As we enter the holiday season and the winter months’ activities slow down, we will be creating new events. With that, I will be sending brief 2 minute surveys out over the next few weeks to find out if there are any activities you would like to partake in. Please let me know of your thoughts so we can develop some activities over those months that you would enjoy. With the continued COVID staffing challenges, we are increasing events that will enable us to properly serve you, such as Chef Joey’s Italian Night Buffet every Saturday starting November 6th (barring any special events). The event will feature homemade entrées and artisan breads along with a salad station for only $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids, under 5 are free. Matt, our bartender will feature a wine special each evening and Chef Joey will feature special desserts.

The weather is still great for outdoor activities, so get out and play some pickleball, tennis or golf and join us for a nice lunch or dinner to top off the day of recreation and socialization!

Patrick O’Keefe

  • Patrick O’Keefe, GM, provided an update on construction of the approved pickleball courts in the area adjacent to the existing tennis courts. Since both of the two bids submitted by general contractors exceeded the Club’s cost goal, work is underway to deal directly with subcontractors to prepare the area and construct the courts. The targeted completion date for the project is April 2022.
  • The financial condition of the Club remains strong with positive net income for the month of September and year-to-date. The total number of members is 482, which is unchanged from the prior month; membership has increased by 48 since the beginning of the year. The Board will meet on November 3rd and 4th to discuss the business plan and budget for 2022 as well as the 5-year capital plan.
  • In a closed session, the Board unanimously approved a 3-year employment contract for our general manager beginning January 1, 2022. Patrick and the Board look forward to meeting the challenges of maintaining and enhancing the membership experience while exercising good financial management.

Betsy McCaughey

ADULT INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Tuesday
Open Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday
Intermediate Pickleball Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

2.0 – 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3.5 & Up Tennis Clinic
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Friday
Newbies Pickleball Clinic
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Doubles Strategy Tennis Clinic
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Saturday
2.0 — 2.5 Tennis Clinic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JUNIOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
(weather permitting)

Monday – Friday
Red Ball Clinic (4-7 year old’s)
Green Ball Clinic (8-12 year old’s)
Yellow Ball Clinic (13 & Up)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PICKLEBALL WEEKLY PLAY SCHEDULE:
(weather permitting & subject to change)

Advance Play
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Intermediate Play
Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Newbies Play
Mondays & Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sundays
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Play (All Levels)
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Tennis Shop at 252-261-6438 or e-mail dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com

Contact Kevin to sign up for Junior Clinics or to set up a private lesson at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com or call/text to 703-489-3794.

RACQUET SPORTS TIP
From: Kevin Cretella, The Director of Racquet Sports

“Staying in Rhythm with the Ball”
If someone hits you a floaty short ball, particularly in doubles, quickly gauge whether you can sprint quickly forward and hit a volley between your shoulder and hip level as this is the ideal play. If you don’t believe you’re quick enough and you feel by the time you sprint up to the ball, it will be at your shoelace level, then it’s better to slow down or stop altogether and let the ball bounce up between your shoulder and hip level and hit a groundstroke approach shot. Try this out the next time you play tennis and let me know how it works for you!

FUN FACT!
According to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2015 Participant Report found that almost two and a half million people play pickleball in the United States.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS
Contact Kevin or Whitney at dwtennis@duckwoodscc.com to rent the pickleball or tennis ball machine.

The pickleball or tennis ball machine can be rented for:
$10 per hour
$90 for a yearly single plan
$110 for a yearly family plan

New Machine Yearly Package Rental Deals:
$135 for a yearly single plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines
$165 for a yearly family plan for both the pickleball and tennis ball machines

ATTENTION SOCIAL MEMBERS
Upgrade to a Family Pickleball Membership for just $32 more per month!

NEED NEW TENNIS OR PICKLEBALL EQUIPMENT?
Check out our selection in the pro shop! If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can always order what you need!

