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Harbor Happenings April - June 2011 * Volume 24 * Issue 2

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

Russell & Deborah Puppe and John & Sheila Connelly

David & Betty Harbison, Jim & Shirley Rinard, and Don & Jane Phipps

Mike & Becky Shelley and Larry & Lois Miller

Jim & Danelle Borland, George & Joyce Johnson, John & Jeanie Wilson

Jim & Shirley Rinard Bud & Judy Stultz

Terri Ligon, Debbie Burns, Shirley Rinard, Charlotte Hummell & Joan Bramblett

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *

“Around and About in Harbor Club” by Judy Stultz

The New Year brought us one of the coldest weeks in Georgia’s recent history. Snow, sleet, ice, frigid temperatures and treacherous roads kept many Harbor Club residents housebound for a week in January. World Travelers abound here in Harbor Club at any time of the year ~ but this winter they seemed to have left in droves ~ Janie and Bob Legg are forever cruising ~ from Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco in December, then to Tahiti and the French Polynesia Islands in January and off again in March to cruise from the US East coast to Bermuda and Barcelona. Leigh Lofgren spent the New Year celebrating with her father in Sydney, reveling in Australia’s summer climate. Perfect timing for Wendy and Pete Foster as they headed for sunny days and balmy nights in Costa Rica and Hawaii. Rita and Walter Jones cruised for a month, sailing to ports in Chili, Argentina and Brazil. Getting away from blustery February, Linda and Steve Weiser and shipmates Kay and Tony Dejno set sail for the Bahamas, with stops in Aruba, Curacao, Panama and Costa Rica. Another cruising couple, Peggy and Dave Borchelt took a 14 day journey through New Zealand and Australia in March ~ visiting fascinating ports of call along the way. Lynda Grant joined Vicki Hall in March, trekking all the way to Cambodia to visit Vicki’s daughter, Taylor, who is serving in the Peace Corps there. Lynda, the Ultimate Travel Maven, stayed on to tour Vietnam and Thailand. Bright spots in the winter landscape ~ the Valentine’s Dinner Dance and Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Troutdale gave us a reprieve from the post holiday blues. HCLL On the Go. Future artists prepared for their craft with a course at the “Splash of Paint” in February. A visit to Scott’s Antique Mall in Atlanta in March was a chance to haggle, buy or just people watch. A St. Augustine three-day getaway in April will give the ladies a chance to tour, dine, shop and get in some beach time. Kudos to our multi-talented artist, Leigh Lofgren, who won honors in her first Photography Show by taking first prize in Wildlife and in Humor and 2nd prize in Flowers. Our own Diane Gburek was a featured player in the Plaza Arts Center presentation of “12 Angry Jurors” in March. Harbor Club fans cheered her on at the Sunday matinee. Congratulations to the HC Outreach Committee ~ their “Guys & Gals” Card/Game Party raised over $2,000.00 for local charities. Those hardy souls of the HCMGA ~ bundled in parkas and gloves ~ to trudge the course this winter. Should be sunny skies as they host their Member/Guest Tournament in May. Wet weather awaited the Harbor Club LGA’s season kickoff on March 31st. 2011 officers, Val Ledyard President), Marie Madsen (Tournament Chair), Kathy Kurelic (Play Day Chair) and Carol Gordon (Treasurer) are looking for perfect spring weather for their Member/Guest Tournament in May. Something new ~ The Camera Club ~ headed up by Leigh Lofgren and Jack Ledyard held their inaugural meeting in March with 14 interested photographers in attendance ~ they’ll meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. Field trips and speakers are being considered. The Fifth Annual Harbor Club MGA Memorial Scholarship Tournament is set for June 11th. This event will honor the memories of past MGA members by awarding scholarships to deserving high school golfers in the Tri-County area. Be sure to sign your team up early.

Spring is here with summer soon to follow ~ time to be out and about ~ enjoy the season!

