March 2019 Newsletter



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PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson


This is the time of year when I am reminded why Wilmington Country Club is so special. Although your Club is quieter this time of year, it remains very active.The squash courts are packed with adult and junior regular play and tournaments, the paddle program is in full swing and the demand for indoor tennis courts is as high as ever. In case you were wondering, the Tennis Improvement Project Committee continues to work on the building plans so we will be fully prepared to move forward when finances allow.The fitness facilities remain very busy and many of our members enjoy playing bridge. And, of course, there are the Pub,Tavern, Dining Room and Cafe to enjoy. It is also a time when you can feel that spring is around the corner and we start getting prepared for the golf season. So why does this remind me thatWCC is a special place? Because we are truly a full service Club and there are programs and facilities for all ages and interests to enjoy. So come out and enjoy all your Club has to offer and, if you have suggestions for how we can make it even better, I would enjoy hearing from you.

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

Gary Ferguson P resident


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

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





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

Members have recently inquired about the new member process and the ideal time to begin a new member proposal. For 2019 the time is NOW! Your friends can hit the ground running with warm- weather activities when a proposal package is completed this month. Have questions or need assistance? Meghan Spero is available to help you step by step. Once warmth and sunshine returns for good, every member wants to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of the Club! Let’s give new members a head start!


Peter & Kimberly Ladig

Sheel Patel & Dr. Rani Singh-Patel



Mr. Matthew E. Perny Mr. Edmond M. Ianni Mr. Jon Eric Abramczyk Mrs. Mary Jo Gatti Mr. Daniel M. Kristol Mrs. BarbaraWade

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Mrs. Judith Allen Mrs. Sandra Hobbs Dr. C. S. Riegel Mrs. Betsy Benzel Mr. HughW. James Mrs.Wendy Richards

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Melissa Riegel M embership C hairperson

Mrs.Tricia Lyons

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

Norman L. Cross - Member 32Years


Neal Forster Painter, 22Years

Phil Iannelli General Manager, 22Years

Paul Pelham Golf Cart Fleet Technician, 15Years

Michael Shank Director of Golf, 1Year



As we enter into the final month of winter (fortunately, it hasn’t been a difficult one . . . so far), the team and I are getting focused on the upcoming season. Spring is right around the corner and we are hopeful it will be a much improved version of the last two. Nothing exemplifies spring better than the return of flowers and other plants. Annuals and perennials always make an appearance to remind us that the calendar is changing. One of our preparations for the start of the outdoor season also includes the need to share several topics. In thinking about it, they are not too dissimilar from flowers. Some are of the annual variety - here for a while then replaced with a new focus. Others are more of the perennial nature and get shared every year. • Following the same schedule as we have in recent years, March will be the final month of operating under reduced winter hours. Full Tuesday service will resume on April 2nd. Towards the end of the month, if weather and conditions dictate, there may be some “early openings” in

the Bag Room, Golf Course Snack Bar and Pub.These will be communicated in theWeekly Happenings (we can only hope!). • A few weeks ago we initiated a new tech format for you to provide feedback. Even though we preannounced the kick-off of the effort, the FAQ is “why”.The answer is simple.We are committed to exceeding your expectations each and every time you visit your Club and we want to know how we are doing. It isn’t forever.We’ll run it for a couple of weeks in an area to gather focus points then shift to another.Although this program is starting in F&B, we envision the questions changing to assess all areas. We are hopeful that, if asked, you will take an extra moment to participate.We all benefit. • While on technology, two weeks ago our communications team rolled out our first “Club App” and the response has been huge.We are already approaching almost 500 members who have downloaded and are currently receiving Club information using this format. It’s easy to download (search “ForeTees ClubCentral” on the App Store or Google Play Store) and provides enhanced convenience for you to enjoy all your Club has to offer. • On Sunday, March 17th, we have a double header of sorts in Pub37 . . . St. Patrick’s Day and Selection Sunday for NCAA March Madness. Once the field for the Big Dance has been set, members may participate in an online bracket challenge.We will be using a different program this year, so take special note of an upcoming communication that will outline how and when to fill out your bracket. • Annual, semi-annual and quarterly food minimums come due at the end of the month. In the event you fail to fulfill this obligation, please don’t ask for relief - none can be given.Those individuals are encouraged to reach out to us to see if there might be a better option based on your Club usage habits. • I understand that you are really excited and in a hurry to get to the Club, but the few seconds you think you might save by avoiding the drive in front of the Club and traveling the wrong way through the parking lot just isn’t worth the risk.Trust me when I say that MOST members are used to only looking for traffic coming from the proper direction and a vehicle that is traveling opposite the flow will NOT BE SEEN. Please follow the proper flow of traffic and slow down. It’s also not a bad time to mention that you should not be on your phone either. Safety first. • Sometime this month, all 2019 annual publications, schedules and events will be completed and made available. Other than the Rules & By-Laws Handbook that is still printed and distributed in hard copy, these publications will be shared electronically. Watch for a “push notification” on your app to tell you when they are ready to access. • Part of the 2019 operating budget indicates an increase in the amount of private entertainment activity. If your plans for the year include the opportunity to host a party, business or charitable gathering, please consider having it at your Club. Our reputation for ease of planning and flawless execution is well deserved. Plus, we all benefit from the business. I know that March is a time when many of you get out of town, and the “snowbirds” haven’t returned. Not judging, but it can get pretty quiet around the place.When you are around, please don’t forget about your Club.We are here for you. And we all benefit from your continued support. As always, thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing you at your Club! Phil Iannelli G eneral M anager



