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HARBOR HAPPENINGS Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

May 2012

Jimmy’s Corner


ver the past several years, Grand Harbor has established a well-deserved reputation in the Greenwood area as a place whose residents value community service. The Challenge Golf Group also believes in giving back to the communities where we do business. This was never more apparent than in the recent Relay for Life Golf Tournament and Dinner, which raised an impressive $13,000 for the American Cancer Society! This event could not have been a success without the dedication of the Grand Harbor Relay for Life committee. Jim and Sharon Westbrook, Betty Adams, Hand Boehling, John and Pam Cicaloni, Jane and Bob Dietel, Mike Hardin, Fred McGuire, Walker Moore, Bill Robinson and Tommy Woodruff - thank you for playing such an important role in the planning and execution of this worthwhile event. Special thanks to Tommy Thomas, Calvin Goodwin, and all of our Grand Harbor associates for their commitment to ensuring a great time was had by all participants. Shifting gears, a special thank you goes to Sam and Barb Miller for referring their friends James and Carolyn Taylor to Grand Harbor. The Taylors joined us as Grand Harbor members in April, and we have treated the Millers to 6 months of complimentary Club Dues as a show of our appreciation. I hope to extend this generous offer to many more of you in the coming months. Nowadays it is rare to see sales and construction activity in communities like Grand Harbor, yet everywhere you look it seems there are houses going up and new residents moving in! Our team has generated 14 new sales so far this year and 35 in less than two years, which is a testament to Grand Harbor’s promise for the future. Looking forward to a great season of fun and memories on Lake Greenwood!

Chicken Cutlets with peppers & mushrooms

Brighten up this main dish with Calvin’s secret method and some peppers and mushrooms!

INGREDIENTS 7 (4oz) skinned, boned breast halves 10 TBLs seasoned breadcrumbs Cooking spray 5 TSP olive oil 10 cups fresh mushrooms 6 cups chicken broth undiluted and divided 20 strips sweet red peppers 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 1/2 TSP Italian seasoning 1/4 TSP salt 1 1/4 TSP dried crushed red peppers 4 cloves garlic minced 2 TSP cornstarch

METHOD Place chicken between 2 sheets plastic wrap and flatten. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs. Coat skillet with cooking spray and add oil. Heat skillet to medium, add chicken and cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm. Add mushrooms, chicken broth and pepper strips to skillet. SautĂŠ 3 minutes, add rest of chicken broth, lemon juice and next 4 ingredients, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add corn starch and bring to a boil stirring constantly until thick. Serve over chicken. by Calvin Goodwin, Executive Chef

Relay For Life Tournament Above Clockwise; Ashley Shinn, Jack Jordan, Adam Neumann , Mike Adamson and Guest, Howdy Aufderheide and Closest to the Pin Winner Fred McGuire Below; Top - Campbell University Women’s Golf Team; Bottom - Liberty College Men’s Golf Team; Right - Brittany Henderson and Tommy Thomas

Big South Championships

Blessing of the Fleet

John and Pam Cicaloni,

Bob and Jayne Dietel

Pat and Jan Sarver

Sheri and Ed Dennis

Barb and Sam Miller

Barney Gunnell

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The Patriots of Grand Harbor will show their patriotic side as they honor the military service of our members and our children on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19th.


At 6:00 p.m. a ceremony at the fort/flag will recognize by branch our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine or Coast Guard servicemen and women. This short presentation will give us an opportunity to personally thank them and show our love of country.

, Seated Dinner Following the Ceremony Filet ($15++), Salmon ($13++) or Marinated Chicken Breast ($12++) with rice pilaf, vegetable, rolls and dessert For reservations and to pre-select your entrée call the Clubhouse at 828.543.2000..

Photo Display If you or your children have been or are in the military, a photo template is available at the clubhouse or can be e-mailed to you. Contact: Bring the photo back to the desk in the clubhouse foyer by May 17th to be displayed the night of the event and leading up to Memorial Weekend.

Most of you know Chuck Molenda, a Canoe Bay resident at Grand Harbor. Chuck and Gwen left Grand Harbor in 2010 to move closer to their children in Michigan, but returned last year. This story was published by the Index Journal in March on Chuck, a former Vietnam Veteran. In the spirit of “Salute to Our Armed Forces Day” which is coming up, we would like to share his story for those of you who may have missed it. When Charles Molenda volunteered for Army flight school, he simply wanted to get his eyes checked. During officer candidate school, in the 1960’s he started getting headaches, and thinking it could be a problem with his eyes, he sought an eye exam. Realizing he would have to wait before getting that opportunity, Molenda signed up for flight school to get the required physical, which included an eye exam. His eyes ended up being fine, but what surprised Molenda most was getting accepted into flight school. When he received a registered letter from the Department of the Army while with Army Intelligence and Security, he hoped it was his orders to Germany, where he wanted to be stationed, but was shocked to realize it was his orders for flight school. “I had completely forgotten about it,” he said. “I later found out that I was the first Army Intelligence Officer to ever be selected for flight school.” Molenda, now 72 and retired in Ninety Six, was 20 years old when he joined the Army in 1960. He spent a year and a half in Turkey with Army Intelligence and Security before he went to officer candidate school and then flight school. Even after the acceptance to flight school, Molenda did not have high expectations. But he ended up proving himself wrong. “I was a natural pilot,” he said. “I didn’t see myself becoming a pilot, but I’m proud of the fact that I was. There weren’t a lot of pilots, comparatively speaking. For the most part I enjoyed the flying. It was a thrill.” Molenda flew in Germany for two years before volunteering to go to Vietnam in 1966. he spent a year in Vietnam with the 131st Aviation Company, flying a total of 160 missions in North Vietnam and Laos. Even though he flew nearly 1,000 hours during his year in Vietnam, the mis-

