Rambler, July/August 2019

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Greetings Members, Every summer your club is bustling with activity and 2019 is no exception. This edition of the Rambler will describe numerous events in all areas of the club for you and your family to enjoy. To mention a few, the Annual July 4th Celebration is a club tradition you will not want to miss. Another tradition that will make your summer calendar complete is the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, August 4th. This unique Marina event is complimentary for all members and we encourage everyone to join us. Chef John will be preparing a delectable fish fry from 3 - 5 pm. Complete with a fishing contest, bounce house, and music, you and your family are sure to create some fantastic memories. For both of the previously mentioned events, reservations are not required. However, informing us of your intent to attend is always helpful in our preparations. We appreciate you letting us know and we look forward to seeing you at both of these club traditions. After an extensive search, I am excited to announce the arrival of your new Assistant General Manager, Mark Nelson. Mr. Nelson makes his way to Waco via California but had the opportunity to experience southern hospitality with his tenure in Louisiana for several years. Mark begins his tenure here at RCC with no shortage of short-term goals. Our objectives over the coming weeks will be to provide tangible results in improved food and service. I am confident his leadership and guidance will translate into meaningful contributions to our club. Please help me welcome Mark Nelson to the Ridgewood Family. The summer also brings a perfect opportunity to improve golf course conditions. At the time I am writing this message, plans are being reviewed to mitigate flood damage to Hole #1. Your receipt of this Rambler means that the Member Forum to review the mitigation plan has taken place. As with all major projects, we are committed to keeping the members informed and hope you found the member forum insightful.

By now many golfers have already recognized another improvement project that is underway. Your Golf Committee and Board are committed to ensuring your golf course remains the best in Central Texas. With this strategy in mind, we have begun to identify areas of improvement and taking action. The renovation to the right side of Hole #17 is continued evidence of this initiative. We are confident you will agree that this renovation not only improves the aesthetics of the hole but also allows for better turf growth. Through the remainder of the year, we will continue to address areas of concern and keep your course pushing forward. There is no better time to be a member of Ridgewood Country Club! See you at the club soon.

NICK RIVAS, CCM General Manager 254.224.8628 NRivas@RidgewoodWaco.com

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M E M B E R S H I P

Here at Ridgewood Country Club, we continue to strive to provide our members with an “exceeding-all-expectations”

brand of service. To further enrich your member experience, we now offer a free mobile app!

If you haven't already done so, now is the time to download the RidgewoodWaco App! Not only can you access useful tools such as Tee Time or Dining Reservations, view your Statement, review the Member Directory, update your profile and register for upcoming events, but you can also Order Food To-Go! While on the go, you may now order your RCC favorite's to-go directly from your smartphone via the new Ridgewood Waco Mobile App. Golfers will especially enjoy the Speedy Golfer menu featuring all of your casual fare favorites, and everyone will enjoy the ease of ordering all of your RCC culinary treasures! Pick-up is available at the Receptionist desk or in the 19th Hole! Please Note: Your user name and password will be the same as your website log-in. The App is available in IOS on the App Store or in an Android version on Google Play. Just search for “Ridgewood Waco”!

STACY WILLIAMS, CME Director of Membership and Marketing SWilliams@RidgewoodWaco.com

Welcome to our NEW MEMBERS

MEMBERSHIP WITH RIDGEWOOD

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Terry & Don Brandt Kimberly & Aaron McMillan Gwyn & William McNutt Claire & Theodore McDonald Amy & Austin McCourt Sarah & Marcus Satterfield Phaedra & Denny Lecher Theresa & Jeff Strain Rachel & Tommy Pechacek Vicki & Rick Sprague Lisa & Josh Young Briana & Samuel Fisher

Our experience has shown us that New Members often have unanswered questions during the first few months. We welcome New Members to join us for a complimentary meal where we will discuss every aspect of our Club and culture. If you are a New Member and have not been to your orientation, please call Stacy Williams at 254-224-8626 or SWilliams@RidgewoodWaco.com

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C A T E R I N G

Closings and Changes in Member Dining THURSDAY, JULY 4 A la Carte Dining from 11 am - 3 pm Fourth of July Buffet: 6 - 8 pm **Please Note** The Firepit is reserved for a private party from 5 pm - close.

