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Houndslake Country Club CLUBHOUSE STAFF Jackie Seawell General Manager 641-0350 Daniel Seawell Director of Golf Operations 648-3333 Carol Cragan Director of Finance 641-4572 Rob Lee Head Golf Professional 648-3333 Arturo Costa Director of Tennis 648-1690 Daniel Barrs Executive Chef Jeffrey Gattis Golf Course Superintendent 641-4586 Heather Tager Director of Member Relations 648-6805 Cayla Smith Dining Room Manager & Event Sales 641-4582 Main Number 648-6805


MANAGER’S MESSAGE Dear Members, Summer is in full swing and I hope that you join us in the many activities that are scheduled for the month of June. Be sure to look through the entire newsletter, mark your calendars, invite your friends, and make plans to participate in many of the events. Father’s Day is an occasion to honor and celebrate the contributions that father’s have made in your life. Several events are planned at Houndslake for that weekend. Our Father’s Day Brunch will feature your favorite breakfast and lunch items. After enjoying Brunch, treat your dad to the Parent/Child 9-Hole Captains Choice Golf Tournament. Following the friendly competition, the entire family can meet in the Grill Room for awards, lunch, and the US Open Viewing Party. We actually begin the weekend on Friday, June 13 with our US Open Member-Member Member-Guest Pairing Party where we draw for the Pros and conduct a pari-mutuel. The 2-Person Better Ball Tournament will be played the following morning. At the completion of the US Open, we will tally all of the results and identify the winners. On Friday, June 20 we are hosting our Key West Seafood Buffet. Don’t miss Chef Daniel’s delicious array of seafood accompanied by garden vegetables and a Banana Fosters dessert station. Kid’s Night is available for parents to enjoy an evening together dining out. I am pleased to report that Houndslake continues to add New Members. Our success in attracting New Members is due to many things - referrals from Members, effective recruiting & follow up by our staff, promotional efforts, and improvements to our facilities. As a matter of fact, Houndslake was recently chosen by the Readers of the Aiken Standard as the Best Golf Course and Pro Shop in Aiken. This is an example of the many good things that are happening at the Club. The entire staff is looking for ways to maintain this momentum through the summer and into the fall. If you know of a friend, co-worker, or neighbor that might have an interest in joining Houndslake then please let Heather know. In closing, I would like to thank each of you for choosing Houndslake Country Club and I hope that you are enjoying your time here thus far. Over the next couple of months, we will be developing processes and executing plans that will improve the Club for Golfing, Tennis, and Social Members. I would also like to thank the entire staff for their continued hard work and dedication. We have an extremely active Club that requires a lot of hours and effort from our employees. These guys are continually striving to better serve the Members and improve the Club. Be Well and Stay Well, Daniel Seawell

Welcome to Our Newest Members! Mark & Carrie Tegart Scott & Melissa Snead James & Melissa Oremus Art & Geraldine Smith Zoe Meldrum

Kathleen Rogerson Nicholos & Kristine Zielinski Charles & Beth Barranco Rhett Riviere & Katherine Thomas Wes & Lori Blanton

Jonathan & Christine Myers Oscar & Deborah Lard CW & Ernie Evensen Trescott Haines

CLUB NEWS & EVENTS Member Appreciation July 4th Pool Party Join us at the Pool to Celebrate Independence Day We will have an 18’ Inflatable Monster Water Slide from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM for all of the kids to enjoy. Kids are guaranteed to have a great time in and out of the Pool From 2:30 - 4:30 PM we will begin the Diving Contest, Games, Contests, Races and a Treasure Hunt We will also be grilling cheeseburgers and hotdogs along with a snow cone machine and a cash bar for adults with Pina Coladas and Daiquiris.

FAMILY DAY Every Sunday Half price range balls and cart fees after 1:00pm for families playing together. BACK TO BASICS CLINICS Ladies’ Clinics Every Wednesday ● 1:00 PM Men’s Clinics Every Thursday ● 12:00 PM Juniors Clinics Every Saturday ● 12:00 PM $15 Members, $25 Guests

Don’t Miss out on this exciting event!

