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LAKEVIEWS May/June 2009

Member Newsletter


CLUB STAFF ERIC ALLAIN Vice President Director of Club Operations

KELVIN RIVERA Director of Tennis

CHARLIE BOESCH Clubhouse Manager

BELINDA CARLL Executive Assistant, Club Lodge Reservations

CHERIE JONES Catering Director

GARY HOFFMAN Executive Chef

JOHN ENGLER Food & Beverage Director

BRETT HARRIS Director of Golf Course Maintenance

LISA CAREW Nona Crew Coordinator

MURRAY RUSSELL Golf Course Superintendent

MARK BAYER Accounting Manager

GEORGE GATZ Landscape Superintendent

GREGOR JAMIESON Director of Golf


SCOTT BLANCHARD Head Golf Professional

TAVISTOCK GROUP 407.909.7000

LAKE NONA REALTY ANDY ODENBACH Vice President Lake Nona Golf & Country Club JODI EMRICK Broker, Lake Nona Realty

PAULA COX Sales Consultant, Broker Associate CATHY WILLIAMS Sales Consultant, Broker Associate SARAH HEATH Sales Assistant

SUMMER HOURS RECEPTION DESK Daily: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. PROFESSIONAL GOLF SHOP Monday: Closed Tues - Sun: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.   GOLF COURSE Monday: Closed Tues - Sun: 8 a.m. – dusk   DRIVING RANGE Monday: Closed Tues,Thurs, Fri & Sat: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sun & Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

BATH & RACQUET CLUB Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat & Sun: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. GRILL ROOM Monday: Closed Sun, Tues & Wed: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thur, Fri & Sat: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Grill Room menu & cocktail menu available MAIN DINING ROOM Sun-Wed: Closed Thurs, Fri & Sat: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Advance reservations required Full dinner menu & service available























Lake Nona notched its second Tavistock Cup win thanks to a little Irish luck and a lot of fortitude.


Congratulations to Greg McNeill and Ken Robinson for becoming the 2009 MemberMember Champions. Kelvin’s Kourt Junior Summer Camps start June 1: register soon.


Check out Nona Crew’s May & June events, and reserve your space for summer camp.


Preview Cahill’s newly completed “Somerset,” and learn about their efforts in renovation.





CLUB DIRECTOR The reviews are in and the consensus is that this year’s Tavistock Cup, hosted at Lake Nona, was the best tournament yet. I would like to congratulate our team for the win and our members for their support. The sea of blue cheering on our squad certainly became the 11th man. Another congratulations to Graeme McDowell for an incredible round of 66 to win the Payne Stewart Salver award, on St. Patrick’s Day no less. A perfect ending to a perfect two days of competition. We have decided to rebuild the greens at Holes 5 and 13 this summer. These two greens have been very difficult to maintain to our standards over the years, and the time has come to start from scratch. Both greens will expand by nearly 50%, but the shapes and contours will remain very close to the original design. Hole 5 will be expanded into the left greenside bunker and will be just a touch deeper. Hole 13 will be expanded primarily to the right and will also become a bit deeper. This expansion will allow for many more pin placements and will relieve some of the compaction issues caused by foot traffic in the same general walk-on and walk-off areas. Additionally, outlets for the Sub Air System will be installed to give us more flexibility with our cultural practices and “help” the turf along when and if needed. Construction will begin June 16. We anticipate the greens to be fully rebuilt and grassed by July 15. Our projected opening date for these two greens is Oct. 1. This date could be a bit sooner or later depending on the grow in of the new surfaces. We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to make improvements to the course. Until next time, see you at the Club.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Please join us in extending a warm Lake Nona welcome to the following new Club Members and their families:


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New Member Yani Tseng Mr. and Mrs. Bob Izzi

Sponsor Eric Allain Bob DeFacci



AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Feb 9 – Feb 15, 2009 1 Dustin Johnson 65 69 67 -- 2 Mike Weir 67 69 69 -- 3 Retief Goosen 68 64 74 --

201 205 206

Northern Trust Open Feb 19 – Feb 22, 2009 1 Phil Mickelson 2 Steve Stricker T3 K.J. Choi T3 Fred Couples T13 Chris DiMarco T25 Ben Curtis

Dubai Desert Classic Jan 29 – Feb 1, 2009 1 Rory McIlroy 2 Justin Rose 3 Henrik Stenson T11 Sergio Garcia T24 Graeme McDowell

64 68 68 70 70

68 66 65 66 72

67 69 71 73 72

70 67 67 67 68

269 270 271 276 282

63 68 66 67 68 68

72 66 69 70 72 69

62 69 67 65 66 69

72 67 69 69 68 71

269 270 271 271 274 277

Johnnie Walker Classic Feb 19 – Feb 22, 2009 1 Danny Lee (am) T2 Felipe Aguilar T2 Hiroyuki Fujita T2 Ross McGowan T21 Ian Poulter

67 68 67 70 68

68 68 68 67 69

69 68 70 65 71

67 68 67 70 69

271 272 272 272 277

The Honda Classic March 2 – March 8, 2009 1 Y.E. Yang 2 John Rollins 3 Ben Crane T13 Sergio Garcia T22 Ernie Els

