The first meeting of the 2015 year for Fore Women Golf Association is scheduled for March 28th at Los Positas Golf Course in Livermore. This is a great opportunity for you to join your fellow golfers and potential new members and guests to find out about the activities we have planned for the year. You will be able to enjoy a hosted breakfast followed by an opportunity to meet the board members, hear from committees, learn about coming events and hear a speaker presenting exciting ways to improve your game. There will be time for shopping before and after the meeting.
Registration starts at 8:30 followed by breakfast, shopping and golfing. At 11:30 you may enjoy a round of fun golf either 9 holes ($20 walking) or 18 holes ($66 with bucket of balls and cart) with your golfing friends.
Please go to Events and RSVP for breakfast and sign up for golfing. The deadline to register is 3/19 so hurry to get your spot!!!
It is the opening of the season and a great way to reconnect with your golfing friends!
FWGA is excited to announce that we have 13 tournaments scheduled in 2015 – Two 9-hole tournaments, 5 away Invitational tournaments and six 18-hole tournaments located locally in the bay area. Check out the locations and dates at this link Tournament Schedule
We are offering Early Bird Rates for the away tournaments: Sequoia Woods (Arnold), Saddlecreek (Copperopolis), San Juan Oaks (Hollister), Nicklaus Club (Monterey) and Pacific Grove Golf (Pacific Grove).
In order to qualify, you must sign up 8 weeks prior to the tournament. There is $20 discount off each tournament, a total savings of $100 for the year. The away tournaments are all invitational events. This means that you can invite your friends, spouse or partner to come and play as your guest. They also can receive the discounted rate for signing up early.
We welcome players of all levels. If you do not have an index, we can figure out one for you based on prior scores and courses played, so don’t let that stop you!
We are also looking for tournament hosts to run each tournament. This is your opportunity to pick the format of your choice and learn some of the basics of running a tournament. Tournament Chair Liz Riddle will be there to help every step. If you have any question, please contact her at Tournaments.
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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.
Go to FWGA GHIN Club under Events or go to Upcoming on FWGA web page now!
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!