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Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 9* 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
They feed us, dress us, take care of us and put up with us… even on our worst days! Come show your appreciation for moms, grand-moms and moms-to-be at our fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch. Chef Motley and his crew will be working hard to put on their best culinary presentation for all those hardworking moms out there that truly deserve nothing but the best! We will be taking reservations every hour starting at 11:30 am until 2:30 pm. Call 299-6243 to make a reservation or register online at www.lexingtoncc.com. Reservations do fill up quickly for this event so call early! *The Clubhouse Dining Facilities will close at 4:00 pm on this day.
Sunday Night Cookouts Summertime not only means it’s time for golf and swimming, BUT it’s the best season of all… COOKOUT SEASON! Come on out and let us pamper you with one of our fine selections from our awesome cookout menu like a sizzling ribeye or lemon pepper chicken breast fresh off the grill. Plus, we’ll have a tasty buffet with all the fixin’s that will complete your meal perfectly! And who doesn’t love ending their weekend by enjoying a scrumptious dinner on a beautiful Sunday evening. All the fun starts Sunday, May 16th! Our grilling experts will be ready to roll at 5:00 pm so come see what all the fuss is about! Remember to call ahead and make reservations because the patio does fill up quickly. We look forward to grillin’ with you!
Clubhouse News & Events Events at a Glance Horse Park/World Equestrian Games May 9 Mother’s Day Brunch 13 Bingo 14 Chef’s Table 16 Kickoff Sunday Cookout 28 Pool Opens 31 Memorial Day Picnic
June 3-5 The Alden 5 Summer Dinner Dance 11 Couples Night/Kid’s Night Out 18 Campout on the Course 20 Father’s Day Cookout 25 Beer Blast/Kid’s Night Out
Chef’s Table Friday, May 14th 6:30 pm Come take part in LCC’s fine dining experience at its BEST! Chef Motley and his extremely talented team will be taking a night to show you what they can really do behind the kitchen’s closed doors. Our culinary experts will be featuring a mouth-watering five course meal, along with Earl’s carefully selected wine pairings, that will only leave you wanting more. Check the website for menu and pricing details. This will truly be an escape from the ordinary that you do not want to miss! *There will be no regular a la carte dining on this night.
Hidden Number One Member’s number is hidden within the text of the newsletter, (000). If you spot your number in this newsletter, notify us by the 20th of the month to claim your prize of two complimentary dinners at the Club, excluding alcohol. Good Luck!
May Clubhouse Dining Hours (starting Wednesday, May 5th) Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: 2
Clubhouse Dining Facilities Closed Clubhouse Dining Facilities Closed 11:30 am until 9:00 pm 11:30 am until 9:00 pm 11:30 am until 10:00 pm 11:30 am until 10:00 pm 11:30 am until 9:00 pm
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Wednesday, May 5th | 6:30 pm | $20 per person Buffet dinner at 7:00 pm, Meeting to follow Join us for dinner and an informational meeting on the exciting events taking place at the Horse Park this year! You will also get a chance to learn about one of the greatest honors Kentucky has ever been given, hosting the 2010 World Equestrian Games! We have several people coming to speak about the exhilarating times that are surrounding Lexington and the Horse Industry. John Nicholson, President of the Horse Park, will be here to speak and share some vital information about what all is involved with functioning and events of the Horse Park. Jamie Link and Kim Bennett are among the representatives that will be here discussing the World Equestrian Games and all of the planning and preparation that has gone into making sure this event is nothing less than perfect. Jamie joined the World Games 2010 Foundation staff in January 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. Jamie had most recently served as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet since December 2007, and prior to that spent several months as the Deputy Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park. As Deputy Secretary, he had served as an ex officio member of the World Games 2010 Foundation board of directors and had been involved in the ongoing construction projects at the Kentucky Horse Park and major vendor selections related to the Games. Kim Bennett is the Director of Hospitality Programs with the World Games 2010 Foundation. Kim oversees the planning, designing, sales and execution of the Games VIP hospitality program. Kim also has shared responsibilities in other areas of hospitality management surrounding the Games, including working with catering companies, design management firms, and other specialty functions that develop ahead of and during the event. You don’t want to miss this!
Ambassador Preview Membership Initiative Don’t forget! June 15th is the last day of the new Member Initiative here at LCC. We hope everyone is just as enthusiastic as we are about getting new Members! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make your friends and family a part of the Club while saving money at the same time. We have plenty of applications so keep the new Members coming! Applications and questions may be directed to Lacey Lamon, Marketing and Membership Manager.
