The Golf Club
@ Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
Pro Shop Tee Time Reservations- 510-537-8001 x221 

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Entry Deadline: May 31
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Announcements / News
- Monday, May 22
"April & May" Tournament Results available
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- Sunday, May 21
Club Tournament Played
- Wednesday, May 17
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Monday, April 3
Club President & TC Articles available
Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
 June 2 - 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
2017 Tournament Schedule
Revised March 31
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 22 Regular Net - Cancelled
February 19 Regular Net - Cancelled
March 19 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club) - Cancelled
April 23 Regular Net- Updated
May 21 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr - Updated
June 11 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
July 16 (+)Directors  (A) & (B)
August 12/13 (+)Club Championship
August 13 Regular Net (Sunday Only)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
September 17 (+)Presidents (A) & (B)
October 22 (+)Skin Competition
November 19 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
December 17 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2017 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2017 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.
More Tournament Schedule Info
2016 Tournament Schedule
Revised March 14
January 24 Regular Net- Cancelled
February 19 Regular Net
March 13 Regular Net- Cancelled
April 17 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
May 22 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
June 26 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
July 17 (+)Directors  (A) & (B)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
August 13/14 (+)Club Championship
August 14 Regular Net (Sunday Only)
September 18 (+)Presidents (A) & (B)
October 23 (+)Skin Competition
November 20 (+)TC Surprise (G,W, &Blue)
December 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
+ = Additional Event
A = 2016 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2016 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.

lease update
Lease information last updated: March 18
Accepting Memberships:
Our Club is composed of men and women who love the game of golf in a fun and relaxing environment. WPGC has been a part of this golf course since its creation in 1967.
All skill levels are welcome!

For a little over $100 a year you get:
- An official GHIN Handicap.
- A chance to play in our Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
- Recieve Individual Awards every tournament, matching similar skill levels.
- Membership in the Northern California Golf Association.
- Discounted Green Fees at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge
and more…

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Monthly News and Highlights…April 2017

President's Report
Hello Members,

Golf Course Update: (April 1)
The golf course is slowly being returned to playing condition. As most of you know, the winter storms hit our course hard. We lost many bridges and it flooded in many locations. The course is slowly drying out and the back 9 has been open and playable for the last couple of weeks. It is still not completely back (most noteable, #12 is played as a Par 3, instead of a Par 5), but it is on it's way. The front side sustained a lot more damage. Most of the bridges were swept from their moorings and the water took a lot longer to subside.

Here is what to expect when you play (note, every dry day the course is getting better and better).
- the greens were aerated the week of March 26. Smaller plugs where used so we expect a shorter recovery time.
- all the fairways have been mowed with the exception of 20 yard in front of #14 green.
- the bunkers are in the process of being replenished with new sand where needed.

- On the back nine:
-- Holes #12, #14 and #18 are playable but there are areas where fairways are still soft.
-- Hole #12 is played as a Par 3 (expectations are to be back to a Par5 very soon).
-- Hole#14 fairway is very soft from 20 yards into the green.
-- Hole#18 fairway has areas of soft or standing water.

-On the front side (although not open yet, anticipating it should be in a week or so), there was a lot more work that was needed to be done:
-- Many of the bridges have been reconnected although many are not in the same location.
-- Holes #1, #2, #8, #9 had the most water damage and fairways are still soft.
-- Many of the gravel cart paths have be redone.

The maintenance crew has worked very hard to get the course playable. Although currently not in ideal condition, I believe with each passing DRY day the course will be returned more and more back to its playable and charming self. 

Lease Update:
With all the damage to the course from the winter storms, the lease signing has been postponed while all involve bring the course back to a playable condition. EBMUD, EBRPD and Touchstone Golf have all been working hard to made that happen. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the lease was sign very soon.

Leadership Meeting: (February)
I am leaving the up for another month so more people may see it.

In January, a group of us (the Golf club, Woman's club and Golf-Nuts) meeting with Touchstone to get an update on items around the course.

Here is what we know:

- All the rumors about Meadows restaurant and bar closing are without merit. According to Touchstone, Wedgewood has been be brought in to market events for Redwood Canyon. Again, there are no discussions or plans to close either the bar or restaurant. This is one rumor that just won’t die.

