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THE LEDGES JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2023
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AT THE LEDGES

SOUP DE AJO

garlic, tomato broth, chorizo, potato, quail egg Salus Chardonnay 2021

ALBONDIGAS

smoked pork, local herbs, almonds, cheese blend, tomato Resa Pinot Noir 2018

COSTILLAS DE RES

wagyu short rib, pistachios, guajillo puree, yucca, spiced honey Salus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

CREMA CASTILLO

smoked tequila curd, puff pastry, strawberry Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 6:30 P.M. $125 per person

AT THE LEDGES

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.

W I L D G A M E Dinner W I L D G A M E Dinner

ELK SLIDER bacon jam, american cheese, cracked pepper aioli

VENISON SAUSAGE en croûte, bourbon braised onions, grainy mustard velouté

BUFFALO SHORT RIB wild mushroom risotto, bacon-wrapped haricot verts

BAKED APPLE butter pastry, duck fat caramel, candied duck bacon, crème anglaise $75 per person

LOOKING AHEAD

TO

THE NEW YEAR

GOLF UPDATE

Another great year is in the books with another season right around the corner for all our members to enjoy. The year 2022 will go down as our most successful year to date in terms of rounds and participation. We can’t thank you enough for all your support of the golf operation. We hope this year you will make plans to participate as we have a plethora of events for all levels of golfers.

The 2023 golf booklet should be mailed out early February and will contain the year's schedule and details along with information on juniors, ladies, and men’s clinics. Our staff is ready to get your golf game going to its next level. Take advantage of these opportunities to get some valuable instruction and set some goals to reach your fullest potential. Our fitting center at the academy is state-of-the-art and we have most all fitting capabilities. Look in the golf booklet for our schedule for fitting days.

Our Pro-Shop will be stocking up for spring before you know it and we will have some great options from all the top name golf lines as well as some casual offerings. If you have any corporate plans for your employees or customers, please give us a chance to save you some money. We do a lot of business for our members in this category. We are easy to work with and we have a wealth of knowledge and help in this arena. Give us a call and we will be glad to put a presentation together for you.

Parents of junior golfers, please join us for an informational meeting on February 7 or February 8 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This year we are offering two meeting dates to give parents a chance to make it to the meeting. We have some new things happening this year that we are excited to be introducing into our junior programs. Please make sure to get to one of the dates. If you can’t make either date let us know and we can sit down with you and show you what we have planned. We are looking forward to an incredible year. See you on the course!

SAVE THE DATES 2023 FEB 1 CLIFFHANGER INVITATIONS MAILED MARCH 1 CLIFFHANGER LOTTERY MARCH 25 SUPERINTENDENT'S REVENGE SCRAMBLE APRIL 8 THE REUNION APRIL 23 MEMBER KORN FERRY EVENT APRIL 24 - 30 HOMETOWN LENDERS CHAMPIONSHIP JUNE 1-3 CLIFFHANGER MEMBER GUEST JUNE 24 NEW! SADIE HAWKINS SCRAMBLE JULY 7-9 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP JULY 22 NEW! COUPLES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 12-13 THE BATTLE OCTOBER 5-6 FALL MEMBER GUEST OCTOBER 17-18 LADIES MEMBER GUEST

THE LEDGES PRESENTS

Robert Burns

SCOTTISH DINNER

Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Scotland's favorite son and poet Robert Burns with a four-course dinner of Scottish cuisine - including Haggis - bagpipe music, and poetry.

SCOTCH BROTH SOUP mirepoix, lamb broth, barley, fresh herbs, grilled bread

SMOKED TROUT SALAD pecans, porter cheddar, apple crisp, pumpernickel croutons, champagne vinaigrette

HAGGIS-STUFFED FILET neeps and tatties, pan gravy, yorkshire pudding

TIPSY LAIRD TRIFLE sponge cake, raspberries, drambuie, custard

$75 with scotch pairings, $55 without scotch

Each course will be accompanied by a single malt from four different regions of Scotland.

COURSE UPDATE

We are ready for a new season in 2023 and have many projects taking place on the golf course and grounds. Last fall we completed dredging the ponds on holes 13 and 14, and added a small creek bed in between them. This spring we plan to install several pumps to recirculate the water to create a stream effect. This will be a nice aesthetic change to the area. The two holding ponds were also dredged last fall. In addition, the pump on 16 was moved and rewired for operation this season.

This winter we are scheduled to add new sand to several fairway and greenside bunkers. Some fingers and noses surrounding the bunkers will receive a new change and some fresh sod. Years of sand build up on the edge the grass tends to cause it to weaken and collapse, so they are needing attention. We will also upgrade some of the fescue areas by adding water so the turf stand can survive the stress of the summer heat. This year we plan to try several new varieties of fine fescue to see which ones survive the climate and are aesthetically pleasing to the golf course.

