FWGA Members invited to Volunteer for 2015 Stonebrae Classic.
Hosted July 13th -19th, in the height of the Web.com Tour season, the Stonebrae Classic attracts enthusiastic golf fans from all over the Bay Area. Just as Tony Finau did in 2014, this year’s champion will leave TPC Stonebrae with a significant advantage on his quest to earn one of the 50 coveted PGA TOUR cards that are available for the 2015-16 season on the Web.com Tour.
The PGA Tour relies on thousands of volunteers each year to run its events, because at the end of the day, after the winnings have been distributed and costs covered, the rest goes to charity (the First Tee of the East Bay and NCGA Youth on Course). At the Stonebrae Classic, our volunteers will play a critical role in making sure the event runs smoothly. Each volunteer is asked to purchase a uniform and package at a cost of $65. The volunteer package provides a behind-the-scenes, unparalleled PGA TOUR experience including:
A uniform package
Complimentary food & beverage on the days that you work
Access to the Tournament Grounds for the week
Two (2) additional “good any one day” grounds tickets.
Additionally, all volunteers who work two complete days (or four 1/2 days) will receive a certificate for a complimentary round of golf at TPC Stonebrae! Each volunteer can bring up to one guest for $95 (includes cart and range). (Forecaddie required. Tuesday-Thursday redemption. Non-transferable certificate. Must be used by July 31, 2016.)
We had a fantastic day in Fairfield at Rancho Solano. 26 players had a great day of golf under sunny and warm conditions. We will forgive Wendy for canceling, she was surprised with Warrior's play-off tickets. Go Warriors!
The format was Lone Ranger and Tonto.
First place team was Dee Touhy, Betty McCabe, Meridith Wieland, Carol Papke with a score of 130
2nd Place Debbie Hellmann, Anne Cain, Meg Walsh, Charlene Hastings with a score of 131
Closest to the pin on the front was Charlene Hastings and back Meridith Wieland. Low net went to Cheryl Ramirez with a score of 68. Low gross was April with an 81.
Thanks to my co-chair Denise Oualls, a a round of applause to Debbie & Carol at registration, and April and Allen for scoring.
Sunday was a cloudy and brisk day, as the 28 golfers teed off at Boundary Oak in Walnut Creek. Everyone had a great time playing a Round Robin team format. The clouds and chill did not deter the golfers nor did it keep the mama ducks and babies from crossing the fairways fearlessly in front of numerous golfers. All golfers and ducks survived.
The team prizes were awarded to: 1st place Cheryl Ramirez, Liz Riddle, Carol Papke, Debbie Hellman and 2nd Place Betty McCabe, Charlene Hastings, Della Gutierrez, Sandy Gonzalez.
Closest to the Pin and Long Drive were awarded by Flight: On Hole 2 CTP was Dee Touey for Flight A at 6’ 8’’ and Sue Collins for Flight B at 25’11’’. On Hole 12 CTP was Charlene Hastings at 2’ for Flight A and Stephanie Roberts at 41” for Flight B.
Long Drive on Hole 12 was Charlene Hastings Flight A and Natalie Inouye for Flight B.
Low Net was Debbie Hellman at 69. Low Gross was Charlene Hastings at 83.
Chip-ins were Terri Malatesta, Carol Papke, Debbie Hellman and Junko Nagatani. Birdies were Dee Touey, Charlene Hastings, Sarah Good and Carol Papke.
Everyone had a great time. Thanks.
to our tournament coordinators Betty Mc Cabe and Sally Panella.
Congratulations to FWGA member Kelly Tague. She finished in a tie for 8th place in the Public Links Net Golf Tournament held at Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills April 27 & 28. Kelly said " I feel pretty good considering I took a bad fall in the shower/bath tub at the motel room Tuesday morning and played hurt at Poppy Hills!"
Sunday, April 26 was day two of our Gold Country invitational away tournament. While the weather had been enough of a downpour to cancel the Saturday golf, Sunday turned into a beautiful day for our 28 golfers. We played a Cha-Cha-Cha format and the first place team of Wendy Ngoy, Bonifacio Perez, Kristina Ramos and Sarah Good brought in the low score of 119. Second place went to Kelly Tague, Liz Riddle, Birgit Pearson and Linda Davis with a 126. Low gross was Deb Ortega with 77 and low net went to Kelly Tague with 62. Closest to the pin on #4 was Kristina Ramos at 10' 8" and #14 was Liz Riddle at 25' 4". No chip ins, but Liz Riddle and Alice Schultz each had two birdies. Julie Campiotti, Sarah Good and Kristina Ramos each had one birdie. Two of our players had personal best ever low scores. Kristina Ramos shot a 79 and Julie Campiotti shot 78. Way to go, ladies! Finally, I want to praise the taco bar that was provided for us after golf. It was absolutely delicious and the perfect way to finish off our weekend.
We kicked off our Tournament season with the first at Callippee Preserve in Pleasanton. Sixteen ladies came out to attempt to beat this tough course (holes 10 and 18 specifically). The format was Cha, Cha, Cha and the winners for the 1st place team were: Kristina Ramos, Sarah Good, Kelly Tague and Jan Moura with a team score of 129
2nd place was: April Kenyon, Carole Patke, Della Gutierrez and Wendy Ngoy with a team score of 141.
Closest to the Pin was Liz Riddle (hole #6) and Kristina Ramos (hole #13),
Low Gross went to April Kenyon who shot an 83 and Low Net went to Kristina Ramos who shot a 68 for the round.
We also had several ladies add their names to the “Birdy Board”: Liz Riddle, Stephanie Roberts, Julie Campiotti, Kristina Ramos, Sarah Good and April Kenyon. Kristina Ramos also captured an “Eagle”. Horray for her.
I want to thank Liz Riddle for capturing the team pictures as the girls finished the 18th hole and Dee Touhy for her excellent scoring.
Thanks to all we had an excellent weather day and a great tournament.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our long time member, Dot Yardley, on 4/20 from a massive stroke. Dot was age 82 but you would never have known it from her busy life filled with golf, skiing, travel, friends and family. Dot was truly one of a kind and her wonderful smile will be sorely missed.