L O N D O N H U N T A N D C O U N T R Y C L U B CLUB LIFE magazine INSIDE A LITTLE THOUGHT TO GIVING THANKS 60 SECONDS WITH... home salt curing RYDER CUP PAST AND PRESENT ISSUE SEVEN FALL 2016
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Board of Directors BOARD OF DIRECTORS Geoff Davies President Barbara Willis CONTENTS FALL 2016 First Vice President GIVING THANKS John Vander Hoeven 20 Second Vice President Glenn Jones Past President Anne Toal Gordon MacKenzie Norm Thompson Marcia Roberts Doug Davis Glenn MacKinnon Cathy Purdom MANAGEMENT TEAM Jon Nusink, CCM CCE Chief Operating Officer 11 SALT CURING Tim McKeiver, CPGA Golf Professional ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Jayson Griffiths Golf Course Superintendent PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE .................. 4 Adam Baranowski CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER’S REPORT .......................................... 5 Tennis Professional Brad Adams Clubhouse Manager Chris Carnegie Food and Beverage Manager Michael Stark 8 60 SECONDS WITH... Fitness Professional John Oosterwal, FMP CIDER OR BEER? 9 Clubhouse Maintenance Manager Monica Mick, CPA, CA Controller Brandie Cooper Communications Manager 2 GOLF REPORT .............................. 13 GROUNDS REPORT .......... .............. 16 TENNIS REPORT ............. .............. 19 Executive Chef Tracey Knowles, CSEP CPT FACES IN THE CLUB .................... 10 FITNESS REPORT ............ .............. 21 TRAP AND SKEET REPORT ............ 23 HUNT REPORT ............... .............. 26 SECONDS 9 60 WITH EVENT CALENDAR ........ .............. 27 A SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE .... 31 JUST FOR JUNIORS ........ .............. 32 FALL 2016
Board of Directors  BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Geoff Davies President  Barbara Willis  CONTENTS FALL 2016  First Vice President  ...
SH ARE TH E JOY O F M EM B ER SHI P Board of Directors L O N D O N H U N T A N D C O U N T RY C LU B M E M B E R S H I P The Club’s distinction as one of the finest in Canada inspires us to endlessly create an experience beyond all expectations. Now consider, how do you enjoy your Membership? On the course, on the courts, shooting, entertaining, dining? With family, celebrating holidays, making lifelong friends, learning something new? There are so many ways to enjoy Membership at the London Hunt and Country Club. If you would like to share the joy of Membership with co-workers, friends or family by introducing them to the Club as potential Members please contact Linda Fletcher, Membership and Accounts Coordinator for information. Linda Fletcher Membership and Accounts Coordinator 519-471-2523 extension 214 lfletcher@londonhuntclub.com 3 FALL 2016
SH ARE TH E JOY O F M EM B ER SHI P Board of Directors  L O N D O N H U N T A N D C O U N T RY C LU B M E M B E R S H I P ...
Board of Directors PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Geoff Davies gdavies1@rogers.com This summer has been one of the sunniest and warmest in years. Almost without exception our golf, tennis and hunt section events have all been characterized by outstanding weather. As we come into the fall season let’s hope the weather continues to cooperate. As we indicated at the beginning of this year the Board’s goal for 2016 was to minimize disruption and distraction for Members and to ensure that the focus was on enjoying our Club and our new and updated facilities. With the exception of the upgrades and redecorating in the foyer and the main lounge, which was completed earlier in the spring, we have kept that commitment and the feedback from our Membership has been extremely positive. The Strategic Review process is ongoing and is on schedule. The Committee has received the Operations, the Communications and the Market reports from our Consultant and the Member survey was completed in July. The Committee will begin to develop its recommendations for presentation to the Board in October. The Committee will also be developing a plan to present and communicate the updated Strategic Plan to the Membership. I am pleased to be able to report that 2016, to date, is also a very successful year in terms of our financial performance. We are also enjoying a very positive year in terms of Membership recruitment welcoming 15 new Members and their families so far 4 this year. Thank you to all of you who have been so instrumental in helping to make this happen. Under the leadership of Glenn Jones our Nominating Committee have commenced their work on developing candidate lists for our various Committee and Board positions which are open for 2017. If you would like to recommend someone or volunteer yourself, Glenn and the Committee would appreciate hearing from you. Please email Jon Nusink at jnusink@londonhuntclub. com for more information or to volunteer. Our Club’s success depends on it’s Member volunteers and your support of this process is critically important. With the exception of the final closing events in golf and tennis, this season’s competitive events are completed. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who contributes to the success and the operations of these events. In closing I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your Club. Your Board and our staff are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that we do things right and that our Membership experience is outstanding. As the golf and tennis seasons come to an end and we look forward to our fall and Christmas events I hope to see you at the Club. FALL 2016
Board of Directors  PRESIDENT   S MESSAGE Geoff Davies gdavies1 rogers.com  This summer has been one of the sunniest and w...
WELCOME TO THE HUNT CLUB FAMILY Jon Nusink, COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com The fall edition of this magazine in 2015 had my article stating that Clubhouse construction was nearing completion. It’s hard to believe that was a year ago...time flies when you are having fun! We set out to have as normal a year as possible in 2016 with as little disruptions as possible, and I think for all intents and purposes, we achieved that. The golf course and tennis courts have been in what some Members have described to me, the best shape I have ever experienced at the Club thanks to the hard work of Jayson, Deb, Brent, and their dedicated crews on the course and Chris, Greg and Matt on the courts. All this despite the driest June and July in recent history, followed by the wettest August. It has certainly been a challenge, but they were up to it. In the last issue of Club Life, I crossed my fingers to have as normal and typical year as possible, but we are currently experiencing some key personnel turnover. We pride ourselves in fostering the Hunt Club Culture in our key staff so when we lose one, there is always an adjustment period for both Members and their fellow staff. Monica Laprise, our Controller for the past four years, who was pivotal in the transition between General Managers, and managing the financial side of the CP Women’s Open and the Clubhouse Construction Project accepted a new challenge as the Chief Financial Officer at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Unit at the end of July. Michael Hearse, the Club’s Food and Beverage Manager for the past four years, a complete hospitality professional who dedicated more time and effort into the Club than anyone could have thought possible, accepted the position of General Manager at Sarnia Golf and Curling Club starting in September. Both Monica and Michael have played extremely important roles in the success of the Club and to me personally and will be terribly missed. We wish them the best of luck in their exciting new jobs! However, with change comes new opportunity and I am very happy to introduce the new additions to our management team. Monica Mick, our new Controller started in early August. She has a very strong resume with degrees from Ivey and Waterloo, and experience with great companies including Ernst and Young and positions that have taken her as far away as Australia and Dubai. A WARM HUNT CLUB WELC OME TO... Monica Mick, Controller, Brad Adams, Clubhouse Manager, Chris Carnegie, Food and Beverage Manager and Lisa Itterman, Banquets Manager 5 FALL 2016
WELCOME TO THE  HUNT CLUB FAMILY Jon Nusink, COO - jnusink londonhuntclub.com The fall edition of this magazine in 2015 ha...