WCC MOBILE APP With the app’s one-time login feature, you are just taps away from staying connected to the Club any time, day or night.You can now conveniently register for upcoming social events, view the current calendar and Bulletin, view the daily dining specials, contact any of the Club management as well as make your court res- ervations and golf lessons!This mobile app also allows us to communicate with individual members, targeted groups, or the entire membership, with simple and easy push notifications.To start using the app, follow the following three simple steps: STEP 1: From your phone or tablet, download the ForeTees Club Central app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. STEP 2: Once downloaded, open the app to generate a one-time login by clicking on “Email me my credentials”. STEP 3: Enter the one-time login into the app and you are all set. Meghan Spero M embership D evelopment and C ommunications M anager

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LIQUOR LOCKER For many years, Wilmington Country Club members could rent a liquor locker for the storage of “adult beverages” purchased from the Club. When the new clubhouse was built at the Kirk Road Site, a beverage store was placed on the right entrance to the mixed grille, now know as the grilles. The beverage store featured private label bottles of bourbon, Canadian whiskey, gin, scotch whiskey and vodka. It was the personal responsibility of Dominick Michini who came to our Club from Greenville CC as a bartender in 1964. The wine steward at that time was Gerry Lawler. Liquor stored in the lockers were purchased from the Club by members and was to be used on site only on Sundays and on days when the Club was prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages. Of course, some of the sales were stored for “future use” and for off-site use.

The Board of Directors struggled with the issues of furnishing liquor for members on those days when sales were prohibited and with the possible loss of the Club’s tax exempt status were it found to be in violation of IRS ruling 68-235, which prohibited the sale of liquor to members for off-premises consumption. On August 19, 1969, the House Committee, chaired by J. Sellers Bancroft, unanimously agreed to adopt House Rule Number 10A: “Liquor purchased in bottles from the Club can only be consumed when the bars are closed and on Sundays when not used as a supplement to a meal.” At that same meeting, the Committee agreed that “In order to better control the sale of alcoholic liquor bottles for locker use and to ensure compliance with ABCC Rule No. 26, the Committee agreed that all bottles must be appropriately marked and identified as having been purchased from the Club.”

Evidently the lack of profitability of the liquor store coupled with the possible endangerment of the Club’s tax-exempt status caused the Board of Directors to close the store in August or September of 1969. The minutes of the October 21, 1969 House Committee meeting contained the following statement. “Mr. Bissell analyzed the food and liquor results for August and the seven-month period then ended. Our results appeared to be in line except liquor profits increased in spite of termination of off-premise sales.” After the beverage store was closed, that room was used briefly as a barbershop. Around that time a masseur was available by appointment for the members but light demand soon ended that service.

Please note John F. Porter III reviewed the Club’s minutes and was responsible for discovering the liquor store information.

This excerpt is taken from the book,The History of Wilmington Country Club, It's First 100Years, written by Dr. Jospeh Dietz Jr.




MONDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Closed TUESDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Closed

TAVERN & GRILLE WEEKLY SPECIALS MARCH 6TH THROUGH MARCH 10TH Meatloaf with Green Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

WEDNESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 3:00 pm/Food Service 4:00 pm Café: Opens at 4:00 pm Hut: Closed THURSDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 3:00 pm/Food Service 4:00 pm Café: Opens at 4:00 pm Hut: Closed FRIDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm Pub37: Opens at 3:00 pm/Food Service 4:00 pm Café: Opens at 4:00 pm Hut: Closed

MARCH 13TH THROUGH MARCH 17TH Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Choice of Green Beans or Cole Slaw

MARCH 20TH THROUGH MARCH 24TH Fish & Chips with Cole Slaw, Malt Vinegar Aioli

MARCH 27TH THROUGH MARCH 31ST Swedish Meatballs over Buttered Parsley Noodles

APRIL 2ND THROUGH APRIL 7TH Grilled Chicken Parmesan over Linguine, Garlic Bread --- Specials cost $14.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated. MARCH MONTHLY DESSERTS FLAMBÉ BANANA PANNA COTTA Buttered Rum Sauce, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Honey & Cinnamon Panna Cotta

SATURDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

STRAWBERRY KUCHEN Pistachio Shortbread, Crème Fraîche Sambuca Glaze

Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed

KEY LIME MOUSSE TART Ginger Meringue Kisses, Berry Compote

ROCKY ROAD BAKED ALASKA Fudge Brownie Chunks, Caramel Sauce

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




MARCH 2019








Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37

High School Tennis Camp 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Senior Men’s & Ladies Paddle Nationals

Mardi Gras Celebration

Beast Badge Junior FitnessWorkshop 5:00 pm Senior Men’s & Ladies Paddle Nationals Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Squash Doubles Member-Guest

6 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Beast Badge Junior FitnessWorkshop 4:00 pm






3 Family Night Pasta Bar in Café 1901 Senior Men’s & Ladies Paddle Nationals

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

No Clubhouse Food Service

No Clubhouse Food Service WCC Book Club 4:00 pm Ladies’ Lounge

Squash Doubles Member-Guest

Grand Prix Squash Singles Tournament

Mixed Tennis Round Robin 6:45 pm





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No Clubhouse Food Service

No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Twilight Call-ins 9:00 am




20 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Men’s Opening Event Sign-ups Begin




No Clubhouse Food Service

No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Mixed Paddle Nationals

St. Patrick’s Day Specials and Green Beer Selection Sunday March Madness Brackets

Mixed Paddle Nationals





27 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm



No Clubhouse Food Service

No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 83rd Men’s Invitational Call-ins 9:00 am

Mixed Paddle Nationals



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

JANUARY 17TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: Judith Spruance - Eleanor Maroney (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A & B: Eleanor Brown - Louise Roselle Section A: Lee Davis - Anne Priebe (Guest) Section B: Judith Spruance - Louise Roselle First Place: East - West Section A: Joanne Bahr - Virginia Kuhn Section B & C: Marina Tarlov - Pamela Morrison (Guest) JANUARY 24TH First Place: North - South

JANUARY 31ST First Place: North - South

Section A: Liz Fahl - Judy Jackson (Guest) Section B: Barbara Mitchell - Nancy Diver First Place: East - West Section A: Virginia Kuhn - Katherine Hoopes Section B: Joanne Bahr - Louise Roselle

FEBRUARY 7TH First Place: North - South Section A: Judith Spruance - Kimmie Fulweiler (Guest) Section B: Katherine Hoopes - Joanne Bahr First Place: East - West Section A: Mary Jo Fidance - Virginia Kuhn Section B: Judy Chapman (Guest) - CindyWright MONTCHANIN SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE WEDNESDAYS Lunch Buffet - 12:30 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.



ThereThere byTommy Orange is ourTuesday,March 5th selection. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking - Tommy Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow - some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent - momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will perform in public for the very first time.There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. Here is a voice we have never heard - a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force.Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with addiction, abuse and suicide. Join us on the 5th at 4:00 pm in the Ladies’ Locker Room as Frances Pyle leads the discussion of this powerful book. Our April selection, Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, is an unforgettable account of a young girl who was never allowed to attend school until she leaves her survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.



It’s hard to believe two months, or just over 16% of the year has passed.The month of March is a transitional time for the Grounds Department, as we head into the shoulder season for the months of April and May. In March, our staff will begin to monitor phenological indicators, such as forsythia bloom, for timing of pre-emergent applications ranging from grassy weeds (Poa annua, crabgrass) to pesky insects.We have also received some alerts that in a short time, we will be seeing the return of our migratory winged friends. Our team will be steadily preparing their homes surrounding the reservoir and throughout the property in the coming weeks. In addition, it is our hope Mother Nature will be kind to us in preparing the grounds for the coming season to either finalize work such as bunker modifications or fairway drainage installations. From a staffing perspective, we have been actively recruiting prospective candidates to add

