Roll Call: Sacramento, CA tour sauce junkies....where you at?

Have you done an iron fitting there? Anybody you would recommend?

I went years ago, don’t remember the name of the fitter. They have several people too. Their front desk is super helpful though - don’t be afraid to give them a call. They’ll point you in the right direction.

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Can’t confirm his fitting skills but I take lessons from Dave Stockly at Haggin and love him. His bio says he’s a great fitter so I’m planning on getting fit later this year

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I’ve had an iron fitting at haggin before, they do a really good job but I will say the downside is they use range balls which can make a difference. I’m actually going to get fit this week at club champion in Roseville.

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Let me know how that fitting goes! Would love to have your feedback.

Does anyone in this group ever come up to Graeagle to play? Great courses up here in the summertime.

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I’m planning on heading that way this year. Need to play basically all the awesome TruckeeNorth Tahoe area courses. Grizzly Ranch is numero uno on my list

I’ve always go back to Brandon from Club Champ in Roseville from irons, drivers woods. He’s the guy.

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Big second for Brandon Sloan at Club Champion.

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Last year, 76 refugees/nesticals joined together in our third NIT qualifier. We raised $11.7k for CASA of Alameda and gave away $3000+ in prizes!

So, we’re doing the damned thing again.

We’ll bring back all the magic from last year–the firm and fast conditions, good vibes, a sweet pre-tournament event, a few career-day scores, a funky format, and helping a local organization near and dear to our hearts.

But we’ll also improve the day based on what we learned last year. This year we’ll be:

1. Working to improve the pace-of-play on tournament day, potentially appointing a marshall for the day to ensure things go swimmingly
2. Using Unknown Golf for live scoring for cost savings and better usability
3. Getting even more sponsors (Last year we had 15, this year we want 18) so we can improve the food, snacks, beverages + increase our donations to CASA of Alameda

The Details

  • Charity: We’ll continue to support CASA of Alameda County. Every child needs someone in their corner. That trusted adult can be hard to find for children and youth facing the complex foster care system. CASA advocates for youth navigating the complex court system. Donations will be raised through raffle tickets, entry fees, and our pre-event meet up. Last year we hit 11K raised thanks to you all and we’d love to hit that number again this year.
  • Course: Corica Park North Course in Alameda, CA. We will be playing 27 holes during the day. The course plans on setting two different pin locations for us. So we’ll be getting pretty creative out there!
  • Date: 4/6/24. First tee time goes off BRIGHT and early (around 6:45 or so) and we’ll play all damned day.
  • Cost: $185 which includes 27 holes with live scoring + breakfast/snacks + a ton of prizes + a donation to our charity, CASA of Alameda County. You can further support CASA by purchasing raffle tickets for $10 each (unlimited amount).
  • Raffle: Raffle tickets are the best way to help out CASA of ALAMEDA. Each ticket is $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to the charity. Sign up for raffle at the same time you submit your registration! Past prizes have included:
    • Giftcards to various spots like Daily Driver, Jersey Mikes, Golf Mart, Dryvebox, NLU, Barrel Brothers, Beer Fridge, and Hopscotch Oakland
    • Free Rounds/Foursomes at Mayacama, Berkeley Country Club, Lake Merced, Richmond Country Club, and Merced Country Club (Merced CA)
    • Swag from True Linkswear
  • Number of NIT Spots: TWO.
  • Format: Two-person teams (by random draw). Since we’re looping the course three times, we’ll do one loop of Fourball, one loop of Scramble, and one loop of Modified Alt Shot.
  • Field Size: 80 players
  • Pre-tournament meet up: Much like last year, our very own rbartod offered to host us on Friday, 4/5 at his bar. Details still pending, but this is another great opportunity to hang with the crew, donate some money to CASA, and get some food and drinks in your system before the golf begins.

So, what now?

To register:

  1. Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/i7pKmNHCyds1wL1E8
  2. Pay Heath within 72 hours of signup ($185 for golf + $10 for each raffle ticket you want to purchase). Venmo (@heathwblack), CashApp ($HWB), Paypal (heath@heathwblack.com)

To sponsor a hole for charity, contact Patrick Burda (@GremlinGolfer or racdgnorcal@gmail.com).

To donate prizes, contact Giles Ochs (@giles or gilesochs@gmail.com or 415-481-8123)

Can’t make it? You can still get some raffle tickets! Feel free to reach out directly to Heath (@hwb or heath@heathwblack.com)

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