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Boca West’s Christina McHale competing at the U.S. Open


[photos taken at last year's U.S. Open] 

Late August means one thing for tennis enthusiasts throughout the world: the time that their favorite players compete on the storied courts of the U.S. Open. For Boca West tennis players, the U.S. Open hits even closer to home as our touring professional, Christina McHale, will compete for the eighth time.

Christina will compete as both a singles and in the doubles with Heather Watson as her partner. The duo made it to the second round in the 2014 open and Christina has progressed to the third round twice in singles, 2011 and 2013.

Currently ranked 63, McHale has been on the tour since 2010. In a recent interview with New York Tennis Magazine, Christina offered her fitness tips for tennis players:

Q. What are your top five fitness tips for tennis players?

No. 1 — Core. Everything starts with the core, and although we are rotating a lot, working on building core strength is critical.

No. 2 — Speed and endurance. Working on speed around the court is a must, as is endurance training with short sprints and footwork drills.

No. 3. Hydration. Staying hydrated is important at all levels, but especially if you’re playing in hot climates. Dehydration is dangerous, so stay hydrated with plenty of water and/or energy drinks.

No. 4. Flexibility. Stretch every day. Tennis players must be able to get full rotation on strokes and easily move around the court. Look at Serena’s splits, for example.

No. 5. Variety. Tennis can feel quite repetitive on the court. Add in other sports to vary your training, such as warming up by kicking a soccer ball.

So join us at we cheer on Christina McHale at the U.S. Open. And for you tennis players, don’t forget to stay hydrate, work on your core and stretch! Can’t wait to see you on the courts.
 

Boca West Supports Two New Homes for Habitat for Humanity

 
Matthew Linderman, Harriet Moskowitz, Nancy Frydman, Phil Kupperman, Jay DiPietro, with Boca West
Country Club, Antonine Jerome, Walso Cantave, Getro Alexandre, Whitney Singletary and son DeSean, 
Kari Oeltjen, Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity, Randy Nobles, CEO, Habitat for Humanity 


It was a glorious morning in Boynton Beach as Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County dedicated two new beautifully-appointed homes built with a $160,000 value donation by the Boca West Country Club. Boca West has financially sponsored a total of five homes, providing new and safe housing for families in need.

“We are incredibly pleased to help the Singletary, and Cantave/Jerome families realize their dream of owning a home,” said Jay DiPetro, CCM (Certified Club Manager), President and COO, Boca West Country Club. “The Boca West residents and club will continue to support worthy causes in the community where we live, work, and play.”

Guests, friends, contractors, pro-bono contributors, volunteers and Boca West representatives toured the homes and enjoyed refreshments with the senior staff from Habitat, and the two new homeowners.

Both of the families put in 500 hundred hours each of “sweat equity” working on their homes throughout the construction process along with Habitat volunteers. The two families also met the Habitat homeowner requirements of attending workshops that address financial literacy, cleanliness and home maintenance, effective parenting, hurricane preparation, energy conservation, and more.

Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1991 and supports the communities of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. The Habitat process goes back to the traditional values of reward through effort. Each partner family is required to pay back the actual cost of the home through a non-interest bearing mortgage, with monthly payments of principal, taxes, and insurance. The system is designed to build self-esteem in the partner families.
   

The Art of a Luxury Lifestyle at Boca West

Boca West epitomizes a luxurious lifestyle, and the recent addition of 300 pieces of spectacular art in the new $50 million Golf & Activities Center, not only enhances the magnificent new facility but it brings great joy to the members and guests who visit. The language of art, expressed through colors, shapes, lines and images, speaks in way that words cannot.

Exquisite contemporary paintings in an array of mediums grace the grand hallways, and the amenity rooms, from the beautiful restaurants to the well-appointed locker rooms, and card rooms. The stunning collection was sourced, commissioned and curated exclusively for Boca West by 95 different artists, from eight different galleries, and include original canvases, acrylics, oils, glass, and hand-embellished giclée prints.

Fascinating molten glass sculptures, shaped and molded in remarkable designs and vibrant colors create an avant-garde visual experience. The stunning impact of brushed and polished metal sculptural wall pieces feature unique, sophisticated designs that stimulate the
senses, and transports viewers to another dimension. The dazzling, eye-catching large canvas original artwork evoke tranquil elegance, and heart felt feelings of happiness.

