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October-December * Volume 23 * Issue 4

2010 Harbor Club Ladies Member Guest

1st Flight Winners Linda Weaver & Karen Flaig Overall & 3rd Flight Winners Wendy Schaefer & Katharine Borton

2rd Flight Winners Sherry Stathas & Pam Bassett

Committee Members: Diane Gburek, Marie Madsen & Linda VanDuzer

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Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

Around and About in Harbor Club... With Judy Stultz

And y’all thought last summer was a sizzler ~ in no way can it compete with this year’s Heat Wave! I don’t know how you golfers could stand being out there in that afternoon sun. A dip in the lake or pool didn’t even offer much relief ~ needed the AC turned way down low and an ice cold drink to do that. However ~ there were those stalwart souls who insisted on hitting the links, no matter what the temperature. The MGA kept up their tournament schedules, as did the ladies of the LGA ~ and I heard that the Couples Golf nights had quite a few players too. Headstrong people ~ those golfers! Fourth of July weekend ~ a time for Family, Friends and Fireworks! Many of our residents were part of the flotilla at the Ritz-Carlton as they watched the sky illuminated with bursts of color from the fireworks overhead. A few were also spotted at the OPAS 4th. of July Blast on shore, featuring the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and Broadway’s Raul Esparza. The “going away” party for Josh and Hunter at the clubhouse on July 24th was a bitter/ sweet affair. We’ve been so fortunate to have these young men with us the past few years ~ but now it’s time for them to move on in their lives. We will miss them ~ and wish them all the best. (It’ll be hard to replace them.) Dennis Lovelace designed and crafted the OPAS sponsored boat, The Festiva, for the OPAS Boat Regatta in August. Manned by his wife Sherry and Diane Roberts, they came in 2nd in their heat, but wisely decided against competing in the “last boat standing” competition. Dave Hamilton landed a HUGE Northern Pike in July, while on a fishing trip with his son and friends in Canada. Dave says it was 41.5 inches long and weighed in at 24lbs. All that work only to be returned to the lake.

Sherry Lovelace & Diane Roberts with The Festiva Boat

Festival Hall’s Dedication weekend in August brought three full days of activities, highlighted by singer, John Berry, who brought down the house with his, “Give Me Back My America”.

Kathrin Rudland’s poem, “The Warning,” tied with another poem for the “Second Award for Excellence,” in the Georgia Poets Society’s Member Poem Category. Her winning composition is in the “The Reach of Song”, the Society’s annual anthology. Way to go K! The movie, “Get Low”, shot in here in Greene County last year, opened at the Spotlight Theater during the Labor Day weekend. Several of our HC members ~ Leah Dukes and Joyce and George Johnson, were able to rub shoulders with stars (Robert Duval, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek) as they were “extras” in the film.

Another Hollywood note ~ a remake of “Footloose” is being filmed not only in the metro-Atlanta area, but also in Madison – Bostwick territory this fall. HC’s LGA held their Member/Guest Tournament on September 10th. Beautiful day, delicious luncheon, great favors and prizes ~ wonderful camaraderie. Always a fun event, The MGA,’s annual Oktoberfest Tournament and German style dinner on October 23rd. As in years past, a large turnout is expected. Our Ladies League opened their new season with a Meet & Greet get together ~ to catch up on summer happenings. In October the ladies will get tips on the latest in table centerpieces and home entertaining from The Paper Soiree. Gary’s Garden Center will present a program on how to fashion a live wreath for the holidays in November. Terri Ligon asks the ladies asked to wear their “funkiest” Christmas sweaters when she hosts the Christmas Cocktail Party in December. I guess that about covers it all for now. Relax and enjoy the season ~ it’ll soon be time to put up those holiday decorations!


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

Message from the Real Estate Team...

With fall approaching, the season has traditionally been a busy time for our real-estate team here at Harbor Club. The sales office has seen an increase in prospective buyers during the month of September and expects it to continue throughout the fall. Harbor Club Properties have many excellent properties available, both resale and company, including our lake access lots with boat slips. The lake access lots are perfect for those who want lake property at a great value. In addition to having great company product available, Harbor Company continues to offer a full year of golf dues credit and owner financing for company owned property. Now is the perfect time to buy or trade-up for a new homesite. After the unusually hot summer, everyone is ready for fall and with cooler weather, it is the perfect time to showcase Harbor Club property and the award winning golf course. We are always happy to help and provide information to your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you throughout the season. The Harbor Club Real-Estate Team, Bob, Linda, Millicent and Wayne

Harbor Club Membership... Harbor Club Website: Harbor Club Members may access the Members Only section of the website for information on MGA, LGA, Ladies League, MPOA and other Club news. The membership directory, calendar and forms are posted for your convenience. To access this section, please visit www.harborclub.com, click on the Members Only section of the web. The username is your member number and your password is your last name. 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 Angela Dell at 706-453-9690 Ext. 3 or email at adell@harborclub.com to inform her 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.

