Greystone July-August 2015 Newsletter

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  • 2016 DATES ANNOUNCED MAY 18-22

  • Where your dreams become memories Phone | 205.980.5200

    Email | comments@greystonecc.com

    Website | www.greystonecc.com

    Course Photography by

    Dave Sansom

    GREYSTONE

    at a GLANCE

    FOUNDERS *Wednesday-Sunday

    Dining

    Wednesday-Thursday

    10:30a-8:00p

    Friday-Sunday

    7:00a-8:00p

    Golf

    Wednesday-Sunday

    Course 7:30a-dusk

    Shop 7:00a-7:00p

    LEGACY *Friday-Tuesday

    Dining

    Monday-Tuesday

    10:30a-8:00p

    Friday-Sunday

    7:00a-8:00p

    Golf

    Friday-Tuesday

    Course 7:30a-dusk

    Shop 7:00a-7:00p

    Performance Center daily except Thursdays

    Pool Family Pool open daily through

    August 9th, then weekends only through September 7th

    Tennis Shop M-Th 8a-7p | F 8a-6p

    Sa 8a-5p | Su 12-5p

    Courts 8am-9pm

    Fitness M-F 6a-8p

    Sa 7a-8p | Su 8a-6p

    *Subject to change. Please refer

    to the E-News for the up-to-date course & clubhouse legend.

  • table of contents EVENT CALENDAR 3 Dining & Social, Golf, Aquatics, Tennis & Fitness

    INAUGURAL CAMP INTENTS 7

    CULINARY CORNER 8 Recipe for Fried Honey Buns with Maple Bacon Ice Cream

    JULY 4TH SPECTACULAR 9 Events throughout the day

    GROOVE ON THE GREEN 10 FREE outdoor concert

    FITNESS & 5K 13 NEW Fitness Center coming SOON!

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    BE THE MATCHTENNIS 17 Charity tournament

    SUMMER CAMP 22 One week of fun at The Stone

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  • Now that summer is fully upon us, I hope that you are availing your-self to everything Greystone has to offer. We have all patiently waited for the monsoon season to subside so that we can enjoy our club.

    If you have not noticed already, there have been some terrific improvements to both the adult and family pool. Also, with new Pool Grill equipment arriving in the next few days, you will soon be enjoying an expanded menu at the pool which should satisfy any appetite.

    While enhancements have been taking place at the pool, other club areas are dressed and ready to go. Both golf courses are in terrific con-dition thanks to Jason Miller and his staff. Many of you enjoyed the courses with the completion of a fantastic Member-Guest during which Greystone hosted 128 teams at the Founders and Legacy Course. Congratulations to Wayne Graves & his guest Glen Hosey on winning the tourna-ment. Recognition would be incomplete without noting the service and dedication of our entire golf and food & beverage staff. Thanks to the Greystone Team for continuing to make this the premier Member-Guest in the Southeast.

    For our tennis enthusiasts, I am sure you have noticed renovations in the Tennis Clubhouse including new carpet and painting.

    Speaking of the Clubhouse, major changes are underway with the renovation of the Founders lower level. At this writing, the new fitness facili-ty is anticipated to open sometime in August. If you have not been by to take a look, it is shaping up to be a terrific facility. Stay tuned for an an-nouncement of our Grand Opening of the new Fitness Center. As the Fitness Center races to completion, the plans are already in place for the start of our new restaurant and bar. The artists renderings are absolutely spectacular and I am confident our membership will love this venue. Anticipated opening will be in the March 2016 timeframe.

    The venerable 19th Hole will no longer be available when Founders restaurant construction begins in early August. To minimize inconvenience, the club will utilize a larger beverage cart stationed at the turn which will include all of the usual items plus sandwiches and hot dogs. In addition, we now have the window open at the golf operations center to purchase drinks and snacks before or during rounds.

    Many of the improvements you see around the Club are due in part to a set of fresh, professional eyes. I would like to thank General Manager David Porter for his efforts in making Greystone even better.

    I also wanted to take a moment to update and thank you for continuing to refer and recruit new members to our club. Membership growth has outpaced any year in the recent past and fewer members are electing to leave the club. This certainly reflects a healthy state of growth in our membership which we hope will continue as we build our world class facilities and enhance the overall experience when you come to the club. As always, if you know of individuals interested in membership, please have them contact Membership Director Ashley Fuentes, afuentes@greystonecc.com or (205) 986-5146. Serve as a Greystone Ambassador and help integrate new and prospective members. Join us for the Ambassador Reception on July 22. Details on page 3.

