Willow Park 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
Tournament Countdown
Sept 13

Entry Deadline: Sept 2
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Thursday,
Oct 1 - 6:30pm - RC Bar Annex
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- Friday, Sept 3
Club President & TC Articles available
- Tueday, August 18
Tournament Results available
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- Sunday, August 16
Club Tournament Played
- Wednesday, August 12
Tournament Tee Times 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   (A) & (B)
June 14 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2 Person Team)
July 19 (+)Presidents (Skin Qlfr)
August 15/16 (+)Club Championship
August 16 (A) & (B)
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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More Tournament Schedule Info
 

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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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Congratulations Mark Hemenez
our 2015 Club Champion!
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Monthly News and Highlights…Sept 2015
President's Report

Hello Members,

On behalf of the board and chairpersons, I want to wish all of you a fun, health and safe Labor Day weekend. Hopefully, you can make some time for a round or two of golf.

Annual Election:
Our annual election is schedule for September 13, right after our tournament. This year there are four positions (President, Secretary, and two directors) up for (re)election for a two year terms. This year we are also trying something a little different, the election will be after our September Tournament. We are planning on providing lunch for everyone who attends AND VOTES. Any member that comes to the Bar Annix between 12:30 and 3:30pm and votes will be offered lunch on us. (restrictions apply) 

2016 Membership Drive start Sept. 13:
Thanks to the golf course and golf pros, we are providing more benifits this coming year then we have in recent memory. Thank you to everyone who participated in our little member survey. These results will help in our discussion regarding additional benefits for 2016.  I will be sending out a separate email why renewing this coming will be a no brainer. 

Golf Course Updates:
Well two tee boxes have been completely redone and are still off limits. The tee box on number 9 blue have been raised, leveled and has new sod.   Number 16 tee box is completely redone for all tees.

Well, looks like I am not the only one concerned about the irrigation. Touchstone has a subcontractor out on the course repairing many of the leaks to the system. Lets hope they hold.

I still have great concern with the status of the irrigation system.  There are no major plans to replace the failing irrigation system. I suspect there are anywhere between 10 to 15 leaks on the course. The problem is, besides being 50 years old, repairing one leak only creates a new one somewhere down the line. Besides creating mini-swamps on the course, I suspect the leaks also decrease the water pressure throughout the entire system. A major financial commitment is needed to replace the whole irrigation system until then it appears a band-aid approach will continue to be used. My question to EBRPD is how much WATER, man-hours, and money will be wasted with this band-aid approach?

I don’t believe this irrigation issue should overshadow the many exciting improvements planned for the course and facilities. Keep up the good work EBRPD and Touchstone.

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.

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.

2015 Membership: 113 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

The 2016 NCGA Qualifiers have been completed. The 2 man team is once again Larry Becker and Dan Gil. The 4 man team will be Tony Paniagua, Dennis Klein, Joe Johnson and Dave Freais. Dates and location are not yet available and will be passed along as soon as I receive them. Please remember to hold on to this earned spot you have must play at least 50% of the tournaments in 2015 and must be on the 2016 active membership roster on January 1, 2016. Failure to meet both criterions will result in your spot going to the alternate.

Congratulations to Mark Hemenez on winning the Club Championship.

The course is holding up pretty well through the summer months so we will continue to play the ball down. There are some greens that have several bad spots on them so remember that if you find yourself having to putt through a bad spot you have the option to move your ball to a location not closer to the hole. This of course could mean your nearest point will be off the green so look things over before deciding to take advantage of the option.

Our September tournament will be the 2nd round of the October Skins competition. You have to have played both rounds for your scores to count. You also have to have played in at least 50% of the tournaments between January thru September(5) to keep the spot. Anyone earning a spot but not meeting both criteria will have their spot go to the alternate.

The course is tentatively scheduled to aerate the greens after our September 13 tournament. They seemed to have done a good job the last time so I’m confident that the greens will be back and playable for our October tournament.

The dates for the 2016 tournament schedule have been finalized. All that remains is for me to determine the formats for each month. I should have that completed soon and hope to have it posted sometime in late October.

Our membership drive is coming up. I suspect we will once again offer a period of time where a discount on renewals will be offered. We hope to see all of you renewing and hopefully bringing a few of your friends along to join as well. We will be discussing this at our September club meeting and I’m sure our President will be sending more specific details in a broadcast email shortly thereafter.

50-50 raffle winner: George Pekkari

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 Tournaments
When: September 13, 2015
Deadline: September 2, 2015
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: 2nd round of 2015 October Skins Qualifier

When: October 18, 2015
Deadline: October 7, 2015
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gross and Net Skins competition

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