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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Entry Deadline: May 11
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
May 6 - 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
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- Tuesday, April 19
Tournament Results available
FlightsMoney ListYearly Hole Diff.
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- Sunday, April 17
Club Tournament Played
- Wednesday, Arp. 13
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Friday, March 18
Revised Club Tournament Schedule Posted
- Tuesday, March 1
Club President & TC Articles available

   
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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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:
- An official GHIN Handicap.
- A chance to play in our Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
- Recieve 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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Monthly News and Highlights…May 2016
President's Report

Hello Members,

Spring is in full gear!

No real news regarding the golf course lease, the EBRPD staff and Touchstone Golf http://www.touchstonegolf.com are still negotiating. We are hearing a signed deal getting done is looking closer to Mid-June now.

The course is looking great. The rain in April helped. The greens are completely back for the aeration. There is now 200, 150, 100 yard polls on most holes. A reminder, this distance is from the MIDDLE of the fairway not from the poll.

I have been talking with Touchstone regarding a To-Do list once the lease is signed.
-Of course, replacing the irrigation system is #1 on the list. I mean, the amount of time, energy and money needed from the maintenance crew to repair leaks is just a waste. PLUS, the wasted water and it just makes the course look bad. I hope EBRPD realize the importance of getting it done sooner then later.
-Additional signage added to the course; directions from Hole #9 to Hole #10, directions to the Blue tee box on #9, directions for carts on #16 (behind the hole) and moving the carts up on #11 green (so they are closer to the golf tee box on #12). I am sure you can think of some more.
-Talking with cell carriers about getting cell coverage around the course is another item. I know we don't want people chatting on their cell phones on every hole but I think as the world is today cell coverage is important.
If you have some more ideas please pass it along to me or any of your directors or chairpersons. We'll add it to the list.

The course is starting to see more and more play that is both good and bad. The good is with more play, the sooner money will be available for repairs and upgrades. The bad, I witnessed this past weekend with two foursomes (twenty somethings) that shouldn’t have been anywhere near a golf course!

The next two tournaments are some of my favorites (4 club and 6-6-6). It is amazing how often scores come in close to or better using only 4 clubs. I often wonder if 4 clubs is the way to play all tournaments. But DON”T! The 6(Best Ball)-6(scramble)-6(Alternate Shot) team event is just a fun tournament. If you haven’t played it I would highly recommend playing this year.

I noticed that our TC didn't include results from the NCGA four-person zone qualifier played at Quial Lodge and Carmel Valley Ranch. Our team of Brady Dietrick, Dave Freais, Joe Johnson and Tony Paniague performed well, coming in 8th place with a 2 day total of -20. With a few good breaks they easily could have been in 3rd place. Good job guys. I hope you had fun!
[SummitPoint CC (-36) Callippe Preserve (-31) Wente (-23) Alameda (-23) Bridges (-22) Ruby Hill (-22) Castlewood (-21)]

I see our TC has something new regarding tournament slow play. Please make sure you read it! Let me just say, I believe he is trying to balance a groups enjoyment with all the groups enjoyment. If you are the groups BEHIND the group that is 2 holes behind, it’s not fun. That is what you have been telling us! It is not an attack on the slow group, it is what is best for the whole tournament.

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 what is said,
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.

The Pro Shop at Redwood Canyon is offering our club members a 10% discount on "in stock" apparel. Shoes, shirts and hat.....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!

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 at "import .ics into....(iphone, android or Google Calendar)" to find directions for your calendar program.
Standard warning...use at 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 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 we now have 2 rounds played in the year. The April tournament just completed was the first round of the October Skins qualifier. Remember this is a 2 round qualifier and you must play both rounds to have a chance to earn a spot in the competition. The second round is currently scheduled for July. Once again the 2 top qualifiers for Gross and Net will get automatic berths in the competition. The remaining 2 spots filling in the foursomes will be a random draw of the players who finished in places 3-12. Also remember that to keep an earned spot you must also have played in 50% of the tournaments by the end of September. As we have had 2 rainouts so far the magic play number is currently at 4. January thru September added up to 9-2=7, 50% of 7 is 3.5 which rounds up to 4.

Our May tournament will be the 4 club format. You can choose any 4 clubs of the 14 in your bag. Men will play from the White Tee markers. Women and Men who normally play from the Gold Tee markers will continue to do so. Want a 5th club? Meet any 1 of the following and you have the option to play with 5 clubs. You also have the option to decline and play with 4 clubs.
1. Women are allowed 5 clubs.
2. 80 years old or older
3. At least 70 years old with your handicap and age adding up to 90 or higher.
4. At least 65 years old with your handicap and age adding up to 85 or higher.
5. If your handicap is 30 or higher
6. Anyone who wishes to play from the Blue tees.
Our June tournament will be the 6(Best Ball)-6(scramble)-6(Alternate Shot) team event. You may choose your partner by stating it on your entry. You may also tell me but if you do make sure I write it down. If you do not have a partner or forget to indicate or tell me who your partner will be I will assign you a partner. Also if a player has been designated as a partner by more than one player I will decide who will be partnered with whom so make sure you check with the player before designating them. Just remember that if I can’t determine who you wanted I will make the assignments.

As many of you know slow play seems to occur more often than not so I will be instituting a new rule starting with the May tournament. I recently played in an NCGA competition and they used this rule and I thought it was a good one and decided to adopt it for our tournaments. For each tournament there will be a set time the round must be completed in. This time will be posted in the rules document on the first tee. If your group finishes the 18th hole and are more than “TBD” minutes behind the group in front of you, your entire group will be accessed a 2 stoke penalty. The “TBD” minute interval will be determined prior to each tournament and posted in the rules document on the first tee. When you turn in your score card you will be notified if this rule applies to your group. Finish the round by the designated completion time and the penalty will be waived. You may also appeal immediately after your round is completed presenting your “extenuating circumstances” for me to consider prior to applying the penalty strokes.

Unfortunately it doesn’t appear likely that I will be able to schedule an away tournament for this year. The available dates and times that fit our 2016 schedule do not appear to be available. I thought this may be an issue as I started late in the year and courses had already booked other tournaments during the prime weekend hours. I will be starting work on our 2017 schedule in June/July and will see if I can work in an away tournament in it.

As you recall I mentioned the “Tournament Index”. It affected a few players in our April tournament but by only 1 shot. The “Tournament Index” is recalculated each month, compared to the NCGA index for that month’s tournament and adjusted if necessary. If your handicap appears to be a bit lower than you thought it would be, your “Tournament Index” is probably the reason.

Our membership is at 101. As you know our prize fund comes from a portion of the membership fees so the more members we have the more we can allocate to the prize fund.

50-50 raffle winner: Dan Stevens

Your TC,
Tony Paniagua

Tournament Entry form Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2600, Castro Valley CA. 94546
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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 Tournaments

Upcoming Tournament: May 2016
When: May 22, 2016
Deadline: May 11, 2016
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: 4 club Format

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

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