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EXPERIENCE THE MEMBER MAGAZINE

Tennis

Specialty Shots for Important Points

Custom Fitting and how it will improve your game!

Holiday

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Have A Ball With Your Workouts!


COLLECTIVE, EXCLUSIVE VENUES ALL IN ONE EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION

From the moment your toes hit the sand, you’ll know you’ve arrived in paradise. Let us provide the backdrop for your dream wedding.

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ARE YOUR LOVED ONES PLANNING FOR THEIR BIG DAY?

With over 400 acres of property we have a variety of venue options for the Big Day! Whatever the wedding style, from vibrant lawn spaces, intimate dining rooms, a Tuscan-inspired courtyard, marina views, white sand beaches, and lavish ballrooms–there is surely something to please!

MEMBER REFERAL PROGRAM

As a member, when you refer a friend or relative that holds an event at Longboat Key Club,

YOU WILL RECEIVE 10% OF THE EVENT VALUE! The value amount will be applied to your Food and Beverage minimum after the event has actualized. *This offer may not be redeemed for cash. Restrictions apply.

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT 941.387.1609 | EVENTS@LONGBOATKEYCLUB.COM


MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

THE

Membership R E P ORT

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR

Newest Members SOCIAL

Tennis

Eric & Julia Abramson – Mill Valley, CA Doug & Deni Burnetti – Lakeland, FL Stanley & Martha Givens – Indianapolis, IN Mark & Margaret Saine – Southport, CT Neil & Barbara Hindle – Hudson, Quebec John & Kathleen Cochrane – Hingham, MA Richard & Beth Lashley – Boynton Beach, FL Carlos & Maribel Mateos – Longboat Key, FL Marvin & Karole Frank – Chicago, IL Michael Wayland & Denise Lehtio – North Palm Beach, FL Joseph & Janice Reiser – Villanova, PA David & Suzanne O'Malley – New Lenox, IL Doug & Carolyn Ann Holder – Highlands, NC Jacqueline Stolzer – New York, NY Debra Topol – Seekonk, MA Mel & Ilene Miller – Bala Cynwyd, PA Steve & Debi Atwell – Rochester Hills, MI Adam & Melissa Perzin – Voorhees, NJ Martha Stolzer – Portsmouth, NH Tim & Peggy Horner – Plano, TX Albert & Virginia Daniel, Jr. – Marrietta, GA

Summer Social Patrick & Iceseas Farrell – Sarasota, FL Kelly & Jon Baldwin – Longboat Key, FL Brooke & Paul Hamlin – Longwood, FL

Summer Golf/Tennis Timothy LeClair – Sarasota, FL Brian & Julie Meta – New York, NY Scott LeClair & Heather Joachim-LeClair – Portland, OR George & Lynda Repchick – Chagrin Falls, OH Jeff & Carol Edgar – Sarasota, FL Todd & Melissa Kontny – Lakeland, FL

Golf

Robert & Julie Henry – Sarasota, FL Mark & April Stratton – Longboat Key, FL Steve & Kate Marks – Longboat Key, FL Dennis Heller – Longboat Key, FL

Anthony & Pamela Bevilacqua – Branchburg, NJ David & Ginger Schirmer – Sarasota, FL William & Kiran Kimbell – East Greenwich, RI Derek & Rhonda Lambert – Commerce, TX Andrew & Margaret Kinnecom – Saunderstoown, RI

Full Sidney Topol – Boston, MA Sean & Jennifer Stumler – Floyds Knobs, IN

Upgrades Michael & Deborah Aronica – Upgraded to Golf Ralph & Ricki Harvey – Upgraded to Golf

Referrals Maggie Hicks Bob Bernstein Mel Taub Roger Pettingell Brenda & Charles McDonald Caroline Amory Ric & Jill Reiter Jennifer Wilson Joe & Nancy McElmeel Bill & Toulla Zwick Lynn Soussou Maureen Horn Ron & Sue Sten Bill Bishop Jess & Sam Walker Brian Kelly Will & Mary Stein Michael White Paul Tomass Chuck Ford Dr. William Cardman

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Inside This Edition page 18. Key Player Winners

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THE MEMBERSHIP REPORT

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LETTER FROM JEFF MAYERS

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Join Us In Welcoming Our Newest Members

page 26. Holiday Gift Guide

General Manager

Longboat Key Club Contacts

LETTER FROM JONATHAN LESTER

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FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLET DRESS CODE

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Incentives & Information

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DEPARTMENTS

2019 MEMBERSHIP UPGRADE PROGRAM

Director of Membership


page 28. Custom Fitting

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DINING HOURS OF OPERATION

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KEY PLAYER WINNERS

page 36. Specialty Shots for Important Points

SPA SPECIALS

September – December 2019

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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CUSTOM FITTING AND HOW IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME!

