chess Team

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8 9 9:30 LGA plays 10:00 MGA plays Steak by the Ounce

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Beef Brisket

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Valentines Din- Pizza Night ner

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3 10:30 LGA plays 11:00 MGA 8:00pm Howl at plays the Moon Golf Tourny

4 10:00 Sunday Brunch


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12 CPGA BMW Qualifier

13 11:00 MGA plays 1:00 Mahjongg

14 9:00 Men’s Bridge 10:00 Ladies Opening Day

15 9:00 Men’s Bridge

16 10:00 GH Chess Team 4:00 Couples 9 and Dine

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18 10:00 Sunday Brunch


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27 11:00 MGA plays 1:00 Mahjongg

29 9:00 Men’s Bridge

30 10:00 GH Chess Team

31 10:00 3 Jacks and a Jill

28 9:00 Men’s Bridge 10:30 LGA plays

HOURS OF OPERATION Clubhouse Patriot Pantry

Closed Monday Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m Lunch & Specials Menu Only

Monday - Saturday 7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Closed Sunday

Thursday – Saturday 11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cabana Closed for season.

Pro Shop

Cabana will open for Special Events only.

Closed Monday Tuesday—Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The hot tub will remain open.

CONTACT INFORMATION Clubhouse: 864.543.2000 Dining Reservations: 864.543.2000 Pro Shop: 864.543.2000 Sales: 864.543.3336

Harbor Happenings | Feb 2012  

A monthly newsletter on the events and happenings at Grand Harbor Golf and Yacht Club.

Harbor Happenings | Feb 2012  

A monthly newsletter on the events and happenings at Grand Harbor Golf and Yacht Club.