NOV 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 36 GOLF, RECREATION & RELATIONSHIPS football, tennis racket and ball, lacrosse stick and ball, soccer ball and more. One person advances one ball at a time starting at the tee box until they reach the green. Claxton said that participants are not allowed to use the same ball twice until all the balls have been played on the hole. "There is a lot of strategy and problem solving used in this event and very little to no skill is needed," he emphasized, adding that anyone can kick a soccer ball. "This event forces the players to work well as a team, and everyone has a great time playing." Competition on the Water Water can provide a fun backdrop to rivalries. At Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, in Braselton, Ga., Kevin Rosa, the director of sales and marketing, noted that groups enjoy taking part in the Chateau Regatta, a popular yet unique way the resort approaches competition with groups. "We have each team build boats that they must get to float across the resort pool with a teammate on it," he explained. Lewis noted that a team "Build-A-Boat" competition is also a favorite of groups hosting events in The Woodlands, Texas. "The groups compete with limited supplies—duck tape, cardboard, silly materials, for instance—and then have a limited time to create a floatable boat to get two team members to a marked spot in The Woodlands Resort lake," she explained. "We have seen a group of engineers scratch their head in puzzlement that brought everyone Creative Competitions in the Keys Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key Recently reimagined and reopened following a $50 million renovation (after being damaged by Hurricane Irma just one year ago), Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key offers a number of team-building options that use areas of the 84-acre resort, the 20,000 square feet of meeting space or the surrounding waters. According to Marketing Coordinator Wilner Henri, Hawk's Cay Signature Experiences for groups include: Hook And Cook, a group competition in which participants experience the excitement of reeling in trophy game fish, followed by an evening waterfront buffet, highlighted by the fish caught by participants. Lunch With Dolphins, in which groups enjoy a dockside lunch while observing the resort's playful pod of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Additionally, all resort guests have the opportu- nity to encounter bottlenose dolphins through the Dolphin Connection program. n Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa's Hill Country Golf Club Adventure competition at Georgia's Unicoi State Park & Lodge Dolphin Connection Program

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