Thursday, December 05, 2013
Archery Demo at The Ford Plantation
Our recent Archery Demo proves you are never too young to learn about the great sporting life here at The Ford Plantation. Maddie Boden, grandchildren of Nina and George Boden, are shown how to shoot by Danny Sharpe of our Outdoor Pursuits Department. See more photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FordPlantationFB.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Sunrise at The Ford Plantation
Check out this amazing photo of sunrise over Lake Clara taken by Ford Member Lila Scott Thanksgiving weekend. The beauty, incredibly diversity, and unique wildlife at Ford are simply unparalleled! To see more beautiful sunrise photos, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FordPlantationFB.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Ford Plantation Golf Course Construction and Tree Protection
Protecting trees at The Ford Plantation during the golf course construction process has been a focal point for the Golf Course Maintenance Department. Preserving trees that add aesthetic beauty as well as challenge golf shots can yield big rewards for the club. The trees on the course enhance property values and provide wildlife habitat. Almost two miles of tree protection has been erected around the trees across the golf course. Read more and see the photos on Nelson’s blog at http://tfpagronomy.blogspot.com.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
New Club Horse at Equestrian Center
We are happy to announce a new Club horse at The Ford Plantation Equestrian Center. Rebel is a 14.2 hand Register Quarter with years of training in both English and western disciplines. Rebel will be used by our beginner to intermediate riders in lessons, on trails, and in clinics. One of Rebel's best attributes is his easygoing nature. Please stop by the barn to meet him!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Pete Dye Restoration Visit, November 15, 2013
Mr. Pete Dye was again on property Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15 to design the TFP golf course. The main objective of the visit was to focus primarily on putting greens and green surround design at golf holes 7–15. In particular, the functionality of the playability, strategy, and agronomy of the green sites were studied and then executed. In addition, “macro” direction concerning infrastructure, agronomy, and design was given by Mr. Dye at golf holes 16, 17, and 18. Those directives will be performed over the next several weeks. TFP Members will start to see progress on the finishing holes soon. In this photo, Mr. Dye (center) is giving Kevin from MacCurrach Golf (right) design direction as Nelson Caron, Ford's Director of Golf Course Maintenance, looks on. See more information and photos on Nelson's blog at http://tfpagronomy.blogspot.com/.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Equestrian Center Work Underway
Work on The Ford Plantation Equestrian Center improvements is well underway. The project includes construction of a hay barn and site improvements that will address “back of house” vehicular ingress and egress issues. Once completed, the project will allow for the ventilated storage for hay and stall bedding materials, jumps, and additional barn supplies. The pad for the future building is being prepared, and the engineering for the building is currently underway by the general contractor, National Barn Co. The site work portion of the project is complete, and the building should be complete by the first of December.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Pete Dye Visits The Ford Plantation
Legendary golf course architect Pete Dye recently visited The Ford Plantation to review the progress of the golf course restoration and to give architectural design direction. He is shown here, left, with Director of Golf Course Maintenance Nelson Caron. During the visit, Mr. Dye discussed the infrastructure installation and demolition program currently taking place and shared his vision for the course. His next visit will be in several weeks after the restoration team has completed his directives.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Stay Up- To-Date on Golf Course Restoration Project
Nelson Caron, The Ford Plantation's Golf Course Superintendent, is posting updates on our golf course restoration project on his blog. Follow the progress at http://tfpagronomy.blogspot.com/.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Hunt for Big Red Champions
Perfect weather, great tides, and lots of redfish set the stage for a great Hunt for Big Red Tournament Homecoming weekend at The Ford Plantation. 23 anglers aboard seven boats fished the near shore waters of Ossabaw Sound and landed 42 bull reds that ranged in size from 20-40 pounds.
Congratulations to Bob Bernstein, Christian Alvarez, Captain Mike Womble, and first mate extraordinaire Evan Schofield for the first place win with 12 reds. Bob also received the prize for the red with the most spots, a 32-spotter! Our second place team was Jeff Scott, Skip Gillenwater, and Captain Ray Golden with a total of seven big reds. It couldn't have been a better day with all boats catching and releasing giant reds!
See more photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FordPlantationFB.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
O'Bannon Home Featured in Fall/Winter 2013 Savannah Magazine Homes
The home of Members Obie and Ellen O'Bannon is featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Savannah Magazine Homes. “A Richmond Hill stunner combines breathtaking waterfront views with breezy coastal comforts,” begins the feature. The article includes extraordinary photos of both the interior and exterior of the house. Please read the article on the “Press Room” page.