The         R iver C urrent                                                                            s e p t / o c t    ...
Around the Club                                   After another hot summer, I think we are looking forward to the arrival ...
Important River Club ClosingsSaturday, September 3rd                  Saturday, October 8thThe Clubhouse will close at 3:0...
Chef’s Corner         Why We Are Proponents for Grass-Fed Beef:Dining         Highlighting White Oak Pastures         Whit...
Speaking of being good for you, here is a River Club recipe that is goodfor the soul!                                     ...
Sunπaµ                                             At the Lodge                            Menu highlights include:       ...
10                                  Dining Theme Nights           These themed dinners take place in the club’s dining roo...
Wine Dinner                                                   Bb                                                          ...
ActivitiesHave you picked out your costumeyet? It’s almost time for my favorite            Pool Information               ...
Kids’ KlubSocial Events                                                                                              Fall ...
Annual Labor Day Celebration                                                                                              ...
Kids’ Night In                                                                      Disney On Ice:Social Events           ...
For The Kids                                                                                                              ...
Coming in November                  Family Pumpkin CarvingSocial Events                  Thursday, October 27th           ...
Fall Product Feature:Green Tip                                                                                            ...
Symbols of SolidaritySpa & Wellness    16                   I have a tender spot for those “critical mass” moments when a ...
Spa & Wellness                 First on the scene      68-year-old Charlotte Haley, the                 was the Susan G.  ...
Fitness Forum                 Class Descriptions                    Kickboxing Cardo & Abs                   Zumba        ...
Personal Training                  the comfort of your own home.          Club Runners                                    ...
Let’s Talk Golf        Superintendent’s Update       A nother summer has come and gone. It was another summer that was hot...
Tournament Results                                              Men’s Interclub (River Club vs. The Manor)                ...
Parent Child Championship         Sunday, September 18th         Come enjoy an afternoon on         the course with your s...
COUPLES                        Club Championship                                Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd POTLU...
Men’s Member-Member –        Ladies Golf Event –                                                  Friday-Sunday,        Wh...
Men’s Guest DayFriday, October 28th                                        From The ProWork a half day and then come outan...
Hours of Operation        The golf course is not the place                                               September        ...
Tennis TidbitsT    he River Club teams have all been out on thecourts working hard to get their games ready for theupcomin...
Tennis Advisory                                                                                      Committee            ...
2011 River Club Newsletter - Sept/Oct 2011
2011 River Club Newsletter - Sept/Oct 2011
2011 River Club Newsletter - Sept/Oct 2011
2011 River Club Newsletter - Sept/Oct 2011
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  1. 1. The R iver C urrent s e p t / o c t : : 2 0 1 1 In this Issue Dining Theme Nights Page 6 Annual Labor Day Celebration Page 9 Halloween Hoot Page 11 Family Pumpkin Carving Page 12 Spa Week Page 11 Fall Fitness Schedule Page 17 Yellow Ball Challenge Page 20 Couples 9 & Dine and Friday Night LIve Page 21 Club Championship Page 22 Men’s Member-Member Page 23t h e n e w s l e t t e r o f t h e r i v e r c l u b
  2. 2. Around the Club After another hot summer, I think we are looking forward to the arrival of cooler weather in September and October. These two months are arguably the best of the yearGM Message with clear blue skies, lower humidity and cooler temperatures enticing us outdoors. In conjunction with the arrival of the fall, we have developed many new incredible activities and events that will also encourage you to enjoy the great outdoors. In addition, the NPS has installed 2 new bridges on the nature trail which now permits you to walk or jog the entire 1.2 mile section along the Chattahoochee River. We hope you will take advantage of this incredible perk to being a member at the River Club and enjoy the tranquility of 2 the trail. We look forward to the return of Couples Nine & Dine followed by live music on the pavilion each of the 5 Friday nights in September. We are also looking forward to variety of other events including the Labor Day Celebration at the pool, a Wine Dinner, Family Night Bingo in the Lodge, the annual Low Country Boil on the Back Lawn, the 3rd Annual Halloween Hoot and Dance, the start of the ALTA Tennis Season, the Annual Spa Week in October, and the Club Championship, Men’s Member- Member, and Couples Member-Guest on the golf course in the coming months. Details for these exciting events plus the many others can be reviewed in this newsletter or on the Club’s website at www.theriverclub-ga.com. Please remember to RSVP in advance if you plan on attending an event by calling 770-271-2529 ext. 10, or via email to rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. The River Club will be hosting two member-sponsored private parties over Labor Day weekend and one member-sponsored wedding on October 8th. For this reason, member dining will not be offered on the evenings of Saturday, September 3rd or Saturday, October 8th. The Clubhouse will close beginning at 3:00 p.m. on these two Saturdays. Also, on Sunday September 4th, dinner service is available in the Men’s lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m. and advanced reservations are required. On Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, lunch will be offered at the Lakeside Family Sports Center as part of the annual Labor Day Celebration. The Clubhouse dining room is closed on Labor Day. Juan Carlos Polo, the River Club’s Locker Room Manager, has started a shoe club for members. This program allows members (men and women) to have their shoes cleaned and polished for a low monthly rate. The number of shoes each month is unlimited and Juan Carlos is anxious to take care of your shoe cleaning needs. Stop by and see him at the Shoe Attendant station just behind the Golf Shop. Thank you for your continued participation and support of the River Club. We look forward to seeing you enjoy yourself at the Club this fall. Best Regards, Chris Conner General Manager the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  3. 