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Volume 3 - Issue 9

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elcome to our latest issue of Boca Piquant, your guide to local country club living. In each issue, we take a look inside a local country club community and give you a chance to sample club amenities, meet the people who live there and see what makes the club special. On the following pages, we visit Woodfield Country Club. Behind the gates of this coveted country club community, you’ll find the finest in dining, golf, tennis, fitness and social amenities. With an extensive juniors program for golf and

tennis and the addition of the PGA Family Course, Woodfield is a superior spot for family fun and community spirit. Last December, Woodfield partnered with Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County to sponsor the construction of a new home for a very deserving family. Through Habitat’s Community Contribution Tax Credit Program, Woodfield made a corporate contribution and pledged 200 volunteer hours towards the construction of a Habitat home. From January to June 2012, Woodfield members and employees donated their time and talents to assist in this rewarding project. On Sunday, July 8, the family received keys to their new home at the dedication ceremony. We also offer local country club news from surrounding clubs so you can stay up to day with the latest in country club happenings. For more information about what specific clubs offer, visit the club’s web site or call them. We expect this list to continue growing as you tell us who and what you want to see in future issues of Boca Piquant. Enjoy!

With a 97,000square-foot clubhouse, 18-hole championship golf course and A-list amenities that include everything from a children’s arcade to fullservice salon and spa, Woodfield Country Club is a family friendly community in a league all its own within the club industry. JOANIE COX, EDITOR I was amazed with all the beautiful orchids and breathtaking tropical plants around this club. And I instantly connected with the club’s friendly staff and members. Whether you’re dining on fresh vegetables from the English-style herb garden or cooling off in the club’s lagoon-style pool, expect nothing but the best. In this issue I invite you to discover a place where beauty is infinite, luxury is always within in reach and the social calendar never stops. Welcome to Woodfield Country Club. I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we did putting it together for you!

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Woodfield Country Club Woodfield country club: the lifestyle of your dreams begins here

flowing with greatness: The Cascades building at Woodfield Country Club, which features the fitness center, spa, salon, Kids Korner and youth activities center, overlooks a fountain. Lindsay moore

By Joanie Cox

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When you arrive at the meticulously kept gates of Woodfield Country Club, you can already sense there’s something extraordinary about this club, which includes 20 individual neighborhoods spread out over 830 acres of land. With hundreds of different plants and flowers on the property including 600 orchids, the club itself is much like a rare orchid – delicate, beautiful and growing with its membership. The club proudly serves members fresh tomatoes, squash and zucchini from its English-style herb garden, a weekly cocktail creation with fresh organic treats, five exciting dining destinations, a full-service spa and salon, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 7,000 yards of championship golf and a flourishing tennis program that includes some celebrity residents who have made Woodfield their home. There’s a vibrancy to Woodfield that’s impressive and clearly sets it apart from others. The Kids Korner and youth center accommodates busy parents’ needs as they rush off to spa appointments or fitness training sessions. Children six months to nine years old can play, dance and do arts and crafts with Woodfield’s staff at Kids Korner. ‘Tweens and teens will find entertainment for hours inside the club’s youth center, which includes air hockey, video games and ping pong. Then it’s off to the pool, where you can relax in a resort-like setting and grab a slice of pizza or a snack from the popular poolside eatery, Tiki. If you’re looking for a pampering session, Woodfield Spa and Salon at Cascades invites you to get a warm algae body wrap, cupcake pedicure or hot stone massage. In addition to classic spa treatments, you can also get your nails done, teeth whitened, eyelash extensions, a spray tan and your hair cut and colored. While families are essential to the Woodifeld Country Club community, there are endless activities for everyone on its grounds. Foodies will delight in Tuesdays in the Terrace, a weekly burger bar and micro brew night where you can indulge on fancy burgers and specialty beers. From card games and couples cooking classes to dinner dances, pub nights complete with Irish cuisine and a summer jazz series, there’s always something fabulous brewing at Woodfield. For more information on this spectacular club, visit Woodfield.org. To inquire about membership to this exquisite lifestyle, contact Linda Sakkal, Director of Membership, at 561-995-5203 or email her at lsakkal@woodfield.org.

Green scene: Woodfield’s fine landscaping has earned awards, such as Best Commercial Maintenance from Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association. Eric bojanowski


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The luxe life: Clockwise: The O Bar, inside the main clubhouse. Cascades pool, a12,000square-foot, lagoon-style heated swimming pool. Colorful murals cover the walls in the Kids Korner. State-of-the-art cardio equipment with views outside the fitness center. A living room area inside the main clubhouse. Lindsay moore

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Profiles Eben Molloy, General Manager By Joanie Cox Woodfield Country Club is a place where families can kick back together and enjoy the best amenities club life has to offer. And it’s no coincidence the man behind the club has a firm grasp on how the dream has evolved. “I am proud to say our team is made up of strong people with good intentions making the best decisions for the club. Foundationally, trust and honesty are paramount pieces of the fabric of who we are and what we do here,” says Eben Molloy, general manager of Woodfield Country Club. Molloy has been at the helm of the club for a year and a half after previously serving as its assistant general manager since 2008. “Our whole kind of management philosophy has been enhanced,” Molloy says of some of the changes he’s brought to the club. “We built upon previously established principles and have really dialed in on service standards and foundational processes to allow us to successfully produce consistent results. In fact, our spa and salon operations are a prime example of this continued improvement. We enhanced all services and products we offer and have had such a positive response in doing so.”

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THE AMERICAN DREAM Raised in Boston, Molloy has an impressive work ethic that led him to where he his now. His road to Woodfield was paved with years of hands-on experience, hard work and a passion to succeed that defines the American dream. “I grew up in Massachusetts. I went to school there and spent my college years at American University in D.C. I studied finance and marketing,” he says. “By the end of my junior year, I was sitting in a derivatives and securities class and it wasn’t a particularly exciting subject. I was beginning to realize that I didn’t love what I was studying and really couldn’t see it as a career. I wasn’t sure what my path would be, but I knew I needed to love what I did and the environment in which I did it.” Anytime Molloy went back home, he admits he’d find myself back in the country club environment. “Once I was set to complete my degree, I began attending career fairs for jobs related to my major and again realized I wasn’t interested in making a career out of those options. Then there was a three-line ad in The Washington Post,” he recalls. “The ad did not list the country club, only that they were looking for a caddy master. I was a Francis

Destined to lead: Eben Molloy brings a new level of excellence to the Woodfield experience. Todd roller

Ouimet scholarship recipient and golf had been really good to me, so I applied to find out more about the position. It turned out to be Chevy Chase Club, one of the best clubs in the country. So I went in and interviewed.” Molloy landed the job but always intended to return to school for a graduate degree after a few years once he decided his career path. He soon became intrigued about the possibility of making a career in the environment he was always drawn to. Molloy requested to have lunch with the general manager to learn more about a career in club management. After a

few meetings, Molloy realized the country club industry was going to be his destiny. “I had never previously spoken to a club GM from a career possibility perspective before. I felt drawn to this position because it’s half analytical, half creative and completely in an environment that I love. I finally asked him ‘How do I chart my path to the top if I want to be where you are one day?’” Molloy was advised to go through food and beverage and work his way up from there. “In Continued on page 15


