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if you have mistakenly unsubscribed from our email list, you will be able to add yourself back on ASAP. Or, if you have an additional email address you would like to add you can do that as well. Email is our top form of communication, espcially now, so stay informed, stay updated...and spend some time checking out the new site.



To start usng the app, follow the following three steps:

1. From your phone or tablet, download the ForeTees ClubCentral app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

2. Once downloaded, open the app to generate a one time login by clicking on “email me my credentials”.

3. Enter the one time login into the app, and you are all set!


FACEBOOK: /wilmingtoncountryclub

INSTAGRAM: @wilmingtoncc1901

If you have questions regarding your emails, the mobile app, or social media, please contact: Meghan Spero mspero@wilmingtoncc.com



Have you tried our evening take-out service yet? If you haven’t, you are missing out on fantastic entrees and specials. Our daily email is sent out at 4:00pm each afternoon with the take-out menu and specialty entree of the evening.

Ordering of take-out is best accomplished by calling 302- 655-6171 ext. 1427.

As a reminder, beer and wine are also available for take-out purchase.



WCC is now offering your favorite grocery staples for take- out! Groceries are based upon availability and can be picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 2:00 – 7:00pm. All orders must be placed by 2:00pm the day prior to pick up. When you arrive at the Club to pick up your order, please call 302-655-6171 ext. 1427 to have your order brought to your car.

WCC groceries include veggies, fruits, cheese, milk, breads, chicken, beef and fish.


Mother’s Day Menu

Hors D’Oeuvres Shrimp with cocktail sauce 24 doz Mini Crab Cakes with remoulade sauce 21 doz

WIld Mushroom Tartlets 21 doz Vegetable Spring Rolls 18 doz

Soups Gazpacho 25 qt Cream of CArrot & Ginger 22.50qt Maryland Crab 30qt

Salad Egg & Swiss Salad over mixed greens, croutons, ranch 3.5 person

Cold Salads Penne Pasta Salad with vegetables 15qt Chicken Waldorf Salad 23qt Cut Fruit 20qt

Chilled Grilled Side of Salmon, cucumber caper relish, 3 pound 100 each Seafood Salad, creamy, with shrimp, scallops, crawfish, crab 30qt

Entrees Beer Tenderloin 2-4 ppl 48, 4-6 ppl 96, 6-8ppl 144 Crab Cakes, browned, 10 each

Whole Rack of Lamb, 8 bone - 2 pound average 52 each Half Rack of Lamb, 4 bone - 1 pound average 26 each Short Ribs with Sauce, 5-6 oz, 18 each Seared Salmon, 6-7oz, 15 each Coq Au Vin with chicken breast, mushroom, caramelized onions, red wine, side of wild rice pilaf. 2-4 ppl 34 or 4-8 ppl 68

Accopmaniments Mashed Potatoes 3 person Mixed White and Wild Rice Pilaf 3 person Asparagus 3 person Green Beans 3 person Brussels Sprouts, bacon, spiced pecans 3 person Dinner Rolls .75 each

Sauces Remoulade or Cocktail 9pt Madeira 15pt Creamy Horseradish 9pt Bearnaise or Dill Vin Blanc 9pt

Desserts Key Lime Pie 20 each Chocolate Decadent 10” 35 each Almond Pound Cake 6” with Berry Compote 15 each



Tee Times In an effort to accomodate member play, occassionally members pair up with other members they may not ordinarily play with. It is always a good idea to communicate with one another. If you are adding yourself to a tee time with another member, kindly send that member a note to let them know you have added to their time. If for any reason you have made a tee time and need to remove a member, of course send them a note before doing so. Handicap Posting If you are playing golf, please remember that all scores should be posted for handicap purposes. Scores can be posted directly on the USGA GHIN app available on the Apple and Google Store. Send me an email if you need your GHIN number. At Home Instruction Did you see Bob Lennon’s latest at-home tip for working on your golf game? You can take a look on Instagram HERE.

COURSE ROTATION Our current golf course rotation: • Monday - North Course Open • Tuesday - South Course Open • Wednesday - North Course Open • Thursday - South Course Open • Friday - North Course Open • Saturday - South & North Course Open • Sunday - South & North Course Open IMPORTANT NOTES •

We are still utilizing tee times on the Foretees app. Pleasemake a tee time to play.

