PINEWILD MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The Pinewild Men’s Golf Association kicked off the 2005 season on March 3rd with a delicious breakfast & lunch and a five-man elimination scramble tournament. Although it was a cold and windy day, a good time was had by all participants. Congratulations to the winning team consisting of Spike Billings, Frank Johnson, Jim Miller and Bill Bower. Second place went to the team of Bob Ogle, Walt Kaczynski, Vince Leone and Ed Burke.
The first away game for 2005 was held at Foxfire on March 15th. Congratulations to the winning team consisting of Allan Vernier, Leo Zande, Ron Cherep and Art Dube. In a match of cards the team of Gary Magee, Gary Petersen, Art Lannon and Tom Jones finished second over Tom Patochek, John Rowerdink, Jan Novak and a blind draw.
In the month of April we have the start of the Holly challenge. This is a Match Play event that continues through September to determine the final Holly Challenge winner. The ever popular Lil’ Abner Tournament, matching a PMGA member with a PWGA member in an modified alternate shot format, is scheduled for April 14. Another “away game” at Seven Lakes is scheduled for April 26. Sign-up sheets for these events are posted in the locker room.
Congratulations to Peter Helgesen for a hole-in-one on Magnolia Number 3, Gary Tanner for a hole-in-one on Holly Number 3, and Frank Johnson for a hole-in-one on Holly Number 7. Gary and Frank received a $200 award as members of the hole-in-one club.
The PMGA welcomes the following new members for 2005…Duane Barlow, Don Culbertson, Peter Helgesen, Phillip Keel, Tom Palmquist and John Schmitt.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
We got off to a very windy and raining start this year, but the Opening Meeting was held with about 126 members attending. Thanks to Cecile Schwalb and her committee for planning the menu and decorations. Everything looked wonderful. Also, thanks to Todd and his staff for a job well done.
March has seen at least two play-days so far and we have our first “Ace” of the Day. Sandy Schnare is number one on the list. Congrats to you Sandy.
Ladies, remember to let our publicity committee know if you have a milestone round, so we can acknowledge it. Speaking of publicity, make sure you thank Kathy Lannon and Lydia Healy for the great job they did on our bulletin board. We have met the challenge of the Nine Holers.
Remember to sign-up with a partner for the Holly v Pines tournament, the sign-up sheet is in the locker room.
The weather must soon get better, and may you hit them straight and long, when it finally does.
NINE-HOLE LADIES’ LEAGUE
SWING INTO SPRING was held on March 15th as our opening day scramble and luncheon. It was a smashing success from the weather, the golf and the food. Thanks so much to the tournament coordinators for such a great job. The members had fun with the Scramble for the day.
Winning teams were as follows:
FIRST PLACE…Barb Holderby, Sue Rantala, Nancy Nemeth, and Jan Menges
SECOND PLACE…Nancy Reutter, Susan Schmehl, and Jeanne Zanzius
THIRD PLACE…Judy Block, Jeanne DeParis, and Beverly Newman
CLOSEST TO THE PIN ON # 2…Julie Jones and CLOSEST TO THE PIN # 5…Alice Demastus.
Chef Todd did a fabulous job with the wonderful menu selected by the tournament coordinators.
Please plan to play in the Husband/Wife Tounament on Sunday, May 1st. Sign-up sheets will be placed in the locker room this week, so sign-up early if you want to play. This has always been a fun event and quite a challenge for the men. Of course, dinner to follow is always something to look forward to.
We are looking forward to another great outing.
GREAT NEWS…ALICE DEMASTAS GOT A HOLE-IN-ONE ON HOLE on Azalea’s #5 on March 29th. CONGRATULATIONS ALICE.
Any women interested in joining the Nine Hole League can call Barb Rueb at 295-4908. So if you are in to noncompetitive golf, fun and lunch, give Barb a call.
Keep it in the short grass…Sue Wisniewski
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, April 8th – Social Two-Hours
Sunday, April 10th – Twilight Golf [Holly]
Monday, April 11th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Wednesday, April 13th – Duplicate Bridge
Thursday, April 14th – The PMGA’s Li’l Abner Event [Magnolia]
Tuesday, April 19th – PWGA’s Holly/Pines Event [Magnolia]
Thursday, April 21st – Garden Club Luncheon
Saturday, April 23rd – Pub Night…Outdoors
Sunday, April 24th – Par Chasers Golf [Holly]
Friday, April 29th – Social Two-Hours
Sunday, May 1st – Nine-Hole Ladies Husband/Wife Event & Dinner [Azalea]
Monday, May 2nd – Mid Carolinas Interclub [Magnolia]
Sunday, May 8th – Mother’s Day Brunch
Monday, May 9th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Tuesday, May 10th – PWGA’s Member/Guest
Wednesday, May 11th – Duplicate Bridge
Friday, May 13th – Chef’s “Cooking Class Dinner”
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [April 11th and May 9th]
We invite you to join us from 10:00am – 2:30pm
“Social Bridge for all Levels”
For Reservations – please call Nancy Moore at 910.295.1580 or Arline Critchley at 910.295.6062
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, April 13th and May 11th
Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm
Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058
SOCIAL TWO-HOURS have been held on selected evenings…a GREAT way to meet new members.