UPCOMING RACQUET SPORTS EVENTS

Thursday, December 9th
LTA Quarterly

Saturday, December 11th
Toys for Tots Collection

GET PINKED & MORE CHARITY TENNIS & PICKLEBALL SOCIAL
The 2021 Get Pinked & More Charity Tennis and Pickleball Social is in the books! Thank you to all who volunteered, donated to a great cause, played in the event, And came to support!

The Get Pinked event which was held on Oct 16 was a huge success. Jointly sponsored by the LTA and the PBA, the courts were full of pickleball players playing fun round robin games. This is the second year that the PBA has participated in this wonderful event and look forward to continued action on our new pickleball courts next year.

USA Pickleball Rule Committee recently posted proposed rule addition/changes for 2022. There are 71 being evaluated. Of particular interest are the following: keep the drop serve; first serving team gets 2 serves; maintain serving order throughout the game; no spin serves; reinstate the let serve; rally point scoring; remove COVID/carry serve. The new rule book will be published by December 1. At that time, there will be a 30-day window for public comments. The rules committee has been consistent in their approach, wanting to keep the focus of pickleball on the rally game, not the serve game and most likely will reject the drop serve that has been under provisional review for the past year. USA Pickleball seems intent on keeping the spirit of the game (family friendly) while refining some of the rules to keep the game competitive, especially as the growth in the under 50 crowd gathers momentum. Hope to see everyone on the courts.

For further information please contact any of our PBA officers:

Pat Baskette, President
patbaskette5280@gmail.com

Lynda Burek, Vice President
rmburek@charter.net

Jim Horn, Treasurer
jfhtdd@gmail.com

Jo Hurd, Secretary
hurd.jo@gmail.com

The annual Pro’s Holiday Sale begins Wednesday, December 8th; save the date! This event is the beginning of our Holiday Sale and will continue through the end of the calendar year. On this day, specific merchandise is revealed; a great opportunity to spend those credit book dollars. Complimentary gift wrapping will also be available for your shopping pleasure. Bring your friends and family and celebrate the Holiday Season with your Professional Staff.

There are many avenues to purchase your equipment, clothing, accessories, and gifts for loved ones both here in the Outer Banks and online. At your Professional Shop, each vendor is carefully selected to provide products to our members and guests that your Professional Staff has endorsed. The Shop is displayed with unique décor that complements the visual appearances of the goods for sale and departmentalized to aid in providing the best shopping experience.

On your next trip to the club, stop by your Professional Shop and browse the displays and goods for sale; a few stories and laughs might transpire as well.

We hope to see you soon.

Aaron Palen, PGA
Head Golf Professional

UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS

Monday & Tuesday, November 8th & 9th
Green Aeration (9 Holes Open)

Tuesday, November 9th
LGA Quarterly
9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Saturday, November 20th
Turkey Shoot

• Format: Build your own foursome
• One Better Ball NET of the foursome
• $35 Entry Fee includes lunch and prizes
• Members and their guests are welcome to participate
• Don’t have a team? Singles and twosomes are encouraged to sign up and the Professional Staff will pair you

Registration is open and closes on Wednesday, November 17th at 5pm

Saturday, December 4th
Toys for Tots Charity Event

MEMBER-GUEST RESULTS – OCTOBER 7TH-9TH

Representing the Bobby Jones Division is the team of John Mercer & Danny Hoyt; 2021 Men’s Member-Guest Champions. Great playing gentlemen.

Congratulations to all of the Division Winners and Runner-ups, and thank you to all who participated!

NEWBEE’S GRADUATION
Congratulations to the 2021 Graduating Class of our ever so popular, NewBees! I am so looking forward to seeing all of these incredible individuals continue to use golf as the vehicle for fellowship and camaraderie, let alone all of the laughs that come along. Welcome to Golf, ladies. We have gained some awesome new golfers!

