Grove Life | Winter 2021

Won’t you be my Neighbor | January - March 2021

Mission To deliver a boutique lifestyle set in an oasis of uncompromising beauty with facilities and activities that encourage healthy mind, body experiences, a strong sense of community and lasting friendships.

Your General Manager, Jennifer M. Jolly A Jolly View

F rom the day I started I was fascinated with our history. I love that we began as a citrus plantation, growing a unique fruit called the Honeybell. I love that our developer didn’t want a cookie-cutter community and allowed the membership to build their dream home, be it traditional, contemporary or the unimaginable. I love that, for as intimate a community as we are, we embrace all ages and ethnicities. We truly are something to be proud of here at Boca Grove. Yes, we have wonderful amenities. When I started here three years ago as your Director of Marketing, I was quick to point those out. I liked to say we were “Gary Player’s First American Home,” our Director of Tennis has been with us for 35 years bringing all the tennis greats to play here along with plans to develop a robust pickleball program, and that we had a nationally acclaimed Chef. All these things continue to be true, however, today I would tell you it is not the “no tee time” golf program nor our imported Italian clay court, and not even our soon-to-be opened state-of-the-art Sports & Wellness Center that make us special. It is our people.

With that as our single most important component of what makes us unique and unimaginable in the most wonderful way, we decided to focus on our people in this issue. On who we are, where we come from and that the fabric of our community lies in our ability to be good neighbors. A few months ago I was doing what a lot of us did in 2020 and, while channel surfing for something other than the pandemic or the presidential campaign, I ran across Tom Hanks in the movie “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” And although it was a show I grew up on as a child, as many of you probably did, it struck me that so much of the movie’s message continues to be relevant today. To that, we tasked the team, when writing their articles for this issue, to highlight a quote from Mister Rogers. You will see, through our sections, that we are working to add more opportunities for you to meet your neighbors, beautify your neighborhoods and add the beauty of human connection to all we do regardless of any limitations or restrictions that continue or come to bear in 2021. So my words of wisdom from Mister Rogers to all of us is to “imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.” I hope you all enjoy this issue as we usher in 2021. Happy New Year!

Jennifer M. Jolly General Manager

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Seafood Extravaganza January 30 ● February 20 Men’s Stag Night January 21 ● February 18 ● March 18 Ladies Happy Hour January 14 ● February 4 ● March 4 Walk, Wine & Whiskey January 20 ● February 10 ● March 10


outdoor Cinema February 16 ● March 16

Cheese, Wine & Everything Fine January 15 ● February 19 ● March 26

Painting with a twist January 27

Super Bowl PARTY February 7

Yappy Hour February 11

Valentine’s Day Dinner February 14

wild animal show February 28

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner March 17

passover March 27

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“Often when you think you’re at the end of something,

you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~ Mister Rogers

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Valerie’s Vision By Valerie Roca G lorious are the days when you wake up in the morning and the sun is shining with a cool breeze, and the rich aroma of morning brew fills the home. That restorative, yet invigorating feeling brought on by the excitement of the new year, and propelled by the beautiful South Florida winter days, is what I hope we all carry with us well into the new year.

There is no doubt that 2020 challenged us in ways we never knew possible, but it also had its silver linings, bringing us back to a more simplistic outlook, where we rediscovered our core values, removing ourselves from the distractions and noise that we so often become wrapped up in. In mid-December, I was invited to participate in a branding/marketing seminar with other local club managers. As these events often go, we engaged in several activities that required us to consider our brand identity. As a marketer, I know why identifying our value propositions is important, but as a communicator, ambassador and liaison whose main objective is to create human connections, understanding our core values in a changing world is more than an activity during a seminar; it is understanding the binding threads of our fabric. As someone new to the team, I am lucky to be able to observe with a fresh set of eyes what may sometimes get lost if you’ve been here long. Allow me to remind you of the many things that make Boca Grove special. I consider these the core values that make up our brand identity. In other words, the pillars of who we are as a community. We Inspire Smiles If you only knew how much love and laughter echoes through the clubhouse on a daily basis – it’s remarkable. From the countless good times and funny stories shared amongst team members behind the scenes, to the familiar buzz of fun and laughter radiating from the dining areas, to all the smiling eyes behind the masks that prepare and deliver hundreds of meals each week. Everything that we do, at its core, is to inspire smiles. We Prioritize Safety, Quality and Wellbeing Safety has undoubtedly been at the forefront this past year, and will continue as top priority. Despite new safety conventions that would seemingly make it impossible to socialize, develop new friendships or reconnect with old friends, we were able to safely provide those opportunities in innovative ways. From Zoom cooking demos and wine tastings to a progressive dinner Fall Extravaganza event that allowed members to see friends from a distance, dance with their loved ones and even experience three different types of live entertainment in one evening. We never sacrificed the pleasures of social interaction and human connection for safety, and vice versa. With Delightfully Distanced protocols, Boca Grove members were able to safely celebrate milestones, birthdays, mitzvahs, weddings and anniversaries. We Learn and Grow This past year allowed us to learn and grow. We learned how to adapt to continuous change and how to make decisions in uncertainty. Despite the trying times, Boca Gove is stronger than ever, continuously growing with new families from all over the country, greatly enriching our collective values. The future is bright at Boca Grove.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Gaby Joy I ’d like to thank all the real people I have met through managing our

