February / March 2019
HALIFAx Plantation MAGAZINE
Play More Golf, Meet More Friends, and Have More Fun!
The Halifax Plantation Men's and Women’s Golf Associations are open to all members of Halifax Plantation Golf Club. Their primary purpose is to provide for an enjoyable and competitive golfing environment, while insuring a congenial social experience for all Members. These groups promote interest in the game of golf within our community, as well as, provide a foundation for golfers to test their skills in competitive and fun formats. Please inquire in the Golf Shop to learn how you can become part of these wonderful organizations.
Friday Feb 01 Debbie Owen & Tony T 7pm -10pm Rock N' Roll, Mowtown, Doo Wop, Disco and Country
Saturday Feb 02 DJ Vince Raulerson 7pm -10pm Dance the night away with DJ Vince
Friday Feb 08 Frank & Niecey 7pm-10pm Golden Oldies, Party and Dance Music
Saturday Feb 09 Manhattan Harmony Duo - Johnny & Renee 7pm-10pm Doo Wop, Disco, Motown and more
Friday Feb 15 Five O'Clock Charley & John Band 7pm-10pm Rock, Blues and Country
Saturday Feb 16 - Soul Fire Valentines Dinner Dance - Ballroom
Friday Feb 22 Mike K of Action Showtime 7pm-10pm Oldies to today
Saturday Feb 23 Debbie D & Vintage Now 7pm -10pm Jazz, Blues, Motown, R&B, Rock, 40's to today
"The Pub" is open daily beginning at 11am
Remember Happy Hour is now available 7 days a week from 4pm-6pm!
Happy Hour Golf on select Wednesdays! Visit the Pub for more details
Catch all the Madness of March Mayhem! You won't miss a moment of the action on one of our 8 TV's including a 72" Big Screen.
As a sport's friendly pub with an emphasis on comfort, great food and excellent service, you won't find a better venue to watch your team play.
Friday Mar 01 Five O’Clock Charley & John 7pm-10pm Rock, Blues and Country
Saturday Mar 02 Chuck Henderson 7pm-10pm son of Billy Henderson (founding member of "The Spinners")
Friday Mar 08 Frank & Niecey 7pm -10pm Golden Oldies, Party and Dance Music
Saturday Mar 09 Manhattan Harmony Duo - Johnny & Renee 7pm-10pm Doo Wop, Disco, Motown and more
Friday Mar 15 Debbie D & Vintage Now 7pm-10pm Jazz, Blues, R&B, Motown and Rock – 40’s to today
Saturday Mar 16 St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance Ballroom
Friday Mar 22 Mike K of Action Showtime 7pm-10pm Oldies to today
Saturday Mar 23 DJ Vince 7pm-10pm Dance the night away to all your favorite dance music
Friday Mar 29 Music By Carl Monte 7pm-10pm Oldies, Motown, Rock N' Roll
Saturday Mar 30 Calypso Night at the Pool
Around The Clubhouse
Father's Day is Sunday June 16th we will be featuring scrumptious Prime Rib Buffet!
Join us Saturday June 29th for an unforgettable Beach Boys Tribute featuring the “Endless Summer Band”! Wear your favorite beach shirts, dresses and flip flops! You don’t want to miss out on what will prove to be a memorable night of dancing to all your favorite summer hits!!!
Our 9th annual “Oktoberfest German Buffet” is Thursday October 10th 5:30pm-8:30pm!
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday November 28th! The Tavern will be featuring a Magnificent Thanksgiving Day Buffet.
Member Only Holiday Cocktail Reception Wednesday December 4th from 4pm-5:30pm. Join us in “The Pub” for Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails! Kindly, RSVP by Friday December 4th (386)676-9600 Ext. 324 *(2 per membership)
New Years Eve in the Tavern will be featuring a delightful five course dinner menu. Enjoy an Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Sorbet to Cleanse the Palate, Main Course and Dessert
Join us in the Ballroom New Years Eve for a night filled with Magic and Intrigue. Halifax Plantation presents a New Years Eve Masquerade Ball.
Valentines Day in the Tavern will be featuring a delightful five course dinner menu Thursday February 14th. The Halifax Howlers will entertain us at 6pm. $60 inclusive per person. Call for reservations (386) 676-9600 ext. 324
Valentines Dinner Dance! Saturday February 16th. Scrumptious Valentine’s Day Fare and Music provided by "Soul Fire”! Stay tuned for more info! $55 inclusive per person
Join us for a Spectacular St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, Saturday March 16th! Enjoy traditional Irish fare and some favorite dance tunes by "5 O'Clock Charley and John Band.
