Opening Day is fast approaching for the 2004 season. Opening Day this year is Friday March 5th. As usual we will have Breakfast for everyone, who has paid their dues, and a short business meeting before heading to our respective starting holes for the traditional 5 man scramble shotgun start.
We have many events coming up this year and hope our membership is pleased with the diversity and availability of events for all levels of golfer. Following is a listing of 2004 events and the event chairmen. If you have any questions concerning an event you should contact the chairman for that event.
March 5th…PMGA Opener…Jake Schwalb
April 1st…Holly Challenge…Tom Cecka
April 9th…L’il Abner…Mike Critzer
Each Month…Mid Carolina Interclub…Harold Bell
May 7th…Blazer Matches…Paul Kauffman
June 25th…Summer Bash…Jake Schwalb
July 9th…Member/Guest…Fred Berry
July 13th [Tuesday]…Jack and Jill…Gary Petersen
August 20th…August Bash on the Holly…Jake Schwalb
October 7th…Bogey Buster Bash…Jake Schwalb
October 11th, 12th & 15th…Match Play Championship…Mike Wirt
November 12th…PMGA Finale…Jake Schwalb
Begins April 1st…Medal Series…Ron Johnson
Additionally, don’t forget our Away game program which starts on Tuesday March 9that Pine-Needles Golf Club.
The sign up sheet is in the locker room and the cost is 40.00 for a good day of golf, including lunch and prizes.
This year Payment for all PMGA events can be made by check to the PMGA and dropped in the box in the Men’s locker room with notation on your check as to which event the check is written to cover.
We’re poised for a very good year. We wish everyone a very good year and the weather man has guaranteed a very good opening day.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
That old “groundhog” certainly was on target this year regarding winter, but keep the clubs handy ladies because the weather has to improve! Your PWGA Board has been hard at work getting everything ready for what we hope to be a wonderful year.
Our first social event was a Farewell Gathering on February 12th to honor Wendy Robinson. The Nine-Hole Ladies’ joined us in what turned out to be a very nice affair, with approximately 100 people in attendance. In appreciation for all the help she has provided during her stay at Pinewild, Wendy was presented a check for $750 from PWGA member donations.
On February 25th we welcomed seven new members at the New Member Coffee. Lucille Casey made “shoe caddies” for the ladies and they were presented to Jan Cashion, Cindy Edgar, Connie Heimann, Terry Lowry, Debbie Regula, Barbara Rueb, and Jane Waldemar.
Other new members unable to attend are: Bobbi Erdman, Nancy K. Davis, Jean Greishaber, Judi Leggett, Nannette Prosser, Nancy Reutter and Sue Wisniewski.
Our season will begin with our Opening Meeting at 7:30AM on March 9th. Breakfast and the meeting will be followed by an ABCD scramble. Be sure to sign up AND make your checks out to the PWGA for $7. The club will no longer charge these events back to your personal account; hence you must pay the PWGA. Gay Strojny has completed the handbooks which will be distributed at the breakfast. Marye Bigler and Marlene Johnston are planning a wonderful Member/Guest. I will let them tell you all about it at the meeting, so bring your checks for $80 and sign up that day. This is a very popular event and you don’t want to be left out. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Please bring nice weather.
NINE HOLE LADIES
Our 2004 Season opening event is March 16th at 9:45AM, a Scramble on the Azalea followed by lunch at 12:15PM in our newly decorated club house. Sign up sheets will be posted in the locker room. We look forward to seeing all of you there. We also hope to see lots of you this year, on the course for weekly play and at the special functions which will be arranged throughout the coming months. Golf is so much fun and, with every round, we get better and better. Isn’t that so??!! (Well, I guess the fun part of that statement is true!)
Our play day this year is back to Tuesday on the Azalea Course. During March, April, May and October, we will meet at 9:45AM in the clubhouse and tee off at 10 o’clock. During June, July, August and September, we will meet at 9:15AM and play golf at 9:30AM.
Other events scheduled for the year are the Husband and Wife Tournament and Dinner (May1st), the 9/18Hole Scramble on the Holly and Lunch (September 9th), and our closing Scramble will be on November 9th. Look for more details in our Newsletter!
