August 2019 Newsletter



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PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson


A rich part of the history of Wilmington Country Club has been the hosting of Amateur golf tournaments. As we proudly display on our scorecards,Wilmington Country Club has hosted six national championships, and that doesn't include the most recent event, the 2013 Palmer Cup. Recently, Bob Hackett, Phil Iannelli, Michael Shank and I attended a USGA sponsored meeting at Pinehurst celebrating the U.S. Amateur that will be held at Pinehurst from August 12th through the 18th. Prominent clubs from all over the Country were represented, all with a history of hosting championships and a strong desire to continue that tradition. It is very clear that hosting USGA and other prominent championships increases the prestige of a club, enhances member recruitment and engagement, and can help attract and retain quality staff. During the gathering, we had the chance to meet directly with the leadership of the USGA and they expressed their appreciation for our past support of amateur golf and their interest in discussing the potential for a future championship at Wilmington. Specifics to which event or when is still unknown. One of my goals is to continue working to bring a prestigious championship to our Club. The combination of our premier facilities and exceptional golf makes us more than able to accommodate a national championship.That being said, to be successful, it will require the full support of the membership including significant participation in the planning and execution. I would be very interested in hearing from you regarding your support for the idea and if you are willing to be involved.We are very excited about this future opportunity and the chance to add to the history of Wilmington Country Club.Thank 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.




NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR MEMBERS Jack Marshall, Remy Stewart, JohnWyant


Mrs. Frances Y. Pyle

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Mrs. Elizabeth Burke

Mrs. Gretchen Mayne

Mrs. Martha Diver

Mr. Andrew G. P. Hobbs, Jr.

Mr. David K. O'Flynn

AUGUST EMPLOYEE MILESTONES Barbara Henderson Manager of Banquets, 35Years

Andres Rebollo Senior Equipment Operator/Spray Technician, 17Years

Justin Best Chef de Partie, 15Years


A NOTE FROM PHIL TENNIS COMPLEX CAPITAL PROJECT To enhance the overall membership experience, we are excited to announce that construction on the new Tennis Complex will begin in September 2019 with an expected completion date of May 2020. • Construction of new tennis building that will house two new indoor tennis courts and an additional multi-purpose sports court • All new racquets center to replace the existing tennis lobby • Upgraded ADA and life safety needs throughout the entire tennis complex • Enhanced spectator viewing and lounge seating areas • Additional family lockers in the location of the existing Racquet Shop • Full service Racquet Shop providing the latest in equipment and apparel • All new w rk room providing on-sit racquet restringing, grip changing and repairs Click on the image above to view a video from Phil Iannelli, General Manager, regarding the upcoming Tennis Complex Capital Project.

View from across the hard courts

View from the Family Center

New entrance from upper parking lot

New indoor tennis addition



MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Wilmington is a wonderful family oriented Club with many opportunities for social and sport activities for all ages. Regardless of a spouse or child’s interest there is something fun and social to do throughout the year, providing a wonderful sense of camaraderie and many opportunities for friendship. Tea parties, summer camps, bingo, book club, birding, specialty dinners, holiday festivals, bridge, movie nights, mahjong….there is so much to learn and do outside of golf and racquets! Wilmington Country Club is a community of friends and family and is truly enjoyed most with our loved ones. If your spouse or children are currently not members, but have considered joining, we encourage you to learn about ALL of the wonderful and fun activities the Club has to offer.

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



JULY 30TH THROUGH AUGUST 4TH Beef Stir Fry with CrispVegetables in an Orange Ginger Sauce over Rice

AUGUST 6TH THROUGH AUGUST 11TH Grilled Chicken Primavera over Fettuccine, Garlic Bread AUGUST 13TH THROUGH AUGUST 18TH Swedish Meatballs over Buttered Parsley Noodles

AUGUST 20TH THROUGH AUGUST 25TH Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Choice of Green Beans or Cole Slaw

AUGUST 27TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2ND Beef Tenderloin Tips, Onions, Peppers & Mushrooms over Rice Pilaf --- Specials cost $14.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated.

