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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
- Thursday, July 14
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Friday, July 1
Club President & TC Articles available
- Thursday, June 30
Tournament Results available
• Money List
• Yearly Hole Diff.
• Historical Hole Diff.
- Sunday, June 26
Club Tournament Played
2016 Tournament Schedule
Revised March 14
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
||(+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
(6-6-6 2Person Team)
||(+)Directors (A) & (B)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
||Regular Net (Sunday Only)
||(+)Presidents (A) & (B)
(Gold, White & Blue)
+ = Additional Event
A = 2016 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2016 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.
More Tournament Schedule Info
Lease information last updated: March 18
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
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Monthly News and Highlights…July 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Are you posting your scores?
You can post scores from the link above....Under Handicap, Post a Score.
NCGA as a smartphone website where you can post scores directly - click here
They also have a NEW Mobile App to post scores - click here.