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    Minute Clinic with the Turf Valley Pros: How to Putt Properly

    Last updated 2 months ago

    With warmer weather and sunnier days ahead of us, golf season will soon resume! Voted the number one golf course in Howard County by the readers of Howard Magazine, Turf Valley offers 36 holes of golf, a driving range, a golf learning center, and a state-of-the-art E6Golf Simulator by TruGolf. In preparation of the 2015 season, Turf Valley provides many resources to those wishing to brush up on their game, including indoor and outdoor lessons for members, the public, and hotel guests.

    Check out this minute clinic video by Turf Valley Golf Instructors Parker Parsons and Justin Schaller who offer advice on putting this upcoming season!

     

    To learn more about Golf at Turf Valley visit http://www.turfvalley.com/Play/Golf or call Director of Golf, Nick Spinnato, at 410.423.0831

    Guide to a Healthy Heart

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. To combat that somber statistic, Turf Valley strongly supports maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and is recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition Program for its efforts. In honor of American Heart Month in February, we’re sharing some tips on preventing heart disease.

    1. Control portion size. It may be hard to distinguish how much is too much, but with this guide eating right becomes much easier! 

    2. Eat fruits and vegetables—According to Mayo Clinic, fruits and vegetables contain substances from plants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease; they advise to always buy fresh or frozen vegetables, low-sodium canned, or canned fruit packed in juice or water if possible. 

    3. Eat low-fat protein sources—popular choices include fish, especially salmon, low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese; soybeans, egg whites, and skinless poultry.

    4. Eat whole grains—The U.S. Office of Women’s Health recommends that at least half of your grains be whole grains. Whole grain options include whole-grain bread, oatmeal, whole-grain pasta, high-fiber cereal, whole-wheat flour, brown rice, and more. 

    5. Limit saturated and trans fat, and lower cholesterol. This chart created by Mayo Clinic describes the American Heart Association’s suggestions on daily intake: 

     

    6. Moderate alcohol—the American Heart Association states that studies have found that alcohol in moderation (no more than two glasses a day) increases level of HDL Cholesterol, which is the good kind of cholesterol for your body.

    By maintaining these steps in your diet, combined with exercise, the chances of heart disease decrease tremendously! Help yourself by living a healthy lifestyle and support American Heart Association. 

    Turf Valley's 35th Annual Wedding Extravaganza Recap

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Turf Valley held its 35th Annual Wedding Extravaganza this past Friday and it was an overwhelming success! Five hundred guests were able to visit with 85 specialized vendors, as well as enjoy a full-course dinner and runway fashion show featuring local wedding boutiques and men’s formalwear. To see the looks that were featured in the fashion show, visit the three bridal boutiques shown.

    The Bridal Boutique

    Gowns $700-$4,000

    Designers | Allure Bridals, Casablanca, Maggie Sotterro, Mikaella, Mori Lee, Essence of Australia

    Upcoming Trunk Shows

    Sottero & Midgely | Feb 20th-22nd

    Allure | March 27th-29th

    Contact Info

    Address | 6955 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21045

    Phone | 410- 290-5666

    Website | www.bridalboutique.com 

    Love It! At Stella’s

    Gowns $300-$3,500

    Designers | Casablanca (special design changes available), Mori Lee, Phillip Michaels (in-house designer, changes available), Kenneth Winston (changes available), Moonlight (destination gowns)

    Specially Made For You | Stella's gowns are couture custom-made and, through designers and in-house marketing, brides are able to tailor their dresses to be one-of-a-kind

    Contact Info

    Address | 5. South Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157

    Phone | 443-289-8832

    Website | www.stellasbridal.com 

    Francesca’s Bridal

    Gowns $1,800-$10,000

    Designers | Badgley Mischka, Matthew Christopher, Paula Varsalona, Jim Hjelm, Eugenia, Rivini

    Upcoming Trunk Shows

    Paula Varsalona | February 6th-7th

    Rivini | February 13th-14th

    Visit website for more upcoming trunk shows

    Sample sale

    April 10th-12th

    Contact Info

    Address | 7718 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236

    Phone | 410-882-5050

    Website | www.francescasbridal.com

    If you were unable to attend, or didn’t get a chance to visit all the vendors, we have a comprehensive list, categorized for your every need during the wedding planning process: http://www.turfvalley.com/Celebrate/Preferred-Vendors

    Take a look at the photographs from the event on our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/15Jjdga. And don’t forget to like our page while you’re there for Turf Valley updates! 

    Relax with The Spa At Turf Valley

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Looking for a weekend of peace and quiet? Look no further.  The Spa at Turf Valley offers twelve spa packages of relaxation with options for everyone.

    SPA THERAPY OF THE MONTH

    February 2015 | Custom Facial

    Each month the spa offers 25% off a different therapy, and February’s therapy is a custom facial! This customized facial focuses on your specific skin care concerns as you unwind in the hands of your experienced esthetician. Beginning with a thorough skin analysis to determine your personalized products and protocols, your esthetician will choose from a combination of remedies to treat skin at its deepest level and restore your skin to a healthy, luminous balance. Duration: 60 minutes.

    SPA ROMANCE OVERNIGHT PACKAGE

    Breakfast in bed and more! Wake up to a leisurely breakfast served to you in the privacy of your Executive King Suite, then enjoy a 60-minute full body Swedish massage for each of you in the serene couple’s suite at the Spa.

    ULTIMATE GIRLFRIEND’S OVERNIGHT GETAWAY PACKAGE

    Leave your cares at the door and reward yourself with a full weekend getaway.