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There is no need to check-in. Simply report to the first tee on time. All play is carry your own bag, or utilize your own trolley. A member may caddie for another member if they are immediate family. The practice range has eight spots available for warming up. Players wishing to practice only may walk to the back of the range if the front is full. Please do not utilize the empty spaces. The practice range closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday nights for clean pick. All out-of-state travelers must self-quarantine 14 days before using the club. *New* A person with a valid and up-to-date handicap placard issued by the Delaware DMV, may use a golf cart or push cart. Those individuals should email mshank@wilmingtoncc.com in advance and must provide evidence that the handicap placard is up- to-date and registered in their name.

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WALKING- NOT GOLFING Non-golfing walkers Walkers (not golfing) will continue to be permitted on the course not used for golf. For example, the South Course is available to walk on Monday, North Course on Tuesday, etc. On weekends when both courses are in use, and during times when chemical applications are being made, non-golfing walkers may use the service road. To access the service road, park in the employee lot and enter through grounds. Alternatively, park and enter via the upper parking lot. Please be mindful of golfers for safety while walking.


Pick up times for Golf Shop items are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. When you arrive at the Club to pick up your order, please call 302-655-6171 ext. 1427 to have your order brought to your car. You will need a password to enter the online store: tradition1901



A little bit of rain threw a wrench into our plans for the South Course approaches this morning. We were scheduled while the course was closed to inject sand into the subsurface to help firm these areas for pitch shots or bump and runs. We will look to Wednesday to accomplish this beneficial work. Last week’s aerification of the North greens went well and rain the latter part of the week helped wash-in the topdressing sand appropriately. The disturbance on the greens surfaces amounted to about 1%, and we expect to conduct another minimal tining in mid-May. Today, we are prepping to extend the cart path at 6 South Forward tee. This will allow more points of egress once restrictions are lifted from the state regarding cart usage. This week we will finish the outlet for storm water associated with the new tennis building, left of 12 North. Future precipitation will help feed the lower reservoir. We will also begin to move rock that was unearthed during the construction process of the new Tennis Shop. Temperatures remain below normal and we have yet to see the turf “wake-up” in it’s entirety. However, the coming weekend’s forecast looks to break the pattern we have experienced thus far this spring.

Have a great week! Jon Urbanski, Director of Golf Courses & Grounds


We are very excited to announce that our outdoor clay tennis courts are now available for member use. Below you will find specifics on court reservations, social distancing, transference, and other notes of importance. We do ask each member to please be cognizant of their individual responsibility and etiquette of social distancing for the health and safety of all individuals. COURT RESERVATIONS • Members only, no guests. • Hours of operation 9am-8pm. No night play. • Court reservations must be pre-booked online through foretees on the app or on the Wilmington Country Club website. • Both singles and doubles play are available. • Every effort will be made to notify members of courts out of play due to weather or maintenance. SOCIAL DISTANCING • Court reservation times are staggered to adhere to the spirit of social distancing. • You will be expected to adhere to your beginning and ending time. • When changing sides, please utilize opposite ends of the net. • When playing doubles, please keep 6 feet apart from your partner. • There is to be no gathering or assembly for socializing before, during and after play. TRANSFERENCE • Wash your hands or utilize hand sanitizer before and after play. • Do not share equipment and wipe down racquets, etc following play. • Use at least two cans of tennis balls. Please put your initials on three of the tennis balls and use only your balls while serving. OTHER • Court benches and off court sitting areas will not be available. • The water and ice station with cups will be available for use. There will be no straws or lids. • The Clubhouse including the Racquet Shop and Family Center remain closed. • Demo racquets are not available. • The pool restrooms are the only available facilities. • Ball hoppers, practice balls and court maintenance equipment will not be available. Racquet Shop Sale Last chance to buy a case of tennis balls for $50 versus the regular price of $84. This is like receiving 10 cans of balls free in the 24 can case. End of the season paddle frames are available for $75 each. The paddles shown are regularly $129-$199.