3. Important River Club ClosingsSaturday, September 3rd Saturday, October 8thThe Clubhouse will close at 3:00 The Clubhouse will close at 3:00 R.S.V.P. Policy Club Newsp.m. for a member sponsoredevent. p.m. for a member sponsored event. We apologize for any In an effort to better serve you, we ask that if you know inconvenience this may cause.Sunday, September 4th you will attend an event thatThe Main Dining Room will be Halloween Hoot you please register in advance.closed all day, the Lounge will The Clubhouse will close Friday, In many cases it is necessaryclose at 2:00 p.m. Dinner service October 21st at 2:00 p.m. to to have a minimum number 3will be available in the Men’s prepare for our Halloween Hoot. of participants for the eventLounge. Reservations are strongly No dinner service will be available to occur. With some events,encouraged with limited seating. except in attendance of the event. if a minimum number of The screened in porch is host to participants are not registered,Monday, September 5th the Haunted House and will be we will unfortunately haveThe Clubhouse will be closed all closed Wednesday, October 19th to cancel the event, and onlyday in observance of Labor Day. through Saturday, October 22nd. those who have registered willPlease visit us at the pool for our be notified of the cancellation.Annual Labor Day Celebration.Cancellation PolicyPlease keep in mind when making reservations for the club’s social eventsand activities, all cancellations are due by 12 noon, two business days priorto the date of the event except when otherwise noted in the article. Forevents falling on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, notice ofyour cancellation must be received by 12 noon the Friday preceding the Advisory Boardevent. Member accounts will be charged at full event price in the result of Governorswe have not been notified of your cancellation by the deadline. Thank Martha Ashworthyou in advance for your cooperation with the club’s cancellation policy. travelservices@charter.net River Club Contacts John Brieck jbrieck@olysteel.com Administrative Offices Information & Event Registration:: (770) 271-2529 Byron Holmes byronh@ix.netcom.com Lakeside Family Sports Center | (678) 482-6588 Fred Lane Tennis Center | Reservations: (678) 482-6588 ext. 305 flane1428@aol.com Apple House | Stop by to place an order (770) 904-3081 Mary Lou Monaghan Club House mlmsteel5@aol.com Golf Pro Shop: (770) 271-CLUB (2582) Craven Shumaker Dining Reservations (770) 271-3324 cravenshumaker@aol.com The Retreat Spa (678) 318-8632 t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  4. 4. Chef’s Corner Why We Are Proponents for Grass-Fed Beef:Dining Highlighting White Oak Pastures White Oak Pastures works in cooperation with nature What are some positive aspects of White Oak 4 to produce premium quality beef that is healthy, Pastures’ cattle-raising methods? nutritious, and good to eat. Care is given to ensure that all of their production practices are economically • They choose to allow their cattle to roam freely, as practical, ecologically sustainable, and that the animals nature intended. They are committed to the humane are always humanely treated. treatment of their cattle. • Beef produced naturally on grass tastes better. We believe that grass-fed beef is among the safest of the meat sources that is available to you and your • Grass-fed beef is higher in beta carotene, vitamin E, family. Support of this product also enables you, as a conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and omega 3 fatty consumer, to promote a sustainable food production acids. That is why it is healthier for you. system that has stood the test of time. • Cattle should not be forced to fatten on high grain feed concentrates in industrial feedlots. Their cattle A great deal of medical research has been done to are given no antibiotics and no hormone implants. establish the benefits of naturally raised grass-fed beef. There are benefits of eating beef that is produced the • Grass-fed cattle have a naturally alkaline rumen. way it was before modern factory farming changed This minimizes the possibility of E.coli O157:H7 raising cattle into an industrial production complex. contamination. • Their cattle thrive on a purely vegetarian diet The way White Oak Pastures raises cattle causes that contains no animal byproducts. This further their beef to be healthy for you. The way that the enhances your health and safety, and virtually beef is processed makes it taste good. Most ground eliminates the opportunity for the spread of BSE or beef today, whether traditional, natural, or grass-fed Mad Cow Disease. is ground from the “left-overs” after the higher value cuts have been removed. • White Oak Pastures’ beef is locally produced by their 140 year old Georgia family farm, supporting local Finally, White Oak Pastures’ cattle are never grazed business. on public lands. They are raised by southern cattlemen • Pasture-based agriculture is among the most on their own farms. These lands have been in the environmentally friendly of the sustainable farming same families for generations and their production practices. practices on these farms define sustainability and stewardship. Chef Donna the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  5. 5. Speaking of being good for you, here is a River Club recipe that is goodfor the soul! Dining –Butternut Squash Soup Hours of Operation Lunch DiningButternut Squash 10 Halve lengthwise the butternut Monday through SundayChicken Stock 1 cup squash, and deseed. Spray a sheet (Closed Tuesday) pan with pan release, and place 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.Carrots, peeled and diced 2 butternut squash with the interiorSpanish Onion, diced 1 of the squash face down. Roast Brunch Every Sunday 5Roasted Garlic 4 oz. at 375° until the squash is soft. Allow to cool down long enough 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the MainCanola Oil 1 oz. Dining Room and Lounge, featuring to be able to pick it up, and then an a la carte brunch menu.Celery, diced 4 stalks scrape out the meat of it with aGranulated Sugar 1 oz. spoon. Put the squash aside. In Dinner a large stock pot, sweat the celery, Thursday through SundayBrown Sugar ¼ cup carrot, and onion in canola oil, 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.Cinnamon 2 tsp. roasted garlic and then add a bay The club is closed entirely on Tuesdays.Nutmeg 1 ⁄8 tsp. leaf. Deglaze with white wine, and Our casual lounge menu is available all then add chicken stock. In a bowl, day including during dinner.Bay Leaf 1 whisk together granulated sugar,White Wine ½ cups Apple House Hours brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg,Water 2 qts. cayenne pepper, salt, and white Sunday through Thursday pepper. Add the sugar and spice (Closed Tuesday)Heavy Cream 1 ½ pints mixture to the vegetables. Add 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Cayenne Pepper ¼ tsp. Friday and Saturday 2 quarts of water and the heavySalt and White Pepper to taste cream until it reaches a simmer. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Add the butternut squash and puree with an immersion blender. Cabana Hours Through September 2nd Add more water if mixture is too thick. Serve with lightly sweetened Monday – Friday (closed Tuesday) 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. whipped cream. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Enjoy! September 6th – 18th Weekdays Closed F&B committee Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. John Balsavage Paula Dorough jbalsavage@anisolutions.com pollymom@bellsouth.net Roger Campbell Ray Gross Please call the Club’s soupy1997@earthlink.net rayg4951@gmail.com Reservation Line at Randy Davis Stephanie Townsend 770-271-3324 to make randy@randy-davis.com stephanietownsend7@gmail.com dining reservations. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  6. 