Welcome to our newest Newbie Graduates who finished the program on October 15th. They played their final golf round as Newbies and came into the fire pit area with Pomp and Circumstances playing. The fourteen who graduated include Beth Blynt, Elisa Colkitt, Helen Czernik, Becky Harrell, Lola Hilton, Barbara Johnston, Grace Leon, Tammy McGraw, Maureen Montgomery, Connie Outten, Ella Rabil, Lainie Reed, Ann Rust, Jean Spencer, Beth Wadle, Bev Goldsmith, Deanna McDole, Ginny Merritt. Judi Flakowicz and Carol Riggins introduced the graduates to Bunker Bees where each one received a welcome bag of goodies. Thanks to the Professional Staff for continuing this incredible program. A big thank you to the mentors Colleen Hummel, Cheri Cosgrove, Mary Kendrick, and Donna Countryman for another successful year.

Please mark your calendars for November 9th for the last Quarterly of the 2021 season. Golf will begin at 9:00 am followed by the general meeting at 11:30 am and lunch. In this meeting we will elect the 2022 LGA Board.

Finally, mark your calendar for the Jingle Bell Luncheon, December 7 at 11:30 am social, followed by lunch and gift exchange. Gifts should be under $50, wrapped or bagged. The third owner of any gift will take it home. Also, as a suggestion from a member, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to take to the Beach Food Pantry following the luncheon. Please considering bringing some items to share with our neighbors who may still be struggling.

Hit ‘em long and straight

Cherri Wheeler

Congratulations to our 2021 Match Play winners, Lou Fedele and Wade Wheeler. Lou and Wade prevailed over Gary Hall and Frank Tuminello on the final hole of the match. Gary and Frank took second place while Chris Rohan and Dan Dwyer won third place. This was a great tournament that took all summer to compete in and complete. There were many close, hard fought and exciting matches. In order to win this tournament, competitors have to play through their divisions then move on to semifinals and finals. I am looking forward to next year’s competition.
 
I would like to thank all of the guys that participated in our MGA tournaments this year as well as your input into the MGA activities and we look forward to the 2022 season.
 
If you are not a member of the MGA, sign up in the pro shop. The MGA has six tournaments that are designed to be competitive for every level of play. We use the GHIN handicap system that levels the playing field for all involved. In addition to having fun, we take a small portion of the fees collected to give back to our club to enhance the playing experience. So come out and enjoy the comradery and good times.

Ed Kitchen, President

Fall has finally come to the Outer Banks! With cooler weather and a few less visitors, we can all enjoy these beach towns that we call home! Our first General Membership Meeting was held on October 6th via Zoom. We enjoyed a tour of the KDH Cooperative Gallery and Studios with Julie Moye, who opened the Co-op in 2001. The variety of art pieces for sale in the gallery is amazing! We also recognized our three new Honorary Members for this year. Many thanks to Sue Butler, Kathy Horne, and Martha Furioni who have given so much time and talent to WADWCC and our surrounding community. At our next general meeting, the Coastal Federation will present “Oyster Shellabration”, sharing the role of oysters in North Carolina’s coastal ecology and economy. Please set aside time at 11:00 on Wednesday, November 3rd to “Shellabrate” with us! We are busy planning our Preholiday Event for November 5th at the Banquet Room entrance to the Club from 1:00-3:00 pm. Members will have an opportunity to pick up their copy of the WADWCC Member Directory that has returned to the printed booklet form for 2021-22. At the same time, members can drop off their Thanksgiving Food Bags for the Beach Food Pantry, sign up to supply gifts for a local family or child through our Christmas Families program, and donate to our charities. Come out on November 5th to help our community during the holiday season and to visit with friends!

President, Mary Ahearn

Corresponding Secretary – Jeannette Grimes
If you know of any member who would appreciate a note of sympathy, support or recovery, please contact Jeannette Grimes at jgrimes1@centurylink.net

Membership – Michele Maslak
The Membership Directories will be distributed at the WADWCC Pre-Holiday Event on November 5th between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the banquet room entrance of DWCC. If you cannot attend, please arrange for another member to pick up yours for you. New members are always welcome! Please reach out to me by phone (913-226-2527) or by email michelemaslak@gmail.com with any questions regarding membership.