From the Desk of the Accommodations Manager…

Cottage Rental Special Continues... For a limited time, Harbor Club is offering its members and residents a 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 www.harborclub.com for more information on the Cottages. 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 lrimes@harborclub.com ~Laurie Rimes


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

A Family Affair at Harbor Club When Jack and JoAnn Stauffer bought property in Harbor Club in 1993, they never imagined that almost two decades later, four generations of their family would be a part of the same community. After working for 42 years in Sales & Marketing for the Rail Road, Jack and his wife, JoAnn were ready to retire. After visiting the Lake Oconee area, they knew that they had found the perfect place. In 1999, they made the move to Harbor Club and have never looked back. They enjoy an active lifestyle that includes many friends and many rounds of golf! On October 12th, they will be celebrating their 59th year of marriage. They have a large family that includes 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Of those, a daughter, a granddaughter and 3 grandchildren reside in Harbor Club. Jack and JoAnn’s daughter, Debbie Burns, also made the move to Harbor Club in 1999 with her husband, Bob, after residing in Conyers for 25 years. While in Conyers, Debbie owned and operated a gift store for 6 years and her husband, Bob, is currently an Optometrist with East Metro Eye Care. They just celebrated their 38th year of marriage and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Like Jack and Joann, the Burns lead a very active life here at Harbor Club, they both love golf and if there is an event, you can count on them being there. Debbie has also volunteered her time and services for several of the Club’s social events. Bob and Debbie’s daughter, Erin Dial, recently made the move to Harbor Club with her husband Cory, a managing partner for Multivista Charlotte, and their two sons, Davis and Dalton. While here, Erin gave birth to the newest member of the family, Dean. Davis, age 4, and Dalton, age 3, both attend the Little Scholars Academy at Lakeside Church. The solid roots Erin’s parents and grandparents have here in Harbor Club along with safe, family friendly atmosphere of the community is what attracted the Dials to Harbor Club. Harbor Club is proud to have this family as members and full time residents. We hope that this legacy continues will into the future. From the Harbor Club family to theirs, Thank You!

New Property Owners... Calvin & Barbara Holland 1031 Carriage Ridge Drive

Meschelle Swift 1160 Lake Drive

Dwight & Christine Shoemaker 2801 Club Drive

Edgar Gilchrist 1360 Winged Foot Drive

Becky Cunningham 1431 Carriage Ridge Drive

Michelle Peskoe 1401 Carriage Ridge Drive

Dennis & Cathy Imhoff 1611 Club Drive

Joseph Greene 1451 Carriage Ridge Drive

James M. Jackson 1021 Carriage Ridge Drive


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

From the Kitchen...

Thank you to all the Harbor Club members and property owners who supported us in the Greene County Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Tasteful Event. With more than 200 guests attending and 13 restaurants participating, Troutdale at Harbor Club was voted People’s Choice and Most Unique Presentation.Guests of the event were served a sampling our delicious Parmesean Crusted Trout and a Chilled Peach Soup. In appreciation of your support, I have published the recipe for the culinary delight that won. Please join us at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Eatonton on October 4th where will be serving up more tasteful dishes.

The Trout Parmesan Ingredients 1. 1 loaf Challah Bread or Brioche 2. 1 cup Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese 3. 1 tsp Smoked Spanish Paprika 4. 4 egg whites whipped 5. 4 ea Fresh Rainbow Trout 6. Salt and Pepper

Direction: 1. Cut crust off of the bread then cut into small cubes

For the Lemon Caper Sauce Ingredients

1. 2. 2. Combine bread and parmesan into food processor 3. 4. and pulse until breadcrumb consistency 5. 3. Add Paprika to the breadcrumb mixture 6. 4. Breakdown Trout into boneless skinless filets. 7. Most grocery stores sell Trout this way 5. Bread the trout: First place Trout in Egg Whites

1ea Shallot 2ea Bay Leaves 1 cup White Wine Juice of 1 Lemon 1tsp White Peppercorns 2 Sticks unsalted Butter Salt and Pepper

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients except Butter, Salt, and Pepper in a sauce pot and reduce by 80% or until almost dry 6. Pan Fry using Canola oil on both sides for about 2 2. Cut butter into small pieces 3. Slowly whisk in butter on piece at a time. Do not min bring to a boil or the sauce will break 7. Season with salt and pepper 4. Season with salt and pepper then bread with the breadcrumbs.