AUGUST DESSERT SPECIALS NORTH NINE PEACH PAVLOVA Mascarpone Chantilly, Apricot Glaze, Raspberry Coulis CHOCOLATE LAVA SUNDAE Whipped Cream, Caramel Ice Cream, Salty Peanut Brittle

LEMON BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE PoppyseedWaffer, Mint Infused Simple Syrup SWEET CORN BUNDT Buttermilk Semifreddo, Strawberry Compote














Thursday Bridge 9:30 am RoséWine Dinner 6:30 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Dinner Ballroom Patio

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

4 Men’s BB of Partners Quarterfinals End South Sr. Club Championship Match Play Semis End North Sr./Super Sr. Handicap Quarter Finals End North Mixed 2-Ball Quarterfinals End North Men’s Match Play Rd 1 Ends South



7 9-Holers - Step Aside Scramble Front South 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm




No Clubhouse Food Service

DSGAWomen’s Senior Amateaur Championship North Restricted until 11:30 am 18-Holers- Alt Event South 18-Holers President’s Cup 2nd Rd. Ends Men’s BB of Partners Semis Begin South Sr. Club Championship Match Play Finals Begin North Sr./Super Sr. Handicap Finals Begin North Mixed 2-Ball Semis Begin Men’s Match Play Rd 2 Begin WCC Book Club 4:00 pm Ladies’ Lounge Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm 13 18-Holers Ryder Cup South 8:30 am Men’s President’s Cup Finals Begin North Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm 20 18-Holers - Best 2 of 3 South 8:30 am Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm 27 18-Holers - Beat the Pro South 8:30 am Men’s BB of Partners Finals Begin South Mixed 2-Ball Finals Begin North Sr./Super Sr. Finals Begin

9-Holers Ladies’ Twilight Front North 5:00 pm Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Beast Badge 10:00 am Fitness Center

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Junior Sports Camps End USTA Men’s 55 Tennis Interdistricts

USTA Men’s 55 Tennis Interdistricts

DSGAWomen’s Senior Amateaur Championship North Restricted until 11:30 am



14 9-Holers - Best 6 of 9 Back North 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm 21 9-Holers - Swings & Putts Back South 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm 28 9-Holers - Swings & Putts Back South 9:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Lobster Night 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ballroom Patio




USTA Men’s 55 Tennis Interdistricts Men’s President’s Cup Semi-Finals End North

No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Wine Tasting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pub37

Men’s Grass Tennis Tournament 10:00 am - 12:00 pm





24 Farm to Table Dinner 6:30 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Dinner

No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Mixed Twilight Front North 5:30 pm

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Mixed Grass Court Tennis and Social 6:00 pm 30 Junior Tennis & Squash Camps End

25 Men’s BB of Partners Semis End South Sr. Club Championship Match Play Finals End North Sr./Super Sr. Handicap Semi-Finals End Mixed 2-Ball Semis End North Men’s Match Play Rd2 Ends South




No Clubhouse Food Service

Men’s Labor Day Member/Member South

Men’s Match Play Semi-Finals Begin South Pickleball & Bocce Night 6:00 pm


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

JUNE 27TH First Place: North - South

Section A: Tony Cardinal - Charlotte Bispham Section B & C: Bill Barlow - Nancy Barlow

First Place: East - West Section A: Maxine Alexander - Ann Marie Finch Section B & C: Marcia Balotti - Pat Bussard

JULY 11TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: Louise Roselle - Eleanor Maroney (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A: Joanne Bahr - Kimmie Fulweiler (Guest) Section B: Betty Duncan - Lynn Dealy

JULY 18TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: Evie Scott (Guest) - Elissa du Pont

First Place: East - West Section A & B: Marcia Balotti - Pat Bussard


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 Our Tuesday, August 6th selection is Jodi Picoult’s provocative novel, A Spark of Light , which tackles the polarizing issue of abortion.The novel begins in late morning on a warm fall day in a women’s reproductive health services clinic when a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking everyone inside hostage. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place this fateful day. Picoult explores both sides of the abortion debate in this carefully crafted, utterly gripping tale, which acknowledges that there are no easy answers. Join us on the 6th at 4:00 pm in the Ladies’ Lounge as Janet Robinson leads the discussion of the complicated issues this book considers: the rights of pregnant women and the rights of the unborn they carry. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, our September selection, Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris, is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the lengths some people had to go to survive.