Welcome Wagon – Jann Koch
In September we welcomed eight new members: Bob and Deeley Middleton, Catherine and Adam Baldwin, Katie and Josh Foster, and Joseph and Shauna Schatz. Also, if you have noticed more members around the club, it may be because the club welcomed back 38 members over the summer! If you see someone you don’t know, please introduce yourself and say, “Welcome.”

Food For Thought – Judi Flakowicz
Instead of an in person fundraiser this fall, we have sent out a mailing asking for donations for Food for Thought. Please be on the lookout for it. WADWCC is always a strong supporter of this important organization, both monetarily and by volunteering your time, and we thank you so much!

Marathon Bridge Club – Judy Copeman
Marathon Bridge has begun and will run through August. There is still time to add a team, so find a partner and join the fun! All skill levels welcome. Contact Judy Copeman at jcopeman@verizon.net.

Ways and Means – Judy Copeman
For those members who would like to support WADWCC Charities while we are meeting virtually, Ways and Means Committee has placed an envelope on the bulletin board in the ladies locker room. If you would like to leave a gift for Christmas Families or Scholarship please write check to WADWCC and note on the memo line which charity it is for. Checks may be made out directly to Beach Food Pantry or Food For Thought. Throughout the month of November, WADWCC will be holding a raffle. One lucky winner will receive $100 cash. Chances are $1/per ticket. Winner will be announced at our December 1st meeting.

Dog Walking Club – Diane Rohan along with Augie & Pippa
The dog walking club was small, but mighty on Friday October 8. The Club’s lead, Diane Rohan, and dogs Pippa and Augie, met Barbara Williams with dog Remy at the East Dogwood Beach access. The dogs loved romping in the sunshine. They met a Westie named Eden and a mixed breed named Bennett, and all got along well. Lots of running, wrestling, spinning, and an occasional dip in the water rounded out the day. Contact Diane Rohan at dianerohan3@gmail.com if you would like to join the group.

Program – JoAnn Small & Ginger Webster
At our October meeting, we enjoyed a virtual tour of the KDH Cooperative Gallery led by multi-media artist Julie Moye, who opened the gallery in 2001. Members were treated to a dazzling visual display of oils, watercolors, jewelry, fabric art, ironworks and more and had the added pleasure of chatting with Julie after the tour. Upcoming November 3rd program: Oyster “Shellebration”

Whether you enjoy eating oysters or not, they play an important role in NC’s coastal ecology and economy. Erin Fleckenstein, manager of the NC Coastal Federation’s Wanchese office, will be joining us by zoom to provide information on initiatives to make NC the Napa Valley of Oysters. She will discuss efforts that are underway to grow oyster farming to a $100 million industry while ensuring a continued balanced use of our coastal sounds and habitats. You’ll also learn how you can visit an oyster farm.

Literary Duck Book and Movie Club – Ellen Kruse
Literary Ducks Book and Movie group is off to a great start with two interesting discussions under our belts. Our next meeting will be Monday November 15 at 10:30. We will discus WEST WITH GIRAFFES by Lynda Rutledge. Our facilitator will be Linda Etheridge. Lunch to follow. Members will get a reminder email in early November. Questions or want to join our group? Contact Ellen Kruse erileyk@aol.com or 301-633-4760.

Food Pantry – Betty Bradley
Unfortunately, The 2021 Holiday Chef’s Challenge that was scheduled for Saturday, November 13th, has been cancelled. With a community-wide survey, it was clear that attendance would be an issue due to the concerns around COVID. Hopefully, it will be rescheduled in November 2022. The Food Pantry Thanksgiving Bags and gift cards may be dropped off at the WADWCC PRE HOLIDAY EVENT on Wednesday, November 5 2021 1-3 PM. A list of all items will be emailed and also available in the ladies locker room. The list will also be on the WADWCC Facebook page. Volunteers are needed to help collect the bags and help load them to be delivered. Contact me at bgbradley5@gmail.com if you are interested. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Birthday Luncheons — Dorothy Green
The October/November birthday gathering will at the club Thursday, November 11th from 4 to 6. It is being organized and hosted by Judi Smith, Donna Countryman, and Deanna McDole. Those invited will be sent an email with all the details.

