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Annual Report 2017

March marks the one-year anniversary of the committee that volunteered to research and monitor activities at the golf course and to explore the strategies that might be needed to rebut what Tree City LLC (the group that now owns the golf course) might do.  We thought this would be an appropriate time to report back to interested neighbors and citizens on our progress and the state of the golf course as we see it.

We now have twelve committee members. We began last March with monthly meetings at the Senior Center, at which we made a good deal of progress.  We elected officers and worked out various action plans to counter possible actions by Tree City. Also, we formed a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit corporation just in case we later need to raise funds for defense measures.

Due to the cost of holding monthly meetings at the Senior Center, we began holding meetings in one of our homes.  This might make it a bit less convenient for meetings to be open to the public, but not impossible. All future meetings will be announced in advance on the web-site.

In light of the fact that there has been no suspicious activity on or about the golf course for several months, and that the bulk of our preparations are complete, we agreed to conduct quarterly meetings in future.  Again, the time and place of future meetings will be announced in advance in the web-site.

We continue to monitor the golf course and activities at the course on a regular basis, and we maintain close personal relationships with our friends at City Hall. We feel confident that our vigilance, and yours, will give ample time to react to any hostile action by the golf course owners.

We wish you all a happy new year.  As always, your suggestions are welcomed, and your support is counted on.  Stay the Course, San Ramon.

Pat Tuohy

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  • Susan Thomas January 26, 2018, 7:14 pm

    Thank you Pat, I appreciate the update!

  • Suzie January 26, 2018, 7:29 pm

    Thank you for the up date on the Golf Course. I called City Hall when I saw the fences go up of Thunderbird PL. My Son’s home is at the end of Thunderbird PL the back yard has a view of the driving range, Club house, lakes, Wedding Gozeba and this Golf Course is a very busy place from early morning with frost still on the driving range the golfers are out there. I see foursome starting out in the morning. There are wedding most every Sunday afternoon some time two wedding on a weekend. The own had rundown the loung and ball-room. My granddaughter had her 15 Bithday party there and I found the ballroom and coctail lounge with a fireplace very nice. I am hoping to see the swimming pool open this Summer.
    Suzie Keels

  • Sabina Zafar January 26, 2018, 8:00 pm

    Appreciate the update Pat.

  • Nat Simons January 26, 2018, 8:29 pm

    Thanks Pat for the update…you’re a winner.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Puneet Maharaj January 26, 2018, 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the update, Pat!

  • Jan Guinn January 26, 2018, 9:35 pm

    Wonderful!!! We sometimes wonder what is going on. Will look forward to dropping into a meeting to stay involved..
    Thank You very much for your efforts.. Jan

  • Kathy Harkins January 27, 2018, 7:01 am

    thank you very much for the update. appreciate all the hard work, time and money invested making sure the citizens of SR are heard.

  • Kate K January 27, 2018, 7:09 am

    Thank you committee members for watching out for our beautiful neighborhood! Happy 2018! Hope it stays as quiet…

  • Jewel Stoddard January 27, 2018, 8:01 am

    Thanks for the update. I am a member of the course and Captain of the Women’ Niners League, and I recently had a conversation with the new Head Pro. He said this past week that the course is expected to be open for at least the next 5 years, he said this very confidently. If you haven’t spoken with David yet you may want to and also ask him more about this declaration. Thanks again!

  • Branson Payne January 30, 2018, 7:33 pm

    Thanks, Pat, for the update. We were wondering what was happening after seeing some fencing added inside the original wrought iron fence.

  • James Hanafee January 31, 2018, 10:07 am

    I appreciate your activity. Keep me informed.

  • Chris Palgutt February 7, 2018, 4:58 pm

    I heard a rumor that the city of San Ramon may be looking into buying the course itself. Any word on Thai?

  • Suzie April 12, 2019, 2:35 pm

    My Folks bought a home on Olympia Feilds Dr. in 1987, on the coner of Thunderbird and Olympia Feilds Dr. There was no fence on the Golf Course then only a while wire going going to some posts along the sidewalk a few feet in with a opening where the golfcarts and golfers can cross the street to the next tee. the animal could come and go on the golf course without any problems. In 1990 or later the steel fence was installed, now it is rusting and coming apart. I don’t want to see a 6 foot chain link black fence around this beautuful Golf Course, I hated the 6 foot chain-link fence that the own put up over a year ago, It took the City to take that uggly chain link fence down. I felt I was living in a costruction zone of a rundown neighborhood, for over a year, not able to see around the corner of Olympia Fields and Thunderbird Dr. There are animal that are around on the Golf Course I see Raccoons, Red tail Foxes, sucks, rabbies, how can they get through a chain-link fence, then there is the flooding the chain-link fence will hold all the tree branches and leave and make a Dam, for the water to flood the neighborhoods. I want this settled so I can sleep at night knowing the Golf Course is going to be here for many more years.
    Suzie Keels

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