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September 2012

Event Highlights 3rd Annual Patriot Golf Day Event August 31 & September 1 Patriot Golf Day, the primary fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, is an annual event to raise money for post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. The mission of Folds of Honor is to help ensure that no family is left behind in the field of battle by honoring their sacrifice and educating their legacy.

Welcome

New Golf Members John & Dot Fisher Michael & Peggy Scott Tom & Carol Ostrander Curt & Carol Richter Tom & Sandra Gracey Joe Ziegler & Claudia Pascoe

Golf Club Seasonal Maintenance Closing Tuesday, September 18 through Wednesday, September 26

Round 1:

August 31 at The Colony Golf & Country Club 9:00am Shotgun (Four-person scramble with hole contests)

Round 2:

September 1 at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club 9:00am Shotgun (2 best balls of the foursome with hole contests)

Register to play one or both events by calling Craig Morton at (239) 390-4717! Both Events: $100 (Members) $110 (non-Members) Individual Event: $65 (Members) $75 (non-Members)

$20 of the entry fee to benefit The Folds of Honor Foundation.

Tremendous Tuesday

September 4 & September 11 5:30-8:00pm An elaborate buffet, half-priced drinks and live entertainment! Reservations may be made on the Members website by clicking on the Tremendous Tuesday event on the online “Event Calendar� or by calling (239) 390-4702.


General Manager’s Message From the Administrative Office Reciprocal Golf Information A list of Clubs participating in The Colony Golf & Country Club’s Summer Reciprocal Program through October 31, 2012, is available at the Club and on the Members website. Reciprocal reservations may only be made from Club Staff to Club Staff. Reservations attempted to be made directly with a reciprocal Club will be declined. All reciprocal Clubs have requested that our Members present their Colony Member ID cards upon arrival for any golf, sports, social and/or dining activities. Reciprocal Golf Reservations: All golf reservations at reciprocal Clubs must be made through The Colony’s Golf Shop at

(239) 390-4710. Reciprocal Dining Reservations: All dining reservations at reciprocal Clubs must be made through The Colony’s Administrative Office at

(239) 390-4702.

We hope that you have been enjoying a wonderful summer. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to spend time with those of you that have frequented the Club this summer or just stopped in for a brief visit. We thank you for choosing to be Members of our Club! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Russell Sparks! The Sparks’ won a $250 WCI Gift Card for submitting a WCI Amenities Annual Survey in April. The winning entry was selected in a random drawing of all completed surveys from The Colony Golf & Country Club. Patriot Golf Day The Colony’s 3rd Annual Patriot Golf Day Event will be held on August 31-September 1. By participating in Patriot Bob Radunz, General Manager Golf Day, golfers nationwide support the Folds of Honor Foundation which provides education scholarships for children and spouses of fallen and disabled military personnel. The Colony Golf & Country Club has teamed up with Crown Colony Golf & Country Club to provide a tremendous two-day event where participants may play at either Club or both. Last year, with your generous support, The Colony Golf & Country Club raised over $8,435 for the Folds of Honor Foundation. Our goal for this year’s fundraising efforts is $10,000 and we’re well on our way to achieving our goal with your participation! Welcoming a New Staff Member Please join is in welcoming Courtney May as our newest addition to The Colony Golf & Country Club team. As Shelley Johnson transitions to her new role as Office Manager & Communications Coordinator, Courtney will fill the role of Administrative Assistant & Member Services. Courtney has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and we are excited to welcome her to our team. Please stop by during your next visit to the Club to say hello! Member Reward Program Just a reminder that the 2011-2012 WCI Member Reward Program, exclusively for Golf Members of WCI Clubs, ends on October 31, 2012. Reward points must be redeemed by October 31, 2012, after which they shall have no value. This program was developed so that WCI Members received rewards from TaylorMade when bringing guests to golf at WCI courses. Upon check-in at the posted guest rate, the guest receives a complimentary sleeve of TaylorMade® golf balls. The WCI Member will receive a rewards card to record the member guest rounds played at The Colony, or other participating WCI Golf Courses. The Member receives points for each guest round played which are redeemed for TaylorMade merchandise. This has been a very popular program and a new 2012-2013 WCI Member Reward Program is in the works! Update on Online Bill Pay Option on the Members Website The Online Bill Pay option was disabled earlier this summer, while we setup a new payment system that will provide our Members with more online payment options. We anticipate the Online Bill Pay option will be enabled in early September and will provide more information at that time on your payment options and how to setup automatic payments. We thank you for your patience during this time as we setup the new online bill pay and please stay tuned for more information!


