PINEWILD COUNTRY CLUB PERSPECTIVE
PINEWILD MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The 2006 Pinewild Men’s Golf Association season kicked off on March 2nd with a business meeting, breakfast, lunch on the course and beer and snacks afterward. The weatherman cooperated with a warm, sunny day and a good time was had by all.
The winning teams were:
1st…Cliff Hickey, Keith Dunbar, Miles Baldwin, John Snyder and Bill Gonska at 6 under par.
2nd…Bernie Schultz, Cal Erdman, Lenny Duckman, Jack Butler and Dennis DiDonato at 6 under.
3rd…Mike Skrabak, Fred Healy, Henry Dirkmatt, David Lynn and Sandy Storms at 5 under.
4th…Doug Leidy, Leo Zande, J.C. Norman, Bob Norman and Bill Mulvaney at 4 under.
5th…Tom Clark, Frank Johnson, Andy Warren, Gordon Rednour and Jim O’Brien at 4 under.
6th…Mike Critzer, Bill Revenaugh, Bill Graning, Bob Maley and Jack King at 4 under.
7th…Dennis Hyland, Jim McMahon, Stainton Smith, Arnie Schwartz and Frank McTague at 4 under.
8th…Gary Brobst, Dan Corgan, Charles Molnar, John Lowry and Bob Blandford at 3 under.
9th…Walt Danker, Dick Derleth, Tony Price, Mike Busch and Ron Joseph at 3 under.
10th…Fred Berry, George Caldwell, Stuart Tuffnell, Dave Otto and Jack Mahan at 3 under.
11th…John Schmitt, Jack Godwin, Bill Bruff, Dick Keener and Tom O’Day at 2 under.
12th…Bill Pozdol, William Phelps, Bill Kennedy, Paul Kauffman and Gary Tanner at 2 under.
13th…Spike Billings, Jim Wilson, Tony Munday, Jim Flashman and John Campbell at 2 under.
14th…Scott Sheffield, Rich Winkley, Charles Mardigan, Don Jurenko and Cliff Messervey at 2 under.
The March Away Game at Woodlake was cancelled due to lack of participation; however we have Away Games scheduled for April 25th at Seven Lakes and May 23rd at Tillery. Look for more information and sign-up for these events in the locker room. Join your fellow PMGA members for a fun day of golf, food and prizes at two of the areas most popular golf courses.
The Holly Challenge Tournament is underway. Participants are reminded to complete their first round by April 30th. The Blazer Tournament play begins May 1st with the first round to be completed by May 31st. Good luck to all participants in these popular events.
The PMGA extends a warm welcome to the following new members:
James Mellios, Brian Stevens, Douglas Hardisty and Clifford Hickey
Congratulations to Bill Sherman for a hole-in-one on the 8th hole of the Holly course and Frank McTague for a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole of the Magnolia course. As hole-in-one club members, Bill and Frank received a $200 cash award for their efforts.
Larry Perkinson, Publicity Chairman
the One Day PMGA Member Guest…June 22…
Mark the date and invite a non PMGA Guest
The Field is limited to the first 60 two-person teams
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Our ‘Swing into Spring’ Opening Meeting on March 7th was a swinging success. Thank you Susan Schmehl and committee for organizing the event and creating such cute, on theme table decorations. The inserts for the membership booklets, which include the PWGA schedule and other important information, were on the tables. If you didn’t pick one up, contact Emily Hamilton.
As opposed to last year, following a touch of rain, the day was breezy but sunny. After fortifying ourselves with a delicious breakfast provided by Chef Todd and staff, 120+ golfers enjoyed playing an elimination scramble on the Magnolia. I heard several positive comments about the renovations on the back nine. Congratulations to the foursomes that placed first, second, and third and the closest to the pin winners.
The officers of the S. S. Magnolia were on deck to accept reservations for the Member/Guest. The cruise is scheduled for April 25th and is currently fully booked. If you were unable to submit your registration at the opening meeting, contact Chris Robertson, Judy Block, or Dee Dee Schmitt to get on the standby list.
We had a great turn out for the Member/Member this year over 80 women participated. Kudos to everyone who persevered through the slow pace and occasionally cool temps, thankfully it was sunny both days. Congratulations to all the gross and net winners.
Our league season has gotten off to a good start with the weather generally cooperating. Congratulations to our first “Ace of the Day” and to Judy Connelly for her career round on the Holly Red of 82.
We are hosting Tar Heel on April 11th. This event replaces our regular play-day. Sign-up for the Tar Heel event and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and play with some great ladies from the other participating clubs.
Our next special event is Holly vs. Pines on April 18th. The sign-up sheet is in the locker room, grab yourself a partner and get in on the action. Remember to sign-up for lunch afterwards and include your member number at sign-up.
