May 2017 Newsletter


a newsletter for members of the wilmington country club

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE As we travel and visit other country clubs, we many times tend to compare what we have here at Wilmington Country Club with the other clubs. I think many of you would agree with me that when it comes to our Clubhouse, dining, activities, staff, fitness and sporting venues, we far surpass most of these other clubs. There has been one area that some of us in leadership positions have felt for some time we could greatly improve upon. That is the reception and greeting of our members and our guests.We are a somewhat geographically challenged Club in that many members and guests arriving for many of our activities do so at the circle and breezeway. This is not necessarily near any of the sporting venues.Therefore, members and guests have had to manage their own golf clubs and find their own way. While it is all of our responsibilities to be present and meet our guests, this cannot always happen for many reasons. We have therefore initiated a new service this spring in the form of a greeter and service assistant who will be present at the entrance to the breezeway. It will be their role to greet members and guests, assist with any sporting equipment including loading and unloading golf clubs from vehicles, and direct the member or guest to the locker rooms or appropriate facility. This individual will have been briefed on when to expect guests and what activities are occurring around the Club that day. They will be in radio communication with the Golf Shop staff and Locker Room attendants. As with any new service, we anticipate “tweaking” the roles of this individual to meet challenges.We welcome your input and feedback. We hope this new service raises the level of Wilmington Country Club “arrival hospitality” to that of our services elsewhere in our Club. As always, thanks for reading. Joseph F. Hacker III President



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


PRESIDENT Joseph F. Hacker, III

VICE PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson TREASURER Cameron B. McDonald

SECRETARY Melissa Riegel

Dr. Jared Hossack & Dr. Kelly Burkert

Mark & Kristin Mumford Richard & Marcella Lynch Christopher & Denise Hix

NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR MEMBERS Michael Dell’Oso Vincent Dell’Oso Thomas Flickinger Bridget Heinle Fletcher Jones Kieran Leung Avery McCrery Ainsley McDonald


CLASS OF 2017 Richard D. Cates J. Brinton Detwiler Megan S. Greenberg William B. Harman, Jr. Roland C. Pamm Laura Lubin Rossi Edward K.Wissing CLASS OF 2018 D. Michael Gioffre, Jr. Thomas C. Humphrey Randall P. Mitchell John C. Richmond Edward A.Tarlov


Mr. Frank Cotten Mr. William J.Tansey Mrs. Ann T.Tansey Mr.Thomas J. Shopa, Jr. Mr. Harold N. Kenton, Jr. Mr. L. Ronald Olivere Mr. James A. Sinex, III Mr. Donal P. Sullivan Tip Tribbitt Manny Bulong Ann Cresswell ZacharyWoods Frank Duran JeffreyWiedemann

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Mr. Ashley Altschuler Mrs. Dottie Cannon Ms. Lucinda C. Carpenter Mrs. Carroll Shannon Dr. Clifford L. Anzilotti Mrs. Carole S. Long Mr.Thomas L. Cover Mr. Leigh Johnstone Mr. F. L. Peter Stone

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The Honorable Stephen P. Lamb

John S.Wellons MarthaWhite


Executive Chef - 5/24/88

HONORARY DIRECTORS Richard H. Keller William H. Daiger, Jr.

Locker Room Attendant -5/28/98

Pastry Chef - 5/30/05

Outside Service Manager - 5/16/12

Line Chef - 5/30/12

Assistant Tennis Professional - 5/19/14

Justin Lewis


South Course Assistant Superintendent - 5/23/16

IN MEMORIAM The Board of Directors, members, and staff of Wilmington Country Club extend their sincerest sympathy to the family of: R. Harold Jenkins, Jr. - Member 45Years

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

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

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT If you have a birth announcement that you would like to share, please email Meghan Spero at with your child’s name, date of birth and a picture.



May Greetings! Although the outdoor sporting seasons started last month, May is when the activity really picks up. This Bulletin is packed full of information regarding upcoming events and activities, so please take a moment and review it thoroughly. I have a number of miscellaneous items to share with you. • The patio is now open for your dining pleasure! Please be reminded that tables may not be reserved in

Club than ever before. Sign up and enjoy the summer! • In Golf, the first Mixed Twilight of the season will be held on Thursday the 18th. Sign-ups are underway. •We are currently revising some of our group fitness programs to carry us through the summer season. Please watch for follow- up emails that will outline the specifics of any adjustments. And don’t forget that massage treatments may be scheduled through the Fitness Center. • This is the time of the year when activity in the parking lots really picks up. Please slow down and use caution. Parents with small children, please hold hands. The threat of a tragedy is always present. • Parking along the curb in front of the Clubhouse requires displaying a valid ADA permit. • I know it seems contrary to golf instinct, but we continue to ask that when using a cart on the South, you keep traffic in the fairway. Also, please strictly adhere to all signage, roping or traffic directional information on the courses.While permitting cart traffic as much as possible, we will be increasing our effort on minimizing the damage they create to turf and playing conditions.Your help is necessary and appreciated! • The Pool and Poolside Café will officially open for Memorial Weekend, Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 am. Unofficially, if the weather is favorable, we will feature a special “pre-opening” swim party on Friday the 26th.Watch your email and our social media platforms for more information as the day draws closer. • Speaking of the unofficial start to summer, watch for future announcements about all the events and activities planned to celebrate the long, holiday weekend. • Once the Poolside Café opens, food service at the “Hut” will be curtailed for the summer. Beverages and snacks will continue to be offered. • As activity picks up, a gentle reminder that the voice use of cellular telephones is prohibited at the Club. Please keep your device silent.While it may be used for texting or checking email, please use discretion when choosing where and when you use your phone. If you are seen using a cell phone inappropriately, we will remind you of the policy and ask you to discontinue use. Members are urged to inform their guests of this rule. As you can see, there is more going on around your Club than ever before. Hopefully, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the offerings. As always, thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the Club! Phil Iannelli General Manager