Everyone likes a pool party, and Ridgewood is happy to host one for you this summer. We can make your party as simple or as elaborate as you like. With our enclosed playground, this will be sure to entice the children to entertain themselves in or out of the water. We also offer our Big Kahuna Slide and Bounce Houses that are available to rent for birthday parties. Our catering and events department will help you plan and organize all types of pool parties. Availability for parties is limited, so plan early and call to reserve your space and time. Party fee includes help with set up, food and beverage service, clean-up and special touches. Special party packages are also available. To book your special event, please contact Camy Baban, Catering Director at 254-224-8627 or CBaban@RidgewoodWaco.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Course, Club and Pool Closed in observance of Labor Day

CAMY BABAN RCC Catering Director CBaban@RidgewoodWaco.com

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Membership Referral Program This is a spectacular time of the year to spend time with family and friends relaxing and having fun. Be sure to mention to your friends and colleagues the benefits and the amenities Ridgewood has to offer. We have several different options to help meet everyone's membership needs! Plus, existing members will receive up to $499 for referring a new member! If you would like to upgrade your membership or would like to invite a friend, family member or business colleague to join your Club, please contact StacyWilliams at: SWilliams@RidgewoodWaco.com or (254) 224-8626

A C C O U N T I N G

Your accounting team is here to help with any of your billing needs. As friendly reminder, payments for your club statement are due before the end of each month. Club policy states that payments made online or received in the mail on the first day of the month are considered late. We want you help you avoid any late fees by encouraging members to make payment arrangements prior to the end of the month. That being said, we understand life happens. Simply give your accounting team a call and we can remove late fees under certain circumstances. However, be careful because this concession is only available once every 12 months. We look forward to answering any questions should you have them. Have a great rest of the summer! Hidden Member Number Hidden somewhere in this publication is a Member number. If you find your number, call the General Manager, ick Rivas, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm to claim a prize. You must claim your prize and use it before the last day of the month your Member number appears in the Rambler. DANA STEM RCC Controller DStem@RidgewoodWaco.com

Also, feel free to use the convenient form below to get the referral process moving:

MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL FORM

Member Name:

Member Number:

Full Name of Prospective Member:

Address:

Phone:

Email:

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Dear Members,

Thank you to all of our Members who joined us for our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day buffets. We truly enjoyed celebrating all of you! This summer we have a refreshed Cabana menu that features some exciting new dishes and cocktails as well as your old favorites. I am also happy to announce the hiring of your new Sous Chef, Mr. Harrison Knopp. Harrison comes to us by way of Kansas and possesses a strong passion for the culinary arts that will continue to heighten your dining experiences. We are thrilled to add him to the team! I look forward to celebrating my first Independence Day here at RCC and hope to see you at our annual Fourth of July festivities. As always, I will continue to bring you exciting new dishes every week with the Midweek Feature. I wish you a delightful summer and look forward to seeing you all around the Club soon!

JOHN BOGUE Executive Chef JBogue@RidgewoodWaco.com

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I N D E P E N D E N C E DAY AT R C C

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4TH OF JULY BUFFET 6 - 8 pm | Lakeview/Ballroom Garden Salad | Fruit Salad Smoked Brisket BBQ Chicken Breast Sausage On A Stick Cole Slaw | Potato Salad Corn On The Cob | Broccoli Ranch Style Beans Macaroni & Cheese Fried Chicken Tenders Biscuits | Cornbread Apple Pie | Peach Cobbler Red, White, & Blue Cupcakes $24+ Adult $12 Children 4 - 12 3 & Under Complimentary

CABANA & POOL 11 am - 9 pm

2 pm - Swim Races followed by:

Money Dive Splash Dive Contest Free Throw Shooting Contest

Cabana Menu is Available All Day along with Festive Drink Specials!

Thursday, July 4th Shortly after dusk, there will be a fireworks display by the marina. Watch from the marina or the first fairway! Please do not walk on the greens or let children play on the greens or in the bunkers/sand traps.

Buffet Reservtios Reuested Olie or 254-772-0160

Plese Note: Names of guests not arriving with you will need to be provided to the front gate security checkpoint. Indidivuals without a mem- ber present or name on the list will not be permitted entry.

