Barefoot Resort & Golf Members wined down the summer with Girls Night Out: Wine & Design and Wine & Cheese Wednesday. Not a pour decision was made by attending these two late summer events as they were certainly a grape time.
Member Ladies Wining Down the Summer at Girls’ Night Out: Wine & Design!
Resort Members Say Cheese! And Cheers! To Wine & Cheese on Wednesday, September 6th.
With one of the largest turnouts in tournament history of 48 teams (96 individuals), the 2017 Member-Guest got off to a perfect start on September 1st with the Love Course hosting the first round of competition. The Member-Guest format was comparable to last year with two-person teams competing in five nine-hole matches with an alternate shot shoot-out on the final afternoon to determine the overall champions. The overall winners for the 2017 Member Guest tournament were Tom McDowell and Steve Weeks, two familiar faces as they previously won the title in 2015. Coming in second place, by one point, were George Mullany and Bryan Bark followed by Dave Janicki and Larry Ubaldini for third place. Flight winners included Tom Bauder and Stan Lepkowski – Berger; Tim Larkin and Xavier Hartsoe – Koepka; Tony Rossi and Bill Brauer – Rahm; Dave Janicki and Larry Ubaldini – Fowler; Billy White and Larry Wells – Johnson; Tom McDowell and Steve Weeks – Speith; Ed Dorward and Jim Fronzoni – Thomas; George Mullany and Bryan Bark – Matsuyama. Following the banquet on the final day of the tournament, competition prizes along with raffle prizes were handed out to the lucky winners. With all of the positive feedback from the participants in this year’s Member-Guest Tournament, Barefoot Resort and Golf would like to thank all of the competitors and look forward to next year’s event.
It was all hush hush for the August 25th Member Social Event. Barefoot Members who knew the password were invited to party, prohibition style, at the Barefoot Speakeasy. The swanky bootleg party was a roaring good time – filled with flappers, fizzy drinks and phenomenal food.
Congratulations to the victors of the 2017 Egret Cup – The Resort Team! Barefoot Resort & Golf would like the thank everyone who participated in this exciting event and cannot wait until the competition continues next year.
Christmas came early at the Barefoot Resort Clubhouse as Resort Members celebrated at Yuletide in July Happy Hour on July 29th. The merry mixer was a jolly good time with live music by Stevie Mac and Christmas themed cocktails.
On Thursday, July 13th, Barefoot Resort Members enjoyed America’s greatest pastime – a night at the ballpark. From the luxury of an air-conditioned suite, Barefoot Members watched as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans took on the Winston-Salem Dash.
Provided by Barefoot Resort & Golf, popcorn, hot dogs, Cole slaw, potato chips & dip, as well as cookies and brownies were available to fill those 7th inning cravings. In celebration of Thirsty Thursday, Members who attended were able to quench their thirst with dollar beers. Although the Pelicans were defeated by the Dash, the mood of the stadium and Barefoot suite was still celebratory as the Pelicans clinched the title of First-Half Carolina League Southern Division Winner. Following the game, Barefoot Members finished their home run night with a spectacular firework show set to music.
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 email@example.com. 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.