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *

Harbor Club Bridge

Soothing Touch Body Work “Soothing Touch Body Work” sessions are now being offered to the Members of Harbor Club by Diane Gburek. A “Soothing Touch Body Work” consists of various massage techniques to relax and restore tired and sore muscles, ease lower back pain, stimulate blood flow, reduce stiffness in the neck and shoulders, and bring out a general sense of calm and well being. Diane delivers her sessions in a highly professional manner, applying the standards of massage draping and privacy during the client’s experience . The “Soothing Touch Body Work” is delivered in an environment accompanied by peaceful music, low lighting, and delightful scents. The cost of a one hour session is only $60

Duplicate Bridge. For more details on Duplicate Bridge please contact Jeri Darfler at 706-453-1740. Harbor Club Ladies Party Bridge Group welcomes all interested players for fun and fellowship. The group meets in the Oconee Room at the HC Clubhouse at 10 AM, and meet regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in playing as a regular or substitute, please call Nancy Nugent at 706-453-0109 for more details.

Harbor Club Tennis News

The LOTA Ladies League is back for the Spring season from Saturday March 12 through to May 4 and both courts will be used every Saturday from 9am until noon at Harbor Club. Please remember to check Stacy Hall has 20 years experience in teaching swim. Classes are available for beginners to advance swimmers. the standing reservations If you are interested in signing up a child, please call 706- sheet located inside the glass cabinet by the courts 453-1381. Judy Wright, Leigh Lofgren and and use the sign up sheet Karen Harper Dates: June 6-10, July (TBA) to book a court and time for casual play at times not already reserved. Please do NOT Group Lessons: take the balls from the score posts and report any mis-use Max 3 Children per Lesson (1 Hour Lessons) of the courts to HC Security or Administration. Racquet 10AM-12PM stringing, contact HC resident Steve Weiser on 706-453$25 per child per class ($125 for the week) 0799. For all tennis information, please contact Leigh Private Lessons: Lofgren. To become a LOTA member or sign up for Ladies, 3PM - 6PM 1 Child - 30 Min Lessons Mens or Mixed Doubles, go to A big $30 per child per class ($150 for the thank you to LOTA for the new nets installed at the courts week) in HC – every year LOTA gives a $200 grant to the three facilities where we play and this year, they gave us nets in *Times subject to change. lieu of money.

For more information on Soothing Touch Body Work, please contact Diane Gburek at: Home: 706-453-4604 Cell: 404-217-8891 or Email:

Swimming Lessons

Summer Water Aerobics

Deep Water Aerobics will begin June 1st. Regular sessions take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30a.m. Participants must provide their own equipment: a water buoyancy belt, water barbells and a noodle, kickboards are optional. There is a fee of $5 per session. Participants can obtain a discount by paying in advance. Call Millicent Zamirowski 706 207 4731 for more information.


The Croquet Crowd will meet on Thursdays on the Club House Croquet Courts at 5:00 p.m beginning in May. You do not need a partner. Come and join the fun. After croquet join us in the lounge for drinks and snacks. Any questions call Bob Welsh at 706 453-9441.

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *

Harbor Club Camera Club

Following an idea that formed earlier this year and after discussion with my co –conspirator Jack Ledyard, we are forming our very own Camera/Photo Club within Harbor Club. This is open to anyone interested in photography and would cover a wide range of topics, discussions, ideas, tips etc. The group will meet on the last Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting was held on Tuesday, March 8th. During this meeting we discussed organizations, publications , websites and software for photography and cameras. The idea for the group is to bring in experts periodically, have our photographs exhibited within the clubhouse, take field trips to various locations, and get together occasionally with the photo club in Eatonton. Please contact me at or Jack Ledyard at and let us know if you are interested. We currently have 14 members and welcome more. The Camera Club’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00PM where we will be discussing Landscape photos. With thanks, Leigh Lofgren

New Property Owner Meet & Greet

Keith VanDuzer, Bob McCormick, Ed Fahey, Jim Rinard and Vince Mancuso with New Property Owner, Calvin Holland

Angela Dell, Brandon Matney and Grant Gaalema with New Property Owners/Members, Mark Sargent and Rebecca Cunningham

Shirley Rinard, Faye Carlton, and Linda VanDuzer with New Property Owner, Barbara Holland

Grant Gaalema, Camille Mancuso, Leigh Lofgren and Bob Welsh with New Property Owners, Nicola & Carol Mentonelli, and Dennis & Christine Shoemaker

