October 2018 Newsletter



a newsletter for members of the wilmington country club


PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson


TREASURER John S.Wellons

SECRETARY Thomas C. Humphrey


CLASS OF 2018 D. Michael Gioffre, Jr. Cameron B. McDonald Edward A.Tarlov MarthaWhite 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 HONORARY DIRECTORS Joseph F. Hacker, III Richard H. Keller


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

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


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The question I have gotten most frequently, as of late, is how the search for the new Director of Grounds is going? The Selection Committee, being chaired byTom Humphrey, is doing a wonderful job.An experienced search firm was retained shortly after Dan Pierson announced his retirement. The firm conducted a national search and the response was outstanding. The firm screened all the candidates and presented the most promising to the Committee in late September for their review and consideration for an interview. The Committee is now interviewing and, based on the high quality of the finalists, will have a difficult choice to make.We fully expect to have this position filled by the end of the year in time for a smooth transition. Another question I have been asked recently is how do I participate on a committee? Each Committee Chair is responsible for appointing a diverse selection of interested members to their Committee. The success of our committees relies heavily on the active participation of those serving. If you are interested in volunteering on a particular committee, please let the committee chair or myself know within the next two months. All committees are appointed annually. Like many of you, I frequently look to call or send a note to fellow members. The main source of contact information is the Member Directory. This information is conveniently located on the Club’s website, but unfortunately, the majority of our membership have not entered any contact information. This information is kept private and secure and is only accessible by fellow members. Please take a moment and click on the link to access the member directory and enter your contact information. It is a very quick and easy thing to do and would be very helpful to your fellow members. Finally, I would like to remind you that we are currently seeking contributions to the Centennial Scholarship Fund. This is one of the most important recruitment and retention programs we have for our staff and you can really make a difference in the education of one of our young employees or dependents.Thank you. Gary Ferguson President


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A NOTE FROM PHIL Fall Greetings! One again, my “Newsletter folder” is riddled with notes to be shared. All of the topics are relevant to some, and some of the topics are relevant to all, so please take the time to give each subject the consideration it deserves.

and might sneak up on us if we aren’t careful. Plan on enjoying your feast with us! (Don’t forget that we send some “leftovers” home for later). If you can’t join us, you may be interested in taking some Thanksgiving with you. Once again, Chef Tip is providing a special pre-order program to make the process even easier. • OnWednesday, October 10th the Fall Men’s Member- Guest golf event will be held and on the evening of the 19th, a return of the ever-popular “Glow Ball” Mixed Event is scheduled.There is also the Fall Men’s Member- Member on October 6th and 7th. Lots of good golf is still to be played so don’t put those clubs away just yet! • We hope you will make plans to join us on Sunday afternoon, November 11th to celebrate Dan Pierson’s retirement after twenty-five years of service. • With the cooler weather, many outdoor athletes will find their way back to our awesome fitness facility. Please be reminded to wipe down equipment before and after use - especially as we move into the cold and flu season. • Frost delays go hand-in-hand with the topic of “cooler mornings”.The Golf Shop does great at notifying golfers of delays, but members who walk or run the courses in the mornings also need to be aware of the damage they can cause when the grass goes “crunch” under foot. When that happens, please stay on the cart paths. October usually marks the time when many members begin the annual migration to warmer climes for the winter.When you decide to head south, travel safely, stay healthy and we look forward to your return.

• Outdoor dining on the patio will remain open (weather permitting) until Sunday October 14th. Enjoy! • The Golf Course Snack Bars will remain staffed through October 14th, as well. After that, they will be open on the “honor system” as long as play requires. • As we move into the indoor racquets season, please be reminded that use of the indoor tennis courts must be confirmed by signing in.Also, be cognizant of all guest rules, taking care to properly register their presence. • Several social events are on the books for the month. A complimentary Cider & Mead tasting on October 4th in Pub 37; our Family Fall Festival on October 14th and the all-new Harvest Dinner on October 24th. Details of each are in this Bulletin. • Last year, our Halloween Carnival was “re-imagined” and was scary successful. This year it will be held on Friday the 26th. Guests are welcome! • Barbara and Sam tell me that several good dates remain available for Holiday entertaining. This year, why not host a hassle-free party at the Club? No one does it better or easier, and our decorations promise to be fantastic. • Mark your calendar! Christmas Candlelight dinner reservations can be made beginningTuesday, November 6th by calling the Front Desk. Phones open at 0900. Historically, all three dates fill very quickly. • Thanksgiving is early this year (November 22nd)

For those who remain . . . I look forward to seeing you at the Club!

