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
Tournament Countdown
April 19

Entry Deadline: April 8
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Announcements / News
Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting:  Thursday,
April 9 - 6:30pm - WP Bar Annex
- Tuesday, March 17
Tournament Results available
- Sunday, March 15
Club Tournament Played
- Thursday, March 12
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Tuesday, March 3
Club President & TC Articles 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 (+)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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More Tournament Schedule Info
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…
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The Golf Course has an offical new name:
Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course

Approved at the EBRPD Board meeting, March 17

Lease information last updated: March 18

Monthly News and Highlights…March 2015
President's Report
Hello Members,

Wow...here we are already into March.

I hope everyone enjoyed the February Tournament. The side game was a fun addition, I thought.

The course is looking better. The little bit of rain that we got appears to be helping. The management team is working on updating the course. Some things to look for; they paved the area in front of the driving range and they are working on getting the taps back up in the bar. They have also layed down some seed in the farways and roped off the area to help it take hold. Also, it has been good to see that they have been roping off the areas where carts can go (on 4, 12, and 14) when the course has been soggy.

In case you missed my email blast, there is GREAT special that Touchstone Golf has been running on GROUPON. Check it out if you haven't already!

Some sad news. Our long time member, friend and fellow board member Al Hamilton passed away last month. Al always had a smile on his face and was a kind and joyful man....he will be missed. I am sure we will all keep his family and friends in our thoughts.

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.

As far as the lease goes, EBRPD hasn't been saying much. At a meeting with their board they were told to have the updated RFP out by the end of February. THEY MISSED THAT DEADLINE. Of course, I will keep you updated when I hear anything.

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 willowgc.com.

2015 Membership: 106 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 2 down and 10 more to go. The weather is certainly on our side so far this year. We do need the rain but it’s good to see the course playable and the weather nice for our tournaments. Hopefully the rains will return but during the off weeks and stop in time for the course to dry out a bit.

The 2 person Blind Draw Net Best Ball event produced some very low scores. 1st place went to the team of Jim Derdevanis and Rod Oehrlein with a net 60 and 2nd place went to the team of Lou Lozano and Pat Love with a net 62.There were 4 teams finishing 1 stoke out of the money with net 63’s. The computer randomly picked the teams so for those that may feel that they got a bad partner I can assure you your partner probably feels the same way. Details of this event and the regular flights are on the web site for your viewing pleasure.

Well we almost lost a CP Marker. I’m guessing the last group all missed the 13th Green as they left the marker out there. When I went to get it, it was not there. One of the groups following our tournament had for some reason picked up the marker and turned it into the Pro Shop. Please remember if you are in the last group to pick them up, the markers are expensive to replace. If you make the turn and I’m already in you can drop off what you have. If I’m still on the back nine and you see me you can always come over and give me what you have.

I want to thank you all for getting your entries in prior to the tournament. 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. Your cooperation getting them in the mail so we can receive them in a timely manner and deposit them prior to the tournament is greatly appreciated.

Membership is now at 106. We are still looking for more so please pass the word. Membership forms are available on the web site, above the computer in the Pro Shop and on the Bulletin Board on the wall in the Bar annex. I am looking at the tee areas and it appears that they are clearing out the NCGA Disks. If they continue to do so and they are as visible as some are right now I may at some point move everyone back to playing from the NCGA Disks rather that the Ball Markers. The change will be noted in the information document on the first tee so make sure you at least browse it before starting.

I am also looking at some of our local rules and may make some modifications for our future tournaments. The information document on the first tee will always indicate play for that day’s tournament so make sure you at least browse it. A listing of our Local rules as well as a list of the common rules are posted on the bulletin board in the bar annex and on our website. It appears that for our March tournament we will have aerated greens. I was told they will do all 18 holes over 2 days starting on March 2 and finishing on March 3. Hopefully they will recover quickly but just be prepared for some rough and perhaps bumpy greens for the tournament.

Please Note: I have changed the April 19 tournament a bit and made it a 5 club tournament instead of a 4 club as indicated in the schedule tournament. Please remember that you are only allowed to bring 5 clubs to the first tee. Less than 5 is ok but if you bring more you can still play but will not be eligible for any Net Flight, CP or LP awards.

50-50 raffle winner: Neil Petersen

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: March 15, 2015
Deadline: March 4, 2015
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Net Flight
Special Event: None

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