Dick Dynasty
Wizard of Oz
Seven Deadly Sins

What do the Duck Dynasty, the Devil & the Seven Deadliest Sins, and the Wizard of Oz have in common? This riddle can only be solved by the members of The Club at Boca Pointe!

It is Boca Pointe’s annual Halloween Party! This night at the Club traditionally rocks the house and is one of several “must attend” events of the season.

Attended by several hundred members, this dinner-dance celebration was a showcase of so many creative costumes! Costumes are not required to have fun, but those who really, really want to get into the Goblin spirit donned their best outfits. From simple facemasks to elaborate costumes, members of The Club at Boca Pointe danced the night away.

The Halloween party was the perfect way to usher in the new season. Friends met up, others reconnected, and new friends were made. Next up at the Club is a themed New Year’s Eve, followed by the Sweetheart Dance for Valentine’s Day.

The fresh, new season is upon us! If you are not a member, yet, call the membership department at 561-864-8539 to find the perfect membership option for you!


While they are silent and behind the scenes, they are highly efficient and a critical part of the pleasure enjoyed by members at The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton country club. They are the men who make our member’s visit to the Club carefree and fantastical as members meet up with friends for fun and laughter.

Do you remember going to Disney World with your children or grandchildren and marveling at how the park ran seamlessly? Well, Chief Engineer Anthony DiMauro and his team of plant engineers have the same passion for high level of friendly quality service! They are the ones who keeping the physical facilities humming.

“Light bulb out is one of the typical calls you hear over the walkie talkie, but replacing light bulbs is kids’ play,” says Anthony, who is a licensed contractor knowledgeable about virtually every aspect of building management. “The real work is done behind the scenes not in view of the membership,” he adds.

“We have a 30-year old facility spread over two campuses (for now) that requires daily maintenance. It could be as simple as replacing the light bulbs to fixing a piece of machinery to re-building important necessities. A member of the engineering team is on duty every day that the club is open and during major events for member satisfaction. Building open, we are open.” Anthony proudly explains.

While Boca Pointe has contractors building its new Sports and Fitness Complex, our engineering team has to be available to assist the contractors in their knowledge about the nuances of the Boca Pointe facilities. Similarly, the skilled team had to be available for inquiries by those contracted for the new golf course irrigation system just completed on Boca Pointe’s championship golf course.

“With the right set of tools, intricate knowledge of the facilities, and a little elbow grease, we are well prepared to keep this beautiful country club running smoothly for our members to continue being highly satisfied with all of the amenities available to them,” Anthony adds.

The membership department at The Club at Boca Pointe invites you to call 561-864-8539 and set up an appointment to visit the club! Once you see it, you will be hooked!


New, Fresh, Exhilarating! Everywhere you turn there is exciting change occurring at The Club at Boca Pointe and the entire Boca Pointe Community…all for the betterment of members and the community at large.

• The new Sports and Fitness Complex is moving right along with the new facility rapidly taking shape as an extension of the existing Center Court Complex.

• The golf course is transforming before our eyes, with the installation of the new irrigation system and the planting of new Celebration grass on the front nine, in addition to the newly improved tee boxes and cart paths as well as the re-sodding of parts of the back nine.

• The new upgrades for the deck and other areas around the Center Court pool will begin shortly and are sure to please.

• The main gate beautification is underway; while we are already enjoying the completion of some of the beautiful new gates, we are expectantly watching the construction progress on other gates as well as the four corners of the Powerline & 18th intersection.

• An exciting golf schedule is ready for golfers in the new season, with Director of Golf, Buck Deibel, leading the charge, along with an equally exciting tennis schedule available for tennis players, with Director of Tennis, Gabriel Neacsu, leading the charge.

• New menus and beverage selections with fabulous choices for everyday dining and special events will be enjoyed by all, thanks to Executive Chef Terry Daniels.

• An unbelievably active, new social calendar is showcased in the new Playbill, designed by Boca Pointe’s Social Director, Jane Young, that includes the best of Broadway Plays, Showtime Series, one-of-a-kind dinner dances in the Main Dining Room, and much more!

• The building of the new Pointe100 Village is underway and should be welcoming new residents and members before the end of 2015.

What more can be going on? Well, beyond all of these new and exciting activities, the Board and various committees are hard at work designing a new membership offering to keep the Club not only moving forward, but actively young. The details will be available in the fall.