- With all the rain these past months, Touchstone (and the EBRPD and EBMUD) have learned a lot about where the course is vulnerable to flooding from rain, EBMUD Release and Spill over. Jake Steward (RC GM) and Justin Brasseur (RC Superintendent) have been in communication with EBMUD about how to best handle the releasing of water from the Upper San Leandro Reservoir. I think all entities involved are working to resolve the course flooding issue as best as they are able.

- Replacing the irrigation is still a top priority project once the lease is signed. Correcting the course flooding has also become a high priority project.

2017 Membership: 85 Members / Goal 150
We are still looking for more members, so please pass the word. Membership forms are available on the website, above the computer in the Pro Shop and on the Bulletin Board on the wall in the Bar annex. We look forward to seeing you on the course next year. Why not invite a friend too!

2017 Tournament Calendar Import:

I created a file ((2017_wpgc_events.ics) [revised 12/17] that you can download & use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import it, do an internet search such as "import .ics into....(iphone, Android or Google Calendar)" to find directions for your calendar program. Standard warning...use at your own risk.

Please still make payment to "WPGC/WPMC"
Your Board and our Treasurer have asked me to remind you that while the course has a new name, our club does not. Please continue to make your checks out to "WPMC". The board will be discussing a name change at the next several meetings to address some issues with changing the name. We will keep you informed of the progress and send out official notice if and when the name change occurs.

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
Well the bridges are back in place and the course is drying out. I played the back 9 a couple of times now and it is becoming more and more playable each day. The greens have been aerated but they used the small holes so they are recovering fast. The front 9 is scheduled to open this week so it looks like things are finally getting back to normal. There is also talk about returning 12 back to a par 5. The fairway is still recovering but is drying out and becoming playable once again.

Barring any unforeseen complication with the course our tournament on April 23 will be played. With the course still recovering I am moving the 1st round October Skins qualifier from April to May. This should give the course a bit more time to get back into shape.

Those who have signed up and paid for any one of the cancelled tournaments ( January, February or March) have a credit which will be used to automatically enter you into the April 23 tournament. Rather than have you all send me emails I thought it would be easier if only those who cannot play send them to me and if I don’t hear from you then I will presume you are playing in April. Send me an email at by April 12. Email addresses don’t always provide enough for me to figure out who you are so please make sure you include your name in the body of the email. Remember if I don’t get an email from you then you are presumed to be playing in Apri.

Here is the credit list…. Joe Attinello, Larry Becker, Rick Bierman, Charles Bigelow, Kipp Classen, Dean Damianakes, Dennis Eltrich, Steve Falzone, Dave Freais, Geoffrey Glisson, Mike Goodman, Chet Grywczynski, Ron Haslam, Dennis Klein, Lou Lozano(Rolled into May), Robert Marinkovich, Ken Mendelsohn, Kent Montgomery, Lori Montgomery, Neil Nohr, Greg O’Connell(Rolled into May), Armand Pelicas, Joe Perry, James Phillips, George Pritchard, Nathan Pritchard, Lou Silva, Dan Stevens, Al Tuialuuluu, Daniel Turner, Paul Vittoria, Tom Walker, Hugh Williams, Steve Woodall(Rolled into May).

There is still plenty of room so for those who did not pay yet there is still plenty of time to mail in your entry fee and signup by the April 12 deadline.

Our membership is at 85 so we are still looking members. If you know of anyone interested membership forms are on the web site and located in the proshop and bar at the course.
Renewals(Must have been a member in 2016) - $115
New Memberships - $125
Associate Membership - $65 Full benefits but restricted to 2 tournaments during the year.

50-50 raffle winner: No raffle this month

Your TC,
Tony Paniagua

Tournament Entry form Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2600, Castro Valley CA. 94546
Tournament checks should be made payable to: WPMC

Email contact address - GOLF4TCTONY@GMAIL.COM

DO NOT POST your Willow Park Tournament round. I will post all scores from our tournaments. If you post it by mistake please let me know so I can delete the duplicate.

Upcoming Tournament: April 2017
When: April 23, 2017
Deadline: April 12, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: None

Upcoming Tournament: May 2017
When: May 21, 2017
Deadline: May 10, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: 1st round October Skins

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