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Board of Directors BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glenn Jones President CONTENTS SUMMER 2015 Geoff Davies First Vice President Barbara Willis Second Vice President Stan Martin Past President 15 Lynne Leitch John Sliskovic Anne Toal Gordon MacKenzie Norm Thompson Marcia Roberts Doug Davis How do you enjoy yourMembership? THE COST OF BEEF REMEMBERING ED MANAGEMENT TEAM Jon Nusink, CCM GM / COO 32 GET TO KNOW ASHTON CROSS Michael Hearse 6 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE .................. 4 Food and Beverage Manager CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE ............................................. 8 Michael Stark Executive Chef GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ............................................ 10 The Club’s distinction as one of the finest in Canada inspires us to endlessly create an experience beyond all expectations, including this quarterly publication. Inside you will find articles of interest as well as Club related updates and information on upcoming events. Jayson Griffiths CREATING A CLUB THROUGH GENERATIONS ............ 12 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? Head Golf Professional There are so many opportunities here for YOU, included in your Hunt Club Membership. So take advantage and get ready for our best year yet! Monica Laprise, CPA, CA Board of Directors LONDON HUNT AND COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP Golf Course Superintendent WHAT’S ON TAP? ............................ 14 Tim McKeiver 6 0 SECONDS WITH ........................ 17 GOLF UPDATE ................................ 18 John Oosterwal Clubhouse Maintenance Manager DILLON’S DISTILLERY Controller GROUNDS REPORT ........................ 19 CLUB CALENDAR ........................... 20 HUNT REPORT ................................ 23 TENNIS UPDATE ............................ 24 Adam Baranowski TRAP & SKEET REPORT ................ 26 Director of Tennis BRIDGE REPORT ............................ 27 Brandie Cooper Communications Manager 3 13 HEALTH & WELLNESS .................. 30 JUST FOR JUNIORS ........................ 34 SUMMER 2015
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Board of Directors BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glenn Jones President CONTENTS SUMMER 2015 Geoff Davies First Vice President Barbara Willis Second Vice President Stan Martin Past President 15 Lynne Leitch John Sliskovic Anne Toal Gordon MacKenzie Norm Thompson Marcia Roberts Doug Davis How do you enjoy yourMembership? THE COST OF BEEF REMEMBERING ED MANAGEMENT TEAM Jon Nusink, CCM GM / COO 32 GET TO KNOW ASHTON CROSS Michael Hearse 6 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE .................. 4 Food and Beverage Manager CLUBHOUSE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE ............................................. 8 Michael Stark Executive Chef GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT ............................................ 10 The Club’s distinction as one of the finest in Canada inspires us to endlessly create an experience beyond all expectations, including this quarterly publication. Inside you will find articles of interest as well as Club related updates and information on upcoming events. Jayson Griffiths CREATING A CLUB THROUGH GENERATIONS ............ 12 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? Head Golf Professional There are so many opportunities here for YOU, included in your Hunt Club Membership. So take advantage and get ready for our best year yet! Monica Laprise, CPA, CA Board of Directors LONDON HUNT AND COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP Golf Course Superintendent WHAT’S ON TAP? ............................ 14 Tim McKeiver 6 0 SECONDS WITH ........................ 17 GOLF UPDATE ................................ 18 John Oosterwal Clubhouse Maintenance Manager DILLON’S DISTILLERY Controller GROUNDS REPORT ........................ 19 CLUB CALENDAR ........................... 20 HUNT REPORT ................................ 23 TENNIS UPDATE ............................ 24 Adam Baranowski TRAP & SKEET REPORT ................ 26 Director of Tennis BRIDGE REPORT ............................ 27 Brandie Cooper Communications Manager 3 13 HEALTH & WELLNESS .................. 30 JUST FOR JUNIORS ........................ 34 SUMMER 2015
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Board of Directors Board of Directors P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S AG E P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S AG E C O N T I N U E D Glenn Jones Glenn Jones gjones@millerthomson.com gjones@millerthomson.com At the Annual General Meeting, I said that each time Britta and I drive through the gates of the London Hunt and Country Club, we are reminded of how truly fortunate we are. This has never been truer than this spring. We have golf, tennis, trap and hunt facilities that are the envy of Clubs throughout Canada; we are about to complete a major renovation to our magnificent Clubhouse which will give us state of the art fitness facilities, a new Pro Shop, an indoor practice area, new locker rooms, enhanced Member and event dining space and a spectacular new outdoor patio area; and more importantly, the Club is where our most important and enduring friendships are. The Club is, for us and I hope for you, a core part of our recreational and social life. This is the second edition of Club Life Magazine, a continuation of our efforts to inform the Membership of activities at the Club through a variety of media in an interesting and visually appealing manner which reflects the high standards of the Club. If you have suggestions for improvements please pass those on to any member of Management or the Board. Club information is also available on the website, in the weekly eNews bulletins, on the golf course blog and Twitter feeds, as well as posters in the Clubhouse. We have had an exceptional start to the 2015 season. The golf course wintered well thanks to the huge effort made by Jayson and his crew throughout the winter and into the spring cleanup. Damage was less than 2% of the greens area and largely confined to 4 the #6 and #11 greens (the result of an unfortunate intrusion of walkers/cross country skiers over those greens in early spring…a matter which will be dealt with in future winters by fencing/signage). The 1st Tee Realignment and the 9th Green Project are complete, and the 9th green will provide a wonderful vista from the new outdoor terrace. The second year of the Tree Management Program has resulted in beautiful new views between holes #10 and #12. Registrations for the Men’s and Women’s Opening Days, and golf leagues set new records. The Men’s Member Member golf tournament was sold out. The tennis section saw record attendance at its opening functions and a significant increase in court usage. The April Opening Cocktail Party saw more than 400 Members squeeze into the Member’s side of the Clubhouse for superb food stations and a wonderful selection of wines. The Earth Hour Dinner, the Easter Brunch and all other Member events have seen very strong attendance. AND we are weeks away from occupying the Member’s side of our newly renovated Clubhouse. As one Member said to me recently “there is a real ‘vibe’ in the Club these days” … and I think he’s right! Membership, which as predicted suffered somewhat from new Members being reluctant to join during the construction phase, has made a very strong comeback and we have now welcomed nine new Member families into the Club in 2015, with a number of other applications in process. The Membership Committee is working on plans to ensure that we continue to be SUMMER 2015 attractive to potential new Members going forward. For those of you with friends who are “thinking” about joining the Club in the future, the message is clear…if they want to become full Members rather than Veranda Members, the time to act is now! We do expect a full Membership before the end of this calendar year. As I think you are all aware, we will be implementing a new dress code for the Club on a trial basis commencing July 1. The new dress code is intended to reflect the desire of an increasing number of Members to dine in designated areas of the Club in more casual dress, including dress jeans, while maintaining more traditional standards of dress in other areas of the Club and at Club functions. You will find the new dress code in this issue of Club Life Magazine on page 28. The dress code will also be communicated to Members on the Club website, by email and in print. The Board has approved the new dress code and has also asked the Club staff to ensure that the dress code is enforced. We would ask that all Members and their guests become familiar with and adhere to the new dress code requirements, and be conscious of the traditions of the Club and the enjoyment of the Club by other Members, when it comes to appropriate dress. General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Jon Nusink. Jon has been with us for just over one year… and he has made a significant difference through what was a very challenging past year. Obviously, we are not the only ones to realize Jon’s contributions as Jon was recently awarded the “2014 Score Golf Magazine’s Club Manager of the Year Award.” He was nominated by the Canadian Society of Club Managers for his successes at the Club last year as well as his work in support of the Club management industry and the community. Please take a moment when you next see Jon and offer your congratulations. Jon is ably assisted by a great group of Managers and Service Staff. There is nothing more rewarding to these people than a thank you from a Member for a job well done and I would encourage you to do so. Thank you for a great start to 2015. Let’s make it a record year. It is your Club…use it… support it…take pride in it. I am always reminded that our experience at the Club as Members would not be at the standard we expect without the hard work and dedication of our Management and Staff. That team is led by our Club 5 SUMMER 2015
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Board of Directors Board of Directors P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S AG E P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S AG E C O N T I N U E D Glenn Jones Glenn Jones gjones@millerthomson.com gjones@millerthomson.com At the Annual General Meeting, I said that each time Britta and I drive through the gates of the London Hunt and Country Club, we are reminded of how truly fortunate we are. This has never been truer than this spring. We have golf, tennis, trap and hunt facilities that are the envy of Clubs throughout Canada; we are about to complete a major renovation to our magnificent Clubhouse which will give us state of the art fitness facilities, a new Pro Shop, an indoor practice area, new locker rooms, enhanced Member and event dining space and a spectacular new outdoor patio area; and more importantly, the Club is where our most important and enduring friendships are. The Club is, for us and I hope for you, a core part of our recreational and social life. This is the second edition of Club Life Magazine, a continuation of our efforts to inform the Membership of activities at the Club through a variety of media in an interesting and visually appealing manner which reflects the high standards of the Club. If you have suggestions for improvements please pass those on to any member of Management or the Board. Club information is also available on the website, in the weekly eNews bulletins, on the golf course blog and Twitter feeds, as well as posters in the Clubhouse. We have had an exceptional start to the 2015 season. The golf course wintered well thanks to the huge effort made by Jayson and his crew throughout the winter and into the spring cleanup. Damage was less than 2% of the greens area and largely confined to 4 the #6 and #11 greens (the result of an unfortunate intrusion of walkers/cross country skiers over those greens in early spring…a matter which will be dealt with in future winters by fencing/signage). The 1st Tee Realignment and the 9th Green Project are complete, and the 9th green will provide a wonderful vista from the new outdoor terrace. The second year of the Tree Management Program has resulted in beautiful new views between holes #10 and #12. Registrations for the Men’s and Women’s Opening Days, and golf leagues set new records. The Men’s Member Member golf tournament was sold out. The tennis section saw record attendance at its opening functions and a significant increase in court usage. The April Opening Cocktail Party saw more than 400 Members squeeze into the Member’s side of the Clubhouse for superb food stations and a wonderful selection of wines. The Earth Hour Dinner, the Easter Brunch and all other Member events have seen very strong attendance. AND we are weeks away from occupying the Member’s side of our newly renovated Clubhouse. As one Member said to me recently “there is a real ‘vibe’ in the Club these days” … and I think he’s right! Membership, which as predicted suffered somewhat from new Members being reluctant to join during the construction phase, has made a very strong comeback and we have now welcomed nine new Member families into the Club in 2015, with a number of other applications in process. The Membership Committee is working on plans to ensure that we continue to be SUMMER 2015 attractive to potential new Members going forward. For those of you with friends who are “thinking” about joining the Club in the future, the message is clear…if they want to become full Members rather than Veranda Members, the time to act is now! We do expect a full Membership before the end of this calendar year. As I think you are all aware, we will be implementing a new dress code for the Club on a trial basis commencing July 1. The new dress code is intended to reflect the desire of an increasing number of Members to dine in designated areas of the Club in more casual dress, including dress jeans, while maintaining more traditional standards of dress in other areas of the Club and at Club functions. You will find the new dress code in this issue of Club Life Magazine on page 28. The dress code will also be communicated to Members on the Club website, by email and in print. The Board has approved the new dress code and has also asked the Club staff to ensure that the dress code is enforced. We would ask that all Members and their guests become familiar with and adhere to the new dress code requirements, and be conscious of the traditions of the Club and the enjoyment of the Club by other Members, when it comes to appropriate dress. General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Jon Nusink. Jon has been with us for just over one year… and he has made a significant difference through what was a very challenging past year. Obviously, we are not the only ones to realize Jon’s contributions as Jon was recently awarded the “2014 Score Golf Magazine’s Club Manager of the Year Award.” He was nominated by the Canadian Society of Club Managers for his successes at the Club last year as well as his work in support of the Club management industry and the community. Please take a moment when you next see Jon and offer your congratulations. Jon is ably assisted by a great group of Managers and Service Staff. There is nothing more rewarding to these people than a thank you from a Member for a job well done and I would encourage you to do so. Thank you for a great start to 2015. Let’s make it a record year. It is your Club…use it… support it…take pride in it. I am always reminded that our experience at the Club as Members would not be at the standard we expect without the hard work and dedication of our Management and Staff. That team is led by our Club 5 SUMMER 2015