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 Monday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday,Thursday & Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm August 5th – August 31st Monday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday,Thursday & Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm GOLF COURSE OPENING Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7:30 am DRIVING RANGE August 1st – August 4th


July was a great month! It started with fireworks and our well attended Holiday Tournament. The month concluded with all of our Club Championships. Congratulations to our 2019 Club Champions: Matt Smith, Meghan Adams Perry, and Anthony Ciconte! In August, many of our Annual Championships move into their Semi-Final and Final rounds. The last month of summer also marks another chance to participate in our Summer Junior Golf Camps before fall programming begins. A final important note to this month’s bulletin. As you may be aware, this year we are not aerating our greens as we typically have in August. Instead we will be aerating the North Course in October, and the South Course in November. Be sure to take advantage of these summer days with good course conditions to come out and enjoy the club!

Michael Shank, PGA D irector of G olf


After two rounds of play our 2017 Champion Matt Smith held a commanding six shot lead headed into the final round. Tim Porter made a strong final round charge at our leader out of the gate Sunday, birdieing three of his first five holes, dropping Matt’s lead to just three shots. In the end, Matt’s final round of 74 allowed him to cruise to a seven-shot victory and his second title. Congratulations to our Champion!   Finishing in a tie for second place were Tim Porter and Steve Walczak with a tournament score of ten-over par, 223. Fourth-place honors went to Jared Green, whose finishing round of 76 brought his tournament total to twelve-over par, 225. Matt Homer claimed fifth place with a fantastic score of sixteen-over par, 229. Randy Mitchell was sixth with a score of 231, with Tom Humphrey and Joey Fragomele tying for 7th with scores of 232.  In the First Flight, Bob Aerenson played very steady golf, posting rounds of 74 - 81 on his way to a four-shot victory over E.J. Dealy. The Second Flight did not disappoint, with a number of competitors in the mix for a shot at the title. Brad and Rhett Mitchell played stellar golf, both posting two-day scores of 169, including a final round 81 from Brad Mitchell. In the end, Roger Kirtley was able to hold off both competitors en route to a score of 168 and a one-shot victory.

WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP Two rounds of golf were played for the Women’s Club Championship, round 1 on the North Course and round 2 on the South Course. The field was composed of three flights. With a solid performance, Meghan Adams Perry won the 2019 Women's Club Championship! It was her first championship title atWilmington, and her two-round total led the field by 12 shots. Nicoll Keeney, our defending champion, was runner-up. Ingrid Shears took the Championship Flight winner title.

In the First Flight, Bette Purzycki won the Low Gross Flight winner. Mary Coty won 1st Net, and Catherine Dean was 2nd Net. In the Second Flight, Rita Kozic was the Low Gross Flight winner. Ellen Cannon was the 1st Net winner, and Susan Herrmann won 2nd Net. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Women’s Club Championship!




SUMMER GOLF CAMPS It’s a great time to finish the summer with our Summer Junior Golf Camps, classes continue now through August 30th! AGES 10-14 Monday to Friday 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. AGES 6-9 Monday to Friday 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Remember that you can come just one day, or every day for the week. Call the Golf Shop, 302-655-6022, for more information or to sign up. Our 2019 Junior Club Championship was played on one of the hottest weekends of the summer.  Several players played equally hot golf down the stretch.  In the Championship Flight, Anthony Ciconte two-putted from 60 feet on the last to secure a two-shot win over Runner-Up Jeff Homer.  Matt Homer made a charge with a birdie on the second to last hole, but lost the scorecard playoff to finish third. In our nine-hole flight, Mack Rubano edged Beckett Chipman by two shots to win the nine-hole title.  Ben Eichenbaum topped brother Asher by four shots to win the five-hole division. Congratulations to all of our Junior Club Championship participants! JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT The leaderboard was tightly packed in the Holiday Tournament, but in the end the team of Yogi Patel & Bill Sudell came from five shots back after Day 1 to claim victory with a two-day score of 167. In the gross division, the team of Cory Porter & Tim Porter took low honors with a two-day score of 181. Tom Beck / Dan Dreisbach and Brad Mitchell / Ken Bubes finished T-2nd Net with 169.

