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Meridian Hills Country Club


June 2014

Message from the President Board of Directors

William E. Smith III President Jim Dodson Vice President & Secretary Jim Litten Vice President Kristin Altice Tony Snider Erica Mobasser Toby McClamroch Jim Sinclair Jim Zoccola Mark Linden - Treasurer Jeff Kirk - Legal Counsel

Management Team Steve Roper, CCM, CCE General Manager Ludo Aaron Head Tennis Professional Jack Barber Golf Ambassador Michael Bembenick Head Golf Professional Jessica Bex Membership Director Rhonda Daly Restaurant Manager Ashley Goldman Communications Coordinator

Summer weather has finally arrived and with the warm weather comes increased golf, tennis, swimming, and dining activity. We also have a large number of special events in the summer. While this busy season is enjoyable for all, finding a place to park can occasionally be challenging. To help ease the parking congestion, a few changes have already been completed to provide additional spaces. A new parking area is available near the golf maintenance facility and will be used by employees, freeing up additional parking spaces for the members in the main lot. During busy club events, shuttle service will be available to transport members from remote parking spaces in the club’s east Bill Smith lot, and, as needed, the shuttle service will be extended to an offsite Club President parking area. Note: If you arrive at the club and find at first glance that the parking lot appears to be full, please be patient and look for an open parking space deeper in the lot. Please do not park along the entry drive. While this might provide a quick solution, it creates safety issues. More parking will be available when the golf maintenance facility is replaced, but, until then, patience and cooperation will help all members. Finally, take a minute during June to see if you can identify all the renovations, upgrades, and improvements to the club’s facilities completed so far this year. Some of the projects are obvious, but some that improve the club operation and infrastructure are more difficult to notice. While much has been accomplished, additional facility improvements are planned for this summer. See if you can find all of them by summer’s end. Sincerely, Bill Smith MERIDIAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB SURVEY Thank you to these members who were the first 100 to respond!

Sally Akers, Kris Altice, John Bamforth, Hilary Barrett, Cara Barretto, David Boncosky Adam Broderick, Kevin Broderick, Helen Brody, Ardie Bucher, Michael Byers, John Byxbee, Todd Carlson, Gregory Cislak, Allie Coellner, Brad Cooper, Dana Cristee, Edgar Davis, Frank Kelly Letzler Deane, Maggie DePowell, Andy Detherage, James Dillon, Charles Duncan, The Drooks, Catering & Events Coordinator Betsy Dustman, Brent Eckhart, DeLaine Emmert, Julia Enkema, Bill Ferree, Abby Ford, Jim Joe Miller Freudenberg, Pilar Funk, Matthew Gabet, The Gardner’s John Gilligan, Tom Hall, Karin Held, Executive Chef Ann Hicks, Todd Hillman, Robert Hockett, James Hogshire, Emerson Houck, Nick Hrisomalos, Patrick Necessary Timothy Hupfer, Needham Hurst, Melanie Kingsley, Dessie Koch, Douglas Kuhn, Ken LaRose, F & B manager Don Levenhagen, Cyndi Lindeman, David Lindsey Sr., Kandi Ludwig, Linda Mahrdt, Lori Mail, Jan Pyritz Joe Marxer, Carolyn McClamroch, Steve McGovern, Lisa McKinney, Julie McManus, Boris Accounting Manager Meditch, Bud Melton, Stephen Miller, Holly Miller, Sally Millman, John Minturn, Todd Moore, Laura Wohlschlaeger Phillip Mosbaugh, Judy Muirhead, LeeAnn Muldoon, Katherine Nagy, Pat O’Brien, Cindy Member Services O’Connor, Charles O’Drobinak, William Pappas, John Pasicznyk, Chris Pesavento, Eric Potts, Jon Russell, Carol Saviano, Ronald Schwier, Chris Seger, Greg Sheridan, Victor Smith, Amy Meridian Hills Country Club Snider, Jon Spadorcia, Cindy Steele, Kevin Stitle, Penny Stone, John Sutton, Charles Thomas, 7099 Spring Mill Road Marita Tuohy, Scott Webber, Michael Wernke, Katie White, Brian Wiegel, Caryl Wilhoite, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260 David Worthington, Brant Wright, Nancy Wynne 317.255.2496 22 June June2014 2014 Jim Hess Golf Course Superintendent

