A Statement from the General Manager
July 23, 2020

Earlier this morning the board and management of Thornblade was made aware of a story posted on a news site in Columbia, SC, which has made a combination of charges and innuendo related to activities regarding the Club. This story was written without any contact or comment by the news site to the board or management at the Club. The board has made every effort to inform the membership of the Club’s current financial situation and the steps being taken to address those. It has been our goal from day one to be completely transparent. Despite the suggestions made by this story, the facts remain the same:
1. The Club is asking Members to vote on an assessment to cover an operating loss in our fiscal year ending March 31. We have held seven meetings over the past month to fully inform our Members of the financial situation. Other than one issue (unauthorized American Express usage) there does not appear to be any criminal activity involved. Thornblade will conduct a forensic audit if there is any indiciation otherwise.
2. It is alleged that a former employee obtained an American Express card resulting in unauthorized charges of $110,000. We contacted the Greenville County Sheriff's Department in May and asked them to conduct a criminal investigation. We are assisting in that investigation along with legal counsel.
As you may be aware, there were additional allegations made in this story. We have no knowledge of the issue and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment.
We anticipate that there will be media attention to this story and we ask that any and all inquiries be directed to Steve Munch.
 
Steve Munch
Interim General Manager
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Located in the picturesque valleys and foothills on the eastside of Greenville, South Carolina, Thornblade Club is a private, full-service, family-oriented golf and country club dedicated to providing our members with superior service, recreational amenities, and a social community. We lead our members to a premiere experience at Thornblade Club.

                               
                

Situted in one of the South's fastest growing areas, Thornblade Club offers all the perks of luxury living. Our central location near Interstate 85 puts us within a few minutes of downtown Greenville and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
 

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We want you to become part of our Thornblade Club family. Click here to request membership information.   Thornblade boasts one of the most active tennis programs in the Southeast, featuring 11 lighted courts.    Thornblade Club offers a fully-supervised pool, a children's wading pool, and a full-service pool cafe.    Our Tom Fazio designed 18-hole golf course is one of the upstate's premier courses and a favorite of many pros.   From fine dining to banquet spaces, Thornblade boasts great food, great service, and a top of the line facility.