November/December 2004

The PMGA 2004 Season Finale will be held on Friday, November 12th, with our traditional Breakfast at 7:30AM, followed by a Business Meeting, Golf and the annual Awards Reception following golf.

We are expecting a large turnout and are planning to accommodate everyone at breakfast, the Business meeting and Awards reception and 180 for golf. Sign up in the locker room begins the Last Week of October.

The PMGA dues for 2005 will soon be collected…

  • Dues provide for regular PMGA play, five (5) PMGA tournaments, Two (2) Interclub Challenges, a March  opener Every Year, Summer Bashes and Bogey Buster Bash, Away Games Prize Money and Lunches, November Finale Each Year with election of Officers…Fellowship and Fun and the opportunity to meet new members.

The years last Away Game is at Mid-Pines Golf Resort on November 23rd, 2004. The cost is $40.00 and includes all your fees for golf, prize money, and lunch at Mid-Pines.

The Executive Board wishes to remind all members, that due to commitments that have to be made to clubs that provide us their facilities for our Away Games, we must have your checks at least 7 days before the scheduled event and there can be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before the event. Genuine hardship cases will be reviewed by the board on a case by case basis.

Thanks to all our Members who have supported our Tuesday Away Game Program and PMGA tournaments this year.

A Special Thanks to all our Event Chairmen, the Scorers, Ed Eater, Bob Welter, and Mert Mertins for the superb job they have done this year as well as our publicity team member Larry Perkinson , who gets out all the e-mails to members and articles to the Pilot for publication.

There will be no Organized PMGA play after December 24th to January 5th 2005.


As I begin to write this article, I realize that it is the last one that I have to write for the year. It has been a great year on the whole, and I can’t believe that my term as president is almost over. I will see most of you at the closing luncheon, which will be at the club on Tuesday, December 7th.

Last January when I began writing these articles for the Perspective, I had to ponder over what I was going to say and what news I could find. Well, as the golfing season has progressed, this is no longer a problem because I can fill up the whole page with the wonderful scores and accomplishments you ladies have made during this season. It looked as though no one was going to have a hole-in-one this year, but Chris Novak broke the ice and scored an ace on No. 3 of the Holly on August 27th (we did not know about this until the middle of October).  Then on October 21st Mary Schneider had a hole-in-one on Holly No. 17. Debbie Smith also had a hole-in-one at Pine Lakes in Myrtle Beach. Congratulations to all three of you! Now that we are on a roll, keep it going because our Hole-in-One Club continues until the 31st of December. Other feats of special mention include Diana Harper’s 83 on September 24th on the Magnolia course and Jean Grieshaber’s 74 on the Holly Reds on October 26th. Wonderful golfing, Ladies!

We had spectacular weather for the Solheim Cup and many thanks to Karen Wirt and Tallie Tuffnell for all their efforts in making this such a successful event. The Overall Champions were Bess Fulcher and Jackie Lundberg with a three day total of 195. Winners of Flight 1 were: 1st place…Amy Higgins and Judy Connelly (200); 2nd place…Harriet Ecker and Freddy Mastandrea (201); 3rd place…Marie Gilbertson and Gretchen Nelms (201); 4th place…Grace Hill and Anke Buller (203). Flight 2, 1st place…Bobbi Erdman and Brenda Hiscott (201); 2nd place…Sue Zande and Connie Norman (201); 3rdplace…Lynne Davison and Dee McMahon (202); 4th place…Carole Roth and Ruthann Porter (207).Flight 3, 1st place…Jane Waldemar and Chris Johnson (200); 2nd place…Connie Heimann and Nancy Reutter (205); 3rd place…Carla Jones and Sue Lambert (209); 4th place…Lois Davidheiser and Bev Blandford (212).  Congratulations to all the winners.

I will be posting the slate-of-officers for next year’s board in the locker room on November 15th. Elections will take place at the closing luncheon. Please remember to bring your checkbook because Hester Ham would like everyone to pay 2005 dues ($40 annual dues and $10 for the Hole-in-One Club). Also, our charity for the year will be contributions to the Free Care Clinic given in memory of JeanVincenti. The Free Care Clinic provides care to those people whose income is extremely low. All families are financially screened before receiving care and the clinic is staffed by local doctors, nurses, and technicians who volunteer their time, free of charge. I look forward to seeing everyone at the closing luncheon on December 7th.

