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THE LEDGES

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2022

Cliff Notes


The Ledges

Cliff Notes Newsletter HOURS OF OPERATION DINING

Monday: Closed 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

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PRO-SHOP Monday: Closed Tuesday - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - dark POOL Closes for the season after Labor Day THE TWENTY-TWO Closes for the season after Labor Day

CONTACT INFORMATION Clubhouse 256-883-0860

Guard House 256-883-1901

Pro-Shop 256-883-4191

The Twenty-Two 256-479-7753 ••••••••

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32 Castle Down Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

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 Assistant Golf Professional jdebonis@theledges.com Leigh Ann Club Administrator leighann@theledges.com Jim Howell Director of Agronomy jhowell@theledges.com

Dave Lux Director of Food & Bev. dlux@theledges.com Katie Martin Director of Communications kmartin@theledges.com Sarah Melendez Member Relations Coordinator LCA Admin smelendez@theledges.com Zach Weaver Assistant Golf Professional zweaver@theledges.com Terry Wilbanks Director of Membership twilbanks@theledges.com Arlene Zanlunghi Events Coordinator azanlunghi@theledges.com


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YOU’RE THE BIGGEST BIGGEST YOU’RE INVITED INVITED TO TO JOIN US FOR THE HALOWEEN HALLOWEENPARTY PARTY THE THE LEDGES LEDGES HAS HAS EVER EVER HAD! HAD!

SUNDAY, 30 SUNDAY, OCTOBER OCTOBER 30 11AM-2PM 11AM-2PM

H AY R I D E S B O U N C E H O U S E S F O O D

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RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY OCTOBER 26 A GINETHE S 3EVENT A N DOFURAIN,THE P : $ 3 5EVENT , A G EWILL S 2BEA HELD N D UNOVEMBER N D E R : F6R E E

A G E S 3 A N D U P : $ 3 5, A G E S 2 A N D U N D E R : F R E E


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Friday 23

LO CAL TOMATO SALAD : 3 0 P M bourbon candied bacon herb aoli, charred corn, buffalo S E P T . mozzarella, aged 6balsamic, CH E F 'S FRENCH ON ION SO UP Please Rsvp sherry, sourdough, fontina

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Please Rsvp 2 5 6 - 8 8 3 - 0 8 6 0

6:30PM

SALM O N WE LLI NGTO N pastry, columbia river king salmon, spinach madeline, king trumpet mushroom, 2 5 caper 6 - 8 8beurre 3 - 0 8 blanc 6 0

Please Rsvp

BA SQ UE STYLE CHEESECAKE cherries jubilee, meringue 2 5 6 - 8 8 3 - 0 8 6 0

$75 per person

Please Rsvp 2 5 6 - 8 8 3 - 0 8 6 0


OCTOBER 13-14 INTRODUCING THE LEDGES FALL MEMBER GUEST

F O U R - M AN T E AM S , AN Y C O M B I N AT I O N O F M E M B E R S AN D G U E S T S $1,000 PER TEAM SIGN UP BY CALLING THE PRO-SHOP


Rob Clark's

GOLF UPDATE Fall is fast approaching and that means several things

cause we are following the trend of our state here at

like cooler weather, college football and perfect

the club. We are currently up 5% in rounds over last

afternoon 9-hole rounds during the week.

year. This is probably the best data point we can have to prepare our business for the year. I say this because

We keep data on rounds and send this information

I want to thank all of you for supporting the club and

into a national data collection site. They in turn send

the golf operation. From playing golf to participating

us reports that help us with our business. Through

in events and making purchases in our golf shop we

June, we were the only state of the 50 with a positive

are very grateful for all your support.

growth in rounds played. It is interesting to see be-

Come play some golf!


Junior Update

Teams will consist of four-man teams with any

I think this may be our overall best year in terms

combination of members and guests, and there must

of representation on a local and national level with

be one guest in the group. The price is $1,000 a team.

our juniors. We have had winners in the AJGA with Charles Warren, winners on the SJGT with Andrew

Nine, Wine and Dine

Hinson and winners on the National Level with

Our final two Nine, Wine and Dine events will be

Morgan Slaton qualifying to play in the US Junior

held on September 16 and October 7 with a Par 3

Amateur at Bandon Dunes. This doesn’t even

Scramble and a Team Scramble. We've had

mention the strong program we are developing with

excellent support for our couples events this year. I

our LA Juniors and our record group in PGA Junior

hope you will sign up to play for this one as it is

League. We are in a great place and hope we contin-

always a great event.

ue to get your juniors involved with golf. Fall Member Guest Everyone who was on the waiting list for the Spring Member Guest gets first shot at signing up for this event. This is an all new event and will be played October 13 with a 1:00 p.m. shot gun and October

Pro-Shop News Fall is a great time to find some of our new fall fashion in the Pro-Shop. With all the growth in our ladies programs we are trying to increase the amount of ladies apparel. Please come by and check out what we have. Our fall lines include: EP Pro,

14 with an 8:30 a.m. shot gun. We will have a dinner

Peter Millar, Johnnie O and Holderness and Bourne.

after play on Thursday and lunch and awards

October is a great time to set up a club fitting. Many

following play on Friday. Thank you George and

of the companies will be introducing their new lines

Tracy Jones with Century Automotive for their

this month and it is a great time to get ahead of the

sponsorship and support of this event.

game. Call the golf shop to schedule an appoint-

Registration is going on now in the golf shop.

ment.


