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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB - December 2016
The Holidays are magical at Boca West Country Club where members and their families are offered a variety of activities, socializing, dining and sport.
During the holiday season at South Florida's best country club, there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy fabulous dining and social events,
holiday sales at the Golf and Tennis Shoppes, family-friendly entertainment, as well as multiple fitness classes, golf and tennis clinics to keep
our community healthy and active in the midst of dinner buffets and dessert trays.
Below is a list of can’t miss holiday events and dining opportunities at Boca West Country Club:
FOR THE KIDS:
Holiday Carnival - Boca West Country Club will be transformed into a carnival with exciting games, a fun slide, face paining and prizes.
Poolside - From beads galore the loom creations, tie dye and ceramics, the aquatics center will be alive with activities.
Character Breakfast - Join your friends, family and favorite character for a breakfast buffet.
FOR FITNESS FUN:
Jingle Bell Jaunt - All members and guests are welcome to join the Holiday Fun Run and Walk
Holiday Adult Cardio Tennis Clinic - Hone your skills on the court and get ahead of those holiday calories with a healthy dose of tennis cardio on various days.
Junior Golf - Grandparents grab your grandkids and get ready to compete against your friends at the Grandparent/Grandchild Golf Tournament for a six-hole scramble.
Junior novice golfers meet on the driving range for our clinic and if frisbee is your thing, cap off the year with New Year’s Eve Frisbee Golf.
Junior Tennis Clinics - Time off from school means more time to improve your serve! Junior Tennis Clinics.
Junior Holiday Tennis Tournament & Pizza Party - Tennis and Pizza—what more could you ask for? The tournament will take place first followed by a pizza party.
Family Guest Round Robin - Work off those holiday meals with a family/guest round robin featuring mixed-up doubles, fixed partners.
FOR HOLIDAY DINING:
Seafood Buffet - Start the holiday weekend right with an extravagant seafood buffet with whole Maine lobster, stone crab claws, oysters and clams
on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, the Boca West salad bar, carved beef tenderloin, shrimp scampi, full hot buffet along with signature dessert display
featuring bananas foster and house made gelato.
Hanukkah Holiday Dinner - Join us for a Hanukkah style buffet in Panache, featuring sliced brisket of beef, crispy half duck, pan roasted salmon,
beef tenderloin, veal paprikash, roasted half chicken, and carved rack of lamb.
Christmas Day Dinner - Spend the holiday dinner with us enjoying a three- course meal with choice of entree (Herb Grilled Veal Chop, Filet Mignon,
Herb Roasted Sea Bass, Roasted Half Chicken), family style side dishes that are sure to please everyone and an array of delectable desserts.
Street Fair Family Dinner - Featuring vendor carts, strolling acts, caricature artists.
Tropical Night - Join us for a fun night with Caribbean flair and flavors. Our Tropical Night will include an enhanced buffet with blackened snapper
with sweet mash, mango chutney roast beef tenderloin with rum pepper paint, roasted mushroom salad, jerked rotisserie chicken, smashed potato,
fruit glaze roasted shrimp, island rice, tropical fruit salsa and more.
Family Italian Night - What better way to celebrate family than with Italian food featuring an Italian-style buffet including garlic shrimp, lobster ravioli,
meatballs, mussels, lamb and pizza. Children will be entertained with special activities and strolling acts.
All-American BBQ Night - As the year winds to a close, enjoy an All-American BBQ with Boca West favorites including baby back ribs,
grilled salmon, turkey chili, barbeque short ribs and more.
Fishmarket Buffet - Join us for a Friday Fishmarket, along with Panache’s dinner menu.
New Year’s Eve Dinner - Ring in the New Year Boca West style with the party of the year!
New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch - We will be offering our a la carte lunch menu and our Sunday brunch buffet.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with your meal or a Bloody Mary.
For a full list of December 2016 Calendar Events at the best country club in Boca Raton, click here to view our holiday brochure.