    Your stay includes: Golf View accommodations with two queen beds for two nights, a bottle of house wine and an assorted cheese tray delivered to your room upon arrival, room service breakfast for two, two 60-minute spa services for each of you, lunch for two in the Spa, dinner for two in Alexandra’s at Turf Valley, and two cocktails in our Fairway Lounge. You will also enjoy full access to our fitness room, tennis courts, swimming pools, and saunas.

    GIRLFRIEND’S GETAWAY OVERNIGHT PACKAGE

    Together with your closest friend, experience all the Spa at Turf Valley has to offer. Begin with a delicious dinner in Alexandra’s Restaurant then slip into your pajama’s, relive your youth, and laugh the night away.

    In the morning, awaken to breakfast delivered to your Golf View hotel room. Choose two of the following Spa services: a 60-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute Body Treatment, or a 60-minute Facial. Enjoy a Spa Cuisine Lunch.

    SPA JACUZZI ESCAPE OVERNIGHT PACKAGE

    Escape for the night to a luxurious Jacuzzi Suite. Awaken to a room service breakfast for two, followed by one 60-minute Swedish massage for each person in the privacy of your hotel suite.

    COUPLE’S GOLF AND SPA OVERNIGHT GETAWAY

    Take a mini-vacation that you both can enjoy! This package includes your choice of a Golf View room with two queen beds or a one bedroom suite, dinner for two in Alexandra's at Turf Valley, a nine-hole round of golf including cart rental and unlimited use of the driving range for two, a Golf Shop gift certificate, and one spa service for each of you.

    You will also enjoy full access to our indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and fitness center.

    COUPLE’S SPA GETAWAY

    Get away with your sweetheart and experience all the Spa at Turf Valley has to offer. Begin with a delicious dinner in Alexandra’s Restaurant. In the morning, awaken to breakfast delivered to your Golf View hotel room. Choose two of the following Spa services: a 60-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute body treatment, or a 60-minute facial. Enjoy a Spa Cuisine Lunch.

    MARVELOUS MINI DAY PACKAGE

    Escape for a half a day of pleasure and feel renewed to face the rest of your day. Treat yourself to two 60-minute spa services. You may choose two of the following services: a 60-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute body treatment or a 60-minute European facial. Enjoy a delectable spa cuisine lunch. Duration: 4 hours

    TURF VALLEY’S ULTIMATE INDULGENCE DAY PACKAGE

    Indulge in the best our spa has to offer! Begin with a 60-minute body Treatment, followed by a 60-minute Swedish massage, and finish with an AGESmart facial. Enjoy a healthy spa lunch. Duration: 5.5 hours

    DELIGHFUL JOURNEY DAY PACKAGE

    Choose one of the following services: a 60-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute facial, or a 60-minute body treatment. Enjoy a light lunch and you’re left feeling renewed. Duration: 2 hours

    GIRL’S DAY OUT

    Whether you’re sisters, friends, or a mother/daughter duo, enjoy quality time with someone special. Indulge in a one-hour Swedish massage, followed by a Radiant Wrap, side by side in our deluxe Couple’s Room. Retreat to our Serenity Room and enjoy a Spa Cuisine Lunch. Package: 3 hours

     

    MONDAY SPECIAL

    The Spa at Turf Valley would like to thank all those who serve our community! On Mondays only, we are offering a 15% discount on any single spa service for anyone employed by an education, law enforcement, or medical division. To take advantage of this special offer, please present proof of eligible employment.

     

    If you’re interested in booking a package call The Spa at Turf Valley at 410.203.2755 or visit our website at turfvalley.com/relax.

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    Going Green: Eight Simple Changes To Your Routine

    Last updated 3 months ago

    As part of our New Year’s Resolution, we’re committed to becoming greener and hope you are too. Turf Valley has many green initiatives, including composting approximately 100,000 pounds of solid food waste per year, implementing property-wide recycling programs, and reducing gas, water, and electric usage. We were also the recipient of the Maryland Green/Sustainable Tourism Award in 2013.

    Going green doesn’t have to involve making major changes, just small steps in everyday life. Here are some alternatives for maintaining an environmentally friendly lifestyle in the future.

    At Home
    Instead of throwing away electronics, try to recycle or donate them. Electronics thrown away typically end up in landfills and could introduce toxins into the environment. As an alternative, electronic stores such as Best Buy and Apple allow you to bring in electronics for recycling purposes.

    Instead of using a dryer in summer months, hang dry clothes in warm weather. You’ll save money, electricity, and water.

     

    Instead of brown lunch bags, use reusable lunch boxes. Lunch boxes/bags aren’t just for kids anymore, and come in all shapes, sizes, and designs.

    Running Errands

    Instead of shopping exclusively at grocery stores or warehouse clubs, try getting ingredients from a farmer’s market. It helps to decrease the greenhouse gases due to transporting food, as well as helping small businesses and the local economy. And on that note, sack the bags! Buying a few reusable grocery bags at 99 cents per bag saves approximately 350-500 grocery bags per person per year.

     

    Instead of driving like a speed demon, try turning on cruise control. Turning on cruise control can allow you to get up to 35% better fuel mileage according to CNN Money.

    At Work

    Instead of sitting in traffic solo, try carpooling with others! It not only saves gas and money for everyone, it can also make the morning commute much more fun.

    Instead of putting your work computer on sleep mode in the evening, try powering down completely.

    Instead of keeping the office lights on all day, try turning them off in the summer. If you work in an office that has windows, turn off the lights and let the sun shine in!

     

    With little changes in your daily routine, you can make a large impact on the environment. To learn more ways to help the planet visit http://www.50waystohelp.com/ and be green!

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