Dear Friends,

The fun and experience of the Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament (HMGT) at  St. James Plantation, NC will be October 12th thru 15th, 2023.  Please read our planned event schedule.  Great efforts are now being made by the event Chairperson to make sure the party 

is an absolute success as always. I encourage you all to visit our Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament Web Site for the 

attendee’s list for each event and Tee Sheets for the Competitive/Scramble golfrounds. 

Event #1

The HMGT 2023 Golf Tournament Welcome Reception Coordinators Liz Ventura 

and Margaret Regan have been working once again with Mission Barbecue to 

cater our Thursday, October 12th, 2023.  Confirmed Attendee list. The opening night event. 

The HMGT Welcome Reception is at the Pavilion Woodlands Park, on October 12th 

at 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The buffet is served from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Mission Barbecue will once again cater the event.  Brisket and pulled chicken will 

be served, with sides of mac n cheese and baked beans.  Beer, wine, water, and 

ice tea will be available.  Mary Beth Brace is our dessert coordinator for this event. 

Event Coordinators: Liz Ventura Margaret Regan and Mary Beth Brace, desserts.

Location: Pavillon at Woodlands Park St. James Plantation, 2623 Parkridge Drive, 

NC 28461. Cost: $26 per person including tax and gratuity.  Children 16 and under $13.

Payment: Mail/Deliver: 4491 Lenox Court, Southport, NC 28461-4200.  Check should 

be payable to Margaret Regan. Contact Liz or Margaret if you plan on attending this event no later than October 1st.

Email for Questions: 

Event #2

HMGT Friday and Saturday Competitive Golf at St James Plantation October 13th 

and 14th, 2023.  10/13/14/2023 Golf Tee Sheets.   Founders golf courses will be used for this event on both days.  Guest 

fee $66.   Tony Savastana is our coordinator and contact for this event, working with St. James 

Tournament Director, Cole Grammen. Tony S will coordinate all your requests regarding tee times, final scheduling, special 

play with requests and all other matters or concerns you may have.  

All participants must have a verifiable golf handicap (GHIN handicap is preferred).  

Handicaps will be used from tee’s of choice.  Tournament rules will be provided by

Tony S.  Contact Tony S if you want to play in the competitive rounds, with a verifiable handicap.  

Plan ahead for this great event.  The HMGT Competitive Golf Championship Trophy 

Presentation and money payouts for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be made at the 

banquet Saturday evening. Event Coordinators: Tony Savastana must be contacted to play both days 

Location: Founders Golf Club, 3021 Beaver Creek Dr SE, Southport, NC.  

Telephone number (910) 477-8500 Cost:  $66 non-member guest fee, plus a $20 prize fee from each golfer payable will

be collected on October 13th prior to the first round.

Contact Information: Tony Savastana; email address; telephone number (202) 441-7432

Event #3

HMGT Friday Evening Dinner October 13th at 6:00 pm. Attendee list  Mr P's restaurant is again our 

host restaurant for this event.  The Carusos have space for only 46, so get your spot 

early.The restaurant owner and the Carusos have selected a special menu for the dinner.  

Each guest will be responsible for the cost of their dinner selection.

Please send an RSVP to Kathy or Rich Caruso that you will attend no later than 

October 1. Event Coordinators: Kathy and Rich Caruso

Contact Information: or 

Location: Mr. P’s Restaurant, 309 N, Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461

(910) 457-0801  Reservation Required: The cut-off date for reservation commitment is October 1.

Event #4

The HMGT 2023 Golf Tournament Banquet--Coordinators Eileen and Al Gillis have 

been working with St. James Catering to once again provide a five-star evening 

dining experience on October 14th, 2023.  Cocktails can be purchased at the bar or

from your serving staff.  Credit cards are only for non-members.  Members can use their club card.  The menu is attached below.  