Calypso Night! Join us for calypso night at the newly renovated pool Saturday, March 30th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Enjoy Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres whilst listening to the cool caribbean sounds of the "Caribbean Crew Steel Drum and Reggae Band". Big Shout Out to Vanacore Homes for their support of this event!
Save The Date! Easter is Sunday, April 21st! The Tavern will be featuring our Annual Grand Easter Buffet
Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th. Celebrate your mom at Halifax Plantation and make her day unforgettable!
The Member’s Par Three Series of Golf
Wednesday, March 6 Captain’s Choice 3:00PM
Wednesday, April 3 Best Ball 3:00PM
Sunday, May 12 Bingo, Bango, Bongo! 3:00PM
Sunday, June 3 Baffing Spoon 3:00PM
Sunday, July 21 Foursomes 3:00PM
Wednesday, October 30 Toil and Trouble 3:00PM
Save the Dates
Open to Halifax Plantation Golf Club Members
A Great Time for Friends, Food and Fun!
The Major of Golf Business
From Dunedin to Orlando, 65 Years of Moving
the Golf Business Forward
The History of the PGA Merchandise Show
The PGA Merchandise Show, now the world’s largest and most influential golf business event, grew from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Fla., in 1954, when a handful of golf merchandisers assembled in the PGA National Golf Club parking lot during a series of PGA winter tournaments. By 1957, the number of manufacturers’ representatives had become so large, approximately 50 by then, that PGA officials leased a tent.
The PGA Merchandise Show moved when the Association’s winter tournaments relocated to Florida’s East Coast. In 1963, the Show was held at the Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Country Club; from 1964–73 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (now BallenIsles Country Club); and in 1974, moved back to Port St. Lucie, still under a circus-sized tent.
The PGA Merchandise Show and winter tournaments moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1975, where the show was indoors for the first time at the Disney Contemporary Resort. In 1982, The PGA of America relocated to the new PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, a mile from its former headquarters. The PGA Merchandise Show was subsequently moved to the Miami Beach Convention Center, where it remained for three years.
Due to the continuing demand for increased space capacity, The PGA moved the Show to the new Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in 1985 and again the Show was quickly filled to capacity. As the PGA Merchandise Show grew so did the West Building of the Convention Center, which added 200,000 gross square feet in 1989 and nearly doubled in size to 1.1 million gross square feet in 1996.
In 1998, The PGA of America sold an equity share of its golf shows to Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading trade show organizer. In partnership, The PGA and Reed, under the umbrella of PGA Worldwide golf Exhibitions, produce and manage the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas.
Since the PGA/Reed partnership, the PGA Merchandise Show has evolved to become an all-encompassing global platform for the introduction of new products, indoor &
outdoor product testing, wide-ranging education seminars, industry symposiums right on the show floor, national awards presentations, fashion features, player development programs, professional networking events and more.
Several industry programs have been added to the PGA Show since the partnership that remain valuable resources for the industry today including vendor and buyer appreciation programs (1999), the New Product Zone (2001), Demo Day (2003), Pro-Pro Tournament Series and the indoor Equipment Test Center (2004), specialty exhibitor pavilions and the PGA Forum (2007), PGA Mentor Lunch and AGM Product Preview & Reception (2008), the Inventor’s Spotlight Pavilion on the Show floor (2011), Outdoor Instructional Workshops, Golf Fitness, Wellness & Instruction Village (2013), Live “Morning Drive” daily broadcast by the Golf Channel (2014), Performance Textile Fair (2016), PGA Show Insider (2016), “My Show” customized product recommendations (2017), streamlined topic tracks in the PGA Show Education Conference (2018), Adaptive Golf Center (2018), PGA Show Digital Job Board (2018), Global Golf Innovation Competition by HYPE Sports and the Golf Shop Innovation Center (2019). Additionally, the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, organized by Reed Exhibitions with the Tennis Industry Association, was co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in 2019.
More than 42,000 PGA Professionals, golf retailers and industry executives from some 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states typically attend the annual PGA Merchandise Show to launch the business of golf for the new year. Product presentations by golf’s top market leaders combined with product testing at the PGA Show Demo Days and at the Equipment Test Center on the PGA Show Floor, an evening golf resort/lifestyle fashion show, multiple fashion designer presentations, teaching clinics, education seminars, career workshops, industry awards, networking receptions and more fill a busy PGA Show Week schedule.
Now more than ever before, the PGA Merchandise Show is the ideal, global platform that industry leaders, top manufacturers, PGA Professionals and golf organizations utilize to grow the business, participation and interest in golf.
