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                      An Independent Newspaper Serving Broken Sound & Bocaire





        VOL. 13 NO. 1                                           www.seabreezepublications.com                                           JANUARY 2019


                                                                                  Broken Sound Club Members to



                                                                                  Honor COO/GM John Crean



                                                                                     Commemorating  the  15th  year  of
           Fred           Ben           John           Paul        Miguel Angel   hosting its own annual fundraiser to benefit
          Couples       Crenshaw        Daly          Goydos         Jimenez      Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach
                                                                                  County, the Broken Sound Club (BSC)
                                                                                  membership will honor the Club’s Chief
                                                                                  Operating Officer/General Manager John
                                                                                  Crean. The black-tie gala will be held on
                                                                                  Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 6 p.m. in
                                                                                  the main clubhouse.
                                                                                     Anticipated to break records this year
                                                                                  in number of guests and funds raised, the
         Bernhard         Scott         Colin       Jose Maria        David       evening will feature a themed program that
          Langer       McCarron      Montgomerie     Olazabal         Toms        will trace Crean’s personal history back to
                                                                                  his roots in Ireland, his hospitality career
      13th Annual PGA TOUR Tees Off                                               that brought him to America in 1990 (first
                                                                                  to Lawrence Beach Club, then Muttontown
                                                                                  Country, and now Broken Sound Club), his
      At Broken Sound Club Feb. 4th                                               BSC and industry leadership, and mostly
                                                                                  his support and advocacy of the Jewish
                                                                                  community. Since 2003, when Broken
         PGA TOUR Champions has announced that Oasis Outsourcing, the nation’s largest   Sound Club membership first hosted its  From left: John Crean, Matt Levin (CEO of
      privately-held Professional Employer Organization, will be the title sponsor of the Oasis   own club fundraiser to benefit the Jewish  Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County)
      Championship, a premier PGA TOUR Champions event held annually at Broken Sound. A   Federation of South Palm Beach County,
      three-year agreement is in place through 2021.                              Crean has supported membership’s passion for this critical mission and its impact by
         “We are excited that the Oasis Championship will continue bringing world-class golf to   generously committing the venue, staff and resources.
      Boca Raton,” said Mark Perlberg, President and CEO of Oasis Outsourcing, which is based
      out of West Palm Beach. “This sponsorship continues our tradition of supporting the local   Broken Sound Club Members to Honor on page 3
      community, and we are proud to help keep this key event in the Palm Beaches.”
         The 2019 Oasis Championship will be held February 4th-10th. It is the first full-field
      event of the PGA TOUR Champions season and will be played at The Old Course at Broken   Broken Sound Honored Among “America’s Greenest Clubs”
      Sound for the 13th consecutive year. The 2018 tournament featured a final-round showdown      Prevo  Health  Solutions  (PREVO),  Executive  Producer  of  America’s  Healthiest  Clubs,  has
      between Mark Calcavecchia and Boca Raton resident and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard   announced the certification and awarding of the nation’s first five private clubs to be named “America’s
      Langer, with Calcavecchia completing the wire-to-wire victory for his fourth career win. In   Greenest Clubs” that embrace eco-friendly initiatives and “continue to see an increase in brand
      all, last year’s field included eight members of the World Golf Hall of Fame and 15 major   recognition as they are known as good neighbors...The return on investment for the club can be
      champions.                                                                   measured in many ways, from the impact on the carbon footprint, reduced turnover, enhanced
         “The city of Boca Raton has been instrumental in the event’s growth, and our partnership   recruitment efforts and a better member experience.”
      with Oasis will make this tournament even stronger,” said Miller Brady, President of PGA      The announcement continued, “Under the leadership of General Manager/COO John Crean,
      TOUR Champions. “The players love starting the year in Boca Raton and The Old Course   Broken Sound Club became one of the premier country club communities in South Florida and a leader
      at Broken Sound is a great venue for our first full-field event of the season.”  in environmental issues. Broken Sound Club was the first club in Florida and only the second club in
         The Oasis Championship annually attracts one of the best fields of the season, and in   the United States to become GEO certified by the Scotland-based Golf Environmental Association.
      2018 it included John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and David Toms, as   Broken Sound is also certified by the Audubon Sanctuary, implemented the first industrial compost
      well as past champions Scott McCarron (2017), Paul Goydos (2015), Rocco Mediate (2013),   program in Florida by installing a Composter/Digester which reduces the green and food waste and
      Corey Pavin (2012), Tom Lehman (2011) and Langer (2010). In 2019, the 78-player field   produces refined compost with organic fertilizer qualities, uses reclaimed water through the City of
      will compete for a $1.7 million purse, and all three rounds will be televised live on the Golf   Boca Raton, uses solar power and energy-saving devices and recycling of cardboard and plastic
      Channel. Rookies making their 2019 debut in Boca Raton could be Steve Stricker, Darren   bottles. As an example of his continuing commitment to the environment, upon hearing of the dying
      Clarke, Chris DiMarco and Robert Gamez.                                      honey bee population, Mr. Crean had bee hives installed in both golf courses surrounded by wild
         “The Oasis Championship makes an incredible impact on the Boca Raton community,   flowers. Starting with one hive, it has now grown to 22 hives on both courses under the supervision
      with charitable contributions totaling $1.7 million since the tournament’s inception,” said   of professional beekeepers. The all-natural honey supplied from these hives is then put into jars and
      Eddie Carbone, Tournament Director of the Oasis Championship. “With a great local partner   given out to the club membership. The club recycles 96% of everything on property, and since joining
      in Oasis, we’re looking forward to building on the tournament’s longstanding tradition in   Broken Sound Club John Crean has developed a club culture where the stakeholders understand
      South Florida.”                                                              and support the club’s vision of being environmentally friendly.”
                                                                                      The other clubs honored among the first top five in the U.S. are: Bonita Bay Springs (Bonita
                                                                                   Springs, FL); Venice Golf Country Club (Venice, FL); Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club,
                                                                                   and Sawgrass Country Club.


                                                                                    Inside this Issue:




                                                                                    •  Broken Sound Knitting Club Creates “Love Wear” for Hospitals’
                                                                                           Newborns and Cancer Patients (See page 3)

                                                                                    •  5th Annual Boca Raton Bowl Wrap-Up (See page 6)
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