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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, It appears that the year has no intentions of slowing down as we are already preparing for the summer activities. Please look through the newsletter and make sure to mark your calendars for the many activities scheduled for the month of May. When I think of May, I think of Mother’s Day. If there ever were a day worth celebrating - I would put Mother’s Day at the top of the list. I hope that you join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11 to honor the mother(s) in your life. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with ladies apparel if you need to get her that special gift. On Monday, May 12 Houndslake will host a Celebrity Waiter Night that benefits the Children’s Place. Children’s Place, Inc. works with families to decrease abuse and neglect, increase stability in families, and improve children’s readiness for school. This year our local golf teams will participate in a friendly golf skills competition prior to the dinner to add excitement to the evening. We believe that this “kids helping kids” theme will be a valuable lesson to the golf team members and help the community at the same time. The golf coaches will serve as our celebrity waiters. Make your reservations today and support this wonderful charity by calling Heather at 803.648.6805. The Pool is always thriving during the hot summer months, and we plan to keep you cool all summer long with loads of activities. Preparations are being made for our Memorial Day Pool Kickoff, Family Swim Nights, Dive-In Movies, Ice Cream Social, The Poolympics and many more. Kids and families are guaranteed to have a great time at the Pool this year. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining Houndslake, then please ask them to contact us. Perhaps it will be helpful to mention the many reasons for joining such as: 1) beautiful, upgraded facilities (27 Hole Golf Course, 8 Tennis Courts, Olympic Sized Swimming Pool), improvements have been made to all 4 dining facilities in the Clubhouse. 2) Our family friendly atmosphere. 3) The friendliest staff in Aiken. 4) The best food in town. 5) All of the fun events throughout the year. 6) Meeting other Club Members. 7) Feeling home at your Club and 8) Spending quality time with the people that you care most about. I would like to thank you for your support of the Club and especially for being Members. Sincerely, Daniel Seawell Welcome to Our Newest Members!

James & Michelle Apida Monica Cromer & Jacob Magoulas James & Latisha Michelle Johnson Douglas & Kathy Cook Joel & Elaine Ray David & Michelle Miller Scott & Teresa Crain

Sandra Holman, Sarah Bassham Betsy Rinehart, Marion Mobley Amanda Johnson, Virginia Smith Jeff & Sabrena Metz Tommy & Alysha Richardson Trevor & Lindsay McCraw Robbie & Tiffany Boyd

Elizabeth Swift, Anna Murphy Barbara Labarbera Patricia Frommer Fulmer Rene & Ineke Kosse Dean & Lisa Ray Andrew & Mary Merriman Herbert & Michelle Crapse

CLUB NEWS & EVENTS THE POOL IS BACK IN ACTION Starting Tuesday, May 13, the Pool will be open Monday - Saturday from 10:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday from 1:00 - 6:00pm. Lifeguards will be on staff beginning at 2:00pm May 13 - June 6. Beginning June 7, lifeguards will be on staff starting at 10:00am. Parents are welcome to bring their own food and drinks. Vending machines will be available. The Pub and Grill are also open for Lunch. We are planning for a Memorial Day Pool Kickoff on Saturday, May 24 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM. Be on the look out for more details.

NEW DESSERT MENU Hummingbird Layers of Spice Cake with Bananas, Pineapples, and Cinnamon with Homemade Cream Cheese Icing Tropical Dream Sweet Coconut and Pineapple Cake Layers with Coconut Cream Cheese Icing Banana Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips, Layers of Banana Cream Pudding, and Chocolate Butter Cream Icing Perfect Chocolate Cake Decadent Layers of Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Butter Cream Icing and Dark Chocolate Genache All desserts are provided by Cottonbug Bakery. All cakes are made with fresh ingredients from scratch daily. Whole Cakes are available upon request.

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:


GOLF NEWS 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 ● 2:00 PM Men’s Clinics Every Thursday ● 12:00 PM Juniors Clinics Every Saturday ● 12:00 PM $15 Members, $25 Guests 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 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, May 17, 24 & 31 At 10:00 AM Main: $36 (One time payment, includes all 6 weeks) Sub: $7 (Each time) ADULT SUMMER LEAGUES This summer we will try to form teams In Singles and Mixed Doubles to compete in the local league. Please note that each team must have a minimum number/pairing by May 10. In Singles, 3-5 players, in Mixed Doubles, 3-5 pairs. Email for more information. TENTATIVE SUMMER CAMP DATES Session 1 (6/9-6/13), Session 2 (6/16-620) Session 3 (6/23-6/27), Session 4 (6/30-7/3) 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.