In the daily contests, there were a number of teams that posted an impressive scramble score of 31, but after a match of cards the teams of Tom Beck & Dan Dreisbach and Steve Lucas & Sean O'Hair claimed the honor. Brad Mitchell & Ken Bubes took low alternate shot score with a very strong 33. Rick & Mike Allen posted a very strong score of 67 to win the two-man aggregate format. The team of Richard Keller & Bill Keller won the better ball of partners format with a score of 28.  Also, congratulations to Bill Keller who had a hole-in-one on hole 16! Please follow the link below to view the Men's HolidayTournament webpage where you will find full results from the weekend. Thank you to everyone that participated in the Holiday Tournament and congratulations to all of our winners! Men's HolidayTournamentWebpage MEN’S JULY MEMBER-GUEST TOURNAMENT Rain shortened our July Member Guest to nine holes of play, but did not dampen player’s spirits as the competition unfolded July 11. The team of Chris Tigani, Scott Niggli, Ricky Giacco and Ted Baker took the top prize with a score of 11 under par. Aaron Stulman,Tim Dudderar, Tyler Leavengood and Jeremy Ryan finished T-2nd at 8-under with Bret Morris, Bruce Schauer, Frank Blatcher and Elias Chua. Congratulations to our winners.

WOMEN'S 18-HOLERS PUTTING CHAMPIONSHIP Danielle Lunger took the top prize for the first time in the Annual Putting Championship on July 11th. Ms. Lunger defeated Ingrid Shears in the final match.


For the month of August we are running a “Head-to-Toe” contest – each men’s, women’s, or junior golf shirt/top purchased from the shop beginning August 1st qualifies you for one entry in the “Head toToe” contest. On September 1st, one name will be drawn from eligible entries and that winner will receive a FREE full outfit including a hat/visor, shirt, shorts/skort, socks and shoes! Please stop by the Golf Shop for full details.

WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS Jan Hobbs P resident Ellen Cannon V ice -P resident Pam McCrery T reasurer Catherine Dean S ecretary Major Tournament results for July are as follows: Memorial Better Ball of Partners Tournament, with 12 teams, was won by the team of Marcia Raniere and Mary Ellen Gibson. Putting Championship , with 11 players, was won by Danielle Lunger. WCCWomen’s Club Championship, 13 players, 3 flights, in excessive heat over two days, celebrated with a luncheon attended by 26 members. First flight winner: Betty Purzycki Second flight winner: Rita Kozic 2019Women’s Club Champion is Megan Adams Perry with a score of 163, leading the field by 12 strokes! Congratulations to all our winners! Our final major tournament, the President’s Cup is now underway, with 12 players, to be completed by October 1st.


Monday,August 5th &Tuesday,August 6th : DSGAWomen’s Senior and Super Senior Amateur (North Course) Tuesday,August 6th : Men’s Better Ball of Partners – Semifinals Begin Tuesday,August 6th : Men’s Match Play – Round 2 Begins Tuesday,August 6th : Mixed Two-Ball Championship – Semifinals Begin Tuesday,August 6th : Senior/Super Senior Handicap Championship – Semifinals Begin Tuesday,August 6th : Men’s Senior Club Championship Match Play – Finals Begin Thursday,August 8th :Women’s 9-Holers Twilight (5:00 pm Shotgun North Course) Saturday,August 10th : Men’s Match Play Qualifying Ends Tuesday,August 13th : Men’s President’s Cup - Finals Begin Thursday,August 22nd: Women’s 18-Holers Mixed Twilight (5:00 pm Shotgun North Course) Monday,August 26th : Private Outing (South Course) Tuesday,August 27th : Men’s Better Ball of Partners – Finals Begin Tuesday,August 27th : Men’s Match Play – Semifinals Begin Tuesday,August 27th : Mixed Two-Ball Championship – Finals Begin Tuesday,August 27th : Senior/Super Senior Handicap Championship – Finals Begin

UPCOMING REMINDERS August 5th/6th : D.W.G.A event, noTuesday weekly event August 6th : Sign up opens for September Guest Day August 27th : New Event for 2019, Beat the Pro September 10th :W.G.A.P Senior Tournament

Hope to see you at the Club and on the course.

WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS Tiny Mulvena P resident Claudia Peters V ice -P resident Rita Kingery-Cook T reasurer Kathy Perry M embership

Congratulations to the following women who placed in our July events:

JULY 10TH - LOW GROSS August Flight First Place - Denise Ferguson Second Place - Mary Jo Gordon PGA Flight First Place - Chris Campbell Second Place - Linda Demharter U.S. Open Flight First Place - Rita Cook Second Place - Joy Honig

JULY 17TH - STEP ASIDE SCRAMBLE First Place - Audrey Fasy, Kathy Perry, Judy Orth, Linda Demharter Second Place - Carla Green, Mary Jo Chandler, Rosemary Crawford, Barbara Togman Third Place - Claudia Peters, Susan DiPietro, Gretchen Mayne, Ann VanOgtrop JULY 24TH - ODDS & EVENS First Place - Betsy Hershey, Susan DiPietro, Linda Demharter, Blind Draw (Rita Cook) Second Place - Rosanne Cox, Rosemary Crawford, Melissa Riegel, Rita Cook Third Place - Mary Jo Gordon, Kathy Perry, PatsyWalls, Jacqueline Kairis Anyone interested in joining theWomen’s 9-Hole Group should contact Kathy Perry at (302) 545-7522 or

Saturday,August 31st : Men’s Golf Labor Day Member/Member


A NOTE FROM GROUNDS Earlier this year, we informed the membership of our intention to move aerification away from times of the year that would be more beneficial for plant health, thus, keeping our playing surfaces free of major disruption during the season.We are happy to announce there will be no August aerification on either golf course or grass tennis courts. This year, we will aerify the North Course tees, fairways, greens and grass tennis courts from October 21 – 23. Our plan is to conduct aerification of these areas in April and October each year.This fall and once the North Course has healed-in and ready for the winter playing season, our staff will aerify the South Course.We anticipate this will occur sometime in mid-


When the aerification of the South Course has concluded and the turf has become dormant for the winter, it is our intention to cover the greens with protective tarps to promote healing and root development during the winter. It is our hope this program will speed recovery and possibly eliminate the spring aerification of the greens on the South Course. History has proven that aerifications conducted in late March have not allowed the greens to recover until almost mid- May.This change to a late season aerification is an effort to improve the conditions of the South Course greens in the spring. Only time will tell if this venture is successful or if the program needs to be tweaked in the future. July presented several consecutive days where the heat indexes reached levels that had not been seen in eight years. Towards the latter part of the month, we began to protect the edges of greens with blue painted dots. During the summer season, bentgrass surfaces tends to swell or expand with moisture as high humidity levels do not allow water in the ground to evaporate.The result, predominantly on short cut turf, is mower scalping on the perimeter of greens, seen in the picture below on the left.To combat this, we have painted blue dots, seen in the picture on the right, to have our staff lift their greens mowers during their morning routine.These conditions persist generally from mid-July through the beginning of September and we will continue to paint the blue dots as a defensive measure to maintain our playing surfaces in a manner that is suitable for our golf courses.

Jonathan Urbanski D irector of G olf C ourses & G rounds




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



Our summer racquets program continues for adults and juniors through the end of the month.We will continue hosting our weekly Pickleball and Bocce Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm through September. Our Pickleball and Bocce Club Championships will be held on Tuesday, September 24th so be sure to sign up in the Racquet Shop with a partner to participate.The winners have their names on the winner boards located in The Hut. The weekend of August 9th-11th we will once again host the USTA Middle States Men’s 55 Team Championships. Top players from the four state region will compete representing their respective districts. If you have a chance stop by the courts to view some great tennis.

We are offering two additional grass court events in August. On Saturday, August 17th we will hold a Men’s Grass Court Tournament for all our men’s players. We will play on the grass tennis courts followed by lunch in The Hut from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. On Friday, August 23rd we are hosting a Mixed Grass Court Tennis and Social Event at 6:00 pm on the grass tennis courts. Sign up through the Racquet Shop for both of these events.This will be the last chance to play on the grass tennis courts before the construction of our new facility begins.

We hope to see you on the courts.

