April 2017 Newsletter

T H E BULLETIN APRIL 2017

a newsletter for members of the wilmington country club

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE April is finally arriving and not too soon after the late winter snow and cold in March. In addition to hopefully warmer days and green grass, April brings us to the time to recognize our wonderful employees atWilmington Country Club by contributing to the Centennial Scholarship Fund. Our Club seeks contributions to this fund every spring and fall. This fund was started as part of our Club’s Centennial Celebration in 2001 with the first awards being made in 2002. Under the direction of the Centennial Scholarship Committee, chaired by Jamie Murray, this fund has grown to over $523,000. Each year, applications are received from Club employees, their family members and caddies requesting support for their educational costs. Since September 2016, we have added $41,825 to this fund from 258 members. In the past year, 487 Club members have generously contributed to this fund. At the June 2016 meeting, the Centennial Scholarship Committee determined that 21 applicants were deserving of awards and awarded a total of $49,250. This coming June, the Committee will again meet to consider applications and award scholarships.Therefore, your contribution now will be available to help our employees and their families with their educational expenses. In the next few weeks, our members will receive a request from the Centennial Scholarship Committee to support this scholarship fund. I urge all our members to join me in supporting our employees and their families by contributing to this scholarship fund. As always, thanks for reading. Joseph F. Hacker III President

TABLE OF CONTENTS A NOTE FROM PHIL 5 COMMUNICATIONS 6 OUR NEWTHINGS 8 DINING & SOCIAL 10 SUNDAY BRUNCH 12 FEATURED EVENTS 14 FITNESS 18 GROUNDS 20 GOLF 22 RACQUETS 24

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OFFICERS

APRIL MEMBER MILESTONES

Mrs. Diane P. Ciconte Mrs. Gail S. Daiger Mrs. Leslie A. Phillips Mrs. Leslie G. Porter Mr. Michael G. Rhodes Dr. David K. Solacoff Mrs. Susan Davis Mr. Richard A. Holmes Mrs. Olga G. Manners

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Mr. David D.Wakefield Mr. Charles D. Broll Mrs.Turner Broll Mrs. Jay H. Conner Mrs.T. Pride Cotten Mrs. Meredith B. Lytle Mr. Edward A.Tarlov Mrs. Marina Tarlov

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PRESIDENT Joseph F. Hacker, III

VICE PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson TREASURER Cameron B. McDonald

SECRETARY Melissa Riegel

APRIL EMPLOYEE ANNIVERSARIES

DIRECTORS

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

Lori Donatello Golf Shop Manager 4/16/02

Clark Verchick Chief Engineer - 4/25/88 Ed Chilton Assistant Director of Racquets -4/01/91 Magdalena Avon Horticulturist - Tennis, Clubhouse, & Pool Grounds Supervisor - 4/13/98 Maryanne Matthews Purchasing/Receiving - 4/21/98 DebbieWinters Bartender - 4/01/04 Jose Rivas Carpenter - 4/11/05 Jeremiah DeJose Head Tennis Professional - 4/28/10 Victor Cholula Kitchen Utility/Prep - 4/01/12 Mariano Flores Senior Equipment Operator - 4/01/12 Jose Gonzalez North Course Set-Up & Senior Equipment Operator - 4/01/12 Ancelmo Hernadez Line Cook - 4/01/12 Carmen Reyes Tovar Ladies' Locker Room Attendant - 4/01/12 Jose Luiz Uribe Houseman - 4/01/12

John S.Wellons MarthaWhite

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

Adiran Xoco Assistant Horticulturist - 4/01/12 Pedro Zaragoza Kitchen Utility/Prep - 4/01/12 Tony Kowalski South Course Superintendent - 4/30/12 William Cheesman Bartender - 4/01/15 OrlandoVasquez Carpenter - 4/01/15 Antonio Cortez Assistant Equipment Manager - 4/20/15 Bridget Mazalewski Dining Room Manager - 4/01/16

ADVISORY DIRECTORS

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

IN MEMORIAM The Board of Directors, members, and staff of Wilmington Country Club extend their sincerest sympathy to the families of:

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

John P.W. Brown - Member 32Years Walter C. Keiper - Member 28Years Jane McKenna - Member 32Years