Tremendous Tuesday

September 4 and September 11 5:30-8:00pm An elaborate buffet, half-priced drinks and live entertainment! Reservations may be made on the Members website by clicking on the Tremendous Tuesday event on the online “Event Calendar” or by calling (239) 390-4702.

Activities at The Colony Golf & Country Club

Food & Wine Live

Monday, October 15 5:00-7:00pm Space is limited for this event! Call the Club at (239) 390-4702 to make reservations. Nicole Berning, Activities & Banquets Manager

Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 20 6:00pm

Friday Night Member Dining

October 26 4:30-7:00pm Call the Club at (239) 390-4702 to make reservations.

A Recipe from

Executive Chef Jim Iacovino

Chermoulah Chermoulah, also known as Sicilian Pesto, is used to flavor fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats or vegetables.

Ingredients: 1 cup virgin olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 1 ½ T chopped garlic ½ cup chopped Italian parsley ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 T paprika ½ T ground cumin ½ tsp Cayenne pepper ½ T saffron ½ T Kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper Combine all ingredients. Serve with grilled meat, chicken or seafood. (Makes one cup.)

The Colony Golf & Country Club is thrilled to kick-off this upcoming season with Nicole Berning overlooking banquets and activities exclusively at the Golf Club! Nicole is currently working on adding new activities and events to the Member event calendar to make this season unlike any other. We encourage Members to share any suggestions for new activities, social clubs or classes they’d like at The Colony Golf & Country Club this season. Members may contact Nicole Berning via email at nicoleberning@ wcicommunities.com or by phone at (239) 390-4726. We look forward to receiving your feedback and for an exciting new season!


Course Closings Every Wednesday Tuesday, September 18 through Wednesday, September 26 (Seasonal Maintenance Closing)

2012 Summer Men’s Inter-Club

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

Match 4

The Sanctuary

The Colony

Verandah

Cypress

-4 -10 -26 -2 -19 -24

-12 -25 -13 -17 -17 -21

25 13 13 -5 2 3

20 4 -1 -14 -6 -5

Cypress Lake C.C. Crown Colony C.C. The Forest C.C. The Sanctuary G.C. The Colony G & C.C. Verandah G.C.

Total 29 -18 -27 -38 -40 -47 Bridge repair on Hole 4.

Golf Course Maintenance Hole-in-One

Update

Congratulations to Joyce Drolet, who earned a Hole-In-One at The Colony Golf & Country Club on July 7, 2012, on Hole #8 with a #4 Hybrid. The Hole-In-One was witnessed by Suzanne Richmond, Sue Carani and Ellen Barr.

During our August maintenance closing, we completed the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

All greens, tees, fairways, collars and approaches were aerified Removed and cleaned up all debris from aerification On the #2 tee on hole 2 and the #2 tee on hole 7, the sod was cut, laser-leveled and sprigged The thin areas on range fairways were repaired with remaining sod Repaired the extensive bunker damage from heavy rain washouts prior to the maintenance closing The bunkers were fly-mowed twice and edged Mowed down and trimmed areas by putting green and between 1 & 18 to allow natural re-growth Removed and replaced bridge boards on hole 4 The bridges from hole 4 and hole 10-11 were sealed All plants at the Clubhouse were sprayed with insecticide All greens were fertilized with 14-7-14 and gypsum The greens were sprayed with 3336, provaunt, primo, threesomes and 350 turf Sprayed tees C&A with redox supreme and CA Tees were sprayed with a fungicide Greens were topdressed three times and verti-cut four times. Repaired four “sink holes” on holes 3, 14 and 15 Topdressed tees Cleaned wet well


Tennis Tip Men’s Round Robin

Hit “Down the Middle” for Success in Doubles

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am Round Robin play provides participants with fun, social Mary Fink, Director of Tennis doubles where partners and opponents mix up between rounds.It provides a great opportunity to play with various levels of players on a regular basis. Sign up is required. Please call The Sports Center at (239) 390-4750 to sign up!

