T R A D I T I O N S
At Heathrow Country Club
APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2013 NEWSLETTER
In this issue…
Events at Heathrow…p. 2
Member Spotlight….p. 3
A Recipe from our Kitchen…p. 4
Traditions at Heathrow…p. 10
From the General Manager.....
As I write this letter on a rainy Tuesday morning, it is hard to believe that
Spring is already upon us. Time seems to pass in the blink of an eye! I hope
that you have enjoyed the mild winter weather that we have experienced this
This letter marks a renewed and continued commitment on part of our
leadership team to making Heathrow Country Club the best private country
club in our category. When I was given the opportunity to become your General Manager seven months ago, I was
extremely fortunate that Concert Golf Partners had already invested so much time, effort, and capital into the club.
The progress that had been made before I arrived made it possible for us to continue the improvement process without
I can’t help but reflect on the past seven months and all that we have accomplished. At this point in time, I feel
very confident about the state of the club, and I am extremely enthusiastic about the future that we envision. I have
recently started visiting other clubs in the area to see how we measure up to those that I would consider to be similar
to Heathrow. Based on what I have seen, and what many of you have told me, there is no doubt that the state of our
club is strong.
Members often ask me about my “vision” for Heathrow Country Club. To simply state it, my vision is to make
Heathrow Country Club the best club in Central Florida, as compared to other private clubs at a similar position in
the market. Internally, we operate by an ever-evolving strategic plan that includes both immediate improvements
and long-term goals. The purpose of continual planning in the private club business is to ensure that we stay on
course to becoming the best that we can be. Excellence in the operation of a private club is not a destination, but a
journey. The plans and strategies must remain flexible as the landscape evolves.
We have formalized four strategic priorities under which all of our strategies and initiatives will fall. Those strategic
• Champion a Culture of Excellence, by exceeding the expectations of our members on a daily basis.
• Strive to always maintain Operational Excellence in the service, facilities and experiences that we
provide to our members.
• Establish Financial Excellence and operate a healthy club through responsible stewardship of
resources and by maintaining a strong position in the market.
• Promote a Reputation of Excellence within the community for being both an outstanding private
membership club as well as a great place to work.
These strategic priorities provide guidance for future planning and continued self-awareness, and will guide the
actions, activities and programs of our leadership team.
We also believe that member engagement is critical in operating a strong private country club. Please know that
the feedback and suggestions that we have received have been valuable and appreciated. We will continue to have
an “open door policy” as well as an open-minded approach when considering suggestions from our members. Please
know that we will always make time to t listen to your thoughts, feedback, and ideas.
I look forward to seeing you at the club. Until then, be well.
Very truly yours,
Events at Heathrow
MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR EVENTS, AND THOSE NOT LISTED HERE,
CAN BE FOUND ON THE CLUB CALENDAR AT WWW.HEATHROWCC.COM
MEET JUDY & TERRY KELCHNER
We initially joined Heathrow as Social members
about eight years ago and subsequently have
become Full Golf members. We have owned a
small business in Lake Mary/Heathrow since 1995
and continue to manage it. We feel that the
variety of special events sponsored by the club,
such as the New Year’s Party and Mardi Gras,
have been well-organized and much fun. We use
the Aquatics & Fitness Center regularly and are
active in the SMGA, MGA, HWGA, and Sunday Couples Golf competitions.
The highlight of our membership was recently winning the Couples Club
Championship. Terry is also involved with Heathrow C.C. as a member of the
Board of Governors. In the past year, we have seen many wonderful improvements
at Heathrow and are looking forward to enjoying the Club!
Spring is in the Air!
I cannot believe we are moving into Spring and Summer… time
goes by so quickly at the club! Soon enough, the pool will be 80
degrees, summer camps for the children will be in full swing,
and all of the new events will be happening. This is truly a very
special private country club, and it’s all of the wonderful
members that make it so special.
Keep in mind, I am always here to answer any questions,
assist you on all levels of membership, bake cookies; whatever
is deemed necessary-just let me know how I can help!
CURLIN’S CATERING CORNER
Happy Upcoming Summer!
Tis the season to start planning all of your summer festivities,
from birthdays, graduations, corporate and team building, pool
parties to all of those other fun summer events. Where better to do
so than our pool and at Barefoots! If you have not visited lately,
there have been a lot of changes –exciting changes, I might add.