We will have beverage specials, free appetizers and a limited food menu…
See you on FRIDAY April 8th and April 29th from 5 to 7
No Reservations Needed
PUB NIGHT…”outdoors and under the stars” with GREAT MUSIC, great food and friends
Join us as we welcome the band of Joyner, Young & Marie
Saturday, April 23rd…
Music from 6:00 to 9:00PM…dinner served around 7:15PM…a buffet consisting of Caesar & Pasta Salad, Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Chicken Marsala in a Mushroom Brown Sauce, Kahlua Cheese Cake, Assorted Cookies and Coffee
A sign-up sheet is located in the clubhouse foyer…we will have seating available for dinner, but if you would like to sit outside & enjoy the music, please bring a lawn/folding chair…
May 8th…MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
Saetings at 10:30AM and 1:00PM
An Omelet Station with Cracked and Whole Eggs and all the sides, Muffins & Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Sliced Bacon & Sausage and Eggs Benedict
Cold Food and Salads consisting of Mixed Greens & Assorted Dressings, Deviled Eggs, Citrus Fruit Salad and a Cheese & Red Grape Display
A Hot Food Station of Broiled Salmon, Breast of Duck Ala Orange, Roast New Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables
A Carving Stations of Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus & Horseradish Sauce and Spiral Baked Ham with Honey Mustard
Chef’s Grand Desert Table with assorted Cakes, Pies and Treats
$19.95++ per person
May 13th is Chef Todd’s Cooking Class…mark the date, and keep an “eye out” for details…
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Vincent & Marianne Arcuri
William & Sally Kendrick
Newport Beach, CA
Steven & Kim Aurand
NEWS, NEWS, NEWS…
Spring is here…we hope, with some good weather and some great events planned…Thanks to the almost 220 members who participated in the Member/Member event in March. We had some decent weather, and some good golf…congratulations to the overall winners…
Men’s Gross winners were Chuck Wunsch & Chuck Marrale…140
Men’s Net winners were Pete Nehlsen & John Snyder…118
Ladies’ Gross winners were Carol Pitzer & Donna Rotando…150
Ladies’ Net winners were Pat King & Ruthann Porter…125
On the 8th of March, we experienced a vicious storm that quickly moved through the area, which resulted in us loosing approximately 60 mature trees. It was moving so fast that it was difficult for people to get “out of the way” or into shelter. Thankfully, some members provided shelter on their outside porch to some golf course workers and stranded golfing members – their thoughtfulness is appreciated. With the developed part of Pinewild encompassing in excess of 1,500 acres, it is easy to get stranded on the project. If you feel it appropriate, and such adverse weather catches people off-guard in the future, I know all parties involved would be extremely appreciative if they could possibly use a covered/sheltered area at your home until the adverse weather has passed.
Much work has already been done on the “Open the Open” party scheduled for the 12thof June. This event will be benefiting the Moore Free Care Clinic. Much more details will be available soon, but trust me, save the date – this will be an event you will not want to miss. It is expected that reservations will start to be taken on/around the 1st of May.
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 always 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”. However, when hitting multiple balls from one spot on the Challenge course, please be extremely considerate of those individuals who are actually playing the course.
The on-site Real Estate/Sales Office has moved from the Log Cabin, with the new office now located at the Tennis/Pool Pavilion. Real Estate activity has been brisk in Pinewild, and if you have any such needs or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Charlie at 910.295.5700 or (800) 826-7624.
Thanks for your support of Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst…and see you at many of the planned events.
Christopher Little, PGA
ADVISORY BOARD NEWS…
The Advisory Board held a monthly meeting on the 7th of March, some minutes of which are listed below. A full set of minutes is located in the restrooms and on the web atwww.pinewildcc.com
– Tom Ream’s Swing Evaluations, Club Fitting and Demo Day were successful. The swing evaluations were video taped and emailed to those that participated. Tom will continue to offer programs like these to our members in the future
– The reconstruction plans for the Magnolia greens are ongoing…the work will start around June 20th
– New ice machine by the snack bar will be in place soon
– Non-overseeded fairways causes them to be wetter than usual and forces cart restrictions on those holes…the Staff may consider overseeding all fairways next year
– The Magnolia Course front nine greens underwent a “drill and fill’ procedure
– Regular aeration will be in May this year instead of June
– Plans for the Open Party on June 12th are underway. The committee is working on getting sponsors for that event
– With respect to the Pool…there was a discussion regarding unruly behavior…suggestion was made to have rules signs be more specific
– Keith Junk discussed the initiation of a newsletter that will be published to keep the members informed about the renovation process of the Magnolia Greens. The publication will be a collaboration between Owner/Management and the Member Relations Committee of the Advisory Board. The Newsletter will be published at least once monthly and distributed via email, on the web and will be posted in the locker rooms.
– Chris Little reported on the status of the tournament summaries which are near completion pending input from the committee to the Club Championship/Presidents Cup.
– Sean Desmond stated Hope Thomas, a former intern at Pinewild, has joined the staff as of March 4th. The Major irrigation leak on #13 Holly has been fixed and is nearing completion
– Chris announced that the project Consultant for the greens renovation has been selected – he is Bob Richard from New Course Construction