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- Tuesday, November 8
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- Sunday, October 23
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- Wednesday, October 19
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
December 7- 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
Lease information last updated: March 18
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Monthly News and Highlights…November 2016
Happy November to you all. The holiday season is upon us! The little rain we had really helped the course, lots of green everywhere.
Congratulations to Vice-President Mike DeSanto, Treasurer Robin Paniagua and Directors Joe Johnson.
I would personnally like to thank everyone who helped with the board election in my absents..it went off without a hitch!
Still no real news regarding the golf course lease. The EBRPD staff and Touchstone Golf http://www.touchstonegolf.com are still negotiating.
As I said last month, I wouldn't be surprised if Touchstone's June signing becomes closer to January.
Some items around the course;
- The biggest news around the course is the NEW netting protecting 12 tee box, they did a nice job with the fencing (did have an issue with the tractor though, messed up some fairway).
- (this is my personnal take) A new irrigation system is much needed and will be great for the course. But, I suspect there will be construction
pain getting to the much needed ultimate goal, a completed new irrigation system. I imagine that in the process, holes may be closed while
work is performed. Fairways will be sliced and diced. BUT again, the ultimate goal, a completed new irrigation system should be well worth it!
2017 Membership Drive
The club's 2017 membership renewal period is underway. The fee is the same as last year. $119 if you are a club member this year,
new membership is $125. Your early renewal helps your board with budgetting for the upcoming year. We look forward to seeing you on the course
next year. Why not invite a friend too!
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.
2017 Membership: 51 Members / Goal 150
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.
Steve Falzone, President
Tournament Chair Report
The October tournament is now in the books and we are nearing the end of our 2016 tournament schedule. While most of us played the normal
net flight event the annual skins competition also took place. The results from the gross side had Brady Deitrick with $114, Craig Pitts
with $54, Dave Harding with $42 and George Pritchard with $6. On the Net side was Rob Desanto with $120, Daniel Turner with $60, Dave Silva
with $36 and Dave Freais unfortunately with $0. The Bulletin Board in the bar has been updated with all the October results and they will
also be on the web site soon.
We had 51 of the 55 players take advantage of the Free lunch. There was a catch that you had to cast your ballot for the election of
officers for the club which didn’t seem an unreasonable request considering the reward. I will leave the election results for the President
The November tournament will be our annual Gold(Red), White and Blue format. You must play 6 holes from each tee area in any order and
any sequence with no restrictions to how many can be played on each nine. You are not required to declare prior to starting the round how
each hole is to be played and may make that decision as you play the round as long as you do not play more than 6 holes from each. Like
a regular tournament this will be net flight scoring. This is generally one of the more popular formats so please get your entries in on
or near the deadline so I can provide the course with an accurate count and secure more tee times if needed.
The 2017 schedule is just about completed. It should be posted out on the web site by November 21.
The results of the 2017 NCGA qualifiers are now final. Sorry for the delay in the announcement of the winners. In the qualifying for the
2 man the club will be represented by the team of Mark Christensen and Robert Sellards. There are no dates for the 2017 event but the 2016
competition took place in May with the finals in June. In the Regional Zone the club will be represented by the team of Rick Bierman,
Craig Pitts, Joe Johnson and Dave Harding. This also has no date as yet but the 2016 competition took place in April with the championships
in August. As soon as the dates are published by the NCGA I will pass them along. Remember you have to have played in the required number
of 2016 tournaments and must be on the membership roster by January 1, 2017 or your spot goes to the alternate.
I did not hear any comments regarding our change to abide by the stakes on the course for rulings during our tournaments. I’m going to take
that as a good sign that no one encountered any issues or problems with their location so far. As I mentioned this is a 3 month trial and
a review will be conducted after our December tournament to determine how we will proceed in 2017.
As I mentioned last month the greens were aerated on September 26-27 and they appear to be almost back to normal. There are still some
greens with some rough patches but the course is aware and doing the best they can to correct the problem. If one of these patches interferes
with your intended line you are allowed to move your ball to get relief as long as it is not closer to the hole.
2017 Memberships have begun with 51 of you having already renewed for 2017. Hopefully those of you who have not will be sending in your
renewals in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully we can get you all renewed by the end of December. The special discount period has expired
so your renewal fee is now $115. We only had 106 members in 2016 and are hoping to get the membership to 120-125 for 2017 so we are also
looking for new members. The fee for a new member is $125 so if you know of anyone interested please pass along a membership form.
50-50 raffle winner: This was a group win- Tracy Watts, Lou Silva, Armand Pelicas, Charley Holton
Tournament Entry form Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2600, Castro Valley CA. 94546
Tournament checks should be made payable to: WPMC
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.
Upcoming Tournament: November 2016
When: November 20, 2016
Deadline: November 9, 2016
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gold(Red), White and Blue
Upcoming Tournament: December 2016
When: December 18, 2016
Deadline: December 7, 2016
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: TBD
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