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

Harbor Club Ladies League November Meeting

October Meeting Paper Soiree Tuesday, Oct. 19th 11:00 AM Location: Troutdale Menu: To be decided Paper Soiree will be delighting us with fun and creative ideas for decorating and gift giving!

Holiday Wreath Making Tuesday, November 16th 11:00 AM Location: Troutdale Menu: to be decided Topic: Holiday Wreath Making She’s Back! Nancy King from Gary’s Garden Center will give a demonstration of how to make Holiday Wreaths. It will be hard for her to top last year’s Magnolia Wreath! Classes are available at Gary’s.

December Meeting

Holiday Cocktail Party! Tuesday, December 21st 5:00 PM Location: The Ligon Home Address: 1020 Eagles Nest Drive (Lighthouse Point) You asked and we listened! We will be having our Christmas party at the Ligon’s again this year but with a twist! We thought it would be fun instead of our normal dressy cocktail attire we are going to have you ladies bring out those lovely, one of a kind , know you had to love it for some reason,, but not quite sure what you were thinking when you bought it,Christmas sweaters!! You know the ones I mean!! If you don’t have one you can dream something up fun! We are calling this gathering “Wacky Tacky Christmas” Get ready to have fun!!

Reservations for the luncheons will be taken by the “calling committee”; if you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be billed for the lunch. $18.00 includes tax & gratuity A bit of history......


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

Yoga

Discover the many benefits of Yoga!!  Certified Yoga instructor, Diane Gburek, offers classes at Harbor Club for the absolute beginner as well as advanced/ intermediate students.  Gentle/basic classes meet at 8:45 on Monday mornings and 7:30 on Tuesday mornings in the aerobics room at the Harbor Club clubhouse.  You may drop in for either class for $15.00 or sign up for a 5 class or 10 class package for $70.00 and $125.00, respectively. 

Soothing Touch Body Work Enjoy a “Soothing Touch Body Work” session 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 For more information on Yoga or Soothing Touch Body Work, please contact Diane Gburek at: Home: 706-453-4604 Cell: 404-217-8891 or Email: dianegburek@yahoo.com

Harbor Club Bridge... 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.

Croquet...

The Croquet Crowd meet on Thursdays at the Club House courts at 5:00 p.m. 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 Tennis News...

Remember to check the standing reservations sheet located inside the glass cabinet by the courts and use the sign up sheet to book a court and time for casual play at times not already reserved. Please do NOT take the balls from the score posts and report any misuse of the courts to HC Security or Administration. The Tennis Rules are also posted inside the tennis news cabinet and if anyone needs racquet stringing etc, please contact HC resident Steve Weiser on 706453-0799. For all tennis information within Harbor Club and around the area, please contact Leigh Lofgren and you can also visit www.LOTAtennis.com for tennis in and around the Lake area.

Harbor Club Ladies League Association...

If you are interested in joining the Harbor Club Ladies League Association please contact Joyce

Johnson, President, at 706-453-7303. All Harbor Club ladies are invited to join us in an exciting year of programming. The association meets on the third Thursday of the month for lunch and a short program. We hope to see you all during the 2010-2011 season!


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

LGA NEWS... The Harbor Club LGA will hold the annual Cancer Tournament on October 14th. Our final game day for this year will be on November 4th. After golf, members will meet for lunch at the club. Lunch will be followed by presentation of awards for 2010 and election of officers for 2011.

“IT’S ALL ABOUT GOLF” HCLGA MEMBER/GUEST TOURNAMENT A beautiful Fall morning heralded the ladies playing in the Harbor Club Ladies Golf Association’s, “It’s All About Golf” themed Member/Guest Tournament on September 10th. Chairperson, Marie Madsen and her committee, Diane Gburek and Linda VanDuzer, hosted a Continental breakfast before hitting the links. At events end, the group gathered at the clubhouse for lunch and the awards ceremony. (Marie had a beautiful prize table done in black and white with red ribbons.) First Flight winners were Linda Weaver and Karen Flaig, Second Flight, Sherry Stathas and Pam Bassett. Wendy Schaefer and Katharine Borton, won Third Flight and were also the Overall winners. Closest to the Line on #10 was Wendy Schaefer. Guest, Becky Casey won Closest to the Pin on #6, while member, Millicent Zambrowski was Closest to the Pin on #12. A Cocktail Party was held at the Clubhouse following a Putting Contest the previous day. Linda Weaver edged out Bev Oram and Patty Campanella to win that competition. Non-winners did not go home empty handed as every player received a great looking white and black tote bag filled with lots of “golfers goodies”. And ~ a good time was had by all!