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TENNIS

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HAVE A BALL WITH YOUR WORKOUTS!

Longboat Key Club Gift Ideas for The Holidays

Specialty Shots for Important Points

AT A GLANCE

Membership Events Revisited

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GENERAL MANAGER

JEFF MAYERS Dear Members, eginning back in 2013 an annual Membership Survey was generated with the goal of receiving feedback on all aspects of the club. The intent was purely to listen to our members, implement suggestions and focus on the continuing improvement process. While initially there was a level of skepticism, over time the number of surveys returned increased significantly. Whereas the first year a total of two hundred thirty nine surveys were returned, this year the number to date has surpassed nine hundred.

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Every summer members of the resort staff and management team meet to review the results for their perspective discipline. The goal is to use the feedback and survey results as a vehicle to improve outcomes and implement some of the recommendations provided. I can assure you that over the years a number of these ideas and suggestions have become part of club operations. While there are many ideas that have been shared over the years, it is impossible to implement every one. So, during the review phase, determinations are made as to which ones make the most sense and will have the most profound impact. In closing, I am grateful for the number of surveys that have been returned. I do appreciate the candor that our members have taken the liberty to communicate. As time progresses over the summer, I will provide our membership an update as to the direction of the club as we enter the 2019/2020 season. The update will include new events, and areas of focus in the future. Sincerely,

Jeffrey Mayers | General Manager

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BOOK CLUB NOVEMBER, 14TH 2019

FEBRUARY, 13TH 2020

Rogues Gallery, by Michael Gross, Facilitator Edna Hausman

DECEMBER, 12TH 2019

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead, Facilitator Karen Case

MARCH, 5TH 2020

Where The Crawdad Sing, by Delia Owens, Facilitator Bob Bernstein

JANUARY, 9TH 2020

Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe, Facilitator Tina Lieberman

APRIL, 2ND 2020

The Library Book, by Susan Olean, Facilitator Maureen Shea-RosenďŹ eld

The Winter Soldier, by Daniel Mason, Facilitator Andy Hartman

For location and additional information or to make a reservation, Visit the Members Only

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MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB

D E pa rt m e n t s

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MEMBERSHIP

DINING

Accounting ..................................................................................... 941-387-1593

Portofino Ristorante................................................................... 941-383-1900

Sales and Information ............................................................ 941-387-1661

Spike ‘n Tees................................................................................... 941-387-1640

Member Events ........................................................................... 941-387-1662

The Tavern & Whiskey Bar................................................... 941-387-1650

Concierge ...................................................................................... 941-387-1614

GOLF Links on Longboat Pro Shop ............................................... 941-387-1632 Harbourside Pro Shop ........................................................... 941-387-1631

TENNIS The Tennis Gardens................................................................... 941-387-1633

FITNESS AND SPA The Fitness Center...................................................................... 941-387-1656 The Spa ............................................................................................ 941-387-1587

MARINA Sales and Leasing ..................................................................... 941-383-8383

RESORT Resort Reservations .................................................................. 941-387-1597

CLUB MEMBER RESORT BENEFITS Don’t forget! If you stay at the hotel, be sure to use your Longboat Key Club app or member card for charging in lieu of your room key to ensure the F&B spending is applied to your minimum. Exclusive offerings are available to you when you book a stay at The Resort at Longboat Key Club: •

MEMBER & HOLIDAY EVENT RESERVATION POLICY: Event reservations/cancellations are required 5 days prior to the event. Holiday events and most member events will be open for reservations beginning 60 days in advance. Times and locations subject to change. Final confirmation email will review dates, times, and locations, and will serve as an acceptance of attendance. Please note: If you are eligible for The Platinum 20% Food & Beverage member discount, it is not applicable to most Member events. For event reservations and more details, call the Membership office at 941-387-1662, email Membership@longboatkeyclub.com or sign up online via the Members Only Website or Phone App.