Game Improvement Plans
Halifax Plantation Golf Club
PGA Certified Instructor
Bobby began his golf career at Myrtle Beach National in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a first assistant and began his pursuit of becoming a PGA Class A Professional. He then had the opportunity to perfect his knowledge of the golf swing and became Director of Instruction at Direct Approach Golf School in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Bobby's talents took him to Montgomery, Alabama where he joined Honours Golf and rejuvenated golf instruction for the City of Montgomery, AL. He is a U.S. Kids Certified Coach.
Lessons, Video Analysis, Club Fitting, New Grips
When you practice putting don’t spend all of it on mechanics. You can save a lot more strokes by practicing lag putts, which will sharpen your touch and distance control. That’s when you start seeing less of those dreaded three putts.
Monday, March 25 10am - 2pm
Halifax Plantation Golf Club
By Richard Humphreys
New owners of Royal New Kent begin restoration of Mike Strantz layout
Royal New Kent, which opened in 1997, is one of just nine courses designed by Strantz before his death at the age of 50. Strantz was known for bold, unconventional and artistic work including Tobacco Road in North Carolina and the 2003 redesign of the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in California.
“Mike Strantz was a tremendously talented and gifted architect whose career was, unfortunately, cut short,” said Barton Tuck, chairman of Wingfield Golf, which manages nine golf courses in Virginia, Florida and Mississippi. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to take one of his best back to what he originally designed and get it back in tip-top shape, and to play a part in preserving Strantz’s legacy for golfers to enjoy for many years to come.”
Royal New Kent was named Best New Upscale Public Course by Golf Digest upon opening, with its design inspired by the character of Ireland’s links, particularly Royal County Down and Ballybunion.
Scheduled Opening Spring 2019 – Special Offer Available to Club Members
2019 Australian Open Tennis News
It’s a magnificent seven. Novak Djokovic eclipsed the six Australian Open titles won by Roy Emerson and Roger
Federer to take sole ownership of the men’s singles record at Melbourne Park with a resounding 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal on Sunday night.
The world No.1 has now won the last three Grand Slam titles in succession, surpassing the trophy hauls of both Emerson and his idol Pete Sampras with his 15th major in the process.
The streak has finally been broken. After eight different women won the last eight Grand Slams, Naomi Osaka snapped the trend and triumphed in back-to-back majors.
The 21-year-old from Japan is the first woman since Jennifer
Capriati in 2001 to follow up her maiden Grand Slam success by winning the very next major.
Her victory over Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open 2019 final on Saturday has catapulted her to the top spot in the world rankings, making Osaka the youngest world No. 1 since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010.
Love Your Neighborhood
When you’re not out and about, it’s comforting to know there remains a wealth of fun and exciting activities right outside your door. From golf, to swimming, tennis and pickleball, general fitness, card and board games, and more, you’ll love a thriving community full of like-minded people who share your interests.
In addition, when you live in an area where people look out for one another, you get the security and peace of mind that you and your loved ones are always protected. Many communities also feature safety protocols such as gated access, night-time patrol, and other safeguard measures.
Enjoy Graceful Living
Along with the mentioned items, you want and deserve an area where you can wake up each morning and fully embrace the day. Luckily, the Central Florida climate is an ideal area to do just that. With sunshine most every day of the year, plus inclusive and innovative family-friendly events offered each month, every day is a new adventure.
Plus, it’s easy to create a backyard oasis where you can entertain friends and loved ones, or simply relax in the soothing comfort of your custom home property. In addition, your fenced-in yard makes the ideal spot for pets to safely roam and frolic in the great outdoors.
For nearly three decades, we’ve assisted homeowners across the country and even internationally in selecting their ideal forever home in Central Florida. Now’s the time to finally get the custom home of which you’ve always dreamed. Browse our website to view the welcoming neighborhoods we build in. Then, contact us today to get started on an attractive and elegant custom home of your own.
How to Create a Forever Home
By Nancy Collins
There was a time when people would purchase a “starter home” and then move several times until finally arriving at the residence in which they planned to retire and live out their golden years. But times have changed.
These days, more people seek a “forever home” option. This is where you can enjoy life in one spot as your family grows and life changes. Thankfully, high-quality custom homes make it possible to fully enjoy one dwelling throughout your lifetime.
Regardless of your current life stage, custom homes are tailor-made to match your specific desires and requirements. Learn how this option can make all the difference for you, and in the lives of your loved ones.
One of the best features of custom homes is that you’re in control every step of the way. From major decisions to even the smallest detail, your house will end up exactly how you want it. That includes the floorplan (sometimes called “home flow”).
