July 2019 Newsletter



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PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson


As we get ready to start construction on theTennis Improvement Project in August, I am now getting a lot of questions about what’s on the horizon for future projects. The number one question is “When are we going to do the North Course?”. As I have written in the past, your Board has studied a number of potential future projects.The next big project will probably be a complete renovation of our main kitchen. Other worthy future projects include the renovation and upgrade of the North Course, an expansion of the driving range, some enhancements to the South Course, and a number of smaller projects such as replacing the breezeway. As you should expect, the key determinant of when we will be able to do another major project is funding, and since we are committed to no assessment or long term debt, accumulating sufficient capital is totally dependent on a strong, active membership.The bottom line is your full use of the Club and your efforts to help identify and sponsor new members will determine the timeline for future projects.

TREASURER John S.Wellons

SECRETARY Thomas C. Humphrey


CLASS OF 2019 Richard D. Cates Kimberly A. Ciconte J. Brinton Detwiler Megan S. Greenberg William B. Harman, Jr. Laura Lubin Rossi David E.Wilks Edward K.Wissing CLASS OF 2020 SteveW. Casey D. Michael Gioffre, Jr. Adam G. Landis Jonathan N. Saunders Edward A.Tarlov MarthaWhite HONORARY DIRECTORS Joseph F. Hacker, III Richard H. Keller

This is a wonderful time of year at Wilmington Country Club and the beauty of our Club has never been more apparent. I hope you are finding the time to enjoy it. Have a great summer!

Gary Ferguson P resident


Robert G. Hackett, Jr. Calvert A. Morgan, Jr. Pierre duPont Hayward

Allen M.Terrell, Jr. John F. Porter, III




Susan Mathias Administrative Assistant/ Membership Secretary, 31Years

Please welcome the following new members when you see them at the Club.

Joe Kaster Men’s Locker Room Attendant, 18Years


Richard Neyers Executive Sous Chef, 12Years

Pascual Tlaseca Kitchen Prep/Utility, 7Years

Stephen M. Lukes, Jr.

Marie M. Abernethy


Nick Blackburn Dining Room Manager, 5Years

NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR MEMBERS Sebastian DeSantis, Jack Farrell, Nora Hopkins, Grady O’Hair,Valentina Ramos

Desidel Juarez Equipment Operator, 5Years


Don McNulty Banquet Busser, 47Years (PT)

Dr. Cynthia S. Bradley Mrs. Marybeth Ferrante

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Mrs. Patricia Forbes

Mrs. Mary Klein

Mr. Lance L.Weaver

Mr. Ryan Sysko

Miss Kathryn Franklin Mr. Joseph T. Murray Mrs. Jane S. Murray Mr. Joseph A. Brothers

Mrs. Kathy Savage

Mr. Keith P. Carpenter

IN MEMORIAM The Board of Directors, members and staff of Wilmington Country Club extend their sincerest sympathy to the families of:

Missy Kitchell Lickle Ann T.Tansey



Summer Greetings!

The calendar says it is July. The thermometer agrees and so does this month’s schedule of activities. One need only glance at this month’s Bulletin and calendar of events to see that it is jammed packed with opportunities to use your Club. Golf and tennis events, junior activities, swim events, a lobster night, as well as the granddaddy of all get-togethers - our July 4th Celebration, all occur in what I call the “heart of the season”.

The month’s first topic focuses on safety. Summer is just getting started and you wouldn’t believe the number of “close calls” we have already witnessed in the parking lots: driving too fast, not yielding to walking traffic, going the wrong way, young children running free, talking on cell phones while driving in the parking lots . . . surely everyone can appreciate that, if this keeps up, it won’t be long before we are on the receiving end of a really bad experience. Slow down and be cautious. One of the observations noted - about children running free - deserves to be amplified. It may be best to simply reference the Club rule that specifically states,“No child under the age of ten may be left unattended”.This rule was established years ago with the intention that young children should be directly supervised by their parent or other responsible individual. It is the role of the “supervisor” to not only be in the immediate area of the child, but actually monitoring their activity. (This concept is particularly important to share with babysitters.) The aspect of the rule that does remain somewhat fuzzy is the definition of a “responsible individual”. In this instance, it is intended that the individual be mature enough to make sound judgment decisions that may impact the child and be able to effectively influence their actions and behavior.The goal is for the Club to be a safe, fun and welcoming environment for members of all ages. It wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t talk about guest usage of the facility. Each venue (golf, racquets, fitness and pool) has defined restrictions as to the type, number and frequency of guests who may be introduced. All members are encouraged to invite guests to enjoy the Wilmington Country Club experience, as long as they do so within the parameters set forth. But, with the privilege of entertaining, comes the responsibility of properly informing your guest of the expectations established by your fellow members for proper use of the facilities. It is important to share the most commonly violated policies (hats off, shirt tails in and cell phones silent) in advance of their arrival. If you are unaware of the rules, either review them in a Club publication or contact a staff professional for guidance. Speaking of cell phones, it seems a clarification is in order.Your Club’s policy is that their voice use is not allowed anywhere on Club grounds other than in your car.With the exception of the most formal areas of the Club, text messaging, checking email, etc. from your device is permitted. However, please have your device set to a silent mode (no ringing, quacking or barking) and please appreciate that how and when you use your mobile device requires sensitivity to your fellow members and their Club experience. Lastly, this is the time of the year when we encounter the greatest number of lightning delays to the various activities taking place at the Club. Occasionally, we are questioned as to the need to “sound the alarm”. Please know that we take this particular responsibility very seriously.We are fortunate to have lightning detection devices to guide our decision as to when danger is imminent. In spite of our best efforts to monitor climatic conditions and properly inform you of the threat, members must always take responsibility for their own safety. Please keep an eye to the sky and be safe.That way, I’ll keep seeing you at the Club! Enjoy your summer.