6. Sunπaµ At the Lodge Menu highlights include: Every Sunday Brunc¬ Tomato, Basil & Goat 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Cheese Omelet Come up to the Clubhouse, and Low Country Eggs & HashDining enjoy a peaceful afternoon at the Eggs, Country Ham, lodge. We have a new brunch menu Biscuits & Gravy sure to please all appetites. Huevos Rancheros Tacos For Brunch reservations please call 6 770-271-3324. Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Warm Tomatoes Dining Theme Nights These themed dinners take place in the Club’s dining room and Lounge during regular dinner hours. Please contact the club reservation line at 770-271-3324 to make reservations. Friday Night Live Friday, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Clubhouse Lounge Come join us every Friday night at the Lodge for a live, acoustic guitarist and themed drink specials! Enjoy a fun and relaxed evening with Character Night your closest friends and neighbors. Kids’ Klub Thursday, October 13th will be available based upon reaching a minimum The Smurfs number of participants. Each character visits from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Dinner service is available from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Kids will enjoy visiting with the character while dining, themed coloring pages, and a yummy buffet. Reservations for these evenings are strongly encouraged. The children’s buffet is $4.99 per child and other charges are based on individual meal orders. We look forward to seeing you there! the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  7. 7. 10 Dining Theme Nights These themed dinners take place in the club’s dining room and lounge during regular dinner hours. Please contact the club reservation line at 770-271-3324 to make reservations. Dining Sock Hop 7 Saturday, September 17th $10.00 This fun evening will feature a DJ playing classics from the 50’s, a showing of Grease on the Pavilion, and a special A La Carte menu featuring burgers and shakes. Low Country Boil Saturday, October 1st $30.00 The return of a premier outdoor dining experience! Enjoy the cooler weather with a coastal themed buffet on the pavilion and $2.00 beer specials. Space is limited, so please make your reservations early. . Family Night & Bingo Join us the first Wednesday of the month in the lodge clubhouse and enjoy your favorite dishes off Wednesdays at the Lodge the regular dinner menu. The kids will order from September 7th • October 5th • November 2nd their own complimentary menu, offering a variety of kid friendly options. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bingo This special dinner had grown in popularity so KIDS 11 AND UNDER EAT FREE! we encourage you to make reservations as early as possible by calling 770-271-3324. Space in the We look forward to seeing you there! Main Dining Room, where bingo is held, is limited so seating in this room will be first-come, first served. Pricing is based on individual meal orders. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  8. 8. Wine Dinner Bb Chef’s Table An Evening with Julianna Martinelli The River Club Culinary Team is proud to bringDining At the Lodge back “Chef ’s Table” – a multiple –course tasting menu Wednesday, September 28th beginning October 1st. The behind the scenes energy put 6:30 p.m. into a Chef ’s Table to make everything seem flawless to the Chef ’s guests is unsurpassed by anything else in the 8 The River Club presents a special wine and dinner club. Your server is assisted by the River Club Culinary pairing featuring the wines of the Martinelli Winery staff and the Chef will personally explain the menu, and Vineyards. course by course. The exceptional evening will provide a memory to last for years to come for you and your guests. Martinelli Winery is a family owned winery in Sonoma that has been growing grapes since 1887 Chef ’s Table evenings require a three to four hour near Santa Rosa on River Road. This facility was commitment, so you will want to plan on getting seated one of Sonoma County’s working hop kilns at the by 6:00 p.m. They also require a two week advance turn of the century, and now it’s home to excellent reservation with a maximum of eight participants. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel made under The menu can be a surprise, or the Chef will personally the watchful eye of renowned winemaker Helen work with you to create a menu of your preference for Turley.. Consulting with legendary winemaker, the evening. The cost of for the evening is $100.00 per Helen Turley, Martinelli Winery has positioned person for the six course tasting menu, and an additional itself as one of the premier wineries in Sonoma. $30.00 per person for wine pairs on four courses. Pricing Julianna Martinelli will delight us with her personal may change based upon your personal requests on stories of the family’s history. the menu. To schedule your Chef ’s Table evening, email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com, or contact Misty Clement at Price for this special event is $99 per person. 770-271-2529, extension 10 during normal business hours. To make reservations for this event please call Misty Clement at 770-271-2529, ext 10 or email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. This event will fill up quickly so please make your reservations early. Bb . To make reservations for these events, please call Misty Clement at 770-271-2529 extension 10 during normal business hours. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  9. 9. ActivitiesHave you picked out your costumeyet? It’s almost time for my favorite Pool Information Social EventsRiver Club annual tradition. This year 2011 Pool Hoursis sure to be a blast with our growingmembership and I am looking forward August 15th – September 2ndto meeting all the new families and Monday - Friday (closed Tuesdays) 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.couples that may not have joined us at Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.the pool this summer. As excited as I am Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.for October, we have a lot of fantasticevents planned for September. Labor Day Monday, September 5th 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m 9The 2011 Summer Camp video isalmost complete! With a record number September 6th – 18thof attendees at some of the 10 weeks of Weekdays Closedcamp, this video is sure to capture the Saturday 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.essence of a River Club summer! Be on Sunday 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.the lookout for the link to be emailedout and will be available for purchase Pool Cabana Hoursif your child would like this keepsake. Through September 2nd Monday – Friday (closed Tuesdays) 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.The Activities Staff and I are lookingforward to all the events happening September 6th – 18ththis fall. We hope to see you around Weekdays Closedthe Club. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sincerely, The Pool and Sports Center are closed on Tuesdays and the pool may close early in cases of inclement weather. Dates and times Kelly Smith are subject to change. Activities Director activities@theriverclub-ga.com Close Down the Pool! Ice Cream Sundaes Sunday, September 18th Slide Races 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cannon Ball Contest Noodle Races Make sure to help us close down the pool for the 2011 Prize Dive season with a full day of Random Acts of Aquatics. And more! *Please RSVP by calling Misty Clement at 770-271-2529 extension 10 during normal business hours or email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. A minimum number of participants is required to hold these events. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  10. 10. Kids’ KlubSocial Events Fall Hours Monday – Saturday Kids’ Klub facility and child care program allow members to have 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. child care while taking the opportunity to make the most of the (closed Tuesdays) club’s amenities. Come work out, get a tennis lesson, play golf, Sunday get pampered at the spa or enjoy the Lodge restaurant while your 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. child experiences the wonder of our Kids’ Klub. A child’s time at 10 Kids’ Klub cannot exceed four (4) hours, and children must also be fully bathroom independent. Toddlers may enjoy Kids’ Klub if Special Pricing a parent is at the Sports Center and available for diaper changes. Unlimited Plans We request that you call 678-482-6588 extension 308 or 303 Fall Unlimited Plan* in advance if you know you will be using Kids’ Klub to ensure $30.00 per month per child adequate staffing of the facility. Join us in Kids’ Klub for fun monthly themed activities: September Johnny Appleseed and I LOVE NY! October Fall Harvest and Halloween Hoot *Please RSVP by calling Misty Clement at 770-271-2529 extension 10 during normal business hours or email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. A minimum number of participants is required to hold these events. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  11. 11. Annual Labor Day Celebration Social EventsMonday, September 5th12:00 p.m. Buffet opens Menu12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Family Activities Angus HamburgersWhat better way to kick off the NCAA football All Beef Hotdogsseason than attending our sports filled Labor BBQ King Salmon 11Day celebration at the pool! Adults will enjoy Basil Grilled Chickenparticipating in the Men’s and Women’s Division Blue Cheese Waldorf SaladBeer Dive, kids will compete in our Sports Black Bean & Corn SaladCenter Triathlon, and all ages can play in our Fresh Corn with Garlic Buttersand volleyball court, Frolf course, and inflatable & Parmesanfootball toss arena. Cherry Baked Beans Herb Roasted Potatoes Cajun Mac & Cheese with Andouille Sausage Lima Bean Succotash French Fries Broccoli Diced Fruit Assorted Desserts*Please RSVP by calling Misty Clement at 770-271-2529 extension 10 during normal business hoursor email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. A minimum number of participants is required to hold these events. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  12. 12. Kids’ Night In Disney On Ice:Social Events Friday, September 16th Dare to Dream Field Trip 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ages 3-12 years old Ages $20.00 per participant; $35.00 Monthly Kids’ Klub members will Saturday, October 15th receive 25% off per participating child 1:00 p.m. Leave Sports Center 12 Come join us for a night of adventure The River Club is going on a field with Stuart Little this month. Kids will be making mouse face masks, Kids’ Night In trip! We are going to get tangled up with Rapunzel and Flynn, playing the Suitcase Race Game, Friday, October 14th groove to the music of the bayou and making a boat out of items from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with Princess Tiana and Prince nature just like Stuart Little did. Ages 3-12 Naveen, and dream a wish our Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Lakeview Room hearts make with Cinderlla and and is only guaranteed with a RSVP. $20.00 per participant; Prince Charming. Disney On Monthly Kids’ Klub members will Ice: Dare To Dream is at Philips receive 25% off per participating child Arena and we are hoping to give During this spooky Kids’ Night your children an experience they In we will be spending our night will always remember. with Casper the Friendly Ghost. We will be telling ghost stories, playing Wrap the Mummy Relay, Gravediggers and Ghosts, and Grave Keeper. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and is only guaranteed with a RSVP. Casper is rated PG and this night is sure to be full of ghostly fun! Flag Football Sunday, September 25th With football season in full swing, come spend your 12:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon participating in a friendly flag $5.00 football game. Bring friends, siblings, and anyone else Sports Center who would like to compete in this intramural sport. *Please RSVP by calling Misty Clement at 770-271-2529 extension 10 during normal business hours or email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. A minimum number of participants is required to hold these events. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  13. 13. For The Kids Social EventsHALLOWEEN HOOTFor adults and children Werewolf Toes- Chicken Fingers Lochness Monster- BBQ Salmon Vampire Brains with Witches Warts-Friday, October 21st Spaghetti & Meatballs6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Puppy Dog Tails- Mini Corn DogsAt the Lodge Witches Warts - Broccoli with CheeseJoin us for our spooktacular Third Annual Halloween Frankenstein Brains- Green Mac & Cheese 13Hoot! This event has been quite a success the last Ghost Fluff- Whipped Potatoescouple of years and we are looking to make this the best Candy & Caramel Apple Stationexperience our membership has had! A buffet dinner Ecto Plasma – Scallion Whipped Potatoeswill be served along with a full signature bar. Cauldron Curry- Thai chicken Curry with Steamed RiceWe will feature a Haunted House for those who dare, Chupacabra - Lemon Portabella Chickena costume parade for the kids, and a costume contest Halloween Cup Cakesfor all with awards. Stop in and visit Halloween Town Worm Dirt- Gummy Bear & Oreo Dessertfor the younger children complete with roasting Popcorn Ballsmarshmallows for s’mores and Witch’s Brew, pumpkingames, and more Halloween fun! BeveragesTake a trip on our hayride while a storyteller shares her Hot Spiced Ciderspooky stories, get a glimpse into your future with our Witches Brew Punchfortune teller, while a DJ gets everyone moving to the‘Monster Mash’ on the dance floor. This is sure to bean event the entire family can enjoy, and couples can For The Adultscome and share in the fun! Fall Garden Salad Bar Sinister Spread- Anti Pasta DisplayPlease note the Clubhouse will close at 2:00 p.m. to Gaucamoldy with Creature Chipsprepare for this fun event. No dinner service will be The Butchers Block- Carved Prime Ribavailable except in attendance of the event. The Screen Butternut Squash with brown ButterPorch is host to the Haunted House and will be closed Smoked Gouda Creamed CornWednesday the 19th through Saturday the 22nd.Seating is “open style seating” so that members can mixand mingle the night away! Reservations are required.The prices for this fantastic event are $20.00 for those12 and older, $15.00 for ages5-11, and $6.00 for 4 yearsand younger.*RSVP by Wednesday, October 19th at 12:00 p.m. by calling Misty Clement 770-271-2529 extension10, emailing rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com or by visiting the Club’s website at www.theriverclub-ga.com. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  14. 14. Coming in November Family Pumpkin CarvingSocial Events Thursday, October 27th 6:00 p.m. Clubhouse Pavilion $15.00 B.Y.O.P. Bring your own pumpkin for our family 14 pumpkin carving activity. We will supply the carving kits if you supply the pumpkin for Gobbler Camp your family. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your family or significant November 21st, 23rd and 25th other and then enjoy dinner in 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the Lounge. Hot Toddies will be available for the adults and We invite the entire summer crew hot cider will be available for and all River Club children and the children. friends to come spend this special week with us. We will play games, have special guests and create amazing and fun arts and crafts. Coming in November More details will be available Ladies ’ Week soon via the November edition of the River Current and Weekly Reminders, but it is never too early Ladies, reserve your spot to sign up by contacting Misty for our Ladies’ Week Clement by calling 770-271- in November featuring 2529 extension 10 or by emailing Masterpiece Mixers, a limo rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. holiday shopping trip with special lunch reservations and a cooking class to impress relatives in time for the holidays. *Please RSVP by calling Misty Clement at 770-271-2529 extension 10 during normal business hours or email rcevents@theriverclub-ga.com. A minimum number of participants is required to hold these events. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  15. 15. Fall Product Feature:Green Tip Spa & WellnessHow to Read a Label Pure Gloss for Lips12 Simple Steps to Minimize Toxins Two flattering shades housed in a petite, portable keychain locketin Your Personal Care Products:Be Label Conscious: Start at the end, withpreservatives. 15Ingredients to avoid:Words ending in “paraben”DMDM hydantoinImidazolidinyl ureaMethylchloroisothiazolinoneMethylisothiazolinoneTriclosanTriclocarban Jane Iredale donates 100% of all profits fromTriethanolamine (or “TEA”) the sale of each Roses and Lolipops compact to Living Beyond Cancer.Check the beginning of the ingredients lists, wheresoaps, surfactants, and lubricants show up. Try to avoidingredients that start with “PEG” or have an “-eth”in the middle (e.g., sodium laureth sulfate). Readthe ingredients in the middle. Look for these words:“FRAGRANCE,” “FD&C,” or “D&C.” Enjoy $50.00 Spa Treatments! Spa Week® is a Bi-Annual Event October 10-15, 2011 that allows you to enjoy luxurious full-service spa treatments at the finest spas across North America for just $50 each $$$$ Save more…Learn how! Refer a new neighbor, new member or new friend to The Retreat Spa during Spa Week and take advantage of a second full service offering for the same low price. $50.00! I know, it’s crazy!!! t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  16. 16. Symbols of SolidaritySpa & Wellness 16 I have a tender spot for those “critical mass” moments when a particular story, photograph or symbol brings awareness to an issue and shifts the global consciousness. One that comes to mind is the emergence of the peace symbol of the sixties in demonstration against the Vietnam War. This symbol of peace is stronger than ever and permeates our culture in various and sometimes unexpected forms. Art, fashion, music and while traveling with my niece this summer, I was “turned on” to a bottle of “Peace Tea”. Go figure. While researching the history of “The Pink Ribbon” for this issue, I was reminded of another symbol which had a powerful effect on the psyche of the Nation. In the seventies the wife of an American hostage taken in Iran, was inspired by a song to “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around The Old Oak Tree” and so….in her front yard, she did. When the American press ran the story, yellow ribbons sprouted up across the country in solidarity. For the first time, ribbon became medium, ribbon became message. A decade later AIDS activists looking for symbolism, turn to the activist art group “Visual AIDS” and turned the ribbon bright red, looped it pinned it to the chest of Actor Jeremy Irons and sent it onto the national stage during the Tony awards. Talk about product placement! Once again, ribbons had arrived. Overnight, every charitable cause had to have one. After just a short time, they were so ubiquitous that The New York Times declared 1992 “The Year of the Ribbon.” This set the stage for the evolution of the breast cancer “Pink Ribbon” the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  17. 17. Spa & Wellness First on the scene 68-year-old Charlotte Haley, the was the Susan G. granddaughter, sister, and mother Komen Breast of a woman who had battled breast Cancer Foundation. cancer. Her peach-colored loops In Fall 1991, mere were handmade in her dining room. months after the Each set of five came with a card Tony awards, the saying: “The National Cancer Spa Services foundation gave out Institute annual budget is $1.8pink ribbons to every participant in billion, only 5 percent goes for 17 The Retreat Spa offersits New York City race. This first use cancer prevention. Help us wakeof the ribbon, though, was for Komen up our legislators and America by aesthetics, massage and nailjust a detail in the larger and more wearing this ribbon.” services daily by appointment.important story of the race. To really For package information orbreak out, the pink ribbon would When Self magazine called and to schedule an appointment,need a situation in which the ribbon told Penney “We want to go in please contact Spa Director,was the event. Sound familiar? with you on this,” Haley said “I Mary Lou Davidson, at want nothing to do with you.In 1992, Alexandra Penney, then You’re too commercial.” At the 678-318-8632.the Editor in Chief of Self, was end of September 1992, Self reallydesigning the magazine’s second wanted to do a ribbon so under the Hours ofannual Breast Cancer Awareness advisement of their attorneys, they OperationMonth issue. The previous year’s decided to go with another color. Mondayeffort, inspired and guest edited They chose pink. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.by Evelyn Lauder—Estée Laudersenior corporate vice president and In Fall 1992, Estée Lauder makeup Tuesday – CLOSEDbreast cancer survivor—had been a counters handed out 1.5 million ribbons, each accompanied by a Wednesday, Thursdayhuge hit. laminated card describing a proper and FridayThe question was how to do it breast self-exam. They collected 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.again and even better. Then Penney over 200,000 pink ribbon petitions Saturdayhad a flash of inspiration—she urging the White House to push forwould create a ribbon, and enlist increased funding for research. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.the cosmetics giant to distribute Sundayit in New York City stores. Evelyn Within a year, Charlotte Haley’s CLOSEDLauder announced that she would loop of peach ribbon hade madeput the ribbon on cosmetics history and the pink ribbon had Hours posted above are subjectcounters across the country. become a national symbol! to change based on business levels. A week later Liz Smith wrote Thanks to all who are participatingabout a woman who was already this year in The Pink Ribbon Classicdoing a peach-colored ribbon for at the River Club on Tuesday,breast cancer.” The woman was September 27th. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  18. 