Undoubtedly, the Boca Pointe Community and The Club at Boca Pointe are where the action is with both the Renaissance of the Community and the Dawning of a New Era for the Club. We hope you are taking full advantage of what Boca Pointe has to offer! Don’t miss out! If you’re not a member of the Club, yet, we invite you to call the membership department today at 561-864-8539!


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When it comes to “Love,” there is no better place than The Club at Boca Pointe where “Love” flourishes daily, especially on its 16 beautifully manicured Har-Tru tennis courts that are filled regularly with play at all levels—from competitive to social to teams.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed Director of Tennis who is the former Canadian National Doubles Champion Over 35, Gabriel Neacsu continues to build programs that are appealing to all levels of play. As The Club at Boca Pointe rolls out of the summer and into the new, exciting fall season, tennis will programs will be in full throttle as the season kicks in gear.

As for teams, 10 ladies teams will be fielded. This includes three Palm Beach teams (3,5,7), 4 Claymates and 3 seniors and teams. Last season, Claymates Ladies and Seniors Princess 1 won their league championships! And, let’s not forget the men. The men field 3 grand slam teams and 3 senior teams, one of which won their division championship!

And, if that’s not exciting enough, there is still plenty of competitive daily play at all skill levels, Cardio Tennis and as many clinics for tennis players to sharpen their skills. Are you new to the tennis world? Worry not! Gabriel works with newbies to the sport as well as newbies to the Club. When families are visiting, especially with the grand kids, there are plenty of clinics planned for all age groups.

Bottom line: no one ever gets shut out; you want tennis action, The Club at Boca Pointe is the place to be and you do not have to live at the club to participate in the tennis programs with the Club’s exclusive Premier Membership that affords you the opportunity to enjoy the country club experience without the typical country club commitment.

Love really is a many-splendored thing, especially when it comes to Tennis at The Club at Boca Pointe! We invite you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more.


Are you a … Couch potato? Very active? Moderately active? Into fitness, tennis or golf? How about cards or Mah Jongg? Married? Single?

Whatever category describes you the best, there is a full schedule of activities to meet your needs at The Club at Boca Pointe in the heart of Boca Raton…

For golf and tennis enthusiasts, you can enjoy the Club’s beautiful 18-hole Championship Golf Course and 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, along with robust golf and tennis programs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. You will be welcomed with friendly smiles and good games.

For the fitness guru, the new Sports and Fitness Complex will be opening soon, where you can work out, relax, or enjoy a steam or sauna. And, in the beautiful South Florida weather, a delightful pool to cool you off is always ready for the next swimmer.

For the card room aficionados, there are at least four card rooms in operation daily during the season with the first session starting around 12 noon and ending around 4 p.m., followed by an evening session usually from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You name it, they play it. And, if you are a newbie to the Club, the social director helps you find games that match your abilities.

Beyond the sports and games, what about entertainment? Yes, The Club at Boca Pointe has special seating arrangements for Broadway Shows at the Broward Center, Kravis Center, Broward Stage Door, The Wick, and other theaters in the area. Don’t like to drive in Florida traffic? Well, you leave the driving to the Club, riding with friends in specially chartered buses when you go see shows like Annie, The Lion King, La cage aux Folles, and the Miami Ballet for starters.

Don’t want to leave the Boca Pointe campus? Then, there are two major educational offerings: First, the ever-popular Marleen and Harold Forkas FAU Lifelong Learning Center in which top professors from FAU provide topical discussions from politics to music! Secondly, there’s a wide-ranging seminar series by well-known lecturers such as Dr. Robert Watson, a leading political pundit, and Shelly and Larry Strickler from the world of television.

How about some casual fun? The Friday night Showtime Series featuring top nationally known talent from singers to comedians to impressionists offers great times among friends! The Club also holds several themed dinner dances throughout the year ranging from New Year’s Eve, Sweetheart Dance, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. These are coupled with pool parties and Holiday Day Carnival for the youngsters.

For the single members, there is also a fun slate of activities. The agenda involves special trips, outings, and social dances through an active Interclub schedule with many other country clubs in South Florida.

Oh no, you are not finished, yet. Those are just some of the activities scheduled by the social director at The Club at Boca Pointe.

There are numerous clubs and groups within the Club at Boca Pointe that provide its members with more activities during the year.