The 9-Hole Group is open to women wishing to play golf but not necessarily in a competitive atmosphere. Our main goal is to have fun and to continue enjoying the friendships of our old friends as well as welcome new friends! Know that everyone is welcome so come join us!! Our dues are $18.00 per year and are due at this time. Please mail your checks to Sheila McLester at 19 Troon Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Make checks payable to 9-Hole Ladies League.
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, March 7th – Twilight Golf [Holly]
Monday, March 8th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Tuesday, March 9th – PWGA Opener
Wednesday, March 10th – Duplicate Bridge
Friday, March 12th – Friday Night Dining
Monday, March 15th – Holly Closed
Tuesday, March 16th – 9-Hole Ladies League Opener
Wednesday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Thursday, March 18th – Garden Club Luncheon
Friday & Saturday, March 20th and 21st – Member/Member
Thursday, March 25th – Card/Game Night
Friday, March 26th – Social Two-Hours
Sunday, March 28th – Par Chasers [Holly]
Thursday – Sunday, April 1st – 4th – Couples Member/Guest
Friday, April 9th – PMGA Li’l Abner Event
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [March 8th and April 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
March 25th and April 29th
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, March 10th and April 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 March 26th …as well as April 16th
No Reservations Needed
Friday Night Dining…March 12th
A three-course dinner of Pinewild Gourmet Salad, Entrée Choice of Stuffed Flounder or Prime Rib of Beef and Amaretto Cheese Cake with Glazed Strawberries for Dessert
19.95++…Jackets for the gentleman and appropriate attire for the ladies
ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER CELEBRATION on March 17th…
Cocktails starting at 6:00…Dinner at 7:00PM
Entertainment by the Award-winning Barbershop Quartet from the Golf Capital Chorus
Dinner to consist of a Pinewild Salad Bar, Imported & Domestic Cheese Tray, Crudité & Relish Platte, Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef Brisket with Spicy Mustard, Parslied New Potatoes, Braised Cabbage, Chicken Rarebit in Cream with Broccoli, Corn O’Brien and Chef’s Dessert Table…$16.95++
Sign-up is limited…and located in the Clubhouse Foyer
Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have. Email email@example.com
To become a better player in 2004 do you need to….?
1. Improve your swing or short game skills?
2. Purchase new equipment?
3. Improve your course management skills?
Which of these questions applies to your game? The professional staff at the Academy would like to help you answer these questions and make the 2004 golf season the best of your golf career.
We offer 30 and 60 minute lessons, 3 and 6 lesson series as well as video lessons.
Instruction Programs Tom Ream Gus Ulrich Greg Hall
30 Minute Lesson $40.00 $35.00 $30.00
60 Minute Lesson $70.00 $60.00 $50.00
Three Lesson Series $105.00 $90.00 $75.00
Six Lesson Series $200.00 $175.00 $150.00
One Hour Video Lesson $90.00 $80.00 $70.00
The golf academy has Mizuno’s complete line of demo clubs available for testing. Please contact Tom Ream at the academy or Gus and Greg in the pro shop for a complete list of available equipment.
Our entire line of Mizuno custom equipment is available at cost plus ten (10%) percent. All orders will be customized to each individual and will include a personal club fitting evaluation.
Pinewild Retail Prices: Individual club Set of (3-PW)
MP 30’s $78.00 $620.40
MX 23’s (steel) $68.20 $545.60
MX 23’s (graphite) $78.00 $620.40
MX 15’s (steel) $48.40 $387.20
MX 15’s (graphite) $58.50 $468.00
Fli Hi’s (steel) $101.20 n/a
Fli Hi’s (graphite) $124.30 n/a
MP Wedges $78.00 n/a
MP 001 Fairway woods (steel) $139.70 n/a
MP 001 Fairway woods (graphite) $178.20 n/a
MP 001 Driver (graphite)* $310.20 n/a
*available with any exotic shaft used by Mizuno
** prices do not include tax or shipping**
***any set configuration can be ordered***
On-Course Instruction with Gus Ulrich
One of the major differences between good players and bad is how they manage their games. Gus has created a 9-hole group playing lesson designed to improve your golf course strategy. Each student will receive video analysis from their round plus valuable on-course strategy from the Carolinas PGA’s # 2 ranked player!!!
