The Harbor Hills Garden & Women’s Club is a popular social club that meets on the first Friday of each month from October through May. Club members sponsor an interesting variety of programs and speakers. Annual dues are $20 and membership is open to all members of the Harbor Hills Country Club.
On May 3rd, the Harbor Hills Garden & Women’s Club is hosting a unique event titled ‘A Very Garden Wedding.’ Historian Leigh Anne Brown will transport us through time, sharing stories with her nostalgic array of wedding dresses. The oldest gown in her collection dates back to the 1860’s. Leigh Anne began collecting in the mid-1990’s. She merges her knowledge of history with her background as a wedding planner into this unusual fashion event. “We look at the distinctive women – the Victorian, the flapper, Rosie the Riveter,” she said. “We are the product of the generations that have come before us.” The presentation includes lunch at the picturesque Harbor Hills clubhouse. The deadline for registration is April 26th. For information, members can contact Event Director Barb Tarinelli, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event concludes another successful season of the Harbor Hills Garden & Women’s Club. Appreciation is extended to Judy Monin, President; Shirle Mabie, Vice President; Frankie Smith and members of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors and other volunteers. They have worked hard to create another outstanding season!
And speaking of brides, Harbor Hills Country Club is one of Central Florida’s premier wedding venues. The view from the Harbor Terrace overlooking Lake Griffin provides an extraordinary backdrop for memories and photos. Christy Rich, Harbor Hills wedding coordinator, organizes everything for the couple whether it be a wedding or vow renewal. For information contact Christy at 352-753-7000 or email@example.com.
HOP ON OVER TO THE HARBOR HILLS EASTER BRUNCH!
Colorful flowers, fresh air and fun are all facets of springtime in Central Florida. In celebration, Harbor Hills invites you to enjoy an exceptional Easter brunch on Sunday, April 21. It includes a hot buffet station, a carving station and salad and dessert stations. The hot buffet station includes Chicken Coq Au Vin and Salmon with Red Pepper Coulis. The carving station features lamb with mint jelly, oven-baked ham and prime rib.
Adult cost is $32.95. Pricing is reduced for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under eat free. Unlimited champagne and mimosas are $8.79. Serving times are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations required. Call 352-753-7000.
Club members and their families are encouraged to grab your Easter baskets and meet us at the back of the clubhouse on Saturday for a special Easter egg hunt filled with surprises. The hunt will begin promptly at 2PM. The Easter bunny is making a special appearance!
March was an exciting month for golf members. Both men and women competed for the 2019 Harbor Hills Club Championship. Congrats to repeat winner Wanda Kurka. Kathryn Dannelly is the low net champion. The men’s champion is Ravi Velappan, second place Kevin Chun and third place, Jay Shaktawat.
The Harbor Hills Men’s Golf Association hosted the 2019 Presidents Cup Stroke Play. The low gross winner is Bill Collier. The low net winner is Leo Chancellor. Harbor Hills golf members are always excited to participate in the Member-Member Match Play. Five flights were fielded with the overall winners Butch Carlson and Steve Gordon. Bruce Wiegmann stunned with ‘closest to the pin’ on both days. Congrats to all!
And congratulations to the Harbor Hills Ladies Charity for another spectacular event! The Unique Boutique clothing sale raised more than $12,000 to help those in need in our local community.
Where does the time go? Between visiting with family and friends, wonderful vacation trips, eating at the Club, and some days choosing not to do anything, we must be at the HH Garden and Women’s club enjoying lunch and special programs! January – Bingo, February – Fashions by Soft Surroundings, and March – Arrangements by Peddlers Wagon. But wait there is more!! April our new Chef Rick will be showing off his culinary skills by providing a cooking class. Our final program in May will have a Bridal Party brunch, and viewing with presentation of vintage bridal gowns, by Portrait of a Bride.
We are currently looking for volunteers for President and Vice President of our club. Shirle Mabie and Judy Monin have agreed to stay on the board for another year to provide our nominees with a year of “shadowing” before they take office.
Please answer the call you might be receiving from our Nominating committee to say YES – I WOULD LOVE to be nominated.
Can’t wait to see you at our next meeting- First Friday of the month. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Judy Monin: MoninJudy@gmail.com
It has been well documented the incredible aerobic exercise you get while playing Tennis and Pickleball. The rhythm of vibrant total body movement followed by systematic resting intervals is one of the most efficient and accelerated ways to get in shape! A recent 30 year study indicated tennis players live as much as 10 years longer!Great news for you if you have been contemplating taking up TENNIS or even getting back into this fun and healthy lifestyle sport.
