By BRUCE MEADOWS

 

APRIL 2024

PGA Hope comes to Bennett Valley

   Bennett Valley is currently offering a seven-week PGA HOPE program, according to head pro CJ Snyder.

According to the PGA, “PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, led by PGA Pro s trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency.

Head Pro CJ Snyder welcomes PGA HOPE to Bennett Valley GC

  “All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans. PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables direct referrals to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy.

   It’s a 7-week program that takes place every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The program started March 13 and concludes April 24.

    The final session will be on the golf course, where participants will play a 9-hole scramble followed by lunch and a graduation ceremony.

      “I’m honored to be participating in this great program . . .  I’m so grateful and thankful for their service. We can never give back what they’ve given to us, but if I can give them some joy through the game of golf, I want to do that,” says CJ, also the assistant GM at Bennett Valley.

    “Our main goal with this program is to bring our Veterans/Service Members together in the community. Golf is secondary.”

    According to the mission statement: “Our mission is to use golf as a rehabilitative tool to help Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers overcome life’s adversities and improve their physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. Our goals are to:

PGA HOPE participants take part in the first session at Bennett Valley
  • Create a safe environment for PGA HOPE participants and establish relationships of trust with PGA Professionals in their local community
  • Have fun and encourage a culture of comradery  
  • Build a community of Veterans/Service Members who enjoy golf together
  • Teach the basics of golf including etiquette and course management
  • Empower PGA HOPE Participants to feel confident playing golf on their own after the program

  

Coming Up . . .

Sonoma County Amateur . . .

MAY 18th & 19th 

Deadline for entry: May 13th at 5:00 PM.

‍PUBLIC

$220

PLAYERS CLUB

$200

LIMITED &

SOUTH MEMBERS

$190

UNLIMITED

MEMBERS

$120

Green Fee, Cart Fee, Tee Gift, Prizes & Range Balls included

Friday, May 17th 2024

RSVP required for PRACTICE ROUND with optional skins game

from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Practice Round on Friday May 17th – $40 includes cart special rate 

Skins game: $30 Cash Buy in with cash payout.

Gross and net in flights:  Black/Blue Flight, White Flight, Gold Flight

RSVP to agallardo@playfoxtail.com.

Deadline to sign up for skins on Friday will be May 13th by 5pm.

FLIGHTS 

CHAMPIONSHIP | GROSS ONLY, BLACK TEES

WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP | GROSS ONLY, WHITE TEE

MEN’S | GROSS & NET, BLUE TEES

WOMEN’S | NET ONLY, GOLD TEES

SENIOR | GROSS & NET, BLUE/WHITE COMBO, AGES 55-64

SUPER SENIOR | GROSS & NET, BLUE/WHITE COMBO, AGES 65+

Foxtail Golf Club

100 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

(707) 584-7766    www.playfoxtail.com

Click here to find out more about our great courses! roosterrun.com/ windsorgolf.com/

At Bennett Valley GC . . .

Piner Tournament

Save the date for Piner’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday June 14 at Bennett Valley Golf Course  !

Proceeds benefit Piner Athletics.

Registration open 11:30, golf starts at 1pm, dinner at 6.

Contact Nancy Thiele 707-890-3840 ext 51112 or email nthiele@srcs.k12.ca.us

Registration open for our PGA Jr. League summer team! Open to boys and girls 6-13 years

At Valley of the Moon GC

Masters Par 3 Championship Tournament

At Sugarloaf Course (all Par 3’s)

Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Cost: $75 non-member, $35 annual member; Includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, tee prize, Masters-themed lunch; Individual low net

At Foxtail GC

Foxtail Junior Club . . .

Join the Foxtail Junior Golf Club – starting May 11
18 Hole Stroke Play
6 Tournaments
Ages 9-17

1 Entry Fee of $60 includes entry to all events
All players entered to win Player of the Year based on the flight.

Flights may change based on entries
Flights based on age of as of Oct. 5

Not a beginner program. Juniors should be able to play 18 holes walking.

Tournament Dates: 5/11/2024, 6/29/2024, 7/20/2024, 8/10/2024, 9/14/2024. 10/5/2024. Call pro shop: 707-584-7766

CourseCo Championship

   Join us for the 2024 CourseCo Championship Qualifying Event at Foxtail Golf Club! The event will take place on April 27, at 8:30AM on our Championship North Course.

   General Entry fee will be $84 per player. We offer discounts for Rohnert Park Residents, Seniors (62+), Players Club Members, Limited, Unlimited, and South Course Members. Please call the Pro Shop for membership rates: (707) 584-7766.

   Teams will be playing a 1 Gross Ball + 1 Net Ball format. Each player will play their own ball the entire hole. Your team score will be the 1 best GROSS score combined with the 1 best NET score of the four on each hole, and the same ball cannot be counted as both Gross and Net. For Qualifying – Men under 62 will play blue tees, men 62 or older will play white tees. Women will play gold tees.

  Winning foursome will win entry into the Course Co Championship Tournament at Palouse Ridge (July 19-July 21), expenses paid hotel Friday and Saturday, Friday Welcome Dinner, Saturday Golf, Boxed Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Golf, and Awards Lunch. Transportation NOT included. Championship Format will be a 5 Person Scramble with a Foxtail Pro.

At Santa Rosa G&CC . . .

New Clinics for Spring

Lots of great ways to improve your game by learning proper technique and developing your skills. Each class is two and half hours of instruction. Space is limited to 6 students, so sign up quickly! Sign-up by calling the Pro Shop 707-546-6617.

April 11, 9:30-12–chipping, irons, hybrids . . . how to practice

Aprill 18, 9:30-12–pitching, long putts, fairway woods

May 2, 9-11:30–trouble shorts, green reading, course management

At Windsor GC . . .

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