Just keep on Swinging. Sandy Gruin
NINE-HOLE LADIES’ LEAGUE
Welcome back to the Ladies Nine Hole Golf League. We had a wonderful opening day breakfast with 61 members in attendance. We arrived in rainy weather to a dining room decorated to the nines. Beautiful Cake Plates and Tea Pot Photo holders were the centerpieces on each table…another great job by our tournament committee. The fantastic breakfast prepared by Chef Todd and staff was just delicious. The Chefs prepared individual omelettes, had tasty pancakes and choice of breakfast meats. All of this was preceded by a delightful fruit cocktail. As we enjoyed our meal and fellowship, old Mr. Sun began to poke his way through the clouds. Sue Rantala opened the business meeting and described the play for the day. By the time we hit the links, we had full sun and warm weather. The play for the day was a scramble and the results of the round are as follows…congratulations to all:
First Place: Ellen Wiese, Louise Kennedy and Alice Groscup
Second Place: Sue Rantala, Barbara Holderby, Julie Jones and Maureen Fowley
Third Place: Cathy Di Donato, Joyce Hoover, and Louise Clifford.
Closest to the Pin was Ann Myris
This year the Ladies Nine Hole Golf League has grown to 93 members. We will welcome new members all year. If you are interested in joining or want information about us, please call Sue Rantala at 910.215.4518 or Fran Mellios at 910.215.0738.
A reminder to our members, please be sure to sign-up on the sheets in the ladies locker room by noon the Monday before play. Please show up to sign in by 9:30 AM on play day. At 9:45AM we will give out the directions for play and tee off at 10:00 AM. Also, it is important to remember to sign-up in the locker room for each special activity we have scheduled. Special activity sheets are posted several weeks before the event. It is good to sign-up early because there are a limited amount of golfers for some of these activities. We are excited to have another golf season ahead of us, and have planned several fun events.
Gals, please remember golf can be a game of FUN!!! So have some while you are PLAYING. Lunch is good, too.
Despite the weather being a major spoiler for our mixed doubles play day over the past several months, we did manage to get in a few games here and there. It had to be a record for rainy days on Mondays as we actually missed six or seven in a row.
The Pinewild Ladies Team is now “back in action”. This season, under the guidance of their captain Dorothy Flack, they will play teams from Carolina Trace and Pinehurst Teams One, Two, and Three. Good luck and hopefully you’ll bring home the gold!
Our social calendar continues to flourish as our latest event was a dinner held here at our club on Tuesday evening, March 14th. We filled the dining room with nearly sixty people and a good time was had by all. We thank the club for providing us with a great set-up, but a very special thanks goes out to Maureen Fowley who not only did all the paperwork involved, but made all the table markers with those neat tennis balls!
Please remember that on Monday, April 3rd our playing time changes to 9:00 a.m.
The Tennis Committee
LADIES’ OF THE EVENING
Another new golfing season will be starting soon. Monday, April 3rd at 4:45PM we will meet in the clubhouse and sign-up. We will then pair-up and play at 5:00PM on the Azalea.
This league is open to all ladies of Pinewild and will be held on Monday evenings. A registration sheet will be placed in the ladies locker room for you to write your name, phone number and email address. Come and join us for some fun and noncompetitive golf!…for more information, please call Marilyn Zimmerman at 910.295.6480
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, April 1st – Golf Tee Times start at 7:30AM
Thursday, April 6th – Lil’ Abner Golf Event
Sunday, April 9th – Twilight Golf at 4PM on the Holly
Monday, April 10th – CGA One Day Senior Four-Ball [Holly]
Monday, April 10th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Tuesday, April 11th – PWGA’s Tarheel Event
Wednesday, April 12th – Duplicate Bridge Night
Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday Brunch
Tuesday, April 18th – Holly Pines Matches
Wednesday, April 19th – Sandhills Interclub [Holly]
Thursday, April 20th – Garden Club Luncheon
Saturday, April 22nd – Pub Night Outdoors
Sunday, April 23rd – Par Chasers on the Holly
Tuesday, April 25th – PWGA’s Member Guest [Magnolia]
Friday, April 28th – Social Two Hours
Saturday, April 29th – USTA Tennis League Matches
Monday, May 1st – PMGA’s Carolinas Interclub
Sunday, May 7th – Nine Hole Ladies’ Husband & Wife
Monday, May 8th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [April 10th and May 8th]
We invite you to join us from 10:00am – 2:30pm
“Social Bridge for all Levels”
For Reservations – please call Arline Critchley at 910.295.6062
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, April 12th and May 10th
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 28th…No Reservations Needed…
EASTER BRUNCH on Sunday April 16th
Seatings at 10:30AM & 1:00PM
$21.95++ per person…$8.95++ per person (children under 10)
an Omelet Station…with Omelets, Eggs “cooked to order”, Eggs Benedict, Bacon & Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls & Assorted Muffins…
Cold Food and Salads…Fresh Fruit, a Pinewild Salad Station and Cheese & Vegetable Trays…
Hot Food…Broiled Salmon, Chicken Marsala and various Vegetables…
a Carving Station…of Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Steamship Round of Pork…
Chef’s Grand Dessert Station…Cookies, Brownies, Banana Pudding, Cherry Cheesecake, a Chocolate Fountain with Strawberries & Pineapple, various Pies & Cakes…Coffee & Tea…
PUB NIGHT…”outdoors and under the stars” with GREAT MUSIC, great food and friends
Join us as we once again welcome the band of Joyner, Young & Marie
Saturday, April 22nd…
Music from 6:00 to 9:00PM…dinner served around 7:00PM…a buffet consisting of a Pig Pic’n with Baked Beans, Corn O’Brien, Coleslaw, Parker House Rolls, Chocolate Blondes for Dessert and Coffee, Tea & Lemonade
Various Beverage Specials available for Purchase
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…
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
George & Ivonne Morrison
Brent & Alisha Sanders
Clifford & Sharon Hickey
Elmer & Faye Baxley
Joseph & Valentyna Mentz
Anthony & Roseanne Kornichuk
NEWS, NEWS and more NEWS!!!
