The PMGA has several busy weeks in the coming months for member participation. It is hard to believe our 2004 season is a month old already. Our first “away game” at Pine Needles was a great success. We had 78 members participate and all had a good time.
In the month of April we have the Holly challenge event starting on April 1st and the always popular Lil’ Abner event will be contested on April 9th, this year.
In May we have the Blazer matches beginning on May 7th. Watch for the announcement in the locker room for sign ups. This Tournament is always very popular with the membership. So be sure to get your partner and sign-up early.
The PMGA will also sponsor another “away game” on Tuesday May 11th, to be held at Legacy Golf Club. The entry fee of $40.00 will cover all costs, greens fees, cart, and lunch and prize money for the event. This will be our first trip to Legacy, so support your organization and sign-up early to play at Legacy. The sign-up sheet is up in the locker room.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The Pinewild Women’s Golf Association held its opening meeting on March 9th. One hundred and thirty three women attended and enjoyed a delicious breakfast presented by Chef Todd and his staff. Many thanks to our Social Chairman, Cecile Schwalb and her committee for arranging the event, and having such cute centerpieces. Lucille Casey welcomed out new members and presented them with a “shoe caddy” that she made. We now have 197 members. If there are any members who do not yet have the handbook/ directory, please give Lucille Casey a call 910.295.4163.
Marye Bigler, Marlene Johnston and their committee accepted Member Guest applications. The tournament was oversubscribed by three foursomes, but it was decided to allow all entrants to play, giving us a field of 140 players. The theme for this year’s Member/Guest is the Bunnie/Birdie bash and the committee has collected wonderful door prizes as well as skill prizes. A Buick will go to the lucky person who can ace the 15th hole.
Following our meeting, several gals braved the weather (snow showers were predicted) and participated in and elimination scramble, which was much fun – and the weather turned out to be fairly nice. The winners with a 77 were Anka Buller, Amy Higgins, Marilyn Mahan and Nancy Reutter. Our first scheduled play day was cancelled due to inclement weather, but we had a good turnout on March 23rd for our first Ace of the Day. Our winner with a net 67 was Nancy Reutter. Congratulations, Nancy…you are on a roll.
Several PWGA members played in the Pinewild Country Club’s Member/Member tournament. Unfortunately, only 31 women participated and we would like to urge more ladies to come out and play in these club-sponsored events. We did have two PWGA members score their lowest round ever during the Member/Member and they were: Linda Bell who had a great round of 79 on the Holly Reds, and Nancy Schmidt with a nice round of 102 from the Magnolia Reds. Congratulations to you both.
Our next special event is the Holly vs. Pines and there is a sign-up sheet in the locker room. You will need a partner for this fun event and if you wish to stay for lunch afterwards, put a check for $9 made out to the PWGA in the lock box in the locker room.
Keep hitting them long and straight and I look forward to playing with some of you in the near future.
NINE HOLE LADIES
The date of our Opening Event for 2004 came and it was so good to see everybody again, all 56 of you! Only one thing would have made it better, namely, if we could have played golf! Unfortunately, the “ides of March” prevailed on March 16th and didn’t allow us to play our beloved Azalea course which was groomed and waiting! Hopefully next year, we’ll check the Almanac for a bright sunny day for our play.
Our luncheon was delicious and received great raves from the crowd – our thanks to Todd and the Dining Room staff.
We’d like to welcome our new members for 2004: Joann Blessing, Carole Carpentier, Cathy DiDonato, Judy Eater, Joy Foster, Sharon Hantke, Mary Jane Hegedus, Diane Koltunovich, Donna Nichols, Nancy Watt and Diane Weaver. Joyce Hoover and Claudia Watson are back with us, and hopefully their schedules will allow them more time for play this year!
Be watching for news of our really great annual event on May 1st. It will be the 10th Anniversary of our Husband/Wife Tournament and Dinner. It’s our time to show the men a few tricks on the golf course! Plan to attend and we promise you a fun time.