    Thank you once again for your patience as we finalize the fitness center and continue building for the future.

    I look forward to seeing you at the Club.

    roysewell1@aol.com (205) 515-6599

  • Dear Members,

    I hope you are having a great summer so far!

    We are making significant progress with staff development and many new initiatives for improvement. Overall, I am very proud of the staff for embracing of the new culture. You will see more excitement, knowledge and on the spot decision making to enhance your experience at Greystone. Hopefully, you are starting to see a shift toward our development.

    Thank you to all the members who came out to Fun Friday and welcomed me to Greystone! I look forward to meeting those of you who could not make it. We just may need to do it again!

    We have implemented some exciting changes at the pool for the summer season! We have a new expanded menu, adult lounge in the family pool area to catch sporting

    events, new portable bars, soft serve ice cream, improved maintenance, water basketball, palm trees for a tropical atmosphere and much more. Please come enjoy the day.

    Over the month of July you will see new uniforms in each department. We are creating a more professional and synergized look for the staff. We will have clear standards for wearing and caring for the uniforms.

    The Fitness Center project is coming to fruition and scheduled to open in August. The space looks amazing. In the coming weeks we will be offering construction tours for those of you that are curious before the grand opening. The new restaurant design is complete and the final plans are being developed for pricing. Once a contract is in place for the restaurant, we will share the fully designed renderings with you. The timing for the demolition to begin is early August. We will create alternatives for the turn when the 19th Hole is out of service.

    Membership interest and growth continues. We are out pacing our budgeted membership numbers in new members and less resignations. Both are equally important to our plan. Some of our new initiatives include grass roots residential efforts and attracting retirees to the Birmingham area.

    Our annual Fourth of July celebration is positioned to be one of the best yet. We have in-creased the seating, added another buffet, created additional activities for the kids, and hired a top notch band.

    There are many positive changes on the rise as we progress through the summer months. I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy all of what the club has to offer.

    As a reminder from last months article, our Staff Mission is To Create Positive Memorable Experiences for Members and their Guests during Each Visit to the Club. Our Staff Vision is To develop all Members into Raving Fans!

    I am looking forward to getting to know each you.

    Warmest Regards,

    David W. Porter, CCM General Manager dporter@greystonecc.com | (205) 986-5148

  • EVENTS CALENDAR

    Dining & Social FUN FRIDAY: RED, WHITE & BOOM

    Friday, July 3rd

    Kickoff your weekend celebrating America! Invite your friends and family to enjoy the festivities. Live music, complimentary hors doeuvres, drink special and dinner selections.

    6:00 p.m. Founders Patio. Casual attire. Credit cards accepted.

    GREYSTONES ANNUAL JULY 4TH SPECTACULAR

    Saturday, July 4th

    Events throughout the day! Page 9 has all the details.

    RONNIE MCDOWELL SHOW

    Saturday, July 11th

    Member Frank Shikle brings the band Streetkar to Greystone! Reserve your tickets by contacting Mr. Shikle at (205) 253-5708.

    6:30 p.m. doors open / 7:00 p.m. show Founders Clubhouse. Tickets $30 each.

    KIDS SUMMER CAMP

    Monday, July 13thFriday, July 17th

    Join fellow campers on Sunday, July 12th at the pool at 3:00 p.m. for an ice cream social. Camp will include swimming, tennis, golf, arts & crafts, lunch, 2 shirts and a hat. Camp hours: 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Cost is $275 per child. Grandchildren and friends welcome!

    Contact Summer Camp Director Elizabeth Danson at camp@greystonecc.com to signup today.

    GREYSTONE AMBASSADOR RECEPTION

    Wednesday, July 22nd

    Greystone Members who volunteere to serve as Ambassadors will enjoy a reception with complimentary hors doeuvres and a brief presentation on Greystone news & updates.

    6:00 p.m. arrival / 6:30 presentation. Founders Clubhouse.

    GROOVE ON THE GREEN

    Saturday, July 25th

    The Greystone Foundation presents a FREE outdoor concert featuring Nashvilles premier Fleetwood Mac experience, WORLD TURNING. Concert for Members, Residents and their invited Guests. VIP tables available by contacting greystonefoundation@gmail.com or (205) 202-0241.

    Grounds open 5:30 p.m. / Concert 7:00 p.m. Founders Driving Range

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  • GREYSTONE GREY JACKET FITTING

    Friday, July 10th

    Individual 15-minute fittings from 3-8pm. Reserve your time by calling the Founders Front Desk at 986-5120. Jackets exclusively designed for Greystone Members. Year-round weight 90% wool and 10% cashmere.

