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DEC EM B ER HAPPENI NG S | HA I G P OIN T

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H AI G P O I NT | DEC E M B ER H A P P E NI NG S

Happeningsfrom theChief DOUG EGLY

Chief Executive Officer

are due January 5, 2017. We have a great group running for the three seats that will be available. You all had a chance to meet the candidates on November 18. A recording of the session is on the website along with each candidate’s picture and profile. Please take the time to review all so you are well prepared to cast your vote.

Dear Member We welcomed FEMA through the back gate on November 10, 2016. Thank you to all who helped us achieve the approval of disaster debris removal from our roads. Members continued working hard throughout November on the clean-up effort, others donated lunches, and many contributed thousands of dollars toward the purchase of a bobcat. Thank you, thank you, thank you. There is no doubt that this disaster brought our community

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The holiday season is a time to give thanks, I want to thank all who supported me, and the Board, in passing the Special Assessment for a long-term ferry

even closer together and made it even stronger. Haig Point

solution. With this assessment the boats and docks will

will never be the same, it is better.

be on, and stay on, a scheduled repair and maintenance program. I am glad to announce that this critical work has

The holiday season is a time to give thanks, this year we

already begun.

will all give special thanks to one another for the support and camaraderie we displayed toward each another. We are

On behalf of myself and the entire Haig Point staff, we wish

blessed to have such neighbors. We are blessed to live in

you and your families a joyous and peaceful holiday season.

such a beautiful place. An island without a bridge. In many ways protected from the menaces of the rest of the world. A place of peace and natural serenity. As mentioned before, this year we are moving up the Board election process. Ballots will be sent on December 1 and

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Doug Egly, CEO, friend and neighbor.

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Green Corner

T H E SO U T H ERN LIV E OAK T R EE BY T H E E N V I RO N M E N TA L C O M M I T T E E

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We have all been "dealing" with lots of trees the last month! Most of us have a forest in our own back yards. One tree, The Southern Live Oak, is known for its superior wind resistance. Oak trees represent about 400 species worldwide. In North America about 90 species are recognized and over 40 species can be found in the southeast. The grand old tree of the Deep South is the majestic Live Oak. Often seen draped in Spanish Moss, the Live Oak is the iconic tree of the south. Why "live" oak? Because, this oak is evergreen and retains its leaves through winter and for weeks after new leaves emerge in the spring. Besides staying evergreen and being wind resistant, other attributes are: grows rapidly when young, can live for centuries, adapts to most soil types, tolerates salt spray and their acorns are the top food choice for many birds, squirrels, and deer. Check out several of our beautiful Live Oaks surrounding the fountain near the Lighthouse. They have been recognized as "having lived here at the time of the signing of our Constitution." Making them well over 200 years old! Sadly, we did lose some Live Oaks due to the storm. Please consider planting a new one, to pass on its beauty for centuries to come.

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the Live Oak is the iconic tree of the south.

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H AI G P O I NT | DEC E M B ER H A P P E NI NG S

Holidays

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by Judy Barth

But Christmas time isn’t just about Haig Point. It’s also about the island community as a whole. What a delightful evening it is when the children from Daufuskie’s tworoom elementary school come to perform and participate in the lighting of the Haig Point

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Christmas Tree. They seem as excited about showing off their table manners at the dinner that follows as they are about their Christmas

As the celebration of Haig Point’s 30th year

Over the years, Christmas time at Haig Point

anniversary comes to a close, it is heart-

has taken on a unique character of its own.

warming to look back at how Haig Point and

Yes, it includes the traditional gift exchange

Daufuskie have celebrated Christmas over the

party and a Christmas Eve service at the

years. The first memory that comes to mind for

Mansion but many activities have a special

Haig Point old-timers, those who were here in

twist. Haig’s version of a ‘Boat Parade’ is a

the 80’s, is that of Jay Samuels pounding out

one ferry parade that takes revelers past the

Christmas carols al forte so his piano could

Mansion, and slowly cruises up the shore

be heard above the voices of enthusiastic

until they can watch with wondering eyes as

carolers. The clubhouse was bursting at the

the Christmas lights are turned on and the

seams, the decorations were fabulous and

reflection of their beloved lighthouse glistens

the excitement palpable.

on the water. And then there is Christmas caroling Haig Point style. A large group of “singers” gather in one place – on the beach. Everyone brings snacks, refreshments, and voices ready to sing. Sometimes applause for their efforts can be heard drifting across the sound at Harbour Town.

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performance. Parents, teachers, and members alike are blessed by the wide-eyed joy of these Christmas-time children.


