May 2003

Unfortunately, the LiL’ Abner tournament was rained out on April 11th; however we have rescheduled it for May 8th, 2003. The new sign-up sheets have been posted in the clubhouse and an e-mail was sent to all members advising of the rain date. We hope all who wanted to participate were able to do so. The cost is $10.00 for the prize money pot.

Our first away game held at Foxfire Golf Club was a huge success, with over 70 players participating. We were served a great lunch after the golf and Ed Rackowski did a wonderful job of score keeping and passing out the prize money.

Our second away game will be held at the “Carolina” on May 13th, 2003. The cost will be $33.00 which covers golf, cart, prize money and Lunch at Putterheads, sponsored by the PMGA. Golf will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00am. Please be there by 8:30am to check in. After golf everyone will go to Putterheads for lunch to be served and prizes distributed. The sign-up sheet is in the locker room, so please sign up and help make this event a success also.

Pinewild Country Club will host the Mid Carolina Interclub match on May 5th, 2003. Breakfast will be served before a 10:00am shotgun start.

Additionally, the Blazer matches begin on May 9th, 2003. Good luck to all the participants.

Remember to mark June 27th on your calendars for the Summer Bash.

Gary Tanner
Publicity Committee


The golf season is in full swing, finally! Our Tuesday turnouts have been terrific, with almost 90 ladies signing up. As of today, two ladies are on their way to becoming “Queen of the Hill”. Our first two “Aces of the Day” are Emily Hamilton and Peg Gest. Congratulations is also in order for Pat Watterworth, who recorded her career round of 86 on the Holly.

Pinetops was played at Southern Pines on April 24th and will be played at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club on May 19th. The sign-up for these two courses gets very filled, so we usually have to have a lottery. Tar Heels is underway and Interclub will start in May. Gay Strojney, Gail Corgan, Linda Critzer, Diane Vosilus, Ginger Lash and Connie Desmond went to Columbia, SC to play in the CGA Senior Women’s Championship. Connie took 1st low net and Gail took 2nd low net in the 2nd flight. Please check the bulletin board for a complete list of tournaments, some are one-day tournaments and others two-day tournaments, some close by and others at wonderful courses such as at Kiawah Island, SC. Amy and I have the sign up sheets.

Many thanks go out to Gail Corgan and Anne Amspoker in co-chairing the Holly vs. Pines Tournament. We had 109 members play and raised over $100 for the NC Jr. Girls Golf Association. What a perfect day we had with warm weather and a good lunch afterwards. And this year the winner was the Pines team. (Boo-hoo). The beautiful wine glasses that Paula Montgomery painted were awarded to our two closest to the pin winners: Alyce Kietzman and Debbie Ogle.

The month of May will be a very busy month with our Member-Guest tournament on May 6th and our Match Play on May 13th, 16th and 20th. We will have lunch following the last day.

Just a reminder, if something comes up at the last minute and you might need to get an earlier playing time on Tuesday, the policy is to call Amy after 4:00 pm on Monday to see if there is any availability. Please do not call the Pro Shop as they do not have access to the game being played or to each person’s handicap.

I thank all of you for making it such a good year for me.

Connie Desmond


Sunday, May 4th – Twilight Golf (Holly)
Monday, May 5th – Mid Carolina Interclub (Magnolia)
Tuesday, May 6th – PWGA Member/Guest (Magnolia)
Friday, May 9th – Social Gathering 5 to 7:00PM
Sunday, May 11th – Mother’s Day Brunch
Monday, May 12th – Holly Closed
Monday, May 12th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Wednesday, May 14th – Duplicate Bridge
Friday, May 16th – New Member Reception
Monday, May 19th – Pool Facility Opens
Monday, May 19th – US Open Qualifying (Magnolia)
Sunday, May 25th – Par Chasers (Holly)
Monday, May 26th – Memorial Day Flag Event & Cook-out (Magnolia)
Thursday, May 29th – Card/Game Night
Friday, May 30th – Friday Night Dining
Sunday, June 1st – Twilight Golf (Magnolia)
Monday – Wednesday, June 2nd – 4th – Holly Closed for Aerification
Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th – Husband & Wife Event (Magnolia & Holly)
Monday – Wednesday, June 9th – 11th – Magnolia Closed for Aerification
Wednesday, June 11th – Duplicate Bridge


The Pool opens on the 19th of May and closes on the 29th September.

Hours of Operation are from 8:00 am until one half hour before sunset. Please note that the pool will be closed for maintenance every Tuesday, and reopens on Wednesday at 8:00 am.

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. All special functions must be scheduled and approved through the Club Manager.

Pool toys in the main pool must not interfere with the enjoyment of others utilizing the facilities. No lifeguard is on duty, and everyone swims at his or her own risk, please note that there is absolutely NO DIVING allowed. Towels are not provided, nor are cloth diapers are permitted, and no glass of any kind may be brought to the pool facility. Club Sponsored Water Aerobics will be held from June 1st through August 28th, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. During this time, the pool will be unavailable for general use. We respectfully request the those members wishing to use the pool for exercise and swimming laps, do so at a time of the day that does not interfere with the other general use of the pool by various individuals.