Message from theGeneral Manager The golf course is seeing more rounds of play and it is looking to be a very busy golf season. Please always check-in with the pro shop before play and be mindful of your pace of play. Four hours and 20 minutes is the accepted pace. When there is a group behind you, please be aware of your position on the golf course and pace of play. Beginning Monday, June 2nd, the golf course will be open for play at 2:00pm. Carts will be available, locker rooms accessible and the Halfway house will be open until 7:00pm. This will continue throughout the summer until the end of August. With the pool now open a few things would be helpful to Steve Roper, CCM, CCE remember; an individual accompanied by a member, may be a guest General Manager 6 times per season; members are limited to 6 guests on any one day; sign in when entering and kindly return towels upon leaving. Please ask your children to take potty breaks and all children in swim diapers must wear plastic swim pants – accidents are an inconvenience to everyone and require the pool to close for clean-up and chemical treatment. Children 9 or under must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible sitter, 12 years of age or older. Thank you for making the pool a fun, safe place for all of our families. Kids Club has expanded hours through the summer Monday - Friday: 8am - 12pm Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 9pm Tues/Weds/Thurs: 12pm - 4pm (Parents Afternoon Out) Sunday: Closed Jessica Contis and her staff do an excellent job teaching the children crafts, monitoring their play and socializing skills, providing meals and snacks and or just watching an age appropriate movie. Please be mindful of the time you pick up and safety of getting your child home. We encourage reservations in the dining rooms in the evening. With the Hearth Room Terrace and Bogeys Patio now open additional seating is available. Reservations allow us to monitor the number of diners within 30 minute segments of the dinner serving hours. Walk ins are welcome but order taking will be made as the kitchen has the capacity to handle. The staff is committed to everyone having a pleasurable dining experience.

OUR NEWEST ADDITION Our biggest congratulations to Rick & Cara Barretto who welcomed Hope Elizabeth Rayne Barretto into the world on March 24th, 2014. She weighed 7 lb 1 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Hope joins big brothers Grant (13) & Pierce (11). 3 June 2014

Table of Contents 2 ~ President’s Message 3 ~ Message from the gm 4 ~ Membership Update 5 ~ Upcoming Events 6-8 ~ Golf News 9-10 ~ Calendars 11 ~ Club Hours

Membership Update

Membership Chairman Update

June is a special month for attaining new members to our great club. As mentioned in the May Newsette our Refundable Certificate program is back for tennis and golf memberships and upgrades to these two classes of memberships. Now is the time to contact our Membership Director Jessica Bex, and let her know of your recommendations for potential new members. I encourage you to bring your friends to Meridian Hills to experience our beautiful golfing, swimming, tennis and clubhouse facilities. Treat your guests to a fabulous meal by Chef Joe Miller at any of our great indoor or outdoor dining facilities. The Club is busy with a number of special events such as the Ping Pong Tournament set for Saturday June 14th on the pool deck, the Father’s Day Twilight Buffet Sunday June 15th and the famous Meridian Hills 4th of July Fireworks party on Friday June 27th! Events like these are opportunities to bring potential guests who are interested in club membership to Meridian Hills and let them enjoy a wonderful experience.

Tom Foster

Membership Committee Chairman

Be sure to check the calendar of events online at for all of the great activities at the club. Come out and enjoy what Meridian Hills has to offer! Sincerely, Tom Foster

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4 June 2014

Fine Print This program is eligible for Refundable Certificate Holders only. Multiple gifts will be allowed: You can use total certificate amount towards more than 1 person. e.g. $7,500 certificate can be applied towards 2 new members; $5,000 can be redeemed towards a tennis initiation fee and $2,500 given to a Junior Golfing member toward their initiation fee. Partial gifts will be allowed. e.g. If a member holds a $7,500 certificate and gives it to a new Tennis member with a $5,000 initiation fee, they will have a remaining value of $2,500 The new member will have the choice of using the certificate value to reduce the initial fee and/or may be used towards multiple years of installments. All redemptions will be handled internally and will be directly applied to the initiation fee of the new member. MHCC will not be distributing any checks. Redemption is determined by date of application by the new or upgraded member. Program dates: April 17, 2014—December 31, 2014.

