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NCGA–One of the Strongest Golf Associations in America


BY DAN HANSFORD, NCGA PRESIDENT T


he Northern California Golf Association was established in 1901 with five golf clubs— Menlo CC, Oakland GC (now Claremont CC), Presidio GC, Linda Vista (now San Jose CC) and San Francisco GC—with the purpose of supporting and promoting golf through tourna- ments such as the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. Look at what those found-


ing clubs created—more than 140,000 members, 392 regular clubs, 772 associate clubs and eight eClubs. Additionally, our leaders in the 1980s and 1990s


created two wonderful golf courses and dining facilities in Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge. The facility at Poppy Hills is going through a major renova- tion that will be back in service in the spring of 2014. Exciting times for all NCGA members. For those 16,000 members


who play in our 450-plus tournament days, the 2013 tournament season is in full swing now through October. Our 220 tournament officials, headed by Vaughn Kezirian, are prepared, so have fun and hopefully you’ll experience


no toothaches. Check the tournament central page of NCGA.org for all tournament information. In addition to the NCGA website, visit the Poppy Hills, Poppy Ridge, Junior Tour of Northern California and NCGA Foundation/Youth on Course websites for informa- tion pertaining to the golf courses and our kids. If you’re interested in dis- counts as an NCGA member you can also get information on airlines, sporting events, hotels and golf courses by vising our website.


The NCGA’s digital home


receives more than 5,000 visits a day, and I see no reason why an NCGA member wouldn’t visit daily. The benefits we offer are comprehensive and valuable. You can be assured your yearly membership dues are being used to benefit all members, and our dedicated NCGA staff, headed by Lyn Nelson, is working hard and sincerely for you. So, enjoy your association, the game of golf and its rewards. Have a great 2013.


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