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C L U B H O U S E

Greetings and thank you so much for the hospitable welcome I have received since joining Ridgewood Country Club as the Assistant General Manager. I am new to the Waco area and really have enjoyed getting to know the local culture, 31295 most importantly, I am learning the most about Ridgewood and how best I can apply my skills to benefit your wonderful Club. Over the summer, I will focus on ensuring exceptional service in the dining rooms as well as at the upcoming member events: the annual 4th of July Celebration, Burgers and Bingo as well as the Chef’s “Lunch and Learn” series. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing you every week for Chef’s Midweek Feature, Fresh Catch, and the Monthly Prime Rib and Steak Night where you can enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your home away from home. For those I have not had an opportunity to meet, I look forward to introducing myself and making some wonderful memories for you and your family.

I look forward to seeing you around the Club!

MARK NELSON Assistant General Manager MNelson@RidgewoodWaco.com

F R O M T H E L I N K S

A RICH TRADITION OF GOLF IN CENTRAL TEXAS Since 1947

JAMES WILLIAMS, JR. PGA Head Golf Professional GolfShop@RidgewoodWaco.com

MGA | MEN ’ S GOL F ASSOC I AT I ON | Yearly Dues $60

Join the Men’s Golf Association for fellowship and competitive golf. The MGA encourages new Members to join in what, over many years, has become one of the most enjoyable golfing events at RCC. For more information, simply ask any MGA member and he will gladly help.

AUGUST 3 - 4 | MGA Member/Member Championship

Entry Fee: $60 per person Format: 36 Holes Tee Times: Sat. 8:30 am SG, Sun. 1 pm SG

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2 | MGA Ryder Cup

Entry Fee: $95 per person Format: Scamble, Best Ball, Individual Tee Times: Sat. 8:30 am SG, Sun. 1 pm SG, Mon. 8:30 am SG

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2019 RCC GOLF CALENDAR

RCC TOURNAMENTS

JULY 4 - RCC Firecracker Open Tournament 13 - RCC Husband/Wife Championship 15 - Planet Air Greens AUGUST 3-4 -MGA Member/Member Championship

RCC Firecracker Open Golf Tournament Pick Your Own Foursome! All players must be registered for the tournament. Thursday July 4 – 8:30 am Shotgun | Entry Fee: $25 Person Format: Individual Stroke Play, Gross and Net. Flights: Women Only – Red Tees. Senior Only Age 60+ Gold Tees. Men White Tees. Championship Flight Declare Black Tees RCC Husband/Wife Golf Championship Saturday July 13 | Time: 10:30 am | Tee Times on Hole #1 Entry Fee: $50 Per Couple Format: Combined Net Scores of both players

7 - RWGA Guest Day 19 - Planet Air Greens

SEPTEMBER Aug 31-Sept 2- MGA Ryder Cup 3 - Club Closed 9 - Planet Air Greens 18-19 - RWGA Club Championship

OCTOBER

7 - Planet Air Greens 16-17 - RWGA Solheim Cup

NOVEMBER

PLANET A I R GREENS SCHEDUL E

11 - Planet Air Greens 28 - Thanksgiving, Course Closed

JULY 15 & AUGUST 9

DECEMBER 25 - Christmas, Course Closed

(Dates are subject to change throughout the year)

R I D G E W O O D G O L F S H O P

From the

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Sale 2 0 % O F F Shoes, Golf Bags, Sunglasses 3 0 % O F F Men’s & Women’s Apparel MEMBER APPRECIATION July 4th Only

JUNIOR GOLF DAY August 17 | 1:30 PM

COUPLES GOLF DAY August 24 | 3 PM

James Williams Jr. PGA Head Golf Professional Ridgewood Country Club

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e Chaparral MEMBER-GUEST • 2019 • Congratulations TO OUR FLIGHT C H A M P I O N S

Chase Chapman/Ryan O’Rear

Adam Meyer/Jeff Porter

Graham Turney/Brad Sharp Dan Cook/Rick Shelton

Everett Phipps/Marc Gilmour Josh Duckett/Tom Crenshaw

Bill Berryhill/Joel Berryhill Bryan Erwin/Wilton McCray

Barry Johnson/ Cameron Goss Shayne Mehringer/Jon Albrecht

Robert Stem/Mike Appel Pat Murphy/Brock Murphy

Justin Taylor/Bob Taylor Jim Eby/Rusty Erwin

Jim Therrell/Steve Therrell Michael Cooney/Mark Nelson

John Restivo/Tom Brunette Kris Tooley/Kevin Aderholt

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Chase Chapman / Ryan O’Rear 187 | 2 nd Gross – Nick Deaver / Drew McGee 196 1 st Net – Adam Meyer / Jeff Porter 191 | 2 nd Net – Tom Rafferty / Bruce Popp 194