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stairway to heaven: Above, a chandelier hangs from the center of the staircase in the main lobby. Left, the “birdie tree,” located inside the ladies locker room, lists the names of Woodfield Women’s Golf Association members who have gotten birdies while playing golf. Lindsay moore

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Profiles Claude Dubois, Assistant General Manager Time at Woodfield: Two months. WORLD ROOTS: “I come from a luxury hotel background. I was working for the Taj Group of hotels for 15 years. I worked in London, Dubai, Boston and now here I am in Florida. I’m here to assist the General Manager in his duties. My primary focus for the next few months is on food and beverage operations.” DRINK UP: “We have an extensive fine wine list with selections from Europe, South America and the U.S. We are reformatting our mixed beverages, including creating a cocktail every week for our members. We also like to incorporate fresh items from our Englishstyle herb garden into the cocktails to promote what we grow here on property. That includes mangos, limes, lemons, coconuts as well as different herbs like basil, rosemary and thyme. We’re also looking to introduce some infusedvodkas to our members, which will include Continued on page 12

applaud claude: One of the newest members of Woodfield’s team is already working on exciting new cocktails for the club. Todd Roller

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Around the Club

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Continued from page 11 some of those ingredients.” CLUB HUB: “The challenge country clubs face is the constant reinvention since we are ultimately an extension of the member’s household. We also are competing with local restaurants in the vicinity of the club. We aim to look at what the competition is doing and do it better while also discovering new ideas that aren’t being done anywhere else.” YOUTHFUL GROUP: “Our demographic is very different from other clubs. Forty-nine is the average age here and we have a lot of families. It’s a benefit because it maintains the sustainability of the club. We make sure we cater to all demographics within our club. We have a special social and dining calendar for our kids, retirees, working parents and everyone in between.” OUTSIDE THE CLUB: “I love spending time with my wife, who’s pregnant and due in September.”

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Dina and Larry Port

DINING OPTIONS: “Our O Bar, is popular with members and it’a a great place to relax with a cocktail. We have the Terrace, our fine-dining restaurant that’s extremely popular and features a la carte and prixfixe menu options. The Grill is our buffet restaurant, while Tiki is our poolside venue. We also offer Woodfield To-Go that allows us to deliver orders straight to members homes. Sandwedges is a casual restaurant that caters to golfers on the course.”


Profiles Mandy Markham, Social Events & Catering Manager Time at Woodfield: Five months. SOCIAL BUTTERFLY: “I’m responsible for the planning and implementation of all the social events. I’m in charge of putting the calendar together from November through October of the following year.” READY TO ROCK: “We’re excited to bring in a U2 and Bon Jovi tribute show this winter. We’re hoping to do a sushi/sakitini mixer one evening instead of a traditional wine and tapas event. We also host an adults-only mingler once a month in season and each month’s event is set to a different theme.” WELL-SEASONED: “Every November, we throw our Season Kick-Off Weekend party. It’s a huge party with over 1,400 in attendance on both Saturday and Sunday. Our Season Kick -Off Weekend is our most highly attended event and our New year’s Eve party is also well attended.” FAMILY FUN: “We have a lot of familyoriented events that welcome parents with their children and grandparents with their grandchildren. Our dive-in movie nights are always a hit and feature a movie screen set up on the pool deck. We have also hosted Dora, Mickey, SpongeBob and others at our character dinners. A new event we’re looking to do this year is a bonfire complete with storytelling for kids and s’mores.”

ISLAND TIME: “Because we have a younger membership, we’re able to think outside the box more, get creative and take more risks. We’re not sure yet, but we’re hoping to do a Jimmy Buffet-themed event with music, drink specials and decor.”

let’s get the party started: When it comes to entertaining Woodfield’s members, Mandy Markham has got it covered. lindsay moore

WHAT A TRIP: “I’m fully hands-on with our Season Kick-Off. This year our theme will be City Nights. Envision one room transformed into Mardi Gras, the next room is Paris. Then on to Vegas, South Beach and Tokyo. From the food to the live entertainment and decor, it’s going to be a lot of fun. With our large club events, such as this one, we also try to incorporate a favor for members to take home such as a collectible T-shirt.”

JOB PERKS: “This job has put me in contact with so many great people and I get to use my creativity on a daily basis. I grew up in West Palm and I was an event planner in Connecticut. I feel Iike I’m really home now.” FASHION MAMA: “Outside the club I enjoy shopping and spending time with my two daughters who keep me very busy.”

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KIDS GET COOKIN’: “The Young Chef Cooking Experience is probably our most popular kids’ event. Twelve children sign up for the chance to cook with our executive chef. We try to offer it once a month in season and once or twice off-season. The kids get to cook a different menu each time and have created sushi, pizza, stir fry and more. The kids get to be hands-on in the kitchen and enjoy a three course meal.”

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Continued from page 8 the meantime, I would work golf by day and at the Houston’s in Bethesda, Md., at night in order to immerse myself in food and beverage,” Molloy says. “On nights when I wasn’t working at Houston’s, I would work banquets at the club and did paper work for the banquet manager— anything I could to learn more.” After two years in golf, Molloy transitioned full time to the food and beverage department. SUBSTANCE AND CONNECTION Realizing he had many other departments to learn, Molloy began setting up learning rotations in every area of the club. “One week I would work with golf course maintenance. I would show up there at 5:30 a.m. to cut the greens,” Molloy mentions. “I would finish on the golf course and at 3 p.m., shower, put on a suit and head to the dining room to close. I did that for two or three years. I would do a week in tennis, a week in golf. I worked through every single part of the club so I understood how the club operated from every position.” Desiring to fully understand the challenges each department had, Molloy worked all departments of the club over seven years. He later landed a position at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville., Va., to lead

several departments. Farmington was a great experience for Molloy but one that would only last a few years before being recruited to Woodfield Country Club. At 36, he’s one of the youngest GM’s in the country club business, but he demonstrates the drive and knowledge of a much more seasoned manager. “It’s a different vibe here at Woodfield. I feel there’s a positive energy that flows through this place,” he says. “We work very hard to establish a group of employees who understand the environment and the expectations placed upon them. Two main components for the success of anyone employed at Woodfield are substance and connection. We expect them to know what they’re doing and how to do it well, while also connecting with the people who work here and, most importantly, the people who live here.” Like many clubs in the area, Woodfield is also looking to the future as the club continues to thrive. “We’re working on a master plan like a lot of other clubs in the area to make sure that we’re ready for the next phase of the Woodfield experience,” Molloy adds. “We are planning now for what the club will look like in the future. We are excited for the work ahead that will hopefully begin in the next few years.”