WELCOME TO THE HUNT CLUB FAMILY Jon Nusink, COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Brad Adams will be our new Clubhouse Manager in mid September. Brad worked for six years as a teenager at the Club in the Clubhouse, Grounds Department, and Pro Shop. Graduating from Western, he was once the Mustang’s football team captain, and completed a business and food and beverage internship in Australia. His management experience comes from outside the private club environment having been the General Manager for seven years at a large restaurant chain, but there has always been a calling to come back to the club industry. It must help that his father made a career at some of Canada’s top clubs, including this one. Chris Carnegie earned a promotion to the position of Food and Beverage Manager and has been with us for eight years now. Everyone knows Chris as a key player in the success of our Food and Beverage Department who has a bright future in private clubs. The added responsibility will allow him to continue the improvement of our Members’ dining experience and advance his management resume and career. Finally, we look forward to welcoming Lisa Itterman to our Food and Beverage Department as our new Catering Manager in late September. Lisa is moving from British Columbia where she obtained diplomas in Restaurant Management and Human Resources. Her work experience includes positions at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, and Novotel Hotel in Thailand, as well as casinos and various restaurants. This is also the time of year when a number of staff in all departments head back to school, and new staff join us to take their spots. We wish them all the best of luck in their studies and the newbies appreciate your patience as they train and hone their skills to our level of service. I look forward to working closely with Monica, Brad and Lisa and all of the other new faces around the Club, I believe that staff are our most important asset and I am very excited about the team we have at the Club. I would also like add a congratulations to Tracey Knowles, our Fitness Pro who tied the knot on September 10, and Anthony Varricchio, our Food and Beverage Supervisor who also took the plunge on August 27. Best of luck to you and your new families! The Membership count right now is over our cap of 485 by a few. If the attrition through the winter is low like last year, there will have to be a true waitlist developed which means potential Members may need to wait before having full access to the Club. For that reason, it is important for Members to refer potential Members to us as soon as possible. We are still accepting applicants and it is important for the Club to maintain a full roster of members with more waiting in the wings when spots become available. If you know of someone looking to join either now or in the spring, please do not hesitate to refer them to me or Linda and we will take care of all the leg work to get the process started. Since our last edition of Club Life Magazine, we have welcomed a number of new Resident Shareholder families and Intermediates to Membership. I am excited to introduce the following: Mr. Corey and Mrs. Blakeny Perry were sponsored by Cam Law and Dave Moore. Corey is a professional hockey player with the Anaheim Ducks and former London Knight. Mr. Blair and Mrs. Barbara Alton were sponsored by Vito Finucci and Jim Cassidy. Blair is Vice President of Sales for Wescast Industries and Barbara is the Office Coordinator at Sunningdale Dental Centre. Ashley Goncalves follows her parents Manny and Celeste as a new Intermediate Member and is with HN Roofing and Sheet Metal. 6 FALL 2016
WELCOME TO THE  HUNT CLUB FAMILY Jon Nusink, COO - jnusink londonhuntclub.com Brad Adams will be our new Clubhouse Manager...
WELCOME TO THE HUNT CLUB FAMILY Jon Nusink, COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Nicole Smyrnios also follows her parents Bill and Julie, and brother Stephen as a new Intermediate Member and is an investment associate with BMO Nesbitt Burns. Mr. John and Mrs. Elyse McLister came in under our Legacy Program and are the son and daughter-in-law of Jack and Kathe McLister. John is the owner of Creative Styles Composites Inc, and Elyse is the Strategic Business Director at Grenoble Capital Inc. Their daughter Claudia is 4. Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Kayla Needham were sponsored by Rob Stockie and Geoff Davies. Jeffrey is a Chiropractor and Kayla is the Business Operations Manager at Needham Family Chiropractic in Sarnia. Their son Rowan is 8 months old. Mr. Arturo Zarate and Mrs. Mildred Pedraza were sponsored by Bruce Barran and Bill Handsaeme. Arturo and Mildred have three children, Arturo Jr. age 16, Mildred Jr. age 12 and Hictor age 10. They own Goss Global and have recently moved both their business and family to London from Mexico. Dr. Brian and Mrs. Michelle Yan were proposed by Dr. Paul Adams and Dr. Richard Inculet. Brian is a physician at LHSC and Michelle is a teacher. They have two children, Claire age 10 and Mathieu age 6. Mr. Nazem Kadri also joined under our Call Option and will officially become a Member in January. He is a professional hockey player with the Toronto Maple Leafs and former London Knight. He was sponsored by Mike Peerless and Craig Clarke. Please help me in welcoming our new Member families to the Club, and a special thanks to our Members who introduced them. As golf and tennis wind down, remember to make use of the other sections of the Club such as the Trap and Skeet facility. We will be holding a gun license course September 23 and 24 for new shooters. Also, the culinary team is hard at work planning themed events and specials for the fall and winter. Live music on the terrace has been a great success that will likely move in doors as it gets cooler. Stay tuned for cooking classes which were very popular and almost all sold out last winter. Our traditional Thanksgiving Day Brunch and parade of the horses and hounds on October 10 is a favourite too that shouldn’t be missed. Happy fall everyone! I hope you enjoy the final weeks of summer and on to the colours, smells and tastes that the changing of the seasons brings! IN MEMORIAM 7 DR. L OGAN MI LLMAN July 13, 1947 - June 24, 2016 TRACY ANN VICKERS September 5, 1970 - June 25, 2016 DR. RICK MERRITT February 27, 1946 - June 30, 2016 EDWARD LINDSAY ELWOOD August 10, 1945 - July 22, 2016 JEAN BROOK March 20, 1937 - August 21, 2016 *please note that our last issue stated Mr. S. Smith was a Member for 22 years when in fact he was a Member for 52 years. FALL 2016
WELCOME TO THE  HUNT CLUB FAMILY Jon Nusink, COO - jnusink londonhuntclub.com Nicole Smyrnios also follows her parents Bil...
60 SECONDS WITH... F A S H I O N F O R W A R D F A M I LY M A N P E T E R C H A N N E R How long have you been a Member of the London Hunt and Country Club 28 years what time did you wake up this morning 6:30 a.m. FAVOURITE BUILDING IN THE WORLD Channers, 581 Wonderland Rd South, London SOLIDS OR STRIPES Stripes, probably should be solids O N E T H I N G YO U C A N ’ T G O A D AY WITHOUT A cold Bud Light best halloween costume you ever had Went as a bunch of Grapes, made from purple balloons STYLE IS... Saying who you are without having to speak 8 neat or on the rocks On the rocks PLANE, TRAIN OR AUTOMOBILE Plane the one thing you won’t wear is... Anything black best party the club ever threw was... 2014 CP Open and my children’s weddings t h e a c t o r w h o w o u l d p l ay yo u in the movie about your life By appearance only, Tom Cruise words to live by Go to bed with a dream, wake up with a purpose FALL 2016
60 SECONDS WITH... F A S H I O N F O R W A R D F A M I LY M A N P E T E R C H A N N E R  How long have you been a Member o...