Kayaking Club – Carol Riggin
We are looking to have one more paddle in November before it gets too chilly. More information to come. If you have questions or would like to get on the kayaking email list, reach out to Carol Riggin at carol.riggin@gmail.com or call at 908-797-2492.

Bike Club — Sally Hotchkiss
The first bike outing was Friday, October 15. Several members bike together 1-2 Friday mornings each month. We bike 5-7 miles around Southern Shores, meeting at Sea Oats Park at 9 am OR adding riders as we bike past their houses. Please let Sally Hotchkiss (sallyhotchkiss@yahoo.com or 1-703-300-0650) know if you wish to receive the biking emails.

Birding Club – Sally Hotchkiss
Our birders met at Duck Woods CC for the first bird outing and with the help of Jonathan, our guide, we spotted a variety of birds. Our next outing is scheduled on October 28th at the Duck boardwalk at sunset. Stayed tuned for our November outing. Outings will be posted on the WADWCC Facebook page and emailed to Birding Club members. Contact Chris Buchanan at
ccbuchanan77@gmail.com or 703-477-0315 to be added to the email list.

Walking Club – Rose Halloran & Pat Smith
We walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 AM.  A reminder email will be sent out by Sunday of each week. The Walking Club started our first outing with 15 walkers! This included 2 new ladies! We owned Guinguite Trail that day. The WADWCC calendar has been updated with the scheduled walks. Contact Rose Halloran rahalloran55@gmail.com.

WADWCC Pre-Holiday Event
Friday, November 5th
Come to the side entrance of DWCC from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm to…

• Pick Up Your WADWCC Directory
• Drop Off Food Pantry Thanksgiving Food Bags, Gift Cards, Gently Used Holiday Ornaments and Lights
• Sign Up for Annual Christmas Families
• Donate to Our Charities
• Participate in Our Cash Raffle for Our Operating Budget $1 per ticket / $100 prize

*Please write all checks directly to Beach Food Pantry or Food for Thought.
*Checks for Christmas Families can be written to WADWCCC with “Christmas Families” in the memo line.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Hilary Klein
Angela Drummond
Bradley & Jennifer Steuart

WELCOME BACK MEMBERS
Jay & Ann Hughes

HOLIDAY PARTIES
Make plans now to reserve your Holiday Party date!

Please contact Teresa, Event Coordinator at 252-261-2744 ext. 227
or via e-mail: dwevents@duckwoodscc.com for further information.

HARVEST PARTY & OYSTER ROAST
Our members and their guests recently enjoyed a great time at our Harvest Party! Families enjoyed a hayride to our Pumpkin Patch to pick out a pumpkin to decorate.

Adults enjoyed a terrific oyster roast, while the kids enjoyed a kids’ buffet, which included: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Pizza, Carrots & Celery w/Ranch Dip & Halloween Cookies, but best of all, they loved the “Ghoulish Punch” and a Goodie Bag!

The nice fall weather is here for all the great outdoor activities. Whether it is golf, tennis, pickleball or bocce ball, please come out to the club and enjoy. This is the perfect time of year for sitting around the fire pit and having a bite to eat, a refreshing drink and great conversation, so please see me, or any of the food and beverage service staff to turn on the fire pit per your request. Your committees are assisting with the 2022 business plan in formulating activities and improvements, so please reach out to the Golf Committee, Racquet Sports Committee (also pool and fitness) and Social Committee (also food and beverage) for ideas and suggestions. Please contact me if I you would like the direct contact information for the committee chair, also available on the member only section of our web site.

The staff is working hard to provide you an exceptional experience when you visit your club, as well as maintaining a safe and healthy environment for your social and recreational needs. It is going to be a fun filled fall and we are finishing up our plans for some great winter activities, see you around your club!

Patrick O’Keefe