A half century of fabulous junior golf and comaraderie!
This is Bay Cities Golden Anniversary!
RUBY HILL is the 2016 Winner of the Woodward BCLJG'S Championship Trophy !!!!!
Results from the Final Matches on August 13 & 14
Olympic Club 10 at Ruby Hill 26
Ruby Hill 14 at Olympic Club 22
Results from the Semi-Final Matches on August 6
Olympic Club 19.5 La Rinconada 16.5
Ruby Hill 20.5 Peninsula 15.5
Results from Quarter Final Matches on July 30
Olympic Club (#1) 32.5 Los Altos (#8) 3.5
La Rinconada (#4) wins by forefeit over Meadow Club (#5)
San Jose (#2) 17 Peninsula (#7) 19
Contra Costa (#3) 13.5 Ruby Hill (#6) 22.5
Playoff Seeding: The Final Seeding.
We are honored to announce that the Bay Cities Junior Golf League's championship trophy is now named in honor of Chris Woodward!
Chris was an active member, officer and director of Bay Cities for nearly 20 years. He tragically passed away last year while on a business trip. As an avid golfer, a walker, and a traditionalist to the core values which golf brings to daily life, Chris leaves a legacy of commitment and dedication to youth sports and especially to Bay Cities League of Junior Golfers. We are honored and proud to name the League's championship trophy after him.
Scores from July 23 (last week of the regular season)
Diablo 2 Blackhawk 34
Castlewood 30.5 Crow Canyon 5.5
Ruby Hill 18.5 Roundhill 17.5 > > > > > > > > > > (someone needs to submit the score sheet - soon!)
Meadow 21.5 Claremont 14.5
Los Altos 8.5 Almaden 27.5
HMB 5.5 Peninsula 30.5
Sharon Heights 3 Stanford 33
Scores from July 16
Blackhawk 8.5 Castlewood 27.5
Diablo 9.5 Crow Canyon 26.5
Round Hill 9.5 San Jose 26.5
Marin 10 Santa Rosa 26
Contra Costa 18.5 Orinda/Moraga 17.5
Palo Alto 13.5 Los Altos 22.5
La Rinconada 23 Saratoga 13
Green Hill 7 Olympic 29
Lake Merced 20 Sharon Heights 16
Scores from July 9
Stanford 20 Lake Merced 16
Olympic 28 Peninsula 8
Greenhills 28.5 Sharon Heights 7.5
Palo Alto 26 Almaden 10
La Rinconada 17 Silver Creek 19
Pasatiempo 5.5 Saratoga 30.5
Marin 11 Meadow 25
Santa Rosa 15 Orinda/Moraga 21
Fountaingrove 9 Claremont 27
Roundhill 17.5 Castlewood 18.5
Crow Canyon 9.5 Ruby Hill 26.5
San Jose 28.5 Diablo 7.5
Scores from July 2
San Jose 19 Ruby Hill 17
Orinda/Moraga 3.5 Marin 32.5
Claremont 3.5 Conta Costa 32.5
Meadow 32 Fountaingrove 4
Almaden 15 Saratoga 21
Silvercreek 22 Pasatiempo 14
Stanford 25.5 Half Moon Bay 10.5 Played July 16)
Peninsula 27 Sharon Heights 9
Scores from June 25
Blackhawk 13.5 at Round Hill 22.5
Castlewood 33.5 Diablo 2.5
Meadow Club 32.5 Santa Rosa 3.5
Contra Costa 16.5 Marin 19,5
Fountaingrove 30.5 Orinda/Moraga 5.5
Los Altos 12.5 La Rinconada23.5
Almaden 30.5 Pasatiempo 5.5
Saratoga 26 Silver Creek 10
Sharon Heights 6.5 HMB 29.5
Olympic 25.5 Lake Merced 10.5
San Jose 23.5 Crow Canyon 12.5
Scores from June18
Blackhawk at Crow Canyon (postponed)
Castlewood 16.5 San Jose 19.5
Roundhill 25 Diablo 11 (score sheet was never received - someone email it to Glynnf@aol.com)
Claremont 10.5 Santa Rosa 25.5
Fountaingrove 0.5 Contra Costa 35.5
Palo Alto 16.5 La Rinconada 19.5
Silver Creek 19 Almaden 17
Half Moon Bay 8.5 Green Hills 27.5
Sharon Heights 16 Olympic Club 20
Peninsula 31.5 Stanford 4.5
Scores from June 11
Ruby Hill 21 Castlewood 15
Fountaingrove 2 Marin 34
Meadow Club 8.5 Contra Costa 27.5
Claremont 7 Orinda/Moraga 29
Saratoga 16.5 Los Altos 19.5
La Rinconada 31.5 Pasatiempo 4.5
Lake Merced 19.5 HMB 16.5
Green Hills 6.5 Peninsula 29.5
Olympic 27 Stanford 9
Silver Creek 9.5 Palo Alto Hills 26.5
Scores from June 4
Crow Canyon 6.5 at Round Hill 29.5
Marin 13 at Claremont 23
Orinda/Moraga 6.5 at Meadow Club 29.5
Contra Costa 30 at Santa Rosa 6
Almaden 3 at La Rinconada 33
Pasatiempo 12.5 at Los Altos 23.5
Saratoga 12.5 at Palo Alto Hills 23.5
Stanford 18.5 at Green Hills 17.5
Peninsula 12 at Lake Merced 24
Diablo 7 at Ruby Hill 29
San Jose 23.5 Blackhawk 12.5
Attention: 2016 - New Rules and Rule Changes
For those you of you not in attendance at the annual bay cities coaches meeting, the following rule changes were announced.
