44 PMGA members participated in the away game at Little River Farms on the 6th of September. Finishing first was the team of Snuffy Smith, George Watterworth, Bill Graning and Sam Prosser at 17 under par. Second was the team of Bob Reutter, Andy Rueb, Paul Kauffman, and a blind draw at 15 under par. Third place went to the team of Tom Cecka, Jim Pryor, Jim Destival, and Don Jurenko at 14 under par.
The next away game is scheduled for The Legacy on the 11th of October. Cost is $41 for golf, prizes and lunch. Sign-up and deposit your checks in the locker room by the 2nd of October for a fun day of golf at one of the area’s most popular courses.
Congratulations to Blazer champions Don Johnston and Mike Skrabak who defeated Bill Brower and Tom Jones in the final. Also congratulations to Holly Challenge champion Paul Jones who defeated Lou Roth in the final match.
The Match Play Championship is underway, with 64 players in eight flights…competing for flight championships. Play will be completed by the 22nd of October. Good luck to all participants.
The PMGA extends a warm welcome to new member Scott Sutherland.
PINEWILD WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
We’re well into the season and seemingly past the “Hot and Humid” days so strap on those new shoes you purchased and add your name to the growing list of players on Thursday PWGA play days.
Be sure to come out and support our “Ace of the Day” contestants for Queen of Hill on Monday, October 17th on the Challenge Course. This is always a fun time.
There are several low scores to report: Jean Grieshaber had a 71 on the Holly Red during the September Member/Guest and Dee Dee Schmitt had a 77 at the same time. On September 1st Pat King had a 90 on the Holly Red, her lowest round ever. Congratulations to all.
The Nine Hole/ Eighteen Hole Tournament sponsored by the Nine Hole Ladies was a great success. There have been nothing but compliments for all aspects of the affair. Thank you Nine Hole Ladies for sponsoring this very popular tournament.
Our Sadie Hawkins Tournament was just completed and as usual was a fun day. There were six flights and some close scores. Many thanks to Freddy Mastandrea for chairing this tournament for the second year. We will need a new Chair next year, so if you are interested please let Sandy Gruin know. The Sadie Hawkins is a low net tournament and the following were the first place winners in each flight: First Debbie Regula and John Schmitt…Second Lynne Davison and Spike Billings…Third…Gail Corgan and Dave Otto…Fourth Mary Ellen Tindall and Walt Santilli…Fifth Debbie Ogle and Jan Garber and Sixth Carol Smith and Manfred Buller. Congratulations to all.
The Solheim Cup begins on October 10th and as usual this tournament sign up filled up quickly. Best of luck to all participants.
Enjoy the fall and play well.
NINE-HOLE LADIES’ LEAGUE
Hi Everyone, You know “Nothing could be finer than September Golf in North Carolina”. We had our annual 9/18 hole golf outing on September 13th. What a wonderful time we had. The weather looked a little iffy at first, but it turned out that we finished without any rain. The tournament committee put together another wonderful luncheon. Chef Todd outdid himself. The nifty centerpieces were won by someone at each table. The results of the competition were as follows:
Third Place…Judy Block, Debbie Ogle, Nancy Schmidt and Anne Warren.
Second Place…Janet Clark, Pat Finnerty, Connie Heimann, and Bobby Mertins.
First Place…Jeanne DeParis, Jean Opdyke, Karen Wirt and Sue Wisniewski.
Closest to the Pin…Julie Jones, Nine Hole Ladies and Kathy Lannon, PWGA.
The Prizes selected by the tournament committee were very, very nice. I was fortunate enough to win one. Thanks Tournament Committee for all your hard work.
You know we have to count our blessings to be living and playing in such a beautiful place as Pinewild. The camaraderie among the women here is just fantastic. We are already looking forward to next year’s golf outing.
If you are a new member of Pinewild, or if you have been around for a while, the nine-hole ladies are always happy to have new members sign-up to play. If you would like to join or want some information about us, just give Barb Rueb a call at 910.295.4908.
