Houndslake Country Club JUNE NEWSLETTER CLUBHOUSE STAFF
MANAGER’S MESSAGE Dear Members, I hope that this letter finds you enjoying the summer season and all of the facilities at Houndslake. It is a privilege to welcome all of our newest Members to the Club. On behalf of the entire staff, we look forward to serving you soon at the Club. We are encouraged that our membership has grown the past couple of months and are hopeful that this trend will continue. We kindly ask that you share the Houndslake Membership information to your friends, family, and co-workers. The management team is excited about the short and long term plans for the Club. These plans would not be possible without your support of the Club. We will continue to have our Family Buffet Night, Ladies Night, Twilight Leagues, and Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday. We intend to provide unique activities and themes throughout the year that the entire membership can enjoy such as our Luau with Palmetto Groove on Friday, June 21. Dress festively and party with Aiken’s favorite band. We look forward to seeing you at these events and ask for you to counsel us in how we can modify these and other activities to better address your needs. Father’s Day is coming! This day gives us a chance to say “Thank You” to all of the Dads for everything that they do. We hope that you plan to celebrate this special occasion here at Houndslake. Does your Dad want a special gift for Father’s Day? The Golf Shop can help you with many specials such as 30% discounts of all soft goods for the week leading up to Father’s Day. If you would like to spend some quality time fishing and golfing with your Dad, then sign up for our Father’s Day Tournament. On Sunday, June 16, Chef Daniel will prepare a special Father’s Day Brunch to enjoy with the special Father in your life. You may have noticed some of the renovations to the Pool and the Golf Course restrooms. Some of our immediate plans include improvements to the Grill Room and leveling and sodding several of our tee boxes on the Golf Course. We look forward to completing many new projects in the near future. As always, we hope that you are taking full advantage of the Club and are enjoying your Membership. If we can be of any service to you, please let us know. Sincerely,
Jackie Seawell General Manager 648-6805 Daniel Seawell Director of Golf Operations 648-3333 Carol Cragan Director of Finance 641-4572 Samantha Radford Membership & Events Director 641-4582 Alexis Reese Food & Beverage Director Rob Lee 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
Jackie Seawell General Manager
Welcome to Our Newest Members! Thomas & Kris Watson Al & Marsha Brackman Ryan & Gina Briggs Charles & Stephanie Shick Jeremy & Mary West Tim & Carole Wheeler Norma Melcolm & Mona Martin Mary Ann Ray June Cannon Carl Smith Larry Eubanks
Drew & Amy Jernigan Lucille Normand James & Olivia Bland Catherine Carlisle Joe & Marion Sabino Jeffrey & Kathleen Thomas David Tavernier Roger Burnett Brenda Smith Jenny Trew Cheryl White Evelyn Roby
Leonard & Martha Yaun Steve & Jennifer Foss David & Kimberly Mitchell Robert Heilig Jr Craig & Loretta Childress Jean Champagney Jeff & Sabrena Metz Richard & Christie Perkins Hank & JoEl Deer
Terry & Sherry Everhart Alexander Chew Ted & R’ami Spain Oscar & Deborah Lard Harry & Caroline Sampson Matthew & Robyn Kennedy David & Michelle Miller Daniel & Elizabeth Kaplan Bradley & Cynthia Reinhart
CLUB NEWS & EVENTS ALL SPORTS CAMP The Sports Camps are designed for children 7 & up who are interested in golf, tennis, and swimming. Come to learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Sports Camp Sessions: Session 1: June 24 - 28 Session 2: July 22 - 26 Acers Ages 7-11, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Members: $300 Weekly Juniors Ages 10-12, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Members: $300 Weekly Non Members: $375 Weekly To sign up for Sports Camp, please contact Sam at 803.641.4582
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Please congratulate Hollie Milliner, our May Employee of the Month! Hollie has been with Houndslake since 2005. Hollie started as the receptionist and moved her way up to the Accounting Department. Hollie is a die hard Hokie’s fan. GO VT! She loves going to the beach with her family. Hollie and her husband Carey also enjoy following their son, Gaines, in his golf career at USCA. Thank you Hollie, for all your hard work and dedication
COUPLES TWILIGHT LEAGUE Every Thursday 5:30pm Shotgun Start Format: 4 person Captain’s Choice Entry Fee: $5 Per Player + Cart Fee $5 Certificate for a Dinner Entree FAMILY DAY Every Sunday Half price range balls & cart fees after 1:00pm for families playing together. Free instructions & clinics on the driving range. LADIES’ CLINICS Wednesdays & Fridays 10:30am - 11:45am June 26 - Putting, June 28 - Chipping, July 3 - Pitching, July 5 - Full Swing Irons, July 12 - Full Swing Driver, July 17 - On The Course $15 Members; $25 Guests NEW GOLF CLUBS & APPAREL Newest Titleist Clubs Newest Callaway Clubs Newest Mizuno Clubs Footjoy Shoes & Apparel Call the Golf Shop for More Information or to Sign Up!
