THE vista by fjhuangjun


                        A Newsletter for the Members of High Vista Country Club
                                                                                        Vista                       September/ October 2005

Notes From the GM                                                      Cart Regulations              From the Board
Robert P. Smith, III                                                                                 Dick Moody
  The summer is gone already but the summer heat is still baking       This is the first in a
                                                                       series of articles on golf      OUT WITH THE OLD
  us all and the course. That means we will likely have an                                             Just in case you didn't know, Robert Smith's days at High
  extended golf season before cooler weather creeps in. I              cart use. Recently,
                                                                       we‟ve had a recurrence          Vista are
  encourage every member to bring in guest, tournaments and new                                        numbered. Robert has decided to make auctioning a full time
  members to continue the much-needed flow of finances.                of accidents involving
                                                                       golf cart damage and            profession. On the 24th of August a few, about 100, of
  Obviously, golf revenue is down due to higher temperatures than                                      Robert's friends at HVCC joined together to wish him all the
  normal and the continuance of rain days.                             near-miss injury to
                                                                       golfers.                        best. The party was in the Laurel Room and a good time was
  The club has made some huge strides the past few years and I                                         had by all. During the evening, I reviewed Robert's results
  ask each of you to help pull your weight by bringing in additional   General                         since he joined HVCC.
  revenue sources to continue the clubs progress. There are many       The user of any golf cart       We all know how much work Robert does around the club,
  of you out there that have supported the club in many, many ways     accepts and assumes             and according to Dave Knapp we will probably have to hire 3
  and I want to thank you-you know who you are. I do not want to       responsibility for all          more people to do the labor-intensive jobs that Robert has
  single folks out because I would overlook someone. This club is      liability connected with        always done. What you may not know is the results that
  run on volunteerism and I did not take the help for granted-Thank    the operation of the cart.      Robert has achieved. Here are just a few; 1.) He has
  you!                                                                 The user also expressly         increased outside play and tournament play from 220,000 to
  I will be departing from the club on September 9th to do some        indemnifies and agrees          300,000, a 36% increase, 2.) improved profitability from
  consulting and to further my new auction business-Trackside          to hold harmless High           55,000 to 85,000, a 55% increase, 3.) increased membership
  Auction Co. in Landrum, SC. I encourage you to register on my        Vista Country Club, its         from 263 to 278, a 6% increase. This may not seem like
  website at                                                           affiliates and the Club         much, but most clubs our size are losing membership., 4.) to keep up with my sales. Also, if I        directors, officers,            increased junior membership from 16 to 37, a 231% increase.
  can help any of you with selling your personal property or real      employees,                      I would have to say, that these results are very impressive,
  estate please do not hesitate to contact me at (864)-457-7444. I     representatives, and            and Robert is to be congratulated.
  hope and wish High Vista only the best and welcome the new GM        agents from any and all         I want to thank Robert for all he has done for HVCC, and
  and will help him in any way possible.                               damages, whether direct         wish him all the best in his new endeavor.
  A special thanks to Harriet Ackerman and all her helpers for         or consequential, arising       IN WITH THE NEW
  making my "going away party" such a fun event. I thank each and      from or related to use          The search committee has completed its assignment and has
  every one of you for your graciousness and appreciation.             and operation of the golf       recommended a candidate to replace Robert. I am hopeful
  Pool News:                                                           cart by a member or             that by the time you receive this newsletter, a new General
  The closing date of the pool has not been set yet but I encourage    guest.                          Manager will have been hired.
  you to get out and enjoy it while you can. The pool has made         A valid driver‟s license is
  some big improvements this year and the club has committed for       required to operate a golf      SO WE NOW BEGIN THE NEXT CHAPTER OF HVCC.
  this to continue.                                                    cart.
  Please do not forget to sign up for the Labor Day BBQ Cookout.       Any damage to carts is
  The food will be fabulous and full of fun too!                       the responsibility of the                     HELP WANTED
                                                                       Carts are usable for the         WE ARE IN NEED OF A CHAIR PERSON FOR
          Welcome New Members                                          number of holes paid for.        OUR HOUSE AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE.
