Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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January 12 Regular Net
February 9 (+)Member / Guest
Cancelled
March 23 (+)TC Surprise 2Person
     Blind Draw Net Best Ball
April 27 Regular Net
May 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
June 22 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
July 20 (+)Directors (Skin Qlfr)
     + (A) & (B)
August 16/17 (+) Club Championship
August 17 (+)Regular Net + (A)
September 14 (+)Member / Guest
   Presidents (Skin Qlfr)+(B)
October 19 (+) Skins Competition
November 16 (+)TC Surprise (RWB)
December 14 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2015 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2015 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rounds)
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Congratulations 2014 Club Champ: Dave Freais

Monthly News and Highlights…August 2014
President's Report
Hello Members,
lease update
Well, I have been a little busy this past month trying to get East Bay Parks to FINALLY release the RFP (request for proposal) for Willow Park. The good news is Bob Doyle, EBRPD General Mgr said in a recent newspaper interview, "If needed, the district will find a temporary operator. If there's any lapse, it will be tiny. It is certainly our goal to keep it open." The bad news to this is that, until a lessee has been determined, the club is in limbo. Our TC hasn’t been able to secure a tournament schedule for next year. And we can’t move forward with any 2015 activities or even begin our 2015 membership drive. Your Board, though, is doing everything we can to make sure Willow Park Golf Course continues.

I would recommend you take a look at the Lease Page we have constructed. We try to give you as much information as is available. I posted an article on CastroValleyMatters.org entitled “Why are we concerned about Willow Park Golf Course’s RFP timeline?”. On August 5, EBRPD has a “mandatory meeting” for anyone who is interest in submitting a bid on the RFP. I will be there and report back to you. Also on the 5th the Rotary Club has asked me to speak regarding the golf course lease. I am sure I will be reporting on that as well.

I want to thank you for the emails and words of encouragement. We have also received encouraging emails from EBMUD and CV MAC board members as well as Nate Miley’s office.

I hope that soon we will have answers to the many questions regarding the continuation of Willow Park. And we will be back to talking about tournaments, handicaps, and slow play.

Here's to seeing you on the course!

Lease information had taken over the homepage so I moved it to its new home. Click the "Latest News" icon for lease updates.

Lease information last updated: August 20

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2014 Membership: 131 Members (25 New)/ Goal 150

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
Well I guess playing the ball down doesn’t affect you all as much as you’ve lead to believe. I did not see a dramatic change in the scores. I trust you all played it down except were allowed in the rules? We will continue to play the ball down for the next couple of months and perhaps in the future I may have to start this change sooner in our tournament schedule.

The first round of the 2 person team best ball NCGA qualifier is completed. The second round as stated on the 2014 tournament calendar will be played during the Sunday round of our August tournament. The leaders are Dan Gil/Larry Becker at 60 followed by Jim Derdevanis/Steve Falzone at 61 and Joe Johnson/Al Tuialuuluu at 62. Remember you have to be playing from the Blue Tees for both rounds and must also meet the necessary requirements by the end of the year to retain your qualifying spot.

The first round of the NCGA individual qualifier is completed. The second round as stated on the 2014 tournament calendar will take place in September. The leaders are Mark Hemenez with a gross 74, Craig Pitts with a gross 77, Jim Derdevanis with a net 63 and Joe Johnson with a net 67. Remember you have to be playing from the Blue Tees for both rounds and must also meet the necessary requirements by the end of the year to retain your qualifying spot.

The first round of the skins competition is completed. The second round as stated on the 2014 tournament calendar will be played in September. The current leaders in the Gross group are Charlie Bigelow and Mark Hemenez both with 74’s. The Net group leaders are Jim Derdevanis with net 60 and Mike Jones with net 62.

We are going to choose the Skins Gross and Net foursomes a little differently this year. The top 2 Gross and top 2 Net will qualify. The remaining 2 for each group will be chosen from a random drawing consisting of the players who finished in the 3-12 position in the Gross and 3-12 position in the Net leader boards. We are always looking for better ways to give more people a chance to play in the skins competition. This new process will of course be evaluated to determine if we will continue with this selection process, come up with a new selection process or go back to the old way of selecting the participants.

Our August tournament will be a 2 day event. For those of you who cannot or don’t want to play 2 days you will have the option to play Sunday only. Here’s how it will work, if you send in $100 you will be presumed to be playing both days. If you send in $50 you will be presumed to be playing Sunday only so please make sure you send in the correct amount for the play you want. There will be separate events for those playing both days and those playing Sunday only. The Saturday/Sunday group will play a 2 round eclectic best ball or stableford point competition. Those playing Sunday only will play the usual Net Flight competition against the Sunday only group of players. The Saturday/Sunday group will have the same starting times both days with the Sunday only group following the Last Saturday group on Sunday morning. I would appreciate it if you can send in your entries and the appropriate fees on time as I have to arrange with the course for tee times for both days and will need an accurate player count.

As you know the course is in transition and with the uncertainties of the quality of service and goods from the Restaurant and the Pro Shop it has been decided that we will no long offer certificates in the Pro Shop and Restaurant as flight awards starting with our September tournament. Starting in September those winning flight awards will receive a gift card. Either Golf Mart or Golfsmith will likely be the place where they will be purchased. We apologize for any inconveniences this might cause but it was felt that given the circumstances we have to do what’s best for the membership.

Well this month’s winner of the “Slow Group” goes to the group of Brady Deitrick, Joe Johnson, Tracy Watts and Lou Silva. They fell behind 2 holes early and continued to be 2 holes behind all the way to the club house. While there may have been a good reason for falling that far behind there is no reason for not closing the gap. Remember not only am I looking out for slow groups but your fellow golfers are also looking and appear to be more than happy to bring it to my attention.

50-50 raffle winner: Jill Keene

Lastly the RFP for bidding on the privilege of managing the course is finally out. It appears that the ball is finally rolling down the hill and the process has begun. Our president has been providing a mountain of information keeping you all updated as best he can. I’m sure he will have something to say about it all in his article...

Your TC,
Tony Paniagua

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Next Tournament: August 16-17, 2014
Deadline: August 6, 2014
Entry Fee: Saturday/Sunday $100 - Sunday Only $50
Format: Regular Net Flights and separate Sunday only flight
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