Joan D. Hughes - Member 10Years Rev.Thomas F. Gardocki - Member 33Years

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A NOTE FROM PHIL

April Greetings! Traditionally, this is the time of the year when outdoor activities begin to take precedent from those of a winter nature, and this year should be no different. Although, that late season snow event and sudden drop in temperatures did end up making preparations for the upcoming spring/summer season a bit more challenging than we anticipated. Nevertheless, we are ready to take full advantage of any good weather

keep up with the group ahead of you. Our Golf staff will once again be charged with the duty of monitoring the progress of play to ensure the experience is enjoyable for all players. April is also the time of year when many of our members return from their winter domiciles. It’s always great seeing them and welcoming them back to their Club. Invariably, one of the questions that gets asked is the classic, “What’s new?” When that happens, our usual response is something like “not much, what’s new with you?”Well not this year.This year, we are prepared to give you about 70 things that are new. In fact, our communications team has prepared a pamphlet of sorts that highlights, department by department, all the changes. Some are minor, some are major, but all are the result of our efforts to continually adjust Club facilities and operations to satisfy the wants and needs of the membership. If you think your Club never changes, you’ll be amazed. Let’s spend a moment and talk a little about Food and Beverage. First of all, we resume full food service operations on Tuesday, April 4th so please adjust your plans accordingly. In looking at the schedule, the most significant event in April will be our Easter weekend activities. On Saturday, the 15th, we have invited the Easter Bunny to Breakfast to be followed by a traditional Egg Hunt. Sunday is our spectacular Easter Brunch Buffet. A little earlier in the month, on Thursday, April 6th, we are holding the Bouchaine Wine Dinner in the Dining Room. The menus for both these events are posted on our Facebook page. (As of now, almost 300 of your fellow members follow us on Facebook – if you aren’t, why not?) Speaking of menus, during the month of April, every dining venue will be getting new menus. We’ll start with Café 1901 and the Pub, then move to the Tavern/Grille, followed by the Dining Room. Watch for details of a social event when we offer a “welcome back” party that features tastings from all the new items. April promises to be an exciting month. Hopefully, the forsythia and tulips weren’t damaged in March. I’m sure if you find the time to enjoy the beauty of spring at your Club, you’ll be glad you did! As always, thanks for reading and I’ll see you at your Club. Phil Iannelli General Manager

days that come our way and have every intention of meeting the spring schedule for golf and tennis events. This month’s Bulletin contains all the detail on spring programs, events and activities. I hope you’ll take a moment to review it thoroughly. There is a lot going on. I’ll begin my comments by focusing on a few golf related topics. First of all, many of you may have noticed a small modification to the Breezeway. One of the objectives for this year is to enhance our guest experience, especially as it pertains to golf. To accomplish this, we will be providing greeting and bag assistance services at the Breezeway for the majority of the golf season. It is necessary for this individual to have a location that will support their duties and provide some degree of shelter from the elements. While this service will be a nice addition for our guests, we expect it will also prove quite beneficial to our members. Picking up or dropping off your clubs will get a lot easier. There are two additional golf initiatives that will be focal points of upcoming communications. Neither are new.The first has to do with ongoing efforts to control cart traffic and minimize turf damage from their use. The Grounds Committee has received the blessing of the Board to restrict cart traffic to the fairways on the South Course. Additionally, traffic approaching and surrounding the greens will be tightly controlled. When the South opens (April 11th), players will see the new cart path extending from #3 Green all the way to #5 Tee has been completed.All cart traffic will be restricted to this new path this year.The second “not new” focus, is arguably just as important as maintaining the best possible turf conditions. We’re talking about pace of play, specifically the need to play “ready golf ” and

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

Sean & Gretchen Bidic

Ruud Dobber & Paulina van den Bergh

William F.Taylor, Jr.

Samantha Diedrick

Jonathon & Mattie Moore

NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR MEMBER Nolan P. Sweeney

NEWLY ELECTED ASSOCIATE MEMBER Arthur M. Naccarelli

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

MESSAGE FROM MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS

Last week we went live with the popular website feature the “Searchable Membership Directory”. This Directory has been populated with member names only. It will be up to each member to authorize and choose what contact information they would like provided. This is done in the interest of security and privacy. To choose what information you would like made

available, log in to wilmingtoncc.com and click the button on your Dashboard Page that states: “Update Directory Profile”. This will take you to your profile page where you have the liberty to choose what information you would like to provide on the “Searchable Membership Directory”. If you have any question regarding use of the searchable membership directory or how to update your profile page please feel free to contact me at any time! Meghan Spero Membership Development and Communications Manager

CONNECT WITH WCC ON SOCIAL MEDIA facebook.com/wilmingtoncountryclub

Facebook is our primary social media tool highlighting upcoming social events, news, video messages, and happenings around the Club. instagram.com/wilmingtoncc1901 Instagram provides a pictorial look into a "Day in the Life" at WCC.

wilmingtoncountryclub.shutterfly.com All event photos can be viewed and downloaded on our Shutterfly gallery.

twitter.com/wilmingtoncc Twitter will provide interesting articles and entertaining news.