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

MGA & HC Tournament News... The Harbor Club’s Men’s Golf Association had a busy and exciting summer with a number of Club sponsored and MGA sponsored tournaments. The results are each as follows:

Summer Sizzler held on June 19th

Low Gross- Gary Williams and Jimmy Britt with 75 2nd Low Gross- George Wheeler and Jim Hudson with 76 Low Net- Royce Morris and Lee Roberts with a 63. 2nd low Net- Mike Cherry and Bob Brewer with a 64 3rd low Net - John Stathas and Rich Calhoun with a 65.

Long Drive White and Silver- Mike Cherry Long Drive Green and Blue- Gary Williams Close ups Royce Morris and Lee Roberts on 12 and 17

Stars and Stripes Shootout on July 3rd

Firecracker Scramble on July 4th

1st: Gary Williams, Jim Gburek, George Wheeler 2nd: Glenn Kendall, Keith Vanduzer, Dave Hamilton 3rd: Doug Southern, Ricky Knowles, Dave Benton

1st Gross: Brandon Matney, Doug Price 2nd Gross: Ricky Knowles, Russell Carter 1st Net : Fred Jennart & Guest 2nd Net: Dennis Lovelace & Guest 3rd Net: Jack Stauffer & Jack Ledyard MGA Appreciation Special Play Day

MGA Summer Member -Member on July 24th 1st Gross - George Wheeler and Frank Botdorf 2nd Gross - Fred Jennart and Rob Wyrick 1st Net - Richard Schaeffel and Keith Vanduzer 2nd Net - Steve Weiser and Bill Frain 3rd Net - Gordon Dukes and Ed Zipperer Closest to Pin - #6 Jim Hudson, #17 Walter Jones

1st Bob Weymiller, Jimmy Britt, Ed Zipperer, Bob Burns 2nd Larry Price, John Stathas, Jack Stauffer, Bob Harber 3rd tie Walter Jones, Mike Fillichio, Gary Lockman, Bill Rudland 3rd tie Steve Weiser, Julian Suggs, Jim Miller, Mike Dawkins An excellent lunch buffet & beverages courtesy of the MGA was enjoyed by 48 players

Senior Men’s Championship It was wet and rainy (August 24th) and the second day (August 25th) was another typical hot August day.

Blue Division ( Gross scores) Senior Club Champion Bob Weyhmiller @ 163 2nd Dave Benton @168 3rd Bob Legg @172 4th Bob Burns @ 173

White Division Low Gross Bob Brewer @ 164 First Low Net Mike Jochim @ 146 2nd Low Net Lee Roberts @151 3rd Low Net Bud Stultz

Green Division Low Gross Glenn Kendall @ 172 First Low Net Ed Zipperer @ 149 2nd Low Net Richard Schaeffel @ 150\ 3rd Low Net Gary Lockman @ 151 4th Low Net Oscie Gordon @ 156 5th Low Net Mike Dawkins @ 158

Super Seniors - Silver Division Low Gross Bill Frain @ 177 Low Net Don Chesnut @ 146 2nd Tie between Ed Clements and Bob Harber @ 147

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to everyone for participating in all the events. Also, a big thank you to Troutdale’s Rob & Darrin, Grant and the Pro-Shop staff, and J.R. and Golf Course staff. September brings 9:00 o’clock starting times for Wed. and Sat. Playdays. Club Championship is Sept. 24th, 25th, and 26th. Only the Blue Division will play all three days and the other divisions on the 25th and 26th. Fairways and Greens, Oscie Gordon, MGA President


Harbor Club * 1111 Polo Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 * 706-453-9690 * www.harborclub.com