Phil Iannelli G eneral M anager




Featured in last month's Bulletin, we thought this membership development video would be beneficial to share again for those that did not have an opportunity to view previously. As always, the continued success ofWilmington Country Club is a direct result of the membership recognizing the importance of nominating colleagues, friends or family who share similar values and would be a positive addition to the Club.The role as a Proposer, that many of you have done or have considered doing, is recognized and we very much appreciate your commitment to the long-term prosperity of the Club.

If at any time you have questions regarding the process or have someone that is interested in membership, please do not hesitate to contact those on the Membership Committee. In addition, Meghan Spero, Membership Development Manager, is an available Club resource that can assist you in efficiently and easily completing the package. She can be reached by calling (302) 655-6171 or via email at mspero@wilmingtoncc.com. Respectfully, Melissa Riegel M embership C ommittee C hairwoman





MONDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm TUESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm WEDNESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm THURSDAY Dining Room: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm FRIDAY Dining Room: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm SATURDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm SUNDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed Poolside Café: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm



Adult-Junior Tennis Round Robin 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

JULY 2ND THROUGH JULY 7TH Cheese Tortellini with Peas, Mushrooms, & Prosciutto in a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce, Garlic Bread

Tennis Hit for Prizes 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

JULY 9TH THROUGH JULY 14TH Ground Sirloin with Green Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy JULY 16TH THROUGH JULY 21ST Calves Liver with Bacon & Onions, Green Vegetable, Potato du Jour

Pool Games 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Grille/Tavern and Café 1901 will close at 4:00 pm

Carts in by 4:00 pm

JULY 23RD THROUGH JULY 28TH Coq Au Vin with Mushrooms & Caramelized Onions in RedWine Sauce, Green Vegetable, Rice Pilaf

Pub37 Food Service will end at 4:00 pm

Driving Range will close at 4:00 pm

JULY 30TH THROUGH AUGUST 4TH Beef Stir Fry with CrispVegetables in an Orange Ginger Sauce over Rice --- Specials cost $14.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated.

Putting Green will close at 4:00 pm

Golf Shop will close at 6:00 pm

Poolside Café and Pool will close at 6:00 pm


Clubhouse festivities begin at 6:00 pm with fireworks at dark - approximately 9:30 pm


The Hut will be closed all day

LEMON BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE Poppy SeedWafer Crust, Mint Infused Simple Syrup

HONEY POACHED STONE FRUIT Sabayon Brûlée, Pound Cake Croutons, Raspberry Coulis

COCONUT RUM CAKE Grilled Pineapple,Vanilla Custard Filling, Caramel Sauce





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6 Holiday Tournament South 8:30 am Drive, Chip, and Putt Clinic

No Clubhouse Food Service

18-Holers - T&G North 8:30 am Men’s President’s Cup Quarterfinals Begin North 18 Holers Putting Championship Sign Up Ends Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm 9 18-Holers Modified Ryder Cup South 8:30 am 18-Holers BB of Partners Finals End Men’s Club Championship Sign Ups End WCC Book Club 4:00 pm Ladies’ Lounge Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm Team 52 Morning Pancake Practice 18 Holers - Club Championship Round 1 Tee Times - North 18-Holers President’s Cup 1st Rd. Ends Men’s BB of Partners Quarterfinals Begin South Sr. Club Championship Match Play Semis Begin North Sr./Super Sr. Semis Begin North Mixed 2-Ball Quarterfinals Begin Men’s Match Play Rd. 1 Begins South Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm Swimming and Diving Club Championships 23 Farm to Table (8/24) Call-ins 10:00 am 18-Holers - Even & Odd South 8:30 am Men’s President’s Cup Semifinals Begin North Pickleball & Bocce 16

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Men’s Sweeps 4:30 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Fourth of July Celebration Pool Games 1:30 pm Party 6:00 pm Adult Junior Round Robin 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Hit for Prizes 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 18-Holers Putting Championship 8:30 am Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Men’s July Member-Guest South 1:00 pm Ladies’ Tennis Member-Guest Grass Courts 6:00 pm Thursday Bridge 9:30 am 18-Holers Club Championship Round 2 Tee Times South PGA Junior League Match Home vs. Hartefeld 4:00 pm Wine, Shopping, & Golf 4:30 pm Junior Tennis Club Championships Finals Night

Friday Night Fits Practice Range 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37

7 Holiday Tournament North 8:30 am PGA Junior League Practice 3:00 pm


10 9-Holers - Low Gross Back South 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Men’s Sweeps 4:30 pm




No Clubhouse Food Service

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Margarita Tennis Mixed

Family Golf Tournament North 3:00 pm

Doubles 6:00 pm

14 Men’s BB of Partners Rd. 2 Ends South Sr. Club Championship Match Play Quarterfinals End North Sr./Super Sr. Handicap Rd. 2 Ends North Mixed 2-Ball Rd. 1 Ends North Men’s Match Play Qualifying Ends PGA Junior League Golf Match North 4:00 pm


17 9-Holers - Scramble with the Pro Back North 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Men’s Sweeps 4:30 pm Lobster Night 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ballroom Patio




