Member Clubs’ Support
Over the years the NCGA has been able to provide its members the opportunity to compete in professionally-run championships formatted for all ages and skill levels. We have been blessed with competent volunteers and staff that make this work. Another very important element is access to golf courses that are in championship condition and provide a great test.
As you prepare for the 2008 season I would like you to think about the kind of program we would have if we did not have the use of Spyglass Hill, Poppy Hills, Poppy Ridge and all the member clubs that provide us quality playing fields. As they say, “you cannot have a dance without the barn.”
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We are very fortunate there are member clubs that continually host some of our championships and major qualifying events. Those of you who participate in NCGA events might not realize the importance of this continued support which enables the tournament program to stay alive, grow and succeed. Clubs’ support of the tournament program and the long lasting relationship we have with our member clubs is the secret of our success. 2008 CALENDAR
As a reminder, the 2008 calendar is on the NCGA website (http://www.ncga.org/); it would be wise to review the information to ensure your entry closing dates and your qualifying dates are compatible. Remember, the zone program rotates so your zone dates could be earlier or later depending on the dates that are given to us by the Pebble Beach Company. Entries for club events will be mailed the first of the year and will contain appropriate information. The upcoming NCGA Golf Bluebook edition (mailed in early January) will have all the tournament information as well. It is important to make sure all the players that qualify at your club for team events know the dates for NCGA qualifying and the date of the championship proper.
For the past 77 years, the NCGA has had one Junior Championship while still working in youth golf throughout the region. Since 1983, we have administered the CIF boys and girls Northern California High School Championships. Recently, the NCGA and the SCGA conducted the High School State Golf Championship on a north/south rotation. Beginning in 2008 we will add more junior tournaments to the NCGA schedule and work with a couple of existing programs — the Junior Golf Association of Northern California and the American Junior Golf Association. Our purpose is to fill any voids that exist, offer resources and provide all juniors the opportunity to participate. We have a staff person in the Rules and Competitions Department dedicated to grow this new junior program. All of us are excited to piggyback the efforts of our Foundation and become more involved with youth and the future of golf.