Aerobics-Joanne Stewart 237-1305
Bible Study-Loretta Espey 235-3518
Book Exchange-Veronica Bucello 237-7334
Bridge (Ladies)-Suzie Albright 237-1594
Bridge(Marathon)-Danny Phillips 235-9338
Bridge(Men)-Norm Nuding 237-2275
eTreasure@Tradition Lori Doherty 237-1624
Garden Club-Mildred Culpepper 235-2993
Golf-18 holes(Men)-Vince Franco 237-9190
Golf-9 holes(Men)-Bill Huish 237-5631
Golf-18 holes(Women)- Joan Sheldon 235-2357
Golf-9 holes(Women)-Pat Bowen 235-8981
Golf-Mixed Tour-Marion Culpepper 235-2993
Golf-Sunday Couples-Dale Guzlas 235-3006
Golf-X Tour - Ernie Heilberg 235-2610
Mah Jongg-Lynn Autorino 237-7745
Needleworkers-Loretta Espey 235-3518
Newsletter-Celise McLaughlin 235-8532
Newsletter Advertising-Bill Renault 235-3566
Poker(Men)-Vinny Autorino 237-7745
Telephone Directory-David Philips 237-0494
Tennis(Men)-John Hoover 235-0261
Tennis(Women)-Nancy Malara 235-9344
Water Aerobics-Pat Shriver 237-2678
| COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Buildings & Grounds/Pool/Tennis Courts
Bob Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Eaglin 235-9160
Tom Ellison 235-8071
Jeanette Renault 235-3566
Architectural Review Board
Vince Civitarese 237-3568
TRADITION WEB SITE NAME CHANGE|
Effective June 22nd
the Tradition Website qualitykid.com takes on a new name
easy to remember.. it's your zip code
Between June 15th and June 22nd both sites will run concurrently
after which time the qualitykid.com webpage will no longer be active.
Please update all your favorites to this new web address.
Our social calendar is very active this summer. To begin with the annual yard sale is taking on a new a facelift.
On a trial basis, residents may participate in a ONE DAY ONLY garage sale on June 23rd. You should have received a flyer in your mailbox -
but if you didn't there is still time to obtain a permit! Please contact Ron Eaglin by June 20th.
Three community dances are scheduled at the Pool House in June, July & September - watch your mailbox for flyers. They fill up quickly so don't miss out.
The Annual Community 4th of July Scramble will be run by the Homeowners' Association again this year. Sign up your foursome at the tradition club house for
a fun day of golf and great food with
We are looking for some help with the Par 3 Margarita party this year, perhaps at a new venue. If you want to volunteer please contact me.
Have a great summer.
Questions? Call Ron Eaglin at 235-9160
The Newsletter is published by and for
the Homeowners of the Tradition Community
Hard Copy Summer Edition scheduled to
be delivered to your door mid
Next Newsletter October 2007
Submit articles to:email@example.com
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By Frank D'Amato
The second year of seal coating has been completed. I am happy to report that this year’s work
went much smoother than our first attempt last year. The weather, the equipment, the community
and the contractor all cooperated to give us a much better looking result, which was completed
during the scheduled five days. We learn as we go and next year we will remind residents to remain off their driveways for a few extra days.
The pool is open with a new and upgraded filtering system as well as new chairs and umbrellas.
We hope you enjoy the cleaner water and the new look around the deck. Please do not dive in the
pool nor bring glass of any kind inside the pool fence. Last years keys will fit the new lock on the pool gate.
I wish to thank Harry Stewart for serving on the board for the last three years and especially
in supporting my efforts. Ron Eaglin was voted in as Harry’s replacement and I expect Ron to be
a great addition to the Tradition board. Both by-law changes voted on in February were passed
by the two thirds vote needed. As a reminder, the first new by-law amendment requires all board
members to own property in the Tradition. The second amendment requires all rental agreements
to be for a minimum six months. In this instance, the board may ask to see a copy of the rental agreement, if necessary.
Celise McLaughlin, who is currently filling the board position vacated by Ginni Swenson,
has decided not to run for her current seat on the board in February. Anyone interested
in running for this years open board seat should contact any board member before October.
The board is looking for a resident who may wish to make extra money by making them selves
available to repair and paint mail boxes for folks who may not be handy or need help.