18. Fitness Forum Class Descriptions Kickboxing Cardo & Abs Zumba Multi-levelSpa & Wellness Multi-level Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. Pilates Sculpt Multi-level This 45 minute cardio will Are you ready to party yourself Monday 9:00 a.m. incorporate heart-pumping into shape? That’s exactly what kickboxing exercises and intervals the Zumba® program is all about. P ilates Sculpt incor porates to burn max calories. A 30-35 It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy- traditional Mat Pilates with toning minute kickboxing segment will to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie- exercises for the core, lower body be followed by intense abdominal burning dance fitness-party™ that’s and upper body. This class will 18 give you total-body sculpting and exercises and stretching. moving millions of people toward flexibility while improving your joy and health. Zumba classes posture and the overall strength of Gentle Yoga feature exotic rhythms set to high- your core muscles. Beginner energy Latin and international Thursday 4:00 p.m. beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy Kids’ Fitness For beginners and those looking levels are soaring! It’s easy to follow, Multi-level for a gentler alternative in fitness, effective and totally exhilarating. Monday 4:00 p.m. this class will focus on restoring flexibility, balance and posture, F UN F UN F UN is what this while de-stressing the mind class is all about. Designed for and body, building your fitness ages 3-8 years old and any fitness Fitness Room Hours foundation. level, Kids’ Fitness will feature exciting obstacles, fun drills, and The exercise room is open Cardo Strength Interval (CSI) everyday, 24 hours a day, for your other invigorating exercises. This Intermediate/Advanced convenience. Use your member one hour long class will keep kids Friday 9:00 a.m. key card to access the room at moving, get their heart rate up and even wear them out. Feel the burn! Alternating boot- any time. If your key card stops camp style cardio and strength working, come by the Activities training intervals, this combo Department for a complimentary Yoga Flow workout is designed to improve replacement. Lost keys will be Multi-level overall strength and endurance. replaced for a fee. Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Ending with abs and stretching, it’s A class that combines all forms of an intense, full body workout! Yoga while emphasizing various poses to in a non-competitive atmosphere to melt away the stress Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday from the previous week. Pilates Yoga CSI Zumba Sculpt 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Kickboxing Blast 10:00 a.m. All fitness classes meet at the Sports Center, and are Kids’ Fitness Yoga 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. complimentary. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  19. 19. Personal Training the comfort of your own home. Club Runners Spa & Wellness Our trainers will come to your house, assess your fitness level Calling all River Club Runners toIn home & on property join our new Running Club! With and goals, and will train usingPersonal training is available your equipment. the help of our neighborhoodby contacting any of our fitness experts we have established threeinstructors at the Sports Center! Call our instructors to arrange routes for experienced and newEach person is different and each a time: runners to enjoy. This club’s missionplan suits the individual’s needs Marian Simpson-DeJong is to bring running enthusiastsand goals. Personal training 770-932-6531 home together to keep fit and create 19charges are $30 per half hour, 770-714-7924 cell lasting friendships. Members who$60 per full, with buddy training would like to use the Kids’ Klubsessions available. Pamela Lindacher facility for childcare during their 678-613-5060 run may do so only if they use oneDo you have fitness equipment of the three routes. We hope tositting in your basement unused? grow this club to include socialWhy not hire a trainer to train in activities, community races and fundraising opportunities. Please contact Kelly Smith by calling 678- 482-6588 extension 303 to sign up for meeting times, information and emails. Trail Options: 2.5 mile loop – Sports Center mailbox to trail and back 4 mile loop – Sports Center mailbox to trail and back past Sports Center to Kettle River Point cul-de-sac and back to Sports Center 5 mile loop – Take the 4 mile loop but make a left onto Whitestone Way to the Crescent River Pass stop sign then come back and end at the Sports Center mailbox t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  20. 20. Let’s Talk Golf Superintendent’s Update A nother summer has come and gone. It was another summer that was hotter than normal for a longer period of time than normal. The summer of 2011 started in May exactly where the summer of 2010 left off. In the month of May we experienced 10 days in the 90’s. Normally we don’t see many 90 degree days until mid June. That was followed by 21 days in June, then 26 days in July above 90 degrees. August continued the blistering heat especially the first week with temperatures just below 100. Hopefully, this is not the new norm for this area as far as summerGolf weather is concerned. If so, bentgrass greens may be a thing of the past in this area. But for now, we have made it to September and that should mean some cooler weather which will allow the greens to heal from the recent aerification and be back to normal again. We used a little bit bigger tine this time to pull a core since we did not 20 pull a core in June. Normally we use a 1/2 “ tine, but this time we went with a 5/8” tine to make up the difference. This may add a little more time to the recovery process than normal, but only a couple of days at most. September is the month we will spray our pre-emergent herbicide to prevent fall and winter weeds. The main weed in focus will be poa annua. We have started to see a little more poa annua around the course which leads us to be concerned because we do not want it to spread and eventually get into the greens. We have mapped out the areas that we had the most poa annua this past spring and will target these areas with a different approach. To help keep the poa annua population down we have decided not to overseed the chipping green approach this year so that we can spray it with glyphosate (roundup) this January and clean it up. We will overseed the par 3 tees and the driving range tee in October after the Men’s Member-Member tournament. Those areas will be scalped down, seeded with perennial ryegrass then topdressed with sand. The areas will be watered everyday for seven to ten days until the seed has emerged and started to root. At that time we will back off the water and we will begin to mow the tees. I would like to acknowledge my staff and thank them for helping see us through the last two summers. First, is my head assistant superintendent, Lydell Mack. Mr. Mack has been with the club for the last seven years and is one of the finest superintendents I have worked with. His dedication and work ethic is second to none. Next, is my second assistant superintendent, Efren Martinez. Mr. Martinez has also been with the club for seven years. He first started as irrigation technician and was promoted to second assistant this past spring. He knows every inch of the course and has been a great mentor to many young employees that we have hired. Third, is our equipment manager, Brian Whitehair. Mr. Whitehair is in his third year at the River Club after previous head equipment manager jobs at East Lake, Muirfield and Desert Mountain. His experience and knowledge is unmatched in this profession. Last, is my full time and seasonal staff, which some of them have been here for 5 years or more. These gentlemen are the ones that come in everyday and work hard no matter what the elements are and are proud to do so to make The River Club the best it can be and for that, I am truly grateful and blessed. As you play the course this fall, take the time to say to thank you to some of these employees, they would definitely appreciate it. If you have any questions, concerns or compliments you may email them to gcsuper@theriverclub-ga.com. Sincerely, Rob Roy Golf Superintendent the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  21. 