FAMILY BUFFET NIGHT Every Tuesday ● 5:30pm - 8:00pm Every Week a Delicious Buffet of Country Specialties Kid Friendly Items and Desserts $9.95 + Adults, $3 + Children Age 6-15, Free Kids 5 & Under. Pub Menu Also Available

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH Sunday, May 11 ● 11:00am - 2:00pm Join us to celebrate the Mothers in your life! Simple Salad, Tuna Salad, Crab Salad, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Broccoli Salad, Fresh Fruit, Cheese Tray, Rolls & Biscuits, Omelet Station, Salmon Display, Herb Crusted Steamship Round with Rosemary Infused Jus, Fried Chicken, Honey Glazed Ham, Shrimp & Grits, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mac & Cheese, Southern Green Beans, Local Collards, Sweet Creamed Corn, Glazed Baby Carrots & Assorted Pies & Cakes. $24.95 Adults; $12.95 Children Age 6-15 FREE Children Age 5 & Under 48-Hour Cancellation Policy Reservations Required


Monday, May 12 ● 5:30 - 9:00 PM Join us for the Annual Celebrity Waiter Night benefit for LADIES’ NIGHT Children’s Place, Inc. The menu will include Classic Every Wednesday ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm Southern Favorites. Fried Chicken, Baked Chicken, Ladies can enjoy FREE House Wine, House Liquor, Domestic Draft Beer & 50% off food in the Dining Room & Pub. Meatloaf, Shrimp & Grits, and sides. $25 Per Person Special pricing is for Members only. Overage & Tips go to Children’s Place, Inc Special Streamlined Menu for this Event

KIDS EAT FREE Every Friday ● 5:30pm - 9:00pm Kids 15 & under eat free from the Junior Menu with the 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.

JUST FOR JUNIORS KID’S NIGHT Friday, May 23 ● 5:30pm - 10:00pm Kids, have a fun night filled with games, movies and crafts while your parents enjoy the Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet.. This event is FREE of charge for Members. Parents must be on Club property. Ages 4-12, Includes Dinner $5 + charge per guest child

TAPAS NIGHT Thursday, May 15 ● 5:30 - 9:00 PM Enjoy a unique dining experience. Chef will be preparing many Tapas ranging from $2.00 - $9.00. Wide variety of appetizers made fresh to order covering local southern favorites transformed into small bites. Pub Menu Also Available

VAN GOGH TO GO Thursday, May 22 ● 6:30 - 9:00 PM Local artist, Beth Brodie, will guide you step by step in creating a Crab Painting! All painting supplies will be provided, No artistic abilities needed. Wine & Food Available for Purchase 24-Hour Cancellation Policy

PRIME RIB & SHRIMP BUFFET Friday, May 23 ● 5:30 - 9:00 PM Join us for the most popular buffet, Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet! We’ll have Salad Bar, Prime Rib Carving Station & Accompaniments, Baked Potato Bar, Vegetable Medley, Fried and Peel & Eat Shrimp & Sundae Bar. $26.95 Adults; $12.95 Children Age 6-15 FREE Children Age 5 & Under Pub Menu Available in the Pub Kid’s Night Available





This month is the end of year celebration. We look forward to seeing our Members and Guests at our luncheon on May 16 in the Dogwood Room at Houndslake Country Club. We appreciate the support of Houndslake and hope that some of you will decide to join us when we begin to meet in September.

Members Twilight League Every Thursday 5:30 PM Shotgun Start 9 Hole Captain’s Choice Dinner in the Dining Room After Play HWGA 54 Hole Championship May 6, 13 & 15 9:00 AM Shotgun for all three rounds

We have had a very good year in spite of the cold weather. The Carolina Garden is thriving, and we had bird families in both of our houses! The summer will fly by as we take advantage of the summer growing season. Good Gardening to Each and All! For information Call Jane Rordam 648-5137

OUTING SCHEDULE US Kids Golf Tournament Saturday, May 3 - 1:00 PM Tee Times CNTA Golf Outing Friday, May 9 - 8:30 AM Shotgun Course Closed Until 1:30 PM 2014 CSRA Pest Control Golf Outing Saturday, May 10 - 1:00 PM Shotgun Course Closed from 11:00 AM - 1:10 PM St. John's Golf Outing Friday, May 16 - 9:00 AM Shotgun Course Closed until 2:00 PM Lion's Club Golf Outing Monday, May 19 - 12:30 PM Shotgun Course Closed

The Houndslake Women’s Golf Association held their Annual Member/Guest Tournament and Awards Luncheon on April 22. Congratulations to all of the winners! 1st Low Gross: Sylvie Carey, Ashley Rose, Kathy Socciarelli, and Leigh Coultier 1st Low Net: Dianne Russotto, Michelle Randrup, Patty Connor and Mara Bushee 2nd Low Gross: Gabrielle Eno, Sybil Davis, Paulette Welsch and Sue Briatico 2nd Low Net: Mary O’Hara, Maretta Stetsko, Solveig Stupples and Brenda Conrad 3rd Low Gross: Sonja Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Tracey Sillito and Patty Swanson 3rd Low Net:Bernice Sipe, Joan Miller, Paula Maxwell and Linda Mark