to our team. Success breeds success and we want team members that have a strong desire to push themselves and others in an effort to achieve our collective goals all while growing in our program. Recruitment is an on-going process as we strive to continually cultivate and produce the next generation of agronomists for the golf course maintenance industry.We are excited to announce below our new team members that will undoubtedly upgrade the overall member experience in the short and long term. Jacob Shughart is currently the assistant superintendent at Woodmont Country Club located in Rockville, Maryland. His past experience includes a season at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NewYork, as well as, various volunteering at tournaments such as the Quicken Loans National,The Barclays and Tour Championship. In addition, Jacob was a project manager for Total Turf on projects at Green Acres Country Club, Old Oaks, Consee, Stanwich and Blue Bell. Jacob was charged with shaping and grading all tee complexes for the BobbyWeed renovation at Green Acres. He is a graduate of the Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management program. Jake is coming back home to Delaware as he is a graduate of Conrad School of Science. Jake will be the North Course Assistant Superintendent and will start March 4th. Chris Cooke will graduate in May with a B.S. inTurfgrass Science from Penn State. His summer internships were completed at Merion (two different summers), Augusta National and Oakmont Country Club, where he had the opportunity to work the US Open. Chris will be the South Course Assistant Superintendent and will begin in early May. Jim Elliott has been hired as our Spray Superintendent and will coordinate our plant protection programs. He is the former superintendent of White Clay Creek and Brandywine Country Club. Jim has volunteered at various golf championships, including the US Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club. Jim is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Professional Turf Management Program. He is married with a daughter at St. Mark’s High School. An important conduit for employees and future leaders is our Internship Program.Tailored to the individual’s needs, we are able to provide a dynamic learning environment for our students.We are happy to report two apprentices will be joining our forces this season. Matt Gillespie is currently attending Penn State via the World Campus, and will graduate this December with a B.S. in Turfgrass Science. He conducted an internship last year at Bidermann and began his golf career at Concord Country Club. Last year, Matt volunteered for the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club. Cody Sander is attending Penn State’s two-year Golf Course Turfgrass Management program. During the winter break, Cody had an internship at Bonita Bay where he had the chance to experience each of the five golf courses at the club.

Prior to joining us in March, Cody will volunteer at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. From of all in the Grounds Department, we hope you have a great month of March! Warm Regards, Jonathan Urbanski D irector of G olf C ourses & G rounds



COURSE AVAILABILITY March 1 to March 26 Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am March 27 to March 31 Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am

DRIVING RANGE March 1 to March 26 Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sundays: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

March 27 to March 31 Monday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday,Thursday,Friday:7:30am–7:00pm Wednesday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

BAG ROOM March 1 to March 26 Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sundays: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

March 27 to March 31 Monday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday,Thursday,Friday:7:30am–7:00pm Wednesday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

GOLF SHOP March 1 to March 26 Monday &Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

March 27 to March 31 Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm



March means spring is around the corner and new merchandise will be coming in the Golf Shop. This month we are expecting arrivals from Peter Millar, Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, new line Holderness & Bourne plus Golftini and Tail for women. In addition, we are stocked up on the latest in footwear from Foot Joy, Adidas and Ecco, as well as all the latest golf clubs from Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and Ping. Be sure to stop by and see all the latest offerings. Also happening in the Golf Shop this month are the buy three dozen golf balls, get one dozen free offers from Titleist, Callaway and Taylor Made. Be sure to look for more information from the Golf Shop on this extremely popular annual promotion. RULES OF GOLF The rules of golf have changed as of January 1st, 2019.To get you up to speed with these changes we are offering a complementary Rules of Golf seminars on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.This seminar will be held in the Library from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and led by Michael Shank, PGA. Please call the Golf Shop to reserve a space, (302) 655-6022, or email

The winter season is winding to a close and spring is around the corner. Here are a few items of interest as we head into the 2019 golf season: • Our junior golf book for 2019 will soon be available. Be sure to take a look at the camps and programs available for your junior this summer. • Early season sign-ups will be emailed out shortly. Please take the time to fill out the form on this email if any changes are needed.

