April 2003

The month of May is fast approaching. The popular Blazer tournament will be contested in May beginning on May 8th, 2003 with a qualifying round if needed. This will be the ninth annual PMGA Blazer tournament.

May 9 will be the first round of this single elimination tournament. The second round must be completed by May 23rd. The third round must be completed by June 6th and fourth round must be completed by June 20th.

Matches not completed by midnight of the posted date will result in forfeiture by one or both teams. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All matches will be contested on the Magnolia Course, and teams can make mutually acceptable tee times to play their match. Matches can be played on a regular PMGA play day by indicating such on the sign up sheet.

There will be 16 two-man teams per flight. The number of flights will be determined by the number of teams playing. If eight (8) or fewer teams are in excess of full flights, a qualifying round will be held on May 8th as stated above.

Those teams, who reach the Flight winners matches, will play those matches as follows: First round of flight winners to be completed by July 5th, Second round of flight winners will be played by July 19th, and third round of flight winners will be played by August 2nd, if needed.

FORMAT: Two-Man team match play. Single-elimination.

ENTRY FEE: $ 10.00 per man. Turn in to pro shop, payable to PMGA prior to first match.

AWARDS: Winners will receive personalized Blazers. Runner-ups will receive prizes as will the Flight winners.

The schedule for sign up will be posted in locker room starting March 21st, 2003 and ends on April 27th. The co-chairman of the event, Bruce Engelking and Dick Mack can be contacted for any questions at 215-8803 or 295-0986.

Gary Tanner
Publicity Committee

PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION

The PWGA held its Spring Breakfast/Business Meeting and opening day of golf on March 11th. The format was a scramble, and by all reports everyone had a great time. Approximately 135 members enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast prepared by Chef Todd. A special “thank you” goes out to Kathy Lannon and her committee for arranging this event and the fresh centerpieces that were given away as door prizes.

The handbook inserts were on the tables. This handbook/directory is filled with information regarding what Tuesday’s “event” will be, our special events, and also the schedules for our local tournaments and Inter-Club matches. If anyone has not received their copy, please contact Gayl Welter (215-5790)

Judy Connelly, Pat Waterworth and their committee accepted the Member-Guest applications. This year’s theme is “Mystery on the Golf Course”. There are still a couple of openings left for what promises to be a fun filled event.

Gayl Welter welcomed seven new members and they were given a putterhead cover made by Lucille Casey and her committee. Our membership now numbers 170 people.

After a long gloomy winter there were blue skies for our opening scramble. Congratulations to our first place winners with a 77: Carol Pitzer, Dolly Mott, Pat Waterworth and Nancy Watt. A sure sign of cabin fever was seen with a record number of ladies signing up for our first regular Tuesday play. The weather was questionable and a few cancelled, but congratulations go to our first “Ace of the Day” Emily Hamilton with a 68 net. Our tournament director and her assistant, Amy Higgins and Norma Hyland planned some new games and formats for this year. Please note that we have adopted a “break all ties” ruling and will use the USGA policy to do this.

“Anne says” rules will be appearing along with your scorecards each week. We hope these will be of help to you. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the golf course.

Connie Desmond

THE NINE-HOLE LADIES’ GROUP

Inhospitable weather kept us off the course on March 18th (our opening Scramble date) but it didn’t dampen our spirits. About 56 of our members showed up for a wonderful luncheon served to us in our dining room by a very efficient and gracious staff. Our guest speaker was Wynn Solle who was grilled by our members regarding golf rules and etiquette. Now we know what to do when a snake settles in around our in-play golf ball! Thanks, Wynn! We’re all the wiser and appreciate the time you gave us.

We have 80 members on our roster for the year 2003 – lots of old (oops!) faces and some new faces, too. We welcome each of you, and know that we will have some fun-filled rounds on our Azalea course. As noted in our January newsletter, play this year has been changed from Tuesday to Thursday on the Azalea course, Sign-up sheets will be posted in our spiffy new “lounge” on our very own Nine-Hole space. Please sign-up for Thursday play by Wednesday noon.