Mark Trippe Lot 1076 & 1077 Pinehurst Craig & Katherine Reid 1591 Carriage Ridge

New Property Owners

David Hamilton, Camille Mancuso, Gary Carlton, Dale Fahey and Jane Legg

Shoaib Moosa Asra Jaffar 1841 Osprey Point Jack & Nancy Nugent 1050 Spy Glass Hill

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *

Harbor Club Men’s Golf Association

January eighth was the start of the 2011 MGA year. We kicked off with our annual awards night and installation of new officers. A great time was had by participating members and their wives. On January 29th we had 42 members play in the inaugural Red Ball tournament. The purse was $420.00 with the following team winners. First Place: Lambo, Fowler & Jennart, score 125 2/3 Prize $210.00 Second Place: Brewer, Cherry & Harbison, score 132 Prize $126.00 Third Place: Stultz, Lockman, W. Jones, score 132 2/3 Prize $63 Fourth Place: Roberts, Hamilton & Morris, score 137 1/3 Prize $21 A special shout out to Ricky Knowles who lost his teams red ball on their second hole and lost it in his own backyard!!! On February 5th a good group of Harbor Club members gathered at the Clubhouse for the Chili tasting. There were seven entries of original recipe chili. Each one was excellent by itself. The Judges from Troutdale consisted of Rob, Darrin and Anthony. After much discussion the following winners were chosen. Congratulations to: Roberto Mattei ~ First Place Ed Fahey ~ Second Place Jim Hudson ~ Third Place Congratulations to all 56 participants of the spring kick-off tournament. This years event was held Saturday, March 12th and a new format of Step Aside Scramble was introduced The winners of this event were: First place $280.00 payout: Nugent, Preston, Thorp & McCormick Second Place $168.00 payout: Balduff, Subacz, Jochim & Clements Third Place $84.00 payout: Williams, Lockman, Gordon & Hudson Fourth place $28 payout: Schaeffel, VanDuzer, Hamilton & Stultz Please welcome the following new members to the HC MGA: Curtis Winstead, Dave Harbison, Chuck Thorp, Mark Sargent, Larry Miller, Tim Wessel, John Wilson, Russell Puppe. Ed Fahey HC MGA President

Harbor Club’s Ladies Golf Association The Harbor Club LGA kicked off the 2011 season on March 31st. We're all looking forward to a great year with lots of members, tournaments and good times on Thursdays! Be sure to keep your calendars marked for some upcoming tournaments. The LGA Member/Guest tournament will be May 5th & 6th. We should have fantastic weather! The Member/Member tournament will be on June 2nd. More information will be sent out as the dates get closer. Hope to see everyone there. Val Ledyard

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *


There will be new spring merchandise arriving in April and May from Adidas, Antiqua, Ashworth, Tehama, and Izod G. Also, we have added ALOE SUN CARE PRODUCTS to the shop. For those looking for game improvement equipment, we have new DEMO clubs available to evaluate. Our annual DEMO DAY is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The vendors scheduled to appear are Bridgestone, Cleveland, Cobra, and Titleist. The 2011 MEMBER/GUEST is rapidly filling up. As of print time, we have 40 teams registered to play. This premier event is set for May 12-14, 2011. “Get Golf Ready” clinics are on Wednesdays at 11:00 -12:30 pm, and Saturdays at 3:00 – 4:30 pm, for those players wanting to brush up on the fundamentals and improve their techniques. The clinics are $ 15/player; and, you can call the Pro Shop to sign up at 706-453-4414. Let’s have fun this spring! Grant Gaalema, PGA Head Golf Professional HARBOR CLUB


“Cash in Your Chips”

Good chipping is as much about preparation as it is technique; which is why I view most greenside chips like I do putts. Before, I settle on a plan of attack, I evaluate several factors-my lie; how much green I have to work with; and the slope and speed of the green. The most critical assessment is the lie. Whether the ball is sitting up or nestled down in the rough, or on an uphill or downhill slope, determines how I will play the shot. BALL SITTING UP: LET IT RUN. • Move your hands forward of the ball to ensure crisp contact and a low, running shot. • Swing the club back with your arms and shoulders—no wrists—as if you’re hitting a long putt. BALL SITTING DOWN: POP IT UP. • Open the clubface and move your hands, even with the ball. This will create more loft. • Hinge your wrists to promote a steeper angle of approach and more clubhead speed. Grant Gaalema, PGA Head Golf Professional HARBOR CLUB

