October 2004


The Bogey Busters are hosting their annual Bogey Buster Mixer to be held on October 7th this year. Everyone who is a PMGA member is invited to partake in the festivities. A dinner will also be served that evening and spouses are cordially invited to attend.

As always the day should be one of great fun capped off with a wonderful dinner. The sign-up sheet is filling up quickly, so get signed up soon. The sign-up sheet is located in the men’s locker room. Come on out and have a great time.

Our annual Match play tournament is starting on October 8th and will run through October 15th, 2004. Refreshments will be served after the qualifying round on the 8th. Good luck to all the participants. It is our last tournament of this season. The sign up-sheet is also located in the men’s locker room.

Mark your calendars for the 12th of November, which will be the PMGA Finale…

Gary Tanner –Publicity Committee


I usually don’t have to go to press until the end of the month, but since I am leaving for a two-week trip to Nova Scotia, I have to write this early.  So if anyone else has another outstanding round of golf or any exciting news during the remainder of September, don’t think I overlooked the news.

The Sadie Hawkins Tournament was a great success and my thanks again to Freddy Mastandrea for chairing this event.  However, she will have to put somebody else in charge of the weather next year.  Despite the deluge, the scores were amazing.  In Flight No. 1 the winners were Amy Higgins and Brian Downing with a net 64.  Second place with a net 64 went to Norma Hyland and George Watterworth and in third place with a net 65 were Gay Strojny and Rick Dicamillo.   Flight No. 2: Lynne Davison and Spike Billings, net 62;  Freddy Mastandrea and Jim McMahon, net 62; Sue Lambert and Linwood Higgins, net 63.  Flight No. 3 winners were Ellen Sherman and Ralph Regula, net 58; second place Dee McMahon and Pat Mastandrea with a net 59; third place with a net 62 were Debbie Ogle and Dick Horky, and fourth place Ying Wei Mulready and Rex Smith, net 63. In Flight No. 4 the magic number was a net 60 for the three winning teams, and the places were awarded by a scorecard play-off.  The winners were Connie Norman and Fred Healy, followed by Carole Roth and Don Gowan, and third place went to Jane Waldemar and Tom Patochek.  Frances McSweeney and Bill Francis were the winners of Flight No. 5 with a net 62;  Mary Schneider and Dick Keener, net 65 and Dorothy Sarber and Dick Skrei, net 65.  In Flight No. 6, first place went to Dorothy Flack and Jan Novak with a net 60, Chris Novak and John Flack, net 64 and Marilyn Mahan and Len Block had a net 66.  Congratulations to all!

We have had several members shoot their career low scores this year and this month is no exception.  Amy Higgins had a wonderful round of 80 from the gold tees of the Holly and Pat Watterworth shot a 78 from the red tees of the Holly.  Congratulations to both of you.  Keep up the good golf, ladies, and have a great fall.

Gayl Welter


Our 9/18 Hole Scramble on the 2nd of September was a little “iffy” with Hurricane Frances looming over about half the east coast but, our weather turned out to be about perfect for golf and friendship! The event was carried off without a hitch and we’ve got a lot of happy winners and the “losers” aren’t feeling too bad since the highest score was 31!! No shabby golfers among us!!

We have many to thank for making it all happen: Todd and his staff for the really nice lunch and expedient service; the 9-Hole Ladies Golf board for “crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s” and leaving nothing to chance (except the weather!); for our Pros for the fine matching of teams and for tallying all our wonderful scores. And, of course, we love having our “big” sister-golfers with us, inspiring us to be 18-holers someday!  Thanks for participating with us in this fun annual event.

And the winners…..