In the coming days, you may receive a letter from us with a property self-assessment included. We encourage you to take the assessment and then determine if it may be time to update your property. We know change is always difficult and deciding where to start on projects can sometimes be daunting, but with 444 residences, you are not alone! If you want to make improvements, we want to help! I amhappy to come to your property, discuss options, introduce you to professionals, help with the application. Like my Mister Rogers quote points out, it takes real time and real effort by real people to make a neighborhood shine. I am here to serve you and the ACC is here to ensure we are all making steps in the right direction. It has been my honor and pleasure to work with these generous, committed and truly caring members. They want what we all want … a beautiful neighborhood to call home with neighbors who become friends and family.

property who have taught me things, made a difference, have shared their thoughts to improve our neighborhood,

have acted on those thoughts with me, and even have taken our collective visions and invented gadgets to make them a reality. In the few short months I have had the pleasure to serve Boca Grove in this capacity, I have most enjoyed how each and every one of our members come together to make our neighborhood the best that it can be. Whether through landscaping, lighting, renovations or timely maintenance, every day something good is happening here. Our Architectural Control Committee, led by Dan Cohn, is a true hands on, caring group of men and women who come together for all homeowner approvals, property enhancements, neighborhood ride-a-longs and act as the liaison from the membership to management and the Board. All of these things are approached with the same goal in mind … to improve and increase home values by encouraging the aesthetic improvement of residences within Boca Grove, and the continuing improvement of the community’s common areas. Our 2020 ACC team was charged with developing a plan that went beyond simply enforcing rules to inspiring our membership to be a part of the greater good. And they took that charge seriously by developing a charter of sorts as the framework for all ACC volunteers moving forward. This charter addresses both the tactical and strategic issues that face the community. These issues include: • approval of projects initiated by residents of the community • enforcement of existing community guidelines when a property falls into violation • development of a more organized way to track each residential property within the community • establishment of an on-going program that works to improve the street appeal of residential properties • development of a mid- and long-term strategies for the improvement of common areas

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HUGHEY the honeybell


Hello, my name is Hughey the Honeybell

and I would like to thank you for doing your part to keep our

neighborhood beautiful. Sometimes we become so enamored by the scenery that we forget the community rules and need a little nudge to get back on track. In those times, I will be here to remind you by sending a postcard letting you know that something doesn’t seem quite right. The postcard is a friendly warning and will be followed by a fine and then suspension as per the POA rules, if taken lightly. And remember, my friend, Gaby Joy is here to help if you have a question on any of the rules.

“Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it is takes real time and real efforts of real people to learns things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions.” ~ Mister Rogers

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Marvelous Misses of Membership

Your Member Services team is brand new and quite the ensemble, with an appetite for travel and a flair for service!

“We all have diffrent gifts, so we all have diffrent ways of saying to the world who we are.” ~ Mister Rogers

Jacqueline Carter is the Special Events Manager in charge of bringing the social calendar and children’s programming to life at Boca Grove. Prior to joining Boca Grove, Jacque was the Recreation Director at Marriott Harbor Beach, where she led the team that was responsible for servicing Mr. Marriott himself on his private beach. But that’s not Jacque’s only beachfront experience. After spending 5 years working at a resort on the beautiful island and U.S. territory of Guam, Jacque has seen and done it all when it comes to recreation – from a three-month backpacking trip where she island hopped across Southeast Asia, to cliff jumping and swimming with whale sharks in Oslob. Valerie Roca, Membership Sales & Marketing Director, much like Jacque, is no stranger to adventure. For all they know, Valerie and Jacque could have very well crossed paths during their exploration of Southeast Asia. In 2013, Valerie moved to Mannheim, Germany to pursue an international Master of Business Administration. The international program allowed her to complete two semesters aboard, one in Paris and the other in Singapore, where she immersed herself in the rich and spiritual cultural experiences of Southeast Asia before returning to Western Europe. Meanwhile during that time, Annie Sanchez, Communications Coordinator, was finishing up her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida (also Valerie’s alma mater, Go Gators!) Little did she know that her greatest adventure was right around the corner. In 2017, Annie moved to the Big Apple, where she completed her Master of Science in Publishing in 2018 and experienced first-hand the hustle and bustle that is New York City. During her time in NYC, Annie met Jodi Picoult and James Franco, watched six Broadway plays, and experienced the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. These three marvelous young professionals likely have their colorful ancestry to thank for their sense of wonder and lust for travel and adventure. Valerie’s family heritage is from Peru, while Annie’s is from Bolivia and Puerto Rico. Jacque’s is a real doozy - Irish, German, Filipino and Cherokee. Jacque is related to 3 Cherokee chiefs, including Chief Junaluska known for fighting alongside President Andrew Jackson, who saved his life at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. It’s no wonder exploration runs through their veins! Annie, Jacque and Valerie’s diverse collection of experiences make them an energetic, creative and service-oriented team. We are thrilled that they have each found their way back to their native South Florida and are confident that their ideas and different perspectives will enhance the member experience at Boca Grove.

