Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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December 14

Entry Deadline: November 24
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting:  Thursday,
 Dec. 4 - 6:30pm - WP Bar Annex
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- tuesday, November 18
2015 "Tentitive" Tournament Sch. Released
- Monday, November 17
Golf Course CLOSED during transition
- Sunday, November 16
Club Tournament Played
- Thursday, November 13
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Monday, November 3
Club President & TC Articles available
- Thursday, October 30
Tournament Results available
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2014 Tournament Schedule
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January 12 Regular Net
February 9 (+)Member / Guest
Cancelled
March 23 (+)TC Surprise 2Person
     Blind Draw Net Best Ball
April 27 Regular Net
May 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
June 22 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
July 20 (+)Directors (Skin Qlfr)
     + (A) & (B)
August 16/17 (+) Club Championship
August 17 (+)Regular Net + (A)
September 14 (+)Member / Guest
   Presidents (Skin Qlfr)+(B)
October 19 (+) Skins Competition
November 16 (+)TC Surprise (RWB)
December 14 Regular Net (Dublin Ranch)
+ = Additional Event
A = 2015 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2015 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rounds)
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2015 Tournament Schedule
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 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2 Person Team)
June 14 (+)Directors (Skin Qlfr)
     (A) & (B)
July 19 (+)Presidents (B)
August 15/16 (+)Club Championship
August 16 (+)Regular Net (A)
September 13 (+)(Skin Qlfr)
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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The Golf Course is currectly CLOSED but will reopen December 1
Change is not always easy, but with patience and perseverance, we can find good in change. Sadly, Willow Park Golf Course is closed for two weeks (beginning Nov. 17) during management  transition.

 The golf course will be back open Monday, December 1 with a new name, new phone numbers, new website and new interim management team (Touchstone Golf) but the golf course WILL BE OPEN AGAIN.

 
Monthly News and Highlights…November 2014
President's Report
Hello Members,
lease update
Well, I am feeling a bit sad and depressed at the moment regarding the golf course. Here we are at the eleventh hour and very little has been finalized. EBRPD finally penned out a deal for an “interim management team” Touchstone Golf to run the WP golf course after Nov. 30 although I am hearing that the deal hasn’t been signed yet. ! I hope you have found my email updates useful. As I know more, I will of course keep you updated.

2015 Membership Drive News:
We are excited and look forward to seeing you for our 2015 season. We are accepting membership renewals and new members. Renewals are $109 and applicable to those who were members in 2014. All others are considered new with the fee being $115. These fees will go up by $10 near the end of December so get your memberships in before then to avoid the extra $10. Membership forms are available on the website and on the board in the spike room.

December Tournament:
Dublin Ranch Golf Course is going to be the location for the December tournament. I think you will really like this venue and even better, the price will still be $50! I looking forward to seeing you there!

Lease information last updated: Oct. 27

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2014 Membership: 131 Members (25 New)/ Goal 150
2015 Membership: ??? Members / Goal 150

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
Well the end of the year is fast approaching and we are heading into our last 2 tournaments for 2014. While the ownership issue is still unresolved the East Bay Regional Parks Department has contracted Touchtone Golf to run the course until a permanent owner can be found. I have a tentative tournament schedule for 2015 but have not had the opportunity to finalize it with the Touchtone Golf Representatives. As soon as I do I will get it posted on the web site. Thanks to the entire membership for your patience, understanding and continued support of the Willow Park Golf Club.

Our October tournament is over. We had 6 flights with 5 places winning in each flight. The Gross and Net Skins competition was also played. In the Gross Skins Charles Bigelow was the money leader winning $110 followed by Mark Hemenez($60), Steve Davis($55) and Mike Grabowski ($45). In the Net Skins Joe Johnson was the money leader winning $105 followed by Mike Goodman($100), Mike Jones($40) and Tracy Watts ($25). Final results on the flights and skins competitions are posted on the board in the spike room and on the web site.

Congratulations to Mike Grabowski for his hole in one on the 3rd Hole. The shot was described as a high perfectly hit 8 iron landing softly on the green and rolling gently into the cup. I’m sure there will be various other descriptions that might for example describe it as a skulled 8 iron barely clearing the creek and slamming into the pin dropping into the cup.

Our November tournament will be our annual Red, White and Blue format. Play will be 6 holes from the Blue Ball Markers, 6 holes from the White NCGA Disk and 6 holes from the Red NCGA Disk. You as an individual will determine which tee to play on each hole and can play them in any order as long as you do not exceed 6 holes from each tee area over the 18 holes. There is still plenty of room so if you haven’t already please mail your entries in soon. The deadline is November 5.

Our December tournament will be played as an away tournament at Dublin Ranch Golf Course. We must pay the course 10 days in advance so to play you must get your entry in by the deadline. The cost is $50 and the deadline is Monday November 24. Entries will be accepted at the November 16 tournament for those wishing to save the cost of a stamp.

For the foreseeable future we will be playing ‘Winter Rules”. I will evaluate the course prior to the tournament date and determine what the “Winter Rules” will consist of which may differ tournament to tournament so make sure you read the Rules/Info sheet on the first tee to see what will be allowed on that day.

Just a reminder, we are now accepting membership renewals and new members for our 2015 season. Renewals are $109 and applicable to those who were members in 2014. All others are considered new with the fee being $115. These fees will go up by $10 near the end of December so get your memberships in before then to avoid the extra $10. Membership forms are available on the web site and on the board in the spike room. I will also have forms available at the tournaments and accept payment for 2015 membership should you wish to save the cost of a stamp.

No Groups were reported for “Slow Play” during our October tournament. Thank you all for your speed of play and please keep up the good work.

50-50 raffle winner: Greg O’Connell

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: November 16, 2014
Deadline: November 5, 2014
Entry Fee: Members $50
Format: Net Flights
Special Event:Red, White and Blue

December 14 Played at Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Deadline: November 24
Entry Fee:Members $50
Format: Net Flights
Special Event: None

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