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Boca West continues its support of Habitat for Humanity with two new homes in Boynton Beach
|Boca West Country Club and its members continue the spirit of serving the community. On November 18, Boca West CEO Jay DiPietro and several members “raised the roof” on two new homes with Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County. The homes are sponsored by Boca West Country Club.
In conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s 25th year of service to South Palm Beach County, Boca West sponsored the two homes for very deserving families in need, The Singletary and Cantave/Jerome families.
The first home is being constructed for Whitney Singletary, a single mom to Desean who has been living in an apartment that has significant maintenance issues including water leaks and potential mold. Singletary has been working at Home Depot in the paint department doing her best to create stability and a safe haven for her son. “I’m looking forward to just having the feeling of saying “all this is mine” once I purchase my home. I don’t have to move out or have restrictions on what I can do. I can have friends come over and show my hard work and what I have accomplished. I am looking forward to having family gatherings, BBQ’s on the weekend,” says Singletary.
The second is for the Cantave/Jerome family. Walson Cantave met his wife approximately four years ago at a one-day convention at St. John Church in Boynton Beach where they hit it off instantly. One year later, the couple was married. Walson and his wife, Antonine Jerome live in a one-bedroom apartment with a poor roof and an infestation of mold and insects. “I have been trying to find a new place to live so we can pay month-to-month but everything is too expensive,” says Cantave. With a smile on his face, Cantave described what his house would mean to those who mean the most to him, “If I have kids, my house will be good because it’s going to be brand new and clean. Nothing will make them sick because it will be clean. Antonine will be happy to stay in one place too so we don’t have to move and move and move. We stop in our home and that’s it.”
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
|World-class golf, tennis, dining and community spirit are the cornerstones of life at Boca West Country Club.
Boca West Country Club members returned back to Boca Raton, Florida in November for the season and were welcomed back with an action packed weekend of festivities. Whether members are enthusiasts of tennis, golf, dining, shopping or simply catching up with friends, the Welcome Back Weekend offered something for everyone.
The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon, November 11 with USTA resident touring pro Christina McHale playing in an exhibition with her touring friends. The group played before 400 members and their guest on the stadium court. Following the tennis exhibition the department hosted a dinner for members along with entertainment and dancing. Saturday morning, November 12, the tennis department held the Christina McHale Open for Boca West members, followed by a professional Pickleball clinic.
Golfers delighted in the Boca West Welcome Back Tournament, which happened November 12 and 13, with members enjoying a blind draw tournament, teaching staff available for swing help, and prizes.
The Golf and Tennis Shoppes featured a Welcome Back Weekend sale with trunk shows from Bugatchi, FILA and LIJA and exclusive discounts for Boca West Members.
The weekend culminated with a Welcome Back Dinner Sunday night with dinner and dancing to live entertainment.
Tennis Tips from the Pros
|Season is here and the Boca West Country Club has some new enhancements to its very active tennis program including placements for foursomes on a 70-inch screen on the tennis patio and game arranging six days per week for men and four days per week for women.
Now how to stay in shape for all this tennis? Rising Boca West partners with WTA star Christina McHale, who most recently captured her first career singles title at the Japan Open.
McHale stresses the importance of warming up and cooling down before a match, to avoid injuries and recover more quickly. Other tips from McHale include:
• Continuous work on endurance, power, agility and speed
• Develop and maintain a strong core
• Hydrate extremely well before, during and after a tennis match
“Fitness is a huge part of the game right now so for an amateur, it's really important to develop good fitness routines with a strength and conditioning coach.” She went on to say that she has some exciting exhibitions planned at Boca West this season.
When asked for how she prepares for a match, she said, “I try to prepare the same for all my tournaments and not treat one any different than the other. I try and always give myself a process goal going into every tournament and that helps keep me focused on how I want to play versus getting caught up in results.”
John Joyce serves as Boca West Country Club’s tennis pro. In an interview with Joyce, he offered tennis fitness tips for all ages.
“Everyone needs basic correct swing patterns in order to have consistency with their shots. But for the amount of time most seniors have to put into the game, I believe more focus should be placed into doubles and positioning drills that you actually use when playing.”