WINNINGTENNIS ON GRASS TENNIS COURTS Playing on grass tennis courts is very different than playing on hard or clay courts. Since the ball tends to bounce lower on grass it benefits a player who gets to the net as soon as possible. Consider serving and volleying and returning serve and coming to the net. Once you are at the net short and soft volleys work best versus trying to hit the ball deep. When serving a slice serve to keep the ball low is the best choice versus a topspin serve. A change of stroke technique is also necessary when playing on the grass. Keep your groundstroke backswings shorter than usual and be sure to bend those knees to deal with the lower bounce. Slice or backspin groundstrokes and approach shots can be very effective on grass as well. Although it is difficult to totally change your normal game just to play on grass tennis courts these few changes suggested above will give you a better chance to win your match on the grass.

Ed McQuillin R acquets D irector

UPCOMING EVENTS Friday,August 2nd : Friday Night Mixed Doubles, 6:00 pm Tuesday,August 6th :Tuesday night Pickleball and Bocce, 6:00 pm Friday,August 9th : Junior Sports Camp Ends Friday,August 9th - Sunday,August 11th : USTA Middle States Men’s 55 Interdistricts Tuesday,August 13th :Tuesday Night Pickleball and Bocce, 6:00 pm Saturday,August 17th : Men’s Grass Tennis Tournament, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday,August 20th :Tuesday Night Pickleball and Bocce, 6:00 pm Friday,August 23rd : Mixed Grass Court Tennis and Social, 6:00 pm Tuesday,August 27th :Tuesday Night Pickleball and Bocce, 6:00 pm Friday,August 30th : Junior Tennis and Squash Camps End


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


FITNESS CENTER - MACHINE TIP Click the image below to watch a quick run through of the row machine.


Thursday, August 8th: 10:00 am $25/Person Please sign up with the Fitness Center (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113


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

FITNESS AND YOUR BRAIN The word "athlete" is a romanization of the Greek word άθλητὴς , athlētēs, meaning one who participates in a contest, which is derived from ἂθλος, áthlos, or ἂθλον , áthlon, meaning a contest or feat, or prize. (Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, 2014) The Ancient Olympic Games, held between 776AD to 393AD, were the athletic competition highlight of Greek culture and the word athlete became synonymous with Olympic victory.The Roman ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body was exemplified in Olympic competition.The complete first line from the Roman poet Juvenal’s Satire X, however, says, “orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano (You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body) thought to suggest that the praying for a long life was misguided because the Roman gods had provided Roman citizens with virtues listed in the subsequent lines of the poem. A healthy mind in a healthy body took on its meaning relative to sports and physical training in the modern era in the mid-19th century by the Liverpool (UK) Athletic Club to promote the rigorous academic and physical training of a complete education. Pierre de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympic Games and founder of the International Olympic Games, modified the dualist expression to the maxim, “Mens fervida in corpore lacertoso” which means “Fighting spirit in muscular body.”The current Olympic movement hearkens back to the Greek and Roman ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body, stressing the importance of physical health through elite performance. Since then, a healthy mind in a healthy body has been adopted by numerous athletic organizations as a representation of the Olympic ideal for athletes. ELITE PHYSICAL THERAPY ELITE PHYSICAL THERAPY


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!

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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 . 









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 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 or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113.



“Use it or lose it!” is an axiom that works the same for your body as it does your mind. According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are 6 Pillars of Brain Health

• Physical Exercise • Food & Nutrition • Medical Health • Sleep & Relaxation • Mental Fitness • Social Interaction

Regular exercise helps reduce the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Keeping your body active also help if you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. The Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine published a study that found that older adults that added nuts and/or olive oil to the Mediterranean Diet had better memory and thinking skills than those that ate a low fat diet.The classic Mediterranean Diet focuses on plant-based foods and is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, nuts and olive oil.A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the Mediterranean Diet reduced the risk of cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack Did you know that exercise is valuable if you are experiencing the brain fog that comes with age? Exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills by affecting the size of the hippocampus, which is the area of the brain responsible for verbal memory and learning, according to researchers at The University of British Columbia. According to the Harvard Health Letter, exercise helps memory and thinking through both direct and indirect means.The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors—chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance and survival of new brain cells. Indirectly, exercise improves mood and sleep, and reduces stress and anxiety. Problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment. How much exercise is required to improve memory?The study participants walked briskly for one hour, twice a week.That’s 120 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week. Standard recommendations advise half an hour of moderate physical activity most days of the week, or 150 minutes a week. If that seems daunting, start with a few minutes a day, and increase the amount you exercise by five or 10 minutes every week until you reach your goal. If you don’t want to walk, consider other moderate-intensity exercises, such as swimming, stair climbing, tennis, squash, or dancing. Don’t forget that household activities can count as well, such as intense floor mopping, raking leaves, or anything that gets your heart pumping so much that you break out in a light sweat. Don’t have the discipline to do it on your own? Try any or all of these ideas: • Join a class or work out with a friend who’ll hold you accountable. • Track your progress, which encourages you to reach a goal. • If you’re able, hire a personal trainer. (Paying an expert is good motivation.) Come visit the Fitness Center for more information or to get started. Rick Howard D irector of F itness



