JOE T. GUILLEBEAU PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
JOE T. GUILLEBEAU, PGA
4407 KENNETT PIKE, WILMINGTON, DE 19807 – JTGUILLEBEAU@GMAIL.COM – 302.723.1546
PROFILE A passionate and committed leader with a proven track record of providing Platinum level services in a 36-hole high end facility. An intuitive management style resulting in a sincere and visibly engaged presence with members, guests and staff with a strong focus on enhancing the golfing experience through communication and seamless delivery of operations. A team builder who has the history of attracting, developing and retaining high performance staff. Excellent financial skills with the ability to quickly assimilate numbers and reports. Knowledgeable regarding typical business financial issues of forecasting, cash flow, project analysis and purchasing. Creative in delivering seamless tournament, instruction and golf operations with the overall customer service experience being a top priority.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Wilmington Country Club – Wilmington, DE Current Employment: Head Golf Professional
Wilmington Country Club is considered one of the finest and oldest facilities in the country with a large active membership. Featuring 36 holes of championship golf, seven food and beverage outlets including elegant dining and ballrooms, 20 various surfaces tennis courts, paddle courts, indoor tennis, squash and family pool. The Club has had the privilege of hosting the following golf championships: 1913 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 1965 U.S. Junior Amateur, 1971 U.S. Amateur, 1978 U.S. Junior Amateur, 1978 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur, 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur and 2013 Arnold Palmer Cup. Selected in 1998 to lead the golf program and continue its reputation as one of the top private club’s in the country by administering an active golf program, with the overall member experience being top priority. Manage day-to-day operations: budgeting, policy and procedure development, member assimilation & services, tournament and junior program development, instruction, purchasing, inventory control, staffing, and training. Hired and developed key employees including six assistants that have gone on to pursue their own Head Golf Professional / Director of Golf positions.
• Efficiently manage an annual budget of $1.75 million while consistently meeting or exceeding projections.
• Seamlessly execute a tournament operations program that includes major member events in addition to
leagues. This includes (4) high profile annual golf outings and Golf Association of Philadelphia events.
• Oversee a comprehensive instructional program that generates revenues of $100,000 + annually.
• Aided in the planning and execution of various capital improvement projects including: a multi green
short game facility, wedge range and a four-season golf learning center featuring hitting bays, conference
room & video bay.
• Administer the WCC Junior Golf Program which resulted in over 1,000 hours of junior golf instruction in
2017 including 130 camps and after school programs for over 75 + participants.
• Foster a warm and friendly golf shop environment where the primary focus is on excellent service while
ensuring a high-quality merchandise and retail operation represents the desires and expectations of
members. This has resulted in a steady 4 % increase year to year in sales with 2017 totaling $550,000.
• Execute a full caddy program for use by members and guests.
• Manage a staff of 35 employees while providing opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and
experience to enhance their performance and career growth.
• Facilitate the objectives of various golf committees through transparent communication and steadfast
dedication to the growth and betterment of the golf program.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE The Kahkwa Club – Erie, Pa 1986 to 1998: Head Golf Professional
The Kahkwa Club was founded in 1893 originally as a baseball club. Golf was introduced in 1899 and in 1916 Donald Ross was retained to design the golf course. Today it is considered one of the finest clubs in Pennsylvania and it has hosted numerous local, state and national championships including the 1971 U.S. Women’s Open, 2004 Women’s Amateur and the 2016 Women’s Mid-Amateur.
Piney Branch Golf Club – Hampstead, Md 1984 to 1985: Head Golf Professional
Piney Branch boasts the diversity of northwest Baltimore County’s rolling hills, with generous tree lined fairways, and exquisite bent grass greens. Piney Branch is an excellent test of golf for all levels of play and offers a variety of dining options for members and their guests. Piney Branch has been home to the 2006, 2007 and 2011 U.S. Amateur Qualifier.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES The First Tee – Delaware Current: Board of Directors
PGA – Western New York Section 10 Years: Board of Directors
HONORS AND AWARDS Section Golf Professional of the Year ‘96 •
Golf Professional of the Year is the highest honor for the PGA Professional. It is awarded to a golf professional based on his performance at a golf facility, level of service to the Section, and displays a leadership ability to inspire fellow professionals in promoting the game of golf. Section Merchandiser of the Year, ’89 ‘96 • The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf.