See you on the Azalea!…Anne Warren
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 9th – PMGA Li’l Abner Event
Sunday, April 11th – Easter Sunday Brunch
Monday, April 12th – Ladies Bridge Luncheon
Wednesday, April 14th – Duplicate Bridge & Card/Game Night
Friday, April 16th – Social Two Hours
Sunday, April 18th – Twilight Golf (Magnolia)
Tuesday, April 20th – PWGA’s Holly/Pines
Saturday, April 24th – Dinner & JAZZ Evening
Sunday, April 25th – Par Chasers (Magnolia)
Saturday, May 1st – Nine-Hole Husband/Wife Event
Sunday, May 2nd – Twilight Golf (Holly)
Monday, May 3rd – Mid Carolinas Interclub (Magnolia)
Tuesday, May 4th – PWGA’s Member/Guest
Wednesday, May 5th – Cinco de Mayo Dinner
Sunday, May 9th – Mother’s Day Brunch
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [April 12th and May 10th]
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
Card/Game Night…Scheduled to be held in conjunction with Duplicate Bridge on the 14th of April…7:00PM
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, April 14th and May 12th
Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm
Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058
SOCIAL TWO-HOURS have been held on selected Friday Afternoons…a GREAT way to meet new members.
From 5:00PM to 7:00PM, we will have beverage specials, free appetizers and a limited food menu that will suit you to a TEE.
See you on THURSDAY April 8th and FRIDAY April 16th…as well as May 28th
No Reservations Needed
Sunday, April 11th
Taking reservations for 10:30am and 1:00pm
$7.95++ (Children under 12)
Omelet Station with Eggs “cooked to order”, Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Muffins, Fresh Fruit, Sausage Links, Homefried Potatoes, Pinewild Salad Station, Breast of Chicken Francaise, Atlantic Salmon Polanaise, Vegetables, a Carving Station of Lamb & Prime Rib, a Grand Dessert Station and Coffee & tea.
A special Evening of DINNER & JAZZ
Saturday, April 24th…6 to 9PM
Salad, entrée choice of Breast of Chicken Duxelle or Grilled Swordfish and a Chocolate & Mousse Dessert
$24.95++…Including the soft Jazz sounds of RICHARD MCCOLLUM & FRIENDS
The Cinco de Mayo Dinner & Celebration…May 5th
SAVE THE DATE…the sign-up will be posted soon!!!
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have. Email email@example.com
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
James Wilson – Pinehurst, NC
Holleigh McLaurin – Pinehurst, NC
John & Pat King- Pinehurst, NC
Things have kicked-off with a bang, with some great weather for March. We are looking forward to a LONG and beautiful spring.
Thanks to all the 216 members who participated in the Member/Member event a couple of weeks ago…congratulations to all the winners, with the overall winners being:
Men Gross – Paul Loth & JD Millikan 133
Men Net – Mike Henitz & Tom Greene 118
Ladies Gross – Donna Rotondo & Carol Pitzer 145
Ladies Net – Hester Ham & Gayl Welter 118
We are in the process of updating our website, with the new site being more informative and “usable” to you the member. We anticipate the new site enhancements to include the ability for event “sign-up”, a more detailed newsletter, more real estate information and functionality and in general, easier to navigate and communicate.
I hope that you have found the email bulletins that I have been sending out informative. It is a great way for us to get information to you in a timely manner. If you have not been getting the emails [three were sent in the month of March] and would like to, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include you on the list.
A couple of reminders as we spring into season with the longer golfing hours…
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.
Please ensure that you check-in with the Golf Shop prior to playing any of the 48 holes.
Please do not practice on the Holly, Magnolia or Azalea – the Challenge is available for those members wishing to hit “more than one ball”
Thanks for the support…see you at the Jazz Dinner and the Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
Christopher Little, PGA
ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
The Advisory Board held its’ Monthly Meeting on March 1st…Highlights were as follows:
– The Club House renovations are complete. A special thanks to Janet Waters and Mrs. Johnson for their assistance.
– Tom at the Golf Academy will be promoting several different programs this spring (beginning in April) one of which will be FREE OF CHARGE to those Pinewild Members who have NEVER played golf before, or who have STOPPED PLAYING for a number of years. More information will be posted on the bulletin boards and in the Perspective.
– The format for the Spring Jazz Fest has been changed. This will be a sit-down dinner and limited to approximately 100 people. Music will be provided by “The Richard McCollum Jazz Quartet”. Watch for further details.
– The new putting green continues to progress well. The root system appears to be strong, but has not achieved the depth required as yet. The new green will need extensive maintenance this season including regular fertilization and aeration, perhaps as much as 6-7 times this first season.
– Environmental areas, on the Holly course…there is a USGA and Pinewild policy which prohibits players from entering these areas. To attempt to clarify this, the club issues a local rule on its’ rules sheets for stroke play CLUB events informing participants that they have the option to play their ball if they wish to do so. Although the policies appear to be contradicted by the local rule, we need to remember that we have a similar situation with respect to property owner’s lots. In this instance, when a player’s ball comes to rest in a backyard or otherwise on a property owners’ lot, s/he may elect to move the ball within one club length of the property line, drop and play the ball without penalty.