HOOKED ON THE BUSINESS With 1,297 homes in Woodfield Country Club, the quest for perfecting amenities never stops. “Among many, our main commitment is to take care of this place from top to bottom, inside and out,” Molloy explains. “When you drive into our gates or walk around our property--from the way the golf course and buildings are maintained to the way you are greeted when you walk into our buildings, down to the presentation and taste of your food-we want your experience to be extraordinary. We ensure that it is second-to-none because we hold ourselves to the highest standards. Personally, I think it shows.” To ensure member satisfaction, Woodfield conducted a member survey this past season, something they plan to conduct annually. “The numbers speak for themselves. I thought it was great to see that about 92 percent of our membership was either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall operations last season,” Molloy says. While running a club can get challenging, the fact that no two days are ever the same is one of the perks that keeps Molloy hooked to this business. “Everyday is different and you have the Continued on page 30

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Profiles Jennifer Boorman, Director of Cascades Time at Woodfield: Two and a half years. MANAGING LUXURY: “This past year, I started managing the spa. We have nail techs, aestheticians, massage therapists and a reception team. Aside from managing that, we’re constantly researching the latest trends from the newest nail techniques to new styles for hair and color. We have couples and Thai yoga massage now along with neuromuscular and pre-natal massage.” RELAXING RESEARCH: “We tour all the large resorts and country clubs to make sure we know all the latest treatments available. We make sure we’re competitive and exceeding expectations. We do trunk shows here as well and offer a boutique selection of retail including everything from Hardtail, a lifestyle clothing line, to Voluspa candles.” ABOUT FACE: “We have new Babor facials. The detoxifying and oxygenating facials have been very popular. Spray tanning has been very popular this summer and, of course, deeptissue massage is everybody’s favorite. “ BEAUTY-TO-GO: “We have Babor makeup as well and Osmosis, a botanical skin care line. We have keratin hair products, Wella and Moroccan Oil. We also have a beautiful children’s product line called Circle of Friends. It’s sulfate-free and perfect for kids who spend the summer in the pool. We also carry OPI and Essie nail polishes and offer gel manicure services.”

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SWEET RETREAT: “We always have a special every month. During November, we did a pumpkin facial and a minty bliss treatment in December. We also do seaweed masks, lavender pedicures. We have many scents to offer. We even do cupcake pedicures. The member goes home with a cupcake-shaped bath bomb. It has an icing to use as moisturizer and sugar scrub in chocolate and vanilla. The kids love the cupcake pedicure, but we also have children’s birthday parties, which are so much fun. They usually do mini-oatmeal masks, polish changes and hair blowouts. We also host baby showers to pamper moms in the spa, bridal showers and adult birthday parties.”

Relax and say spa: With a background in fitness, Jennifer Boorman is proud to bring total health and well-being to the Woodfield community. Todd roller

BOUTIQUE FEEL: “We have a more exclusive feel at our spa. We offer five regular massage- rooms, one couple’s room, two facial rooms and a Vichy shower room. We have five manicure stations and three pedicure stations. Our services include teeth whitening, color, cut, blow out, waxing, nails, massage and more. Many people come from their workout directly to their spa treatment. It’s all in the same building, which is incredibly convenient. They drop their kids off at Kids Korner, and enjoy complimentary babysitting if they’re receiving a service.” ROCK ’N’ NEW ROLE: “I started off as fitness manager here and then became director of spa and salon and now I’m director of the entire building. I love the ability to be included in every department. Fitness is my core; that’s my background. Spa and salon is a really fun industry that I’ve learned a lot about. With my new role, I’ll be interacting with the entire club again. I love how active our members are and how interested they are in trying new things. They allow us to be very creative and it’s a very energetic group.”

COOL POOL: “Our pool is packed during the holidays. For Fourth of July, the area was decorated and featured a live DJ and games for the children. February break is also very busy when a lot of the kids from up north come down. It’s very much a family-friendly atmosphere here; you can grab burgers or pizza and just relax. Our members see every facility here as an extension of their home. They really want to get to know the staff and everyone knows each other’s names.” FITNESS THAT FITS: “We have a teen certification program that allows our teenagers to use the fitness floor once they meet with a personal trainer and properly learn how to use the equipment. We have a full-functioning fitness center with cardiovascular equipment, free weights and functional training. We have about 15 personal trainers who have been here for many years. Our group exercises are always changing. We’re constantly trying new trends, the newest of which is our TRX class. Spin is our most popular class and we frequently have a wait list to get in.”


made in the shade: The luxurious pool area of Woodfield is a favorite gathering place for sun and fun. lindsay moore

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sweet retreat: Behind the gates of Woodfield lies an oasis of delightful decadences to appeal to all the senses. Whether you’re on your way to a tennis game or a fabulous meal at one of the club’s many dining destinations, the scent of beautiful flowers is always wafting through the air. lindsay moore

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Profiles Becky Pearson, Director of Golf Time at Woodfield: 18 years; Director of Golf at the club since 2005. PAR FOR THE COURSE: “I started as an assistant pro in 1994, then became head pro and golf director. I oversee the whole golf program, which involves the day-to-day operations. We have a heavy tournament program, primarily in the wintertime but there are some summer tournaments as well.” TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: “The two primary computer systems that members use on a daily basis are the Chelsea Tee Time System and the GolfNet handicap system. We have an active ladies and men’s league and in the summer they have their traveling leagues. We have about 400 golf memberships and in the winter time, we’ll average about 150 rounds a day.” CHILD’S PLAY: “Our junior program is very active due to our younger demographics. A year and a half ago, we installed the PGA Family Course on all 18 holes and children ages four to 13 can participate. The child gets to experience golf as you and I get to experience it as opposed to them playing beyond their skill level. Now kids have their own little clubs they can buy and their own scorecard. Since the installation, we have seen more activity with our five to 12 year olds.” COOKIES AND CLUBS: “The juniors do set us apart from other clubs. We cater to younger people and kids and create programs for them. With the PGA Family Course, once a month, we run a family play day on Sundays with set tee times. Any member at the club is allowed to come with their kids because we’re trying to promote the benefits of golf for all ages and skill levels. It’s not a competitive situation, but more of a learning experience. They play nine holes and the pros are out there helping kids as they play with their parents. They have long drive contests and provide drinks and cookies. It’s a day that’s all about the children. We have grown the event and typically fill the hour with tee times for families. ”

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FUN FOR ALL: “Another unique program we created for members is the Pro-Member Twilight. We have five professionals and two apprentices on our staff. At 4 p.m., every Thursday in the summer, we play a nine-hole tournament with the members. It’s such a

club kid: Juniors get in on the golfing action at Woodfield with Becky Pearson. Todd roller

popular event that we now continue it as a monthly event in winter . In the wintertime, we do it once a month. After, we have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. It’s a way to meet new people who share a common love for the game We mix the men and ladies, hi-handicappers and low-handicappers. We play a little “hit and giggle” as I call it so everybody’s comfortable. That program was started about four or five years ago on a smaller scale and it’s really grown to be one of our more popular events.” GOLF ROOTS: “I was on the ladies professional golf tour from 1980 to 1994. After 14 years with the LPGA, I came down here and started at Woodfield. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to play the game at that high level which opened the door for me to come into this side of the game.” GOLF BENEFITS: “Golf has opened so many doors and I’ve been so fortunate to meet so many people who have helped me along the way in my playing career and here. I feel lucky to have been in the golf culture my whole life.”

