The Golf Club
@ Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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November 19

Entry Deadline: November 8
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- Wednesday, November 15
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Wednesday, November 1
Club President & TC Articles available
- Thursday, October 26
Tournament Results available
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- October 22
Club Tournament Played
- Wednesday, September 27
Calendar import file available. 2018_wpgc_events.ics
- Tuesday, September 26
2018 Tournament Schedule Posted
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
 Dec 1 - 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
 
2018 Tournament Schedule
Revised Sept 26
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 28 Regular Net
February 25 Regular Net
March 18 (+)TC Surprise (4/5 Club)
April 22 Regular Net
>May 20 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
June 10 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
July 15 (+)Directors  (A) & (B)
August 11/12 (+)Club Championship
August 12 Regular Net (Sunday Only)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
September 16 (+)Presidents  (A) & (B)
October 21 (+)Skin Competition
November 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
December 16 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2018 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2018 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.
More Tournament Schedule Info
     

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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:
Bonus: If you sign-up now you can play in the remaining 2017 tournaments!

Some benefits we encourage you to take advantage for 2018:
* An official GHIN Handicap.
* A chance to play in our Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
* Discounts at the Redwood Canyon Pro Shop on most in stock Items+
* Discounts at the Redwood Canyon Pro Shop on most Special Order Items+
* Discounts at The Meadows Bar and Grill (on Draft Beer and Well Drinks)+
* Discounts on Golf Lessons and Clinics provided by EricJonesGolf.com+
* Membership in the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA.ORG).
* Opportunity to participate in NCGA qualifier events.
* Discounted Green Fees at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge.
+ = Please make sure to remind the staff of your "Golf Club Member" discount.


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Monthly News and Highlights…November 2017

President's Report
Hello Members,

First I would like to thank the membership for allowing me to once again help direct and promote the club. I take this trust seriously.

Course Conditions:
The 1st hole's fairway was resodded with the addition of a cart path for the whole fairway. The fairway has be reopened after about 2 weeks of playing as a Par 3. The fairway is still cart path only, I hope the will keep it that way for the winter months so the green can take. Come on, it is only a 20 yard fairway we should be able to handle that.

The aeration of the greens was done last month. It was one of the quickest recoveries that I have seen of the green is awhile. They were back within the first week or so. Good job Maintenance Crew!

As perdicted, new irrigation leaks has sprung around the course. The worst is along the 9th fairway in 100 yards. Hopefully, they can be fixed.

Well, WILD PIGS have arrived, Yes, Pigs. We have seen this before. They come down from the hills. I believe they have been removed but the damage was done. Holes 12, 14, 15, and 17 to have some damage. With hole 15, in front of the green, getting the worst of it.

2018 Membership Drive:
Yes, only 9 more weeks of 2017! We hope that you all are planning to renew for 2018.

I have worked with Touchstone about some course specific incentives for 2018.
Here is what we have so far:
10% on most items in the Pro Show. The will special order practically anything at competitive prices plus a golf club discount.
Now until the end of the year, anyone who renews will get a free weekday (Monday-Thursday) round. You will get a certificate to your email.

The NCGA has increased the fees charged to the golf clubs for membership in 2018. Your governing board of the club has decided at this time not to pass this increase on to our membership so our membership fees will not be increased for 2018. Renewal rate will be $115, New Membership rate will be $125 and Associate rate will be $65(limited to only 2 tournaments).

I would like to take a moment to ask for your help in getting our membership back, invite a friend, spouse or associate to join the golf club.

October Board Election/Lunch:
As I mentioned above, I wish to thank our members for allowing me to continue to direct our club into the future. I am sure Director Hugh Williams and our newest board member Secretary Nathan Pritchard wish to also thank you for your support.

"Come play with a Board Member":
"Come play with a Board Member” on Sunday Morning for 18 holes of golf. This is an open play format for any member who wants to play on Sunday without the need to arrange your own foursome. This is limited to 6 spots on a first come first server bases for our 7am and 7:08am tee times (not available tournament Sundays). FYI, we usually finish around 11'ish so most of the day is still yours.  Depending on response, we might modify the “first come, first server” to give priority to members that have not play in the prior weeks. Please email “info@willowparkgolfclub.org” to reserve your spot. This is a great opportunity to have some fun and to have your voice be hear. If you "Beat a Board Member" think of the bragging rights. ;-)

2017 Membership: 92 Members / Goal 150
2018 Membership: 50 Members / Goal 150  (see above for discount)
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!

**NEW** 2018 Tournament Calendar Import:
I created a file (2018_wpgc_events.ics) [revised 09/27] that you can download & use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import, 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

The October tournament is completed. This was one of our smaller tournaments with only 37 golfers. Taking away the 8 who played in the skins competition means that only 29 members signed up for the regular tournament. I’m not sure where everyone was but I hope to see more of you in the coming tournaments.

The tournament although small had a big payout as we had 4 flights with 5 spots being paid in each flight. Taking away the 8 golfers in the skins competition meant that 20 of the 29 remaining golfers finished in the money.

In the Goss skins competition Mark Christensen was the big winner with $200 followed by Jim Folk with $100 and Robert Sellards with $60. Yes I was the fourth and did not win anything but as you all know I am all about the membership and always willing to make sacrifice’s even if it results in me not winning anything. I had my chances but all I could do is make a putt to tie the hole and carry the skin over to the next hole that was eventually won with a birdie.

In the Net competition the big winner was Brady Deitrick with $130 followed by Jim Derdevanis and Daniel Turner with $90 and Tom Miller with $50.

In addition to our tournament it was also our annual election. Up for election were the President, Secretary and Director. Members who cast their vote were treated to lunch paid for by the club. The winners were Steve Falzone(President), Nathan Pritchard(Secretary) and Hugh Williams(Director).

The 2017 season is coming to an end. We have endured weather and course issues and have survived another year. While the tree trimming, new carts and new sod on the first fairway are a good start, now that Touchstone is officially in charge we are looking for even more improvements and upgrades to bring the course to not only what it once was but also to a higher level and back to one of the best in the bay area.

The 2018 tournament schedule is completed and posted on the Bulletin Board in the bar and on the website. Hopefully next year will have better weather and course conditions.

In 2017 we instituted rules to follow the stakes placed throughout the course. This seemed to work out well so we will make it a permanent rule for our tournaments. There have been some modifications such as on the 7th hole playing the creek and everything right of it as a lateral hazard. I am looking at other possible modification so if any of you have a suggestion now is the time to let me know.

As you know our prize fund for tournaments comes from the membership fees we collect each year. This year we had a low membership count but the rain outs in the beginning of the year helped to reallocate the funds. We have started the 2018 membership drive and look not only to having all of you renew for 2018 but hope to get some new memberships as well. The club President has been working with the course to see what perks if any might be available and I’m sure he will provide details in his article.

2018 Membership:
Renewal of 2017 members for 2018 - $115
New memberships - $125
Associate Membership (limited to 2 tournaments) - $65
Please remember that if your membership is not received or at least post marked by December 26 you will be deactivated from the membership roster.

50-50 raffle winner: Tony Paniagua

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

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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: November 2017
When: November 19, 2017
Deadline: November 8, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gold, White and Blue (Tee off from 6 gold tees, 6 white tees, 6 blue tees.

Upcoming Tournament: December 2017
When: December 17, 2017
Deadline: December 6, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: None

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