RESTAURANT OUTLET HOLIDAY RESERVATION POLICY: A 48-hour cancellation notice is required for holiday reservations in Club restaurants to avoid a charge of $75 per person for a no-show reservation. All reservations/cancellations must be made directly through the restaurant. The cancellation policy applies to the following holidays: Easter Weekend including Friday, Mother’s Day, July 4th and Weekends nearest, Thanksgiving and Weekend to include Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Best Available Rate

Upgrades upon arrival (based on availability) •

Please Mention the Owner & Club Association Discount.

Graphic Design Manager – LIZ BRIGHT

For more information, call Jonathan Lester, Director of Membership, (941) 387-1661 or email jl@longboatkeyclub.com.

Graphics & Marketing Coordinator – SHANNON YODER Photography – PAPPHOTO / DANIEL WADE

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AMY LARSON / SHANNON YODER / ALISA SUE PHOTOGRAPHY

Fall 2019


MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

YOUR E D A R G P U T O D AY ! P I H S R E B MEM

IP MEMBERSH ROGRAM UPGRADE P ATION M R O F IN & INCENTIVES

TENNIS MEMBERS enjoy:

• Unlimited tennis play with 3 day advance court reservations

UPGRADE

SOCIAL TO TENNIS MEMBERSHIP

Pay initiation difference of $2,500 No dues increase for Oct. 2019 to Sept. 2020 dues year.

GOLF MEMBERS enjoy:

• Unlimited golf play with 3 day advance tee times • Golf reciprocal play at 26 local private clubs May - October.

UPGRADE

SOCIAL TO GOLF MEMBERSHIP

Pay initiation difference of $15,000 Pay only social dues for Oct. 2019 to Sept. 2020 dues year. (up to $9,650.00 value based on '18/'19 dues)

FULL MEMBERS enjoy:

• Unlimited tennis play with 3 day advance court reservations and unlimited golf play with 7 day advance tee times • Golf reciprocal play at 26 local private clubs May - October. • Option to add adult children to Membership

UPGRADE

SOCIAL TO FULL MEMBERSHIP

Pay initiation difference of $22,500 / Pay only social dues for Oct. 2019 to Sept. 2020 dues year.

(up to $9,650.00 value based on '18/'19 dues)

UPGRADE

TENNIS TO FULL MEMBERSHIP

Pay initiation difference of $20,000 / Pay only Tennis dues for Oct. 2019 to Sept. 2020 dues year. (up to $9,500.00 value based on '18/'19 dues)

UPGRADE

GOLF TO FULL MEMBERSHIP

Pay initiation difference of $7,500 / Receive a $1,000.00 spending credit.

UPGRADED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS BEGIN IMMEDIATELY Upgrade period ends September 30, 2020.

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS CONTACT Jonathan Lester, Director of Membership at (941) 387-1661 or email jl@longboatkeyclub.com

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OUR CLUB IS GROWING MORE AND MORE EXCITING EVERY DAY!

NEW MEMBER REFERRAL REWARDS PROGRAM We reward you the following spending credits: • $1,000 for Social Members • $1,500 for Tennis Members • $2,000 for Golf Members • $2,500 for Full Members There are TWO ways to claim a referral. ONE, contact the Membership Office with the name of your prospect. We the register you for the referral after checking if the prospect was in contact with the office previously. or TWO, by having the prospect member mention YOU on the Membership Application upon joining.

As always, we are looking for new ideas and outings for our Membership to be able to enjoy our fellow members. Again, we are thrilled to see the reaction and activity generated off of these Opt-In groups.

e launched our Opt-in group concept a mere year ago and I am pleased to say, it has been a massive success! The concept was born out of our inability to connect with every single member and their specific likes. Our platform enables all of you to be able to indicate your likes and hence, connect you with other like-minded Members. As of this writing, we are up to 43 clubs within the Club and we are not seeing a limit to the growth at this point. The leader of the pack thus far has been the Pickleball Club followed closely by the Art Club, Book Club, Mah-jongg Club, Concerts and Events group, as well as our nascent Wine Society. Other active groups include Motorcycle, Bridge, Anglers, Dance, French, and the Year-rounders Clubs. Looking forward, we are attempting to assemble a Bowling Club this Fall where we can compete with area Clubs and at the very least, have a blast at Sarasota Lanes once a week.

