Thanksgiving is coming and the weather remains great for golf. This is the
perfect opportunity to get out for a round before the predicted monsoons
inundate the local courses.
"Go Play!" as Old Tom Morris says.
The last two tournaments of the year are the Spring Hills Four Ball
on 11/21 and
the Tournament of Champions at Shoreline on 12/5.
If you need points to make the TOC, signup for Spring Hills today.
2016 Renewals Mailed
Your PAGC membership renewal forms were mailed the second week of October. If you haven't received yours yet, please contact the membership coordinator John Frykland
Better yet, go to the Palo Alto Golf Club website and follow the links to renew online.
If you'd rather mail in your membership and don't have your renewal form, there's a link on the home page that will display a blank form to fill out and
The dues remain the same as last year. Regular members (under 60) can renew for $100 while it will cost
those 60 and over $95. 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.
Membership as of 11/1/2015
for 2016 Board of Directors
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. Listed below are the candidates for 2016.
Be sure to return your ballot with your renewal form. If you renew online, simply drop the completed ballot in the envelope provided with the
paperwork and return it.
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 June 2016.
The club will schedule home tournaments during the first half 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.
Check the website for more timely updates to next year's schedule.
NCGA Net Amateur Finalists
Three PAGC members made it all the way to the finals of the NCGA Net Amateur Championship on October 12 and 13 at Poppy Ridge.
Buzz Ogren, Keith Arends and Tracy Powell all competed in the Zinfandel flight with mixed results.
Buzz shot the lowest score of the three with a net 140 (4 under par) for the two days to finish tied for fifth.
Keith finished in 14th place at 146 (2 over par) while Tracy was 25th at 7-over 151. Congratulations to the trio for making the finals.
New Guest Policy for Tournaments
The club has adopted a new policy that will allow guests of club members to participate in our tournaments in certain situations.
The purpose of this new policy is to help promote membership in the club which has been declining in recent years.
For full details, follow the link below.
Tournament Guest Policy
John Frykland, Webmaster