•The Men’s andWomen’s GAP seasons are fast approaching.Be on the lookout for registration information.This year the Men’s Matches are April 14th, 28th, and May 5th.Women’s matches are April 23rd, 26th, 30th, May 3rd and May 7th. Please contact the Golf Shop if you are interested in playing. • In March, we have sign-up call in dates for two of our most popular events. Men’s Twilight call-ins will take place Friday, March 15th at 9:00 am and our 83rd Men’s Invitational call-ins will take place Friday, March 29th at 9:00 am. As a reminder, only telephone calls are accepted for entry in these events. No voicemail or personal entries are accepted, but anyone may call for you. If either event sells out, additional entries will be placed on a wait list. • Another sign-up date in March is for our Men’s Golf Opening Event. Registration begins on Wednesday, March 20th. • Our annual offer to buy three dozen golf balls get one dozen free will again be starting in March. Look for more information from the shop on this popular annual promotion. •We are currently developing a new online tournament directory for all of our tournaments in 2019. Be on the lookout for more information later this month on this exciting new initiative. We look forward to seeing everyone on the golf course soon! NEW ONLINE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORY One of the improvements we are excited to offer to our tournament programs for 2019 is a new online tournament directory. This directory will give every tournament, including men’s, women’s, mixed and juniors, a dedicated webpage of its own. On this webpage members will have the ability to see tournament information including formats prior to the event, as well as the have the ability to sign-up directly online for many of our events. Following the event, tournament results, player analytics, and any pictures of the event will live on the webpage. This directory will be accessible from theWilmington Country Club website, specifically the golf page. Look for more information to follow. Michael Shank, PGA D irector of G olf




PGA Director of Instruction Bob Lennon is currently running a Cardio Golf Speed Training Class. $150 for three 30-minute indoor training sessions. These sessions will increase your swing speed, and start you off this spring hitting the ball farther. Call the Golf Shop to sign-up or for more information (302) 655-6022.


MEN'S GOLF * March 15 :Twilight League Call-In Date * March 29 : 83rd Invitational Call-In Date April 26 : Opening Event April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 :Twilight League

May 23 : May Member Guest June 13 - 16 : 83rd Invitational July 6 & 7 : Holiday Tournament July 11 : July Member Guest

July 26, 27, 28 : Men’s Club Championship August 31 : Labor Day Member/Member September 12 : September Member Guest October 5 & 6 : Annual Member/Member October 10 : October Member Guest WOMEN'S 18-HOLE GOLF April 9 : 9-Hole Scramble & Opening Meeting * May 15 : Cocktail Reception for all WCC women golfers


WINTER JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS Now through March 23 Junior Training Sessions (Limited to 3 students)

1-hour sessions, $40 per session EveryWednesday at 4:00 pm Every Saturday at 1:00 pm OR Build your own group at your own time Call the Golf Shop to register or for more information, (302) 655-6022 PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE GOLF PGA Junior League Golf is back for its third season at Wilmington! This is the perfect golf program for juniors 13 and under looking for a fun,team atmosphere. Look for more information to follow soon. Sign-ups begin on March 7th.

May 21 : Senior/Super Senior Championship May 30 : 9 & 18 Holers Co-Twilight Event June 18 :Women’s Invitational Tournament July 11 :Women’s Putting Championship July 16 & 18 :WCCWomen’s Club Championship September 19 : September Guest Day October 15 : 9-Hole Scramble and Closing Luncheon WOMEN'S 9-HOLE GOLF April 10 : Opening Breakfast Meeting followed by optional golf * May 15 : Cocktail Reception for all WCC women golfers May 30 : 9 & 18 Holers Co-Twilight Event June 12 : DuPont Invitational June 18 :Women’s Invitational Tournament July 25 : Newark Invitational July 31 : Putting Championship September 11 :Wilmington Invitational September 18 : Nine Hole Club Championship September 19 : September Guest Day October 16 : 9-Hole Scramble and Closing Luncheon


Our 2019 Junior Golf Book including 2019 junior golf camps will soon be available. Be on the lookout for this information shortly. 18



April 10 : Opening Breakfast Meeting 9am April 10 : Golf Jeopardy with Golf Optional - Front North April 17 : Step-Aside Scramble - Back South 9am SG April 24 : Red Tee Low Gross - Front North 9am SG May 1 : Scramble - Front South 9am SG May 8 : Hate 'Em - Back North 9am SG May 15 : 18 Hole/9 Hole Ladies’ Cocktail Reception - 5:30pm May 15 : Shamble - Back South 9am SG May 22 : Stringball - Front North 9am SG May 29 :Tee to Green - Back South 9am SG May 30 : 9-Hole/18-Hole Co-Twilight June 5 : Better Ball of Partners - Back North 9am SG June 12 : DuPont Invitational June 18 :Women's Member/Guest June 19 :Three Clubs & A Putter - Front North 9am SG June 26 : Step-Aside Scramble - Front South 9am SG July 10 : Low Gross - Back South 9am SG July 17 : Scramble with the Pro - Back North 9am SG July 24 : Odds & Evens - Back South 9am SG July 25 : Newark Invitational July 31 : Fewest Putts - Front North 9am SG July 31 : Putting Championship - 1pm August 7 : Step-Aside Scramble - Front South 9am SG August 8 : Nine Hole Twilight August 14 : Best 6 of 9 - Back North 9am SG August 21 : 3-3-3 - Front North 9am SG August 28 : Swings & Putts - Back South 9am SG September 4 : Best Ball of Four - Back North 9am SG September 5 : Nine Hole Couples Twilight September 11 :Wilmington Invitational September 18 : Nine Hole Club Championship Front North Tee Times September 25 : Scramble, Best 7 of 9 - Front South 9am SG October 2 : Moneyball (Colored Ball) - Back South 9am SG October 9 : Play Date, Format TBD October 16 : Step-Aside Scramble & Closing Luncheon Front North 9am SG