Phil Iannelli General Manager




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

The last quarter of any year is an excellent time to invite local friends and family for a Wilmington Country Club experience. Opportunities for golf, multiple social events with savory choices and winter racquets program kick-off events are options. Guests are welcomed at most events with just a phone call or email to staff. Want to create some easy holiday spirit? Plan to see our impressive holiday decorations in December with a visit for lunch, dinner or a Sunday brunch! This month, in addition to golf, consider the following for some easy entertaining options: Thursday, October 4th Complimentary


Dennis & Eleni Assanis

OCTOBER MEMBER MILESTONES Ms. Sophie Ann R. Hershey 20 Mr. James J. Seuffert 20 Mrs. Cindy P.Wilkinson 20 Dr.Thomas P. Dougherty 30 Mr.Wayne N. Elliott 30 Mrs. Nancy Keiper 30 Mr. Albert A. Koehler 35 Dr. David C. Stephens 35 Mr.William H. Sudell, Jr. 35 Mr. R. Patrick Leonard, Jr. 40 Mr. Charles F. Gummey, Jr. 60 NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR MEMBERS Sylvia Green, Margot Hebert, Breydan Hossack, Chase McGinley IN MEMORIAM The Board of Directors, members and staff of Wilmington Country Club extend their sincerest sympathy to the family of: Sissy Long OCTOBER EMPLOYEE MILESTONES Juan Rebollo Grounds Operations - Irrigation Technician, 24Years Maroula Haralambidis Accounts Receivable (PT), 18Years Jose L. Corona Clubhouse and Grounds Horticultural Assistant, 14Years DebbyWoodin Receptionist (PT), 12Years Alberto Ruiz Pastry Assistant, 12Years Adolfo Herrera Head Houseman, 12Years SantiagoTrejo Cook, 3Years Meghan Spero Membership Development/Communications Manager, 2Years NEWLY ELECTED ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Amanda Baran, Lindsey DiSabatino

Mead and Cider Tasting Friday, October 12th Mixed Doubles Tennis Sunday, October 14th Family Fall Festival

Friday, October 19th Mixed Paddle Social Wednesday, October 24h Harvest Dinner Friday, October 26th Family Halloween Party UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS Saturday, November 3rd Holiday Mixology Class Tuesday, November 6th Book Club Wednesday, November 21st Night Before Thanksgiving and Alumni Games Pub 37

As always, please contact Meghan Spero or me with any questions concerning membership. All the best, Melissa Riegel Membership Committee Chairwoman



SIMI Sonoma County, California

Giuseppe and Pietro Simi founded Simi Winery in 1876.The brothers had traveled fromTuscany, Italy, to California for the Gold Rush and by 1876 started making wine. Great wine begins in the vineyard, which is why SIMI made its home in the heart of the spectacular Sonoma County over 140 years ago. Our specialized and diverse AlexanderValley and Russian River Valley vineyards allow us to craft a remarkable range of wines, from powerful, nuanced Cabernet Sauvignons to cool, elegant Chardonnays.


SIMI CHARDONNAY, SONOMA COUNTY 2017 $8.50/Glass $32.00/Bottle

SIMI MERLOT, SONOMA COUNTY 2015 $10.25/Glass $39.00/Bottle

The 2015 Sonoma County Merlot is deep garnet in color with a ruby edge.The nose is a compelling mixture of blackberry, dark cherry, and raspberry with cocoa, clove, and vanilla framing the bright fruit. On the palate, bright red fruit, red plum, black cherry, blackberry, and blueberry are framed by light toast and sweet vanilla notes, while a certain spice lends depth and weight. This medium-bodied wine finishes with toasty oak notes and rich, firm cocoa-like tannins. 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon. Most of the fruit for this wine, rich with blackberry and plum, comes from the Alexander Valley, including grapes from the Red Fan and Los Amigos estate vineyards. The remaining fruit is harvested from Goldfields and Bed Rock, each offering unique character, from red cherry and light spice to depth, richness, and light licorice spice, culminating in an incredibly balanced wine, layered with ripe fruit flavors.

The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear, golden straw. The nose is similarly demonstrative, with expressive notes of tangerine, white peach, green apple, Meyer lemon, and orange blossom laced with hints of butter, cream and vanilla. It all comes together on the palate with fresh flavors of tangerine, lemon curd, stone fruit, white peach, and nectarine framed by vanilla followed by an orange peel on the finish. The grapes are sourced from five regions to make our 2017 Sonoma County Chardonnay, with 33% coming from Alexander Valley, 23% from Carneros, 21% from Russian River Valley, 18% from Sonoma Coast, and 5% from Dry Creek Valley. Grapes from the Sangiacomo vineyard in Carneros, Sonoma County’s coolest growing region, add brilliant acidity and bright, pure, mouthwatering flavors of green apple, tangerine, and lemon.



DID YOU KNOW? • The Golf Shop currently has 395 complementary Demo Clubs of all the latest makes and models available for you to try. • There were 180 junior members who participated in golf programs this summer. • Magdalena plants 600 mums every fall in the Clubhouse and tennis areas. • WCC has a gravesite dating back to the late 1600's? It is the site of some unknown number of the original settlers,William Gregg (also spelled Grigg) and family, members of the Quaker religion. • We offer 37 different beer drafts and bottles. • We serve 15 gallons of snapper soup a week. • We bake 1120 macaroons a week.


