Happy National Beach Day

National Beach Day_8.30.17Living on an island, it’s only appropriate to recognize National Beach Day (recognized annually on August 30)

National Beach Day was established in 2014 by Colleen Paige, one of America’s leading pet and family lifestyle experts. It was created to celebrate all things ‘BEACH’ – from family and friends to food, in addition to encouraging beach cleanup, and bringing awareness to the lives of sea birds and ocean mammals.

What’s the best way to celebrate?? Get out on the beach! Enjoy the sun in your face, sand between your toes and ocean air. And while you’re walking, be sure to pick up any trash in your path!

Why Hilton Head Island? The accolades speak for themselves…

 

Hilton Head Named Top 10 U.S. Island

conde_nast_traveler_logoCondé Nast Traveler named Hilton Head Island the No. 3 Island in the U.S. in the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards (falling behind two Hawaiian islands). According to the online listing, our beaches, shopping and restaurants “could compete with major cities.”

travelleisure-logoEarlier this year Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Hilton Head Island the best island in the continental United States, noting our “pristine courses and local wildlife.”

We are truly lucky to call this place home.

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Golf Magazine: Real-Estate Series

Golf Magazine recently published an article, Three Homes, Three Budgets – featuring three homes for sale, at differing prices, on Hilton Head Island.

As you may expect, one of the homes highlighted is behind the gates of Wexford Plantation.

Click here to view the full article.

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Time to Get Your Plaid On!

heritage 1One of the Island’s most anticipated events of the year has officially started –
PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage presented by Boeing (April 13-19)! 

11 am today marked the start of the 47th Annual Heritage Tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort – complete with a parade, opening tee shot by defending champion Matt Kuchar on the 18th hole and a cannon blast over the Calibouge Sound.  Drawing attention from some of the world’s greatest golfers (including 2015 Masters Champion, Jordan Spieth!), RBC Heritage is a national and local phenomenon alike!

For those attending RBC Heritage this year, be sure to review this year’s parking/transportation policies

In celebration of Heritage – and in true Heritage tradition here at Wexford – we’ll offer our Heritage Grill Night a la carte menu Thursday, April 16th through Saturday, April 18th.  We have some great starters to “Tee Off” with including Wexford’s She Crab Soup, Classic Caesar Salad, Wedge Salad and Plaid Salad (now that just sounds like a winner!!), followed by the “Main Event,” showcasing Prime Filet Mignon, Bone-In Prime Ribeye, New Zealand Lamb, Prime NY Strip, Fried Soft Shell Crab, Chilean Sea Bass, Dry-Aged Ribeye and Grilled Double-Cut Berkshire Pork Chops. Call the Clubhouse to make your reservations – (843) 715-0912.

Is RBC Hertiage giving you the drive to get out on the golf course? Call the Golf Shop to book your tee times on our Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course – (843) 686-8812!

Heritage Volunteers 2014

Two of our very own Wexford Members volunteered as announcers at last year’s RBC Heritage. Who will you spot volunteering this year?

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grants Award Luncheon

Your Wexford Foundation recently awarded $85,630 in grants to 14 local charities, representing our continued support of the Health, Housing, Hunger and Educational needs of the Lowcountry.  Thanks to the support of our members, in just three short years we have awarded nearly one quarter of a million dollars.

2015 Grants Luncheon

Wexford Foundation Charities:
Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry, The Children’s Center, Children’s Relief Fund, Family Promise of Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island Safe Harbor, Hope Haven, Low Country Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Meals on Wheels, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Programs for Exceptional People, Sandalwood Food Pantry, Second Helpings, Wish Upon a Horse

To learn more about the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, visit www.wexfordfoundation.com.

Wexford Launches Wellness Program

When you live in Hilton Head, why go to a gym when you can work out in a natural setting with an amazing backdrop almost year-round – and did we mention with the support of your friends & neighbors?

In recent years, activities offered by the Club (besides golf and tennis of course!) have included weekly water aerobics and sunrise salutation yoga, along with the occasional kayaking excursion – BUT this year, we’re kicking it up a notch!  In addition to those regular offerings, we are introducing our NEW Wexford Wellness Group.

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Wexford Wellness’ mission is to promote health through exercise, education and nutrition. Throughout the year we’ll explore different activities designed to promote health – from bike excursions to beach walks to healthy cooking demonstrations to guest speakers and more!  The goal of this group is to create a positive, supportive atmosphere, while offering a variety of activities and educational programs.

