Houndogazette - Hunting Hills
Letter From the General Manager
The summer is winding down and school is just around the corner,
but the Club still has lots of summer season activities coming. The pool
continues to bring enjoyment for the whole family with hours slightly
adjusted when school begins. We continue to bring you great value with
Friday Nights at the Pool. This month features live music by Club favorites
Hoppie Vaughn and Tim Martin, August 1st & 15th respectively. The 8th, 22nd and 29th will
feature family movies at our “Dive-In Theater”. Of course, we will feature beer and cocktail
specials, and our Friday Night Buffet. And the 15th and 16th hail the return of our Adult
Youth Campout. On the 29th, Seafood Night is back by popular demand.
Thank you to all who sponsored new members this spring and fall. We have added 185
new members (including 96 Trial members) since March of this year. We could not have done
this without you. As we continue to see improvements on our course and in our service, we
invite you to refer and guest potential members to encourage participation at the Club. As
members, you are our top resource for referrals: you know the Club, the membership, and the
people who would most enjoy what we have to offer. We in turn commit to provide you with
unique experiences, excellent amenities and the best value in Roanoke!
When it comes to added value, we are continuously trying new activities and
opportunities for our membership to enjoy. This month, we will expand your Club’s offerings
with a day trip to King’s Dominion on August 18th. As we move into the fall, we will also be
offering other day trips and activities including Line Dancing lessons starting in September and
a Sinkland Farms visit in October. Sign up early and let us know what other kinds of activities
you would like to see the Club offer.
We could never talk about summer without mentioning our amazing Swim Team.
Though meets continue at the time of printing, we are currently undefeated and going strong
this season with over 200 swimmers. The team spirit built among the swim team members, the
truest sense of community displayed constantly, and the good natured competition make your
Club a household name among swimmers in the Roanoke Valley. That alone makes the Hound
Dogs Swim Team winners. Thank you to all who supported the team through transportation,
volunteerism, participation in Potluck & Pies, and cheering on all who represented your Club.
You are appreciated and are definitely champions in your own right.
To all our members, we thank you for your patronage and your ongoing loyalty to
Hunting Hills. See you at your Club!
PGA General Manager
SAVE TIME AND MONEY!
Sign up today for Hunting Hills automatic member
payment. Choose from one of two automatic
payment options: Keep a credit card on file that will
be charged the 10th of each month or ACH from
your checking account on 25th of the month.
*A 2.75% fee is charged for any credit card payments.
Go green by signing up for email statements
today!! Statements are emailed by
the 5th of the month.
For your convenience two payments boxes are available in the Clubhouse. One on the main floor of the
Clubhouse in front of the Concierge Desk and another on the Pro Shop level beside the
Men’s Locker Room.
Hunting Hills Country Club
Warmly Welcomes its Newest Members!
MATTHEW & KATY FULTON
RICHARD & ELLIE KLEIN
ANDREA & DAVID OLSON
COREY & ERIN SHEPPARD
JOHN & MARY JO GLICK
DAVIS & SUZY STONEBURNER
MICHAEL & ANGELA PAPLOMATAS
ALAN & CAROLE STANCILL
JOHN "BARNEY" HAMMOND
BARBARA & DAVID LONG
JAMES JR. & TAMI LOWE
ROBERT & LEE DEMATTIA
JOHN & MEOLLA SMITH
DAVID & JENNY BOUSH
SCOTT & E.ANNE MICHIE
WILLIAM & JULIE ANDREWS
FRAN & BRUCE MCMASTER
BETSY & JOHN PRILLAMAN
BRADLEY & SARAH BLUM
EUDARDO LARA-TORRE & MEGAN
JOSHUA & EMILY FARRAR
BILL & LEE HARDIN
DAVID & GAIL MANGIACARNE
GRETCHEN & STUART ROBERTSON
CAROL & LARRY MICHIE
BILL & ERICA CARTER
PAUL & CAROL THOMSON
JILL & BEN DAVIS
TOM & NOELLE MILAM
BYRON & MELISSA DOWDY
JASON & MELISSA DOWDY
KEVIN & KARI CREEHAN
SCOTT& STACEY MULKEY
ANGELIC & PAUL YEAMAN
JOHN & JENNIFER MITCHELL
JENN & DAVFID BJURMAN-BIRR
JESSIE & STEVEN SHEIK
DANNY & DREAMA MORAN
CORLISS MARIE MULLINS CRANWELL
KRISTIN & SHAWN SAFFORD
CHRIS & SUE HAGESTAD
AINSLEY & CURTIS MOYER
Starting August 20th the Pool will be open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.