CONTACT US CLUBHOUSE EXTENSIONS: Front Desk: 2221 Dining Room: 2233 Lounge: 4646 Grill Room: 2228 Accounting: 2230 Golf Shop: 2235 Membership & Events: 2232
QUADS 10:00 AM Start Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15 & 22 If you are up fro some competitive doubles, this is your event! MIXERS 6:30 - 8:30 PM Fridays, June 7, 14 & Sunday, June 23 Enjoy an evening of fun with friends including prizes, drinks, food & doubles JUNIOR CAMP SESSION DATES Session 1: June 10 - June 14 Session 2: June 17 - June 21 Session 3: June 24 - June 28 Session 4: July 1 - July 3 Session 5: July 8 - July 12 Session 6: July 15 - July 19 Session 7: July 22 - July 26 Session 8: July 29 - August 2 Session 9: August 5 - August 9 Session 10: August 12 - August 16
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 $14.95 + Adults, $4.95 + Children Age 6-15, Complimentary Children Age 5 & Under.
FAMILY BUFFET NIGHT Every Tuesday ● 5:30pm - 8:00pm Every Week a Delicious Buffet of Country Specialties and Kid Friendly Items and Desserts $9.95 + Adults, $3 + Children Age 6-15, Complimentary Children Age 5 & Under Pub Menu Also Available
LADIES’ NIGHT Every Wednesday ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm Ladies can enjoy FREE House Wine, House Liquor, Draft Beer & 50% off food in the Dining Room & Pub. Special pricing is for Members only.
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
A SMOOTH JAZZ EXPERIENCE Fridays, June 7, 14 & 28 ● 6:00pm - 8:00pm Experience fine dining and smooth tunes from Hyland Brooks’ Saxophone. His “Sinatra Style” music is sure to please the ears. Pub Menu Also Available
FINE DINING WITH JOHN VAUGHN Every Saturday● 6:00pm - 8:00pm Enjoy fine dining with competitively priced entrees while listening to soft music from pianist, John Vaughn. Pub Menu Also Available
FATHER’S DAY TOURNAMENT Saturday, June 15 ● 9:00am Spend quality time Fishing & Golfing with Dad! Start by fishing at 9:00am at the dam between 9 & 2 Dogwood. Weigh-in your best catch at 11am followed by BBQ Sandwiches & Chips. Tee off at 1:00pm for 9-holes of golf to wrap up your day. $5 Per Person for a day full of activities Format: Father/Child Team Call the Golf Shop to Sign Up!
FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH Sunday, June 16 ● 11:00am - 2:00pm Celebrate the Special Father in your life! Brunch includes Salad Bar, Crab Salad, Potato Salad, Blackened Pasta Salad, Tomato & Feta Salad, Cole Slaw, 3-Bean Salad, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Oysters on the 1/2 Shell, Herb Crusted Steamship Round, Mesquite Smoked Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken, Scalloped Cheddar & Chives Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Baby Limas, Creamed Corn, Southern Style Green Beans, Fried Okra & Assorted Desserts $14.95 + Adults, $4.95 + Children Age 6-15, Complimentary Children Age 5 & Under.
LUAU WITH PALMETTO GROOVE Friday, June 21 ● 7:30pm - 12:00pm There’s excitement in the air, Come Hula with us in your best “Island Wear”. Put on your Hawaiian Shirts and Hula Skirts and dance the night away to the Palmetto Groove Band. Enjoy a Cash Bar with Happy Hour Prices & Hawaiian Signature Drinks. This Event is FREE of Charge for Members Members may invite guests to the Luau $15 Charge Per Guest Luau Themed Early Bird Dinner Special in the Dining Room, Two Dinner Entrees for $25 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
AT THE POOL THE CARDBOARD BOAT RACE Saturday, June 1 ● 3:00pm Kid’s, build your own cardboard boat to race across the pool! We’ll provide the cardboard and duct tape; you design and build your boat. First one to finish the race gets a prize!
FAMILY NIGHT SWIM Friday, June 7 ● 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 22 ● 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 at the Pool. so come ready to compete!
