Nikki Hoffman

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.
Bree Hartlage

Topless Club

Topless Club Newsletter for March 2019
Do you have a convertible car? Do you enjoy cruising thru our beautiful back roads in Central Florida? Then come and join us! We have approx. 100 members and each month we have an event. We have no formal meetings, no dues, no officers; you can come to all of our events or just one! We contact our members thru email.
This new season has brought us 23 new members, of course every one of them are the nicest people you could meet! In January, Keith and Nancy Schwartz hosted a trip to have a private tour of the Howey Mansion in Howey in the Hills. Fabulous!! It was a chilly day, jackets and scarves but some of us braved the low temps with the top down, the heater going and the “butt warmers “on! The tour was wonderful and then lunch at Boondocks finished a beautiful day with special people. In February Norm and Lina took us over to the town of Ozello to have lunch at the famous Pecks Old Port Cove Restaurant in Crystal River. The weather was just perfect and we all joined in and went Topless! March we had fun in our own backyard. A “tail gate” picnic at The Polo Grounds in the Villages, hosted by Jack and Karen Wright. Everyone had a grand time and the food was all-delicious!
If you would like more information on our club you can contact me, Carol DiDomenico at carol_d2211@hotmail.com or call at 352-205-8539.Harbor Hills Topless Club

Italian Club

Harbor Hills Italian American Club
By
Phyllis Martin and Dana Delzio
Buon Natale! And Happy New Year! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.
The IAC annual Christmas party was hosted by Bill and Barbara Taranelli, where the club feasted on traditional foods, such as homemade Manicotti and meatballs, accompanied by a buffet of salads and fabulous appetizers. And how about the fabulous desserts? Homemade Pizzelles, Italian cookies, brownies and Tiramasu were big hits.
The gift exchange was the best entertainment around with lots of laughs and thoughtful gifts. One guest pranked the group when he thanked the anonymous giver for the $100.00 bill in his bag. As President Mary Rio thanked the giver for the generous gift, the receiver revealed he had the bill “up his sleeve”! One guest had even offered to trade her Panetone for that bill. What a positive way to celebrate a holiday and a new year..
In January, the club was hosted by the Martins, where the foods of heritage were in abundance and plans were made for the remainder of the year.
The following week, IAC members were invited to The Chefs of Napoli for dinner and socializing. We also surprised the lovely Shirl Mabie with a birthday cake. The whole restaurant sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed a fabulous cake made by President Mary Rio. Some patrons in the restaurant even offered to buy a piece of the cake!
Two weeks later, the Martins hosted the club again for Superbowl VIII, where we feasted on Lasagna, meatballs, turkey, and numerous munchies. While it was a low scoring game, a few of the club won the prediction pool.
The 2019-20 events are being planned already! With three meetings left this season, the committees are working on the annual golf tournament to be held in November and the formal dinner dance in March, 2020. This season will come to a close in May at the annual picnic graciously hosted by Jane and Giac Modica.
So, if on any given first Tuesday you smell garlic, hear the sound of Italian music, and the sound of wine glasses clinking all night, it could be the Italian club having a meeting near you!
The Harbor Hills Italian American Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm hosted by a volunteer member. We do not meet during the summer. New members of Italian heritage and their spouses are always welcome. Our club is known throughout the community for its regular outings, our outrageously fun spirit, our volunteerism, and for the food!! The officers for 2018-2019 are:
Mario Rio-President-352-205-7442, mrrio@comcast.net
Dana Delzio-Secretary-321-258-8673, danadelzio@gmail.com
Phyllis Martin-Treasurer-352-775-8996, faith90@comcast.net
Phyllis Martin-Newsletter Chair-352-775-8996, faith90@comcast.net
For information on joining the HH Italian American Club, please contact any of the officers listed above or a member.
Ciao for now…

The Value of Harbor Hills Membership

In a world that is characterized by increasingly less service and human interaction, the personal touch, the human connection, the art of the conversation, the growing of deep personal relationships, the bonds that tie us together have lost their way.  Machines answer customer service calls and then are outsourced to distant lands. Text messaging has replaced conversation. Waiting in line with a pager has replaced reservations. Youtube has become our “expert” for all things. Large commissary kitchens prepare food that is reheated at our local restaurant chains where quality decisions are made by an accounting department in a far away land.  Your favorite local grocery store now has self checkout lanes.

At Harbor Hills, our friendly concierge staff answer member’s calls 7 days a week.  Members walk into our pro shops and are greeted by name and with a smile. Our staff knows their game, knows who they pair with, knows their families, and have personal relationships that matter and our important to them with our members.  Our PGA and USPTA Professionals provide expertise to suit your specific game, enhancing your performance, and enjoyment. What is the value of your driver if it doesn’t fit your swing? What is the value of your tee time when it is made at a time that is not convenient for you and without the camaraderie of playing with fellow members?

Members walking into our Signature Grille or other dining events are greeted by staff members who know their name, know their children’s names, know their dietary restrictions, often pour their favorite drinks before they are even ordered and are served with a friendly and familiar smile.  At our recent Tableside Dining event, members were delighted by an incredible meal with the personal attention and detail that can only be provided as an amenity to your country club membership.

Yes, we have incredible facilities.  Yes, they are delivered at an extraordinary value.  Most importantly Harbor Hills Country Club is a place where members experience camaraderie, fun, joy, fellowship and the contentment nurtured through the relationships they share with their fellow members and club staff.  Recently I witnessed 2 long time members who came to have lunch by themselves and immediately invited each other to have lunch together. The value of their relationship cannot be measured by dollars and cents. Our General Manager orders wine by the case for several members and keeps them in our cellar.  Harbor Hills Country Club provides countless personalized services like this to our members on a daily basis.

So the next time your call is transferred to an offshore call center, you wait in line to eat mediocre reheated food, endlessly search the internet to improve your game and buy equipment, aimlessly walk around a big box store to end up checking yourself out, jump through hoops to book an unwanted tee time, hop in your golf cart and come up to the club where the value of your club membership is not measured in dollars and cents but by the lifelong relationships that matter the most in life.

Adam Rich

Pickleball Social

Join Tennis Pro John Notally for a fun and relaxed time playing doubles pickleball. Refreshments will be served! RSVP to John Notally at 352-7539376 or by email jnotally@harborhills.com

 

Pickleball Social

Pickleball Social

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