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IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAM ED ERVASTI ED ERVASTI Remembering Ed Ervasti’s passion for golf, the Hunt Club and lifelong friendships on and off the links Remembering Ed Ervasti and his passion for golf, the Hunt Club and lifelong friendships on the links We were at the Lookout Point Senior, and 95 year old Ed had been quiet all morning. My foursome had never met him, so immediately after dinner I led them to his table only to find it was empty. Ed was prone on his back with his table mates staring. One of them, Dr. Glenn Kiefer, nodded to me with a little grin. Ed had been down for over a minute, but rallied, got back into his chair and immediately forked into his lemon meringue pie. Glenn said “I think he is just exhausted, nodded off, and fell over. But get him out of here quickly they’ve gone to call an ambulance.” Jimmy P. got the car and we left as the ambulance was arriving. A little embarrassed, the normally garrulous Ed apologized to us saying “Sorry guys, that really would have inconvenienced you! Now if I die on the way home, just drop me off at any cemetery, they’ll know what to do!” Upon our return to London I asked if he needed help getting into his house. “No”, he responded, “but call me in the morning. If I answer I’m fine. If not, I’ll be playing with your Dad and Sandy!” (Both deceased) - John Nash Golf is a wonderful game, especially when it produces such engaging personalities as Ed Ervasti. When Ed first came to London I soon heard what a great player he was. When I was invited to Sunningdale to play with him I was thrilled. All the way around the course he kept telling me what a good player I was. On the par 3, 16th hole of the course I made a birdie. Oh what a wonderful player I was, Ed remarked again. When we finished I was 74, a good score for me at Sunningdale. Ed shot 70 so I paid him $2.00. The story of Ed Ervasti is one celebrated by golfers, writers and sports enthusiasts alike. It has been written and re-written for years and it should be. His successes and love for the game were more than extraordinary, they were truly inspirational. As we remember our dear friend, mentor and fellow Member of over 50 years we think the best story to tell hasn’t been told by ScoreGolf or the Free Press...it is the personal story told by you. In 1971 I was playing with Ed, his son John and my father at the Islington golf course. The 10th hole is a long par 3. Three of us hit our tee shots and Ed was surveying the situation. A few members were watching so he asked them how far it was to the hole. One replied that it was 231 yards. Ed took out his driver and hit it up on to the green and the ball just made it to the hole and fell in. Ed turned around and said to the member that he was right, as he could only hit his driver 231 yards. Ed walked away smiling as the members just stood in amazement. - David Nash I was fortunate enough to play with Ed every Saturday morning for a number of years. Jim Perivolaris, myself and an invited 4th made up the group. There was always a lineup of guys wanting to play as the 4th and I am sure it wasn’t Jim and I that were the main attraction. The trip I remember most was with him to Dearborn Michigan to attempt to qualify for the American Senior Amateur. On our way over he directed me to drive through Detroit in an area that you really needed an armed guard riding shotgun. He wanted to show me a building where he went with the money he got from his discharge from the army. I think it was $700 or $800. He told me he went up there to gamble and lost all his money in about an hour and that in his younger days he loved to gamble both on and off the golf course. I think marriage and fatherhood put an end to that. On the way home we were searched at the border and I was caught with too much to declare. Ed had just as much as I did but they didn’t bother to even ask him if he had anything (must have been his smooth talking). One of the many memories I have of him. - Peter Menzies 6 SUMMER 2015 Later, after a couple of years working back in the United States, Ed returned to London and joined the Hunt Club. I was to enjoy many rounds with him. Of course, he added to his amazing record. He had won the Michigan Amateur Championship, defeating outstanding players (Detroit was a hotbed of great golfers, amateur and professional). He had learned his game playing competitive golf in high school in Detroit. The list of Ed’s tournament wins is long, perhaps several hundred events. He won the Royal Canadian Golf Association Championship, the Ontario Seniors’ Amateur Championship, the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association Championship and numerous tournaments in the United States and Canada. Here in London he won the Hunt Club Senior Invitational an unbelievable 17 times, which regularly attracts the best players from Ontario and elsewhere. Much is made of Ed shooting or beating his age. I suppose he did so thousands of times. He first did it when he was 65, shooting a 65. Indeed, I played with him when he shot 65 at the Hunt Club (I still have the scorecard: 32-33) Ed wasn’t as long a driver as many of his competitors so he concentrated on the short game. He was a wizard with his wedge and an outstanding bunker player. At a time when the best bunker players got up and down 60% of the time Ed did it 80% all of the time, I saw him do it. He always kept his composure and was good at making the shots needed to win. He was an excellent putter of course…I would describe him as being a dead-weight putter, the ball would go to the hole and topple in front, back or sideways. The only weakness in his game I can think of was missing a short putt occasionally when he didn’t hit the ball hard enough. When Ed had a putt only a couple of feet long Jack Nash used to say “Don’t give it to him.” Good golf often runs in families. One year at the Club, Ed’s lovely wife Jane won the Ladies Championship, his son John the Men’s Championship and Ed the Senior Men’s Championship. It was always a pleasure to play with Ed. He entertained his companions with a lot of sayings. If he had bad luck, he might have said “Golf is a cruel game.” If one putted away past the hole he would perhaps say “Nothing goes faster than a ball past the hole.” If one was lucky a favourite remark was “Even a blind pig may find an acorn.” He also said “Every day you play golf adds a day to your life.” Ed made friends wherever he went and all of us will miss him greatly. – Emerson Creed 7 SUMMER 2015
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IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAM ED ERVASTI ED ERVASTI Remembering Ed Ervasti’s passion for golf, the Hunt Club and lifelong friendships on and off the links Remembering Ed Ervasti and his passion for golf, the Hunt Club and lifelong friendships on the links We were at the Lookout Point Senior, and 95 year old Ed had been quiet all morning. My foursome had never met him, so immediately after dinner I led them to his table only to find it was empty. Ed was prone on his back with his table mates staring. One of them, Dr. Glenn Kiefer, nodded to me with a little grin. Ed had been down for over a minute, but rallied, got back into his chair and immediately forked into his lemon meringue pie. Glenn said “I think he is just exhausted, nodded off, and fell over. But get him out of here quickly they’ve gone to call an ambulance.” Jimmy P. got the car and we left as the ambulance was arriving. A little embarrassed, the normally garrulous Ed apologized to us saying “Sorry guys, that really would have inconvenienced you! Now if I die on the way home, just drop me off at any cemetery, they’ll know what to do!” Upon our return to London I asked if he needed help getting into his house. “No”, he responded, “but call me in the morning. If I answer I’m fine. If not, I’ll be playing with your Dad and Sandy!” (Both deceased) - John Nash Golf is a wonderful game, especially when it produces such engaging personalities as Ed Ervasti. When Ed first came to London I soon heard what a great player he was. When I was invited to Sunningdale to play with him I was thrilled. All the way around the course he kept telling me what a good player I was. On the par 3, 16th hole of the course I made a birdie. Oh what a wonderful player I was, Ed remarked again. When we finished I was 74, a good score for me at Sunningdale. Ed shot 70 so I paid him $2.00. The story of Ed Ervasti is one celebrated by golfers, writers and sports enthusiasts alike. It has been written and re-written for years and it should be. His successes and love for the game were more than extraordinary, they were truly inspirational. As we remember our dear friend, mentor and fellow Member of over 50 years we think the best story to tell hasn’t been told by ScoreGolf or the Free Press...it is the personal story told by you. In 1971 I was playing with Ed, his son John and my father at the Islington golf course. The 10th hole is a long par 3. Three of us hit our tee shots and Ed was surveying the situation. A few members were watching so he asked them how far it was to the hole. One replied that it was 231 yards. Ed took out his driver and hit it up on to the green and the ball just made it to the hole and fell in. Ed turned around and said to the member that he was right, as he could only hit his driver 231 yards. Ed walked away smiling as the members just stood in amazement. - David Nash I was fortunate enough to play with Ed every Saturday morning for a number of years. Jim Perivolaris, myself and an invited 4th made up the group. There was always a lineup of guys wanting to play as the 4th and I am sure it wasn’t Jim and I that were the main attraction. The trip I remember most was with him to Dearborn Michigan to attempt to qualify for the American Senior Amateur. On our way over he directed me to drive through Detroit in an area that you really needed an armed guard riding shotgun. He wanted to show me a building where he went with the money he got from his discharge from the army. I think it was $700 or $800. He told me he went up there to gamble and lost all his money in about an hour and that in his younger days he loved to gamble both on and off the golf course. I think marriage and fatherhood put an end to that. On the way home we were searched at the border and I was caught with too much to declare. Ed had just as much as I did but they didn’t bother to even ask him if he had anything (must have been his smooth talking). One of the many memories I have of him. - Peter Menzies 6 SUMMER 2015 Later, after a couple of years working back in the United States, Ed returned to London and joined the Hunt Club. I was to enjoy many rounds with him. Of course, he added to his amazing record. He had won the Michigan Amateur Championship, defeating outstanding players (Detroit was a hotbed of great golfers, amateur and professional). He had learned his game playing competitive golf in high school in Detroit. The list of Ed’s tournament wins is long, perhaps several hundred events. He won the Royal Canadian Golf Association Championship, the Ontario Seniors’ Amateur Championship, the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association Championship and numerous tournaments in the United States and Canada. Here in London he won the Hunt Club Senior Invitational an unbelievable 17 times, which regularly attracts the best players from Ontario and elsewhere. Much is made of Ed shooting or beating his age. I suppose he did so thousands of times. He first did it when he was 65, shooting a 65. Indeed, I played with him when he shot 65 at the Hunt Club (I still have the scorecard: 32-33) Ed wasn’t as long a driver as many of his competitors so he concentrated on the short game. He was a wizard with his wedge and an outstanding bunker player. At a time when the best bunker players got up and down 60% of the time Ed did it 80% all of the time, I saw him do it. He always kept his composure and was good at making the shots needed to win. He was an excellent putter of course…I would describe him as being a dead-weight putter, the ball would go to the hole and topple in front, back or sideways. The only weakness in his game I can think of was missing a short putt occasionally when he didn’t hit the ball hard enough. When Ed had a putt only a couple of feet long Jack Nash used to say “Don’t give it to him.” Good golf often runs in families. One year at the Club, Ed’s lovely wife Jane won the Ladies Championship, his son John the Men’s Championship and Ed the Senior Men’s Championship. It was always a pleasure to play with Ed. He entertained his companions with a lot of sayings. If he had bad luck, he might have said “Golf is a cruel game.” If one putted away past the hole he would perhaps say “Nothing goes faster than a ball past the hole.” If one was lucky a favourite remark was “Even a blind pig may find an acorn.” He also said “Every day you play golf adds a day to your life.” Ed made friends wherever he went and all of us will miss him greatly. – Emerson Creed 7 SUMMER 2015
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C L U B H O U S E C O N S T R U C T I O N A N D R E N O VAT I O N C L U B H O U S E R E N O VAT I O N A N D A D D I T I O N MEMBER UPDATE VISUAL UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com This Member Update from your Clubhouse Construction Committee comes to you via Club Life Magazine. This is the last issue of Club Life before the completion of our renovation and addition Project we have utilized this opportunity to provide some visual content covering some of the Construction areas and featuring Staff Members and Club Member volunteers. We hope this gives you a great sense of excitement as we come to the end of the largest single undertaking for our Club since we located to our current site in the 60’s. In our last update at the Annual General Meeting, we reported that there had been and are a number of challenges which are impacting the Project timelines. The schedule update which our Contractor provided in early April projected that the Pro Shop, new casual dining (Oxford Room), new main floor washrooms, new terrace deck, new cart and club storage and the new locker rooms would be completed for occupancy on June 30th. The fitness centre was projected to be delayed until July 24th and the new Main kitchen and Banquet facilities were to be completed for August 8th occupancy. . Since the AGM, the challenges impacting the completion of the construction and renovation areas have persisted. We received another timeline projection the last week of May which proposed further changes to the projected occupancy dates for several of the areas in the Project. Delays related to the completion of the demolition and shoring in the lower level, painfully long remedial times for designated substance abatement (mould and asbestos), and the lingering aftermath of the lost time on exterior work in February are all contributing to the Contractor’s revisions to the timetable. The areas which are impacted and the revised occupancy dates are: • • • • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms - July 14 Junior locker Rooms - July 31 Fitness Centre, Corridor and Washroom - July 31 New Main Kitchen and Expanded Banquet Facility - August 21 While no one is happy about this, the CCC, our Project Manager, our Architect and Management have reviewed this thoroughly with the Contractor and the conclusion is that these revised dates are as good as they can be in terms of a worst case commitment from the Contractor. Everyone is working together to mitigate any further slippage in the timetable. On a happier note the occupancy date of June 30 still holds for the Pro Shop, the new terrace deck, the new casual dining facility (Oxford Room), the new main floor washrooms, the new cart storage and the new club storage. The site restoration (sod and patio) on the north and west (as far as the new stairway from the Terrace) perimeters will also be completed. Golf activities will return to normal at the first tee and we can all retire as “trunk slammers.” Our locker rooms will follow in short order and the impact of the Project and construction activities on Members and Staff will be significantly and noticeably less. And...The Project cost is continuing to track within the funding which the Shareholders have approved. Lockers and tile being installed in the Women’s Locker Room (May) Completion Celebration SU N DAY, AU GU S T 23, 2015 • Overlooking the 9th green from the Terrace in conjunction with Club Championships • The House Committee has plans for the Completion Celebration well underway and we are in good hands with our team as they plan for Canada Day and our other annual Club events. ribbon cutting ceremony • behind the scenes tours • light hors d’oeuvres and bubbly More details to follow In closing, we hope you are as excited as we are that we’re almost there. We will have an outstanding “total facility” with our spectacular golf course, shooting and tennis facilities and a magnificent Clubhouse. We will continue to keep you updated through the regular weekly Club Communications. Thank you everyone for your support and patience over this period. 8 Members of the Golf Committee in front of the new Pro Shop SUMMER 2015 Members of the House Committee and kitchen staff in the new Glenmore Kitchen 9 SUMMER 2015
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C L U B H O U S E C O N S T R U C T I O N A N D R E N O VAT I O N C L U B H O U S E R E N O VAT I O N A N D A D D I T I O N MEMBER UPDATE VISUAL UPDATE Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com Geoff Davies, Chair of the Clubhouse Construction Committee - gdavies1@rogers.com This Member Update from your Clubhouse Construction Committee comes to you via Club Life Magazine. This is the last issue of Club Life before the completion of our renovation and addition Project we have utilized this opportunity to provide some visual content covering some of the Construction areas and featuring Staff Members and Club Member volunteers. We hope this gives you a great sense of excitement as we come to the end of the largest single undertaking for our Club since we located to our current site in the 60’s. In our last update at the Annual General Meeting, we reported that there had been and are a number of challenges which are impacting the Project timelines. The schedule update which our Contractor provided in early April projected that the Pro Shop, new casual dining (Oxford Room), new main floor washrooms, new terrace deck, new cart and club storage and the new locker rooms would be completed for occupancy on June 30th. The fitness centre was projected to be delayed until July 24th and the new Main kitchen and Banquet facilities were to be completed for August 8th occupancy. . Since the AGM, the challenges impacting the completion of the construction and renovation areas have persisted. We received another timeline projection the last week of May which proposed further changes to the projected occupancy dates for several of the areas in the Project. Delays related to the completion of the demolition and shoring in the lower level, painfully long remedial times for designated substance abatement (mould and asbestos), and the lingering aftermath of the lost time on exterior work in February are all contributing to the Contractor’s revisions to the timetable. The areas which are impacted and the revised occupancy dates are: • • • • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms - July 14 Junior locker Rooms - July 31 Fitness Centre, Corridor and Washroom - July 31 New Main Kitchen and Expanded Banquet Facility - August 21 While no one is happy about this, the CCC, our Project Manager, our Architect and Management have reviewed this thoroughly with the Contractor and the conclusion is that these revised dates are as good as they can be in terms of a worst case commitment from the Contractor. Everyone is working together to mitigate any further slippage in the timetable. On a happier note the occupancy date of June 30 still holds for the Pro Shop, the new terrace deck, the new casual dining facility (Oxford Room), the new main floor washrooms, the new cart storage and the new club storage. The site restoration (sod and patio) on the north and west (as far as the new stairway from the Terrace) perimeters will also be completed. Golf activities will return to normal at the first tee and we can all retire as “trunk slammers.” Our locker rooms will follow in short order and the impact of the Project and construction activities on Members and Staff will be significantly and noticeably less. And...The Project cost is continuing to track within the funding which the Shareholders have approved. Lockers and tile being installed in the Women’s Locker Room (May) Completion Celebration SU N DAY, AU GU S T 23, 2015 • Overlooking the 9th green from the Terrace in conjunction with Club Championships • The House Committee has plans for the Completion Celebration well underway and we are in good hands with our team as they plan for Canada Day and our other annual Club events. ribbon cutting ceremony • behind the scenes tours • light hors d’oeuvres and bubbly More details to follow In closing, we hope you are as excited as we are that we’re almost there. We will have an outstanding “total facility” with our spectacular golf course, shooting and tennis facilities and a magnificent Clubhouse. We will continue to keep you updated through the regular weekly Club Communications. Thank you everyone for your support and patience over this period. 8 Members of the Golf Committee in front of the new Pro Shop SUMMER 2015 Members of the House Committee and kitchen staff in the new Glenmore Kitchen 9 SUMMER 2015