The true value of the inspirational new artwork cannot be measured, but the monetary value has been estimated at over $360,000. However, this figure does not include the spectacular photography of the Club’s golf courses, the urban wall graphic and sports memorabilia that enhances the décor in the trend-setting Grand Central themed deli and sports bar.

We encourage our members to take a few minutes to immerse themselves in the transforming beauty of the new artwork that brings us all so much pleasure. According to science art promotes positive emotions that spark the same part of the brain, as when you fall in love! 

It’s Official! New Boca West Celebrates New Golf Clubhouse Opening

 


Tuesday, March 14 marked the date of the much anticipated ribbon cutting for the new $50 million Golf Clubhouse at Boca West Country Club. Club president and COO, Jay DiPietro, CCM, was all smiles as he gathered board members outside the front doors of the stunning 153,000 square foot facility. It was a grand and glorious day at Boca West, as the ceremonial red ribbon was cut, and jubilant cheers filled the air. The exquisite double-leaded glass, arched doors opened, and the esteemed group entered the stately lobby for a narrated tour of the expansive new club addition by the ever-enthusiastic, Jay DiPietro.

Don’t let the title of Golf Clubhouse fool you, the new expansion was meticulously designed to showcase extraordinary interior venues that incorporate coveted design features such as luxurious accoutrements, elegant furnishings, large window vistas, state-of-the-art technology, and spectacular contemporary artwork. Wide, gracious corridors welcomed the first group tour, as members and guests marveled at the lavish function areas, the impressive amenities, and the posh architectural elements.

The new facility includes an upscale mirrored boutique, spacious new card rooms for ladies and gents, and a grand “activity” room that serves as a ballroom, or that can be sectioned off into three separate, distinguishable rooms for smaller meetings or functions. In addition, there are new chic and stylish men and women locker rooms that emulate the classic sporting lifestyle of the club, a richly appointed Golf Shoppe, and a voluminous outdoor cart parking and cart storage area. Certainly the crowning glory of the new center is the sensational dining venues, from the elegant new signature restaurant, bar and lounge, Prime Cut, to the eclectic, casual, multi-outlet, Grand Central complex with an array of unique, made-to-order dining choices, and authentic memorabilia, reminiscent of a stroll in an historical NYC neighborhood.

Golf Clubhouse Ribbon Cutting Ushers in New Luxury Lifestyle Amenities

(Left to Right) Stephen Siegel, Harriet Moskowitz, Leonard Meyers (back), Joel Macher (teal), Mark Berkowitz, Frank Richard (back), Phil Kupperman, Dr Bud Baron (back), Jerry Glassman (yellow), Bob Winikoff (back blue), Bob Locke (former chairman of the board with scissors – served as chairman during the whole design and construction), Nancy Frydman, Howard Liebman (Chairman of the Board), Howard Boilen (back), Jay DiPietro, President and COO, Mary Lou Berger, Palm Beach County Commissioner, Paul Echenberg (back), Arthur Adler, Bob Weinroth, Boca Raton City Council, Matthew Linderman, General Manager, Boca West Country Club.

February in Florida is all about Golf

With golf’s top players descending on The Palm Beaches, along with thousands of fans for the Honda Classic, we thought it was appropriate to give a “shout-out” to the time-honored game that is the lifeblood of Boca West Country Club.

Boca West is proud of its ranking as the “No. 1 Private Residential Country Club in the country,” where golf reigns supreme at magnificent club facility. During the mild winter months in the tropical climate of South Florida, the demand on local golf courses is high, but with four championship courses at Boca West, there is never a wait for a tee time.

Our four distinct 18-hole golf courses have been skillfully designed by three of the legendary golf course architects of our time, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Jim Fazio, offering a challenging day on the links for players of every skill level.

Palmer 1: Built and opened in 1997, this Arnold Palmer design is a true championship golf course. The layout offers seven sets of tees with yardage from 4,300 to 7,200 yards. The rolling green paspalum fairways, coupled with the 419 Bermuda rough, and the remarkable TifEagle greens offer every golfer an enviable challenge.

Fazio II: The Jim Fazio gem was opened in 2005 and features paspallum fairways and roughs that complement the perfectly manicured TifEagle greens. Massive waterfalls greet players on four separate holes to make this masterpiece as beautiful as well as fun to play.

Palmer III: The second Arnold Palmer golf course requires golfers to use every club in their bag to strategically maneuver the course to accomplish a good finishing score. The course offers a mix of both short and long holds just waiting to test your short game on errant shots. The layout starts and ends at the main clubhouse, as it winds its way through the lushly landscaped villages of the Boca West residential community.