FROM THE PRO SHOP…We want to thank everyone for your support

over the hot summer months. The fall will bring cooler temperatures and more opportunities to play. In Men’s fashions, we have added “Straight Down” and “Cutter/Buck” to complement our traditional “Adidas” and “Ashworth” pieces. For our Women, we are introducing “Izod G” and “Tehama” to our mix. THANK YOU…We want to thank everyone for their generous support of our Patriot Golf Day on September 4-6. We raised $ 877.00 for the “Folds of Honor Foundation”. NEW SERVICES: Any private golf car owners in need of preventive maintenance service; please contact BJ (706-817-6289) or TJ (478-456-0811) to set up a time for them to inspect your golf car. Also, players wanting shoes shined may contact the guys as well. TOURNAMENTS: There is one more Couples (9 hole) event on Friday, October 1, 2010. The starting time will be 5:00 pm. Come join us for the “Nine & Dine”. Sunday, October 17, 2010, will be the Couples (18 hole) Championship. Sign up sheets are in the Pro Shop. The Turkey Shoot Scramble is Saturday, November 20, 2010. All players win a frozen turkey for their entry in the tournament. And, the Santa Claus Open will be on Saturday, December 11, 2010. All players are asked to bring a children’s toy as their entry fee. Thanks again for all your support. Grant A. Gaalema, PGA

FROM THE LESSON TEE…

“Straight Lines=Straight Shots”

Many players are instinctual players. They don’t deal with a lot of technical jargon, but rely on what feels the most natural to produce solid shots. It’s a great way to play, but can also lead to wild streaks. So bolster the free and easy with a little bit of straight and narrow. Thinking in terms of straight lines can help. STRAIGHT LINE #1: Address—the first and most important straight line is the target line; it runs from the ball to the target. Get a clear image of it by standing behind the ball. Walk in to the ball, and make sure the leading edge of the club is perpendicular to the target line. Then align your feet so they form a straight line parallel to the target line. Your knees, hips, and shoulders should be parallel to the target line as well. STRAIGHT LINE #2: Left arm and shaft—a one-piece take-away, in which the shoulders, arms, and hands move away from the ball with the clubhead. Check your set-up in a mirror; there should be a straight line formed by the left arm and club shaft, perpendicular to the ground. Focus on the entire line—arm and shaft—moving together away from the ball. STRAIGHT LINE #3: First 18”—most teachers believe that the golf swing is almost over once the first 18” of the takeaway is complete. Whatever happens at this point largely determines the shape of the entire backswing, particularly the club’s position at the top of the swing. So when you make your one-piece take-away, be sure to move the clubhead straight back along the target line for the first 18”. Now you can be sure that a good swing will produce a long, straight shot. Grant A. Gaalema, PGA From the Junior Golf Clinic...


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From the Desk of the General Manager... •

The summer season has ended and autumn has officially arrived. With the changing of seasons comes the closing of the Harbor Club swimming pool on September 30, 2010. The pool will remain closed until Memorial Day weekend in 2011. Thanks to all members for making the 2010 swimming season an enjoyable and safe one.

Awards: Congratulations to Troutdale at Harbor Club’s Chef Darrin Shelley and staff for bringing home the gold at this year’s Greene County Chamber of Commerce annual Tasteful Event. More than 175 attendees awarded the People’s Choice award and Most Unique Presentation to the group. Again, congratulations for a job well done from the entire Harbor Club community.

Welcome Home: Harbor Club is very happy to welcome back Gary and Gail Peacock. The Peacocks sold their home in early spring and since have purchased and moved into their beautiful new home on Winged Foot Drive. The Harbor Club community is excited that you have returned home.

In the News: The city of Greensboro is currently installing a natural gas line down Highway 44. When completed, Harbor Club residents will have the ability to receive this service. Harbor Club administration has been informed that the cost of this natural gas service will be approximately half the cost of current propane providers.

Future Plans: Harbor Club has cleared the trees located directly upon the hill from the Phase II boat ramp. This preliminary work is being done in preparation for the future Harbor Club boat storage.

Money Matters: Harbor Club continues to offer a $3,000.00 credit to property owners who give a referral to someone buying company property. We are also providing company financing in purchasing company property. Visit or call (706.453.9690) one of our Harbor Club realtors for additional information:Bob, Linda, Millicent, or Wayne.

Happy Holidays: We hope each of you have a great fall, a Happy Thanksgiving, and a Merry Christmas.