ANSWERING THE QUESTION BEER OR CIDER Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse@londonhuntclub.com As the production and consumption of craft beer has rose to new heights over the past several years it still, as a percentage, has not grown as quickly as the interest in hard cider. The resurgence of this American colonial classic has ridden the craft beer and food trends to more than triple its production since 2011. It seems as though all the major breweries and microbreweries are fermenting their twist on hard cider using everything from apples and pears, to infusions of raspberry and blackberry. There are those who say hard cider is healthier for you than beer with the added advantage of a more pleasing taste, but is this really the case? And could any beverage other than wine hope to compete with beer for a place in our Canadian identity? BATCH 1904 Sold here at the Club, 7.50 for a tall can for you. The amount of sugar. Beer is sugar-free This begs the question, beer or hard cider, and what is with only minuscule amounts added to balance its tartness. Cider, on the other hand, needs no extra the difference? sugars because it’s high in natural fruit fructose Hard cider and beer differ in their composition and (apples, pears, etc.) The amount of sugar in each hard makeup. While hard cider is made primarily from cider beverage varies depending on the fermentation yeast relying on the fermentation process from apples, process and type of fruit used as its base. Sweet pears, blackberries, raspberries and other fruits, beer hard ciders are slowly fermented to strain the yeast is comprised of yeast, hops, barley, and other grains. feeding on its natural sugars. Dry ciders (containing Hard cider contains more vitamin C and antioxidants, less sugar) allow the yeast to consume most, if not whereas beer packs a lot more protein, vitamin B, and all, of the ciders natural sugars resulting in a higher alcoholic content. Calories between draft beers and potassium. cider are the same across the board, but hard cider The health benefits related to the moderate consumption typically contains more carbohydrates because of its of alcohol are everything from lowering the risk of heart sugar alone. disease, cognitive decline and dementia/Alzheimer’s. In fact, some studies have proven that hard cider contains Bottom-line, it’s not so much a matter of which one poly-phenol antioxidants which are linked to protection has higher alcoholic content. For there to be more against certain kinds of cancer growth, cardiovascular alcohol in hard cider requires it to lean more towards diseases, and neuro-degenerative diseases. Other a dry process to achieve a similar ABV to draft beer. studies show some beers contain as much as 10% of The difference is negligible at that point. Even with your daily folate intake. Of course, this isn’t a license a dry hard cider you get natural flavours. Flavours to drink more alcohol as a cure, but in small doses has in draft beer are typically artificially included (limes, berries, etc.) whereas with hard cider it’s natural. been clinically proven to help. While both beverages have health benefits as outlined So, if you are feeling like exploring a hard cider why above there is one significant difference between the not try the Batch 1904 Brickworks Ciderhouse and two which may assist you in determining which is right decide for yourself. 9 FALL 2016
ANSWERING THE QUESTION  BEER OR CIDER Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse londonhuntclub.com  As the produ...
GETTING TO KNOW THE FACES IN THE CLUB Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse@londonhuntclub.com MONICA MICK LINDA FLETCHER [ CONTROLLER ] [ MEMBERSHIP AND ACCOUNTS COORDINATOR ] Bio: I am the mother of two fun filled children, a 4-yearold girl and a 6-year-old boy. I am the middle child of six siblings (four brothers, two sisters) and grew up west of London on a farm near Dutton. I am blessed with a very close family so the frequent family events in my Riverbend area home tend to be a minimum of 20 people. I completed my HBA at Ivey, then joined Ernst & Young. After a few years in the London office and having obtained my Chartered Accountant designation, I applied for a global exchange to Brisbane, Australia. I was supposed to return to London after two years but plans changed and I took a position in Dubai as the Middle East Financial Controller for a client. In 2014, after seven years in Dubai, my husband and I decided it was time to return to our Canadian family and friends to raise our children. I was working back with the EY London office until I recently joined the Club as the Controller. Future Goals: To be the Controller for a tropical island resort once I’ve raised my children to be independent and good human beings. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many countries, with my son Jordan being named after one of my favourites. My husband and I are currently enjoying a travel free period and a much simpler life than our overseas whirlwind. We are avid members of a local gym, Rev3k, where I volunteer each week assisting with a fitness and nutrition program aimed at achieving participants’ weightloss goals and long-term healthy lifestyle changes. Bio: Born into a Dutch Christian immigrant family, I was raised in Sarnia by my parents and grandparents (oma & opa). I lived there until my graduation with an accounting diploma from community college and moved to London. London was not always on my radar but accounting was. I had planned to major in music and minor in accounting, but the practical side of me switched the two focuses, thus staying at home in Sarnia for my studies. In my first year of college I met my husband Scott Fletcher and the rest is history. This year we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Music continues to play a huge part in my life as well as my faith journey. I would not be the person I am today without my faith. I actively participate in my church on Talbot Street as well as in our community. I love to sing in my church and lead worship as well as play my flute. Other pastimes I enjoy are playing soccer twice a week, reading a great novel, enjoying a nice glass of Chardonnay, spending time with my cat Walle, travelling, event planning and entertaining! Being with friends and family are also extremely important to me. Future Goals: Not so much goals but ideas that are floating around in my head: To own a bed and breakfast someday, get my real estate licence, retire by 60, play soccer with the Canadian Olympic team, and continue to enjoy life to the fullest and travel! Favorite Thing about the Club: As mentioned above, community and family are important to me and being here 21 years, you develop those friendships with Members and Staff. This is a home - not just a Club. I have felt that way since I started here in 1995. I see this place as my second home and I take Favorite Thing about the Club: I only officially joined the pride in saying I work for the London Hunt and Country Club. Club’s administration team in early August, but every day It is comforting to walk these hallways every day and to greet something happens which makes me excited about being those who you’ve seen so many times and where everybody knows your name. I love interacting with each Member, the part of the Club for many years to come. regulars as well as the new Members. 10 ' ' &   FALL 2016
GETTING TO KNOW THE  FACES IN THE CLUB Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager - mhearse londonhuntclub.com  MONICA MICK...