                                                                       Additional usage must
                                                                       be paid in advance.               THE WORK THAT THIS COMMITTEE DOES
                                                                       A seat in a private cart          PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE
      Robert & Rene Greenwood Corp Golf                                should be used in
                                                                                                        FUTURE OF HVCC. THE CLUB HOUSE AREA
       Shawn & Ann Marie Toler Corp Jr                                 preference to an HVCC
                                                                                                          IS THE FIRST THING THAT VISITORS SEE
                                                                       cart. The cart fee must
        Shawn & Aleah Toelcke Corp Jr                                                                      WHEN THEY VISIT OUR FACILITY, AND
                                                                       be paid and the cart
                                                                                                        YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT THE TERM "FIRST
            Scott Campbell Corp Jr                                     owner should make the                           IMPRESSION"
         Brian & Julia LeNoir Corp Jr                                  seat available.
                                                                       Please take these
            Wes Plemmons Corp Jr                                                                        WE RECENTLY HIRED AN INDIVIDUAL TO
                                                                       regulations in the spirit
                                                                                                          DO MUCH OF THE WORK THAT THIS
          Charlie and Lynn Cole Golf                                   they are offered;
                                                                       personal safety and the
             Chip Plemmons Corp                                        reduction of golf cart
                                                                                                         HAS DONE, BUT THE COMMITTEE NEEDS
          Dean & Lorie Preston Corp                                                                     LEADERSHIP AND A FEW OTHER HELPERS.
                                                                       damage and cost.
          Ken & Sherry Schmidt Corp                                    Future articles will cover
                                                                                                        IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN PICKING UP
                                                                       Handicap (Blue) Flags,
              Stan Cannon Corp                                         the “Ninety Degree”
                                                                                                                  THIS CHALLENGE,
                                                                                                         PLEASE CALL DICK MOODY AT 890-0516.
                                                                       Rule, and “Cart Path
                                                                       Only” Regulations.
Golf Shop Greetings                                                       VISTA
                                                                                               HVCC Woman’s Golf Association-
Gary Lacey
e-mail address:                          SCRAMBLERS                July News
  Men‟s Club Championship                                                                        The 2005 season for the Women‟s Golf Association has only a
  This years Club Championship will be held on Saturday,                                         couple more months to play. But no matter what level of ability or
  September 3rd and Sunday September 4th. Tee times by flight        SATURDAY                    experience, we have plenty of opportunities with our 9-hole
                                                                                                 playgroup and our 18-hole playgroup. Try us out this fall and
  each day starting at 8:30AM. Championship flight will be from
  the blue tees and the player with the lowest gross score will
                                                                     SEPT. 17TH                  then join next year in April. Our annual dues have been $40. Call

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  determine the club champion. Net and gross prizes will be                                      Jo Robinson at 891-3745 or Barbara Wenger at 891-5682 if you
  awarded to all flights. Entry deadline will be Thursday,                                       are interested in joining. Our regular play day is every Tuesday
  September 1, 2005 at 6:00PM.                                         SHOTGUN                   beginning at 9:00 am and on Saturday beginning at 8:30 am.
  Member/Guest Tournament                                                                        Please call the Pro Shop at 891-8047 48 hours in advance, if
  There were 21 teams in this two-day event held on August 6th
                                                                        START -                  possible, if you plan to play.
  and 7th with the first day being a best ball of two net and the      CAPTAINS                  Congratulations to our team for taking FIRST PLACE at
  second a modified alternate shot. The weather on Saturday             CHOICE                   August's Carolina Cup hosted by HVCC. We were able to
  was beautiful but as soon as the field started on Sunday the                                   uphold our tradition of winning at HVCC with super playing by Tjet
  rains came, heavy at times. The field persevered and                  FORMAT                   Knapp in 1st place with a Gross score of 84 (net 61), Cherie
                                                                                                 Ledford in 2nd place and Susan Tilly in 3rd place. A big thank you
  everyone finished. The winners of the first flight were: First,    *Notice the                 to all the 9-hole & 18-hole lady golfers for their breakfast food and
  Jason Ford & Ted Ford, Second, John Hock & Charlie Galland,
  Third, Greg Gilsdorf & Wes Plemmons, Winners of second             change                      all their help. We also could never have pulled this tournament off
  flight were: First, Dick Moody & Brad Alewine, Second, Mal                                     without the help of several strong-bodied men who carried bags to
  Brown, Jr. & Paul Ray, Third, Robert Greenwood & Chip              back to our                 carts and several who spotted on some of the holes. And of
                                                                                                 course, a thank you for all the help from Gary Lacey and the
  Plemmons, Winners of the third flight were: First,Milo Garren &    earlier start               HVCC Pro shop and the delicious food prepared by Chef Mark
  Guy Roberts, Second, Dave Easterling & Guy Kirby, Third,
  Greg King & Jerry Caldwell. Closest to the pins were: Keith        time - for                  from Michael's Restaurant.            Terrific job done by all.