Contact Rob Lee in the Golf Shop to Sign Up


GOLF GUEST DAY Every Tuesday and Thursday after 1:00 PM Member Sponsored Guests play for $25

Let our Lifeguards teach your children how to swim, get used to the water, or perfect their strokes. Instructors work with all levels and ages. Group Lessons: Week 1: June 2 – 5 Week 2: June 9 – 12 Week 3: June 16 – 19 Week 4: June 23 – 26 Lessons run Monday - Thursday 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Members Only: $50 Weekly To sign up for group lessons, please contact Jessica at 803.979.5730

CONTACT US MAIN NUMBER: (803) 648-6805 CLUBHOUSE EXTENSIONS: Front Desk & Reservations: 2221 Membership: 2221 Lounge: 4646 Grill Room: 2228 Accounting: 2230 Golf Shop: 2235 Events: 2232 WEBSITE:



MEMBERS TWILIGHT LEAGUE Every Thursday 5:30 PM Shotgun Start 9 Hole Captain’s Choice Dinner in the Dining Room After Play

TENNIS NEWS QUADS Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:00 am Main $20 Tennis Members, $25 Social Members $35 Guests (Including all 6 weeks) Subs Tennis Members: $5 1st time, $7 2nd time, $9 3rd time, $10 Guests (per time, subject to space) MIXERS Fridays, June 13, 20 & 27 6:30 - 8:30 PM $15 Tennis Members, $20 Guests SUMMER CAMP DATES Session 1 (6/9 - 6/13), Session 2 (6/16 - 6/20) Session 3 (6/23 - 6/27), Session 4 (6/30 - 7/3) *4 days only, week will be prorated Session 5 (7/7 - 7/11), Session 6 (7/14 - 7/18) Session 7 (7/21 - 7/25), Session 8 (7/28 - 8/1) Session 9 (8/4 - 8/8), Session 10 (8/11 - 8/15) Call the Tennis Pro Shop for Details 803.648.1690

CLUB EVENTS Reservations are recommended in order for us to properly prepare and provide you with the best service.

SUNDAY BRUNCH Every Sunday ● 11:00am - 2:00pm Seafood Display, Carving Station, Omelet Station, Eggs Cooked to Order, Waffle Station, Bacon & Sausage, Frittata, Two Lunch Entrees, Seasonal Sides & Dessert Display. $14.95 + Adults,, $4.95 + Children Age 6-15, Complimentary Children Age 5 & Under.

PARENT/CHILD GOLF TOURNAMENT Sunday, June 15 ● 2:00pm Shotgun Start After enjoying the Father’s Day Brunch, treat your dad to a Parent/Child Golf Tournament. 2 Person Captain’s Choice Format


Friday, June 20 ● 5:30pm - 8:00pm Join us for a delicious Key West Seafood Buffet in the Dining Room! The buffet will include a Simple Salad Bar with Crab Salad and Shrimp Ceviche, Coconut Shrimp FAMILY BUFFET NIGHT with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce, Grilled Mahi-Mahi Every Tuesday ● 5:30pm - 8:00pm Steaks with a Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze, Blackened Ahi Every Week a Delicious Buffet of Country Specialties Tuna with a Mango Salsa, Dirty Shrimp, Citrus Marinated Kid Friendly Items and Desserts and Glazed with a Cherry & Pineapple Chutney Pork $9.95 + Adults, $3 + Children Age 6-15, Free Kids 5 & Under. Roast Carving Station, Rice Pilaf, Low Country Boiled Pub Menu Also Available Red Bliss Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Cilantro –Lime Baked Black Beans with Pico & Banana Fosters Station. LADIES’ NIGHT $29.95 Per Person Every Wednesday ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm Pub Menu Available in the Pub Ladies can enjoy FREE House Wine, House Liquor, Domestic Draft Beer & 50% off food in the Dining Room & Pub. Kid’s Night Available Special pricing is for Members only. ITALIAN TAPAS NIGHT Special Streamlined Menu for this Event Thursday, June 27 ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm Chef will be preparing many Italian inspired Tapas. Wide KIDS EAT FREE variety of appetizers made fresh to order covering Italian Every Friday ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm cuisine transformed into small bites. Kids 15 & under eat free from the Junior Menu with the Pub Menu Also Available purchase of a dinner entrée from the Dinner Menu.