The biggest club within Boca Pointe is the Adventurers Club, some 200 members strong, that schedules a wide variety of events during the season. For example, they took a trip to the Air Force Base in Homestead to watch F81s take off and then toured the facility as well as went to the Everglades on a special tour.

Then, there is the new “What’s Up” group featuring once-a-month unique activities and speakers. The first one enabled members to test drive a Tesla! Oh, and let’s not forget about the TLC (Today Life Continues) club for single women looking to live a fuller life and share fun things together.

No matter what your “cup of tea,” Boca Pointe has an activity, group or club to more than quench your thirst! Visit Boca Pointe’s website, http://www.theclubatbocapointe.com to learn more.


Baby, it’s hot outside…too hot for a heavy dinner… you want to eat something light tonight!

True or false?

True, of course…and, as always, Executive Chef Terry Daniels at The Club at Boca Pointe aims to please. He put on his thinking cap to develop a delightful, delicious, desirable, and delectable Tapas menu.

Tapas style of food, originating in Spain, is a wide variety of appetizers served with drinks. Originally, these would be a mix of cold olives, cheeses or ham and hot items such as meatballs, ham or fish croquettes. Today, Tapas has evolved into an entire sophisticated cuisine, sometimes referred to as a “small plate.” The portions are small and several plates should be combined to form a complete meal.

TapasenBarcelonaThe initial Tapas menu at the Club at Boca Pointe includes:

– Flat Bread of goat cheese, black mission figs, Serrano Ham, wilted arugula with balsamic drizzle.

– Charcuterie Platter: charcuterie du jour, cornichons, baguette crostini’s, while grain mustard and assorted olives.

– Ahi Tuna Tartar: Asian marinated Ahi tuna with crispy home-made potato chips.

– Steak & Frits: grilled four-ounce skirt steak, potato frits and béarnaise sauce.

– Lamb Lollypops: grilled single cut lamb chops with pomegranate-mint glaze.

– Crispy Soft Shell Crab: tempura soft shell crab, cucumber slaw and Yuzu aioli.

– Tomato & Mozzarella Salad: sliced Heirloom tomato, fresh burrata cheese, baby arugula, sea salt, olio verde and balsamic drizzle.

Are you hungry, yet? Well, this is just the first Tapas menu…watch this space for more to come!

If you’re thinking about becoming a member, please call the membership department at The Club at Boca Pointe to learn more 561-864-8539. Then, you can be one of the many members enjoying this amazing fine cuisine at the Club.


Want to test drive a Tesla? Who wouldn’t!? As long as you are a member of The Club at Boca Pointe, you can!

The new “What’s Up” group is kicking off its first meeting on October 21st and will not disappoint. Those who decide to join the fun will be able to take the Tesla car for a test spin around the Club’s property, a country Club In Boca Raton, accompanied, of course, by the representative from Tesla Motors, Inc. This American company manufactures these hot, new, expensive, exotic, premium electric vehicles that promise a great ride!

“Telsa is just for openers,” says Harriet Rubin who organized this group with the blessing of Boca Pointe’s membership committee, board and management team. “Having a Tesla on property for the first ‘What’s Up’ meeting may be a tough act to top, but I am looking forward to planning monthly activities that will be certain to excite the members of Boca Pointe.” Harriet enthusiastically declares.

Don’t miss out! The “What’s Up” group will meet the third Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. It features fascinating programs and speakers…all topical presentations with an open-ended discussion among participants of the “What’s Up” activity and the guest of the month. Watch for more details to come …


It may be a nice day for the beach in Boca Raton, Florida, where you swim and play in the sand, but if you are a golfer, sand can be your dreaded enemy.

Not all sand on a golf course is created equal. “With a little extra preparation, golfers should be able to put their fears to rest,” says Buck Deibel, Director of Golf and a PGA Master Professional, at The Club at Boca Pointe.

Golfers can be faced with different types of conditions in bunkers. Some courses have bunker beds with fluffy sand and others have tight compacted sand. One of the most important factors for successful bunker play is correct club selection. “Ensuring you have the proper wedge in your bag can lead to an immediate scoring improvement,” according to Mr. Deibel. Bounce is an important consideration in making the best wedge selection:


Bounce is the angle of the sole to the ground. Wedges with a higher bounce angle perform better in fluffy sand or high grass. A lower bounce wedge will perform better on courses with tight lies and thin bunker beds. To help, match the bounce recommendations below with the course conditions you encounter most:
• High Bounce (above 14°) for tall grass, deep rough, and fluffy sand.