March has some busy days, with the weather warming up and more golfers on the courses. All we need now is some warmer nights to get the ground temperature higher, and get the dormant brown Bermuda grass green – hopefully that will be soon enough.
The new Magnolia back nine opened on March 1st, and we have received many positive comments.
Gus Ulrich, who occupied the First Assistant Golf Professional position, has recently left us to assume the same position at Forrest Creek Country Club in Southern Pines. Hope Thomas has been promoted to fill the vacant position. Congratulations Hope, and good luck to Gus.
Thanks to the 226 members who participated in the Member/Member event in March. It was a little chilling in the mornings, but there was some hot golf…congratulations to the overall winners…
Men’s Gross winners were Ralph Wade & Jimmy Moon…142
Men’s Net winners…we are awaiting a play-off between Pat Mastandrea & Donald Jurenko and Jim Pryor and Phil Keel…126
Ladies’ Gross winners were Carol Pitzer & Donna Rotando…152
Ladies’ Net winners were Lynne Davison & Gayl Welter…125 [play-off]
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst has just entered a new Men’s interclub that has formed in the Sandhills area. The following Clubs are involved…
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst – hosting April 19, National Golf Club – hosting June 28, Pinehurst # 7 – hosting August 9 and Mid South Club – hosting October 11
All events will be conducted by the host professional staff and will have assorted hors d’ oeuvres and beer following play. The Cost is $35.00 per player and the low 11 net scores will qualify, plus one professional per team – 48 players total per field.
We will host a qualifier for the April 19th event on Saturday April 8th…
The sign-up for this event is located in the Men’s locker room.
Seventeen employees of the Club recently received recertification in CPR and AED training. These courses also included first aid response to various other situations that may occur in the day to day operation of the Club. Those attending included almost all the Managers, as well as other key employees in all areas of the operation. The key with this training was to prepare some employees to respond to a life threatening situation, where the employee may be able to make a difference.
At this time, it would be good to review what we consider a basic “Emergency Medical Plan” to at least be able to get medical attention, if needed, to an individual somewhere on property.
The AED apparatus is located between the Ladies’ and Men’s Restrooms in the clubhouse.
In an attempt to ensure the quickest response time to get trained emergency assistance in the event of an emergency, we would like to offer the following:
- Ensure that the patient is in a safe and secure environment.
- Bearing in mind that emergency phones are located at the restroom on #6 tee and #13 tee of the Holly Course, at #6 tee of the Magnolia Course, and between #15 green and #16 tee of the Magnolia Course, instruct other individuals to call the Golf Shop [910.295.5145], and 911 if needed.
All the Starter/Rangers and many of the Golf Course Maintenance Staff have radios, and can also contact various aspects of the operation.
Please remember, we have many homes on the golf course from where any emergency call can be made. Additionally, to aid in communication, we encourage folks to take their cell phones with them on the golf courses, even if they are not always in the “on” mode.
- We feel that in most cases, it would be more beneficial to keep the patient in the same location as where emergency occurs, unless you are in close proximity to the Clubhouse.
The main reasons being:
1] Emergency assistance vehicles can get to the patient quicker.
2] This would alleviate the possibility of missing the patient, should the patient be brought to the clubhouse while the emergency assistance is on the way to site where the emergency occurred.
Enjoy the great spring weather, and as always, thanks for your support of our Club.