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 a Four Ball
at Palo Alto on May 9 to be followed by the club's annual meeting. Sign up now!
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.
Currently there are just under 30 players signed up. A shotgun
start requires at least 40 players.
Sign up today so you can enjoy the event and participate in the Annual
Meeting to follow.
Please review the meeting agenda and proposed by-law changes at the end
of this newsletter.
Sign Up For the Tournament
Following a successful first-ever regional day of giving that benefited more than 600 nonprofit organizations last spring, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce
that it will again host Silicon Valley Gives in 2015. On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Silicon Valley Gives
will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action.
One of the pillars of SVCF’s mission is to strengthen the common good locally. This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by SVCF with the help of sponsors, will offer thousands
of nonprofits the chance to raise millions of dollars. During the inaugural Silicon Valley Gives event, held May 6, 2014, nearly 15,000 individual donors contributed just over $8 million to charities based in three counties.
One of the participating organizations of local interest is the East Palo Alto Junior Golf Program run by PAGC member
Their mission is to help minority youth foster a relationship between education and their personal development using the game of golf.
If you'd like to help, follow the link below to make a donation on-line through Silicon Valley Gives.
Donate to EPA Junior Golf
Changes to the Tournament Schedule
The turnout for the last NCGA Qualifier at Sunnyvale was pretty low. Since
Palo Alto Golf Course will be open through the end if 2015, the tournament
committee decided to move the last two qualifiers back home. That way,
we'll have a familiar venue and a place to swap stories and have a cold one
following the round. For details, follow the links in the tournament
schedule above to the NCGA Senior Four Ball
and the NCGA Net Amateur.
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.
Poppy Hills Signups Close May 9
Our annual visit to Poppy Hills is scheduled for May 16. Signups close on May 9 and are lagging. The tournament director needs to provide a count next week.
If you haven't signed up yet, do it now to avoid missing this great venue.
Sign Up for Poppy Hills
John Frykland, Webmaster