Please contact a board member if you are interested. All repairs will be paid for by the home owner.
As a side note: your Board of Directors has met with representatives from the
other associations in the vicinity regarding the new school and library being built off of Willbrook Boulevard.
I was asked, along with Bill Renault, to represent the local associations in discussions with the school board
and the county. We further met with Jerry Oakley and Glenn O’Connell, from the Georgetown County Council,
to discuss our concerns regarding additional traffic. We made presentations to both the county council
and the school board. Recently we met with SC Senator Cleary and received positive feedback from him.
We also plan to meet with State Representative Vida Miller towards the end of May. Only time will tell
if we were successful in our attempt to divert some of the traffic from Willbrook Boulevard.
Last but not least, our Covenants:
Each spring we remind residents that lawns, mail boxes and rust issues must be attended too.
The board realizes that centipede grass is not easy to maintain. We also realize that
those of you using wells have a difficult time with rust. However, you must take whatever
steps necessary to keep your property up to standards. Both the covenants committee and
the association will be happy to assist you in these areas.
Please save yourself and the association a great deal of time and money by discussing
any plans you may have with the ARB, to alter your outside house appearance and landscaping.
We are planning a new format for the annual garage sale. All necessary information will be in a flyer placed in your mail box.
This year’s event is on a trial basis, depending on feedback received from residents.
|Have a safe and healthy summer.|
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BUILDING & GROUNDS
By Bob Brown
Following are some of the improvements to the community that we have been able to complete so far this year.
- New pool umbrellas
- Concrete tables at the pool
- Additional pool furniture
- Sand filter system for the pool
- Second phase of seal coating
- Painting of stucco at the front and back entrances
- Repair of deficiencies in our storm drainage system
- Removed overgrowth on Willbrook Blvd. – planted new shrubs
- Rust removed at all common areas
- Water valve markers painted
- New lights in kitchen and restrooms at the club house
Thanks to the following volunteers, Spring Clean- Up Day 2007, was very productive:
a tremendous amount of work was accomplished.
Bob Van Orden
Even though we have had minimal rainfall this year, our common areas look good due to the efforts of our irrigation managers:
Dan Coughlin, Marion Culpepper,
Jim Davis, Tom Ellison,
Tom Shaw, Jim Parker
and Bob Thompson
A special thanks to the following volunteers:
Bill Cotton - for his wood working and mechanical expertise
Walt Murren - problem solving and always willing to contribute his time and efforts
Nancy Palisin - for her advice and help with the spring plantings
David Scott- painted almost all of the manhole covers by himself
Derek Vander Schaaf - replacement of lights in club house, and preparing storage
building for installation of new pool filter system
Let us all continue to maintain and improve our properties to keep the Tradition looking like the first-class community that it is.
Tradition Men’s Tennis|
Join us for tennis at the Tradition Tennis Courts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00.
The format is round robin
The objective is friendly competition.
Everyone who comes out, plays.
John Hoover 235-0261
||Tradition Women's Tennis
Women Play Tennis on
At the Tradition Tennis Courts
For more information contact
Nancy Malara 235-9344
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2007 starts pretty slowly in the Men's 18-hole League, with nothing other than regular Monday play happening until our first Major event, the Memorial Masters, in April. However, this year was just a bit different in that, on Monday-April 2nd, during our normal Monday Men's Club event, our membership produced, not one----not two--but three, count-em, THREE hole-in-ones within minutes of each other.
Jim Pearson on hole #2 Tom Hicswa on hole #5
Bill Graeff on hole #12
Being the class-act gentlemen that they are, these three then agreed to each run a bar tab on separate, consecutive Mondays.
Lesser men would have run one tab, on one day and then split the cost three-ways. Kudos to all three.
Our Memorial Masters (a two-day individual Stableford) event was conducted on April 9th and 16th. Finishing first was Alan Gardner
followed by second place finisher, Bill Allen. Rounding out the prize pool was Rudy Schwarz, coming in third position.
MEMBER MEMBER TOURNAMENT
The second major event of the year took place on two days in May, the 14th and 21st to be exact. This was our annual Member/Member Tournament.