No Clubhouse Food Service

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Wine Tasting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pub37 Movie Raft Night “Secret Life of Pets” Pool

Men’s A & B Grass Court Tournament Junior Club Championships North 12:00 pm







Junior Club Championships South 12:00 pm Men’s President’s Cup Quarterfinals End North Junior League Practice 3:00 pm

No Clubhouse Food Service Private Golf Outing North

9-Holers - Odds & Evens Back South 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Men’s Sweeps 4:30 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Men’s Club Championship South 12:00 pm

Men’s Club Championship North 9:00 am

Mixed Twilight Front Nine South 5:30 pm

Junior League Team 2 Home Match 4:00 pm

Night 6:00 pm Junior Sports Award Banquet 5:30 pm Ballroom Patio





Men’s Club Championship South 9:00 am

No Clubhouse Food Service

18-Holers - Sixes North 8:30 am Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm

9-Holers - Fewest Putts Front North 9:00 am 9-Holers Putting Championship 1:00 pm Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Champions Dinner 6:00 pm Men’s Sweeps 4:30 pm

Click to view our Farm toTable video!

THURSDAY BRIDGE NEWS Need a partner? Call Mary Jo Fidance (302) 652-5570 and leave a message stating the date you need a partner! THURSDAY MORNINGS - 9:30 AM Ginny Kuhn, Chair, (302) 540-3386 Mary Jo Fidance,Vice-Chair, (302) 652-5570 Lou Ann Carter, Bridge Manager, (302) 652-6709 August 15th - Swiss Teams Game

MAY 23RD First Place: North - South Section A, B & C: Theo Corroon (Guest) - Candy DiSabatino First Place: East - West Section A & B: Betty Duncan - Lynn Dealy Section C: Nancy Barlow - Bill Barlow MAY 30TH First Place: North - South Section A: Colin Mackay - Thomas Hughes Section B: Judith Spruance - Eleanor Maroney (Guest) Section C: Betty Larson - Barbara Togman First Place: East - West Section A, B & C: Candy DiSabatino - Mary Jo Fidance JUNE 6TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: Mary Jo Chandler - Candy DiSabatino First Place: East - West Section A: Carl DeMartino - Thomas Hughes Section B & C: CindyWright - Michele Massaglia JUNE 13TH First Place: North - South Section A: Mary Jo Chandler - Susan Herrmann Section B: Diana Terrell - ChristaWalker Section C: Michele Massaglia - Rita Kozic First Place: East - West Section A (tie): Tony Cardinal - Liz Fahl Virginia Kuhn - Sandy Anzilotti Section B & C: Mary Jo Fidance - Candy DiSabatino

JUNE 20TH First Place: North - South

Section A: Susan Herrmann - Candy DiSabatino Section B (tie): Mary Jo Fidance - Mary Jo Chandler Judith Spruance - Louise Roselle First Place: East - West Section A: Judy Jackson (Guest) - Ann Marie Finch Section B: Tony Battaglia - Marion Borden MONTCHANIN SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE

WEDNESDAYS Lunch Buffet - 12:00 pm Bridge - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm If you are interested in joining our group or have any questions, please call Marina Tarlov at (302) 658-1532.



“THE SHAPE OF THINGS” Showing your distribution for the best results. Friday, September 27th Ballroom, 9:00 am Please sign up at the Front Desk (302) 655-6171 with your table of 4. You will play only with your table of four. $38/Person All levels of play are welcome. Call Mary Jo Chandler with any questions (302) 622-9363.

BOOK CLUB Note that the WCC Book Club will meet on July 9th, the second Tuesday of the month, as many people will be out of town because of the Independence Day Holiday. For Tuesday, July 9th we take a journey back in time to the gritty and glamorous days of old Hollywood in The Girls in the Picture as Melanie Benjamin insightfully traces the female friendship between renowned starlet Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion. In 1914, Frances Marion, a young writer desperate for a break in Hollywood, meets “America’s Sweetheart,” Mary Pickford, who is already making a name for herself both on and off the screen with her golden curls and lively spirit. These two strong trailblazing women in early Hollywood will take the movie business by storm. The close personal friendship between them was closely linked to their professional collaboration and success.This is a novel about power: the power of women during the exhilarating early years of Hollywood. It’s also about the imbalance of power, then and today, and the sacrifices and compromises women must make in order to succeed. Most importantly, it is a novel about the power of female friendship. Join us on the 9th at 4:00 pm in the Ladies’ Lounge as Patrice Sysko and Phyllis Aerenson lead the discussion of these two exceptional, glamorous women who shaped the movie business. Our August selection is Jodi Picoult’s provocative novel, A Spark of Light, which tackles the hot-button issue of abortion. She does this by presenting a crisis at an abortion clinic.




GOLF SHOP Monday: Closed Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm BAG ROOM Monday: 12:00 pm – Dusk Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am – Dusk Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7:00 am – Dusk

DRIVING RANGE Monday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday,Thursday & Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Wednesday (Clean Pick): 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday (Clean Pick): 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

GOLF COURSE OPENING Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7:30 am



June was a busy month at the club as we hosted two of our premier events – the 83rd Annual Men's Invitational and theWomen’s Invitational.We also launched two new casual, social additions to the calendar: Women’s Wine+Shopping+Golf and Men’s Sweeps events. Be sure to try out these fun events in July. This month we also have our Men’s Holiday Tournament, One Day Member Guest, Men’s, Women’s and Junior Club Championships,Women’s Putting Championship, Family Golf Tournament and more. There is something for everyone at the golf course this month.