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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 FEBRUARY 16TH: SWISS TEAMS

BOOK CLUB For our Tuesday, April 4th selection, we chose The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, the New Castle County READS 2017 author who will be speaking at the Riverfront on April 26th. Mathis protagonist, Hattie Shepherd, is seventeen, living with her husband in Philadelphia and the mother of 7 month old twins who she named Philadelphia and Jubilee, names of promise and hope. She is looking forward, not backward, to the Georgia she fled when her father was murdered by white men who then took his blacksmith shop and nailed their own sign above its door. We meet Hattie when she is in a heartbreaking struggle as pneumonia is sucking her twins’ breath away. They are the first two members of her tribe, and they die, killed by poverty and the harsh winter in the north. These deaths seem to have stolen the tenderness out of Hattie and her hopes for a better life in the North. Yet, she continues to have children, and each succeeding chapter deals with an occurrence in the life of one of her other nine children and of one grandchild she helps raise - all stories that relate to the legacy of slavery and the trials blacks experienced as they migrated from the South to the North. Racism, the complexities of sexuality, marriage, mental problems and addictions are all here, and yet the novel is compassionate and beautiful. It pulsates with the driving force of the American Dream in the face of adversity. Join us on the 4th at 4:00 pm in the Ladies’ Locker Room as There Fiechter leads the discussion of this not- to-be-missed book. Our May selection is Anthony Summers’ and Robbyn Swan’s superbly researched book, A Matter of Honor Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family’s Quest for Justice . This book is a nail-biter as the tension in the days leading up to the catastrophe at Pearl Harbor increases and the Washington higher-ups fail to keep the commanders at Pearl Harbor in the loop. Don’t miss this heartbreaking story of politics and war.

Section A: First: Joan Bolling, LeeWiley,Thomas Hughes, Anthony Cardinal Second: Carroll Shannon, Lee Davis, Virginia Kuhn, Mary Jo Chandler Third: Judy Jackson (Guest), Marina Tarlov, Elizabeth Fahl, Carl DeMartino Section B: First: Mary Jo Fidance, Candy DiSabatino, CindyWright,Winkie Gummey FEBRUARY 23RD First Place: North - South

Section A: Maxine Alexander - Thomas Hughes Section B: Katherine Hoopes - Winkie Gummey First Place: East - West Section A: Lydia Boyer - Lou Ann Carter Section B: Judith Spruance - Louise Roselle MARCH 2ND First Place: North - South Section A: Louise Roselle - Joan Bolling First Place: East - West Section A, B & C: Ann Liarakos - Candy DiSabatino MARCH 9TH First Place: North - South

Section A: Joan Bolling - Kimmie Fulweiler (Guest) Section B: Winkie Gummey - Katherine Hoopes First Place: East - West Section A: Lydia Boyer - Louise Roselle Section B: Edythe Mendolia - AnneWattman 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.

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GOLF SHOP New lines in the Golf Shop including: • Under Armour • Footjoy apparel, women’s golfleisure,

NEWEVENTS!

Our New Things “ ”

New Menu Tasting Party Wreath Making Class Farm to Table Dinners

Oyster House Night Summer Movie Series

Gingerbread House Making Kids Cake Decorating Class Bourbon, Burgers, & Bluegrass

Steakhouse Night Top Your Own Pizza

& men’s apparel • Vineyard Vines • B. Draddy • Adidas tween apparel & Ecco shoes

COMMUNICATIONS Email communication system Website redesign Social media pages “The Bulletin” redesign Weekly Happenings Online event registration • Sunday brunch bloody mary bar • New digital Café menu boards • Take out items for sale in the Café • Enhanced list of craft cocktails • Unique Happy Hour themed food & cocktails • Whipped butter in the Tavern & Grille • Updated wine offerings • On-site “Chef’s” herb garden FOOD & BEVERAGE • Redesigned menus • Enhanced brunch selections • Optional brunch buffet

& many more!

RENOVATED FRONT OFFICE

NEW GUEST CONCIERGE ATTENDANT SERVICE

RACQUETS Clay tennis courts resurfaced & conditioned Squash Hall of Fame Wall with WCC National Champions

GROUNDS

FITNESS CENTER • Addition of heavy medicine balls • New equipment including: 1/2 squat rack & leg press machine • Additional mirrors

• Cart path on #4 South • Paver path installed at Halfway House • Tennis court stairs replaced • Constructed mounds to screen grounds parking lot on #6 North • New grounds equipment

CLUBHOUSE • Men’s Locker Room water station with new counter tops • Bridge tables and chairs replaced in the Living Room • Redesigned wet areas in the Men’s Locker Room • Handicap accessible toilet seats in both Locker Rooms • Upgraded elevator control system • Upgraded security cameras • All new carpet in the Ladies’ Lounge • Hut furniture replaced • Upgraded AV systems throughout the Clubhouse • LED lighting installed throughout the Clubhouse • Dining Room chairs refinished