American Red Cross Monday, May 26 - 12:30 PM Shotgun

4th Low Gross: Marelle Groteluschen, Maggie Howard, Susan Gorringe and Jackie Huey

Augusta Furies Saturday, May 31 - 1:00 PM Shotgun Course Closed from 11:00 AM - 1:10 PM

4th Low Net: Pat Belew, Del Brockman, Cherry Socciarelli and Gretchen Berger

MERCHANDISE See the New Apparel from Footjoy, Callaway and Bermuda Sands Stop by the Golf Shop to see the latest Equipment releases from Callaway, Mizuno and Taylormade Please do not hesitate to ask about Special Orders on Golf Equipment or Golf Shoes



5th Low Gross: Cynthia Greshko, Lucy Loomis, Dawn Sundvall and Sue Boyer 5th Low Net: Diane Dorton, Nancy Thomas, Peg Sharp and Ann Dodson Closest to the Pin Azalea #4 Sylvie Carey & Lucy Loomis Closest to Pin Dogwood #8 Peg Sharp & Leigh Coultier Closest to the Line Azalea #9 Sonja Johnson & Lucy Loomis Closest to Line Dogwood #5 Bernice Sipe & Lisa Johnson



CONTRACT BRIDGE Winners for April 2, 2014 1st Place - Mary Ann Joseph 2nd Place - Phyllis Hale 3rd Place - Peggy Bumpus 4th Place - Guest 5th Place - Alice Kierspe

Now that summer has arrived, the Houndslake Ladies 9 Hole Golf Group has moved to a 9:00 AM tee time. Sign up on the bulletin board in the locker room if you’d like to join us - visitors and new members are always welcome.

Winners for April 16, 2014 1st Place - Eleanor Manfredi 2nd Place - Carolyn Tucker 3rd Place - Audrey Jereb 4th Place - Peggy Bumpus 5th Place - Jean Shealy If you are interested in playing Contract Bridge, Contact Pat Boyer at 643-8474 1ST THURSDAY BRIDGE Winners for April 3, 2014 1st Place - Kay Lawton & Jean Wagner 2nd Place - Joan Basile & Anne Mayenschein 3rd Place (Tie) - Doris Toole & Judy Allen, Jo Mariea & Priscilla Jordan HAND & FOOT Winners for April 10, 2014 Betty Thomason, Joan Young, Ruth Ann Evans, Eleanor Barclay, Joyce Johnson & Carol Henderlong Winners for April 17, 2014 Cherri Moore, Holly Franz, Melanie Metzler & Ruth Anne Evans If you are interested in joining the Hand & Foot Group, Contact Mary Kline at 803 514-2825

SAVE THE DATE Friday, June 6 - Family Night Swim Saturday, June 14 - Father’s Day Fishing Tournament Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day Brunch Friday, June 20 - Member Appreciation Luau Saturday, June 21 - Family Field Day by the Pool Friday, June 27 - Key West Seafood Splash

The group will participate in an Inter-Club event May 12 at Woodside Plantation, and close the season with a Low-Putts Tournament and Award Luncheon May 28. We will continue to play over the summer on a casual basis each Wednesday at 9 AM and often gather for lunch afterwards in the Grill Room. For more information Call Lynn Caravello, President at 642-9554

BOOK CLUB For the month of May, the book we will read & discuss is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. This novel tells the story of a young man named Theodore Decker, who is forced to grapple with the world alone after his mother is in what would seem to be an accident. All are welcome to join the Book Club and you may pick your book up from Heather for $19.27or download your book to your reading device. We will have a Lunch & Discussion on Thursday, May 29 at 11:30 AM and a Dinner & Discussion on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 PM to accommodate anyone that can not attend one or the other. Even if you are already a Member of the Book Club, Please call to make reservations for the meetings on May 29 at 803.648.6805

Friday, June 27 - Kid’s Night


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







Lunch , Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics

Lunch Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free

Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Senior Night Juniors Clinics




Lunch , Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics

Lunch Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free

Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Senior Night Juniors Clinics


Golf Guest Day





Mothers Day Club Closed Brunch Golf Course Open Family Golf Day 9:00am-5:00pm Celebrity Waiter Night


13 Lunch

Lunch, Dinner Family Buffet Night Ladies Night BBQ Night Ladies Clinics Golf Guest Day Pool Opens

Lunch, Dinner Tapas Night Twilight League Men’s Clinics

Lunch Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free

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 Roast Beef Ladies Clinics Golf Guest Day

Lunch , Dinner Van Gogh To Go Twilight League Men’s Clinics

23 Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Kids Eat Free Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet Kid’s Night

24 Lunch, Dinner Burger Night Senior Night Juniors Clinics Memorial Day Pool Kickoff





Book Club Lunch, Dinner Twilight League Men’s Clinics

Lunch, Dinner Lunch, Dinner Wine Down Friday Burger Night Kids Eat Free 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 Corned Beef & Ladies Clinics Cabbage

Golf Guest Day



Dining Room Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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


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

GRILL Spring Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

May 2014