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T H E S TA G E I S S E T, I T ’ S T I M E T O S TA R T T H E S TA G E I S S E T, I T ’ S T I M E T O S TA R T LOOKING FORWARD LOOKING FORWARD Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Tennis Associate Members since 2009. Michael is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and Diane is a nurse. Thank you to John Spriet and P. Creighton Johnson for introducing the Kirton family to full Membership. Hugh and Bev Palser were introduced to the Club by Andy Szemenyei and John Nash. Hugh and Bev own Palser Enterprises. Dr. Fawaz Siddiqi and Sarah Atiq, and their children Ibraheem age 9, Ishmail age 5, and Aleena age 2, were introduced to the Club by Peter Channer and Jeff Bibbings. Fawaz is a surgeon with the Fawaz Siddiqi Medicine Professional Corporation. It’s not easy being green! Just ask Jayson and Deb. The course wintered well thanks to the hard year round work of our Grounds Department. Just when we thought the worst winter in history (2013) was a distant memory, we were faced with the coldest February on record, followed by the driest May on record. Nonetheless, it’s looking pretty good out there and we seem to have fared better than most this year. We have had an incredible start to the season with both the men’s and ladies’ golf leagues surpassing everyone’s expectations in terms of attendance. The tennis leagues have also grown in popularity and the various clinics from beginners to seasoned veterans have all started very positively. Membership continues to be a priority and the Membership Committee continues to work on focussing its attention on recruitment strategies, category reviews and Member education. Our available Shares have drastically reduced and we have welcomed 9 new Shareholding families to Membership since the last issue of Club Life went to print. I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to them now: 10 Barry and Karen Gray. Barry is an investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy and Karen is an IT Manager with Sun Media. Thank you to Shawn McConville and Patrick O’Neill who introduced them to the Club. Steven and Jennifer Moore, and their twins Stella and Samuel, age 9. Steven is the Wholesale Manager at Midtown Motors and Jennifer is an Investment Associate at Scotia McLeod. Thank you to Holden Rhodes and David Evans who sponsored them. Sam Gallant is a new Shareholder who graduated from the Intermediate Category. Sam is a Project Manager at Lor-don Limited. Ms. Megan Fowler was welcomed back. She was a Member here for years and has decided to return as a Full Resident Shareholder. Simon Steadman, Lindsay King, and their daughter Harper, age 2, plus one on the way! Simon is an Executive Recruiter with Steadman Taylor Inc., and Lindsay is an Audiologist with Listen Up Canada. Thank you to Cam Law and Paul Bailey for sponsoring. Dr. Michael and Diane Kirton and their children Abigail age 17, and Joshua age 12. The Kirtons have been SUMMER 2015 Matthew and Janet Dawe and their children Logan age 7, Tyler age 5, and Violet age 9 months. Matthew owns Public Sector Digest Inc. and CityWide Homes. Janet is a nurse at London Health Sciences Centre. Thank you to Brad and Greg Jones for introducing the Dawe`s to the Club. It always exciting to meet new families and welcome them to the Club. Please help me in doing so if you see them around the Club, course and/or courts. In golf, the Club will proudly host the 46th Triangular Team Matches from June 22nd to 25th. The Triangular Tournament involves top players from the United States Seniors’ Golf Association, the Senior Golfers Society of Great Britain, and the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association. These matches have been played every two years since 1929 with each country hosting the event every six years and was most recently held at the famous and historic Prestwick Golf Club in the United Kingdom. Twenty-two players from each team will compete over four days at the Club and we look forward to staging some great golf on our course. no assigned seating this year. The fireworks display will fire off near the driving range at 10:00 p.m. It will be great fun for the whole family. With the Club entering the final stages of its Renovation and Addition Project, the buzz around the Club is very positive and exciting. Members and Staff alike can’t wait to be in the new spaces, and frankly, get rid of all the dust. The next few months will be the busiest yet with transition plans being executed and working out various kinks that are sure to happen. I appreciate everyone’s patience and I am sure that when it is all done, it will be a great addition that will be enjoyed for years to come. Lastly, Glenn Jones mentioned in his article that I was recently the recipient of SCOREGolf Magazine’s Club Manager of the Year award for 2014. He mentioned (half jokingly) at the AGM in April that I should have earned a PhD in Club Management with all the challenges that I had to face in my first year, and apparently someone else recognized it too. I am very humbled to receive this award, and it is truly an honour that is fitting for such a great Club that I am so proud to be a part of. But most importantly, it is truly the Staff that I get the privilege of working with every day that deserve the accolades. We have a collection of dedicated, energetic and devoted staff totalling up to 145 at peak, led by talented and driven department heads that make my job much easier because of their efforts. They are the true stars, and I thank them for all they do to make the Club great. Have a great summer at the Club! In this issue, you will see an advertisement for our traditional Canada Day Celebration. In fact, this year it really is traditional in that it will be in the theme of an old county fair. The event will take place behind the Tennis Chalet in the Hunter Trial (horse) Fields and there will be some great fair foods, games, live music, and attractions. We have created a webpage for the event so you can see everything we have in store! There will be tents to shade from the sun, but 11 SUMMER 2015
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T H E S TA G E I S S E T, I T ’ S T I M E T O S TA R T T H E S TA G E I S S E T, I T ’ S T I M E T O S TA R T LOOKING FORWARD LOOKING FORWARD Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Tennis Associate Members since 2009. Michael is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and Diane is a nurse. Thank you to John Spriet and P. Creighton Johnson for introducing the Kirton family to full Membership. Hugh and Bev Palser were introduced to the Club by Andy Szemenyei and John Nash. Hugh and Bev own Palser Enterprises. Dr. Fawaz Siddiqi and Sarah Atiq, and their children Ibraheem age 9, Ishmail age 5, and Aleena age 2, were introduced to the Club by Peter Channer and Jeff Bibbings. Fawaz is a surgeon with the Fawaz Siddiqi Medicine Professional Corporation. It’s not easy being green! Just ask Jayson and Deb. The course wintered well thanks to the hard year round work of our Grounds Department. Just when we thought the worst winter in history (2013) was a distant memory, we were faced with the coldest February on record, followed by the driest May on record. Nonetheless, it’s looking pretty good out there and we seem to have fared better than most this year. We have had an incredible start to the season with both the men’s and ladies’ golf leagues surpassing everyone’s expectations in terms of attendance. The tennis leagues have also grown in popularity and the various clinics from beginners to seasoned veterans have all started very positively. Membership continues to be a priority and the Membership Committee continues to work on focussing its attention on recruitment strategies, category reviews and Member education. Our available Shares have drastically reduced and we have welcomed 9 new Shareholding families to Membership since the last issue of Club Life went to print. I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to them now: 10 Barry and Karen Gray. Barry is an investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy and Karen is an IT Manager with Sun Media. Thank you to Shawn McConville and Patrick O’Neill who introduced them to the Club. Steven and Jennifer Moore, and their twins Stella and Samuel, age 9. Steven is the Wholesale Manager at Midtown Motors and Jennifer is an Investment Associate at Scotia McLeod. Thank you to Holden Rhodes and David Evans who sponsored them. Sam Gallant is a new Shareholder who graduated from the Intermediate Category. Sam is a Project Manager at Lor-don Limited. Ms. Megan Fowler was welcomed back. She was a Member here for years and has decided to return as a Full Resident Shareholder. Simon Steadman, Lindsay King, and their daughter Harper, age 2, plus one on the way! Simon is an Executive Recruiter with Steadman Taylor Inc., and Lindsay is an Audiologist with Listen Up Canada. Thank you to Cam Law and Paul Bailey for sponsoring. Dr. Michael and Diane Kirton and their children Abigail age 17, and Joshua age 12. The Kirtons have been SUMMER 2015 Matthew and Janet Dawe and their children Logan age 7, Tyler age 5, and Violet age 9 months. Matthew owns Public Sector Digest Inc. and CityWide Homes. Janet is a nurse at London Health Sciences Centre. Thank you to Brad and Greg Jones for introducing the Dawe`s to the Club. It always exciting to meet new families and welcome them to the Club. Please help me in doing so if you see them around the Club, course and/or courts. In golf, the Club will proudly host the 46th Triangular Team Matches from June 22nd to 25th. The Triangular Tournament involves top players from the United States Seniors’ Golf Association, the Senior Golfers Society of Great Britain, and the Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association. These matches have been played every two years since 1929 with each country hosting the event every six years and was most recently held at the famous and historic Prestwick Golf Club in the United Kingdom. Twenty-two players from each team will compete over four days at the Club and we look forward to staging some great golf on our course. no assigned seating this year. The fireworks display will fire off near the driving range at 10:00 p.m. It will be great fun for the whole family. With the Club entering the final stages of its Renovation and Addition Project, the buzz around the Club is very positive and exciting. Members and Staff alike can’t wait to be in the new spaces, and frankly, get rid of all the dust. The next few months will be the busiest yet with transition plans being executed and working out various kinks that are sure to happen. I appreciate everyone’s patience and I am sure that when it is all done, it will be a great addition that will be enjoyed for years to come. Lastly, Glenn Jones mentioned in his article that I was recently the recipient of SCOREGolf Magazine’s Club Manager of the Year award for 2014. He mentioned (half jokingly) at the AGM in April that I should have earned a PhD in Club Management with all the challenges that I had to face in my first year, and apparently someone else recognized it too. I am very humbled to receive this award, and it is truly an honour that is fitting for such a great Club that I am so proud to be a part of. But most importantly, it is truly the Staff that I get the privilege of working with every day that deserve the accolades. We have a collection of dedicated, energetic and devoted staff totalling up to 145 at peak, led by talented and driven department heads that make my job much easier because of their efforts. They are the true stars, and I thank them for all they do to make the Club great. Have a great summer at the Club! In this issue, you will see an advertisement for our traditional Canada Day Celebration. In fact, this year it really is traditional in that it will be in the theme of an old county fair. The event will take place behind the Tennis Chalet in the Hunter Trial (horse) Fields and there will be some great fair foods, games, live music, and attractions. We have created a webpage for the event so you can see everything we have in store! There will be tents to shade from the sun, but 11 SUMMER 2015
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C R E AT I N G O U R C L U B T H R O U G H C R E AT I N G O U R C L U B T H R O U G H GENERATIONS GENERATIONS Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Recently, Jo-Anne Bailey, Chair of the Heritage and Events Committee and I had the opportunity to sit down with Mrs. P.F. (Julaine) Tillmann, who has belonged to the Club for sixty-five years, Member number 0001. Julaine has the distinction of being the wife of the architect (Peter Tillmann) who designed our Clubhouse on Oxford St. West and opened it in 1960, and of being the mother of the current architect (Tom Tillmann) who is overseeing the Club’s largest renovation and build since then, 55 years later. continued Glenmore and Grill Room which allowed for a relief in dress and dining atmosphere, that was more with the times. Interesting how history is repeating itself again. When the Canadian Open was hosted by the Club in 1970, it was one of the highlights in its history. The ladies who volunteered all wore white dresses and caps with the Club’s logo, it was a proud time for the Club and London. She remembers seeing Cliff Lemieux and Ken Murray catching the action from atop the roof of the Clubhouse. Julaine moved to Canada from the U.S. at the age of 18 with her parents and attended Western University. Her dad had a job with General Motors. She met her husband Peter on a blind date in November 1952. They married in June 1953 with a grand reception held in the London Hunt Club’s old Clubhouse on the Glenmore Grounds on Richmond Street, now occupied by part of Western University. Peter and Julaine were the proud parents of eight children. Peter was President of the Club in 1973 and passed away in 2002, but Julaine told us she is the proud grandmother of 23 perfect grandchildren, with one great-grandchild on the way. The “new” Clubhouse opened its doors in 1960, and she recalls Members thinking that the Club was so far out of town. For the Grand Opening, she wore a lavender chiffon dress that she made herself for the occasion. Another early memory of the new Clubhouse was arriving at the Christmas Party in 1960 to find the dining room’s decoration consisting of hideous twisted crepe paper. Knowing there was only one thing to do, with the help of Jack Adams, they took it down (the party was a tremendous success by the way). The popular colours back then were peach and green, and the new Clubhouse wasn’t in short supply of either. Gentlemen always wore a jacket and tie at the Club, but she commented that one of the major and welcomed changes throughout the years was the expansion of the Clubhouse in 1989 to include the 12 Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager mhearse@londonhuntclub.com Above: A formal affair at the Club when events in the ballroom were always the highlight of the year. When asked what some of the biggest differences between now and then are, Julaine told us that the movement to be a family Club that welcomed children is one of the biggest. “Long ago, children under twelve could only come to the Club for things like Easter Brunch. Our children always got a kick out of seeing their Father’s Past President picture on the wall.” Her parents, as well as Peter’s parents Dr. and Mrs. Tillmann, were also Members of the Club. She soon took golf lessons from Walter Cunningham who was the Club’s golf professional from 1935 to 1966. When asked what the most important aspect of the Club is, she quickly answered that it was the social aspect. Her and Peter made life-long friends through the Club over the years. When asked to describe the Club in one word, she said “fun.” Above: Kemit Zarley, winner of the 1970 Canadian Open hosted at the Club. The Ballroom was reserved under the Tillmann name on many occasions with five daughters being married at the Club, and one son, as well as three dinner dances for Peter’s birthdays at ages sixty, seventy, and seventy-five. The various balls were always the annual highlights with the Hunt Ball, Tennis Ball, Golf Ball and so on. Dancing was very popular and the Club always had great bands or orchestras playing for the Members. Back then, you knew every Member. “The Club has always been very social, and there really wasn’t anywhere you would rather be.” SUMMER 2015 DILLON’S DISTILLERY She recalls how proud Peter was to have the appointment of being the architect to design the Clubhouse over 55 years ago. “He lost a lot of sleep during those years, working with all the different Committees.” I had to chuckle at that comment! When asked what it means to her that her son Tom is creating the next chapter of the Club, there was a moment of pause and a tear. “I’m very proud of him. He follows in his father’s footsteps, not only with architecture, but also with his involvement on various boards and fundraisers.” Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with and tasting through some of the offerings being distilled in Beamsville, Ontario by Dillon’s Small Batch Distillery. It became apparent very quickly that these products were not your average Canadian spirits and that an entirely different level of passion and expertise had given birth to something special. The distiller Geoff Dillon, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, alongside his father Peter Dillon and business partner Gary Huggins are taking the distilling process to new heights. With a lineup of offerings that include White Rye, Method 95 Vodka, Rose Gin, Cherry Gin, an array of exceptional bitters and more, this company is poised to make their presence felt in local establishments in a major way. As the art of mixology re-emerges and the demand for a creative cocktail list becomes essential Dillon’s will be an exciting option on any back bar. Their philosophy of Never Stop Experimenting has led them to produce a wide range of unique flavours and aromatics that are ideal for the fine art of the cocktail. The Club is excited to be serving Dillon’s spirits this summer through a new cocktail list (see page 29) that will be available in all dining areas so next time you are with us stop at the main bar and try one, or all of the Dillon’s being offered. Julaine recently celebrated her 83rd birthday, and it was a pleasure sharing in some of her many memories. It is clear that the Club has played an important role in the memories of families like the Tillmann’s through the enjoyment of both social events and sport, and will surely continue to be part of Members’ lives for generations to come. 13 SUMMER 2015
