Given that our Clubhouse is under renovation, we have reduced our Initiation Fees for a limited time. The Clubhouse will re-open in October, 2017 featuring a fresh new upscale casual dining option that will be the center point for family dining! We will also offer adult only dining, and we will be able to offer private events in our newly refreshed ballrooms. Contact Leanna Giles, Membership Director, for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org (336) 584-0345
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that we will offer a new membership category, effective May 9, 2016. This decision was made after months of research and deliberation by the Club Leadership, the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors. As we look to maintain the long held traditions of Alamance Country Club, we must also evolve with the changing times to remain a viable option in the current marketplace. We anticipate this change will reinvigorate our efforts to grow our membership, while increasing the value of our memberships. The following new category is now available:
- Athletic Category - entitles the member, their spouse and children under the age of 25 to the following Club amenities: Fitness, Tennis, Pool, all Dining Venues and all Social events.
- Relieves Stress - Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels¬–all of which help reduce daily stress.
- Encourages Relaxation - Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode
- Improves Posture - Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to correct. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.
- Improves Circulation - The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in.
- Relaxes Muscles - Got neck, back or muscle pain? Odds are, sitting all day at the office is the culprit. Massage gets to the root of persistent pain by relaxing tense muscles.
- Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion - As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.
Did you know that our Assistant Fitness Director, Ben Austin, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Fitness Professional? This certification allows him to perform a physical TPI Assessment in the fitness center that screens for biomechanical inefficiencies and dysfunctions in golfers of all ages and ability levels. The TPI philosophy believes golfers will benefit the most from a healthy and efficient body. There is an infinite number of swing styles but, there is one efficient way for each person to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do. Once the TPI Assessment is finished, the results are used to create a plan unique for that golfer. The plan may include strength training, mobility exercises, stretching exercises, and balance work. Golfers will see the most improvement when they consistently follow this plan with the help of a trainer. The TPI session will take about 45 minutes. During this session Ben will perform different screens to find inefficient biomechanics. Once the weaknesses are determined you can chose to come back for one 60 minute session to learn new exercises to help you, or you can chose to come back six times for 30 minute to be guided through the workout each time. The price includes a second TPI assessment to see how and where you have improved! You can learn more about TPI at www.MyTPI.com.
With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the upcoming tennis season. Juniors have middle and high school tennis, while adults have league competition. I have three key components that can enhance your tennis game; mental, physical and equipment. Mental – It’s starts with having the right attitude to your tennis game. If you have not played in several months, or fixed your backhand, do not expect get results when first coming onto the courts. Keep the first few times light. Do not expect to hit the same topspin forehand winner you hit last Fall. Start slow, call a friend or the tennis shop to arrange a hitting session, ball machine or lessons. Tennis should be fun, not stressful. Physical – Tennis has evolved into a very physical sport. Quick footwork, aggressive and more powerful strokes place a high demand on your body. A structured workout program can drastically improve your tennis game by incorporating some cardio, weight training and stretching into your tennis routine. Getting into playing shape this season can also add power and reduce your risk for injury. Call Matt at the Fitness center to arrange session. Equipment – This is the most overlooked aspect of the three components. At the minimum, get a fresh restring and re-grip before the beginning of the season. A new set of strings and grip will make you racket feel like new. If your racket is more than 4 years old, consider a new frame. The new high tech, light weight composite frames and multifilament strings can add more power and spin on your shots. Add these three elements before you play your first match, and you will set yourself up for a successful tennis season!