Dye IV: Love him or hate him, Pete Dye always delivers a thinker’s course design. The legendary designers’ layout offers plenty of room off the tee, but players have to think through their plan of attack to successfully reach the greens. A good command of a player’s short game is required to overcome challenging hazards that can bring the best of players to their knees.

Want to leave your driver in the bag and work on your short game? The Boca West golf experience includes a four-acre short game area, a generous putting green, as well as a driving range with 50 tees, a well-appointed golf shop, and beautifully appointed locker rooms for men and women.
 
 

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VALENTINES DAY AT BOCA WEST

     


For members of Boca West Country Club, there is no need to fight the South Florida crowds on Valentine’s Day, when Boca Raton’s finest eateries and amenities are right here.  Boca West is the ideal venue for treating your loved one no matter their interest.

Kick off cupid’s holiday with a mixed doubles match with your sweetie, or if golf is your thing, reserve your t-time now.  Follow it up by soaking up the February sun while relaxing by Boca West’s resort-style pool, and then enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch at Mr. D’s or at the Splash Pool.

Pamper yourself and your loved one at Boca West’s spa, a place where your face, body and spa care needs are met with precision and expertise.  Whether it’s a  massage or a facial, the Spa serves as a delightful sanctuary where members are treated like royalty.  Throughout the month of February, the spa is offering both a tranquility massage and tranquility facial at a special price, along with 20% on all retail during the month. 

Then beautify for the Sweethearts Ball at the Boca West Salon, with specials galore on nail services, hair treatments for women (highlights, color, Keratin and blowouts) or in the barbershop for men.

Now about that ball! The Boca West Sweethearts Ball will be held on Saturday, February 11 in the Grand Ballroom, with dinner and dancing and live entertainment by The Music Machine.  The reception begins at 6:30 with dinner and dancing from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. 

On the night of Valentine’s Day, no need to drive to Mizner Park or Atlantic Avenue for your romantic dinner as Boca West will host your rendezvous.  Start the evening in The Living Room Piano Lounge with entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and a wide selection of wines, cordials and premium beers.  Then enjoy dinner at Panache or MiPi, both offering spectacular views and an array of menu items, wine and cocktails

So enjoy this Valentine’s Day with your loved one, friends and family and celebrate like no other place on earth: Boca West Country Club.  

 

LACOSTE PHOTO SHOOT AT BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB

Check your mailboxes for Lacoste’s 2017 Spring Catalog and you just might find that something looks very familiar to you.   That’s because Lacoste selected Boca West Country Club as the backdrop for its catalog photo shoot featuring golf and tennis wear.   It’s only fitting that an iconic company steeped in the history of tennis and golf would find its way to Boca West Country Club.

 Famous for its polo shirts with the iconic alligator, Lacoste was founded in 1933 by French tennis player René Lacoste.  Lacoste himself was known as “The Alligator” on the tennis circuit due to his tenacity on the courts and he won his first tournament at age 17 and won the French Open by age 20, in the year 1924.  Rene went on to win 10 Grand Slam Titles at the French Open, Wimbledon and Forest Hills and went on to a number one ranking.

 Lacoste’s wife Simone Thion De La Chaume, was an avid golfer and won the British Girls Amateur Golf Championship in 1924, and she went on to win 13 French golf championships.

 Inspired by his nickname, Lacoste asked his friend Robert George to design a crocodile.  The now famous logo made its first appearance embroidered on the blazer of Mr. Lacoste in 1926.  And an iconic brand was born.  Ninety years after that first logo, Lacoste remains the classic brand for tennis and golf wear, favored by those on the golf and tennis circuit. 

 Boca West was proud to serve as the site for the Spring Catalog shoot.

 The shoot featured Lacoste’s newest star, Daniel Berger, recently signed as an Official Lacoste Team Player.  His shoot took place near the ninth hole on the Dye IV Course, featuring the latest in spring sport fashion.   Other golf stars at the shoot included: Azahara Munoz, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Fred Wedel, sporting classic and contemporary Lacoste design. 

 Daniel Berger is featured on the home page for Lacoste Sport shown here.

 

 

 On the courts, Boca West’s own touring pro Christina McHale was featured on the main court wearing a stunning array of Lacoste tennis wear.

 Boca West Country Club proudly carries Lacoste in its new Pro Shoppe located in the new Golf Clubhouse.  