Jan Hobbs P resident

Ellen Cannon V ice -P resident

Pam McCrery T reasurer

Catherine Dean S ecretary

Opening Day is almost here!! By now, you have reviewed the 2019 Rules of Golf and have become familiar with the changes. Make sure you place the new Rules book in your golf bag, available in our Golf Shop. Opening day is April 9th.We begin at 9:30 am for the traditional 9-hole scramble, followed by the opening meeting and luncheon. Sign up in the Locker Room, or email the Golf Shop ( A last reminder to join or renew your WGAP membership by March 15th to be eligible for Team Matches. Information is on the WGAP website: Team Match schedule was emailed earlier this year.The Team Cup Coordinator needs your availability for playing in these matches. Lineups must be turned intoWGAP by March 29th. The 2019 Golf Schedule, a save the date calendar, has recently been emailed to us. Please note the date has changed for the Cocktail Reception to May 15th, and join allWCC women golfers for a fun evening and informational meeting.

We look forward to our new season, and playing golf with you on Ladies’ Day!


Tiny Mulvena P resident

Claudia Peters V ice -P resident

Kathy Perry T reasurer /M embership

The 2019Women’s Nine Hole Season officially gets started in just over a month’s time and we could not be more excited. View the tentative calendar of events for the upcoming year on right column, featuring a fun assortment of games for all to enjoy. If you are interested in joining the Women’s 9-Hole group, please contact Kathy Perry at (302) 545-7522 or look forward to a great 2019 season and hope to see everyone at the Opening Breakfast in April!



MONDAY 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 4.0 + Doubles Clinic

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Men’s CardioTennis

TUESDAY 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 3.5 + Doubles Clinic WEDNESDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 3.5 + CardioTennis 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ladies' 3.0 CardioTennis THURSDAY 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 3.5 + Doubles Clinic 10:00 am - 11:15 am Ladies' 3.5 + Singles Clinic FRIDAY 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ladies' CardioTennis 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Ladies' 3.0 Doubles Clinic SATURDAY 7:45 am - 8:45 am Men’s CardioTennis 8:45 am - 10:00 am Men’s Tennis Round Robin 8:45 am - 9:45 am Ladies' CardioTennis 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Mixed CardioTennis


JUNIOR TENNIS Red 1 (5-6 years) Monday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm $119/7 weeks, $22 drop-in Red 2 (7-8 years) Monday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm $119/7 weeks, $22 drop-in Orange (9-10 years) Monday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Friday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm $140/7 weeks, $25 drop-in Green (11-12 years) Monday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $140/7 weeks, $25 drop-in Yellow (13-14 years) Monday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in JUNIOR ACADEMY Orange Competition Wednesday 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Thursday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in Green Competition Wednesday 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Yellow Competition 1 Wednesday 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm, $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Friday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Yellow Competition 2 Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Friday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm, $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in High School Monday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in High Performance Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Session 4 : February 18th - April 7th


As we finish the indoor season and look ahead to warmer months, we have included the summer junior racquets and camp program information so you can begin planning your summer. In addition, we have included several of our key upcoming events for the spring.