GREEN SCENE: “I talk with my staff all the time and remind them that we’re not in the golf business, we’re in the people business. You have to be able to enjoy the people since it’s a huge part of the job. I’m here on a daily basis and members have access to me all the time. We try to meet and cater to each member individually. I always want them to know they can come to me with fresh ideas.” LOVE OF THE GAME: “There are two components I always loved about golf. It’s an individual game where you can challenge yourself. I don’t have to play with anybody else or compete against anybody else. I can compete against myself. I also love that the game is so challenging. It’s never the same and every day is different. You can shoot your best round one day and play terrible the next. It’s the mystique of the game and the challenge of it – you never capture it.” OUTDOOR AMORE: “I love gardening. I spend most of my Sundays in my garden with my flowers.”


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Profiles Jeff Cohen, Director of Tennis Time at Woodfield: Three years. CAREER POINTS: “I’ve directed tennis at clubs for the past 20 years, including in the Orlando area and Doral. I also worked on Williams Island. I started playing tennis at eight or nine.” HAVE RACQUET, WILL TRAVEL: “I played collegiate tennis on the tennis circuit. I played for a year at UCF and I also played a year at Foothill College, which is in Northern California. After college, I played some smaller circuits around the world and achieved a world ranking. I was working in my family’s flooring business for a year and a half, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as tennis. Then I started teaching tennis full time. I love tennis and I love it here at Woodfield. I feel so blessed to be able to get up every day and enjoy what I do.” ON THE BALL: “Playing tennis with the members is great. I really enjoy being out on the court, whether it’s socially or I’m giving a lesson. I also enjoy the administrative part of running events. There are a lot of moving pieces to it and I feel very fortunate to do this. Most of the people here are young professionals. When they’re out here on the courts, they really appreciate that they’re outside having fun. I’ve been to all the clubs here and many have off-the-charts amenities, but Woodfield is the crown jewel, for sure. You have the amenities which includes fitness, aquatics, the club, the dining, the social aspect, the tennis portion, the golf and the youth programs.” KIDS ON COURT: “Our juniors program here is huge and we have about 150 kids enrolled in our programs for beginners to advanced players ages three to 16. We have an afterschool program, summer camp, USPTA junior team tennis leagues as well as a tournament training group where we travel with the kids to tournaments from as young as three years old. We also host banquets and carnivals throughout the year. We’ve had coaches here that not only played professional tennis but coached on the tour as well.”

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CLAY PLAY: “Our facilities consist of 19 clay courts, one hard court and 18 lit for night play. We’re host to the USTA NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) State Championships each October. It’s an event I started about five years ago in Central Florida. I wanted to run a

racquet man: Instructing players on the fundamental foundation of tennis is essential to Jeff Cohen. Todd roller

state championship, but I didn’t want to have age divisions. I wanted to run it according to levels. So, myself and a couple people from the USTA got together and created this event. In 2009, I was awarded the Al Mills Memorial Golf Tournament of the Year, which is the NTRP State Championship.” A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: “We have about 250 adults involved with tennis here and we support a large men’s program with close to a dozen teams. We also have an incredibly large juniors program and a half a dozen ladies teams. All our leagues and teams are very active.” CELEBRITIES IN RESIDENCE: “Sébastien Grosjean who is ranked No. four in the world lives here. He’s an unbelievable player who recently retired and is currently coaching Richard Gasquet from France. Wendy Turnbull, who has won about a dozen grand slams in doubles from Australia, lives at Woodfield as well. We have a lot of celebrity events here and it’s not uncommon for big name pros to come out here and do exhibitions or

participate in closing luncheons. This year we had John Lloyd and Wendy Turnbull join us for the men’s closing luncheon. In March we did an exhibition with Grosjean.” TEAM SPIRIT: “We are the site for Rally For The Cure, which we’ll hold in March 2013. It benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We also have a unique event for the men during football season called Men’s Monday Night Football. The guys come out and play three sets of doubles and later have wings and beer and watch the football game on Monday nights.” GLOBAL GIVING: “We did an event for the Israeli Tennis Center. Jill and Jeff Shavitz were nice enough to host. There’s a gentleman who brings kids over from Israel and it’s a fundraiser for tennis centers in Israel” OFF THE COURT: “I have a passion for snowboarding and I love spending time with my kids. They’re into karate, music, basketball and soccer and I love doing all that stuff with them when I’m not here. I also enjoy playing a little bit of golf now and then.”


Profiles Brandon Balch, Director of Landscaping Time at Woodfield: 19 years. BLOOMING IDEAS: “My goal is to always create new things. We have the English-style herb garden and the Thai orchid garden to pique people’s interests and make them stop and look. We wanted to create a more interactive landscape.” FLOWER POWER: “We’ve done a variety of garden areas with different themes. We have various flower beds and most have a cottage garden look. We never create the same thing twice. We go to trial garden shows where plant breeders are introducing new plants and we try them out and see if the plants are successful. This year, regular impatiens got hit by a disease. A lot of communities had to tear them all out and replant, which is an additional cost. We didn’t have that problem here because I don’t mass plant anything. We incorporate all different heights, textures and colors.” GARDEN SECRET: “I’ve been here a long time and I don’t want to get in a rut. Just because something worked last year doesn’t mean we should do it again this year. I love offering different plants, different color schemes and bed designs.”

VEGGIE EDGE: “We’re very proud of our English-style herb garden. We designed it, built it and planted it all in-house. The goal was to create an organic garden. We used certified organic compost and raised stone planters instead of wood because wood has preservatives in it. There are drip tubes to irrigate it which uses less water and it’s powered by a solar clock. The landscape staff harvests the produce and anything we grow out there is a certified organic product. We have basil, rosemary, thyme,

germination sensation: Brandon Balch is proud to oversee Woodfield’s abundant blend of exotic plants and flowers that cloak the club in natural beauty. lindsay moore

parsley, heirloom tomatoes – seven varieties of tomatoes. The zucchini flowers are what many members like best.” HOLIDAY HARVEST: “We change out our display beds during the holidays and accent the property with holiday lighting. For Thanksgiving we plant chrysanthemums and white poinsettias in December. In the spring we plant hydrangeas and lilies. We like to give our members something new to look at.” SCHOOL ROOTS: “I received my degree in horticulture from Auburn University and my major was in landscape design.” OFF HOURS: “Plants are a hobby of mine. I

have a vegetable garden at my home in Wellington. I also like diving and fishing and going out on my boat. And I love spending time with my 3-year-old son. He’s a blast.” DIGGING HIS JOB: “I love the fact that we can use a wide variety of plant materials and the creativity to do that. I also like the sense of starting with an area, redesigning it and then stepping back from it and seeing = where you started and ended with it. It’s a big sense of accomplishment.” FLORIDA FLORA: “For people new to Florida, hibiscus is always good. I also like tibouchina, which is kind of a bushy tree and does great in this climate.”