Upcoming Events

MHCC PING PONG Tournament Saturday, June 14th

Details Time: 12:00 - 5:00pm Price: $10 per player Where: On the Pool Deck

4 Brackets Kid’s 12 and under Kids 13 -18 Adults 19+ Singles Adults 19+ Doubles *Prizes for all brackets *Double elimination

Call Member Services at

255-2496 to RSVP

*this is a members only event *MEMBERS - If you have a ping pong table that we could borrow for this event please contact Member Services at 255-2496

Sunday Night Twilight Buffet Every Sunday night starting June 1st Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm MENU Gazpacho ~ Fresh Seasonal Fruit / Assorted Cold Salads ~ Fried Chicken ~ House Whipped Potatoes / Hoosier Style Green Beans ~ Cookies and Brownies Price Adults: $14.95 Children (4-10 yrs): $9.95 Children (3 & under): Free

5 June 2014

Golf News Men’s 2014 Opening Day Results PLACE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

TEAM Steve McGovern, Chris Pesavento, Todd Carlson, Michael Byers Dan Baker, Dean Durett, Ed Hourigan, Pat O’Brien Brent Eckhart, Ken Wolff, John Elbin, Pete Cleveland Mark Linden, Jeff Kirk, Tim O’Brien, Andrew Held Preston Breuing, Ben Ahlbrecht, Michael Bova, Pat Purdue Pete, Knapp, Bob Lauth, Bob Hebert, Turner Woodard Proximities Closest To Pin #7 Closest To Pin #7 Closest To Pin #12 Closest To Pin #12 -

ladies 9 Hole Results

SCORE 122 126 126 127 129 130

Dick Hamburger 7'9" Mike Byers 5' 8" Alan Levin 17'4" Greg Sheridan 7'3"

Low Net / May 8th, 2014 PLACE 1st T-2nd 3rd

PLAYER Laura Touchton Robyn Caponi & Charlotte Campbell Elaine Stitle

SCORE 34 35 36

Straightest Drive Elaine Stitle Longest Putt Caryl Wilhoite

Low Putts / May 22nd, 2014 PLACE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

PLAYER Laura Touchton Barbara Skillman Cindy Curnow Suzanne Thomas

SCORE 16 18 19 21

ladies 18 Hole Results 2BB, 1BB / May 13th, 2014 PLACE 1st 2nd 3rd

TEAM Jane Held, Martha Hennessey, Elaine Bedel & Charlotte Campbell Mary Sue Higgins, Elaine Stitle, Sue Beard & Judy Muirhead Alice Hillis, Becky Miller, Kathy Hubbell & Sherri Sugarman

ABC Shamble / May 20th, 2014 PLACE 1st 2nd 3rd 6 June 2014

TEAM Mary Levin, Linda Ford, Alice Hillis Jane Held, Bobbi Mong, Janie Tuerk Gretchen Sheridan, Tami Litten, Michelle Ferree

4th Annual Senior Club Championship

Golf News

55 Years of Age and OLDER Dates:

Round 1 - Saturday June 7th — Tee times begin at 9:00am Round 2 - Sunday June 8th — Tee times begin at 9:00am

Eligibility and Tees: Ages 55-74 Play the Blue/Tan Tees & Ages 75+ Play the Tan Tees Entry Fee is not included in the Men’s golf package ***Only those competing from Blue/Tan tees are eligible for overall Sr. Club Champion*** ***Any player may elect to play from the Blue/Tan tee division*** Format and Fees: $50 entry fee / 36 Hole Stroke Play with Gross and Net divisions in each age group

Men’s 1 Day Member-Guest

Friday, June 6th – 1:15pm Shotgun start Details: Date:

We expect this event to SELL OUT as the stag dinner has been removed, and the price / guest has been reduced to provide more members an opportunity to enjoy this day with a close friend or client! Friday, June 6th

Format and Fees: 1 Member – 1 Guest $150 / 1 Member – 3 Guests $300 Fee includes guest green fee(s), tee favor for member & guest(s), golf shop credit prizing & awards, complimentary cocktails & heavy hors d’ oeuvres on the patio after golf

Couples Invitational

Sunday, June 29th – 1pm Shotgun start Sign up: Date:

Sign up begins on Sunday, June 8th Sunday, June 29th

Format and Fees: $160 fee for golf guest fees, and prizing, dinner on the back patio following golf; separate charge Invite your guest couple to enjoy golf and dinner at Meridian Hills with you and yours!

