Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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April 27

Entry Deadline: Apr. 16
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 April 3 - 6:30pm - WP Bar Annex
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- Tuesday, March 25
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- Sunday, March 23
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- Wednesday, Mar. 19
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- Wednesday, Jan. 1
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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
+ = Additional Event
A = 2015 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2015 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rounds)
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Monthly News and Highlights…April 2014
President's Report
Hello Members,
Now that it is the official start of the golf season this month I hope we will get a few more members signing up....and THE MASTERS is this month!

We had a great turnout for the March tournament. I heard a lot of great comments from you about how well the tournament was run and I agree. The credit for that completely belongs to our TC! As always, great job Tony.

The week after the tournament WP crews were out aerating the greens on the back side. I believe they are going to aerate the front 9 the first week this month. Other course news: good news for many, I heard we lost part of the tree on #7 next to the sand trap. Luckily, it just missed a group just coming off 7. Hopefully that area of the green will now get more sun, it needed it.

I wanted to give a special THANK YOU to Rene Viviani Jr. who conducted a special Raffle for the members of our club who played in the March tournament. As he told me, "I wanted your members to know that anyone who plays in your monthly tournaments might win something". The winners of the surprise Raffle (Greg O'Connell, George Pritchard, Fred Cortopassi and Bill Martin) will receive a pair of golf shoes of their choice from the pro shop.

Lease Update:
No more news on the lease expiration and possible new ownership.

2014 Membership: 122 Members (20 New)/ Goal 150

Our 2014 membership signup is progressing nicely. We are slightly ahead of last year’s count at this time. I sure would like to see it get back up around 150 so please continue to put out the word.

App of the Month
With more and more of us getting smartphones I thought it would be nice to start an area on our website that highlights some good golf apps. I will try to pick two or three a month that might be helpful. I have an android phone but I think most of the apps I will be choosing are in multiple formats.

The Masters App
This mobile app is free. Follow the 2014 Masters—up to the minute, wherever you are—with the Official Masters iPad™, iPhone® and Android apps. You'll have access to the latest scoring, stories and footage from Augusta National..

USGA Rules
This mobile app is $3.99. The United States Golf Association is pleased to present the official Android application for the 2012-2015 editions of “The Rules of Golf” and “Decisions on The Rules of Golf,” as well as “Rules of Amateur Status.” The Rules of Golf app is for you if you are an avid golfer looking for instant access to the official Rules and Decisions so you can play the game by the Rules and resolve disputes quickly.

In the coming months I will have a lot more apps for you including some local courses, some stores and some odd apps. FYI, just a quick search of "golf" in the android store gets you 6807 hits. I am sure there are just as many (if not more) in the itunes store. Please feel free to drop me a note with your "just can't live without" golf app.

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
The weather held and we got our March Member/Guest tournament in the books. We had 92 players consisting of 73 members and 19 guests. This was the largest player count in a very long time. I want to thank everyone for their patience. With 23 groups it turned out to be an extra-long day for me but I was encouraged by the membership turnout and hope to see the player count continue in our future tournaments.

We continue to have some Players/Groups that slow down the field. Not sure what the issue is but no one in the club is good enough to take more than 30-40 seconds deciding on a shot or putt. Be ready when it’s your turn and always play ready golf and hit when safe to do so. Pick up the pace or you will find yourself at the end of the tournament behind those players who typically ask for late times so they are not affected by your slow play.

I tried out a new format with the Blind Draw 2 Person Net best Ball. We had 73 members playing so I did not participate to get the count to an even 72. While it turned out to be a little more work for me than I expected I liked it so we may be doing it again later in the year.

Remember to redeem your certificates. With this year being a transition to new ownership it would be wise to spend what you have as soon as you are able. The current lease expires on November 30, 2014.

50-50 raffle winner: Glenn Fraters

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: April 27, 2014
Deadline: April 16, 2014
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Event: None

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