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C R E AT E D E L I C I O U S F I S H , M E AT A N D V E G E TA B L E S AT H O M E SALT CURING Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark@londonhuntclub.com Salt curing is an old method of preserving meats, vegetables and fish that has long been used to keep highly perishable products and retain their nutritional value. Originally done out of necessity in preparation for winter and long voyages, salt cured fare was a main stay on maritime vessels and was used to feed sailors and colonists, playing a large part in the settling of North America. There are many advantages to salt curing. It protects the integrity of the meat or vegetables and helps retain a great amount of nutritional value. The largest benefit of salt curing is that, with higher amounts of salt, food can be kept almost indefinitely. Salt curing is a long standing tradition that has been around for thousands of years, and was rarely done for reasons other than preservation. The current methods of salt preservation differ greatly from those of the past, in that current methods are done more for increasing a food’s flavour and less for preserving it. There are several different methods of salt curing. Some methods involve sugar, nitrates and varying levels of salt concentration. Current salt cure methods include different ingredients to extend product life and also make it more palatable and flavourful. A great example of this is lox salmon. This salmon is preserved with a mixture of salt and sugar. The salt changes the salinity level of the fish drawing moisture out of the flesh making the flesh less susceptible to spoilage while the sugar aids in growing certain strains of bacteria that help fend off less favourable bacteria. This method of adding sugar to a salt cure adds more depth to the flavour of salt cured items. The addition of other salts like salt peter to regular salt also aids in the retardation of bacteria that lend themselves to spoilage. These specialized salts (nitrates) also assist in retaining the colour of the original product while elevating the curing concept from mere necessity to culinary perfection. I am including a recipe for the salt curing of salmon (lox). This recipe will also work for vegetables so feel 12 free to add in other flavouring agents like your favorite spice or herb. I personally like thick chunks of lox on a dense piece of dark Russian Rye bread smeared with chive cream cheese, topped with sprouts, capers, and/or chopped chives. You can also add some chopped dill or parsley. This is the perfect breakfast for me. CURED SALMON ( LOX) Ingredients • 1 to 1.5 lb. fresh salmon (a fatty piece with an even thickness is ideal) • 1/4 cup Kosher salt • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • Optional: Freshly ground black pepper to taste, dried herbs such as dill or parsley Directions 1. Rinse salmon and pat it dry with a paper towel. If it has skin, leave the skin on. If you feel any bones in the salmon remove them. 2. Combine the salt and sugar (and pepper and herbs) and rub the seasoning all over the salmon. You should have extra seasoning that you haven’t used. 3. Get a large piece of plastic wrap and put a bit of the seasoning on it. Place the salmon skin-side down on the seasoning. Add more seasoning to the sides of the salmon and to the top. Wrap it up tightly with plastic wrap and place it in a dish deep enough to contain the fish and the juices it will release. 4. Weigh down the salmon with something heavy and place in the fridge. 5. After approx. 24 hours, turn the salmon over and place the weights on the other side. You can put a new piece of plastic wrap on top to make sure that the weights stay clean. The salmon will have released some juices by now. 6. After 2 days you can begin tasting the salmon, or wait the full 3 days for a saltier taste. 7. To taste the salmon, cut off a small piece and rinse it under cold water. If it is not salty enough to your liking, wrap it back up and place it in the fridge for another 24 hours. If it is salty enough, rinse the whole piece under cold water. 8. To serve, cut it into thin slices (without the skin), and put on a bagel or your favorite bread smeared with cream cheese. FALL 2016
C R E AT E D E L I C I O U S F I S H , M E AT A N D V E G E TA B L E S AT H O M E  SALT CURING Michael Stark, Executive Ch...
THE COLOURFUL HISTORY OF THE RYDER CUP Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver@londonhuntclub.com Golf’s greatest team competition will take place later this month at Hazeltine National Golf Club. The Ryder Cup Matches have an interesting and colourful history. 1926: Samuel Ryder and his brother James suggested a match be set up against American professionals who planned to travel to Britain and try to qualify for that year’s British Open. 1983: Played at P.G.A. National in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, the result of the matches came down to the final singles match with Lanny Wadkins clinching victory for the American team by one point. There was a noticeable difference in the European team as it was boosted by the great Spaniard Ballesteros. 1985: Sam Torrance holes the winning putt on the 18th green at The Belfry giving the European team it’s first victory since 1957. 1987: A European win for the first time ever on American soil played on the course that Jack Nicklaus The Wentworth Club, just outside London was chosen built Muirfield Village. for the matches. The British team won the matches by the score 13 1/2 to 1 1/2, but the results did not make 1989-1999: By now the Europeans have the best it into the record books because the American team players in the world, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Ian included transplanted players born outside the United Woosnam, Jose Maria Olazabal and Seve. All major States. championship winners. They would rely on these individuals to keep the matches competitive over the 1927: The Ryder Cup is officially established with the next ten years. Each team won three matches over this matches played in Worcester, Massachusetts. The period. The largest margin of victory was two points, British were of the belief that they would run over their and the Ryder Cup had finally caught the eye of the American counterparts but had a rude awakening. golfing public. Under the leadership of Captain Walter Hagen the U.S. team trounced the Brits 9 1/2 to 2 1/2. 2002-2014: Europe totally dominated over this period winning six of seven matches. It has become evident 1929: Revenge for the British professionals with victory that the U.S. needs to make changes. at Mooretown Golf Club, Captain George Duncan 2016: This year’s matches could be the most interesting defeated Walter Hagen to seal the victory. to date. The American team are tired of losing and 1931- 1981: The American professionals dominated have brought together the best golf minds to change winning 20 of 22 matches. Players of the stature of the trend. Davis Love is back as captain with Tiger Sam Snead, Jackie Burke, Jimmy Demaret, Billy Woods as one of his assistants. The U.S. has formed Casper, Gene Littler, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, a task force to determine the best way forward while Ray Floyd and Tom Kite not only dominated the Ryder the Europeans will attempt to continue their winning Cup but world golf. formula ensuring September 30 to October 2 will be some fascinating viewing. It was evident that changes to the matches had to be made. It was Jack Nicklaus who suggested the inclusion of the European players. Enter Severiano Ballesteros, and the matches would never be the same again. 13 FALL 2016
THE COLOURFUL HISTORY OF THE  RYDER CUP Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver londonhuntclub.com Golf   s great...
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41  RYDER CUP  ST September 30     October 2, 2016 Hazeltine National Golf Club     Chaska, Minnesota Defending Champion  ...
2016 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Men’s Champion Alex Purdom Ladies Champion Irini Perivolaris Senior Men’s Champion Doug Alexander Men’s A Flight Winner Keith MacDougall Ladies A Flight Winner Beth Whatmore Men’s B Flight Winners (Tie) Bob Paterson and John Stein Ladies B Winner Joanne Pollock Men’s C Flight Winner Rick Rausch Ladies C Flight Winner Barb Willis Men’s D Flight Winner Chris McDonald Junior Boys Champion Gabriel Yazdani Junior Girls Champion Alyssa Burgess Lewis Cup Champions AIrini Perivolaris Liz Ruttan (not pictured) Anne Toal Beth Whatmore Joanne Pollock Stephanie Mc Donald 15 FALL 2016
2016 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Men   s Champion Alex Purdom Ladies Champion Irini Perivolaris Senior Men   s Champion Doug Alexan...
