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DRYJECT:
WHAT IS IT? WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL TO THE COURSE?






Have you heard of 'Dryject'?
Dryject is a new aerification process being used at many country clubs, in which Eastpointe just brought on board! It’s a procedure that many courses are starting to add into their agronomic practices. We hope to continue to be able to include this in ours. The machine has a hopper on top that we pour dry bagged sand into and the machine is also plugged into a water source. It then mixes the sand and water in its system and a pressurized water and sand mixture is injected into the greens profile. We see this procedure as a great and healthy process to do for our turf. Our ultimate goal is to keep our course healthy, clean and perfect for your play.


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Is this trend really for me?  


They’re all the Rage! How to Incorporate Lawn Games into Your Wedding Day….

Adding aspects of fun, like a game of croquet or ring toss, to your wedding reception or pre-ceremony moments can up the ante for how much fun your guests will have!
But how do you add in Lawn Games without diminishing the style chosen for the big day??

Mirror the Game Selection to the Feel and Style of Your Wedding 
Lawn games can be laid back and casual, or you can fancy up them up if you are having more of a classic fete by adding upscale design elements such as incorporating your event color palette, fonts, etc. into the design of the games.
These details will tie the activities to the event itself.

  If you are having a classic outdoor ceremony with modern design details yet you want your guests to feel comfortable and enjoy the in-between moments of your day,
opt to include games with design features that speak to your "theme" and style of your overall event. Think your wedding monogram as an addition to your croquet mallets, Jenga pieces, or cornhole bags.
There are many ideas in the chaos that is Pinterest to really ensure the “theme and feel” is tied throughout the entire day.

Choose Games With a Bit of Meaning
The fun thing about adding lawn games into your wedding entertainment is the ability to curate the games based on your relationship and style.
Meet the love of your life in college and associate some of your favorite college days playing cornhole while tailgating?
Opt to include this as a sweet memento to your early relationship days.
Or maybe you have a favorite game, such as Jenga or Connect Four, you like to play with your partner on a date night in - opt for giant versions of the games for your guests to play.
This is also a great way to speak to your relationship and make the day even more "you" as a couple.  

Limit the Number of Games 

While having several different game options for your guests is a great idea in theory - hey, something for everyone!
It is best to keep the games to two to three count per one hundred guests. This way, you are adding a dash of personality and giving your guests activities, yet the games are still
organized and serve just as much in the decor department as they do entertaining your guests.

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Sooo You’re Engaged. And, You’re Agreeing on Everything!

Yea, Right…..
You’re in love. Hearts a fluttering. Star-gazed lovers.
But, you two don’t always see eye to eye. Obviously. Who Does?
We all know that a successful relationship is learning how to compromise—and now that you’re planning a wedding, it is even more important.
Not all decisions are major, but there will be hundreds, and the stress is there.
 It’s totally normal not to agree on every detail—but how do we get to the “I Do” with all our hairs intact and with an event that makes both of you go, “Wowwww”
Here’s my help: Priorities: -What are your gold keys? The food, the music, the favors?
This is going to help you realize where to save and where to splurge, budget-wise. Sit down and decide the most important two things to each of you.
Let the person that cares most about that detail make the final call. When in doubt, ask: A wedding planner isn’t for everyone, but they do help tremendously.
Most often they are the best resource, because, well they’ve done this once or twice. They can also serve as a neutral voice.