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *

From the Desk of the Golf Course Superintendent... “Divots” Recently many members have had questions regarding divots. The term “Divot” is defined in two ways. The first is turf that is removed during the golf shot, second being the indention left after the shot. Now the question is “how do we properly fill the divot”. The answer lies at your club’s preference. Bentgrass fairways require that the turf displaced must fill the divot. At other clubs a mixture of seed and sand will suffice. For Bermuda grass, sand is required due to the lateral growth of the grass. The amount of sand should be parallel to the grass. If it is a little below parallel it is fine. It should never be over parallel and can cause damage to mowers and the mower blades. We appreciate your continued support and help in maintaining our course. As always please fix you ball marks and observe the cart path rulings for the day. ~J.R. McCroskey, GCS

From the Desk of the Accomodations Manager...

Cottage Rental Special Continues... For a limited time, Harbor Club is offering its members and residenta reduced rate on Cottage Rentals. These exceptional 3 bedroom cottages are perfect for your out-of-town guests. Visitors enjoy discounts on golf, the use of all amenities, including our clubhouse, dining facilities, swim and tennis center, fitness center and more.  Housekeeping services are included.  You may visit us on the web at for more information. Based Upon Availability HC Member Rate: $175 per night plus tax HC Non-Member Resident Rate: $195 per night plus tax Non-Resident Rate $250 per night plus tax For more information, please contact me at 706-453-9690, Ext. 240 or via email at ~Laurie Rimes

From the Desk of the Membership Director...

Member Referral Program: Harbor Club is currently rewarding each member with three months dues credit when they sponsor a new permanent or lease member to Harbor Club. Please contact me at 706-453-1381 or email at to and inform me of your invitee’s name, address, phone number and email address. To be eligible we must receive this information prior to the invitee contacting the Club and they can not be currently in our database. 2011 Member Dues: The 2011 Member Dues Structure Summary is included with this edition of the Harbor Happenings. The new dues structure will take effect May 1st, 2011. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to call. Harbor Club Pool: The pool will be open starting Friday, May 27th! The Pool Grand Opening Party will be Saturday, May 28th. I hope to see you all there! Please use your Member Gate Key when accessing the Pool & Tennis area. ~Angela Dell

Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 *

Harbor Club on Lake Oconee

Administration (Laurie Rimes) Accounting & Overnight Accommodations (Laurie Rimes) Membership & Events (Angela Dell) Security Maintenance Department Golf Pro Shop Troutdale Real-Estate Sales Harbor Club Fax

706-453-9690 Ext. 238 706-453-9690 Ext. 238 706-453-1381 706-453-0931 706-453-4380 706-453-4414 706-453-7111 706-453-7855 706-453-9813

Security News‌

The Security team invites all of our residents and visitors to slow down and enjoy the spring colors. Harbor Club is spectacular during this time of the year. Please remember the speed limit is 35 mph on main roads. Deer are being seen often and with increasing numbers. Please be careful around our four legged friends. We have had several close calls and one accident. The new fawns will be born in April and May. Please remember to call security at (706) 453-0931 and inform them when you have service people, house sitters, pet sitters or visitors coming to Harbor Club. The security guard cannot let anyone through the gate without being notified by the property owner. All Guests must stop at the security gate to get a pass. Anyone allowing visitors or contractors to use the back gate will have the use of the back gate terminated. The back gate has multiple cameras recording and monitoring all vehicles that enter or leave Harbor Club via the back gate. Please accompany your guest if they are using the tennis courts. Ya’ll be safe, enjoy the spring colors.



Architectural Control John Crouse Security Bob Welsh

Grounds/Landscape Bob Lofgren Road Committee Richard Schaeffel 706-453-9690 1111 Polo Circle Suite 101 Greensboro, GA 30642

Security Staff Hours: Daphne Dyess Tina Howell Robert Cash Dawn Godbee Raven Miller Hilda Jackson

Monday thru Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday, 3;00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday, Patrol Vehicle. Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Monday and Tuesday,11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Saturday and Sunday 7:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. Thursday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

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