On the 14th we opened with 9 holes of Modified Alternate Shot, followed by 9 holes of Captain's Choice. On the 21st we finished with 18 holes
of best ball. All matches were played at 100% handicap.
The winning two-man team consisted of Allan MacDonald and Logan Wilton, followed by Dave Gould and partner, Tom O'Connell.
Rounding out those cashing in were Rich Becker and team-mate, Phil Fleiss.
L.Wilton & A. MacDonald
Flower Bed Rule is in effect
It should be noted that, with the planting of flowers/shrubs at various locations throughout the course (particularly on the right side of hole #16) the flower-bed rule, as part of our local rules, is in effect. Players landing inside a flower-bed get a free-drop, and should use the same guidelines (ball position) as with a ball stopping on a cart-path as to which side the drop should take place.
June 11th and June 18th--Annual Sadistic "Black Tee" tournament for all members with a warped sense of entertainment/competition.
June 22nd, Member/Spouse. This is a Friday.
June 25th Men's "Gold" Tee Championship
July 9th & 16th qualifier rounds for the President's Cup, with match play to follow on July 23rd and 30th.
July 14th & 15th: Rider Cup Match Play v.s. members of the "Reserve".
August 16th thru 18th---Annual Member/Guest Tournament.
I would be remiss not to ask for your special thoughts and prayers for those of our members and families, presently going through
some extremely tough times with respect to health issues. I ask that we all take the time to keep special and kind thoughts in our minds for each!
Tradition License Plates
License plates are now available through
Paul Kelly at 237-1898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul lives at 187 Deacon Drive.
Cost- $10.00 per plate or 2 for $15.00.
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“Mexican Riviera” Pool and Dance Party!|
||June 23, 2007 - Happy Hour 5:00-6:30
Tradition Clubhouse and Pool - Cost per person: $10 + BYOB
Limit: First 120 residents
Food provided by: Habanero’s and The Kommittee Kitchen
Music provided by our own Steve Mex-Kronski
Reservations with cash or check payment by 6/19
Dave Philips, 244
Sandfiddler Drive Ph: 237-0494
Committee: Steve Boggess, Denny Brenneman, Dave Philips, Brian Kramer
Clayton A. DuBose, CGCS
Tradition Golf Club
Golf Course Superintendent
As you receive this newsletter, the golf course will have been aerified and should be well on its way to healing and getting those golfing conditions back to normal.
I will have to say this has probably been one of the toughest springs I have ever encountered during my career as a Golf Course Superintendent.
We have had an exceptionally cool spring, with low humidity, very windy conditions, and very limited rainfall.
During the months of March and April we only had 2.20 inches of total rain and May has started out on the same path.
Combining all these factors along with a very busy golf course has made growing conditions somewhat difficult;
however I believe the condition of the golf course has been good enough where the average player has not noticed
what we as a maintenance team encounter on a daily basis. I am hoping for some drought relief soon and better
growing conditions as we enter the summer season.
We have come through the winter pretty well in terms of healthy turf, some of you may have noticed the basketball sized dead
spots on some of the tees, fairways, and roughs, this is a disease called Spring Dead Spot, this disease infects the
Bermuda grass in the
fall of the year and the symptoms show up in the spring, hence the name. The only effective control for this disease is by the use of
fungicides at a cost of $700 per acre, so it would not be economical for us to treat anything other than the greens.
On a positive note the spots will heal on their own with a little warm weather and extra fertilizer, this is not the same
disease homeowners see on their centipede lawns so please do not put out extra fertilizer.
Some of our maintenance plans this summer include another greens aerification on August 1, sodding and repairing some
of the worn out and cart traffic areas, also sodding areas that may have received some sort of damage over the winter.
We will be laser leveling the teeing areas on the following holes:
# 10 Black/White Tee
# 12 White Tee
# 14 White Tee
# 15 Gold Tee
and possibly a few others; I have this work planned to take place the week of
June 18 - 22 so please make arrangements to play from other teeing areas for about six to eight weeks while the lasered tees grow-in.
During the summer we will be vertical mowing and sand topdressing greens approximately every 10 – 14 days,
I will do my best to spread this work out for different days of the week through out the summer as to not pick
on any particular men’s or ladies association play days. The summer season is extremely busy and difficult for
the golf course maintenance department, we look forward to providing excellent playing conditions as long as we get some help from mother nature.
