Congratulations to Jim McMahon on a hole-in-one on the 8th hole of the Holly course. It was Jim’s first hole-in-one.
Sixty-two players participated in an away game at Mid Pines on July 12th. First place was taken by the team of Harold Bell, Dick Lake, Andy Rueb, and Harry Porter. Finishing second; Rich Winkley, Howard Schubert, Roger Clark, and Jim French. Third place went to the team of Frank Rezelli, Mike Fowley, Jim Miller, and Don Jurenko. Finishing fourth was the team of Mike Skrabak, Paul Jones, Bob Livingston, and Dick Weinberg.
Flight competition in the Blazer Tournament and the Holly Challenge has been completed. Congratulations to all flight winners. Blazer Tournament flight winner 2nd rounds must be completed by August 25th and 3rd rounds by September 8th. Holly Challenge flight winner matches will continue through September 30th.
Away games are scheduled for August 16th at Pinewood and September 6th at Little River. Also coming up in August is the Summer Bash II on August 25th. Sign-up sheets and more information on these events will be posted in the locker room.
The PMGA welcomes new members Mike Smith, Chuck Molnar, Denny Schmidt and Gilliam Underwood.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Whew!! Hope all who are playing are drinking lots of liquids. Our new procedures seem to working well and the Board appreciates your cooperation in taking the time to post scores.
We are having good participation in the various tournaments in the area and have many winners at each. Don’t forget to check the bulletin board for sign-up sheets. Our Interclub team is having a stellar year so be sure to congratulate them.
We have a couple lowest scores to announce; Dee McMahon had a 79 on the Holly Red on June 25th, and I had an 80 on the Holly Red on July 14th. Speaking of lowest scores, we’re looking for the five lowest scores on each of our courses, Magnolia, Holly Red and Holly Gold. Please let any Board member know if you have scores in the 70’s or low 80’s on any of these courses any time beginning in the year 2000.
Thanks to Sallie Blecharczyk and Chris Robertson for their good job running our first guest day. We had a great turn out and it was a great day.
Be sure to let Sandy Gruin know if you are interested in volunteering for any of our many committees in 2006.
Try to stay cool and play well…Gay Strojny
NINE-HOLE LADIES’ LEAGUE
Well it is safe to say that we were all HOT golfers this month. Hope you all survived the extremely hot weather. In spite of the weather, we have had a great turn-out and a lot of fun golf over the past few weeks and hope to continue this trend, hot or otherwise.
We are looking forward to this years 9/18 Hole League golf outing on September 13th. Please mark your calendars. This event is one of the highlights of our Golf season. Both leagues really enjoy the opportunity to get together for this scramble. The tournament committee has already met with Chef Todd to determine the menu. Unfortunately, I was unable to find out the details before this newsletter. Based on the past outings this year, I am sure it will be another great lunch.
Barb Rueb has been in touch with Longleaf, and we are hoping that we will have some visitors from that league come and play in September.
The Nine-Hole Ladies League accepts new members any time during the golf season. So if you are interested in joining a group that loves to play golf, laugh a lot, and enjoy lunch, all in one day…call Barb Rueb at 295-4908, we’d love to have you join us.
While studying my glossary of Golf Terms, I learned that a shot where the ball lands close to the Flag stick is called a “Stony”. Me, I’d call it a “Great Shot”
See you on the Links…Sue Wisniewski
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, August 3rd – NJ Day
Sunday, August 7th – Twilight Golf [Holly]
Monday, August 8th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Wednesday, August 10th – Duplicate Bridge
Friday, August 12th – Social Two-Hours
Tuesday, August 16th – Pinetop Interclub [Holly]
Wednesday, August 17th – Italian Dinner Night
Sunday, August 21st – Par Chasers [Holly]
Monday through Wednesday, August 22nd – 24th – Greens Aerification
Thursday, August 25th – PMGA’s Summer Bash II
Thursday, August 25th – Advisory Board’s Annual Meeting & Election
Friday, August 26th – Social Two-Hours
Friday, September 2nd – a Special Labor Day Social Two-Hours & Dinner
Wednesday, September 7th – Duplicate Bridge
Thursday, September 8th – Pub Night with the McKenzie Brothers
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [August 8th and September 12th]
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, August 10th and September 7th
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 August 12th and FRIDAY August 26th from 5 to 7…also a special Social Two-hours on the 2nd of September with a Dinner included…
Join us on Wednesday, August 17th for an ITALIAN DINNER
With a menu of…
Italian Meatballs in Marinara Sauce with French Bread during the Cocktail Hour starting at 6:00PM
Dinner served at 7:00PM, and will include…
Caesar & Anti-Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit Display with Watermelon Carving, Foccasia Bread, Seafood Lasagna with a Gruyere Cheese Cream Sauce, Chicken Parmesan, Egg Plant Rollotini, Stewed Tomatoes & Zucchini and Kailua Cheese Cake with mixed Berries
[sign-up sheets are in the clubhouse and seating is limited]
We will be hosting a special Social Two-Hours & Dinner on Friday the 2nd of September…in time for the Labor Day Weekend…
Socializing from 5 to 7…the dinner to follow…a. buffet of…
Roast Pork Loin Marinated in Guinness Beer with Pineapple and Soy Ginger Chutney, Grilled Chicken with an Orange Basil BBQ Sauce, Corn on the Cob, Roasted New Potato Salad, Spinach Pasta and Feta Cheese Salad, Salad Greens and Dressings, Watermelon & Vanilla Ice Cream with Peaches in a Melba sauce
Please note, one will have to make a reservation if you would like to join us for dinner…
SAVE THE DATE…Thursday, September 8th…Pub Night with the McKenzie Brothers…outside & under the lights…more details and a sign-up will be available soon…
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Mike Smith & Carol Peters
Brian & Laura Stevens
Francis & Patricia Marki
Joseph & Judiann Ouellette
Edward & Sonya Thompson
Thurman & Valerie Pittman
James & Anne Crabbe
NEWS, NEWS and more NEWS!!!
