Richmond Country Club Hosts More Than 30 Youth from the City of Richmond during the Open Golf Day Fundraiser – Friday, September 28

Richmond, California (EastBayDaily) — The Richmond Country Club (RCC) is hosting a fundraiser for the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Foundation – Youth On Course (YOC) on Friday, Sept. 28th , 2012. The event is an Open Golf Day for anyone who would like a chance to play on this historic private golf course located in Richmond, CA, near Hilltop Mall, while simultaneously supporting a very worthwhile cause.

Youth On Course provides life skills and values to deserving youth through golf. The mission of this NCGA Foundation is to provide affordable and accessible golf and clinics, along with high school internships and college scholarships. This organization has subsidized more than 200,000 rounds of golf to date. The curriculum for the youth’s programs and golf clinics provided includes core values and life skills training, learning to set goals and the importance of a healthy lifestyle and positive choices. Manuel is a 17 year-old Youth on Course member; “Golf has really helped me through high school. It has given me something that I really enjoy doing after school and hopefully all my life. I appreciate what Youth on Course has done for me and all the people they have helped in golf.”

This fall, Richmond Country Club will once again reprise their 2011 program to host more than 30 youth from the City of Richmond and providing them 20-weeks of golf instruction from PGA Professionals, along with Youth on Course’s life skills, character development and healthy lifestyles curriculum. 15 year-old Richmond Clinic participant (2011) Damonte stated; “I really enjoyed this activity. I did not know we had such a beautiful place in Richmond and I felt really safe and happy here.”

A special emphasis will again be placed on early college awareness, with players from the University of California, Berkeley men’s golf team making weekly visits to mentor participants, under the direction of coach Steve Desimone , who infuses community service into his coaching philosophy. UC Berkeley’s Golf Team was just ranked by Golf World 3rd overall in the US last year.

The history of the Richmond Country Club goes back to 1924 when it was established as the Carquinez Golf Club. Both PGA and LPGA US Open events were played at Richmond Country Club in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Patty Berg set the women’s course record with a 64. Men’s course record was set by George Archer with a score of 63. The club boasts a magnificent practice facility in addition to a pristine and challenging golf course.

The members of the Richmond Country Club invite bay area golfers to join them in supporting this great cause by playing on their great course. The Youth On Course Open Golf Day is set for Friday, September 28th. 85% of the $100 per person Greens Fee will be donated to Youth On Course. Tee times between noon and 2pm will be sold at a premium price of $600 total for each foursome as they will be joined by a fifth player from the highly ranked UCB Bear’s Golf Team. The greens fees include range, 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch or breakfast for all players.

Reserve your tee time at RCC by calling 510 232 7815.

MORE INFO CONTACT: Rose Duignan, Richmond Country Club, 510 495 4909


Janet Johnson