Mark your calendar for the 2014 Holiday Brunch on Saturday, December 13th at 10 am. Come and celebrate the end of the year with your fellow golfers and enjoy brunch and new golf fashion at Round Hill Country Club. Invitation coming soon!
The Annual Fore Women Golf Association annual golf tournament “Swing with Bling” was held on October 19 at the Dublin Ranch Golf Club. What a beautiful day for golfing and having a good time with fellow golfers all blinged out!!! The weather could not have been more perfect to get the members excited about decorating golf carts and seeing who could have the best blingy costume. Check out the great pictures on our Facebook page or Event Photos!!!
The day started with registration, raffle tickets, silent auction bids, pictures and a putting contest. Golfers then decorated their carts and donned their bling to get ready for the shotgun start. The golfers were off to enjoy golfing in three flights which in the end all came in with very close scores but most of all just enjoyed golfing.
The day was complete with a wonderful round of drinks and appetizers while waiting for all the foursomes to come in for dinner. Dublin Ranch provided a wonderful dinner before the awards and recognition were presented by club president Della Gutierrez. During the presentations raffle prizes were given out to members with many great golfing gift certificates, cookies, homemade scarfs and other goodies won by all (well almost all!!!).
Della recognized the many, many member volunteers who help all year long with events and really make the club what it is. The volunteers were given a nice golfing gift to say” thank you”from the board and all the members for the time you give throughout the year. Della then announced the members who received special recognition for their achievements. Please congratulate the following members:
Kristina Ramos – Club Champion and Birdie Champion
Della Gutierrez – Players Champion
Faith Ho – Most improved player
Cheryl Ramirez – Volunteer of the Year
April Kenyon – Member of the Year
A big thank you to all the members who donated the wonderful gifts for the silent auction which raised money for our charities. The bidding was fierce and fun was had by all to raise money for First Tee of Oakland. Thank you all for your purchase of raffle tickets and the silent auction to help us support this great organization for young golfers.
On Monday 9/15/14, the Fore Women Golf Group had an opportunity to play the newly renovated Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA as the third tournament of the weekend. Poppy Hills underwent an extensive renovation beginning in March of 2013 centered around water conservation, primarily by improving irrigation and drainage. Robert Trent Jones Jr. returned to Poppy Hills with his design firm, and created a firm, fast and fun course that unfolds seamlessly through the stunning Del Monte Forest. WOW it was pretty!
The weather was fantastic for the tournament format of a Cha-Cha-Cha. In the 4-Man Cha-Cha-Cha, each member of the team plays his or her ball throughout. But a 3-hole rotation exists for determining how many net scores are used to create the team score. On the first hole (cha), the one low ball counts as the team score. On the second hole (cha-cha), the two low balls combined count as the team score. On the third hole (cha-cha-cha), the three low balls combined count as the team score. The rotation starts over on the fourth hole.
Awards went to the first place team of Sarah Good, Kristina Ramos, Jan Moura and Kelly Tague with a score of 124. Second place team was awarded to Kay Middleton, Chris Jensen, Della Gutierrez, and April Kenyon with a score of 131. We also awarded Low Gross to Kristina Ramos with an 87! Low Net went to Sarah Good with a 73. We had 2 Closest to the pin! On hole #6, Sarah Good was 8’ 8.5” from the pin and on hole #11 Ray Giles was only 2’ 10.5” from the pin! Kristina Ramos had a birdie and Chris Jensen had a Chip In.
Congratulations to all and thank you to Tournament Director Therese Johnson for a great outing!
PS: Don't forget to go to our Facebook page is see photos from all three Monterey Tournaments!
Two FWGA members will be playing at the 21St NCGA Associate Club Net Amateur Championship to be held at Poppy Ridge CG on September 29-30th. First played in 1994, the NCGA Associate Club Net Amateur Championship is an individual handicap event open to NCGA members of associate clubs. It is contested in three flights divided by handicap index. The championship rotates between Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge.
The Associate Club Net Amateur qualifying tourneys were held at seven locations. Charlene Hastings qualified at Deer Ridge and April Kenyon qualified at Metropolitan. They will be advancing to the championship tourney at Poppy Ridge. In addition Kelly Tague and Michele Ross both participated but did not advance to the next round.
Congratulations to all for your outstanding play and for representing FWGA!