Michael Shank, PGA D irector of G olf


MEN’S INVITATIONAL We hosted our premier men's event, the Annual Invitational, from June 13th-15th. The event kicked off on Thursday with practice rounds throughout the afternoon followed by Stag Night featuring a number of fun contests for players to put their golf skills to the test. Although mother nature shortened the outdoor portion of the evening, it was still a successful opening for what would be a memorable weekend. Our field of 120 players took to the South course on Friday and Saturday, playing five 9-hole matches within their respective flights.The golf course was in great condition, and although Thursday rains softened the greens and fairways, steady winds and difficult hole locations proved to be a real challenge for our competitors. Following the final matches on Saturday, all flight winners and two "wild card" teams advanced to a five-hole, alternate shot playoff to determine an overall champion. Throughout the playoff we were treated to some excellent golf shots and great drama coming down the stretch. On the 18th hole it came down to our teams of SteveWalczak and Pete Cracovaner vs.TrippWay and DanWham. Both teams found trouble off the tee and would miss the green on their approaches.TeamWalczak & Cracovaner faced a difficult shot from short right of the green and failed to get up and down. This set the stage for the shot of the day, where Dan Wham confidently dropped a delicate pitch shot onto the back of the 18th green and let it slowly roll to inside of two feet, clinching the tournament for teamWay &Wham! A great shot to put an exclamation point on a terrific event.  Thank you to all of our members and guests that participated in the 83rd Annual Invitational. Please follow this link to view the Invitational tournament webpage where you can view event results as well as a pictures from our three days of play. 

WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL What a great day of golf for our Women’s Invitational event. We had a terrific turnout of 92 players, including 26 different clubs over six different states and even another country, Royal Portrush in Ireland! Please follow this link to view the Invitational tournament webpage where you can view event results as well as a pictures from play. Congratulations to our winners – Nicoll Keeney,Val Brothwood, Meghan Perry, and Meaghan Francella in the Heart Flight and Diane Ciconte, Jackie Ciconte, Kathy Perry, and Andrea Scerba in the Diamond Flight.



JUNIOR GOLF FAMILY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Wilmington Country Club Family Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13th. This is a fun, 9-hole event offered to junior golfers ages 6-17, and their families.  It will take place on the Front Nine of the North Course with a 3:00 p.m. shotgun start.  Teams may be made up of a parent/child or grandparent/child, etc., so long as all participants are members of the Club. To focus on FUN instead of low scores, the Golf Shop will create different special contests on each hole such as:  Closest to the Hole contests, Long Drives, and Long Putts to name a few.  When play is finished, participants will enjoy food in the Cafe with prize winners announced. Please call the Golf Shop at (302) 655- 6022 to register your team today.  We look forward to seeing everyone at this event! JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Date : Saturday, July 20 (18-holers also play Sunday, July 21) Time : 12:00-2:30 pm tee times by age bracket, age dependent Place : Meet at Golf Shop—North Course Description :This tournament is to crown our Junior Club Champions within three brackets: ~Juniors ages 7-10 will play in the 5-hole Championship ~Juniors ages 13 & under or juniors who have theirYellow MeritTag/Operation 36 50-yard certified will play in the 9-hole Championship ~Juniors ages 18 & under or juniors who have their Green Merit Tag/Operation 36 75-yard certified will play in the 18- hole Championship Cost : $20pp to be used for prizes SUMMER JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS are available through August 30th, for juniors ages 6 to 14. It’s not too late to jump in, find more information RIGHT HERE. FAMILY GOLF DAYS are every Saturday after 2 pm. Families are encouraged to come out and play golf from the family tees on the North Course. All ages are welcome, but those juniors age 10 and under or without a merit tag must be accompanied by an adult. DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT CLINICS are the first step in going to Augusta National in 2020! Come out to hone your skills in the competition categories prior to the regional qualifier on July 17. Clinic on Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 12 pm. Call the Golf Shop to sign-up.

The Holiday Tournament will be held on the South Course on Saturday, July 6th and the North Course on Sunday, July 7th, with 8:30am shotgun starts on both days. The entry fee is $110 per person for both days, and includes morning grab and go sandwiches and a luncheon both days and prizes. The format for the event is the following: Front-Nine South Course – Scramble (20% Combined Handicaps) Back-Nine South Course – Select Drive Alternate Shot (30% Combined Handicaps)

Front-Nine North Course – Two-Man Aggregate (100% Handicaps) Back-Nine North Course – Better Ball of Partners (90% Handicaps) To signup, find a partner and call the Golf Shop at (302) 655-6022.