1st Place…

Flight A Alice Demastas, Judith Krall, Lydia Healy & Marilyn Zimmerman

Flight B Maureen Fowley, Fran Mellios & Kathy Snyder

2nd Place…

Flight B Nancy Anders, Nancy Gray, Lois Pollard & Betty Mulvaney

Flight B Sue Wisniewski, Louise Clifford, Sue Zande & Sue Wilson

3rd Place…

Flight C Barb Holderby, Gimmy Beers, Sallie “B” & Lynn Walker

Flight B Judy Block, Anne Warren, Inge Weiss & Ruth Ann Porter

Closest to the Pin on Hole #5 – 9-Hole Lady – Louise Clifford

Closest to the Pin on Hole #7 – 18-Hole Lady – Debbie Ogle

Closest to the Line on Hole #3 – 9-Hole Lady – Nancy Gray

Closest to the Line on Hole #3 – 9-Hole Lady – Ruth Ann Porter

We encourage all the 9-Holers to continue play with us until our final event which will take place on November 9th. We will have a Scramble and Luncheon and elect our officers for the upcoming year so be sure to mark your calendars.

So far it’s been a great year. We’re all learning to hit them longer and straighter!! Well….some of us are….some of the time!!! Hey, we’re out there trying and that’s all that matters except, of course, for all the fun we’re having while we’re trying!

See you in the Club House!…Anne Warren


Thursday, October 7th – Bogey Buster Bash [Magnolia]

Sunday, October 10th – Twilight Golf [Magnolia]

Monday, October 11th – PMGA’s Match Play Begins

Wednesday, October 13th – Duplicate Bridge

Saturday, October 16th – Pinewild’s Pig Skin Classic

Monday, October 18th – PWGA’s Queen of the Hill [Challenge Course]

Tuesday, October 19th – PWGA’s Guest Day

Sunday, October 24th – Par Chasers [Magnolia]

Thursday, October 28th – PWGA’s Halloween Event [Azalea]

Friday – Sunday, October 29th – 31st – Presidents Cup/Club Championship

Friday, October 29th – Social Two-Hours

Sunday, November 7th – Twilight Golf

Tuesday, November 9th – 9-Holers Closing Luncheon

Wednesday, November 10th – Duplicate Bridge

THE PPOA HOLIDAY DINNER DANCE…will be held on December 3rd, 2004 at The Carolina Hotel. The invitations for this affair will be mailed by the end of October. If you have not received an invitation by the 31st of October and would like to attend, please call one of the following by November 15th

MaryLou Dalziel…910.295.3980

Chris Robertson…910.235.0451

Fran Mellios…910.215.0738


Saturday & Sunday, November 13th & 14th will be our tenth annual Turkey Shoot for charity. The Ringer Tournament will also be played at the same time, in conjunction with the event. The charity receiving all proceeds is the Sandhills Moore Coalition for Human Care, which is a non-profit agency that helps meet emergency funds such as food, clothing and financial assistance to needy residents of Moore County. The coalition receives no federal or state funds. Financial aid may help clients pay for utilities, housing, gasoline and kerosene in the winter…you would be surprised how many of them use kerosene for heating. Pharmacies are often called for needed prescriptions.

We will once again have a “beat the pro” contest. The losers’ money in this contest also goes to the coalition, while winners will double their bet for credit in the Golf Shop. You will need cash or check to participate in the “beat the pro” contest. Coffee and doughnuts, compliments of the club, perks everyone up and will be served.

The following Pinewild Residents are heavily involved in the coalition…Andy Cecka, Art Chalker, Ed Davidheiser, Connie Desmond, Herb & Mary Fahy, Charlie Jackson and Karen Wirt.

Boxes for donations of food will be outside the Golf Shop from Friday November 5ththrough Monday the 15th of November. Please fill them with non-perishable food such as beef stew, Macaroni & cheese, cereal, dried milk, instant potatoes, peanut butter & jelly, soup, juice, canned vegetables & fruit, toothpaste and other toilet products and blankets that are in good condition.

There will also be a box on the Golf Shop counter where cash or check [tax deductible] donations can be made…payable to the Moore Coalition.

If you have any questions about the charity part of the event, please call Mary Fahy at 910.295.4501.

