Willow Park 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
Tournament Countdown
Sept 13

Entry Deadline: Sept 2
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Announcements / News
Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting: Thursday,
Sept 3 - 6:30pm - RC Bar Annex
- Tueday, August 18
Tournament Results available
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- Sunday, August 16
Club Tournament Played
- Wednesday, August 12
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Saturday, August 1
Club President & TC Articles available

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 (+)Directors   (A) & (B)
June 14 (+)TC Surprise
     (6-6-6 2 Person Team)
July 19 (+)Presidents (Skin Qlfr)
August 15/16 (+)Club Championship
August 16 (A) & (B)
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

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…

Join the fun become a member- Sign Up Today - WebForm or PDF

Redwood Canyon Junior Golf Summer Camps Announced
Redwood Canyon just announces a Summer Junior Golf Camp.  Eric Jones Golf is creating a Golf Academy at our golf course. I met with Eric Jones and Andy Morris of EricJonesGolf and they have some exciting events planned for the near future.
Click to view Junior Camp Flyer

Congratulations Mark Hemenez
our 2015 Club Champion!
<View Past Champs>

Monthly News and Highlights…August 2015
President's Report

Hello Members,

We are starting to see some hardpan on a few fairways and still some of the greens haven't fully recovered but overall things are looking good at Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course.

Annual Election:
Our annual election is schedule for September. This year there are four positions (President, Secretary, and two directors)up for (re)election, if you are interest in running please let our committee chairperson Larry Cobleigh know you’re interested. As you know each position is a two year terms. This is YOUR club and this is your chance to help shape it. This year we are also trying something a little different, the election will be after our September Tournament. We are planning on providing lunch for everyone who attends AND votes. Any member that comes to the event center and votes will be offered lunch on us. We are still working out all the details and will get back to you as information becomes available.

September will also be the beginning of the 2016 Membership drive.  Thank you to everyone who participated in our little member survey. These results will help in our discussion regarding additional benefits for 2016.

Summary of member's preferences:
Golf Course Services: Member-Only Discounts on Weekend rates
Restaurant/Bar: Member-Only percentage discounts total tab.
Golf Academy: Member discount on private lessons.

Club 4person team
Our 4person team participated in the NCGA tournament in Monterey last month. The courses were Carmel Valley Ranch and Poppy Hills. Sadly, they were not able to move on in the tournament (only to top two teams continued). The team finished 15th out of 22 teams.

Club match:
I sent out an email regarding possible matches with other clubs in the area. I got enough member interested in this format that I have begun talking with other clubs for possible matchs.

We are hearing that three of the tee boxes will so begin having work done on them (9 blue, 14 blue and 16 completely).  The lastest is they will be starting after the first week of August. I really can't wait to play from the blue tee boxes on the 9th hole, it completely changes the hole.

Anyone notice the new redwood trees? They can be found between the 17th tee box and the 18 fairway. Hopefully this is only beginning. They have also completely replaced the shingles siding on the buildings and removed the back covering into the event center.

I still have great concern with the status of the irrigation system.  There are no major plans to replace the failing irrigation system. I suspect there are anywhere between 10 to 15 leaks on the course. The problem is, besides being 50 years old, repairing one leak only creates a new one somewhere down the line. Besides creating mini-swamps on the course, I suspect the leaks also decrease the water pressure throughout the entire system. A major financial commitment is needed to replace the whole irrigation system until then it appears a band-aid approach will continue to be used. My question to EBRPD is how much WATER, man-hours, and money will be wasted with this band-aid approach?

I don’t believe this irrigation issue should overshadow the many exciting improvements planned for the course and facilities. Keep up the good work EBRPD and Touchstone.

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.

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.

2015 Membership: 113 Members / Goal 150
We are still looking for more 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

The 1st round qualifying for the October Skins competition is in the books. Remember that what you are striving for is finishing in the top 10. After the second round is played the top 2 will receive an automatic berth in the Gross and Net competition. The 3rd and 4th spots will be selected by a random draw from those players who finished in positions 3-10 for each category. The gross foursome will determined first. A player who qualifies in the Gross competition will not be considered for selection in the Net foursome competition. Remember you must play both rounds to have a chance at winning a spot. The second round will be held during our September tournament.

Slow play was a bit better this tournament but there still were some gaps. Please remember to keep up with the group in front. I am watching and will not hesitate to mention you by name in the newsletter.

The course is holding up pretty well through the summer months so we will continue to play the ball down. There are some greens that have several bad spots on them so remember that if you find yourself having to putt through a bad spot you have the option to move your ball to a location not closer to the hole. This of course could mean your nearest point will be off the green so look things over before deciding if you what to take advantage of the option.

Our August tournament is a 2 day Saturday/Sunday event with the option to play Sunday only. The event will be held on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16. The entry deadline is Wednesday August 5. To play both days will cost $100; to play Sunday only will cost $50. To make this as simple as possible if you send in $100 it will be presumed you will play both days. If you send in $50 it will be presumed you want to play Sunday only. Please get your entries in on or near the deadline. I have to give the course a player count for both days and need to do it at least a week in advance of the Saturday round.

The August Sunday round will be the 2nd round for both of the 2016 NCGA qualifiers. Remember to win a spot you must play both rounds. For the low handicappers it will also be the Club championship which is a 2 round total gross score competition. For the rest of us we will play a 2 round eclectic where your net best ball on each hole over both days will comprise your score. Full handicaps will be used with the usual Net flights as well. The Sunday only players will play a normal net score competition in their own net flight.

I am working on the 2016 schedule. I plan on having something available to you all by the end of October.

50-50 raffle winner: Rene Sevieri

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.

Next Tournaments
When: August 15-16, 2015 with an option to play on Sunday Only.
Deadline: August 5, 2015
Entry Fee:(Payable to WPMC) $100 if you want to play both days
                                                 $50 if you want to play Sunday Only
Format: Sat/Sun – Eclectic Net Flight Best Ball
              Sunday only – Net Flight
Special Events: 2nd round of 2016 NCGA Qualifiers
                          Club Championship

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