June is upon us and the lazy days of summer are not far behind. The summer season officially kicks off on June 9th with the Summer Bash Tournament. This is a five man elimination scramble with lunch following. Come join your fellow PMGA members for a fun day of golf and good food.
The PMGA has been very busy this year with all the events being well attended by the membership. The Blazer, the Holly Challenge and Medal Series Events are well under way and are proving to be popular events for the membership. Blazer and Holly Challenge participants are reminded to complete their third round matches by the 30th of June.
Away games have also been well attended this year. There is no away game scheduled for June; however we will be returning to Mid Pines on the 12th of July and have set up an August event at Pinewood. Put these events on your calendar and sign up to play these challenging golf courses.
The One Day Member Guest Tournament was held on the 19th of May, and a good time was had by all participants. Congratulations to flight winners Bill Pozdol and Skip Beggs; Cal Erdman and Dale Brown; Dave Newton and Tom Scott; Fred Healy and Tom Russo; and overall champions Walt Kaczynski and Terry Merrit. Thanks to Mike Skrabak for his efforts as Event Chairman for this highly successful event.
The PMGA welcomes new members Steve Moore, Wright Horne, David Bacinski and William Kendrick.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Our season is well under way and we already have several of our “Aces of the Day”. Keep playing on these days so you too can have a chance to be “Queen of the Hill”. Our Holly v Pines Tournament was held on April 19th; this year the Holly team prevailed. Each member of the Holly team was awarded points.
As I write this our Magnolia Challenge is underway, even though Friday’s round was rained out, it is being made up on Monday, with the final scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th. Good luck to all participants.
Want to congratulate Kathy Lannon on her lowest round ever this past month and Lydia Healy who had an eagle on one hole followed by a birdie on the next…also, Connie Norman had a personal low score of 87 on the Magnolia last week. Congratulations to all the ladies. Still only one hole in one to date, get those clubs working.
The sign up sheets are in the locker room for the “Rally for the Cure” and Summer Business meeting. Be sure to sign-up. At this time we hope to have some information on new procedures during our renovation project. Also, at the meeting we will be announcing some changes in the makeup of the Board.
Our Member/Guest Tournament was held on May 10th. For those of you who did not participate you missed a great time. The tattoo parlor was a site in itself. We must congratulate Linda Critzer, Amy Higgins and their committee for a job well done. We all have a new perspective of motorcycles. Thanks to all motorcycle owners for letting us sit on your bikes.
During the week of the US Open we will not have our regular play date and remember the following week our play day will fall on Thursday, not on Tuesday. The sign-up sheet will be reminding everyone of this change.
Enjoy the Open and play well…Gay Strojny
NINE-HOLE LADIES’ LEAGUE
The Nine Hole Ladies Husband Wife golf outing on May 1st was a huge success from the weather, the golf and the FOOD. We started the fun day of golf being matched with some one else’s husband, who could only play with two clubs plus a putter. I think what really unnerved some of those he-man golfers were those Pink Balls they were required to use. It was great fun getting to know many of the husbands of our members. They all seemed to be real nice, despite of what we had heard. Just teasing fellas.
The outcome of the round is as follows:
FIRST PLACE: Score 26 with a score card playoff…Marti Derleth, Beverly Newman, Fred Zimmerman and Tom Palmquist
SECOND PLACE: Score 26 with a score card playoff…Nancy Anders, Rose Marie Duckman, Andy Rueb and Bruce Walling
THIRD PLACE: Score 27…Pat Finnerty, Pat Rackowski, David Gray and Tony Cocoran
CLOSEST TO THE PIN…Hole #5 Marilyn Zimmerman and Hole #6 Gary Groscup
The menu was terrific! The table centerpieces were very clever and some lucky players got to take them home. Our next golf event is the Longleaf /Pinewild Invitational. We will be hosting 36 players from Longleaf’s Nine Hole Ladies golf league on Thursday, June 2nd. Our Tournament committee has set up what looks like another great menu for the luncheon. Listen to this…We will have Tri Colored Tortellini with Italian Dressing, Green Onions, Black Olives, Broccoli flowerets, grated Carrots, cubed Cheese on a bed of lettuce, Tomato slices, fresh Mozzarella and Basil on the side. Add rolls, butter and beverage with a dessert. Sounds great!!!
We will have some great prizes and lots of fun. I will let you all know the outcome in our next newsletter.
The Nine Hole Ladies is one great golf league. We play the Azalea Course on Tuesday mornings, and many of us stay for lunch. If you are a new player, or enjoy non-competitive golf come and join us. Just give Barb Rueb a call for more information. Her number is 295-4908, or you can just fill out one of our membership forms you will find in the ladies locker room.
Remember, KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN, we will watch the ball. See you on the course.
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, June 6th – CGA Senior Four-Ball [Magnolia]
Tuesday, June 7th – PWGA’s Rally for a Cure [Magnolia]
Wednesday, June 8th – Duplicate Bridge
Thursday, June 9th – PMGA’s Summer Bash
Sunday, June 12th – Open the Open “giant” Party
Monday, June 20th – Magnolia Back 9 Closed for Renovation
Thursday, June 23rd – PMGA & PWGA Play Starts on Thursdays
Friday, June 24th – Social Two-Hours at the Club
Sunday, June 26th – Par Chasers [Holly]
Thursday, June 30th through Sunday July 3rd – NCTA Tennis Event
Saturday, July 2nd – Chef’s 4th of July Cook-out
Wednesday, July 6th – TYGA Par 3 shoot-out Azalea
Sunday, July 10th – Twilight Golf [Magnolia]
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [please note that there will be no June Bridge Luncheon…see you on July 11th]
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, June 8th and July 13th
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 June 24th from 5 to 7
No Reservations Needed
It is not too late to sign-up…
OPEN the OPEN on June 12th…over 800 people have signed-up…Have You???