Please make your selection and enclose a check for your meal to Al Gillis. HMGT Tournament Banquet is October 14th at 6:00 pm

Location: The Members Club, 3719 Members Club Blvd., St. James, NC, 28461 Cost: $43 per person including tax and gratuity

Payment: Mail to: 3559 Chinquapin Ln, Southport, NC 28461.  Check should 

be payable to Al Gillis by October 1st. Contact Information: and  

Al Gillis cell: 703-206-8922

Menu $43 per person, including tax and gratuity

Tea and Coffee Station

Bread and Butter


Mixed greens, crispy apples, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, herbed goats’ 

cheese, with Sweet and sour Bourbon dressing.

Entrée selections
  1. Chicken Scarpariello:  Breaded chicken with sweet sausage, banana & 
       bell peppers, garlic, in a zesty tomato sauce. Served with mashed 

       potatoes and toasted parmesan green beans
  1. Sweet and Sour Salmon: Pan-seared salmon with sweet and sour sauce 
       and roasted Brussel sprouts. Served over fried rice
  1. Greek Style Short Ribs:  Beef Demiseasoned with artichokes, sun-dried 
       tomatoes, olives, topped with feta cheese. Served over mashed potatoes
  1. Vegetarian Grilled Portabella Parmesan:  Portabella'stoasted parmesan, 
       melted provolone, served over wilted spinach and roasted curry eggplant 


New York Cheesecake with macerated berries and caramel sauce

Event #5

HMGT Sunday Scramble at St James Plantation, Members Golf Club, October 15th,

starting tee times will at 10:10 am.  TEE SHEET The guest fee is $66. The range is open to hit balls prior

to your start time. Tom Williams is our coordinator and contact for this event, working with St. James 

Tournament Director, Cole Grammen.  Tom W will provide the rules for the scramble.Tom W will coordinate all your requests regarding teams, times, final scheduling, 

and all other matters or concerns you may have. We have added Mulligan’s for sale for Sunday’s Scramble at Players.  Kathy 

Savastana is our Chairperson and will sell the Mulligans with Bev Williams at the 

Welcome Reception.  The price is one for $10 or three for $20 ($20 max per person).  

The proceeds will be donated to the Tunnels for Towers Foundation and the US 

Secret Service Association. You “must" contact Tom if you want to play in the scramble event.  Plan ahead 

for this great event.  Event Coordinators: Tom Williams. Location: Members Golf Club, 3684 Players Club Dr. SE, Southport, NC 28461

Cost:  St. James guest fees apply to non-members $66.

Contact Information: Tom Williams.; telephone number (910) 367-7225

Final Event #6

HMGT Team Scramble Golf Championship Trophy Presentation Sunday, October, 

15th starting at 7:00 pm.  Pam and Wayne DaDetto have once again graciously offered to host this event at

their residence in the party room known as the “Cave”.  Open bar, appetizers, and

desserts will be served.  Enter through the side lower level driveway entrance door.

Entertainment will be provided by the Giants vs Bills Sunday night game at 8pm. 

Please contact Pam or Wayne via email by September 25th to let them know you’ll attend.  

This notification will allow them a final number for this event. 

Event Hosts and Coordinators: Pam Wayne

Location:  2773 Pinecrest Dr SE , NC 28461 ST James

We look forward to seeing you all.  

2023 HMGT Chairman.  Ray Ventura  (202) 997-3343

Places to Stay

St. James Rentals - Contact Stacey; telephone number (910) 253-4734.  Rental 

units are located on the Plantation at The Club Villas, HarborWalk, Marsh Winds, 

and Shipwatch.  Prices vary based on the space needed.  Please call for information

Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) and Home Away - both have properties available 

during our time period.  Search St. James, NC; Southport, NC (10mins); Oak Island,

NC (15 mins); and Holden Beach, NC (30 mins).  All are excellent living for your stay.


Fairfield Inn and Suites Southport

5181 Southport Supply Rd., SE

Southport, NC 28461

(910) 454-0016

$166 per night

Hampton Inn and Suites Southport

4820 Port Loop Rd.

Southport, NC 28461

(910) 477-9830

$121 per night

Holiday Inn and Suites

3400 Southport/Supply Rd.

Bolivia, NC 28422

(910) 253-9100

$161 per night

Wingate Hotel

1511 N.Howe St,

Southport NC 28461

$124 per night 

Comfort Suites

4963 Southport/Supply Rd.

Southport, NC 28461

$96.00 per night

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