What the heck is an Open Play Day?

Open Play Days are an invitation to all members of the WSCGA (both Division I and Division II) to play casual golf at a public course. The WSCGA negotiates green fees to ensure the lowest cost and also reserves tees times with the Pro shop.

Open Play Days are different from regularly scheduled WSCGA tournaments in that there is no entry fee and no awards luncheon is held after the round. The cost to members includes the green fee, cart and range balls plus a nominal charge to purchase gift cards for the gross and net winners.

An Open Play Day is an opportunity for players to participate in a stress-free event with friendly competition among other WSCGA members. All handicap levels are encouraged to participate. It’s anticipated that higher handicap players especially will use the events as a stepping stone to regularly scheduled WSCGA tournaments.

The latest Open Play Day was held at Glen Annie Golf Course in Santa Barbara. The format was two better balls of the foursome and members were allowed to form their own team. Several teams chose to dress alike and 19 members from The Alisal came dressed in purple and white! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed a beautiful, tranquil day in Santa Barbara.

The next Open Play Day will be held on September 29th at Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside. Oak Quarry is an interesting and challenging championship course that winds through the white- faced, jagged terrain of the historic Jensen Quarry. It’s conveniently located between the 10 and the 60 freeways. Then on December 8, 2009 members can experience the newly refurbished Babe Zaharias course at Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry, a historic gem designed by legendary golf architect William Francis Bell.

Venues for 2010 include both the North and South courses at La Costa in Carlsbad, Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles and River Ridge in Oxnard.

So ladies, get your feet wet!!! Sign up for the Open Play Days. The rates are reasonable, the camaraderie is great and before you know it you’ll want to play in all WSCGA events!

Linda Lane,WSCGA Office Manager/Executive Assistant

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