If you have any questions regarding the golf club or maintenance operations please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for all that you do to make Tradition a great facility.
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On May 8, Members of the Tradition Garden Club enjoyed a lovely luncheon,
at Austin's in Pawleys Island.
Former and newly installed officers and committee members were recognized
and presented with a flower. New officers are:
|Ways & Means||Nori Thompson|
This new slate of officers are enthusiastically planning monthly breakfast and
interesting programs beginning in September at the Tradition pool house. Anyone interested in lawns,
landscaping, flowers, herbs, and nature habitats will
find our meetings beneficial as well as the opportunity to meet and socialize
with your neighbors. We welcome additional members and helpers to
enhance our program.
For more information visit our webpage or call any member listed
above. Look for a flyer in your newspaper box announcing our meetings.
"GROW A BLOOMING GARDEN OF FRIENDSHIP
join and attend Tradition Garden Club
THE TRADITION HEALTH CARE FORUM
By Frank Walsh, R.Ph.
As we age, many changes occur which influence our current and future health condition. Of particular interest is the inevitable shrinkage of the brain.
In the last forum I discussed a report in the Mayo Clinic Health Letter dealing with evidence that “Aricept”,
a drug used to treat pre Dementia and Alzheimer's disease, was found to stop aging brain shrinkage.
A recent study demonstrates for the first time that the inevitable shrinkage can be reversed with regular aerobic exercise.
This was reported in the May 2007 issue of the Mayo Clinic Health letter.
The study, published in the November 2006 issue of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, involved 59 healthy, but sedentary adults ages 60 to 79. Participants exercised for one hour three times a week. Half participated in an aerobic exercise program consisting of brisk walking. The other half did non-aerobic stretching and toning. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of participants’ brains were done before the start of the exercise programs and after six months.
Researchers found that those doing aerobic exercise had increased brain volume of gray matter, which consists of nerve (neuron) cells, and of white matter, which provides the connections between neurons. The increase in gray and white matter was primarily located in brain regions that are typically areas of substantial brain volume loss with aging.
Mayo Clinic doctors note that these recent findings are specific to older adults who are healthy.
The scope of the study doesn’t address whether aerobic exercise might influence progressive forms
of dementia-such as Alzheimer’s disease-or if it might prevent dementia. More research is needed
to answer this and other related questions. Still, they say, recognizing that aerobic exercise can replenish volume in the aging brain
is just one more very good reason to keep exercising, despite your age.
The good news is here at The Tradition we have a group doing low impact aerobics, and/or brisk walking three times a week. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays the group meets at the pool clubhouse at 9:00am. Starting in June, the group will be doing water aerobics on the same schedule. Please join and get started. If you would like more information, contact Joanne Stewart @ 237-1305. Remember, all are welcome-ladies, men and couples.
|WATER AEROBICS - JUNE 1-SEPTEMBER 30|
As in the past we will meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 to 10 AM. Join us for easy water exercises and aerobics in the refreshing water of our pool. Extra bonus for attending. The great company of your neighbors. Leaders: Jane Barbour, 237-7998; Merry Cotton, 235-6862; Pat Shriver, 237-2678.
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TRADITION BOARD OF |
|Frank D'Amato, President||235-8885
|Bill Renault, Vice President||235-3566
|Tom Ellison, Secretary||235-8071
|Celise McLaughlin, Treasurer||235-8532
|Ron Eaglin, Director||235-9160
|Jim McPhail, Association Mgr|
Pool hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the pool is used for Water Aerobics from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Only persons participating in aerobics will be permitted in the pool.
Pool Use Reminders
The community pool is a private pool. You must be a current Tradition property owner, renter or a visiting family member to use the pool on your own.
Visiting guests MUST be accompanied at the pool.
Please respect the hours of operation and rules so that all residents can
enjoy a safe and healthy pool environment.