this area. • While dining on the patio, parents and grandparents are also reminded that the putting green is considered part of the golf practice facilities and not a playground. Please help your youngsters understand appropriate use and attire for this area. • There are two additional outdoor venues to enjoy as both the Pub and the Café 1901 have their own patios. Use of each subscribes to the age and dress codes that coincides with the particular venue. • Opening the patios also means that warm weather is here and with it comes a change in the way we dress. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules of attire that have been established by your fellow members for the various Clubhouse venues/entrances. Please do your best to always support the spirit of those standards. • Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th and will be celebrated a bit different this year. All dining venues are open for regular business (including the Tavern/Grille Brunch) until the Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet kicks off at 4:00 pm. After that, only the Grand Buffet will be offered. Seatings for that are available every half hour until 6:30 pm. Make your reservation now to join us for one of our biggest events of the year! • There are several additional Food & Beverage events taking place in May. New spring menus will be instituted in all dining venues.We will be holding a first-ever kick-off event onTuesday, May 2nd where you can sample many of the new items. After the success of our Steakhouse Night, we are converting the Dining Room into an Oyster House on Thursday, May 4th.We also have our first Lobster Night of the season on May 11th. Check out this Bulletin for more information about all these events. • You will soon receive the matrix of summer camp, clinic and program offerings for the different sport venues. We are pleased to offer more opportunities for your kids to use the



Easter Festivities



With email being our primary mode of communication, I want to share a few important notes regarding our Club emails so you stay fully informed. • To keep you abreast with all of the Club happenings throughout the week, we have created a daily email schedule with the following topics. These emails go out to the entire membership:

Wilmington Country Club’s commitment to providing engaging programming to our Legacy members is only the beginning. We recognize the need to adapt to our club’s changing demographics as well as acknowledging

The amended dues structure benefits Associate members as well. The process to add an Associate member is simple and can be initiated by calling Susan Mathias, Membership Secretary, at any time. Age 30 through 34 $417 per quarter Age 25 through 29 $345 per quarter A Few Important Notes: • We will also be reaching out to all former Legacy members. This will take a bit of time so we encourage parents of FORMER Legacy Members to share this information with any of their children who may be interested in reestablishing their membership. Every circumstance is unique based upon what discounts may have been earned previously. We suggest speaking with Susan as she will be able to walk you through the new stock process specific to the former Legacy members situation. • The changes above are also designed to make the Club attractive to a potential new member under the age of 40 as they are in the process of establishing themselves with both family and career. If you have an individual that may be interested and would like to learn more about the process, please reach out to Meghan Spero, Membership Development Manager.

Monday : Weekly Happenings Tuesday : Golf and Grounds Wednesday : Racquets Thursday : Dining & Social Friday : Fitness

the struggle for our Legacy members to overcome the financial hurdles associated with the private Club experience. We appreciate our Legacy members and encourage all to embrace memories past and all those memories that are still to be had. Our amended stock requirement and dues structure detailed below, provide a respite from the financial burden and a welcomed opportunity for Legacy members to continue to enjoy the friends, amenities andWilmington Country Club culture for years to come. At their March 2017 meeting, the Board of Directors amended the By-laws specific to stock purchase requirements and dues classifications for Legacy members. The specifics on these approved changes are below: • Legacy Members are now required to purchase their first share of stock at age 30, the second share at age 35 and final two shares at age 40. • “Senior Status” now occurs at age 35. • Establish the following dues (2017) for categories under the age of 35 to more gradually step a young member into Senior status. Age 30 through 34 $822 per quarter Age 25 through 29 $681 per quarter Age 10 through 24 $267 per quarter

• If you are interested in “sport specific” emails such as Ladies Paddles, Men’s Golf, Ladies Tennis, etc. Please click here to choose the sport specific email groups you would like to subscribe to. By doing so, you will receive specific emails regarding tournament sign ups, results, etc. • If you would like to have Club emails sent to more than one email address, please click here and add your additional email address along with your sport specific email group preferences. Please remember, if you unsubscribe from one email, you will be unsubscribed from all emails. While we do our best to balance providing all of the Club news with the number of emails we send, it is best to be over than uninformed. CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Meghan Spero (302) 655-6171 Membership Development & Communications Manager Susan Mathias (302) 655-6171 Membership Secretary


BRIDGE NEWS THURSDAY BRIDGE NEWS Need a partner? Call Mary Jo Fidance (652-5570) and leave a message stating the date you need a partner! 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 May 18th : Pro/Am June 8th : Swiss Teams

