It's back to school time and the weather remains great for golf.
This is the perfect opportunity to get out and implement those skills you've been working on all summer.
"Go Play!" as Old Tom Morris says.
The two tournaments this month are at Monarch Bay
on September 12 and Poppy Ridge on September 26.
Sign up for both today.
2016 Renewals Coming
The club will be mailing out membership renewals
for 2016 during the week of October 5.
As of this newsletter, the dues will not be going up. Regular members (under 60) can renew for $100 while it will cost
those 60 and over $95. A change to these rates could occur if the NCGA increases their dues for next year.
Return your renewal and ballot for board of directors in the envelope provided. Remember, club members in good standing
on the date the course closes will receive a free round of golf at the new course when it's completed.
Beginning with this renewal period, the club will be offering a new class of membership for those between the ages of 18 and 29.
The NCGA announced this program earlier this year with a reduction in their fee to $30 for players of this age group.
As a consequence, our club members who fall into this category can renew for just $84.
Likewise, new members who qualify can join for that same amount.
Like last year, online renewals
can be done through
eClubhouse, the USGA's website for club management. We have
successfully moved our tournament signups to that site so this will be an easy
follow-on to that process. Unfortunately, the site will be unable to
accomodate those wishing to donate to local junior golf programs during the
renewal process. You can still do so by renewing through the mail.
Members Needed for 2016
As part of the annual renewal process, the club holds elections for the coming year's Board of Directors. Each year we elect three new board members to
replace those whose term has expired.
If you are interested in helping to move the club forward over the coming years, please contact any board member
or reply to this newsletter. You can also click the link below to email club
president Bob Booth and express your interest in joining the board. Your help in guiding the club into the future will be greatly appreciated.
Email the Board
Course Closing Update
In the August 2012 newsletter we first announced the plans to renovate the Palo Alto Golf Course as part of a flood remediation project on San Fransiquito Creek.
The original plan called for an August 2013 start. Here we are three years following that initial
announcement and all we currently have is a shortened course and a large mound
of earth piled up for use in the project. The latest news is that the course
will remain open through next February.
The club will schedule home tournaments during the first quarter of 2016 in anticipation of the course
The schedule for the remainder of the year will continue as it has in the past with two tournaments per month.
The difference will be that, like in 2014, we will probably hold all our NCGA qualifiers and major club championships at away courses.
If the construction schedule should slip again, the golf course has indicated they will work with us to schedule more of these events at home.
Stay tuned and we will keep you up to date.
Thursday Match Play Team
The PAGC Thursday Match Play Team began play in this NCGA-sponsored competition back on June 11.
Playing in a group with Poplar Creek, Crystal Springs and Seascape, the team compiled a
4 and 2 record and moved on to the playoffs. Unfortuntely, the group lost
22-14 to a good Lone Tree team in the first round. Congratulations to the
team and captain John Osness on a good season.
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