DEC EM B ER HAPPENI NG S | HA I G P OIN T A few weeks later Daufuskie holds its Christmas Parade and some of these same children can be seen waving at the crowds from their school float, or from a decorated tractor, a decorated horse, or a decorated bike or scooter. In fact, scooters are a reminder of tough times past and a sweet Christmas. That year the island’s Christmas angel made sure every child on Daufuskie had a Christmas present – scooters for the ones who were old enough and tricycles for the younger!

Like the Thanksgiving community pot luck dinner, the Christmas parade speaks loudly about the heart of Daufuskie. Everyone feels the love. There is a Santa chair that has the names of each Santa who ever ho-ho’d from upon his seat in the parade. There’s an old wagon that carries any kid who wants to ride in the parade and doesn’t have a float or bicycle. There’s the Christmas list (compiled by the teachers at the two-room school house) that tells Santa’s shoppers what each child would especially enjoy. There are the elves that help wrap the presents and then, of course, there is Santa who actually delivers the presents on Christmas Eve.

As Haig Point members, we live in a special community on a magical island with extended families here and in all parts of the world. We have been and will probably continue to be Santa’s shoppers or his elves for a long time to come. May we close Haig Point’s thirtieth anniversary year with renewed appreciation for what we have and who we are as island residents, challenged by Matthew, and living joyously in the Christmas spirit ever after. This year, the Daufuskie Christmas parade takes place on December 17.

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Golf GOLF SHOP HOURS OF OPERATION

SALE OF THE MONTH

7:30 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday

If you have not purchased all your holiday gifts for your loved ones, the Haig Point Golf Shop has a great selection of inventory to choose from. And the best part is that all in-stock apparel will be 30% off during the month of December. We have great gift ideas such as sweaters, pull-overs, sweatshirts, jackets, and golf shirts that will be part of the sale. The Shop will also be stocked with crystal glassware, Tervis tumblers, golf balls, headwear, golf bags and much, much more for your shopping needs. We will also be offering complimentary gift wrapping during the holiday season!!

Please note that the Golf Shop will close at 3:00 pm on December 24 and will be closed on December 25.

MEN’S 4-BALL MATCH PLAY Saturday & Sunday, Dec 3-4 Tee Times begin at 9:30 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday Entry Fee: $60 a team | $30 per player (Includes prizes) Divisions: Haig and Calibogue both playing Member Green Tees Format: Limit of 8 teams per division. 9-hole matches with double elimination on the first day. Two matches on Saturday with a possibility of three matches on Sunday. Will use 100% of handicap and will stroke off low ball in the match. A maximum of a 10-shot differential between partner handicaps is in effect

BACK 9 NEWSLETTER Are you receiving our golf e-blast titled the Back 9 Newsletter? If not, please contact the Golf Shop with your email address so you can be added to the distribution list. This is the most up to date information on all the golf happenings at the club! The Back 9 contains info on upcoming tournaments, past tournament results, merchandise sales, Men’s and Ladies Day, golf rules, golf course updates, and much more!

2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Entry Fee: $25 for Members/ $60 per guest (Includes: guest fees, prizes, and lunch)

The 2017 schedule is complete and can be found on the club website as well as a direct link in the Back 9 newsletter. Now is the time to note all of your favorite events on your 2017 schedule so you do not miss out! Here is a listing of our major events dates: March 17 – 18 Memorial Cup Member-Member, April 27 – 29 Men’s Invitational, September 29 – 30 Ladies’ Invitational, October 19 – 21 Mixed Invitational, October 28 – 29 Club Championships, and November 6 – 8 Pro-Am Invitational.

Format: Better Net-Ball of the pair. Members will compete as a team with each of their guests. Use 100% of handicap.

GOLF “TIP OF THE MONTH”

GENTLEMEN’S GUEST DAY Tuesday, December 6 9:45 am Shotgun Start

Tees: Signature Calibogue Member tee You may invite up to three guests. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, family member, or co-worker over for a fun day of golf.

HPWGA HOLIDAY SCRAMBLE Wednesday, December 7 9:30 am Shotgun Start (9-holes on the Back 9) Sign-up individually and the Golf Shop staff will pair the field into four-lady teams. More details will be provided in the Golf Info room.

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Do you find yourself walking off more than two greens a round shaking your head because you just 3-putted? Is it because you are missing many short putts? If so, here is a great tip to help improve your putting and improve your golf scores. The tip is to use an alignment aid on your golf ball. If you will notice the Tour Professionals when they putt, it seems they are always lining up their ball a certain way when placing it down to putt; that is because they are using some type of line on their ball that helps them line the ball up and start the ball on the line they wish to start their putt on. You can use wording that is already on the ball or you can draw a line on your ball. If you will consistently use this practice every time you putt, I promise you will begin to improve your putting and make more putts. Come see a member of the Golf Staff to help you with any part of your game!

