What a day!   Our Saddlecreek tournament started out with a lot of crazy racing around due to some course confusion.  Once everyone got to their holes, it was beautiful.   No wind, not too much heat,  just a perfect golf day.

The format for the day was called “Mystery Partner”, a new game made up by Tami Waddell.  Basically, everyone plays their own game.  Tami had made up the two partner teams randomly in each flight to equalize the course handicaps.  There were two flights.  When the players came in Tami combined their net scores to make up their team net score.  It wasn’t until then that players found out who their partner was for the day.

For Flight A

1st place – Dee Tuohy/Pat Tuohy (guest)

2nd place – Bonifacio Perez (guest)/ Pat White

3rd place – Liz Riddle/Della Guiterrez

For Flight B

1st place – Cheryl Ramirez/Sandie Prairie

2nd Place – Kelly Tague/Mindi Canner

3rd Place – Nancy Lojacono/Jayne Bunce


Closest to the Pin was also done by flights

On Hole 4 Flight A – Liz Riddle with 6’8”, Flight B Mindi Canner with 10”9

On Hole 11 Flight A – Pat Touhy with 40”

Since no one got on Hole 11 for Flight B, we gave the gift certificate to the Flight B first time tournament player with the lowest score for the day, Nancy Lojacono.

Chip In’s- Pat Touhy had a chip in.

Birdies- Liz Riddle and Tami Waddell had 2 birdies each and Mindi Canner had one.

At the end of the day, everyone enjoyed the taco bar before their drive home.

All in all a fun day on the course with new friends and old.  Thanks to Tami Waddell, tournament coordinator, for setting up a great tournament!


FWGA’s first away golf trip was held Saturday, April 30th at Sequoia Woods in Arnold.  The weather was a little windy and brisk, but otherwise it was a beautiful day.  There were 27 players and the tournament game played was 4 Suits.  Each player drew a card with one of the suits and if their card matched the card in the envelope left on the hole that was the team score for that hole.  It was a fun format because no one knew if their score would count until the end of that hole.

First place went to Julie Campiotti, Terri Malatesta, Deb and Ray Ortega.  Second place was Alleen Hodgkin, Mindi Canner, Jim and Janis Salvi.  Third place was a card off.  Dee and Pat Touey, Ray and Judy Giles won over Liz Riddle, Joan MaCarthy, Tami Waddell and Sandy Prairie.

Low Gross went to member April Kenyon with an 85, while guest Ray Giles was 81.  Low net was Della Gutierrez at 66.

Closest to the pin, Flight A, was Tami Waddell, and Flight B, was Joan McCarthy.   There were 4 Birdies for the day;  Liz Riddle 2, Terri Malatesta 2, and Tami Waddell 1.

After the game,  everyone gathered at the house shared by Liz, Della, Cheryl, and Alleen.  Liz made up some of her famous cocktails.  Cheryl provided the munchies.   Della, who is a chef made the most delicious dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, coldslaw, baked beans, greens and corn on the cob……so good!!  For dessert, Alleen made sweet rum cakes and of course, Liz's golf-designed cookies.   Alice Schultz recorded the fun as the event photographer.

Great fun playing golf with a wonderful group of FWGA ladies and their guests!

Thanks again to everyone who made this such a great event, especially to our tournament coordinators Betty McCabe and Sally Panella.

FWGA 9 Hole Tournament Redwood Canyon Golf Course Castro Valley; June 4, 2016, 1:00 p.m.


Stats from Gold Tees: Par: 71 Yards: 5188 Rating: 70.3 Slope: 120
Course Architect: Bob Baldock (1967)
Course Address: 17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Pro Shop Phone: 510-537-8001

For the first 9-hole tournament of the 2016 season and in celebration of FWGA’s 20th Anniversary, we are playing Redwood Canyon Golf Course (aka Willow Park) located in Castro Valley.  If you have not played this 18-hole course, this celebratory tournament will give you a taste with the first 9 holes. Then you’ll be begging to return and play all 18 holes another day!

Redwood Canyon Golf Course is celebrated as one of the Bay Area’s most enjoyable golf destinations.  It is nestled away among the rolling hills of the east bay and is home to some of the most beautiful golf scenery in Northern California. Completely surrounded by breathtaking, natural wild life, including the San Leandro Creek that comes into play on nearly every hole, this course offers some of the most unique golf around and is truly enjoyable for golfers of all levels.