  Avery, Mal Brown, Jr., Jason Ford & Dick Moody. Longest                                        Congratulations for a super tournament.
  drive was: Ted Ford. Everyone enjoyed the dinner on                fall months*                News about other HVCC Ladies Tournaments.                    Our Pop
  Saturday and the cookout on Sunday. Congratulations to the         This is a coed              Setzer Match play tournament continues with the final match
  winners.                                                                                       being played at the end of August, but not in time for announcing
                                                                     group that                  in this newsletter. We will announce the winners in the October
  Old Club House Restoration Tournament
  This tournament sponsored by Bill Foisy and the old clubhouse      plays 9 holes -             newsletter.
  restoration committee was held on Saturday, August 27th with a     open to all                 Our Summer 9-hole/18-hole Scramble tournament was held on
  Captain‟s Choice format. We had a great turnout of 68 players.     levels of                   Tuesday, August 16th. We had 6 teams of 3 competing for team
  Winning teams were: First, Sam Nixon, Bill Foisy, Brownie                                      prizes and closest to the pins. The team with Jo Robinson, Pam
                                                                     golfers.                    Moody, and Irma Goldman were the winning team. 2nd place was
  Higgs & Joan Higgs, Second, Rick Shearin, Greg Sheperd, Jo
  Robinson & Jeanne Ockers, Third, Andy Gleydura, June Groh,         Bring your                  captured by Tjet Knapp, Sharon Bonnville, and Marian Huck while
  Darrin Cashman & Marian Huck, Fourth, Mark Garrison, Sr.,          spouse or                   3rd place went to Glenda Emmett, Elle Kimmey, and Jane Banta.
  Augie Tammariello,Chris Cashman & Carol Copeland. Closest          partner or                  The tournament was followed by a lunch served by Michael's
  to the pins were: Dave Knapp, Cherie Ledford, Grant Sassen &       come as a                   restaurant in the grillroom. Thanks to everyone who participated
  Jim Bohon.                                                                                     and especially a big thank you to Debbie Lange for organizing the
  Divot Repair Containers
                                                                     single and                  event. Watch for our Fall Scramble Tournament. Sign-up sheets
  The next time you play the four par 3 hole from the white or red   we'll put you               will be in the locker room with all the information, i.e. price, times
  tees be sure to notice the new “Divot Repair Containers”.          on a team.                  and format of the event.
  These containers were purchased and installed by members,          Standard cart               Important Tournament Dates in September to get on your
  Glenda Emmett and Sam Nixon. The best way to thank them                                        calendar. Blue Ridge competition is Thursday, September 8th at
                                                                     fees apply.                 Crooked Creek. While Carolina Cup is at Connestee Falls on
  for their generosity is to use the divot repair sand.
  Tournaments in September                                           Come and join               Thursday, September 15th. Sign up sheets are in the Ladies
  The following is a list of private and club sponsored              the fun………..                Lounge.