$90.00 per person for groups of 3 and $110.00 per person for groups of 2
NEW PROGRAM…We have created a special Growth of the Game Instructional Program designed specifically for our Pinewild Members. The program is strictly limited to Pinewild members very new to the game, have never played before or to those golfers who stopped playing a while back and have not played for several years.
Three separate sessions will be conducted starting April 5th, April 12th and April 19that 4:00PM at the academy driving range. The instruction will cover full swing, short game, club evaluation/fitting, rules & etiquette and Pinewild golf procedures.
For more information or to register please contact Tom Ream at the golf academy.
910.235.9191 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Babak & Julie Noorbakhsh – Vienna, WV
James & Jeane Kays – Salinas, CA
Anthony Hart & Joyce White – Semi Valley, CA
Jan & Christine Novak – Pinehurst, NC
The snow and the cold should be out of here soon, and with the start of the warmer spring weather, it will be a distant memory.
The spring season kicks-off quickly, with season openers for the Men’s, Ladies’ and Nine-Hole Ladies leagues in the next few weeks. Please also note the Member-Member event on the 20th & 21st of March, and there are still a few openings for the Couples-Member Guest starting on the 1st of April. If you have any questions on Club events, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tom in the Academy has some specific member programs to improve your golf skills – please see the additional detailed information in this Perspective. I would encourage those interested in starting to play the game, or for those wanting to get reacquainted with the game, to get with Tom on a new program, where for no cost – he will get you started in the game. Tom can be reached at 910.235.9191.
Interested in getting our Pinewild Club ebulletin???…it is sent about every ten days, and includes some up-to-date information on what is going on. If you are not getting the email, but would like to – simply email email@example.com with a short note, and we will capture your address and forward you the information.
See you at one of the many upcoming events…like ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER on March 17th.
Christopher Little, PGA
ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
The Advisory Board held its’ Monthly Meeting on January 8th and February 5th, 2004…Highlights were as follows:
– A “SPECIAL THANKS” to all members that donated to the “EMPLOYEES YEAR – END FUND”. The money was distributed by the members of The Advisory Board to all 110 employees on December 19th, 2003.
– There will be an additional office space added to the Club House for Real Estate offices. The location will be, to the right of the front doors in the existing porch area. There will be a vestibule and outside entrances to both locker rooms included in this addition.
– There will be 150 yard marker “poles” placed in the middle of the Fairways. The granite markers that are currently in the Fairways will be moved to, and possibly incorporated into the existing cart paths.
– There have been new “nets” ordered for the Tennis Courts, in addition to a new piece of equipment to help maintain the courses. Suzy will be attending a training class in Myrtle Beach on “Updated methods of maintaining Tennis Courts”.
– We are using this slow time to focus on some “winter projects”…the project on #13 Magnolia [left side] is complete…cart path on #11 Holly is being paved…trees are once again being removed from certain holes to alleviate some shade problems
– The Club House renovations are on schedule. We are expecting to be open for lunch business on Wednesday, February 11th.
– All Tournament changes for 2004 were discussed and finalized. This information will discussed and distributed at the PWGA and PMGA opening day meetings. This committee has worked hard to satisfy the concerns of all members. Also, this committee will do everything possible to not schedule “TOURNAMENT EVENTS” during Religious Holidays.
– Tournaments that require “Shotgun” starts. Player posting for these Tournaments will not be posted in advance. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUESTED TO SHOW-UP AT THE DRIVING RANGE. You will receive your pairings and starting-hole information at that time.
– The House committee is addressing the “Dress Code” issue of the wait-staff in the Club House, along with the “Blue Jeans” policy for the membership.
– A big change in 2004 will be the President’s Cup and Club Championship both being held in conjunction with each other, and both being 3 day events.
– Sean Desmond informed the Committee that the new Tournament Handicap Verification process is in place. This pertains to members who request handicap verification to play in events at other courses, and the participants will have to ensure that the respective scores recorded in the event are posted.