Save the Date! Casino Night, March 27!

Craps-TableJoin us in the Clubhouse on Friday, March 27th for our annual Casino Night. It starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 10:30 p.m., at which time you can turn in your chips for chances to win prizes. This year, two top prizes of a $150 membership credit will be awarded!

Admission is $15 per person, and includes two drink tickets, chips for the games and snacks.

Spaghetti Supper Tonight! Don’t Cook!!

Come on out to Murraywood tonight for our annual spaghetti supper.  Starting 6:00 p.m., enjoy homecooked spaghetti, bread, salad, desserts, beverages (including wine) for just $10 per person over the age of 12.  Ages 6 to 12 eat for $5 per person, and little 5 and under eat FREE!  And, we do the dishes! What could be better?

All proceeds go to Club improvements.

Fall Junior Tennis Clinics

JadenThe schedule for beginner and advanced beginner junior tennis clinics is listed below.  Contact Anne Reynolds if you have questions:  (803) 429-3031.

8 and Under Beginner Tennis
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
$10 per day for Facility and Tennis Members; $15 per day for Pool and Non-Members

9 and Older Intermediate
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
$10 per day for Facility and Tennis Members; $15 per day for Pool and Non-Members


Mark Your Calendars!

It’s time to ride the roller coaster of fun called Summertime at Murraywood.  Here’s a quick peek at upcoming social events at the ‘Wood:

IMG_1865Wednesday, June 3, 2014 – Spirit Day at Moe’s! Mention Murraywood and our Swim Team will receive 10% of the day’s non-alcohol sales!

Friday, June 6, 2014 – the Pool opens at noon for the summer!

Little MermaidSaturday, June 7, 2014 – Movie Night in the Pool featuring Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Bring your noodles and floats and watch the big screen right from the pool!

Monday, June 9, 2014 – Summer Jr. Tennis Clinics start.  Click here for more information!

Chick Fil AMonday, June 9, 2014 – Swim Team B Meet and Time Trials.  The Pool will close at 4:00 p.m.!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 – Away A Meet at Country Club of Lexington.  Go, Sharks!

BuncoThursday, June 12, 2014 – Bunco Night in the Clubhouse. Admission is $10 (cash). Rsvp to Katherine Keckeisen at 622-4530 or

Friday, June 13, 2014 – Trivia Night at the Pool.  $5 admission.  Beer provided.Trivia Night

Member-Guest Memorial Day Party a BLAST!

The Murraywood Member-Guest Cookout was a total success! We have over 100 guests on this day, and everyone really seemed to be enjoying themselves. Take a look:

The Lastest Word

Happy Warm Weather!

Polar CubsSwim Team has started, swimming lessons are in full swing, and the weather is cooperating (unlike last year!). Here are some important updates for our members:

Assembly Party
Initially we had scheduled another Assembly Party for re-strapping chairs for tomorrow, Thursday, May15th. This has been re-scheduled for Sunday, May 18th at 12:00 p.m. Please say you’ll help! We have 2 cases of beer that we would love to donate to some hard workers! Thanks again to all who have already helped out with this unbelievably overwhelming project. Our members are simply the best.

Drowning Prevention
Please, please, please read this important article about drowning (click here). Our staff is trained to be ever-vigilant in their duties, but all of us poolside should be aware of the signs of a swimmer in distress. Drowning is referred as a “quiet event,” unlike the dramatic splashing and thrashing portrayed in movies.

Copies of our Emergency Action Plan are available in the Guard Shack, and we will be conducting regular drills over the summer, with featured “drowners” that we will rescue. Drill dates and times will be publicized to the membership so that children and adults can be spared the panic of thinking that an actual drowning is occurring. More information about our drills will be forthcoming in the upcoming weeks.

Swim Team Events/Fundraisers
Mark your calendar! Two fun Swim Team fundraisers are right around the corner.  Ale House Spirit Day will held on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Murraywood Swim Team will receive 10% of all non-bar sales on this day! Sounds like going out to eat time! And Moe’s Spirit Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a portion of the profits coming right back to the Sharks! Helping the team has never been easier or tastier!

Pool Calendar
We will be opening for the Memorial Day holiday weekend at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23rd, and will be open that weekend through 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 26th. Our full summer calendar is on our website at this link:

Pool ID Number
The most recent email from Murraywood includes your ID number for signing into the pool. Please note that only Facility and Pool members can sign in using that number. Tennis ID numbers are not valid for pool sign-in.

Pool Rules
Click here for our complete Summer Swim 2014 Pool Rules. It’s great reading!!!

Memorial Day Party
We will be having Member-Guest Day on Saturday, May 24. Any Pool or Facility member can bring a guest family to enjoy the day for FREE! We will be offering the traditional Murraywood Cookout food around lunchtime on Saturday for $5 per person or $20 per family. If your guests want to enjoy the cookout, they will need to pay for that, and of course, it’s optional!

Summer Jr. Tennis Clinics
Fun beginner tennis clinics start the week of June 9. Click here for more information.


Strapping Update!

Well, we worked really, really hard today, but only finished about half of the chairs. As it turns out, attaching the straps is really tough!

We will be having another Assembly Party on Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m., and could really use a good group of workers. We hate to keep asking for help, but the DIY spirit at Murraywood is how we keep costs low. Please say you’ll come help!

Big thank yous to: Tony Reynolds, Katherine Keckeisen, Steve Hirsch, Doug Smith, Lynn Moore, Bob Hawsey, David Sherer, Will Sherer, Dorothy Marchant, Mary Ann Lane, Jim Mosteller, Thad Stratford, Joe Provence, Cindy Provence, Marty Kearse, Laura Hawsey, Beth Bradley, Chris Bradley and I sure hope I didn’t leave anyone out! Thank these wonder-workers, and keep in mind that a lot of them are tennis folks! Murraywood members are the best!


We have two important work days scheduled, and need many, many hands.

  1. helpGrommet Party: On Thursday, May 8, we will be inserting the rest of the grommets into our cut and drilled straps. It would be awesome to have about 15-20 helpers.  We will be meeting in the Clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. Bring your favorite relaxing beverage and Murraywood will provide some delicious snacks. Please say you’ll help:
  2. Assembly Party: On Saturday, May 10, we will be putting the straps onto the chairs and loungers.  This will be a labor intensive process, with teams of 3 working together. The straps must be heated to 200 degrees in boiling water, and then stretched and screwed onto the frames. I would like a minimum of 24 workers. Also, we need one more turkey cooker (Joe Provence, Alex Paris, and Walter George are already providing cookers – just need one more!). Please, please say you’ll help:

We will be feeding everybody on Saturday with burgers and dogs, and of course, the customary beverage will be available. Saturday needs to be a no-kids event due to the 200 degree pots of boiling water.

Strapping Update!

IMG_1844The straps are drilled, most of the old straps have been removed, the frames have been washed…what next?

Grommets! We have 3,000 grommets that need to be inserted into the drilled holes and crimped closed with grommet pliers. And we’re sure you want to help!

Join us on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse for a Grommet Party! Bring a beverage that you like, and we’ll provide some snacks.  Let’s crimp the night away!

And REALLY mark your calendar for Saturday, May 10 for the big Assembly Party. The fun begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until we’re done! We need a minimum of 24 helpers who will be putting the straps on 90 chairs. This will be a NO CHILDREN ALLOWED event – the straps need to be heated to 200 degrees before they can be stretched across the chair frame.  Three members are bringing up turkey cookers (we need 1 more, by the way!) which will be filled with water and heated to temperature.

A cookout and plenty of beer will be provided for the workers!  Don’t miss this fun day!