March Madness

Can you believe it’s already the end of the month?!  With the warm spring weather, new activities/events and holidays, the Club has been bustling with excitement – so it’s no surprise March came and went in the blink of an eye!  Today we’re recognizing #ThrowbackThursday, and taking a look at all Wexford had to offer in the month of March.

Holiday Celebrations // 
St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in style in the Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  Wexford teamed up with The First Tee of the Lowcountry to decorate a joint float. The day was filled with fun by adults and children alike!  Following the parade, Wexford hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Pub Night at the Clubhouse – with some traditional Irish favorites!
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Easter Weekend: We kicked off the holiday weekend with a Good Friday Fish dinner. The next morning we had our annual Easter Spring Carnival – which included bounce houses, sand art, corn hole, jenga, hula hoops, face painting – and an egg-stra special visit from the Easter Bunny!  Following the Spring Carnival, we had family BBQ cookout.  Then Sunday morning, we had the grand finale of festivities (drum roll please…), Easter Brunch, serving more than 300 members and their family.
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Other Clubhouse Events last Month //
Downton Abbey High Tea: Our ladies dressed to impress, as we said farewell to Downton Abbey. Our High Tea included traditional favorites such as tea sandwiches, strawberries and cream, cookies and Harney & Son’s Tea.
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Guest Bartender Night: Two lucky members threw their hat in the running for a chance to join Kenrick behind the bar!  It was a spirited night for sure!!
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Other dining events included Tuscan Symphony Under the Stars and Benvenuti Wexford Ristorante Italian Night.

Our special events didn’t stop at the Clubhouse!  We had a Cruising Seminar presentation at the Harbour Center, as well as our first Docktails of the year!  Golf hosted a number of events including the Carolina’s PGA RBC/Head Pro Championship, WWGA Spring Opener, Men’s Interclub, Ladies Team Matches, a variety of clinics and a JoFit Trunk Show.  The Tennis Center hosted their Mixed Doubles Championship and Croquet had national teaching professional, Bob Kroeger, onsite for instruction.
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Wexford Welcomes the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

HHSOThis past weekend Wexford hosted a very special Tuscan Symphony Dinner Under the Stars- featuring live music from a violinist, pianist and conductor from the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra!  Perfect weather and a picturesque harbour backdrop set the stage for what was a most memorable evening.

Executive Chef Frank Copeland and his culinary team enhanced the experience by showcasing a classic Italian menu that included passed hors d’ oeuvres, followed by a seated family-style dinner with Artisanal Pasta, Chicken Scaloppini and Grilled Heritage Pork Marsala with accoutrements, and topped off with shared plates of Biscotti, Chocolate Panna Cotta and Arborio Rice Pudding with Orange and Mint.

According to one Wexford member, “Without a doubt, last evening was one of the best events we have attended in our almost 15 years as Wexford residents. Jennifer and her staff did an outstanding job. The food prepared by Frank and his staff was incredible. Having the pianist,violinist and the conductor from the symphony made it a magical evening. We are looking for an encore of this event.We truly felt we had been transported to an elegant terrace in Tuscany. It was an evening that you did not want to see come to an end.  Bravo!”

It was truly a buona notte!

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South Carolina’s Top 50 Golf Courses for 2016

sc-golf-panelWexford jumped into South Carolina’s Top 50 Golf Courses for 2016, selected by the SC Golf Course Ratings Panel!

According to Michael Whitaker, the SC Golf Course Rating Panel association’s executive director, “As always, there are so many outstanding golf courses in South Carolina that you’re really splitting hairs.”

The panel is composed of 125 golf enthusiasts from throughout the state and represents a diverse range of occupations, handicaps and backgrounds. The organization’s objective is to promote excellence in the state’s golf course design and operations through the competitive rankings, education and public advocacy.

Judging criteria include routing, variety, strategy, equity, memorability, aesthetics and experience. The best courses, public or private, are selected in even-numbered years, and the best public courses are ranked in odd-numbered years.

To view the full release, visit http://www.scgolfpanel.org/Rankings/50Best2016-PressRelease.htm.