JUNE NEWSLETTER
 
Business Office News
From the President

 
Fellow members, shareholders and employees, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as President of your Board of  Governors for the next year,  Your board members for 2017-2018 are Alan Blue, Dr. Brett Ferman, Lisa Lewis, Susan Gibbes, Joe Madison, Shawn Munson, Will Kimmel and Dr. Ali Homayuni.

Debra & I have been members of this club since moving here 26 years ago. Our daughter’s wedding reception was held here as well as our son’s engagement party. We’ve attended many gatherings of all kinds through the years and look forward to attending many more memorable affairs here. My golf outings have been somewhat less than memorable, but still time well spent.

The landscape has changed a lot, though, since we had 500 members and waiting lists, and we, as a board, have had to make some difficult decisions regarding the future of our club. I believe we owe a great debt of gratitude to those board members who made those decisions, and especially to Dr. Ali Homayuni for the leadership he has provided during his two terms as our President. While not perfect, our golf course and our finance are in the best condition they’ve been in for a long time.

Our work is far from finished. Just like you, we have a bucket list. We will continue to add items to it and then check them off as we accomplish them. We need your support. Now is the time to introduce new members and now is the time for people who have left the club to take another look.
Please feel free to provide us with you suggestions to make our club better.
Sincerely,
Dick Frohn
 
Many members are used to receiving daily club notices via text and/or email. Unfortunately, our database of numbers for group text has been deleted. If you would like to receive club notices via text or email, please call the business office at 601-684-6983 to update your contact information or you can send an email to Shelby.fcc@gmail.com

Monthly statements are mailed out at the beginning of each month. A credit card or automatic bank draft is required for new members’ auto charges.  Open balance charges are due upon recent of your statement and will be considered past due after the 20th.   Prompt payment is appreciated.  If your auto form of payment has been altered for any reason please contact the business office to update that information.

The Fernwood Country Club needs all of its members to know that this is your club and your participation is needed to insure the success for which we strive for.  Everything you do is important, for example,  if you see glass of any kind left by the pool, please get it away from the pool, (yes, it has been found on the bottom of the pool). Restrooms may need attention, unnecessary lighting may need to be turned off, or non-members may be using the pool, please take the time to handle these types of things.  Like other private groups, there are a handful of members that give much of their time to our club, such as Board Members and committee members. I encourage all members to get on board with something you feel is needed or wanted at the club then put forth the effort to make it happen.  Above all, enjoy your time spent at Fernwood Country Club. The history the club holds is priceless and is worth preserving for many years to come. 
 
Pool News
 
The Fernwood Flippers swim team 2017 season has begun. The Flippers have 37 competitive swimmers and 15 children in  lessons. We swim in the Jackson Swim League. We compete in Jackson on Monday nights the month of June and will participate in city Meet in July. The Fernwood flippers is run by a group of volunteers. They swim from 8 –10:30 every morning until July 5th.      Special thanks to Janice Hoaglund, Martha Henessey, Nicole Lampton, Cy Hoaglund. Ali Homayuni, and Molly Johnson for their many hours of service to make this program such a success. The Flippers are in their 14 th season,
June 5th—Cypress Lake
June 12th—The Club
June 19th—Clinton YMCA
June 26th –Reunion
July 6 and 8 City Meet at The Courthouse on Lakeland
 
 
POOL RULES
NO LIFE GUARDS ON DUTY—SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK

 
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
Pool closed at 8 pm
No running, pushing, or other dangerous horseplay
No diving
No glass, china or silverware in pool area
Never swim when there is lightning or thunder
                                      Pools are for member use only - Guest must check in at bar and pay a $10 guest fee                                             
Members must accompany their guest at all times.
 
 
CLUBHOUSE NEWS - JUSTIN CAMERON, CHEF

The private dining room is now renovated and makes a gorgeous setting for special  dinners. Call to book any family and friend celebrations. Come out and support your club.


 Come join us for Italian Family Night. Chef  Justin Cameron will be preparing a delicious Italian meal Friday night, June 23rd.
Reservations will be required so call to reserve a table.

                             
 
 

 
TENNIS - BRIAN PERRY, U.S.P.T.A.,P.T.R.