JUNIORS • Enhanced Junior Tennis Academy • Junior Paddle & Basketball Social • Kids Yoga

GOLF Refurbished scoreboard Golf course flags replaced All new golf cart fleet with USB ports Golf balls available for sale at both Snack Bars Golf merchandise fixture

• New Pub patio cushions and umbrellas • New furniture in the Ladies’ Lounge • New scales in the Men’s Locker Room

AQUATICS New diving board for the pool Newwater safety session for the staff

FOOD SERVICE HOURS

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

Our spring and summer event schedule will soon be in full swing and the Club will be bustling with activity. While a new spring menu is part of our annual traditions, our “Tasting Party” to kick off the new menu is an exciting new event and is complimentary to all members and guests. Taste test small bites of ChefTip’s spring entrées while you mingle with friends and family! For those of you interested in crafty libations, our spring cocktail menu will also be available to enjoy. As we anxiously await a consistent span of warm weather we are prepping and gearing up for the opening of ourTerrace. Al fresco happy hours will be on tap throughout the year and there is nothing better than enjoying good company, great food and beautiful outdoor surroundings. In addition to these events we will be continuing our themed Dining Room nights with “Oyster House” next on the schedule. Steakhouse Night this past

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

month was a huge hit so we encourage you to make your reservation early.

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

EASTER BRUNCH Sunday, April 16th, Seatings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Coat and tie are required for gentlemen of all ages. Appropriate attire is in order for ladies. Reservations required 655-6171. $38.00/Adults $18.00/Children under 12 The lunch buffet will be available from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. No dinner service available. ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY Wednesday, April 26th Featuring lunch specials all week. Make your reservation with the Front Desk for the Tavern & Grille and Dining Room. Try small bites of our new menu items, as well as new libations from our spring craft cocktail menu! Chit Bar available. Complimentary for both members and guests. Stay for dinner and enjoy your new "favorite" entrée from the spring menu! LOBSTER NIGHT Thursday, May 11th Dining Room, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Complete four course Maine lobster dinner. $42/Person Jacket required for gentlemen, ties optional. Please make your reservation with the Front Desk. NEW MENU TASTING PARTY Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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WINES OF THE MONTH

TAVERN/GRILLE WEEKLY SPECIALS March 29th through April 2nd Beef Bourguignon over Buttered Parsley Noodles April 4th through April 9th Chicken andVegetable Primavera over Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce, Garlic Bread

April 11th through April 15th Calves Liver with Bacon and Onions, Green Vegetable and Potato du Jour

Tommasi is a family viticultural company founded in 1902. The Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today owns vineyards and estates in 4 different Italian regions including Masseria Surani in Manduria, Puglia. MANDURIA is in the Salento wine region, which belongs to the city of Taranto. This part of Puglia was founded and colonized by the Ancient Greeks back in 700 B.C. Greek culture inspired the project of Masseria SURANI. The names of the wines are based on the Greek Gods: Ares, God of theWar (Red) Arthemis, Goddess of the Moon (White)

April 18th through April 23rd Meatloaf with Green Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

April 25th through April 30th Roast Pork Stir Fry with CrispVegetable in a Sesame Garlic Sauce over Rice ---

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. Specials cost $12.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated.

Masseria Surani "Ares" Puglia, 2014 Glass $7.50 / Bottle $30.00

This red wine is marked with notes of red fruits and black cherry on the nose with a strong, medium-bodied agreeable flavor, soft tannins and balanced acidity. It is very aromatic with a full, juice driven finish. The Ares is composed of 50% Primitivo, 30% Negroamaro and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine sees 6 months aging in oak casks. The Ares is a fine accompaniment to robust appetizers and red or roasted meats.

Dining Room Attire Jackets, but not ties, are required for gentlemen on Thursday evenings.Ties are required on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Masseria Surani "Arethemis" Puglia, 2014 Glass $7.50 / Bottle $30.00

This white wine is marked with notes of white flowers, tangerine and lime. It is very aromatic with a full, juice driven finish.The Arethemis is composed of 90% Fiano and 10% Chardonnay, fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured in inox tanks for about four months contributing to its lively varietal characteristics. This wine is a perfect complement to many of our appetizers, soups and salads as well as a fine pairing with fish entrees.

