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Spring is in full bloom and the weather is gorgeous.  This is the perfect opportunity to get out and shake the rust off your game.  Better yet. "Go Play!" as Old Tom Morris says. Next tournament is Spring Valley on April 25. Sign up now!

Palo Alto Golf Club Annual Meeting

Since the course is still open, we have partnered with the pro shop to offer a new tournament on May 9 to be followed by our Annual Meeting.  The format will be a four ball with a shotgun start so that everyone finishes about the same time.  That way you can stick around after playing and hear about the state of the club and our plans for the future.

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USGA eClubhouse

In January we started using the USGA's eClubhouse as our tool for tournament signups and to provide an online method for new members to join the club.  The process is easy and the initial response appears to be positive.  So far, we've signed up a half dozen new members through the online portal.  If you haven't already set up an eGolfer account to take advantage of these new services, click the link below for instructions on how to do it.

eClubhouse Information

pagc Recent Tournament Results

Spring is the season for the NCGA to hold it's local qualifying tournaments for the championships to be held later in the year.  Thus far, the club has scheduled two events with two more to come.  On March 21 the competitors met at Sunnyvale Golf Course to determine the team that would represent us in the San Francisco Bay Zone Championship April 13/14 at Carmel Valley Ranch and Poppy Hills.  In this format the team of Todd Gebhart, Matt Gebhart, Ryan Gallagher and Wendell Shak will play in separate foursomes and count the two best net scores.  In 2013 the club won this championship by eight strokes.

Complete Results

In the NCGA Four-Ball Qualifier on April 11, also at Sunnyvale, the club qualified two teams to move on to the next round on May 14 at a local course in the Bay Area.  The low qualifiers were John Osness and Ryan Kim at net 61.  The other qualifying team at net 62 was John Frykland and Jim Schenkel. Winners in the second round move on to the NCGA finals at Spyglass Hills and Poppy Hills on June 22/23.

Complete Results

pagc Bay Area Senior Games

The Bay Area Senior Games Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday May 15 with Gold, Silver & Bronze medals available for both Low Gross and Low Net in various age categories (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.).  The format is 18 hole stroke play and will be held at Shoreline Golf Links.  Follow the links below for more information and to sign up for the event.

Historically, few players have attended the golf event.  But with golf now in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, maybe we'll get more players.  Hopefully we can get a great turn-out of PAGC members.  Dennis Barbata, PAGC member, is the tournament director for the 2015 Bay Area Senior Games Golf Event.

Golf Tournament Information

Sign Up for the Senior Games.

pagc Palo Alto Golf Course History

Member Gordy Cole was gracious enough to provide an article from the Palo Alto Historical Association's newsletter that chronicles the history of the Palo Alto Golf Course.  Construction of the original course began in July 1954 with play beginning some time in 1956.  Weekday play was $1.50 a round while weekends cost $2.50.  Some club members have been playing the course since the 1950's.  I started playing it in the mid 1960's during my summers off from college.  At that time, I could buy a monthly play card for $10.00 that allowed me unlimited golf on weekdays.  With the upcoming restoration, it will be interesting to see what the green fees will be once the course is reopened.

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John Frykland, Webmaster

April Highlights

Remaining 2015 Schedule
Click Tournament Name for Details
Date Event Course
4/25 Spring Valley ILN Milpitas
5/9** Four Ball Shotgun Palo Alto
5/16 Poppy Hills Stableford Pbl Beach
5/30 Las Positas ILN L'More
6/13 NCGA Sr. 4 Ball Qual. S'Vale
6/27 Los Lagos ILN San Jose
7/12 NCGA Met Am. Qualifier S'Vale
7/25 Seascape ILN Aptos
8/8 Stroke Play Championship Poplar Cr.
8/22 Callippe Four Ball Plsnton
9/12 Monarch Bay ILN S'Lndro
9/26 Poppy Ridge (TBD) L'More
10/10 Crystal Springs ILN B'Game
10/24 Metropolitan ILN Oakland
11/7 Pacific Grove 4 Ball P'Grove
11/21 Spring Hills 4 Ball W'ville
12/5 TOC at Shoreline Mt.View
**Annual Meeting to Follow Event
Welcome New Members
Name City
Steve Harrington Palo Alto
Josh Maltzer Mountain View
Maria Nakazawa Los Gatos
Bob Kron Palo Alto
Joseph Kim Millbrae
Farhad Teymourtash San Mateo
Michael Thompsen Redwood City
Kelly Ebersole San Carlos
John Galli Los Altos
2015 TOC Standings
Place Player Points
1 Greg Val 200
2 Tracy Powell 165
3 Ross Erickson 149
4 Gordy Cole 135
5 Buzz Ogren 132
6 Ryan Kim 130
7 John Frykland 127
8 Chuck Pickett 126
9 Darien Arends 123
10 Stephen Suleski 119
Complete Standings

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