- Persons using the facility do so at their own risk
- All swimmers must take a shower before entering the pool
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No running or jumping
- Plastic containers only, no glass permitted in pool area
- Appropriate attire will conform to conventional swimsuits
- Floats, except for swimming aids, are not permitted in the pool
- Adults and children in diapers must wear state approved pool diapers
- Pets are forbidden in the pool area
- The use of radios is discouraged
- Each resident has a pool key, please do not open the gate for others
Ladies Bridge Wednesdays at the clubhouse |
12:30 to 4:00
Contact Suzie Albright at 237-1594
for more information
Fridays 10am to Noon
Call Loretta Espey
|MAH JONG MONDAYS|
GEORGETOWN COUNTY |
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Georgetown County Information Hotline
(for the latest storm information):
available 24 hours a day when EOC is activated
Georgetown County Emergency Preparedness
S C DOT Information
1-888-877-9151 Toll Free
Evacuation & Shelter Information
1-866-246-0133 Toll Free
EMERGENCY SHELTER LOCATIONS
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
127 School House Drive (Hwy 513)
Hemingway, SC 29554
Andrews Elementary School
13072 County Line Road (Hwy 41)
Andrews, SC 29510
For shelter information, contact
Coastal SC Chapter of the American Red Cross
Myrtle Beach Headquarters 843-477-0020
Georgetown Service Center 843 546-5422
TRADITION MIXED TOUR
By Marion Culpepper
All Tradition residents and their guests are eligible to play with us on the various golf courses.
To date, we have played more than 30 of the 90 courses in the Grand Strand open to the public and
several of our favorites we play almost annually. This year we have played Wedgefield and Prestwick
and have scheduled the following:
JUNE 29 - CALEDONIA
JULY 13 - RIVERS EDGE
SEPT 7 - GRAND DUNES
The "Sign-up" sheet is located in the Member's room of the Tradition golf club. If you have questions
you may call me or other committee member Tom Ellison, Tom Bowen, Clare Kelly, John McLaughlin, or Marty Robic.
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|The TLGA kicked off the 2007 season with a league dinner at the Pool Club House on March 27th.
The delicious food, prepared and served by Eddie and the Shrimp Peelers was a real treat.
We could get used to that kind of service! Thanks guys for a great beginning.
Note from the Editor:
Everyone enjoyed the spectacular slide show of pictures and events from TLGA Historian Kathy MacSorley - a magnificent work of art.
TLGA RINGER TOURNAMENT
The first Tournament of the year was a 2 day Ringer Tournament played as best net of a twosome, chaired by Celise McLaughlin.
The first day was a spot of comic relief when teams showed up in their favorite comic character costume. Groucho and Harpo
flirted with the Tweety Birds. Spiderman and Batman mingled with some beach babes and I saw the Blues Brothers checking out Superman.
This party was all thought up for the fun of it by Underdog. She succeeded!
The final results were:
1st place: Vivian Coughlin & Daune Barksdale
2nd place: Pat Kemper & Kathy MacSorley
3rd place: Joanne Kendall & Dot Franco
Daune Barksdale & Vivian Coughlin
Most Improved Award went to Maryann Keller & Suzanne Strasser for most improved over 2 days and the Good Sportsmanship award was presented to Bev Brown and Pat Cocuzza.
||MEMBER GUEST TOURNAMENT|
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
May 17th was our Member-Guest Tournament with 32 teams participating. The cocktail party the evening before put everyone in the mood for a great event.
Committee:J. Stewart, S. Strasser, L. Doherty & A. Monaghan
Tournament winners were:
1st Low Gross: Maureen Lempert & Cecelia Barksdale
2nd Low Gross: Pat D’Amato & Marge Miller
1st Low Net: Sue Guzlas & Neats Blackhurst
2nd Low Net: Vivian Coughlin & Jeanette Renault
3rd Low Net: Clare Kelly & Patricia Roehrl
4th Low Net: Kathy MacSorley & Ruth Cox
5th Low Net: Judy Migas & Micky Adams
6th Low Net: Sally Russell & Tanya Brown-Rigg
Maureen & Cecilia (Low Gross) Neats & Sue (Low Net)
Closest to the Pin: Daune Barksdale, Martha Smith, Viv Coughlin, Marge Miller, Joan Sheldon,
Cecelia Barksdale, Maureen Lempert
June 21st Member-Member
July 15th “Shoot Out” - Save your money!
