Willow Park Golf Club
@ Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course
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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
- Friday, September 22
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- Sunday, Sept 18
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- Thursday, September 14
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- Tuesday, September 5
Club President & TC Articles available
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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:
- 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…

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Monthly News and Highlights - September 2017

President's Report

Hello Members,

September has arrived! I hope Labor Day Weekend was fantastic and you were able to stay cool and find time for some golf!

The course is still showing wear and tear, mostly because of the multiple irrigation leaks/issues. Hopefully I will have good things to report next month on this front.

I would like to take a momnet and welcome the new members who joined by taking advantage of last month’s Membership Special.

Course Highlights::
- Many of the Irrigation leaks should be repaired in the coming weeks. As you know the issue is, and has been with the old system, one leak is fixed and another appears 6” down the line.
- Greens are being worked on, focusing on dry areas and encroaching grass/weed.
- Tree work has begun include trimming and removal
- Creek banks are been trimmed back.
- New Golf Carts should be arriving in October.

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. So let me, or any board member, know if you’re interested in being an integral part of your club. We will have a point person after our next Board meeting.

Lease Update:
EBRPD and Touchstone Golf have all been working hard to make that happen. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the lease was sign very soon. Always the optimist.

"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
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!

2017 Tournament Calendar Import:
I created a file ((2017_wpgc_events.ics) [revised 12/17] that you can download & use to import our Tournament Dates into most calendar programs. To import it, 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

Rumor has it that new carts are ordered and on the way. They are hoping the first arrivals will be in early October.

The signups for our tournaments have averaged about 6-8 fewer players than last year but our membership is 10-12 lower than last year so that might be part of the reason. The August tournament signup typically is a bit lower because players get scared away by the 2 rounds and for some reason don’t consider playing the Sunday only option. As you know I need 2 rounds for the Club Championship competition and expect a low signup to play the 2 rounds. What I don’t understand is the low signup for the Sunday only. All our tournaments are Sunday’s so I was expecting a bigger signup for Sunday but we were 10-15 players below our usual Sunday average. 

The August tournament has concluded and the Club Champion crowned. Mark Christensen has successfully defended his title and is once again the “Club Champion”. His victory was 1 shot over second place finisher Robert Sellards.

The Sunday round was also the second qualifying round for the October Skins competition. As you know there is a Gross and Net competition. The 2 top qualifiers in each category receive automatic berths into the competition with the remaining 2 spots filled by a random draw from those finishing in the top 10.  The Skins competition will be held on Sunday October 22(entry deadline is October 11). The players who have earned a spot must sign up by the deadline or the spot will be awarded to the alternate.

The Gross skins foursome will be Robert Sellards, Mark Christensen, Tony Paniagua and Joe Johnson with the alternates being Jim Folk, George Pritchard and Pat Jennings.

The Net skins foursome will be Jim Derdevanis, Brady Deitrick, Daniel Turner and Tom Miller with the alternates being Mike Desanto, Kipp Classen and Dennis Klein.

Septembers tournament will be the second round qualifying for the 2018 NCGA 2-Man and NCGA 2018 Regional Zone. If you played in the first round to qualify you must also play the second round. The deadline is fast approaching so if you haven’t already; get those entries in the mail soon.

As many of you know the course has been hit with numerous breaks in the water lines. The management of the course has assured us that although they still have no signed contract officially controlling the course they are making arrangements to get those repaired ASAP. They are also aware of the conditions of the greens and taking steps to correct the condition of those as well.

I just wanted to remind you that our policy for a “No Show” at a tournament is forfeit of your entry. It is your responsibility to notify me as soon as you know you won’t be able to make it. I understand last minute things happen and if so call the course and leave me a message before 10:00 on the day of the tournament. Make sure you get the name of the person you talked to. However remember that if we have no notification from you and pay the course for you there is no way to get your money back.

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: September 2017
When: September 17, 2017
Deadline: September 6, 2017
Entry Fee(Payable to WPMC): $50
Format: Regular Net Flights
Special Events: 2nd qualifying round of the NCGA 2 person team Best Ball
                         and Regional Zone Qualifying.

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.

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You can post scores from the link above....Under Handicap, Post a Score.
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Tournament Schedule
2017 Tournament Schedule
Revised Dec. 17
Entry Form - Complete, Print, & Mail!
January 22 Regular Net - Cancelled
February 29 Regular Net - Cancelled
March 19 (+)TC Surprise (4 Club) - Cancelled
April 23 Regular Net
May 21 Regular Net-
(+) 1st rnd Skin Qlfr
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)
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More Tournament Schedule Info
Tournament Tee Times
Grp Time Player Box HCP
September 17
1 7:15 Sellards, Robert B 7
Miller, Tom B 17
Christensen, Mark B 7
Johnson, Joe B 16
2 7:23 Paniagua, Tony B 9
Tuialuuluu, Al W 12
Lozano, Lou G 33
Williams, Hugh G 35
3 7:31 Falzone, Steve B 10
Keene, Jill G 22
Derdevanis, Jim B 16
Damianakes, Dean W 24
4 7:39 O'Connell, Greg B 25
Silva, Dave B 14
Pritchard, George B 10
Pritchard, Nathan B 22
5 7:47 Narahara, Dean B 14
Narahara, Matt B 14
Bierman, Rick* B 6
**OPEN**    
6 7:55 Deitrick, Brady B 9
Pelicas, Armand G 24
Watts, Tracy W 17
Silva, Lou B 18
7 8:03 Freais, Dave B 11
Eltrich, Dennis B 10
Vittoria, Paul B 17
Woodall, Steve W 23
8 8:11 Becker, Larry B 14
Montgomery, Kent B 14
Groch, Neal B 16
**OPEN**    
9 8:19 Haslam, Ron W 26
Attinello, Joe W 24
Goodman, Mike W 32
Stevens, Dan W 23
10 8:27 Hemenez, Mark B 8
Portue, Keith B 15
Klassen, Kipp B 13
Pitts, Craig B 10
11 8:35 Turner, Daniel B 19
Petersen, Neil W 14
Klein, Dennis B 6
Harding, Dave B 14
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17 9:23      
     
     
     
18 9:31      
     
     
     
19 9:39      
     
     
     
20 9:47      
     
     
     
21 9:55      
     
     
     
22 10:03      
     
     
     
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24 10:19      
     
     
     
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Willow Park Golf Club
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, 94546
Mail to: PO Box 2600, Castro Valley, 94546

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Officers, Directors & Chairs
President • Steve Falzone
Vice President • Mike DeSanto
Secretary • Doug Goodale
Treasurer • Robin Paniagua
Directors:
Jim Derdevanis • Joe Johnson
Hugh Williams
Chairpersons:
Membership • "Acting" Tony Paniagua
Tournament • Tony Paniagua
Handicap • Mark Hemenez
Webmaster • Steve Falzone
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