An evening of yearly tradition, the Chandlers, DiSabatinos, Kozics, Massaglias, and Williams held their birthday celebrations at Wilmington Country Club on Saturday, September 22nd in the Dining Room.




MONDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Opens at 5:00 pm TUESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café 1901: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed WEDNESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: 1901 Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed 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: 1901 Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed 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 1901: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed SATURDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café 1901: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed SUNDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café 1901: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed

Calves Liver with Bacon & Onions, Green Vegetable, Potato du Jour

OCTOBER 9TH THROUGH OCTOBER 14TH Ground Sirloin with Green Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

OCTOBER 16TH THROUGH OCTOBER 21ST Grilled Chicken Parmesan over Fettuccine, Garlic Bread

OCTOBER 23RD THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH Beef Tenderloin Tips, Onions, Peppers, & Mushrooms over Rice Pilaf OCTOBER 30TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 4TH Cheese Tortellini with Peas, Mushrooms, & Prosciutto in a Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce, Garlic Bread

--- Specials cost $13.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated. OCTOBER MONTHLY DESSERTS

PUMPKIN TIRAMISU White Chocolate Sauce

APPLE PHYLLO STRUDEL Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Brandy Sauce

CHOCOLATE MOCHA GATEAU Hazelnut Florentine Cookie, Crème Anglaise

CITRUS RICOTTA CAKE Red Currant Semifreddo, Fresh Raspberries, Raspberry Almond Coulis




CELEBRATE THE SEASON Wilmington Country Club welcomes you to "Celebrate the Season". Inside this booklet you will find details regarding holiday events, schedules, hours of operation, take out menus and more! We look forward to seeing you around the Club and having you sharing your holidays with us!

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CIDER & MEAD TASTING Complimentary Pub37 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Halloween Carnival! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH


$15/person - CALL THE FRONT DESK (302) 655-6171








3 9-Holer’s Moneyball 9:00 am SG Back South Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Squash Singles House League Begins Pickleball & Bocce Club Championships 10 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Men’s Paddle League Begins Ladies’ Pickleball Club Championships 6:00 pm 6:00 pm The Hut





No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

18 Holer’s Best 1 of 3 9:00 am SG South Course WCC Book Club 4:00 pm Ladies’ Lounge

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am WGAP & DWGA Open Day 900 amTee Times North Course Ladies’ Paddle Delaware A/B Tournament 6:30 pm Cider & Mead Tasting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pub37

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Men’s Member-Member Cocktail Party & Putting Contest

Grand Prix Junior Squash Singles Tournament October Member-Member 8:00 am - 2:30 pm South Course







No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm Men’s Paddle Night and Practice Begins

18-Holer’s 9 Hole Scramble 9:00 am SG North Course & Closing Luncheon

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Men’s Member-Guest 12:30 pm South Course

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Tennis Mixed Doubles Round Robin 6:00 pm

October Member-Member 8:00 am - 2:30 pm North Course




17 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm



20 Squash Captain’s Cup Greenville Cup

No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm Squash Ladder Singles & Doubles

Fall Festival 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Shine Only Event Ballroom Patio

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Glow Ball Event 6:30 pm North & South Course




24 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Harvest Dinner 6:30 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Dinner Dining Room




No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Halloween Party 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paddle Mixer 6:00 pm

Ladies’ Paddle League Begins





No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame


Men’s Paddle Delaware A/B Tournament 6:30 pm


THURSDAY BRIDGE NEWS Need a partner? Call Mary Jo Fidance (652-5570) and leave a message stating the date you need a partner!

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 658-1532.

THURSDAY MORNINGS - 9:30 AM Louise Roselle, Chair, (302) 421-3603 Ginny Kuhn,Vice-Chair, (302) 656-3801 Lou Ann Carter, Bridge Manager, (302) 652-6709 October 9th - Member-Member Championship

November 1st - Swiss Team Game November 15th - Pro/Am Game

AUGUST 23RD First Place: North - South

Section A: Louise Roselle - Tony Cardinal Section B: Mary Jo Fidance - ChristaWalker First Place: East - West Section A: Carroll Shannon - Sandy Anzilotti Section B: Betty Duncan - Lynn Dealy AUGUST 30TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: ChristaWalker - Mary Jo Fidance First Place: East - West Section A: Judy Jackson (Guest) - Liz Fahl Section B: Patricia Bussard - CindyWright Section A: Joan Bolling - Kimmie Fulweiler (Guest) Section B: Eleanor Maroney (Guest) - Lou Ann Carter First Place: East - West Section A: Susan Herrmann - Virginia Kuhn Section B: AnneWattman - Mimi Meaney SEPTEMBER 13TH First Place: North - South Section A: Joan Connolly - Susan Herrmann First Place: East - West Section A (tie): ChristaWalker - Virginia Kuhn Carroll Shannon - Mary Jo Chandler Section B: Carroll Shannon - Mary Jo Chandler SEPTEMBER 6TH First Place: North - South