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Member Milestones &Memories By Annie Sanchez M ister Rogers taught us about kindness, wonder, and even gave us a tip to, “Look for the Helpers” in times of crisis. Reflecting on the timesless messages of Fred Rogers, generally evokes feelings of comfort and brings memories of the famous Neighborhood. Inspired by nostalgia, we asked these members to share some of their favorites Milestones and Memories.

Bob & Sylvia Robbins 60 years of Marriage Boca Grove Members since 1999

How did you meet? Sylvia: We met at a United Jewish Appeal Cocktail Party that was hosting an afternoon fundraiser at the Harwyn Club in New York. I was sitting at the bar and Bob and I got talking. He asked me to dinner at the Harwyn Club, but I wanted to eat at a restaurant, so he took me to a French restaurant. We had a nice dinner, but there was no kiss and no goodbye. Bob: We went to a UJA fundraiser cocktail party. We were both sitting at the bar and I asked her if she wanted to join me for dinner. When did you know that you were in love?

Sylvia: The day I met him. I was 26 years old, which was considered a mature age to be unmarried in those times. My mother had asked me if I met anyone and I told her I met the man I was going to marry. He was great, fun, a good sport, and took me to great restaurants. He did give me a hard time though because I didn’t hear from him until after his cruise to Europe. Bob: I knew I wanted to marry Sylvia when I was on a cruise ship for Christmas in 1959. I missed her so much that I got off on one of the stops and called her to make a date with her. We were married 3 months later. What has been the hardest and easiest elements of staying married? Sylvia: There is nothing hard about it; it’s the way it was. He’s been there for everything I need. I had wonderful in-laws. My mother-in-law treated me like a daughter. Bob: When you’re married you have to let your spouse have their way when you really want to do something else. You have to compromise and make adjustments to what is going on. Like when I wanted to take the kids outside and play and have fun and when Sylvia wanted to visit friends or family and dress the kids up. The easiest part is you don’t have to think sometimes and you don’t have to fight about a garbage issue. You know what your partner needs. What advice can you give to other couples? Sylvia: Everything is so individual. However it works for them it works different for you. We’ve had a wonderful life together.

Bob: You have to compromise on issues. If there is no compromise, there is a constant war. Don’t get so upset about your things being done a certain way. We have to make concessions to what the other person wants to do. We didn’t want to fight about every issue.

“It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have” ~ Mister Rogers

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Howard Schnoll 85 Years Old Boca Grove Members since 1993 How did you celebrate your 85th birthday? Howard: We had a small party at Chippers in Boca Grove. It was just after they had reopened. They served us hors d’oeuvre, drinks, and my birthday cake. We looked at pictures and reminisced. It was a nice small group of my closest friends. What historical events have you lived through? Howard: I remember the bombing of Pear Harbor. I was six years old. I was sitting on the floor in the living room of my grandparent’s house. We heard it on the radio and radios back then were a big piece of furniture. Everybody was hushed gathered around it.

“No one else can live the life you live” ~ Mister Rogers

I remember when the Polio vaccine came out. I was 14 years old. It was a big deal. Kids couldn’t go anywhere before it came out. It was similar to today except with kids. My cub scout friend survived it, but it crippled him severely. For 9/11, I remember being in the car driving to the office. I was living in Wisconsin then. The women working in the office were crying and devasted. We sent everyone home that day. The Civil Rights movement in the 60’s was just as bad if not worse as now. In Milwaukee, the riots were very bad. I grew up and lived in the inner city. I remember when African Americans moved into the area. There were police everywhere and curfews. I feel like they haven’t accomplished much over there since the 1960s. In 1997, my son and I were at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans and we got to see the Packers win the Super Bowl. It was an incredible game! What is one of your favorite memories?