Member Fee: $ 38.00
Guest Fee: $ 43.00

Registration on-line at www.ghin under Events.  Deadline is May 20, 2016.

Tournament Director: Judith Coleman-Cohen


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FWGA is proud to announce our 20th anniversary!  We celebrated during our first tournament of 2016 at Eagle Vines Golf Club.  Our tournament season got off to a great start with 42 players in attendance, 15 were past members who remembered the beginning days of FWGA.  We also had 5 past presidents playing…Tina Higashi 2000-2001, Judy Miller 2004-2005, April Kenyon 2008, Tami Waddell 2012-2013 and Della Gutierrez 2014-2015.

Players showed up early to warm up their sticks and get their game on.  Lunch was provided and our “Pay it Forward” program was on site to promote our new logo wear.  It was a flurry of activity!

Eagle Vines supplied us with a shotgun start at noon and the format was two best low net balls.  There were two flights and very close competition.

First place in the “A” flight went to Maureen Richardson, Della Gutierrez, Cheryl Ramirez and Liz Riddle with a team score of 125.  2nd place in the “A” Flight was Julie Campiotti, Terri Malatesta, April Kenyon and Tami Waddell with a score of 130.

In Flight “B”, the first place team was Meg Walsh, Alice Hansen, Marilyn Bestion and Debbie Hellman scoring 127.  The 2nd place team of Judith Coleman-Cohen, Sharon Greene, Shirley Walker and Carol Papke had a score of 131.

On to our low gross and low net scores, each receiving a sleeve of ProVI golf balls.

        Low Gross Flight A – April Kenyon, Score 85

        Flight B – Cheryl Ramirez, Score 106

        Low Net Flight A – Tami Waddell, Net Score 72

        Flight B – Therese Johnson, Net Score 76

We were excited to present a round of golf at Eagle Vines to our two Closest to the Pin winners - Hole number 5 was April Kenyon, 27’, Hole number 14 was Allison Caplan, 11’  Chip in’s by April Kenyon, Cheryl Ramirez and Linda Dobb.   Our Birdie Board starts off with the following players – Meg Walsh, Liz Riddle and April Kenyon (2)

Congratulations to all!!

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we raffled off some additional gifts – 2 sets of US Open LPGA tickets -Judith Coleman-Cohen and Brenda Hofbauer were the winners.  A tee shirt which reads “I know I play like a girl – try to keep up” to Mindy Canner, a Titleist Visor and a couple of ladies golf gloves.

I want to thank all the volunteers – Judith Coleman-Cohen, Linda Dobb, Della Gutierrez, Cheryl Ramirez, April Kenyon, Therese Johnson and Shelly Kopp. Without you, my job would be impossible!

I also want to thank all the players for coming out and celebrating our anniversary.  It was a fantastic day sharing stories from the past and playing such a beautiful course.

Liz Riddle, President

FWGA Blue Rock Springs Tournament





Stats from the Red Tees:  Par:  70, Yards 4869 , Rating: 68.3 Slope 117

Course Architect: Robert Muir Graves

Course Address: 655 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo, CA 94591

Pro Shop Phone:  ( 707) 643-8476       Website:

This is a sprawling, hilly layout where one can come across side hill lies, wind and undulating greens – nothing new or too challenging for the FWGA golfer! The signature holes are the uphill 15th ( par-4) and the 16th ( par-3) that features a plateau green surrounded by rocks (here, you would holler “duck” rather and “fore”.

A few other courses that Robert Muir Graves designed familiar to FWGA are Boundary Oaks, Diablo Creek, San Geronimo, Quail Lodge, Sea Ranch, Delta View and Moraga Country Club.  This should give you a good idea of what to expect at Blue Rock Springs-golfing enjoyment!


Registration on-line under Events

Member Fee: $67.00 (Registration deadline is May 14th)

Guest Fee: $72 (Registration deadline is May 14th)


Tournament Directors:  Joan Mc Carthy and Loraine Ward-Theroux

2016 NCGA Individual Tourneys (Non-Club/Open to all)

All of these tourneys are for players with GHIN index up to 40.4 except for the Senior Women’s Handicap tourney, which is for 18.4 or less.  If your index is BELOW 9.4, contact Kelly Tague at Tourney  for info on additional tournament opportunities.

Just sign up and pay your fees, but be SURE to SHOW UP or you can’t play in NCGA Tourneys for one year!