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If you were not previously aware of these groups, please opt-in! Go to the member-only website at members. longboatkeyclub.com, sign in, and you will notice the list on the right hand side under “My Profile”, our list of opt-in groups. Check the boxes that fit into what you are interested and you will receive messages about the specific groups as to what is going on in and around the Club. Of course, we are always here in the Membership Office to guide you down the path in case you have any questions, concerns or input in maximizing your Club Experience. I hope your Summer has been fantastic and we look forward to great things to come this Fall and beyond. See you around the Club! Yours in hospitality,

Jonathan Lester

Director of Membership 13 | CLUB EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

Fo o d & B e v e ra g e O u t l e t

DRESS CODE

As a reminder to our Members, please be aware of the following dress code guidelines in other areas at the Club.

Golf and Country Club attire. Dress denim, denim couture, dress shorts and collared shirts with sleeves for men are acceptable. Frayed, ripped or torn denim is not acceptable. Tank tops for men or T- shirts with vulgar or suggestive logos are also not acceptable.

Resort Lobby: Shirts and footwear are required. Appropriate cover-ups must be worn over bathing suits. Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio: Appropriate dress is required at all times. No swimwear, midriff baring shirts, cutoff jeans, belts or street wear. Members must wear a rubber soled athletic shoe.

Slacks or dress shorts, collared shirts or appropriate T-shirts. Dress denim and denim couture are acceptable, frayed, ripped or torn denim is not acceptable. Tank tops for men and T-shirts with vulgar or suggestive logos are also not acceptable.

The Spa Check-in and Island House Public Areas: Shirts and footwear are required. Appropriate cover-ups must be worn over bathing suits. Golf Courses and Driving Ranges: Golfers must wear appropriate attire. Soft spike or spikeless shoes will be required of all Members and guests without exception. Shorts are permissible for both men and women golfers provided they are in keeping with good taste. Swimwear, short-shorts, blue jeans, cutoff tee shirts, halter tops and mesh shirts will not be permitted. Shirts, blouses or sweaters must be worn at all times. All men’s shirts must have a collar or mock-style collar.

Casual wear. Shirts, pants or skirts and shoes required. Harbourside Ballroom: Resort Casual* and Country Club attire. Dress denim and denim couture are acceptable only.

The Tennis Gardens Courts: Tennis attire only will be permitted on the courts. No swimwear, cutoffs, gym shorts, street pants or Bermuda shorts. Appropriate tennis footwear is required.

*Resort casual is defined as slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts with sleeves for men. For women, casual dresses or a blouse with slacks, skirt or dress shorts is appropriate. Footwear and shirts are required at all of the above outlets. Hats may not be worn in the dining rooms during dinner service.

Management reserves the right to determine appropriateness of attire and will refuse play to individuals in violation.

Cell phone use is not allowed in the dining rooms Please silence your phones upon entering the dining rooms.

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I S L A N D S I D E SPIKE ‘N TEES

This open air restaurant offers breakfast and lunch overlooking the Links on Longboat golf course. Grab a fresh squeezed fruit juice, smoothie, or custom coffee before you tee-off. Enjoy lunch featuring sandwiches, wraps, and salads, or just relax at the bar after your round of golf. For more information, call 941-387-1640. Breakfast • 7 am to 11 am (daily) Lunch • 11 am to 3 pm (daily) Bar Service • 7 am to 5 pm (daily)

BEACH SERVICE

Enjoy casual beachfront service and tempting tropical cocktails as you soak up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico. • 11 am to 6 pm (daily)

H A R B O U R S I D E PORTOFINO RISTORANTE & L’ANCORA BAR

Indulge in classic Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and the freshest seafood at the beautiful Longboat Key Club Moorings. Reservations recommended, call 941-383-1900. Lunch • 11 am to 4 pm (daily) Poolside Service • 11 am to 4 pm (daily) Dinner • 5 pm to 9 pm (Tuesday through Sunday) Bar Service until 9 pm (Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday) until 10 pm (Friday & Saturday)

THE TAVERN & WHISKEY BAR

Casual sophisticated dining with a Chef’s perspective. The heart of the fare is committed to a seasonal ideology,featuring simple straight forward preparations, served in a creative manner with ingredients from local sources centering dishes around what is fresh and seasonal. For more information, call 941-387-1650. Lunch • 11 am to 2:30 pm (daily) Dinner • 5 pm to 9 pm / Bar Service until 9 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday) Window Service • 7 am to 3 pm (daily)

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MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

S pa S pe c i a l s SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

Sea sonal Splendor Pa c k a g e / $ 2 5 0 *

Customize your spa day with your fall favorites.