Section Bill Strausbaugh Award, ’92 ’94 ‘97 •
The Bill Strausbaugh Award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community
EDUCATION Shorter University – BS in Psychology
We run a total of 12 Annual Championships, inclusive of men and women. These are long standing events, most of which have a history that extends back nearly 100 years. While it is important to uphold the tradition of these events, slight adjustments are required to reflect the changing dynamics of the modern member. Working closely with the Golf Committees, schedules are established early in the year. Highlights of each program are below.
• Individual weekly events for both 9 and 18-hole ladies • Golf Association of Philadelphia Team Match participation, four teams total • Major events include member/member, member/guest, club championship, etc
Individual weekly events
• Twilight League during spring and early summer • Golf Association of Philadelphia Team Match participation, 3 teams total • Nine annual championships
Monthly twilight league
Annual couple’s championship
• Casual mixed events such as glow ball and holiday events
Weekly Junior play days Annual Club championship
• • • •
PGA Junior League
Family Golf Days and Family tees
• Played host to several USGA events, most recently the U.S. mid-Amateur • Arnold Palmer Cup • Delaware State Open • Golf Association of Philadelphia Championships which include the Philadelphia Amateur, Patterson Cup, Senior Amateur, Women’s Amateur and Women’s Senior Amateur • Delaware State High School Championship • Conference championship for the University of Delaware
JUNE LADIES' MEMBER-GUEST
81ST MEN'S INVITATIONAL
MEN’S GOLF EVENTS
APRIL 14: Better Ball of Partners & President’s Cup Qualifying Begins 21: Senior Club Championship Signups Begin 23: GAP Matches 26: Twilight League 28: Opening Event & Cocktail Party 30: GAP Matches MAY 03: Twilight League 07: GAP Matches 10: Twilight League 12: Senior / Super Senior Handicap Tournament Signups Begin 13: GAP Challenge Matches 17: Twilight League 24: Twilight League 25: May Member-Guest 27-29: Beat the Pro JUNE 09: Mixed Two-Ball Qualifying Begins 15-17: 81st Invitational 18: 81st Invitational Couples Golf JULY 01-02: Holiday Tournament 13: July Member-Guest 28-30: Match Play Qualifying Begins / Club Championship AUGUST 12-13: Match Play Finals SEPTEMBER 02: Labor Day Member-Member 14: September Member-Guest 16-17: Senior Stroke Play Championship OCTOBER 06: October Member-Member Cocktail Party & Putting Championship 07-08: October Member-Member 12: October Member-Guest 20: Glow Ball Event
LADIES’ 18-HOLE GOLF EVENTS
APRIL 11: Opening Coffee & 9-Hole Scramble / Memorial Better Ball of Partners Tournament Sign Up Opens 18: Best 1 of 3
25: WGAP Matches 28: WGAP Matches MAY
02: WGAP Matches 05: WGAP Matches 09: WGAP Matches / Member-Guest Tournament Sign Up Opens Senior/Super Senior Tournament Sign Up Opens 11: WGAP Playoff Matches 12: WGAP Challenge Matches 16: Points 16: WGAP Super Jump Matches / Cocktail Party for all WCC Women Golfers 18: Mixed Twilight 23: Sixes 30: Best 2 of 4 JUNE 06: WCC Invitational / WCC Women’s Club Championship Tournament Sign up Opens Handicap Tournament Sign up Opens 11: Mixed Twilight 13: Senior/Super Senior Tournament 20: Member Guest Tournament / Putting Championship Sign up Opens 27:Modified Ryder Cup JULY 09: Mixed Twilight 11: Best 1-2-3 13: Putting Championship 16 & 18: Wilmington Country Club Women’s Club Championship Tournament 25: Step Aside Scramble AUGUST 01: Match Play vs. Par 08: Best 1 of 3 15: Team Points / Guest Day Sign up Opens 22: Better Ball Partners 24: Mixed Twilight 29: Best 2 of 4
SEPTEMBER 05: Even and Odd 12: Best 1-2-3 19: Sixes 26: Best 1 of 3 28: Fall Member-Guest OCTOBER 03: Match Play vs. Par 10: 9-Hole Scramble & Closing Luncheon
LADIES’ 9-HOLE GOLF EVENTS
APRIL 12: Opening Breakfast Meeting & Golf Jeopardy with Golf Optional 19: Step Aside Scramble 26: Fewest Putts MAY 03: Two Person Scramble 10: Red Tee Low Gross 16: 18-Hole & 9-Hole Ladies’ Cocktail Party 17: Scramble Best 7 of 9 Holes of Foursome 24: Low Net 31: Better Ball of Partners JUNE 07: DuPont Invitational 08: Ladies’ Twilight 14: Throw Out Worst Hole 21: Member-Guest 28: Step Aside Scramble JULY 05: Three Clubs and a Putter 12: Best Ball of Four 19: Tee to Green 26: Step Aside Scramble with Putting Championship Following Play 27: Newark Country Club Invitational AUGUST
02: Low Gross 09: Match Play
10: Ladies’ Twilight 16: Best Six of Nine 23: Step Aside Scramble 30: Low Net SEPTEMBER
06: Odds and Evens 13: Home Invitational 20: Club Championship 27: Combined Low Net of Partners OCTOBER 04: Modified Alternate Shot & Closing Luncheon
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE LADIES’ MEMBER-GUEST HOSTED BY THE LADIES’ 18-HOLERS
SWING FOR THE ROSES “ ”
$150 per person
T W E L V E T H I R T Y
WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB 4825 K E NN E T T P I K E wilmington, de 19807
RSVP BY JUNE 1ST
come PLAY , EAT , & DRINK in style while wearing your BEST DERBY HAT!
HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPo JUNIOR GOLF KICKOFF EVENT
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM This year we will have the inflatable hippo along with a putting contest!
Featuring our NEW Hot Dog Cart - $2.50 Hot Dogs Complimentary Snow Cones, Lemonade and Water Chit Bar available
2017 Annual Championships Review Wilmington Country Club
Club Championship Champion: Matt Smith Runner-Up: Jeff Ciconte
Better Ball of Partners Champions: Jeff Ciconte & Zach Chipman Runner-Up: Dan Dreisbach & Tom Beck
1st Flight Champion: Joe Fragomele 2 nd Flight Champion: Tom Evans, III
Holiday Tournament Champions: Jason Homer & John Bilek
Sr. Club Championship Champion: Randy Mitchell Runner-Up: Charlie McDowell
Labor Day Member-Member Champions: Don MacKelcan & Steve Walczak Senior Stroke Play Championship Champion: Randy Mitchell Runner-Up: Tom Humphrey 1 st Flight Champion: Dave Rossiter Mixed Two Ball Championship Champions: Tom Mester & Martha White Runners-Up: Don Foster & Danielle Lunger Senior Handicap Championship Champion: Jon Saunders Runner-Up: Stuart Shears Super Sr. Handicap Championship Champion: Leigh Johnstone Runner-Up: David Brown 81 st Annual Invitational Overall Champions: Jeff Ciconte & Stephen Zacharkiw Annual Member – Member Overall Champions: Carlisle Peet & Jack Peet
18-Hole Ladies Club Championship Champion: Nicoll Keeney Runner-Up: Pam McCrery 9-Hole Ladies Club Championship Gross Champion: Tiny Mulvena Gross Runner Up: Peggy Babiarz Net Champion: Karen Healy Junior Club Championship Champion: Colman Mitchell 9-Hole Champion: Ava Svindland 5-Hole Champion: Grady O’Hair
President’s Cup Champion: John Kairis Runner-Up: Paul Seitz
Match Play Championship Champion: Jared Green Runner-Up: Joey Fragomele
Men’s Putting Championship Champion: Tim Porter
18-Hole Ladies Putting Championship Champion: Jane Castle
2017 Mixed Two-Ball Championship North Course: Men - White Tees, Ladies - Green Tees. Combine 40% of Team HCP.
1. EJ & Heather Dealy
Alison & Matt Terrell
16 Alison Terrell & Matt Terrell
16. Alison & Matt Terrell
Rick & Kathie Cates
17 Damian Dell'Oso & Heidi Dell'Oso
8 Jon & Charlene Saunders
Rick & Kathie Cates
9 Rick & Kathie Cates
Don Foster & Danielle Lunger
4 Jason Homer & Kim Ciconte
David DiDomenico & Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico
13 David DiDomenico & Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico
Don Foster & Danielle Lunger
5 Don Foster & Danielle Lunger
Don Foster & Danielle Lunger
12 Stuart & Ingrid Shears
Tom Mester & Martha White Champions
6 Tom Mester & Martha White
Tom Mester & Martha White
11 Nathaniel Barney & Johanna Kung
Tom Mester & Martha White
3 Rhett Mitchell & Holly Mitchell
Rhett Mitchell & Holly Mitchell
14 Jim & Lori Ehret
Tom Mester & Martha White
7 Ed Ciconte & Andrea Scerba
John & Kara Hebert
10 John & Kara Hebert
Randy Taylor & Katie Wilkinson
2 Randy Taylor & Katie Wilkinson
Randy Taylor & Katie Wilkinson
15 Steve Lucas & Jackie O'Hair
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Mr. Robert Goodman 8625 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23229
September 15, 2010
Dear Mr. Goodman,
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the members of the Wilmington Country Club, I would like to extend an invitation to the Colonial Athletic Association to conduct the 2012 Men’s Golf Championship. Wilmington Country Club has had the pleasure of hosting several state and national golf championships. For the USGA we have hosted the Boy’s Junior in 1965 and the U.S. Amateur in 1971. In 1978 we simultaneously hosted the Boy’s and Girls’ Junior Championships and in 2003 we hosted the U.S. Mid- Amateur Championship. Our South Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, has recently undergone a restoration guided by Keith Foster. The course reopened in 2008 and now plays at over 7300 yards. This will surely test the talents of your student athletes. Our extensive clubhouse facilities can quite easily accommodate the needs of the competitors, coaches and the CAA Staff.