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BOTANICAL BOUNTY: “We have more than 40 types of palms and thousands of different plants and flowers including 600 orchids and 200 hanging plants on our street lights. Our orchids come from all over, but most of the landscape material is Florida grown. You try to buy things that are accustom to the local growing conditions. We do all the interior floral arrangements in the club as well as the orchid arrangements. About half of our interior flower arrangements are from plants grown on our grounds. We host orchid sales here at the beginning of December and sell hundreds of plants to members and guests.”

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Allie Resnik, Marshall Goldberg, former NFL running back OJ Anderson, and Howard Wulfson

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Profiles Bart Messing, Executive Chef Time at Woodfield: 13 years. BASE INGREDIENTS: “I’m proud that I’ve worked at Woodfield so long. When I was younger, I cooked on a submarine in the Navy for three years. It made me realize I loved to cook and enjoy making people happy through food. I later went to the Culinary Institute of America in New York where I was trained in classic French style and worked with some very well known French chefs.” QUALITY THYME: “Since most of my previous cooking experience was in New York, I felt like I brought the quality of upscale restaurants from there to here. Each ingredient we use at Woodfield is of the highest quality. From our oils and vinegars to meats, vegetables and pastas, all of our food goes through extensive taste tests to make sure we’re serving the best products.” GROWING GOODNESS: “We grow almost every herb in our English-style herb garden,

crab cakes, seafood penne, skirt steak salad and roasted eggplant cakes. In the Terrace Restaurant, the Burger Bar is extremely popular. We feature a burger creation each week and offer special sides such as truffle kale chips.” SWEET TALK: “Our desserts are amazing. Our pastry chef Gillian Reinstein does a fantastic variety of desserts.” neat eats: The lunch buffet is ready for guests at The Grille restaurant. lindsay moore

from basil and parsley to thyme and lavender. We also grow heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, squash and different lettuces. We incorporate ingredients from the Woodfield garden into our daily menu.” MADE TO ORDER: “Our menus change daily. We have our signature menu items and lunch buffets as well as daily specials and theme nights. Our most popular signature items are

UNIQUE EATS: “We create extensive sushi menus and members love the fact that we have a sushi chef. We take to-go orders and also deliver to members’ homes. I love to exceed our members’ expectations and come up with new ideas.” GO FISH: “My top passions are fly fishing and kayaking. I also enjoy hanging out and swimming with my family. I’m married and have two great daughters and three Labrador Retrievers.”

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atty Soltis is the fashionable Vice President and General Manager at Neiman Marcus in Boca Raton. Boca Piquant was able to catch up with Soltis and ask her: What’s in your bag? Wearing a sleek Stella McCartney dress and nude Sergio Rossi pumps, Soltis spilled out the contents of her red Givenchy Nightingale Shopper handbag to reveal a wonderland of designer accessories. From a Fendi iPad cover, Balenciaga wallet and Hermes journal to Tom Ford lipstick and Frederic Fekkai hair

spray, Soltis never leaves home without all her favorite go-to items. “I couldn’t live without my Gucci sunglasses, iPhone and Icebreakers Frost mints,” Soltis says. First designer handbag purchase: “The 2.55 Chanel bag. I was 23 and I cherished that bag.” Addicting app: “The Bergdorf Goodman Shoe of the Day app, Flipboard and WWD. Almost every app on my phone is fashion related.” Style icon: “Coco Chanel and Julianne

Moore. I love that Julianne takes fashion risks. I also think Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham always look amazing.” Favorite trend this season: “I love the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine fashions. I love the idea of navy and black together. I love looks that get people out of their style ruts. You can wear white pants or boots all year long. The rules are definitely changing.” Accessory Obsession: “It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite. I want all of it! We work in a couture candy store.”


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When you need the perfect outfit to meet up with friends for cocktails or a slinky blouse you can dress up or down, Alene Too has a prime selection of clothing and accessories that will leave your friends wondering if you had a stylist select your ensemble. “We’re getting some fall pieces now and the look for the season is more is more. The bigger the better for accessories,” says Cathy Edelman, manager of Alene Too’s Regency Court location. “Big statement pieces are in, such as faux diamonds. Bold and brightly colored handbags are hot and hats are back. We carry hats by Eugenia Kim. Fall is really the best season for clothes. Below the knee dresses are also going to be popular this fall. There’s

a lot more structure to the dresses. It’s not as bohemian.” Alene Too is well stocked with style staples, such as Haute Hippie embellished skirts, an extensive denim department and Jennifer Haley handbags, which are carried by celebrity fashion icons such as Demi Moore, Halle Berry and Rachel Zoe. The store’s helpful staff of fashionistas is also available to offer immediate assistance with finding whatever it is you feel your wardrobe needs. “We have everyone from high-school age shoppers to country club women coming from a Mahjong game,” Edelman says. “Glitz, black and white color-blocking and faux and real fur are also going to be hot this fall.” Alene Too has gotten so much buzz around its fun, flirty apparel, reality star Kyle Richards

of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, visited the Boca Raton boutique in January and decided to partner with Alene Too to launch “Kyle by Alene Too” in Beverly Hills. “As someone who values great fashion, I know how difficult it is to find the newest looks and hottest accessories you want all under one roof,” Richards states in a press release regarding the new endeavor. “I’m thrilled to join forces with Alene Too and its fantastic owners, Debbie Weisman and Lizzy Schwartz, to bring this amazing brand to Beverly Hills.” Alene Too is located at Regency Court, 3013 Yamato Road, in Boca Raton. There is an additional location inside the Boca Raton Hotel. Call 561394-0899 or visit Alenetoo.com for details.


Country Club News POLO CLUB HAS USTA CHAMPIONSHIPS The USTA Girls Championships took place on July 20. The Singles finals included the No. 2 seed, Victoria Emma from Naples, against the No. 9 seed, Ellie Douglas from McKinney, Texas. The Doubles finals includes the No. 1 seed Douglas and her partner Grace Joyce from Newton, Mass., against the No. 4 seed, Elysia Bolton from Lake Forest, Ill., and her partner, Alyvia Jones from Midland, Mich. BOCA GROVE INTRODUCES NEW CHEF Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club welcomes new Executive Chef Dominick Laudia, CEC, AAC. Laudia joins the team after more than three decades of renowned, culinary experience. Laudia currently serves as

the President of the American Culinary Federation Palm Beach County Chefs Association and has been awarded more than 20 culinary competition medals from the American Culinary Federation. MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB GIVES BACK IN A BIG WAY Known at Mizner as the “Saturday Morning Golf Group,” 16 men contributed money each week to be donated to charity rather than to the daily top scorers. The group donated $11,000 to two local nonprofits at the end of last season. Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), which provides services to abused and neglected children in South Florida, received $5,500. The group also donated $5,500 to HomeSafe, which provides comprehensive programs to prevent new cases of violence,