WINE DOWN FRIDAY Every Friday ● 5:30pm - Until Half Off Bottles of House Wine in the Dining Room and Pub. Only $8.50 + Per Bottle. Dine In Only

BURGER NIGHT Every Saturday ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm Local farm raised CAB ground beef hand crafted and flame broiled to order on a yellow potato bun served with lettuce, tomato, onions, and a pickle with your choice of toppings, and club made chips or fries. $8.00 Per Person. Pub & Dinner Menu Also Available

SENIOR NIGHT Every Saturday● 5:30pm -9:00pm Seniors 60 & older receive 20% off food purchases & happy hour prices all night in the Dining Room and Pub.

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH Sunday, June 15 ● 11:00am - 2:00pm Celebrate the Father in your life! We will have a Simple Salad Bar, Crab Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Blackened Chicken Pasta Salad, Local Collard Style Cole Slaw, Peel-NEat Shrimp, Oysters on the 1/2 Shell, Smoked Salmon Display, Bacon Blanketed Pork Loin, Fried Chicken, Smoked BBQ Ribs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Bacon Braised Collards, Southern Style Green Beans, Maple Cured Bacon Baked Beans, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, Vegetable Medley, Corn on the Cob & Assorted Desserts $14.95 Adults; $4.95 Children Age 6-15, Free Children Age 5 & Under

EVENTS AT THE POOL FAMILY NIGHT SWIM Friday, June 6 ● 6:00pm - 10:00pm We’re keeping the pool open late to let the whole family enjoy a night swim. We’ll also have music and pool games set up to play. Sign up with a lifeguard now!

HOUNDSLAKE FAMILY FIELD DAY Saturday, June 21 ● 10:00am Just like field day at school, this event will have multiple contests and activities throughout the day for kids and adults. Compete in Diving for Money, Sack Races, Relay Races, Swimming Races, Hula Hoop Contests and more. The first event will begin at 11:00am so come ready to compete!

JUST FOR JUNIORS KIDS NIGHT Friday, June 20 ● 5:30pm - 10:00pm Kids, have a fun night filled with games, movies and crafts while your parents enjoy the Seafood Buffet or just dining at the Club. This event is FREE of charge for Members. Parents must be on Club property. Ages 4-12, Includes Dinner $5 + charge per guest child




Aiken Seniors Monday, June 2 - 9:00 AM Shotgun Course Closed until 1:30 PM

The Houndslake Garden Club will not have any meetings during the summer. If you missed the luncheon meeting in May, you really missed a lovely event. Our chairman, Jennifer Richardson, created some of the most beautiful flower arrangements we have ever had. They were worthy of a wedding table! The food was delicious and the company superb! (Maybe, there is a bit of prejudice involved – but everyone said they had a great time.) We hope that those of you that have not checked this group out will decide to do so in September when we meet again.

SC-PGA Pro - Junior Monday, June 16 - TBA Shotgun Limited Tee Times Available in the Morning Wreaths Across America Monday, June 23 - 9:00 AM Shotgun Course Closed until 1:30 PM Augusta Area Junior Golf Association Wednesday, June 25 SCGA Senior One Day Event Thursday, June 26 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Members Welcomed to Play Tee Times are available for Members groups that have at least one player playing in the One Day Event. There are no standing tee times for this day. Please call the Golf Shop to schedule tee times 10 days in advance.