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SUNDAY BRUNCH

Begins Sunday, April 9th 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 bring the kids, invite the family and welcome your friends to the Club and enjoy... " The Way Sundays Should Be . "

EGGS BENEDICT canadian bacon, hollandaise, home fries 12 CRAB EGGS BENEDICT old bay spiced jumbo lump, choron sauce, home fries 17 BELGIAN WAFFLE CINNAMON BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST THREE STACK BUTTERMILK PANCAKES berries, powdered sugar, warm vermont maple syrup choice of breakfast meat 10.5 TWO EGG BREAKFAST any style, home fries, buttered toast, choice of breakfast meat 9.5 STEAK & EGGS top sirloin steak, peppers and onions, two fried eggs, home fries 14 THREE EGG OMELET WITH HOME FRIES spinach, mushroom, and swiss ham, peppers, onions, and cheddar roasted vegetable and fresh mozzarella 9.5 BREAKFAST BURRITO

scrambled eggs, chorizo, poblano peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, cheddar jack, home fries 10 CROQUE MONSIEUR ham, gruyère, country bread, béchamel, fresh fruit 11 BUFFET ONLY yogurt, granola, berries, smoked fish, bagels, toast, english muffins, mixed greens salad, cold salad variety, sliced fruit platter, cinnamon rolls, muffins, breakfast breads,coffee cake, assorted dessert offerings 7.5 ADD BUFFET add the buffet to your entrée selection 4 SCRAPPLE 3

GRILLED HAM 3 LINK SAUSAGE 3 BACON 3 HOME FRIES 2.5 BUTTERED TOAST 1.5 ENGLISH MUFFIN 1.5

brunch is served with a small fruit cup, house made coffee cake, & flavored butter

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In the Dining Room Thursday, May 4th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring a special a la carte menu.

Reservations required call the Front Desk 655-6171. Jackets, but not ties, required.

The regular Dining Room menu will not be available.

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JO I N US FOR

SUNDAY , APR I L 1 6 TH S EAT I NGS FROM 1 1 : 0 0 AM TO 2 : 0 0 PM easter brunch

COAT AND T I E ARE REQU I RED FOR GENT L EMEN OF AL L AGE S . APPROPR I AT E AT T I RE I S I N ORDER FOR LAD I E S .

$ 3 8 . 0 0 / ADUL T S $ 1 8 . 0 0 / CH I LDREN UNDER 1 2

THE LUNCH BUF F E T WI L L BE AVA I LAB L E FROM 1 0 : 3 0 AM TO 3 : 0 0 PM . NO D I NNER S ERV I CE AVA I LAB L E .

reservations required 655-6171

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY April

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National Junior Squash Doubles Championships

Top Your Own Pizza in the Café

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No Clubhouse Food Service

Bridge 9:30 am

Ladies’ Opening Tennis Event

WCC Book Club 4:00 pm - Ladies’ Lounge

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Top Your Own Pizza in the Café

National Junior Squash Doubles Championships

WGAP/DWGA Open Day North Restricted am

Golf Shop Closed

Ladies’ Tennis Camp

Bouchaine Vineyards Wine Dinner

High School Match First Tee North Restricted at 3:00 pm

First Tee North Restricted at 3:00 pm

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Easter Egg Hunt

No Clubhouse Food Service

9-Hole Opening Breakfast Golf Optional North Restricted am Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

South Course/SGPA Opens for the Season 18-Hole Opening Coffee and Scramble North Restricted am High School Match First Tee North Restricted at 3:00 pm

Bridge 9:30 am

Top Your Own Pizza in the Café

High School Match First Tee North Restricted at 3:00 pm

Golf Shop Closed

High School Match First Tee North Restricted at 3:00 pm

Ladies’ Tennis Camp

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Easter Brunch

No Clubhouse Food Service

Aerification Program North Closed 18-Hole Event South Restricted am

Bridge 9:30 am

Ping Demo Day Range 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aerification Program North Closed Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm 9-Hole Event Back South Restricted until 10:30 am

Ladies’ Tennis Camp

Golf Shop Closed

Top Your Own Pizza in the Café

Aerification Program North Closed Wilmington Ladies’ Tennis Cup Begins

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Legends Squash Doubles Event

No Clubhouse Food Service

9-Hole Event Back South Restricted until 10:30 am

WGAP Team Matches South Restricted am High School Match First Tee North Restricted at 3:00 pm

Bridge 9:30 am

Top Your Own Pizza in the Café

WGAP Team Matches South Restricted am Men’s Opening Event South Restricted at 1:00 pm Followed by Opening Cocktail Party

High School Match First Tee North Restricted at 3:30 pm

GAP Team South Restricted am

Golf Shop Closed

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Philadelphia Ladies’ Tennis League Begins High School Match First Tee North Restricted 3:30 pm

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Twilight League North Restricted at 5:15 pm

