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Old Palm Golf Club unleashes another Yappy Hour
January 16, 2015

Everyone had a doggone good time recently when Old Palm hosted Yappy Hour in lieu of Wednesday’s usual Pub Night at the Club. It was a fun-filled evening for residents and their fetching canines. Members enjoyed cocktails, a buffet dinner and great camaraderie. The dogs were given treats and free rein to socialize during the three-hour event. There were dogs of various breeds and sizes, but everyone got along perfectly, so don’t think the fur was flying. The Club usually holds Yappy Hour several times a year, even more often if hounded.

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Ladies Book Club discusses Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
January 14, 2015

The latest selection for Old Palmâs Ladies Book Club is a winnerâliterally. âThe Goldfinch,â Donna Tarttâs third and most ambitious novel, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was chosen one of the yearâs 10 best books by the editors of the âNew York Times Book Review.â The book clubâs ladies found the 774-page tome to be a great read âThe Goldfinchâ is an elegant meditation on love, memory and the haunting power of art. It combines unforgettable vivid characters (particularly Theo Decker, who as a teenager miraculously survived an accident that killed his mother), mesmerizing language and breathtaking suspense. It many ways, the book is an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate Thought-provoking books such as âThe Goldfinchâ always encourage lively discussion at the Old Palm Ladies Book Club, which…

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A Memorial Day to remember
May 27, 2014

Memorial Day is always a big event at Old Palm Golf Club. Itâs a day for remembrance to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the U.S. military. Itâs also a day that traditionally kicks off the summer, and to celebrate Old Palm held a fun-filled golf tournament followed by a hearty BBQ lunch The tournament began with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by an aspiring young vocalist attending UCF a local performing arts college.    The foursome of members and guests all had a great time as they competed in the shamble format held on Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course.  The Shamble format allows each golfer to play their own ball after taking the best drive in the group contributing to the camaraderie It was a clear day and not too hot when the players teed off…

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A dog’s life? We should all be so lucky
April 22, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3524" align="alignleft" width="150"] Guests at the Old Palm Yappy Hour Event[/caption] Dogs are as much a part of the family as anyone. Maybe more. At least that’s how they’re treated at Old Palm Golf Club. Recently, the Club at Old Palm held a Yappy Hour for well-behaved dogs, and the canines were catered to like cherished members—which they are. Think Lifestyles of the Rich and Furry. During the festive affair, the dogs spent quality time socializing and noshing on treats before enjoying a leisurely dinner. Although the event lasted three hours, some of the pooches hounded their owners to leave a bit early. It was such a rousing success that Old Palm is sure to unleash another Yappy Hour sometime soon.

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Els for Autism fundraiser at Old Palm a huge success
April 16, 2014

Old Palm Golf Club recently hosted a second fundraising event for the Els for Autism Foundation, raising more than $40,000 for the Els Center for Excellence. The charity was conceived in 2009 after Ben, the son of professional golfer Ernie Els and his wife Liezl, was diagnosed with autism Although Ernie was playing at the Masters, Liezl represented the foundation and spoke about The Els Center of Excellence, a complex that will soon serve families with autistic children. The centerâs ground breaking was in March, and the first buildingsâa lower schoolâare scheduled for completion next summer. The center will also offer global E-learning, a research program, medical services, and job and independent living training for adults with autism The event was held on the lawn adjacent to the Club at Old Palm, where nine food and drink stations were set up. Each station featured a dish donated…

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