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@ Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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July 17

Entry Deadline: July 6
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
July 8- 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
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- Thursday, June 30
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- Sunday, June 26
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- Thursday, June 23
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- Friday, June 3
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2016 Tournament Schedule
Revised March 14
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 24 Regular Net- Cancelled
February 21 Regular Net
March 13 Regular Net- Cancelled
April 17 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
May 22 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
June 26 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
July 17 (+)Directors  (A) & (B)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
August 13/14 (+)Club Championship
August 14 Regular Net (Sunday Only)
September 18 (+)Presidents (A) & (B)
October 23 (+)Skin Competition
November 20 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
December 18 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2016 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2016 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
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lease update
Lease information last updated: March 18
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- A chance to play in our Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
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Monthly News and Highlights…June 2016
President's Report

Hello Members,

No real news regarding the golf course lease. The EBRPD staff and Touchstone Golf http://www.touchstonegolf.com are still negotiating. We had an update meeting with Touchstone a few weeks ago. With reguards to the lease, EBRPD staff is behind in providing Touchstone the inital lease, I wouldn't be surprised if Touchstone's June signing becomes closer to July/August.

Other items that we discussed at this meeting were correcting hole #13 Blue and hole #4 Gold tee boxes, adding a few water jugs, replacing the the cleat cleaners, and course signage.

The course is still looking good. We are starting to see some dry spots in the fairways and on some greens. The ground crew is spot watering to try and correct these problems, but until the irrigation system is replaced dry spots are going to continue to be an issue. Of course, with using the 50 year old irrigation system again, leaks are springing up. Holes #2 and #15 seem to be the worst of them. The ground crew is working on repairing them.

As President there are lots of things that I love doing for the club. Unfortunately, I also have the sad task of letting you know when a member has "played through". Last month we lost a long time member and Director George Pekkari. As many of you know, George was also the bartender at Willow Park for many years. He loved hanging with members and would occasionally have a friendly golf bet with one or two (or ten) of us. A memorial is being planned for the end of June. As it becomes finalized I will let you know.

The Pro Shop at Redwood Canyon has begun regripping clubs. I had them replace mine. I felt they did a great job. It was done quickly and at a reasonable price.

The Pro Shop is also offering our club members a 10% discount on "in stock" apparel. Shoes, shirts and hats.....if the apparel is on the shelves, it's 10% off for our members. At checkout, let them know you are a club member to receive the 10% discount!

You should have received an email from the NCGA regarding the Mobile App being down. Hopefully it will be fixed soon! You can always post your scores from the computer in the Pro Shop! Here is the announcement:

"Please note: The my NCGA app, provided by the USGA’s provider GHIN, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Members trying to access the app will receive the following message on an iPhone 'No Membership Found, or 'No Network Connection' when using an Android Phone."

I created a file (2016_wpgc_events.ics) [revised 3/17] that you can use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import it, 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.

2016 Membership: 101 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
Our 4 club tournament appears to have once again been a success. The scores have once again come in around the same and for some of you even lower. I guess needing 14 clubs is overrated.

Our June tournament will be the 6(Best Ball)-6(scramble)-6(Alternate Shot) team event. You may choose your partner by making a note on your entry. Please make sure your partner does the same on his/her entry. For those without a partner please don’t skip this tournament for that reason. Submit your entry and I’ll pair you with another single entry. An important note to remember, if a player has been designated as a partner by more than one player I will decide the team so make sure you check with the player before designating them or you might not have the partner you were expecting.

Well this was the first tournament that I instituted the new slow play policy. There are now 2 targets. The “Group Round Completion Time” and the “Group Gap Completion Time” both will be stated in the information sheet on the first tee. The primary is the designated “Group Gap Completion Time”. If your group finished with a wider gap to the group in front of you there is an automatic 2 stroke penalty for each player in your group. This penalty is waved only if your group finishes at or under the designated “Group Round Completion Time”. It’s simple, keep up with the group in front of you and you have no worries.

The “Tournament Index” is still in effect and is recalculated and compared each time a new NCGA Index comes out. Like the NCGA the low tournament scores carry the most weight and are used in the review. Non postable scores like the 4 club event are not used. This does not penalize the occasional low score nor is it intented to penalize good play in the qualifying events. It is designed to red flag inconsistencies in play so possible adjustments can be made to even the playing field, once identified it will show the suggested adjustment at which time the TC will review it as well as the scores and determine if the adjustment is to be applied. If your handicap appears to be a bit lower than you thought it would be, your “Tournament Index” adjustment was probably applied.

It seems I forgot to mention last month the results of our club participation in the 2016 NCGA 4 person 2 Best Ball Event and the 2016 NCGA 2 person Team Best Ball Event. I do apologize to the players and will update you all right now.

In the 2 day 4 person event our team of Tony Paniagua, Joe Johnson, Dave Freais and Brady Deitrick finished tied for 8th. There were only 2 teams selected to move on to the championship round so once again its wait until next year.

Our 2 person team of Dan Gil and Larry Becker did much better as they finished tied for 2nd. There were 4 teams selected to move on to the championship round so the second place tie means they are now moving to the championship round to be held in June. I know you will join me in wishing them much success in the championship event.

As you may have heard Touchstone is close to taking official control of the course very soon. The biggest project of course will be the replacement of the irrigation system with the back nine scheduled to go first. In conjunction there will be other projects taking place at the same time so please be patient and understanding as the course goes through the changes and updates planned in the near future. As we get more firm scheduled dates and projects we will pass them along.

50-50 raffle winner: No raffle conducted

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

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: June 2016
When: June 26, 2016
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: 2 person Team 6-6-6 net event

Upcoming Tournament: July 2016
Upcoming Tournament: July 2016
When: July 17, 2016
Deadline: July 6, 2016
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: 1st round 2017 NCGA 2 person team qualifying
1st round 2017 NCGA 4 person individual qualifying
2nd round 2016 October Skins qualifying

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