Golfweek Amateur Tour Saturday, June 28 - 12:00 PM Shotgun No Tee Times available from 10 AM - 12 PM Senior Golfers of South Carolina Monday, June 30 - 10:00 AM Shotgun Course Closed until 2:30 PM

MEMBER GOLF EVENTS US OPEN PAIRING PARTY Friday, June 13 ~ 6:00 - 9:00 PM US OPEN MEMBER/MEMBER - MEMBER/GUEST Saturday, June 14 ~ 10:00 AM Shotgun PARENT / CHILD GOLF DAY Sunday, June 15 ~ 2:00 PM Shotgun Start 2 Persons Captain’s Choice Father/Son, Grandfather/Grandson (any combination of family members) Awards, lunch and viewing party in Grill after play

SAVE THE DATE Friday, July 4 - 4th of July Pool Party Friday, July 4 - Flag Tournament Friday, July 11 - Family Night Swim Friday, July 18 – Dive-In Movie Friday, July 18 - Steak Night Friday, July 18 - Kid’s Night Saturday, July 26 - Ice Cream Social


During the summer we will continue to care for the Carolina Garden, plan our programs for the next year, and look for ways to be sure that our Members stay informed of the progress of our projects and other garden information. As always, if you want any information on our group, please call Jane Rordam 648-5137.

HWGA RESULTS Date of Play: April 1 Game: Individual Points 1st Place - Cynthia Greshko (+2), Marelle Groteluschen (+2), Sonja Johnson (+2) 2nd Place - Ann James (+1) Date of Play: April 8 Game: Individual Points 1st Place - Solveig Stupples (+4) 2nd Place - Sonja Johnson (+3) 3rd Place - Cynthia Greshko (even) The Houndslake Women's Golf Association held their Spring Luncheon on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Following a scrumptious meal, awards were handed out. Gabrielle Eno is this year's 54 Hole Champion and Diane Dorton was awarded Most Improved Golfer. The gavel was traditionally passed from Dianne Russotto to Diane Dorton, our new President.

The HWGA 54 Hole Champion for 2014 is GABRIELLE ENO with a 3 day total of 283! Low Net of the Field: Mary O’Hara - 206 Low Gross 2nd Flight: Solveig Stupples - 318 Low Net 1st Flight: Cherry Socciarelli - 214 Congratulations Ladies!



CONTRACT BRIDGE Winners for May 7, 2014 1st Place - Alice Kierspe 2nd Place - Julie Graves 3rd Place - Elizabeth Singleton

The Houndslake Ladies 9 Hole Golf Group participated in the Spring Interclub tournament at Woodside on May 12. Nancy Thomas was on the winning team on the front 9, and Maretta Stetsko was on the winning team on the back 9. Peg Sharp won a prize for closest drive to the line on the back 9.

Winners for May 21, 2014 1st Place - Alice Kierspe 2nd Place - Judy Allen 3rd Place - Priscilla Jordan 4th Place - Sue Fitzgerald 5th Place - Pat Boyer 6th Place - Mary Ann Joseph If you are interested in playing Contract Bridge, Contact Pat Boyer at 643-8474 1ST THURSDAY BRIDGE Winners for May 1, 2014 1st Place - Pat Boyer & Carolyn Tucker 2nd Place - Phyllis Hale & Doris Toole 3rd Place (Tie) - Phyllis Ingram & Kay Lawton Jo Mariea & Priscilla Jordan HAND & FOOT Winners for May 8, 2014 Table 1 - Maretta Stetsko, Rose Wilson, Judy Clark Table 2 - Carol Henderlong, Nancy Buono, Eleanor Barclay Table 3 - Sue Boyer, Susan Trzaskoma, Guest Winners for May 15, 2014 Betty Thomason, Pat Boyer, Nancy Buono, Maureen Woltermann, Guest & Guest If you are interested in joining the Hand & Foot Group, Contact Mary Kline at 803 514-2825

SENIOR GAMES Longtime Member, Jack Sayers, participated in the Senior Games Competition on May 17 in Florence. There is also an Aiken-North Augusta local Senior Games coming up in August/September. Mr. Sayers performance in the Senior Games qualified him for the National Senior Games in Minneapolis-St. Paul July, 2015. He broke age group 75+ state records in high jump, long jump, and triple jump with gold medals, received gold in javelin and silver in 50 meters. There were a half a dozen 75+ and three 80+ men competing. There were ~ 100 competitors (50+) in the track and field segment. Bobby Baker’s Darlington Generals 75+ basketball team also qualified. Congratulations Mr. Sayers & Good Luck!!!