Howard: When I was a managing partner in an accounting firm, which we built from 4 staff to 100, I had a friend who had a son with muscular dys- trophy. In those days, people with muscular dystrophy had a small lifespan. One of our employees, a former priest, worked to receive a state grant to get a special desk built for the young man with muscular dystrophy. Even though he was severely paralyzed, he would work by putting a stick in his mouth to do things on the computer. He eventually rose to manager; he was one of the success stories for that disease in those days. I am so happy that I was a part of how successful he was. One of the highlights of all the things I’ve done is when I impact someone’s life; it makes me smile. Another life highlight that I share with my wife is being able to go to the college graduation of our 7 of our 15 grandchildren!

What advice can you give on how to lead a happy life? Howard: In whatever work you have to do, really enjoy what you’re do- ing. Find a job that you like to do. Don’t be afraid to make changes. I’ve found they’ve always made your life better. Have confidence in your ability. Never be afraid of change. Go out and do something else. You spend so much time at work to not be happy. Also, surround yourself with nice people and have good friends. Get involved in the community and charitable organi- zations because they are always satisfying. Don’t forget that experience is making mistakes and not doing it again.

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Chef Dominick’s Recipe Cheeseburger Flatbread Pizza

1 each

12 x 12 Flatbread Pizza Crust

As needed

Vegetable Oil

1 lb

Ground Beef (Ground Turkey or Chicken)

As needed

Salt and Pepper Fresh Tomato, Diced

2 cups 1 Cup 1 cup 2 cups

Pickles, Diced

Diced Red Onion (optional) Cheddar Cheese, Shredded American Cheese Iceberg Lettuce, Shredded

6-8 slices 2 cups

4 oz 4 oz


YellowMustard (or use your favorite Mustard)

METHOD: Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. On cookie sheet place flat bread and toast for 5-8 minutes till crisp, remove. In a Hot skillet add oil and beef, season with salt and pepper. Brown beef. Remove and drain beef of liquid. Place beef evenly on flat bread. Top with tomato, pickles, onion. Top with cheeses. Place back in oven till cheese is melted. If you like cheese brown, turn on broiler for 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with shredded lettuce. Drizzle ketchup and mustard. Using a sharp chef knife or Pizza cutter, cut into squares

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Adding a squeeze of lemon juice or a dash of vinegar cuts through fat, brightens flavors, and wakes up flat dishes. Try adding acid to cooked vegetables, drizzle lemon on salad greens or add a touch of vinegar to your favorite sauce for meats. COOL WAYS TO USE ICE TRAYS Get those old fashioned ice trays out and try using them for other things besides ice such as leftover wine

chicken stock or beef stock • leftover coffee or iced tea add it to your iced beverage instead of regular cubes other Items that freeze well roasted garlic • fresh herbs in olive oil

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Good Food, Good Friends & Good Wine By Carla Hull F ood is the ultimate social agent. In a world where there life in general or current affairs, allowing bonding to take place over the food.

are over 7,000 estimated languages, food is the one thing that bridges every one of them. Sharing a meal is universal. Mealtimes have evolved from being a simple sustenance exercise to a true bonding

There is also the fun of eating different foods and sharing different recipes, especially across cultures. There is also evidence to suggest that eating together could be good for you; studies have shown that families that eat together are healthier, benefitting from lower rates of depression and obesity along with higher rates of literacy and self-esteem. So when I found this quote from Mister Rogers, “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person,” it came to that through food, and our service to you, our members, in the dining can have an enormous impact on your daily lives. To that, you will see more smaller venue opportunities for you to get to know your neighbors this year. An opportunity for you to leave something positive of yourself with your fellow members as you meet them for the first time or reminisce with those you’ve known since our humble beginnings 35 years ago. Our service team is taking extra steps to ensure your dining experience leaves you with something of themselves that is positive and longstanding. We aim to inspire you with magical moments and fond farewells. Let’s continue to enhance our community and pay it forward!

experience, one that holds a special place in several cultures around the world. From workplace lunches to intimate dinner parties, special event banquets or the weekly Sunday roast, many memories are often made whilst sat around the dining table. Long before America became the melting pot of culture that we are, the Greek Empire enjoyed food and dining as a group event to build camaraderie and conviviality. Cuisine was the catalyst. This continued throughout the Roman Era, during which the convivium (Roman dinner party) became a main stay in society. We may have come a long way since then, but the intrinsic role food plays within societies and families as a bonding agent has remained. Eating together essentially enables us to stay connected with the ones we love. Families and friends often use the time at the dinner table to talk about their days, weeks,

