September 2004

The news around the clubhouse these days is all centered on the decision to refurbish the Magnolia greens and how they should accomplish this task. The management has put out a schedule for the entire project and has agreed to “bite the bullet” and redo the drainage as well as the surfaces of the greens to restore them properly.

We as club members need to think in terms of what is good for our club, and the management of same, rather than worry over the inconvenience it might cause for a short time. Lets all support the decision to make our club a better facility.

In a nutshell, January through June 19th, 2005 we will have 36-holes of golf available. Starting June 20th, 2005 we will have 27-holes available. That will provide 9-holes and a “cross over” to the Holly course to make 18-holes for events until, at the latest, March 1st, 2006. March April, May of 2006 we will have 36-holes playable again. Beginning June 2006 we will again have 27-holes available with “cross over” play until, at the latest, March 2007. Beginning June 2007 we will be back up with 36-holes again.

The PMGA has secured Seven Lakes Country Club for our September Away Game on the 28th. The cost for this outing will be $38.00 including lunch and all golf fees as usual. We will also receive a rain check for each member who signs up to play in the event of a rain out. The rain check will be good for a round of play for one year. Look in the Men’s locker room for the sign up sheet.

The final match for the Blazer tournament will be between Dick Skrei, Bob Blanford, and Frank McTague, Ron Davis. The match will be held at 10:30AM on September 8th, 2004 on the Magnolia. Come on out and join in the fun with the players.

Don’t forget that we have the Bogey Buster Bash coming up in October as well as the Match play championship October 11th, 12th and 15th.

Any member wishing to run for the Executive Board in November should make those wishes known to Bill Graning who will be Chair of the selection committee.

Gary Tanner

Publicity Chairman


It is hard to believe that summer is about over, but we do have a very busy fall schedule for the PWGA. Our Sadie Hawkins event, which is on September 14th, is almost fully subscribed and it promises to be a fun day. We will be served a box lunch on the course, followed by snacks and the awarding of prizes after play. Many thanks to Freddy Mastandrea for handling all the arrangements. We also have the three day Solheim Cup Tournament that will be held on Oct. 4th, 6th and 8th. Let’s hope that we don’t get rained out like we did last year.

Most of you are probably aware of the fact that Pinewild has announced that the Magnolia Greens will be redone starting in June of 2005. They will work on one nine at a time, thus the second nine will be done starting in June of 2006. Having a 27-hole facility for much of the next few years has obviously presented a problem regarding the scheduling of various events. However, after several meetings with management I am happy to announce that the PWGA will still have a weekly play day. It will be switched to Thursdays and we will alternate morning and afternoon times with the PMGA. This is indeed good news since the original plan was to have the PWGA and PMGA alternate every other week.

Our great rounds of golf continue and it gets better and better. Karen Wirt shot a 72 from the red tees on the Holly and Paula Montgomery had a 79 on the Magnolia. Also on the Magnolia, Bobbi Erdman posted an 89 and Chris Novak had a 95. These were the best rounds for all of the above. A hearty congratulations to all of you.

I hate to end this newsletter on a sad note, but I would be remiss in not mentioning the death of Jean Vincenti.  She was a very talented lady who gave her all in everything she undertook, be it cross-stitch, doll collecting or golf. She contributed much to Pinewild, serving as Club Handicap Chairman a few years ago, and most recently as the PWGA’s representative on the Pinetops Women’s Golf Association. Thanks to Martez Norris for handling contributions honoring Jean. A tree will be planted on the 15th hole of the Holly near the water cooler.  I think this is a fitting living tribute to a classy lady.

Gayl Welter


Wednesday, September 8th – Duplicate Bridge & Card Night

Sunday, September 12th – Twilight Golf [Holly]

Monday, September 13th – Holly Closed

Monday, September 13th – Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon

Tuesday, September 14th – PWGA’s Sadie Hawkins [Magnolia]

Friday, September 17th – Social Two Hours

Sunday, September 19th – Par Chasers [Holly]

Monday, September 20th – Magnolia Closed

Tuesday, September 21st – Holly Closed

Thursday, September 23rd through 26th – Member/Guest [Holly]

Monday and Tuesday, September 27th & 28th – Magnolia Closed for Overseeding

Monday, September 27th – Pool Facility Closed

Wednesday and Thursday, September 29th & 30th – Holly Closed for Overseeding

Friday, October 1st – Social Two Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, October 4th 6th & 8th – PWGA’s Solhiem Cup

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

Sunday, October 10th – Twilight Golf [Magnolia]

PINEWILD DINNER DANCE…will be held on December 3rd, 2004 this year. Invitations will be forthcoming soon…questions…please call Mary Lou Dalziel


Ladies’ Bridge Luncheon

Second Monday of Each Month [September 13th and October 11th]

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 September 8th and October 13th

Pinewild Duplicate Bridge

Wednesday, September 8th and October 13th

Pinewild Clubhouse at 7:00 pm

Please Call – Beverly J. Shebs 295-5058


Thanks to all those folks who attended the ITALIAN NIGHT…it was a blast…the next big event is the October 16th Fall “Blow-out”…the event will take a football/PIG SKIN theme, with a Golf Cart Parade, Music & Dancing, great food and lots to do with the fall frenzy of  football!!!!

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 September 17th, and Friday October 1st

No Reservations Needed

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



Dale & Peggy Todd

Westlake, Ohio

Richard & Sandra Hoffman

North Canton, Ohio


The year is passing us by quickly, but we still have much planned.

Thanks to those members who attended the Advisory Board’s Annual meeting on the 26th of August. The Advisory Board works as a conduit between the general membership and Ownership/Management. Thanks to the members who served recently and will be leaving the Board…Lydia Boesch, Jack Finnerty, Jack Mahan, Tony Petricola, Janet Waters and President J.D. Millikan…“Your support of Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst is sincerely appreciated”

New members joining the Board are Linda Bell, Keith Junk, Barbara Campbell, Stuart Tuffnell, Diane Vosilus and Frank Brewer.

We hope you have enjoyed the pool facility over the past season. Please bear in mind that the pool season will come to an end on the 27th of September. Talking about this area, we have added some BBQ grills to the tennis pavilion, this area is now a nice added amenity…great for an evening cook-out, while the family plays tennis or swims. Please note the pavilion is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Some House-keeping related to the Golf Facilities…

–         with more and more members utilizing the facilities, more people are utilizing the Challenge Golf Course…we do still want to use this course as a practice course, but please pay attention to those using the facility for actual play and not practice…wave them through if you are holding them up, please do not use yellow rangeballs on the course, please continue to repair your divots & ballmarks, and as with ANY of the courses, please make sure that you check-in with the Golf Shop prior to the start of any round

–         when using the driving range, please ensure that you adhere to the dress code…golfers using the driving range are expected to follow the same dress code rules that apply to the actual golf courses…please also ensure that the appropriate teeing area is utilized for practice…the Range continues to close early on Wednesday & Sunday evenings, so that maintenance can be completed on Thursday & Monday mornings

–         Please remember to not leave unused “private” golf carts at the first or tenth tees of the courses, but rather return them to the Private Cart Parking area…also, please help us out by leaving empty range baskets at the Range kiosk rather than keeping them in your golf cart, so that they can be utilized by the other golfers…

Keep it in the short grass, and thanks for your cooperation and support.

Christopher Little, PGA

Club Manager