April/May/June 2013 - Heathrow Country Club

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April/May/June 2013 - Heathrow Country Club


At Heathrow Country Club


In this issue…

Events at Heathrow…p. 2

Member Spotlight….p. 3

A Recipe from our Kitchen…p. 4

Traditions at Heathrow…p. 10

Club News

From the General Manager.....

Dear Members,

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

losing momentum.

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

priorities are:

• 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,


Nate Kalb

General Manager

Nate Kalb

General Manager

Events at Heathrow



Club News



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!




Club News


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



for all member referral parties! For your next party or referral, whether it’s for 10 or 200,

“A Recipe from

our Kitchen”

think of Heathrow Country Club as YOUR party planner!

Cheers and I look forward to seeing you at the Club.


Toni Curlin

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.....

Tim Burns

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.

Golf Instruction.....

Chris Holmes

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 cholmes@heathrowcc.com or (407) 314-1118.

From the Superintendent.....

John Kopack

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

your guests.

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 heathrowniners@gmail.com 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.....

Ross Bohlken

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


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

the summer.

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.

Cardio Clean-Up

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.....

Barry Myers

Heathrow Junior

Brianna Newcomer

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

games won.

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.

2013 Escape

2013 F-150


2013 Fusion


SINCE 1966.

1875 S.Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751

“Just 2 Miles Off I-4 / Lee Rd. Exit!”



Traditions at heathrow


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.


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



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

member account.

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.





1200 Bridgewater Drive

Heathrow, FL 32746







Nate Kalb

General Manager


(407) 557-8003

Tim Burns

Director of Golf


(407) 562-0203

Marie Juma

Director of Membership


(407) 562-0178

Kayse Wilhelm

Marketing & Events Coordinator


(407) 842-1452

Kathy LaGrange

Director of Accounting &

Human Resources


(407) 562-0171

Tanya Ressetar

Accounting & Communications Coordinator


(407) 562-0183

Richard Eyer

Director of Food & Beverage


(407) 562-0174

Tim Dixon

Executive Chef


(407) 562-0185

Toni Curlin

Director of Catering


(407) 562-0172

Rebecca Lang

Catering Assistant


John Kopack

Golf Course Superintendent


(407) 333-1488

Barry Myers

Director of Tennis


(407) 562-0212

Ross Bohlken

Director of Aquatics & Fitness


(407) 562-0211



GOLF PRO SHOP: 407-333-1469

TENNIS PRO SHOP: 407-333-1475

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