JUST FOR JUNIORS KID’S NIGHT Friday, June 21 ● 5:30pm - 10:00pm Kids, have a fun night filled with games, movies and crafts while your parents enjoy the Luau with Palmetto Groove. This event is FREE of charge for Members. Parents must be on Club property. Ages 4-12. Includes Dinner Members may invite guests. $5 + charge per guest child
SAVE THE DATE MEMBER GUEST ● JULY 19, 20 & 21 Friday, July 19 - Optional Practice Round with Tee Times Saturday, July 20 - Chapman’s Style Captain’s Choice Sunday, July 21 - Best Ball Stroke Play Format - 18-Holes, 2-Man Team Evening Events Will Be Announced Soon
GOLF RESULTS COUPLE’S TWILIGHT LEAGUE
HWGA MEMBER/GUEST TOURNAMENT
Date of Play: May 2, 2013 Format: 4 Person Captain’s Choice
1st Low Gross: Gabrielle Eno, Sybil Davis & Sue Briatico (65)
1st Net: Burt & Sylvie Carey, Norm Viksna & Christina Burghard (30)
2nd Low Gross: Catherine Carlisle, Susan Blakely, Martha Yaun & Dinah Bunn (69)
2nd Net: Aaron, Angel, Jasmine & Amber Ingram (31)
3rd Low Gross: Tracey Sillito, Patti Swanson, Sonja Johnson & Lisa Johnson (70)
3rd Net: Ron & Julie Stevens, Greg & Kathryn Kelly (31) Date of Play: May 9, 2013 Format: 4 Person Captain’s Choice 1st Net: Ron & Julie Stevens, Ann James & Don Lacombe (29) 2nd Net: Tony Hass, Mignon Ford, Burt & Sylvie Carey (30)
1st Low Net: Sylvie Carey, Mignon Ford, Soleig Stupples & Fran Warner (55) 2nd Low Net: Dawn Sundvall, Donna Martin, Cynthia Greshko & Hettie Pierce (59) 3rd Low Net: Dianne Russotto, Susan Hodgen, Patty Connor & Mara Bushee (60)
2nd Net: Bill & Joyce Hardy, Jackie & Claire Seawell (30)
Closest to Pin on Dogwood 8 (Guest) Patti Swanson
2nd Net: Jim & Cherry Johnson, John & Kathy Lohman (30)
Closest to Line on Dogwood 6 (Guest) Hettie Pierce
Date of Play: May 23, 2013 Format: 4 Person Captain’s Choice
Closest to Line on Azalea 9 (Member) Barbara Jackson
1st Net: Ralph & Judith DeYoung, John & Lynn Caravello (28)
If anyone is interested in joining the Houndslake Women’s Golf Association, Please Contact Cynthia Greshko at 803.641.7007
2nd Net: Greg & Katherine Kelly, Jack McElwee & Carol Roberts (30) 2nd Net: Jim & Cherry Johnson, John & Kathy Lohman (30)
GREAT SHOTS!!! Robert Percival, Hole-In-One On Dogwood #3, 4/12/13 Using a Pitching Wedge Witnesses: Bob Percival & Ode Herzog Walt Uhle, Hole-In-One On Azalea #4, 5/8/13 Using a 3 Hybrid Witnesses: Ron Stevens, Clint Wolfe & Bill Griffin Bob Welsch, 5/21/13 Low Score of 72 Even Par
MARK YOUR CALENDERS June 1 - Golf Week Amateur Tour June 3 - Aiken Seniors June 5 - Junior Achievement June 25 - Augusta Junior Tour 4
54-HOLE TOURNAMENT Match Play Winner: Pat Belew 1st Runner-Up: Paulette Welsch 54-HOLE TOURNAMENT LOW GROSS WINNER & CLUB CHAMPION: Dawn Sundvall Low Net of the Field - First Flight: Catherine Carlisle Low Gross - Second Flight: Sonja Johnson Low Net - Second Flight: Mary O’Hara Most Improved Golfer - Dawn Sundvall The HWGA Slate of Officers for 2013-2014: President - Dianne Russotto Vice President - Cynthia Greshko Secretary - Paula Maxwell Treasurer - Dawn Sundvall
CARD CLUB RESULTS CONTRACT BRIDGE Winners for May 1, 2013 1st Place - Dot Poe 2nd Place - Pat Boyer & Jean Shealy (Tie) Winners for May 15, 2013 1st Place - Sue Fitzgerald 2nd Place - Carolyn Tucker 3rd Place - Mary Ann Ray 4th Place - Jean Shealy Contract Bridge is on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, for information on joining contact Alice Kierspe: 803.649.5623
WATER AEROBICS Men and women’s water aerobics will be back in action In the pool starting June 3! Water aerobics is a wonderful way to start the day. Increase your flexibility , body strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness while you stay cool in the Pool. You will need water shoes, a noodle, and hand buoys. Talented volunteers will lead the sessions. Monday - Friday at 9:00am Saturday at 9:30am Sunday at 11:30am Members Only
HAND & FOOT
Call Lynn Mullins at (803) 649-1000 with any questions
Winners for May 9, 2013 Pat Boyer, Ruth Ann Evans, Mary Kline, Lynn Bradley & Maretta Stetsko
Hand & Foot is on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and is open to all. Contact Mary Kline at 803.514.2825
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.
