2017 Mixed Member/Member Golf Tournament

Bragging rights were on the line during the 2017 Mixed Member-Member. The 2-day event, better known as the “Divorce Open”, kicked off play on Saturday, August 26th with a 2-person Better Ball event, followed by a 2-person Scramble format on Sunday. Teams competed for both Gross and Net Championships. Most of the teams were comprised of spouses, but there were 8 teams competing with someone other than their better half.

Bob Lester & Mary Lou Barnes, Net Champions

 
With five teams within two strokes of the Net lead after Saturday’s round, the competition was obviously very close! John and Carolyn Bowers held the lead with a great score of 54, only one stroke ahead of the team of Bob Lester/Mary Lou Barnes. Two strokes behind were Dan/Deborah Beasley, Don Thompson/Jane Noppenberg and Tom/Connie Wilkinson.
 
Under beautiful skies, Sunday’s scramble finished with Bob Lester/Mary Lou Barnes posting the lowest score of the day, 55.8. This team poured it on, winning the Net Division by 3.5 strokes. The Bowers claimed second place, thanks to consistently good play. David Hicks and Lisa Benson followed closely in third place, and, only one-tenth of a point behind, Don Thompson/Jane Noppenberg trailed in fourth. Fifth place belonged to the Wilkinsons and, with Sunday’s second best score, the team of Scott Hickle and Jeannette Carter finished strong in sixth position.
 

Deborah & Dan Beasley, 2017 Mixed Member/Member Champions

While many teams were in the hunt for the Net championship, a smaller race was vying in the Gross Division. On Saturday, Rick/Joyce Schlapkohl shot even par 72; Greg/Donna Stamey ended the day with 3-under 69, and the leaders, Dan/Deborah Beasley were at 4-under 68. These three teams again battled it out on Sunday for recognition as the LRCC’s best golfing couple. The Schlapkohls played impressively and came in third with a score of 141. The Stameys and Beasleys were close to the end, each shooting an incredible 6-under par 66 on Sunday. After two days of intense play, the team of Greg/Donna Stamey won the Runner-up prize and Dan/Deborah Beasley were the victors and grand champions.

 
Closest to the Pin contest winners were: #3 Tom Wilkinson; #8 Melonie Murphy; #10 Hollis Prior; and #17 Joyce Schlapkohl. Thanks to all for two great days of golf and camaraderie. Hopefully, all our couples’ marriages remain as strong as the friendships shared this weekend.

Member For A Day Golf Event

Friday, May 12, 2017

The public is invited to join us at Laurel Ridge Country Club for our inaugural Member For a Day golf event.

With the golf course in its best condition in many years, this event is an opportunity for membership prospects to enjoy the region’s premier championship golf course, and get a first-hand look at the membership experience at Laurel Ridge. We also suggest you make time before or after your round to enjoy the club’s dining options!

Our Membership Director and Head Golf Pro will be on hand to provide tours of the club for those interested and to answer questions regarding membership opportunities.
Cost for golf is just $50, including green and cart fees. In order to reserve your tee time, please call 828-452-0545 and mention the “Member For a Day” event.

2017 Golf & Social Calendar

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to enjoy the Social & Golf activities and events offered year-round at the club!  A pdf downloadable copy of our 2017 calendars is provided for your convenience.  For a complete schedule of events, including weekly fitness classes and dining availability, please view our online Events Calendar.

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Laurel Ridge Operations Update 3/3/17

MEMBERSHIP REFERRALS
For a limited time, Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships with a two-year membership agreement.  Spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.  Best of all, if you refer a new prospective member and they join, you receive a credit to your club account.  For a new Lifetime Golf member, this credit will be $300; if you refer an Associate Golf member, you will receive $200.  For a Young Professional, Sports or Social member, a $100 credit will be given.  Call Mandy in the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GOLF

  • Our club is pleased to announce its participation in Boxgroove.com, an online golf network that connects serious golfers with private courses across the country.  All members get a complimentary $49 membership to Boxgroove for as long as LRCC is a Boxgroove affiliate!  This allows members to schedule tee times at private clubs across Boxgroove’s network. To date, Boxgroove has partnered with over 1,100+ private clubs from 48 states and Canada, with new clubs added each month.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Duane Page, 828.452.0545, ext. 171 or duane@laurelridgegolf.com.
  • Our 2017 Men’s Golf Member-Guest Tournament will be held July 20-22, 2017.  All male golfing members are eligible to participate in this prestigious annual golf tournament.  Invite your guests for this memorable 3-day event to enjoy the club’s southern hospitality as we showcase our beautiful championship golf course.  Registration will begin on May 1st and entry is open to the first 36 teams.
  • Spring Golf Course Aerification will begin on Monday, March 20th.  Golf play should resume on Friday, March 24th, barring any unforeseen circumstances.  During aerification, the Golf Shop will be open and can assist members with tee times at area golf courses.  The exact time that the course will reopen is partially dependent on Mother Nature, so please call the Golf Shop for an update, 828-452-0545, ext. 171.
  • GREAT PLAYS!
    • Deborah Beasley is our current Ladies’ Club Champion for a very good reason…she is at the top of her game! On Sunday, February 12, Deborah shot a DOUBLE EAGLE on hole #15 playing with her husband, Dan. Outstanding!
    • Congrats to Jeff Neff on his hole-in-one on February 12th at LRCC.  His wife Teri witnessed his ace on Hole #17, 150 yards with an 8 iron!
    • Bob May shot is age of 68 on January 12th while playing with Hollis Prior and Jim Major.  This accomplishment is a feat at any age!   Well done!

FITNESS CENTER NEWS

  • All members can benefit from 24-hour Fitness Center access and take advantage of the state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment.  Call the office for your confidential access code.

TENNIS NEWS
We are already working to provide our members with a great season on the courts in 2017!  Preliminary work and cleanup has begun on the courts and resurfacing is scheduled for mid-April.   We’re excited to announce that Larry Turville will run LRCC’s tennis program in the coming season and will be on hand for lessons, clinics and leadership on the courts.  With over 30 years teaching experience, Larry also has played professionally for nine years.  As a senior, he won 45 National titles in Singles and Doubles, including five World Doubles and one World Singles title in 2010, when he was ranked #1 in the world in Men’s 60 & over.  A tennis professional of this caliber will certainly elevate your membership experience at LRCC!

DINING NEWS
Reservations are especially important this time of year for staffing and food preparation.  We thank you in advance for calling ahead for dinner and brunch reservations!

  • MARCH DINING HOURS:  Lunch and dinner will be served each Tuesday and Friday, along with brunch every Sunday. Lunch hours are 11:30 am-2:30; dinner service begins at 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm and Brunch is served 11 am-3:30 pm.  Spring dining hours will resume April 4th.
  • SUNDAY’S BRUNCH menu includes carved smoked ham, roasted turkey breast with gravy, sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing, broccoli casserole, Southern green beans, carrot raisin salad, mixed green salad, omelet station, banana-nut french toast casserole plus all your breakfast favorites for $23.99.  Ages 7-12 can dine for $8; 6 & under are free!  MEMBERS ONLY can order the breakfast portion for $13.99.  The Bar is offering specials on Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
  •   If you love BBQ, you won’t want to miss dinner at the club next Tuesday!  Your favorite pulled pork, St. Louis pork ribs and beef brisket plus all the fixin’s will be offered on  Tuesday’s dinner menu!
  • FLYING PASTA NIGHT will be Tuesday, March 21st!  Our Chefs will create your pasta dish right in front of you!  This is a perfect night to show off the club to guests!
  • A new PRIME RIB NIGHT will be held on Tuesday, March 28th.  Mark your calendars and don’t miss this introductory night of dining!

CLUBHOUSE PARKING
For the safety of our members, guests and staff, we respectfully ask that no vehicles should park in the No Parking areas posted in front of the clubhouse. These spaces are clearly marked and must be left vacant for access by emergency vehicles and personnel.   Thank you for your consideration.

