The Golf Club
@ Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
Pro Shop Tee Time Reservations- 510-537-8001 x221 
Tournament Countdown
April 23

Entry Deadline: April 12

March Tournament Cancelled Due to Course Conditions
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- Monday, February 6
Club President & TC Articles available
- Sunday, December 18
Club Tournament Played
- Saturday, December 17
2017 Tournament Schedule Available
- Wednesday, December 14
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Wednesday, November 9
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
 March 3 - 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
   
2017 Tournament Schedule
Revised Dec 15
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 22 Regular Net - Cancelled
February 19 Regular Net - Cancelled
March 19 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
April 23 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
May 21 Regular Net
June 11 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
July 16 (+)Directors  (A) & (B)
August 12/13 (+)Club Championship
August 13 Regular Net (Sunday Only)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
September 17 (+)Presidents (A) & (B)
October 22 (+)Skin Competition
November 19 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
December 17 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2017 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2017 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.
More Tournament Schedule Info
   
2016 Tournament Schedule
Revised March 14
January 24 Regular Net- Cancelled
February 19 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 (G,W, &Blue)
Cancelled
December 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
+ = Additional Event
A = 2016 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2016 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.
 

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…February 2017

Our February 19 Tournament has been cancelled due to course conditions.


President's Report
Hello Members,

Wow, what a month of rain!

I have some news regarding the golf course lease...finally....the EBRPD staff delivered a revised lease to Touchstone Golf http://www.touchstonegolf.com. As of last week, Touchstone was still reviewing the revisions. As I said last year, I wouldn't be surprised if Touchstone's June signing becomes closer to January. And here we are in February but it does look like we may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

A group of us (the Golf club, Woman's club and Golf-Nuts) meeting with Touchstone last week to get an update on items around the course.

Here is what we know:

- All the rumors about Meadows restaurant and bar closing are without merit. According to Touchstone, Wedgewood has been be brought in to market events for Redwood Canyon. Again, there are no discussions or plans to close either the bar or restaurant. This is one rumor that just won’t die.

- With all the rain these past months, Touchstone (and the EBRPD and EBMUD) have learned a lot about where the course is vulnerable to flooding from rain, EBMUD Release and Spill over. Jake Steward (RC GM) and Justin Brasseur (RC Superintendent) have been in communication with EBMUD about how to best handle the releasing of water from the Upper San Leandro Reservoir. I think all entities involved are working to resolve the course flooding issue as best as they are able.

- Replacing the irrigation is still a top priority project once the lease is signed. Correcting the course flooding has also become a high priority project.

2017 Membership Drive
The club's 2017 membership renewal period is underway. The fee is the same as last year. $119 if you are a club member this year, new membership is $125. Your early renewal helps your board with budgetting for the upcoming year. We look forward to seeing you on the course next year. Why not invite a friend too!

2017 Tournament Calendar Import:
I created a file (2017_wpgc_events.ics) [revised 12/17] that you can download & 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.

2017 Membership: 85 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
Well we are not getting off to a good start tournament wise in 2017. The record January rains made the course conditions unplayable so the first tournament of the year had to be cancelled. I know we needed the rain but it appears Mother Nature has decided to give it to us all in January. While we know rain is still to come let’s hope it arrives in a more normal capacity for February and beyond.

Well as you might have guessed the course has taken a pounding from the recent rain storms. The “Creek” looked more like a “Raging River” with the water splashing over the bridges and onto the course just like the old days with the 12th and 14th holes turning into lakes. Pictures and stories about past years are not the same as seeing it for real and those of us who have been around a while know that in the past it has been far worse than what is currently occurring. Management is learning fast and is optimistic with plans that baring another series of monsoon type storms feel that in 2-3 weeks the course will be fully operational for play but suspect that allowing carts might take a bit longer.

While it doesn’t look good that our February Tournament will be played I am not yet cancelling it. They have done an exceptional job getting the course back in shape in the past and I have confidence that with a little luck on the weather they may get the course playable soon. I will continue to monitor the course conditions and will make a decision soon. Broadcast emails will be sent with updates as they become available.

For now presume the February tournament is still on. There is still plenty of room so if you did not sign up for January and want to play in February please send in your entry fee by the deadline to be included. Those of you who signed up in January will automatically be entered in the February tournament unless you notify me via the email address below that you can’t play. I have already got notifications from a couple of you but for the rest of you keep in mind that if you paid your January entry fee the presumption is you want to play in February. For those who did not pay their January entry fee because you signed up late and were expecting to pay on the day of the tournament there is now plenty of time to get your entry fee in by the deadline so I will be making no presumptions and go on receipt of entry fee so mail them in soon to be included.

I’ve mentioned before our tournament prize fund is based upon the full membership fees collected each year. The more full time memberships we have the more we can allocate to the prize fund. Our membership is currently at 84 which is 14 less than what we had at this time last year. We are hoping to get to at least 100 so please pass the word we are looking for members. Membership forms are on the web site and located throughout the course.
Renewals - $115
New Memberships - $125
Associate Membership - $65 Full benefits but restricted to 2 tournaments during the year.

50-50 raffle winner: No raffle this month

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: February 2017
When: February 19, 2017
Deadline: February 8, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: None

Upcoming Tournament: March 2017
When: March 19, 2017
Deadline: March 8, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: TBD based upon if February tournament was played

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