Up-coming events to look forward to during the coming season are:

May 3rd – Husband/Wife Tournament & Dinner
September 4th – 9/18 Hole Scramble & Luncheon
November 4th – Closing Event…Scramble & Luncheon

Our annual dues are $16.00 and are due at this time. Please mail checks to Nancy Anders at 21 Troon Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Make checks payable to 9 Holes Ladies League.

Our organization is open to women wishing to play golf but not necessarily in a competitive atmosphere. Our main goal is to have fun but, if you have fun and play well, that’s an added bonus!! Come join us! Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, call Pat Finnerty at 215-0264 or Jane Walling at 235-2871.

Mark your calendars for our Husband/Wife Tournament and Dinner scheduled for May 3rd. Watch the Ladies locker room for the sign-up sheet! This is a really fun event you won’t want to miss!!

Anne Warren

UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday – Saturday, April 3rd – 5th – Couples Member/Guest
Sunday, April 6th – Twilight Golf – Magnolia
Friday, April 11th – PMGA’s Little Abner Event
Monday, April 14th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Friday, April 18th – Social Gathering 5 to 7:00PM
Sunday, April 20th – Easter Sunday Brunch
Tuesday, April 22nd – PWGA Holly/Pines Event
Thursday, April 24th – Card/Game Night
Friday, April 25th – Social Gathering 5 to 7:00PM
Saturday, April 26th – Jazz on the Mag
Sunday, April 27th – Par Chasers (Magnolia)
Friday, May 2nd – Social Gathering 5 to 7:00PM
Saturday, May 3rd – Lady Nine-Hole Husband/Wife Event & Dinner
Sunday, May 4th – Twilight Golf (Magnolia)
Monday, May 5th – Mid Carolina Interclub (Magnolia)
Tuesday, May 6th – PWGA Member/Guest (Magnolia)
Friday, May 9th – Social Gathering 5 to 7:00PM
Sunday, May 11th – Mother’s Day Brunch

CARD FUNCTIONS

Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [April 14th and May 12th
We invite you to join us from 10:00am – 2:30pm
“Social Bridge for all Levels”
For Reservations – please call Cecilia Ten braak 295-4571

Men’s and Ladies’ Card/Game Night
Thursday, April 24th
Sign-up located in the locker rooms

Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, April 2nd and May 14th
Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm
Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058

DINNER NEWS

EASTER BRUNCH
Sunday, April 20th
10:30am and 1:30pm
$18.95pp++
$6.95++ (Children under 12)

Omelet Station with Eggs “cooked to order”, Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Muffins, Fresh Fruit, Sausage Links, Homefried Potatoes, Eggs Benedict, Pinewild Salad Station, Breast of Chicken Oscar, Crab and Atlantic Salmon Cakes, Vegetables, a Grand Dessert Station and Coffee & tea

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the 26th of April…”Jazz on the Mag”…a great day in the theme of a Jazz Fest…more details and sign-up to follow

Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have. Email dining@pinewildcc.com

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Charles & Karyn Molnar – Potomac, MD
John & Terry Lowry – Pinehurst, NC
Peter & Jane Nehlsen – Pinehurst, NC
Joseph & Marie Catlett – Fayetteville, NC
John & Connie Heimann – Pinehurst, NC

WATER AEROBICS

It is time to sign-up for Water Aerobics at our Club pool. The activity will start June 1st and end August 28th, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Please send a check for $20.00 made out to Water Aerobics to Carolyn Giltzow [24 Kilberry Drive . Pinehurst . NC . 28374]. Any questions, please call 910.215.0619

Hole-in-One Update

Henry Dirkmaat…March 14th on the Holly 3rd hole, using a seven iron from 162 yards.

Ray Slywka…February 21st on the Magnolia 3rd hole, using a seven wood from 165 yards

Doug Schmidt…March 27th on the Magnolia 3rd hole, using a five iron from 168 yards

CLUB NEWS…

The great spring weather that we have waited for so long appears to be here…let’s all enjoy it.