ECCO WOW! Wagon Headed to Meridian Hills on June 2nd

The golf staff is proud to announce that the ECCO WOW! Wagon will be at Meridian Hills the afternoon of Wednesday, June 2nd from 2pm – 7pm. We will be offering $30 OFF any pair of shoes ordered on this evening. Come out and see ALL of the STYLES, ALL of the COLORS, and ALL that ECCO has to offer!

New Merchandise Arriving In June

Gear up for summer with all-new Peter Millar swim trunks. Also check out ladies JoFit golf apparel, Aristo 18 slacks, and Travis Mathew all available starting in June.

7 June 2014

Golf News

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, June 3rd 18 Hole Ladies 8:30am shotgun start; 1st tee opens at 9:30am Wednesday, June 4th Men’s League #4 5:15pm Shotgun (front nine) Thursday, June 5th 9 Hole Ladies 9:00am shotgun, 1st tee opens at 9:30am Friday, June 6th One Day Member/Guest 1:00pm Shotgun; course closes at 12:45 Golf cars unavailable in the morning, course will be open for walking ONLY Saturday, June 7th Sr. Club Championship Round 1 tee times begin at 9:00am Sunday, June 8th Sr. Club Championship Round 2 tee times begin at 9:00am Tuesday, June 10th Ladies Pearsey Day 1 8:30am shotgun start, course open at 11:00am Wednesday, June 11th Junior Golf Match #1 8:00am – 10:30am, course open at 10:30am Wednesday, June 11th Men’s League #5 5:15pm Shotgun (front nine) Thursday, June 12th 9 Hole Ladies 9:00am shotgun start, 1st tee opens at 9:30am Friday, June 13th Ladies Pearsey Day 2 8:30am shotgun start, 1st tee opens at 11am Friday, June 13th Couples Twilight Golf 5:00 cocktails, 5:30 golf, dinner to follow Sunday, June 15th Father’s Day Skins Game Optional for all players Friday, June 20th Member/Member Round 1: 1:15pm Shotgun; course closes at 1pm Wednesday, June 18th Junior Golf Match #2 Saturday, June 21st Member/Member Round 2: 8:30am Shotgun w/lunch to follow 1st tee available for open play beginning at 1pm Tuesday, June 24th 18 Hole Ladies 8:30am shotgun start, 1st tee opens at 11:00am Wednesday, June 25th Junior Golf Match #3 8:00am – 10:30am, course opens at 10:30am Wednesday, June 25th Men’s League #6 5:15pm Shotgun Friday, June 27th 4th of July MHCC Party Range and practice areas close at 3pm Sunday, June 29th Couples Invitational 1:00pm shotgun start / 8:30am shotgun for member play

Things to remember

- Tuesday mornings are for 18 Hole Ladies until 11am; first tee opens up for all play after 11am. - Wednesday mornings are for Junior golf matches; the first tee opens up for all play at 10:30am. - Thursday mornings are for 9 Hole Ladies until 9:30am; tee opens up at 9:30am. - Bembenick’s Golf Shop will match any price from anywhere on golf equipment. - The golf staff offers single lessons and group clinics for all genders and ages. - Callaway Golf offers a Trade-In Trade-Up Program that applies credit toward new equipment!

Tournament Sign-up Policy Men’s Events:

3 weeks prior to the event date for all events (excluding Timberman) You may call, email, or sign-up in person on the event board.

Ladies Events:

Sign-up for 18 Hole and 9 Hole Events will be available in the Ladies Locker Room. You may call, email, or sign-up in person in the Ladies Locker Room.

Monday Golf

Golf course opens at 2:00pm, the locker room, halfway house and bag room will be open. Check-in with the bag room staff before playing. The practice facility and golf shop will remain closed.