sions never got easier for Molenda. “I was scared to death every mission I flew,” he said. “We had lost so many airplanes and crew members over there. That played on your mind a lot. I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it back.” Of course, he knew what he was getting into when he volunteered to go to war, but Molenda said the reality of the situation did not set in until his first mission. He still has several of the rounds shot into his plane during that first mission. “That was the first time you realized that someone is really trying to kill you,” he said. You don’t realize it until you get there.” Though he had several close calls, Molenda was never injured while serving in the Army. But one of the hardest parts of war — in addition to the lack of basic necessities — was losing many of his fellow solders. “You remember the people that were killed over there most of all,” he said. “There was just nothing fun about it.” After his year in Vietnam, Molenda continued to

Charles Molenda continued

Fly in Germany for another year, before resigning his commission in 1968 to attend college. During his eight years with the Army, Molenda earned quite a collection of medals and awards, some he didn’t even find out about until long after the fact, Among his awards are the Distinguished Flying Cross Award, the Bronze Star and 18 Air Medals. But the award Molenda sad he is most proud of is the Valorous Unit Citation, given to his entire unit. “It’s the award I’m most proud of because it was given to the unit for a little over a period of a year for what it did,” he said of the Valorous Unit Citation. “That to me is what’s important. I don’t think anybody over there felt like they were a hero. You wanted to do the mission successfully.” Molenda doesn’t like to brag about the awards he received. It was never his goal to receive recognition; he was simply happy to perform his duty. “if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t hesitate,” he said. “You just did what you were asked to do. It seemed like the right thing to do.” Though decades have gone by since his return from Vietnam, all of the painful memories remain with Molenda. He still has nightmares about his time at war and is easily startled. “A lot of it is like it happened yesterday,” he said. “I still carry the memories.” by Erin Owens | INDEX-JOURNAL

GRAND HARBOR MARINA If you are interested in leasing a Boat Slip in 2012, please contact Tommy Thomas at 543-2000 or There is a monthly fee of $75 per month or a one-time payment of $700. Those of you who had a slip in 2011 will be getting an email with the contract for 2012 attached. Please fill it out and return it to Tommy Thomas in the Golf Shop. TRAILERS CANNOT BE PARKED IN THE CABANA PARKING LOT. Trailers cannot be parked in the Cabana parking lot overnight. You may park your trailer in the Grand Harbor maintenance yard if leaving for an extended period of time. There is a key located in the pro shop if the gate is closed.



Have you heard the good news? Two new families have moved to Grand Harbor.

Barbara and Ray Gilbert 105 Stagecoach Court from Aiken, SC

Bonnie and Paul Hughes 101 Stagecoach Court from Novi, Michigan

Your Referrals Can Earn You 6 Months of

Complimentary Club Dues We would like to thank Sam and Barb Miller for referring their friends James and Carolyn Taylor to Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club. To show our appreciation, we are going to treat the Millers to 6 months of complimentary

Club Dues. Please take advantage of this generous offer from The Challenge Golf Group and share our wonderful neighborhood with your family and friends. Sam and Barb Miller

Patriot Events Recap

Relay For Life Raises More Than $12,000 In one day Grand Harbor residents raised more than $12,000 for the American Cancer Society. 76 golfers hit the links on Saturday afternoon for a fun-filled 18 hole Scramble followed by dinner at the Clubhouse.

ed $400 in Pro Shop credit for tournament prizes. We had two teams tie for 1st place with a 51. After a scorecard playoff, Dwayne Breeden, Challenge Golf Group donated the food for more than Mark Stevenson, Rick Holaus and Chad Meldrum 130 people attending the dinner and a weekend geta won the tournament. Our runners-up were Ron Pate, way at Balsam Mountain Preserve, which was aucJim McClusky, Glenn Morris and Jerry Arnold. tioned off Saturday evening. Tommy Thomas donat-

Hole-In-One Club CONGRATULATIONS ED DENNIS! Ed Dennis had hole-in-one on Hole #4. He hit a 6 iron from 154 yards.

