Monday, May 20, 2013
Are you FordFIT?
Here is your chance to challenge yourself and find out! We are launching our first annual FordFit challenge on Saturday, June 1. This is a competitive fitness challenge for all. FordFit will last three months and challenge you to think outside the box and move out of your comfortable fitness zone.
FordFit can be completed anywhere (not just at Ford) and by anyone. This point-based challenge requires you to achieve certain fitness tasks each week to earn points. There are endless possibilities in this challenge, as it allows you to try new things for bonus points.
At the end of our FordFit challenge, one Member will be crowned “Ford’s Fittest” for the year and will win a grand prize package of a personal training session with Mollie, an archery lesson with Danny Sharpe, and a kayak lesson with Mike Womble. The winner will also receive a “Ford’s Fittest” t-shirt and bragging rights for the year!
Are you up for the challenge? Register today on the Members’ only web site at www.fordplantationmembers.com.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
May/June 2013 Our Sporting Life Newsletter
The Ford Plantation’s May/June 2013 edition of Our Sporting Life newsletter is now available for download. See the PDF on the newsletter page to—
• Find out who won our Men’s and Ladies’ Invitational Golf Tournaments and our Hook & Slice Tournament
• Learn how our Membership Department serves Members
• Enjoy photos from our recent Easter weekend
• Read about our exciting Summer Camps
• Learn what we have planned for the 4th of July weekend
• See what national magazines Ford has been featured in recently
• and much more...
Monday, May 06, 2013
New Fitness Class for Kids This Summer
The Ford fitness team is excited to announce the start of a new fitness class for kids this summer! KidFit will launch Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout June and July. If your children’s sports are on hiatus for the summer, or if you need a little more activity for your children/grandchildren, come and join us. Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer Mollie Sawyer will be teaching this class every Wednesday morning (except during Camp Ford Fun Quest on June 26 and July 24). KidFit will concentrate on agility, plyometrics, and overall health. We will challenge every muscle group and try to instill the benefits of physical fitness in a fun way. This class is designed for children ages 6–12 and will last an hour. We look forward to seeing your youngsters on Wednesday mornings throughout the summer!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Hook & Slice Tournament Winners: Team Wiebe
Ford Member Tim Wiebe’s team won Friday’s Hook & Slice Tournament. He is shown here with one of the biggest catches of the day! This fun tournament combines fishing and golfing skills into one wild competition, using the lakes and the front 9 golf course. Teams had 25 minutes to fish and golf each hole, with five minutes between each hole. Scoring is based on the golf score for each hole and the size of the fish caught at each hole.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Rockwood Home Featured in Savannah Magazine Homes 2013
The home of Members Bill and May Rockwood is featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Savannah Magazine Homes. The article includes breathtaking photos of both the interior and exterior of the house and a testimonial from May about what makes The Ford Plantation community so special. Please read the article on the “Press Room” page.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Spring Fishing at The Ford Plantation
The weather is perfect and the fishing is great--Ford Member Tim Wiebe caught a ten pound red in Lake Clara with a spinner bait.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Ford Plantation Wins Wine Award
In recognition of the commitment to our fine wine program and the promotion of wine at the Club, the CMAA International Wine Society recently bestowed an Award of Distinction upon The Ford Plantation. This award recognizes the best wine programs at clubs throughout the country and is a hallmark of quality and assurance of an eminent wine program. Awards are given in the categories of distinction and merit. On the 100 point scale, an Award of Distinction is achieved when a club scores a 90 or above and an Award of Merit is achieved when a club scores between 80 and 89. The Ford Plantation Club scored 94.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Bluebirds Nesting at Ford
Spring is the time for our little eastern bluebirds to begin nesting. There are several small nest boxes placed out on the front nine of the golf course to encourage these beautiful birds to nest and take up residency. Bluebirds can have up to three nests (broods) each season here in the south. After the first nestlings leave the nest box, it should be cleaned out to encourage a second nest. Bluebirds never use the same nest twice. Both parents will help incubate and feed the small bluebirds—even last year’s siblings that have not paired off will help with the rearing duties. They are social little birds, and they eat many of the biting insects that bother their human neighbors. If you are out on the golf course, stop by a nest box and check to see if anyone is home.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Redfish Are Back at The Marina
The redfish are back, the weather is spectacular, and the fishing is great at Ford! The Kloeppel family recently enjoyed some family time at Ford. Ann is shown here with her catch. The Ford Plantation has professional instructors on staff to help kids and adults learn fish so there is no excuse not to join in the fun.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Summer Camp 2013 at The Ford Plantation
Camp Ford Fun Quest: June 24–28 & July 22–26
This adventure-packed camp will be loads of fun, and with so many activities planned, there’s no chance campers will get bored! In a safe and fun environment, campers ages 7–12 will experience all The Ford Plantation has to offer: golfing, fishing, horseback riding, and crabbing. They will also enjoy cooking, swimming lessons, and arts and crafts projects!
Each day will begin with Equestrian activities, followed by lunch and afternoon visits to other venues:
Tuesday: Cooking and Golf
Wednesday: Cooking and Golf
Thursday: Outdoor Pursuits
Friday: Pizza & Pool Party
Campers may participate the entire day, or choose the morning (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) or afternoon (12:00 – 4:00 p.m.) sessions. Lunch and snacks are included for both the full-day and half-day sessions.
Mini Picasso Art Camp: June 12–14 & July 11–13
Certified teacher and professional artist Carol Hartley will lead this creative and inspiring three-day camp, held at The Marina. Working with various media, kids ages 6–12 will make a variety of projects inspired by classical art and nature. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. All supplies and a daily snack and drink are included.