Jim Howell's

COURSE UPDATE This season our Agronomy team has been fortu-

improvement

nate to have an experienced crew with a great ad-

experimenting with a new Zoysia on 1 and 16 tees called Zeon. This strand has great collar and recovers extremely fast from divots and play. This fall we will continue to improve some more bunkers by replacing contaminated sand with new tour angle bunker sand. Some bunker faces will be repaired and re-contoured to their

dition of seasonal staff. They all endured a very hot summer

detailing

bunkers,

sodding

fairways,

edging and weed eating which are not the easiest of assignments. Some of the seasonal employees plan to stay on part-time through the winter season which will be a great addition for our upcoming improvements. We

are

very

close

to

completing

the

turf

resurfacing to number 6 fairway and hope to have it completed in the fall. We look forward to this substantial

for

playability.

We

have

been

original design. With this, some sodding will take place. As

always,

bunkers,

fill

please

make

divots,

and

efforts repair

to ball

rake marks.

Taking care of your course leads others to do the same.



C E L E B R AT I N G T H E E N D O F A G R E AT S E A S O N O F

W E D N E S D AY, O C T O B E R 1 2 , 6 : 3 0 P M BEET AND APPLE SALAD CHICKEN ROULADE C H O C O L AT E M O U S S E C A K E $55 PER PERSON


The Ledges Annual

L A B O R

Cookout D A Y With

DJ STEVE METZ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 11AM - 3PM ALL AMERICAN MEATS

BBQ, HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, WINGS, BRISKET, CONECUH SAUSAGE ALL AMERICAN SIDES WATERMELON, CORN ON THE COB, POTATO SALAD, MORE

PLEASE RSVP AGES 13 AND OLDER: $15.95, AGES 6-12: $9.95, AGES 5 AND UNDER FREE


MOVIE

n w a l e on FRIDAY SEPT. 9 BACK LAWN

Movie Starts at 8:00pm

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ND A C , RN S O C P PO SNACK & LE B A L I AVA

SHOWING SPACE JAM PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET $15 per person Ages 2 and under: free


JOIN US FOR

Ladies Wine Night THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 6:30PM BACK LAWN JAPANESE STATION with MOCHI • GYOZA • TEMPURA VEGGIES GERMAN STATION with R O U L A D E N • B E E R C H E E S E B R AT W U R S T D I P • STRUDEL ITALIAN STATION with BRUSCHETTA • POLPETTES • TIRAMISU each station will be paired with wine • $45


Oh Look, Another GLORIOUS TRIVIA NIGHT

HOCUS POCUS THEMED WITH

THE SANDERSON SISTERS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 DINNER: 6PM

TRIVIA: 6:30PM

MENU: WINNIFRED WEDGE SALADS SALEM SALMON, MARY MASH SARAH SUCCOTASH, SPOOKY DESSERTS AGES 13 AND UP: $35, AGES 3-12: $20, 2 AND UNDER: FREE


Cliffhanger Mixer


Member Guest Cliffhanger


Ladies Wine Night: A Night in All White


CALENDAR September 1 Scotch Tasting 6:30PM

October 4 Wine Tasting 6-7:30PM

September 5 Labor Day Breakfast: 7-11AM Poolside Cookout: 11AM-3PM Lunch in Clubhouse: 11AM-5PM Pool Closes for Season: 6PM

October 4-5 Ladies Member Guest

September 6 Wine Tasting 6-7:30PM September 9 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner September 9 Movie on the Lawn Begins at 8PM September 14 Music on the Terrace with Preston Watts Begins at 6PM

October 6 Scotch Tasting 6:30PM October 7 Nine, Wine and Dine Begins at 3PM October 12 Ladies Golf Dinner 6:30PM October 13-14 Fall Member Guest October 14 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner October 19 Trivia: Hocus Pocus Themed 6PM

September 15 Bourbon Tasting 6:30PM

October 19 Music on the Terrace with Jayne and the Huntsmen Begins at 6PM

September 16 Nine, Wine and Dine Begins at 3PM

October 20 Bourbon Tasting 6:30PM

September 23 Dinner on the Greens 6:30PM

October 27 Ackerman Family Wine Dinner 6:30PM

September 23 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner September 29 Ladies Wine Night 6:30PM

October 28 Steak and Seafood Night Dinner October 30 Fall Festival 11AM-2PM


EDITOR AND PUBLICATION DESIGN KATIE MARTIN CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS KATIE SWEENE Y, KE VIN FARRELL MADISON MARTIN, MARIAH OLDACRE , DAVE SANSOM

H E A LT H A N D F I T N E S S

Pilates Every Monday at The Twenty-Two 9AM

Personal Training Daniel Ghaleb email: danielghaleb@icloud.com


32 Castle Down Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35802

JOIN US FOR A WINE

with ACKERMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS Thursday, October 27 6:30 PM