MEN’S WEDNESDAY SWEEPS Join us every Wednesday night for a new event – Men’s Wednesday Sweeps. Call the Golf Shop or email mlagace@wilmingtoncc.com by noon on Wednesday of the day of play to be included. Tee off at 5:00 p.m. for nine holes of golf, $10 entry fee. Golf Shop will make pairings with a different game each week. July 26th, 27th, 28th Championship Flight Open to all male members.  Junior members must submit a request to participate. The event will be held from the Black Tees on the South Course and the Blue Tees on the South Course Tee Times begin at 12:00 noon off the 1st Tee Saturday, July 27 North Course      Tee Times begin at 9:00 a.m. off the 1st Tee Sunday, July 28 South Course       Tee Times begin at 9:00 a.m. off the 1st Tee First Flight Open to players with a South Course BlueTee handicap of 6 or higher.  It will be played from the Blue Tees on the South Course and theWhite Tees on the North Course. Saturday, July 27 North Course Tee Times begin at 9:00 a.m. off the 10th Tee Sunday, July 28 South Course Tee Times begin at 9:00 a.m. off the 10th Tee Second Flight Open to players with a South Course White Tee handicap of 11 or higher.  It will be played from theWhite Tees on the South Course and theWhite Tees on the North Course. Saturday, July 27 North Course Tee Times begin at 9:00 a.m. off the 10th Tee   Sunday, July 28 South Course Tee Times begin at 9:00 a.m. off the 10th Tee Please be aware that the window of starting times for Friday will begin at noon and extend until approximately 1:30 p.m. Pairings will be made based on handicap (highest – earliest times, lowest – latest times). Players are expected to be available to play at their assigned time. MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP North Course. Friday, July 26 Our next event is Thursday, July 18th, at 5:30 p.m. There will be an optional instructional clinic with Lauren Strong available starting at 4:45 p.m. Clinic fee is $15. Whether you are an expert in chipping, sipping or shopping, join us for a fun evening on select Sunday and Thursday nights this summer. Enjoy a casual, fun golf event followed by drinks in the Pub and shopping specials. Having golf clubs not required! $15 entry fee includes prizes and one glass of wine or cocktail. Call the Golf Shop or email lstrong@wilmingtoncc.com to be included. MIXED TWILIGHT GOLF Join us on Thursday, July 25th, at 5:00 p.m. for a 9-hole shotgun on the front nine of the North Course.  Dinner and cocktails to follow. This event is to both men and women adult members with or without a handicap, so grab a partner and sign-up!  Please sign-up using the online tournament registration portal at wilmingtoncc.com. Sign-up as a foursome or a twosome and we will pair you to play this fun and laid-back tournament.  Entry fee of $40 includes dinner and prizes.   WOMEN’S GOLF WOMEN’S WINE+SHOPPING+GOLF

WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS Jan Hobbs P resident Ellen Cannon V ice -P resident Pam McCrery T reasurer Catherine Dean S ecretary It’s amazing to me that we are close to midpoint in our 2019 golf season! Our participation in several events has surpassed the numbers in 2018…let’s keep it going for the 2nd half of 2019! TheWomen’s Invitational (Member-Guest) was held on June 18th.What a huge success with 92 players from 26 clubs, 6 states and Ireland! Hats off to the Committee: Pam McCrery, Peggy Babiarz, Ellen Cannon and Ginny Dellose…what an awesome event! The 1st Net winners in the Heart Flight were Meghan Perry, Meaghan Francella, Nicoll Keeney and Val Brothwood. Winners of the Diamond Flight were Diane Ciconte, Jackie Ciconte, Andrea Scerba and Kathy Perry. Congratulations to all the winners! The Memorial Better Ball tournament’s final round must be played by July 9th. Other reminders for the month include: TheWomen’s Club Championship will be played onTuesday, July 16th, andThursday, July 18th. The event is open to all women golf members of Wilmington Country Club who have a current 18-Hole handicap. Sign up in the Ladies’ Locker Room or email lstrong@wilmingtoncc. com. New for this year: All women golf members are invited to the luncheon after the final round. Sign up in the Ladies’ Locker Room. Let’s celebrate the 2019 Wilmington Country ClubWomen’s Club Champion. July is a busy tournament month…Sign up and play! Hope to see you at the Club! WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS Tiny Mulvena P resident Claudia Peters V ice -P resident Rita Kingery-Cook T reasurer Kathy Perry M embership July 2nd - Sign-ups close for the Putting Championship July 9th - Sign-ups close for the Club Championship August 5th/6th - D.W.G.A. event. NoTuesday weekly event

JULY GOLF EVENTS Tuesday, July 2nd

President’s Cup – Quarterfinals Begin Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th Men’s Holiday Tournament (8:30 am Shotgun North (Sat.) & South (Sun.) Thursday, July 11th Women’s 18 Holers Putting Championship Thursday, July 11th Men’s Member-Guest (1:00 pm Shotgun South Course) Saturday, July 13th Family Golf Tournament (3:00 pm Shotgun North Course) Sunday, July 14th PGA Junior League Match (3:00 pm Shotgun North Course) Tuesday, July 16th Mixed Two-Ball Championship - Round 2 Begins, Men’s Better Ball of Partners - Quarterfinals Begin, Senior Club Championship Match Play - Semifinals Begin, Senior/Super Senior Handicap Championship - Quarterfinals Begin, Women’s 18 Holers Club Championship Round 1 (8:00 amTee Times North) Thursday, July 18th Women’s 18 Holers Club Championship Round 1 (8:00 amTee Times South), PGA Junior League Match (4:00 pm Shotgun North Course),Women’s Wine+Shopping+Golf (4:30 pm Shotgun) Saturday, July 20th Junior Club Championships (12:00 pmTee Times North Course) Sunday, July 21st Junior Club Championships (Championship Flight, 12:00 pmTee Times South) Monday, July 22nd Private Outing (North Course Restricted) Tuesday, July 23rd President’s Cup - Semifinals Begin Thursday, July 25th Mixed Twilight (5:00 pm Shotgun North Course) Friday, July 26th Men’s Club Championship (Championship Flight, 12:00 pmTee Times South) Saturday, July 27th Men’s Club Championship (All Flights, 9:00 amTee Times North), PGA Junior League Match (4:00 pm Shotgun North Course) Sunday, July 28th Men’s Club Championship (All Flights, 9:00 amTee Times South) Wednesday, July 31st Men’s Match Play Championship Qualifying Begins (South Course)