The “middle” of the court in doubles can be defined as the area that exists between the two players. When you hit “through the middle,” you increase your chances of winning the point for several reasons:

Men’s Instructional Clinic

Hitting through the middle often creates confusion between the two opposing players, as they may not know which player is responsible for the coverage of the shot. The net is lowest in the middle and there is more court area to hit to, thus providing you a higher margin for error.

Thursday at 9:00am Emphasis is placed on stroke production, strategy, shot selection and conditioning through both live and dead ball drills. Come on out and join the fun! Sign up is encouraged. Please call The Sports Center at (239) 390-4750 to sign up!

Ladies 3.5 Clinic Thursday at 9:00am

Open Drill Clinic Friday at 9:00am

Hitting through the middle minimizes your opponent’s options by taking away the angles they would otherwise have available when you hit to the outsides of the court. Practice hitting “down the middle” to solve the riddle for more success in doubles!

Round Robin Tennis Guidelines • 3 courts maximum (12 players) • Please sign up to be guaranteed a spot as space is limited • Please send a substitute if you need to cancel (may choose a guest and guest fee will be waived) • First 12 players are guaranteed a spot, additional players will be placed on the waiting list

Tennis Instruction Private and semi-private tennis lessons are available. Please call Mary Fink or Pieter Kriek to schedule lessons at (239) 390-4750.


September Group Exercise Schedule 9:00am 10:00am

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Cardio Mix Open Pilates

Sculpt & Tone Core F usion

Cardio Mix Open Pilates

Core & Ball Core Fusion

Cardio Mix Open Pilates

Get the Most from Your Club’s Wellness Options Whether you enjoy the intrinsic value of simply working out, playing golf, tennis or any other physical activity, it is imperative to keep your body in balance using a variety of techniques and options available to you. Often massage therapy is considered a luxury and is used only for relaxation benefits, although it offers much more. For example, massage therapy improves circulation which can enhance the body’s ability to utilize oxygen more efficiently. In addition, metabolic waste and lactic acid that builds up in the body after a workout, is dissipated through massage therapy. Finally, massage therapy promotes flexibility and range of motion which can and will help reduce the chance for injury. In short, regular massage therapy can help promote overall wellness through improved circulation, flexibility and the dissipation of metabolic waste. To book a massage service at The Colony Golf & Country Club, please call Velda at (239) 390-4761.

Personal Training Personal training is available at The Colony Sports Club. For more information or to book a personal training sessions, please call Velda at (239) 390-4761. Here are just a few benefits of personal training: • Muscle toning and reshaping—feel good and look good! • Balance and flexibility training increases mobility and stability. • Core conditioning helps reduce back pain and flatten abdominals. • Weight and fat loss. • Consistent exercise can reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lower sugar levels. • Reduces aches and pains.


Golf Club

The Grille Room (Bar & Lounge) 11:30am - 2:30pm Monday 11:30am - 5:00pm Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday Closed Wednesday

Administrative Office 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday Membership 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Beverage Cart 9:00am - 1:00pm Monday 8:30am -4:00pm Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday Closed Wednesday

Golf Shop 7:00am - 2:00pm Monday 7:00am - 12:00pm Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday

Sports Club

Practice Tee 7:30am - 2:00pm Monday 7:30am - 4:00pm Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday Closed on Wednesday

8:00am - 3:00pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sunday

Tennis Courts

Golf Club Dining Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday Closed Wednesday

Golf Club Golf Club Main Golf Club Reservations Golf Shop Sports Club The Grille Room