21. Tournament Results Men’s Interclub (River Club vs. The Manor) This years’ men’s Interclub came down to the home course. This team match play event was held on July 29th at The Manor and Golf August 5th at River Club. Three points were available for each match. One for the front nine, one for the back nine and one for the total. After the first match at The Manor, River Club found themselves down 10-8. 21 River Club dug deep as The Manor visited on 8/5. Home course advantage proved true as River Club came back strong with a 15-3 win. The Interclub total was River Club 23, The Manor 13. Congratulations goes out to Tommy Crosby, Chip Burgess, Hal Brooks, Gene Whobrey, Allen Richardson, Bill Knox, David Cheek, Marty Russo, Nick Pappas, Mike Gill, Craven Shumaker, Steve Hamilton and Pete Baker.Upcoming Golf Events Yellow Ball Challenge Monday, September 5th Time: 9:00 Shotgun Cost: $35.00 for Members $85.00 for Guests Format: Teams will be comprised of 4 people with one player per hole playing the yellow ball while the other three players will play a scramble format. Each player must play the yellow ball at least 4 times. Team strategy will come into play as to who plays on each hole. If the team loses its yellow ball, they are out of this competition and will play a four person scramble. This event is open to men, ladies and junior (10+). Players may sign up as an individual, partial team or team of four. Join the fun! Call the Golf Shop to sign up. Deadline will be Saturday, September 3rd. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  22. 22. Parent Child Championship Sunday, September 18th Come enjoy an afternoon on the course with your son orGolf daughter. All teams must be Member-Member to participate in this event. Kids22 ages 5-10 will play from the family tee and kids 11 and older will play either the red, white or black tees. There will be a fantastic BBQ at the lodge following play. Couples 9 & Dine Format: 9-Hole Modified Friday Night Live Alternate Shot – Open to ages Couples golf & Friday Night 5 & up Live are back for the fall. Each Time: 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Friday in September we will have couples golf. This will be Cost: $40.00 per team a nine-hole event with a FUN format. We encourage players of all abilities to come out for this laidback event. After golf it is time to sit back, relax Ladies’ Guest Day – and listen to some great music Wednesday, September 21st in the lodge. To sign up for the golf portion of this event Ladies Guest Day gives you a great opportunity to entertain up to three please call the Golf Shop by guests at a very good price. We will have a continental breakfast beginning Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. prior at 8:00 a.m. at the Apple House followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun. The to each event. format will be one best ball of two players. Members may bring up to three guests and would then have a best ball event with each guest. Gross and Dates for September will be: Net prizes will be awarded. After golf we will have a wonderful luncheon Friday, September 2nd at the Lodge. Friday, September 9th Deadline to signup will be noon on Monday, September 19th. Friday, September 16th Friday, September 23rd Cost: $35.00 per member & $85.00 per guest Friday, September 30th Start time will be 4:00 p.m. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  23. 23. COUPLES Club Championship Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd POTLUCK Format: 36- Hole Stroke Play Golf Divisions:Sunday, September 25thSunday, October 9th Men’s Championship – Gold Tee (Men’s championship division) Men’s Black Walnut – Black Walnut Tee (1st flight net division)Fall is the best time of year Senior Men’s – White Oak Tee (55 and older) 23to play golf. Come out and Ladies’ – Red Maple Teeenjoy the great weather, nineholes of golf followed by a Time:wonderful potluck dinner in Saturday, October 1stthe neighborhood with fellow Ladies’ tee times begin at 10:00 a.m.members and friends. Golf Senior Men’s tee times will begin at 11:30 a.m.will get started with a 3:00 Men’s Championship & Black Walnut division tee times beginp.m. shotgun and dinner will around noonimmediately follow. Pleasecall the Golf Shop to sign Sunday, October 2ndup by September 23rd and Ladies will begin 8:30October 7th for these two fun Men’s Championship & Black Walnut division will begin at 9:00 a.m.events. Senior Men will begin around 11:00 a.m. Cost: $75.00 per player Hal Brooks Larry Davis Lucinda Ferris Men’s Champ Senior Men’s Champ Ladies Champ t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  24. 24. Men’s Member-Member – Ladies Golf Event – Friday-Sunday, Whine, Whiff & Wine October 14th – 16th Wednesday, October 5th Come join the fun in the 6th Annual We hope that you will find some Men’s Member-Member Golf room in your schedule for this funGolf Tournament at River Club. This fall event. Our Whine, Whiff is our premier members’ golf event & Wine fall program is off to of the year. Each team will consist a great start. This 9-hole golf of two members. Each day you will24 event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with play 6 Holes Scramble (Net), 6 Holes lunch following at 12:00 a.m. Best Ball (Net) and 6 Holes Alternate Beginner golfers are encouraged Shot (Net). Entry deadline will be to participate. Cost for this event Friday, October 7th. will be 35.00 and will include golf and food. Please call the Golf Cost : $275.00 per player Shop by Monday, October 3rd at Schedule of Events: 4:00 p.m. to sign-up. Friday 6:00-9:00 Registration Cocktails & Appetizers Nite Lite Putting Challenge Couples’ Member Guest Saturday Sunday, October 23rd 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Shotgun Start The Couples’ Member Guest is our premier couples’ event of 7:00 Dinner (spouses welcome) the year. This event gives you the opportunity to showcase your wonderful golf facilities at River Club. Invite your best friends Sunday and enjoy an afternoon of golf, food & fun. Practice rounds will Box lunch on cart be available on Saturday, October 22nd. 10:00 Shotgun Start Format: 4-Person Scramble (Net) Cost: $350.00 per team 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Shotgun 5:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards presentation For more information and to sign up; Please call the Golf Shop at 770-271-2582. Tournament Entry Deadline is Sunday, October 16th 2010 Champs Richard Meaders & Tommy Martin the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  25. 