RAMBLER, JULY-AUGUST 2019 | 14 1 st Net – Bill Berryhill/Joel Berryhill 188 2 nd Net – Eric Williams/Hunter Cook 204 1st FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Brad Sharp/Graham Turney 197 2 nd Gross – Jim Holley/Luis Lemus 199 1 st Net – Rick Shelton/Dan Cook 189 2 nd Net – Chad Robinson/Cole Robinson 192 2nd FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Everett Phipps/Marc Gilmour 202 2 nd Gross – Larry Sanders/Brad Allen 209 1 st Net – Tom Crenshaw/Josh Duckett 194 2 nd Net – Charlie Rigney/James Graham 198 3rd FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Bryan Erwin/Wilton McCray 206 2 nd Gross – Jeff Shannon/TomWebber 215

4th FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Cameron Goss/Barry Johnson 206 2 nd Gross – Bryan Harrison/Chris Richards 212 1 st Net – Shayne Mehringer/Jon Albrecht 190 2 nd Net – Scott Yocham/Brad Harris 194 5th FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Brock Murphy/Pat Murphy 212 2 nd Gross – Michael Schornack/Shawn Buhner 224 1 st Net – Robert Stem/Mike Appel 200 2 nd Net – Jon Marc Goodnight/Bill Crooker 206 6th FLIGHT 1 st Gross – Rusty Erwin/Jim Eby 214 2 nd Gross – Kenny Littlefield/Don Littlefield 225 1 st Net – Justin Taylor/Bob Taylor 197 2 nd Net – Russell Livesay/Bruce Scott 202

7th FLIGHT 1 st Gross – 205 Michael Cooney/Mark Nelson 2 nd Gross – 238 Karson Kolacek/Corey Pavelka 1 st Net – 206 Jim Therrell/Steve Therrell 2 nd Net – 215 Hal Whitaker/AdamWhitaker 8th FLIGHT 1 st Gross – 241 Kris Tooley/Kevin Aderholt 2 nd Gross – 247 Brian Mitchell/Paul VanderLinden 1 st Net – 211 John Restivo/Tom Brunette 2 nd Net – 215 Hap Nielson/Aaron Conine

T U R F T A L K

Please check out our turf maintenance blog for information on this project and other course happenings – www.ridgewoodwaco.blogspot.com.

The Importance of a Turf Nursery

As most of you are aware, we are planning to begin renovation work in mid-July that will improve our course in several ways. Our #1 Green will be raised about 15 ft – making it much less susceptible to flooding. At the same time, the tees on #2 will be renovated, the fairway bunker on #2 will be removed, and a much-needed new turf nursery will be constructed. The “turf nursery” part of the project likely does not grab your attention as much as the other items, but it is equally important. Here’s why: A nursery green can be defined as an additional putting green that it is used for sole purpose of maintaining and improving all of the other putting greens on the course. A well maintained nursery green serves several essential functions including: sod for immediate repair of damaged areas, sod and/or plugs for eliminating bermudagrass or other non-desirable plant species, provides a low risk area for testing the effectiveness of different chemical and fertilizer applications, and provides an area to test various equipment and cultural practices before taking them out on the course. One of our biggest goals for the new nursery is to have it serve as a testing ground for new bentgrass varieties. Most of our greens were last rebuilt in the early 1990s and were last replanted in 2007. Since this time our greens have aged and several improved varieties of bentgrass have become available. For multiple agronomic and playability factors, our greens will likely need to be rebuilt sometime in the

next three to five years. When this time comes – we need to be sure that we choose the best variety of bentgrass for RCC. We plan to use the new nursery to begin evaluating three to four different bentgrasses beginning this summer. The advantage to conducting trials on site at RCC is that we will have several growing seasons to evaluate which grass works best in our unique environment and with our management practices. We currently have two existing turf nursery greens located between Hole 18 tee box and our maintenance facility. These greens have been frequently damaged by flooding and are no longer functional. The new nursery will be built behind the main parking lot between Holes 4 and 6. We look forward to this summer’s improvement projects and appreciate your patience during construction and grow-in.