HOLE IN ONE CLUB
CONGRATULATIONS MARGE YACULLO
MAY 22, 2007 15th HOLE
This is Marge's Second Hole-in-One on #15
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We are having an epidemic of Centipede grass problems (bare/dead areas) in Tradition. Following are some theories on these problems:
the long dry period faulty sprinkler settings wells not functioning properly nearby treesmaintenance neglect unknown factors.
We have a handout from Clemson Extension you might find helpful, or you may phone them at 546-4481.
Please pass on any good information you have to Covenants. In some cases, as a last resort, there is no answer but to re-sod your property.
Please address your lawn problems as best and quickly as you can.
As a suggestion: if you haven't already, we ask that you plant shrubs in front of the green power boxes in your front yard. This is not a covenant requirement, but will beautify not only your front lawn but the neighborhood.
We continue to get complaints about dog waste. We thank owners for picking up after their dogs, but please dispose of this at your own home.
Some residents are finding bags in their trash cans which are outside on pick up day.
This is most unpleasant if Waste Management has already picked up and the trash can must remain around a few days especially in the hot weather.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR GOLF CARTS ON THE PATHS
Do not drive through your neighbor's yard
Architecture Review Board
Hello Tradition neighbors,
We are starting another summer season and the heat will soon be upon us. Last year was a quiet one with regards to storms. I hope this year will be just as calm.
The ARB has been working with residents to help ease the fear of falling trees and storm damage due to trees. The majority of our permits are for tree removal.
Please try to remember that all permits require time to review. The ARB requires
two weeks to review permit applications of any kind.
I urge you to please refrain from calling an ARB member to get a permit with only a few days notice.
The only exceptions to this would be for emergencies. We need time to review all applications fairly.
ARB applications are available outside the Resident's Club House in a tube above the glass case. Or you can print your own application from the
Tradition website Main Page ARB Application
If you should have any questions, please feel free to call any ARB member. Have a great summer!
Tradition's classified are featured on our newest web page edition. Buy, Sell, Share... advertise it here. Please include name, phone, address, description of item(s)
and asking price. Don't have a computer? No problem! Just drop a hard copy ad in the paper box at 80 Prentice Ct.
Ads submitted by Friday each week
will be published on the webpage by the following Monday. eTreasures@ Tradition is a non-profit service created by and
for the Tradition Community Residents.
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By Vince Franco
The Annual Spring Gold Tee Dinner was held at the Pool House on May 15th. Eddie Sheldon made all the arrangements with South Island Steak House to cater a dinner of fresh shrimp, ribs, chicken, beans, slaw and the perennial favorite, cheesecake. It was a wonderful dinner. Bob Thompson provided the liquid refreshments. Assisting Eddie was the kitchen crew and shrimp peelers consisting of the usual suspects: Vinnie Esposito, John McLaughlin, Bill Kendall, Jack Starrick, Jim Conway, Steve Boggess, and Tom Ellison. Our next dinner is planned for August.
Our members received their new Gold Tee jackets in April. You may see the blue jackets with the Gold Tee logo on cool summer nights
The Gold Tee 4th Annual Member Spouse Partner Tournament is planned for July 18th. Last year was a great day with a shotgun start of ninety two players. The 5th Annual Gold Tee Tournament will be on September 12th.
The Tradition Gold Tee Golf Association is composed of a great bunch of guys who play nine holes of golf from the gold tees on Wednesdays. Our primary purpose is to have fun, enjoy good fellowship and improve our golfing skills. Players of all handicaps are welcome.
Contact Bill Huish at 237-5631 if you are interested in joining us. Bill takes pictures of our winning teams each week.
The pictures are then placed on our web site: www.tradition29585.com/GoldTees.htm
As the busy spring season of 2007 grinds to a halt, Tradition club welcomes both the hot weather and the motorcycles to the Southern Strand.
The months of March and April generated plenty of package play for the course and hopefully all members played their fill of Tradition.
Tradition Golf Club Pro
As for the upcoming summer, Tradition is hosting a handful of tournaments. As usual, the July 4th and Pre-Labor Day Holiday tournaments are scheduled at the course.
For the July 4th tournament, I will have a member sale in the pro shop similar to the Christmas Sale.
Merchandise will be 30% off for that day only, so save up your chits!
