The Golf Club
@ Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mailing Address: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546
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October 22

Entry Deadline: October 11
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Announcements / News
- Wednesday, October 18
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Tuesday, October 3
Club President & TC Articles available
- Wednesday, September 27
Calendar import file available. 2018_wpgc_events.ics
- Tuesday, September 26
2018 Tournament Schedule Posted
- Friday, September 22
Tournament Results available
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- September 18
Club Tournament Played
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Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Friday,
 Oct. 6 - 6:15pm - RC Bar Annex
   
2017 Tournament Schedule
Revised March 31
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 22 Regular Net - Cancelled
February 19 Regular Net - Cancelled
March 19 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club) - Cancelled
April 23 Regular Net- Updated
May 21 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr - Updated
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
 
2018 Tournament Schedule
Revised Sept 26
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 28 Regular Net
February 25 Regular Net
March 18 (+)TC Surprise (4/5 Club)
April 22 Regular Net
>May 20 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)
(+) 2nd rnd Skin Qlfr
September 16 (+)Presidents  (A) & (B)
October 21 (+)Skin Competition
November 18 (+)TC Surprise
     (Gold, White & Blue)
December 16 Regular Net
+ = Additional Event
A = 2018 NCGA Team Qualifier (2 rounds)
B = 2018 NCGA Individual Qualifier (2 rnds)
Click RED text for results.
More Tournament Schedule Info
     

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Lease information last updated: March 18
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All skill levels are welcome!

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- 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…October 2017

President's Report
Hello Members,

Lease Update:
Ok, I have been waiting almost 3 year to say this...A GOLF COURSE LEASE HAS BEEN SIGNED!

Course Conditions:
The course is still showing wear and tear but as of Sept. 28 all irrigation leaks have been fixed on the course. Hopefully these areas on the course can now dry out. The tree work is that has been going on for the last couple of weeks is almost completed. That has made for some interesting new looks for some holes. This is especially true from the blue tee box on Holes 10 and the left side of hole# 17. They are now working on correcting the issues with the greens as I write this. With that said, the greens are going to be aeration the week of October 1. This will help in the healing of the greens.

Why is aeration needed?
Think of golf course aeration as preventive maintenance: It's the process of punching little holes into greens (and sometimes fairways) that opens up growing room for grass roots and helps keep the turfgrass healthy. (It's also called "aerification.")

To aerify a golf green:
A machine built for the task cores the ground (punches holes and removes the dirt) in a certain pattern. (The small cores of dirt that are removed are called "plugs.")

Air and water are thus infused into the ground at root level, and space opened up for new root growth.

The holes left behind are filled with sand in a process called "topdressing." Once topdressed, a course is said to have "sanded greens."

The greens are left alone for a few days (although golfers may still play them), the grass allowed to grow, and the topdressing gradually disappearing as watering takes place.

The actual coring of the greens is a quick process, but from the time of the coring until the greens are somewhat back to normal is about a weeklong process. Signs of the aeration holes may remain on the greens for longer after that.

The Benefits of Aeration
Aeration loosens soil that has been compacted by golfers walking over it and machines rolling over it. This opens up growing room for the roots and increases oxygen to the roots. The roots of the turfgrass thus can grow deeper, creating a healthier putting surface.

2018 Membership Drive:
Yep, our 2018 membership drive has started. The NCGA has increased the fees charged to the golf clubs for membership in 2018. Your governing board of the club has decided at this time not to pass this increase on to our membership so our membership fees will not be increased for 2018. Renewal rate will be $115, New Membership rate will be $125 and Associate rate will be $65(limited to only 2 tournaments).

Like last year, there will be a special discount rate for 2017 member early renewals of $110. This discount is from October 1 until October 22 (our tournament day).  I will be sending out email reminders of this special rate.

I would like to take a moment to ask for your help in getting our membership back, invite a friend, spouse or associate to join the golf club.


October Board Election/Lunch:
It is getting to be that time of year again, our Board Elections are approaching. The positions of President, Secretary and Director are up this year. As a Golf Club Officer or Director you help determine the direction the Club takes. The board’s goals are to improve our member’s golfing experience. VP Mike Desanto is our point person. Let him, or any board member, know if you’re interested in being an integral part of your club. VP Mike Desanto is our point person.

"Come play with a Board Member":
"Come play with a Board Member” on Sunday Morning for 18 holes of golf. This is an open play format for any member who wants to play on Sunday without the need to arrange your own foursome. This is limited to 6 spots on a first come first server bases for our 7am and 7:08am tee times (not available tournament Sundays). FYI, we usually finish around 11'ish so most of the day is still yours.  Depending on response, we might modify the “first come, first server” to give priority to members that have not play in the prior weeks. Please email “info@willowparkgolfclub.org” to reserve your spot. This is a great opportunity to have some fun and to have your voice be hear. If you "Beat a Board Member" think of the bragging rights. ;-)

2017 Membership: 92 Members / Goal 150
2018 Membership: 0 Members / Goal 150  (see above for discount)
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!

**NEW** 2018 Tournament Calendar Import:
I created a file (2018_wpgc_events.ics) [revised 09/27] that you can download & use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import, 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.

Steve Falzone, President

Tournament Chair Report

The September tournament is over which concluded the final rounds of the 2018 NCGA qualifiers. The team of Tony Paniagua and Jim Derdevanis will be representing the club in the 2 Man Best Ball competition. The team of Mark Christensen, Robert Sellards, Dave Harding and Jim Derdevanis will be representing the club in the Regional Zone competition. When the dates are announced by the NCGA I will pass them along.

The 2018 tournament schedule is completed and is on the website. Hopefully the weather will be a little more cooperative and we will have playable weather and more importantly a playable golf course.

Just wanted to remind the players that qualified for the October Skins competition that they need to get their entry in on or before the deadline (10/11/17). If you don’t your spot is subject to being awarded to an alternate.

Gross Skins Foursome: Robert Sellards, Mark Christensen, Tony Paniagua, Joe Johnson
Alternates: Jim Folk, George Pritchard and Pat Jennings.

Net Skins Foursome: Jim Derdevanis, Brady Deitrick, Daniel Turner, Tom Miller
Alternates: Mike Desanto, Kipp Classen and Dennis Klein.

The NCGA has increased the fees charged to the golf clubs for membership in 2018. Your governing board of the club has decided at this time not to pass this increase on to our membership so our membership fees will not be increased for 2018. Renewal rate will be $115, New Membership rate will be $125 and Associate rate will be $65(limited to only 2 tournaments). Like last year, there will be a special discount rate for early renewals at $110(October 1-22).

I am working on some Rules, Information and Procedural changes. I hope to try out some of them before the end of the year so heads up and make sure you read the Rules/Info document before starting the round.

50-50 raffle winner: No raffle was held

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: October 2017
When: October 22, 2017
Deadline: October 11, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gross and Net Skins Competition

Upcoming Tournament: November 2017
When: November 19, 2017
Deadline: November 8, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: Gold, White and Blue (Tee off from 6 gold tees, 6 white tees, 6 blue tees.

Upcoming Tournament: December 2017
When: December 17, 2017
Deadline: December 6, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights

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