Ahh, June is upon us and the lazy days of summer are not far behind.
The PMGA has been very busy this year with all the events being well attended by the Membership.
Our away game program has thus far been a success. If anyone has suggestions for improvement of our program, please contact our “play day chairman” Jake Schwalb with your written suggestions.
Our next away game is scheduled for July 6th, at Talamore Golf Club. The sign-up sheet is located in the Men’s Locker room.
In August we are returning to Mid Pines Golf Club for our away game on August 17th. Put these dates on your calendar so we can have a great attendance at these events.
The Blazer, the Holly Challenge and Medal Series Events are well under way and are proving to be popular events for the membership.
Coming in June is the Member-Guest One-Day Tournament sign-up…for the event that will be contested on the 9th of July. Sign-up for the event is open until the 25th of June.
The practice round is to be played on Thursday June 28th. Only 60 teams can be accommodated for this event.
THE COST IS ONLY $135.00 PER TEAM…so bring your favorite guest and have a great day of Fun Food & Prizes.
The “Jack & Jill” tournament will be held on Tuesday July 13th this year, so look for your favorite Jill to compete. This tournament is jointly sponsored and run by the PMGA and PWGA members.
Last but not least is our annual PMGA Summer Bash which is to be held on June 25th. This fun day is usually a 5-man scramble and lots of good food & beer will be available to cap-off the day.
Thanks to all our members for the good support of PMGA sponsored events this year.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
The weather has been great and the month of May very busy. We started things off with our wonderful Member/Guest and many thanks to Marye Bigler and Marlene Johnston and their committee for a fun-filled event. Space does not permit me to list all of the winners, but I will cover the Low Gross and Low Net winners for each flight. Flight 1 had Judy Mills and guest, Jackie Meyer, winning low gross honors (73) and Peggy Clark and Barb Walley winning low net. Flight 2…low gross was Lynne Davison and Sandy Smith, and low net was Mary Scribner and Nancy Burgoon. Flight 3…Dolly Mott and Lynn Jerr low gross, and Debbie Ogle and Mary Arnold low net. Flight 4…Dee McMahan and Helen Dudney won low gross and Harriet Ecker and Jill Fleisher won low net. Flight 5…Hester Ham and Ione Katz were low gross and Marilyn Mahon and Judy Burfeind low net. Good golfing ladies.
One of the biggest tournaments of the year is the Magnolia Challenge which was chaired by Ginger Lash and Diane Vosilus, who did a great job. First place winners in each flight receive a gold medallion molded in the shape of a magnolia. Second place winners receive a silver medallion, while third and fourth place prizes vary from year to year. This year’s winners are as follows: Flight 1…1st place Anne Wright, 2nd place Judy Mills, 3rd place Donna Rotondo and 4th place Sandy Gruin. Flight 2…1st Freddie Mastandrea, 2nd Linda Bell, 3rd Gretchen Nelms and 4th Talie Tufnell. Flight 3…1stPeggy Clark, 2nd Mary Johnson, 3rd Gail Corgan and 4th Pat Milburn. Flight 4…1st Chris Robertson, 2nd Judy Connelly, 3rd Amy Higgins and 4th Connie Desmond. Flight 5…1stGayl Welter, 2nd Martez Norris, 3rd Carol Smith and 4th Lynne Davison. Flight 6…1stGail Meyer, 2nd Ying Wei Mulready, 3rd Carla Jones and 4th Ann Skrei. Flight 7…1stJoanne Wade, 2nd Hester Ham, 3rd Pat King and 4th Bonnie Berry. Flight 8…1stB.J.Barrett, 2nd Eileen Esch, 3rd Jean Weiler and 4th Judi Leggett. Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to those of you who participated.
Do not forget the Jack & Jill Tournament on the 13th of July…more details to follow.
It does not seem possible that we are one-third of the way through the season. Keep an eye on the bulletin board for all the future events and be sure to sign up. It’s a great way to meet new people. Happy golfing!!!
Well, next year we’re going to consult the Almanac before we pick a date for the Husband/Wife Golf Tournament! We were ready to play, clubs and shoes shined, but the weather interfered in a big way!! An hour or so before scheduled play, we had to call it off and just let Mother Nature have her way!!
Despite the rain, we gathered together for mingling and a lovely buffet prepared by Todd and his staff. The buffet selections were great and I don’t think we could improve on a thing! Thanks to the staff who helped prepare the buffet and make the occasion a memorable one!
Even though the Azalea did not challenge us, the horses who were in the Kentucky Derby running did! After serious studying, the “captain” of each of the teams drew a horse’s name out of a basket provided by Jane Walling. When the race began, the dining room echoed with cheers from the crowd, encouraging their horses on to victory!! The results of the tight race are as follows:
Team 4 B…Andy Warren, Geri Kanaley, Lois Millikan and Jim Barnes won with horse Smarty Jones. Each member of the team was awarded a $25 gift certificate to Nina’s Restaurant.
Team 1 A…Ed Rackowski, Barb Rueb, Mert Mertins and Fran Mellios placed with horse Lion Heart. They were each given a bottle of Sterling Vineyard Chardonnay.
Team 7 A…Rich Deparis, Mary Jane Barnes, Donna Nichols and Dick Derleth showed with horse Imperialism and each member of the team was presented 2 tickets to the Sandhills Cinema.
The losing teams offered sincere congratulations, of course, to the winners!
This year marked the 10th Anniversary for the Husband/Wife Tournament here in Pinewild! No matter, rain or shine, it is always a fun event and one we’re already looking forward to in 2005. If someone could loan us a 2005 Almanac, we’d really appreciate it!!