We will also be hosting the Men's Club Member/Spouse on 6/22, the Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge on 7/7, the MB Golf Directors 7/25,
and the United Methodist Church on 7/28, along with many other member events and interclub matches.
The ladies member/guest was a success last month, and I am looking forward to another successful men’s member/guest in August.
Please get to know a few new staff members to the family. Bill Silvers and Terry Coffin will be helping out in the shop a few days a week.
Both obviously do not know every member yet, so introduce yourselves as you meet them.
I want to thank all the members for their patience with the Tradition Management as changes are made constantly.
We are in a situation with both heavy member play and heavy tourist play where juggling both can sometimes be challenging.
But be assured, we will always do our best to ensure a valued membership at a great facility.
Any questions, my door is always open. Jon.
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Stephan Cregger & Chuck Wike
Quick Tips for Summertime Improvement
The tour player’s that I work with all spend more time practicing their putting than any other part of their game. Putting is 40% of every player’s score regardless of ability level. Here are some great tips to help your game:
Tip #1- Grip- remove your glove. Your fingers are very sensitive. Allowing them to touch the grip improves sensitivity and should help with distance control.
Tip #2- Setup with your dominate eye over the ball. You will see the line you have chosen to the ball on much more clearly.
Tip #3- Control distance through length of motion, not how hard you h it the putt. I like for my players to have the same pace and feel from 10 feet as they do from 30 feet. Just change the length of the stroke to accommodate the length of putt. In time you will putt better guaranteed.
Tip #4- Make a decision. Everyday, I hear players say the putt might do this or maybe that. Read the putt and trust your read. If it’s a poor read learn from it. Do not stand there guessing and hoping. For right or for wrong, you must trust that decision.
Those are just a few tips. Have a great summer
Chuck Wike Owner/Operator
The Chuck Wike Golf School
PGA Teaching Professional
2005 CPGA Teacher of the Year
Dave Philips email@example.com
Cole & Sue Brown @ 463 Tradition Club Drive
Jerrydine Schmidt @ 448 Tradition Club Drive
Sarah Dedmon @ 91 Deacon Drive
Linda Jordan @ 91 Deacon Drive
John & Darlene Moran @ 48 Pierpont Court
Elma DiMona @ 47 Basketmaker Court (302) 260-9070
Susan Ebbitt @ 47 Basketmaker Court (302) 260-9070
Linda Mendicino @ 91 Deacon Drive
Michael & Valerie Cole @ 48 Pierpont Court
Barbara Dymond @ 448 Tradition Club Drive
Ed & Lorraine Dwyer @ 463 Tradition Club Drive
Richard Clark @ 54 Patriot Lane: delete email address
Alan & Carol Gardner @ 14 Historicfirstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas & Lynn Jackubowski @ 28 Opera Court: 235-2963
James & Joan Parker @ 1656 Tradition Club Drive
John & Jan Shepherd @72 Boatmenemail@example.com
Arthur & Debra Voltaire @ 39 Lamplighterfirstname.lastname@example.org
MEALS ON WHEELS|
When you can't cook due to surgery or illness;
Your Neighbors will help
Contact Claudia Krauth at 237-7544
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by Barnie Slice
|Being raised here in South Carolina has given me a lifetime association of our crawling creatures, the snakes.
Most of you are from other parts of the country and are encountering some snakes that you have never seen before.
This article is to help you identify the snakes you may or may not encounter around your home.
First of all I would like to dispel the notion that all snakes are poisonous and should be killed.
Snakes, whether poisonous or not, kill
and eat a great many pests that bother us on a daily basis such as insects, rats, lizards and, yes, other snakes.
Snakes, as gross and frightening as they may seem to us, are a very important part of our environment.
They provide a very necessary function in keeping the pests of our neighborhood in check.
Most snakes we encounter in our yard are usually just passing through and, if left alone,
will be gone in a few minutes never to be seen again. Do not approach them or kill them;
just leave them alone. Ninety five percent of all snake bites are attributed to handling or provoking a snake.
In rare occasions a snake may linger around your yard for a few days or possibly a week.
If it does not go away on its own, you may want to call an animal control service.
The snakes that you may encounter around your house falls in two categories: poisonous and non-poisonous. Let’s identify the poisonous ones first.