ONLINE ACCOUNT ACCESS & PAYMENT OPTIONS
All members can now view their club charges, payments and statements online! This means that if you are uncertain about a dining or golf charge, you can view the actual ticket in question.  Or if you want to know your current account balance, you have full access to all your up-to-date account  information.  Simply follow the Paycloud Portal link provided on the bottom of LRCC’s website homepage.  An option to pay online with a credit card using PLASTIQ is also available for a minimal fee.  To find out your confidential account sign-on, call the office or email mandy@laurelridgegolf.com.

As a convenience to our members, MONTHLY ACH WITHDRAWALS can be drafted from your bank account to pay your monthly statement!  Banks drafts will be scheduled each month for the total amount due on your current statement to debit your account on approximately the 15th of each month.  To choose this payment option and authorize monthly drafts directly from your bank account, please contact the office or download and submit the ACH Authorization form.

STATEMENTS BY EMAIL
Did you know that you can receive your monthly statement by email?  This option is great for many members that travel frequently or have more than one residence.  To choose email statements and opt out of mailed statements, call the office and leave your preferred email address that you would like to use.  It’s that easy!

YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS
Attention Parents & Grandparents! Laurel Ridge will hold three week-long  Summer Youth Sports & Activities Camp sessions this season as follows:

  • June 26-30, 2017
  • July 10-14, 2017
  • July 24-28, 2017

Your child or grandchild, age 6 – 14, will benefit from valuable lessons from our Tennis & Golf Pros plus many other activities such as swimming, pickleball, basketball, backgammon and more.  Days packed full of sports and learning activities will ensure a fun experience for all!  Reserve your child’s space today, (828) 452-0545 or email info@laurelridgegolf.com!

CASINO NIGHT
SAVE THE DATE!! All members are invited to CASINO NIGHT on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Laurel Ridge to raise funds for the Haywood Healthcare Foundation. The fun evening will include dancing, roulette, poker, Black Jack, craps & heavy hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds fund the Foundation’s mission to improve the health status of the people of Haywood County through educational programs, grants, scholarships and leadership opportunities.  For tickets and information, contact Marge Stiles, 452-8343.

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“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Laurel Ridge Operations Update 1/6/17

We wish you a new year as brilliant as the sun, as colorful as the rainbow, as fragrant as roses and as cheerful as the lark.   Happy New Year!

MEMBERSHIP REFERRALS
Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships with a two-year membership agreement. Spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.  Best of all, if you refer a prospective member and they join, you receive a credit to your club account.  For a new Lifetime Golf member, this credit will be $300; if you refer an Associate Golf member, you will receive $200.  For a Young Professional, Sports or Social member, a $100 credit will be given.  Call Mandy in the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GOLF

  • Winter Golf Shop hours are 9 am-5 pm daily.
  • Our 2017 Men’s Golf Member-Guest Tournament will be held July 20-22, 2017.  All male golfing members are eligible to participate in this prestigious annual golf tournament.  Invite your guests for this memorable 3-day event to enjoy the club’s southern hospitality as we showcase our beautiful championship golf course.

PRO SHOP SALE! 
Order your Titleist golf clubs now at pre-season prices for delivery between February 15-May 15 including 917 drivers, fairways, rescues, 916 Ap1 & Ap2 irons, Sm6 wedges and Scotty Cameron putters.   Our Winter Sale continues including:

  • All ladies clothing is 40% off!
  • Men’s golf shirts by Cutter & Buck and FootJoy, $39.95-$49.95
  • Titleist Pro IV & Pro IX GOLF BALL SALE
  • 20% off gloves, caps, visors, socks & towels

FITNESS CENTER NEWS

  • We’re making it easy for you to keep your New Year’s resolution to shed a few pounds.  All members can benefit from 24-hour Fitness Center access and take advantage of the state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment.  Call the office for your access code.  Be sure to check out one of these weekly Fitness Classes for ladies & men in LRCC’s Aerobics room!
  • LMBT Brenda Gibson offers MASSAGE SERVICES at LRCC by appointment, (850) 491-9425.

TENNIS NEWS
Management is already working to provide our Sports members with a great season in 2017!  We’re excited to announce that world-ranked senior tennis professional, Larry Turville, will run LRCC’s tennis program next season and will be on hand for lessons, clinics and leadership on the courts.  Watch for more details soon.
DINING NEWS
What a great party on New Year’s Eve!  Thanks to everyone that attended for their support of this event.  Our members and guests absolutely loved the live music, great food and festive ambiance!  Check our our Facebook page for some shared NYE pictures!

  • WINTER DINING HOURS:  Limited restaurant hours are now in effect for the months of January, February and March when many members are absent.  During this period, lunch and dinner will be served each Tuesday and Friday, along with brunch every Sunday.  All dining will be closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. This schedule will still provide members the opportunity to dine weekly at the club!  In case of inclement weather, please call ahead to ensure availability.  We will not risk the safely of members or staff if road conditions are unsafe.
  • SUNDAY’S BRUNCH menu includes carved roast beef au jus, fried catfish, herbed potatoes, red beans, broccoli casserole, cabbage & peas, macaroni salad, mixed green salad, omelet station, banana-nut french toast casserole plus all your breakfast favorites for $23.99.  Ages 7-12 can dine for $8; 6 & under are free!  MEMBERS ONLY can order the breakfast portion for $13.99.  The Bar is offering specials on Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
  •  Chef Al will offer CASUAL DINING on Tuesday, January 10th!  Watch for the menu and please call ahead for reservations so that we are prepared to serve you better.  Reservations are especially important this time of year for staffing and food preparation.
  • FLYING PASTA NIGHT will be Tuesday, January 31st!  Our Chefs will create your pasta dish right in front of you!  This is a perfect night to show off the club to guests!
  • Make plans to bring your sweetie to a wonderful VALENTINE’S DINNER  at the club.  Chef will offer a special menu on Tuesday, February 14th and Friday, February 17th.  Your thoughtfulness will certainly be rewarded!

ANGEL TREE UPDATE
Thanks to the generosity and giving hearts of Laurel Ridge members, over $1,500 was donated to provide Christmas gifts for many families in the community.  Each of the children on our Salvation Army Angel Tree received the toy they most wanted, plus much more including clothes, socks, a coat and a warm blanket.  The money raised at the member Christmas Jubilee was used to purchase canned soup, boxed macaroni ‘n’ cheese, toothbrushes and toothpaste for the Community Kitchen.  What a great way to share our bountiful blessings with the community!

NEW MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION
As a convenience to our members, monthly ACH withdrawals can now be drafted from your bank account to pay your monthly statement! Banks drafts will be scheduled each month for the total amount due on your current statement to debit your account on approximately the 15th of each month.  To choose this payment option and authorize monthly drafts directly from your bank account, please contact the office or download the ACH Authorization form.  Allow up to one month for this service to begin after the form is completed and returned.

Laurel Ridge Operations Update 9/26/16

HAPPY FALL!
Save the date for our HARVEST MEMBER PARTY on Wednesday, October 5th!   There is no place like the mountains of WNC in the Fall and you will definitely want to be here as we celebrate this season with its wonderful colors, flavors and traditions.  We are thrilled to announce that The Two Armadillos will be performing for our members during this event. Chef’s buffet will feature your seasonal favorites including carved pork steamship with stewed apples, BBQ chicken, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, collard greens, roasted carrots, tri-color kale salad, mixed green salad and assorted desserts.  Make your plans now and invite a guest!  The cost of $29 inclusive includes dinner and entertainment.  Reservations are requested by October 4.

harvest-member-party-10_5_16MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Do you know anyone looking for a country club home?   We just love when our members tell their friends and colleagues about us!  Spread the word…Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships.   Best of all, when you refer a prospective member and they join, you receive a thank you – an account credit to spend any way you like.  Call the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
As we welcome Fall into the mountains, we also give a warm welcome to our newest members to the Laurel Ridge family!