Bridge 1:30 pm Cocktails 4:30 pm Dinner 5:30 pm


BOOK CLUB For our Tuesday, October 2nd selection, we have chosen Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink, a physician turned journalist.When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, flood waters rose and surrounded Memorial Medical Center stranding hundreds of patients and medical personnel. As the exhausted doctors and nurses faced supply shortages, breakdowns in internal and external communications, power failures, days without running water, air conditioning and lights, the lack of clear evacuation plans seemed ominous. When adequate evacuation resources were not found, the staff were forced to make life and death decisions on which patients should leave the hospital first. In Part 2 of the book, Fink vividly portrays the legal and political cataclysm that ensued for health care workers when state authorities pursue a homicide investigation. Dr. Fink won a Pulitzer Prize for her exceptionally thorough investigation of the events. Join us at 4:00 pm in the Ladies’ Locker Room on the 2nd as There Fiechter leads our discussion about the ethics of the decisions made by the medical staff and the fairness of the decisions reached at the homicide investigation. Our choice for November, Mark Sullivan’s Beneath a Scarlett Sky , is the triumphant, epic saga of a young Italian man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.This is the story of the efforts of everyday Italians who risked their lives to save their fellow countrymen during the brutal Nazi occupation. It’s a thrilling account.




This month we take the opportunity to talk about a sometimes overlooked area of the golf courses, the greens approach. First please note that at the time of re-grassing the South during fall of 2007, the approaches were determined to be 40 feet in depth and grassed with the same Tyee bentgrass as the greens. They would be maintained at a cutting height midway between greens

overwatering that leads to softer conditions. These concerns each factor into the decision making for our maintenance programs on approaches of both golf courses. Our first priority with approaches is to limit the amount of traffic, particularly turning equipment, to avoid that extra stress created. We accomplish this goal with the use of plastic turning mats for the greens mowers to turn on and keeping the bigger fairway mowers away from the approaches with side to side “clean-up” passes starting at the bottom of the approach, working back into the fairway. The amount of these passes varies with each mowing in an effort to rotate traffic patterns effectively limiting long-term stress. We strive to treat our approaches as similar to putting greens as we can in a number of ways. With our aeration program, we are working with the same goal as we do on putting greens to promote improved firmness with core removal and sand filling. When labor and weather allow, we utilize the sand injection Graden machines to aggressively remove organic matter and replace it with sand in the upper soil profile. Frequent topdressing allows us to continue diluting organic matter between aeration cycles. Our weekly practices include mowing the approaches with lighter weight triplex mowers and rolling with the same equipment we use on the putting greens. Another step that we employ is to keep the approaches on the same fertility and plant protectant spray programs as the putting greens. As our irrigation system does fall into the category of older, we have taken steps to limit the potential for overwater of these tight areas as well. As we only rely on greens sprinklers for watering in plant protectant spray applications or short syringe cycles, our main concern are the green bank sprinklers that throw outward from the putting greens. In most cases we have limited the use of the front two sprinklers that overlap on the approach. This briefly attempts to describe all of the strategies combined to provide firmer and more consistent playing surfaces that, when successfully accomplished, increase the number of strategies a player has for an approach shot into the putting green and, with more options, a more playable and enjoyable game of golf. Dan Pierson Director of Grounds

and fairways, which are now the same as the fairway height. This area of the playing surface connecting fairway to putting green is a critical one that can often provide added strategy to the golfer.When conditions are favorable, an approach can be commonly used for a “bump and run” shot, allowing the player to roll the ball at greater length in closing to the hole- location. Depending on the slope of the putting green, the day’s hole-location, and overall firmness of the putting surface, this potentially may prove the only option to achieve the results one desires. Recognizing the importance of this area, the design, physical condition, on-going agronomic programs, and daily maintenance of approaches sets the stage for how they can be utilized in the ground game. Although in most cases golfers only “traffic” an approach as they walk onto a green, in our maintenance operations any approach is an area that receives a significant amount of traffic simply as result of its proximity to the entities on either side. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to avoid collateral traffic overlapping in this usually tight area. This most typically occurs in the form of both green and fairway mowers having to turn by some means at the end of their mowing pass. Another challenge is that the mowing height is higher than putting greens and allows the opportunity for organic matter to accumulate more quickly, coupled with the reality that aeration programs for approaches are not as aggressive in relation to putting greens. It might also be noted that a component that might lead to undesirable performance of an approach is moisture content of the soil. In older and less sophisticated irrigation designs, sprinklers that water the putting greens and fairways tend to overlap on approaches, creating the potential for