JUNIOR TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP G12 Champion: Lily Leung Finalist: Bridget Heinle B10 Champion: Jack Marshall Finalist: Asher Kozic B14 Champion: Constantine Moutsatsos Finalist: Demetri Moutsatsos B16 Champion: Drew Allen Finalist: Gaurav Rastogi Best Teammate: As voted by the juniors Yellow: Michael Dignazio Green: Libby Taub Orange: Caitlyn McGinley Red: Jack Porter Hardest Worker: As voted by the juniors Yellow: Matthew Heinle Green: Libby Taub Orange: Breydan Hossack Red: Nicholas Marshall and Jack Jenney

SWIM CHAMPIONS 6U Boys: Michael Perry (1) Lars Bohman (2) 6U Girls: Phoebe Moritz (1) Mallory Haynes (2) 8U Boys: Will VanDruff (1) Nick Waesco (1) Alex Moritz (2)

8U Girls: Eliza Bilek (1) Abby Haynes (2) 10U Boys: Ryan Fox (1) Luke Mumford (2) 10U Girls: Lilly Smolenski (1) Addison Rice (2) 12U Boys: Jamie Brinsfield (1) Jay Setting (2) 12U Girls: Ryan Spagnolo (1) Evelyn Bilek (2) 14U Boys: Liam Boulos (1) Connor Smith (2) 14U Girls: Campbell Bunch (1) Meghan Mumford (2) Open Boys: Sam Ashley (1) Hutton Ashley (2) Open Girls: None

SWIM HIGH POINT 6U Boys: Hunter Klose 6U Girls: Elisabeth DiSabatino 8U Boys: Nicholas Waesco 8U Girls: Eliza Bilek 10U Boys: Luke Mumford 10U Girls: Lily Smolenski


12U Boys: Jamie Brinsfield 12U Girls: Evelyn Bilek 14U Boys: Liam Boulos 14U Girls: Campbell Bunch Open Boys: Sam Ashley Open Girls: Olivia Reese

JUNIOR CAMP AWARDS 6-9 Boy MVP: Jack Marshall 6-9 Girl MVP: Abbey Terrell 6-9 Most Improved: Eliza Bilek 6-9 Sportsmanship Award: Ellen Kirifedes 6-9 Best Dressed: Elise Hopkins 6-9 Leadership Award: Charlie Sears 10-14 Boy MVP: Fraser Johnson 10-14 Girl MVP: Grace Terrell 10-14 Most Improved: Ben Devlin 10-14 Sportsmanship Award: Jamie Brinsfield 10-14 Best Dressed: Quinn Dudderar 10-14 Leadership Award: Parker Alivernini

DIVING CHAMPIONS 10U Girls Champion: Eliza Bilek Finalist: Elizabeth Spagnolo finalist 10U Boys Champion: Max Vattilana 12U Girls Champion: Evelyn Bilek Finalist: Mia Vattilana 14U Girls Champion: Campbell Bunch Finalist: Marisa Nygard JUNIOR GOLF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 18-Hole Champion: Anthony Ciconte 18-Hole Runner-Up: Jeff Homer 9-Hole Champion: Mack Rubano 9-Hole Runner-Up: Beckett Chipman 5-Hole Champion: Ben Eichenbaum 5-Hole Runner-Up: Asher Eichenbaum

SPORTS CAMP AWARDS Best Chipper: Jack Porter Best Putter: Caitlin McGinley Best Driver: MJ Nestor

Most Dedicated: Nicholas Marshall Sportsmanship Award: Lila McGinley


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








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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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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

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