There is a lot of excitement at the Harbor Hills Racquets Center this year with most recently added fun racket sport – Pickleball. Typically played on macadam or concrete, a hard surface used in road and home construction, we are one of the very few clubs in the country to offer a “soft” playing surface to this extremely popular sport. To further enhance the playing comfort, we offer an outdoor location with greater wind protection for a truer ball flight, reduced noise, easy line calls, comfortable play, and convenient stadium viewing! Please come out and join in all the fun on Monday @ 4:15 pm, Thursday @ 2:00 pm, and Saturday @ 10:00 am.
Back by popular demand, we are offering our “Basic Tennis Fundamentals” Clinic for players on Thursday @ 9:00-9:45 am and our “Basic Pickleball Fundamentals” Clinic also on Thursday @ 1:00-1:45 pm. Sure to be a great time we focus on footwork, technique, and habit forming reactions with fast paced exercise and drills to sharpen up you shots ,while practicing a variety of repeated point winning situations.
Please make a note to enjoy short court on “Ladies Day” on Wednesday @ 10:00 am.
Short Court is played on a shorter 60 ft. court with a low compression, lighter tennis ball, resulting in longer rallies and more fun!”Men’s Day” is on Thursday @ 8:30 am. No reservations are needed and play is open to all ability levels.
I am extremely proud of our “Junior Stars” tennis program. The next eight week Fall Session is scheduled to begin March 23rd, so please sign your youngster up today! “Future Stars” classes for Boys and Girls ages 4-6 are scheduled for Saturdays @ 8:30-9:00am,“Rising Stars” ages 7-10 @ 9:00-9:45 am, and “Brightest Stars” ages 11-15 @ 9:45 am -10:30am. Tennis is always rated high by the experts for exercise and life long health benefits. It nurtures positive individual growth with appreciation of self and others, while emphasizing high values, ideals of personal integrity, good sportsmanship, fair play, and clear thinking to make sound decisions. If you would like a reminder startup “flier” sent to your email address, please let me know.
Please take the time to refresh yourself with the “Tennis Court Reservation Policies,” especially for busy 8:15am and 10:15am morning reservation times. We continue to add new members and guests, so the possibility of “walk on” courts are limited! Copies are always available at the Racquets Center.
Racquet Competitive Tip:
Let others cheer the winning man, as there is one I hold worth the while, is he who does his very best and loses with a smile! Anonymous
Looking forward to seeing you on the Courts!
John C. Natolly – USPTA Elite Tennis Professional
Director of Racquet Sports
Harbor Hills Country Club
HARBOR HILLS IS THE VENUE FOR LPGA AMATEUR QUALIFIERS – BY NIKKI HOFFMAN
It’s a beautiful Florida day at Harbor Hills. I’m enjoying lunch with Bree Hartlage, Chapter President of the LPGA Amateurs, North Central Florida Chapter and she has it all. Innovation, drive and a love of the game.
Last year, the group formerly known as Executive Women’s Golf Association merged with the LPGA to form the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. National headquarters are located in Daytona Beach, Florida at LPGA International.
In 2016, a chapter in The Villages was formed. Named the North Central Florida Chapter, women golfers in the tri-county area are encouraged to join. The group has multiple leagues in The Villages and over 100 members. As the group grows, more events inclusive of women golfers outside of The Villages, will be created.
Each year, LPGA Amateurs organizes an exciting Championship series that includes qualifying at the local, sectional and ultimately national level. For the next local qualifier and sectional event, Bree and her directors chose Harbor Hills. “The championship course and clubhouse are perfect for our needs. Tom Leimberger, Harbor Hills PGA Professional and staff have been so welcoming and accommodating.” The local Qualifier takes place on May 5th with approximately forty women. The Sectional Qualifier will be held on June 8th with approximately one hundred women.
This is the perfect group for fun and getting to know your neighbors. Membership is open to all skill levels and all levels of play. For those of us who love the game for the fresh air, exercise and social opportunities, this group is ideal. Benefits include free entry into any LPGA sponsored event, a $250 rebate from Yamaha for the purchase of a new golf cart and opportunities to compete with players of similar skill levels. For more information on our local chapter, log on to LPGAAmateursNCFL.com.