  tournaments during the month of September.                                                     Mark your calendar to participate.              The Ladies Club
                                                                          Supper                 Championship will be held Sat/Sun, October 1st & 2nd. Prizes
                Men‟s Club Championship – September 3rd & 4th
                G & B Energy – September 13th                         following in              will be awarded for both gross and net winners. To compete in
                Ferguson Heating & Cooling – September 15th          Grill Room for             the Club Championship, a member must have at least ten scores
                Fletcher Parks & Recreation – September 22nd              $13.25                posted for the year at HVCC. The entry fee is included for all
                Buncombe County United Way – September 24th             inclusive               members of the HVWGA. Any lady who is a member of HVCC
                Bob Waters Memorial – September 30th                                            but not of the HVWGA may participate by paying an entry fee of
  The course will be closed all day on September 24 th for the
                                                                         Cash Bar                $15 provided she has ten scores posted at High Vista for the
  Buncombe County United Way tournament. On the other                    available               year. Standard cart fees apply. After the tournament we will
  dates shown we will work with the membership to provide play        Call Pro Shop              have a party to celebrate the winners. Check the Ladies Lounge
  around these tournaments.                                            at 891 - 8047             Bulletin Board for details and to sign up.
  Pro Shop Merchandise                                                                           Also mark your calendar for the End of Year Luncheon that will
                                                                       by Fri noon -             be held on Saturday, November 5th. More details to follow. 2005
  With the season nearing an end the pro shop will be having
  sales throughout the month of September to make way for our               9/16                 is a great year for Golf at the "New" HVCC. Join us for lots of fun
  fall merchandise. We keep adding new items to the shop. Stop                                   and friendship.
  in and check out the new and the sale items. Just a reminder if
  you don‟t see what you want ask if we can special order it.
  Card Players                                                                                         MYSTERY HIKE
  We ask that those members that play cards in the men‟s locker      Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1st. The mystery hike/picnic is on.
  room be sure to lock all doors when leaving the building. On       For that time of the year, it will be spectacular. The limit is 25 people. The hike
  numerous occasions we have found doors unlocked when we            will be a moderate level with great scenery. A gourmet picnic will be served.
  open the building in the morning. Thank You.                       For details see the enclosed flyer. All proceeds will go to the restoration of the old
Social Committee News: “Something                                          #8 Waterfall is running     In The News…
                                                                         There are many people I       Anna Garrison
for You- Your Club in Action”                                            need to thank- especially
                                                                         Robert Smith, who
                                                                                                         Kiss the Cooks.....
Margriet Charlton                                                                                        If you were fortunate enough to have enjoyed some of the
  The Annual Ladies Fashion Show and Luncheon was well                   understood my passion           special treats prepared by some of our very own men here at
  attended by 50 people. We especially want to thank all the lovely      for this project, and for       HVCC (Goldman, Harrigan, Moody, Price, Coach Tammariello &
  High Vista models and Mistress of Ceremony, Jan Stokes, for            his labor when time             we can't forget Mama Tammariello from Pittsburgh), then
  making the Fashion Show a great success. Our thanks also go to         allotted. Buzz Bonnville        give'em a great big thumbs up or kiss & a hug for all their time
  Boutique Pink Flamingo of Brevard for showing us their fine            for his expertise and           and effort slaving in the kitchen. The food was delicious! Great
  clothing and accessories lines.                                        days and weeks of               job guys!
  Joan Higgs was responsible for making the wonderful posters.           moving rock for what            They're Expecting.....
  Thanks Joan!                                                           you now see. Bob                Have you noticed a certain glow on Judy Price's face? Well that
  Also many thanks go to Pam Moody for the nice set-up in the            Simmons for all his             might be because she and Tom are expecting.....a grand baby
  Laurel Room.                                                           labors doing anything           that is! Congratulations Scott & Paige Melton! We can't wait to
  UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER:                             asked of him and more.          see the pictures!
  The Annual Labor Day BBQ will be held on Monday, September             And several other people        WNCJGA says Thank You.....
  5th at 6pm. Paul Ayers will provide another delicious BBQ              who helped when they            The Western North Carolina Junior Golf Association extended
  consisting of BBQ‟d Ribs and Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato              could- Rick Shearin,            their thanks to our Club for allowing the use of the golf course
  Salad, Cole Slaw, and Watermelon. Paul will also provide plenty        Doug Heim, Basil                and facility for a junior golf tournament held earlier this summer.
  of sweet and unsweet iced tea! Music will once again be by             Goldman, Howard                 Without the support of clubs like ours, WNCJGA as well as other
  Randy Smith. The cost for the evening is $15.00 (inclusive) per        Marble, Dick Pingle, and        junior golf associations would cease to exist. Thanks for helping
  adult and $10.00 (inclusive) per child under 12. Member                Tom Knost. Please               nurture tomorrows golfers today!