Overall, I believe the Agronomy team did a wonderful job maintaining the conditioning of the golf course and tournaments last season. We had a solid crew and some new help that fit in well.

We all look forward to the new season.

for new members
JAN 31 DROP-IN BETWEEN 6 AND 7:30 PM
and mingle with other new members while enjoying complimentary Mexican food and margaritas.
FROM 2022 TO PRESENT
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Please RSVP to Director of Membership Terry Wilbanks at twilbanks@theledges.com.
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TH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5:00 UNTIL 7:00 P.M. FORMAL ATTIRE ROAST BEEF, CHICKEN PARMSEAN, CHICKEN TENDERS, CHEESE TORTELLINI salad bar, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, tater tots macaroni and cheese, garlic bread sticks royal dessert station $45 adults • $35 kids
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CAVIAR SPOON

CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD romaine hearts, croutons, shaved parmesan, white anchovies, house-made caesar dressing

LOBSTER BISQUE sherry, poached lobster, smoked almond butter choice of 8 oz. SOUS VIDE FILET truffled mash, haricot verts, mushrooms, demi glace OR

GROUPER IMPERIAL lump crab, asparagus, risotto milanese

CRÈME BRÛLÉE CHEESECAKE raspberry, chocolate covered strawberries $95 per person Reservations required. The normal dinner menu will be unavailable this evening.

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Sunday,February 12 BRUNCH + COOKIE DECORATING
The Ledges
seating times between 10AM and 2PM with harpist Victoria Greer
AGES 13 AND UP: $65, AGES 4-12: $35, AGES 3 AND UNDER: FREE

Somm Series

FEATURING WINE AND CUISINE OF

SICILY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 6:30 P.M.

ARANCINI

almond ricotta, cheese blend, pesto Terrazze dell'Etna Brut

INSALATA SICILIANA local lettuces, fennel, walnuts, orange supreme, olive, mint, red onion Murgo Etna Bianco

CARTOCCIATA honey, prosciutto, apple sausage, brie, black pepper creme Pietradolce Etna Rosso

CANNOLI CIOCCOLATO dark chocolate, white chocolate ganache, coca whipped cream COS Nero d’Avola Contrada $65 per person

Santa Brunch 2022

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ADMINISTRATIVE

CONTACT INFORMATION

Clubhouse 256-883-0860 Pro-Shop 256-883-4191

Jim Ausley Chief Operating Officer jausley@theledges.com

Craig Bocking Director of Instruction cbocking@theledges.com

Rob Clark Director of Golf rclark@theledges.com

Phillip Collier Executive Chef pcollier@theledges.com

Jordan DeBonis Head Golf Professional jdebonis@theledges.com

Leigh Ann Club Administrator leighann@theledges.com

Jim Howell Director of Agronomy jhowell@theledges.com

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Guard House 256-883-1901

The Twenty-Two 256-479-7753

Dave Lux Director of Food & Beverage dlux@theledges.com

Katie Martin Director of Communications kmartin@theledges.com

Sarah Melendez

Member Relations Coordinator LCA Admin smelendez@theledges.com

Zach Weaver Lead Golf Professional zweaver@theledges.com

Terry Wilbanks Director of Membership twilbanks@theledges.com

Arlene Zanlunghi Events Coordinator azanlunghi@theledges.com

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January 1 - 5 Clubhouse Closed

January 10 Wine Tasting 6-7:30PM

January 12 Staglin Wine Dinner 6:30PM

January 12 Bourbon Tasting 6:30PM

January 13 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner

January 18 Trivia Night 6PM

January 19 Robert Burns Dinner 6:30PM

January 25 Wild Game Dinner 6:30PM

January 27 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner

January 31 New Member Fiesta Drop-in 6-7:30PM

Pilates

Every Monday at The Twenty-Two 9AM

All events have a 72-Hour Cancellation Policy. Any cancellations or changes to the party sizes must be made before 72-hours prior to an event.

After that time, the full price of the event will be charged.

February 4

Father Daughter Dance 5-7PM

February 7 Wine Tasting 6-7:30PM

February 7 and 8 Junior Golf Parent Meeting 5-6PM

February 9 Galentines Ladies Wine Night 6:30PM

February 9 Scotch Tasting 6:30PM

February 10 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner

February 11 Valentine's Dinner 6:30PM

February 12 Sweetheart's Brunch 10AM-2PM

February 14 Valentine's Dinner Specials Dinner

February 21 Fat Tuesday Dinner Buffet 5:30-8:30PM

February 22 Somm Series: Sicily 6:30PM

February 23 Bourbon Tasting 6:30PM

February 24 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner

CALENDAR

32 Castle Down Drive

Huntsville, Alabama 35802

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