Dining Specials! Wednesdays
Half-price drinks ALL day (non-alcoholic and alcoholic, excluding wine)
Wednesday and Thursday Nights
Kids eat FREE off of the kid’s menu! (ages 10 and under)
Discount Wine Night Don’t miss out on these great deals at the Club!
Memorial Day Picnic Monday, May 31st | 12:00 - 5:00 pm | $27 Adults, $10 Kids Memorial Day is a day we remember and commemorate the men and women who have died in our nation’s service. It’s also a time where we can officially kick off the summer season and what better way to do it than joining us for our annual Memorial Day Picnic as we salute those who have fallen! We’ll have our traditional cookout buffet and, of course, plenty of pool games, activities and entertainment for the whole family. Call the Club to make reservations or register online today!
Note the change in time of our Memorial Day Picnic
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B i ng o Thursday, May 13th Come join us for Bingo! Chef will be featuring a delicious home-style buffet at 6:30 pm and the games begin at 7:30pm. Don’t forget,Thursday is Wine Night so you can enjoy a bottle (or two) while playing! The cover-all Bingo jackpot is $140. Be sure to attend for your chance to win the big jackpot of $525. Call 299-6243(535) to make your reservations today!
I hope by now everyone has had the chance to see and try some of the new wines on our list. One that I am most impressed with is the “2008” Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. This superb wine from the Marlbourough region of New Zealand has just received a 91 rating from the Wine Spectator. If you don’t already know, New Zealand is widely regarded as setting a global standard for Sauvignon Blancs. Marlbourough is very unique in that its climate has a combination of dry and moderate weather that gives it near perfect cool climate growing conditions and assists with the varietal characters. Sauvignon Blanc is derived from the French word sauvage (“wild”) and blanc (“white”). This is a powerful, well balanced wine with intense aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit and citrus flavors. On the palate you will notice a firm acidity surrounded by tropical fruits and herbaceous notes with hints of citrus sneaking in. This is a fantastic wine to pair with salads, seafoods and vegetarian dishes. This wine is ready to drink right now, however, it will continue to develop for 2 to 3 years. Enjoy! As much as I enjoy my job here at the club there always comes a few surprises or things I don’t enjoy. Last month, one of my superstars, Amy Robinson, who has been with the club for about 10 years came to me with her resignation. She has graduated from Asbury College and has decided to move back home to be closer to her family in Michigan. As much as I would have liked to try to get her to stay, I knew she had made her mind up and would be moving on. Amy was a member of the beverage department for the last three years and was an Employee of the Month in each of those years. She will be greatly missed as an extremely hard worker who always helped everyone with anything that needed to be done. Amy is the definition of a real team player. I wish her the very best in all she does. Thanks Amy! As has been my policy in hiring here at the club, I’m always watching the younger employees and their work ethic. First, I look for responsibility, honesty and a happy, energetic persona. The rest I believe I can help develop. Once again I find that person right here on our fantastic staff. His name is Jason Rusch (Rush). He’s a graduate of Scott County High School where he was an awesome football player. He is now attending Bluegrass Community Technical College and working for us at the club. Next time you’re in stop by and say hi… I know you’ll like him! Looking forward to some great weather and seeing all your smiling faces around the club.