Your Choice of Two! • 50-minute Pumpkin Spice Scrub • 80-minute Pedicure • 50-minute Massage • 50-minute Microdermabrasion Facial

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

25 % OFF! Enjoy 25% off all Zents products with the purchase of a pedicure OR 25% off Circadia products with the purchase of a facial.

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T r e at Y o u r F e e t / $ 1 3 0

(50-minutes) Enjoy a Himalayan salt exfoliation for your feet which is removed with warm towels. Next, experience an Eastern acupressure foot massage tradition known as Reflexology which helps to improve circulation and health of vital organs and joints.

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s n o i t a l u t a r Cong

to our 2019 Q1 Key Player Winners Manager of The Quarter Adam Wieczorek

The purpose of the Key Player of the Quarter is to recognize employees who have worked in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through his or her work and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude.

DROPBOX LOCATIONS: Longboat Key Club Moorings, The Tennis Gardens, and the Island House Membership Lobby.

Heart of House Calos Diaz Jr.

Front of House Amanda Schlachter

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S AT U R DAY , S E P T E M B E R 1 4

Wine Sale 11 AM - 2 PM

GILLESPIE ROOM Offering a wide array of varietals with some very limited selections. No advance sales. All sales apply to the F&B Minimum.

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Arcadia Fall Rodeo

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bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, bull riding bullfighters

$

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75 per person

includes bus transportation, ticket to rodeo with premium seating, snacks and refreshments on bus.

Feel t thril he l live !

To sign up, register on the Members Only Website or App, call 941.387.1662 or email membership@longboatkeyclub.com

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Pete Townshend

EVENT PRICE.

300

$

PER PERSON. all ticket Sales are Final.

Roger Daltrey

Sunday

September 22, 2019 4:30 pm Island House

Hear songs such as Pinball Wizard, My Generation and Baba O'Riley, The price Includes round trip transportation, private loft with food and open bar. Beer and wine provided during the bus ride to Tampa. FOR EVENT RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE MEMBERSHIP OFFICE AT 941.387.1662 OR EMAIL MEMBERSHIP@LONGBOATKEYCLUB.COM. 21 | CLUB EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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Friday October 11th, 2019

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6:00 pm Harbourside Ballroom

50++ per person

$

Come celebrate Oktoberfest at this “Family Style” dinner. Open bar with complimentary beer mugs and Dancing—Lederhosen is optional!

To sign up, register on the Members Only Website or App, call 941.387.1662 or email membership@longboatkeyclub.com

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Pumpkin Carving Lunch Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:30 am | The Tavern Porch

Kids of all ages will enjoy a “spook-tacular” time at this family friendly lunch including pumpkin carving, face painting and kid’s costume contest. Families are welcome to bring friends to this event.

$20++ per adult $10++ per child age 5-12

Includes one pumpkin per child, ghoulish buffet and face painting. Member charge bar.

To sign up, register on the Members Only Website or App, call 941.387.1662 or email membership@longboatkeyclub.com 23 | CLUB EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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S at u r day N ov. 2 3 r d 7 p m | L i n ks o n L o n g b oat Driving Range

E n j oy ta r g e t style golf challenge, Music, prizes, lite bites and open bar. 45++

$

PER PERSON

For details and to sign up, call 941.387.1662 or email Membership@longboatkeyclub.com


B E G IN N IN G N OV. 4 T H

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@ SPIKE ’N TEES 5 PM - 8 PM

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YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

Breathe in the sweet aroma of Lavender... Or take in the calming properties of Eucalyptus. Young Living essential oils are perfect at home, in the office and great for creating a relaxed atmosphere. Quality essential oils.

ase! r!! Yes, Plee the diffuse lov Visit The Spa Shoppe for more information or to purchase.

Holiday

Gift Guide

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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NEED A GIFT FOR THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? CHECK OUT SOME OF THE GREAT GIFT OPTIONS WE HAVE IN OUR SHOPS! For Decorating

BLOWN GLASS SEA ORNAMENTS

Looking to decorate your tree Florida style with a little beach life? These cute and colorful glass ornaments hand crafted by Jaco America are great for gift giving or just simply adding beach flare to your holiday decorating.