GROUNDS REPORT Jayson Griffiths, Golf Course Superintendent - jgriffiths@londonhuntclub.com As referenced last year, golf is a beautiful game; one that is in constant flux with nature, changing day to day regardless of the best efforts of many Greenkeepers. It is this changing environment, whether wind or rain or heat that contribute to our daily golfing experience. This summers unprecedented early drought combined with the brutally uncomfortable heat stress alerts of July and August tested both plant, golfer and Grounds Team alike. In the spirit of the Olympics, the intangible human equation has a profound effect on the outcome. These effects, much like a ripple in a pond, began a few seasons ago. With Membership support, a few significant cultural practices were implemented, including; seasonal deep tine aeration, Graden sand injection, course aeration and the implementation of the Tree Management Plan. These inputs, over time, have earned a positive return. This season’s early drought followed by the extreme summer temperature and rainfall events would certainly have taken a toll on mid-summer plant health had it not been for your continued support. In addition, we are truly grateful for the emotional investment made daily by the young men and women who arrive before daylight and, at times, stay beyond dark. This summer, more than any in recent memory, required the daily nurturing of plants throughout what could be considered oppressive conditions. In particular, Assistant Superintendents, Brent McDougall and Deb Dale with the help of Assistants in Training, Matt Deans and Robert Wilson worked tirelessly in fighting the good fight. It is their emotional connection and vested interest in the stewardship of the London Hunt and Country Club that made the incredible staff on Grounds. Looking ahead, September and October are months where further improvements can be made to all playing surfaces. The moderate soil and air temperatures allow for excellent rooting and seedling establishment. Plans for the fall season include the building and establishment of a turfgrass nursery which will provide a source of insurance for immediate repair of turf loss due to vandalism, mechanical and environmental pressures. A nursery, however, is no substitute for improved growing environments. In conjunction with the scheduled October and November aerification procedures an emphasis this fall and winter will again be placed on the selective removal of non-native, weak and declining hazardous tree features which inhibit necessary sunlight and airflow to all playing surfaces. The Tree Management Report has been prepared to affect key growing environments and will continue to lead to stronger, healthier consistent playing surfaces in future seasons. Noticeable ball mark, divot repair, bunker raking and traffic stress improvements have been evident throughout the golf course these past few months and the Grounds Department acknowledge and thank the Golf Course Standards and Conditioning Committee and Membership for making course stewardship a daily priority. On behalf of the entire Grounds Team I wish you a tremendous fall golfing season. For those who are interested in learning more about turf related information and activities, please visit the LHCC Grounds Twitter for regular updates. 16 FALL 2016
GROUNDS REPORT Jayson Griffiths, Golf Course Superintendent - jgriffiths londonhuntclub.com As referenced last year, golf ...
EXCEPTIONAL FOOD. PA I R E D W I T H I M P E C C A B L E W I N E . I N A W O R L D C L A S S E N V I R O N M E N T. At our seated, multicourse wine and food dinners, Executive Chef Michael Stark creates an assortme n t o f d is h e s to p a ir w ith hand-selected artisan wines. G ues ts e n jo y a fin e d in in g presentation at shared tables in our stunning facilities. Each seating is h o s te d b y o n e o f o u r f r i e n d l y s t a ff , c r e a t i n g a r e l a x i n g , f u n a n d u n f o rg e t t a b l e wine culinary experience. L O N D O N H U N T A N D C O U N T RY C L U B FA L L 2 0 1 6 W I N E TA S T I N G D I N N E R S 17 FALL 2016
EXCEPTIONAL FOOD. PA I R E D W I T H I M P E C C A B L E W I N E . I N A W O R L D C L A S S E N V I R O N M E N T.  At ou...
OUR DINNERS If you e n jo y a n ic e g la s s o f w in e paired with a thoughtfully executed dish, be sure to re g is te r fo r o n e o f th e Club’s w in e p a irin g d in n e rs th is fa ll. Le Velette Winery Saturd a y, O c to b e r 8 , 2 0 1 6 C a k e b r ead, St. F r ancis, and Sequioa Gr ove Wine Tasting Dinner Thurs d a y, N o v e mb e r 1 0 , 2 0 1 6 C O N TA C T T H E C L U B TO REGISTER 18 FALL 2016
OUR  DINNERS  If you e n jo y a n ic e g la s s o f w in e paired with a thoughtfully executed dish, be sure to re g is te...
P R E PA R AT I O N I N T H E O F F S E A S O N MIND, BODY AND SOUL Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis - abaranowski@londonhuntclub.com We had such an amazing season thus far, perhaps too hot at times but soon we will appreciate it even more. In terms of tennis, we had one of the busiest seasons. Members came out and enjoyed the facilities, most of whom were so eager to start after a long winter they just wanted to get out and play. Recalling the past season and heading into the post season was a reminder to me why it is so important to listen to your body and do the extra work in the off season. It’s not just about hitting the tennis ball, but about preparation. Just like when you are about to write an exam and the night before you force yourself to cram everything in, chances are you won’t do well. Everything takes time including getting ready for next season. When you look at the Professional circuit you will notice which player really focused on his/hers off court season. One player which comes to mind is Roger Federer. His preparation and training, before and during the season, earned him 17 Grand Slam titles. Everyone talks about how his technique is fluid and effortless, how he can perform on such high level for so many years. In Professional Tennis there are no breaks in the season, it runs the course of an entire year with only 19 one or two weeks off. We can all take something from professional athletes even at different stages/ levels of tennis, the main on being it’s important to be physically active throughout the year, not just during the summer. So, as the season winds down and we head into the off season, I’ve included two keys to preparation I hope you enjoy. BEING ON TIME MEANS YOU ARE ALREADY LATE. This is a famous quote which I will never forget. I learned my lesson when I was traveling with Boris Becker who at the time was ranked 4th on the ATP circuit. The day after I met Boris, my coach Mike Depalmer organized a training session. We had to be ready in the hotel lobby at ten o’clock in the morning, so when the time came I went downstairs five minutes to ten thinking I will be right on time. As soon as I came, Mike pulled me aside and told me that I was thirty minutes late...I quickly learned my lesson. bodies are telling us until it’s too late. Several years ago I was taking a coaching certification though NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and was fortunate enough to have Olympic coaches facilitate the course. One of the topics was nutrition and how we could improve in that department. What I learned is we don’t give ourselves enough time to eat properly. We consume meals mindlessly without being aware of what we are putting in our bodies. When we eat in front of the T.V, computer or even while being engaged in a conversation we absorb only 20 percent of the nutrients, the rest is wasted. I see this today when players come right on time, straight from the car to the tennis court hitting balls. I’m sure if you come earlier, take your time, stretch a little and unwind from days’ work you will perform better. Next time you step onto the court, really work on having a clear mind to catch So the next time you are sitting yourself from drifting. down to a delicious meal or trying to fight off sleep take a step back Most people don’t realize that and remember how fortunate you most injuries occur when their are to be able to play tennis and body is tired. We have tendency what steps you can take to enjoy these days, living in fast pace the sport for years to come. environment, to discard what our FALL 2016
P R E PA R AT I O N I N T H E O F F S E A S O N  MIND, BODY AND SOUL Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis - abaranowski lon...