Thanks to the 200 plus members who participated in, and supported, the 2003 Member/Member. We had a great event and dinner, with some fantastic weather.

Congratulations to the winners:

Ladies’ Division – Gross Grace Hill & Judith Kelly 149…Net Pat Williams & Andy Cecka 126…

Men’s Division – Gross Chuck Wunsch & Chuck Marrale 135…Net Chuck Mills & Harry Porter 122…

Thanks for those who attended the Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Many members assisted with these events, and special thanks to Cecile Schwalb, Emma Maggio, Chris Robertson, Frani Moir, Ying Wei Mulready, Mary Lou Dalziel, Doug Schmidt and Lydia Boesch.

A couple of reminders…Please do not leave any golf carts at the first tees of the Magnolia, Holly or Azalea courses. We respectfully request that carts be parked in the Private Cart Parking area. Also, I do want to remind members that pets are no allowed in or around the Clubhouse. We have recently had instances where pets have been brought into the Clubhouse or onto the patios. Thank You for you assistance.

Information and sign-up will soon be available on the “Jazz on the Mag” event that will be hosted on the 26th of April.

Christopher Little, PGA
Club Manager

2003 PPOA HOLIDAY DINNER DANCE

Now that you have all gotten your new 2003 Calendars and have them posted neatly on a wall or desk somewhere, it’s time to fill in the REALLY important dates – such as Friday, December 5th. That’s the date for the 2003 PPOA Holiday Dinner Dance, which will be held at the Pinehurst Hotel again.

The responses from the attendees of the 2002 Dinner Dance were so positive about the hotel that a few days after the event, the committee contacted the hotel and reserved the ballroom for 2003. The committee also observed that about 75-100 Pinewild-ites were still kicking up their heels to the music of the band (the Vision) at 11:00 (that is not a typo; I did mean 11:00). And that’s PM not AM.). Based on the large number of late-night dancers and the many complimentary comments about the band from party-goers, the committee also took immediate action to book the Vision for the 2003 event.

It may be a little premature to purchase gowns and make reservations for the party, but it is not too early to put the date on your calendar and begin talking to friends about creating a table. The 2003 Dinner Dance promises to be every bit as special as the 2002 event. If you have suggestions for making it even better, please contact committee Chairperson Susan Foster at 910.295.1183 or sef@bn-t.com.

ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES

The Advisory Board held its’ meeting on March 5th, 2003 – Highlights were as follows:

– The Friday evening social gathering has also been a success and will continue through the Month of March

– A special “Thanks” to Cecile Schwalb and Emma Maggio, and the people who assisted them in decorating the Club for the Mardi Gras event.

– The 2003 Club Tournament Schedule is finalized and will be handed out at the respective Opening Day Meetings….PMGA….PWGA…and The Ladies Nine Hole League.

– The Social Committee discussed “Jazz on the Mag”, scheduled for April 26. The event tentatively is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. Other activities being considered, and the status of each are: caricature artist, wine tasting, horseshoe pit or pits, a magician and possibly selling tee shirts.

– Members will note a large water leak and cart path damage at the pump station on #13 Holly. This leak was caused by the separation of a large pipe tee.

– Management will be using the smaller tines for this aeration.

– Management is also trying a new chemical, Proxy and Primo, in an attempt to suppress the poa annua in the greens. This will not get rid of the poa but hopefully will suppress its growth and give the bent grass an opportunity to “hold its own”.

– Management will begin to remove the 100 yd. marker bushes in the near future. These bushes (trees) will be used elsewhere on the courses.

– Work on #2 on the Magnolia is nearing completion. Six new sprinkler heads were installed, curbing and love grass installed at the tee area, the cart path rerouted, the sand bunker will be reshaped and resanded and new sod added.

– There will be a new Member’s Responsibility Card distributed at the PMGA kick off breakfast. This card will contain some do’s and don’ts while playing as well as some helpful hints on how to repair ball marks and care for the course.

– Social Events and the other Food functions have been well attended

– The email bulletins have been well received…these will continue

– The Academy Staff has been busy, and has some great programs for the members like the equipment evaluations and spring clinics