SIGN UP FOR THESE JULY EVENTS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
2014 ANNUAL LUAU
Saturday, July 12th starting at
Pig Roast and Kabobs * Hawaiian Hula and
Fire Dancing by Na Kaimana O’Makamae
Hulu Halau * Specialty Drinks * DJ Music
Cost is $50 per couple. Reservations
are required. (540) 774-4435 or by
email at [email protected]
DAY TRIP MONDAY, JULY 21
TIME: LEAVING @ 8:00 AM
RETURNING @ 8:00 PM
SIGN UP AT THE POOL
COST: $50 per adult, $40 per child 48” and under
KIDS UNDER 14 MUST HAVE A DESIGNATED ADULT
ADULT-YOUTH CAMPOUT AUG 15-16
Swimming, S’mores, Pizza, Dive-In Theatre &
Pancake Breakfast! Campers are welcome to start
pitching their tents around 6:30PM at the pool.
Limited tent rental is available; rented tents will
be set up for the campers by 7:30PM.
at the pool starting at 8:30PM!
At 10:00PM Pizza & S’mores
Lights Out at midnight!
Breakfast is served in the morning! Pancakes with
“Chef” Tommy Joyce served at the pool.
What to bring:
· Swim suits
· Sleeping bags / pillow
· Air Mattress
· Tent (limited number
available for rent - $25)
Sign up in the golf shop: call 774-4429 or stop
KING’S DOMINION DAY TRIP
Kings Dominion’s 40th Celebration
offers fun and excitement throughout the park, and we want to make
sure you don’t miss a minute. Kings Dominion turns back the clock
as the park announces plans for a celebration four decades in the
making. This once in a lifetime event will include many surprises, the
return of classic park icons and a chance to create new traditions and
memories with your family. Those who grew up with Kings Dominion will also notice the return of many original park icons next season.
Share your memories with your family! Take
them to Kings Dominion.
Cost is $55 for park ticket and bus fare.
Deadline to sign up is August 3rd.
COMING IN SEPTEMBER
LINE DANCING LESSONS
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to make your debut! Starting September 9 th,
we will offer six weeks of line dancing lessons with instructor Shelly McCallum. Dance
with a partner, a friend, or alone! Shelly makes the learning easy and the music will
inspire your “dancing feet”! Sign up by August 31st at 774-4435. Members are
encouraged to bring guests! $75/series; Individual lessons $15.
To make event reservations, please call (540) 774-4435 or email [email protected]
EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT,
take a break and let us do
the cooking for you! Our
Tuesday” menu offers a
variety of home-style meal
options each week to fit your family’s
appetite and budget! Simply view the
menu on our website and
call in your order.
We will even bring it out to your car!
from 5:30 to 9pm
Treat yourself to a buffet
of all you can eat delicious
Prime Rib, seasoned to perfection and
cooked just the way you like it served
with all the fixings, baked potato bar and
salad bar. And if you feel like sharing,
friends and family are welcome too!
Advance reservations are encouraged and
can be made by calling us at
Dining Room Hours:
Club Room : Wednesday-Friday
Sports Bar : Tuesday – Sunday:
SEAFOOD BUFFET RETURNS!
Back by popular demand! The last Friday of this month,
Clay will bring the sea to the pool for a Seafood Buffet!
This popular dining experience will return to every Friday
next month! Selections will include steamed and cocktail
shrimp, Crab Legs, Mussels, and more! Make your way to
the Pool August 29th for the Seafood Buffett!
$26++/adults; $13++/children under 12; 4 and under free!
