ment is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. The variety of events offered by this NCGA department is un- like any other in operation today. We are continually upgrading and evaluating our events to provide mem- bers with interesting quality championships that anyone can play. From juniors to seniors, men or women, a large variety of offerings are available for any player. Hopefully 2013 will be another record-setting year as we offer championships that allow members the opportunity to participate in an event somewhere in Northern California. The Junior Tour of
Northern California, operating in partnership with the NCPGA, will offer 21 two-day champion- ship events for its 600-plus members. The Zone Program will
change venues in 2013 due to the renovation of Poppy Hills. Quail Lodge and Del Monte will serve as host courses with the end-of-the-year overall championship scheduled for Spyglass Hill and Del Monte. Del Monte is a fine addition to the program un- til the Poppy Hills renova- tion project is completed. Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses will host the NCGA Stroke
Carmel Valley Ranch will host the 2013 Team Match Championship.
Play Championship—and one day of the NCGA Public Links Champion- ship, which is also played at Spyglass Hill. The Public Links Championship will expand to full champion- ship and net fields of more than 90 players apiece to accommodate the growing number of entries we have seen over the past few years. The NCGA Senior
Four-Ball Championship will move to the Silverado Golf Courses in Napa, which promises to be a special venue. The NCGA Super Senior Champion- ship will again be hosted by Valley Hi Country Club. Our staff is working on ideas to increase that event to a full field. We will expand the
Mixed Team Champion- ship to accommodate the large number of golfers who played in 2012; more than 180 teed it up in the two-day event at Poppy Hills and Del Monte this past year. This season will see a spring championship at Carmel Valley Ranch, March 29-30, and a fall championship at Bayonet/ Black Horse, Nov. 2-3. Sign
up early to reserve your spot in this popular event. Carmel Valley Ranch
will also host the 2013 Team Match Champion- ship, replacing Poppy Hills during the golf course renovation project. One day of the NCGA
Women’s Championship and the first two days of the NCGA Senior Match Play will be held at The Links at Spanish Bay. We are excited to hold a portion of both of those tournaments at Spanish Bay and thank the Pebble Beach Company for making that possible. This tournament
season also finds the NCGA increasing its in- volvement in women’s golf by assisting the California Women’s Golf Commit- tee in conducting its 2013 championships. NCGA staff will help the CWAC by providing administra- tive support along with assigning its dedicated cadre of tournament-official volunteers to help make these historically significant championships truly great tournament experiences. The NCGA champion- ship and events staff is a
truly wonderful collection of dedicated employees. Golf is their passion and they are here to serve NCGA members daily in whatever way they can to provide the best tournament experience. You, the member, are the reason we exist, and if you need help, we want to help. We are very proud of the variety of events offered in 2013, and we are thankful for all of the golf courses in Northern California and especially the ones on the Monterey Peninsula that have helped us continue to offer great venues during the Poppy Hills renovation. In 2013, the goal of our
staff—Jane, Darin, Ryan, Tony, Rick, John, Spencer and Kelly—is to provide an opportunity for as many of our members as possible to tee it up in one of our championship events. Help us do that by looking at the calendar of events and registering early. Listen to Ben Hogan, who said, “The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.” I say find that daylight,
have a great season and enjoy the great game we all love.