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
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Entry Deadline: June 3
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Announcements / News
Monthly Club Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Our Next Club Meeting:  Thursday,
June 11 - 6:30pm - RC Bar Annex
- Tuesday, May 26
Tournament Results available
FlightsMoney ListYearly Hole Diff.
- Sunday, May 17
Club Tournament Played
- Thursday, May 14
Tournament Tee Times Available
- Tuesday, May 5
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)
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The Golf Club for: Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
Approved at the EBRPD Board meeting, March 17

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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.
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Monthly News and Highlights…April 2015
President's Report

Hello Members,

Happy May Day and later this month Mother's Day!

Things are looking good at Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course.

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.

If you haven’t been out to the course in a bit, you really should get out there. We have great weather and the grounds crew has continued to improve the course each month. The latest is removing some larger branches around the course. The most notable is on hole number 9, the branch that overhangs the fairway on the right side has been completely removed. I know they are talking about additional changes in the coming months.

The Event Center is open for Mother's Day Brunch. And it looks like the restaurant may be opening on a limited basis this month.

Pay on the Day of the Tournament
We have starting to see more and more tournament players paying on the day of the tournament. This was never intended to be the norm but for some it has become just that. Ok, I am guilty of this too! There is discussion and it will be policy beginning next month (March), a disincentive of an additional $10 for paying the day of the tournament. That additional amount will be waved ONE time per player each calendar year. Also, if you are filling in a spot after the Tee Times have been posted the fee will not apply. Please let’s make an effort to get tournament fees in on time.

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 RedwoodCanyonGolf.com.

2015 Membership: 107 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
Well our April tournament was played and seemed to go well. The format was 4/5 clubs with the average scores not far from the normal tournaments where 14 clubs were allowed. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again that perhaps some of you might want to look at the 14 clubs and ask yourself “Do I really need that many”.

The greens appear to have come back well from the aeration. The only issues I see is that it appears that the grass growing in the old aerated hole seem to be growing at a different pace then the non-aerated portions of the green. This makes for a very bumpy path to the hole. Hopefully the course will be looking into this sometime soon.

It appears that the course is still in good shape so my plan as of this writing is to start playing the ball down. This will be a “Tournament Day” decision and if put in place there will be exceptions allowing relief. Make sure you read the Rules/Information document on the first tee to see what the decision is and the details for play.

Our May tournament will be the 1st round qualifiers for the 2016 NCGA 4 person and 2 person team events. There will be a signup sheet for both on the first tee. For the 4 person, just put your name down. For the 2-Person please indicate both players. You do not have to play with your partner. If you do not have a partner but would like to try you can put your name down as a single and I will pair you up should another single sign up. Please remember that you must play both qualifying rounds and players must play from the Blue NCGA Disks. If your name is not on the signup sheet you are not qualifying.

It has come to my attention that with the rule requiring play from the Blue Disks for the NCGA qualifiers that also including the skins qualifier at the same time would present a disadvantage to those who normally play the white and are moving back to the blue for the NCGA competitions. As such I am making the following tournament format revisions. The 1st round of the skins qualifying will be moved to July. The 2nd round of the 2016 NCGA individual will be moved to August(the Sunday round). The 2nd round of the skins competition will be moved to September. Sorry for any confusion but I’m trying to make these qualifiers as fair as possible to all the players and I felt that these changes would aid in doing so. I assure you for 2017 all this will be resolved when the schedule is made up.

Our June tournament will be the 2 person team 6-6-6 event. There will be 6 holes of Best Ball, 6 Holes of alternate shot and 6 holes of scramble. Please indicate who your partner will be when signing up. If you do not indicate one it will be presumed that you do not have a partner and one will be assigned to you.

50-50 raffle winner: Group of Brady Deitrick, Lou Silva, Tracy Watts and Armand PelicasDennis Eltrich

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 Tournament
When: May 17, 2015
Deadline: May 6, 2015
Entry Fee: $50(Payable to WPMC)
Format: Net Flights
Special Event: 1st rounds of 2016 NCGA 2 person team and 4 person individual qualifier.
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