UPCOMING EVENTS MEN’S ANNUAL MEMBER-MEMBER Cocktail Party & Pari-Mutuel - Friday, October 5th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Short Game Practice Area Putting Championship - Friday, October 5th

COURSE AVAILABILITY Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 am Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 8:00 am DRIVING RANGE October 1st – October 29th Monday: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesday,Thursday & Friday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm Sunday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm October 30th Monday:12:00 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, Sundays & Holidays: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm BAG ROOM Monday: 12:00 pm – Dusk Tuesday,Thursday & Friday: 7:30 am – Dusk Wednesday: 7:30 am – Dusk Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am – Dusk Sunday: 7:00 am – Dusk GOLF SHOP Monday: Closed Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm SNACK BARS Staffed October 1st – October 14th North Course: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm South Course: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Weather Permitting, Honor System

Begins Promptly at 4:00 pm (Annual Championship Fees Apply) Member-Member - Saturday, October 6th on the South Course & Sunday, October 7th on the North Course 9:30 am Shotgun Starts Both Days Entry Fee: $100 per person Includes Breakfast Sandwiches before play, Luncheon, and tournament prizes both days. Format: Better Ball of Partners, 90% Handicaps Teams with a variance in course handicaps of more than eight strokes will receive an additional 10% reduction. OCTOBER MEMBER-GUEST Date:Thursday, October 11th Course: South Course Format: Better Ball of Partners (90% Handicaps) **Teams with a variance in course handicaps of more than eight strokes will receive an additional 10% reduction. Time: 12:30 PM Shotgun, Lunch begins at 11:00 AM Entry Fee: $150/ Player – Members may bring one or three guest(s) for this event. Includes Lunch Buffet, On Course Snacks and beverages, Golf,Tee Gifts Event Prizes, and Dinner with Cocktails. Tournament Chairperson: Mr. Shawn Randall Members must cancel on or before Thursday, October 4th to receive a full refund of their entry fee. Following this date, registrants withdrawing from the event will be charged a full entry fee unless a replacement team is found.

MIXED GLOW BALL TOURNAMENT Date: Friday, October 19th Course: North Course & South Course Format: Fun Scramble using Glow Balls Price: $40 per person Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Cocktail Party 6:30 pm – Shotgun Start Following Play – Cocktail Party in Pub

MEN’S GREENVILLE CUP Invitation Only Course: South Course, October 20th Additional Info: Four two-man teams fromWilmington, Bidermann and Fieldstone will play for the annual Greenville Cup. The three low better ball scores count toward the club total 2017Winner:Wilmington Country Club


JUNIOR GOLF NEWS Jack Homer and Drew Allen who are headed to Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona for the National Championships of PGA Junior League Golf! As part of the Delaware Team they finished on top of 5500 other junior players in the region winning three round robin matches against New Jersey and NewYork teams. They now play in Arizona at Greyhawk against 12 other regional winners in November. Bring home the National Title!


Overall Champions Ricky Giacco & Chris Tigani Jack Nicklaus Flight Cameron McDonald &TrippeWayman Tiger Woods Flight Bill Fasy & J.R. Fasy Walter Hagen Flight Joe Hacker & Neal Levitsky Ben Hogan Flight Fred Sears & Leigh Johnstone Gary Player Flight Jim DiGuglielmo & Brett Koelle TomWatson Flight Bill Keller & Richard Keller Gene Sarazen Flight Ricky Giacco & Chris Tigani Arnold Palmer Flight  Randall Robbins &Vince Bifferato

FALL AFTER SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF CLASSES Fall After School Golf Classes run each week Tuesday through Thursday until October 25th. Classes are from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm and include skill building, games and on-course activities. We will continue to work on progress pins, merit tags and Operation 36. RECAP MEN’S SEPTEMBER MEMBER-GUEST Congratulations to the team of Pete Moran, guest Bob Karstetter, Tim Porter, and guest Lance Staib for their win in the September Men’s Member Guest. Their foursome fired a scorching net score of 123, winning by five over the second place team led by Bill Davis and Steve Crifasi. Bret Morris and Bob Aerenson took third, while Mark Dellose and his foursome won the low gross prize.


MEN’S SENIOR STROKE PLAY Randy Mitchell won the Senior Stroke Play Championship for the second year in a row with a ten stroke victory over Steve Walczak. Mr. Mitchell fired rounds of 69-70 on the North and South course to clinch the title. In the Super Senior Division, Leigh Johnstone played some excellent golf.  His two-day total of 163 gave him a ten stroke victory over Bob Murphy and the title of Super Senior Champion. WOMEN’S GUEST DAY (SEPTEMBER) Our Women’s Guest Day was held on a beautiful fall day with plenty of sunshine. The team of Nicoll Keeney- DiDomenico Kathy McCormick, Judy Owens, Joyce Oliffe came out on top, winning the low net prize. NINE HOLERS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP The course was long and wet, but scores were low for the Nine Holers Club Championship. Betsy Hershey won the title on a scorecard playoff over Tiny Mulvena. Melissa Riegel won the second flight.