For example, if you’re debating between two color schemes, ask your florist which would suit your venue best.
Or if you and your partner can’t decide on a first dance song, ask your DJ. Don’t stress when the expertise is there at your every call!
Give yourself Deadlines: In the initial stages, make yourself the timeline, and here’s my advice, stick to it.
We’re all busy, but this is important and the organization in the beginning will save you in the end. I promise.
Make this detailed, “We’re going to decide on our cake flavors by Saturday” or “We need to choose ceremony readings by 3 p.m. today.”
Make your choice. Inform your vendors and keep on truck’n.   
Remember—your guests are the real VIPs. Yes, it’s about the two of you. But never forget that these people are taking time, and spending money, most often a lot of it.
They want to share your joy. A good place to start is to consider your guests needs first. Is the venue near lodging? Will there be a need for transportation?
And seriously, the food. I hear this all the time, “Well we hate chicken, and we’re not serving it!” Well, more than likely 75% of your guests would have chosen chicken.
Talk to your culinary team, many times they will make you exactly what you want even if it’s not on the rest of the tables.
By taking yourselves out of the equation and thinking about your guests, you may be able to come to a decision with less conflict.  
And hey, realize now that you’re creating a partnership here, this is the 1st day of the rest of your life together. Take turns driving. Offer to take on extra.
Voice your opinion. To all my OCD gals out there, your better half already knows you, give them small projects.
They’ll feel great and you’ll feel better knowing this is truly the best step to a lifetime of teamwork and communication!!!

-Meghan

561.657.4291
mvandeventer@eastpointe-cc.com


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Come See Eastpointe at the Bridal Bash!  

Calling all local brides and grooms, please stop by and see us on Sunday September 23rd at the PGA National Bridal Bash, organized by The Palm Beach Wedding Expo.
Enjoy over 50 of South Florida's elite wedding vendors, entertainment, a full bridal fashion show, hors d'oeuvres, wedding cake and drink samples.
 Participate  in our bridal games and enter to win over 50 giveaways (including 4 honeymoons)!!  
There is a VIP option for this show which provides our  brides early entry into the cocktail hour at 12:30 p.m.
It includes a swag bag from The Knot, The Knot Magazine and  a resort voucher from 20 Destinations.

For more info see, www.thepalmbeachweddingexpo.com.


- Meghan

561.657.4291 
mvandeventer@eastpointe-cc.com

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Fall for Eastpointe this Wedding Season!    

Have you started planning?
Do you still need that dream venue?  

Are you looking for an outdoor sunset ceremony location and floor to ceiling panoramic views to set the backdrop of your reception? You’ve found it!  
Let me make Eastpointe the perfect start of your life together.  

Why Eastpointe? Why not?
We are nestled in picturesque Palm Beach Gardens, a serene and private community directly off I-95 and only minutes from the hustle and bustle of major shopping, nightlife, restaurants and entertainment.
From the gate to the grand entrance, you’ll feel like home, and we love that about Eastpointe.  

My name is Meghan VanDeventer and I am the Director of Catering and Event Sales and I cannot wait to see what you have in mind for The Best Day of Your Life!
Whether you’re picturing a rustic chic celebration rich in tonal colors and metals with lively music, or a grand experience with four-foot florals,
an elegant harpist and traveling stations throughout your event, I can make it happen. My team is experienced and thriving.  We love putting together new ideas with our couples,
something that makes each wedding truly their own and leaves their friends and family saying, “Wowww.”  

I’m originally from Upstate New York and I have been planning events my whole life; professionally for seven years now, and I love every minute.
I worked for The Walt Disney Company in college and a 4 Diamond Resort in the heart of New York’s Culinary and Wine Region.
I am the Vice President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of The National Association of Wedding Professionals, building close relationships with the county’s finest and most dedicated wedding professionals.  

If there is a dream, then there is a way we can accomplish it. “It's kind of fun to do the impossible”, but is anything really impossible?

I cannot wait to start your road to Happily Ever After….   

Meghan

561.657.4291
mvandeventer@eastpointe-cc.com



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Eastpointe Country Club East Course Recognized For Environmental Excellence

1/25/2018

      

CERTIFIED AUDUBON COOPERATIVE SANCTUARY



January 2018

Eastpointe Country Club East Course has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. John Spiwak, Director of Golf and Grounds, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course. Eastpointe Country Club East Course was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2011 and is one of 888 courses in the world to currently be designated as such.  

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.  

"Eastpointe Country Club East Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Christine Kane, Executive Director at Audubon International.  

"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.  

Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, call Audubon International at 1-844-767-9051 or visit www.auduboninternational.org.

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