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opportunity to get your hands into something new each day. Several different businesses coexist under one umbrella,” he says. “You have a spa, a salon, a fitness center, child care, five restaurants and full service golf and tennis. You have to take care of each business with a different approach while remaining dynamic and ever changing.” While people love tradition, they don’t necessarily love routine.” With the addition of the PGA Family Course last year and a booming juniors program, Molloy is proud of the unique family aspect his club has to offer with the median member age at just 49 years old. “We host family play days. Jason, one of our assistant golf pros, has doubled the participation in the last year,” he says. He also works closely with Woodfield’s board members and committees to ensure the

members’ voices are always heard. “Our board is comprised of nine members and at least that many committees. Committees aren’t for every club but I find them useful and it works for us,” he says. “Our open board meetings are structured as town hall meetings and serve as an outlet for members to share what’s on their minds.” BUILDING A BETTER CLUB While time behind the desk is inevitable as a GM, Molloy prefers spending as much time as possible out and about on the grounds of Woodfield. “The less time I’m in my office, the more I’m connected with the members and staff,” Molloy says. -“I put a lot of trust in our employees to perform to the best of their ability and I meet with them regularly to know that we are on the same path with the same goals. At peak season, we have almost 400 people and many have been with us for more than 10

years.” When he’s not at the club, Molloy enjoys running around with his own family. “I’m married. I have two boys under two, which is fun,” Molloy says. “I try to play golf on Saturdays and also attend large weekend events happening at the club. Sundays are family day. We love to visit the Palm Beach Zoo and take a trip to the beach. I make it a point to try to get home early enough to be with them. It’s all about finding that balance.” As for the future of Woodfield, Molloy envisions the club as a better version of what it already is. “We are constantly building on what we achieved yesterday. As good as we are, there’s always opportunity to be better,” he says. “It’s a matter of continuing to grow, whether it’s the evolution of our programs or the facilities, we are constantly pushing for improvement. It’s an exciting time and we’re positioned exactly as we should be.”


Dining Tanzy offers delightful fare at an affordable price picture perfect eats: Tanzy tantalizes the taste buds with gourmet cuisine such as grilled octopus salad and rosemary gelato. photos by Taimy Alvarez, Sun Sentinel

Tanzy Restaurant delivers with ambience inspired by the Amalfi Coast of southern Italy, artisanal Italian cuisine and drinks that can best be described as “futuristic.” The 250-seat, 7,000-square-foot restaurant in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park reflects the vision of restaurateur Hamid Hashemi, who also owns the iPic Theaters at Mizner Park and a Tanzy Express. Master mixologist Adam R. Seger works with the bartenders on drinks using liquid nitrogen and the freshest ingredients. The Tanzy -189C liquid nitrogen cocktail is served with a white cloud of gases flowing from the glass. The Red Carpet Glamour, with Seger’s own botanical rum called Hum, was served at the 84th Academy Awards Governors Ball and is available at Tanzy. Seger likes to infuse his cocktails with herbs from the garden, a practice he calls “farm to glass.” An herb garden on the west side of therestaurant is used to grow mints and herbs that make their way into an extensive drink list. The bloody mary, for instance, is a bouquet of edible delights. The Spice and Ice has seven spices around the rim of the glass, but my favorite is the Illegalito.

At Tanzy, the bartenders shave young baby coconuts down to the white skin, carve a hole in the middle, and then make a mojito inside with passion fruit, mint pulled from the garden and of course coconut ($13). This drink was very good and seemed bottomless. I literally sipped from it the two-plus hours I dined at Tanzy. The establishment also has a skinny mojito with only 85 calories. As for the food, chef Andre Lane and executive chef Angelo Morinelli are on-site, and they have presented some tasty takes on artisanal Italian cuisine while keeping the prices affordable. I started with the grilled octopus, a salad consisting of pickled cucumbers, purple potatoes, green onions and shaved fennel lightly topped in lemonette, all placed strategically on top of a piece of grilled octopus ($13). The salad was just delicious, and the octopus was tender. I tried to combine all the ingredients on the fork and splash the taste buds with a variety of distinct flavors. For the main course, I had the braised beef short rib with black mission fig balsamic glaze, garlic spinach and goat cheese gnocchi ($29). This dish was humongous. And again, the braised short ribs were oh so tender. As for the gnocchi, it was pan sautéed, just how I like it. It had a different texture, and everyone at the

table was asking for a bite. Eight different pastas make the menu, including the quattro formaggio fiocchi and spiced pear ($23). Another patron at my table ordered this dish, and it can only be described as pasta purses of creamy decadence, like a dessert within the entrée. Filet mignon, stuffed chicken breast, steaks, bone-in veal chops, cedar plank salmon, branzino and duck breast also make the extensive lunch, dinner and brunch menus. In addition, there are paninis, crustinis and sandwiches. Next time, I’ll try the Parma Bar with artisanal Italian meat and cheeses staffed by chefs on the border of an enormous open kitchen. For dessert I had rosemary gelato that was out of this world. It was just one of many dessert dishes that were offered by a knowledgeable server. The only question I have about Tanzy is: How soon can I get back? Located at 301 Plaza Real, Tanzy Restaurant serves lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, with weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or for reservations, call 561-922-6699.

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American Cuisine Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Casimir opened in 2007 and offers skillfully crafted and affordable gourmet comfort food using the freshest ingredients.

1000 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-665-4900

The unique Art Nouveau interior surrounds guests with the ambience of a refined 1920’s French Bistro, while retaining the warmth and friendliness of a casual neighborhood restaurant.

www.theatlanticgrille.com

Casimir Bistro has received many awards including Boca Raton Magazine’s Best French Restaurant of 2012.

The spicy, the sweet, the sublime. The flavor of Delray comes alive on the Avenue at the Atlantic Grille. Savor deliciously inventive cuisine that takes the contemporary to the extraordinary. Bold flavors, inspired techniques and the freshest ingredients make every meal a culinary adventure. Enjoy signature seafood, steaks, pasta and salads, all prepared with finesse and flair. See and be seen at the bar and lounge featuring live entertainment five nights a week, or take in the scene while dining alfresco amidst the breeze. Enjoy a spectacular seasonal menu, daily happy hour and live entertainment Tuesday – Saturday. For more information or reservations visit theatlanticgrille.com or call 561-665-4900.

Family Friendly Cuisine Playtown Café

The Shoppes of Boca Greens 19575 South State Rd 7 (441) Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-852-2150 www.playtowncafe.com info@playtowncafe.com

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Casimir Bistro is the creation of French-trained chef Laurent and his wife Doris, who were inspired by their passion for fine food and hospitality.

Playtown is an indoor playground and eatery and was voted best play café in Palm Beach County. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Café allows you to choose from an extensive menu, each item prepared with only the finest and most high-quality ingredients. PTC offers parents a chance to reconnect while knowing their kids are playing in a safe and clean environment.

Dine with us for lunch and dinner. Please view our Summer Specials available through October on our website. Catering is available.

Greek Cuisine Estia Greek Taverna & Bar Royal Palm Place 507 SE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-245-8885

estiagreektaverna.com estiagreektaverna@gmail.com Zafeiris (Roulis), the owner of 2 Souvlaki Fast Restaurants in Boca Raton, and Thanasis (Tommy) opened their full service Greek Taverna and Bar in January 2012. Our specialties are many and our customers’ favorites include Grilled Lamb Chops with lemon potatoes, fresh whole Bronzini and Yellowtail Snapper with sautéed spinach. Table side service and outside dining are available and all entrées are original Greek family recipes. Serving lunch and dinner. Live Greek music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday. Check our customer reviews on Open Table, Idine and Facebook. Call us for our Summer Specials. Kalee Oreksi (Bon Appétit). Like us on Facebook for updates and specials.