Boys and girls course rating equitability
Since our competitions do not involve handicaps, we should do our best to make sure that both Boys and Girls are playing from sets of tees with similar course ratings, so that one gender does not have an advantage over the other.
"For the scoring team, play is from the Championship tees (usually “Blue” or “Black”) for the boys, and the girls shall play from a forward tee as shall be designated by the host’s Club Professional in fairness and in equity. Typically, this will be the next forward tee from the boy’s tee, provided that the difference in course rating between the two tees for boys and girls does not exceed one stroke. If there is a significant difference in the course ratings between the Championship tees and the next forward tee, the Host Club Professional will designate the appropriate tees to be played to minimize the rating difference.
Once a host club designates the teeing ground to be used, it cannot vary the tee selection from match to match, but must remain consistent throughout the remainder of the season. Non-scoring players may use any teeing ground as designated by their coaches.
Scoring match eligibility-members vs. non-members
In 2006, the League implemented the 4 non-member rule for competing in matches. This year we will implementing the following change:
Clubs have the option to play up to 5 non-members in a scoring match. As customary, all players in scoring matches need to be noted as a member or non-member. We will see how this plays out this year and re-evaluate the change next season.
Reporting match scores
To enable more timing reporting this year, when reporting match results, the winning coach will be responsible for reporting the results. The deadline is to report no later than Sunday at 6pm. See below the process for sending in scoring sheets
Failure to report match results by the deadline could result in a forfeit.
If some unforeseeable circumstance arises that precludes the winning team from reporting, please notify both Glynn Falcon, Glynn@aol.com or Jeff Maxoutopoulis, Jeff.email@example.com prior to the deadline. In that instance, we would need the final results of the match and would expect the scoring sheet to be sent in ASAP.
Send scoring sheet to Glynn and cc Jeff.
Scoring sheets should include all players who competed with associated scores.
Scoring sheets need to be on the scoring sheet template located on the Bay Cities web site and renamed and labeled as follows.
Winning team-score-losing team-score-date
i.e.; "SFGC24vLACC12 May31 2016.pdf"
May 15th-Preliminary rosters need to be sent to Glynn and cc Jeff.
June 5th-final rosters need to be sent in.
For preliminary rosters, do not include your boys who are still playing in high school.
Final rosters should include all eligible players.
Time to call other coaches and to make your own practice matches; here are the schedules:
See you on the tee! ~ Glynn Falcon
Cities League is the premier junior golf league in the nation.
It consists of 28 private and semi-private golf clubs in the greater
San Francisco Bay Area. Ranging in location from Half Moon Bay and Olympic Club
to the West, Napa Valley and Santa Rosa C. C. to the North, Crow Canyon and Oakhurst C.C. to
the East, and Pasatiempo and Silver Creek Valley C.C. to the South, these clubs are all
among the top ranked and most admired golf courses in California. At least four courses were designed by Alister MacKenzie (Meadow, Pasatiempo, Green Hills and Claremont), as well as Donald Ross (Peninsula) heritage.
Our co-ed junior players range in ages from 7 through 21 (there is no
lower age limit). Many of the juniors are the children and grand-children
of club members, but most clubs encourage participation by non-member
juniors living in the community, reaching out to those who would
otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in such a junior
Bay Cities junior players are young men and women
who compete because of their love of the game, their desire to
learn and improve their skills, and because they find truth and
respect in good, fair competition. As they grow and develop, they
comprise some of the top-ranked junior and amateur players in the country.
Some go on to college level golf, and some have become stars on
the PGA, LPGA, and other tours. All have gone on to enduring friendships
with not only their teammates, but also with their playing opponents.
Our juniors golfers add fresh and energetic enthusiasm to the game of
golf and to their home clubs.
~ Glynn Falcon, president emeritus