C ome G ather at O ur T able family food friends •

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W hat better way to bring a group together than with wine? The image of wannabe hip-hop moguls drinking oversized bottles of Cristal in club corners has done nothing for the reputation of the magnum. But when it comes to wine, bigger often means better. There is something about a magnum, or “large formats” as they are called in the wine trade, that screams “celebration”. In addition to the theatrics of presenting and pouring from a magnum, these bottles also have unexpected benefits. Where the bottle itself doubles in size, the cork typically does not. Since corks are not entirely airtight, a small amount of oxygen seeps into any bottle over time, aging and developing the juice itself. Therefore, magnum bottles expose double the amount of wine to roughly the same amount of oxygen, lengthening the aging process and keeping wines fresher longer. Some special bottles we have in house: Miura Chardonnay Napa Valley Muira Matador Pinot Noir Pisoni Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER Sunday, February 14

Bring the one you LOVE

to the place you LOVE

and let’s celebrate LOVE

Four Course Prix Fixe Menu LIVE MUSIC & DANCING RSVP required by Tuesday, February 9 Reservations begin at 6:00 pm

$75 per person

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PAINTING WITH A TWIST Wednesday, January 27 | 4:30 pm Explore you creative side with a glass or two of wine! Whether you want to spend some quality time with your spouse, a group of friends, or a fun evening with good company, this event is fun for all! You’ll receive a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and step-by-step instructions on how to create your masterpiece. ORCHID CLASS Wednesday, February 3 | 3:00 pm Have you noticed the gorgeous orchids displayed throughout the clubhouse year-round? Our botanical suppliers are here to give you tips on orchid arrangements. Learn which plants pair best with orchids and take home your beautiful arrangements and show off your green thumb! WILD ANIMAL SHOW Sunday, February 28 | 4:00 pm Parents bring your kids for a chance to get close and personal with these furry friends and creepy critters! Learn first-hand from the trainers about these unique animals. This Family Fun Day will not disappoint! HERB GARDEN Wednesday, March 3 | 3:00 pm Are you interested in learning more about how to start your own herb garden or how to maintain one? You won’t want to miss this class! BOOK SIGNING WITH EDWARD BALIAN Early Spring 2021 Join us as author Edward Balian discusses his biographical piece of Bob Seger’s life and career as a true rock legend, with Tom Weschler (Bob’s former road manager) providing the book’s forward. Turn the Page, follows Bob from his earliest days emerging out of the Detroit music scene, up through, and including, his current 2019 national tour “Roll Me Away, the Final Tour.” It tracks Seger’s entire music career, including the Silver Bullet Band – comparing the songs and stage shows, similar to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Bruce Springsteen’s E-street Band. The book features inside stories, interviews, Bob’s composing, band personnel, recording sessions, tours, and his very private personal life. Turn the Page is a “must” for any true Bob Seger fan. Cheese, Wine & Everything Fine Spain Italy Portugal January 15 | February 19 | March 26 ast year’s planner may have not gotten much use, but this year offers new ways to celebrate and smile with your friends and neighbors. Check out a few of the the fun events and dinners we have planned for you in L 2021

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. Explore the wonderful world of wine and cheese pairings with Mario Olarte as he examines the tastes, textures and tannins that make a delightful party platter or savory snack.

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Clinics Junior Clinics 4:00 pm Tuesdays Complimentary Beginner Clinics 9:00 am - 10:00 am Sunday, January 17 Sunday, February 21 Sunday, March 14 Sip N Tips 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wednesday, January 6 “Tee Shots & Tito’s” Wednesday, February 17 “Short Game & Sangrias” Thursday, March 18 “Cocktails and (on) Course” Golf Mixers Pro-Member Wednesday, March 17 Couples Guest Day Sunday, January 24 Superbowl Mixer Sunday, February 7 Mixed Member Member Sunday, March 7 Wednesday, January 20 Wednesday, February 24 Ladies Clinic 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, January 14 Thursday, February 11 Thursday, March 4

A Round of Events Shawn Costello, Director of Golf I t’s hard to believe the year of 2020 is finally behind us. While it posed many challenges, it was nice to see so many of you have upbeat and positive attitudes. In fact, last year was actually the busiest year on recent record for the golf department. I would like to thank the entire membership for their support and participation in so many of our events, programming, and merchandise efforts throughout the year. Although