A LITTLE THOUGHT TO GIVING THANKS Brandie Cooper, Communications Manager - bcooper@londonhuntclub.com Every day around the globe people take time, even if only a moment, to give thanks and show gratitude for the blessings in their lives. It is an emotion that we as humans share with one another regardless of language, circumstance or belief; connecting people who would otherwise be unconnected, much like those who celebrated our nation’s first Thanksgiving. I HAVE FOUND IF YOU LOVE LIFE, LIFE WILL LOVE YOU BACK - Ar thur Rubinstein In a few short weeks, we will gather with family and friends to celebrate the abundance in our lives. We will give thanks for each other, our health, and our prosperity. For the peace that we live in, for the freedom we enjoy, and for the support we find in each other. We will show our gratitude because it is the essence of the holidays. This feeling of gratitude is also a gift. And while it is a gift, it is one that will never truly be our own. It is not ours to keep but ours to share – to give and to receive. The universe is always shifting. Moving and changing, challenging us in our daily routines. It creates beautiful moments in our lives that will never fully be appreciated because we are too busy to see it pass us by. Too preoccupied to feel its embrace before it slips away. Too unavailable with what is to come to enjoy what is here. Giving thanks and being grateful is a choice, and one worth doing more than a handful of times a year. It has the ability to make sense of the things in our life that don`t make sense, and free us where we might otherwise be held back. For those that perceive this continuous gratitude as apathetic note that being thankful doesn`t mean you don`t desire more, it means you are patient for what lies ahead. So take a moment, if not daily then weekly, and be thankful. Appreciate something, no matter how small, and be aware that it is present for a reason. Be thankful for all the things the universe has sent your way and equally thankful for all the things it hasn`t, because each and every one has brought you right to where you are now, exactly where you are supposed to be. Happy Thanksgiving! 20 FALL 2016
A LITTLE THOUGHT TO  GIVING THANKS Brandie Cooper, Communications Manager - bcooper londonhuntclub.com Every day around th...
FALL INTO FITNESS FITNESS REPORT Tracey Knowles, Fitness Professional - tknowles@londonhuntclub.com Don’t despair that summer is winding down, embrace the fall season and the opportunity to review and revitalize your fitness. Whether you have indulged in the lazy days of summer with BBQ’s, patio’s and beverages, and took a much-needed break from the routines and schedules of winter and spring, or your days were fully booked with training and summer sports, the fall is all about new beginnings and fresh starts. September is naturally a month of planning. For many people it, not January, is when the year truly begins. Whether it’s back to school for you or your kids or back to a ramped up post-holiday work environment, the fall season is time to plan and get organized. Make sure the month starts out right and set yourself up for success. When it comes to meeting the demands of life, work, school and making time for family, plan your fitness to ensure you keep healthy and active. As our Fitness Centre approaches its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, we can’t help but get excited for the upcoming year, with many exhilarating fitness classes and fun fitness events to keep you working hard at reaching your goals. Before we discuss some of the upcoming events let’s take a look back in time. The group fitness classes have been running for a total of 28 years here at the Club. They were enjoyed for many years in the Clubhouse, then at the Tennis Chalet, then the Blue Lounge upstairs during construction and now here in a beautiful brand new Fitness Centre. Now with the new facility we offer 30 classes per week, Personal Training, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Fitness Orientations, Program Design, Virtual Active Cardio Equipment and much more. Throughout the past year we have added a walking group through the winter months, the 12 Fitness Challenges of Christmas, a Commit to be Fit Challenge, a Fitness New Year’s Resolution Dinner, and a Cycle Tour, as well as continued Fitness Socials, a Yoga Retreat, Aerobathons, and so much more! The Fitness Centre has increased its popularity throughout the Membership since it opened in October 2015, and competes with Tennis for the second most active with Members after golf at the Club. The year ahead looks to be just as active and exciting! Here are some special events to look forward to as we Fall into Fitness. PiYo Fitness Class - Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. with Cassie. Catch a workout on your way home from work! PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. Baby and Me Yoga – A 6 week program every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m., starting September 22 and running until October 27th. Cycle Tour #2 – Details coming soon! Hunt Club CIBC Run for the Cure TEAM – Sunday, October 2, 2016. Warm Up for Winter November 2016 – Warm Up for Winter fitness class mash up! So try out some new classes and/or get a taste of the classes we already offer at the Hunt Club. We are very excited to be nearing the 1st Anniversary of the Hunt Club Fitness Centre, and I think everyone can agree that we are fortunate to have such a beautiful facility to enjoy a refreshing workout. Be sure to schedule your Fitness Centre Orientation to learn how to use the state-of-the-art fitness equipment, book a Personal Training session for a program designed specifically for you, or join in on one of our exciting group fitness classes. 21 summer 2016
FALL INTO FITNESS  FITNESS REPORT Tracey Knowles, Fitness Professional - tknowles londonhuntclub.com  Don   t despair that...
BABY AND ME YO GA Great for all care-givers who would like to spend an hour with baby but also with yourself as you move through traditional flow sequences in a supportive and adaptable environment, occasionally incorporating baby and creating a beautiful, relaxed, bonding experience. 22 FALL 2016
BABY AND ME YO GA Great for all care-givers who would like to spend an hour with baby but also with yourself as you move t...
TRAP AND SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair of the Trap and Skeet Committee - cglin@rogers.com This past summer has been fabulous! The summer Olympics in Rio have come and gone, our athletes did so well in the global arena winning many medals, and I am very proud of them. The gruelling Tour de France over 21 Stages, won by Chris Froome of England, was inspirational to get me out of the house onto a road bike. Then there are the Majors that showcased the finesse and expertise of the master golfers. Again, very inspirational for me and driving me to the course many a days to try to decrease my high double-digit handicap score. While we have had more heat waves this summer than usual, I am not complaining because soon we are going into the freezer for three months. But that’s what we’ve been planning for this past summer by your Trap and Skeet Committee. We’ve been working hard to get the season planned out for all of our shooting Members, which incidentally has increased by over 20%...incredible! So, if you’re thinking about coming out to enjoy the Chalet and participate in shooting this fall-winter, do so soon before we close the Membership. Yes, I was kidding...everyone is welcome! The first day of the season is Saturday, October 15. It is the Introduction to Shooting day for everyone, including new shooters. We will have many experienced shooters on hand to coach you through from safe firearm handling to shooting targets. If you don’t have a firearm, we have Club shotguns available for you to use. We plan to shoot some Trap and some Skeet to familiarize you with the game. This fall, we are planning on a gun safety course taught by professionals September 23 and 24. Please contact Colleen Daly at info@londonhuntclub.com to register. Interspersed between these events are various shoots on Saturdays including: 16 yds., Handicap, Doubles and Wobble in Trap; and regular Skeet and Skeet Doubles...lots of techniques to ponder while you have a made to order breakfast, fresh fruits and delicious pastries. A centrally located wood stove with a roaring fire will be on during those cold winter days to complement the camaraderie, shooting and dining. Lunch is served too, with a rich array of delicious and appealing foods! On Wednesday afternoons and evenings, we have practices and non-competitive shoots as well as beverage and dinner service at the Chalet. Just a note to remind all shooting Members that there will be NO alcohol consumption until after the shooting is complete. Championship events will begin at the end of March and completed by the end of April when we will have our Closing Reception. Next spring, we plan on organizing a Shooting Clinic taught by an expert. Stay tuned. I am very excited about this fall and our full Trap and Skeet program and I can’t wait to see you all at the range on Wednesdays and Saturdays! This season, we plan on having four shooting events: • Sue Thompson Shoot and Opening Reception on Saturday, October 29. • Carr Fall Classic on Saturday, November 19 • M. E. Howe Boxing Day Shoot on Saturday, December 26 • Wellman Spring 100 Shoot on Saturday, March 4 23 FALL 2016
TRAP AND SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair of the Trap and Skeet Committee - cglin rogers.com This past summer has been fabu...