BOOK CLUB Our Tuesday, May 2nd book is Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan’s riveting book, A Matter of Honor Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family’s Quest for Justice. December 7, 1941, became a day of infamy for America when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, devastating the fleet, killing 2043 Americans, injuring thousands more, and precipitating America’s entry into World War II. In the first fact-finding commission that followed, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, and Lt. General Walter Scott, Army’s Hawaiian Commander, were relieved of their commands, accused of negligence and “dereliction of duty”, and publicly disgraced. These men were forced into retirement and became Washington’s scapegoat for the catastrophe. Kimmel fought to clear his name until his death when his two sons took up the fight. Summers and Swan’s painstakingly researched account reveals the duplicity that took place, the failure to share critical information, and the roadblocks set up to keep damaging facts from being made public.The discussion will be led by Troy Silliman, Greer’s husband, who is very knowledgeable about the Pearl Harbor story, especially since he went to the last round of Pearl Harbor hearings with Greer’s father, Edward R. Kimmel who is Admiral Kimmel’s son. NOTE: We will be meeting in the Library rather than the Ladies’ Locker Room since we have a male discussion leader.We hope you will join us at 4:00 pm in the Library on May 2nd as Troy Silliman leads the discussion of this meticulously researched book that makes the case that Kimmel and Short’s wartime ranks must be posthumously restored.This is an important book and discussion.Our selection for June is American Empress:The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Nancy Rubin’s fascinating biography of the daughter of cereal entrepreneur C. W. Post. This is a spellbinding portrait of a beautiful, intelligent, elegant and philanthropic woman who dazzled her society with her talents and wealth. This is a great read.

MARCH 16TH First Place: North - South Section A: Joan Bolling - Eleanor Maroney (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A: Elizabeth Fahl - Katherine Hoopes Section B: Judy Chapman (Guest) - Mary Jo Fidance MARCH 23RD First Place: North - South Section A: Joan Bolling - LeeWiley Section B: Louise Roselle - Eleanor Brown First Place: East - West Section A, B & C: AnneWattman - Edythe Mendolia MARCH 30TH First Place: North - South Section A: Kimmie Fulweiler (Guest) - Patricia Sinex Section B: Lee Davis - Theo Corroon (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A, B & C: Mary Jo Fidance - Candy DiSabatino

APRIL 6TH First Place: North - South

Section A: Judith Spruance - Joan Bolling Section B: Dorothy Newlin (Guest) - Winkie Gummey First Place: East - West Section A & B: Louise Roselle - Eleanor Maroney (Guest) Section B: Edythe Mendolia - AnneWattman APRIL 13TH First Place: North - South Section A: Anne Priebe (Guest) - Thomas Hughes Section B: Diana Terrell - Allen Terrell First Place: East - West Section A: Patricia Turk - Judith Spruance Section B & C: Katherine Hoopes - CindyWright

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



With the beautiful weather now upon us, our outdoor dining areas are the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner from our new spring menus! ChefTip has added some creative culinary entrees for your enjoyment and on top of that, our new craft cocktail menu will tempt you with our favorite spring and summer libations. As a reminder, ourWelcome Back Party and New MenuTasting Event will be heldTuesday, May 2nd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm on the Ballroom Patio weather permitting. This is a great opportunity to try some of these new menu items and relax with friends! We look forward to seeing you there. On another note, our brand new umbrellas and cushions have arrived for the Adirondack chairs and conversation areas outside the Pub. Both beautiful and comfortable, you can relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the Club! As we move into the summer months, keep an eye out for some of our favorite events such as the Farm to Table Dinner, Steakhouse Night and of course our annual Memorial Day BBQ. SOCIAL NEWS FROM OUR CLUBHOUSE MANAGER

MONDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Opens at 5:00 pm TUESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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

WEDNESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Pub: Opens at 10:45 am Café: 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

Christine Jordan Clubhouse Manager

Pub: Opens at 10:45 am Café: 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

Pub: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Opens at 5:00 pm

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

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


SUNDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm


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



Reservation Cancellation Policy If you have made a reservation for the Dining Room or a Club function and are unable to attend, please take a moment to call and cancel. This simple gesture may make it possible for another member who wants to attend to do so. Dining Room Attire Jackets, but not ties, are required for gentlemen on Thursday evenings.Ties are required on Friday and Saturday evenings. Specials cost $12.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated. May 30th through June 4th Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Choice of Green Beans or Cole Slaw --- TAVERN/GRILLE WEEKLY SPECIALS May 2nd through May 7th Grilled Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti, Garlic Bread May 9th through May 13th Roast Turkey Breast with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Vegetable, Cranberry Relish May 16th through May 21st Cheese Tortellini with Peas, Mushrooms, & Prosciutto in a Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce, Garlic Bread May 23rd through May 29th Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry in an Orange Ginger Sauce over Rice

Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs of this region which produces sparkling wines, reds, whites, rosés, varietal wines or appellation wines. A rich array of promises to fulfill all tasting expectations. Twenty years of know-how ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand’s signature have a unique style whose creation is driven each day by four fundamental values: excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Picpoul de Pinet, 2014 Glass $8.00 / Bottle $32.00

This white wine, crafted 100% from the Picpoul grape variety, comes in a yellow colour with shimmering flashes.The intense, complex nose reveals notes of white fruit, citrus fruit, honey and white flowers. Full-bodied and lively on the palate, it offers a remarkable crisp freshness. This wine is ideally suited to accompany shellfish and crustaceans, but also goes well with fish, such as pan-fried eels or hogfish.