25. Men’s Guest DayFriday, October 28th From The ProWork a half day and then come outand enjoy some great fall weather. What will my golf shot tell me?The golf course will be in greatcondition for this best ball event. It is not often that we hit a good shot and ask what happened? We GolfMembers may bring up to three did what we intended to do! But anytime we hit a shot off line intoguests. Members will have a best the rough, a bunker or a hazard; we beat ourselves up, questioningball event with each guest. Gross what I did wrong! Of course we want to limit these types of shotsand Net prizes will be awarded. and unless we have our instructor playing with us, it often goes 25 unknown exactly what happened. There is one thing we can do thatDate: Friday, October 28th will help us in more than one way to lower our score and keep us from repeating this time and time again. WATCH the shot! Too oftenTime: 1:00 p.m. Shotgun (lunch we see someone hit a bad shot and they immediately turn away inwill be provided before your round disgust! Watching where the ball goes will: a) Better help us findat the clubhouse) where it went and not result in a lost ball. b) Let us know exactly where to take our drop if in a hazard. c) Give us some information asCost: $35 per member/$85 per to what happened! I would like to spend some time talking about C.guest continued next pagePlease call the Golf Shop to sign-up by Wednesday, October 26th.Men’s Dog FightThis year’s Dog Fight has provento be very competitive with manychanges at the top of the standings.The last day to earn points forthe season long Men’s Dog Fightwill be Saturday, October 22nd.Remember that you must have aminimum of 12 appearances onMen’s day to be eligible for theseason ending payout. The top 6players in the standings will receivetheir winnings and will be eligiblefor random club team events in thecoming months. There are only 6Men’s Days left before we crownthe champion, so make sure youplan on playing in the Dog Fightto try and win the big money. t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  26. 26. Hours of Operation The golf course is not the place September to work on our swing and make change after change but if we Golf Shop: can figure out one thing that is 7:30a.m.-7:00p.m.Golf hurting us; it can help us get off Practice Facility: the course without doing any Opens ½ hr before golf course additional harm to our swing and game. By watching the Golf Course: 8:00 a.m. – dark26 direction our ball starts and then moves during its flight will point October out two very important actions Golf Shop: during our swing. The first has 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m. to do with the direction the ball starts; it will show us the swing Practice Facility: the ball. For this swing path a path taken during our swing. Opens ½ hr before golf course desired clubface would be closed The second is the direction our resulting in a push draw. Each Golf Course: 8:30 a.m. – dark clubface is pointing. With these person will have a swing path two factors there are 9 different Men’s Day – Saturday tee that is natural to them and then it types of shots you could hit at times from 8:00-9:00 a.m. or is important to have the clubface anytime. 1:00 p.m. in the correct position to give a desired shot. Ladies’ Day – Wednesday For a golfer who swings “Over Morning tee times from 9:00 the Top” or “Outside – In” the As you can see there are many a.m. & 12:30 p.m. ball will start left of the target and different ways to hit a ball to then depending on the clubface Golf Facilities are CLOSED the left or the right. By paying move from there. See the red on Tuesday attention to the start and illustration to the left. A pulled continued flight of the ball, it swing path with an open clubface Golf Advisory will let us know what part of our will give a pull-fade which will Committee swing is breaking down; path or result in a straight shot. So a pull club face. A few thoughts to help Hal Brooks swing path will work great unless get you in off the course are: Path hbrooks@ we have a closed clubface. The – try taking a shorter back swing abilityservicesnetwork.com green illustration shows the way and not worry about the distance a ball will react for someone who Mark Anthony of your shot as much. Club face has a correct swing path. This is mark@mrmarkanthony.com – check your grip to make sure it the one desired by most golfers is correct and then let your body Steve Hamilton as an open or closed clubface will power your swing versus trying to swham1991@aol.com not lead into too much trouble. use your hands too much. The blue illustration shows Lucinda Ferris the path of a swing “Inside – Jason Bell birdiesonly@hotmail.com Out” or someone who “Pushes” Assistant Golf Professional Ruth Davis redavis16@me.com the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com
  27. 27. Tennis TidbitsT he River Club teams have all been out on thecourts working hard to get their games ready for theupcoming ALTA season. Our five ladies teams begin Fall ALTAplay on Thursday September, September 8th and our Captains: Team Moms:Men’s and junior teams on Saturday 10th. All home Sherry Salyer Charlotte Martin Tennismatches will be posted in the Tennis Pro Shop so thatwe can have plenty of supporters on home match day. Jane Adams Karen WoodLet’s make a personal goal of being the best doubles Andrea Carroll Jennifer Nicolettipartner we can be this upcoming season. Take note of Kathy Bradleythe tips from the pro for further information on how Brenda Kavanaugh Courtney Fazekas 27you can be that partner……. Roger CampbellThank you to Sondra Boone, Darlene Conley, ShelleyMcNeill and Brenda Kavanaugh for leading yourUSTA teams this past summer. Without membersstepping up and taking a turn to captain, we wouldnot be able to field teams. So a big THANK YOU to UPCOMING EvENTSyou all and thank you to our captains and team momsfor volunteering to lead their respective teams this fall Septemberseason. Your team members and I truly appreciate your 1st Ladies ALTA Team Kick off Eventhelp in coordinating the matches with the opposing 9:30amteam. 8th Thursday Ladies ALTA season begins 10th Men’s ALTA matches begin 9:30 Alan Hartley Girls at 1pm Boys at 3pm Director of Tennis tennis@theriverclub-ga.com 678-482-6588 extension 306 October 13th Deadline for USTA Winter league 20th Winter Mixed Doubles Rosters Due 20th Thursday Ladies ALTA – last match 22nd Men’s ALTA – last match 26th Children’s Halloween Tennis 4:30-6:00pm November 10th Ladies’ USTA begins t h e r i v e r c u r r e n t : : s e p t / o c t 2 0 1 1
  28. 28. Tennis Advisory Committee Sandie Assad sandie@sandieassad.comTennis Kurt Collins kurtcollins@charter.net Cyndi Dean 28 cyndi@esotericsports.com Shelley McNeill mcne5251@bellsouth.net Sherri Meaders Lisa Stovall, Madanie Brooks and Jeannie sherrimeaders@yahoo.com Waldman are all smiles after their 3.5 team won their first round playoff match Tracy Tharp tjktharp@bellsouth.net Summer It was a small but fun group that gathered at the Margarita courts for the Tennis and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night. The temperature was hot but the tennis was hotter as tennis and poker hands were played Mixers to discover our winningest teams. Our winners were Michael Winwood and Sandy Reilly who each won old editions of tennis magazine! They were ecstatic with their prize and so happy that they won! But obviously the two players that needed the most help with their tennis were Leslie Perlman and Tracy Salyer! Because of their last place finish they each received lessons from Coach Pat and Coach Alan. Thank you to all the players that attended both the Aussie tennis night and Tennis & Texas. Those that attended all enjoyed themselves thoroughly. the r iver c lub :: www.ther iverc lub-ga.com

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