Jason Cherry | 843.341.8154 | jcherry@haigpoint.com


Tennis

HAIG POINT AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP The South Carolina State Combo Championship was held in November on Hilton Head Island and as usual, Haig Point was well-represented. Debbie Hull was a member of a team that won one of the state titles, winning 65+, 7.5 division.

DEC EM B ER HAPPENI NG S | HA I G P OIN T REINDEER ROUND ROBIN Our annual benefit for the Deep Well Fund will be held on Friday, December 9 from 10:00 - 12:00 at the Haig Point Tennis Center. The entry fee will be minimum $20.00 donation to the Deep Well Fund. Be sure to bring your favorite Christmas cookies for the cookie exchange following the tennis. Special raffle items will be sold to benefit the charity. Entry will be via the club website. KEEP IT SIMPLE The volley should be simple and foolproof. Just stick your racquet out and hit the ball back over the net. But it’s not that easy. You have to contend with the incoming ball, the position of your opponents, and your target. Keep the following points in mind and your volleys will become better:

Deborah Hull

1. Recognize the ball you are about to hit is descending. Therefore, you must hit with a slightly opened racquet face to have the ball clear the net.

Gayle Silver

2. The power on the volley will come from your weight transfer - the lower body moving forward - more than the upper body hitting the ball. 3. Relax your grip. You will find it much easier to center the racquet in the path of the ball when your arm is relaxed and able to make small adjustments in its position. Nancy Kimball

Debbie McKeeman Mary Ettinger

Linda Blanchette

2016 HAIG POINT TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED The 2016 Haig Point Tennis Club Championship was held last month. The players and spectators found they enjoyed great food and tennis throughout the week. Congratulations to the winners and finalists.

2016 CHAMPIONS Ladies’ 3.0 Doubles Sarah Lamping / Mary Ettinger Ladies' 3.5 Doubles Lisa Butler / Debbie McKeeman Ladies’ Open Doubles Bayne Birckenstaedt / Debbie Hull Gentlemen's 3.5 Doubles Gary Baum / Dave McKeeman

Gentlemen's Open Doubles Kris Kelley / Ravi George Mixed 3.0 Doubles Dan Milanovic / Kate Woodward Mixed 3.5 Doubles Debbie McKeeman / Dave McKeeman Mixed Open Doubles Bayne Birckenstaedt/ Gary Baum

HOLIDAY SALE Looking for a great Christmas gift? The Haig Point Tennis Shop has everything you need for a great stocking stuffer or something for under the tree. All purchases of more than $50 receive free Haig point logo glassware. Free gift wrapping on all purchases.

TENNIS CLINIC SCHEDULE MONDAY

Doubles Drills 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

TUESDAY

Match Play Drills 9:00 am - 10:00 am Back to Basics 10:00 am - 11:00 am

THURSDAY

Intermediate Drills 10:00 am - 11:00 am

FRIDAY

Cardio Tennis Hour 10:00 am - 11:00 am

SATURDAY

Weekly Round Robin 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ron Gwyn | 843.341.8114 | rgwyn@haigpoint.com

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DECE H AI G M P OBE I NT R H| ADEC P P EENMI N B ER GS H |A H PA PI GE NI POI NG NTS

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December & B E V E R A G E E V E N T S

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 16, 23 AND 30

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

HAPPY HOUR

CRUISE & LIGHTHOUSE LIGHTING

MERRY CHRISTMAS

From: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm At The Calibogue Club – Featuring our A La Carte and lite fare menus for your evening dining pleasures. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING, DINNER AND CAROLING

All Food & Beverage outlets are closed

From: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm At The Mansion – Bring your blankets! We’re cruising the Calibogue Sound and celebrating the Holiday Season in style, finishing with a Light Tapas Buffet at the Mansion with Happy Hour priced beverages.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

FAMILY DINING “ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS AND FRIED CHICKEN NIGHT”

Price: $22.95++ per adult and $10.95++ per child

From: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Clubhouse – Nothing can get you in the holiday spirit like a tree lighting, caroling and holiday food favorites

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

Price: $24.95++ Adult and $10.95++ Child

Price: $16.95++ per adult and $10.95++ per child

From: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm At The Calibogue Club – Come and enjoy some of the best Mexican Food this side of the Calibogue Sound with Margarita and Sangria specials all night long!!!