this special time of year during the holidays is often the busiest, I would like to take the time to wish all of you a wonderful New Year, filled with good health, prosperity, and of course, long drives and low scores. The start of this season featured terrific turnouts including the WGA Opening Day which was pushed up one week due to election day, as well as the MGA Opening Day on November 7. We would like to thank all of you who have participated in not just the Opening Days, but so many of the events throughout this past Fall. Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Melissa Rath, LPGA Apprentice who joinedus inOctober. She has helped conductmany of our player development programs including our Women’s Only Clinics and our Sips n’ Tips series, which featured Pina Colada’s & Putting in November, followed by Bunkers & Brews in December. Looking to future events, we have a great lineup of continuing player development programs, and we invite you to come out and enjoy them! Next up is Tito’s &Tee Shots on January 6, aWomen’s Only Clinic on January 14 and February 11, and a Short Game &Sangria’s on February 17. These types of events have helped people get involved in golf and create relationships between new members (those new to the game) and current members. I would also like to highlight the junior programming, which has fostered growth and enjoyment for the game from a number of juniors in the community. Currently, we are in the middle of our tournament season with both WGA and MGA season long match play events going well. We also have some marquis events around the corner including: the one-day Men’s Member Guest on January 13, the Couple’s Guest Day on January 24, the Women’s Member Guest on February 25, and the Men’s Invitational March 11-13. We continue to see high turnouts in these events, so if you have not already signed up, please do so. We have had successful demo days this past Fall and look forward to our Multi-Vendor Demo Day scheduled for January 22. We will have Cleveland, Srixon, XXIO, and Callaway here, and, for the first time, we will also have the ever popular ECCO shoe company here to feature their latest footwear.This exciting and popular event cannot be missed so please check out the latest and greatest from these vendors! Please note, club fittings will be by appointment only. Make sure to sign-up through the invitation emails that are sent out. Special demo day pricing will be available that day. I would also like to remind everyone the golf course is scheduled to be re-rated by the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) this upcoming Spring. Once the course has updated ratings, the GHIN APP and tournament software will be updated, and new scorecards will be ordered to reflect the updated ratings and slopes. We look forward to continuing the positivemomentumwe’ve built from the Fall season and hope that the rest of the season is filled with fabulous events and activities. Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for your support as we continue to create and build exceptional member experiences that make you proud to call yourself amember at Boca Grove.

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Player’s Corner Dan Pendola, Head Golf Professional

WGA 3-Lady Choker Tuesday, January 5 WGA Charity Scramble Tuesday, January 14 WGA Individual Criss Cross Tuesday, January 19 WGA 1 BB of 3 Tuesday, January 26 WGA Individual Quota Tuesday, February 2 MGA Plantation Partners February 5 & 6 WGA Color War Tuesday, February 9 WGA Valentine Scramble Tuesday, February 16 WGA Member Guest Thursday, February 25 MGA 2-Man Stableford February 26 & 27 WGA President’s Cup Tuesday, March 2 League Events

I n this edition of Player’s Corner, we will discuss the importance of putting and share useful insights. In Gary Player’s Black Book, he reveals the secret to putting. He mentions different putting styles such as how Jack Nicklaus would crouch over the ball and use more of a jabbing stroke. He also talks about Tiger Woods’ dominance in 2000-- it was not only his distance off the tee, but he made virtually every putt he needed to during that great stretch. Mr. Player also goes on to speak about Jordan Spieth and his amazing year in 2015 as well as what he learned from Bobby Locke and his influence on Mr. Player. Bobby Locke’s influence on Mr. Player’s approach to putting is contradictory to what most people think today. His philosophy was that it was always better to leave a putt a little bit short than to run the putt past the hole. Normally, people are shocked at this statement because we are always told “never up, never in.” He then goes on to explain that he has never seen a putt that goes past the hole, go in either. The point Mr. Locke makes with this philosophy is that if your speed is just right, the ball has a better chance at going in where he calls the “front door and two side doors.” The idea behind this philosophy is that the hole, in essence, plays larger than if a putt is struck too firm. If a putt is struck firm, it needs to go in right in the center of the hole. The ball has more of a chance to fall in if your speed is just right. This is achieved by honing in your speed control on the practice putting green. Speed is the most important aspect of putting. Choosing the right line comes second, but they do work hand in hand. Personally, I use this approach to putting as well. My feel for the speed of the putt dictates the amount of break I account for when choosing my line. I tend to play more break because of this. The ball will have a better chance of going in if I play more break than less break. If you play less break and the putt misses below the hole, then it has no chance of going in. On a fast green, the ball can end up moving farther and farther from the hole. In order to help you work on your speed control, try the following drill. Practice putting using three balls. 1. Hit three putts from five feet in this order. The first ball should go right in the center of the hole. If you do miss on either side, the ball should end up no more than a couple inches past the hole. 2. The second ball should fall in a bit slower. For the final ball, try to have it fall in on its last revolution.

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After you complete the five-footer move back to ten feet and then fifteen feet and repeat the drill. Practicing this drill will ensure that, when done correctly, you will always end up very close to the hole and avoid three putting. I hope this helps, and as always feel free to reach out for a putting lesson if you feel this part of your game could use some help.