We would be honored to have you as our guests and at no cost to the CAA or the competing universities.
Joe Guillebeau Golf Professional Wilmington Country Club
MERCHANDISE AND INVENTORY OPERATIONS
In 2013, I oversaw the renovation of the Golf Shop, Bag Room, Staff Offices and Storage Spaces. We worked within a budget developing a new floorplan which included fixtures and lighting. While the square footage stayed relatively the same, the height of the ceilings was raised allowing for multi-level display areas. We had to develop a strategic plan for a temporary Golf Shop, Bag Storage and Golf Cart storage in order to limit any inconvenience and to properly service the membership. Within the golf shop, our primary focus is on excellent service while providing a warm and inviting environment. The golf shop carries the latest in the finer men’s and ladies golf fashions along with some every day leisure wear and accessories. The Golf Shop supports sales of over $500,000 annually. 60% of sales are soft goods, 35% equipment and 5% accessories. We pride ourselves on having beautiful clothing and accessories and the latest in golf equipment. We buy clothing in small collections to insure “sell-through” and provide and extensive supply of “demo clubs” to assist in our club fitting. Highlights of our merchandise program are below.
Create a Smart Vendor Structure
• We choose 2-5 "core vendors" and make a statement with those brands but rotate annually to keep inventory fresh and innovative • Take advantage of vendor partner programs that provide extended dating, discounts for early invoice payment and buy back programs for basics or specialty items • Utilize private labeling to take advantage of Club branding and loyalty
Shop Layout and Presentation
• To maximize sales potential, attention is given to the golf shop environment. Merchandise layout, spacing and rotation is critical. As well as music and smells. Fresh flowers grace the shop in Spring, while a warm candle burns soft during the winter with seasonal music.
• Golf Shop staff and Professionals are given beneficial training on sales techniques, understanding the customer and being fully informed on the goods being sold.
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MTD MTD MTD YTD YTD YTD This Year Budget Last Year This Year Budget Last Year
Income MISCELLANEOUS INCOME (1,072.10) 2,000.00 411.74 (1,072.10) 2,000.00 411.74 GUEST FEES 595.00 542.00 2,100.00 313,550.00 320,525.00 333,975.00 GOLF CLUB STORAGE 11,919.71 13,340.00 12,610.04 147,050.00 160,025.00 149,470.00 RANGE FEES 11,343.95 12,383.00 11,922.62 137,335.00 150,650.00 143,362.50 GOLF BALLS 4,054.04 1,358.00 2,292.00 53,452.60 52,500.00 53,184.45 CLUBS AND BAGS 11,417.99 12,382.00 9,888.63 151,986.61 155,500.00 154,149.98 GOLF SPORTSWEAR 43,202.86 44,449.00 50,777.00 306,360.84 330,000.00 302,979.82 CLUB REPAIRS 1,099.00 850.00 1,037.65 14,507.15 15,000.00 18,794.45 GOLF ACCESSORIES 7,782.28 8,232.00 8,196.94 80,317.96 90,000.00 87,865.34 GOLF EQUIPMENT RENTAL 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,150.00 300.00 400.00 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- TOTAL Income 90,342.73 95,536.00 99,236.62 1,205,638.06 1,276,500.00 1,244,593.28
Cost of Sales COST OF SALES - SPORTSWEAR 34,339.97 33,675.00 42,917.76 237,307.19 250,000.00 247,599.20 COST OF SALES - EQUIPMENT 12,424.22 12,768.00 19,471.74 151,607.17 160,350.00 166,241.09 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- TOTAL Cost of Sales 46,764.19 46,443.00 62,389.50 388,914.36 410,350.00 413,840.29
GROSS PROFIT 43,578.54 49,093.00 36,847.12 816,723.70 866,150.00 830,752.99 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
Payroll Expense SALARIES AND WAGES 31,600.64 26,497.00 39,649.50 477,158.44 480,000.00 483,739.30 PAYROLL TAXES AND WCI 4,228.37 3,385.00 3,319.61 64,028.69 66,500.00 65,156.81 EMPLOYEE MEALS 556.00 863.00 556.00 11,661.46 11,500.00 11,393.72 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 5,751.82 6,429.00 5,916.99 77,326.67 81,770.00 68,783.36 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- TOTAL Payroll Expense 42,136.83 37,174.00 49,442.10 630,175.26 639,770.00 629,073.19
General Expenses CLUB REPAIR 702.66 300.00 1,120.20 13,010.73 12,500.00 17,093.72 COMMISSIONS 6,367.98 7,068.00 5,894.22 27,966.84 30,023.00 25,053.54 CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS 0.00 327.00 0.00 4,126.21 4,250.00 4,284.06 CONTRACT SERVICES 1,057.58 1,134.00 1,450.58 12,432.00 13,750.00 11,385.32 CREDIT CARD SERVICE FEES 56.48 89.00 54.82 945.79 1,000.00 1,132.83 DUES\PROFESSIONAL FEES\EDUCAT 66.93 0.00 0.00 4,524.68 5,500.00 4,468.00