From: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

BIRTHDAY CLUB From: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm At The Mansion – Come and celebrate your neighbor’s birthday with us at the mansion! Price: $12.95++ per person December birthdays are complimentary! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

LADIES OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH From: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Meet at the Dock – Round trip to Savannah, GA for the festival of lights and lunch at the Aqua Star restaurant at the Westin. Wine will be served, member charge. Price: $25.00++ per person

FAMILY DINING “MEXICAN FIESTA DINNER”

Price: $15.95++ per adult and $10.95++ per child

At the Calibogue Club

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

HAPPY HOUR From: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm At The Calibogue Club – Featuring our A La Carte and lite Fare menus for your evening dining pleasures

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

HIGH TEA From: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm At The Clubhouse Library – Come and enjoy some exotic Teas and a bounty of warm and delicious Scones with assorted jellies and spreads! Price: $8.95++ per person SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS AND POTLUCK From: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm At The Mansion - Bring your favorite dish and join with neighbors to celebrate the holiday. Special service with Pastor Crosby.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING*WE WILL BE HOSTING TWO PARTIES THIS YEAR* 1. From: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am At The Mansion – Our New Year’s Eve Family Celebration. Bring in 2017 with Friends and Family. 2. From: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am In The Main Dining Room of the Clubhouse – Our “Black Tie Optional” Gala Party Price: $150.00 per person “ALL INCLUSIVE” for the Drinking, Dining and Dancing!!!

**Don’t forget our “Fried Chicken Sunday’s” through to Super Bowl Sunday!!! You can call in your order by 3:00pm in the Grill Room at 843.341.8152 for your 6 piece, 12 piece, or the Big Bucket, the 20 piece with all the fixins. So get your game face on and take home some Haig Point End Zone Fried Chicken for you and your Family this Sunday!!!**

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RESERVATIONS 843.341.8150


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Equestrian

With the Holiday Season now in full swing, we are excited to announce some new programs to our 2017 calendar. With the addition of our new staff member, Jody Smith, we look forward to offering both driving and natural horsemanship clinics for those looking for an alternative to riding. 

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP is a philosophy of working

DRIVING, when applied to horses or ponies, is a broad

with horses based on the horse's natural instincts and methods

term for hitching equines to a wagon, carriage, cart, sleigh, or

of communication, with the understanding that horses do not

other horse-drawn vehicle by means of a harness and working

learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the

them in this way. Driving training begins on the ground and is

release of pressure. Whether you own, lease, or simply wish

mutually beneficial as the communication between the horse

to interact with one of the club-owned horses, this clinic will

and "driver" is an essential part of building the horse-human

allow you to work "on the ground" with the animals in order

relationship through the gentle use of hand aids and voice

to understand both their behavior and thought processes,

commands. Again, no prior experience is necessary and

eliminating any fear and anxiety with the sheer size and

participants will be able drive the horse in a cart by the

perceived unpredictability of their behavior. No prior horse

end of the session.

experience is necessary to participate in these clinics.

Look for clinic times and dates in the upcoming 2017 calendar. In the meantime, please come and join in our regularly scheduled lessons, trail rides, and Ride N Wine events! Any additional questions or for reservations, please call 843.341.8191. Rachel Allen, Equestrian Director | 843.341.8191 | rallan@haigpoint.com

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Dear Members,

Message From Membership

Thanks to your incredible hard work and dedication with the storm

stays from one week to six months to get to know the community and

clean up, I have been able to reschedule many of the October tours and

island better and to introduce their family and friends to Haig Point.

Discovery Visits in November and December. The grounds are looking better every day and the golf course is magnificent!

Please welcome new Signature Full Golf members: Karen and Edward Haberle from Beaverton, OR; Dr. Lorna and Colonel Robert

More good news! The last seven property closings all came this year for

Miller from Ashburn, VA

tours or Discovery Visits and five others are coming back for extended

George Thompson, Director of Sales | 843.341.8104 | gthompson@haigpoint.com

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Your Happeningsin 2017 Thank you to the staff and members who’ve contributed to Happenings in 2016. We’ve been able to share fascinating member profiles, recipes from the Chef, green tips from the Environmental Committee, and spectacular stories of community building. Throughout our coverage we realized that there is so much more storytelling to do. For that reason, we plan to make Happenings a feature-rich quarterly print publication in 2017. You’ll still receive a monthly e-newsletter with a run-down of upcoming events by department. And the handy calendar will be inserted in your mailboxes.

Our goal is to provide you with more exciting editorial about Haig Point and give you a publication that you’ll be proud to share with family and friends. Because what’s happening at Haig Point is truly special!

February – WINTER EDITION May – SPRING EDITION August – SUMMER EDITION November – FALL EDITION If you are a writer or photographer that would like to support Happenings in 2017 contact Adam Martin, Director of Marketing, at amartin@haigpoint.com.

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