On Saturday, March 2nd from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm we will host a high school pre-season junior tennis camp to get our players ready for the upcoming year. Space is limited so check with the racquets shop to reserve your spot. Our Friday night adult socials continue on Friday, March 8th with a mixed tennis round robin at 6:45 pm. Come out as a team or as an individual and play some tennis, afterwards a bit of socializing at Pub37. On Friday, April 5th at 6:45 pm we will hold our first Ping Pong Club Championships for men’s and ladies doubles. Sign up with a partner or we will find a partner for you.This is sure to be a lot of fun for serious and less serious players. Mixed teams can also play in the event. Outdoor Ladies Wilmington Cup tennis begins the week of April 22nd with the Ladies Philadelphia League beginning the week of April 29th. Our annual ladies pre-season tennis camps will be held Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th and our ladies opening tennis events for all ladies will be held on Sunday,April 18th. This event will feature fun cardio tennis drills and a light lunch after the tennis. See you on the courts the rest of this indoor season and let's hope for an early outdoor season! UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, March 2nd : High School Tennis Camp 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, March 8th : Mixed Tennis Round Robin 6:45 pm Friday, March 8th & Saturday, March 9th : Squash Men’s Member Guest Saturday, March 9th : Junior Squash Grand Prix Tournament Friday,April 5th : Adult Doubles Ping Pong Club Championships 6:45 pm Saturday,April 6th : Junior Squash Grand Prix Tournament Sunday,April 7th : First State Squash Cup Friday,April 12th : Junior Tennis Carnival, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday,April 14th : Legends Squash Singles and Doubles Tuesday,April 16th &Wednesday,April 17th : Ladies Tennis Camps 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ed McQuillin R acquets D irector

Thursday,April 18th : Ladies Tennis Opening Event 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Monday,April 22nd :Wilmington Ladies Cup Tennis League Begins Saturday,April 27th : USTATennis Coaches Workshop Monday,April 29th : Philadelphia Ladies Tennis League Begins


JUNIOR SQUASH PROGRAM MONDAY 7:00pm – 8:30pm: High School TUESDAY 4:35 pm – 5:20 pm: 5-6Years 5:20 pm – 6:05 pm: 7-9Years


2019 SQUASH DOUBLES MEMBER GUEST will be held Friday, March 8th & Saturday, March 9th. One match on Friday and two on Saturday, with Champions Lunch on Saturday. Need a partner? Please contact Ed Chilton for help. Sign up with the Racquet Shop at Deadline is Friday, March 1st. THE THIRD JUNIOR GRAND PRIX of the year will be held Saturday, March 9th from 9:00 am -11:30 am.There will be an 11 and Under division as well as an 9 and Under Division. The tournament is basic and meant as an opportunity to have juniors get some competitive matches in a short amount of time. Each player will also learn to referee. Please sign up with the Racquet Shop at The three elements of a quality rail (a ball hit long the wall) are tight, height and depth. And it is best in that order. Regardless of how high or deep your rail is, the tightness of the rail can limit your opponent’s options and make it easier to defend or attack the next shot. Good height allows you time to recover into proper court position and can keep your opponent defensive. Depth will help to keep your rival in the back of the court which doesn’t allow them to be on the offensive. Of course, if you can apply all three elements to the rail, you will be well on your way to victory. SQUASH SINGLES & DOUBLES TIP

WEDNESDAY 7:00pm – 8:30pm: High School

THURSDAY 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm: 5-6Years 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: 7-9Years SUNDAY 12:40 pm –1:20 pm: 5-6Years 2:20 pm – 3:05 pm: 7-9Years 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm: 10-12Years

Session 4 : February 18th - April 7th


Friday, May 3rd - Sunday, May 5th

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UPCOMING PADDLE EVENTS Friday, March 1st - Sunday, March 3rd : APTAWomen’s 45+/60+ Nationals Friday, March 1st - Sunday, March 3rd : APTA Men’s 45+/55+/65+ Nationals Friday, March 8th :Women’s B Mason Dixon Event, Cup 2 to 8 level, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday, March 22nd : APTA Husband/Wife Nationals Saturday, March 23rd - Sunday, March 24th : APTA Mixed Nationals




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The finals of theWCC Squash Championships were heldWednesday, February 27th and numerous terrific matches all through the evening. Congratulations to all! 

Boys U11 7-8 Place: SamWyant def. Jackson Bidic 11-4, 11-1, 11-2 Boys U11: JohnnyWyant def. Luke Mumford 11-6, 11-8, 11-0 Boys U13 Playoff: Ben Ashley def.Tate Poff 11-6, 11-8, 11-1 Boys U15:Tucker Poff def. Constantine Moutsatsos 11-7, 11-3, 11-5  Boys U17: Sander Saridakis def. Gaurav Rastogi 11-9, 12-10, 11-6 Boys U19: Peter Harris def. Ben Schiltz 11-3, 8-11, 14-12, 11-9 

Boys U19 Doubles: Gaurav Rastogi/Sander Saridakis def. Peter Harris/Harry Saridakis 15-4, 15-7, 11-15, 15-14

