The PMGA summer season kicked off with the Summer Bash on the 9th of June. There was an excellent turnout for this five man elimination scramble. A delicious lunch was enjoyed by all following the event. The team of Tom Weaver, Dave Blessing, Ralph Regula, Bob Maley, and Tom O’Day took first place; Dan Vincenti, Frosty Berg, Bob Welter, and Dick Derleth second; and Mike Wirt, Fred Healy, J.C. Norman, Rich Rantala, and Carl Anders third. The next Summer Bash is scheduled for the 25th of August. Put this popular event on your calendar and enjoy a great day of golf and food with your fellow PMGA members.
Play continues in the Holly Challenge and Blazer matches. Holly Challenge winners are reminded that fourth round matches must be completed by the 31st of July. The Blazer 1stflight championship match must be completed by the 11th of August. Please remember to schedule Blazer and Holly Challenge matches on the Holly course holes 1 through 18.
Away games are scheduled for the 12th of July at Mid Pines and the 16th of August at Pinewood. Sign-up for these events and deposit your checks in the locker room as usual.
Congratulations to Phil Keel for a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole of the Holly Course, and Norm Elliot for a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole of the Magnolia. Six “aces” have been recorded by members of the hole-in-one club during the year.
The PMGA welcomes new members Thomas Kessinger and Gary Krasicky. We look forward to your participation in PMGA events.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The Open is over and by now all have recovered from that busy, tiring week. Summer has begun and we’re off and running on our new Thursday play-day. Posting scores will take a few extra minutes, but it will become routine in a few weeks. Some of our games listed in the membership book will be changed, but there will still be lots of variety and explanation sheets on each play-day.
We have two new members, Nan Moore and Marcia Krasicky. Please say hello when you see then.
Congratulations to all of our Moore County Amateur Tournament winners. We were well represented. The list of winners is in the locker room.
Don’t forget to let our vice-president, Sandy Gruin, know if you wish to volunteer for any of the various committees in our organization.
The next fun day to look for is the sign-up sheet for our mini guest days. The first one is scheduled for July 7th. Also, look for the sign-up sheet for our Sadie Hawkins Tournament and find yourself a PMGA member to partner with. This is always a fun day.
Remember to drink lots of liquids if you are playing on these upcoming hot days.
Get well wishes go out to our members who are recovering from various ailments. It seems to have been a tough month for PWGA members.
Stay cool and play well…Gay Strojny, President
NINE-HOLE LADIES’ LEAGUE
Hi Ya’ll…Well this past month has been a great month for the Nine Hole League. Just a little glitch when we held the Invitational with Longleaf on June 2nd. The weather man decided we needed the rain more than we needed to have our tournament. However, due to the quick thinking of our club pros, Gus, Deacon and Sean, we had two different Putting and Chipping Ranges right in our very own Dining Room. So instead of playing golf we had an indoor contest. We also had a table tournament on Female Golf Terms. So there was lots of competition going that day. Of course, Chef Todd and the Tournament committee put together a terrific lunch for us. We met lots of new friends had lots of fun and ate hearty. What else could we ask for? Here are the results of the competition:
Table Tournament on Golf Terms.
First Place…Jean Weiler, MaryJane Hegedus, Shirley Nelson [LL] and Kay Curlee [LL]
Second Place…Louise Clifford, Bonnie Gutrich, Irene Kox[LL] and Rosemary Corcoran [LL]
Third Place…Nancy Reilly, Jan Garland [LL], Lynn Dunn [LL] and Marion Morrison [LL]
Putting Contest Winner…Michelle Liveris (LL)
Chipping Contest Winner…MaryJane Hegedus
One person from each table won the table Centerpiece to take home.
We hope to have Longleaf back sometime in August or September to play on our Azalea course and have lunch on a casual basis.
Our next golf extravaganza will be with the Eighteen-Hole League sometime in September. Keep tuned for more information.
In the mean time, when putting, be sure not to give away the hole…Sue Wisniewski
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, July 6th – TYGA Par 3 shoot-out Azalea
Friday, July 8th – Social Two-Hours
Sunday, July 10th – Twilight Golf [Magnolia]
Monday, July 11th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Wednesday, July 13th – Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, July 20th – Elderly Brothers 50’s Party
Sunday, July 24th – Par Chasers [Magnolia]
Friday, July 29th – Social Two-Hours
Sunday, August 7th – Twilight Golf [Holly]
Wednesday, August 3rd – NJ Day
Monday, August 8th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
NJ Day…August 3rd…
The Sign-up Sheet is on the bulletin board between the men’s & women’s locker rooms.
Please join us for “year three” of Jersey day. (qualifier…you or your spouse must have lived in the Garden State for at least two years.)