10 Ways to Improve Mental Toughness and Focus on the Tennis Court Ed McQuillin, Director of Racquets

Over the next few weeks, I will be writing and creating videos on the 10 ways to improve mental toughness on the tennis court. The articles will give a brief description of each method but the videos will go into more detail about these techniques. I hope you enjoy this information and please let me know if you have any questions or comments. This week we will be focusing on topic #1:

The Time Between Points

Did you know that the average time of actual play in a football game is 11 minutes and only 18 minutes in a baseball game? In a 2 ½ hour tennis match players are only hitting tennis balls for 26 minutes or about 17% of the total time on the court. So, what are we doing during the tennis match when we aren’t hitting tennis balls? Many players become emotional or negative after missing a shot or get excited after hitting a winner. Use these 25 seconds between points to your advantage and get ready for the next point. After finishing a point in tennis, celebrate a winning shot by pumping your fist, saying “let’s go” or just “yes”. If you miss a shot begin positive self-talk or physically rehearse the right way you should have hit the ball. This should take about 5 seconds. During the next 10 seconds while you are picking up balls begin to repeat what you need to do to win the next point and try to get yourself in a calm state. This self-talk could be a tactic you need to employ or a focusing technique to keep your mind in the present. The last 10 seconds as you step up to the baseline to serve or receive should include seeing yourself carrying out your strategy, thinking about aim points for your shot and going through your ritual to serve or return.The time between odd games when you change sides of the court should be spent with strategic thoughts and having conversations with your partner. Use this time to regroup if you are down and to plan tactics to turn the match around. Use this time in between points and think about the upcoming point to be played versus the outcome of the match or what you might be having for dinner.


“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what is important and capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”

Fostering Positivity B y Beth Sheehy

Maintain an optimistic attitude by developing a Gratitude Prac- tice. It’s easy, almost effortless, yet the positive effects are nu- merous, well documented, and even reported to boost immuni- ty. Here’s a simple method: Step 1. Each morning, when you first realize you are awake, before you open your eyes, simply say to yourself “I am grateful for...” No need to think of the next word, let it come to you. Allow three things that you are grateful for to present themselves. That’s it! One step! No movement! Minimal effort! Powerful, positive results! As with any new habit you may have to remind yourself during that first week. Each week take notice of the gentle shift towards positivity. These are uncertain times yet regardless of our individual circumstances we all have so much to be grateful for! Wishing you all well... Keeping Calm in The Time of Corona Adapted from thriveglobal.com, Golareh Safarian, Lifestyle Coach, Founder at The Healing Salon 1. Practice gratefulness. Even when life seems bleak, there are things we still have for which we should be grateful. Keep a gratefulness journal or do a quick morning gratefulness meditation. Notice both significant and small items for which you are thankful. Important things can include your home and shelter, your health, your family, your friends, your ability to put food on your table, and other essentials. Small things are more momentary pleasures, like a hot cup of coffee, a calming bath, a good book, or a funny meme. Be sure to include as much detail into your gratefulness practice as possible.

2. Start your day with a positivity routine. Morning routines are important to begin with, but even more so during times of crisis. Don’t reach for your phone to check the news as soon as you wake up or while you’re still in bed. Take a few minutes to find yourself – and smile. You’d be surprised at how incredibly powerful a morn- ing smile can be in helping you start your day on a positive note. If you can, do a quick meditation practice, even if it’s only a few minutes long, before you get out of bed. You can even make that gratefulness practice your morning meditation routine. 3. Slow down. Don’t rush into things, including any conclusions about information you’re getting from the news or things you’re hearing from family and friends. There is no need to hurry right now. One of the benefits of social isolation is your ability to pace yourself and let go of some usual anxieties. Pay attention to and enhance your awareness by practicing continuous mindfulness. You can do this by trying to remain as present as possible. Focus on the details around you, like scents, and sounds. Lower the vol- ume of your thoughts, so you can hear your inner voice. 4. Relax your body. Check-in on your muscles regularly and if you’re tensing up your jaw, or your shoulders, or if you’re frowning, breathe and relax. Get into the habit of doing quick body scans throughout the day. From your scalp to your toes, be aware of your body, your muscles, and your breathing. This also helps make mindfulness an ongoing aspect of your daily life. 5. Exercise. This should be part of your daily routine already, but now even more so. If you’re an active individual, odds are you’ve made necessary adjustments to keep exercising at home instead of at your usual gym which is likely on lockdown right now. If you’re not regularly active, make exercising a priority and incorpo- rate it into your day. Try yoga, or resistance training, or if you want to challenge yourself, go for High-Intensity Interval Training. Aside from its physical benefits, exercising releases endorphins in your body which triggers feelings of positivity, so be sure to include an exercise routine into your day, even if it’s only a short one.

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