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HUNT REPORT Charlotte McDonlad, MFH - charlotte.mcdonald@sjhc.london.on.ca What a lovely summer it turned out to be for 2016, perfect riding weather. For foxhunters, the familiar and welcome sights, sounds and smells of summer include golden wheat stubble fields, hounds singing in kennels at night in anticipation of hunting starting again, and the sweet sweat of your favourite horse jogging along underneath you, working off the summer grass. Hunting will start mid August and continue Wednesdays and Saturdays until late November or early December, weather permitting. In August, we started early to beat the heat; so we welcome the familiar feeling of waking in the early morning hours, often by 5:00 a.m., when a chill has returned to the morning air and the stars are still shining. We had an excellent turnout of competitors and perfect weather for our annual Trillium Horse Show in early July. Thank you very much to our generous sponsors, many of whom are Hunt Club Members, for their continued support of the show and special thanks to the grounds staff of the Club who did a splendid job ensuring that everything looked wonderful for the event. We were thrilled to bring our hounds to the Club to greet the youngsters for Canada Day. I think there were a few budding hunters in the group, who had a splendid time chasing the hounds around after 26 biscuits. Our annual Hunter Pace will be held on Labour Day at the London Hunt Kennels and is a lovely occasion for a ride in the country and an important fundraiser for the hunt. The Opening Meet will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. at Dunvegan, the farm of Jack and Sue McDonald, on Medway Road. Everyone is invited to come at 8:30 a.m. to see the hounds and horses move off and follow the hunt by car. Please email me if you would like further information. The Thanksgiving Day Hunt from the Club remains a longstanding tradition that continues despite the challenges of urbanization. We hope you will join us with your families to watch the horses and hounds after lunch at 2:00 p.m. We plan to hold a year end fundraising party in November and hope you will join us for what is always a fun evening. Details to follow in the enewsletters closer to the event. Please feel free to contact me or any of the Masters at any time if you would like more information about the Hunt or would like to come and see any of the events. FALL 2016
HUNT REPORT Charlotte McDonlad, MFH - charlotte.mcdonald sjhc.london.on.ca  What a lovely summer it turned out to be for 2...
SEPTEMBER EVENTS 8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 5:39 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)   8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Buffet 7:00 Cardio Tennis Women’s Day League  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 8:00 Cardio Tennis 9:00 Cardio Tennis Men’s Interclub at Toronto Senior Men’s League Sunset Skirts    9:15 Parent Tot Tennis 8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Sunday Family BBQ Women’s Night League 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training 8:00 Intermediate Doubles Labour Day - No Classes 7:00 Singles Clinic 4:00 Intermediate Doubles Men’s League Perch Feature Women’s 18 Hole League Women’s 9 Hole League  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training 9:00 Intermediate Doubles 4:00 Advanced Doubles 8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 5:39 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  7:00 Cardio Tennis Women’s Day League  8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Mixer Friday Night Buffet Senior Men’s League  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 8:00 Cardio Tennis 9:00 Cardio Tennis Singles Club Championship Mixed Member Guest Men’s League Fajita Night 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training  8:00 Intermediate Doubles Singles Club Championship 9:00 Parent Tot Tennis Men’s Somerville Cup Matches  6:30 Wake Up Your Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 7:00 Singles Clinic 4:00 Intermediate Doubles Men’s League Perch Feature  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training Women’s Night League 9:00 Intermediate Doubles 4:00 Advanced Doubles Women’s 18 Hole League Women’s 9 Hole League Sunday Family BBQ 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)   8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 5:39 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 7:00 Cardio Tennis Women’s Day League Mixed Doubles Club Championship St. Georges Interclub Friday Night Buffet  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) 8:00 Cardio Tennis 9:00 Cardio Tennis Doubles Club Championship Men’s League Fajita Night  Doubles Club Championship 9:00 Parent Tot Tennis Sunday Family BBQ  6:30 Wake Up Your Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 7:00 Singles Clinic 4:00 Intermediate Doubles Men’s League Closing Perch Feature     8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Second Cycle Tour Friday Night Mixer 8:00 Cardio Tennis 9:00 Cardio Tennis 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training 8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Baby and Me Yoga 5:39 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Women’s Night League Closing 9:00 Intermediate Doubles 4:00 Advanced Doubles Senior Men’s League Firearms Safety Course Women’s Captains Closing Day Friday Night Buffet Women’s 18 Hole League Women’s 9 Hole League 7:00 Cardio Tennis Women’s Day League  8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Mixed Member Golf Event Firearms Safety Course Fajita Night 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training  8:00 Intermediate Doubles 9:00 Parent Tot Tennis Sunday Family BBQ  6:30 Wake Up Your Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 7:00 Singles Clinic 4:00 Intermediate Doubles Perch Feature   8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training Fajita Night 9:00 Intermediate Doubles 4:00 Advanced Doubles  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Baby and Me Yoga 5:39 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Senior Men’s League  8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Tennis Closing Dinner Men’s Captain’s Closing Day / Round 3 Men’s League Playoff Friday Night Buffet Men’s Captains Closing Days September 30 and October 1 27 FALL 2016
SEPTEMBER EVENTS 8 30 Forever Fit 9 30 20-20-20 5 39 HIIT 6 30 Twilight Yoga  90         8 30 Circuit Training 9 30 Muscle...
OCTOBER EVENTS  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Men’s Captain’s Closing Day / Round 4 Men’s League Playoff 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training CIBC Run for the Cure   6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training   8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Baby and Me Yoga 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Senior Men’s League  8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Hunt Talks Speaker Series  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Italian Winemakers Dinner Friday Night Buffet Fajita Night 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training  Happy Thanksgiving No Classes  Thanksgiving Day Brunch  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Baby and Me Yoga 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)   9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Master Rioja Class Intro to Shooting Friday Night Buffet Fajita Night 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training   8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training Children’s Halloween Brunch (October 30)  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning   8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training Fajita Night Wednesday Trap Shooting   8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training Fajita Night Wednesday Trap Shooting  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Baby and Me Yoga 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Buffet  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Mixed Member Golf Event Oktoberfest Trap 16 yds. 50 Skeet 12 ga. 50 Practice 16/H  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Baby and Me Yoga 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Buffet  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Sue Thompson Shoot/ Opening Cocktail Party Children’s Halloween Brunch Sunday, October 30 28 FALL 2016
OCTOBER EVENTS    8 30 Golf Fit 9 30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10 30 Yoga  90  Men   s Captain   s Closing Day   Round 4 M...