8:00am (lighted after-hours)

The Colony Bay Club

Administrative Office and Resident Services 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Saturday

Bob Radunz (239) 390-4700 (239) 390-4702 (239) 390-4710 (239) 390-4750 (239) 390-4730

General Manager.............................. (239) 390-4703

Christopher Sliter Club Manager.................................... (239) 390-4707 Donna Marcotte

Membership Director......................... (239) 390-4720

Michaela Scheele Food & Beverage Manager................ (239) 390-4705 Jim Iacovino

Executive Chef................................... (239) 390-4731

BAy Club

Nicole Berning

Activities & Banquet Manager........... (239) 390-4726

Bay Club Main (239) 992-2100 Bay Club Reservations (239) 390-4709

Shelley Johnson

Office Manager/Communication........ (239) 390-4724

Courtney May

Member Services................................ (239) 390-4702

Scott Hamm

Golf Course Superintendent............... (239) 948-5877

Craig Morton

Head Golf Professional....................... (239) 390-4717

Tyler Clauson

Assistant Golf Professional................. (239) 390-4715

Mary Fink

Director of Tennis ............................. (239) 390-4711

Pieter Kriek

Tennis Professional............................. (239) 390-4755

Velda Goren

Fitness & Spa.................................... (239) 390-4761

Tammi Reyes

Resident Services................................ (239) 390-4709

gatehouse

(239) 495-6498


September 2012 SUNDAY

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

3

4

5

Cardio Mix 9am

Sculpt and Tone 9am

Men’s Round Robin 9am

Core Fusion 10am

Open Pilates 10am

Tremendous Tuesday 5:30pm

Golf Course & Practice Facility Closed Cardio Mix 9am

THURSDAY

6

Core and Ball 9am Ladies 3.5 Clinic 9am

Men’s Round Robin 9am

Men’s Instructional Tennis Clinic 9am

Open Pilates 10am

Core Fusion 10am

FRIDAY

7

Cardio Mix 9am

SATURDAY

8

Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Drill Clinic 9am Open Pilates 10am

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Cardio Mix 9am Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Pilates 10am

Sculpt and Tone 9am Core Fusion 10am Tremendous Tuesday 5:30pm

Golf Course & Practice Facility Closed Cardio Mix 9am

Core & Ball 9am

Ladies 3.5 Clinic 9am

Men’s Round Robin 9am

Men’s Instructional Tennis Clinic 9am

Open Pilates 10am

Core Fusion 10am

Cardio Mix 9am

Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Drill Clinic 9am Open Pilates 10am

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed

Cardio Mix 9am Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Pilates 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed Sculpt and Tone 9am Core Fusion 10am

Cardio Mix 9am Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Pilates 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed Core & Ball 9am Ladies 3.5 Clinic 9am Men’s Instructional Tennis Clinic 9am Core Fusion 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed Cardio Mix 9am Men’sRound Robin 9am Open Drill Clinic 9am Open Pilates 10am

Core & Ball 9am Ladies 3.5 Clinic 9am Men’s Instructional Tennis Clinic 9am Core Fusion 10am

Cardio Mix 9am Men’sRound Robin 9am Open Drill Clinic 9am Open Pilates 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed Cardio Mix 9am Men’s Round Robin 9am

Open Pilates 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed Sculpt and Tone 9am Core Fusion 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed

Cardio Mix 9am Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Pilates 10am

30 1 2 3 4 5 6 Cardio Mix 9am

Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Pilates 10am

Golf Course & Clubhouse Facility Closed

Sculpt and Tone 9am

Cardio Mix 9am

Core Fusion 10am

Men’s Round Robin 9am Open Pilates 10am

Core & Ball 9am Ladies 3.5 Clinic 9am Men’s Instructional Tennis Clinic 9am Core Fusion 10am

Cardio Mix 9am Men’sRound Robin 9am Open Drill Clinic 9am Open Pilates 10am

The Colony Golf & Country Club September 2012 Amenity Newsletter  

September 2012 Newsletter of The Colony Golf & Country Club

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