GAP Team South Restricted am

Junior Tennis Carnival

Admin Professional Day

FITNESS NEWS

PERSONAL TRAINING

SPRING INTO SHAPE BY APPLYING THE 10% RULE

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

Spring is here! Soon enough we will all be going outside riding bikes, walking the beach, and playing more golf and tennis. Before we do, it is important to consider the 10% Rule of exercise progression, which applies to the principle of frequency, intensity, and time (known as the FIT Principle), and tells us to increase by no more than 10% each week the frequency, intensity, or duration (time) of exercise (not all three!). The 10% Rule, therefore, helps us to conservatively increase any one of the FIT components by 10% each week. For example, if you have been hitting golf balls for 20 minutes twice a week, you should increase either the walking to 5 or ten minutes, or the golf from 20 to 22 minutes, or the twice a week, to twice a week to 2 and a half times per week, but not all variables at once. If you have been keeping fit all winter (you have, haven’t you?) then your increase in

time can be more substantial.The take home message is to not overdo it now, leading to nagging injury that will limit your ability to do the activities you love to do for the rest of spring and summer. Start slowly, and increase gradually by 10% each week. If you have any questions, please visit the Fitness Desk. Rick Howard Director of Fitness

YOGA NEWS RESTORATIVE YOGA Testimonial from Carole Shannon

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

"Why do Restorative Yoga? Why do yoga at all?"

Typical and valid reasons for doing yoga are to increase flexibility, balance, and strength, as well as to reduce stress. Restorative Yoga does that and also can be a step towards recovery from a recent illness, injury, or surgery. Restorative Yoga greatly enabled me to regain fluidity of motion and a sense of well-being after back surgery and then a herniated disc. I gained confidence in my ability to move without pain and was able to safely increase my exercise program. Going forward, RestorativeYoga will be an integral part of my routine.

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

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WCC GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

YOGA CLASSES

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

SATURDAY SUNDAY

Boot Camp Emily Windfelder

Hot Vinyasa Emily Windfelder

Boot Camp Emily Windfelder

Hot Vinyasa Emily Windfelder

6:00 am

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

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

X17 Beth Sheehy

6:00 pm

Yoga Foundations Beth Sheehy

Warm Yoga Flow Beth Sheehy

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy

6:15 pm

GROUP EXERCISE AND YOGA RATES

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

A NOTE FROM GROUNDS

With the opening of the South Course in a short time signaling the active schedule of the 2017 playing season, we in Grounds are picking up speed looking forward to the upcoming months with renewed energy. South Course aerification is behind us and the North Course will be done in a few weeks. As we stretch our legs and work through the growing pains of normalizing many new seasonal staff, we would like to make you aware of some full time personnel changes in the Grounds Department that took place over the winter months. Tony Kowalski is now South Course Superintendent. His promotion took place with the departure of Nick Larrimore following his acceptance of the position of Course Superintendent at Plantation Lakes Golf and Country Club in Millsboro, DE.Tony spent last season as North Course Superintendent where he certainly proved his abilities with great presentation throughout the

season. He spent the previous four seasons as South Course Assistant Superintendent working with Zach Nicoludis, now with the USGA, a period of time in whichTony managed the irrigation system for our entire property.Tony is a graduate of the Penn State Turf program. Sean Whiston has been promoted to North Course Superintendent. He handled the duties of North Course Assistant Superintendent last season in his first year atWilmington Country Club. During that time as Senior Spray Technician as well, he was principally responsible for supervision of our plant protectant and fertilizer program including ordering, inventory monitoring, and daily application recording. Sean was responsible for all calibration of spray equipment and coordination of tank mixing for every spray operation performed. Previous to his employment here, Sean was Second Assistant Superintendent at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Sean is a graduate of the University of Maryland Turf Program. Justin Lewis will be continuing his role as South Course Assistant Superintendent and has replaced Tony as basic irrigation system manager. He is entering his second season withWilmington Country Club. Before joining our team, Justin gained valuable experience as Assistant Superintendent at Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz, PA., and previously spending two seasons at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA while completing his turf education. He too is a graduate of the Penn State Turf program. Matthew Hilts is a new addition to our department and will be filling the role of North Course Assistant Superintendent under Sean Whiston. He spent the last three years at Ed Oliver Golf Club in Wilmington, DE during which time he too gained valuable experience not only in fundamental course maintenance operations, but also played a key role in the renovation/ construction project there which included new irrigation system installation and new retention ponds for additional water storage. Matt is currently pursuing his Turfgrass Management Degree at Rutgers University. Following a late fall return to complete the Rutgers Turf program, he will be rejoining us full time before the start of the new year. Dan Pierson Director of Grounds

