Greystone July-August 2015 Newsletter

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  • 2016 DATES ANNOUNCED MAY 18-22

  • Where your dreams become memories Phone | 205.980.5200

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    Course Photography by

    Dave Sansom


    at a GLANCE

    FOUNDERS *Wednesday-Sunday








    Course 7:30a-dusk

    Shop 7:00a-7:00p

    LEGACY *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


    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!


    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, 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. (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 | (205) 986-5148


    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.


    Saturday, July 4th

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


    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.


    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 to signup today.


    Wednesday, July 22nd

    Greystone Members who volunteere to serve as Ambassadors will enjoy a reception with complimentary hors doeuvres and a brief presentation