KID’S CLUB & THE DOG HOUSE
Take advantage of our Kids Club or The Dog House every Friday and Saturday night
at the club. Designed for children up to age 6, Kids Club convenes in the Sunroom
behind the Administrative Offices. All the fun, excitement, games and activities of the
old Kids Club, just on our upper floor! For children over 7, The Dog House
downstairs next to the Sports Bar is outfitted with television, Xbox, Foosball, Ping
Pong, board games and music to entertain your young person. Our staff will supervise,
feed and entertain your children while you and your guests enjoy a quiet dinner. Watch
weekly email blasts and Facebook for the coming week’s activity! The whole evening
of childcare and dining is only $10/child for Kids Club and $6/child for The Dog
House. Reservations are required by 3PM the day of service.
SUNDAY BRUNCH! Enjoy the best of Breakfast and Lunch at our weekly
Sunday Brunch. Chef Clay cooks up custom waffles and Omelets while
you select additional treats from our buffet featuring bacon, sausage,
homemade potatoes, biscuits and two lunch entrée specials. End on a
sweet note with our delicious dessert display!
$15++/Adults; $7.50/Children 5-12; ages 4 and under free.
Find all of our menus on our website www.huntinghillscc.com under the Dining Tab
Turn to the Target
If you’ve heard me teaching on the driving range or taken a lesson, you may
have heard me use the phrase, “Let’s take the arms out of the swing.” This sentence is
powerful but can be confusing to grasp. The idea is that the arms are attached to the
torso at the shoulders and that the movement of the shoulders will carry the arms
throughout the golf swing. We need to start thinking about a coil that starts with the
hips, goes up to the torso and finally the arms. If the hips coil, this will move the torso
and in turn cause the arms to fall into the right positions.
Most amateur golfers don’t get near enough hip rotation during their swings and consequently use
too much arms when trying to hit the golf ball. This is a powerless move that hinders consistency as well.
The next time you are practicing on the range, focus on turning your hips to the target on every swing. Each
follow-through should end with the belt buckle facing the target. You will notice that this rotation of the
hips will pull the rest of the body through the golf shot. Your sequencing will improve as well as your
consistency. Turn to the target and watch your shots fly!
See you in the fairway!
Ryan Robertson, PGA
Head Golf Professional
2014 – August Events
August 22-24 – Men’s Member-Member
Golf Shop Hours:
Tuesday – Friday:
Saturday – Sunday: 7:00
Sneak and Cleat Camp #2 Ages
Adult-Youth Golf Tournament
HHCC Youth Championship
Club Championship Tuesdays
Men’s Golf Association
MGA Play Day – ABC Best Ball
Golf Pro Shop - Phone: (540) 774-4429
Email: [email protected]
SNEAKS AND CLEATS
AUGUST 4-7 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Ages 10-14.
The juniors, divided by age and ability, spend two hours
daily with each of the pros, tennis and golf. Lunch is
provided at the pool between sessions. Cost is $120.00 for
members' children and grandchildren. Non-members may
attend if the camp does not fill
LADIES TEAM MATCH - Call to sign up
Thursday, August 7, 9:00 am vs the Roanoke Stars at
US OPEN PARTY
Sunday, September 7, 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Adult members are invited to meet at the Tennis
Gazebo for an afternoon and evening filled with mixed
doubles and round robin tennis, fantastic food (supper at
4:00 PM), and the men's US Open Final on a big screen
TV. Door prizes! Cost is $20.00 per member.
Begins September 23, 9:15 - 10:15 am
Women and Men! Monitor heart rate and calorie
usage as you play tennis and move to music! Weekly
sign-up is necessary, and the cost is $10.00 per session.
JUNIORS ON THE COURT
Selected Fridays, 6 -7:30 pm
Ages 10 and under. Juniors, come join your friends for
tennis doubles and ping pong play. This is not a clinic, not JUNIOR FALL CLINICS
a lesson, just tennis fun and pizza dinner!
September 23 - November 28
$12.00 per junior.
These ten-week clinics are designed to offer a positive
tennis experience for all junior ages and abilities.
