The PMGA brought the 2003 year to close with their year ending Finale on November 14th, featuring Breakfast at 7:30, Meeting at of the Membership at 8:00, and election of board members, followed by a 10:00 am shotgun 5 man scramble. The membership voted to change the By-laws to accommodate a seven member executive board. The 2004 executive board members met and elected members to the following positions…
President, Ed Rackowski…Vice-President, George Watterworth…Treasurer, Bob Jones…Secretary, Gary Magee…Play-day Chairman, Jake Schwalb…Publicity Chairman, Gary Tanner and Special Events, Bernie Capstick.
The new PMGA year gets underway in 2004 on March 5th, with breakfast, a short meeting of the membership and 9:00am shotgun on the Magnolia. Dues of $35.00 should be paid by February 15th, 2003. The Board recommends payment of your annual dues and hole-in-one fee with one check of $55.00 by January 1st, 2004 to be sure you are covered for any hole-in-one scored in January and February. Just drop your check in the PMGA “lockbox” in the locker room. Dues provide for PMGA play on Fridays, five (5) PMGA tournaments, two (2) Interclub Challenges, March 5thOpener, June 25th Bash, August 20th Bash, November 12th Finale and Fellowship & Fun and the opportunity to meet new members.
The new hole-in-one club, in its’ third year, starts on January1st, 2004 and runs through December 31st, 2004. The cost to join is only $20.00. PMGA membership is required for participation. Payout will be $200.00 on authentication. At the end of the year, all remaining amounts in the fund will be distributed among the winners. Last year, at this writing we had 10 hole-in-one winners. They will divide the remaining pot after the initial payment of $200.00 to each.
PMGA Events for the year
All Year…Medal Series, March 5th…Opener, April 9th…LiL’Abner, April…Holly Challenge, May 3rd…Mid Carolina Interclub, May 7th… Blazer Matches, June 25th…Summer Bash, July 9th…Member/Guest, July 13th…Jack & Jill, August 20th…Holly – Summer Bash II, October 7th…Bogey Buster Bash, October 11th, 12th, & 15th…Match Play (no Qualifier) and November 12th…PMGA Finale.
Gary Tanner…Chairman – Publicity Committee
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The PWGA held its closing business meeting and luncheon on December 2nd, 2003…many thanks to Kathy Lannon and her committee for wonderful decorations, and to Todd and his staff for a delicious meal. One hundred and twenty two ladies enjoyed all the festivities, including entertainment provided by the Pinetones, a double quartet whose members include our own Ruth Ann Porter, Jan Menges, Jean Clark and Carol Roth. A total of $965 was donated to the Empty Stocking Fund in memory of Hope Bohlender. Thank you so much to those that contributed.
Year end awards were given out and the “Most Improved Golfer” for the year was Shirley Ray. Marie Gilbertson won the most points during the course of the year and many other individual accolades were given to various gals, including hole-in-one by Nan Beckman, Peggy Clark, Judy Connelly, Kay Rednour and Diane Vosilus. Amy Higgins and Dee McMahan scored eagles on hole no. 5 of the Magnolia. Mary Schneider had here career round in November, shooting an 87 on the Holly. Congratulations to all for such great golf.
The 2004 Board was introduced and consists of Gayl Welter, President; Gay Strojny, Vice-President; Hester Ham, Treasurer; Sue Lambert, Secretary; Norma Hyland, Tournament Director; Peggy Clark, Assistant Tournament Director; Lucille Casey and Carol Smith, Members-at-Large; Cecile Schwalb, Social Chairman and Connie Desmond, Past President.
Committee Chairs for next year will be Marie Gilbertson, Handicap; Kathy Lannon, Publicity; Judith Kelly, Rules; Diane Vosilus and Judy Mills, Interclub; Betty Mulvaney and Diana Santilli, Pinetops; Ginger Lash and Diane Vosilus, Match Play; Mary Bigler and Marlene Johnston, Member/Guest; Mary Fahy and Andy Cecka, Moore County Championship; Brenda Hiscott, Tarheels; Ann Skrei, Rally For a Cure; Sally Blecharczyk and Alyce Kietzman, Holly vs. Pines; Pat Milburn, Jack & Jill and Frances McSweeney, Sunshine.
I look forward to working with this wonderful group of ladies next year and we’ll see you all at the March meeting, if not before.
NINE HOLE LADIES
Our 2003 season came to an end on November 4th, with a great Scramble and a wonderful luncheon. The day started out a bit gloomy but, by the second hole, the sun graced us and….another beautiful day in Pinehurst and a great day to close our season!
We’re finished with organized play but the course is still yours to enjoy. Call up a friend or two and stay in practice for next year. A reminder…the 9-Hole League play next year will be on Tuesdays.
At our luncheon, the officers for 2004 were announced. The Board needed to fill only 2 positions for the coming year. Barbara Rueb is our new vice-president and Sheila McLester will be in charge of our money! Congratulations to both and we promise you our fullest co-operation. Jane Walling will be our new President, Lois Millikan will continue another term as our Secretary, Sue Rantala, Mary Robison and Judy Forster will co-ordinate our functions again and Anne Warren will continue with publicity. Our thanks to Pat Finnerty and Nancy Anders who will be leaving the Board – You did a great job and we appreciate the generous commitment of your time!
