Spanish Wells Club Newsletter | April/May 2018

––––––– A Message from the General Manager –––––––

Please Welcome Our Newest Members to the Club!
  • Michael & Doris Backel
  • Rich & Lisa Drozd
  • Dempsey & Lisa Medford
  • Terry & Tracy Millard
  • Angela Sykes
  • Jeffrey & Sarah Gayle

If you know of any friends or family looking for an awesome
"Lowcountry Kinda' Club", please have them come see me or Sandy!
Meet Lefty Logan St. Cyr with Bill Vaughan teaching the Golf Clinics Friday's 11:00am to 12:00noon
Also with Eric Funk on occasion.

- Bill Vaughan, General Manager
Head Golf & Teaching Professional, Spanish Wells Club

Photo: Bill Vaughan and Lefty Logan St. Cyr
––––––– From Sandy Dacey Woodard, Membership Director –––––––

Dear Members,

Let's make this the best Membership in the Lowcountry... by sponsoring a New Member you are helping your Club grow and prosper! Looking forward to Spring and to seeing each of you at the Club often!

– Sandy
Cell: 843.384.1386
Photo: Bill, Sandy and Ted.
On Ted’s last working day at our Club.
Ted... We are going to miss you and all your Tedisums! 
Please come back often.”
––––––– Enjoy a few of my recent favorite Member photos!! –––––––
Photo: Member Kristin Fackler’s Birthday Party at the Club:
 With husband Jason, children Laine and Lee and friends (Kristin is in the middle)

Our Future “SWC Stars"
Kids make our hearts smile big!

Terry & Lori Finger
With Mark, Lindsay, baby boy Grayson
and guests 
––––––– From The Golf Superintendent, Ted Wells –––––––

Golf Course Superintendent Plaque Carolinas 1954

Presented to Ted by Mitch Wilkerson, Past President Golf Course Superintendent Association.

Also, Ted has been referred to be inducted into The Lowcountry Hall of Fame
TBA in the Future
A Warm Welcome to...
Our New SWC Golf Course Superintendent

Meet Gregg Baxter

Gregg has been involved in golf courses in the Lowcountry since 1993. He’s been at Harbour Town, Belfair, Port Royal Plantation and Shipyard. We are so lucky to have Gregg at our Club. 

When you see him, be sure to introduce yourselves.
Photo: Gregg Baxter / Ted Wells
Change of Command on
March 30, 2018
––––––– From Our New Golf Course Superintendent, Gregg Wells –––––––

Weekly Golf Schedule

Mon: Club House Closed “Open Golf”
Tues: Open Golf 12pm
Wed: Men Show Up Group 3pm
“Play for beers”
Thurs: Ladies Golf League – 10am Start
Thursday Thrashers” – Show Up Group Start at 10:15am Welcome all types of Golfers
(Mostly 15 Handicaps and up)
Come over meet some new friends – No need to sign up.
Fri: Men’s Golf League – 9am Start Sat. & Sun: Open Golf
Friday Golf Clinics

Fridays 11am – 12 noon
Bill Vaughan/Lefty Logan/Eric Funk
$17 / Discounted Rate
All Invited – Men, Women, Children

Every Friday MorningWeather Permitting
Cash or Check Only Please
Call the Club House to reserve a Space

Congratulations to Member and Golf Course Architect, Clyde Johnson

Pictured with family
L-R: Daughter Victoria, wife Suzanna, Clyde,
Son MacKenzie with wife Hope
(daughter Rebecca not pictured is studying in Spain) 
Inducted into the “Lowcountry Golf
Hall of Fame”

Held March 24th – The Golf Club at Indigo Run

    Bob Collar and Clyde Johnson
March 24, 2018
Clyde Johnson, being inducted into
The Lowcountry Hall of Fame
Spanish Wells Golf Course Architect
(one of his many courses)
––––––– From Peter Bella, Head Tennis Professional –––––––

L-R: Laura Reilley, Tracy Hawk, Peter Bella, Nivia Weitzner, Amy Wright

“St. Patty’s Day
Tennis Fun"

Billy Glover
Action Play!
Pro League Opening Night April 20th
At Moss Creek (South Carolina Pro’s)

––––––– FUTURE CLUB EVENTS –––––––
April 21st – SATURDAY

Beaufort Championship
Men’s: Spanish Wells:
Sea Pines CC @ Sea Pines
Women’s: Spanish Wells:
Wexford @ Spanish Wells

May 4th – FRIDAY

Social Event
Cinco de Mayo
(fyer plus more info will be provided soon)

Peter Bella and Louie Cap 
Spanish Wells Resident and Father of our Club Members James Lech and Katarina Lech
Represent Slovakia in PTR World wide Symphosium with Nick Billetieri and Judy Murray
––––––– From Calibogue Catering, Social Events –––––––

Brentt & Lindsay
Dear Spanish Wells Members,


Wednesday evening for “Sunsets, Bar Bites And Drinks” has been great and sunsets Keep getting better! Please stop in and visit Kirsten for Complimentary bare bites and enjoy the sunset each Wednesday.