Gayl Welter


Friday, November 12th – PMGA’s Finale

Saturday & Sunday, November 13th & 14th – Ringer/Turkey Shoot

Monday, November 15th – Holly Closed

Tuesday, November 16th – CPGA Pro Member [Holly]

Thursday, November 18th – Garden Club Luncheon

Friday, November 19th – German Theme Night Dinner

Sunday, November 21st – Par Chasers at 2:30 [Holly]

Monday, November 22nd – Magnolia Closed

Thursday, November 25th – Happy Thanksgiving…Facilities closed at Noon

Friday, November 26th – Social Two Hours

Monday, November 29th – CPGA Pro-Pro Practice Round [Holly]

Tuesday, November 30th – PWGA’s Final Play Day

Tuesday – Thursday, November 30th – December 2nd – the CPGA’s Pro-Pro [Holly]

Sunday, December 5th – Twilight Golf at 2:00 [Magnolia]

Monday, December 6th – Holly Closed

Tuesday, December 7th – PWGA’s Closing Luncheon

Wednesday, December 8th – Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, December 9th – Social Two Hours

Friday, December 10th – Member’s Christmas Shopping Party

Monday, December 13th – Magnolia Closed

Monday, December 13th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon

Friday, December 17th – Friday Night Dining

Sunday, December 19th – Par Chasers at 2:00 [Magnolia]

Monday, December 20th – Holly Closed

Friday, December 24th – Christmas Eve…Facilities closed at 3:00PM

Saturday, December 25th – Merry Christmas…Facilities closed all day

Monday, December 27th – Magnolia Closed

Saturday, January 1st – Bloody Mary Bash [Holly]

Monday, January 3rd – Holly Closed

Monday, January 10th – Magnolia Closed


Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon

Second Monday of Each Month [November 8th and December 13th]

We invite you to join us from 10:00am – 2:30pm

“Social Bridge for all Levels”

For Reservations – please call Cecilia Ten braak 910.295.4571

Card/Game Night…Scheduled to be held in conjunction with Duplicate Bridge on November 10th and December 8th

Pinewild Duplicate Bridge

Wednesday, November 10th and December 8th

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 November 26th from 5 to 7 and THURSDAY December 9th 4 to 6

No Reservations Needed

GERMAN THEME NIGHT…Friday, November 19th…

a Buffet Dinner Menu of…

Asparagus Salad, Mixed Vegetable Salad with Eggs,

Beet salad, Chicken Paprika,

Pumpernickel Bread & Butter, Rhenish Braised Beef,

Fillet of Fish with Herbs, Sauerkraut, Potato Pancakes

and for Desert…Sachertorte

Coffee & Tea


Reservations accepted on the Sign-up in the Foyer


December 17th

Cocktails at 6:00…Dinner at 7:00PM

A Salads with various Dressings, Fresh Fruit and Cheese Display, Fresh baked Rolls and Butter, Twice Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives, Green Bean Almandine, Fried Popcorn Shrimp, Carved Prime Rib of Beef and Apple Brown Betty w/ Vanilla Ice cream…Tea and Coffee



Starting November 7th, Breakfast will be served every Sunday morning from 8 to 11AM…

no reservations needed…

Great Menu choices…with something for everyone!!!

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



Walter & Janet Maloney

Pinehurst, NC

Charles & Christina Menear

Pinehurst, NC

Nicholas J. Weber

Pinehurst, North Carolina


I trust that you are enjoying the great fall weather, and planning for the Holiday Season.