Wilmington Country Club
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LOSS AND DAMAGES
POSTAGE AND SHIPPING
PRINTING AND STATIONERY
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
SHIPPING AND FREIGHT
UNFUNDED COMMITTEE EXPENSES
98.21 7,677.78 ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- 0.00 0.00 9,415.62 8,500.00
TOTAL General Expenses
96,469.87 216,191.10 197,773.00 244,412.41
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Net Income (Loss)
(86,244.18) (55,142.00) (109,064.85) (29,642.66) 28,607.00 (42,732.61) ============= ============= ============= ============= ============= =============
I worked closely with our construction crew to build our wonderful Short Game Practice Area and Wedge Range. The short game area has 3 multi-dimensional target greens, 3 bunkers and a large practice putting green. This area is not just used for member practice but also clinics for adults and juniors as well as some social events throughout the season. The teaching philosophy at Wilmington Country Club is custom tailored for each individual golfer. Our experienced team of professionals use the latest in technology to build an individual plan of improvement for each student, and focus on areas that the individual needs to improve their golf game. We work with each student to improve their full swing, short game, golf functional fitness, course and mental performance, as well as club fitting. In addition to group clinics for men and women, we have a significant Junior golf program with instruction from beginner to advanced students. We provide over 130 camps and after school programs to our juniors annually. Some of our instruction highlights include:
• Oversee a comprehensive instructional program that generates revenues of
$100,000 + annually.
• Long range as well as a multi green short game facility, wedge range and a four-
season golf learning center featuring hitting bays, conference room & video bay.
• Administer the WCC Junior Golf Program which resulted in over 1,000 hours of
junior golf instruction in 2017 including 130 camps and after school programs for
over 75 + participants.
• Full club fitting program utilizing our state-of-the-art facility including TrackMan
and Flight Scope radar technologies enabling the student to leave with a clear
understanding of how and why properly fit clubs are a vital component in improving
their game. A detailed club specification form is given to each student along with
recommendations on set make up and club manufacturer.
Learn to Lead Approach One primary factor in team building at Wilmington Country Club is the learn to lead approach. Usually we carry three Assistants on the staff. Often times I am fortunate to get new Assistants who are skilled and have learned a great deal from a previous employer. However, the first year he/she must be willing to listen and learn from senior staff members. This takes patience and humility. Once this Assistant has gained some experience, and a newer Assistant has joined the staff, he/she takes on the middle Assistant role. This very important position means that he/she has learned a great deal about the “Wilmington Country Club way” and is part of the training of the less experienced team member. However, they are still learning the more detailed part of the operation such as accounting, budgeting etc. Finally, when this person becomes the “lead” Assistant, they take on a leadership role among the three Assistants. They have the experience to look ahead and make assignments to the other team members. They understand the strengths of the individuals on the team and are empathetic towards the challenges that each one faces. This person needs to be selfless and understands that reaching team goals is what makes us great. Once this Assistant has learned to lead he/she is ready for a new challenge like their own Head Professional position. During my tenure, I am proud to have mentored six assistants that have gone on to pursue their own Head Golf Professional or Director of Golf positions. All Head Golf Professionals have an obligation to coach and train their Assistants but those who choose to become involved in their growth as a person can truly make a difference in their lives. I have had the good fortune to be honored with the Bill Strausbaugh Award three times in my career. This award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day to day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.