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Corbières, 2013 Glass $8.00 / Bottle $32.00

This red wine has a deep, concentrated colour. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavours of ripe fruit, with subtle hints of spices and liquorice. Its full, fat body lends it a remarkable elegance. This wine is ideally suited to accompany grilled red meat, tagines, stews and matures cheese.



Tavern & Grille

Sunday brunch is the perfect way to relax and reconnect with friends and family... unrushed and surrounded by the comfort of your own Club. We have reimagined our Sunday Brunch in the Tavern & Grille pairing traditional favorites such as fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes and delectable Eggs Benedict with those such as Croque Monsieur and Cinnamon Brioche French Toast. Our optional buffet offers healthy choices of yogurt and granola along with indulgent coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. But, no Sunday Brunch is complete without a Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixings. So invite the family, bring the kids, and welcome your friends to the Club and enjoy... " The Way Sundays Should Be . "

Click here to view our Brunch menu!

TALES FROM THE TRAIL Greetings to all WCC Birders! A bit of background for those of you not familiar with our WCC Bluebird (BB) Program. With the support and encouragement of past President Richard Keller, Grounds Superintendent Dan Pierson and his team, and the very able direction of Cathy Smith, PineValley's resident ornithologist and BluebirdTrail expert, we started our WCC Bluebird Trail in early Spring of 2014. Most of us had only an inkling of what was needed to create and keep a healthy and successful Bluebird nesting box program. However, under the patient tutelage of Cathy Smith and others with first hand knowledge we began our Trail with about 15 nesting boxes scattered along the cart paths of the North Course. It has now expanded to 30-BB nesting boxes plus the 14-unit-Purple Martin (PM)- Condo and the 4-PM-Gourds hanging from the Condo. Monitoring was the big learning curve! Most of us had no idea just how important regular monitoring was to the success of our Bluebird Program.We now have a Team of over 40WCC members who sign-up and go out as a two-some, usually at 9:30 am on Monday mornings to: • Inspect all 30-BB nesting boxes plus the 14-unit-Purple Martin (PM)-Condo and the 4-PM-Gourds hanging from the Condo • Record their observation(s) in our WCC Bird-Book ... • Take any corrective actions they deem necessary...e.g.: remove the nest of an "intruder" who is attempting to take up residence in the nesting box or clean-up the box if there has been a predation. • The regular monitoring of our Trail coupled with the timely "corrective-actions" is what makes our trail so successful year after year. The most important take-away is the only qualification to be aWCC Birder is an interest in and love of our feathered friends, especially Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, & Purple Martins. If you'd like to become involved in our WCC Bird Monitoring Program, please contact me below. Oh, there is another take-away... monitoring is fun! Just ask any of our members who do it. Best regards, Leigh Johnstone





Shrimp Cocktail · 2.5/each

Caesar · 6 Loaded Iceberg Wedge · 6 Chopped Spinach · 6 Sides

Grilled Octopus · 13 Arugula, Balsamic Glaze, EVOO

Fried Calamari · 12 Lemon, Marinara

Cole Slaw · 3 Beach Fries, Malt Vinegar Aioli · 5 Spinach · 5 Mashed Potatoes · 5 Haricots Verts · 5 Wild Mushroom Risotto · 5 Entrées

Oysters Rockefeller (6) · 16 Spinach, Shallots, Pernod, Cream

Mussels · 13 White Wine, Garlic, Tomatoes, Parsley

Tuna Tartare · 15 Avocado, Soy, Ginger, Wasabi, Wontons

Half-Chilled Lobster · 16 Greens, Lemon-Dill Aioli

Fried Oysters · 20 Cole Slaw, Beach Fries, Cajun Remoulade

Clams Casino (6) · 12 Peppers, Onions, Bacon, Herbs, Butter, Panko Raw Bar

Sea Scallops · 28 Crisp Vegetables, Rice Noodles, Coconut Curry Sauce, Kaffir Lime Leaves Salmon · 25 Wild Mushroom Risotto, Pea Nage, Carrot Emulsion, Petit Greens Striped Bass · 27 Corn, Bacon and Fava Bean Succotash, Mashed Potatoes, Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette Swordfish · 25 Blackened, Haricots Verts, Grilled Polenta, Tropical Fruit Salsa

Blue Point Oysters (CT) · 2.5 Watch House Point (VA) · 2 Martha’s Vineyard (MA) · 2.5

Chef Creek (BC) · 2.5 Top Neck Clams · 1.25 Soup, Stew, & Chowder

New England Clam Chowder · 4/7 Snapper Soup · 4/7

Crab Cakes · 26 Cole Slaw, Beach Fries, Cocktail or Tartar Sauce

Seafood Chowder · 4.5/7.5 French Onion Soup · 4.5/7.5 Crab Gazpacho · 6/11 Oyster Stew · 6/11