WE MAKE GREAT LAWNS HAPPEN

Fertilization Weed Control

Aeration Insect Control

254.424.9090 LAWNDOCTOR.COM/WACO-TX Find us on @LawndoctorGreaterWaco OF GREATER WACO

TRAVIS MOORE Golf Course Superintendent TMoore@RidgewoodWaco.com

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T H E R W G A S C O O P by Laura Kocek

The RWGA Member-Member Champions are Julie Crunk & Laura Kocek! The Stableford point 2-day event scores are below:

2nd with 79 points Deb Snow & Kyle Stevens

1st with 84 points Julie Crunk & Laura Kocek

3rd with 78 points Kem Barrett & Janice Knapp

Congratulations to... MARILYN AMMON, PRESIDENT’S CUP WINNER AND JULIE CRUNK, RUNNER-UP. DENA PARSONS WON THE CONSOLATION BRACKET AND DEB SNOW WAS RUNNER-UP

RWGA CALENDAR

JULY 3 - Flag Day + ABC Pairings, Red Tees 10 - HDCP Pairings Green Tees + Fairways 17 - Par 3 Fun & Luncheon, ABCD 4Somes 24 - HDCP Pairings, Red Tees, Polies 31 - HDCP Pairings Green Tees, Approaches AUGUST 7 - ABC Pairings, Red Tees, Fairways. 14 - HDCP Pairings, Green Tees, Polies 21 - Fun Day, ABCD 4Somes & Luncheon 28 - HDCP Pairings, Red Tees, Approaches

RAMBLER, JULY-AUGUST 2019 | 18 Nannette Wheelis and Laura Kocek competed in the Texas Senior Women’s Golf Association match play event held at April Sound Country Club. 144 Texas women from member clubs play this popular annual 5-day event.

A T T H E C A B A N A

Hello to all the members of Ridgewood Country Club! I hope all of you are enjoying this fantastic summer, especially here at the pool! We have been working very hard to ensure that the service and safety needs of our members are not just met, but exceeded. Be sure to not miss the 4th of July and our splash day activities we have going on. I hope you have all been enjoying the activities we have planned for this summer. Do not worry, there are more fun Kidz Carnivals, Sunday Funday’s, Burgers & Bingo, and Dive-In Movie Nights to come! If your kiddos have been taking swim lessons with us this summer, I know they are having lots of fun and are learning important water skills. Around this time of summer, Tennis Camps are in full swing and I know the kids are having a blast! Do not forget that starting August 19th we are closed during the week and only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

Let’s finish this summer out strong and have a great time until that school bell rings!

SHYANE BILES Pool Manager rccpool@ridgewoodwaco.com

CHELSEY HOLLOWAY Pool Manager rccpool@ridgewoodwaco.com

NORMAL POOL HOURS

Tuesday - Saturday 11 am to 9 pm

Sunday Noon to 9 pm

POOL HOURS STARTING AUGUST 19th: Mondays through Thursdays – CLOSED Fridays – 5 pm to 9 pm

Saturdays – 11 am to 9 pm Sundays – Noon to 9 pm

Pool officially closes after our Labor Day celebration on Monday, September 2nd

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Please Note: The Fantasy Football League Draft has been canceled.

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F I T N E S S

T E N N I S

Social Events PLEASE RSVP TO JUL I EN AT 254 - 498 - 6379 FOR AL L TENNI S SOCIAL S

A huge amount of success in life comes from building good habits as a child. When children are young, it is a great time to set them on a path to healthy-eating. If children don’t develop good eating habits when they are young, it is much more difficult to overcome poor eating habits as an older child or adult. Helpful hint: Parents plan the meals and buy the groceries, not the children! Children are at the mercy of their parents when it comes to what they are going to eat. As a parent, utilize this opportunity to help your kids develop a life- long love of healthy eating. Just think how hard it is for us to consistently eat right at our age! However, if we had been taught at an early age, we might have formed healthy eating habits that carried over into adulthood. Things we were taught as a child do carry over into our adult life. Bad habits can be hard to break! While ignoring bad habits may help you feel good initially, bad habits do catch up with you. A long healthy life is no accident- it begins with good genes but it also depends on good habits, diet and exercise. Begin today by taking better care of yourself through healthy eating, exercising, as well as role modeling good habits for your kids!

PATRIOTIC TENNIS MIXER July 4, 2019 | 10 am - 12 pm

MUST WEAR USA COLORS!