The regular golf schedule ended with the May 28 Low Putts Tournament and Awards Luncheon. Karen Venetz won the Low Putts event with a 16. Board members were elected for the coming year: President – Lynn Caravello, Vice President – Dee Phillips, Secretary – Maureen Bergstrom, and Treasurer – Nancy Thomas. The group will continue to play Wednesday mornings throughout the Summer. Check the sign up sheet in the locker room for tee times. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information Call Lynn Caravello, President at 642-9554

BOOK CLUB For the month of June, the book we will read & discuss is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. All are welcome to join the Book Club and you may pick your book up from Heather or download your book to your reading device. We will have a Lunch & Discussion on Thursday, June 26 at 11:30 AM. Even if you are already a Member of the Book Club, Please call to make reservations for the Luncheon on Thursday, June 26 at 803.648.6805. The Houndslake Book Club Review The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt receives 3.9 stars out of a possible 5

WATER AEROBICS Men and women water aerobics will be back in action in the Pool starting June 2nd! Water aerobics is a wonderful way to start the day. Increase your flexibility, body strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness and stay cool while you do it. You will need good water shoes, a noodle, and hand buoys. Talented volunteers will lead the sessions. Monday - Friday begins at 9:00 AM Saturday begins at 9:30 AM Sunday begins at 11:30 AM Members Only Call Lynn Mullins at (803) 649-1000 with any questions


JUNE 2014 Sun







2 Club Closed 3 Lunch 4 Sunday Brunch Golf Course Open Family Buffet Night Lunch , Dinner Country Fried Family Golf Day 9:00am-5:00pm Ladies Night Water Aerobics Steak Ladies Clinics Begins Golf Guest Day




Lunch , Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics

Lunch, Dinner Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Burger Night Kids Eat Free Senior Night Family Night Swim Juniors Clinics



13 Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free US Open Pairing Party Tennis Mixer

14 Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Senior Night Juniors Clinics

20 Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free Seafood Buffet Kid’s Night Tennis Mixer


26 Book Club



Lunch, Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics Tapas Night

Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free Tennis Mixer

Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Senior Night Juniors Clinics





Sunday Brunch Club Closed Lunch Lunch , Dinner Family Golf Day Golf Course Open Family Buffet Night Ladies Night 9:00am-5:00pm Chicken Pot Pie Ladies Clinics Golf Guest Day

Lunch , Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics





Father’s Day Club Closed Golf Course Open Brunch 9:00am-5:00pm Parent/Child Golf Day Family Golf Day






Lunch, Dinner Family Buffet Night Ladies Night Smothered Pork Ladies Clinics Chops

Golf Guest Day


Sunday Brunch Club Closed Lunch Lunch, Dinner Family Golf Day Golf Course Open Family Buffet Night Ladies Night 9:00am-5:00pm Fried Catfish Ladies Clinics Golf Guest Day


Lunch, Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics


US Open Tournament

Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Senior Night Juniors Clinics Field Day at the Pool


Sunday Brunch Club Closed Family Golf Day Golf Course Open 9:00am-5:00pm

Flag Tournament


LUNCH Pub - All Day Menu Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 AM - Until

FAMILY BUFFET NIGHT Dining Room & Pub Tuesday 5:30 - 8:00 PM

DINNER - DINING ROOM Wednesday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 PM

MAIN NUMBER: (803) 648-6805


PUB Drinks & Pub Menu Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 AM - Until Dinner Menu Available Thursday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 PM

GOLF SHOP Summer Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

GRILL Summer Hours: Sunday - Friday 9:15 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR Pub: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00 - 6:00PM Dining Room : Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 - 6:00PM