WGA Step Aside Tuesday, March 16 WGA Sadie Hawkins Tuesday, March 23 WGA 5 Club Challenge Tuesday, March 30

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Turf Talk Rafael Barajas, Director of Golf Course Operations

W e are excited to have a spot in the newsletter where we can share information about golf course maintenance and to keep you informed about what to expect during your golf experience. As we look ahead with anticipation to 2021, we do so with the knowledge that 2020 has changed some aspects of our perspective, lifestyles, and the golf industry for many years to come. It is encouraging and exciting to see the interest in the game increasing with many new golfers taking up the game for the first time. Golf rounds are up here and

across the US. The NGF reports golf equipment sales are up, golf lessons have spiked, and the golf industry in general is better than it has been for quite some time. Although it is difficult to find a downside to the upward trend in our game, there are a few considerations to keep in mind as we attempt to manage the increased play. The influx of new players, single riders, and the increased number of golf rounds does come with challenges to golf course maintenance. Courses will experience additional wear and tear, including more divots on the fairways, additional ball marks on the

greens, and turf wear due to the additional cart traffic. While many courses do a great job with filling divots and repairing ball marks, the cooler weather and additional traffic will result in a longer recovery period, especially with the colder weather ahead. We request your assistance and ask that you kindly follow the cart directional signs, stay away from roped areas, and please keep carts on the cart paths where one is available. The letter I sent a few weeks ago mentioned the challenges we dealt with this summer due to record rains, cloud cover, and many overcast days. Bermuda thrives when exposed to eight hours of direct sunlight and will merely survive with less the 8 hours of sun. Following extended periods of little to no sunlight, Bermuda will eventually fail to respond or die. The cold weather brings additional challenges for Bermuda grass., The “150 Rule” is an industry “rule of thumb” that suggests that day and night temperatures combined must equal 150 degrees or more for Bermuda to grow and recover from wear and traffic. Anything below 150 degrees will result in slow or failed recovery. Aesthetically, Bermuda grass enters dormancy and loses its cooler during these cooler temperatures. Dormancy is like hibernation, and is the turfs natural way of protection from the cooler weather. To counter the loss of color, we will change our maintenance practices, mow less, and use fertility and pigments to aid with color retention and to shorten the overall dormancy phase. Again, we need your help by simply following all cart traffic control signage and keeping the carts on cart paths where one is available. Together we can keep the golf course in great condition at all times, which is our primary goal and is what we endeavor to do each and every day on your behalf. Thanks in advance for your support and assistance.

Head Smart 5K Bike Ride Sunday, January 17 Presentation Time: 11:30 am Lower Veranda Ride Time: 12:30 pm

Beinglimitedinactivitiesthesedays,manypeoplehave taken up or resumed the enjoyment of bicycle riding. Unfortunately, many are not riding with helmets and are, therefore, at risk for serious head injury if they fall or are in an accident. Head Smart is a helmet safety program, created by the National Council of Jewish Women of Palm Beach County. This safety program is followed by a demo of how to properly wear a helmet to make it effective, as well as a brief discussion about types of helmets and the laws related to bike riding in the state of Florida. At the end, you will even have a chance to win a raffled helmet. To sign up, email or call 561-487-6929 Complimentary Event

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Take the Challenge! David Schlueter, Fitness Director T his upcoming year of 2021 is going to be a very exciting and historic year for fitness and Boca Grove as a whole. The progress made on our future Sports & Wellness Center has been amazing to witness. While the opening of the facility is on the horizon, there are still plenty of fun activities and events to share. One item I am really pumped about is our new Advagym fitness app. This app, that works

PILATES Monday Thursday Thursday YOGA Monday Tuesday Wednesday

3:15 pm Laurie 8:00 am Laurie 9:15 am Laurie

8:00 am Evelyn 4:30 pm Michelle 8:00 am Evelyn 8:00 am Evelyn

through your phone’s Bluetooth, hasmany functions. Both themembership and staff can create, track, and measure the progress of each individual workout. Advagym also allows the staff to create individual and group workout programs and classes along with daily, weekly, and monthly fitness challenges for the membership. If this sounds interesting, please visit us. We are currently building content and have Advagym up and running in the temporary facility. While technology is great and a necessity, it is hard to compete with the fresh air of the outdoors. Recently, we have pivoted to more outdoor activities and it has been a blast! The lower veranda has become an extension of the gym, where we offer a variety of classes throughout the week, ranging from yoga to interval training and Zumba. The trainers also use this space for private and small group trainings. What could be better than working outside during a South Florida winter day with a beautiful golf course as your backdrop?! Speaking of our beautiful golf course, Shawn and Rafael have been kind enough to allow us to continue our monthly Sunset Yoga and Walk, Wine and Whiskey events throughout the season on the course. These two events are a great way to enjoy some physical activity in Boca Grove’s gorgeous surroundings. In addition, we have added two more outdoor events this season. On Presidents Day, February 15, we will be offering a 7am boot camp. Nothing like celebrating a holiday than with some well-earned sweat! We will also be kicking off our March Madness competition with a walk and team reveal on Monday, March 1st at 9am. All events during March Madness have a point system attached to them and this walk will be no different. So, stay hydrated and put on your sunscreen because we will be outdoors more moving forward. Boca Grove’s future and fitness programs offer us a bright outlook for 2021!