Earl May 2010
Tennis News Junior Clinic Information Adult Clinic Information Quick Start Pee-Wee Tennis Clinic Using the United States Tennis Associations quick start format, children will quickly learn to play tennis using equipment designed for players that age and size. Quick start meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45-11:45 am. The session runs from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $125 Futures Tennis Clinic The futures clinic teaches students 7 and above the fundamentals of tennis: strokes, scoring, etiquette, movement, and rallying. Futures clinic meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 - 1:15 pm. The session runs from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $125 Challenger/Tour Tennis Clinic This clinic for ages 12 and up will focus on strategies in all areas of the court, singles and doubles strategies, teamwork, fitness, and point play/match situations. This clinic will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm. The session runs from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $125 Match Play This clinic is for all ages who want to work on point play situations and learn the strategies of the game. Match play will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30. The session runs from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $60
Extreme Tennis Singles & Doubles Ladies’ Clinic Train like the pros! This is a high intensity clinic for players who are 3.5 and above who want to work hard and have fun. We will focus on both singles and doubles strategies, competitive drills and intense point play. Extreme tennis meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 am. The session runs from June 3 to July 30. Session Rate: $125. Intermediate Singles & Doubles Ladies’ Clinic This clinic is designed for the intermediate player who is between a 2.5 and 3.5. We will focus on drills for singles and doubles, tennis technique, and match play. Intermediate tennis will meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:00 am. The session runs from June 3 to July 30. Session Rate: $125 Evening Tennis Clinic with the Pro This clinic will be for all levels and abilities that cannot come to the clinics during the day. This clinic will focus on stroke production, singles and doubles play, and competitive drills and games. Evening tennis will meet on Tuesdays at 5:006:30 pm. The session runs from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $85 Tennobics Designed with the needs of the senior citizen in mind, Tennobics combines drill work, point play, and light stretching exercises into 1 fun hour. Tennobics will meet on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 am. No experience necessary. The session will run from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $85
Important Dates: May 11
Deadline for Club championship sign-ups
Men’s Night This will be a night where the men can come have fun and relieve some stress of the day. This will be a match play format, with a few drinks afterwards. The pairings will be made before each weeks match. Men’s night will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The session will run from June 8 to July 30. Session Rate: $10 per night. Cardio Tennis Cardio Tennis is a fun group clinic featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high energy workout. Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you are looking for a great new way to get in shape and to burn calories, you must try Cardio Tennis. Cardio tennis will meet on Thursdays from 8:30 - 9:30 am and Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am. The session will run from June 3 to July 30. Session Rate: $60. Tennis 101 Tennis 101 is the first class that new and returning players should take. We will cover basic stroke production of forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves, as well as scoring. No tennis experience necessary for this clinic. Tennis 101 will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The session will run from June 3 to July 30. Session Rate: $100 Saturday Round Robin Doubles Round robin doubles is a fun way for all levels to come out and play socially. Couples, singles and kids are encouraged to come. Round robin doubles will meet on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The session runs from June 5 to July 31. Session Rate: $10 per clinic
Come Join Us for the 2010 Lexington Country Club Bluegrass Tennis Conference! The Bluegrass Tennis Conference offers competitive match play for all levels. Matches are Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Will start the week of June 8 Includes all match play, shirt and end of the year tournament Email Jeff Stack at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Swim Team News 2010 Lexington Country Club Swim/Dive Team Practice Schedule
CKSC DIVE CONFERENCE
SUNDAY, JULY 11
CKSC SWIM CONFERENCE
We are excited to welcome back Maureen Ratliff as our Head Swim Coach of the Lexington Country Club Swim Team. Originally from Southern California, MON, TUES, WED JULY 12-14 Maureen had a very successful college career at the University of Florida. She *Each child must participate in at least 2 dual meets was also a member of the US National Swim Team for 5 years and had the in order to be eligible for the conference meets. opportunity to compete in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic trials. *Sign up sheets will be posted prior to each meet. Laura Walton and Eric Bruck will be returning as assistant coaches as well as Each child must be SIGNED UP for the weekâ€™s Zach Burnette, a graduating senior and Lexington Dolphin swimmer. We are meet by the prior MONDAY. also pleased to have John Fox as our new Head Dive Coach. John is a current *Post-meet buffets will be available after every UK diver and prior Colorado state diving champion. His diving expertise home meet. and coaching experience (Country Club team in Colorado) will be a great asset to our LCC divers. The coaches are looking forward to another fun and successful swim/dive season at LCC!
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:
Practice will begin on Tuesday, June 1st at the times listed below. New and returning families with any questions may contact Coach Maureen at 3988810 or Parent Reps Kimberly Stigers at 221-4176 and Kim Hils at 621-8649. June 1-3: Swim/dive practice for all age groups 5:00 - 6:30 pm June 4: Swim/dive team Party/game night at pool 5:00 - 6:30 pm SWIM PRACTICE: Beginning Monday, June 7
Time 10:00 - 11:00 am 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Age 11 and older 7-10 years old 6 and under
DIVE PRACTICE: Beginning Monday, June 7
Time 10:00 - 11:00 am 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Age 10 and under 11 and older
NOTE: There will be NO Wednesday practices except on June 3rd. MEET SCHEDULE: Swim/dive meets are held each Wednesday from June 9th through July 7th. Dive meets begin at 3:00 pm while the swim meets start at 5:30 pm. For home meets, dive warm-ups are at 2:00 pm; swim warm-ups are at 4:30 pm. For away meets, dive warm-ups are at 2:30 pm; swim warm-ups are at 5:00 pm. Swim Meet Schedule: June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30 July 7
WCC (away) SP (away) IHCC (home) ARL (away) DCC (home)
**All new and returning swimmers/divers must have a registration form on file. Please send a form for your child/children to Coach Maureen prior to May 30th.