The First Tee of Oakland is in need of Volunteer Coaches for their Fall program. In addition to the Metropolitan and Lake Chabot Golf courses, they are adding a new Wednesday program at Mission Hills Golf course in Hayward. Click on this to Download Volunteer Flier
2014 Fall Program Schedule: • Volunteer Orientation/Chapter Training – September 13 from 9am-12pm. • Parent Orientation – September 18th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. • In addition, we have an 8-week spring program starting in Ma rch, and an 8-week summer program beginning in June. Final dates TBD. • Fall Session starts September 22nd and ends on November 15th. o Each student comes to class once a week for 8 weeks. o Classes run Monday-Thursday at Lake Chabot Golf Course and Metropolitan Golf Links from 4-5:30 pm. o Saturday classes run from 11am-12:30pm and 1-3pm at Lake Chabot Golf Course and Metropolitan Golf Links.
Getting Started: 1. Contact Chris Moreno-Hunt at 510-352-2002, or send an inquiry email to email@example.com 2. Follow up phone call. 3. In person meeting at our office 11425 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. 4. Complete a Volunteer Application. 5. Complete a Background Check at NO personal cost. 6. Take the Child Protection Course; which is an online course detailing our policies for child safety and protection
If you are interested in making a difference as a volunteer for The First Tee of Oakland, please contact: Chris Moreno-Hunt, Program Manager at 510.352.2002 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, August 16, there was no need to ask for better weather. It was an absolutely beautiful day at Monarch Bay. The sun was shining, the breezes were mild, the fox was checking out the cart goodies, and the golfers were swinging in partnership with the wonderful girls from The 1st Tee of Oakland.
The 18-hole tournament directors were Linda Dobb and Judith Coleman-Cohen. The format was “Mutt & Jeff.” Net scores were obtained and totaled for each team on all par 3s and par 5s.
The 1st Place winning team was Carol Papke, Wendy Ngoy, and Kelly Tague with a net combined of 93. 2nd Place went to the team of Liz Riddle, Sandy Gonzales, and Della Guiterrez, with a 95. Both Low Gross and Low Net went to Jen Shaull. Jen’s gross score for the day was 83, and her net score was 67. Great job Jen!
One of our 1st Tee girls, Jada Delaney, won the “Closest to the Pin” contest. Her ball on the 10th hole landed 8’2” from the pin…very inspirational. It was also reported that Jada hit a 241 yard drive on the 11th hole … even more inspirational!
Della Guiterrez and our 1st Tee Player, Jada Delaney, had the only reported Birdies for the day, but not to be outdone, Jen Shull shot an Eagle on the 2nd hole. Unfortunately no chip-ins were reported.
Finally, our Director of Tournaments, Liz Riddle, put together random “Combined Teams,” consisting of players from both the 9-Hole and 18-Hole groups. Net scores from each team were then totaled and the winning Combined Team was Mary Beth Hodge, Teri Erickson, Judith Coleman-Cohen, and Myrese Jackson from The 1st Tee of Oakland. We also had two winners of cookie bouquets, made and donated by Liz Riddle. Both prizes were awarded via a drawing to 9-hole players, Mary Beth Hodge and Yvonne Lee.
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who participated in both the 9-hole and 18-hole tournaments. Congratulations to the winners and be sure to check out the pictures on FWGA Facebook.
All-in-all, it was a great golfing event, and we hope even more of you will join us next year.
To use the calendar, post a score or for member roster, you will need to create a new profile to sign into the new NCGA page. The old page will very soon not be available and the new page will be what you will see when you log on to our FWGA web page.
It will ask you to fill out your profile information and create a new password and ID. Be sure to have your NCGA number. Once you complete this, you will see your information and can proceed to the FWGA Ghin Club Page.
Remember Do not Sign in. Your old ID and password will not work. You will need your GHIN # to begin. If you want, you can now use your old ID and password, or create a new one. Be sure to write it down for future use.
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Sunday, October 19th, 2014 Dublin Ranch Golf Course 5900 Signal Hill Drive Dublin, CA 94568
It is that time of year again to register for the Annual FWGA Golf Tournament. This years theme is Swing with Bling with fun opportunities for costumes and cart decorations! It is a 4 Person Scramble so you can form your own teams or sign up individually and we will pair you!
Look for your invitation in the mail and get ready for a great day of golf!