NOVEMBER EVENTS  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Fajita Night 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training   6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Food and Beverage Closed Clubhouse Closed at 3:00  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Fajita Night 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training   6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Food and Beverage Closed Clubhouse Closed at 3:00 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training   6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Food and Beverage Closed Clubhouse Closed at 3:00 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (90) 11:00 TRX Training   6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Food and Beverage Closed Clubhouse Closed at 3:00  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training  6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training  Wednesday Trap Shooting  Fajita Night Wednesday Trap Shooting  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training Fajita Night Wednesday Trap Shooting  7:00 Tennis Fit 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Buffet Wednesday Trap Shooting 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training   Hunt Talks Speaker Series 8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) Cakebread, St. Frances, and Sequoia Grove Wine Tasting Dinner  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Hunt Event and Silent Auction Trap H-50 Skeet 12 ga. 50 Practice 16  7:00 Tennis Fit 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Buffet  7:00 Tennis Fit 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Trap 16 yds. 50 Skeet 12 ga. 50 Practice 16/D  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Carr Fall Classic Friday Night Buffet  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90)  7:00 Tennis Fit 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation Friday Night Buffet  8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval, Stretch 10:30 Yoga (90) Trap D100 Skeet D50 Practice W  8:30 Forever Fit 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4:30 PiYo 5:30 HIIT 6:30 Twilight Yoga (90) 6:30 Wake Up Workout 8:30 Circuit Training 9:30 Innovative Intervals 10:30 Yoga (90) 6:00 Innovative Intervals 7:00 TRX Training Fajita Night Wednesday Trap Shooting Men`s Christmas Party Men`s Christmas Party Wednesday, November 30 29 FALL 2016
NOVEMBER EVENTS      8 30 Forever Fit 9 30 20-20-20 10 30 Mindful Stretch and Relaxation 4 30 PiYo 5 30 HIIT 6 30 Twilight...
TIS THE SEASON TO GET ORGANIZED FOR THE HOLIDAYS Yes, the sun is still shining and yes, the course and courts are still open, but it’s coming so mark your calendars, register and book now to avoid the last minute chaos of the holiday season. VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS PART Y MEN ’S CHRISTMAS PART Y F r i da y De ce m b e r 23 2016 OFFICE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEONS Wed n esd ay November 30 2016 F r i da y De ce m be r 09 and 16 2016 W O M EN ’S CHRISTMAS PART Y Thu rsday Dec ember 01 2016 C HI L DR E N’ S CHRISTMAS PART Y Su n da y De ce m be r 11 2016 HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING Contact us today to book your holiday function here at the Club. Our staff have great options for customized experiences in the perfect holiday atmosphere. Entertaining at home? No problem, let us do the cooking, Everything from hors d’oeuvres to full dinners are available to pick up by pre-ordering. Please contact Kim Keating at kkeating@londonhuntclub.com for event enquiries today! 30 FALL 2016
TIS THE SEASON  TO GET ORGANIZED FOR THE HOLIDAYS  Yes, the sun is still shining and yes, the course and courts are still ...
a SU MMER C A MP experience I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with a camper from this summer ’s sports camps. Eight year old Callum Morrisson is the Grandson of Jim and Lynne Finn and was visiting for a few weeks from California, About 30 miles south of San Francisco I am informed, so I know I’m dealing with a young man interested in the details! Callum loves to golf, but especially loves to play tennis, although its tiring, its more fun he states. The best part of the camps is that you can make new friends very easily. Everyone is very nice and I hope I get to play with them all next year too. His best camp buddy has become Max Slater, Ron Slater ’s Grandson, as well as Logan and Henry. We talked a lot about the various activities that happen over the course of the day including all the games and activities, in addition to the golf and tennis. He explains that he learned some good putting and chipping skills with Wendy Shakelton and he really appreciated the humour of Mr. Shorty Pants, also known as Daniel, our Assistant Tennis Pro. But, his favourite activity of all is the water gun fight which is done with perfect timing during the heat wave we were experiencing the week he was here. Capture the flag was fun too, but there were a lot of beetles. He tells me how they got to touch a baby bunny, and on a sombre note, also found a dead chipmunk that fell out of his tree. That one we didn’t touch! As the week wound down, Callum was looking forward to dinner on Friday in the Clubhouse, then it was off for a few more visits to family members in Canada before heading home, taking with him the memories of his week at the Hunt Club Summer Camp like a number of people in his family before him. In fact, it goes back over twenty years from when Tim McKeiver started the camps shortly after he began at the Club as the Head Golf Pro. Almost all of the members in their extended families have attended at some point including brothers, sisters, cousins and family friends. What a great way to pass on the love of the Club through the generations, and enjoy those hot and lazy summer days! Jon Nusink 31 FALL 2016
a SU MMER C A MP experience I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with a camper from this summer    s sports camps. ...
FUN THIS FALL JUST FOR JUNIORS! FALL RIGHT IN TO CLUB ACTIVITIES OVER THE (HARVEST) MOON FOR FALL September, the Full Moon that rises close to the Equinox could be rising close to (or even after) sunset. Traditionally, farmers used those extra minutes of sunlight to put more work in on harvesting their crops. Thus, it gained the name "Harvest Moon" Here are more fun facts about the moon! The moon is approximately 225,741 to 251,967 miles from earth The average surface temperature is -55 degrees celcius The trip from Earth to the moon take 2 days Q. HOW do you fix a pumpkin? A. with a pumpkin patch CHECK THIS OUT In the last issue, we told you that turtles were Huntington’s favourite animal. Shortly after, we received this great photo of Junior Member Lucas on the 7th fairway with a local halfshell! LUCAS ON #7 37 Thank you Lucas for sharing this great shot with us! summer 2016
FUN THIS FALL JUST FOR JUNIORS  FALL RIGHT IN TO CLUB ACTIVITIES  OVER THE  HARVEST  MOON FOR FALL September, the Full Moo...
fun fall craft: Huntington leaf In the fall, Huntington, Murray and Lily love to go on walks to look at the colourful leaves and collect the ones that have fallen. If you like to do the same, here is a great Huntington leaf craft! To create these adorable fox faces, follow these steps 1. Collect a variety of leaves 2. Cut out construction paper triangles the same colour as the leaves 3. Turn the leaf upside down and glue the triangles to the now top of the leaf. These will be the foxes ears. 4. Glue googly eyes (or make your own) in the middle of the leaf 5. Glue a pom pom nose on the very bottom tip Q. WHAT IS THE CUTEST SEASON? A. AWWWTUMN 33 colour us in and tell us what you are dressing up as this year This year i am dressing up as: FALL 2016
fun fall craft  Huntington leaf In the fall, Huntington, Murray and Lily love to go on walks to look at the colourful leav...
CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN BRUNCH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Register online today! PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST Bring your scary masterpiece in for a chance to win 13 banana splits! Enjoy Halloween crafts, goodies and entertainment! Dress Code: Club Casual or your favourite costume!
CHILDREN   S HALLOWEEN BRUNCH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 11 00 A.M. - 2 00 P.M. Register online today   PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST B...