This event will be benefiting the Moore Free Care Clinic…we have some fantastic sponsors.
THANK YOU to…
The Presenting Sponsor is Clark Chevrolet/Cadillac
The Co-Sponsors are J. Brent Smith Construction, Speight Construction, Inc., Johnsonville Sausage, Breeden Construction Company, Inc., and the Families of Conley & Pat Williams and Sandy & Neilda Storms
The Supporting Sponsors are Terry Riney Insurance Investments, Yamaha Carolina Carriage Golf Carts, Pinehurst Homes and State Farm Insurance – Jim Leach Agency
Other Contributing Sponsors include Elliott’s on Linden and Progress Energy
This major event will feature the Vision Band, Divot the Clown [golf trick-shot-artist], Dinner, a Magician, Golf Games, Silent Auction…and much much more!!!
We expect to take reservations starting, at the latest, the second week in May, and these reservations can be made through the Accounting/Membership office in the Clubhouse.
– The fee for the event is $15.00 per person…inclusive…children under ten years of age will not be charged
– The menu includes Johnsonville Sausage & Brats, BBQ Chicken, various Sides & Salads, Dessert, free Beer, Wine and Soft drinks
– Tickets will be issued by the Membership Office, and will be available for “pick-up” starting June 1st…please note a 48-Hour Cancellation Policy will be in effect
– No Pets Please!!!
– Golf Cart parking will be made available on the Driving Range
– We will have enough seating for dinner, but please feel free to bring a lawn chair to better enjoy many of the other festivities
– There will be many other fun games and activities…a Magician, Putting Contest and “Beat the Pro” competitions
– the tentative schedule of events is as follows…5:30 – Party Starts, 5:45 – Divot the Clown and his incredible Trick Shot Exhibition, 6:15 – the Vision Band Starts to Play & the Golf Games Start, 6:45 – the Food is Served
Fun & Celebration until 9:30
The Club will be serving dinner on the nights of Tuesday the 14th of June through Saturday the 18th of June.
Chef’s Menus are as follows…
Tuesday…getting you started with Italian Night – Italian Meatballs & Ziti and Pepperoni Chicken
Wednesday…firing it up with Mexican Night featuring beef & chicken entrées
Thursday…BBQ-ing the Pig & Chicken – a Pig Pick’n with all the sides
Friday…Seafood Night with entrées of Beer Battered Cod and Shrimp & Scallop Scampi
Saturday…Prime Rib Night with Carved Prime Rib & Chicken Marsala
These Buffets will all be priced at $15.95++ [children under 12 $6.95++], and will include various salads/sides, desserts and tea & coffee
Reservations will be accepted starting May 9th, and seating will be limited.
Save the date…
For Chef’s July 4th Cook-out…on Saturday the 2nd of JULY…dinner & socializing from 5 to 7PM…”keep an eye out” for more details and the Menu…
For the 50’s Party on the 20th 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
James and Marie O’Brien
William and Margaret Butcher
Brian and Andrea Burns
Louis and Jean Dixon
On May 2nd the “Mixed Doubles” players opened their spring and summer seasons with a cookout at the Tennis Pavilion. Needless to say there was great camaraderie and of course great tennis; and the food and drinks were exceptional! Many thanks to the providers and special thanks to the cooks…Bob, Bill, Lynn and Jean. We will do it again soon.
Congratulations to the Pinewild Ladies 3.5 USTA Senior Tennis team who just completed the 2005 season. The team completed March thru May, against Seven Lakes, Pinehurst Resort, teams I and II, and Carolina Trace. Members of the team were: Barbara Campbell, Gail Corgan, Rosemary Fekkes, (captain) Dorothy Flack, Chris Johnson, Ginger Lash, Ellie Magnarella, Sharon Miller, Mary Schneider, and Mary Ellen Tindall. The team ended up finishing third. A luncheon was held at Mary Ellen Tindall’s Home, where they all celebrated and chose Dorothy Flack to be the new captain for the 2006 season.
We would like to invite anyone interested in playing tennis to check the bulletin board down at the tennis courts for information regarding the already scheduled play. The Golf Shop also has a copy.
The Tennis Committee
NEWS, NEWS & MORE NEWS…
Hope all are enjoying the great weather, April and May have seen some truly spectacular days.
As has been mentioned on numerous occasions, the back nine of the Magnolia Golf Course will close on the 20th of June for greens renovation. Work is already well underway, with irrigation parts already arriving, trees on the nine in question are being removed, and some of the green complexes undergoing some interesting new design changes. Much time, effort and planning has been put in place to ensure that the various aspects of the renovation will go as smoothly as possible. This includes having enough tee times available on the 39 remaining holes, to arranging for new scorecards, to ensure appropriate design changes to the back nine of the Magnolia, and much more. Please also note that the chipping green at the Driving Range will be “out of commission” as we use this area to stage product for the renovation. Towards the end of the renovation, the chipping green area will be reconstructed and take on a whole new look. If any members have questions related to the reconstruction…please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org , or call me or stop by my office.
The Pool opened on the 23rd of May…it should be warming up nicely soon. We hope you enjoy the facilities this summer. Management is determined that the pool is enjoyed in a safe and orderly manner. Please ensure that you, your family members and all guests are aware of the various rules associated with the pool…there will be zero tolerance for those not abiding by the rules. We have already experienced some issues at the pool this year…while the pool was drying after being painted, two individuals decided to play “roller hockey” and caused damage to the pool surface. Thanks for your understanding.
All the best for the summer, and we look forward to seeing you at the various events.