We strive to produce a complete and accurate tournament and event schedule early in the season to allow for ample planning across all departments. We meet on a monthly basis with the communications team to ensure that all golf details are presented in an appropriate and timely manner to the membership. In addition, we also meet with the food and beverage time on a regular basis to plan and execute tournaments and events that exceed our members expectations. Event schedule comparison with other amenities such as racquets is also vital to make sure there isn’t any duplicate event days requiring members to choose between the opportunities and limiting participation. My strong relationship with our Director of Grounds and staff allows for open discussion on playing conditions and course set up in a positive manner. This allows us to think outside the box while always providing the best playing conditions possible.
Working directly with all golf committees as well as the grounds and executive committee, I strive to create an atmosphere of transparency and open communication. While I work in conjunction with the golf committees with respect to event schedules, it is important to keep the grounds and executive committee abreast of all happenings within the golf department.
It is important to not only communicate accurate and timely information but also interesting and relevant information. We utilize all forms of messaging including traditional print collateral as well as emails, website and social media to promote tournaments, new merchandise, etc. We recognize that our diverse membership receives their information in various ways and do our best to make sure all golf related information is available in their preferred manner.
GOLF & GROUNDS
pick up a gift cer tificate for a friend or loved one! HOLIDAY SHOPPING If you weren’t able to attend our Holiday Sale on November 28th, we want to remind you that we will be offering discounts on merchandise and golf equipment throughout the month of December. We would also like to remind you that all credit must be used by the end of the year. If you have a credit balance you should have received a notice in the mail. Whether you have credit to use or not, we encourage you to do some holiday shopping with us. We are always happy to gift wrap anything that is purchased in the Golf Shop. WINTER GOLF TRAINING The WCC Golf Training Program is a perfect oppor tunity to hone your skills during the off-season. Buy 4, get 5! $380. Call the Golf Shop at (302) 655-6022.
REMINDER The South Cour se & Shor t Game Practice area is now closed for the season, as well as the grass por tion of the Driving Range. Please use the ar tificial mats when utilizing the Range. The Golf Shop will officially be closed on Tuesdays beginning Januar y 2nd. It will re-open on Tuesdays star ting in mid-March. Should you need to make a purchase, arrange guest play, etc., please make arrangements to do so between Wednesday and Sunday during these months. GOLF SHOP CREDIT Golf Shop credit must be used by Sunday, December 31st.
GOLF SHOP Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Friday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
GIFT CERTIFICATES Struggling to find the perfect gift this holiday season? Stop by the Golf Shop to
BAG ROOM Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Friday : 8:30 am - Dusk Saturday & Sunday : 7:00 am - Dusk
DRIVING RANGE Monday : Closed
Tuesday - Friday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
GOLF COURSE OPENING Monday : 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday : 9:00 am Saturday & Sunday : 8:30 am
GOLF COURSE RESTRICTIONS North Course: Normal Play
It appears that we have a bit of a warmer spell upcoming and hopefully it will provide oppor tunity for us to move closer to completion of a couple of projects in progress as well as continue with leaf clean-up and get our winter snow-mold control applied. The project list includes the last par t of sand channel drainage on 6 South for which we only have about twenty lateral lines to complete. With reasonable dr ying this should be able to be accomplished in two or three days. The same holds true for the two bunkers we have been working on, those being holes 17 of both the Nor th (fairway right) and South (green-side right). We have a small amount of grade work to finish before sod is installed to complete the work on 3 Nor th. We will also be continuing with our tree work now limited to the removal of three trees of significant size that are in advanced state of decline and are now a serious hazard, after which Peter will be able to move on to our annual orchard pruning program. We also recently initiated our por tion of the Pub patio expansion project which will eventually include at least two gas operated fire pits. This week we will temporarily remove a por tion of the existing paver bricks to allow installation of the gas and electric lines needed for operating these new features. We will then move on to pit installation and then complete the planned expansion of the patio area overall. Lastly, we continue to flood the recently installed skating rink over in the tennis area. The forecast does not bode well for the formation of ice in the next week to ten days but it also appears that more cold weather will follow and we will hope to have skating conditions soon thereafter.
South Course: Closed for the Season
SNACK BARS North Course : Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm South Course : Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
* On Honor System for the rest of the season. GOLF SHOP: 655-6022
NEWS FROM THE GOLF SHOP JUNIOR GOLF There will be a total of ten one week camps, each will run Monday through Friday and last two hours. Juniors may sign-up for as many weeks as they would like or sign-up for the entire summer. Also, they may “drop-in” on any given day when space is available. Obviously, there is a cost savings for a longer commitment. Also follow us throughout the summer on Instagram!
