Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
Pro Shop Tee Time Reservations- 510-537-8001
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Entry Deadline: May 6
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Announcements / News
Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting:  Thursday,
May 7 - 6:30pm - RC Bar Annex
- Sunday, April 19
Club Tournament Played
- Thursday, April 16
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Tuesday, April 7
Club President & TC Articles available
- Tuesday, March 17
Tournament Results available

2015 Tournament Schedule
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 18 Regular Net
February 15 (+)TC Surprise (2 Person
     Blind Draw Net Best Ball)
March 15 Regular Net
April 19 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
May 17 (+)Directors (Skin Qlfr)
     (A) & (B)
June 14 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2 Person Team)
July 19 (+)Presidents (Skin Qlfr)&(B)
August 15/16 (+)Club Championship
August 16 (+) (A)
September 13 Regular Net
October 18 (+)Skins Competition
November 15 (+)TC Surprise (RWB)
December 13 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2016 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2016 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rounds)
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More Tournament Schedule Info
The Golf Course has an offical new name:
Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course

Approved at the EBRPD Board meeting, March 17

lease updateAccepting Memberships:
Designed to bring all golfers together for a great experience. No handicap needed, all you need to do is want to have fun! All skill levels are welcome!

For a little over $100 a year you get:
- A GHIN Handicap.
- Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
- 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…
Join the fun become a member-Sign Up Today

Lease information last updated: March 18

Monthly News and Highlights…April 2015
President's Report

Hello Members,

With April upon us, hopefully we will have some April showers to help with the water shortage. Also, with the Masters in April, the unoffical beginning of the golf season has begun.

As you all know by know the golf course has a new name, Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course. So besides Redwoods Road anyone know where there are redwood trees on the course? Yes, there are some! The ones I know of can be seen from the 5th tee box. Look out pass the green and you will see a couple. Anyone else know of any others?

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.

I had an opportunity to play a round of golf with Steve Harker (President of Touchstone Golf) and Jake Steward (RCGC’s General Manager) this pass Sunday. First let me say, they both shot in the 70’s. Steve was a putting and chipping machine and Jake can crush the ball. Your president didn't fair a well. I think they both enjoyed the round and have a better understanding of why we love this course so much. As Steve H. put it “…I had no idea what a good golf course it was, not to mention fun and incredibly scenic.” It was good to be able to show them first hand some of the improvements that are needed (tree trimming and tee boxed).

If you haven’t been out to the course in a bit, BIG UPDATES! The fence behind 16th green had been replaced with a new and taller fence. It is twice as high as the old one. On the 11th green, the damaged green has been replaced with new sod. The grounds crew has been seeding and roping off areas around the course. PLEASE let’s help them and play these areas as “ground under repair”.

The Event Center is open for Easter Brunch. I can't wait to see how well that turns out. Also the update to the Bar should be completed any time now.

Pay on the Day of the Tournament
We have starting to see more and more tournament players paying on the day of the tournament. This was never intended to be the norm but for some it has become just that. Ok, I am guilty of this too! There is discussion and it will be policy beginning next month (March), a disincentive of an additional $10 for paying the day of the tournament. That additional amount will be waved ONE time per player each calendar year. Also, if you are filling in a spot after the Tee Times have been posted the fee will not apply. Please let’s make an effort to get tournament fees in on time.

I created a file (2015_wpgc_events.ics) that you can use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import it, do an internet search such at "import .ics into....(iphone, android or Google Calendar)" to find directions for your calendar program.
Standard warning...use at own risk.

I encourage you to go on out to the course and play. Introduce yourself to the new staff and Course General Manager, Jake Stewart. Tee times can be made with the Pro Shops at (510) 537-8001 (Please make note of the NEW PHONE NUMBER). The new website is RedwoodCanyonGolf.com.

2015 Membership: 107 Members / Goal 150
We are still looking for more 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.

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
Well our March tournament was played with automatic 2 putts because of the aeration of the greens. Some of you played extremely well not having to putt out and some not so well. Because of the automatic 2 putts rule I did not post the tournament score. It was too much of an advantage and did in many instances improve the scoring.

I’m told that some may not have browsed the rules sheet and did not know about the 2 putt rule and were putting everything out. I warned you all too at least browse the rules sheet on the first tee. While they may not vary much from month to month I generally play the course the day before and sometimes make last minute changes based upon what I’ve observed during that round. While this was not one of them I could be making a change that if not followed could result in a possible disqualification.

It looks like the greens are progressing well and will be in pretty good shape for our April tournament. Special thanks go out to Bernie and his staff who did a terrific job on the aeration.

I made a few changes to some of our rules this past month most notably playing from the disks instead of the markers and the modification to the out of bound rule on the 10th hole. The course is in pretty good shape so we may start playing the ball down soon. I will be looking at a few other possible modifications as well so be sure to browse the rules before starting.

I want to thank you all continuing to get your entries in prior to the tournament. This helps out tremendously and makes my job a lot easier. Please note that if you mail your entry in near or after the deadline please remember to send me an email as a heads up so I can be on the lookout and include you in the player count.

Our Aril tournament will be a 4/5 club tournament. If your handicap is 0-18 you can have 4 clubs and play from the White or 5 clubs and play from the blue, If your handicap is 19 or above you may have 4 or 5 and play from the white. If you age is 70 or above you can have 4 or 5 and play from the white regardless of your handicap and the ladies of course are allowed 5 and play from the red. Please make sure you only bring the allotted number of clubs to the first tee. If you want to play with more clubs that is your option but you will not be eligible for any flight or closest to the pin awards.

I mentioned in a past article that while the dates of the tournaments for 2015 will not be changed I may decide to change the formats in some of them. Well I am officially doing just that. The 6-6-6 format scheduled for May will be moved to June. The 1st round qualifying for the 2016 NCGA events and the 2015 October skins will be moved to May. The 2nd round qualifying for the October skins scheduled for September will now be in July. I will have an updated schedule posted to the webs site and Bulletin board shortly.

50-50 raffle winner: Dennis Eltrich

Your TC,
Tony Paniagua

Tournament Entry form Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2600, Castro Valley CA. 94546
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.

Next Tournament
When: April 19, 2015
Deadline: April 8, 2015
Entry Fee: $50(Payable to WPMC)
Format: Net Flights
Special Event: 4/5 clubs

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