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NE ED !! dr in ks by th e po ol ! SILIPINT DRINKWARE

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The original silicone drinkware. The perfect gift for those beach goers, pool dippers, or just an "on the go" friend or family member. The SiliPint drinkware is practically unbreakable against any hard surfaces and is environmentally friendly. SHOT GLASS.......................................... 1.5 oz. GLASS........................................................ 12 oz. WINE GLASS.......................................... 14 oz. GLASS WITH LID.................................. 16 oz.

Stop in The Tennis Gardens Pro Shop to grab yours.

To wear out to that thing...

FAIRWAY & GREENE MENS AND WOMENS WIND SWEATERS

Great for Traveling & Gift giving! Fairway & Greene Wind Sweaters are fully lined Merino that protects you from the wind. No wind is strong enough to penetrate through the sweater! Our Members LOVE them & collect several different colors. They fly off the shelves so don't wait to get yours!

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MEN’S WIND SWEATER LONG SLEEVE Quarter Zip (in New Colors!) - Charcoal Heather, Latte Heather, Navy & Black LADIES WIND SWEATER LONG SLEEVE Full Zip, (Lots of New Colors!)

Visit The Links on Longboat Golf Pro Shop and get yours before they are gone! 27 | CLUB EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

Custom Fitting AND HOW IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME!

You’ve practiced your swing countless times, but you’re still not seeing the improvement you’re hoping for? It could be your swing, but it could also be your golf clubs. Luckily, there’s a straightforward fix for players looking to solve problems with their equipment’s performance so they can maximize their potential. Getting custom fit is a great idea for any golfer looking to improve their skills with their golf clubs that are built to help them play better. It helps you perform at your highest level when your equipment fits you correctly.

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lub fitting is a great solution for golfers looking to discover inefficiencies in their game. This also helps remedy preventable flaws by using the golf clubs fit for them. Here are five ways custom club fitting with our Longboat Key Professionals can help golfers take their game to the next level.

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Golfers who find themselves hitting off-center time and again should be mindful that their swing might not be the only issue. Instead, they could be using a club with the incorrect weight or shaft length for their particular strength, tempo, or swing mechanics. The fitting process at The Longboat Key Club uses the best technology in the business by using both Trackman and Flight Scope to give the player the best information


possible to dial in the exact shaft and club head to play your best. Our technology measures every aspect of the way a player delivers the club to the ball at impact. This approach contributes greatly to ensuring that whatever club head speed a player has, they are getting the most distance potential from it. A major upside of custom club fitting is that it can help golfers find equipment tailored to the way they tend to impact the ball, whether that be a tendency related to the angle of the clubface, the path of the club head or the location where the ball is being struck on the face of the club. If you find yourself continually missing the sweet spot, your club’s face angle may be to blame. Fitting a club with the correct face angle for your swing can help curtail any tendencies to slice or hook. Using a club face that better suits your swing can correct unintended errors on impact by better orienting you towards your target every time you hit. Furthermore, this creates a consistency that will result in better scores, which means more enjoyment of the game. Custom club fitting can also correct lie angle, ensuring that balls don’t veer from their intended path when hit. A lie angle oriented to match your strike ensures that the entire bottom of the club is flush with the ground on each swing, thus greatly assisting consistency and direction. A club that is delivered with the toe of the club lower than, or the heel of the club lower than the opposite side of the club, will result in shots that fly off target. Interestingly, most golfers play with clubs that are too flat, or too upright for their swing. Using custom fitted clubs on the course can immediately add distance to your shots. How? Trackman data or Flightscope data collects information on how a player drives a ball, including information on speed, strength, and angle, to inform the correct loft for a player’s needs. A custom club loft determined from studying how you tend to impact the ball can help you drive the ball with an optimized launch angle, yielding the best possible distance for your swing speed. If you’re looking to see an instant improvement in your game, custom fitting at the Club is a must for you! Give us a chance to improve your game which certainly will lead to more enjoyment and way more fun on the course!

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Wednesday OCTOBER 30 th + Wednesday DECEMBER 4 th

“Live�

6 pm Harbourside Ballroom

& Dinner

Freshen up on those songs and come and play Name That Tune with your friends. Team format.

$50

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per adult

includes dinner stations, open bar, games and music.

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C l a e l u e n b n r a tion A 9 th

NOVEMBER 7 TH - 8 TH

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A portion of the proceeds benefits The Longboat Key Foundation Education Fund, which will provide scholarship opportunities to local college students studying the field of hospitality. The Longboat Key Foundation is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

FOR EVENT RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE MEMBERSHIP OFFICE AT 941.387.1662 OR EMAIL MEMBERSHIP@LONGBOATKEYCLUB.COM.


