This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Even More Benefits for You


Membership, it’s all about the services and benefits the staff and volunteers of the NCGA provide you and the community of golf in Northern California. It’s also about value, such


By Lyn Nelson, CEO/Executive Director • New for 2011—


Discounts on plane tickets for NCGA members and companions. Restrictions may apply, effective January 1 • Discounts on Bay Area


as the programs and services we offer through partnerships with premier companies like Dell computers and the fantastic member advantage golf courses providing dis- counted golf. In addition, as a member of the NCGA you are a MEMBER of two very special properties, Poppy Ridge in Livermore and Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. As a member, the properties are your courses to play at a significant discount over regular rates, and to enjoy discounts in the pro shop and restaurants. We’ve conducted surveys


and spoken to many mem- bers and non-members and learned some signifi- cant information that will require us to do a better job of promoting the NCGA. We discovered that many of you are not aware of the programs and relationships we have established on your behalf. Many members did not know that the NCGA offers the following benefits: • Poppy Hills green fees


$55/75 vs. normal rate of $190/225 (weekday/weekend) • Poppy Ridge green fees


$45/60 vs. normal rate of $100/110 (weekday/weekend) • Dell computers 7% discount off lowest pub- lished prices (*Product Code NCGA)


2 / NCGA.ORG / FALL 2010


sports teams tickets • Participation in mem- ber outings at top resorts and private clubs for a great price • Member Advantage benefits at more than 90 courses • A variety of NCGA


tournaments and events • E-mail notices of deals


and promotions at Northern California courses • Discounts at Golf Mart • Discounts at many


hotels including Inns by the Sea and Best Western in Half Moon Bay • Complimentary clin-


ics throughout Northern California taught by PGA professionals Membership value has


never been better, and our goal is to “make your green go further.” Associations are required to perform three core functions: provide hand- icap services, conduct course ratings and manage tourna- ments. The NCGA excels in all three categories with the largest tournament calendar in the country (400 tourna- ment days per year), and our Handicap and Course Rating Department is represented by Jim Cowan, who also serves on the USGA’s Handicap Committee. I hope you are proud to be


a member of the NCGA, and as we prepare for fall renewal, we sincerely wish that you


participate in our “Fill Your Foursome” program (any ex- isting NCGA member who brings three new members into the NCGA will receive one complimentary four- some to either Poppy Hills or Poppy Ridge...the only requirement is complimen- tary rounds must be played between November 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011). Visit ncga.org for more details. Another new program


is our Holiday Membership Package. From now until December 15, for as low as $45, receive a full-year’s membership in our Introduc- tory Member Program and a logo hat and ball marker shipped to your home or your recipient’s home. A great gift for the holidays! More details and purchasing options are available online. The NCGA also repre-


sents you in matters relating to legislation in California. Water restrictions and taxation concerns relative to property taxes have been hot topics this year. Advo- cacy and representation on your behalf have successfully held off imposed increases that would affect what you pay for golf. We are care- fully watching and strongly opposing any proposed tax increases on services that will be broader based than the 10% proposed in 2009. Our charter is to be your ambassador in golf and pro- vide unparalleled value and services for your $36 mem- bership fee. This organiza- tion is unique in owning two golf properties and having the pleasure of operating in Northern California, one of the great golf destinations of the world in one of the most beautiful regions in our country. We are there for you, on and off the course!


NCGA GOLF


Editorial, Advertising & Business Office 3200 Lopez Road/P.O. Box NCGA Pebble Beach, CA 93953 831/625-4653 Fax: 831/625-0150 Internet Address: www.ncga.org E-mail: ncgainfo@ncga.org


Communications & Magazine Fax: 831/622-0560


Course Rating & Handicapping and Membership Fax: 831/622-0549


Rules & Competitions Fax: 831/622-0580


Poppy Hills Golf Course Golf Reservations: 831/625-2035 Fax: 831/626-5421


Administration: 831/625-1513 Golf Shop: 831/622-8239


Poppy Ridge Golf Course Golf Reservations: 925/455-2035 Fax: 925/455-2020


Administration: 925/447-6779 Golf Shop: 925/456-8202


Editor and Publisher Hilary Heieck


Assistant Editor Scott Seward


Contributing Editor Kendall Matous


Art Direction & Production Great Graphics, Laurie Lee


2011 Publication Dates Bluebook (Winter) Edition ..Jan10 Spring Edition ................ April 22 Summer Edition .............. July 21 Fall Edition .......................Oct 13


Photos in the magazine: Hilary Heieck, Scott


Seward, Kendall Matous, Joann Dost (cover shot). Some photos supplied by featured golf courses and credited when necessary. For rates and space information for the


above publication, please contact the NCGA of- fice (831/625-4653) or Western United States— Tom Black, 301 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 300, Long Beach, CA. 90802 (562/590-5143). NCGA Golf Magazine (ISSN-1524-4385) is


published quarterly by the Northern California Golf Association, 3200 Lopez Road, Pebble Beach, 93953. All rights reserved, including right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Members pay an annual subscription fee of $1. Printed in U.S.A. Please send change of address notice on Member Change form (avail- able at your club). Periodical postage paid at Pebble Beach, CA and additional mailing of- fices. Advertising contained herein does not constitute endorsement by the Northern California Golf Association. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NCGA Golf Maga- zine, P. O. Box NCGA, Pebble Beach, CA. 93953-1157.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76
Produced with Yudu - www.yudu.com