Wednesday golf events in July include: July 10th - Low Gross, Back South July 17th - Scramble with the Pro, Back North

July 24th - Odds & Evens, Back South July 31st - Fewest Putts, Front North Congratulations to the following women who placed in our June events: June 5th - Better Ball of Partners 1st Place - Susan DiPietro, Marilyn Pennella 2nd Place - Betti Bacon, Gail Keller 3rd Place (tie) - Carla Green, Judy Orth Kristine Qualls,Victoria Novak June 19th - Three Clubs & A Putter

1st Place - Gretchen Mayne 2nd Place - Susan DiPietro 3rd Place - Chris Campbell June 26th - Step-Aside Scramble

1st Place - Betsy Hershey, Phyllis Aerenson, Linda Demharter, Diane Ciconte 2nd Place (tie): Gretchen Mayne, Denise Dee, Patrice Sysko, Jacqueline Kairis Audrey Fasy, Mary Jo Chandler, Chris Campbell, Barbara Togman 3rd Place - Lynn Dealy, Susan DiPietro, Janice Conner, Ann VanOgtrop Anyone interested in joining theWomen’s 9-Hole Group should contact Kathy Perry at (302) 545-7522 or kathyperry13@gmail.com.



SEANWHISTON , South Course Superintendent The opportunity to work on two golf courses drew Sean to accept an assistant superintendent role with the Club four years ago. In that time, he was promoted to North Course Superintendent, progressing towards his current role. He is engaged and will marry his fiancée Rachel this fall. CHRIS COOKE , South Course Assistant Superintendent Recently graduated from Penn State in May and has been in the golf industry for five years. He leaped at the opportunity to work on the South Course after completing internships at Merion, Oakmont and Augusta National. BRETT SNYDER , North Course Superintendent Has sixteen years of experience in the golf business and joined the team in May. During the search process, he was impressed with the designs of both golf courses and team dynamic. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hikes with his Australian cattle dog,Tuesday. JAKE SHUGHART, North Course Assistant Superintendent Joined the Club four months ago and has been in the golf industry for five years. He was attracted to work at the Club because of the close-knit, family like environment of the team. He enjoys playing golf and wood working. SCOTTVERCHICK , Equipment Manager Just celebrated thirty-one years on staff.Takes a lot of pride in reducing the carbon foot of the equipment used to maintain the landscape. Loves spending time with his family and bloodhound, Lily.


NICK BUONI , Assistant Equipment Manager Been on the staff for over four years after expressing interest in the golf course mechanical trade while working on the grounds staff at Bidermann. Nick is married with two boys and enjoys taking his family on hikes throughout the region. PETER COATES , Senior Horticulturist Charged with the care of trees for the last fifteen years. He is looking forward to another stellar crop of peaches and apples for the membership to enjoy. Peter likes to hunt various game during his spare time. MAGDALENA AYON , Horticulturist For the last thirteen years, Maggie has been responsible for the care of all landscaped areas surrounding the Clubhouse and various locations within racquets and out on the golf courses. She loves her job because of all the appreciation she receives from the membership on a regular basis. Maggie is married with an eight-year old daughter. JIM ELLIOTT , Agronomy Program Manager Has been on the team since February and this is Jim’s second tour with the Club, having worked here from 1991 to 1997. He has been in the golf industry for twenty-six years. He is married with a daughter at St. Mark’s and enjoys watching and agonizing over the Philadelphia Flyers. RIC GREBACK , Racquets Superintendent Twenty-six years with the team and has seen a lot of tremendous improvements to the Club with the various renovations, beginning with the pool many, many years ago. He believes that if you are good to Club, the Club will be good to you. Ric has two boys and a daughter. PAUL PELHAM , Utility Cart Fleet & Practice Tee Manager Paul has been working at the Club for the last fifteen years. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Plant Science. In his spare time, Paul enjoys playing the guitar.




MONDAY 9:00 am - 10:15 am Ladies Tennis Round Robin 3.0-3.5 9:00 am - 10:15 am Ladies 4.0+ Clinic TUESDAY 9:00 am - 10:15 am Ladies 3.0 Clinic 9:00 am - 10:15 am Ladies 3.5+ Clinic 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Pickleball & Bocce Round Robin WEDNESDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies 3.5+ CardioTennis

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Men’s CardioTennis 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies 3.0 CardioTennis THURSDAY 9:00 am - 10:15 am Ladies 3.5+ Clinic 9:00 am - 10:15 am Ladies 3.5+ Singles Clinic 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Mixed CardioTennis FRIDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies 3.5+ CardioTennis SATURDAY 7:45 am - 8:45 am Men’s CardioTennis 8:45 am - 10:00 am Men’s Tennis Round Robin 8:45 am - 9:45am Ladies 3.5+ CardioTennis



The month of July kicks off with our annual July 4th celebration on the court with our popular Adult/Junior Round Robin from 10:00am-12:00pm followed by our hit for prizes from 12:30-1:00pm. The Round Robin is for ages 5 and older and will feature doubles play with red, orange, green and yellow balls. At 1:30pm we will have pool games for all juniors. Pickleball and Bocce continue through July every Tuesday night at 6:00pm. Come out and enjoy the play and stop by the pub to have a drink after your game. We will host two grass events in July with our evening ladies member guest on July 11th beginning at 6:00pm and our Member/ Member A and B tennis tournament on Saturday, July 20th. This event will feature our A players from 10:00am-12:00pm and our B players from