SEPTEMBER ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Men’s President’s Cup Champion: JohnWellons Runner-Up: Randy Taylor Men’s Better Ball Championship

Champions: Perry Beberman & Bret Morris Runners-Up: Kert Anzilotti & Rick Stover Mixed Two Ball Championship Champions: David DiDomenico & Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico Runner-Up: Larry & Beth DiSabatino Men’s Senior Handicap Tournament Champion: John Kairis Runner-Up: Don MacKelcan Women’s President’s Cup Tournament Champion: Rita Kozic Runner-Up: Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico


WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS Jan Hobbs President Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico Vice-President Pam McCrery Treasurer Catherine Dean Secretary Congratulations to Rita Kozic, 2018 President’s CupWinner! September ended with our last special event for 2018, Guest Day themed “Fall into Golf ”. Our thanks to Johanna Kung and Nicki Keeney for chairing this event. October Reminders For those members playingTeam Matches for 2019, 10 scores must be posted by November 14th to be eligible. Closing scramble and meeting is scheduled for October 9th, beginning at 9:00 am. Signup is available in the Ladies’ Locker Room. Meeting agenda includes votes for Slate of Officers for 2019 and Proposed Amendment to Bylaws, and presentation of awards to our major tournament winners. Hope to see all of you at the Closing. Ideas and comments for our 2019 season are always welcome! WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS Rita Kingery Cook President Tiny Mulvena Vice President Claudia Peters Treasurer And the winner is…Betsy Hershey! Betsy Hershey won the 9-Hole Championship in the First Flight on September 19th. Congratulations! AUGUST 22ND - “3-3-3” 1st Place - Greer Silliman and Audrey Fasy 2nd Place - Ruth Handler and Gerrie Pacini 3rd Place tie- Susan Stalnecker and Donna Julian, Susan DiPietro and Claudia Peters, Gretchen Mayne and Judy Boyle AUGUST 29TH - “SWINGS & PUTTS” 1st Place - Joan Gee, Judy Orth, Rosalie Timmons, Greer Silliman 2nd Place - Claudia Peters, Donna Julian, Ellen Kurtz, Joy Honig 3rd Place - Carla Green, Susan DiPietro, Linda Demharter, Gretchen Mayne SEPTEMBER 5TH - SCRAMBLE 1st Place - Carla Green, Melissa Riegel, Greer Silliman 2nd Place - Claudia Peters, Judy Orth, Pat Ripsom 3rd Place - Becky Dickinson, Susan DiPietro, Patrice Sysko On September 12th, the ladies hosted the 9-Holers from DuPont CC and Newark CC. 1st Net - Gretchen Mayne 2nd Gross - Tiny Mulvena 2nd Net - Susan Stalnecker 2nd Flight 1st Gross - Melissa Riegel 1st Net - Rita Cook 2nd Gross - Chris Campbell 2nd Net - Linda Demharter


All three racquet sports gear up at WCC in October. Men's paddle begins Wednesday, October 10th and ladies' paddle begins Monday, October 22nd. Local paddle events are listed in the Bulletin in the Paddle section. Men’s paddle practice and clinics begin Monday, October 8th. Ladies' practices and mixed clinics, as well as junior clinics begin in October. Our junior squash and tennis clinics have begun throughout the week. Let us know if your junior would like to participate! Indoor space is limited so be sure to sign up early. Our Annual Junior Halloween party will once again be in the IndoorTennis Courts.This evening is always a fun and active event for the kids.We are offering adult tennis mixed doubles monthly on Friday nights with the October event on the 12th. Have fun playing tennis and hanging out in The Hut. Several in house squash leagues and ladders will begin in October. Refer to the upcoming racquets events section in the Bulletin. See you on the courts. We often hear the question “Will playing one racquet sport help to improve another racquet sport.” The answer to this question is yes. Playing tennis, squash and paddle are all positive transfer sports that will help you improve another racquet sport.The quick hands and reflexes required at the net for paddle and for volleying at theT for squash helps your net play in tennis. In addition, learning how to play the walls in squash and screens in paddle helps players to understand the angles and shots required to be successful. Although tennis and squash require different stroke techniques the use of the continental grip and achieving backspin in squash will help a tennis player use backspin as an alternate shot to the topspin usually hit in tennis. Therefore the tennis player will become a more complete player with varied shots.The long rallies typically seen in paddle will help players in both tennis and squash to be patient and feel comfortable in long rallies before going for an aggressive shot. Footwork and movement patterns including ready hops, first step quickness, moving diagonally to the ball and conditioning are all necessary characteristics of strong racquet players used in all three sports. The modern cross training is also beneficial for those who participate in various sports and want to improve in their main sport. So next time you’re asked to play another racquet sport seize the opportunity to enjoy a new game and improve your current racquet sport you are playing. Ed McQuillin Racquets Director UPCOMING EVENTS A NOTE FROM RACQUETS PLAY ALL THREE RACQUET SPORTS TO IMPROVE EACH INDIVIDUAL SPORT