Parent Informational Meeting: Monday, June 7 at 12:00 pm (poolside) Team Pictures (+/- to include action photos): Thursday, July 1 Year end Celebration Banquet: Thursday, July 15 at 6:00 pm
ATTENTION PARENTS: We are looking forward to another great summer of swimming/diving at LCC. To make each meet both fun and successful requires great coaching, strong effort from our children and parent volunteers. A minimum of 40 parent volunteers are required to run each meet. We count on our parents to volunteer to work at the meets on a weekly basis. You will hopefully find that working at the meets makes the meets more enjoyable as you interact with the children and better understand the dynamics behind a swim meet. One parent from each family will be responsible for working at least one half of each meet. The club fee for the swim/dive team is $50 for the first child in the family and $25 each for the remaining children. Team T-shirts and swim caps will be available for each swimmer. There will be a nominal fee to cover the cost of these items. We will try to have these available at the team party/game night on Friday, June 4th. COACH MAUREEN RATLIFF: 398 - 8810 (swim) COACH JOHN FOX: 303 - 917 - 6497 (dive) Pool phone number: 299-4932
Swimming Pool Hours Starting Friday, May 28th the pool hours will be: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm May 2010
Golf Course News It’s May and golf is in Full Swing. Let me bring you up to date on what is happening with LCC Golf. Men, the Vittitoe is back on Thursday Nights. I tried to cancel the event do to lack of participation, but you have asked us to continue this event and so we will. It will begin on May 6th and continue throughout the summer. Sign up by 5:30 pm, we’ll make the parings and tee off at 5:45 pm. Many of you have taken part in the TOMI Putting System, and it is terrific. If you are having trouble with the most important part of your golf game, have your staff help you using TOMI. We have a Demo Day scheduled for May 6th from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. It is always fun to test the new equipment to see what is new in golf products. This year’s Manufacturers include; Titleist, Cobra, Adams, Ping, Callaway and Taylor Made. As always, should you want to make a purchase, The LCC Golf Shop guarantees the best prices on the latest golf equipment.
handicap. The team handicap will be subtracted from the team total score to determine the net score. Tees: Play will begin from the Blue Tee Markers. Teams may move to a different set of tees after each hole. If a team scores a birdie or better on a given hole, then they move back one tee box on the next hole. If a team scores a par or higher on a hole, the team will move up one set of tees on the next hole. The Gold tees will not be used at any time. Teams may move as far forward as the Red tee markers. Hey kids, save the dates June 8th through 11th for our second Junior Golf Camp. The time is from 1:30pm until 3:00 pm each day. You won’t want to miss this camp… it’s a lot of fun! See you at the Club,
The 2-man scramble is May 8th with a 10:00 am Shotgun. Format: 2 person scramble. Handicap: 25% of each player’s
2010 Irish Open 9-Hole Scramble Results 1ST PLACE 26.4
$20 / person Dan Collins Mark Stuhlreyer John Luddy Pat Terry
2nd PLACE 27.6
$10 / person Will Berkley Ken Donworth Charlie O’Connor John Sanders
“Are you smarter than a golf course superintendent”? How well do you know your golf course? Think pretty dang well huh? Ok, name this hole:
CLOSEST TO THE PIN Hole #8 - $15 Charlie O’Connor
Just Push! If you remember to “Just Push”, you are nearly an expert in using our new ball mark tool. All we want to do with the new tool is push the raised area around the ball mark back into the ball mark crater. That’s it! As reported in last month’s newsletter, we believe that if used properly, this tool will reduce ball mark recovery time dramatically. So the end result should be less unsightly ball marks on the greens. This program has been proven successful at several well-known clubs, including Medinah and Merion. The GreenFix tool will be available free at the Golf Shop for Members and their Guests.
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For the answer to this month’s hole, check page 7! See you on the course!
May 2010 Sunday
◉ Social ◉ Food & Beverage ◉ Golf ◉ Tennis ◉ Aquatics
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16 Kickoff Sunday Cookout
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30 Sunday Cookout
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31 Memorial Day Picnic
Answer to this month’s hole: The answer is #10!
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