  • Kimberly & Joe Acquaro, Waynesville, NC
  • Rosemary & John Hieronymus, Waynesville, NC
  • Miriam & Bob VanNess, Waynesville, NC

FROM THE GOLF SHOP

  • Long-time volunteer and Driving Range Monitor Ned Williams passed away last Saturday after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Ned was a PGA professional and he helped many a golfer with their golf games. Ned was a regular fixture at LRCC’s driving range and he will be missed.  We are planning to purchase a plaque in Ned’s honor to be placed at the driving range.  If you wish to donate, please contact Duane for details.
  • PRO SHOP SALE!  Bridgestone Golf Ball Special – B330 Series: buy 2 dozen, get one free.  Also, E Series: buy 2 dozen for $40 (regularly $31/dozen).   It’s not too early to start your Christmas shopping for the golfers on your list!
  • GREAT PLAY!  Congratulations to Pat Mathes for shooting a memorable hole-in-one recently.  His ball flew right into the hole on #3 without even a bounce!  Not too many can make that claim to fame!
  • The LRLGA ended a fantastic season of golf with their final tournament and Fall luncheon last Wednesday. Winners on the Front Nine were Tammy Wilmot, Lynne James, Lois Oehme and Ann Todd, followed closely by Priscilla Boeye, Jan Smith, Rhonda Gerber and Brenda Fulton, only one point behind.  On the Back Nine, the team of Kathleen Korber, Susan Hale, Sue Major and Pat Janke finished on top, followed by Veronica Von Zwehl, Carolyn Bowers and Sandy Lester.
  • LRMGA finished strong last week with their President’s Cup play and season-ending Van Noppen Tournament, Dinner and Awards Banquet. In the President’s Cup on Tuesday, Jack Duckworth and Paul Henson tied for first with 42 points each. APPLAUSE Standings for the season-long competition finished with Dick Oehme in the top spot with 2,212 points.  He was followed by Don Thompson in second with 2,133 and Paul Henson in third with 1,912.  In Thursday’s Van Noppen Tournament, Jerry McCarthy won Low Gross with 76 points; Ray Todd was the Low Net winner with 61.  Flight Winners included, FLIGHT 1:  Dick Oehme (67), Buck Williams (69), Scott Hickle (70); FLIGHT 2:  Bob Morgan (65), Dave Blosser (68), Brian Boeye (69); FLIGHT 3:  Allen Braswell (69), John Cairns (72), Dave Pheatt (73); FLIGHT 4:  Charles Brantley (67), Russell Smith (69), Dave Crocker (69).  Closest to the Pin was awarded to Allen Braswell, Brian Boeye (#8), Dave Matthys (#10) and Don Thompson (#17).  In the Longest Drive competition, Pete Mitchell won from the white tees; Allen Braswell from green tees.  All these gentlemen deserve a round of applause.  Well done!

MASSAGE THERAPY

  • LMBT Brenda Gibson is offering MASSAGE SERVICES to members in the newly renovated Massage Room in the Fitness Center.  Brenda has been a licensed, practicing Massage Therapist since 2009 specializing in Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Hot Stone, as well as aromatherapy and other enhancements.  Appointments should be made with Brenda directly, (850) 491-9425.  She also offers convenient online booking on her website, waynesvillemassagebybrenda.com.

TENNIS CENTER

  • Wtennis serveorld Senior Tennis Champion, Larry Turville, has offered to share his considerable knowledge and expertise with our members by teaching lessons at LRCC through mid-October. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best! If you are interested in lessons or lesson fees, call Larry directly at 239-207-6604.
  • The tennis ball machine is available for members’ use at a rate of $12/hour.  To reserve the ball machine, please contact Duane in the Golf Shop in advance so that his staff can assist you, 452-0545, ext. 171.
  • Club staff will maintain and groom the tennis courts on a daily basis. Please keep in mind that court reservations may not be made via phone or email for the remainder of this season.  The tennis court reservation sheets are located in the Cabana.
  • A Reminder:  club policies limit guest usage to two times per month, with a maximum of six visits per year.  If you have a tennis guest, please notify the office to appropriately charge your account or pay for your guest before play in the Golf Shop.

DINING
Many of our seasonal members have already begun returning to warmer climates for the winter.  Since dining typically slows down this time of year, the restaurant will be staffed and food prepared based on the number of reservations made.  For this reason, it is very important for members to call ahead to make reservations for brunch or dinner so that we are adequately prepared and can exceed your expectations!  Reservations are not necessary for lunch unless you have a large group.  Dinner service is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening; lunch Tuesday through Saturday.  Check your email or the online events calendar for menus and hours.  Lunch in the clubhouse is available Tuesday through Saturday and a scrumptious Sunday Brunch is offered with a different menu weekly.  Thanks for your incredible support this season! fyi

  • The Turn Window is open today and next Friday through Sunday.  After 4 pm on Sunday, the Turn Window will close for the season.  Remember, lunch is available in the clubhouse and the Pro Shop will have drinks and snacks available for purchase.  Thanks for your patronage this summer!.
  • Don’t miss Tuesday night at LRCC!  Chef will prepare a delicious family buffet and Trivia will follow in the Cedar Room at 7 pm.  Tuesday’s menu features pot roast, fried flounder, hushpuppies, parsley potatoes, broccoli casserole, steamed cauliflower, citrus slaw, white bean & collard soup & dessert for only $20.99.  Cost for Trivia is $5; put on your thinking cap and join the fun!
  • LOOKING AHEAD – On Tuesday, October 4, members will enjoy a Mexican Buffet featuring all your favorites from South of the Border.  The following Tuesday, don’t miss “A Taste of Fall” Buffet on October 11.  This buffet with the best of the fall harvest is a member favorite!
  • Many members still have a balance left to spend on their annual Food & Beverage Minimum.  If you are planning to leave town before the first frost, there are still many opportunities to come enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner and dine with us!  And remember, To Go orders and catering will also count toward your minimum; however, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuities do not.

hunters-in-the-skyHUNTERS IN THE SKY
A new member event has been added to LRCC’s Social Calendar, an event unlike any other!  HUNTERS IN THE SKY will be presented on Thursday afternoon, October 13 at 3 pm in the Pavilion by Mike Skinner, a Naturalist and Executive Director with Balsam Mountain Trust.  This bird of prey program is an amazing journey of discovery with some of the most well-adapted predators on earth.  Not only will members get to be up close and personal with some of the Trust’s animal ambassadors, they’ll also get to see the birds in action. This program will excite young and old; please RSVP to the office by Wednesday, October 12 to participate in this edu-tainment.  A cash bar will be available.

POOL NEWS
The pool is now closed for the season.  For those of you who enjoyed lounging by the pool this summer or racing during our pool games, mark your calendars.   We have already scheduled next year’s opening for May 26th…just in time for the Memorial Day weekend!

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT’S UPDATE
With much cooler temperatures expected this week, our grass will continue to recover from the hottest season on record.  Without the new irrigation system, the golf course would have been in trouble this year.  Glancing at the weather channel, I saw that that Friday’s temperature last year was 72 degrees (this year was 83).  With a combination fertilizer applied over two weeks, the grass will experience immediate growth and slow-release growth to help heal the damaged areas.  Crews have been scratching up numerous bad areas across the golf course.  These areas are typically bentgrass that has died because it does not tolerate the higher mowing height in the rough where without being chemically treated.  These scratched areas are being seeded with a 4-blend bluegrass and covered with sand to aid in germination.  This work has been completed on holes 1-14 and the process will be finished before the upcoming Piedmont/Lady Eagle Cup so the seed will benefit from having all Fall to establish. Several perimeters on holes 8,10, and 13 have been roped off.  The reduced foot and machine traffic will allow the seed to establish at a much higher percentage rate.  Thank you for staying off of these areas.

I would like to personally thank the individuals who have provided lunch or breakfast for the maintenance staff.  This small token of appreciation goes a long way, especially on an empty stomach.  The kind words about their hard work and improved course conditions keep a great positive work environment.  Thank you!  Logan Nesbitt, Golf Course Superintendent

ONLINE ACCOUNT ACCESS
All members can now view their club charges, payments and statements online! This means that if you are uncertain about a dining or golf charge, you can view the actual ticket in question.  Or if you want to know your current account balance, you have full access to all your up-to-date balance information.  Simply follow the link provided on the bottom of LRCC’s website homepage (Paycloud Portal).  An option to pay online with a credit card using PLASTIQ is also available for a minimal fee.  To find out your confidential account sign-on, call the office or email mandy@laurelridgegolf.com.