Until next month, remember to “follow through”…Sue Wisniewski
UPDATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, October 7th – Social Two-Hours
Sunday, October 9th – Twilight Golf [Holly]
Monday, October 10th – Ladies Bridge Luncheon
Monday, October 10th & Tuesday October 11th – PWGA’s Solhiem Cup
Saturday, October 15th – Pig Skin Classic
Wednesday, October 19th – Duplicate Bridge
Thursday, October 20th – Garden Club Luncheon
Friday, October 21st – Social Two-Hours with Dinner
Sunday, October 23rd – Par Chasers [Holly]
Friday, October 28th through 30th – Presidents Cup/Club Championship
Thursday, November 3rd – PMGA Finale
Sunday, November 6th – Breakfast served from 8 to 11
Sunday, November 6th – Twilight Golf [Magnolia]
Tuesday, November 8th – Nine-Hole Ladies Closing Luncheon
Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon
Second Monday of Each Month [October 10th and November 14th]
We invite you to join us from 10:00am – 2:30pm
“Social Bridge for all Levels”
For Reservations – please call Arline Critchley at 910.295.6062
Pinewild Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday, October 19th and November 16th
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 October 7th and FRIDAY October 21st with a Dinner included…
The PIG SKIN CLASSIC…October 15th, 5 to 9PM
Dinner, Dancing & Music, a Cart Parade, Skill Contests & Much More!!!!
a Buffet Dinner to Include…
Tossed Salad with Dressings, Fruit Salad, German Style Potato Salad, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, Chicken in Wine Sauce, Potato Pancakes, Lemon Squares & Cookies, Coffee, Tea and Lemonade…
Sign-up & More Information available on the Board located in the Clubhouse Foyer…
Interested in the Cart Parade…call Fred Berry at 910.235.9237
PLEASE read the “additional information” very carefully!!!
$6.95++ [kids under 12]
We will be hosting a special Social Two-Hours & Dinner on Friday the 21st of October…
Socializing from 5 to 7…the dinner to follow…a. buffet of…
Oriental Vegetable Slaw, Toss Salad with Dressings, Banana Pineapple Salad, Coconut Carrot Salad, Sesame Crusted Green Beans, Chicken Tempura with Soy Sake Dipping Sauce, Curried Beef Stir-Fry, Seafood Mélange with a Coconut Orange Glaze, Sticky Rice and Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream
Please note, one will have to make a reservation if you would like to join us for dinner…
BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED…
Starting November 6th, 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.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Earle & Laurene Hightower
David & Kathleen Jenkins
Edward & Margaret Tateosian
NEWS, NEWS and more NEWS!!!
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…Ron Ham & Stan Zabytko and Sally Manich & Lorraine Mullany. A special thanks to George & Pat Watterworth for ALL their efforts as member liaisons for the event.
Thanks to all the members for their understanding as we have renovated the back nine of the Magnolia Golf Course. The work is now complete, and the growing in is going well. I know that there may have been some issues with respect to tee times, but all seems to have gone well for the most part. October is one of the busier months of the year, and there may be a higher demand for tee times. After the 4th of October, we will no longer close one of the nines for maintenance, so we will have 27-holes open on all seven days of the week…this should create additional tee time availability if needed.
Mark you calendars for the President’s Cup & Club Championships which will be held on the 28th through 30th of October [Friday – Sunday]…the sign-up will be posted three weeks prior to the event. .
Enjoy the great fall weather…and see ya at the Pig Skin Classic on the 15th of October.
Christopher Little, PGA
The invitations will be mailed this month for the PPOA Holiday Dinner Dance. If you have not received your invitation by the end of October, please contact Sheila Henderson at 294-1476 or Fran Mellios at 215-0738.
Please respond promptly in order to avoid disappointment as seating is limited! If you have friends/neighbors you’d like to sit with, please list the names on the back of the invitation, otherwise tables will be assigned ~ tables are limited to ten people.
Just a Reminder…
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