Off the Mat Yoga Saturday

11:00 am Michele

Yin Yoga Thursday ZUMBA Sunday

4:30 pm Jeannette

10:30 am Miryam

AEROBIC & SCULPT CLASSES Cardio Sculpt Monday 9:30 am Philis CIRCUIT TRAINING Friday 9:30 am Morgan STRETCH Monday 4:30 pm Wednesday 5:00 pm Michelle MELT METHOD & TOTAL BODY STRETCH Friday 4:00 pm Kathleen AQUA-CISE Monday 9:00 am Tuesday 9:00 am Sharon Wednesday 9:00 am Sharon Thursday 9:00 am Friday 9:00 am Babette Saturday 9:00 am Babette Sunday 9:00 am Babette HIIT Wednesday 9:30 am Brian Saturday 8:00 am Brian

12-WEEK INTRO TO KARATE, WITH DR. BEN HENDIN Boca Grove’s very own member, Dr. Ben Hendin, is a 4th degree black belt in Karate, and has graciously donated his time and expertise to offer adults and your adults the opportunity to learn and practice the principles that guide this ancient martial art – self-defense, discipline, body strengthening, increased flexibility, fo- cus and strength training. Whether you are looking for an introduction to Karate, or looking to supplements your training, this 12-week program will challenge your mind, body and spirit. The program is designed as Open Enrollment, so if you miss the first class, no problem, come on by for the second one and we will bring you up to speed. Classes will be every Sunday at 11:45am and will continue for 12 weeks.

Classes require advance registration as size is limited. Please call (561) 717-6744 to sign up

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A Round of Events Richard Centerbar, Director of Tennis

W ith all the challenges in 2020 we still managed to turn fall and winter into an active tennis season! Your Tennis Team is looking forward to a robust winter program. Last fall we hosted an amazing pickleball exhibition, had the one-on-one doubles tournament, and who could forget our pro-am. We also hosted our largest ever Work- off-the-Turkey tournament. It is great to see the junior and adult clinics growing in participation. We even introduced weekly pickleball clinics, perfect for those of you interested in trying something new this year!

The fun times keep rolling in Tennis with the 2021 Doubles Club Championships, Mixed Doubles Club Championships, Men’s Night with the Pros, and a Saint Patrick’s Day Mixer! Our goal is to keep you active and busy! CLINIC SCHEDULE Did you know that when we introduced pickleball at Boca Grove, we started with two courts? The popularity of the game and enthusiasm of the members warranted the addition of three more courts. Today, we have 5 beautiful pickleball courts, just calling your name. Stop putting it off and join our complimentary pickleball clinic the first Sunday of every month at 8:00 am. Junior clinic is on Sundays at 1 pm, the kids junior clinic is Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, and high-performance junior clinic is also Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. A newer, fun clinic is our Co Ed clinic Thursdays at 9:00 am till 10:30 am. During this clinic you will hit a lot of balls – it is guaranteed to have a lot of laughs. If your brand spanking new to tennis you won’t be for long, we have a newly added beginner clinic on Mondays at 10 am, which is sure to move your game up to be able to play some top-notch tennis. Our division 2a team clinics are on Wednesdays and division 4 on Fridays. All clinics must be Family day is scheduled for Sunday, January 10th at 1:00 pm. The Doubles Club Championship this year is Sunday, January 17th, so you know what that means… it’s time to start looking now for your ringer - oops! - I mean partner! The Mixed Doubles Club Championships is sure to fill your heart up with love as we schedule this round robin for Sunday, February 14th. It is that time again - men’s night with the pros - still one of our most popular events! That event is scheduled for February 17th at 5:00 pm. Following the event, participants we will enjoy pizza, wings and beer. And finally, will the luck of the Irish be on your side during this year’s Co-Ed St. Patrick’s Day round robin on Wednesday, March 17th at 5:00 pm? Join us after for green beer and appetizers! signed up in advance. EVENT SCHEDULE

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racquet ready

Feb 7 | Intro to Pickleball

Jan 3 | Intro to Pickleball

8:00 am - 9:00 am Feb 14 | Mixed Doubles Club Championship 9:00 am

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Jan 7 | Tennis Live Ball 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mar 7 | Intro to Pickleball

Feb 17 | Men’s Night with the Pros 6:00 pm

Jan 10 | Family Day 1:00 pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Mar 17 | St. Patrick’s Day Mixer 6:00 pm

Jan 17 | Doubles Club Championship 9:00 am

Feb 28 | Pickleball Roud Robin 9:00 am

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