Gifts were presented to the following members of our league for today’s Scramble participation:
1st Place: Barb Rueb, Fran Mellios, Ann Snyder & Barbara Holderby
2nd Place: Jean Weiler, Sarah Martin & Sue Rantala
3rd Place: Jan Cashion, Marge Cherep, Sheila Henderson & Ellen Wiese
Closest to the pin on Hole #5: Marilyn Zimmerman
Closest to the line on Hole #3: Dolores Flashman
Best Attendance: Sally Smith
Special monogrammed Birdie Balls were given to many of our 9-hole ladies.
Pat Finnerty gathered the board and their spouses for a closing dinner the other evening. Pat ordered a special ice cream cake for the occasion and, when she went to pick it up, the writing on it read, “9 Old Ladies.” (an honest mistake????)
It was a great year…happy to see so many of you each week and hope to see more of you next year. We’ll get together again officially in the Spring!!
Ed Bohlender presented the League with a “traveling” trophy which will be presented each year to the in-coming President by the out-going President. Ed found the trophy among Hope’s treasures and knew it would be special for us to keep for years to come in her memory.
Late in October our Mixed-Doubles players enjoyed our annual Halloween play-day, with several people appearing in costume. As usual along with some great tennis, and afterward some homemade treats [no tricks], we all had a fun day! Unfortunately, our Wednesday Ladies’ Day was rained-out, spoiling our chance to show-off our creativity.
Congratulations go out to the Super Senior Men’s and Women’s Team, as they finished their competitive season “undefeated”. They then went on to compete in the North Carolina Sectionals, which was held at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, with a chance to advance to play for the State Championship.
Just a Reminder…
To receive Tennis information on court conditions…please call 910.295.0358
If morning rain or frost closes the courts, and then in the afternoon they can be reopened, the aforementioned phone number will not have that information.
Please call the Golf Shop if this situation occurs at 910.295.5145
Additional information on the condition of the courts can be found on the web athttp://www.pinewildcc.com/MemberSite/facilityconditiond2015.html
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, January 7th – Social Two-Hours
Friday, January 9th – Friday Night Dining
Monday, January 12th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Monday & Tuesday, January 12th & 13th – Holly Closed
Wednesday, January 14th – Duplicate Bridge
Thursday, January 15th – Garden Club Luncheon
Monday, January 19th – Magnolia Closed
Wednesday, January 21st – Pub Night
Thursday, January 22nd – Card/Game Night
Sunday, January 25th – Par Chasers [Holly]
Monday, January 26th – Holly Closed
Monday & Tuesday, February 2nd & 3rd – Magnolia Closed
Monday & Tuesday, February 9th & 10th – Holly Closed
Wednesday, February 11th – Duplicate Bridge
Friday, February 13th – St. Valentine’s Day Dinner
Monday, February 16th – Holly Closed
Thursday, February 19th – Garden Club Luncheon
Sunday, February 22nd – Par Chasers [Magnolia]
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 23rd, 24th & 25th – Magnolia Closed
Thursday, February 26th – Card/Game Night
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, March 1st, 2nd & 3rd – Holly Closed
Friday, March 5th – PMGA Opener
Sunday, March 7th – Twilight Golf [Holly]
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [January 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
January 22nd and February 26th
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, January 14th and February 11th
Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm
Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058
BREAKFAST will be served on Sunday mornings from 8:00AM to 11:00AM through February. There will be a number of menu items to choose from – with something for everyone!
No reservations are needed for Breakfast.
Please note though…due to the Clubhouse being closed, we will not serve breakfast on the 1st and 8th of February
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 FRIDAY January 7th, and 16th…as well as February 20th.
No Reservations Needed
PUB NIGHT on January the 21st
The McKenzie Brothers…aka…”The Background Drunks Revival”, will be performing.
Starting at 6:00PM, please be prepared to enjoy a fun-filled evening of food, song and comedy. The McKenzie’s are multi-talented as noted by their ability to perform Rock & Roll, Country, Gospel and Comedy Songs.
Steve McKenzie is also the lead guitarist for The Rand Hughes Band.
Sign-up will be posted by the 7th of January…see ya on the 21st…
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
Friday, February 13th, 2004
Come and join us for a special evening of food and ROMANCE
Chef Todd will be preparing a three-course dinner, with entrée choices of a Char-Grilled Filet of Beef or Broiled Sea Scallops with Maine Lobster
The food will be accompanied by the soft sounds of Harpist Laurie D. Muirhead.