As you work with your custom home builder to devise the perfect floorplan, consider how your life will change as the calendar years pass. For example, many active seniors appreciate a more open home layout that’s easy to navigate. Others prefer to create separate ‘wings’ of the home, so each person can enjoy a private space during the day.
If you’re just starting a family, it’s wise to think about aging parents and loved ones. In addition, many adult children now return home after college. It’s nice to have a comfortable place where they can stay.
Location is Key
As life changes, so will your priorities. Regardless of life stage, however, convenient access to amenities is always important. That includes essentials such as hospitals, airports, convention centers, and more. In addition, visiting friends and relatives will appreciate the close proximity to world-class attractions and top-notch shopping and dining options.
Thankfully, there are many pristine and welcoming Central Florida communities that perfectly accommodate this goal. That includes Halifax Plantation, Southern Pines, Westland Village, and more.
By Nancy Collins
4 Interior Design Trends for 2019
When it comes to custom homes, adaptability and creativity are literally built right in. You call the shots every step of the way, from the biggest considerations right down to the smallest detail. But did you know that the opportunities don’t stop there? Instead, each month offers new ways to make your custom home stand out.
The start of a new year is an ideal time to showcase all of the exciting and innovative features of your custom home. That includes interior design and personalized décor. Use this advice to take the comfort and style of your residence to a new level in 2019.
1) Think Outside the Box
Adopting trends can be tough. On the one hand, it’s nice to be part of a new craze. On the other, you might be hesitant to make drastic changes to your home’s décor that you might regret later on. Luckily, it’s easy to find a middle ground to satisfy the desires of every member of your family.
For example, according to design experts, mixed textures are hot this year. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials, including wood, varied textile fibers, metal, leather, and more. You can even incorporate recycled objects (such as glass and tin) into your overall design. When you live in a high-quality custom home tailored to your exact requirements, decorating is fun and relaxing.
2) Focus on High Traffic Areas
The most used areas of any home (according to REALTORs®) are the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms. That’s why it’s essential that these room match your unique personality. You want to feel comfortable in your residence. By creating a separate ambiance for each space, you provide guests and loved ones with a new experience as they move about your house.
For instance, metal kitchen accents (especially copper) are fashionable this year. So are butcher block countertops or those made of solid granite and even concrete. Two-tone cabinets and colorful accents set a welcoming mood. Open shelving and black appliances that rose to popularity in 2018 remain in style.
In the bathroom, display your stylish flair by generating an elegant atmosphere. Place candles, antiques, and interesting décor throughout the space. Your guests will be pleasantly impressed, and your loved ones will feel like they’re staying in a five-star hotel every day of the year.
3) Make the Most of Your Spare Room
The possibilities are nearly endless for your spare room. After you’ve secured all the essentials for your custom home, let the fun begin by discovering new and exciting uses for this extra space.
For example, you could make an entertainment area where the whole family can enjoy weekly movie screenings. Perhaps a home bar or café is more your style. This room is also ideal for yoga/meditation and exercise. Many people today use a spare room to work from home all or part of the time. You could even convert the space to a study/reading area or hobby room. When guests visit, your spare room is the perfect spot for comfortable accommodations.
4) Dream It, Then Do It
As mentioned, custom homes are all about personalization. Is sustainability and environmental responsibility important to you? Your home builder can design a dwelling that honors this commitment. You’ll likely have other important considerations in mind. The first step is to partner with reliable builders with a proven track record of success.
For nearly three decades, we’ve become known as a responsible construction leader in Central Florida. Family-owned and operated, our continued focus is on excellence in building while providing unmatched customer service. Browse our website to witness some of our recent work. Then, contact us today to get started on your own custom home.
Halifax Plantation Phases 2 & 3 HOA
386-275-1087 is the direct number to the HOA
386-301-4699 FAX number
HOA website HalifaxPlantationPhase2HOA.com
The next Board of Directors meetings will be at the HOA office, 3500 Merritt Drive at 9 am on Monday February 18th and April 1st
Design Review Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Please review Article XI Design Standards in the Master Covenants and Restrictions. The form is on the HOA website or pick one up in the HOA office.
A reminder that regular household trash is picked up on Wednesday and landscape debris on Thursday. Items should be put by the road (not in it) the night before.
If you have a large item for pickup, you must contact Solid Waste at 386-943-7889 to get on the list.
Volusia.org is the Volusia County website and has a lot of good info.
The HOA staff will be trimming trees and repairing irrigation lines over the next few weeks.
Please call the HOA office at 386-275-1087 or email if you see street lights & irrigation not working correctly or any other issue you think needs to be addressed.