Also, did you know that you can receive your monthly statement by email?  This option is great for many members that travel frequently or have more than one residence.  To choose email statements and opt out of mailed statements, call the office and leave your preferred email address that you would like to use.  It’s that easy…let’s save some trees!

LAUREL RIDGE HOA
For your convenience, the LRHOA is now sending out updates via email.  This effort will also save the cost of mailing correspondence.  Be sure to add the association’s email address to your contact list, laurelridgecountryclubhoa@gmail.com.

1280375970_107310078_4-Arizona-Concealed-Weapon-Course-CCW-Other-Firearms-and-Personal-Protection-Training-Other-Classes-1280375970CONCEALED WEAPONS COURSE
Member Harvey Morse will teach a Concealed Weapons & NC/FL Carry Permit Course on October 14, 2016 from 9 am-6 pm in the Mountain Vista Room.  Cost is $99 plus lunch.  Class fees include ammo and are payable to Mr. Morse (cash is preferred/checks accepted).  For questions or to sign up, call 828-631-0000.

YOUNG ARTISTS GALA
The Haywood County Arts Council will showcase the extraordinary talents of concert pianist, Ji, in the Young Artist Gala at Laurel Ridge on this Thursday evening, September 29. Ji has been praised from a young age for his compelling musical presence and impressive technical command. Anyone can participate in this limited gathering by sponsoring the programs of the HCAC. Sponsorship includes tickets to this pre-concert benefit at LRCC. For more information, contact the Arts Council, 452-0593 or http://haywoodarts.org/young-artist-series/.

sarges-2016-ffbb-registration-flyerFURRY FRIENDS GALA
All members are invited to attend Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s 8th Annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash at 6 pm on October 6 for an evening of fun, food, music and lively live and silent auctions. Before the dinner, guests may visit the silent auction area containing many dining, golf and spa packages, as well as unique items for people and their pets. The live auction will include vacation packages, special dinners and other special items.  For tickets, visit http://www.sargeanimals.org/furry-friends/.

Laurel Ridge Operations Update 12/9/16

ANGEL TREE

‘Tis the season to give!  Time is running out and there are still eight tags left on the Salvation Army ANGEL TREE.    Thanks to those who have already contributed gifts and money.  Your donations will benefit local children in Haywood County and will surely make Christmas morning brighter for many.  Angel tags can be found on the trees in the Pro Shop entrance and in the clubhouse.  Please stop by today and take one (or two!).  If you can’t take a tag, you can still contribute and we will charge any amount to your club account and our elves will do the shopping.  Call Mandy in the office for more information, 828-452-0545, ext. 131 or reply to this email.   Please respond no later than Monday; gifts are to be picked up soon.

 

RING IN THE NEW YEAR LAUREL RIDGE STYLE!
Members will enjoy an evening of dancing and dining, highlighted by a champagne toast at midnight.  Chef’s menu begins with shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, brie with brown sugar & bourbon and vegetable crudite.  The scrumptious buffet features carved beef tenderloin, crab-stuffed Norwegian salmon, roasted fingerling potatoes, cous cous pilaf, cumin carrots, asparagus, NY Cheesecake & lavender crème brûlée .  Continental Divide has entertained the Southeast for 30 years, and they will keep the dance floor full playing your favorite songs from the decades until midnight.  According to our NYE survey, this is the party that you want at your club…don’t miss it!  The cost for dinner, entertainment and midnight champagne toast is $68++.

HOLIDAY HOURS
Merry Christmas!  Please be aware of the following holiday hours for LRCC:

  • Christmas Eve-Golf Shop closes at 1 pm; Restaurant/Bar & Office closed
  • Christmas Day-LRCC closed; No Brunch

FROM THE GOLF SHOP
Berndard Langer visited the area over Thanksgiving and enjoyed two rounds of golf with friends and family at LRCC!  Needless to say, we were very excited to welcome a great golfer of his caliber to the club!  Our understanding is that he even complimented our “tour quality” greens!  Pictured (L-R):  Bernhard Langer, Eric Gifford & Luke Gifford (Villari’s son-in-law & grandson, and Jason Langer.  We will certainly continue to follow his stellar professional career in the PGA Tour Champions.

PRO SHOP SALE! 
Gift certificates for golf make the perfect Christmas gift!  For those members leaving us for warmer climates, don’t forget to spend your Golf Credit Book before you go!  These credits do not carry over into 2017.  It’s a great time to finish your Christmas shopping for the golfers on your list.

  • All ladies clothing is on sale for 40% off!
  • Men’s golf shirts by Cutter & Buck and FootJoy, $39.95-$49.95.
  • Bridgestone & Titleist GOLF BALL SALE!
  • STOCKING STUFFERS:  20% off gloves, caps, visors, socks, towels & more!

FITNESS CENTER NEWS

  • No need to worry about putting on a few extra pounds over the holidays…just check out one of these weekly Fitness Classes for ladies & men in LRCC’s Aerobics room! All members can benefit from 24-hour access to our Fitness Center.  Call the office for your access code.
  • Be sure to stop by and see the new TVs in the Cardio & Weight rooms.   Members are really going to enjoy these during their workouts and we think they are a terrific asset!
  • LMBT Brenda Gibson offers MASSAGE SERVICES at LRCC by appointment, (850) 491-9425.  She also has convenient online booking on her website, waynesvillemassagebybrenda.com.  Contact Brenda for massage gift certificates for your loved ones!

TENNIS NEWS

Old Man Winter has finally made an appearance with temperatures in the teens at night (with wind chills near zero!) and daily highs just above freezing.  This chill has necessitated closing the tennis courts for the season.  Stay tuned for great news about next year’s tennis season!  We are already hard at work planning a great 2017 at LRCC’s courts!
DINING
LRCC was honored to host over 300 members and their friends and families on Thanksgiving Day.  We are proud that this holiday event has grown exponentially over recent years and we appreciate your patronage.   Last night’s Member Christmas Jubilee was a great way to get in the holiday spirit.  The evening was highlighted by a beautiful performance by the Voices in the Laurel children’s choir.  Members definitely witnessed several stars in the making!  Hopefully, everyone remembered to tell Santa what they wanted most for Christmas!

  • LRCC is a wonderful place to share the holidays with our members and the community.  We have numerous events scheduled in the coming weeks that will necessitate closing dinner service on the following dates:  December 13, 14 & 16.  Lunch and Brunch will still be available without interruption, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when dining is closed so that our staff can celebrate with their families.  Thank you for understanding!  If you are unsure about dining availability, please call ahead or visit our online events calendar.
  • Limited restaurant hours will be implemented for the months of January, February and March when many members are absent.  During this period, lunch and dinner will be served each Tuesday and Friday, along with brunch every Sunday.  All dining will be closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. This schedule will still provide members the opportunity to dine weekly at the club!  In case of implement weather, please call ahead to ensure availability.  We will not risk the safely of members or staff if road conditions are unsafe.
  • As the season comes to a close, many members still have a balance left to spend on their annual Food & Beverage Minimum.  If you are unsure of your minimum balance, please call the office.  There are still many opportunities to come enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner and dine with us in December!  And remember, To Go orders and catering will also count toward your minimum; however, alcoholic beverages do not per NC law.  Any unspent portion left on your minimum will be billed to your account on January 1, 2017.
  • Please join us for as special HOLIDAY BRUNCH on Sunday featuring seasonal music with Jazz Guitarist, Steve Wohlrab & an exquisite brunch buffet! Chef’s menu includes carved sirloin au jus, roasted turkey with gravy, chorizo cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, steamed cabbage, pickled beets,  mixed green salad, omelet station, Belgian waffles with berry compote plus all your breakfast favorites for $23.99.  Ages 7-12 can dine for $8; 6 & under are free!  MEMBERS ONLY can order the breakfast portion for $13.99.  The Bar is offering specials on Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
  •  Chef Al will offer a PRIME RIB BUFFET on Tuesday, December 20th!  The menu will include peel & eat shrimp, New England clam chowder, carved slow-roasted prime rib au jus, chicken francaise, roasted red potatoes, Basmati rice pilaf, spaghetti squash casserole, steamed broccoli & cauliflower, mixed green salad, fresh fruit & assorted desserts for $22.99.  Ages 7-12 can eat for $8; 6 & under are free.
  • FLYING PASTA NIGHT is Tuesday, December 27th!  Our Chefs will create your pasta dish right in front of you!  This is a night to show off the club to guests!