Father’s Day / Sunday, June 15th

Father’s Day is just around the corner and Bembenick’s Golf Shop has a variety of gift options available. Golf Shop Gift Certificates and Golf Lessons are very popular gifts, as well as equipment such as balls, gloves, and clubs. Hats and apparel from all of the industry’s most popular brands are also big hits with Dad. Don’t forget free gift wrapping is available!!! 8 June 2014

June 2014 SUNDAY 1 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm


MONDAY Clubhouse Closed

Meridian Hills Country Club

TUESDAY 3 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

WEDNESDAY 4 Pasta Night: Chicken Picatta


10 Dinner Special: Fried Shrimp



13 14 Friday Night Ping Pong Prime Rib Buffet Tournament




20 21 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet







7 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 8


Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

Clubhouse Closed

Pasta Night: Cheese Manicotti

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 15


Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

Clubhouse Closed

Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

Pasta Night: Shrimp Diablo

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 22 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm


Clubhouse Closed

24 Dinner Special: Fish & Chips

*Fiesta Night*


All Club Ladies Book Club Fireworks Party 12pm

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 29 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm


Clubhouse Closed

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm

While walk-ins are welcome; immediate seating for dinner is ONLY guaranteed with a reservation. Call 255-2496 for reservations

July 2014 SUNDAY




Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

Clubhouse Closed

TUESDAY 1 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

Meridian Hills Country Club WEDNESDAY 2 Pasta Night: Chicken Marsala


8 Dinner Special: Chicken Potpie



11 12 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet




18 19 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Pasta Night: Shrimp Diablo




5 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet Independence Day

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 13


Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

Clubhouse Closed

Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

Pasta Night: Cheese Manicotti



Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 20 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm


Clubhouse Closed

Dinner Special: Fried Shrimp

Pasta Night: Chicken Parmesan


25 26 Friday Night Ladies Book Club Prime Rib Buffet 12pm

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm 27 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm


Clubhouse Closed

29 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions



*Fiesta Night*

Twilight Buffet 5pm - 9pm

While walk-ins are welcome; immediate seating for dinner is ONLY guaranteed with a reservation. Call 255-2496 for reservations

Club Contacts & Hours of Operation Golf Pro Shop


Member Services Desk Tuesday


9:00am - 5:00pm 10:30am - 6:30pm

June Hours

Managers Office Tuesday - Sunday


Driving Range Hours for June

Wednesday - Saturday Laura Wohlschlaeger

Steve Roper, General Manager

9:00am - 6:00pm

Membership 317.860.1556 Jessica Bex, Membership Director

Monday Closed Tuesday - Friday 7:00am - 7:30pm Saturday & Sunday 6:30am - 7:30pm Monday Closed Tuesday 7:00am – Dark Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm Thursday 7:00am – Dark Friday 7:00am – Dark Saturday 6:30am – Dark Sunday 6:30am – Dark

Accounting Office Monday - Friday


9:00am - 5:00pm

Tennis Pro Shop

Catering & Events


Kids Club

Jan Pyritz, Accounting Manager

Kelly Letzler, Catering & Events Coordinator

Food & Beverage

Rhonda Daly, Restaurant Manager


Patrick Necessary, Food & Banquet Manager

Dining Hours

Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm Take-Out Orders Take-out orders can be made by calling the Men’s Grill at 317.860.1546 or the Hostess Podium at 317.860.1632.


Reservations can be made by calling our Member Services desk at 317.255.2496, Reservations are strongly recommended. Seating upon arrival for dinner is not guaranteed unless you have a reservation.

11 June 2014

317.860.1630 Ludo Aaron, Head Tennis Professional

Summer Hours Monday - Friday Tuesday - Saturday Tues/Weds/Thurs


8:00am - 12:00pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm 12:00pm - 4:00pm (Parents Afternoon Out) Sunday Closed *During these hours, if there are no children in the Kid’s Club by 8pm the Kid’s Club staff will lock up and leave for the night. Should there be kids, the staff will stay until 9:00pm.* Reservations required

Fitness Center

Monday - Sunday 6:00am - 9:30pm * Call Marcus Bastianelli at 317-373-4321 to schedule your MHCC orientation for unlimited access.*

Pool Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day (Weather Permitting) Sunday - Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm

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