Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
Pro Shop Tee Time Reservations- 510-537-8001
Tournament Countdown
January 18

Entry Deadline: January 7
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Announcements / News
Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting:  Thursday,
 Feb. 5 - 6:30pm - WP Bar Annex
- Thursday, January 15
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Friday, January 2
Club President & TC Articles available
- Sunday, December 28
2015 Tournament Entry Form available
- Friday, December 19
Tournament Results available
- Sunday, December 14
Club Tournament Played (Dublin Ranch)
- Monday, December 1
Golf Course REOPENS
- Tuesday, November 18
2015 Tournament Sch. Released
2015 Tournament Schedule
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 18 Regular Net
February 15 (+)TC Surprise (2 Person
     Blind Draw Net Best Ball)
March 15 Regular Net
April 19 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club)
May 17 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2 Person Team)
June 14 (+)Directors (Skin Qlfr)
     (A) & (B)
July 19 (+)Presidents (B)
August 15/16 (+)Club Championship
August 16 (+)Regular Net (A)
September 13 (+)(Skin Qlfr)
October 18 (+)Skins Competition
November 15 (+)TC Surprise (RWB)
December 13 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2016 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2016 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rounds)
Click RED text for results.
More Tournament Schedule Info
2014 Tournament Schedule
January 12 Regular Net
February 9 (+)Member / Guest
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 (Dublin Ranch)
The Golf Course is BACK OPEN!

lease updateAccepting Memberships:
Designed to bring all golfers together for a great experience. No handicap needed, all you need to do is want to have fun! All skill levels are welcome!

For a little over $100 a year you get:
- A GHIN Handicap.
- Monthly Tournaments (entry fee required).
- 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…
Join the fun become a member-Sign Up Today

Monthly News and Highlights…January 2015

President's Report
Hello Members,

I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year! I hope 2015 will be a health, fun and rewarding year for you. Also, a year filled with long, straight drives and short putts.

Well, as you know by now, the new era for Willow Park Golf Course is here! The interim management team, Touchstone Golf, has had a full month at the golf course. We have seen some nice improvements, the new carts and flag (red, white and blue) have been a nice touch.

We (and the golf course) have finally gotten some much needed rain. The course has been a bit sloppy right after but now that it is drying out we are seeing a lot more GREEN on the fairways!

The wind we had at the end of last month did its toll on a few trees (as it does every year). The most notable losses are around the putting green (two trees), a tree on the left side of #7 and a large tree behind #8 green, next to #9 tee box. This one will really be noticed if we ever are back to playing the real Blue tee box on #9. One of the trees on the left side of #15, might effect some tee shots.

With the arrival of 2015, because of the NCGA surcharge, membership renewals are now $119 for returning 2014 members and $125 for everyone else. Don’t forget, you cannot play in any of the tournaments unless you are a member so please renew your membership soon.

Tony, our TC, has put together a fun tournament schedule for 2015. I think it should be a lot of fun and enjoyable golf for 2015. I hope I will have a change to see you at one (or more) of the tournaments this year!

I created a file (2015_wpgc_events.ics) that you can use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import it, do an internet search such at "import .ics into....(iphone, android or Google Calendar)" to find directions for your calendar program.
Standard warning...use at own risk.

I encourage you to go on out to the course and play. Introduce yourself to the new staff and Course General Manager, Jake Stewart. Tee times can be made with the Pro Shops at (510) 537-8001 (Please make note of the NEW PHONE NUMBER). The new website is willowgc.com.

Here is some of the most current information that we have:
- The Spike Room will not be serving food/liquor, both will be out of the bar.
   Coffee, other breakfast items will be available in pro shop.
   The Bar hours M-F 10am - Sunset • Weekends 6:30 - Sunset.
- Bernie Holloway will continue as Course Superintendent.

Lease information last updated: Nov. 26

2015 Membership: 94 Members / Goal 150

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report
Happy New Year, I hope you all had a safe and great holiday season.

Our tournament at Dublin Ranch seemed to go very well. There were some issues with the bunkers but overall I thought the course was in good shape. The only bad side was the cart path only but with only 7 holes to deal with it appeared to not cause too many issues if any at all. For those of you who were a bit apprehensive about there being 11 par 3’s I’d like to note that I did a study of the top 5 hardest holes using the tournament scores. The top 5 consisted of both par 5’s and 3 of the par 4’s. That’s right not 1 par 3 made it to the top 5 hardest.

Well the new temporary ownership has officially taken over. There are some minor improvements so far but in talking to the folks running the course there are plans for many more to come. So far there are new carts which are a big improvement over the old ones and new cups and flags which are Red, White and Blue. Aside from now being able to find them you no longer have to try and guess where the pin is located. Jake Stewart is the new GM and so far is doing a great job so if you get a moment stop by and say hello.

Our first tournament of the year is coming up on Sunday January 18. The deadline is Wednesday January 7. I have to give a player count to the course 1 week prior to our tournament date so if you mail your entry in late please send me an email at the address stated below so I can include you in that count and be on the lookout for your entry. Please remember that paying on the day of the tournament should be the exception not the rule. Please also remember that we have to pay the course on the day of the tournament and having your money in hand on the day of the tournament is not the same as having your money in the club bank account. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget to renew for 2015. You cannot play in any of the tournaments unless you are a member so please get your memberships in soon. For those who have not yet signed up and wish to play in January you can send in one check for your membership fee and entry fee by the deadline. Because of the NCGA surcharge Renewals are now $119 and applicable to those who were members in 2014. All others are considered new members and the fee is now $125. Membership forms are available on the web site and at the course.

The 2015 tournament schedule is now posted on the web site for your viewing pleasure. We plan on playing them all at Willow Park. I may tweak the events to take place and move some of them around a bit but the dates however will not change so please mark them down in your calendars.

50-50 raffle winner: “No One”. We did not have a raffle.

Your TC,
Tony Paniagua

Tournament Entry form Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2600, Castro Valley CA. 94546
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.

January Tournament – Our return to the Willow Golf Course
When: January 18, 2015
Deadline: January 7, 2015
Entry Fee: $50
Format: Net Flight
Special Event: None

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