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 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, Thur sday, & Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 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 Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm HOLE-IN-ONE LIBATIONS We are anticipating numerous hole-in- one’s throughout the golf season. We would like to remind everyone that the complimentary hole-in-one drinks will be offered inThe Pub after one has been made. We hope there will be many to celebrate this season!
Ages : This program is designed for Junior Golfers ages 7-13 Dates : Mondays – Fridays from Monday, June 5th – Friday, August 25th Times : Ages 9 - 12: 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm, Ages 7 – 10: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Cost : All Weeks - $1500, Any OneWeek Camp - $175, One Day Session - $40
Be sure to stop by the Golf Shop for our Father's Day Sale Tuesday, June 13th through Sunday, June 18th!
UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS Monday, June 5th : Senior Club Championship Match Play – Round 2 Begins (North Course) Monday, June 5th : Private Outing (South Course) Tuesday, June 6th : Ladies' Wilmington Invitational (8:30 am South Course) Wednesday, June 8th :TaylorMade Demo Day – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday, June 12th : President’s Cup – Round 2 Begins (North Course) Tuesday, June 13th : Ladies’ Sr./Super Senior (8:30 am North Course) Friday, June 16th : 81st Men’s Invitational Practice Rounds (South Course) Saturday, June 17th & Sunday, June 18th : 81st Men’s Invitational (South Course) Monday, June 19th : 81st Invitational Couples Golf Tuesday, June 20th : Ladies’ Member Guest (12:30 pm South Course) Friday, June 23rd : 9-19er BAG Day (North Course) Monday, June 26th : Mixed Two-Ball – Round 1 Begins (North Course) Monday, June 26th : Men’s Better Ball of Partners – Round 2 Begins (South Course) Monday, June 26th : Men’s Sr./Super Sr. – Round 2 Begins (North Course) Monday, June 26th : Senior Club Championship Match Play – Round 3 Begins (North Course) Monday, June 26th : Private Outing (South Course) Wednesday, June 8th : Ladies Twilight (5:00 pm North Course) Friday, June 9th : Mixed Two-Ball Qualifying Begins (North Course) Sunday, June 11th : Mixed Twilight (4:00 pm North Course)
WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS
SAND SHOT ARTICLE: BOB LENNON
Jill McDonald President
Jan Hobbs Vice President
Katherine Klocko Treasurer
Leslie Porter Secretary
The sand shot from around the green should not scare people. It is the only shot where the club does not directly impact the ball. There is no exact number of inches
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Remember: Beginning in June, our tee time changes to 8:30 am. THANK YOU
WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS A really huge thank you to all WGAP team players for playing under the most trying conditions this spring.You are the best for competing for WCC. An extra thank you to Bernadette Murphy, our Team Coordinator. YOU ARE WANTED FOR DERBY DAY Sign up for the Tuesday, June 20th Member-Guest in the Ladies’ Locker Room or call the Golf Shop.This year will be a Derby Day Theme, so find your prettiest chapeau and come "Swing for the Roses!" SIGN UP NOW The sign-up sheet is posted for the Senior-Super SeniorTournament to be heldTuesday, June 13th with a luncheon to follow. Sign-ups close on Tuesday, June 6th. YOU ARE INVITED Come join our organization and have fun while improving your golf game. Anyone interested in joining the 18-Hole Women’s Association, please contact Kathy McCormick at kathleen. email@example.com or Jill McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. At our Opening Meeting, we voted to change our handicap requirement to comply withWGAP. 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! UPCOMING EVENTS • Thursday, June 8th - Ladies’Twilight at 5:00 pm - Front 9 North • Member-Guest on Tuesday, June 20th is a combined 9 and 18-Hole Kentucky Derby themed event. Sign up in the Ladies’ Locker Room for this fun event. The 9-Hole Lady Golfers are thrilled to welcome Chad Halvonik, PGA, who is assisting us this season. Chad and our President, Roz Freeman, announced the following: "When scoring 9-Hole events, ties for 1st place will be broken by a match of cards.Ties for 2nd, 3rd or 4th Place will not be broken and prize money will be split evenly. A Match of Cards: If two players tie, we total their last 3 holes and the lower score wins. If there is still a tie, we total the last 6 holes." WEEKLY EVENT WINNERS Step Aside Scramble - April 26th : Gretchen Mayne, Carla Green, Greer Sullivan, PatriciaWalls Fewest Putts - May 3rd : Barbara Togman Red Tee Event - May 10th :Tiny Mulvena Scramble - May 17th : Joan Gee, Kris Qualls, Mona Abdel-Misih, Margaret Hackett For anyone interested in joining the 9-Hole Group, please contact Donna Julian at donna.julian@ comcast.com. Welcome to all of the new 9-Hole Lady Golfers! Rosalind Freeman Chair Rita Kingery Cook Vice-Chair Claudia Peters Treasurer
you need to hit behind the ball just know: 2, 3, 4 inches would be great.Then the club needs to go under the ball and come out of the sand 2, 3, 4 inches in front of where the ball was. We should never be trying to lift the ball out of the sand, only trying to remove the sand from behind and in front of the ball.The ball will ride out with the sand.