Greek Cuisine Jimmy The Greek Taverna

Jimmy is not only the owner, but also a chef with 38 years of experience. He uses only the best ingredients and authentic family recipes handed down for generations. Jimmy invites you to see why his restaurant was voted “Best of Boca” by “Forum” readers!

Milos

1600 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-750-6720 www.atmilos.com Authentic Greek Cuisine - Fresh seafood on display, fresh live lobsters 2lbs. 7 lbs. prime steaks, chops and gourmet desserts. Our menu has all the healthy elements of the Mediterranean diet.

Italian Cuisine Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza 150 NE First Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-620-2930 tuccispizza.com albert@tuccispizza.com

Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza isn’t your ordinary pizzeria. Albert Tucci, the owner who grew up in Boca Raton, opened this charming and contemporary pizzeria 4 years ago. “Every pie is made fresh to order,” says Tucci. One of our most popular pizzas on our menu is the Margherita Pizza. We have delicious salads, pasta, wings and we also prepare multigrain pizza for those who are health-conscious.

We have a large selection of wine. Private party room available 20 - 200 and catering.

Lunch: Tues.-Sat. 12pm-3pm

Italian Cuisine

Take out and catering available.

Ferraro’s Ristorante 8208 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-477-2750 Excellent Northern Italian Cuisine, Great Ambience, Relaxed Atmosphere, Affordable prices! Best ITALIAN FOOD in TOWN, One block west off the turnpike at Lakeside Centre, Extensive Wine list, Beat the Clock by 6:15pm and get a magnificent Dinner Deal. Open Monday thru Saturday 5pm to 10pm. Great for business meetings, wedding rehearsals, private parties! A romantic restaurant, A must to try!!… Frutti de Mare, Parpardelle Provincial, Pesce Di angelo, you cannot go wrong. Everything on their menu is Outstanding!!! Reservation highly recommended! Dinner: Monday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Nino’s of Boca 7120 Beracasa Way Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-392-9075 www.ninosofboca.com Nominated for Best Italian Restaurant, Best Subs and Winner of Best Pizza in Best of Boca 2011. Nino’s of Boca has been serving superior Italian cuisine for 29 years. Come see why they were voted Best Pizza in Best of Boca for the last 2 years.

Dinner: Mon.-Sat. 5:30pm-10pm, Sun. 4:30pm-9pm

Turkish Cuisine Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine 212 S. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-361-4000 amcdine.com anatoliaboca@gmail.com

Anatolia has been serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine in Boca since 2008. With a menu full of traditional breads, salads, entrées and desserts. Whether it be a romantic date or a rousing night with friends, a meal at Anatolia promises to be just as thorough a culinary education than a journey to Turkey! Hot and cold meze (small plate) favorites like hummus and falafel or pide, which is a Turkish version of a flatbread pizza topped with ground lamb or Turkish beef sausage. Entrée choices include kebabs served with rice, bulgur and vegetables, or such sautéed specialties as kalamar sote, which is calamari with mushrooms and fresh herbs. Our success is due to Mom’s recipes, freshly prepared daily, our wonderful staff, family, friends and our loyal customers. Voted Best Mediterranean Cuisine Best of Boca 2012! Patio dining available. Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 10:00pm Fridays and Saturdays – 11:30am – 11:00pm Sundays – 11:30am – 9:00pm

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8221 Glades Rd. Ste. #1 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-477-3272 www.jimmythegreektaverna.com

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Country Club News Written and submitted by country club officials

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BOCA WOODS WELCOMES NEW CHEF to winning staff Chef David Sirko is the new Certified Executive Chef at Boca Woods Country Club. Acclaimed in the industry and well liked by his team, Chef Sirko brings his culinary gifts and extraordinary talent to Boca Woods. In 2004, Sirko was nominated as the ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association Chef of the Year and in 2012, he was recognized as a Certified Executive Chef. Chef Sirko participates in local and regional competitions and has won many medals. Boca Woods Tennis Director, Geoff Moore, recently won the USPTA National Singles Clay Court Championship hosted by Ballen Isles Country Club. Moore defeated the No. 1 ranked player, Jimmy Parker, from Texas. He also attended the State Tennis Convention in Port St. Lucie and won the Men’s 60s Singles Tournament. Moore was also selected to represent the USTA Florida Division in the Donoff Challenge Cup played this month in Asheville, N.C. Boca Woods Head of Security, Major Walter Andres, and his team were awarded the coveted G4S Secure Solutions Boca Raton Spirit Cup Award for July 2012. The honor recognizes exceptional customer service, sound management, and proper operating procedures. Boca Woods provides unparalleled security and residential community services. Boca Woods continues progress and updates to include a pool deck expansion, clubhouse design renovations, bar-area patio construction and the installation of an efficient equipment wash station at golf course maintenance. Expanded hours of operation are now offered in the Fitness

Center, the practice chipping area is totally renovated and both golf courses continue to be maintained perfectly. The club invites you to come see for yourself! STONEBRIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB WINS THE 2012 EMERALD LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Stonebridge Golf & Country Club team won the 2012 Championship of the Emerald League in the final match against Boca West Country Club at the end of June. The finals took place at Mizner Country Club. Stonebridge Golf & Country Club’s victory was highlighted with a hole-inone by Dr. Jack Malvin, one of the new Stonebridge Golf & Country Clubs players. The Emerald League is a premier league of low handicap golfers, which includes 10 local Golf Country Clubs and was formed 21 years ago. Stonebridge Golf & Country Club has been an active participant since the league’s founding. The Stonebridge Golf & Country Clubs Team has now earned the championship trophy 11 times. Herb Kanter, long time team captain and cofounder of the league stated: “This was the strongest team we have ever put together.” 2012 Stonebridge Emerald League Team: Team Captain Herb Kanter, Al Bilgore, Doug Bohner, Ron Bosco, Dan Brumback, Tony Codner, Brian Gilbertson, Michael Greenberg, Bob Ismach, Marvin Kelner, Dr. Jack Malvin, Bob Marcus, Ken Nemery, Jeff Newman and John Perez. Final Match Team: Doug Bohner, Brian Gilbertson, Ron Bosco, Team Captain Herb Kanter, Dr. Jack Malvin, Bob Marcus and Dan Brumback. For information, call Jamie Molesky, membership director, at 561-488-0800.

