Employee Appreciation Member Benefi ts In the NCGA’s continuing effort to improve the value of
member benefi ts to enhance your golf experience in North- ern California, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Hyatt Hotels, which is offering a 10% discount off the Hyatt daily rate at participating properties worldwide. The Hyatt joins our roster of hotels offering discounts
to NCGA members, including Beach Bay Resort Monterey Hotel, Half Moon Bay Lodge, Hotel Abrego, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Inns of Mon- terey and the Wigwam Resort outside Phoenix. To access these rates—as well as discounts at amusements
parks, professional sporting events, golf retail stores, Dell, Hertz, Verizon and more—visit NCGA.org and enter your NCGA/GHIN number and last name at the Member Login, and then click “Full List of Exclusive Member Discounts.”
Last November, a number of NCGA and Poppy Holding employees were honored for service to the Association. Filemon Panis was honored for 25 years of working in golf maintenance at Poppy Hills. Able Alvarez Sr., Joel Lopez-Sanchez and Martin Torrey were recognized for 15 years in golf maintenance, while Denny Hoeft, Kay Popish and Fred Walker have served 15 years in golf operations. Dale Brott was honored for 10 years in golf maintenance. Jean Quismundo (accounting) and
Ryan Gregg (education) were recognized for their 15 years at the NCGA, while Tina Anguish (course rating and handicapping) was honored for 10 years of service.
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Low Gross Winners: Jennifer Young, Amelia Thornton, Michael Hexner and Jeff Rangel
Low Net Winners: Bruce Baker, John Baker, Bill Ryan and Rod Ghilarducci
FOUNDATION CLUB CUP PRO-AM
Participants in the second annual NCGA Foundation Club Cup Pro-Am last October were treated to an intimate wine dinner at The Napa Valley Reserve featuring guest of honor Roger Maltbie and golf at Silverado Resort. Proceeds from the event help youth in Northern California develop life skills and values through the
Foundation’s Youth on Course program. More than 90% of every dollar donated to Youth on Course is invested in youth-related programs. The golf featured four-player teams made up of three amateurs and a local professional. They com-
peted for one better-ball net and one better-ball gross score, with the pros playing their own ball for a $4,000 purse.
The team of Jennifer Young, Amelia Thornton, Michael Hexner and Jeff Rangel shot 64 to win the
gross competition, while the team of Bruce Baker, John Baker, Bill Ryan and Rod Ghilarducci won the net tournament with a 59. Jeff Rangel shot a 66 to beat Jason Schmuhl by one shot in the professional division. Sponsors for the event included Chevron, Pete’s Tavern, The Napa Valley Reserve, Qvale Family Fund, Kaiser Permanente, Goldman Sachs, Blach Construction, Rheem and Martin Golf.