Wexford in the running to Win “Best Tennis Club in South Carolina”

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The Volvo Car Open with support from USTA South Carolina is hosting a friendly competition to crown the “2016 Best Tennis Club in South Carolina”. This award aims to recognize the tennis club in the Palmetto State that members, fans or players deem worthy of this title.

Thirteen South Carolina clubs are battling it out for a chance to win the opportunity to host a group of members in an exclusive hospitality suite during the 2016 Volvo Car Open in Charleston, as well as state bragging rights as the “2016 Best Tennis Club in South Carolina.”

Clubs in the running to win the “Best Tennis Club in South Carolina”:
Cayce Tennis & Fitness
Charleston Tennis Center
Greenwood Country Club
Kroc Tennis Center
Legend Oaks Tennis Club
Maybank Tennis Center
Mt. Pleasant Tennis Complex – Whipple Road
Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
Pine Forest Country Club
Rockbridge Club
Rock Hill Tennis Center
Seabrook Island Racquet Club
Wexford Plantation

To vote for Wexford Plantation, visit http://www.volvocaropen.com/besttennisclubsc/.

Wexford Intercollegiate

Wexford Plantation hosted the 11th annual Wexford Intercollegiate Tournament on Sunday, February 21st through Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. The three-day tournament began with a Collegiate Pro Am (Sunday) followed by 36-Holes (over Monday and Tuesday).

Participating schools included Francis Marion, Akron University, Austin Peay State, Belmont University, Campbell University, Depaul University, Cleveland State, Gardner-Webb University, Oakland University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, University of Dayton, University of Louisville, University of South Carolina- Aiken, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Western Carolina University and Wofford College.

Congratulations to Campbell University for taking home the win with a final score of 847.  Congratulations to first place individual finisher, Andrew Novak (Wofford College), with a final score of 203, and second place individual finisher, Johnson Holliday (S. Carolina – Aitken), with a final score of 205.

According to Scott Hunter, Wexford’s Director of Golf, “It was a great three days of golf.  Three players tied for the course record low of 66, and we had the lowest team score for this tournament to date.  Great weather and great golf – there’s really not much more you could ask for.”

Team Results
Player Results

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Congratulations to Ron Ruzic/Ed Marcella and Radford College for winning the Pro Am on Sunday, Feb. 21st!

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Andrew Novak (Wofford College)

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Johnson Holliday (S. Carolina – Aitken)

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Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundations Donates Over $100,000 to Local Charities

Foundation Logo Black_6.11.2014Last Wednesday, the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation hosted their fourth annual Grants Award Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse, sponsored by South State Bank.  The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation awarded over $100,000 to sixteen local charities.

The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation supports health, housing, hunger and educational charities of the Lowcountry.  This year’s grant recipients (pictured below) include the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, The Children’s Center, The Children’s Relief Fund, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA), Family Promise of Beaufort County, First Books of Beaufort, Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen, The Heather Trew Foundation, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Programs for Exceptional People, Second Helpings and South Carolina K-9 Emergency Response Team.

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Here are some comments from the recipients:

CODA Executive Director, Kristin Dubrowski, stated, “We are so grateful for the support of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation. This grant will help us expand and enhance counseling services for victims of domestic violence, and will also help leverage additional funding.”

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry Executive Director, Shauw Chin Capps, MSW, stated, “This grant will support our Children’s Advocacy Program for child abuse victims and their families, which includes child forensic interviews, medical evaluations and counseling. These services are critical to help abused children heal from the trauma so that their future are no longer defined by the abuse.”

Family Promise of Beaufort Executive Director, Judy Hinman, stated, “Our agency provides temporary shelter and case management services to families with children who are homeless. Currently there over 450 children in our area who are homeless.  It is through the generosity of grants such as from the Wexford Foundation that we are able to bring stability back into the lives of these families and assist them so they are no longer homeless.

According to the Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, Jim Hicks, “The success of the Wexford Foundation is a reflection of the compassionate nature of the Members of the Wexford Community.  The engagement of our Members allows the Foundation to support partner charities that make a real difference on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area.  These charities all enable the success of their clients.  We are pleased to be a part of such a powerful relationship.”

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Wexford Foundation Board of Trustees (pictured above from left to right): Sue MacCormack, Terry Baehr, Andi Purple, Jim Hicks, Sandy Berthelsen, Stephen Carter, Mary Faas, Thom Hill

For more information about the Wexford Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

 

Valentine’s at the Club

With Valentine’s just few days away, we thought it was only appropriate to remind our members about our upcoming Valentine-themed events! From Tennis to Golf to the grand finale (drum roll…) Dinner, we’re counting down the days- and the ways- for you to experience Valentine’s at Wexford!

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Friday, February 12th from 4-6 pm (tomorrow!!)
Bring your date for a romantic evening on the courts. We’ll play a fun-filled round robin with the format to keep the same partner. This is a complimentary round robin so come on out and ‘score’ some love!

Valentine’s Cup
Saturday, February 13th, 12:30 pm Shotgun
Join us for a 2-person (husband & wife), 9-hole scramble! Following play, we’ll meet up in the Clubhouse!

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Sunday, Feb. 14th from 6 – 8 pm
Celebrate the BIG Day at the Club with fantastic music provided by a fabulous duo. You’ll enjoy a special Valentine’s a la carte menu with shareable items and delectable choices, in addition to our classic pub-style offerings. This special menu includes a Tomahawk Ribeye for two, Lobster and Filet Mignon, Cupid’s Oysters on the half shell, Baked Oysters, Foie Gras, Baked Lobster Bisque in Puff Pastry Crust and more. The culinary team will also have an a la carte dessert menu preparing classic Cherries Jubilee and New Orleans Dark Rum Bananas Foster and a Special Chocolate Dessert for 2. We’ll also offer a variety of Champagne and wine specials!

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Reservations for all events are endorsed by Cupid!

We’ll see you around the Club – Happy Valentine’s Weekend!!

Leap Into Something NEW This Year

blog_366Do you know what makes Leap Year special? No, not because it’s rapper Ja Rule’s 10th birthday (Feb. 29) – or – the fact that women are encouraged to propose on Leap Day. It’s because we get an extra 24 hours in the calendar year – that’s right, 366 days! As we get older, we realize how valuable each day is– so this bonus day is something to be celebrated!

In honor of Leap Year, do something out of the ordinary, unlike yourself. Never held a golf club? Try one of the Golf Staff’s introductory clinics. Never been on the courts? Try Cardio Tennis. New to croquet? Try Wine & Wickets…Explore the harbour on kayak OR paddle board; come Namaste at a Wexford Wellness Yoga Class; take a Cooking Class from Chef Frank; get involved with the 3D Group. With all the amenities and activities Wexford has to offer, the options are endless. Cheers to a New Year and chance to leap into something new!

Check out our latest Club Times issue and pick out some events that are NEW to YOU!

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