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C R E AT I N G O U R C L U B T H R O U G H C R E AT I N G O U R C L U B T H R O U G H GENERATIONS GENERATIONS Jon Nusink, GM / COO - jnusink@londonhuntclub.com Recently, Jo-Anne Bailey, Chair of the Heritage and Events Committee and I had the opportunity to sit down with Mrs. P.F. (Julaine) Tillmann, who has belonged to the Club for sixty-five years, Member number 0001. Julaine has the distinction of being the wife of the architect (Peter Tillmann) who designed our Clubhouse on Oxford St. West and opened it in 1960, and of being the mother of the current architect (Tom Tillmann) who is overseeing the Club’s largest renovation and build since then, 55 years later. continued Glenmore and Grill Room which allowed for a relief in dress and dining atmosphere, that was more with the times. Interesting how history is repeating itself again. When the Canadian Open was hosted by the Club in 1970, it was one of the highlights in its history. The ladies who volunteered all wore white dresses and caps with the Club’s logo, it was a proud time for the Club and London. She remembers seeing Cliff Lemieux and Ken Murray catching the action from atop the roof of the Clubhouse. Julaine moved to Canada from the U.S. at the age of 18 with her parents and attended Western University. Her dad had a job with General Motors. She met her husband Peter on a blind date in November 1952. They married in June 1953 with a grand reception held in the London Hunt Club’s old Clubhouse on the Glenmore Grounds on Richmond Street, now occupied by part of Western University. Peter and Julaine were the proud parents of eight children. Peter was President of the Club in 1973 and passed away in 2002, but Julaine told us she is the proud grandmother of 23 perfect grandchildren, with one great-grandchild on the way. The “new” Clubhouse opened its doors in 1960, and she recalls Members thinking that the Club was so far out of town. For the Grand Opening, she wore a lavender chiffon dress that she made herself for the occasion. Another early memory of the new Clubhouse was arriving at the Christmas Party in 1960 to find the dining room’s decoration consisting of hideous twisted crepe paper. Knowing there was only one thing to do, with the help of Jack Adams, they took it down (the party was a tremendous success by the way). The popular colours back then were peach and green, and the new Clubhouse wasn’t in short supply of either. Gentlemen always wore a jacket and tie at the Club, but she commented that one of the major and welcomed changes throughout the years was the expansion of the Clubhouse in 1989 to include the 12 Michael Hearse, Food and Beverage Manager mhearse@londonhuntclub.com Above: A formal affair at the Club when events in the ballroom were always the highlight of the year. When asked what some of the biggest differences between now and then are, Julaine told us that the movement to be a family Club that welcomed children is one of the biggest. “Long ago, children under twelve could only come to the Club for things like Easter Brunch. Our children always got a kick out of seeing their Father’s Past President picture on the wall.” Her parents, as well as Peter’s parents Dr. and Mrs. Tillmann, were also Members of the Club. She soon took golf lessons from Walter Cunningham who was the Club’s golf professional from 1935 to 1966. When asked what the most important aspect of the Club is, she quickly answered that it was the social aspect. Her and Peter made life-long friends through the Club over the years. When asked to describe the Club in one word, she said “fun.” Above: Kemit Zarley, winner of the 1970 Canadian Open hosted at the Club. The Ballroom was reserved under the Tillmann name on many occasions with five daughters being married at the Club, and one son, as well as three dinner dances for Peter’s birthdays at ages sixty, seventy, and seventy-five. The various balls were always the annual highlights with the Hunt Ball, Tennis Ball, Golf Ball and so on. Dancing was very popular and the Club always had great bands or orchestras playing for the Members. Back then, you knew every Member. “The Club has always been very social, and there really wasn’t anywhere you would rather be.” SUMMER 2015 DILLON’S DISTILLERY She recalls how proud Peter was to have the appointment of being the architect to design the Clubhouse over 55 years ago. “He lost a lot of sleep during those years, working with all the different Committees.” I had to chuckle at that comment! When asked what it means to her that her son Tom is creating the next chapter of the Club, there was a moment of pause and a tear. “I’m very proud of him. He follows in his father’s footsteps, not only with architecture, but also with his involvement on various boards and fundraisers.” Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with and tasting through some of the offerings being distilled in Beamsville, Ontario by Dillon’s Small Batch Distillery. It became apparent very quickly that these products were not your average Canadian spirits and that an entirely different level of passion and expertise had given birth to something special. The distiller Geoff Dillon, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, alongside his father Peter Dillon and business partner Gary Huggins are taking the distilling process to new heights. With a lineup of offerings that include White Rye, Method 95 Vodka, Rose Gin, Cherry Gin, an array of exceptional bitters and more, this company is poised to make their presence felt in local establishments in a major way. As the art of mixology re-emerges and the demand for a creative cocktail list becomes essential Dillon’s will be an exciting option on any back bar. Their philosophy of Never Stop Experimenting has led them to produce a wide range of unique flavours and aromatics that are ideal for the fine art of the cocktail. The Club is excited to be serving Dillon’s spirits this summer through a new cocktail list (see page 29) that will be available in all dining areas so next time you are with us stop at the main bar and try one, or all of the Dillon’s being offered. Julaine recently celebrated her 83rd birthday, and it was a pleasure sharing in some of her many memories. It is clear that the Club has played an important role in the memories of families like the Tillmann’s through the enjoyment of both social events and sport, and will surely continue to be part of Members’ lives for generations to come. 13 SUMMER 2015
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BEER LOVERS REJOICE THE COST OF BEEF WHAT’S ON TAP? SUPPLY & DEMAND Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark@londonhuntclub.com Chris Carnegie, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager - ccarnegie@londonhuntclub.com Over the last year many Members have asked me about the cost of beef, in particular the increase at the supermarket. There are several reasons for this increase all of which have accumulated to create the inflated pricing we are all experiencing. Many people are under the assumption that the beef farmers and processors are simply inflating the market, however, beef farmers much like crop farmers are at the mercy of the weather which, in the last two years, has played the largest role in the increased price of beef. As we inch closer to the completion date of the Clubhouse Construction Project it has been encouraging to see Membership participation and Member dining unhindered by limited space and at times relentless construction noise. With the Member’s end of the building nearing completion in approximately one month the anticipation for patio seating is reaching a fever pitch. Nothing is closer to bliss than a hot summer day on a patio with friends and family, and of course, a refreshing ice cold pint. If you share in this same euphoric thought you will be pleased to know that the Club will be expanding its draught selections from six to eight taps this summer. Although many of the favourite labels will be returning, the spotlight will undoubtedly be turned towards the expansion of the two additional taps which will focus on revolving microbrews. The “original six” taps this summer are projected to be Bud Light, Steam Whistle, Alexander Keith’s IPA, Stella Artois, Guinness and The Hunt and the Hound Honey Brown. As for the two microbrews we will be offering, only one thus far has been set in stone. Goose Island IPA from Chicago, Illinois will be highlighting the first of the two craft taps. Many of you became acquainted with this beer at our Club Opening Cocktail Reception and it received many positive reviews. If you enjoy a full, hoppy brew with a fruity aroma then this beer is definitely for you. The bold hop flavour pairs very well with curries, chicken, and pork. The second microbrew to be offered, albeit not concrete, will be of local descent. Riptide Rye Pale Ale from the Forked River Brewing Company in London, Ontario will be the second targeted craft tap. This hop-forward yet well balanced beer blends the features of traditional pale ale with rye which leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly spicy finish. It pairs quite nicely with rich and sharp flavours such as bold cheeses, rich barbecued meats and curries. This will undoubtedly be a historic year for the London Hunt and Country Club with new amenities and expanded services. I look forward to seeing all of you this summer as we grow together into our beautiful, new Club. 14 SUMMER 2015 The final reason for the raise in beef price is the fact that beef is traded on the American dollar. With the Canadian dollar being weak the difference is added to the Canadian price. At the moment there is no relief in sight until the herds gain strength and more people get back into cattle farming. The End Of An Era? Below: A cattle herd and cowboy are pictured circa 1902 when the cattle industry was thriving in the Great Plains and Midwest. Starting in 2013, there was a severe drought through the American Midwest (which is the largest supply market of beef for North America) leading to higher grain prices for the farmers. The grain prices made it impossible for the farmers to be economically viable and many of them were culling their herds. This culling also meant that breeding stock was disposed of and the market was left short and in terrible shape. Thus the first sight of an increase (end of summer 2013) appeared. The next event was the following winter of 20132014 when the Midwest was hit with unusually cold weather. This cold weather lead to cows losing in excess of 20-30 kilograms a day while sitting in feed lots because of the intense cold. Once again a loss of money was experienced by farmers and processors causing many to close down due to the financial loss. Again, the cost of beef increased. Back to the breeding stock (or lack thereof), without healthy numbers the herds have yet to be replenished. Paired with farmers that have backed out of the business, the market is left with a lack of cattle. One of the largest processors in the Midwest butchered approximately 700,000 head a week before the summer of 2013 compared to 200,000 head a week now. 15 SUMMER 2015
BEER LOVERS REJOICE  THE COST OF BEEF  WHAT   S ON TAP   SUPPLY   DEMAND Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark londonhunt...
BEER LOVERS REJOICE THE COST OF BEEF WHAT’S ON TAP? SUPPLY & DEMAND Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark@londonhuntclub.com Chris Carnegie, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager - ccarnegie@londonhuntclub.com Over the last year many Members have asked me about the cost of beef, in particular the increase at the supermarket. There are several reasons for this increase all of which have accumulated to create the inflated pricing we are all experiencing. Many people are under the assumption that the beef farmers and processors are simply inflating the market, however, beef farmers much like crop farmers are at the mercy of the weather which, in the last two years, has played the largest role in the increased price of beef. As we inch closer to the completion date of the Clubhouse Construction Project it has been encouraging to see Membership participation and Member dining unhindered by limited space and at times relentless construction noise. With the Member’s end of the building nearing completion in approximately one month the anticipation for patio seating is reaching a fever pitch. Nothing is closer to bliss than a hot summer day on a patio with friends and family, and of course, a refreshing ice cold pint. If you share in this same euphoric thought you will be pleased to know that the Club will be expanding its draught selections from six to eight taps this summer. Although many of the favourite labels will be returning, the spotlight will undoubtedly be turned towards the expansion of the two additional taps which will focus on revolving microbrews. The “original six” taps this summer are projected to be Bud Light, Steam Whistle, Alexander Keith’s IPA, Stella Artois, Guinness and The Hunt and the Hound Honey Brown. As for the two microbrews we will be offering, only one thus far has been set in stone. Goose Island IPA from Chicago, Illinois will be highlighting the first of the two craft taps. Many of you became acquainted with this beer at our Club Opening Cocktail Reception and it received many positive reviews. If you enjoy a full, hoppy brew with a fruity aroma then this beer is definitely for you. The bold hop flavour pairs very well with curries, chicken, and pork. The second microbrew to be offered, albeit not concrete, will be of local descent. Riptide Rye Pale Ale from the Forked River Brewing Company in London, Ontario will be the second targeted craft tap. This hop-forward yet well balanced beer blends the features of traditional pale ale with rye which leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly spicy finish. It pairs quite nicely with rich and sharp flavours such as bold cheeses, rich barbecued meats and curries. This will undoubtedly be a historic year for the London Hunt and Country Club with new amenities and expanded services. I look forward to seeing all of you this summer as we grow together into our beautiful, new Club. 14 SUMMER 2015 The final reason for the raise in beef price is the fact that beef is traded on the American dollar. With the Canadian dollar being weak the difference is added to the Canadian price. At the moment there is no relief in sight until the herds gain strength and more people get back into cattle farming. The End Of An Era? Below: A cattle herd and cowboy are pictured circa 1902 when the cattle industry was thriving in the Great Plains and Midwest. Starting in 2013, there was a severe drought through the American Midwest (which is the largest supply market of beef for North America) leading to higher grain prices for the farmers. The grain prices made it impossible for the farmers to be economically viable and many of them were culling their herds. This culling also meant that breeding stock was disposed of and the market was left short and in terrible shape. Thus the first sight of an increase (end of summer 2013) appeared. The next event was the following winter of 20132014 when the Midwest was hit with unusually cold weather. This cold weather lead to cows losing in excess of 20-30 kilograms a day while sitting in feed lots because of the intense cold. Once again a loss of money was experienced by farmers and processors causing many to close down due to the financial loss. Again, the cost of beef increased. Back to the breeding stock (or lack thereof), without healthy numbers the herds have yet to be replenished. Paired with farmers that have backed out of the business, the market is left with a lack of cattle. One of the largest processors in the Midwest butchered approximately 700,000 head a week before the summer of 2013 compared to 200,000 head a week now. 15 SUMMER 2015
BEER LOVERS REJOICE  THE COST OF BEEF  WHAT   S ON TAP   SUPPLY   DEMAND Michael Stark, Executive Chef - mstark londonhunt...
60 SECONDS WITH... D O C T O R , C L U B H I S T O R I A N A N D PA S T P R E S I D E N T ( ‘ 7 8 ) H O WA R D C A M E R O N W h at wa s a p e r f e c t d ay away f r o m w o r k ? A round of golf at the Club, lunch with an old friend in the off season or an ice cream cone with an equally old friend WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING CITY IN THE WORLD? London, Ontario WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU EVER SPLURGED ON? Trip to Scotland and a round at St. Andrews what type of medicine did you practice? Orthopedic Surgery how did you choose that profession? When I returned from the war I considered law but my friend Doug MacKinlay from Sarnia convinced me to apply to medicine and I got in Thursday, August 27 LOBSTER FEAST IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON TONIGHT WHO WOULD IT BE? My wife Ruth Beginning at 6:00 p.m. Salad and Cold Bar Y o u w o u l d o b v i o u s ly l i k e t o eat that meal here at the club, what would it be? The mid-week barbecue Served entrée with a fresh boiled 1 ¾ lb Atlantic lobster, a petit filet mignon boiled new potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables (additional lobster available for purchase) PIECE OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE CLUB PRESIDENTS? Listen to all sides of the discussion and remain neutral when possible Finish the sentence, Membership at the club is... An exceptional privilege! I’ve enjoyed being and am a proud Member of over 50 years during which time I’ve formed countless memories from tournaments, events and the friendships I’ve made. The superlative course, Members and staff are unmatched WHO IS/WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? Dr. Angus McLachlin, Professor of Surgery, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and my dear friend Dessert and sweet table Live east coast inspired entertainment $75 + taxes and gratuities Please register online Dress code: Club casual, no jeans 16 cat or dog? Dog TIE OR BOW TIE Tie SUMMER 2015 17 SUMMER 2015
60 SECONDS WITH... D O C T O R , C L U B H I S T O R I A N A N D PA S T P R E S I D E N T       7 8   H O WA R D C A M E R...