MEN'S DOUBLES LEAGUE
Clinic levels, times, and dates may change depending
Mondays, through August
Players change partners, play three sets.
Level I (8 and Under Quickstart) 36" court
LADIES' DOUBLES LEAGUE 3.0 -3.5
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, through August. Eight to 12
ladies meet weekly, changing partners each week, for fun
and social tennis.
Tuesday 4:00-4:45 pm. For juniors with little or no tennis
experience. Basic strokes, rules, and foot-work are taught. Limited
to 8 juniors. Cost is $90.00
JUNIOR ROUND ROBIN SINGLES LEAGUE
through August. See Steve for details
Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 For juniors with some tennis experience.
Fundamentals of the game are taught. pm. Limited to 12 juniors.
BOB ROGERS MEN'S TOURNAMENT
Saturday, August 16 at 1:00 pm and 2:15 pm at RCC.
Hunting Hills Country Club vs. Roanoke Country Club
Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. 18 men for
nine doubles teams are needed.
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday-Sunday, August 22-24. Members of the HHCC
Junior Tennis Team are automatically entered in the
competition, and all other HHCC juniors are encouraged
to sign up as well!
INDOOR COURT DRAW
Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 pm
Indoor Court Time for 2014-2015 begins September 1,
2014. Times are available for Doubles (drawn first) and
Singles. Only HHCC members will be allowed to
purchase indoor court time and to participate in indoor
groups. Draw sheets can be picked up at the tennis pro
shop. Deadline for turning these in is Tuesday, August 26,
at 12:00 Noon. Cost for an annual 1½ hour weekly court
time is $475.00
Tennis Pro Shop - Phone: (540) 774-8880
Level II (10 and Under Quickstart) 60" court
Level III (12 and Under) Full Court
Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 pm. This level is more competitive; juniors are
given a variety of demanding drills to improve their game. Limited to
8 juniors. Cost is $110.
Level IV (14 and Under)
These juniors must be on a school tennis team and/or have played in
USTA Tournaments. Fridays 4:30-6:00 pm. Limited to 12
juniors. Cost is $120.00.
High School Level
This is an on-going clinic not limited to a 10 week schedule.
Participants must be at least freshmen in high school, and play or
plan to play on their school team. Sundays 4:30-6:00 pm. Limited
to 8 juniors. Cost is $13.00 per session.
39TH ANNUAL AMERICAN HEART
ASSOCIATION DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
Friday-Sunday, September 26-28. Men’s, Women’s, and
Mixed divisions. Open to everyone! T-shirts, awards,
snacks, and drinks provided for the players. Cost is $44.00
per team with proceeds going to the American Heart
Association. Application will be on line @ usta.com, click
"Tournaments", then click "Non-Sanctioned", or you may
call or come by the Pro Shop to sign up.
Email: [email protected]
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Ghaphery, President
Brandon LaCroix, Vice President
Kimberly Eakin, Treasurer
Cynthia Creamer, Secretary
Donnie Altizer, Andy Henritze, Tami Blackwell, Lee Still,
John Rocovich, David Willis, Joy Shepp, Gene Wyss, Frank
Spetich, Everett Ward, Todd Morgan
EXECUTIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF
Main Number 774-4435
Tommy Joyce, General Manager (ext. 305)
Cole Rosen, Assistant General Manager (ext. 304)
Clay Williams, Chef (ext. 306)
Betty Kosko, Controller (ext. 302)
Whitney Justice, Accounting Assistant (ext. 303)
Sharron Jeffrey, Membership & Marketing Director
Patricia McIlwraith, Concierge (ext. 300)
Golf Number 774-4429
Ryan Robertson, PGA Head Golf Professional
Our recent efforts to bring the course up to a
higher standard with the Course Beautification
Fund was a great success with close to 90% of
the golf membership participating. We are
extremely grateful for those members who are
invested in the club and want it to be the best it
can be. The new sand, irrigation repairs and
plantings are being completed now and should be
finished by the end of September!
Ron Parker, Golf Course Superintendent
Tennis Number 774-8880
John Barker, Tennis Professional
Steve Gallagher, Tennis Assistant
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