Our next BIG and FUN event will be in September when our 9/18 Hole Tournament and Luncheon is scheduled. We will continue with weekly play until November when our season will end with a Closing Scramble and Luncheon. It is during this event that we elect officers for next year!
So, see you on the Azalea and in the dining room for food and friendship!
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, June 6th – Twilight Golf [Magnolia]
Monday through Wednesday, June 7th through 9th – Holly Closed Aeration
Friday, June 11th – Social Two-Hours
Saturday & Sunday, June 12th & 13th – Husband & Wife Event [Magnolia & Holly]Monday, June 14th – Magnolia Closed
Monday, June 14th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Sunday, June 20th – Father’s Day Dinner
Monday, June 21st – Holly Closed
Tuesday, June 22nd – PWGA’s Rally for a Cure
Friday, June 25th – PMGA’s Summer Bash
Sunday, June 27th – Par Chasers [Magnolia]
Monday, June 28th – Magnolia Closed
Thursday through Sunday, July 1st – 4th – NCTA Tennis Event
Saturday, July 3rd – Red, White & Blue Event and Cook-out
Monday, July 5th – CPGA Pro-Member [Magnolia]
Tuesday, July 6th – PWGA Guest Day
Wednesday, July 7th – TYGA Azalea Shoot-out
Friday, July 9th – PMGA Member/Guest
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [June 14th & July 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
Card/Game Night…Scheduled to be held in conjunction with Duplicate Bridge on June 2nd and July 14th
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, June 2nd and July 14th
Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm
Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058
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 June 11th. No Reservations Needed
–FATHER’S DAY DINNER – Sunday, June 20th
Cocktail at 6…Dinner at 7
A Three-Course Dinner…with entrée choices of an 18 oz Cowboy Steak – cooked to a medium-rare, and served with a Sherried Mushroom Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable du Jour or an 8 oz Lobster Tail – stuffed with a Maryland Style Crab Stuffing, and Topped with a Sauce Cheron, and served with a Rice Pilaf and Vegetable du Jour
Cash Bar Available, when making reservation, please select Main Course Entrée…
Seating is Limited…
–JULY 4th COOK-OUT
On Saturday the 3rd following the Red, White & Blue Event…save the date…sign-up coming soon!!!
Save the date for the POOL PARTY on the 21st of July…a fun event featuring the Elderly Brothers for the musical entertainment…
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Robert Boone – Pinehurst, NC
Tom & Julie Jones – Pinehurst, NC
Jim & Jane Kral – Pinehurst, NC
Brian & Cassie Scott – Pinehurst, NC
Thomas & Sunyong Ellers – Pinehurst, NC
Paul & Mary Anne Sale – Walpole, MA
Hope you have enjoyed the great spring weather…thanks for all the support of the many events.
The events continue to creep upon us, like the CPGA Pro-Member on the 5th of July. This will be an eighteen-hole Pro-AM which will be contested over the Magnolia Course. Tee Times will commence at 8:30 AM, and teams will consist of (Male or Female) – One CPGA Professional, One Pinewild Member, and Two Guests. The Entry Fee is $70.00 per Person, and includes All Golf related charges, Lunch, Member Drawing/Cocktail Party on Friday evening at 5:30 PM on July the 2nd. The Sign-up is located in the clubhouse. It is a great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Mark you calanders for another great Social Event…July 21st is the Pool Party with entertainment provided by the Elderly Brother…the sign-up will be posted soon.
A quick housekeeping notice…please be aware that according to Club Rules & Regulations…the walking of dogs on any of the Golf Facilities is prohibited…at any time of the day whether the courses are open or closed. Additionally, please be aware that while walking your canine on Pinewild property, he or she should be on the leash at all times.
Other important points that you can help us out with…
– please ensure that private carts are not left at the first or tenth tees of any of the courses, but rather at the Private Cart Parking area
– please ensure that children, grand-children or guests are sufficiently supervised at the Pool…rules state…” Please note that an adult Club member must accompany all guests or members under the age of twelve”
– always check-in with the Golf Shop staff prior to playing any of the courses
– with many members having visitors here for summer, please remind them with respect to not fishing on the course at any time, as well as not riding bikes or skate board in and around the Club facilities
Stay Cool & Good Golfing…
Christopher Little, PGA
ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
– The Advisory Board held its’ Monthly Meeting on May 3rd…Highlights were as follows:
– Outdoor BBQ grills have been installed at the pavilion for member use.
– Members that are not receiving communication e-mails from Chris can do so by e-mailing Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
– The Card/Game and Duplicate Bridge nights are now combined and held on the last Thursday of each month.
– Members are reminded to use the cart path that is along side the # 3 Green on the Holly.
– Standard Water coolers (like the water cooler next to the snack bar) will replace the water “jugs” on the golf course, and be installed by the end of the month.
– The Tennis Courts have been resurfaced and relined, and grills will be installed in the pavilion area.
– The pool is scheduled to open on May 17th. Suzy has done a great job with landscaping in the tennis court area, along with her usual good maintenance practices.
– J.D. Millikan will select a Chairperson to form a Nominating Committee to enlist/nominate new candidates for The Advisory Board. Six members will be completing their two year terms this year.
– Lee reminded us that all golfers should “drive where it is green” rather than driving over the same places all of the time, which makes ruts and ruins the look of the course.
– The 150 Yard Poles were discussed…the committee in general believes that this is a big improvement and that they do not negatively affect the appearance of the course. In fact, we feel that they are aiding in the speeding up the pace of play.
– The 10 Stroke differential decision related to two-person team events was revisited, and the committee has agreed to follow the USGA recommendation
– The PWGA will try to reschedule their Member/Guest to avoid conflict with the practice round and the Men’s Interclub.
– The Jazz Dinner was a great success…thanks for the support