68 69 70 67 73

65 68 65 72 70

70 68 71 71 70

68 67 68 68 69

271 272 274 278 279

Estoril Open de Portugal April 2 – April 5, 2009 1 Michael Hoey 2 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 3 Francesco Molinari T12 Maarten Lafeber

66 70 71 72

76 72 71 71

69 68 68 64

66 67 68 74

277 277 278 281

World Golf Championship – CA Championship March 12 – March 15, 2009 1 Phil Mickelson 65 66 69 69 2 Nick Watney 66 67 67 70 3 Jim Furyk 68 68 69 67 T13 Ian Poulter 69 67 73 69 T20 Justin Rose 73 70 68 68 T20 Ernie Els 70 71 68 70

269 270 272 278 279 279

Transitions Championship March 16 – March 22, 2009 1 Retief Goosen T2 Brett Quigley T2 Charles Howell III T19 Trevor Immelman

69 73 71 68

68 68 66 70

69 68 71 70

70 68 69 75

276 277 277 283

Shell Houston Open March 30 – April 5, 2009 1 Paul Casey 2 J.B. Holmes T3 Henrik Stenson T3 Fred Couples T3 Nick O’Hern T14 Ernie Els

66 71 70 68 72 75

70 69 67 69 71 66

69 68 72 68 66 71

72 69 70 74 70 70

277 277 279 279 279 282

TAVISTOCK CUP Team Lake Nona Team Isleworth 1 2

17 Points 13 Points

Graeme McDowell Justin Rose

-6 -4

GRAEME McDOWELL Payne Stewart Salver Award



LAKE NONA VICTORIOUS Lake Nona notched its second Tavistock Cup win thanks to a little Irish luck and a lot of fortitude. Team Isleworth may have taken a brief lead during the first day of competition, but Lake Nona rallied the second day to clinch a 17-13 victory. Finishing with a second-day low score of -6 (66), Irishman Graeme McDowell helped lead Team Lake Nona to a home-turf triumph on St. Patrick’s Day and took home the Payne Stewart Salver Award. As always, the competition was intense, and the practical jokes and pranks were executed in the same spirit. Ernie Els vowed his team would defeat Isleworth this year or be traded for another golf club from Phoenix. After the victory became official, Team Lake Nona members nearly drowned Els in a celebratory champagne shower on the 18th green. Most would agree the most revealing moment of the tournament came right at the start during Team Isleworth’s boxer brief hoax on Henrik Stenson. Greeting him with a pair of white boxers autographed by Team Isleworth, Tiger Woods poked fun at Stenson’s decision to strip down to his boxers before hitting his ball out of calf-deep water at Doral’s CA Championship. In true Tavistock Cup spirit, Lake Nona fans showed their support for the home team by donning blue attire that ranged from official Tavistock Cup golf shirts to rhinestone-studded Lake Nona tops. The Tavistock Cup returns to Isleworth Golf & Country Club March 15-16, 2010.



GOLF NEWS GREGOR JAMIESON The past few months have been extremely busy at the Club, particularly with the various club competitions that have been played. Congratulations to our Tavistock Cup teams, not only the professional team, but also our men's and ladies’ club member teams. We are delighted to report that Lake Nona was triumphant over Isleworth in all three competitions. A special congratulations to Graeme McDowell for winning the Payne Stewart Salver Award during the second day of the Tavistock Cup with the day’s low score of 66. Congratulations to Lynda Simpson who won the Ladies Stroke Play Championship in scratch division, and to Mary Morrison who won the net division. Repeat winner Bart Paine won the Match Play Men’s Club Championship defeating Mike Chadwick in the 36-hole final. Chuck Beverly triumphed over Didier Merle in the final of the first net flight, and John H. Robinson defeated Roy Haggerty in the final of the second flight. The annual Member-Member Tournament flight winners were as follows: First flight: Greg McNeill and Ken Robinson Second flight: Alex Roy and Sean Roy Third flight: David Kerr and Ron Picerne Congratulations to Greg McNeill and Ken Robinson for becoming the 2009 MemberMember Champions by winning the three-hole playoff. The golf staff at Lake Nona wishes you safe travels during the summer months.

KELVIN RIVERA TENNIS Congratulations to the Lake Nona Men’s/ Ladies’ Team for finishing strong in their league play. The team members competed well and showed much improvement as the season progressed while having a ton of fun. Special thanks to all Lake Nona members for their participation and enthusiasm. We are currently recruiting players for next season. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact me. Wishing you a great summer!



UPCOMING EVENTS: Kelvin’s Kourt Junior Summer Camps Ages: Boys and girls ages 6 - 16 are welcome Dates: June 1 - 5, June 8 - 12, June 15 - 19, July 13 - 17, July 20 - 24 Time: 9 a.m. - noon Cost: $150 per player, per week.

Mixed Doubles Round Robin Date: May 16 Time: 3 - 5 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. Refreshments will be provided.

Ladies Summer Camp Date: July 27 - 29 Time: 9 a.m. - noon To register, email Kelvin at or call 407.209.1276






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Please send sunscreen, towels and swimming suits daily, and remember to label all of your belongings.

