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Letter from the General Manager Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Happy Holidays from the entire staff at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club! Each year I swear the holidays go faster and faster. Please remember to be kind this holiday season and wish the best to someone you may not normally speak to. Remember all those in the retail and service industry, who work long hours making sure you have the gifts you want and the meals you want to enjoy. Make sure to remember those in our military who will not be with their families for the holidays, and certainly not last or least, make sure you spend quality time with your family. These memories last a lifetime! There are plenty of opportunities to share the revelry and merriment here at the Club, and we get things started with our annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 3rd. The fun continues on Monday, December 11th with our Member Appreciation Party, and we wrap up the month with a fantastic New Year’s Eve Celebration! If you are not a Member yet, now is a great time to start enjoying all the Club has to offer. Once again from all of us here at TPG&CC, we wish you all very happy and healthy holidays. Rich Riffle, General Manager Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

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There is A Scientific Reason That Cold Weather Could Cause Colds

f you’d like to get technical, a cold can be called nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis or acute coryza. Often, it’s an infection with rhinovirus, but more than 200 other viruses can cause the coughing, sore throat, runny nose and sneezing that we call the common cold. Since colds have long been associated with the chilly, wet weather of winter, that’s likely where they picked up their easily recognized name. More recently, humans have recognized that viruses are the true cause of colds and speculated that the close contact with others when we are forced indoors by the weather might be to blame for the cold-season association. But the old folk wisdom might have some truth: Researchers have just found a way to explain how getting cold might give you a cold.  Rhinoviruses, which are the most common cause for colds, are better able to reproduce at temperatures just below the body’s 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  To find out why, a group

of scientists studied how a mouse-adapted cold virus fared in rodent lungs and nasal cavities, reports Monte Morin for the Los Angeles Times. He writes: What they discovered was that when a virus invaded warmer cells, the host cells produced significantly more interferons -- proteins that “interfere” with the spread of a virus by warning healthy cells of its presence and setting off an immune response. In the cooler nasal cavity cells, this warning system was less efficient however, and allowed the virus to spread more easily.  Previously, researchers had discovered that cold viruses prefer the cooler temperatures of the nose, but the new study emphasizes the influence of the host’s response on the virus’s ability to replicate. The researchers published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   The discovery “could explain why the rhinovirus causes colds and is less able to cause

Golf Tip of the Month:

Play it Forward! “Play it forward” is the mantra from the USGA and PGA and is a campaign to get golfers to play from the correct set of tees on their golf course. The set of tees you play from should be determined not just by your handicap but by your average driving distance. https://www.usga.org/teeitforward/ Most male amateurs play from a distance that is too far back for their ability. I have had great success with my junior golfers by having them go play the most forward set of tees until they break par. They drive it far enough to play further back but by playing it forward they learn how to shoot lower scores then they are accustomed to which gives them confidence when they play from longer tees. Golf should be fun and I would encourage all golfers to try playing a new shorter set of tees when out playing just to see how that affects your scoring. Kevin Kenny PGA Head Professional Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club (813) 972-1444 Page 4 • DECEMBER 2017

more serious lung infections, like influenza does,” says Jonathan Bell, a virologist at the University of Nottingham and not involved in the study, told the BBC. But more immediately relevant for those about to venture outdoors, we now know that covering your nose might actually help it stay cold-free, in more than one way. Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit. ly/1cGUiGv Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Tennis Tip of the Month:


Try to learn how to play the deuce and ad side in doubles. We often see players get stuck on playing the same side all of time. It really is good to get used to playing both sides to help your game improve! Look at it as an opportunity to work and improve on all of your strokes. See you on the courts! Thomas Judson Head Tennis Professional Tampa Palms Golf & CC


TP CLUB EVENTS the waiting list for the Vintner's Club. Join the Ladies of the Vintner's Literary Group the second Tuesday of every month. Enrich your life and expand your mind with your fellow Ladies through a love of reading and enjoyment of wine!