Fisherman’s Stew · 26 Scallops, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, and Whitefish in a Spicy Tomato Saffron Broth over Linguine, Garlic Bread


Filet Mignon · 5oz/24 8oz/30 Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, House Steak Sauce


Mother's Day DINNER BUFFET AT WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB Sunday, May 14th Seatings from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Carving Station

Sautée Station sea scallops, shrimp, crab,mushrooms, roasted peppers, broccoli rabe, sundried tomatoes, cavatelli pasta, fontina cheese sauce Composed Salads spinach salad, yellow fin tuna salad, fresh fruit with cheese, mediterranean chicken salad, southwestern beef salad, mushroom salad, asian duck salad, antipasta salad, smoked roast pork & honey baked ham tray Soup Features lobster bisque, sweet potato vichyssoise with spiced croutons For the Kids chicken fingers, macaroni & cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes

roast tenderloin of beef, roast leg of lamb SAUCES : béarnaise, horseradish, creamy horseradish, house made steak sauce, mint jelly, madeira sauce Hot Featured Entrées chicken breast with wild mushrooms, halibut with tropical fruit, asparagus & baby carrots, wild rice with spring vegetables & dried fruit, yukon gold & yam layered mashed potatoes, broccoli rabe & sausage ravioli Raw Bar shrimp cocktail, oysters, clams, smoked fish, grilled & poached salmon, cajun shrimp & crawfish salad Delectable Desserts hummingbird cake, dulce de leche napoleon, strawberry rhubarb galette, lemon pudding cake, chocolate pot de crème



LOBSTER NIGHT T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 1 1 T H 6 : 0 0 PM - 9 : 0 0 PM dining room Corn Chowder Spinach Salad 1 ½ lb Maine Lobster with Drawn Butter

Complete four course Maine lobster dinner. $42/Person Jacket required for gentlemen, ties optional. Please make your reservation with the Front Desk. Herb Roasted New Potatoes Zucchini and Baby Carrots Almond Pear Torte

Steakhouse Night RETURNS THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST! Dining Room 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Call the Front Desk to make your reservation 655-6171. Jackets, but not ties, required.

The regular Dining Room menu will not be available.








2 WGAP Team Match South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm High School Golf Match North Restricted 3:00 pm





9-Hole Ladies’ Golf Back North Restricted until 10:30 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Twilight Golf League North Restricted 5:15 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

WGAP Team Match South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm TaylorMade Demo Day 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving Range High School Golf Match North Restricted 3:00 pm

No Clubhouse Food Service

High School Golf Match North Restricted 3:00 pm

Oyster House 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dining Room

WCC Book Club Library 4:00 pm New Menu Tasting Party 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm








WGAP Team Match South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm High School Golf Match North Restricted 3:00 pm

9-Hole Ladies’ Golf Front North Restricted until 11:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Twilight Golf League North Restricted 5:15 pm

US Kids Golf Junior Demo Day 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Driving Range

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

GAP Team Match South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

No Clubhouse Food Service

High School Golf Match North Resticted 3:00 pm

Lobster Night 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dining Room





19 Callaway Demo Day 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving Range



Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet Seatings from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Ballroom/Dining Room

No Clubhouse Food Service

9-Hole Ladies’ Golf Front North Restricted until 11:00 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Twilight Golf League North Restricted 5:15 pm

18-Hole Ladies’ Golf South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm High School Golf Match North Restricted 3:00 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

High School Golf Match North Restricted 3:30 pm

Mixed Twilight Golf Front North Restricted 5:00 pm








Tennis Super Camp

No Clubhouse Food Service

18-Hole Ladies’ Golf South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Pool Open

9-Hole Ladies’ Golf Back South Restricted until 10:30 am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Twilight Golf League North Restricted 5:15 pm

Titlelist Demo Day 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Driving Range

Men’s May Member-Guest Lunch 11:30 am Shotgun Start 1:00 pm South Course





18-Hole Ladies’ Golf South Course 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pool Open

Clubhouse Food Service Available 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Pool Open Memorial Day BBQ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

9-Hole Ladies’ Golf Back North Restricted until 10:30 am

Hungry Hungry Hippo Junior Golf Kickoff Event 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Battle of 52 Tennis Match vs. Greenville CC



Private Yoga Classes Celebrate a special occasion with a private yoga class!

Our Fitness Staff is on site with our group exercise instructor s and per sonal trainer s. Member s can schedule a per sonal training session with any of our per sonal trainer s: 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) GROUP PERSONAL FITNESS SESSIONS 2 people: $40/per son 3 people: $30/per son 4 people: $25/per son 5 or more people: $20/per son MASSAGE Tracy, Susan, and Vicki have set aside available hour s each week but request at least twenty-four hours advance notice, as they are not onsite staff. Some time slots are already filled; other hour s may be available. TRACY HALTERMAN therapeutic Wednesday:12:30 pm - 7:30 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Having a birthday? Getting married? Celebrating a milestone: graduation, bachelorette party or anniversary? Observing a holiday? Private yoga classes are the perfect way to reconnect with family or friends. Celebrate togetherness and friendship! The occasions and possibilities are endless! Customize a yoga class just for you with great music, great friends, and great memories! Schedule Now: Contact Mary Currie - Director of Yoga

Deb Ross surprised her sister Elisa Morris with a private yoga class for her birthday accompanied by her girlfriends and mom! Pictured: Ashley Harris, Diane duPont, Kimmy Green, Elisa Morris, Amanda Friz, Deb Ross, Michelle Shepherd, Liz Baldwin, & Sue Komins.