Cost per week/per child: Members: $140.00 + registration fee Non-Members: $160.00 + regisration fee Registration Fee: $25.00 non-refundable Reserves your space Guests of members may attend camp provided there is space available. Cost includes daily snacks, lunch and supplies.

Jump on board for a rock sta r tour of Lake Nona. We will be playing golf and tennis, swimming, coo king, dancing and having a bla st. Crafts and specialty parties will be planned in honor of you, our Lake Nona celebrities. Join us on the red carpet for this rock star adv enture. Be there or be square!!

Ages: 7 - 12 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Clubhouse and Bath & Racquet Club Session 1: June 16 - 19 (Tues - Fri) Session 2: July 14 – 17 (Tues - Fri)

R.S.V.P. to Clubhouse reception at 407.859.3402. Register early to reserve your spot. The registration fee is required at this time.



NONA CREW SUMMER EVENTS Night a t s e i F y Famil , 6 - 9 p.m. May 8

Family Dinner Buffet

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Practice your tennis skills Match play with prizes Games, arts and crafts galore outside for the night Dress accordingly as we will be served be Dinner buffet will $12.95 per child

June 12, 6 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy fun activities as a family Meet fellow members Bounce house for kids

School’s Out D ive-In May 17, Noon 3 p.m.

Live D.J. music Be ready to get wet and have fu n! Kid activities op en from noon 2 p.m. Members and immediate fam ily: no charge Additional gues ts: $20 + + per pe rson





Cahill’s Somerset is a picturesque English-style home complete with authentic stone walls and timeless wood detailing. This quaint home welcomes you through a cozy courtyard entry. Once inside, modern-day luxuries and neverending details create a more sleek and traditional flare. The single-story floor plan offers four bedrooms, five full and one half baths, including an expansive master suite with a morning bar and a master bathroom with his/her wardrobes, water closets and vanities. The gourmet kitchen is sure to please every cook, with a large island, caterer’s kitchen and hidden walk-in pantry. Outside, a summer kitchen, swimming pool and fireplace invite the opportunity to fully enjoy Florida’s temperate climate, while an air-conditioned sky porch offers


stunning views of the 4th green at the prestigious Lake Nona

5,150 sq. ft.

Golf & Country Club. Includes Club membership waiver

4 Bedrooms, 5 Full and 1 Half Baths

(subject to Club approval).

Price: $2,550,000



REAL ESTATE CONTINUED Congratulations to Team Lake Nona on their Tavistock Cup victory. The flawless coordination of the event, the enthusiastic support of our members and residents and the impeccable condition of our community culminated to make this year’s event one of the most successful tournaments to date. With more than 3,000 attendees and the exceptional coverage of the tournament and the community provided by the Golf Channel and Sky Spor ts, Lake Nona Realty has received an increase in traffic over the past few weeks. received a total of 21,994 site visits and 385,193 page views in March compared to 8,884 site visits and 127,133 page views in February. Inquiries from all over the world have come in via phone and through our Web site from potential prospects specifically interested in homes at Lake Nona, bringing a total of 26 new guests in the month of March. We expect to see even more traffic over the next several weeks as word of the 2009 Tavistock Cup continues to travel, and we look forward to a busy summer. As always, we’re here to serve your real estate needs.

CAHILL RENOVATIONS For more than 30 years, CAHILL has mastered the art of building homes, each with a story, a history and a rareness that makes them truly unique. For the past five years, the CAHILL team has been building behind the gates of Lake Nona. Founded in 1977, there is nearly a century of building expertise between Steve Cahill and his two vice presidents, Judd Webster and David Cahill. It has been CAHILL’s tradition to provide Orlando with homes that please the most meticulous buyers. The practice and the reputation go beyond simple words. The taglines,“we have an attention to detail” and “we build with passion,” are certainly descriptive of CAHILL. However, it is the home that speaks the words the buyers hear, a language that only they were meant to understand. Now the same philosophy and experience is being applied to CAHILL home renovations. The inspiration comes from a very versatile team that brings big ideas and unleashed creativity. Many of the CAHILL team members have traveled the world in search of new ideas and concepts. Whether it is a 150-year-old floor found in a small village in France, or custom hand-crafted cabinets, each detail is strategically placed. Each turn reveals a surprise – an architectural element, a technological wonder, or the sheer drama of a new idea. Working with CAHILL is truly a collaborative effort and their precise assembly of experts guarantees the outcome of excellence. To find out more about CAHILL’s efforts in renovation, please contact their office at 407.422.0733.


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Majestically situated on a wooded 2.46-acre homesite overlooking sensational golf


and water views, this traditional manor encompasses 9,131 square feet of living

9,131 sq. ft.

space between the main home, guest home and staff quarters. Conventional

8 Bedrooms, 8 Full and 2 Half Baths

finishes and modern appointments enhance the interior, from the formal living room,

Price: $5,895,000

dining room and library to the upper-level en suite bedrooms. The kitchen offers granite countertops, hardwood floors, a casual dining area, a comprehensive home planning area and appliances by Dacor, Miele and Sub-Zero.