Golf, Great Food, Prizes and much more…
1:00 Shotgun for 18 holers…3:00 Shotgun for 9-holers
Cocktails at 6:00 & Dinner at 6:45PM
Due to time allowances and limited seating availability, we need to restrict sign-ups for the 18 holers to the first 72, and for dinner to the first 120.
Cost- golfers – $25.00…Non-golfers – $20.00
Cutoff date for signing-up is July 15th and checks must be received no later than July 20th. Please send checks to Tony Munday at 43 Kilbride Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or drop them in the basket on his front steps.
We look forward to another memorable day and hope that you will be able to join us !!!!
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [July 11th and August 8th]
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, July 13th and August 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 July 8th and FRIDAY July 29th from 5 to 7
No Reservations Needed
SAVE THE DATE for the 50’s Party on the 20th of July…a fun event featuring the Elderly Brothers for the musical entertainment…FOOD, BEVERAGES and MUCH MUCH MOORE!!!!!
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
James & Jeannine Winkley
James & Patricia McChesney
Brian & Angela Orman
Anthony & Sherry Price
NEWS, NEWS and more NEWS!!!
Well…the US Open has come and gone, and things at Pinewild are somewhat returning to normal, other than the Renovation of the back nine of the Magnolia course.
Thanks to all the members who supported the facilities during the “Open Week”…from the Open the Open Party, to riding the bus to the Championship, to bringing out their guests to play golf, to attending the Club for one of the evening dinners. Most of the week went smoothly and as planned, but we would like to take this opportunity to apologize to those folks who had to wait a little longer than expected in the food line at the Open the Open Party. The Open the Open party generated $11,300.00 for the Moore Free Care Clinic, and special thanks go to John & Lydia Boesch, Doug Schmidt and Gay Strojny…for ALL their hard work to make it happen.
The Renovation of the back nine of the Magnolia is going well, with much of the time in the first week spent working on the irrigation system. The heavy earth-moving should start around the first of July.
Thanks for your patience as we implement the 27-hole rotation. Please see the following information that may answer some questions that you may have…
Throughout the renovation of the back nine of the Magnolia Golf Course, the facility will operate in a 27-hole rotation. The 18-hole courses will be comprised of…Front 9 Holly & Back 9 Holly [Holly 1 – Holly10]…Front 9 Magnolia & Front 9 Holly [Mag 1 – Holly 1]…Back 9 Holly & Front 9 Magnolia [Holly 10 – Mag1]
So, for example, when one tees-off on the Back 9 of the Holly, and you complete the 18thhole of the Holly, proceed to the first tee of the Magnolia and complete the front 9 for your eighteen-hole round.
The Slope and Course Ratings for the above referenced configurations are outlined on the back of the new scorecard, and will also be posted in the Locker Rooms.
All three nines that remain open are Handicapped 1 through 9. Should one be playing a match and need to allocate strokes in the match, it should be done as follows…
The first nine that is played will always encounter the odd handicapped holes, and the second nine that is played will always encounter the even handicapped holes.
If an individual is a 13 handicap…they will receive 7 strokes on the first nine and 6 on the second nine…allocate the seven strokes on the front as they fall on holes handicapped 1 through 7, and allocate the six strokes on the back as they fall on holes handicapped 1 through 6.
For Club Events and Association Play, scorecards will be provided with the appropriate stroke allocations.
Tee Times will run in a “split tee” format, with tee times running from 7:30AM to 9:20AM, and then again from 11:50AM to 1:40PM off all three nines. This “split tee” configuration is basically designed around a two-hour pace of play for 9-holes. Please ensure that you complete your “nine” in as close to two hours as possible to facilitate a smooth transition between nines.
The Handicap Computer System is configured to accept scores based on the courses outlined above.
Posting can be done as normal, but please be careful when selecting the course configuration that you played.
The Golf Operations Staff has worked with some area clubs to provide reduced rates should one want to play elsewhere. A list of these courses and rates are available from the Golf Shop. Please note that the Golf Shop staff must make the necessary tee time reservation in order to get the reduced rate. Members must be prepared to provide Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst membership identification at the respective Club, and are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, one nine may be closed for Maintenance, and to “rest” the nine. As demand for tee times increases in the fall, this schedule may change. Tee Times will be at a premium, so please ensure that “NO SHOWS” are not an issue. Club Management reserves the right to take action with respect to members who reserve tee times and do not utilize them. Additionally, as best we can, Starters will be “pairing-up” groups to ensure that 4 golfers are in a group. When reserving a tee time, or once all the players in the group are known, please let the golf shop know the names of the individuals who will be playing in the respective group, this will assist in a quicker check-in process on the day of play.
For those members who do play late in the evenings, the first tee on each of the nines will be available for play at approximately 4:15PM each afternoon. Please ensure that one checks-in with the Golf Shop prior to any play on any of the courses.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions related to the Renovation.