60 SECONDS WITH... D O C T O R , C L U B H I S T O R I A N A N D PA S T P R E S I D E N T ( ‘ 7 8 ) H O WA R D C A M E R O N W h at wa s a p e r f e c t d ay away f r o m w o r k ? A round of golf at the Club, lunch with an old friend in the off season or an ice cream cone with an equally old friend WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING CITY IN THE WORLD? London, Ontario WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU EVER SPLURGED ON? Trip to Scotland and a round at St. Andrews what type of medicine did you practice? Orthopedic Surgery how did you choose that profession? When I returned from the war I considered law but my friend Doug MacKinlay from Sarnia convinced me to apply to medicine and I got in Thursday, August 27 LOBSTER FEAST IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON TONIGHT WHO WOULD IT BE? My wife Ruth Beginning at 6:00 p.m. Salad and Cold Bar Y o u w o u l d o b v i o u s ly l i k e t o eat that meal here at the club, what would it be? The mid-week barbecue Served entrée with a fresh boiled 1 ¾ lb Atlantic lobster, a petit filet mignon boiled new potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables (additional lobster available for purchase) PIECE OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE CLUB PRESIDENTS? Listen to all sides of the discussion and remain neutral when possible Finish the sentence, Membership at the club is... An exceptional privilege! I’ve enjoyed being and am a proud Member of over 50 years during which time I’ve formed countless memories from tournaments, events and the friendships I’ve made. The superlative course, Members and staff are unmatched WHO IS/WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? Dr. Angus McLachlin, Professor of Surgery, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and my dear friend Dessert and sweet table Live east coast inspired entertainment $75 + taxes and gratuities Please register online Dress code: Club casual, no jeans 16 cat or dog? Dog TIE OR BOW TIE Tie SUMMER 2015 17 SUMMER 2015
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GOLF UPDATE GROUNDS REPORT Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver@londonhuntclub.com Twenty one year old Jordan Spieth’s amazingly mature performance at this spring’s Master’s Tournament; Rory McIlroy’s Houdini display to win the World Match Play Championship in San Francisco; Rickie Fowler birdieing the 17th hole at T.P.C. Sawgrass three times in one day to be victorious in this year’s Player’s Championship; Lydia Ko’s continuing dominance on the L.P.G.A. Tour; and the emergence of 17 year old Canadian Brook Henderson. These are all examples of the outstanding golf we have seen on the professional tours and why the remainder of this year’s major championships will be much anticipated. In June Martin Kaymer will attempt to defend his U.S. Open title that he won so convincingly at Pinehurst last year. This year’s venue, Chamber’s Bay in the Pacific Northwest, is the U.S. Open’s first visit to this region. Chamber’s Bay is a Robert Trent Jones design which hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur. Situated on Puget Sound, the course has stunning views and will test the world’s best players with 500 yard plus par fours and some uneven tees. As well, in June the London Hunt and Country Club will have the privilege of hosting some of the best Senior Amateur player’s from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom in the Triangular Matches. Hunt Club Member’s Doug Alexander and Kelly Roberts will be part of the team representing Canada in these matches. In July, St. Andrew’s will host the Open Championship for the 29th time. The home of golf is the world’s most influential course. Every golf course architect of note has studied the Old Course’s natural design. With double greens and a drive over the corner of the Old Course Hotel, it still has the ability to test the finest golfers in the world. Previous Champions of St. Andrews are the who’s who of golf history: J.H. Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Peter Thompson, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy will be a favourite to defend his Championship which he won at Hoylake last year. 18 Jayson Griffiths, Golf Course Superintendent - jgriffiths@londonhuntclub.com Michelle Wie will defend her U.S. Open crown at Lancaster Country Club in July as well. This will be the 70th Open and the oldest Women’s Golf Championship running. As we witnessed last summer here at the Club, the L.P.G.A. Tour has great depth and there are many players that could be the potential champion. The month of August will bring the final two big majors of the year. First, Rory McIlroy will defend his PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. This course, designed by Pete Dye, is a links style masterpiece along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline giving the course a distinct Irish-Scottish feel. Second, of course, are the Club Championships which should no doubt be just as exciting as in years past. This should be a thrilling season of major championships! St. Andrews Links A crystal ball…perhaps, but when the 2015 winter preparations were discussed last fall with both Adam Moeller and Dave Oatis, agronomists, U.S.G.A. Green Section Record, they predicted the possibility of an as cold, if not colder, winter than 2014. They were right! The silver lining…the increased populations of bentgrass established last summer and the efforts the Grounds Department undertook during January’s -20 temperatures minimized injury. Losses did occur this spring to low lying Poa annua areas along with significant ice encasement injury to both the 6th and 11th greens from non-Member traffic. When the warm spring weather finally arrived the recovery process was initiated and 100% recovery is anticipated in the coming weeks. The golfing season started quickly from a playing and agronomic standpoint. The undertaking of scheduled spring cultural activities fundamental to successful summer golfing conditions was completed late April. These aerification and topdressing treatments are disruptive to regular play and we thank the Membership for your understanding and support. Moreover, in May, the Grounds Department assisted in completing two highly anticipated projects. Lancaster Country Club SUMMER 2015 19 The 1st Tee Project, in consultation with Steve Weisser, Architect, Rees Jones Inc. and our Head Golf Professional, Tim McKeiver, now showcases the first hole with a properly aligned tee in a grand setting. The completion of the new golf Pro Shop and Terrace will certainly validate this statement. In addition, the 9th Green Project was a large undertaking that, now complete, remedies key functional and architectural deficiencies. With Membership support the following results have been achieved: 1. Site line improvements to the putting surface from the new Clubhouse Terrace. 2. Access and design improvements to the 9th greenside bunker. 3. Opening of approach to allow the release of a well struck shot onto the putting surface. 4. Strategically placed path to facilitate cart exit traffic. 5. Rolling green space for outdoor summer functions and spectator viewing. 6. Drainage corrections; perhaps the most important improvement that goes unseen. With these projects complete, the Grounds Department look forward to an active and event filled summer golfing schedule. The Grounds Department has been assembled again this season with a focus on commitment, learning, exceptional performance and a passion for delivering a championship golf course for our Members to enjoy. For those who are interested in learning more about turf related information and activities, please visit the LHCC Grounds Blog and Twitter for regular updates. SUMMER 2015
GOLF UPDATE  GROUNDS REPORT  Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver londonhuntclub.com Twenty one year old Jorda...
GOLF UPDATE GROUNDS REPORT Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver@londonhuntclub.com Twenty one year old Jordan Spieth’s amazingly mature performance at this spring’s Master’s Tournament; Rory McIlroy’s Houdini display to win the World Match Play Championship in San Francisco; Rickie Fowler birdieing the 17th hole at T.P.C. Sawgrass three times in one day to be victorious in this year’s Player’s Championship; Lydia Ko’s continuing dominance on the L.P.G.A. Tour; and the emergence of 17 year old Canadian Brook Henderson. These are all examples of the outstanding golf we have seen on the professional tours and why the remainder of this year’s major championships will be much anticipated. In June Martin Kaymer will attempt to defend his U.S. Open title that he won so convincingly at Pinehurst last year. This year’s venue, Chamber’s Bay in the Pacific Northwest, is the U.S. Open’s first visit to this region. Chamber’s Bay is a Robert Trent Jones design which hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur. Situated on Puget Sound, the course has stunning views and will test the world’s best players with 500 yard plus par fours and some uneven tees. As well, in June the London Hunt and Country Club will have the privilege of hosting some of the best Senior Amateur player’s from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom in the Triangular Matches. Hunt Club Member’s Doug Alexander and Kelly Roberts will be part of the team representing Canada in these matches. In July, St. Andrew’s will host the Open Championship for the 29th time. The home of golf is the world’s most influential course. Every golf course architect of note has studied the Old Course’s natural design. With double greens and a drive over the corner of the Old Course Hotel, it still has the ability to test the finest golfers in the world. Previous Champions of St. Andrews are the who’s who of golf history: J.H. Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Peter Thompson, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy will be a favourite to defend his Championship which he won at Hoylake last year. 18 Jayson Griffiths, Golf Course Superintendent - jgriffiths@londonhuntclub.com Michelle Wie will defend her U.S. Open crown at Lancaster Country Club in July as well. This will be the 70th Open and the oldest Women’s Golf Championship running. As we witnessed last summer here at the Club, the L.P.G.A. Tour has great depth and there are many players that could be the potential champion. The month of August will bring the final two big majors of the year. First, Rory McIlroy will defend his PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. This course, designed by Pete Dye, is a links style masterpiece along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline giving the course a distinct Irish-Scottish feel. Second, of course, are the Club Championships which should no doubt be just as exciting as in years past. This should be a thrilling season of major championships! St. Andrews Links A crystal ball…perhaps, but when the 2015 winter preparations were discussed last fall with both Adam Moeller and Dave Oatis, agronomists, U.S.G.A. Green Section Record, they predicted the possibility of an as cold, if not colder, winter than 2014. They were right! The silver lining…the increased populations of bentgrass established last summer and the efforts the Grounds Department undertook during January’s -20 temperatures minimized injury. Losses did occur this spring to low lying Poa annua areas along with significant ice encasement injury to both the 6th and 11th greens from non-Member traffic. When the warm spring weather finally arrived the recovery process was initiated and 100% recovery is anticipated in the coming weeks. The golfing season started quickly from a playing and agronomic standpoint. The undertaking of scheduled spring cultural activities fundamental to successful summer golfing conditions was completed late April. These aerification and topdressing treatments are disruptive to regular play and we thank the Membership for your understanding and support. Moreover, in May, the Grounds Department assisted in completing two highly anticipated projects. Lancaster Country Club SUMMER 2015 19 The 1st Tee Project, in consultation with Steve Weisser, Architect, Rees Jones Inc. and our Head Golf Professional, Tim McKeiver, now showcases the first hole with a properly aligned tee in a grand setting. The completion of the new golf Pro Shop and Terrace will certainly validate this statement. In addition, the 9th Green Project was a large undertaking that, now complete, remedies key functional and architectural deficiencies. With Membership support the following results have been achieved: 1. Site line improvements to the putting surface from the new Clubhouse Terrace. 2. Access and design improvements to the 9th greenside bunker. 3. Opening of approach to allow the release of a well struck shot onto the putting surface. 4. Strategically placed path to facilitate cart exit traffic. 5. Rolling green space for outdoor summer functions and spectator viewing. 6. Drainage corrections; perhaps the most important improvement that goes unseen. With these projects complete, the Grounds Department look forward to an active and event filled summer golfing schedule. The Grounds Department has been assembled again this season with a focus on commitment, learning, exceptional performance and a passion for delivering a championship golf course for our Members to enjoy. For those who are interested in learning more about turf related information and activities, please visit the LHCC Grounds Blog and Twitter for regular updates. SUMMER 2015
GOLF UPDATE  GROUNDS REPORT  Tim McKeiver, Head Golf Professional - tmckeiver londonhuntclub.com Twenty one year old Jorda...
JUNE EVENTS 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Men’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Women’s Tennis League 18 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Women’s Tennis Day League Men’s Tennis Singles League 9 Hole Women’s League Sunset Skirts Men’s League J U LY E V E N T S 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Tennis Singles Clinic 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga ITF RBC Senior’s Event Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Men’s Blue Tee Event Junior Golf Event 2: Golf and Movie Night 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Lunch TaylorMade Fit Day Intermediate Bonfire and BBQ Canada Day No Classes Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Senior Men’s League Canada Day Celebration 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Adult 3+ Day Tennis Camp Adult 3+ Day Tennis Camp Women’s Tennis Day League 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Junior Pizza and Round Robin Event Men’s Gold Tee Event Trillium Horse Show Friday Night Buffet Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Parent and Tot Tennis Program 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Junior HEAD Singles Series 18 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League Mother Daughter High Tea Tennis Anyone Clinic 9 Hole Women’s League Women’s Smallman Men’s League Women’s Golf Night 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Tennis Singles Clinic 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Junior HEAD Singles Series Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Family Tennis Event Titleist Fit Day Junior Golf Event 3: Family Golf and Junior Skills Challenge Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Senior Men’s Invitational 18 Hole Women’s League Trillium Horse Show Senior Men’s League Friday Night Buffet Adult 3+ Day Tennis Camp Men’s Tennis Singles League Tennis Anyone Clinic 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Tennis Pro-Am Event Friday Night Buffet Sunset Skirts Friday Night Doubles Mixer Junior Interclub vs. Sarnia 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 9 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Junior Camp Week 1 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Parent and Tot Tennis Program Mixed Golf Event 1 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis Member Guest Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Women’s 18 Hole Member Member Round 1 Women’s 18 Hole Member Member Round 2 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic PING Fit Day Sunset Skirts 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Tennis Singles Clinic 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Mixed Golf Event 2 Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Junior Interclub vs. Sarnia at Sarnia Wilson Men’s Singles Series 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis Day League Junior Nash Club vs. Highland and Sunningddale Women’s Member Guest Men’s Tennis Singles League 9 Hole Women’s League Friday Night Buffet Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Men’s Member Guest Reception Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Wilson Men’s Singles Series Men’s Member Guest Round 1 Men’s Member Guest Round 2 Friday Night Buffet Junior Camp Week 2 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Parent and Tot Tennis Program Father’s Day Feature 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Men’s Tennis Member Guest Triangular Matches Round 1 Glenmore Closed 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis Singles Women’s Tennis League League 18 Hole Women’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Triangular Matches Senior Men’s League Round 3 Men’s League Triangular Matches Round 2 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Women’s Tennis Day League 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Junior Interclub vs. Burlington and Credit Valley 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Tennis Anyone Clinic ITF RBC Senior’s Event Triangular Matches Round 4 Friday Night Buffet ITF RBC Senior’s Event TaylorMade Fit Day Firearms Course Women’s Golf Night 9 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Sunset Skirts 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Friday Night Buffet Men’s League Senior Ryder Cup Junior Camp Week 3 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League Firearms Course 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Women’s Tennis Day League Women’s Tennis League ITF RBC Senior’s Event Junior Golf Event 2: Golf and Movie Night 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Men’s Tennis Singles 18 Hole Women’s League League Senior Men’s League Men’s League Canada Day Celebration Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Tennis Singles Clinic 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Competitive Mixed Doubles Cardio Tennis Junior Pizza Round Robin 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Course Closed For Aerification Men’s Gold Tee Event Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Course Closed For Aerification Trillium Horse Show 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s 18 Hole League Senior Men’s League Women’s Golf Night 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Friday Night Buffet Junior Camp Week 4 F A T H ER’S DAY 20 FEATUjune E ATURE FESUNDAY, R 21 SUMMER 2015 CANADA DAY CELEBRATION W E D N E S D AY, J U LY 1 , 6 : 0 0 - 1 0 : 0 0 21 SUMMER 2015
JUNE EVENTS 8 30 Golf Fit 9 30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10 30 Muscle Conditioning Men   s Tennis League  8 30 Energy S...
JUNE EVENTS 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Men’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Women’s Tennis League 18 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Women’s Tennis Day League Men’s Tennis Singles League 9 Hole Women’s League Sunset Skirts Men’s League J U LY E V E N T S 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Tennis Singles Clinic 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga ITF RBC Senior’s Event Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Men’s Blue Tee Event Junior Golf Event 2: Golf and Movie Night 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Lunch TaylorMade Fit Day Intermediate Bonfire and BBQ Canada Day No Classes Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Senior Men’s League Canada Day Celebration 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Adult 3+ Day Tennis Camp Adult 3+ Day Tennis Camp Women’s Tennis Day League 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Junior Pizza and Round Robin Event Men’s Gold Tee Event Trillium Horse Show Friday Night Buffet Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Parent and Tot Tennis Program 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Junior HEAD Singles Series 18 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League Mother Daughter High Tea Tennis Anyone Clinic 9 Hole Women’s League Women’s Smallman Men’s League Women’s Golf Night 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Tennis Singles Clinic 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Junior HEAD Singles Series Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Family Tennis Event Titleist Fit Day Junior Golf Event 3: Family Golf and Junior Skills Challenge Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Senior Men’s Invitational 18 Hole Women’s League Trillium Horse Show Senior Men’s League Friday Night Buffet Adult 3+ Day Tennis Camp Men’s Tennis Singles League Tennis Anyone Clinic 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Tennis Pro-Am Event Friday Night Buffet Sunset Skirts Friday Night Doubles Mixer Junior Interclub vs. Sarnia 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 9 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Junior Camp Week 1 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Parent and Tot Tennis Program Mixed Golf Event 1 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis Member Guest Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Women’s 18 Hole Member Member Round 1 Women’s 18 Hole Member Member Round 2 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic PING Fit Day Sunset Skirts 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Tennis Singles Clinic 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Mixed Golf Event 2 Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Junior Interclub vs. Sarnia at Sarnia Wilson Men’s Singles Series 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis Day League Junior Nash Club vs. Highland and Sunningddale Women’s Member Guest Men’s Tennis Singles League 9 Hole Women’s League Friday Night Buffet Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Men’s Member Guest Reception Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Wilson Men’s Singles Series Men’s Member Guest Round 1 Men’s Member Guest Round 2 Friday Night Buffet Junior Camp Week 2 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Parent and Tot Tennis Program Father’s Day Feature 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Men’s Tennis Member Guest Triangular Matches Round 1 Glenmore Closed 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis Singles Women’s Tennis League League 18 Hole Women’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Triangular Matches Senior Men’s League Round 3 Men’s League Triangular Matches Round 2 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Women’s Tennis Day League 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Junior Interclub vs. Burlington and Credit Valley 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Tennis Anyone Clinic ITF RBC Senior’s Event Triangular Matches Round 4 Friday Night Buffet ITF RBC Senior’s Event TaylorMade Fit Day Firearms Course Women’s Golf Night 9 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Sunset Skirts 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Friday Night Buffet Men’s League Senior Ryder Cup Junior Camp Week 3 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League Firearms Course 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Women’s Tennis Day League Women’s Tennis League ITF RBC Senior’s Event Junior Golf Event 2: Golf and Movie Night 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Men’s Tennis Singles 18 Hole Women’s League League Senior Men’s League Men’s League Canada Day Celebration Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Tennis Singles Clinic 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Cardio Tennis 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga Competitive Mixed Doubles Cardio Tennis Junior Pizza Round Robin 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles League Women’s Tennis Day League Course Closed For Aerification Men’s Gold Tee Event Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Course Closed For Aerification Trillium Horse Show 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s 18 Hole League Senior Men’s League Women’s Golf Night 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Friday Night Buffet Junior Camp Week 4 F A T H ER’S DAY 20 FEATUjune E ATURE FESUNDAY, R 21 SUMMER 2015 CANADA DAY CELEBRATION W E D N E S D AY, J U LY 1 , 6 : 0 0 - 1 0 : 0 0 21 SUMMER 2015
JUNE EVENTS 8 30 Golf Fit 9 30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10 30 Muscle Conditioning Men   s Tennis League  8 30 Energy S...