In order to protect knees, shoulder and elbows, he recommends:
• Proper warm up with Dynamic flexibility exercises before playing.
• Strength training exercises for the legs such as leg extensions, leg curls and lunges to strengthen the leg to help prevent knee injuries.
• Core strengthening exercises to help with back issues.
• Practicing proper technique which helps prevent elbow and shoulder injuries.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW GENERAL MANAGER MATTHEW LINDERMAN!
|Jay DiPietro, CCM, the President/COO/General Manager at Boca West Country Club, affectionately known around the club as “Mr. D,” recently promoted Matthew Linderman, CCM (Certified Club Manager) to General Manager. Linderman joined Boca West in 2005 and has served as the Club’s Assistant General Manager for the last two years, working closely with Mr. DiPietro.
Mr. DiPietro will remain as President and COO for the next year and then as a consultant through 2022. He has served as General Manager at Boca West since 1985 and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading country club GMs.
During his tenure with Boca West Country Club, Linderman has worked closely with Mr. DiPietro, who selected Mr. Linderman as his predecessor.
“Matthew shares my philosophy of private country club management, delivering high quality service and a superior product to our members,” said Mr. DiPietro. “I have been grooming Matthew since he joined us more than 11 years ago and
my recommendation of him as my predecessor was unanimously approved by the Boca West Country Club Board of Governors. He has vast experience in the hospitality arena, running food and beverage operations for five star hotels and
iconic restaurants prior to joining our team and has broadened that experience tremendously in the last 11 years.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Linderman served as the Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC and the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. In addition, he assisted with the opening task force for several Four Seasons properties throughout the country. Other previous employers include National Hotel in Miami Beach,
Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort, Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel Miami, the Rainbow Room in New York, and Middle Bay Country Club on Long Island.
A native of Long Island, New York, Mr. Linderman resides in Boynton Beach with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in hospitality and a concentration in wine and spirits/formal dining. He has been or currently is a member of the Club Managers Association of America, internationally and locally, the FIU Alumni Association, the American Sommelier Association, the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Miami Beach and Palm Beach, and the American Institute of Wine and Food, Florida and Washington, D.C.
“Mr. DiPietro is a legend in the country club industry and in our community and I’m honored and humbled to work along side him as we further elevate Boca West Country Club,” said Mr. Linderman. “We share the vision and values embedded into the service and management of the Club. I am thankful to him, the Boca West Board of Governors and members for their confidence in me.”
Mr. Linderman will begin his new position just prior to the opening of Boca West’s $50 million new Golf and Activities Center, slated for a December completion. The new center will include a restaurant gallery, porte-cochere, golf shop, activities ballroom, and locker rooms.
Boca West Country Club Grants American Dream to a Habitat Family
|HOUSEWARMING PARTY The Profilice Bonhomme family, at left, joins those who helped make their new home in
suburban Delray Beach a reality. From left, Altagrace Bonhomme, Nicholas Profilice, Rebekah Profilice (in front), Wilson
Profilice, Steve Forman, Wilnise Profilice, Mark Berkowitz, Jay DiPietro (president/general manager/Boca West Country
Club), Randy Nobles (executive director/Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County), Robert Locke (chairman of
the board/Boca West Country Club).
The morning of July 21, 2016 will always serve as a memorable day for the Profilice-Bonhomme Family, as it marks the day the family received a set of keys to their new home— an exchange that seemed far out of reach until Habitat for Humanity and Boca West Country Club came along.
Originally from Haiti, Wilson and Altagrace came to the United States in search of a better life for their three children, Nicholas, Wilnise and Rebekah. Prior to moving into their new home, they were living in a bedbug ridden 2-bedroom apartment in Boca Raton where all three children had to share a room— a living situation no family should have to endure.
Their new three bedroom modular home in suburban Delray Beach is truly a dream come true for the patriarch, Wilson Profilice, who also put in hundreds of volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity to make the thought of owning a home a reality for his Family.