The most common poisonous snake you will encounter around our neighborhood is the copperhead. There are other poisonous snakes in the area but they are so rare you will
probably never see one. The copperhead moves very slowly and is not aggressive unless provoked. It is not the most toxic snake and
it is rare that a copperhead bite is deadly. There are times when a copperhead gives a “dry” bite which means it does not eject venom into the bite.
You see, it takes a while for a copperhead to produce venom to store in its gland so it will some-times give a dry “warning bite” to save its venom.
However, you will not know if it is a dry bite or not so seek immediate medical attention if bitten.
A copperhead is usually beige in color with
burnt orange or brown blotches on its back.
There are other poisonous snakes, including several species of rattlesnakes and the coral snake, but they are very rare. The Coral snake
is bright yellow, red and black striped with the red and yellow bands touching each other.
A more common poisonous snake, the scarlet king snake has the same three colors but the red and black bands are the only
bands that touch each other. A short poem may help you to remember about poisonous snakes:
“Red and yellow-kill a fellow, red and black-venom lack”
Another venomous snake in our area is the cottonmouth moccasin. It resides mostly in the ponds and rivers in our area.
There are several species of water snakes that resemble the cottonmouth so it would be wise to leave all water snakes alone and avoid them, when possible.
The most common snake that you will encounter is the black snake. There are several types of black snakes - all are non-poisonous.
The black race runner, black rat snake, indigo black snake and the king snake.
The King snake's main diet is other snakes. It is immune to venom and will readily eat rattlesnakes and copperheads.
They are identified by their shiny black scales and white marking on their backs.
The black snakes may grow to 4 feet or larger. They are a gentle, harmless snakes. Just leave them alone and they will be gone.
Other harmless snakes that you may encounter is the green grass snake, the ribbon snake (which looks just like a garter snake) and
the mud snake which may be found around swampy wet areas and it is identified by its shiny black back and bright red stomach.
When digging in your flower beds you may also encounter the worm snake. They resemble a fat worm six to eight inches in length, reddish-brown in color
and it’s hard to distinguish between their head and tail.
Although there are some exceptions, the general rule about snakes is:
if a snake is long and thin it is usually non-poisonous. If it is thick and heavy it is probably poisonous.
When you encounter a snake of any kind just leave them be. Don’t reach for the hoe or shovel and kill them without
considering that they may be keeping the rats out of your garage or house. Even though they may frighten us they are a very important part of our
beautiful natural world and should be protected.
If you encounter a snake you can’t identify please call me at 843-602-3369 or 235-9531. I will be happy to come and help you identify it.
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||Letters to the Editor
By Tom Ellison
I THINK that I shall never see |
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree. Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918
In case you haven’t noticed, there has been much discussion in the news of late, regarding trees. The “Global Warming” crowd points to the devastation of trees as a leading cause for the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Here on the southern coast there have been articles about the loss of the beautiful live oaks and long leaf pines due to rapid development and logging. The long leaf pines used to be the predominate tree in this area but, since they grow slowly, loggers prefer to replace them with other varieties. We often see letters-to-the-editor complaining about developer clear cutting practices.
A number of Carolina coastal communities are tightening their tree restrictions including Myrtle Beach and Hilton head. The latter is considering a requirement to plant two trees for every one removed. South Carolina is considering a program to reimburse people for planting trees. I am sure that most of us, including myself, moved to Tradition Club because of its overall appearance and trees are a very important part of that. There are plenty of Myrtle Beach area developments that have no trees if you don’t care about them.
Last year we removed over 100 trees. I’m sure that most were for very valid reasons, such as; the tree was dead or dying, to promote tree growth by eliminating crowding, it was struck by lightening and therefore weakened, or it was so close to the house that a strong wind could cause damage to the house. A lot of us Northerners are afraid that a hurricane will bring even healthy trees down on the house. Remember that most of our tall pines survived Hurricane Hugo in 1989. However, other trees have been removed for marginal reasons such as creating more sunlight to grow grass or flowers or to minimize cleanup.
So before coming to the ARB or Board let’s make sure that you really need that tree down and, when asked, honor your pledge to plant a suitable replacement tree.
Resident tree hugger
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