 

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

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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

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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!

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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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Boca West Country Club is a Feast for the Senses

Boca West Country Club is a world-class resort with golf, tennis, social events, cultural activities and fitness center, but is widely known for the myriad of restaurants that fit every taste. The Club’s long-standing reputation for unparalleled amenities and services is evident in these restaurants. Read more about each one below.

For entertaining guests: Panache features a warm, upscale environment and picturesque views overlooking the golf course. Highlights are its grand Sunday brunches, delectable prime rib buffets and nightly themed dinners.

For nightly entertainment and light hors d’oeuvres: The Living Room Piano Lounge is the place to get into the swing of things and join friends in an atmosphere of laid-back luxury. The bar also features a wide selection of wines, cordials and premium beers.

For a casual lunch or dinner: MyPi offers a wide selection of unique pizzas, oversized sandwiches and farm-fresh salads. MyPi features views overlooking the pool and golf greens, and also of the chef preparing homemade pizza from scratch in the display kitchen. Casual fare can also be enjoyed at Mr. D’s, a sports-bar setting best fit for a drink between golf rounds or to gather with friends.

For alfresco dining: On The Rocks Patio sits on the lagoon-style pool deck and features fresh salads, light fare and cold cocktails. Nearby, the open-air Splash Pool Bar and Grill allows you to grab a fresh salad or sandwich in a tropical oasis equipped with children areas and outside spas.

Coming soon to Boca West Country Club: The Steakhouse will be the place to find the finest hand-selected, dry-aged beef and seasonal fresh seafood amidst panoramic views where all guests can enjoy a view outside from wherever they choose to sit. The restaurant will feature exotic global flavors, specialty grilled items and a captivating wine list.

The new Deli will feature authentic New York-style deli sandwiches and diner comfort classics. The Sports Bar’s video walls also make it the hot spot for watching sports on the 30 HD big screens.

The many restaurants at Boca West Country Club feature a year-round calendar of dining events and are truly a feast for the senses.

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A Life Long Love Story Celebrated at Boca West Country Club

Lou and Edith Bluefeld, who live in Boca West Country Club, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on February 23rd, 2016. The couple met at the age of sixteen, and has been inseparable ever since. 

Lou's family owned a Kosher catering business in Baltimore, Maryland and he worked in the business all the time as a teen. He told Edith that, if she wanted to see him, she would have to come work beside him in the business, so she did.

Their catering business, Bluefeld Caterers--The Orchid Touch, was responsible for koshering the White House kitchen during the announcement of the Peace Accords under President Jimmy Carter. This was the first time a Kosher meal had ever been served at the White House. They also catered all the food for Menachim Begin while he was in Washington, D.C. the week of the Peace Accords announcement.

They even catered President Nixon's Inaugural Ball and events for Congressmen and Senators. Many of the non-Jewish socialites in Baltimore society used Bluefeld Caterers for their affairs, even though the food was Kosher, because it was considered the best catering in the city at that time.

The Bluefelds have lived in Boca West Country Club for thirty years, full time. A number of their former customers live in the community, as well.

"We never took deposits. Our business was built on trust. And it was never just another wedding. We knew how much each event meant to our customers, " Lou Bluefeld said. Lou presented unsigned contract after unsigned contract to demonstrate how the business was built on a handshake.

Lou is 95, Edith is 94 and both of them are still as sharp as tacks, remembering their years together as if it were yesterday.

Lou and Edith's life together is a real love story. When Lou and Edith were 19, Lou's mother asked him what his intentions were. He told his mother he didn't have the money to get married and she told him not to worry about it. His mother put on a beautiful wedding for them, with her favorite flowers, orchids, everywhere. His mother died suddenly later that year.

During World War II, Edith traveled for three days by train across the country to say goodbye to Lou when he shipped out from California. And, when the war ended, Lou stood in line for nine hours to send a radiogram to Edith with details on when he would be coming home.

Both Edith and Lou have been active volunteers at Boca West Country Club. She still organizes luncheons for her building.

Lou said, "We're so thankful we're both well. More and more, health means everything and money is nothing."

When asked about the most important life lesson this vibrant 95 year old could pass on, Lou said that his father always told him that, "Name is everything" --your good name is what is most important.

Click to view Ch12News story on Lou & Edith Bluefeld

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Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities
Boca West Members Welcomed Back with Golf, Tennis, Shopping and Festivities