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MEET THE GROUNDS STAFF

tony kowalski - south superintendent

sean whiston - north superintendent

justin lewis - south assistant superintendent

matt hilts - north assistant superintendent

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NEWS FROM THE GOLF SHOP

GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION GOLF SHOP Monday: Closed Tuesday, - Friday: 7:30 am - Dusk Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 7:00 am - Dusk 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

SPRING IS OFFICIALLY HERE & A NEW SEASON OF GOLF IS UPON US

The South Course & Short Game Practice Area both open on Saturday, April 11th. The Ladies’ 9 and 18-Hole Golf Associations, along with the Men’s Golf Association all begin their seasons in April. There will be a Men’s Opening Cocktail Party on Friday, April 28th with a 1:00 pm shotgun start.This year the event will be held on the South Course and feature a Two Best Balls of Four format at 90% of handicaps in effect. Please call the Golf Shop at (302) 655-6022 to register individually or with a partner for the event. Foursomes will then be selected by blind draw. Cost is $50 per player and includes, breakfast, tee gift, and prizes. Following play, we will be hosting the Opening Cocktail Party in the Pub. Please note that the Cocktail Party is open to all members and you may signup to attend separately by calling (302) 655-6171 and speaking with the reservationist. UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS Tuesday,April 11th :18 Hole Ladies Opening Meeting Tuesday,April 11th : South Course & South Course Short Game Area Open Wednesday,April 12th : 9-Hole Ladies Opening Meeting

Friday,April 14th : Men’s President’s Cup Qualifying Begins (South) Friday,April 14th : Men’s Better Ball of Partners Qualifying Begins Monday,April 17th -Wednesday,April 19th : North Course Aerification Friday,April 21st : Senior Match Play Signups Begin Saturday,April 22nd : May Member-Guest Signups Begin Saturday,April 22nd : Ping Demo Day Sunday April 23rd, Sunday,April 30th, & Sunday, May 7th : Men’s GAP Matches Tuesday,April 25th & Friday,April 28th :Women’s GAP Matches Wednesday:April 26th : Men’s Twilight League Begins Friday,April 28th : Men’s Opening Event & Opening Cocktail Party Tuesday, May 2nd, Friday, May 5th, &Tuesday, May 9th :Women’s GAP Matches SPRING JUNIOR GOLF CLINICS

This season we are offering our juniors the chance to spend their afternoon on the golf course. Whether they are looking to brush up on some skills and prepare for this summer season or just beginning to play the game, we are welcoming them to join us for some after-school fun!  The clinics will take place Tuesdays through Fridays and will go until Saturday, May 27th. Clinics will start at 3:30 pm every day and go until 5:30 pm. Each day will consist of a short lesson that will be focused around various topics such as putting, chipping, pitching and full swing. Following each lesson we will warm up and play some holes, applying what we learned that day on the course. The cost of the clinics per day is $25 or $75 for four days (these four days, or more, can be from any week of this program). Class sizes are limited to 8 students and is open to young members ages 7-12. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your child to better their game and prepare for the summer months. Please call the golf shop at (302) 655-6022 to sign up today. Bob Lennon, PGA

STOP BY THE GOLF SHOP TO VIEW OUR NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE!

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TITLEIST LOYALTY REWARD PROGRAM ORDER NOW THROUGH APRIL 16TH

GET YOUR CHIPPING ON TRACK ARTICLE: BOB LENNON Greenside chips should be a welcome site to a golfer but all too many times anxiety sets in and one of many bad outcomes prevail.The stub, the skull, the dreaded shank… All of these shots can be avoided with better technique. The biggest mistake I see is taking the club head too far off the target line or off swing plane. This will cause manipulation or compensation on the way back to the ball on impact.

WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS Now through April 16th, members who purchase 3 dozen Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls will receive 1 dozen of the same ball type at no charge. Click here for the form to choose your option and personalization. If you prefer, you may instead call the golf shop with your order: (302) 655-6022. This promotion is available via the following 3 options: OPTION #1 - Free Personalization with Standard Play Numbers (1-4 or 5-8) OPTION #2 - Free Personalization with all the same Special Play Number ($1 per dozen special play # fee applies) OPTION #3 - Free Personalization with Standard Play Numbers (1-4) with Pink Sidestamp and Play Number. Only Standard play #1-4 available. The 18-Hole Ladies’ Opening Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th at 8:30 am in The Pub. Following the meeting, there will be a 9-Hole Scramble at 10:00 am. Please call the WCC Front Desk at (302) 655-6171 to reserve your place.This will be the start to the 2017 golfing season! Come greet old friends, meet our new members and learn the schedule for the year. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you are interested in joining the Ladies' 18-Hole Golfers, please contact Kathy McCormick at kathleen.mccormick@comcast.net or Jill McDonald at jillmcd2003@yahoo.com. We have fun while improving our golf game. Come join us! Jill McDonald President Jan Hobbs Vice President Katherine Klocko Treasurer Leslie Porter Secretary

Try to keep the clubhead on the target line or inside the tracks. This will reduce the amount of compensation to the ball and make for much more consistent strikes.

WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS

Rosalind Freeman Chair Claudia Peters Treasurer The Ladies’ 9-Holers will open their season on Wednesday, April 12th with a golf breakfast followed by opening remarks and a brief clinic, weather permitting. This year, we are inaugurating a Mentoring Program for ladies who are new to the 9-Hole Group. Current members will be paired with new members to introduce them around and be sure they understand the special rules unique to the 9-Holers. Anyone who wants to join the 9-Hole Group should contact Donna Julian, Membership Chair, donna.julian@comcast.net. Rita Kingery Cook Vice-Chair

Remember your weight should be on your forward foot through the entire stroke to insure a downward blow to the ball at impact. A slightly open stance and a little body rotation through impact should help you make more up and downs!

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RACQUETS NEWS

ADULT TENNIS MONDAY

April is the beginning of our outdoor tennis season with the opening of our outdoor clay tennis courts. Depending on the weather we should have some courts open in early April. Block booking for our indoor tennis courts ends Friday, April 14th. Listed in the Bulletin are many spring events that we hope you will participate in. In addition we will be fielding 14 ladies' tennis teams and 2 men’s tennis teams in the Wilmington, Philadelphia and USTA leagues. On Friday, April 7th from 9:30 am - 11:30 am we will be hosting our opening Ladies' Tennis Event with free cardio doubles drills followed by a light lunch in The Hut. This is a great opportunity to meet a lot of other tennis players and have a fun time. We will also be conducting two Ladies' Tennis Camps onWednesday, April 5th andThursday, April 13th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. During these three hour camps we will work on

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

baseline consistency, approaching the net and putting away volleys and overheads. We will also emphasize doubles strategy and tactics for the upcoming season or your regular doubles play. Please sign up for all events in the Racquet Shop or on our ForeTees app. We are looking forward to a great outdoor season. See you on the courts. Ed McQuillin Racquets Director

THURSDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies’ Clinic (3.5 and above) FRIDAY 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ladies’ CardioTennis 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

UPCOMING RACQUETS EVENTS Saturday,April 1st - Sunday,April 2nd : National Junior Squash Doubles Wednesday,April 5th : Ladies' Tennis Camp, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday,April 7th : Ladies' Tennis Opening Event, 9:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday,April 13th : Ladies' Tennis Camp, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday,April 17th :Wilmington Ladies' CupTennis Begins Sunday, April 23rd : Legends Squash Doubles Event, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday,April 24th : Philadelphia Ladies' Tennis League Begins Friday,April 28th : 3rd Annual Junior Tennis Carnival, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, May 13th : USTA Men's and Ladies' 3.5 & 4.0 Doubles, 9:00 am - 11:30 am Saturday, May 20th : USTATennis Teacher Training, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, May 20th : Men's Tri-Club Grass Court Tournament Sunday, May 21st :Tennis Super Camp, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday, May 29th : Battle of 52Tennis vs. Greenville CC, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

JUNIOR

JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS SESSION 5: MARCH 27-MAY 21 MUNCHKINS (3-4 YEARS) Wednesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Session 5: $136, $22/drop-in

HIGH SCHOOL Monday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Wednesday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Session 5: $184, $28/drop-in WCC ACADEMY ORANGE ACADEMY Tuesday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Session 5: $184, $28/drop-in GREEN ACADEMY Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 5: $264, $33/drop-in YELLOW ACADEMY Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 5: $264, $33/drop-in

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RED 1 (5-6 YEARS) Wednesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Session 5: $136, $22/drop-in RED 2 (7-8 YEARS) Monday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Wednesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Session 5: $136, $22/drop-in RED 3 (7-8 YEARS) Wednesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Session 5: $136, $22/drop-in ORANGE (8-10 YEARS) Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Friday 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Session 5: $160, $25/drop-in

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GREEN/YELLOW (10+ YEARS) Friday 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Session 5: $160, $25/drop-in HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Session 5: $264, $33/drop-in 3RD ANNUAL JUNIOR TENNIS CARNIVAL FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $50/PLAYER GAMES, PRIZES, FOOD & DRINKS SIGN UP WITH THE RACQUET SHOP 655-6513 PROCEEDS BENEFIT The rodney street tennis and tutoring association

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

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

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

C lubhouse : 655-6171 G olf S hop : 655-6022 R acquet S hop : 655-6513 wilmingtoncc . com

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