GLENEAGLES WINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD Gleneagles Country Club will be honored with a Business Recognition Award at the upcoming Luminary Gala, taking place at the Delray Beach Marriott on Sept. 22. This award, recently announced by The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, is presented to new or existing businesses that have made significant investment to the local economy through expansion of their business, significant job growth or major renovation or restoration of the inside or outside of their physical building from May 2011 to May 2012. Gleneagles received the honor in response to a $5-million renovation of its signature Legends Course, which opened in December. exciting things are going on at BROKEN SOUND COUNTRY CLUB There are a lot of amazing things happening at Broken Sound this summer. The Club raised just over $18,000 at the First Broken Sound Annual Car Show held in aid of Boca Friends For Cancer Research. One of Broken Sound’s members, Dr. Connie Siskowski, became a CNN Hero for her work with The American Association of Caregiving Youth. In an effort to be more ecoconscious, the club has also started using a recycling process that converts wood and leftovers into compost that can be spread on the fairway. The club has also made its webs tie more interactive with the launch of its mobile services and all employees at the Club are now involved in the “Wellness Program.” The new Wellness Program is expected to encourage employees to maintain positive lifestyle changes and good health year round. It promotes fun, competitive challenges,

encouraging staff to achieve their fitness goals, all while at work. Employees have the ability to track their result and compare their progress against others through a user-friendly online platform. Employees develop a sense of camaraderie by encouraging each other to participate in challenges and attend seminars, which are full of educational information. As an incentive, employees can receive prizes and various gift cards. The goal is to help employees get their mind set on fitness until it becomes part of their demeanor, creating a healthier and more productive environment. BOCA POINTE COUNTRY CLUB’s Helen KARPEL NAMED GM/COO Helen Karpel has been promoted to General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of The Club at Boca Pointe, becoming one of the few female private club managers in Palm Beach County, said Tom Feniger, chairman of the board of governors. Mrs. Karpel has served the Club for 14 years as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for this private, non-mandatory 1,100-member club. According to Country Club Managers Association, there are approximately 150 females serving as general managers in the private club industry and only 20 in the state of Florida. “Helen has been a major force in our club and we are looking to her for her continued leadership and vision as we continue to provide an extraordinary lifestyle for both our valuable equity members as well as non-equity members,” says Feniger. To submit photos or information about your club, contact joanie cox at jkcox@tribune. com.


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Boca Greens Country Club 19642 Trophy Drive, Boca Raton, 561-852-8800 www.bocagreenscountryclub.com Dave Collumbell, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 6 courts Features: 586 homes, villas, clubhouse, fitness center Boca Grove golf and tennis club 21351 Whitaker Drive, Boca Raton 561-487-5300, www.bocagrove.net Chuck Lehner, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 12 courts Features: 443 homes, condominiums, townhomes, patio homes, clubhouse, fitness center with pool Boca Lago Country Club 8665 Juego Way, Boca Raton 561-482-5000, www.bocalago.com Steve O’ Neill, general manager Golf: 2 courses Tennis: 20 courts Features: 1,700 homes, villas, condominiums, clubhouse with dining rooms, pools and fitness center The Club at Boca Pointe 7144 Boca Pointe Drive, Boca Raton, 561-864-8500 www.theclubatbocapointe.com Helen Karpel, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 29 courts Features: 4,044 homes, villas, patio homes, condominiums,

clubhouse with dining room, athletic center and spa Boca West Country Club 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton, 561-488-6990 www.bocawestcc.org Jay DiPietro, general manager Golf: 4 courses Tennis: 33 courts Features: 3,400 homes; patio villas, garden homes, townhomes, condominiums, single family; country club, golf club and sports center; tennis, fitness center, spa, salon, aquatics complex Boca Woods Country Club 10471 Boca Woods Lane, Boca Raton, 561-487-2800 www.bocawoodscc.com Sandy McGaughey, general manager Golf: 2 courses Tennis: 8 courts Features: 645 homes, clubhouse with dining room, fitness center Bocaire Country Club 4989 Bocaire Blvd., Boca Raton 561-997-6556, www.bocairecc.com Russell Carlson, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 6 courts Features: 237 homes, clubhouse, fitness center Broken Sound Club 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton, 561-241-6800 www.brokensoundclub.org John Crean, general manager Golf: 2 courses Tennis: 23 courts Features: 1628 homes and custom estate homes. Two clubhouses with dining rooms, spa and fitness center and aquatics area Delaire Country Club 4645 White Cedar Lane, Delray Beach, 561-499-9090 www.delaire.org Trent Squire, general manager Golf: 27 holes Tennis: 8 clay courts Features: 328 homes, fitness

center, clubhouse Gleneagles Country Club 7667 Victory Lane, Delray Beach 561-498-3606 , www.gleneagles.cc Kraig Spina, general manager Golf: 2 courses Tennis: 21 courts Features: 1,082 residences, clubhouse with pool, health and fitness center and spa Hamlet Country Club 3600 Hamlet Drive, Delray Beach 561-498-7600, www.thehamletcc.com Cheryl Lines, controller Golf: 1 course Tennis: 8 courts Features: 443 houses, townhomes and condominiums, clubhouse with ballroom, fitness and swim center Hunters Run Golf and Racquet Club 3500 Clubhouse Lane, Boynton Beach, 561-737-2582 www.huntersrun.net Mary Watkins, general manager Golf: 3 courses Tennis: 21 courts Features: 1,650 homes, villas and condominiums, clubhouse, fitness center, lodge rooms Mizner Country Club 16104 Mizner Club Drive, Delray Beach, 561-638-5600 www.miznercc.info Larry Savvides, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 6 courts Features: 480 homes, clubhouse with dining room, resort-style pool, fitness center, ballroom The Polo Club of Boca Raton 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton 561-995-1200, www.poloclub.net Brett Morris, general manager Golf: 2 courses Tennis: 27 courts Features: 1,700 homes, clubhouse with dining rooms, spa and fitness center, children’s center and Family Resort Complex

Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club 2425 Maya Palm Drive West, Boca Raton, 561-395-2100 www.rpycc.org Robin Blankhorst, general manager Golf: 1 Jack Nicklaus Signature course Tennis: 6 courts Features: 688 homes, 500 members by invitation only, two clubhouses, marina, fitness and aquatics center, two croquet greenswards St. Andrews Country Club 17557 Claridge Oval West, Boca Raton, 561-451-4500 www.standrewscc.com Craig Martin, general manager Golf: 2 championship courses and Golf Performance Center Tennis: 15 courts with grandstand seating Features: 732 homes, clubhouse, spa and fitness center, two restaurants, rec room, children’s water park and covered playground, basketball court Stonebridge Golf and Country Club 10343 Stonebridge Blvd., Boca Raton , 561-488-0800 www.stonebridgefl.com Richard J. Martino, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 6 courts, 4 lighted Features: 398 single-family homes, new fitness center, new clubhouse Woodfield Country Club 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton 561-994-1000, www.woodfield.org Eben Molloy, general manager Golf: 1 course Tennis: 20 courts Features: 1,250 homes, clubhouse with ballroom, fitness center and spa, youth activities center

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Addison Reserve Country Club 7201 Addison Reserve Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-637-4004 www.addisonreserve.cc Michael McCarthy, general manager Golf: 3 Arthur Hills championship courses Tennis: 12 courts; one grandstand court and seven lighted Features: 717 homes, clubhouse with dining room, sports center, fitness center with spa, children’s activity center

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