Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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Sept. 14

Entry Deadline: Sept. 3
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 Oct. 2 - 6:30pm - WP Bar Annex
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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…September 2014
President's Report
Hello Members,
lease update
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 last updated: Sept. 2

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

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
Well the Club Championship is over. Your new club champion is Dave Freais. Congratulations to Dave from the Officers and Directors of the Willow Park Golf Club.

The second round qualifying has been completed for the 2015 NCGA 2 Person team competition. Qualifying is the Team of Dan Gil and Larry Becker who shot a 2 round Net Best ball total of 119. In second place and the alternate was the team of Jim Derdevanis and Steve Falzone. Congratulations to Dan and Larry from the Officers and Directors of the Willow Park Golf Club. Remember that to keep the spot earned you must have played the required number of tournaments by the end of the year and be on the active 2015 membership roster by January 1, 2015.

The September tournament will be a Member/Guest invitational. A Member can invite as many Guests and hopefully prospective new members as they want. The fee for a Guest is $60 with the member’s fee remaining the same at $50. All fees must be paid by the deadline. Paying the fees on the Day of the Tournament is not an option. The members will play in the usual stroke play Net Flights. The Guest will play in a Blind Bogey flight.

The September tournament will also be the second round of the 2015 NCGA individual Net qualifier. You must play the second round from the Blue tees to be eligible to qualify. Remember that to keep the spot earned you must have played the required number of tournaments by the end of the year and be on the active 2015 membership roster by January 1, 2015.

The September tournament will also be the second round of the 2014 October Skins competition. Remember that you must have played the required number of tournaments by the end of September to retain the qualifying spot.

With the course getting dryer and dryer I am considering going back to some modified version of lift clean and place. I will evaluate the course and make a decision on the day before the tournament so make sure you read the Rules/Info sheet on the first tee to see what will be allowed.

As I mentioned in last month’s article the August tournament was the last one where awards will be either Restaurant or Pro Shop. Starting in September all awards will be in the form of Gift Cards to Golf Mart. At this point there is no timetable to going back to Restaurant/Pro Shop. If and when things change you will all be notified.

On that note those of you still holding Pro Shop certificates should spend them soon. The Pro Shop certificates can be redeemed for Pro Shop goods or they can also be used for Special Orders. If you would like a Special Order of equipment, shoes, etc. please contact Tom Jones in the pro shop. He has contacts with most manufacturers so give him a visit or a call. He works Monday thru Friday from opening to around 3:00PM. Those with Restaurant Certificates can redeem them for meals in the bar or restaurant and should do so really soon.

Well there are 2 groups who win the “Slowest Group” award for August. The group of Larry Becker, Dan Gil, Kent Montgomery, Lori Montgomery and the group of Dave Freais, Al Hamilton, Dennis Eltrich and Geoff Eltrich. There were many of your fellow golfers who mentioned the gaps and pace of play and not just those behind you there were also many who were in front of you. I do understand that there are reasons for falling behind but if you don’t at least look like you are making an attempt to catch up you will be designated as the “Slow Group” in the newsletter and will be hard pressed to get an early tee time until you can prove you can keep up.

50-50 raffle winner: Larry Cobleigh

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 Tournament: September 14, 2014
Deadline: September 3, 2014
Entry Fee: Members $50, Guests $60
Format: Members will play Net Flight, Guest will play Blind Bogey Flight.
Special Event: 2nd rounds of the NCGA Individual and October Skins competitions

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