Boca West Country Club has been a prominent supporter of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County since 2012, and was happy to partner with the organization once again, donating their third home to a local family in need.
“Our members are all about giving back,” Boca West President, Jay DiPietro told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “But I Can also relate to this wonderful family. I was the oldest of seven kids. My mother and father were immigrants from Italy and we lived in the slums of Boston. It was a very tough life. Being an American and being a part of this country is the most fantastic thing God has ever given us. Everybody needs a helping hand at some point,” DiPietro said.
The modular home is the first of its kind built by Habitat for Humanity and may continue to serve as an affordable alternative for future Habitat homes.
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the five toughest players i've ever faced
by Christina McHale, Boca West Tennis Touring Professional
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Experience the Royal Treatment at Boca West Country Club’s Spa and Salon
Boca West Country Club is known for its exceptional amenities and services that provide a luxury experience for its residents, and the onsite spa is no different. The spa’s professional skin care experts and skilled massage therapists will cater to your every spa care need, allowing you to experience an ambiance of serenity and ultimate relaxation. The complete salon offers a myriad of services including manicures and pedicures, custom hair design, cosmetic consultations and bridal services, allowing residents to unwind and truly be treated like royalty.
Specials and Promotions
The Salon at Boca West – June/July
The Flavor of the Month is mango and includes the Mango Spa Treatment, where the healthy fruit acids and abundance of antioxidants will leave your skin feeling refreshed and moisturized. For women, receive 30% off of a Keratin Smoothing System, 20% off any Full Set, Shellac Soak Off Color Gel System for just $35, and much more! Men can luxuriate and be pampered as well and receive a manicure and pedicure for a special price of $46 (must be on the same day).
The Spa at Boca West - June
All fathers may choose between a 25-minute Pure Fiji Body Scrub or a 25-minute Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment for only $35 when added to any massage service.
Also for the entire month of June, receive 20% off any spa retail product.
The Spa at Boca West - July
The fun doesn’t end in June. In the month of July, receive a 55-minute Swedish or Sports Massage for a special price of $72, or a 50-minute Customized Cleansing Facial for a special price of $70.
There’s no time like the summer time here in South Florida, and after a visit to the spa, you’ll feel and look your best. And that…is simply the Boca West lifestyle.
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Boca West Country Club Boasts Grade A Tennis Facilities, While Tennis Pro Christina McHale Aces on the Court
Nested among the world-renowned recreational facilities of Boca West Country Club, lies a spectacular Tennis Center, complete 31 Har-Tru state-of-the-art courts three of which are lighted for night play.
The courts are also often graced by Boca West Tennis Pro and rising star, Christina McHale, known for competing hard and pushing players such as Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic. McHale, who is currently ranked 57th in the world, can often be found honing her two-handed backhand on the courts of Boca West in between WTA tournaments, in which she’s currently on tour.
McHale joined Boca West in 2015, further elevating the highly sought-after tennis facilities, and has numerous hosted clinics and exhibitions over this past year. The Tennis Center is one of the area’s top tennis destinations, hosting championship tournaments and exhibitions, including the USTA French Open Wild Card Tournament. First-rate former and current players are the norm at such events, and have included Chris Evert, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Navratilova and the Bryan Brothers, to Quillermo Vilas, Stan Smith, Owen Davidson, Jimmy Arias, Aaron Krickstein, Sam Querry, Tom Gullickson, Fred Stolle and Jan-Michael Gambill.
In April, McHale began her spring tour, competing in the Fed Cup in Brisbane, Australia, beating Samantha Stosur and giving the United States a 2-0 lead over Australia.
She will continue on to compete in the following events:
J&T Banka Prague Open/April 25-30, 2016; Prague, Czech Republic
Mutua Madrid Open/April 30- May 7, 2016; Madrid, Spain
Internazionali BNL d’Italia/May 9-15, 2016; Rome, Italy
Nurnberger Versicherungs Cup/May 16-21, 2016; Numberg, Germany
Roland Garros/May 22- June 5, 2016; Paris, France
Christina McHale Press Release
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