Summer is here and the tennis program here at Fernwood is extremely busy! Year round clinics, privates, cardio tennis, socials for adults and kids, junior tournament play in addition to our kids summer tennis camps are currently being offered.  Speaking of junior tennis players, on May 26th we had 13 kids on a Friday evening playing games, eating pizza and winning prizes! Our next date for this popular event is June 30th from 6-7pm. Please see our Director of Tennis, Brian Perry, for all of your tennis needs.  
 
This past USTA season saw 2 teams from Fernwood win their local leagues.  Our 40 & over 3.0 team and our 18 & over 2.5 team were both crowned local champions and qualified for state! 3.0 team members were Lu Coon, Sondra Broussard, Viki Deere, Tanya Byrd, Lisa Lewis, Allison Ott, Betsy Lindsey, Kelli Parker, Sharon Fairburn, Jennifer Dumas and Sandy Morrish. 2.5 team members consisted of Sandy Taylor, Sharon Fairburn, Cissy Rayborn, Sara Doyle, Melanie Montalvo, Kelli Parker, Amanda Smith and Betsy Lindsey. Congratulations teams! I also want to personally thank Lu Coon for helping me with lineups, scheduling and calling during the 3.0 season! 
 
ATTENTION LADIES!!! Every Saturday from 9:30 until ? there is a Saturday morning ladies league. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOMED!!! Its a great opportunity to gain some match experience and meet some new practice partners in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No charge and just show up ready to play!
 
ATTENTION MEN!!! Monday night Mens night is back and has been going strong for 2 months now!!! Mens night is at 6 until ? and ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!!! No charge and just show up ready to play!!!
 
Here is the summer clinic schedule for adults and juniors:
 
ADULTS
Tuesday 3.0+ 9-10:30am
Tuesday 3.0+ 6:30-8pm
Wednesday 3.0+ 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 2.5 6-7pm
Friday 2.5+ 9-10am Cardio Tennis
 
JUNIORS
Monday Middle School Clinic 11am-12pm
Tuesday 8&Under Red Ball 3:30-4:15pm
Tuesday 10&under Orange Ball 4:15-5:00pm
Tuesday High School Clinic 5-6:30pm 
 
See you on the courts!
Brian Perry, U.S.P.T.A., P.T.R.
 
 
GOLF - BENNY BELL

The Summer golf season is upon us and the club has several big golf outings on the schedule.  Included in this newsletter is the list of those events and the dates.
Our course continues to improve and there are lots of thanks due to the Board, MGA, LGA, and our member work crew.  There is still much work to do and we ask your patience as we continue to work towards a finished product, which by the way is unachievable.  There is always work to do and the process continues.  Remember that on Monday afternoons, if you are free, come lend a hand to our member work crew.  Only a strong back is needed.
Please keep our friend Dr. Ladon “PIG” Langston in your prayers.  He has not felt well as of late and continues to wage his battle with that awful disease we all hate.  Also, we would report that Catfish is improving and we are saving his place.  Looking forward to his return.
 
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
JULY
  •  4TH OF JULY SCRAMBLE-3 MAN DRAW / SIGN UP IN PRO SHOP
  • 15TH & 16TH / MENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 22ND & 23RD / MENS SR. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 28TH, 29TH, 30TH / Annual 4 BALL INVITATIONAL
AUGUST
  • 19TH & 20TH / LAD AND LASSIE
SEPTEMBER
  • 4TH / LABOR DAY SCRAMBLE 4 MAN SCRAMBLE / SIGN UP IN PRO SHOP
 
SUMMER GOLF CAMPS*
  • JUNE 13-16 / JUNE 27-30 / JULY 11-14
$ 100 PER PERSON FOR MEMBER / $ 125 PER PERSON NONMEMBER
AGES ARE 6 TO 14
INFO SHEET WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE INTERESTED
 
##CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP DATES ARE TENATIVE
 
 
* GOLF CAMP INFO
 
Each Camp Participate will need:
  1. 2 packs of tees
  2. 6 golf balls
  3. Sun Screen
  4. Hat or Visor
  5. Swim wear & towel
  6. Ball Markers-pennies will do
  7. Golf Glove
  8. Clubs-Wood, 5-7-9-PW & putter (Clubs can be shared if agreement between the parties.
Camp will begin at 9:00 am and will conclude at 11:30 am.  Please be on time and arrangements made for pick-up at 11:30am.
 
**Ages are 6 and older**
 
 
 

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.

Happy Father’s Day From Fernwood Country Club