MEMBERSHIP REFERRALS
Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships.  Spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.  Best of all, if you refer a prospective member and they join, you receive a credit to your club account.  For a new Lifetime Golf member, this credit will be $300; if you refer an Associate Golf member, you will receive $200.  For a Young Professional, Sports or Social member, a $100 credit will be given.  Call the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

Laurel Ridge Operations Update 11/11/16

HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!
We are honored to have so many service men and women in our membership at Laurel Ridge!   To everyone that has served or is serving in any branch of the military, we offer our heart-felt thanks and appreciation for your sacrifices and service.  We also remember the many that lost their lives serving the greatest country on earth.  May God bless America.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR LAUREL RIDGE STYLE!
Members will enjoy an evening of dancing and dining, highlighted by a champagne toast at midnight.  Chef’s menu begins with shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, brie with brown sugar & bourbon and vegetable crudite.  The scrumptious buffet features carved beef tenderloin, crab-stuffed Norwegian salmon, roasted fingerling potatoes, cous cous pilaf, cumin carrots, asparagus, NY Cheesecake & lavender crème brûlée .  Continental Divide has entertained the Southeast for 30 years, and they will keep the dance floor full playing your favorite songs from the decades until midnight.  According to our NYE survey, this is the party that you want at your club…don’t miss it!  The cost for dinner, entertainment and midnight champagne toast is $68++.

HUNTERS IN THE SKY
We have engaged Mike Skinner with Balsam Mountain Trust to return to LRCC for a repeat performance of his captivating Birds of Prey Program on Wednesday, November 23rd at 2 pm.  While the kids are out of school and family is in town visiting for the holiday, we hope to have lots of participation for HUNTERS IN THE SKY.  Everyone present for last month’s event loved his presentation and demonstration so much that we asked Mike to return. There is no cost for the program; please RSVP to the office, 452-0545, ext. 0.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
We are growing!  Please join us in extending a hearty Laurel Ridge welcome to our newest Sports members:

  • Lee & Jennifer Sutherlin, Waynesville, NC

NEW ACCOUNT PAYMENT OPTIONS
Members now have more options to pay their monthly LRCC statements!  ACH withdrawals, credit card and debit card payments are available to make paying your bill more convenient.

  • Monthly ACH withdrawals can be drafted approximately on the 15th of each month.  To choose this payment option and authorize monthly drafts directly from your bank account to pay your current month-end balance due, please contact the office for an ACH Authorization form.  Allow up to one month for this service to begin after the form is completed and returned.
  • To make a payment on your member account with credit or debit cards, simply follow the link provided on the bottom of LRCC’s website homepage (Paycloud Portal).  Payments are made through Plastiq and a minimal fee is applicable (2.5% for credit cards; 1 % for debit cards).  For confidential log on procedures, call the office or email mandy@laurelridgegolf.com.

HOLIDAY HOURS
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas just over six weeks away, we want our members to be aware of the following holiday hours for LRCC:

  • Wednesday, November 23-Restaurant open for lunch only (no dinner service)
  • Thanksgiving Day-Buffet served 11 am-3 pm; Office & Golf Shop closed
  • Friday, November 25-Golf Shop open; Restaurant/Bar & Office closed
  • Christmas Eve-Golf Shop closes at 1 pm; Restaurant/Bar & Office closed
  • Christmas Day-LRCC closed; No Brunch
  • New Year’s Day-Golf Shop open; Restaurant/Bar closed

PRO SHOP SALE! 
For those members that are leaving us for warmer climates, don’t forget to spend your Golf Credit Book before you go!  These credits do not carry over into 2017.  It’s a great time to start your Christmas shopping for the golfers on your list.

  • All ladies clothing is on sale for 40% off!
  • Men’s Foot Joy golf shirts are marked down.
  • GOLF BALL SALE!  Penta & Rocketballz golf balls by TaylorMade are Buy One Get One Free!  Also, Bridgestone E Series, buy 2 dozen for $40 (regularly $31/dozen).

FITNESS CENTER NEWS
Three new flat screen televisions have been installed in the cardio area!  In addition, a 42″ flat screen television was mounted in the weight room.  We are pleased to offer a full slate of fitness classes for our members led by certified professionals.  Fees for each class are payable directly to the instructor:

  • FITNESS TRAINING with Strick Strickland – Free class for members every Wednesday at noon.  Let Strick’s years of experience help you tailor your workout to get the most benefit for a healthy life!  No pre-registration required; meet in the Weight Room & prepare to be motivated.
  • TRX with Eileen Corbin – A new and different approach to fitness for men and women, also known as Suspension Training, that is safe regardless of age, gender or fitness level.  Space is limited to 4 participants per class on Tuesdays at 2 pm and Wednesdays at 9:15 am ($10).  Please call Eileen to register, 828-421-8566.
  • TONE & STRETCH with Lisa Falbo This session is open to men and ladies and will focus on light resistance training and deep yoga-type stretching on Mondays at 10 am.  Cost is $10 payable to Lisa. If you have questions, contact Lisa at 828-337-1368.
  • MUSCLES & MASCARA with Lisa Falbo – energetic mix of low impact cardio training, functional fitness and strength training for women only on Tuesdays at 9 am ($10).
  • PILATES MAT with Erin Owen – Improve your flexibility and balance with this well-rounded, challenging, and invigorating pilates class on Mondays at 5:45 pm ($12).
  • PILATES FOR BUFF BONES with Erin Owen – Suitable for almost anyone even those without bone density issues! Offered Fridays at 10 am ($12).
  • CONDITIONING FOR GOLF & RACQUET SPORTS with Erin Owen – Crafted for golfers & tennis players and their specific needs and goals with exercises and stretches that address stability & control, improve range of motion, and help prevent injury. Offered Fridays at 11 am ($12).
  • LMBT Brenda Gibson is offering MASSAGE SERVICES by appointment only, (850) 491-9425.  She also offers convenient online booking on her website, waynesvillemassagebybrenda.com.

TENNIS CENTER

Tennis courts will remain open and club staff will maintain and groom the tennis courts on a daily basis until we experience prolonged freezing temperatures.  If any issues with court maintenance arise, please call the office asap.  Court reservations should be made in the Cabana.
DINING
Thanks for your incredible support of the restaurant this season!  The restaurant serves dinner every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening.  Check your email or the online events calendar for menus and hours.  Lunch in the clubhouse is available Tuesday through Saturday and a scrumptious Sunday Brunch is offered with a different menu weekly.  Please call ahead for dinner and brunch reservations.