Public Links Net Championship-players who do NOT belong to a private club

Entry due: Feb 28,  Qualifying:  March 24,  Championship: April 25 & 26 @ Poppy Hills & Bayonet

Qualifying entry fee: $69       Championship entry fee: $225


Spring Mixed Team Championship  (one male & one female)

Entry due:  Feb 28, Championship:  March 25 & 26 @ Poppy Hills

Entry fee:  $280 per team


Senior Net Championship

Entry due: April 3, Qualifying:  April 28, Championship: June 6 & 7 @ Poppy Hills

Qualifying entry fee: $69       Championship entry fee: $130


Senior Women’s Amateur Handicap (18.4 handicap or less)

Age 50 on or by June 15, 2015, Entry due: May 22, Championship:  June 13 & 14 @ Poppy Hills & Blackhorse

Entry fee:  $200


Women’s Net Amateur

Entry due: June 26,  Championship:  July 18 & 19 @ Poppy Hills

Entry fee:  $140


Fall Mixed Team Championship  (one male & one female)

Entry due:  Oct 2  Championship:  Oct 28 & 29 @ Poppy Hills & Quail Lodge

Entry fee:  $280 per team


NorCal Women’s 4 Ball (2 person better ball/two days)

Entry due:  Nov 6 , Championship:  Nov 16 & 17  @ Poppy Hills

Entry fee $400 per team: includes cart, range balls, luncheon on Nov 17

2016 FWGA Associate Club NCGA Tourneys


Requires qualifying at club level.  Must be available on all dates for each tourney entered.  Please note index stipulations!  Qualifiers have Championship entry fees paid by FWGA.  To sign up, please contact  Kelly Tague at Tourney Info.

 Associate Club 4 Ball Net (2 person better ball net)

FWGA sign up due  April 1, NCGA Entry due: April 24, Qualifying:  May 19, Championship: June 20 & 21 @ Poppy Hills & Del Monte

Qualifying: $138 per team   Championship: $350 per team pd by FWGA

18.4 index or lower  18.5 plus can play but will use and 18.4 index


Associate Club Championship  (4 person team/two best balls)

FWGA sign up due June 3, NCGA Entry due:  July 3, Qualifying: July 28/ fee $276 per tea, Championship:  Sept 12 & 13 @ Poppy Ridge

Championship fees $276 pd by FWGA

18.4 index or lower  18.5 plus can play but will use and 18.4 index


Senior 4 ball Net (2 person net better ball) ,  Age 55+ by Aug 31, 2015

FWGA sign up due: June 7,  NCGA Entry due: Aug 7,   Sectional Qualifying: Sept 1,  Championship: Oct 3 & 4 @ Poppy Hills

Qualifying:  $138 per team   Championship: $280per team pd by FWGA

18.4 index or lower  18.5 plus can play but will use and 18.4 index


Associate Club Net Amateur

FWGA sign up due:  July 16, NCGA Entry due: Aug 16,  Sectional Qualifying: Sept 10, Championship: Oct 5-6 @ Poppy Ridge

Qualifying: $69per player    Championship:  $145 per player pd by FWGA

All indexes allowed. 100% of index used. Qualifiers NOT flighted. Championships have three flights based on index.

Eagle Vines Golf Club - FWGA 20th Anniversary Celebration Tournament - April 2, 2016, 12:00 pm


Stats from Red Tees: Par:72 Yards: 5652 Rating: 73.2 Slope: 128
Course Architects: Johnny Miller (World Golf Hall of Famer) and Jack Barry
Course Address: 620 South Kelly Road, Napa, CA 94558

Pro Shop Phone: 707-257-4470
Website: (take the course tour online)

You don’t want to miss out on this celebration with past and present FWGA members in a game we all share and love – golf! Come meet past Presidents and learn about the history of our club and the legends of players past!

Playing Eagle Vines is a must. It is a course founded on the belief that nature and golf were meant to co-exist in magnificent harmony, which encompasses all the best features of Napa Valley – vineyards, 200-year old oak trees, pristine grasslands, wildlife, lakes, creeks and beautiful views. Additionally, it is one of the very few golf courses that is not surrounded by homes, it’s just pure golf in nature (but appropriate golf attire is required!).

Member or Guest Fee: $94.00
(Lunch is included & closest to pin winners receive free round of golf at Eagle Vines!)

Registration deadline is March 18, 2016

Tournament Director: Liz Riddle and Alleen Hodgkin