We once again want to remind members, their family and accompanied guests, of some of the existing Pool Rules…the Full set of rules are posted at the Pool Facility…
Proper pool attire required at all times.
– “Cover-up” required for window/snack bar service, which is located at the clubhouse. The clubhouse, including veranda, requires proper attire at all times.
– Accompanied guests may use the pool at no charge. Please note that an adult Club member must accompany all guests or members under the age of twelve.
– No lifeguard is on duty, and everyone swims at his or her own risk.
– No pets of any kind [other than those assisting the physically handicapped] are permitted in or around the pool area, all bicycles must be parked at the bicycle rack, no skateboards are permitted in or around the pool area, no running is permitted in or around the pool area, no Diving, or dangerous acts/stunts are permitted when entering the pool/water
We hope you enjoy the summer, and if you are traveling…please have safe and enjoyable trip…
A NOTE FROM THE MOORE FREE CARE CLINIC…
Dear Pinewild Residents,
Now that the US Open, is over I would like to thank all of the Pinewild residents for their generous support of the Moore Free Care Clinic. Community support is vital for the Clinic to continue to operate, but when the clinic opened a little more than a year ago, I never envisioned that an entire community would adopt us the way that the Pinewild community has adopted us! We are very grateful for your kindness and hospitality.
I’d also like to especially thank Chris Little, John and Lydia Boesch, Doug Schmidt and Gay Stronjy and the staff of Pinewild Country Club for all of their hard efforts in making “Open the Open” a success. I’d like to also take the time to thank Claudia Watson, the communications director of Moore Free Care Clinic AND Pinewild resident for all the work she has done to ensure the clinic is a success.
Thanks again, Pinewild, for everything.
Director…Moore Free Care Clinic
MEMBER – GUEST 2005
September 14th through September 18th
Format – Each team will play a nine-hole match against every other team within the respective flight. The field will be divided into sixteen flights, each flight having six teams. Matches will be played using 100% of handicaps. The format for play will be Four Ball Match Play. Points will be awarded with 1 point for each hole won, ½ point for each hole halved, 1 point for winning the nine-hole match and ½ point for a match halved with a maximum of 7 points for each nine-hole match. A Foursomes [Alternate Shot] “Shootout” of the flight winners will determine the overall Member-Guest Champions of both Men’s and Women’s divisions. Please note…if fewer than four  Women’s teams are entered (or 24 players) at the date that entries close, the format for the Women’s division will change to a practice round and three  days of Four-ball [Better Ball of Partners] Stroke Play using handicaps.
Teams – Entries will be limited to 96 (two person) teams. The entry deadline is
August 12th, 2005. Cancellations past this date will not receive refunds.
Entry Fees – The team fee is $425.00, which will be billed to the respective member accounts [there is no need for a check to accompany the completed entry form]. The team slots will be filled on basis of date of receipt of the completed entry application. No faxed entries will be accepted.
Prizes – The Overall Member-Guest Champion, both Men’s and Women’s division will receive a trophy. Additional prizes will be awarded to first place winners in each flight. Tee Prizes will also be distributed to all participants prior to the start of play.
Golf Fees – All related guest fees are included in the entry fee with respect to the competition rounds and the practice round. Applicable golf fees for members will be billed to respective members account.
Handicaps – The September 1st, 2005 handicaps will be used for the Event. All handicaps will be processed by the committee and verified by one of the professional staff. It is important that all guest club information be properly filled out for this purpose. All players must have a verifiable U.S.G.A. handicap index; U.S.G.A. Tournament handicap limit recommendations will apply.
Players with multiple USGA Handicap Indices must submit the lowest such Handicap Index, which is in Active Season.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, September 14th
· Practice Rounds for participants starting at 7:30 AM
(tee times may be booked two weeks in advance starting August 31st)
· Event Registration from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Holly Room
· Courses will close at 4:00 PM for maintenance and course preparation
Thursday, September 15th
· Continental Breakfast served starting at 7:30 AM
· 1st & 2nd round Matches start at 8:30 AM
· Lunch served starting at 11:00 AM
· Cocktail/Contest Party starting at 6:00 PM, located at the Driving Range
(Musical Entertainment provided by the Randy Hughes Band)
Friday, September 16th
· Continental Breakfast served starting at 7:30 AM
· 3rd and 4th round Matches start at 8:30 AM
· Lunch served starting at 11:00 AM
· Evening Free
Saturday, September 17th
· Continental Breakfast served starting at 7:30 AM
· 5th round Matches start at 8:30 AM
· “Shootout” on the Azalea Course to determine Overall Champions following completion of 5th round Matches
· Dinner & Awards Ceremony at the Country Club of North Carolina
(Musical Entertainment provided by Glen Davis)
Sunday, September 18th
· Contingency Rain Day
(If Sunday play is not required, tee times will be released on Saturday the 17th at 12:00 PM for all members)
Click here for the Member/Guest Application