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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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Entry Deadline: October 10
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- Tuesday, Sept. 4
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
October 5 - 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
   
2018 Tournament Schedule
Revised Sept 26
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 28 Regular Net
February 25 Regular Net
March 18 Regular Net
April 22 (+)TC Surprise (4/5 Club)
May 6 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
June 10 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2Person Team)
July 15 (+)Directors  (A) & (B)
August 11/12 (+)Club Championship
August 12 Regular Net (Sunday Only)
September 16 (+)Presidents  (A) & (B)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
October 21 (+)Skin Competition
November 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
December 16 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2019 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2019 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
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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:
Some benefits we encourage you to take advantage for 2018:
* An official GHIN Handicap.
* A chance to play in our Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
* Discounts at the Redwood Canyon Pro Shop on most in stock Items+
* Discounts at the Redwood Canyon Pro Shop on most Special Order Items+
* Discounts at The Meadows Bar and Grill (on Draft Beer and Well Drinks)+
* Discounts on Golf Lessons and Clinics provided by EricJonesGolf.com+
* Membership in the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA.ORG).
* Opportunity to participate in NCGA qualifier events.
* Discounted Green Fees at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge.
+ = Please make sure to remind the staff of your "Golf Club Member" discount.


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Monthly News and Highlights…September 2018

President's Report
Hello Members,

I hope everyone had a fun, safe and healthly Labor Day Weekend! Maybe even got a bit of golf in too.

Your board has started planning for 2019. A couple of item:
- October Elections. The three positions for 2019 are Vice President, Treasurer, and Director (Joe Johnson).
- 2019 Membership Fee and benefits.
- Member/Guest Tournament (February or March).
- Finalizing 2019 Tournament Schedule.
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Tournament Fee Increase:
At the June Board meeting, an increase in the tournament entry fee was discussed and approved. This will be the first increase in the tournament fees in many years. Beginning with the November 2018 tournament the entry fee will be increased $5 to $55. TC Tony and I will remind you as the rate increase date comes closer.


Canyon Club Card:
Believe it or not, there are still a few members that haven't picked up there “Canyon Card” in the pro shop, an envelope with your name is waiting for you there! Included in the envelope is your free round certificate for renewing with the club in 2018! Remember, the free introductory enrollment starting June 1 with the card expiring on December 31. You may renew anytime after January 1 to keep the card activated with the activation period being 12 months from the renewal date of purchase.

Course Conditions:
The course is in a pretty good condition for the time of year! In fact, I think it is the best time of year for the course. The fairways have finally dried out and dirt spots are appearing. The greens are still mostly in good shape but you can tell it is almost green aeration time.

2018 Membership: 95 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. We look forward to seeing you on the course next year. Why not invite a friend too!

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.

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report

August Tournament:
As you know we had several events going on in August, the eclectic for those who played Saturday and Sunday and a regular net format for those who played Sunday only. We had some really low scores after round 1 of the eclectic with some vaulting into what I’m sure they thought was a commanding first round lead. On the second days those with low scores on the first day came back to reality and in some cases were passed by several in their flight. The Sunday group was unusually small and had some pretty good scores as well.

Club Championship:
Mark Christensen is once again the “Club Champion”. In defense of his title Mark opened with a 74 and had a 4 shot lead after the first day. He shot a second round of 80 which brought most of the field back in play with a chance to overtake him. I’m not sure what his strategy was for round 2 but the speculation around the course was that he looked over the field after day 1 and figured he could cruise in with a score around 80 and still win easily. I’m sure he has another story line but whatever his story was his 80 held up and he won by 2 shots. Finishing second was Brady Deitrick. As you know no one remembers who finished second but it is important, at least to the guy who finished second, to mention it.

Slow Play:
For the third month in a row there were no issues with slow play. All those who fell behind during the round were caught up by the end. Excellent job by all.

September Tournament:
We will have our usual Net Flight format. We will also be holding the second rounds of the 2019 NCGA 2 man, 2019 NCGA Regional Zone and October Skins qualifiers. If you entered and played the first round you need to play the second round for your scores to count. Make sure you get your entry in by the deadline.

Playing Ball Down:
We may play it down one more month to get thru the qualifiers. The course is drying out a bit so we may modify this a bit for September and beyond. I will monitor the course conditions and decide what to do as we get closer to the September tournament date. Make sure you read the info sheet on the first tee.

9th hole Tee Area:
We will continue to use the upper tee location for the Blue tee markers for a little while longer. During the winter months we will move back down below. The change will be stated in the rules sheet on the first tee so make sure you browse it before starting.

12th Hole ditch:
As you know we are playing the stakes throughout the course. On the course score card it shows the entire left side of this hole as a lateral hazard which is how we will play it with the only exception being the ditch on the left side that starts near the 150 yard marker. This is a drainage ditch with a free lift. Left will be a lateral hazard.

October Tournament:
The October tournament will be our usual Net flight event but we will also hold the Gross and Net Skins competition.

Tee Assignments:
I just want to state one last time that your tee box assignment is open to change. If you feel you don’t hit the ball far enough to compete at your current location come see me and let’s discuss a possible move.

Course Conditions:
I try and evaluate the conditions before each tournament to determine what if anything needs to be modified for our tournament play. I post the rules/info on the first tee and I know you all browse it before starting your round but I thought I’d mention it just in case it slips your mind now and then.

“Major Event” Minimum Play Criteria:
The Club Championship, The Skins Competition and The NCGA Qualifying are considered “Major” events and therefore have play criteria that must all be met for a player to be eligible. These are held in addition to our regular format so regardless of your criteria status you can of course play in the tournament’s but may not be eligible for your score to count in the “Major Event” also taking place. We have had this rule in place for many years and I mention it as a reminder as the events get closer. If you wish to check your status there is a document post on the board in the Pro Shop that is updated monthly.

Club Championship.
1. Play both rounds
2. Play both rounds from the Blue Tee Markers
3. Play in 50% of the tournaments January thru the end of August

October Skins.
1. Play in 2 rounds of qualifying to earn a spot
2. Play in 50% of the tournaments January thru the end of September.

NCGA Qualifiers.
1. Play in 2 rounds of qualifying to earn a spot
2. Play both rounds from the Blue Tee Markers
3. Play in 50% of the tournaments January thru the end of December.
4. Renew membership and be on the active roster on January 1 of the year of the NCGA tournaments you are qualifying for.

Tournament Deadlines:
These are the tournament deadlines I have to meet each month. I do not want to leave anyone out so it is important that you submit your entry on or very shortly after the deadline. I start preparation on the Tuesday prior to the tournament date and go with what I have at that time.
1. Entry Deadline - 11 days prior to the tournament
2. Preliminary count to course - 7 days prior to the tournament
3. Final count and groups - 4 days prior to the tournament.
4. Once the count and groups are finalized the only changes I can make are adding players to fill openings that may exist

50-50 raffle winner:Steve Falzone

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: September
When: September 16, 2018
Deadline: September 5, 2018
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events:
2nd round 2018 NCGA 2 person team Qualifying
2nd round 2018 NCGA Regional Zone Qualifying
2nd round of 2017 October Skins

Upcoming Tournament: October
When: October 21, 2018
Deadline: October 10, 2018
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gross and Net Skins Competition

Upcoming Tournament: November
When: November 18, 2018
Deadline: November 7, 2018
Entry Fee: $55
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gross and Net Skins Competition

Upcoming Tournament: December
When: December 16, 2018
Deadline:December 5, 2018
Entry Fee: $55
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events:

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