Nights

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22ND | 6:00 PM HARBOURSIDE BALLROOM

Line dancing, country music and cowfolk in boots. Entertainment, open bar, and dinner stations are included in the event price.

To sign up, register on the Members Only Website or App, call 941.387.1662 or email membership@longboatkeyclub.com

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FEEL AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

November 28th | Harbourside Ballroom Seatings Every 30 Minutes Beginning at 1:00 pm Let’s join together and give thanks with family and friends this Thanksgiving! Enjoy carving and salad stations, delightful entrÊes, raw bar, and an elaborate dessert station. As our gift, you can have your photo taken by our club photographer and take a copy home.

65++ per adult $

25++

$

per child age 5-12.

To reserve your table, call 941.387.1662 or email membership@longboatkeyclub.com


Firepit

BEACH BARBECUE 5 pm • Longboat Key Club Beach

Friday November 29th

Friday December 27th

A family friendly event! Live music, buffet, beer/wine bar, rum punch, sodas, bottled juices, water, and s’mores roasted over an open firepit!

50 ++

$

per adult

15.95 ++

$

per child (5 - 12)

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h t a P n e t a e B e h Off t FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019

6:30 PM | HARBOURSIDE DINING ROOM A multi-course progressive wine dinner centered around unique and extraordinary wines from the less well-known producers and growing regions in California.

110++

$

PER PERSON

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TENNIS SPECIALTY SHOTS FOR IMPORTANT POINTS By John Woods

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et me start by saying all points are important points but there are times in a match that you will want to have something that your opponent will not be expecting because you have not used it often during the match.

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I was at a tournament years ago and was walking by a practice court and saw Ken Rosewall with a bucket of balls lobbing them to the ad corner of the court. He would put the ball about three feet from the baseline and then repeat the drill to the center of the court and then the other corner until he could hit all three targets five times in a row. He then repeated this drill for drop shots and down the line forehands and backhands. I stayed until he was picking up balls and asked why he was practicing this way instead of hitting with one of his Aussie buddies. He simply asked if I would be watching his match that afternoon and of course I said yes. He then said after you see the match you will know why I do this. Sure enough, those three shots were spot on during his match. These are the three shots that you can practice on your own with a bucket of balls, or you can add to your practice session with your pro: A. LOB - Grab a bucket of balls and go behind the baseline. Take as many balls as you can in your non-hitting hand and practice by dropping the ball on the court and hitting lobs within four feet of the baseline in the deuce corner, the middle of the court and the ad corner. When you can get five in a row in each of these targets then you can move to the next.

B. DROP SHOT - Move about halfway between the service line and the net and drop a ball about knee to waist high and practice hitting your drop shot. Again take a three quarter backswing so your opponent will not read your shot, and carve under the ball like you're carving a melon. Do not use a lot of wrist or you will lose control of the shot. It is important that you give yourself plenty of room over the net. There is nothing worse than picking the right shot and then hitting the net. Remember this shot will have a surprise element so you don't need the shot to be perfect. C. DOWN THE LINE FOREHAND + BACKHAND - Again, take your bucket of balls and go where you normally stand behind the baseline in the deuce court and then in the ad court. Drop a ball and try to hit it in the middle of the alley about four feet in from the baseline. When you can do this five times in a row move to the next shot. It is important that you don't try to make these shots too close to the lines or the net. Remember this is going to be a surprise shot so your opponent will not be looking for it. There is no worse feeling than to hit a down the line or hit a lob only to see it sail out and seeing that your opponent was not expecting it at all. Make sure you use the shots sparingly so they will not be looking for them. Normally they will be used for important break points, or match point.

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Name hat Tune T

Wednesday OCTOBER 30 th + Wednesday DECEMBER 4 th

“Live�

6 pm Harbourside Ballroom

& Dinner

Freshen up on those songs and come and play Name That Tune with your friends. Team format.

$50

++

per adult

includes dinner stations, open bar, games and music.

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Christmas

Dinner Wednesday, December 25th Harbourside Ballroom Seatings Every 30 Minutes Beginning at 1:00 pm

Celebrate the day with family and friends at this year’s holiday dinner. Indulge in carving stations, salads, raw bar, delightful entrÊes, and elaborate desserts. Capture the moment with a complimentary photo with Santa Claus.

