ShoreLineTimes:

Oedipal Epicurean: Chicken salad for the country club set

The Oedipal Epicurean turned 59 last week, so we had my birthday dinner at the Old Lyme Country Club. My friend Barbara was kind enough to point out that although I was only 59, I was actually in my 60th year. Thank you, Barbara.

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TheDay:

Raising money for breast cancer research

Members of the Old Lyme Country Club Women’s Golf Association, along with club members from the tennis, swim club, and bridge player groups line up during the 10th annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Benefit at the club house. This event included nine holes of golf, lunch, a silent auction and raffle. The foundation is a local non-profit which directs 100 percent of gross fundraising dollars to breast cancer research. This year more than 50 women participated in the event, which raised over $4,675. Last year, a similar event raised $4,240.

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TheDay:

Paddle tournament at Old Lyme Country Club celebrates centennial

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Fenton and Jack Soper, who will turn 93 this summer, recently won the Old Lyme Country Club’s Centennial Paddle Tournament.

The paddle tournament, one of a series of activities to celebrate a century of the Old Lyme Country Club, featured teams with ages that collectively needed to be over 100. Soper’s and Fenton’s names will be featured on the “Century Paddle Trophy” in the club’s paddle hut.

Not only was Soper on the winning team at the March 20 tournament, but he was also thanked by the other players for his contribution to the club’s paddle program.

“He was one of the people who really championed the program and was able to keep up membership and keep the program going through low times,” Fenton, a senior at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, said in a recent phone interview. “He was one of the main contributors responsible for the paddle program and what we have now.”

The country club’s Board of Governors decided recently in a unanimous vote to name the club’s paddle-tennis facilities: The Jack Soper Paddle Complex.

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InkCT:

The sign used to read “Members Only.” But now it just says, “Welcome.”

Far more appropriate for the Old Lyme Country Club, soon to celebrate 100 years of recreation, social interaction, fine dining in a pastoral setting, and just plain fun. Yes, it’s still a private club, but it’s not stuffy. Not uppity. Not filled with cliques. No, this country club is filled with fun…with members who genuinely enjoy socializing with one another, both at the club itself or out in the community. This is not an untouchable bunch of elitists, but friends and neighbors who enjoy playing golf, swimming, engaging in paddle tennis, fine dining, bridge, special events, and just living life to the fullest without airs.  In fact the only air you’ll find at the Old Lyme Country Club is the beautiful fresh air high on the hill overlooking a popular and challenging golf course.

This nine hole traditional course with small greens and narrow fairways welcomes everyone from the novice armed with a new set of clubs, hopes, and dreams, to the very experienced golfer, constantly in search of the next challenge.  Popular golf pro, Rob Barbeau has been the head golf professional at Old Lyme CC since 1987 and has mentored both students and assistant pros, sending them everywhere from the home green to the PGA.  Long time club member, Helene Nichols sings Barbeau’s praises. “We moved to the area more than 20 years ago to build a home in this wonderful community.  I told my husband that I thought I would like to learn to play golf, so I started taking lessons from Rob. He’s the only teacher I’ve ever had, and I have now become club champion several times!”

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Valley News Now:

Try Old Lyme Country Club (OLCC) for the 2015 Season and enjoy full use of a wide range of sports and social activities, including golf, tennis, swimming, dining and more.

“Absolutely convenient. No tee times.” That’s what OLCC golfers appreciate the most. This family-friendly, low-key course is easily accessible, but sporty and challenging!

“Absolutely convenient. No tee times.” That’s what OLCC golfers appreciate the most. This family-friendly, low-key course is easily accessible, but sporty and challenging!

A limited number of trial memberships are available for the 2015 Season. This plan offers affordable dues and no first year initiation fee.

The OLCC pool continues to be the best kept secret in the Shoreline area. The sparkling pool provides a wonderful variety of activities for adults and children, and the pool terrace is a favorite spot for relaxing, entertaining, socializing, partying and dining.

The OLCC pool continues to be the best kept secret in the Shoreline area. The sparkling pool provides a wonderful variety of activities for adults and children, and the pool terrace is a favorite spot for relaxing, entertaining, socializing, partying and dining.

To obtain all the details on this remarkable offer, email the membership office at admissions@oldlymecc.com or visit the membership page on the OLCC website at www.oldlymecc.com/Membership.aspx.

Members are involved in year-round racquet sports at the OLCC where there are four Har-Tru Tennis courts and two Platform Tennis courts to keep them active through the whole year.

Members are involved in year-round racquet sports at the OLCC where there are four Har-Tru Tennis courts and two Platform Tennis courts to keep them active through the whole year.

 

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