• Standard bounce (10°-14°) for normal to soft conditions or those who leave shallow divots.

• Low bounce (0-10°) for tight lies, fairway shots, and tight, compacted sand.

“What I tell our members is that they should consider using a 56-degree wedge, which usually has 10 to 14 degrees of bounce, when they are playing out of soft sand and a 60-degree wedge, which typically has about 5 degrees of bounce, for thin, firm bunker beds.” explains Mr. Deibel.

Remember picking the proper wedge to match the course conditions is the first step in preparing for successful sand shots. Good luck and go low!


Gabriel Neacsu, the former Canadian National Doubles Champion Over 35, has been promoted to Director of Tennis at The Club at Boca Pointe. This announcement today by Helen Karpel, General Manager of the Club, further enhances Boca Pointe’s dynamic move into a fabulous new era for membership expansion.

“This is the dawning of a new era for Boca Pointe, and we are extremely delighted and excited to promote Gabriel to the director level of our tennis program. We will be opening our new Sports and Fitness Complex before the end of the year and know that Gabriel will be instrumental in growing our tennis program.” declares Ms. Karpel. Boca Pointe is a premier destination and offers tennis enthusiasts a beautiful facility to enjoy challenging games and an opportunity to meet new friends in South Florida.

Gabriel, born in Romania with a dual Canadian and U.S. citizenship, has an impressive resume. He was a member of the Romanian Davis Cup team and the National Galea Cup Team from 1970 to 1972, while maintaining strong rankings in his home country. Well-known on the Canadian tennis scene, Gabriel was also the head professional at the Calgary Winter Club at Hollyburn Golf & Country Club in West Vancouver, as well as the Western Indoor Tennis Club.

Proven as a teacher, Gabriel has a strong track record of mentoring new tennis players to the elite. He personally coached and trained Sandra Wasserman who reached the top 40 on the women’s circuit; Hellene Kellesi, a top 10 player; and Grand Connell, number one ranked in men’s doubles in 1991-1992 on the ATP circuit.

Boca Pointe has been fortunate to have Gabriel as part of its tennis program for 11 years. “I know our membership very well. I know what it is going to take to continuously grow and strengthen our Club’s tennis program to be one of the top in Palm Beach County.” explains Gabriel. “I am excited to welcome new members from neighboring communities as well as to many new residents in Boca Pointe.”

“Tennis is in a growth cycle,” he adds. “And, one of the keys to growth is out-reaching to youngsters who will, in turn, ignite interest in our Club from their parents. We have more and more young families living in Boca Raton and the Boca Pointe community, and I look forward to developing a special campaign to reach out to them.” Gabriel shares enthusiastically. Boca Pointe’s progress is flourishing and Gabriel will be another important key contributor to member enjoyment!


To lag or not to lag! That is the challenge and debate facing golfers on every single hole when they line up their ball on the green, regardless of their skill level, unless, of course, the ball is less than two feet from the pin.

“The battle lies in the golfer’s mind when it comes to a 30, or even 20, footer,” says Buck Deibel, Director of Golf and PGA Master Professional at The Club at Boca Pointe. “The mind-set most of the time is to go for the pin no matter how long the putt.”

Putting-over-mind “In theory that sounds like a good idea, but inevitably, the amateur golfer, especially a higher handicapper, will end up well past the hole and leave another decent size putt coming back. Lower handicappers, or the better golfers, realize the odds of making a long putt are low, so they will hit a lag putt which means, yes, they would love to hole it, but if it doesn’t go in, they want to leave the ball no more than two or three feet from the cup. That strategy would increase the probability of two putting significantly.” Deibel explains.

There are plenty of theories from some of the top putting gurus as well as from the pros themselves. “It is safe for most amateurs to focus on a six-foot diameter around the hole,” advises Deibel. “When I am teaching members at The Club at Boca Pointe, I try to use that theory. It is statistically advantageous to use the six-foot diameter visual, rather than try to aggressively sink a 20 or 30 foot putt. Lag putting gives the golfer the best opportunity to two-putt, avoiding the dreaded three-putt, when putting from a distance. That is why lagging makes much more sense than ‘going’ for it every time.”

For the higher handicap amateur, just remember, it is best to set a goal to average no more than two putts per hole. This will be a good starting point and translate into lower scores.