1:00-3:00pm. Lunch will be served from 12:00-1:00pm for both groups. Our annual junior tennis finals night will be on Thursday, July 18 with finals being played in all age divisions. This is a fun night to watch some great tennis. On July 23 we have our junior sports banquet where awards are presented to our juniors for tennis, squash, golf and swimming. Our weekly tennis clinics, cardio classes and round robins are in full swing throughout the month of July. See you on the tennis courts. IMPROVING YOUR DOUBLES PLAY WITH ONE QUICK CHANGE I have often said that changing your tennis grip at the net to a continental grip will make the most significant improvement in your doubles game. By making this grip change you will be able to put angled volleys away at the net and play low volleys much better than before the grip change. Hitting overheads are easier since you can hit with more spin for control and will be able to make contact a little later versus hitting way in front of your body with a flatter grip. When getting used to the continental grip you will also be able to improve your spin serve and develop slice on your forehand and backhand groundstrokes when necessary. So make your grip change at the net and your entire doubles game will improve faster than making any other change in your game. Ed McQuillin R acquets D irector

UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday,July 2nd : Pickleball and Bocce Night 6:00 pm Thursday, July 4th : Adult/Junior Tennis Round Robin 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Tennis Hit for Prizes 12:30-1:00pm, Pool Games 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 9th : Pickleball and Bocce Night 6:00 pm Thursday, July 11th : Ladies Evening Member Guest on the Grass 6:00 pm Friday, July 12th , Mixed Tennis Round Robin 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 16th , Pickleball and Bocce Night 6:00 pm Saturday, July 20th : Men’s A and B Grass Court Tennis Tournament

A 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and B 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm July 23rd: Pickleball and Bocce Night 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 23rd : Junior Sports Banquet Tuesday, July 30th : Pickleball and Bocce Night 6:00 pm

LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL CLINIC AND ROUND ROBIN Wednesday, July 10th 9:00 am - 10:30 am Learn court positioning, stroke technique and basic strategies of playing Pickleball followed by round robin play. $10/person - Sign up with the Racquet Shop (302) 655-6513.


PERSONAL TRAINING Our Fitness Staff is on site with our group exercise instructors and personal trainers. Members can schedule a personal training session with any of our personal trainers: Rick Howard, Corey Ryan, Chris Weiss, Krysta Lafferty, and Beth Sheehy.


ONE HOUR PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS OR FITNESS PROFILE Individual: $67 Package of 5: $310 ($62/hour) Package of 10: $570 ($57/hour) GROUP PERSONAL FITNESS SESSIONS 2 people: $40/person 3 people: $30/person 4 people: $25/person 5 or more people: $20/person

MASSAGE Tracy, Susan, Vicki, and Ryan have set aside available hours each week but request at least twenty-four hours advance notice, as they are not onsite staff. Some time slots are already filled; other hours may be available.

TRACY HALTERMAN therapeutic Wednesday:12:30 pm - 7:30 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm SUSAN BROWN therapeutic Monday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday Evening

VICKI RUDAWSKY sports Tuesday &Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

RYAN HOLLEY Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm




Tuesday, July 16th: 12:00 pm Sunday, July 21st: 10:00 am Monday, July 29th: 3:00 pm Thursday, August 8th: 10:00 am


Please sign up with the Fitness Center (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113


Rick Howard, Director of Fitness, shares with us a bit about all the wonderful equipment and classes that the Fitness Center has to offer. Whether you are a beginner or avid fitness enthusiast, Rick and his team can help you achieve your goals.

July 4th - Labor Day

All Members are Eligible!

Buy a Package of 5, Get 1 Free! Buy a Package of 10, get 2 Free!


Friday 6:00 am yoga class has a new name! This hot yoga class targets and challenges your core strength. Building internal heat then slowly rotating your body will naturally remove toxins and gain rotational flexibility and strength. Perfect for golfers and tennis players!









HotYoga Abs/ Twist Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Krysta Lafferty

HotVinyasa Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Krysta Lafferty

6:00 am

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan AquaFit Mary Harrison

Golf Fitness (Squash Building) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

AquaFit Mary Harrison

AquaFit Mary Harrison

7:00 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie TRX ChrisWeiss

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

7:15 am

FIT Fusion Beth Sheehy (Every other Saturday) Krysta Lafferty

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

8:00 am

*Balance Mary Currie 45 minute class

*Balance Mary Currie 45 minute class

8:15 am

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

8:30 am

9:00 am

Shape Up (Fitness Center) Beth Sheehy

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie

9:15 am

*Foundations (75°) Mary Currie 45 minute class Senior Fitness Mary Harrison (Beginner Level)

9:45 am

10:00 am

RestorativeYoga Beth Sheehy

10:30 am

WarmYoga Flow Beth Sheehy

RestorativeYoga Beth Sheehy

X-17 Krysta Lafferty

6:15 pm

PLEASE NOTE: AquaFit with Mary Harrison beginsTuesday, June 11th and will runTuesday-Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 am GROUP EXERCISE AND YOGA RATES

GROUP EXERCISE AND YOGA RATES $14/Session *$16/Premium Session $140 Unlimited 30 Day ate $380 Unlimited 90 Day Rate All classes are one hour in length nless otherwise noted. Limited space and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Due to the overwhelming response to our classes, if you sign up for a class and do not attend without ca celing at least 24 hours in advance, y u will be charged even if you have an unlimited package. Sign up online at wilmingtoncc.com or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113. $14/Session *$16/Premium Session $140 Unlimited 30 Day Rate $380 Unlimited 90 Day Rate All classes are one hour in length unless otherwise noted. Limited space and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Due to the overwhelming response to our classes, if you sign up for a class and do not attend without canceling at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged even if you have an unlimited package. Sign up online at wilmingtoncc.com or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113.