SUSAN BROWN therapeutic Monday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday Evening

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







Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

Hot Vinyasa Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

Hot Vinyasa Beth Sheehy Golf Fitness (Squash Building) Corey Ryan *Foundations (90°) Mary Currie TRX Chris Weiss

6:00 am

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

Golf Fitness Corey Ryan

7:00 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

FIT Maria Lucey

FIT Maria Lucey

7:15 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

8:00 am

Body Sculpt Maria Lucey *Balance Mary Currie

Body Sculpt Maria Lucey *Balance Mary Currie

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

FIT Fusion Maria Lucey Krysta Lafferty

8:30 am

9:00 am

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie

Shape Up Beth Sheehy

9:15 am

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

9:45 am

10:00 am

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy

10:30 am

X-17 Beth Sheehy

6:00 pm

Yoga Foundations Beth Sheehy

Warm Yoga Flow Beth Sheehy

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy

6:15 pm


$14/Session *$16/Premium Session $140 Unlimited 30 Day Rate $380 Unlimited 90 Day Rate All classes are one hour in length unless otherwise noted. Limited space and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Due to the overwhelming response to our classes, if you sign up for a class and do not attend without canceling at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged even if you have an unlimited package. Sign up online at or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113. 19 $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.



Officially, a golf cart is a trolley pulled by a walking golfer or his caddy. A golf car is a self- propelled vehicle utilized for the purpose of transporting golfers and their equipment. From the mid 1400’s to the mid 1900’s, golf cars were of little consequence to golf courses because golf, being a game of tradition, was a game played by golfers with their clubs and equipment carried by caddies. In about 1930 Lyman Beecher, failing in health and wanting to continue playing the game, invented a two wheel CART pulled by two caddies like a rickshaw for his play at the hilly Biltmore Forest Country Club. With this application, the challenge of walking to play the game was overcome, but mechanical self-propulsion for golfers was yet to come.

Very soon thereafter, J.K.Wadley, having seen electric three wheel carts used by the elderly in Los Angeles to transport groceries, purchased one for his use playing his home course inTexarkana.The story follows that he

soon realized that it didn’t work well for a golf course and the idea was abandoned. Arguably about the same time, Curtis Willock, a one-legged golfer also from California, spent a considerable amount of money to custom build an electric golf car

that has some resemblance of a 1920’s British sports car. It too did not gain much acceptance.For the next twenty years almost exclusive use of golf cars was limited to those with disabilities who could not walk far, but the vast majority of golfers still remained happy walking the course with their caddies.

Things really started to change in the mid-50’s. Golf cars began taking on prominence with many manufacturing companies taking hold including Victor Adding Machines and Sears and Roebuck. Today’s well-known names such as EZGO (1954), Cushman (1955), Club Car (1958), and Harley Davidson

(1963) got their starts and slogans of “golf cars can carry golfers and their equipment from hole to hole in comfort and style” began to appear. Soon, clubs recognized the potential revenue from “car” rentals and, from that time on, golf carts became an unbenchable player in the game of golf. Much to the chagrin of many of tradition, that is where they remain today.


Few topics are better to spark lively debate among golfers than golf carts; the influence they have on the game itself and the courses on which it is played. It is a true love/hate relationship with the benefits being unquestionable and the negatives being equally clear. It is perfectly understandable that golfers naturally like to drive their carts anywhere on the course at any time. At the same time, golf course superintendents along with Grounds Committees know that they must exercise some restrictions for the sake of turf and course presentation under a number of scenarios because it is undeniable that carts can and do damage to turf.Traveling to other clubs, golfers have learned that almost no clubs are exactly alike regarding their regulations.The USGA has identified a general description list within which most clubs fall.The regulations do seem to go from one extreme to the other:

• Allow carts to roam anywhere they please at almost any time. • Allow carts on fairways during spring and fall, but not in summer. • Allow carts on fairways during summer, not winter (southern bermudagrass) • Allow carts on fairways when the weather is not too wet, stay out of rough. • Allow carts to cross fairways at right angles, weather permitting • Never allow carts on fairways, only on paths or in deep roughs • Keep carts off all turf areas at all times, stay on paths • Get rid of the carts altogether; use caddies or carry your own bag.

Since our opening in 1959, WCC has, at one time or another, fit into a number of different places on the list, starting with the South, a walking course and the North having the “golf car” option.That didn’t last long.Today, our Grounds Committee recommendations most closely fit into the fourth category, with our complete list as follows: 1. Carts should be restricted to fairways as a rule. Dismount to locate balls in rough locations.

2. Exit fairways on side indicated by green marker nearing greens. 3. Keep Carts on paths only near greens and tees North Course. 4. Keep Carts at least 30 feet from greens and outside ball washers of tees South Course. 5. Adhere to all directional (arrows) or cart restriction signage. 6. Keep carts out of Native Areas at all times. Please take seriously the fact that cart conduct plays a very significant role in the condition of your golf courses. Rules are truly meant to benefit all of our members and guests as they will thoroughly enjoy the very best course presentation possible.