    Founders Clubhouse

    LUAU POOL PARTY

    Friday, July 31st

    Hawaiian games including limbo & hula hooping. Sip on island beers and cocktails while enjoying roasted pig, pineapple glazed chicken, coconut shrimp, mango fried rice, coconut pie and pineapple cake. No need to find a sitter! Games for all age children at the family pool at 6:30pm. Dive-In Movie at 8pm.

    6:30 p.m. / Adult Pool / $25++ / Tropical attire

    FUN FRIDAY: BACK TO SCHOOL COSTUME CONTEST

    Friday, August 7th

    Were throwing back to good ole high school days. Come decked out in creative school day garb. Take it up a notch and dress as the cafeteria lunch lady. As always, complimentary hors doeuvres, live music, drink specials and dinner selections.

    6:00 p.m. Founders Patio. Casual attire. Credit cards accepted.

    CAMP INTENTS

    Friday, August 14th & Saturday, August 15th

    Inaugural overnight campout! Bonfire all night with smore roasting and stories around the fire. Scavenger hunt and sack races. Movie from 9-11pm. Breakfast buffet in the morning. Greystone staff will assist with tent setup and takedown. Children under 19 must be accompanied overnight by a parent or guardian. Signup by calling 986-5120.

    7:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Founders Range. $20 per camper.

    Golf LADIES GOLF DAY

    Thursday, July 2nd

    The lady golfers of Greystone welcome all ages and skill levels. Their goal is to build camaraderie among members and have fun.

    9:00 a.m. shotgun. Founders. Signup by contacting the Golf Shop at 986-5126.

    MEMBER-MEMBER MENS TOURNAMENT

    Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th

    One of Greystones majors is right around the corner. This years event will be at both courses with a 9am shotgun each day. Friday, July 10th is the Pairings Party (spouses welcome) at 6:30 p.m., Founders Clubhouse. Register at greystonecc.com ASAP as we anticipate a full field. *Please register as a team. If you are seeking a partner, please let us know and well help find your teammate.

    Register online at greystonecc.com

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  • JUNIOR STROKE PLAY TOURNAMENT

    Tuesday, July 14th

    Junior players will enjoy 18 holes of golf at Legacy.

    2:00 p.m. / $60 / Signup at greystonecc.com Questions? bspeakman@greystonecc.com

    JUNIOR GOLF CAMP

    Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-16

    Beginner to intermediate skill levels. Ages 6-12.

    8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Legacy Golf Performance Center Members $270 / Non-members $300. Contact Brian Speakman to signup, bspeakman@greystonecc.com

    COUPLES FRIDAY NIGHT BLAST

    Saturday, July 31st

    Back by popular demand! This is a fun non-pressure way to have a great time with your partner. We will have competitive and noncompetitive flights. Enjoy 9 holes at the Founders Course.

    5:00 p.m. shotgun. $10 per couple. Signup at greystonecc.com.

    JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

    Tuesday & Wednesday, August 4th & 5th

    Males and females, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Tuesday play at the Founders Course and Wednesday at the Legacy Course.

    Signup at greystonecc.com Questions? bspeakman@greystonecc.com

    MENS & SENIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

    Friday-Sunday, August 21-23

    A Greystone Major separated into a mens and seniors division. Further details to be announced via email.

    Signup at greystonecc.com

    LADIES GUEST DAY

    Friday, August 28th

    Ladies, invite a guest for a fun day on the links! Additional information coming soon.

    Signup by contacting the Golf Shop at 986-5126.

    FREE INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS

    Wednesdays & Thursdays

    in July

    Blackburn Golf Academy at Greystone. Drop-in workshops open to members of all ages & skill levels. Dates & topics: July 1-2 Bunker; July 8-9 Driver; July 15-16 Shot Shapes; July 22-23 Finesse Wedges; July 29-30 Pitching.

    Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. & Thursdays 9:00-10:30 a.m. Visit greystonecc.com > Blackburn Golf > Programs to see the location for each of the workshops.

    Aquatics WATER VOLLEYBALL

    Every Sunday

    Fun and FREE adult volleyball games offered every Sunday through Labor Day! We hope you are taking advantage of the drink specials on the Adult Pool Deck during this time.

    2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. Adult Pool

    DIVE-IN MOVIES

    Every Friday

    Every Friday night until August 7th, were showing a movie poolside on our giant projector screen. Free popcorn! Guest fees waived after 7pm o...