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A comment from a former SRGC member

Arnosh Keswani, a former member of the San Ramon Golf Club, left this comment. He gave permission to repost it here.

Hello,

Thank you so much for leading the charge in the effort to “Stay the Course.” As a now- 21 year old college student, I spent 5-6 summers at SRGC as a youth golfer and learned the game there as a young child.  The golf course was like a second home to me, with the staff playing the role of a family. Not only did I hone my golf skills, I gained great friendships and learned so much about myself and my peers. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without SRGC being there as a resource.

The land grab that is taking place is truly a travesty, and for many of us who practically grew up at SRGC, it comes as a extremely sad news. This was more than just a golf course; it was a place centered on diversity and a sense of community. In today’s divisive world, that can’t be said for many places.

I am currently working abroad for the summer, but will be back in California for a few days at the end of August. After that, I will be returning to Washington D.C to start school again and would be more than happy to speak to Congressman Swalwell if need be. Additionally, I have worked for Assemblywoman Baker in the past and would love to talk to her about this project.

This is truly something that means so much to my family and I, and I am so grateful to you for doing this. Please let me know how I can help.

Best,

Arnosh

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  • Scott Holder July 14, 2016, 1:35 pm

    Thank you Arnosh,

    I agree it’s so much more than a golf course it is a community. You are an outstanding example of the direction the SRGC academy provided to yourself and many others; not just golf but life. It would be interesting to total up the total number of SRGC alumni who used the life skills learned in the program to assist in college success and their stories. There are many who have actually gone on to play college golf too as you know.

    Thank you for your post.

    Hope to see you in August!

  • Arnosh Keswani July 14, 2016, 2:03 pm

    Mr. Holder,

    Thanks for the kind words, it truly means a lot. It’s truly my pleasure to get involved in such a noble cause. For many years, SRGC has been a San Ramon institution, and it’s sad to see crony capitalism take hold here.

    I will try to get to the course in August, and please do let me know if I can help!

    Thanks,
    Arnosh

  • "hh" July 14, 2016, 5:18 pm

    I totally agree with everyone. It would be a travesty if we allow the new owners the opportunity to rezone the San Ramon Golf Course only for profit!

    In addition to your golf course memories, our small community does not have the resources to support additional traffic on our streets & highways, schools to support growth, cell towers to support cellphone growth etc. It takes an act of Congress to approve additional cell towers in a community. Increased population brings s host of other issues. Issues that the new owners could care a less. Obvious with the closure of the Golf Course Pool without notice.

    While in Washington, please use your voice/influence in keeping San Ramon the bedroom community we all have grown-up in and come to know. Thanks for your posts.

  • Colleen Henry July 14, 2016, 6:39 pm

    Thanks to a conscientious young man. We are proud of dedication to SRGC and the community. Thank you.

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