The long-awaited reconstruction of the 4th hole pond is moving along very nicely. We are sure everyone will be as pleased with the results, just as we were with the 5th hole pond reconstruction.
One of Monterey’s favorite entertainers received a very nice write up in the Indian River Magazine. Scroll down to “Just One Look” for the article:
About 100+ residents gathered in the Club House to watch the Kentucky Derby on the big screen TV. Everyone arrived early to partake in “mint tulips” and Honeycured Ham box lunches. There was ample time with pre-race festivities to place bets on your personal favorite to win the 145th Derby at Churchill Downs. The weather at the track was rainy and wet creating a muddy track and influencing some bets for the “mudders”.
Well, for the first time in the history of the Kentucky Derby, the winner of the race did not finish first. Maximum Security, sent off as the tepid top choice at 9-2, bolted to the early lead and held it all the way to the wire, seemingly winning the 145th run for the roses, finishing a few lengths ahead of longshot Country House. However, an objection was immediately filed after the race, claiming Maximum Security impeded the run of other horses.
The scene at the Club House was as surreal as it was at Churchill Downs as the three stewards examined footage for more than 15 minutes, with many Monterey residents having bet on Maximum Security expecting to reap their reward. Alas, Maximum Security’s win would be vacated and Country House (at 65-1) declared the winner. And wouldn’t you know it, only one resident had selected Country House to win – and took home the entire bet pool!
Nine bikes escorted by two motorcycles got Fun Day off to an early start proceeding up and down the side streets of Monterey for early morning exercise. A coffee break at the Club House was a welcome diversion thereafter. Now that everyone was awake, the streets picked up traffic heading to designated apartments for the annual treat of touring two of Monterey’s most alluring households.
Then everyone headed to the ever popular “Dunk a Director” where our good-natured Directors subjected themselves to a good-natured soaking by accurately pitched tennis balls.
Early afternoon brought a nice lunch under the canopy followed by a medley of golfing contests, from driving to putting to attempts at “hole in one” and plenty of circulating golfers kept things moving. The “ball drop” attracted the usual big crowd on Hole #5.
Altogether another successful, well-planned Fun Day at Monterey.