To reserve your table, call 941.387.1662 or email membership@longboatkeyclub.com

$

65++

per adult $

25++

per child (ages 5-12)

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MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

H AV E A B A L L

he Swiss ball or “stability” ball as it’s commonly known, was originally designed for physical therapists to help patients with orthopedic problems. Today, the stability ball has evolved into other fields including fitness centers, doctor’s offices, hospitals, schools, sports facilities, and even in the work place.

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The fitness center staff uses stability balls regularly with our clients and in our group classes. Anyone can use a ball, from beginner to professional athlete. The benefit of exercising with a ball is that one engages many more muscles, predominately the core muscles of the abdominals and lower back. Over time, these muscles strengthen and become more firm and steady. This results in better posture, less lower back pain, and a tighter tummy. Here is an example of a full-body workout that you can try next time you are at the gym. If you need help with your form or to modify these exercises for special needs, please ask for assistance from our personal trainers. We are here to help you HAVE A BALL!

TH E WO RKO UT All exercises are performed with a ball in any order: A. DUMBBELL CHEST PRESS B. WALL SQUAT C. LYING DUMBBELL PULLOVER D. ABDOMINAL CRUNCH E. HIP THRUSTS/GLUTE BRIDGE

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UR O Y H T I W WORKOUTS! By John Richardson

BOSU Balance Trainer (or BOSU ball) is a fitness training device often used for balance training. The unstable surface that the BOSU provides requires the user to activate many more muscles than standing or sitting on a stable platform or on the ground. Strengthened core, ankle, knee and hip stability are just some of the benefits of working on a BOSU ball. The BOSU allows a great workout to a wide range of users, from the young, elderly, or injured to the elite athlete.

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When the dome side faces up, the BOSU ball provides an unstable surface while the device remains stable. The BOSU can be used for many exercises, athletic drills and aerobic activities. It can be flipped over (as the name suggests) so that the platform faces up. In this position, the BOSU is highly unstable and can be used for other forms of exercise, such as pushups.

TH E WOR KO UT All exercises are performed with the BOSU ball in any order: A. STEP UPS B. SQUATS C. ARM CURLS D. LATERAL RAISES E. CRUNCHES

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Beach

OLYMPICS Saturday, December 28

2 pm • Longboat Key Club Beach Family friendly team competition games. Ice cream novelties, sodas, and water are included.

25++

$

per person

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NEW YEARS

EVE Celebration

December 31st

9:00 pm - 1:00 am | Harbourside Ballroom

A live band will lead us into the new year. Enjoy casino games, late night food stations, and a top-shelf open bar. This event is sure to sell out quickly.

225++

$

per adult.

Reservations required. Call 941.387.1662. A 7-day cancellation notice is required.


MEMBERSHIP | THE SPA | FITNESS | DINE | TENNIS | GOLF | AT A GLANCE

Tennis Ladies Member Guest Day (Apr. 2019 )

. 2019) Easter Egg Hunt (Apr

Tennis Ladies Member Guest Day (Apr. 2019)

Operation Kindness (Apr. 2019)

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Easter Egg Hunt (Apr. 2019) End of Season Summ er Sioree (May 2019)

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End of Season Summer Sioree (May

Easter Egg Hunt (Apr. 2019)

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Operation Kindness (Apr. 2019)

Easter Egg Hunt (Apr. 2019)

Tennis Ladies Member Guest Day (Apr. 2019)

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ar. 2019) Pickleball Opening (M Tennis Association Sp ring Fling (Apr. 2019 )

Improv Night (Mar. 20 19)

Tennis Ladies Member Guest Day (Apr. 2019 )

Fork & Vine: Beaune to Beaujolais (Apr. 20 19)

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ar. 2019) Pickleball Opening (M

Operation Kindness (Apr. 2019)

Fork & Vine: Rhone To The Bone (Mar. 2019) Fork & Vine: Beaune to Beaujolais (April. 2019)

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) Tennis Association Spring Fling (Apr. 2019

Fork & Vine: Rh one To The Bone (Mar. 2019)

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ast Eats, Fork & Vine: East Co pr. 2019) West Coast Wines (A

ar. 2019) Pickleball Opening (M Firepit Beach BBQ (Apr. 2019)

Key Niners Closing Lunch (Apr. 2019)

Go For The Cure Annual Sports Day (Feb. 2019)

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Fork & Vine: Ea st Coast Eats, West Coast Win es (Apr. 2019) Operation Kindness (Apr. 2019)

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