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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,
 Aug 5- 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
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- Friday, July 1
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- Thursday, June 30
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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
Accepting Memberships:
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…July 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 August/September.

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 June 6-6-6 tournament had the biggest player count of the year with 66 golfers. I added a new wrinkle to the alternate shot having the team designate who tee’s off on the odd number holes and who tees off on the even numbered holes. I did this primarily to make sure that a player got the opportunity to tee off a hole. There have been times in the past where a player was always making the putt and never teed off a hole so I added this rule so everyone got the opportunity to put their partner in an awkward situation. It appeared from my observations that everyone enjoyed the format so it will definitely be added to next year’s schedule.

Speaking of the 6-6-6 tournament how many of you knew that the Closest to the Pins on 13 and 16 as well as the longest putt on 18 were team winners. As you know we played alternate shot on 13-18 which meant that if you or your partner captured one of these awards both of you would receive credit for winning and both would receive the prize. I warned you I might occasionally put something in the rules/info sheet that was out of the ordinary this was minimal impact but in the future you never know what I might come up with so make sure you browse all the documents posted on the first tee before starting your round.

The July tournament will be the first rounds of the 2017 NCGA qualifiers. This is a separate event and does not have any effect on our regular Net Flight competition so whether you want to qualify or not should not influence your entry into the tournament because you can play in the tournament and not participate in the Special qualifying events. For those interested in qualifying there will be signup sheets on the first tee for both. Keep in mind that if you sign up you must play from the Blue Tee Markers. Also the maximum index is 18.4 so if your index is more you are welcome to try but your index will be lowered to 18.4 for the qualify event but have not modifications take for the regular Net flight event. The 2nd round is scheduled for September.

The July tournament will also be the 2nd round of the October Skins qualifier. If you played round 1 then you have to play round 2 for your score to count. The top two in Gross and Net is in with the 2 remaining spots in each a random draw from those who finished in places 3-12 in each category.

I know it’s early but I wanted to mention the August tournament. As you know it is our Saturday and Sunday event so we can hold our 2 round Club Championship Competition. There will also be a regular Net flight competition for everyone playing the 2 days whether you compete in the club championship event or not. For those who do not or cannot play both days you can play sign up for Sunday Only. There will be a separate Net flight competition between only those playing the Sunday only round. Entry fees will be $100 if you want to play both days and $50 if you want to play on Sunday only. Keep in mind that the Sunday players will be grouped behind the Saturday groups. Entering is very simple. If you send in $50 it will be presumed you will play Sunday only. If you send in $100 it will be presumed you will play Saturday and Sunday.

Our slow play policy appears to help in our quest to minimize and hopefully eliminate slow play. While there were some gaps which I would have liked to have seen closed a bit more, every group appeared to finish the round at or under the target time of 4:25. I thank all of you for keeping the pace of play moving along. This policy will now be a permanent rule for our tournaments with the target time modified from time to time.

As we approach our summer tournaments we will also started playing the ball down. The course for the most part is in great shape so playing it as it lies will be the order of the day. You will of course be allowed relief from dirt(not a divot) and any other situations covered by the USGA or local rules. If the course conditions change I will alter this rule so make sure you glance at all the documents posted on the first tee.

As I mentioned in last month’s article our 2 person team of Dan Gil and Larry Becker moved on to the championship round of the NCGA 2 person best ball competition. They finished in 16th place out of 54 teams. Congratulation to them for a fine showing…

50-50 raffle winner: Robin Paniagua

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 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

Upcoming Tournament: August 2016
When: August 13-14, 2016
Deadline: August 3, 2016
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): Play Saturday and Sunday(8/13 and 8/14) - $100
                                                Play Sunday Only(8/14) - $50
Format: Saturday/Sunday - Regular Net Flights for all participants
             Sunday Only – Separate Net Flight for Sunday only players
Special Events: Club Championship – 2 rounds Open, but not required, to everyone playing Saturday and Sunday. If you choose to compete in this special event you must play both rounds from the Blue Ball Markers


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