From the Desk of the Golf Course Superintendent... “Sustainability”

Many golf courses nationwide in coordination with the USGA and the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America are participating in programs to promote sustainability in course management practices in order to preserve the environment for future generations. The Georgia chapter of the GCSAA is a leader in this program by requiring golf courses state wide to provide documentation of their management programs to the EPA, showing their commitment to preserving the environment. Harbor Club is a participant in this program and has implemented practices on the course in an effort to become more sustainable by reducing the use of chemicals and fertilizer and becoming more efficient in our water usage. The main focus of the program is grass selection. The grasses we use on the course are most adaptable to this area and require less management. We take this a step further by keeping close watch on the stress we put on the course. We raised the heights of cut during the stressful summer months to allow the plant to retain its health, which allows us to use less water, chemicals, and fertilizer. Another practice we use deals with clipping removal. Instead of blowing clippings off the course or collecting them and removing them, we drag them in which returns essential nutrients to the soil and provides a barrier against weed seed germination. You may have also noticed that we have let “out of play” areas grow higher than our normal rough, while this does add another dimension of aesthetics, it requires less maintenance and fertilizer which is beneficial to our program. A major aspect of the program is to reduce ground water contamination by selecting slow release fertilizers on our fairways and rough, which provide season long color, but leach less into the soil. We have implemented a “spoon feeding” program on the greens, using only small amounts of fertilizer to the plant only when it needs it. In conjunction with our fertilizer programs, we have introduced buffer zones around our lakes and creeks which act as a filter for any chemical runoff and also provide a habitat for wildlife. Finally, as we move forward in beatification projects around the course we pay close attention to plant selection, planting only those that are drought tolerant and of course not as appetizing for deer. These are just a few of the many practices that we are doing here at the Harbor Club to not only provide the world class conditions we expect here, but to also protect our environment for future generations of golfers to come. J.R. McCroskey


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Harbor Club on Lake Oconee

Administration…………………………………………………………… 706-453-9690 Ext. 238 Accounting & Overnight Accommodations…………………………….. 706-453-9690 Ext. 240 Membership & Events…………………………………………………… 706-453-1381 Security…………………………………………………………………... 706-453-0931 Maintenance Department………………………………………………... 706-453-4380 Golf Pro Shop…………………………………………………………… 706-453-4414 Polo Grille & Lounge……………………………………………………. 706-453-7111 Real-Estate Sales………………………………………………………… 706-453-7855 Harbor Club Fax…………………………………………………………. 706-453-9813

Security News…

Two new security guards have joined the Harbor Club staff, Tina Howell and Robert Cash. Tina lives in Greensboro and has a 26 year old daughter attending college in Wisconsin. Robert lives in Greensboro with his wife and seven year old daughter. Robert is a former Greene County Police Officer. The weekend guard, Raven Miller, joined our staff at the beginning of the summer. She lives in Greensboro and has 2 daughters and a son. Raven has been working for ISMG for over 2 years. The security team has a goal of keeping Harbor Club safe for all residents and visitors. Recently we have had to issue several tickets for speeding, please remember the speed limit is 35 miles per hour on Club Drive and 25 Miles per hour on some of the side streets. The Patrol vehicle is equipment with radar and camera equipment to record all violations. The patrol vehicle will be out on the weekends. The days are getting shorter and the deer are out feeding in the evening and morning. Please be watchful for our four legged friends. Every year we have several accidents involving vehicles and deer. 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 and enjoy the colors of fall at Harbor Club

MPOA PRESIDENT Vince Mancuso

MPOA COMMITTEES

Architectural Control John Crouse artsense@plantationcable.net Security Bob Welsh rmw@plantationcable.net Grounds/Landscape Bob Lofgren lalofgren@plantationcable.net Road Committee Richard Schaeffel rschaeffel@plantationcable.net 706-453-9690 1111 Polo Circle Suite 101 Greensboro, GA 30642

Security Staff Hours:

Daphne Dyess – Monday thru Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Tina Howell – Monday thru Friday, 3;00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Robert Cash – Monday thru Friday, Patrol Vehicle. Dawn Godbee – Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Raven Miller – Monday and Tuesday,11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Saturday and Sunday 7:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. Melba Knight – Thursday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

MPOA News...

The 2011 property owner decal applications are included in this Harbor Happenings and available from administration. Here are some highlights: The 2010 decals expire January 31. Free decals will be issued in December to property owners in good standing. Current backgate cards remain valid for members in good standing, others will be cancelled. Two cards per property owner. Non-household property owner family members are not eligible for decals. An application form is required for each vehicle. To register more than 2 vehicles, proof of ownership for any add’l vehicle is required and justification may be required. Proof of ownership already on file is acceptable.


Harbor Happenings October - December 2010