ADULT TENNIS Beginning Tuesday, September 4th MONDAY 10:30 am – 11:45 am Ladies' 4.0 Doubles Clinic

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Men’s CardioTennis TUESDAY 10:30 am – 11:45 am Ladies’ 3.5+ Doubles Clinic

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Mixed CardioTennis WEDNESDAY

10:30 am – 11:30 am Ladies’ CardioTennis THURSDAY 9:00 am – 10:15 am Ladies’ 3.5+ Doubles Clinic 10:15 am – 11:30 am Ladies’ 3.0 Doubles Clinic FRIDAY

10:30 am – 11:30 am Ladies’ CardioTennis SATURDAY 7:45 am – 8:45 am Men’s CardioTennis 8:45 am – 10:00 am Men’s Round Robin 8:45 am – 9:45 am Ladies’ CardioTennis

Wednesday, October 3rd : Delaware Ladies Paddle A/B Event, 6:30 pm Friday, October 12th :Tennis Mixed Doubles Round Robin, 6:45 pm Saturday, October 20th : Squash Captain’s Cup Singles and Doubles Friday, October 26th : Junior Halloween Party, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 27th :WayWay Over 60’s Paddle Tournament Sunday, October 28th : Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame, 6:00 pm Monday, October 29th : Delaware Men’s A/B Paddle Event, 6:30 pm



Kids will develop and build their rallying and playing skills through a variety of fun and engaging athletic, technical, and tactical games.Whether they are brand new to tennis or have experience our goal is to get kids moving and playing with one another from the first time they step on the court!

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

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

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

2018 Session Dates: Session 1: September 10th - October 28th

Class Size Policy: To ensure each player receives the best quality of instruction we will be limiting class sizes to 6 players per court. Classes will also need at least four players for the program to go forward. Make Up Class Policy: Kids can make up two classes in the following session. If your child is not able to come, please let us know so that players on the waiting list or who’d like to drop in are able to join the class that day. Drop-In Policy: Kids are able to drop-in into any appropriate level class that is not full (6 kids). The drop-in rate is slightly higher per class than registering for the entire session.

JUNIOR ACADEMY These classes are for players who want to pursue more competitive opportunities and meet WCC Jr. Tennis Pathway parameters. Competition players will be encouraged to play on our Junior League Teams, as well as compete in both District (DE), Sectional (DE, NJ, PA) USTA tournaments. Classes will include on-court playing and off-court fitness training portions. All players who register for the full session will receive an End of Session Player Review.


Class times are subject to change due to indoor court availability.



"Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you going. - Jim Ryan"


MONDAY 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: 12-14Years 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm: 14+Years 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: High School TUESDAY 4:35 pm – 5:20 pm: 5-6Years 5:20 pm – 6:05 pm: 7-9Years 6:05 pm – 7:05 pm: 10-12Years WEDNESDAY 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm: 14+Years 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: High School THURSDAY 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm: 5-6Years 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: 7-9Years 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: 10-12Years 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: 12-14Years 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 4:05 pm – 5:05 pm: 12-14Years 5:05 pm – 6:05 pm: 14+Years

THE DROP/LOBBER This player will move you to all four corners. Plays with a slower tempo. Exploits weak frontcourt games.They have good racquet skills and are tactically strong. Pros : Slows the tempo. Moves the opponent to all four corners. Keeps opponent from hitting the ball hard and stretches them out.This works well against taller players, as they have to go low and then high. Cons :The only way to pass an opponent is to go over them. Once they have lost control of the T it is hard to regain it within a rally. Once they are on the run, it is hard for them to control the ball. Lobs and drops require touch and finesse. STRATEGIES AGAINST THE DROP/LOBBER • Move up in the court to guard the frontcourt, particularly when they are behind • Use counter drops • Play tight rails

• Play high tempo from the midcourt • Go short only when you are ready

Ed Chilton Assistant Director of Racquets

OCTOBER EVENTS Monday, October 1st : Men's Squash Doubles Clinic, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, October 6th : Grand Prix Junior Under 11 Squash Singles Tournament Tuesday, October 9th : US Open Squash Singles Night at Drexel University Great opportunity to see the best Singles Professionals in the world Wednesday, October 10th :Wilmington Squash Singles League Monday, October 15th : Squash Ladder for Singles and Doubles Friday, October 26th : Junior Halloween Party, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Session 1 September 10th - October 28th (Sunday Classes begin September 30th)




OCTOBER PADDLE EVENTS MEN’S PADDLE EVENTS Mondays: Men’s Practice, 6:30 pm Mondays: Men’s Clinic, 5:30 pm starting October 8th Wednesdays: Men’s D6 matches starting October 10th Thursdays: Men’s D1 and D4 matches starting October 11th Saturday: Men’s Preseason (D1 to D4) 9:30 am on October 6th Sundays: MXD Clinic: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm starting October 28th