AU G U S T E V E N T S 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Women’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis Interclub Women’s Day Tennis League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s Tennis Singles League Senior Men’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Men’s Interclub vs. Toronto Golf 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Friday Night Buffet Women’s Golf Night Junior Camp Week 5 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Junior HEAD Singles Series Mixed Golf Event 3 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Junior Competitive Interclub at Burlington 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) Women’s Day Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles 18 Hole Women’s League League Senior Men’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Sunset Skirts 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Friday Night Doubles Mixer Cardio Tennis Wilson Men’s Singles Series Junior Camp Week 6 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Women’s Day Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles Junior Golf Championship 18 Hole Women’s League League Round 1 9 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League Men’s League Junior Golf Championship Round 2 Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Charlotte McDonald, MFH - charlotte.mcdonald@sjhc.london.on.ca Usually every spring we hold our Annual Puppy Show, which is a fun opportunity to see the new entry to the pack and for them to practice for the upcoming hound show. This year we have only a few puppies that are old enough to show, so we decided to forego the Puppy Show this spring. We have two lovely litters of little pups that were just recently born and are too young to show this year. We look forward to bringing the Puppy Show back next year, hopefully at the Hunt Club once the renovations are complete. The photo to the right is of the young pups out of Friendly, by Bigwig! Happy belated Mothers’ Day to Friendly and Happy Fathers’ Day to Bigwig! Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) HUNT REPORT 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Friday Night Doubles Mixer Club Championship Championship Flight Cardio Tennis Club Championship All Flights Friday Night Buffet We will be participating with the entered hounds in the Canadian Foxhound Show on June 6 at the Ottawa Valley Hunt Kennels. We do plan to bring some hounds to the July 1 barbecue at the Club as they are always a big hit with children and love the attention. The annual London Hunt Trillium Show will be held at the Hunter Trials Field at the Club on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. This show attracts a large number of competitors, both children and adults, from the equestrian community in Southwestern Ontario. As always, we are most grateful to the volunteers who help run the show, and to our supporters who generously sponsor it, many of whom are Hunt Club Members and local London businesses. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to come out and see the horses and ponies and enjoy a beautiful day, so we hope you will stop by with your families on your way to the golf course or tennis courts. A barbecue lunch is available outside the Tennis Chalet. Junior Camp Week 7 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Club Championship All Flights 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Women’s Day Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Completion Ceremony Men’s Tennis Singles 18 Hole Women’s League League Senior Men’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic 18 Hole Ladies Lewis Cup Matches 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Hunting will start mid-August and continue until December, weather permitting. Have a wonderful summer. Tally-Ho! The TRILLIUM HORSE SHOW Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Oliver and Associates Cardio Tennis Oliver and Associates Friday Night Buffet Women’s Golf Night Lobster Feast 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Oliver and Associates Men’s Tennis League Thursday, August 27 LOBSTER FEAST 22 J U L Y 4 A N D J U L Y 5 AT T H E C L U B SUMMER 2015 23 SUMMER 2015
AU G U S T E V E N T S 8 30 Golf Fit 9 30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10 30 Muscle Conditioning  8 30 Energy Surprise 9 3...
AU G U S T E V E N T S 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Men’s Tennis League 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Women’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis Interclub Women’s Day Tennis League 18 Hole Women’s League Men’s Tennis Singles League Senior Men’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Men’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Men’s Interclub vs. Toronto Golf 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Cardio Tennis Friday Night Doubles Mixer Friday Night Buffet Women’s Golf Night Junior Camp Week 5 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Junior HEAD Singles Series Mixed Golf Event 3 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League Women’s Tennis League 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis Junior Competitive Interclub at Burlington 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) Women’s Day Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles 18 Hole Women’s League League Senior Men’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic Sunset Skirts 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Friday Night Doubles Mixer Cardio Tennis Wilson Men’s Singles Series Junior Camp Week 6 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Women’s Day Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Men’s Tennis Singles Junior Golf Championship 18 Hole Women’s League League Round 1 9 Hole Women’s League Senior Men’s League Men’s League Junior Golf Championship Round 2 Tennis Anyone Clinic Women’s Golf Night Charlotte McDonald, MFH - charlotte.mcdonald@sjhc.london.on.ca Usually every spring we hold our Annual Puppy Show, which is a fun opportunity to see the new entry to the pack and for them to practice for the upcoming hound show. This year we have only a few puppies that are old enough to show, so we decided to forego the Puppy Show this spring. We have two lovely litters of little pups that were just recently born and are too young to show this year. We look forward to bringing the Puppy Show back next year, hopefully at the Hunt Club once the renovations are complete. The photo to the right is of the young pups out of Friendly, by Bigwig! Happy belated Mothers’ Day to Friendly and Happy Fathers’ Day to Bigwig! Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Friday Night Buffet 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) HUNT REPORT 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Friday Night Doubles Mixer Club Championship Championship Flight Cardio Tennis Club Championship All Flights Friday Night Buffet We will be participating with the entered hounds in the Canadian Foxhound Show on June 6 at the Ottawa Valley Hunt Kennels. We do plan to bring some hounds to the July 1 barbecue at the Club as they are always a big hit with children and love the attention. The annual London Hunt Trillium Show will be held at the Hunter Trials Field at the Club on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. This show attracts a large number of competitors, both children and adults, from the equestrian community in Southwestern Ontario. As always, we are most grateful to the volunteers who help run the show, and to our supporters who generously sponsor it, many of whom are Hunt Club Members and local London businesses. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to come out and see the horses and ponies and enjoy a beautiful day, so we hope you will stop by with your families on your way to the golf course or tennis courts. A barbecue lunch is available outside the Tennis Chalet. Junior Camp Week 7 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) Club Championship All Flights 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 20-20-20 10:30 Yoga (75) 6:00 Yoga (75) Men’s Tennis League 9:30 Power Up Circuit Training 10:30 Yoga (75) 8:30 Energy Surprise 9:30 Sculpt In Motion 10:30 Mat Pilates Cardio Tennis 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Women’s Day Tennis League Women’s Tennis League Completion Ceremony Men’s Tennis Singles 18 Hole Women’s League League Senior Men’s League 9 Hole Women’s League Tennis Anyone Clinic 18 Hole Ladies Lewis Cup Matches 8:30 Energy Surprise (45) 9:30 Muscle Conditioning 10:30 Yoga 10:00 Cardio, Core and Stretch 11:00 Yoga (75) Hunting will start mid-August and continue until December, weather permitting. Have a wonderful summer. Tally-Ho! The TRILLIUM HORSE SHOW Cardio Tennis Tennis Singles Clinic Oliver and Associates Cardio Tennis Oliver and Associates Friday Night Buffet Women’s Golf Night Lobster Feast 8:30 Muscle Conditioning 9:30 Yoga (75 min) 8:30 Golf Fit 9:30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10:30 Muscle Conditioning Oliver and Associates Men’s Tennis League Thursday, August 27 LOBSTER FEAST 22 J U L Y 4 A N D J U L Y 5 AT T H E C L U B SUMMER 2015 23 SUMMER 2015
AU G U S T E V E N T S 8 30 Golf Fit 9 30 Cardio, Interval and Stretch 10 30 Muscle Conditioning  8 30 Energy Surprise 9 3...
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER TENNIS Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis abaranowski@londonhuntclub.com It has been a long time coming but I feel the season has finally begun. Being surrounded by nature it really is a pleasure to come in and work in this environment. We see more and more Members come out each week to enjoy this beautiful Club and courts which have been in operation for some time now thanks to Chris, Matt and Alex. We had a great turn out for all the Adult and Junior Opening Days which took place at the end of April. Men’s and Women’s Leagues are well on their way and the Friday Night Mixer on most Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. has sparked some interest and is well attended. Please note, partner or not you are welcome to join us. The Anyone’s Clinic began in May on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you have not registered you still have time to sign up for the second session which starts in June. Each participant will receive four hours of tennis instruction plus a free racquet. What a great way to get into the game! Cardio Tennis returns Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. for the early birds and on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for those who like to push that snooze button a few more times. On a different note we have a couple of events worth mentioning, the first being the Family Tennis Event which will be held on Saturday, June 13th. It is a family event, meaning parent with a child, playing competitive tennis on Saturday afternoon. OTHER DATES TO PU T I N THE C A LENDAR On Friday, June 26th we are hosting an ITF RBC Seniors Tournament where players come and compete from all around the world. Some of our Members will be participating so when you have time please come out and cheer them on, there will be some great tennis to watch! • • • • • • On Saturday, July 11th we have a Charity Doubles Pro-Am. It consists of a Doubles Pro-Am where Members are placed in groups of four with a Pro to play other teams. All the proceeds will go to Canadian Tire Jumpstart program and Children’s Health Foundation. 24 SUMMER 2015 25 Adult 2.0 Evening Tennis Camp, June 3rd to 5th Adult 3.5 Day Tennis Camp, July 6th to 8th Elite Junior Camp, July 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, a n d 2 7 t h t o 2 9 t h Women’s Interclub, August 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p. m . Fowler Kennedy, August 12th Oliver and Associates Doubles Challenge, August 2 8 t h t o 3 0 t h SUMMER 2015
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER  TENNIS Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis abaranowski londonhuntclub.com  It has been...
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER TENNIS Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis abaranowski@londonhuntclub.com It has been a long time coming but I feel the season has finally begun. Being surrounded by nature it really is a pleasure to come in and work in this environment. We see more and more Members come out each week to enjoy this beautiful Club and courts which have been in operation for some time now thanks to Chris, Matt and Alex. We had a great turn out for all the Adult and Junior Opening Days which took place at the end of April. Men’s and Women’s Leagues are well on their way and the Friday Night Mixer on most Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. has sparked some interest and is well attended. Please note, partner or not you are welcome to join us. The Anyone’s Clinic began in May on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you have not registered you still have time to sign up for the second session which starts in June. Each participant will receive four hours of tennis instruction plus a free racquet. What a great way to get into the game! Cardio Tennis returns Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. for the early birds and on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for those who like to push that snooze button a few more times. On a different note we have a couple of events worth mentioning, the first being the Family Tennis Event which will be held on Saturday, June 13th. It is a family event, meaning parent with a child, playing competitive tennis on Saturday afternoon. OTHER DATES TO PU T I N THE C A LENDAR On Friday, June 26th we are hosting an ITF RBC Seniors Tournament where players come and compete from all around the world. Some of our Members will be participating so when you have time please come out and cheer them on, there will be some great tennis to watch! • • • • • • On Saturday, July 11th we have a Charity Doubles Pro-Am. It consists of a Doubles Pro-Am where Members are placed in groups of four with a Pro to play other teams. All the proceeds will go to Canadian Tire Jumpstart program and Children’s Health Foundation. 24 SUMMER 2015 25 Adult 2.0 Evening Tennis Camp, June 3rd to 5th Adult 3.5 Day Tennis Camp, July 6th to 8th Elite Junior Camp, July 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, a n d 2 7 t h t o 2 9 t h Women’s Interclub, August 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p. m . Fowler Kennedy, August 12th Oliver and Associates Doubles Challenge, August 2 8 t h t o 3 0 t h SUMMER 2015
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER  TENNIS Adam Baranowski, Director of Tennis abaranowski londonhuntclub.com  It has been...
N E W S H O O T E R S A LWAY S W E L C O M E . . . A N D Y E S , I T ’ S S A F E TRAP & SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair of the Trap and Skeet Committee - cglin@rogers.com It is a beautiful sunny day, blue skies with a whisper of clouds, and the neighbourhood kids are riding their bicycles around and around the circle in front of our house on the cul de sac. I am just about to get ready to get on my new road bike out for a 30K ride. My mind drifts over to the safety concerns for these kids skidding and sliding away on their bikes in the circle. I went through First Aid procedures in my mind....just in case. Then my thoughts come back to our shotgun sports and wondered: how safe is Trap and Skeet? Ladies’ Night will be on Wednesday, November 11th. We welcome all ladies who are interested in shooting as well as those who aren’t. Come out and meet your friends, we have many ladies that shoot. Enjoy a nice glass of wine and a wonderful dinner together. It’s a new season of shooting. We just had our wonderful Trap and Skeet Closing Dinner back in April and already I can’t wait until it starts up again in the fall. In the mean time, I guess I will just have to grin and bear the summer and perhaps go out and play some golf on our world-class course, or make an attempt at some tennis on our premier top-notch clay courts. Perhaps try out our brand new fitness There are some very exciting things in the works and planned for this summer and fall. The first item we’re facilities. proceeding with is on the safety front. The Canadian Over the last 5 seasons, we have had a significant Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) will be held in early increase in the number of shooters of all ages, summer, on June 26th and 27th. It is a mandatory including men and women, intermediates, new and course, and teaches new shooters how to handle a return shooters. It’s an exciting progression and I am firearm safely. Once you pass this two-day course, you can apply through the federal government for your hoping to see a continuation of this trend. gun license (PAL). This will then allow you to shoot We’d love to see more new people come out and try independently without supervision. New shooters their hand at these two different shotgun sports. In without the firearms course will still be able to shoot case you were wondering what the differences are but under direct supervision at our Club by other between Trap and Skeet, I will say that in Trap, the experienced shooters and along with that get helpful orange target, made of clay, comes out of a throwing individual coaching…marvelous. We do have an machine in front and flies away from you; whereas, excellent collection of Club guns that are available for in Skeet, the orange target comes out of a throwing our new shooters to use at no charge. machine on either side and moves mostly across from you. They are both so much fun, you simply have The first day in the fall of shooting will be the to try them for yourselves! These are probably the Introduction to Shooting event. On Saturday, October safest sports you can tackle on a given day. In the 17th, come and join us in a round of Trap, meet old past 30 years of Trap and Skeet activities here at our friends that shoot and new friends. If you wish to shoot beautiful Club, there have been ZERO incidents! It’s more after the introduction, we’d love to have you out safe because our shooting Members are very aware on the Wednesday afternoons/evenings to continue shooting. and practice safe routines. Intermediate Night comes soon after. On Thursday, 26 October 29th, Intermediate Members will have their own night at the Chalet with shooting instructions followed by a lovely meal. Last season we had 40 people at the Chalet in the middle of February participate and hope to see a similar attendance this October. SUMMER 2015 The Hunt Club Trap Committee is pleased to present two separate Trap Shooting Clinics run by Nora Ross. Nora will be conducting a two-day course covering 16 Yards, Doubles and Handicap shooting on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th. She will also hold a one-day refresher clinic for those that have previously taken her course, on Thursday, September 24th. Participants will be videotaped to provide them with the opportunity to watch and analyze their shooting styles. Only those possessing a firearms license will be allowed to participate. Nora Ross is a thirty-four time Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) All-American. She was the first woman to break 100 straight doubles at the Grand American Trap Shoot in 1990 and captured the ATA Championship. Nora was inducted into the ATA Hall of Fame in 1999 and now shares her expertise travelling throughout North America conducting clinics to sharpen the skills of trap shooters. The Crumlin Sportsmen’s Association is a shooting club participating in most shooting sports, situated in east London. They were very kind to offer their trap and clubhouse facilities to our Members to shoot this summer as their guests. I have just finalized the Crumlin Invitations to Members to shoot there which is every second Tuesday of the month: May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, and September 8th. I invite all Club Members to join us there on these Tuesdays. Please note you will require your own gun to shoot there. We have an incredible Club that offers amazing diversity! So come and enjoy the Club - all year round, including the Trap and Skeet facilities all fall and winter! New shooters are always welcome and we love to see returning shooters. 27 BRIDGE REPORT Ruthanne Frise, Chair of the Bridge Committee 33ruthief@gmail.com The new Men’s Duplicate Bridge League has had a successful year. The group enjoyed playing every Tuesday afternoon from the end of the golf season last October until the course and weather cooperated in April. Play will resume in the fall when the golf season is over. Please check the Bridge section on the website for start dates and other information. The Women’s Duplicate Bridge League enjoyed strong attendance this playing year. We averaged 38 players per week and did not miss an afternoon of scheduled Wednesday play. The league will resume on Wednesday, October 7th. Further information about this group is available under the Bridge section of the Club website. The Friday Night Bridge group has also continued to meet every other week for a light dinner and bridge. Play will also resume in the fall. Thank you to the Hunt Club staff, Ben, Johnny O, Chris and Michael, who have moved card tables, chairs and bridge cases and boxes from room to room during the Clubhouse renovation. We all appreciate how quietly and efficiently things have been handled. Special thanks to Cari, then Gabby and currently Kim for keeping the Members informed and the bridge leagues running smoothly. A huge thank you to the Members of the Bridge Committee: Joan Grant, Jane Lesaux, Suzie Kime, Cathy Dunlop, Ian Turnbull and Peter Maurice. Have a wonderful summer. SUMMER 2015
N E W S H O O T E R S A LWAY S W E L C O M E . . . A N D Y E S , I T     S S A F E  TRAP   SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair...