2012 Big South Championships a Success! Thank you to all our volunteers for making this year’s events so successful! You’re the reason the Big South keeps coming back year after year. Congratulations to the Campbell University Women and Liberty Men for their record breaking performances. The golf course was very receptive and rewarded great shot-making, which was abundant over the last two weeks. Many of the players, parents, and coaches expressed their thanks to all who volunteered to make this year's Hospitality Tent another successful event. Several remarks were made about the excep-

tional people living in our community. It is the only venue that devotes so much attention to them while they are here. For many players this is the final team golf event they will ever compete in. Thanks again to all that participated in, and contributed to, the event’s success. We look forward to its return in 2013.

Mike O’Shea Day Saturday, May 26th | 9:00am Shotgun In remembrance of Mike O’Shea, all Grand Harbor members are invited to spend the day playing golf and socializing with friends, something Mike enjoyed very much. We are teeing off at 9:00am and playing an 18-hole Texas Scramble. After golf, we will enjoy a cookout including beer, wine, hamburgers, hot dogs and much more. The cost is $18 for golfers, $15 for nongolfers attending the cookout and $4 for children under the age of 16. Please make checks payable to Darrell Sallee. All checks must be dropped off at the golf shop before May 26th. Sign-up sheets are posted in the computer room by the golf shop.

Golf Tournaments Ladies’ Member-Guest Saturday, May 19th 9:00am Shotgun Mike O’Shea Day Saturday, May 26th 9:00am Shotgun Memorial Day Tournament Monday, May 28th 9:00am Shotgun Patriot Cup Revenge Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 9:00 Shotgun SCGA 4-Ball Championship Wednesday – Sunday, June 6-10

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MAY 2012 Sun

6 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg









1 9:30 MGA plays 12:00 Ladies Lunch 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg Hoagie Night

2 3 4 5 9:00 LGA plays 9:00 Men’s 4:00 Couples 9 9:30 MGA plays Bridge and Dine Steak by the 9:30 MGA plays Ounce

8 9:30 MGA plays 10:00 Book Club 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg Taco Night

9 9:00 LGA plays 9:00 Men’s Bridge

10 11 12 9:00 Men’s 4:00 Couples 9 9:30 MGA plays Bridge and Dine 9:30 MGA plays

Seafood Buffet


15 16 9:30 MGA plays 9:00 LGA plays 12:30 Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg

17 18 9:00 Men’s 4:00 Couples 9 Bridge and Dine 9:30 MGA plays

19 9:00 Ladies’ Member-Guest 6:00 Salute to Armed Forces Ceremony & Dinner

20 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg


22 10:00 Shotgun Fatz Café Outing 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg

24 25 9:00 Men’s 4:00 Couples 9 Bridge and Dine 9:30 MGA plays

26 9:00 Shotgun Mike O’Shea Tournament 1:00 Cookout

27 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg

28 9:00 Shotgun Memorial Day Tournament and Cookout

29 30 9:30 MGA plays 9:00 LGA plays 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg


Mothers Day Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg

23 9:00 LGA plays 9:00 Men’s Bridge

31 9:00 Men’s Bridge 9:30 MGA plays

JUNE 2012 Sun







1 4:00pm Couples Nine & Dine

2 9:00 Patriot’s Cup Revenge

3 9:00 Patriot’s Cup Revenge 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg


5 9:00am MGA Plays 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg

6 SCGA4-Ball Championship 9:00 Men’s Bridge

7 SCGA4-Ball Championship 9:00 Men’s Bridge

8 SCGA4-Ball Championship

9 SCGA4-Ball Championship

10 SCGA4-Ball Championship 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg


12 9:00am MGA Plays 10:00am Book Club 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg

13 8:30am LGA Plays

14 9:00am MGA Plays 9:00 Men’s Bridge

15 4:00pm Couples Nine & Dine 7:00 Speake Rehearsal Dinner at Cabana

16 8:30am LGA Plays 9:00am MGA Plays 6:00 Speake Wedding and Reception at Clubhouse

17 Fathers Day 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg


19 9:00am MGA Plays 12:30 Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg

20 8:30am LGA Plays 9:00 Men’s Bridge

21 9:00am MGA Plays 9:00 Men’s Bridge

22 8:30am tee times Patriot Lady 4:00pm Couples Nine & Dine

23 8:30am tee times Patriot Lady

24 8:30am Patriot Lady 10:00 Sunday Brunch 1:00 Mahjongg

25 Course Aerification

26 Course Aerification 1:00 Mahjongg 4:30 Weight Watchers Mtg

27 8:30am LGA Plays

28 9:00am MGA Plays 9:00 Men’s Bridge

29 4:00pm Couples Nine & Dine

30 8:30am LGA Plays 9:00am MGA 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 Monday-Thursday.

Pro Shop

Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Closed Monday Tuesday—Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

CONTACT INFORMATION Clubhouse: 864.543.2000 Dining Reservations: 864.543.2000 Pro Shop: 864.543.2000 Sales: 864.543.3336 Spa Tini (Vicki Howell): 864.992.1131

Harbor Happenings | May 2012  

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