All Ages And Levels Welcome – Fun Drills, Double And Mixed Doubles Rotation, Contests And Top Court Scores! Come put your skills to the test or simply hang out with your friends! Hors d’oeuvres from our executive chef and mimosas to cool you off! $10 /participant

WIMBLEDON TENNIS MIXER July 13, 2019 | 11 am - 1 pm

MUSTWEAR ALLWHITE CLOTHING!

6 different fun Tennis stations – Tennis Serve Radar Gun, King Of The Hill, Speed Ball, Winner, Beat The Pro And Prize Court!!! Strawberries And Cream, Lemon Custard, Scones And More… Featured drinks: Pimm’s and Lemonade. $15 /participant

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

JULIEN CURATELLA Director of Tennis 254-498-6379 JCuratella@RidgewoodWaco.com

DAVID HILL Fitness Director DHill@RidgewoodWaco.com

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R I DGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB Tennis & Sports Camp 2019

June & July

Tuesday - Friday 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

This camp is guaranteed to offer friendly introduction to beginner players as well as a more challenging program for more experienced players. THE FUN WILL INCLUDE:

TENNIS

GOLF

SWIM FOOD & MORE!

Sign Up Today by Fi l l ing Out the Form on the Back Contact Julien at 254-498-6379 or JCuratella@RidgewoodWaco.com

Tennis and Sports Camp is open to Ridgewood Children / Grandchildren and their Invited Guests – Ages 5 – 17 Please return one completed application per camper with a $50.00 deposit each. (check or club charge) to: Ridgewood Country Club 7301 Fish Pond Road – Waco, Texas 76710. Questions? Call Julien (254) 498-6379 or Email: JCuratella@RidgewoodWaco.com Rates and Dates (check week(s) of choice) JUNE DATES: ____ 11-14 ____ 18-21 ____ 25-28 JULY DATES: ____ 9-12 ____ 16-19 ____ 23-26

PRICES: $225 (RCC Members) ……$290 (Non-Members)

Name: ______________________ Birthdate: __________ RCC Account #: __________ Address: ___________________________________ City: ______ State: ____ Zip: __________ Parent & Phone: _________________ Member Sponsor (if non-member): _______________ Emergency Contact: ____________________________ Email: ___________________________

Non-Member

Is Camper a Member or a Non-Member? (please circle one): Member

Tennis ability (please circle one):

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

T-shirt Size: _____________________ Other Info: ____________________________________

Release: The undersigned, as legal guardian of _____________________________________ (child’s name) agrees that no action of law or equity will be instituted against Julien Curatella, The Ridgewood Country Club, its employees, or the counselors directing the tennis camp my child is to attend, on account of any injury, or other loss or damage that might be sustained by him (her) as a consequence of his (her) participation.

The undersigned, as legal guardian, releases of all such persons from damages or loss caused by their own negligence and any and all photos of child listed above to be used by Ridgewood Country Club.

Signature: _____________________________________________________________

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M A R I N A

Boating season has finally begun at the RCC Marina! With the flooding of the last few years, it sometimes feels like a continuous trend. Throughout historyWaco has experienced periods of drought and flooding, and will certainly continue to do so. Here at RCC we have learned to go with the flow and still enjoy the recreation that Lake Waco offers us each year. Having weathered the most recent flooding, we would like to take time to reflect on the years of struggle Waco has faced in having ample water supply. In a year or so, the rains will stop and we will be glad that our lake has reserves for the next drought we face so that RCC members can enjoy all the amenities our club has to offer. As flood waters recede, our Marina Staff has carefully monitored all docks and boats owned by members to assure we minimized the amount of damage procured throughout the flood. Through the diligence and dedication of our staff we are happy to report that no major damage was found as we have learned the best methods of mitigating damage through strengthening our marinas docks and procedures. We are happy to announce that the open house and Blessing of the Fleet have been rescheduled for August 4th!, Our marina is looking forward to an explosive 4th of July this year! It is our hope you will join us to celebrate the reopening of the marina and a successful boating season. Now, come on out and enjoy the lake! We have a great marina staff looking to ensure you have a memorable season throughout this summer and into the fall!