N E W S H O O T E R S A LWAY S W E L C O M E . . . A N D Y E S , I T ’ S S A F E TRAP & SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair of the Trap and Skeet Committee - cglin@rogers.com It is a beautiful sunny day, blue skies with a whisper of clouds, and the neighbourhood kids are riding their bicycles around and around the circle in front of our house on the cul de sac. I am just about to get ready to get on my new road bike out for a 30K ride. My mind drifts over to the safety concerns for these kids skidding and sliding away on their bikes in the circle. I went through First Aid procedures in my mind....just in case. Then my thoughts come back to our shotgun sports and wondered: how safe is Trap and Skeet? Ladies’ Night will be on Wednesday, November 11th. We welcome all ladies who are interested in shooting as well as those who aren’t. Come out and meet your friends, we have many ladies that shoot. Enjoy a nice glass of wine and a wonderful dinner together. It’s a new season of shooting. We just had our wonderful Trap and Skeet Closing Dinner back in April and already I can’t wait until it starts up again in the fall. In the mean time, I guess I will just have to grin and bear the summer and perhaps go out and play some golf on our world-class course, or make an attempt at some tennis on our premier top-notch clay courts. Perhaps try out our brand new fitness There are some very exciting things in the works and planned for this summer and fall. The first item we’re facilities. proceeding with is on the safety front. The Canadian Over the last 5 seasons, we have had a significant Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) will be held in early increase in the number of shooters of all ages, summer, on June 26th and 27th. It is a mandatory including men and women, intermediates, new and course, and teaches new shooters how to handle a return shooters. It’s an exciting progression and I am firearm safely. Once you pass this two-day course, you can apply through the federal government for your hoping to see a continuation of this trend. gun license (PAL). This will then allow you to shoot We’d love to see more new people come out and try independently without supervision. New shooters their hand at these two different shotgun sports. In without the firearms course will still be able to shoot case you were wondering what the differences are but under direct supervision at our Club by other between Trap and Skeet, I will say that in Trap, the experienced shooters and along with that get helpful orange target, made of clay, comes out of a throwing individual coaching…marvelous. We do have an machine in front and flies away from you; whereas, excellent collection of Club guns that are available for in Skeet, the orange target comes out of a throwing our new shooters to use at no charge. machine on either side and moves mostly across from you. They are both so much fun, you simply have The first day in the fall of shooting will be the to try them for yourselves! These are probably the Introduction to Shooting event. On Saturday, October safest sports you can tackle on a given day. In the 17th, come and join us in a round of Trap, meet old past 30 years of Trap and Skeet activities here at our friends that shoot and new friends. If you wish to shoot beautiful Club, there have been ZERO incidents! It’s more after the introduction, we’d love to have you out safe because our shooting Members are very aware on the Wednesday afternoons/evenings to continue shooting. and practice safe routines. Intermediate Night comes soon after. On Thursday, 26 October 29th, Intermediate Members will have their own night at the Chalet with shooting instructions followed by a lovely meal. Last season we had 40 people at the Chalet in the middle of February participate and hope to see a similar attendance this October. SUMMER 2015 The Hunt Club Trap Committee is pleased to present two separate Trap Shooting Clinics run by Nora Ross. Nora will be conducting a two-day course covering 16 Yards, Doubles and Handicap shooting on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th. She will also hold a one-day refresher clinic for those that have previously taken her course, on Thursday, September 24th. Participants will be videotaped to provide them with the opportunity to watch and analyze their shooting styles. Only those possessing a firearms license will be allowed to participate. Nora Ross is a thirty-four time Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) All-American. She was the first woman to break 100 straight doubles at the Grand American Trap Shoot in 1990 and captured the ATA Championship. Nora was inducted into the ATA Hall of Fame in 1999 and now shares her expertise travelling throughout North America conducting clinics to sharpen the skills of trap shooters. The Crumlin Sportsmen’s Association is a shooting club participating in most shooting sports, situated in east London. They were very kind to offer their trap and clubhouse facilities to our Members to shoot this summer as their guests. I have just finalized the Crumlin Invitations to Members to shoot there which is every second Tuesday of the month: May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, and September 8th. I invite all Club Members to join us there on these Tuesdays. Please note you will require your own gun to shoot there. We have an incredible Club that offers amazing diversity! So come and enjoy the Club - all year round, including the Trap and Skeet facilities all fall and winter! New shooters are always welcome and we love to see returning shooters. 27 BRIDGE REPORT Ruthanne Frise, Chair of the Bridge Committee 33ruthief@gmail.com The new Men’s Duplicate Bridge League has had a successful year. The group enjoyed playing every Tuesday afternoon from the end of the golf season last October until the course and weather cooperated in April. Play will resume in the fall when the golf season is over. Please check the Bridge section on the website for start dates and other information. The Women’s Duplicate Bridge League enjoyed strong attendance this playing year. We averaged 38 players per week and did not miss an afternoon of scheduled Wednesday play. The league will resume on Wednesday, October 7th. Further information about this group is available under the Bridge section of the Club website. The Friday Night Bridge group has also continued to meet every other week for a light dinner and bridge. Play will also resume in the fall. Thank you to the Hunt Club staff, Ben, Johnny O, Chris and Michael, who have moved card tables, chairs and bridge cases and boxes from room to room during the Clubhouse renovation. We all appreciate how quietly and efficiently things have been handled. Special thanks to Cari, then Gabby and currently Kim for keeping the Members informed and the bridge leagues running smoothly. A huge thank you to the Members of the Bridge Committee: Joan Grant, Jane Lesaux, Suzie Kime, Cathy Dunlop, Ian Turnbull and Peter Maurice. Have a wonderful summer. SUMMER 2015
N E W S H O O T E R S A LWAY S W E L C O M E . . . A N D Y E S , I T     S S A F E  TRAP   SKEET REPORT Charles Lin, Chair...
UP TO (DRESS) CODE IN THE CLUBHOUSE The House Committee, through the Board of Directors, was tasked over the last several months to assess our current dress code to determine its relevance in today’s Club atmosphere and to ensure it accurately follows the Club’s Mission and Vision. The Club continually makes an effort to be family focused with policies, facilities and activities designed with multiple generations in mind. The Board determined that the following dress code amendment was the best suited for our Club and will be implemented on a trial basis starting in July. The Board will be collecting feedback over several months from members. To provide feedback, please email your comments to dresscode@londonhuntclub.com stop in and enjoy this summer’s selection of All Members and guests are required to respect the Club’s dress code, to maintain a level of dress appropriate for a private golf and country club and to wear attire which is neat, clean and appropriate for the various Club areas (course, courts, fitness, Clubhouse, etc.) in order that all Members can be assured of a dignified atmosphere to entertain themselves, their families and their guests. Members are responsible for their guests and are expected to advise them of Club rules and traditions BEFORE they arrive on Club property. COCKTAILS NOT Acceptable at the Clubhouse: All Beach wear, flip flops, cargo shorts and pants (gusseted pockets), cotton style sweat pants, caps and clothing bearing logos, emblems, slogans, numbers and illustrations not related to golf or tennis. Hats and caps in the Clubhouse (men) or hats and caps with peaks worn backwards. b e s t sel Pete’s Lemonade Mojito Bulleit, Lemonade, Diet Sprite ! Manhattan Rye Whiskey, Bourbon or Dillon’s White Rye, Bitters, Sweet Vermouth 7.50 Mint, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Rum 7.50 Dark ‘N Stormy Dark Rum, Ginger Beer, Bitters, Lime 7.50 Moscow Mule Men Collarless t-shirts (except fitness or tennis wear), no cotton tees, sleeveless shirts. Vodka, Ginger Beer, Bitters, Lime 7.50 Rudy’s Punch Women Halter style tops, tank tops, bare midriffs. Short shorts, ‘skorts’ or short skirts. Golf and tennis appropriate accepted. Bacardi Dark Rum, Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum, Orange Juice, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Bulleit Dillon’s Negroni Juniors The dress code rules for Clubhouse apply to junior Members and junior guests. Unfiltered Gin 22, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Lemon Club Casual Tailored pants or Bermuda shorts, collared shirt (men), tailored shirts may be worn outside of slacks and closed toe shoes (men). 8.00 7.50 Long Island Iced Tea Dress Codes Definitions: Relaxed Fitness wear, tennis wear, golf wear and smart denim defined as the following: Smart denim - Denim appropriate for a private club and in good repair, without any rips, tears, frayed ends or holes, worn appropriately will be permitted in certain areas of the Clubhouse and Tennis Chalet. Denim is not permitted on the golf course, practice areas, chipping/putting greens or tennis courts. 8.00 THE OXFORD ROOM Business Standard Jacket, collared shirt (men), slacks, and tie (optional). O P S OE N I N G ON Formal Jacket and tie (men). Clubhouse Dress Code Per Area Oxford Room, Terrace, Grill Room, Terrace Lounge, locker rooms, hallways and common areas – Relaxed Glenmore Lounge, Glenmore Dining Room, Glenmore Patio – Club Casual Banquet areas and Club events – Club Casual or Business Standard as prescribed by the event Private functions – As prescribed by the convenor Note: Dress codes already in effect for Golf, Tennis, Fitness and Trap and Skeet remain in effect. 28 SUMMER 2015 7.50 ler The Board of Directors have instructed staff to enforce the dress codes by bringing any dress code violations by a Member to the attention of the Member immediately and, in the case of a guest, to the attention of the Member accompanying that guest. In turn, Members are asked to respect them in their duty. Anyone who does not take corrective action to address the violation in question may be denied services. All such violations will be reported to the General Manager. 29 SUMMER 2015
UP TO  DRESS  CODE  IN THE CLUBHOUSE  The House Committee, through the Board of Directors, was tasked over the last severa...
UP TO (DRESS) CODE IN THE CLUBHOUSE The House Committee, through the Board of Directors, was tasked over the last several months to assess our current dress code to determine its relevance in today’s Club atmosphere and to ensure it accurately follows the Club’s Mission and Vision. The Club continually makes an effort to be family focused with policies, facilities and activities designed with multiple generations in mind. The Board determined that the following dress code amendment was the best suited for our Club and will be implemented on a trial basis starting in July. The Board will be collecting feedback over several months from members. To provide feedback, please email your comments to dresscode@londonhuntclub.com stop in and enjoy this summer’s selection of All Members and guests are required to respect the Club’s dress code, to maintain a level of dress appropriate for a private golf and country club and to wear attire which is neat, clean and appropriate for the various Club areas (course, courts, fitness, Clubhouse, etc.) in order that all Members can be assured of a dignified atmosphere to entertain themselves, their families and their guests. Members are responsible for their guests and are expected to advise them of Club rules and traditions BEFORE they arrive on Club property. COCKTAILS NOT Acceptable at the Clubhouse: All Beach wear, flip flops, cargo shorts and pants (gusseted pockets), cotton style sweat pants, caps and clothing bearing logos, emblems, slogans, numbers and illustrations not related to golf or tennis. Hats and caps in the Clubhouse (men) or hats and caps with peaks worn backwards. b e s t sel Pete’s Lemonade Mojito Bulleit, Lemonade, Diet Sprite ! Manhattan Rye Whiskey, Bourbon or Dillon’s White Rye, Bitters, Sweet Vermouth 7.50 Mint, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Rum 7.50 Dark ‘N Stormy Dark Rum, Ginger Beer, Bitters, Lime 7.50 Moscow Mule Men Collarless t-shirts (except fitness or tennis wear), no cotton tees, sleeveless shirts. Vodka, Ginger Beer, Bitters, Lime 7.50 Rudy’s Punch Women Halter style tops, tank tops, bare midriffs. Short shorts, ‘skorts’ or short skirts. Golf and tennis appropriate accepted. Bacardi Dark Rum, Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum, Orange Juice, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Bulleit Dillon’s Negroni Juniors The dress code rules for Clubhouse apply to junior Members and junior guests. Unfiltered Gin 22, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Lemon Club Casual Tailored pants or Bermuda shorts, collared shirt (men), tailored shirts may be worn outside of slacks and closed toe shoes (men). 8.00 7.50 Long Island Iced Tea Dress Codes Definitions: Relaxed Fitness wear, tennis wear, golf wear and smart denim defined as the following: Smart denim - Denim appropriate for a private club and in good repair, without any rips, tears, frayed ends or holes, worn appropriately will be permitted in certain areas of the Clubhouse and Tennis Chalet. Denim is not permitted on the golf course, practice areas, chipping/putting greens or tennis courts. 8.00 THE OXFORD ROOM Business Standard Jacket, collared shirt (men), slacks, and tie (optional). O P S OE N I N G ON Formal Jacket and tie (men). Clubhouse Dress Code Per Area Oxford Room, Terrace, Grill Room, Terrace Lounge, locker rooms, hallways and common areas – Relaxed Glenmore Lounge, Glenmore Dining Room, Glenmore Patio – Club Casual Banquet areas and Club events – Club Casual or Business Standard as prescribed by the event Private functions – As prescribed by the convenor Note: Dress codes already in effect for Golf, Tennis, Fitness and Trap and Skeet remain in effect. 28 SUMMER 2015 7.50 ler The Board of Directors have instructed staff to enforce the dress codes by bringing any dress code violations by a Member to the attention of the Member immediately and, in the case of a guest, to the attention of the Member accompanying that guest. In turn, Members are asked to respect them in their duty. Anyone who does not take corrective action to address the violation in question may be denied services. All such violations will be reported to the General Manager. 29 SUMMER 2015
UP TO  DRESS  CODE  IN THE CLUBHOUSE  The House Committee, through the Board of Directors, was tasked over the last severa...
FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN HEALTH & WELLNESS HEALTH & WELLNESS Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coordinator - lornadavidroden@rogers.com Make things happen this summer! You don`t need to justify everything you do in life, do it because you want to. Because it`s fun. Because it makes you happy! Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coordinator - lornadavidroden@rogers.com Push Ups The push up is known as the “king of exercises” to some because it works so many muscles. Want to get creative and do a push up but in a different way? There are so many variations! For now, let’s start with this. Squats For the squat, you can do this weight-free or holding a plate, weight, medicine ball - anything to make it a bit more challenging! A. This exercise can be done as this photo shows, or on your knees. Again it is quality over quantity that counts so if you need to start on your knees to have the correct form and build on it, that’s the way to go! A. Standing with your feet hip-width apart, engage your abs (squeeze!) and hold the weight (if using) in front at just below shoulder level. Make sure your shoulders are relaxed and not hunched and arms are straight out in front as in the picture (this helps your abs stay engaged too!) On your toes or knees, set yourself up in plank position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width (as shown). Engage your abs again (draw your belly button The new studio is stocked with first class equipment in toward your spine) and keep your body in alignment and orientations will be offered to show Members the (your neck in line with your spine, your body in a line how and why of each piece. New equipment includes: and no buns in the air!) B. Lower yourself down into your squat, pressing into your heels (keep weight off your toes!) and keeping the weight out in front as in the picture. Ensure you aren’t pushing your knees over your toes - and by digging into those heels, this should help you avoid this. Return back to standing and repeat this exercise 3 sets of 10 repetitions if you can! B. As you lower, try to avoid what I call “turtle neck.” In other words, don’t let your head go towards the floor ahead of your body. You should be lowering yourself down all in one motion as one unit. What to watch for: if you feel yourself losing your form, either get rid of the weight, decrease it, or stop the exercise if by doing this your form isn’t rectified. It’s quality over quantity! We have diligently worked out in the Blue Lounge and Card Room for the past several months and are now very excited and looking forward to the new fitness facilities (please see layout of Fitness studio on opposite page) which is expected to open at the end of July. There is now a range of colourful fitness apparel, to be displayed in the fitness room for your convenience to try on for size. • • • • • • • • • • 14ft.TRX Multimount Kit Adjustable Decline Bench Multi Adjustable Bench Ascent Trainers Bosu Ball Functional Trainers Treadmills Mega Power Racks Recumbent Cycles Indoor Cycles C. You’ve done the hard part! Keeping your body strong and in alignment, now you are going to push yourself back to the start position. How many should you do? You want to do as many as you are able, keeping the correct form. So, start with 8 The Fitness Centre will be open from 6.00 a.m. to and go from there! 10.00 p.m. daily. Other offerings include personal training, nutritional advice, apparel and fit workouts. The Aerobics Studio will offer group exercise classes on a daily basis; times and days to be announced in the near future. The present fitness schedules for June, July and August are shown in this magazine but are subject to change. For an up-to-date class schedule please check the weekly eNews. Fitness Studio Stay fit and feel great with exercise and sensible nutrition. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated! To the right are some great examples of simple yet very effective exercises. Both exercises are great for men and women so take some time to try both this summer! 30 SUMMER 2015 31 SUMMER 2015
FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN  FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN  HEALTH   WELLNESS  HEALTH   WELLNESS  Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coo...
FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN HEALTH & WELLNESS HEALTH & WELLNESS Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coordinator - lornadavidroden@rogers.com Make things happen this summer! You don`t need to justify everything you do in life, do it because you want to. Because it`s fun. Because it makes you happy! Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coordinator - lornadavidroden@rogers.com Push Ups The push up is known as the “king of exercises” to some because it works so many muscles. Want to get creative and do a push up but in a different way? There are so many variations! For now, let’s start with this. Squats For the squat, you can do this weight-free or holding a plate, weight, medicine ball - anything to make it a bit more challenging! A. This exercise can be done as this photo shows, or on your knees. Again it is quality over quantity that counts so if you need to start on your knees to have the correct form and build on it, that’s the way to go! A. Standing with your feet hip-width apart, engage your abs (squeeze!) and hold the weight (if using) in front at just below shoulder level. Make sure your shoulders are relaxed and not hunched and arms are straight out in front as in the picture (this helps your abs stay engaged too!) On your toes or knees, set yourself up in plank position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width (as shown). Engage your abs again (draw your belly button The new studio is stocked with first class equipment in toward your spine) and keep your body in alignment and orientations will be offered to show Members the (your neck in line with your spine, your body in a line how and why of each piece. New equipment includes: and no buns in the air!) B. Lower yourself down into your squat, pressing into your heels (keep weight off your toes!) and keeping the weight out in front as in the picture. Ensure you aren’t pushing your knees over your toes - and by digging into those heels, this should help you avoid this. Return back to standing and repeat this exercise 3 sets of 10 repetitions if you can! B. As you lower, try to avoid what I call “turtle neck.” In other words, don’t let your head go towards the floor ahead of your body. You should be lowering yourself down all in one motion as one unit. What to watch for: if you feel yourself losing your form, either get rid of the weight, decrease it, or stop the exercise if by doing this your form isn’t rectified. It’s quality over quantity! We have diligently worked out in the Blue Lounge and Card Room for the past several months and are now very excited and looking forward to the new fitness facilities (please see layout of Fitness studio on opposite page) which is expected to open at the end of July. There is now a range of colourful fitness apparel, to be displayed in the fitness room for your convenience to try on for size. • • • • • • • • • • 14ft.TRX Multimount Kit Adjustable Decline Bench Multi Adjustable Bench Ascent Trainers Bosu Ball Functional Trainers Treadmills Mega Power Racks Recumbent Cycles Indoor Cycles C. You’ve done the hard part! Keeping your body strong and in alignment, now you are going to push yourself back to the start position. How many should you do? You want to do as many as you are able, keeping the correct form. So, start with 8 The Fitness Centre will be open from 6.00 a.m. to and go from there! 10.00 p.m. daily. Other offerings include personal training, nutritional advice, apparel and fit workouts. The Aerobics Studio will offer group exercise classes on a daily basis; times and days to be announced in the near future. The present fitness schedules for June, July and August are shown in this magazine but are subject to change. For an up-to-date class schedule please check the weekly eNews. Fitness Studio Stay fit and feel great with exercise and sensible nutrition. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated! To the right are some great examples of simple yet very effective exercises. Both exercises are great for men and women so take some time to try both this summer! 30 SUMMER 2015 31 SUMMER 2015
FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN  FINDING SUMMER BALANCE IN  HEALTH   WELLNESS  HEALTH   WELLNESS  Lorna Roden, Group Fitness Coo...
JUST FOR JUNIORS JUST FOR JUNIORS get to know ASHTON CROSS get to know ASHTON CROSS Brandie Cooper, Communications Manager - bcooper@londonhuntclub.com It is an overcast morning at the Tennis Chalet, cooler than it has been in the past week. I’m playing with my camera when in walks a boy with red hair and freckles, smiling. I smile back and notice that he is completely at ease. He is a happy boy with confidence that is not mistaken for arrogance. He is the twelve year old boy I came to see. MEET ASHTON CROSS Ashton is a Member of the Club with his parents Cam and Kate and siblings Lawson and Kayla. He likes to play lacrosse and soccer with his friends and loves playing tennis…I mean really loves playing tennis. And tennis loves him too! My chat with Ashton comes just over a month after being crowned the National Singles Champion and the National Doubles Champion at the U12 Rogers Indoor Junior National Championships. As we chat I learn that Ashton suffered an injury to his elbow that left him out of this year’s Provincials competition and that he needed to be cleared by Tennis Canada before he could compete at Nationals. While the thought of missing an event like Provincials may have devastated most young athletes, Ashton took it in stride telling me the situation was what it was and if he couldn’t play in Provincials he would focus his attention on getting healed before Nationals. It then became clear to me that his wisdom on the court was well beyond his twelve years. Brandie Cooper, Communications Manager - bcooper@londonhuntclub.com Brandie: What is your typical pre-match meal? Ashton: That depends on what time of day the match is. If the meal is breakfast, eggs and fruit, lunch is gluten free pasta and tomato sauce and dinner would be steak and mashed potatoes with no sauces. Brandie: Which family member is your biggest challenge on the courts? Ashton: My dad. When we play each other without serves, I win. When we play with serves, he wins. Brandie: You play tennis year round, do you prefer indoor or outdoor? Ashton: Outdoor, I like to feel the warm sun and clay courts require more tactics and spin. continued For all the accomplishments and titles Ashton has on his resume I can’t help but notice that he talks about his family often when I ask him questions. When I ask about his favourite court at the Club he tells me Court 1 except when he plays with his brother (they play near the back because that’s where he prefers to play). He tells me his favourite player is Roddick (not because he was a World No. 1) because his uncle was his agent and dad was his brother’s (John Roddick) teammate the University of Georgia where they placed second in the NCAA in the country. And at one point when talking about the National Program and training with Aref he steers the conversation to his sister Kayla who he boasts just came in 3rd at Inter-Provincials, an Ontario vs. Quebec competition. His pride in his family exceeds the sense of accomplishment he has when he talks about himself and I know that he is an anomaly not only because of his extraordinary tennis skillset but because of his ability to recognize that his successes are as much his as they are his family’s. WHAT’S NEXT FOR ASHTON? Ashton was one of three boys under the age of 12 selected to participate in three major junior tennis tournaments in Italy. The tour is a high performance level tour that will run from June 22nd to July 19th and will include participation in the following three tournaments. Torneo U12 Porto San Giorgio - June 29th Torneo U12 Bressanone - July 6th Nation Cup - LAMPO TROPHY - July 13th If you see Ashton around the Club or on the courts please offer him best wishes on this upcoming tour. WHAT’S IN THE (TENNIS) BAG Tennis prodigy Ashton Cross is a National Champion, was provincially ranked No. 1 at the young age of 7 and is a Junior Member at the best country club in Canada (that’s the Hunt Club!). Here, he shares with us what he keeps in his tennis bag to keep him going. Brandie: You must work very hard, what does your training look like? Ashton: Aref Jallali (Tennis Canada) teaches me technique, movement and mental parts of the game. I’m part of the National Program in Toronto so I’m there every Tuesday with the other top 2 kids in the country (3 in total) in each age group. • • • Brandie: What advice do you have for other kids looking to excel in sports? • • • • • • Ashton: Train hard, don’t give up. You never know when you are going to peak. It may be at age 12, 14 or even 16. It doesn’t have to be at a young age. 32 SUMMER 2015 33 Three Wilson racquets (19x16 blade) Asics tennis shoes Mini soccer ball, band and skipping rope for warm up Fiji water First Aid kit (sunblock, band aids, tape) Foam roller to roll out after matches Towel during matches Lacoste hat for outdoor matches String for repairs SUMMER 2015
JUST FOR JUNIORS  JUST FOR JUNIORS  get to know ASHTON CROSS  get to know ASHTON CROSS  Brandie Cooper, Communications Man...
JUST FOR JUNIORS JUST FOR JUNIORS get to know ASHTON CROSS get to know ASHTON CROSS Brandie Cooper, Communications Manager - bcooper@londonhuntclub.com It is an overcast morning at the Tennis Chalet, cooler than it has been in the past week. I’m playing with my camera when in walks a boy with red hair and freckles, smiling. I smile back and notice that he is completely at ease. He is a happy boy with confidence that is not mistaken for arrogance. He is the twelve year old boy I came to see. MEET ASHTON CROSS Ashton is a Member of the Club with his parents Cam and Kate and siblings Lawson and Kayla. He likes to play lacrosse and soccer with his friends and loves playing tennis…I mean really loves playing tennis. And tennis loves him too! My chat with Ashton comes just over a month after being crowned the National Singles Champion and the National Doubles Champion at the U12 Rogers Indoor Junior National Championships. As we chat I learn that Ashton suffered an injury to his elbow that left him out of this year’s Provincials competition and that he needed to be cleared by Tennis Canada before he could compete at Nationals. While the thought of missing an event like Provincials may have devastated most young athletes, Ashton took it in stride telling me the situation was what it was and if he couldn’t play in Provincials he would focus his attention on getting healed before Nationals. It then became clear to me that his wisdom on the court was well beyond his twelve years. Brandie Cooper, Communications Manager - bcooper@londonhuntclub.com Brandie: What is your typical pre-match meal? Ashton: That depends on what time of day the match is. If the meal is breakfast, eggs and fruit, lunch is gluten free pasta and tomato sauce and dinner would be steak and mashed potatoes with no sauces. Brandie: Which family member is your biggest challenge on the courts? Ashton: My dad. When we play each other without serves, I win. When we play with serves, he wins. Brandie: You play tennis year round, do you prefer indoor or outdoor? Ashton: Outdoor, I like to feel the warm sun and clay courts require more tactics and spin. continued For all the accomplishments and titles Ashton has on his resume I can’t help but notice that he talks about his family often when I ask him questions. When I ask about his favourite court at the Club he tells me Court 1 except when he plays with his brother (they play near the back because that’s where he prefers to play). He tells me his favourite player is Roddick (not because he was a World No. 1) because his uncle was his agent and dad was his brother’s (John Roddick) teammate the University of Georgia where they placed second in the NCAA in the country. And at one point when talking about the National Program and training with Aref he steers the conversation to his sister Kayla who he boasts just came in 3rd at Inter-Provincials, an Ontario vs. Quebec competition. His pride in his family exceeds the sense of accomplishment he has when he talks about himself and I know that he is an anomaly not only because of his extraordinary tennis skillset but because of his ability to recognize that his successes are as much his as they are his family’s. WHAT’S NEXT FOR ASHTON? Ashton was one of three boys under the age of 12 selected to participate in three major junior tennis tournaments in Italy. The tour is a high performance level tour that will run from June 22nd to July 19th and will include participation in the following three tournaments. Torneo U12 Porto San Giorgio - June 29th Torneo U12 Bressanone - July 6th Nation Cup - LAMPO TROPHY - July 13th If you see Ashton around the Club or on the courts please offer him best wishes on this upcoming tour. WHAT’S IN THE (TENNIS) BAG Tennis prodigy Ashton Cross is a National Champion, was provincially ranked No. 1 at the young age of 7 and is a Junior Member at the best country club in Canada (that’s the Hunt Club!). Here, he shares with us what he keeps in his tennis bag to keep him going. Brandie: You must work very hard, what does your training look like? Ashton: Aref Jallali (Tennis Canada) teaches me technique, movement and mental parts of the game. I’m part of the National Program in Toronto so I’m there every Tuesday with the other top 2 kids in the country (3 in total) in each age group. • • • Brandie: What advice do you have for other kids looking to excel in sports? • • • • • • Ashton: Train hard, don’t give up. You never know when you are going to peak. It may be at age 12, 14 or even 16. It doesn’t have to be at a young age. 32 SUMMER 2015 33 Three Wilson racquets (19x16 blade) Asics tennis shoes Mini soccer ball, band and skipping rope for warm up Fiji water First Aid kit (sunblock, band aids, tape) Foam roller to roll out after matches Towel during matches Lacoste hat for outdoor matches String for repairs SUMMER 2015
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