Seatings are Limited and will be at 5:30PM and 7:00PM
$29.95++ per Person
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
Jeff & Patricia Ryan – Chapel Hill, NC
Jim & Linda Belford – Foster City, CA
John & Debra Weaver – Delray Beach, FL
Gary & Joan Blair – San Diego, CA
Gary & Marcia Krasicky – Annandale, VA
Gregory & Lois McDuffie – Wichita, KS
Carroll & Barbara Erdman – Pinehurst, NC
James & Mary Connell – Pinehurst, NC
Joseph & Jennifer Junda – East Hanover, NJ
Robert & Victoria Collins – Pinehurst, NC
Hayes & Annie Shimp – Armonk, NY
Terry & Nancy Riney – Pinehurst, NC
Robert & Barbara Lattanze – Pinehurst, NC
As we look back on 2003…we see another extremely busy year…thanks for ALL YOUR SUPPORT in ALL the MANY EVENTS.
THANK YOU also to all the members who supported and gave so generously to the “Employee Year-End” fund – it was sincerely appreciated by all the employees.
I trust that all had a safe and joyous holiday season, and the Ownership, Management and Staff wish you and yours a peaceful and prosperous 2004.
As has been mentioned previously, parts of the Clubhouse and all major Food & Beverage operations [please note NO lunch service, and NO breakfast on the 1st & 8thof February] will be closed in late January for some renovation. The date has been set for closure on the 26th of January, with a reopening scheduled for the 10th of February. The Snack Bar will be available with the regular menu to accommodate those golfing, in the hopefully “mild winter weather”. The Holly Room will undergo some improvements prior to the 26th…additionally; the Golf Shop will also get some “fresh paint”. We thank you for your patience as we undergo this process and thanks to Mrs. Nancy Johnson and Janet Waters for their help with the planning stages.
See you on the links, or at one of the many events this spring.
Christopher Little, PGA
PAR CHASERS & TWILIGHT are still going strong…
Pinewild offers two flavors of evening golf followed by a buffet dinner and refreshments. 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.
The Twilight Golf Scramble is designed for members to make new acquaintances and meet and play with old friends. Spouses /couples will play in the same group of eight players, four ladies and four men.
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 usually 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.
Due to food preparation costs, cancellations within 48 hours of the event cannot be accepted for both Twilight and Par Chasers. Should 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.
Thanks to George & Pat Watterworth and Anne Amspoker & Paul Kauffman for their efforts related to these events for the past several years.
Check the calendar for dates and times, and we look forward to seeing at as many of these events as possible
ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
The Advisory Board held its’ Monthly Meeting on November 5th and December 11th, 2003…Highlights were as follows
– There is a need to re-educate members on the USGA Handicap Index Procedures. A booklet defining these procedures is available in the Pro-Shop.
– The Social Committee has planned seven social events for 2004…February…Valentine’s Day, March…St. Patrick’s Dinner, April…Spring Jazz Fest, May…Cinco de Mayo, July…Pool Party, August…Italian Night and October Pinewild Homecoming Event.
– The pledge form for the Holiday Gift Fund for the Pinewild employees was included in each Members monthly statement. The funds that are donated will be distributed by the Advisory Board Members in December.
– Cart path work continues on all courses, including plans for future work on the Azalea and Challenge courses. This will include rock work and concrete.
– 100 and 150 yard bushes are being removed on the Magnolia (not on the Holly). There will be no 100 yard bushes but small 150 yard markers are being planned on cart paths. Trees are being spaded and posts and ropes will come down on the Holly #4 and #10.
– Overall, everyone at the meeting agreed that our golf courses are in very good condition, thanks to the good work of our maintenance people.
– A discussion was held regarding the concern about weekday tournaments and the problem such scheduling causes working members. It was determined that there has been significant improvement over the last several years. The committee agreed that working members have enough advance notice to make arrangements with their employers if the tournament is that important to them.
– The Magnolia course recently got ranked the 5th best course in the area by 43 leading professionals in the local area…and Tom Ream was ranked the 7thbest teacher in North Carolina by Golf Digest
– In early January there will be a drive to collect golf clubs and equipment to be sent to Iraq. It is likely to be associated with a special social hour to take place on January 7th. Clubs collected in excess of that which is needed for Iraq will be given to local youth programs.
– New sprinkler head yardage markers had been ordered for the Magnolia Course.
– Thanks to Janet Waters and her helpers and to the Garden Club for decorating the clubhouse so beautifully for the Holiday Season
– Concern was forwarded on the over watering of the tennis courts during the noon to 2 p.m. maintenance period, making them unplayable for the entire afternoon.
– Chairperson Judy Mills indicated that Member-Liaisons for the 2004 golf tournaments had been completed. She reviewed the Ringer-Turkey Shoot Tournament that was deemed a success. Preparations for the Bloody Mary Bash are underway.
– The Walker Policy was discussed. Chris Little will review the “Walker Policy” with the Pro Shop and the marshals will be reminded that the Walkers are to keep up or be moved into place.
– A discussion was held regarding reciprocal golfing privileges. When our Pro Shop makes arrangements for our members to play at other clubs, we need to remember that we are representing Pinewild Country Club. Even though it is hard to believe, it appears that some of our members have to be reminded that reciprocity is a privilege, that we are guests at another club and that that club’s members and rules should be respected.
– With respect to the Magnolia putting green…after removing the old grass, the new green was reshaped adding some contours. Installation of new sod was completed the green should be back in use again by February, weather permitting