  Charge/Cash bar available.                                             forgive me if I have            Junior Golfer News......
  The September TGIF will be on Friday, September 23rd. from 5 to        missed anyone. Oh yes,          North Carolina Junior Championship
  7 p.m. either in the Vista Lounge or in the Laurel Room. We will       I better not forget my          Earlier this month Mark Garrison Jr. (with Thomas Payne on the
  serve light snacks only at no cost to you!                             wife, Tjet, my biggest          bag) placed 3rd in the North Carolina Junior Golf Championship
  The last TGIF of the year will be on Friday, October 7th. Since this   supporter.                      held at Salisbury Country Club in Salisbury, NC. He shot a 72,
  will be the last TGIF of the year, the Social Committee would like     I would especially like to      73, 70 for a three-day total of 215. Danny Dippel also qualified
  to make this a special TGIF event. We will announce in the next        acknowledge and thank           for and played in this event. Danny placed 9th in his age
  Newsletter or via e-mail what the plans are, so stay tuned!            Lon and MaryKay Pierce          division. Great job guys!
  Mark your calendar for the Annual Oktoberfest – Member                 for the use of their Gator,     Player of the Year
  Appreciation Night, dinner with live music, to be held on              without it the project          With the summer golf season coming to a close, Zach Garrison
  Sunday, October 16th. Michael‟s Restaurant will prepare the            would have taken much           earned The Player of the Year award for the Western North
  dinner, however at this time the menu is not yet available. We         longer. Also, to thank          Carolina Junior Golf Association. The annual banquet was
  hope to publish the menu in the October/November Newsletter.           Doug Westcostt for              sponsored by and held at Etowah Valley Golf Course. Zach
  On Monday, October 31st., we plan to organize another Trunk „n         digging the drainage            accumulated the most points among all golfers in the Varsity 16-
  Treat Halloween Celebration in the Club‟s Parking Lot. The             overflow. There are             18 age group. Way to go Zach!
  Trunk „n Treat event is open to all residents of the High Vista        several more people who         Adopt a Hole.....
  Community. The dinner, following Trunk „n Treat, is open to            have donated materials          In our continuing efforts to keep our golf course beautiful, the
  members and their guests. This year Michael‟s Restaurant will be       and loaned tools, that          HVCC Board is looking for volunteers to either Captain, Co-
  in charge of the dinner, just like their Sunday Restaurant Night,      too is much appreciated.        Pilot, or become a member of the flight crew that will help
  and reservations must be made with Justin in the Grill Room at         I‟m not done, but well on       ensure our course stays clean and green. If you are interested
  tel. 891-5600 for this special Halloween Restaurant Night.             the way.                        in becoming a Captain or one of the team members, please
  During dinner we hope to award prizes for the best costume in the      To those who question           email Anna Garrison @ . We hope
  adult category and the best costume in the children category.          how much this project is        to have a team in place for every one of our 18 holes.
  Another special evening is planned for Sunday, November 13th.          costing the club, VERY
                                                                         LITTLE, the price of gas
  “The Karaoke Chili/Cornbread Cook-Off Contest” at 5 p.m.
  The Social Committee is looking for “chefs” willing to enter their     to run the Gator, and the       Tennis News
  special Chili or Cornbread dish. We are looking for approximately      water pumps to lower the        Sharon Bonnville, 891-1594
  8 to 10 Chili Chefs and approximately 5 or 6 Cornbread                 pond. All the planting            For those of you who were not at the information meeting, this is
  Specialists. Anyone, willing to enter the contest, must contact        that has been done, and           a list of what the Auction money has given us: weed whacker,
  Margriet Charlton at 891-4203. Prizes will be awarded for The          will be done, has been            weed sprayer, lands cape cloth, and mulch. But best of all is the
  Best Chili and for The Best Cornbread. The Social Committee will       donated by various                storage shed that Buck Passmore built at no charge. Thank
  provide the toppings.                                                  people and the Women‟s            you, Buck! Also, thanks to Claude Grasparge for giving us
  Last but not least, the Karaoke will be there for all you aspiring     Golf association.                 materials for the tennis shed.
