The tiki torches were lit, the drinks were tropical and the mood was lei’d back at the Barefoot Resort Clubhouse on Saturday, June 24th. In the island ambiance of the banquet room and sporting complimentary leis, Barefoot Resort Members indulged in Huli Huli Chicken, Hawaiian Beef Skewers, Coconut Shrimp, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad and Polynesian Rice at Barefoot’s first ever Luau. To complement the coastal cuisine, tiki bar manager Lydia mixed up a multitude of drink specials including, Mai Tais, Hula Girls, Shark Attacks, and Tiki Torch Shooters.
Photo props were available for those members looking to really get in the Hawaiian spirit. Therefore, if you or your friends happened to snap a photo while modeling a grass skirt or coconut brassiere, the Membership Department would love to see! Any and all photos from the Luau would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. With a surprising number of reservations and unprecedented amount of fun, the Membership Department, as well as Food & Beverage, is already planning to make next year’s Luau even more lei’d back.
On Tuesday, June 20th Cleveland/ Srixon set up shop at the Barefoot Resort Driving Range and hosted a Demo Day for Barefoot Resort Members. From 8 AM to 11 AM, members were given the opportunity to check out and also try out a wide variety of new clubs for golfers all shapes, ages and sizes.
With the assistance of Cleveland/ Srixon representative, Zach Lindsay, participants were fitted and matched with golf balls they were most compatible with. Barefoot Resort Members could then purchase their perfect golf ball match at heavily discounted prices – 50% off the wholesale price! Clearly, the Cleveland/ Srixon Demo Day at the Barefoot Resort Driving Range was a hole-in-one event for everyone who went!
On March 30th, thirty-five women took to the Fazio course to compete in the BLGA’s annual Spring Fling Tournament. Following a modified 1-2-3 format, nine teams of three to four players fought for the title of Spring Fling Champion. The tourney also included a closest to the line, as well as two closest to the pin contests.
To further the event’s spring fever theme, each team was named after a different springtime feathery friend and teammates coordinated to sport their assigned bird’s color. Following their round, the colorful crew concluded their day at the Resort Clubhouse with a light lunch, photos and awards. Barefoot Resort & Golf would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the 2017 BLGA Spring Fling Tournament, especially the following winners:
1st Place – The Flamingos
Chris Hale, Terry Jee, Barbara McKenna, Dru Kownack
2nd Place – The Robins
Linda Kunsman, Barbara Beech, Ann Shappell, Nora Wren
3rd Place – The Orioles
Donna Dorward, Jean Laskowski, Donna Krohn, Vicky Hayes
Closest to the Pin
Terry Jee on Fazio #3
Gail Dembo on Fazio #16
Closest to the Line
This spring membership had a packed social schedule filled with classic member favorites, as well as a number of new events. The quarter kicked off with an Oldies Night themed Happy Hour. With nifty drink specials, DJ Butch playing everyone’s favorite, funky tunes from back in the day, groovy dance moves and no squares in sight – it comes as no surprise that the night was far out! In addition to all food, booze and boogieing, Barefoot Members raised $225 for Autism Speaks through their participation in the 50/50 Raffle.
The first weekend of May proved to be a busy one, with the Kentucky Derby Viewing Party on Saturday and the Bottomless Mimosa Brunch Sunday morning. For those who came to get down and derby, the afternoon was filled with food and fun. Southern snacks including pimento cheese sandwiches, bourbon chicken sliders, BBQ shrimp and spinach & artichoke dip were served prior to the race. Ladies and gents in attendance then enjoyed a private viewing of the greatest two minutes in sports while sipping mint juleps. Barefoot Resort would like to congratulate Jim & Norma Earley for winning the people’s choice best dressed contest!
The following morning, those wishing to celebrate Mother’s Day a little early this year returned to the Resort Clubhouse for a Bottomless Mimosa Brunch. Guests were faced with the decision of drinking classic OJ mimosas or trying something new, such as the cranberry, mango, peach, or strawberry banana Bellini options offered. Luckily for the brunchers, the bubbly was bottomless, making it possible to try them all!
As the month of May came to a close, members enjoyed the return of two greatly favored events. On May 24th, many resort members spent their Wednesday evening wining and dining at the highly anticipated Prime Rib Dinner. Dinner guests gave their taste buds a four course treat starting with minestrone soup and house salad drizzled with Barefoot’s own raspberry vinaigrette. The prime rib was slow roasted to perfection, leading those to almost forget the baked potato and asparagus served as its side. The rainy evening came to a cozy end with hot coffee and warm bread pudding. Lastly, Barefoot Members kicked off the long, holiday weekend the right way with live music and drinks at Cabana Night. Barefoot Members spent the warm afternoon under the shade of the cabana’s umbrellas while enjoying the cool sounds of Lou Slover and even cooler drinks.
On Thursday, February 23rd Barefoot Resort & Golf members took the opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras a little early at the Resort Clubhouse’s Fat Thirsty Thursday Celebration! Back by popular demand, DJ Butch had everyone out on the dance floor. In addition to great dance moves, the New Orleans style night included complimentary beads, Jambalaya Bar and Hurricane Cocktails. Needless to say, Barefoot Resort & Golf members let the good times roll!
At Happy Hour on Saturday, January 14th many of our members showed their passion for philanthropy by participating in a 50/50 raffle drawing benefiting the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society. Barefoot Resort & Golf and the Humane Society would like to thank all of those who participated, especially the lucky winners, Mr. & Mrs. Farmer who generously donated their winnings back to the Humane Society. Thanks to the support of our membership, a grand total of $435 was donated to the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach!
A round of applause to Mario Salvagna, Alan Simeon, Ted Rowden, Bryan Moorhouse, Steve Stewart, Alfred ‘Big Al’ Retundi, Rocky Staffieri, Ed Weygandt, Danny Iachio, Bernie McCarthy, Roy Fleming, Arthur O’Keefe, Chuck Lindstrom and Tom Reidy for their achievements in the 2016 “Good Guys” Ryder Cup played at the Dye Course.
Congratulations to Mr. George Nolan for winning the 3rd Annual Fall Match Play event. Mr. Nolan bested 55 other players in the flighted format. The event started with 7 flights of 8 players and culminated with Mr. Nolan defeating Mr. Rich White in the finals match.
A small field didn’t deter the usual intense competition and camaraderie felt during our annual Member-Guest Tournament.