  • As the season comes to a close, many members still have a balance left to spend on their annual Food & Beverage Minimum.  No worries though, there are still many opportunities to come enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner and dine with us!  And remember, To Go orders and catering will also count toward your minimum; however, alcoholic beverages do not per NC law.  Please keep in mind that December will be very busy with outside events and parties, so it may be wise not to wait until late.  Any unspent portion left on your minimum will be billed to your account on January 1, 2017.
  • SUNDAY’S BRUNCH menu features carved hardwood-smoked ham, grilled Mahi Mahi, sweet potato casserole, rice pilaf, fried okra, steamed asparagus, macaroni salad, pickled beets, mixed green salad, omelet station, Belgian waffles with berry compote & all your breakfast favorites for $22.99.  Ages 7-12 can dine for $8; 6 & under are free!  MEMBERS ONLY can order the breakfast portion for $13.99.  The Bar is offering specials on Bloody Marys & Mimosas.  Brunch is served from 11 am-2:30 pm.
  • FLYING PASTA NIGHT is Tuesday, November 15!  Our Chefs will create your pasta dish right in front of you!  This is a popular dining event so please call ahead for reservations.
  • LOOKING AHEAD…Chef Al will offer a PRIME RIB BUFFET on Tuesday, November 22!  The menu will include peel & eat shrimp, New England clam chowder, carved slow-roasted prime rib au jus, chicken francaise, roasted red potatoes, Basmati rice pilaf, spaghetti squash casserole, steamed broccoli & cauliflower, mixed green salad, fresh fruit & assorted desserts for $22.99.  Ages 7-12 can eat for $8; 6 & under are free.
  • An exquisite THANKSGIVING BUFFET will be served on Thursday, November 24, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.  The menu will feature slow-roasted NC turkey with sage gravy, hardwood-smoked ham, carved prime rib au jus, cornbread dressing, oyster dressing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, currant & almond pilaf, collard greens, vegetable casserole, cranberry relish, tri-colored kale salad, mixed green salad, fresh fruit, ambrosia & desserts!   Cost for adults is $29.99; kids 7-12 are $8.   Six and under eat free.   Limited reservations remain!  Call now to ensure availability.
  • Santa Claus is coming to Laurel Ridge!  Bring the your children or grandchildren on Sunday, December 4 for a very special BRUNCH WITH SANTA.  To be sure, Chef Al is planning a brunch buffet that will please even the pickiest appetites!  Save the date and watch for more details to come.   Price for adults is $23.99; ages 7-12 are $8 (6 & under are free).
  • We’ve got big plans for our Member CHRISTMAS JUBILEE this year on Wednesday, December 7!  The angelic Voices in the Laurel will perform and chef’s menu will start the holidays off right! Show your Christmas Spirit by wearing your favorite Christmas sweater & you could win a prize in our “Most Christmas Spirit” Contest. Have your picture made with Santa…cost of $10 will be donated to the Community Kitchen, providing meals to the homeless locally. Non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit the Community Kitchen.  Chef’s menu includes winter squash bisque, carved ham with stewed apples, herb-crusted salmon with Dijon buerre blanc & wilted spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, Basmati currant pilaf, cauliflower au gratin, steamed asparagus, Caesar salad & assorted desserts.  Cost for the evening is only $23.99; $8 ages 7-12 (6 & under are free).

THANKSGIVING CATERING
LRCC offers THANKSGIVING CATERING if you prefer to entertain your family and friends in the comfort of your home. Order a complete meal to feed 10-12 people for only $195 or pick and choose from our a la carte selections. Call Danielle at 452-0545, ext. 138 to place your order by Saturday, November 19 to be picked up Wednesday, November 23 between 4-6 pm.

TRIVIA
Congrats to Team Clueless, our champions from Tuesday’s Trivia Night.  Winning team members pictured are:  Laura Lang, Jim Janke, Veronica Von Zwehl, Alan Lang, Martha Anderson, Kevin Murphy, Pat Janke & David Pheatt.  Many thanks to the Gerbers for the excellent questions!  Trivia Night will continue next Spring on April 11th.  Thanks to all Trivia participants this year for making this a fun & challenging event that was never dull!

MEMBERSHIP REFERRALS
Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships.  Spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues.  Best of all, if you refer a prospective member and they join, you receive a credit to your club account.  For a new Lifetime Golf member, this credit will be $300; if you refer an Associate Golf member, you will receive $200.  For a Young Professional, Sports or Social member, a $100 credit will be given.  Call the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

CONCEALED WEAPONS COURSE
Member Harvey Morse will teach another Concealed Weapons & NC/FL Carry Permit Course on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Class will be held at LRCC from 9 am-5 pm in the Mountain Vista Room.  Cost is $99 plus lunch.  Class fees include ammo and are payable to Mr. Morse (cash is preferred/checks accepted).  For questions or to sign up, call 828-631-0000.

KARE FESTIVAL OF TREES
Members are invited to a fundraising event to support KARE’s mission to end child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education on Thursday, November 17. Our halls will be decked and lights twinkling for an evening of cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. For tickets, call 828-456-8995 or visit www.karehouse.org.

BIG T FUNDRAISER
All members are asked to attend the Big T Fundraiser on Saturday, November 19 at 6 pm in the LRCC clubhouse.  The evening to support Tuscola High School and Big T Athletics will include a meal, silent auction, special guests and the Sound Explosion will be on hand to provide music.  Tickets cost $75 per person and can be purchased at bigtbash.org.  Business owners are encouraged to reserve a table for eight!

HAPPY NOVEMBER!
Did you know that November is National Gratitude Month?  Gratitude isn’t just saying thanks; it’s an appreciation for things in your life, so deep, it allows us to pay it forward and extend that goodness to others.   May we all practice gratitude in our daily lives.  On behalf of the owners and staff at Laurel Ridge, we are truly grateful for each of our members…we have the best members in the world!

Laurel Ridge Operations Update 10/28/16

Our Management Team is very pleased to hear that LRCC members care so much about their club!  Your survey responses made that abundantly clear.  The input and suggestions have also shown many areas where enhancements and changes can be made to improve your membership experience.  Each and every response was tabulated and given consideration and a letter has been drafted to be mailed and emailed very soon.  This letter will summarize all the member survey responses and detail the club’s plan of action…many projects that were suggested have already begun!  Watch for the letter soon and feel free to email Seth or Ken at info@redwoodsix.com with any additional thoughts.

PHONE ISSUES
Thanks for your patience as our technicians work to solve the intermittent problem with our phone system.  In the meantime, dialing the direct extensions may help; ie., use ext. 171 for the Pro Shop; for dining reservations, call ext. 140 and for the office, please use ext. 131 or simply dial zero.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
We are growing!  Please join us in extending a hearty Laurel Ridge welcome to our newest members:

  • Robert & Sherrie Edwards, Webster, NC

MEMBER NEWS
Laurel Ridge has lost a long-time member and friend to many.  Don Hicks passed away on October 14 from sepsis contracted after an aortic valve replacement.  Please keep his wife, Marilyn, and family in your thoughts and prayers.  His obituary was shared by the family and is available to download.

NEW ACCOUNT PAYMENT OPTIONS
Members now have more options to pay their monthly LRCC statements!  ACH withdrawals, credit card and debit card payments are available to make paying your bill more convenient.

  • Monthly ACH withdrawals can be drafted approximately on the 15th of each month.  To choose this payment option and authorize monthly drafts directly from your bank account to pay your current month-end balance due, please contact the office for an ACH Authorization form.  Allow up to one month for this service to begin after the form is completed and returned.
  • To make a payment on your member account with credit or debit cards, simply follow the link provided on the bottom of LRCC’s website homepage (Paycloud Portal).  Payments are made through Plastiq and a minimal fee is applicable (2.5% for credit cards; 1 % for debit cards).  For confidential log on procedures, call the office or email mandy@laurelridgegolf.com.

FROM THE GOLF SHOP

  • PRO SHOP SALE!  All ladies clothing is on sale for 40% off!  Penta golf balls by TaylorMade are Buy One Get One Free!  Also, Bridgestone Golf Balls are offered at a special price:  B330 Series, buy 2 dozen, get one free; E Series, buy 2 dozen for $40 (regularly $31/dozen).  It’s not too early to start your Christmas shopping for the golfers on your list!
  • Deborah Beasley and Kathleen Korber represented Laurel Ridge lady golfers at the NC Senior Women’s Golf Association by coming home as winners! The field of 96 golfers competed at River Landing in Wallace, NC. For the 4th consecutive year, Deborah was the Champion. She bested her nearest competitor by 7 strokes after the two-day event concluded. Kathleen competed in the 2nd flight and won 2nd Low Gross honors. Congratulations on your well-deserved victories!
  • BRWGA – The end of season two-day Blue Ridge Women’s Golf Association tournament was held at Wolf Laurel Country Club on October 4-5. LRCC had five ladies participating. Ann Cramm came in 2nd place overall. In Flight #1, Deborah Beasley was 1st and Lisa Benson was 2nd.  Congratulations on the great play, ladies! Way to represent Laurel Ridge!