Social Events at the Club Book Club Thursday, December 7th | 6:30 p.m. Meets the 1st Thursday of every month. Great Books, Great Company, Great Conversation! Reservations Required. Breakfast with Santa Sunday, December 3rd | 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Make your little one’s Christmas extra special and join us for Breakfast with Santa! Bring you camera to take pictures with Santa! Vintner’s Literary Group – End of Year Dinner Tuesday, December 12th | 6:30 pm This Club within a Club is exclusive to Vintner's Members and those on

Pasta Night Wednesday, December 6th | 5 – 9 p.m. "Pastabilities" is the first Wednesday of every month. Come and enjoy dinner at the Club as our chef mixes pasta in front of your eyes and at your whim. With this, we also have a full salad and antipasto bar, soup, flatbread pizza and dessert. $16++ per person Membership Anniversary Night Thursday, December 14th | 5- 9 p.m. A NEW! Member Tradition is coming to Your Club. Members are invited to celebrate your membership anniversary at the Club on the second Thursday of the month. If you joined Tampa Palms during the month of December celebrate your membership anniversary, make a reservation for your choice of a complimentary appetizer or dessert to share. Additionally, we will have wine specials to commemorate your evening. Member Appreciation Party Monday, December 11th | 5 – 8 p.m. Members, Thank you so much for being a part of the Tampa Palms family! We wish to show our appreciation for you with a night of complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, and fun. We will continue our tradition of giving back by collecting donations/ toys for Toys for Tots. Please call to make your reservation. Nine and Dine – Santa Scramble Saturday, December 16th | Golf starts at 3 p.m. This monthly 9-hole golf scramble is designed for couples of all skill sets to play the course. Afterwards, enjoy Chef Jason's creations while connecting with other Members in a very inviting social atmosphere. Don’t forget to wear your favorite Santa hat! *Advance reservations required. Open to Non-Members when you make your reservation with our Membership Director, Lauren Hirschey at 813.632.1672 or lauren.hirschey@clubcorp.com Birthday Bash Tuesday, December 26th | 5:00pm to 9:00pm Did you celebrate a birthday in the month of December? We invite all of our Members to join us for a complimentary* dinner tonight! Please call and make a reservation. New Year’s Eve: Masquerade Ball Saturday, December 31st Transport yourself to an elegant ball as we enjoy an evening fit for the rich and famous at the Club, beginning with exquisite hors d’oeuvres and a member charge bar, followed by a three-course dinner that concludes with a dessert station. Pose for photos to commemorate the evening, dance the night away to a live band, and of course enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight followed by a balloon drop!


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Bill Edwards, President 977-3337 Warren Dixon, Treasurer 977-3337 Marianne Trubelhorn, Secretary 977-3337 Ernie Munzen, VP 977-3337 Sally Fuson, Director 977-3337


16311 TP Blvd. West, Tampa, FL 33647 Maggie Wilson, Consultant Phone: 977-3933 E-Mail: cdd.tampa@verizon.net


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Jim Soley (Vice Chair) 222-3200 Mike Gibson 977-3933 Jessica Vaughn 977-3933

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TP Club Programs After School Programs Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club Holiday Day Camp

Week1: Tuesday, December 26 to Friday, December 29 Week 2: Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 5 Winter Wonderland Holiday Activity Camps

Campers will spend the days participating in a variety of indoor and outdoor games, tennis, golf, crafts, cooking projects and other winter and holiday themed activities. While you are off to work or take some time to shop, cook, or just relax, the kids can spend an exciting, fun-filled day here at the Club! Lunch can be packed, or purchased from the Club kid’s menu for $7 daily. Afternoon snacks will be provided. Activities are evenly distributed throughout the course of the day from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

CAMP HOURS: 8:00am– 6:30pm Daily $50 Members $60 Guests Weekly (Tuesday-Friday): $160 Members / $190 Guests

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