One of the key factors of success of this group is that it’s not only a Club-driven initiative, but also a Member-driven effort.  With a core group already interested and established, the possibilities are endless!

The inaugural meeting and luncheon will be held Friday, February 27th – contact Sarah Smith at (843) 686-8810 to learn more and sign up today.  We look forward to launching this wonderful new Wexford movement!

Wexford Members Making a Difference – Operation Morale Support

Every now and then, the accomplishments of our members are highlighted within the community.  Most recently, a dedicated group of volunteers, Marjie Gaynor, Arlene Fader and Cathie Forlenza, were featured in The Island Packet.

Packet 3What started out as a small group project to support our troops has grown to what is now known as “Operation Morale Support,” involving residents all over the area and even local stores.

The focus of the group is to provide care packages, including cards, basic toiletries, candies and snacks, for soldiers serving in Afghanistan and troops returning home to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Click here to view the complete article.

Wexford members looking to get involved should contact Marjie Gaynor, Arlene Fader or Cathie Forlenz.

Members Making News – Labor Day Fun!

Labor Day here at Wexford Plantation was loaded with special member events –
from our annual Children’s Fishing Tournament to our first-ever Wexford Car Show!

If you missed out one or any of our Labor Day Weekend festivities,
check out WHHI’s ‘Hilton Head News’ segment – click on the video below!

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Wexford Plantation Children’s Fishing Tournament, Car Show & Boat Show (Aug. 30)

Star Spangled Celebration

As our BIGGEST event of the year, the 4th of July is truly a special time here at Wexford Plantation! It’s a day full of celebrations and activities for everyone in the family.

Depending on personal interests, the day may begin with our 4th of July Adult Round Robin Tournament or Children’s Fishing Tournament at the harbour.

Then once the early afternoon rolls around, our festivities really kick in high gear with our annual pre-parade party, parade and poolside cookout.

Over the years, as our membership continues to grow, so does our pre-parade party! Our 4th pre party 1pre-parade party features water slides, bounce houses, games, music and more. It’s a great time for children of all ages and families to come out, meet new neighbors and/or hang out with old friends. (Last year we welcomed around 100 children under the age of 16!) Plus – this is a great time for children and adults to decorate their bicycles and golf carts in preparation for our parade.

Our 21st Annual 4th of July Parade down Bridgetown and Wexford Club Drive begins at 4:30 pm. This is the largest in history led by a Hilton Head Fire Engine and Rescue vehicle. This is a time not only enjoyed by all those participating in the parade, but also for all members standing outside their homes spectating and cheering on the parade!

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Following the parade, the membership is invited poolside for an unforgettable summer 4th cookout 2cookout! We’ll have live entertainment provided by Whitley Deputy, along with a face-painter extraordinaire! The cookout will feature favorites such as BBQ pork, baby back ribs, burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and more! Last year the Club served over 400 members and guests – and we expect no less this year! 😉

Interested in one of our favorite July 4th recipes? Enjoy a little red, white and blue from us to you – Red, White & Blue Sangria – Cheers!

Red, White and Blue Sangria  Red, white and blue lemonade

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple or White Peaches, cut into star shapes or thinly sliced
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Directions: Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

Wishing you & your family a safe and Happy 4th of July!

‘Members Making News’ Monday

Wexford Plantation hosted their 15th Annual Pro Am Extravaganza on Thursday, May 15th through Saturday, May 17th.  The three-day tennis event raised over $3,500 through silent auction funds and tournament entry fees, which were donated to this year’s charity, Family Promise of Beaufort County.  The three-day event included a Silent Auction, Charity Round Robin tournament and the Wexford Pro Am, which allowed members to play with local Pros on the Island.

Pictured: Andi Purple (left) and Elliott Brown, Executive Director of Family Promise of Beaufort County (right)

Pictured: Andi Purple (left) and Elliott Brown, Executive Director of Family Promise of Beaufort County (right)

On Saturday, May 17th, Elliott Brown, Family Promise of Beaufort County Executive Director, spoke to the tournament players, offering background on the services Family Promise provides and thanking them for their contributions.  Brown stated, “Wexford Plantation is a very generous community and we are very grateful to be the beneficiary of this tournament.”

Check out the mention included in the Island Packet on June 4th. 

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