Dan Pierson Director of Grounds



GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION GOLF SHOP Monday: Closed Tuesday, - Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm BAG ROOM Monday: 9:00 am - Dusk Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am - Dusk Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:00 am - Dusk DRIVING RANGE Monday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, Thur sday, & 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 COURSE OPENING Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:30 am NORTH COURSE SNACK BAR Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm SOUTH COURSE SNACK BAR Opens April 11th Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


It has been great to see so many of you on the course after a long winter. With the new golf season it’s time to find new equipment that fits your game.We have a full selection of stock and demo clubs from a number of major manufactures. In addition to this, we have scheduled several demo day’s this spring. The spring demo day schedule is as follows:

TaylorMade : Friday, May 5th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm US Kids Golf : Friday, May 12th, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Callaway : Friday, May 19th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Titleist : Saturday, May 27th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ping has already stopped by for their demo day in April. If you missed out, don’t worry, we have plenty of demo clubs available and the latest technology in theTeaching Building to find the perfect club for you. In May we have several events that you should note on your calendars. In addition to these events, every Tuesday andWednesday will host Ladies' 18-Hole and Ladies' 9-Hole events, respectively. UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS Tuesday, May 2nd :Women's GAP Match South Course, 9:00 am Shotgun Start Wednesday, May 3rd : Men's Twilight League North Course, 5:15 pm Shotgun Start Friday, May 5th :Women's GAP Match South Course, 9:00 am Shotgun Start Sunday, May 7th : Men's GAP Match South Course, 9:30 amTee Times Monday, May 8th : Men's Senior Club Championship Match Play - Round 1 Begins Tuesday, May 9th :Women's GAP Match South Course, 9:00 am Shotgun Start Wednesday, May 10th : Men's Twilight League North Course, 5:15 pm Shotgun Start Friday, May 12th : Men's Senior/Super Senior Signups Open Wednesday, May 17th : Men's Twilight League North Course, 5:15 pm Shotgun Start Thursday, May 18th : Mixed Twilight North Course, 5:00 pm Shotgun Start Monday, May 22nd : Men's President Cup, Better Ball of Partners, Senior/Super Senior Round 1 Begins Wednesday, May 24th : Men's Twilight League North Course, 5:15 pm Shotgun Start Thursday, May 25th : Men's Member-Guest South Course, 1:00 pm Shotgun Start Saturday, May 27th & Sunday, May 28th : Men's Beat the Pro North & South Courses Sunday, May 28th : Junior Golf Kickoff, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Short Game Practice Area



Our summer intern is arriving in early May. Be sure to stop by the Golf Shop and say hello to Ben Raff. Ben Raff is enrolled in the Penn State Professional Golf Management Program. Please help us in welcoming him for the summer season!



CLEAN UP YOUR CONTACT ARTICLE: BOB LENNON The towel on the cart is a very useful tool for keeping your clubs clean, but it can also be used as a great teaching device. Put the towel on the ground and place a golf ball about 2 inches in front of it. Start by making some small swings with a wedge or 9 iron and do not make contact with the towel on the backswing but certainly not on the downswing. If you can learn to hit the ball off the ground and not hit the towel you will be hitting the golf ball with a descending blow and become much more consistent with direction and distance control.

Jill McDonald President

Jan Hobbs Vice President

Katherine Klocko Treasurer

Leslie Porter Secretary

AN INVITATION TO ALL WCC WOMEN GOLFERS This invitation is for you, whether or not you belong to theWomen’s 18-Hole or 9-Hole group. Come celebrate the Spring Golf Season at a COCKTAIL PARTY! Come celebrate the Spring Golf Season at a cocktail party on Tuesday, May 16th at 5:30 pm hosted by the 9 and 18- Hole Women’s Golf Associations. This is an opportunity for all to come out and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while seeing friends, meeting those interested in having fun on the course, sharing your love of golf and finding out all the activities available to you this season. All WCC golfers are welcome. Please RSVP to the Front Desk at (302) 655-6171 or sign up in the Ladies’ Locker Room.We look forward to seeing you all there! The WGAP team matches are underway. Thank you to all who represent our Club in these matches. Play well and have fun. Signups for the Memorial Better Ball will close onTuesday, May 9th.This is a match play tournament on the North Course. Lori Ehret and Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico will be defending their 2016 win. Anyone interested in joining the 18-HoleWomen’s Association, please contact Kathy McCormick at or Jill McDonald at our Opening Meeting, we voted to change our handicap requirement to comply with WGAP. The handicap index is now 36.0 or lower. So if your handicap is 42 or lower on the South Course, please come join us.We would love to play with you!