Please Note Summer Gas Dock Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm

MIKE FICKLIN MSM Manager MFicklin@RidgewoodWaco.com

For more interesting facts on the history of the Lake Waco dam: https://wacohistory.org/items/show/45

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Esmeralda, known as “Esmay” around the club, has been a valued member of the accounting team for 15 years. She began her career here as a receptionist and was later promoted to accounts receivable and eventually to accounts payable. Additionally, she assists with human resource activities at the club. Her supervisor boasts that she is her “go-to” employee. Esmay was born and raised in Waco, Texas, where she graduated fromWaco High School. She currently is enrolled at McLennan Community College to further her education. She and her husband Aaron have four children ages fifteen, thirteen, seven, and six.

lifestyle! She loves walking in the park, paddle boating, swimming with her children, and also likes to work out in her spare time. Esmay appreciates the family friendly atmosphere at the club. She believes Ridgewood is a beautiful place to work. Although her current role is behind the scenes, she still gets the opportunity to enjoy visiting with members when she occasionally fills in at the front reception desk. Esmay says that she is very blessed to have the opportunity to work with some of her most favorite people in the world! Ridgewood Country Club is fortunate to count Esmay as part of our team!

ESMERALDA P I ERCE

Esmeralda enjoys an active

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C L U B R E C E P T I O N I S T 254-772-0160 www.RidgewoodWaco.com

General Manager – Nick Rivas - NRivas@RidgewoodWaco.com Assistant General Manager – Mark Nelson - MNelson@RidgewoodWaco.com Controller – Dana Stem - DStem@RidgewoodWaco.com Assistant Clubhouse Manager – Cheston Goates - CGoates@RidgewoodWaco.com Ridgewood Golf Shop – 254-772-2050 - GolfShop@RidgewoodWaco.com PGA Head Golf Professional – James Williams Jr. Assistant Golf Professionals – Alex Johnson | Jeff Hughes Golf Course Superintendent – Travis Moore - TMoore@RidgewoodWaco.com Executive Chef – John Bogue - JBogue@RidgewoodWaco.com Catering Director – Camy Baban - CBaban@RidgewoodWaco.com Ridgewood Tennis Shop – 254-772-0991 - TennisShop@RidgewoodWaco.com Director of Tennis – Julien Curatella - JCuratella@RidgewoodWaco.com Head Tennis Professional – Darrell Thompson Fitness Director – David Hill - DHill@RidgewoodWaco.com Director of Membership & Marketing – Stacy Williams - SWilliams@RidgewoodWaco.com Director of Communications – Danielle Walker - DWalker@RidgewoodWaco.com Accounting Assistant – Esmeralda Pierce - EPierce@RidgewoodWaco.com Accounts Receivable – Tiffany Taylor - TTaylor@RidgewoodWaco.com Marina, Security & Maintenance Manager - Mike Ficklin - MFicklin@RidgewoodWaco.com Harbor Master – Chris Coker - 254-717-7307 SECURITY – 254-744-5539

ROBERT TURNER - President PHIL MEACHAM - Vice President JOHN DERRICK - Secretary Treasurer STEVE SWENKE - Past President JIM BOWEN RUSTY HAFERKAMP

GEORGE WOLFE HACK BRANCH KEVIN KRAUSE PAUL THORP GEORGE HARMON NICK DEAVER - Junior Representative

BRANDI TAYLOR PAM KREUZBURG DONN MCMAHAN MICHAEL MCNAMARA DILLON SHORT

Hours Of Operation Monday - Friday

Accounting Office

8:30 AM - 5 PM

The Lakeview Room Tuesday – Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

11 AM - 9 PM 11 AM - 9:30 PM 11 AM - 2 PM Opens at 11 AM

The 19th Hole

Tuesday – Sunday Tuesday - Sunday Monday - Sunday

Golf Shop

7:30 AM - 7 PM

Fitness Center

5 AM - 10 PM

9 ½ Cabana Window Friday

Opens at 11 AM Opens at 9 AM

Saturday - Sunday

1947

7301 Fish Pond Road Waco, Texas 76710

You can tell how friendly we are from miles and miles away.

The first thing people notice about us is our big Texas flag. But

what they remember is the way we treat our customers. We recognize their faces and know their needs. In some banks, that’s considered “special treatment.” To us, that’s just being Texas friendly.

Mobile Banking | Mobile Check Deposit Bill Pay | E-Statements

Riesel Waco

Apple Pay | Commercial Capture Xpress Online Banking | Telebanking | Zelle ® MyTexasBank.com

Woodway Gatesville Temple/Belton Killeen

You’re Family to Us.

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