Food and Beverage Service: This service will be provided at designated times, on a “member charge” basis. Please utilize the designated grass area for the consumption of any food items.


The Tennis Courts are open all year.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. through 10:00 pm. The upper courts break 12:30 pm through 1:30 pm for maintenance, with the lower courts breaking from 1:30 pm through 2:30 pm. Please observe the posted signs that explain the “Open/Closed” status of the courts. If the courts are closed, we do not expect any play on the courts what so ever. If there is any doubt as to whether the courts are open or closed, please call 910.295.5677 or 910.295.5145 and ask a staff member.

Dress Code: Proper tennis attire is required at all times. Please ensure that you relay this information to any guests that may accompany you.

Court Reservations: Individual play on the courts is on a “first come, first serve basis”. However, there are times when “organized” tennis is scheduled, during which time, the courts are reserved. A list of these times is posted on the bulletin boards in the clubhouse or at the courts. We do respectfully request that singles limit their playing time to one and one half hours, with doubles limiting their playing time to two hours. Any and all League, Team or Interclub play must be scheduled in advance with Club Management.

Court Fees: Full, Tennis and Social Members, and their accompanied grandchildren, may enjoy the tennis facilities at no charge. Accompanied guests may use the tennis facilities for a daily fee of six (6) dollars per person. The Tennis Fee must be paid, and is payable in the Golf Shop to one of the golf shop attendants.

As a courtesy to players that may be playing tennis after you, we respectfully request that players brush the courts following play.


Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [May 12th and June 9th]
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
Thursday, May 29th
Sign-up located in the locker rooms

Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, May 14th and June 11th
Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm
Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058


Sunday, May the 11th
10:30AM or 1:00PM seating

Omelet Station, Carving Station, Salad Station, Hot Entrée Station with Salmon & Chicken, Vegetables and Chefs Grand Dessert Station

$6.95++ (Children under 12)

Monday, May 26th

Buffet from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Pinewild Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit, BBQ Chicken, Grilled Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Cookies & Brownies…to also include drink special and much more!!!

Friday, May 30th
Land & Sea Night

Shrimp Cocktail and Lobster Bisque for starters, with Prime Rib, a Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, a New York Strip Steak or a Fried Shrimp Basket as entrées

Please call 295-5732 to make all your dining reservations, or for any questions that you may have. Email


Kenneth & Mildred Boyd – Bel Air, MD
William Collins – Chapel Hill, NC
Paul & Joan Friusen – Pinehurst, NC
Richard & Sallie Groner – Carthage, NC
Thomas & Mary Kay Wilson – Pinehurst, NC
Thomas Patochek – Vestal, New York


Thanks to all the members and guests who participated in the Couples Member Guest which was held on the 4th & 5th of April. The BIG winners were: In Flight One – Dave & Marilyn Otto and Ron & Bette Roth…In Flight Two – Tom & Andy Cecka and Ronald & Linda Dunning. A special “Thank You” to Gary and Phyllis Clark for ALL their assistance with the event.

The month of April was extremely busy with the onset of some good weather – weather that we were all eagerly anticipating. The same continues in May, with numerous events. On the 19th of May, we will be hosting the first stage of the US Open Qualifying on the Magnolia Golf Course. This is a great day to get out and watch some good golf, and spectators are encouraged.

We are once again hosting our Junior Golf Camps over the entire summer. Last year, many members took advantage of enrolling their grandchildren in the program. This is a great way to get introduced to the “game of a lifetime”. More information and entry forms are available at in the Golf Academy section.

Tom has had a great response so far with respect to the Equipment Evaluation Program. Tom and his staff have improved services offered to members in reference to club repair/re-gripping and club fitting. All the necessary equipment to properly custom fit all golfers is now available. Club fitting will also be included in all lesson series packages and golf school programs.

Remember…the Pool Facilities open on the 19th of May

Thanks for your support and enjoy the spring.

Christopher Little, PGA
Club Manager


The Advisory Board held its’ meeting on April 3rd – Highlights were as follows:

– The Pinewild/Pinehurst Parks & Rec. Junior Golf Program, was a great success last year, and will begin this year around the end of April.

– A special “Thanks” to Ying Wei Mulready, Mary Lou Dalziel and Doug Schmidt for their help in making the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner a great success.

– The Pool will open on Monday May 19th, 2003.

– Those members who play tennis were advised that routine maintenance needs to be completed on the tennis courts. There is a “certain window of time” in which this necessary maintenance can be completed, which means the tennis courts may be closed for a couple of days.

– The Friday night Socials will be continuing.

– Thanks to Len Block who has made a great-looking logo for Jazz on the Mag.

– A recommendation was made by a club member that a dance band be brought in for an event. This recommendation is based on the huge success of pub night. The committee discussed whether this should be done in conjunction with the pool party in July. The committee is strongly in favor of this.

– Many of the Magnolia greens are being aerated and sand/seed being added.

– The cart path on #2 Holly is being concreted. There will be a number of other cart paths on the Holly completed this year.

– The project on #2 Magnolia is complete, cart path work continues on #2 Holly

– We will be doing extensive work on #5 Magnolia as well as #13 Holly with the wetlands

– The various F & B and social events have been well received lately