The sign-up for the event will be posted at the end of October on the Tournament Sign-up Board in the clubhouse.  We hope to have many participants in the event, enjoying a fun-filled day of golf and helping a most worthy charity at the same time. Last year we raised $3,047 for the coalition.


Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon

Second Monday of Each Month [October 11th and November 8th]

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 October 13th and November 10th

Pinewild Duplicate Bridge

Wednesday, October 13th and November 10th

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…

See you on FRIDAY October 29th

No Reservations Needed

The PIG SKIN CLASSIC…October 16th, 5 to 9PM

Dinner, Dancing & Music, a Cart Parade, Skill Contests & Much More!!!!

a Buffet Dinner to Include…

Bratwurst & Sauerkraut and Chicken ‘n Beer, Red Skin Potato Salad, Garden Fresh Crudités Tray, Sweet & Sour Slaw, Rolls & Butter, Green Bean Almandine, Potato Pancakes, Ice Box Cake, Coffee, Tea & Lemonade…

Sign-up & More Information available on the Board located in the Clubhouse Foyer…

Interested in the Cart Parade…call Gay Strojny at 910.235.4613

PLEASE read the “additional information” very carefully!!!


$6.95++ [kids under 12]

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

Email dining@pinewildcc.com


Wayne & Shelly Rhone

Maumee, Ohio

Richard & Mary Lou Steere

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Frank & Alice Chow

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Harvey & Martha Schultz

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Scott & Valerie Hawkins

Bethesda, Maryland

Richard & Joanne Capristo

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Walter Hand

Pinehurst, North Carolina


Thanks to ALL those who participated in the recent Member/Guest…the great weather made for a special event. Congrats to the winners of the overall Men’s and Women’s divisions…Rick Grieshaber & Maury Ward and Carol Pitzer and Paula Fairley – “congratulations”.

Mark you calendars for some great upcoming events…the President’s Cup & Club Championships will be held on the 29th of October through the 31st [Friday – Sunday]…the sign-up will be posted three weeks prior to the event. The second of our two CPGA Pro-Member events will be held on the 16th of November on the Holly course. This is a fun event, that gives our members [male or female] the opportunity to play with Carolinas PGA Professionals from around North & South Carolina…the sign-up will be posted in mid-October.

Enjoy the great fall weather…and see ya at the 2004 Pig Skin Classic on the 16th of October.

Christopher Little, PGA

Club Manager


The Advisory Board held a monthly meeting on the 20th of September, some minutes of which are listed below. A full set of minutes is located in the restrooms and on the web atwww.pinewildcc.com

– The “Pig Skin Classic” will be held on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 in the Club House area. Please remember to bring your own lawn chairs.

– The 2005 calendar is almost complete.

– A revision to the Social/Tennis memberships (policy change) will be made available to the membership prior to November 1st, 2004.

– There was discussion to change the Advisory Board General/Election of Members Meeting to later in the year to coincide with the PMGA and PWGA Committee elections. The By-Laws will be reviewed and this proposal will be discussed at the next meeting.

– The Labor Day event was a success…there were 92 participants

– All members are reminded to post 9-Hole scores and be sure to hit the proper button on the final screen (i.e.  “save” this 9-hole score).

– The handicap committee will begin work on re-rating the Holes on the Holly in an attempt to correct the handicap problems from the Gold and Red.  A request will be made to have the Holly Course re-rated as soon as possible.

– John, Lee and Cary reported that this year, as last, over seeding will not be done on selected fairways. This idea seemed to work very well last year.

– The issue was raised about the restrictions to cart traffic and its impact on our aging membership. Chris and others urged members who need to, to apply for handicapped flags for their carts.

– Chris also offered that a big concern for the staff is the amount of run off water begins dumped onto the golf course property from home sites.

– Questions were raised as to how the new drainage project on 17 Magnolia has handled the latest storms. John reported that it has worked very well, and was able to control the volume of water produced by the most recent round with Frances and Ivan