Membe r s c an ma k e appo i n tme n t s b y con t a c t i ng E l i t e PT d i r e c t l y a t 302 - 274 - 2332

E l i t e PT o f f e r s a numbe r o f s pe c i a l i z ed s e r v i c e s t ha t s uppo r t ou r membe r s ' qu e s t t o l e ad a h e a l t h y l i f e s t y l e .  Con v e n i e n t l y l oc a t ed i n t h e F i t n e s s Ce n t e r , E l i t e PT c an p r o v i de an ongo i ng pa t i e n t c a r e r e l a t i on s h i p o r be a v a i l ab l e s hou l d an a c u t e i n j u r y happe n wh i l e a t t h e C l ub . 




4:45 pm – 5:30 pm: Ages 6 and 8 Under 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm: Ages 10 and Over Daytime 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Open 9:00 am – 10:00 am: All Ages Diving Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 10:30 am Swim Clinics Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am

SWIM TEAM SCHEDULE July 2nd:Team 52 Morning Pancake Practice at Wilmington CC July 9th: League Swim and Diving Championships at Greenville CC July 10th: League Swim and Diving Championships Rain Date at Greenville CC July 16th: Last SwimTeam Practice for the Season July 16th:Wilmington Swim and Diving Club Championships July 17th:Wilmington Swim and Diving Club Championships (Rain Date) July 23rd: Junior Sports Awards Banquet ADDITIONAL EVENTS July 4th: Pool Games July 19th: Movie/Raft Night at the Pool – “The Secret Life of Pets”

JUNIOR SPORTS AWARD BANQUET Tuesday, July 23rd Ballroom Patio 5:30 pm Menu Items to Include: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers,

Hot Dogs, BBQ & Plain Grilled Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Mixed Seasonal Greens, House Made Potato Chips, Cole Slaw, Cucumber Salad, Fresh Cut Fruit, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, & Snow Cones! Full Chit Bar available 21/Adults 12.5/Children Under 12 Make your reservation with the Front Desk (302) 655-6171.


JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS TENNIS June 10 - August 30 Ages 7-10: Red/Orange: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm $160/week or $37/day Ages 11 and over: Green/Yellow 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $225/week or $50/day High School/High Performance: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm $280/week or $61/day MINI RACQUETS June 10 - August 30 Ages 5-6:Tennis 10:15 am - 11:00 am Squash 11:00 am - 11:45 am $120/week or $29/day SPORTS June 10 - August 9 Tennis, Squash, Paddle, Golf, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Lunch/Snack Provided Daily

Ages 5 & 6: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $210/week or $47/day, if available Ages 7-12: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $295/week or $66/day, if available SQUASH CLINICS June 10 - August 30 Ages 7-9: 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm $125/week or $30/day Ages 10 and Over: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm $125/week or $30/day PLAY TENNIS ALL SUMMER June 10 - August 30 Ages 7-9: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm $960 Ages 10 and Over: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $1350 High Performance and High School: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm $1680 TRANSITION

June 10 - August 9 Ages 5-9: $12/day Juniors pick their camp/sports and we supervise & transport juniors without parents on site Morning offers: Swimming,Tennis, Squash Afternoon offers:Tennis, Squash, Golf ALL SPORTS Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Pickleball, and More! June 10 - August 30 Ages 10 and Over:Tuesday-Thursday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm No Cost GOLF June 17 - August 30 Ages 10-14: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Ages 6-9: 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm $175 per week or $40 per day








8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

AGES 5 & 6 TENNIS 10:15 AM - 11: 00 AM AGES 5 & 6 SQUASH 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

10:30 AM

AGES 5 & 6 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


AGES 7-10 (RED/ORANGE) 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

AGES 10-14 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

11:00 AM

AGES 7-9 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

11:30 AM

AGES 7-12 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

AGES 7-9 12:45 PM - 2: 15 PM

AGES 6-9 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

AGES 10+ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AGES 11+ (GREEN/ YELLOW) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



2:30 PM

3:00 PM

3:30 PM


4:00 PM

AGES 10+ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

Racquet camp registrations will be taken through the Racquet Shop (302) 655-6513. Golf camp through the Golf Shop (302) 655-6022.


Philip Iannelli, CCM G eneral M anager Keith VanYahres A ssistant G eneral M anager Christine Jordan C lubhouse M anager Tip Tribbitt, CEC E xecutive C hef Barbara Henderson M anager of B anquets Donna Schroeder C ontroller Susan Mathias A dministrative A ssistant Meghan Spero, PGA M embership D evelopment and C ommunications M anager Jonathan Urbanski D irector of G olf C ourses & G rounds Michael Shank, PGA D irector of G olf Bob Lennon T eaching P rofessional Ed McQuillin D irector of R acquets Ed Chilton A ssistant D irector of R acquets Clark Verchick C hief E ngineer 4825 KENNETT PIKE WILMINGTON, DE 19807 CLUBHOUSE : 655-6171 GOLF SHOP : 655-6022 RACQUET SHOP : 655-6513 wilmingtoncc.com

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