As outlined in the November 1st Minutes of the Advisory Board, there will be a change to the privileges associated with the Social/Tennis membership effective January 1st, 2005. This policy change has come after much thought and review by Management/Ownership. Effective January 1st, 2005, the number of 18-hole rounds of golf played by each Social/Tennis Membership will be limited to eight [8] rounds per calendar quarter. The Green Fee rate for these eight rounds per quarter will be charged at the applicable Social/Tennis Green Fee rate, as has been the case in the recent past [currently $28.00]. Any rounds over and above the eight rounds per quarter per membership will be charged at the applicable Sponsored Guest Rate [the Sponsored Guest Green Fee rate for 2005 is $30.00 for the winter, $40.00 for the summer and $56.00 for the spring & fall]. More information on this change will be forthcoming in a letter to the membership in early December.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2004 President’s Cup/Club Championship, they were as follows:

Men’s Club Champion – Chuck Wunsch – 217 [3 rounds gross] won in a sudden-death play-off with Ron Ham on the second hole

Men President’s Cup – Mike Critzer – 209 [3 rounds net]

Ladies’ Club Champion – Judy Mills – 253 [3 rounds gross] two strokes ahead of Diane Vosilus

Ladies’ President’s Cup – Diane Vosilus – 218 [3 rounds net]

Thanks to all the participants, it was a great event because of your support

We have many events planned as we close out the year…we look forward to seeing you at as many of them as possible…

Mark your Calendar – Friday December the 10th is the date for the MEMBER’S SHOPPING PARTY where you can get some great deals on gifts for Christmas from the Golf Shop. The frenzy will start at 4:00PM.

Join us for the Pro-Member on the 16th of November…This will be an eighteen-hole Pro-AM which will be contested over the Holly Course. The shotgun will commence at 10:30 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 Breakfast/Drawing Party on Tuesday the 18thbefore golf [at 8:30am]. The Sign-up is located in the clubhouse. It is a great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

With the onset of the colder winter months…please pay attention and respect the “Court Closure” signs on the Tennis Courts. As the courts are freezing and thawing throughout the day, we want to eliminate any chance of damage to the courts.

Just a Reminder related to the courts…

To receive Tennis information on court conditions…please call 910.295.0358

If morning rain or frost closes the courts, and then in the afternoon they can be reopened, the aforementioned phone number will not have that information. Please call the Golf Shop if this situation occurs at 910.295.5145

Additional information on the condition of the courts can be found on the web at

On behalf of ownership and the entire Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst staff, we wish you and yours a safe and joyous Holiday Season.

As many members have noticed, we have used the “email bulletins” much more this year, but not all members are receiving this notice. An email bulletin was sent approximately every two weeks this past year, containing useful “up-to-date” information on the facilities and upcoming events. If you have not been receiving emails from the Club, and would like to do so, please take a moment to email me (, so that we may capture your email address and therefore forward information to you in the future. We are hoping to use this medium more in the future, and your assistance to this end is appreciated.

Christopher Little, PGA

Club Manager


The Advisory Board held a monthly meeting on the 11th of October, some minutes of which are listed below. A full set of minutes is located in the restrooms and on the web

–         work has begun on coordinating with other Clubs in the Pinehurst area that have tennis teams, to develop a uniform policy between Clubs that participate in Tennis Tournaments

–         At the last meeting there was discussion about changing the Advisory Board General Meeting (held in August) to a date later in the year to coincide with the changing of the PMGA and PWGA Boards. Keith Junk completed an analysis and recommended that no changes be made. The recommendation was voted on and approved.

–         Linda Critzer addressed the employee “Holiday Gift Fund”. The information and donation form will be mailed to all residents in the November billing.

–         The Club Championship & President’s Cup is on track. Ginger and Pete Lash are the Member Liaisons. The tournaments are combined again this year in hopes of obtaining a better turnout.  One individual may win both the President’s Cup and the Club Championship. A trophy will be awarded to overall low net man and overall low net woman plus Golf Shop credit for net flight winners and places.  A trophy will be awarded to the low gross player in each division who will become the 2005 Club Champion.

–         The Member Guest was moved to September 15, 16 and 17, 2005 with the 14th being a practice date and the 18th being a rain date.

–         John Robertson reported that stone markers will be placed in prominent, visible positions on most of the par three tees; on holes where there are five or six tees, e.g., # 3 on the Holly, the markers will permit players to easily determine accurate distances from all tee boxes.

–         Thanks to all the members for their support of the Member/Guest…from the feedback that we received, it seemed like a successful event

–         The second CPGA Pro-Member is scheduled for the 16th of November…a fun event for the membership, as well as the PGA Professionals who will be participating…the sign-up will go up next week