We are also able to book our Main Dining Room on the 2nd and 4th
Saturday nights of the month. It’s a great room for a more intimate
setting for your events. Let me help you get creative, and come
see me for some fun ideas. Remember to refer your friends for
weddings and events as well! There are member incentives
DIRECTOR OF CATERING
for all member referral parties! For your next party or referral, whether it’s for 10 or 200,
“A Recipe from
think of Heathrow Country Club as YOUR party planner!
Cheers and I look forward to seeing you at the Club.
Director of Catering • 407-562-0172
It’s a lifestyle to Celebrate, where traditions continue for over 25 years!
Come back home for your events!
Texas 3-Bean “Caviar” Salad
A fresh treat for the warm
Spring months to come!
For Bean Mixture:
15 oz. can of northern beans
15 oz. can of black beans
15 oz. can of black eyed peas
1 whole diced tomato
1 bunch of slithered scallions
1 red onion, chopped
Combine all ingredients to create the bean mixture
For Mustard Dijon Vinaigrette:
1 yellow onion (Vidalia is a good choice)
1 8 oz. jar of Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tsp. white pepper
1 tbsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
¼ cup white vinegar
½ cup fresh lemon juice
4 cups vegetable oil
1 cup heavy cream
Blend first nine ingredients all together.
Then add vegetable oil slowly.
Add cream at the end to create the right texture.
Lastly, coat the bean mixture with the finished vinaigrette and let chill before serving. Bon appetit!
Golf News & Events
From the Director of Golf.....
The first quarter of this year saw a lot of member activity on the course. It has been great to
see all of you out enjoying the course and the mild winter we were blessed with. We have seen
great participation in our Men’s and Ladies events, as well as our senior clinics, junior clinics,
and ladies clinics offered by Chris Holmes and the Professional Staff. More clinics and activities
will follow in the coming months.
We have added a loft and lie machine to our Golf Service Center to enable us to properly
adjust your clubs for just the right fit. Upgrades to our instruction facility have been ongoing.
If you have not seen what Chris has been doing on the back range, be sure to stop by and have
a look. As the summer months are approaching, we look forward to a number of upcoming
We will be hosting our first Heathrow Memorial Tournament on Monday May 27th. This is open to all golf members.
Please call the golf shop for details.
We are proud to have been selected to host the 2013 United Sates Open Women’s Sectional Qualifier on Tuesday May 28th. Some
of the finest lady golfers in the world will attempt to play their way into the toughest tournament in the world, but they have to get
through Heathrow first! Members are welcome to come watch some of the great competition. On Monday June 3rd, we are proud to
have been selected to host the 2013 Florida State Amateur Qualifier. Saturday June 15th, we will hold our annual U.S. Open Tough
Day Tournament. The course shows its teeth at this annual classic. Be sure to contact me, or any of your professional staff, with any
questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you around the club.
Summer will soon be here and we are pleased to announce the return of The Chris DiMarco Junior
Golf Camps. Led by Director of Golf Instruction Chris Holmes and Heathrow professional
golf staff, these popular golf camps cater to boys and girls aged 5-15. The camps are suited for
all levels of player from the complete beginner to the more advanced junior wishing to perfect
his or her skills.
Camp dates are June 10 - 14, June 24 - 28 and July 8 - 12. The camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. daily. Weekly camp cost for Heathrow members is $245.00 (Heathrow member’s guests
may attend at $275.00). The tuition includes all instruction, fun games and contests, on-course
play, a golf cap, T shirt, a trophy and one hour of daily supervised swimming. For more details
or to register please contact Chris Holmes at email@example.com or (407) 314-1118.
From the Superintendent.....
Well, where did the winter go It was a mild one that provided us with an ideal golfing climate.
With April here, I’m looking forward to the Member-Guest Tournament. We plan to provide
some excellent tournament conditions so that we can showcase Heathrow Country Club for
After the tournament, we will be aerifying the greens on April 15th & 16th. After months of
compaction and frequent mowing at low heights-of-cut, the greens will be able to breathe again.
Aerification is essential for healthy turf grass by providing oxygen to the root system, as well
as gas exchange, moisture penetration, and nutrient exchange. I fully understand the inconvenience
this puts on our avid golfing members. I try to equate aerification to changing the filter
on our air conditioning units. We’ve got to do it, or we pay the price in the long run.