Rosalind Freeman Chair

Rita Kingery Cook Vice-Chair

Claudia Peters Treasurer

On Tuesday, May 16th, both the 18 and 9-Hole Lady Golfers are invited to a Cocktail Party at 5:30 pm.There will be a Chit Bar. A great opportunity to get to know your fellowWCC golfers! The 9-Hole Lady Golfers began their season with a breakfast in the Montchanin Room on Wednesday, April 12th. Phyllis Aerenson and Patrice Sysko planned a lovely opening event which includedWCC Golf Jeopardy. This was a fun way to review Rules of the Game, Pace of Play, etc. and was enjoyed by all of the more than 40 ladies in attendance. Tuesday, April 18th was the first golf event with a Scramble on the Back of the South.Winners were Gretchen Mayne, Bonnie White, Greer Silliman and Sally McBride. Second Place: Ellen Cannon, Mary Jane Elliott, Pat Ripsom, and Tookie Clark. Claudia Peters, Chris Campbell, Judy Boyle and Margie Hackett claimed Third Place. For anyone interested in joining the 9-Hole Group, please contact Donna Julian at Welcome to all of the new 9-Hole Lady Golfers!


MEN'S OPENING DAY The Men’s Opening Day tournament was held on Friday, April 28th on the South course.We had an impressive 108 players in the field this year, playing a two best-ball of four format.The weather could not have been better, and the scores did not disappoint. It was a great start to what is sure to be another exciting season of men’s golf at Wilmington Country Club.


WOMEN’S MEMORIAL BETTER BALL TOURNAMENT SIGN-UPS OPEN Registration for the Women’s Better Ball Memorial Tournament will continue until Wednesday, May 10th and are limited to the first 15 teams that register, as well as last year’s champions.This is a match play tournament with players receiving 100% of their handicap at the time of the match, stroked off the low ball.The lowest handicap player gets no strokes, with the other players subtracting the lowest handicap from their own to determine their strokes. All matches will be played on the North Course. Please call the Golf Shop at 655-6022 to sign up, or see the sheet posted in the Ladies' Locker Room.

Round 1 Matches : Played on or before Tuesday, May 23rd Round 2 Matches : Played on or before Tuesday, May 30rd Round 3 Matches : Played on or before Tuesday, June 6th Final Match : Played on or before Tuesday, June 13th

Be sure to check out our new Spar tina 449 handbags as well as our spring IBKUL collection.

WOMEN’S GOLF COCKTAIL PAR-TEE There will be a cocktail party on Tuesday, May 16th for the ladies of both the 18-hole and 9-hole golf associations.The party begins at 5:30 pm and will include hors d’oeuvres.You may sign-up in the Ladies' Locker Room or by calling the Golf Shop.


Time : 5:30 pm Shotgun Start Course : North Course, Front 9 Format : Step Aside Scramble

Cocktails and Dinner will follow golf. Please call the Golf Shop at 655-6022 to register, or see the sign-up list in the women’s locker room.You may sign-up with another couple, or as a two-person team and the Golf Shop will pair you with another team of two.

New Ladies' Locker Room Lounge!






Enclosed in the May Bulletin is a listing of our summer racquets events and junior & adult programs. As you can see, we have many activities to choose from. In addition, we have 17 teams from Wilmington Country Club for men and ladies competing in various tennis leagues. The courts will surely be busy during the morning and evenings this spring and summer. Two events coming up in May include a Tennis Super Camp to benefit the Delaware Tennis Foundation on Sunday, May 21st, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Learn from top professionals in the area who donate their time to teach the latest and best techniques to improve your tennis game.You will rotate through 10 courts with different pros and drills. Our annual Battle of 52 Tennis Event versus Greenville Country Club with be played on Memorial Day from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm which includes lunch. Let’s try to win back the Cup from Greenville this year. The event includes men’s, ladies and mixed doubles. We are excited about the upcoming spring and summer season. See you on the courts. Ed McQuillin Racquets Director RACQUETS NEWS Saturday, May 20th : USTATennis Teacher Training, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, May 20th : Delaware Tennis Teacher Training, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, May 21st : Tennis Super Camp, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday, May 29th : Battle of 52 Tennis vs. Greenville CC, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, June 3rd - Saturday, June 10th : Delaware State Men's Singles & Doubles Championships Monday, June 5th : JCCTennis Outing, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 7th : Ladies' Tennis Member-Guest, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday, June 12th - Thursday, June 15th : Delaware State Junior Tennis Championships Tuesday, June 13th : Ace for the Cure Tennis Event, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday, June 19th - Thursday, June 22nd : Wilmington Junior Clay Court Championship Wednesday, June 21st : Delaware State 10 & Under Tennis Tournament (Orange) Tuesday, July 4th : Adult-Junior Tennis Round Robin, 9:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday, July 13th : Junior Tennis Club Championship Finals Sunday, July 16th : Men's Tennis Member-Guest, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday, July 20th : Junior Sports Banquet UPCOMING RACQUETS EVENTS

ADULT TENNIS MONDAY 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm: Men’s CardioTennis

TUESDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Ladies’ Clinic (3.5 and above)

10:00 am - 11:15 am: Ladies’ Singles Clinic

WEDNESDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Ladies’ CardioTennis 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm: Mixed CardioTennis

THURSDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Ladies’ Clinic (3.5 and above)

FRIDAY 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Ladies’ Cardio Tennis 11:00 am - 12:00 noon: Ladies’ Clinic (3.0 and below) SATURDAY 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Men’s CardioTennis 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Men’s Round Robin 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Ladies’ CardioTennis


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