Please Welcome Scott McNamara, our new Assistant Racquets Professional here at Wilmington Country Club. Scott is leaving Melbourne, Australia

where he was the HeadTennis Professional in his family’s tennis business. He is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher and coach who will teach all levels of tennis players as well as some of our junior squash players. With 12 years’ experience coaching high performance players, Scott will help our junior tennis players as well as our top tennis juniors here at WCC. He has travelled with players all around the world to different international tournaments and has coached International Tennis Federation Juniors into the Top 150 in the world. Most recently Scott was a team member of the Grade 1 premiership, which is the highest form of Club Tennis in Australia. Scott was a Nationally Ranked Top 25 singles and doubles player while captaining Meridian Community College Tennis Team in Mississippi. He had the most Singles and Doubles wins while on the team. With his level of success there he was able to participate in the NCAA Junior College Championships in Doubles. His tennis team at Meridian was the 2007 Region 23 Conference Champion. Scott is a certified tennis professional for the Australian Professional Coaching Association. He previously taught tennis in Jupiter Island, Florida, Piping Rock Club, Long Island, NY and various clubs and schools in Melbourne, Australia. Scott may be reached by email: smcnamara@ wilmingtoncc.com, or by calling the Club at 302 655 6171 ext. 2182.

WOMEN’S PADDLE EVENTS Mondays:Women’s Cup 2 matches starting October 22nd

Mondays: Cup 7 Practice 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm starting October 22nd Wednesdays:Women’s Cup 5 and 7 matches starting October 24th Thursdays: Ladies Clinic, 5:30 pm starting October 11th Thursday: Cup Practices: Cup 5: 9:15 am to 10:30 am Cup 2: 10:30 am to 11:45 pm Sundays: Women’s Sunday League, 1:00 pm to 3 pm starting October 21st Sundays: MXD Clinic: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm starting October 28th JUNIOR CLINICS Mondays: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (10 to 14 years) starting October 8th Mondays: 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm (7 to 10 years) starting October 8th Thursdays: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (10 to 14 years) starting October 11th Thursdays: 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm (7 to 10 years) starting October 11th AREA EVENTS Wednesday, October 3rd: Delaware Ladies A/B Event, 6:30 pm All Levels of Play. Location: WCC & GCC Sunday, October 21st & Monday, October 22nd: Mixed MAPTATournament Location: Main Line PA Clubs Saturday, October 27th: WayWay Over 60s Tournament: Location:Wilmington Clubs Monday, October 29th: Delaware Men’s A/B Event, 6:30 pm - All Levels of Play. Location: WCC & GCC


Please register in the Racquet Shop - racquetshop@wilmingtoncc.com

INTERMITTENT FASTING WORKSHOP Join us onWednesday, October 24th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm for a workshop with Dr. Arianne Missimer about the benefits of intermittent fasting. Sign up with the Fitness Center. FITNESS NEWS

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 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) 2 people: $40/person 3 people: $30/person 4 people: $25/person 5 or more people: $20/person MASSAGE GROUP PERSONAL FITNESS SESSIONS

Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting By: Dr. Arianne Missimer

October 24th 11am-12pm

Tracy, Susan, and Vicki 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.

Sign up at the Fitness Center desk.

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







Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

Hot Vinyasa Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

Hot Vinyasa Beth Sheehy

6:00 am

Golf Fitness (Squash Building) Corey Ryan *Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

7:00 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

FIT Maria Lucey

FIT Maria Lucey

7:15 am

TRX Chris Weiss

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

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

8:30 am

9:00 am

Shape Up (Fitness Center) Beth Sheehy

*Warm Yoga 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

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy

10:30 am

6:15 pm Warm Yoga Flow Beth Sheehy

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy

X-17 Beth Sheehy


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


Overall Winner/JuniorWomen Sarah Greenberg (Time of 28:15)

Ladies Megan Greenberg, Laura Rossi, Kim Green

Men Matt D'Emelio

Junior Men Jack D'Emelio

5K FUN RUN/WALK The rain didn't stop us from holding our annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 8th. Congrats to all of our runners/walkers for braving the elements!

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Philip Iannelli, CCM General Manager Keith VanYahres Assistant General Manager Christine Jordan Clubhouse Manager

Tip Tribbitt, CEC Executive Chef Barbara Henderson Manager of Banquets Donna Schroeder

Controller Susan Mathias Administrative Assistant Meghan Spero, PGA Membership Development and Communications Manager Dan Pierson Director of Grounds Michael Shank, PGA Director of Golf Bob Lennon Teaching Professional Ed McQuillin Director of Racquets Ed Chilton Assistant Director of Racquets Clark Verchick Chief Engineer

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