This month marks my one year anniversary here at Heathrow. I’m really enjoying being part of
this club and community. I’ve worked at some great places throughout my career, and Heathrow
has undoubtedly become one of my favorites. The Ron Garl design is outstanding. This
course has a layout you do not get tired of playing. I can see why we have so many members
that have been a part of this club for 20 + years, as I am equally proud to be a part of it.
Have fun out there, and I’ll see you out on the course. John S. Kopack
Womens Golf News & Events
The Heathrow Niners
Niners Host “For the Love of the Game” Interclub
February 12th saw a field of 72 women playing “For the Love of the Game”, this year’s interclub
offering from the Heathrow’s Niners organization. Participants included golfers from the Country Club
of Orlando, Country Club of Mt. Dora, Cypress Head, DeBary, Keene’s Pointe, Legacy, Spruce Creek,
Sugar Mill, Timacuan, Tuscawilla, Victoria Hills, and our own Heathrow women.
The weather was delightful, the course was in great shape, and hearts greeted the golfers at each tee box.
The scramble format made for a fun morning on the course. First prize for low gross on the front nine
was won by the team of Angie Futrell (Heathrow Country Club), Hilary Reilly (Cypress Head), Rena
Quirk (Debary), and Jane Reed (Legacy). The back nine low gross winners were Stacy Wilde (Heathrow
Country Club), Nancy Burton(Spruce Creek), Ginny Wolff (Keene’s Point), and Bebe Frost (Timacuan).
Congratulations to all!
The Niners end of the year party will be Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm in the Country Club Grill.
If you are interested in learning more about joining the Niners,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (407) 308-5727
Heathrow Women’s Golf Association
The Heathrow Women’s Golf Association (HWGA) has been enjoying our mild winter, not missing any
play days. Our March 20-21 Member-Guest tournament was a huge success and lots of fun.
We have a road trip to Shingle Creek scheduled for April 4th. On April 18th, we will have our tournament
with the Niners. The HWGA Pro Am Scramble (when the golf pros join us for the tournament) is
set for May 2nd. Check your calendar and save these dates; you don’t want to miss these fun events!
Ladies, please remember to set an example for others by staying on the cart paths, not driving close to
the greens or tee boxes, and keeping up with the group in front of you.
Our season ends May 16th and will start up again in September. For information on joining our group,
please call Linda Rinner, Vice-President, at 407-333-3096. For more information, visit our website at
Aquatics & Fitness News & Events
From the Director.....
Director of Aquatics & Fitness
Exercise Room Hours
Monday through Friday 6am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 6am to 6pm
Swimming Pool Hours
Monday through Friday 6am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am to 6pm
*No Lifeguards on Duty until Memorial Day- swim at your own risk!*
Also, please note that the Diving Board will not be up until Memorial Day
Floor Exercise Schedule
Yoga: Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Zumba: Mondays and Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Water Aerobics (Beginning June 3rd) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8am to 9am
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES!
Class fees: Members Daily Fee: $5.00 per class
Members Monthly Fee: $30.00 for unlimited classes
Guest Fee: $7.00 per class
Are you ready for summer
Have you tried on that swimsuit lately With summer fast-approaching and the thought of never wearing a
swimsuit again on your mind, let Ross and his staff help you get back into swimsuit shape. For more details
on Women’s and Co-ed Circuit Training, The Buddy System, One-on-One Personal Training, Adult Swim
Practice, Yoga, Reformer Pilates, and Zumba, please call Ross at 407-562-0211.
Summer Aquatic Programs
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner, and
that means it’s time to start planning your children’s
summer activities. Information and registration on our
Swim Team and Group & Private Swim Lessons will
be available at the Tennis Pro Shop beginning April 1st.
Registration for these programs will continue through
A blast from our past!
Adult Swim Practice
Need a little motivation to swim those boring laps in the pool Beginning Thursday May 2nd, Ross will be organizing
an early morning swim practice for Tri-athletes, Master Swimmers, and for those just looking to get
into shape. Stroke instruction and interval training workouts will be offered. Practices are held on Tuesday
and Friday mornings from 6:30am to 7:30am. Coaching fee is $5.00 per practice or $30.00 per month, and the
non-member fee is $7.00 per practice.