Cooler days are ahead, I promise…
The Pinewild Member/Guest is scheduled for the middle of September. Information is available from the Golf Shop or via the Internet – www.pinewildcc.com in the “Members” section under Club News…Golf. This is always a great event, which is well attended – get your entry in early.
Thanks to all the members who attended, and ensured the success of, the “50’s Party” – also a big thanks to the Elderly Brothers who provided the enjoyable music. Mark your calendars for the next event couple of events…The Italian Night Dinner on the 17th of August, the Social Two Hours & Dinner on the 2nd of September and the Pub Night on the 8th of September.
The Renovation of the back nine of the Magnolia course is going well, with the tenth, eleventh and twelfth holes now complete. We fully expect to have the greens on all nine holes ready for seeding by the 1st of September. We are very excited about the changes, and have received numerous positive comments from those members who have been following the progress.
Congratulations to Tom Ream, PGA Head Golf Instructor at the Pinewild Golf Academy, who just got ranked #2 Golf Instructor in the entire state of North Carolina by Golf Digest. Tom has been with us for five years now, and has grown the Academy and the instructional programs that are offered. Tom’s direct line is 910.235.9191, and I know that he would be more than welcome to assist any members with a personal program to better golf.
We have many events planned as we move into the cooler fall months; we look forward to seeing you at as many of these events as possible, and as always…thank you for your support of Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst.
Club Manager, Christopher Little
HAVE YOU TRIED TWILIGHT OR PAR CHASERS LATELY???…
Pinewild offers two flavors of evening golf followed by a buffet dinner each month. Each event uses a shotgun start in the late afternoon. The exact times and specifics are posted on the bulletin board two weeks prior to each event. A $5 entry fee per couple is collected for prize money (Golf Shop Credit) with the lucky winners announced during dinner.
Twilight Golf is designed to be a mixer and get to know folks. Sign-up and play as couples, with fun being the key word as the coordinators configure teams of 4 couples each month. We play a 9-hole scramble with the men teeing off on odd numbered holes, and then the ladies select which ball to play and all hit, and then the men select which ball to play, etc. until the ball is holed out. On even numbered holes the ladies tee off and the men select, etc. A designated par 3 will have both the ladies and the men tee off and then select the best shot.
The second event is called Par Chasers where the game is nine holes of regular golf. Sign-up for this event is by team (2 couples). The game is better ball of the ladies, added to the better ball of the men, to generate a team score. Full handicaps are used thus a USGA handicap is required to participate. Again following the golf event we have refreshments and dinner for all those who worked up an appetite on the course.
Due to food preparation costs, cancellations within 48 hours of the event cannot be accepted for both Twilight and Par Chasers. Should either event need to be cancelled due to weather (golf not the food), you will be contacted and the dinner portion will be held as planned.
Any questions about either event, please contact the coordinators:
Twilight – Jack or Pat Finnerty…215-0264
Par Chasers – Fred or Bonnie Berry…235.9237
ADVISORY BOARD ELECTIONS & ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting and the election of five new Advisory Board members will be held Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse. The Advisory Board provides a link of communication and cooperation between the membership, the owners and management of the Club. The Board is made up of 11 members of the Club who are elected for a two-year term to represent the membership on issues related to Club functions and activities. The Board members function through six committees: Golf/Tournament, Golf Course, House, Member Relations, Pool & Tennis and Social.
Ballot forms will be available at the Clubhouse beginning August 8th and can be placed in the Ballot Box or brought to the Annual Meeting. All members in good standing are eligible to vote, with one vote per membership – you may vote for a maximum of fivecandidates.
A picture and Nomination Form for each candidate will be posted at the Clubhouse beginning August 8th. These are your representatives and we encourage all eligible members to vote in this election. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, you may call Linda Critzer – President of the Advisory Board at 910.215.9395 or Club Manager Christopher Little at 910.295.8904.