FITNESS CENTER
We are pleased to offer a full slate of fitness classes for our members led by certified professionals.  Fees for each class are payable directly to the instructor:

  • FITNESS TRAINING with Strick Strickland – Free class for members every Wednesday at noon.  Let Strick’s years of experience help you tailor your workout to get the most benefit for a healthy life!  No pre-registration required; meet in the Weight Room & prepare to be motivated.
  • TRX with Eileen Corbin – A new and different approach to fitness for men and women, also known as Suspension Training, that is safe regardless of age, gender or fitness level.  Space is limited to 4 participants per class on Tuesdays at 2 pm and Wednesdays at 9:15 am ($10).  Please call Eileen to register, 828-421-8566.
  • TONE & STRETCH with Lisa Falbo This session is open to men and ladies and will focus on light resistance training and deep yoga-type stretching on Mondays at 10 am.  Cost is $10 payable to Lisa. If you have questions, contact Lisa at 828-337-1368.
  • MUSCLES & MASCARA with Lisa Falbo – energetic mix of low impact cardio training, functional fitness and strength training for women only on Tuesdays at 9 am ($10).
  • PILATES MAT with Erin Owen – Improve your flexibility and balance with this well-rounded, challenging, and invigorating pilates class on Mondays at 5:45 pm ($12).
  • PILATES FOR BUFF BONES with Erin Owen – Suitable for almost anyone even those without bone density issues! Offered Fridays at 10 am ($12).
  • CONDITIONING FOR GOLF & RACQUET SPORTS with Erin Owen – Crafted for golfers & tennis players and their specific needs and goals with exercises and stretches that address stability & control, improve range of motion, and help prevent injury. Offered Fridays at 11 am ($12).
  • LMBT Brenda Gibson is offering MASSAGE SERVICES by appointment only, (850) 491-9425.  She also offers convenient online booking on her website, waynesvillemassagebybrenda.com.

TENNIS CENTER

  • The tennis ball machine is available for members’ use at a rate of $12/hour.  To reserve the ball machine, please contact Duane in the Golf Shop in advance so that his staff can assist you, 452-0545, ext. 171.
  • Club staff will maintain and groom the tennis courts on a daily basis.  If any issues with court maintenance arise, please call the office asap.  Court reservations should be made in the Cabana.

DINING
Thanks for your incredible support of the restaurant this season!  The restaurant serves dinner every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening.  Check your email or the online events calendar for menus and hours.  Lunch in the clubhouse is available Tuesday through Saturday and a scrumptious Sunday Brunch is offered with a different menu weekly.  Please call ahead for dinner and brunch reservations.

  • As the season comes to a close, many members still have a balance left to spend on their annual Food & Beverage Minimum.  No worries though, there are still many opportunities to come enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner and dine with us!  And remember, To Go orders and catering will also count toward your minimum; however, alcoholic beverages do not per NC law.  Please keep in mind that December will be very busy with outside events and parties, so it may be wise not to wait until late.  Any unspent portion left on your minimum will be billed to your account on January 1, 2017.
  • Sunday’s Brunch menu features carved roast beef au jus, fried chicken, roasted potatoes, black-eyed peas, vegetable casserole, Southern green beans, broccoli salad, mixed green salad, omelet station, biscuits & gravy & all your breakfast favorites for $22.99.  Ages 7-12 can dine for $8; 6 & under are free!  MEMBERS ONLY can order the breakfast portion for $13.99.  The Bar is offering specials on Bloody Marys & Mimosas.  Brunch is served from 11 am-2:30 pm.
  • Next Tuesday on November 1, Chef will prepare an ITALIAN BUFFET with chicken Marsala, spaghetti bolognese, pasta fagioli & more!
  • A SOUTHERN BUFFET will be offered on Tuesday, November 8 featuring all your “Made in the South” favorites!  Don’t miss this casual Tuesday buffet.
  • WE LOVE OUR VETERANS!  On VETERAN’S DAY (Friday, November 11), any current member or guest of a member that has served our country in any branch of the military will receive a free appetizer during dinner service!  This is our way of saying thank you and showing that we recognize your sacrifices and appreciate your service!  If you are a veteran, please let us know so that we can honor you.
  • FLYING PASTA NIGHT is Tuesday, November 15!  Our Chefs will create your pasta dish right in front of you!  This is a popular dining event so please call ahead for reservations.
  • An exquisite THANKSGIVING BUFFET will be served on Thursday, November 24, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.  The menu will feature slow-roasted NC turkey with sage gravy, hardwood-smoked ham, carved prime rib au jus, cornbread dressing, oyster dressing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, currant & almond pilaf, collard greens, vegetable casserole, cranberry relish, tri-colored kale salad, mixed green salad, fresh fruit, ambrosia & desserts!   Cost for adults is $29.99; kids 7-12 are $8.   Six and under eat free.   Reservations are a must!  Please call before noon on Wednesday, November 23.
  • Mark your calendars and make plans to attend our MEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY on Wednesday, December 7. We will kick off the holiday season with the angelic Voices in the Laurel Children’s Choir! Mark your calendars and watch for more information! You won’t want to miss this celebration of the season!

THANKSGIVING CATERING
LRCC offers THANKSGIVING CATERING if you prefer to entertain your family and friends in the comfort of your home. Order a complete meal to feed 10-12 people for only $195 or pick and choose from our a la carte selections. Call Danielle at 452-0545, ext. 138 to place your order by Saturday, November 19 to be picked up Wednesday, November 23 between 4-6 pm.

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Do you know anyone looking for a country club home?   We just love when our members tell their friends and colleagues about us!  Spread the word…Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships.   Best of all, when you refer a prospective member and they join, you receive a thank you – an account credit to spend any way you like.  Call the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

KARE FESTIVAL OF TREES
Members are invited to a fundraising event to support KARE’s mission to end child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education on Thursday, November 17. Our halls will be decked and lights twinkling for an evening of cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. For tickets, call 828-456-8995 or visit www.karehouse.org.

TRIVIA
Team Empty-Headed Nesters win again! Congrats to winning team members: Mark & Barbara Leigh, Marilynn Obrig, Sonia McGowan, Geri & Don McGowan, (back row) Steve & Florence Scarborough. The excellent but difficult questions were given by Ron Petty & Raymond McGowan. The next Trivia Night will be November 8th. Join the fun!

 

Laurel Ridge Operations Update

thank-you-picture-jan-2015Our Management Team, Seth Churi and Ken Guerra, would like to thank all LRCC members for their informative responses to the recent member survey.  Every response is currently being studied and given utmost consideration.  It was obvious from your thoughtful comments that you care about your club and its staff.  Seth and Ken, with the help of LRCC Department Managers, are working together to see where changes can be made to improve your membership experience.  A large part of their focus is to enhance member satisfaction. They will share the results with the membership soon along with a plan of action.

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A new member event has been added to LRCC’s Social Calendar, an event unlike any other!  HUNTER IN THE SKIES will be presented on Thursday afternoon, October 13 at 3 pm in the Pavilion by Mike Skinner, a Naturalist and Executive Director with Balsam Mountain Trust.  This bird of prey program is an amazing journey of discovery with some of the most well-adapted predators on earth.  Not only will members get to be up close and personal with some of the Trust’s animal ambassadors, they’ll also get to see the birds in action. This program is free of charge and will excite young and old; please RSVP to the office by Wednesday, October 12 to participate in this edu-tainment.  A cash bar will be available.