Friday nights have been much fun in The Calibogue Room with a Mixed Fare Buffet
Of small bits and sandwiches.

We will mix up the Friday’s for the next month
and look forward to your comments.

The Calibogue Room is booking quickly, but we still have a few vacancies for Spring Graduations, Weddings, and Family events.

Our best for a fun and delicious time!
--Brentt, Lindsay, Kenny & Kirsten
––––––– Additional Mentions –––––––
Congrats to Leo Charron!
Hole in One - #8 Hole Monday, March 26, 2018
L-R: Jack Fugal, Leo Charron, Larry Sauer
L-R: Lila Mellen, Peggy Rabeor, Libby Long, Gerri Flanagan, Kathy Joyce
MARCH 25TH FUNdraiser Big Success!! 50 Diehard Players
and guests.

With chances of rain and cold showed up to support the Club. $3,600 was raised to be used toward the golf course! Thank you 

Golf Committee FUNdraisers did it all with the help of Member Support!

Not pictured: Golf Committee Chairman, Mark Finger, and Jack Fugal.  
Member Volunteers helping: Bernie Flanagan, Leo Charron, Marty O’Brien.

Libby Long and Lila Mellen
selling Raffle tickets
Winners of $10 Pink Ticket Drawing
March 25th Drawing
Winner Martha Murphy
Spanish Wells Dock Sunset
Photo on Canvas
Donated by Photographer
Member Billy Glover
Winner Libby Long
Framed Pastel
Titled “Welcome Home”
Donated by Well-known Artist
Member Barbara Snow
Winner Mike Lewis
Harbour Town Lighthouse decorated in Heritage Plaid
with 50th Year RBC Logo
Photo on Canvas
Donated by Photographer
Member Doug Felten
Winners of the Red Raffle Tickets – Heritage Passes - $20/Each
(Heritage Passes donated by Members Bernie & Gerri Flanagan and Art and Cheryl Clephane)

Member - Patrick Anderson – won week-long grounds pass for two
Member - Libby Long – One Day Club House Pass for two

Winners of the Gray Raffle Tickets (3 for $15 – 6 for $25)
  • Judy Demint – Golf Lessons – Series of 3 with Bill Vaughan
  • Greg Ford – Two 1 day Heritage Passes
  • Marty O’Brien – 1 day Heritage Pass
  • Martha Murphy – Tennis Lesson for 1 – 3/30minute lessons
  • Cindy Reimer – Blue Heron (Designer Golf Head Club)
  • Jerry Gibbs – Bottle of Excellent red wine
  • Brenda Dugan – Spartina Golf Ball Caddy
  • Carol Simon guest of Patrick Anderson – Dinner for Two Calibogue Catering
  • Marty O’Brien – Heritage Shirt
  • Libby Long – Use of golf cart for one month
  • Ann Donahue – Master Logo Collection
  • Chuck Rolecek – 4 Spanish Wells Glasses.

Other Winners for the Day

Longest Drive #2 – Charlie Henry (guest)
Longest Drive #9 – Cindi Reiman (Member)

Men’s Closest to the Pin #4 – Jeep Patrick (son of member Kevin Patrick)
Ladies Closest to the Pin #8 – Carol Simon (Guest of Member Patrick Anderson)

Putting Contest Winner – Chuck Kistner ( Guest of Member Pat Murphy)

Jeep Patrick
Closest to the Pin
Charlie Henry
Longest Drive
Golf Committee Chairman
Mark Finger with wife Lindsay and future PGA Star “Grayson”
––––––– Supporting the Spanish Wells Club –––––––
Board of Managers
  • Sam Cavanaugh, President
  • Mike Lewis, Finance
  • Ted Athanas, Secretary
  • Art Clephane
  • Birgit Koellner-Gozlan
  • Greg Goldberg, Vice President
  • Cara Py
  • Nelson Sturm
  • Kathy Joyce
Golf Committee
  • Mark Finger, Chairman
  • Cheryl Clephane
  • Geri Flanagan
  • Jack Fugal
  • Ed Godley
  • Kathy Joyce
  • Lila Mellen
  • Marty O'Brien
  • Peggy Rabeor
Tennis Committee
  • Ted Anthanas, Chairman
  • Brenda Bruce
  • Leslie Ford
  • Greg Goldberg
  • Jane Jarrett
  • Chris Martin
  • Phil Py
  • Cindi Rieman
  • Nivia Weitzner
Membership Committee
  • Janet Johnson, Chairman
  • Ron Johnson
  • Joan Waterbury
  • Sandy Dacey Woodard
Marketing Team
  • Karen Cerrati
  • Travis Stephenson
  • Bill Vaughan
  • Sandy Dacey Woodard

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