                                                                         This has been a project
  singers and just for fun!!
  Don‟t forget about the Annual Arts and Crafts Show & Sale,             of passion fro me. I
                                                                         hope you enjoy it.
                                                                                                         Super News
  which will be held on Saturday, November 19th. some time in the                                        Greg Meece
  afternoon. Details to follow in the next Newsletter.                   Thanks to all.                    Tuesday, September 6- Aerify Greens
  The next Social Committee Meeting is on Monday, September              David Knapp                       With all of the rain, heat, and humidity, we have lost some grass
  12th. At 2:00 p.m. in the Vista Lounge in the Old Clubhouse. We                                          on a few greens. Aerification of greens will start on Tuesday,
  welcome members to attend these meetings. Please note the                                                September 6. We will be reseeding all greens for the first time
  Social Committee meetings are held on the second Monday of                                               in at least 8 years. This, with a little extra care, should help the
  each month.                                                                                              greens recover before fall sets in.

                                 *Missed one business that contributed to the 2005 HVCC Auction:
                                                      Gilsdorf Embroidery
                                                           September 2005 Calendar of Events

SUNDAY                   MONDAY                  TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY             THURSDAY                FRIDAY                   SATURDAY
                                                                                                1                        2                        3
                                                                                                      9am ORBS            8:30am Ladies Tennis      8:30am Ladies Golf
                                                                                                 9:30am Lacey‟s Group      9amYank‟s Pigeons          9am The GANG
                                                                                                                             12:30pm M/Ms            9:30am Big Boys
                                                                                                                                                        10am M/Ms
                                                                                                                                                    8:30am Men‟s Club
4                        5                       6                        7                     8                        9                        10
    10am Big Boys            9am ORBS               9am Ladies Golf            9am The GANG           9am ORBS            8:30am Ladies Tennis      8:30am Ladies Golf
9:30am Lacey‟s Group     6pm Labor Day BBQ        Aericiation of greens        12:30pm M/Ms      9:30am Lacey‟s Group      9amYank‟s Pigeons          9am The GANG
 8:30am Men‟s Club                                                             1 pm Big Boys      Ladies Blue Ridge          12:30pm M/Ms            9:30am Big Boys
   Championship                                                                                      Competition                                        10am M/Ms
                              Labor Day
11                       12                      13                       14                     15                      16                      17
 10am Big Boys             9am ORBS               9am Ladies Golf              9am The GANG           9am ORBS           8:30am Ladies Tennis      8:30am Ladies Golf
 9:30am Lacey‟s Group
     Mother‟s Day         2pm Social Committee      G &B Energy                12:30pm M/Ms     9:30am Lacey‟s Group      9am Yank‟s Pigeons         9am The GANG
                               Meeting                                         1 pm Big Boys     Ladies Carolina Cup        12:30pm M/Ms             9:30am Big Boys
                                                                                                Ferguson Heating and                                    10am M/Ms
     Grandparent’s Day                                                                                  Cooling                                  4pm Vista Scramblers
18                       19                      20                       21                    22                       23                      24
   10am Big Boys              9am ORBS           9am Ladies Golf               9am The GANG           9am ORBS           8:30am Ladies Tennis       8:30am Ladies Golf
9:30am Lacey‟s Group                                                           12:30pm M/Ms     9:30am Lacey‟s Group      9am Yank‟s Pigeons         9am The GANG
                                                                                1 pm Big Boys     Fletcher Parks and        12:30pm M/Ms            9:30am Big Boys
                                                                                                       Recreation            5-7pm TGIF                10am M/Ms
                                                                                                                                                  Bunc Co United Way
25                       26                      27                       28                    29                       30
   10am Big Boys               9am ORBS              Memorial Day
                                                   9am Ladies Golf             9am The GANG           9am ORBS           8:30am Ladies Tennis
9:30am Lacey‟s Group                                                           12:30pm M/Ms      9:30am Lacey‟s Group     9am Yank‟s Pigeons
                                                                                1 pm Big Boys    HVCC Board Meeting         12:30pm M/Ms
                                                                                                                         Bob Waters Memorial

(828) 891-1986 (828) 891-8047

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