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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June 10

Entry Deadline: May 30
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- Sunday, June 10
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- Saturday, June 9
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- Wednesday, June 6
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- Tuesday, June 5
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
 May 4 - 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
   
2018 Tournament Schedule
Revised Sept 26
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 28 Regular Net
February 25 Regular Net
March 18 Regular Net
April 22 (+)TC Surprise (4/5 Club)
May 6 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)
September 16 (+)Presidents  (A) & (B)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
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)
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Join The Fun. Accepting Membership
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…June 2018

President's Report
Hello Members,

Canyon Club Card:
Well, it had to happen at some point. As of June 1st, RCGC increased their green fee rates. BUT, there is good new to go along with it. They have introduced a new “Canyon Club Card” which allow for reduced Green Fee rates. AND, member of The Golf Club are provided with an “introductory” Canyon Club Card for free (a $30 value).

As a WPGC member, if you haven’t already picked up your “Canyon Card” in the pro shop an envelope with your name is waiting for you there! Included in the envelope is your free round certificate for renewing with the club in 2018!

How does the card work?
With this card you will receive a discount on rounds of golf you play at Redwood Canyon (see detail below). Be sure to show your card to get these reduced rates!

How long is the card good for?
The free introductory enrollment starting June 1 with the card expiring on December 31. You may renew anytime after January 1 to keep the card activated with the activation period being 12 months from the renewal date of purchase.

What other benefits will I get with the card?
As a Canyon Club member you can take advantage of the Twilight Rate 1 hour before the posted time.

Tournament Fee Increase:
At the June Board meeting, an increase in the tournament entry fee was discussed and approved. This will be the first increase in the tournament fees in many years. Beginning with the November 2018 tournament the entry fee will be increased $5 to $55. TC Tony and I will remind you as the rate increase date comes closer.

Course Conditions:
The course is in a pretty good condition! In fact, I think it is the best time of year for the course. The fairways are all green and the greens are looking great.

2018 Membership Drive:
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.

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).

2018 Membership: 95 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. We look forward to seeing you on the course next year. Why not invite a friend too!

"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. ;-)

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

Alert!…Alert!…Alert!:
I just want to remind all of you that if you sign up for a tournament and need to cancel you must notify me asap. My last check of my email is 6:00pm on the day before the tournament. You can always call the course the morning of the tournament and leave a message. We do not want anyone to lose their entry fee so make sure you get me the message before we pay the course. If you do you get a credit if you don’t you forfeit your entry fee.

May Tournament:
First round of the October Skins qualifying is complete. Remember this is a 2 round qualification process, you must play the second round or your score does not count.

Slow Play:
Well I warned you it would happen and it did. 2 groups were penalized for slow play. Both group finished well past the target goal and well behind the group in front of them. You are being timed at the finish so you have 17 holes to catch up to the group in front of you. If you finish later than the target goal and more than 20 minutes behind the group in front of you, your group will be penalized. Additional penalties may be given if well beyond the 20 minute threshold. I’ll gladly listen to your reason but pointing out the group behind you is also behind is not a good one to use. Remember it’s where you are in relationship to the group in front of you and the location of the group behind you is irrelevant.

June Tournament:
The format will be our annual 2 person team 6-6-6 event. You can designate your partner but if you don’t have one I will get one for you. Each team will play 6 holes of Best Ball, then 6 holes of Scramble finishing the last 6 holes as alternate shot. An Information sheet will be handed out to each group with more details on play and how handicaps will be administered.

Future Tournaments:
July is our 1st round qualifying for the 2019 NCGA tournaments. It is also a 2 round qualifier and you have to play both rounds or your score will not count. Remember that these events are run as side events during the tournaments and in no way have any effect on regular net flight competition that is also taking place.

Minimum Play Qualifications:
Certain criteria must be met in order for a member to be “Club Champion”, Play in the Skins Competition and represent the club in the NCGA competitions. A document is displayed on the board in the pro shop indicating where each member stands YTD.
- Club Championship: Must compete in 50% of the tournaments from January thru August
- October Skins: Must compete in 2 rounds of qualifying to earn a spot and Must compete in 50% of the tournaments from January thru September - NCGA Qualifiers: Must compete in 2 rounds of qualifying to earn a spot;
*and must compete in 50% of the tournaments from January thru December and
*must renew their membership and be on the active roster on January 1.

NCGA 2-Man Best Ball:
Well our 2 man team of Tony Paniagua and Jim Derdevanis competed in the 2018 NCGA Best Ball qualifier in May at Poppy Ridge. Unfortunately they played well on the first 9 holes and not so good on the last 9 holes finishing in a tie for 12th place. As with the regional zone qualifier it’s once again wait until next year.

Tournament Deadlines:
Entry Deadline is 11 days prior to the tournament;
-Preliminary player count to the course is 7 days prior to the tournament
-Final player count and group listing to the course 4 days prior to the tournament
-At this point no changes to the groups or times but players may still enter to fill any openings if any exist

Tee Assignments:
There is no magic formula I go by to determine what tee assignment you get. I consider various keys to determine where I think you should play however that by no means is cast in stone and if you feel you can no longer compete from that tee area come see me and we can discuss a possible move to another tee location.

Course Conditions:
The course is drying out. They are trying to get it wet but there are still dry areas to content with. The good news is if you hit these areas you will get some additional yardage. We are entering our play the ball down period as our NCGA and club championships are nearing. Hopefully the course will be greener and softer by then. Make sure you read the info sheet on the first tee for any changes in play.

14th hole Tee Box:
The Blue Tee box is now open and those playing from the Blue tee markers will now play from the new tee area.

9th hole Tee Box:
This tee box is also open but I haven’t decided yet if or when we will move back. I may do so for the NCGA qualifiers and Club championship so make sure you read the information sheet on the first tee for any changes before you start your round.

50-50 raffle winner:No Raffle

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: July
When: July 15, 2018
Deadline: July 5, 2018
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events:
1st round 2018 NCGA 2 person team Qualifying
1st round 2018 NCGA Regional Zone Qualifying

Upcoming Tournament: August
When: August 11-12, 2018
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Entry Fee: Saturday and Sunday (2 Rounds) the entry fee is $100. Sunday only (1 Round) the entry fee is $50
Format:
Sat/Sun 2 round Eclectic - Regular Net Flights Sat/Sun Club Championship(Separate Event)
Sunday Only - Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Club Championship

Upcoming Tournament: September
When: September 16, 2018
Deadline: September 5, 2018
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events:
2nd round 2018 NCGA 2 person team Qualifying
2nd round 2018 NCGA Regional Zone Qualifying
2nd round of 2017 October Skins

Upcoming Tournament: October
When: October 21, 2018
Deadline: October 10, 2018
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gross and Net Skins Competition

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