Winners for May 16, 2013 Nancy Vernon, Virginia Morris, Nancy Buono & Joan Young Canasta is on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and is open to all. Contact Mary Kline at 803.514.2825
LADIES’ 9 HOLE GOLF The Ladies 9 Hole season ended May 22 with a Low Putts Tournament, won by Peggy Sharp with a score of 16. Winners for the years tournaments: Winnie Brown, Lynn Caravello, Kay Hummert, Nancy Thomas and Sherry Williamson. Ringer Board Winners: Azalea – Karen Venetz; Dogwood – Peggy Sharp, and Laurel – Jane Rordam.
Group Lessons: Week 1: June 3 – 6 Week 2: June 10 – 13 Week 3: June 17 – 20 Week 4: June 24 – 27 Lessons run Monday - Thursday 10:15 am - 11:00 am Members Only: $50 Weekly To sign up for group lessons, please contact Sam at 803.641.4582.
HOUNDSLAKE SWIM TEAM SWIM MEETS
Although the official season has ended we will continue to play throughout the summer at 10 AM on Wednesdays. If you would like to join us just sign up in the ladies’ locker room or call Judy Clements at 642-5117 for information.
Pool will close at 4:30pm on Monday, June 17 and Monday, June 24 due to Houndslake Swim Team Swim Meets
Elected Officers for the 2013-2014 President: Lynn Caravello; Vice-President: Dee Phillips Treasurer: Nancy Thomas; Secretary: Judy Clements Tournaments: Mary Kline & Winnie Brown Social: Mary Anne Archibald Interclub Events: Nancy Hughes Sunshine: Betty Thomason
Our dues for the coming year are $25.
We offer Member Adult Swim on Sundays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Swim at your Own Risk Members May Invite Guests to the Pool $5 Charge Per Guest
JUNE 2013 Sun
1 Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Cardboard Boat Race Golf Week Amateur Tour
Pianist, John Vaughn
Sunday Brunch Club Closed Family Golf Day Carts Available to Play Golf 8:30am-5:00pm
Ladies’ Golf Clinics Lunch
Family Buffet Night
Lunch Dinner Ladies Night
Hickory Smoked BBQ
6 Dinner Couples Twilight League
Lunch , Dinner Wine Down Friday Jazz Night Tennis Mixer
Lunch Dinner Burger Night Pianist, John Vaughn
Family Night Swim
Lunch Sunday Brunch Club Closed Lunch Family Golf Day Carts Available Family Buffet Night Dinner Cubed Steak to Play Golf Ladies Night 8:30am-5:00pm
Lunch Dinner Couples Twilight League
Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Jazz Night Tennis Mixer
Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Luau with Palmetto Groove Kid’s Night
Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Family Field Day
17 Club Closed
7 Ladies’ Golf Clinics 8
Carts Available to Father’s Day Play Golf Brunch Family Golf Day 8:30am-5:00pm Houndslake Swim Team
Lunch Family Buffet Night
Ladies’ Golf Clinics Lunch
Sunday Brunch Family Golf Day Tennis Mixer
30 Sunday Brunch Family Golf Day
24 Club Closed Carts Available to Play Golf 8:30am-5:00pm Houndslake Swim Team
Lunch Dinner Roasted Porkloin Ladies Night Family Buffet Night
Baked Ziti Augusta Junior Tour
Couples Twilight League
Lunch Dinner Ladies Night
Dinner Couples Twilight League
15 Father’s Day Tournament Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Pianist, John Vaughn
Pianist, John Vaughn
Ladies’ Golf Clinics
Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner Burger Night Wine Down Friday Pianist, John Vaughn Jazz Night
DINING HOURS OF OPERATION SUNDAY BRUNCH
Dining Room Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drinks & Pub Menu Tuesday 11:30 AM - Until Wednesday - Saturday 11:30 AM - Until Dinner Menu also available Wednesday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 PM
LUNCH Pub - All Day Menu Tuesday 11:30 AM - Until Wednesday - Saturday 11:30 AM - Until
FAMILY BUFFET NIGHT
Tuesday - Sunday 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Dining Room & Pub Tuesday 5:30 - 8:00 PM
DINNER - DINING ROOM Wednesday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Pub Tuesday - Saturday 4:00 - 6:00PM Dining Room Tuesday - Saturday 5:30 - 6:00PM