A current drill would be to remove the sand from between the lines. We have a variety of sand wedges in the golf shop with different lofts and bounce angles to demo. Stop by today!
NEWS FROM THE GOLF SHOP
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
MAY IS UPON US & GOLF SEASON IS IN FULL SWING
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
MEET OUR NEW GOLF INTERN!
STOP BY THE GOLF SHOP TO VIEW OUR NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE!
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!
WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS
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 email@example.com or Jill McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.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!
WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS
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 email@example.com. 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.
MOTHER'S DAY SALE IN THE GOLF SHOP 25% OFF LADIES' APPAREL STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 9TH
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.
MIXED TWILIGHT SIGN-UPS NOW OPEN Date :Thursday, May 18th
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!
U.S. KIDS GOLF JUNIOR DEMO DAY MAY 12 - 3:00 to 6:00PM
COME JOIN US FOR OUR JUNIOR DEMO DAY. SNOW CONES, TREATS, AND MORE! THIS COMPLIMENTARY EVENT IS OPEN TO KIDS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS. TRY THE LATEST EQUIPMENT, GET FIT FOR CLUBS OR SIMPLY STOP BY TO HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS.
WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB – DRIVING RANGE
NEWS FROM THE GOLF SHOP We are entering the Fall months and temperatures should be cooling down. We have a wide variety of Men’s and Ladies’ outerwear and second layer pieces that will have arrived by the time this publication comes out. Please make sure to come into the Golf Shop to check out the new merchandise!
GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION GOLF SHOP through sept. 10th Monday: Closed Tuesday, - Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm sept. 10th - sept. 30th Monday: Closed Tuesday, - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm BAG ROOM Monday: 12:00 pm - Dusk Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am - Dusk Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:00 am - Dusk Monday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday & Holidays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm sept. 10th - sept. 30th 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 COURSE OPENING through sept. 10th Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:30 am sept. 10th - sept. 30th Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 8:00 am NORTH COURSE SNACK BAR Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm SOUTH COURSE SNACK BAR Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm DRIVING RANGE through sept. 10th
PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE
Our Wilmington Country Club Junior Golfers had a successful year in the PGA Junior League. Partnering with Bidermann, our team only had one loss throughout the entire season.They played many local courses in the season, travelling to Newark CC, Hartefeld National GC and Bidermann GC. We would like to thank those who participated throughout the season: Beckett Huber, Drew Allen, Jack Allen, Mac Rubano, Joe Ciconte, Jack Homer, Conner Smith, George Rossi, Avery McCrery,Thomas Gordon, Luke O’Hair, Grady O’Hair, Michael Dignazio, & Jack Hebert.We would like to congratulate Michael Dignazio and Avery McCrery for qualifying for the All-Star PGA Junior League competitions as well! Good luck to you in the postseason!
AVERY MCCRERY ADVANCES IN DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT
Congratulations to our very own, Avery McCrery, who has now completed two legs of the Drive, Chip and Putt competition, and is now headed to Pinehurst! She has finished in second place in the local qualifier at White Clay Creek Country Club, and was recently in first place at the sub-regional qualifier at Applebrook Golf Club. We will all be cheering for her in the final qualifier at Pinehurst in North Carolina on September 3rd. To follow her results, please go to drivechipandputt.com/results.
UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS Saturday, September 2nd : Labor Day Member-Member Thursday, September 14th : Men’s September Member-Guest Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th : Men’s Senior Stroke Play Championship (Registration now open) Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th : Men’s Member-Member (Registration opens Saturday, September 2nd) Thursday, October 12th : Men’s October Member-Guest (Registration opens Saturday, September 9th) Friday, October 20th : Glow Golf Event (Registration opens Tuesday, September 12th)
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