FROM THE GOLF SHOP

  • Half-price Golf Guest Day is Monday, October 10th.  Bring your friends or colleagues for a fun day on the course.  The cost of $47 includes green fee and cart fee. Members should accompany their guests.
  • PRO SHOP SALE!  All ladies clothing is on sale for 40% off!  Also, Bridgestone Golf Balls are offered at a special price:  B330 Series, buy 2 dozen, get one free; E Series, buy 2 dozen for $40 (regularly $31/dozen).  It’s not too early to start your Christmas shopping for the golfers on your list!a4260415-4b3d-4bc8-811d-333bad3bd85f
  • Congratulations to famed golfer Tammy Wilmot from Orlando, recipient of the 2016 “Julie Madison Award“. Julie Madison, an exceptional golfer from Jacksonville, is presenting the award at the LRLGA Fall Luncheon to recognize Tammy’s lifelong contributions to golf. Kudos to both of these ladies for their impressive achievements.
  • 2016 LADY EAGLE CUP:  With teams of 10 players, the Lady Eagle Cup Purple and Blue teams began play on Thursday fighting for the available 18 points per match.  purple-team-ladies-10-2-16-lr-2583-reduce-lThe format for the first day of play was the always difficult Modified Alternate Shot.  After five matches, the Purple Team led by a slim margin of 2 points with 46.  Leading the Purple Team on Day One was the team of Jane Noppenberg and Susan Hale with 12.5 popints.  Day Two play was the popular Scramble format, which saw the Blue Team victorious by a 3-point margin giving them a 1-point lead (90.5 to 89.5).  This comeback by the Blue Team was led by the 11 point totals won by Pat Janke and Marci Mitchell.  Sunday afternoon’s Single matches were a Better Ball format.  Again led by Jane and Susan with 12.5 points each and Linda McHugh and Priscilla Boeye’s 11.5 points, The Purple Team staged a comeback and won the title by a slim margin of 3 points (136.5 to 133.5).  Lady Eagle Point Leader was Lynne James with 33.5 points.  Other Individual Point Leaders were: (Purple) Susan Hale, 33; Jane Noppenberg, 32; Priscilla Boeye, 31.5; Kathleen Korber, 30; Linda McHugh, 29: (Blue) Lynne James, 33.5; Marci Mitchell, 32; Nicki Slusser, 29; Joyce Schlapkohl, 28.5; and Brenda Fulton, 27.  Nice job, ladies!  Both teams played extraordinarily well!
  • 2lynnjames-davidblevins-high-pt-scorers-in-p-cup-10-2-16-lr-2652-reduce016 PIEDMONT CUP:  The 17th Annual Piedmont Cup was held this past weekend with an excited field of 28 players divided into two teams.  The Navy Team took an early lead after Day One by a margin of 2 points over the Green Team.  With only 21 points available each day (3 points per match), the second day’s matches were so competitive that the day ended in a draw, with the Navy Team keeping its 2-point lead heading into Sunday’s Single matches.  On Sunday, the battles continued with each team winning equally early on; but as more matches concluded, the Navy Team ran away with the lead and the title.  Led by match sweeps by Navy Team members, Richard Gerber, Dave Blevins, Ron Muse, Don Thompson and Scott Hickle, the final score was a lopsided victory for the Navy Team (47.5 to 36.5).  navyblue-team-men-10-2-16-lr-2644-reducePoint Leader for the Piedmont Cup was Dave Blevins with a perfect score of 9!   Other Individual Point Leaders over three days of competition were: (Navy) Dave Blevins, 9; Don Thompson, 7.5; Larry Phalin, 7.5, Mel Gondron, 7; Dan Doyle, 6; (Green) John Cairns, 5.5; Brian Boeye, 5.5; Buddy Beaty, 5.5; Hollis Prior, 5.5; Tom Hines, 4.5; Don McGowan, 4.5; and Ron Petty, 4.5.  Congrats to our winners on their hard-fought victory!   Thanks to all of our participants for closing out the 2016 golfing season in style.

FITNESS CENTER UPDATE

  • In addition to her Tuesday Muscles and Mascara Fitness Class for our ladies, Lisa Falbo will now offer a Tone & Stretch Class on Monday mornings at 10 am.  This session is open to men and ladies and will focus on light resistance training and deep yoga-type stretching.  Cost is $10 payable to Lisa. If you have questions, contact Lisa at 828-337-1368.

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  • Members have only one week left to learn from World Senior Tennis Champion, Larry Turville.  He has offered to share his considerable knowledge and expertise with our members by teaching lessons at LRCC through mid-October. If you are interested in lessons or lesson fees, call Larry directly at 239-207-6604.
  • The tennis ball machine is available for members’ use at a rate of $12/hour.  To reserve the ball machine, please contact Duane in the Golf Shop in advance so that his staff can assist you, 452-0545, ext. 171.

DINING
Thanks for your incredible support of the restaurant and Turn Window this season!  The restaurant serves dinner every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening.  Check your email or the online events calendar for menus and hours.  Lunch in the clubhouse is available Tuesday through Saturday and a scrumptious Sunday Brunch is offered with a different menu weekly.  Please call ahead for dinner and brunch reservations.

  •  As the season comes to a close, many members still have a balance left to spend on their annual Food & Beverage Minimum.  No worries though, there are still many opportunities to come enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner and dine with us!  And remember, To Go orders and catering will also count toward your minimum; however, alcoholic beverages do not per NC law.  Please keep in mind that December will be very busy with outside events and parties, so it may be wise not to wait until late.  Any unspent portion left on your minimum will be billed to your account on January 1, 2017.
  • Sunday’s Brunch menu features carved leg of lamb with mint jelly, fried flounder, parsley potatoes, pinto beans, butternut squash, vegetable casserole, broccoli casserole, mixed green salad, omelet station, blueberry-pecan french toast casserole & all your breakfast favorites for $22.99.  Ages 7-12 can dine for $8; 6 & under are free!  MEMBERS ONLY can order the breakfast portion for $13.99.  The Bar is offering specials on Bloody Marys & Mimosas.  Brunch is served from 11 am-2:30 pm.fallleaves
  • Next Tuesday, Chef will prepare a delicious “TASTE OF FALL” Buffet showcasing the area’s exceptional Autumn harvest.  The menu will include winter squash bisque, grilled skirt steak with smoked bleu cheese, fried chicken, Yukon Gold Mash, Vidalia tomato casserole, steamed cabbage, roasted parsnips, turnips & carrots, kale & apple slaw, mixed green salad, pumpkin bread pudding with bourbon sauce & pecan pie.  Cost is $20.99 for adults/$8 Ages 7-12/6 & under are free.
  • FLYING PASTA NIGHT is Tuesday, October 18th!  Our Chefs will create your pasta dish right in front of you!  This is a popular dining event so please call ahead for reservations.
  • pilgrims-prayingAn exquisite THANKSGIVING BUFFET will be served on Thursday, November 24, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.  The menu will feature slow-roasted NC turkey with sage gravy, hardwood-smoked ham, carved prime rib au jus, cornbread dressing, oyster dressing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, currant & almond pilaf, collard greens, vegetable casserole, cranberry relish, tri-colored kale salad, mixed green salad, fresh fruit, ambrosia & desserts!   Cost for adults is $29.99; kids 7-12 are $8.   Six and under eat free.   Reservations are a must!  Please call before noon on Wednesday, November 23.
  • Make plans to attend our MEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY on Wednesday, December 7.  We’ve got big plans to kick off the holiday season with the angelic Voices in the Laurel!  Mark your calendars and watch for more information!  You won’t want to miss this celebration of the season!

christmas-partyPRIVATE HOLIDAY PARTIES
Our calendar is quickly filling with private parties this holiday season.  If you want to hold your Christmas gathering or office party at the club, please call now to reserve your date.  Best of all, club members receive a 50% discount on their room rental fee.  To make arrangements for any upcoming banquet or catering needs, please contact LeShall at 828-452-0545, ext. 135 or events@laurelridgegolf.com.

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Do you know anyone looking for a country club home?   We just love when our members tell their friends and colleagues about us!  Spread the word…Laurel Ridge is welcoming new members with discounted initiations fees for Golf, Sports or Social Memberships.   Best of all, when you refer a prospective member and they join, you receive a thank you – an account credit to spend any way you like.  Call the office for details or to arrange a tour for your referrals.

TRIVIA
We have new Trivia Champs! Team Empty Headed Nesters won the last Trivia challenge with 25 points, barely edging out Trivialities II (23), Team Wonderful (22), and Trivialities I (21). Everyone had great fun!! Congratulations to winning team members: (Front Row) Ray & Sonia McGowan, Richard Gerber, Judy Dykes, Florence Scarborough, Ron Petty, (Back Row) Bucky Dykes, Steve Scarborough & Rhonda Gerber. Thanks to the Tollisons for their stimulating questions. The next Trivia Night will be next Tuesday, October 11th. Come join the camaraderie!
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