Before you step on the cardio equipment, please be sure that all of the CLAY from the tennis courts is removed
from your shoes. After your workout, please wipe off the exercise equipment so it is clean for the next
person. Members, please keep in mind the 30-minute limit on all cardio equipment when there are others
waiting. Please be mindful of fellow equipment users.
Tennis News & Events
From the Director of Tennis.....
Hit 144 Balls in a row in
a live rally with Coach
Barry - WAY TO GO!
Heathrow Junior Round Robin
On April 13th from 12pm-1:30pm, the racquet club staff will offer an educational round
robin to assist the aspiring player with match experience. Divisions are coed 8 & under, 10 &
under, and 13 & under. There will be no winners or losers-just learning! Each player must
be able to get their serve in on a consistent basis. The fee for $8.00 per player.
Bloody Mary Mixer is April 28th!
The club will be having a Sunday morning mixer with Bloody Marys as the theme! First 44 play.
The fee is $30.00 per person and the Bloody Marys are unlimited! Come out for a Sunday
morning of fun. Play starts at 9 am.
Spring Fling 2013
The 22ndAnnual Spring Fling will be held May 13th-17th. 128 players filled the draw of
Central Florida’s biggest and best ladies amateur doubles tournament. The fee is $105.00
per player for this week long event. Spring Fling 2013 Center Court Main Sponsor is
“Continuum at The Shoppes of Oakmont.”
Monday Night Football
Men’s League Results
Congratulations to Eddie
Carpenter, the winner
in the Men’s Monday
Night league of highest
percentage of games
won! Steve Shuman was
the winner of the most
Valentine Mixer Results
Congratulations to Gina
Bernardini and Tony
Cory for winning “The
Roses and Wine” flight.
Congratulations to Sandy
and Carl Smedberg
who took ‘The Hearts”
Kris Vigue and Ivy Gilbert &
Sandy and Carl Smedberg
Tony Cory, Gina Bernardini,
and Lisa & Jerry Brown
3 Social Mixers to Choose From!
The Club hosts a complimentary Social Tennis Mixer on Fridays at 9:30 am,
and the Men’s Breakfast Club Social on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 am.
Laid back & lots of fun! There is no fee for these events.
Florida’s Most Popular Fun Tennis Camp Starts June 3rd!
We would like toThank the
Membership for their Patronage.
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“Just 2 Miles Off I-4 / Lee Rd. Exit!”
Traditions at heathrow
FABULOUS FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET
Full Buffet- Adults: $29.95++
Children 6-12: $14.00++
(Children Under 5 are compliments of the Club)
Cold Buffet Station Only- $14.95++
A La Carte- Entree: $15.00++, Accompaniment: $7.00++
Seating based on availability. Please call ahead to reserve.
SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
Every LAST Sunday of the month
from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Featuring a classic Sunday Brunch Buffet
with a carving station, omelet station,
fresh seafood, assorted salads, and
complimentary champagne, mimosas,
coffee, and tea.
Adults: $24.95++, Children 6-12: $12.95++
Children under 5 are compliments of the
KIDS EAT FREE NIGHT
Every Thursday Night from 5:30-9:00 PM!
Children 12 and under can order from our
Heathrow Kids Menu compliments of the Club.
Children 12 and over Heathrow Children’s
guests may order at $4.95++
Enjoy an evening in our fine restaurant or
lounge while your children are taken care of
in the Kid’s Club downstairs! They may order
a meal off of our Kid’s Menu charged to your
This service is complimentary!
Be sure to take advantage of it!
Reminder: Parent/Guardian must remain on
premises during the entire time the child is
in the Kid’s Club.
407.333.1450 FOR RESERVATIONS
PLEASE VISIT WWW.HEATHROWCC.COM FOR THE MOST
UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
1200 Bridgewater Drive
Heathrow, FL 32746
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Director of Golf
Director of Membership
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Director of Accounting &
Accounting & Communications Coordinator
Director of Food & Beverage
Director of Catering
Golf Course Superintendent
Director of Tennis
Director of Aquatics & Fitness
MAIN PHONE NUMBERS:
COUNTRY CLUB RECEPTION: 407-333-1450
GOLF PRO SHOP: 407-333-1469
TENNIS PRO SHOP: 407-333-1475