Girls U11: Ellen Kirifides def. Poppy Hannum 11-4, 11-0, 11-2 Girls U13: Evelyn Bilek def. Lily Hannum 11-7, 11-1, 11-2 Girls U15: JosephineWellons def. Ella Shepherd 12-14, 11-8, 11-9, 4-11, 14-12 Girls U19: Jennifer Cleary def. KatrinaWinfield 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 Men’s A Singles: JackWyant def. AJ McCrery 11-5, 4-11, 11-4, 14-12 Men’s A 3/4 Playoff: Leif Bohman def. Ben Schiltz 9-11,8-11,11-9,11-4,14-12 Men’s B Singles: Chris Saunders def. Ian McConnel 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 11-6  Men’s C Singles: John Bilek def. Rob Heinle 12-10, 11-8, 11-7 Men’s C 5th-6th: Sean Bidic def. Jonathan Moore 11-7, 11-9, 11-1

Men’s A Doubles: JackWyant/Buzz Hannum Jr. def.Todd Anderson/Tim Porter 15-10, 15-8, 15-10  Men’s D Doubles: Bret Morris/Eric Martin def. Steve Tigani/Ray Babiarz 15-11, 15-8, 15-7 Men’s 50+ Doubles: Mike Ashley/John Kairis def. Jeff Simonton/Jon Saunders 15-8, 15-10, 15-12 Men’s 60+ Doubles: Buzz Hannum Sr./Jeff Olmstead def. Jeff Simonton/Jon Saunders 15-7, 15-8, 15-14


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WCC 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


JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS 2019 WCC SUMMER JUNIOR SPORTS SCHEDULE MONDAY - FRIDAY JUNE 10TH - AUGUST 30TH TRANSITION & SPORTS CAMP ENDS AUGUST 9TH GOLF CAMP: JUNE 17 - AUGUST 30 WCC JUNIOR SUMMER CAMPS Racquet camp registrations will be taken through the Racquet Shop (302) 655-6513. Golf camp through the Golf Shop (302) 655-6022.






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

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

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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, Maria Lucey, Krysta Lafferty, and Beth Sheehy.


ATHLETICISM We often hear that someone is athletic, but what does that mean? If they dress in athletic clothes, does that mean they are athletic? If they play a sport, does that make them athletic? Athleticism is the ability to repeatedly perform a broad range of movement skills with style, precision and confidence in a variety of environments, which requires competent levels of strength, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination and energy. In other words, athleticism is a combination of motor skill mastery and fitness that can be demonstrated across sports.

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

So, it is not enough to focus only on sport-specific skill development, as it does not necessarily develop overall athleticism!This is why we see athletes that specialize in only one sport tend to get injured more frequently as they do not have the broad range of movement competence and the requisite strength necessary to perform multiple skills. Focus on development of only one or two types of fitness (only aerobic training, for example) also reduces the likelihood of optimal health. You are only as strong as your weakest link, so you may have one fitness aspect or more to include in your athletic improvement program. Sport coaches focus on developing sport specific skills while strength coaches focus on developing athleticism. Both are important for members overall fitness and wellbeing. If you are unsure how best to develop your athleticism, please stop by the Fitness Center for more information.

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.

Rick Howard D irector of F itness

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

BEAST BADGE WORKSHOPS The Fitness Center Rules state that the fitness facility is available to members, age 16 and older.All Junior members aged 10 through 15 must possess the Beast Badge. Junior members aged 10 and 11 may only use the facility if accompanied by their member parent. Please sign up at the Fitness Desk - cost is $25.

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

Friday, March 1st, 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 6th, 4:00 pm









Boot Camp Krysta Lafferty

HotVinyasa Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Krysta Lafferty

HotVinyasa Beth Sheehy

6:00 am

Golf Fitness (Squash Building) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

7:00 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie TRX ChrisWeiss

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

FIT Maria Lucey

FIT Maria Lucey

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FIT Fusion Beth Sheehy (Every other Saturday) Krysta Lafferty

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

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*Balance Mary Currie 45 minute class

*Balance Mary Currie 45 minute class

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*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

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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)

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RestorativeYoga Beth Sheehy

10:30 am

WarmYoga Flow Beth Sheehy

RestorativeYoga Beth Sheehy

X-17 Krysta Lafferty

6:15 pm




$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 or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113. $14/Sessi / r i i li it at 380 nlimited 90 Day Rate All classes are one hour in length unless otherwise not . Limited spac and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome, space p rmitting. Due t the verwhelming response to ur classes, if y u sign up for a class and do not attend with ut canceling at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged even if you have an unlimited package. Sign up online at il or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113.


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