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E-Newsletter for October 2017

Twilight Times Moving Back October 1!
With it getting darker earlier, we are going to move Twilight and Super Twilight back 1 hour.
Twilight will be 2:00 PM.  Super Twilight will be 4:00 PM.

Or call the golf shop to make your reservation - 650-903-4653


Greens Aeration October 3 & 4
We will be aerating the front 9 greens on October 3 and the back 9 greens on October 4.  During the aeration days we will only have 9 holes available for play.  

What is aeration & why do we do it?

Aeration is designed to basically let golf course grass breath and stretch out a little bit. It's designed to control what's known as "organic matter," dying grass and grass parts, while loosening compacted soil and allowing water to flow better underground. By having compacted, poor-performing or dead grass parts in the soil, the healthy turf can struggle to grow and develop strong roots. Compacted soil, created from foot traffic, weather and other factors, reduces oxygen levels in the soil and can inhibit water getting to turf roots. All of this compacting and organic matter can also make for a softer golf course because it's unable to drain water and push new turf to the surface. 

So, golf course superintendents aerate so you have a better golf course. They can do that with a variety of methods, but the general idea is to either make punch marks in the soil with rolling spikes or using equipment to create varying size soil cores that are pulled out of the ground. These holes allow for excess moisture to evaporate and better chemistry in the soil to promote healthy turf growth.

The aeration holes are then filled with topdressing -- typically sand -- and usually hit with the sand and second time after the first filling settles into the core holes. It usually takes a golf course two weeks to recover from properly done golf course aeration.
Once the grass grows back through the aeration holes to a healthy level, the mowers and rollers come back, typically with greens as good as new.

- According to the Golf News Net article "Why do golf courses aerate, what it does and when do they do it?"


Volunteers Needed

Join our Volunteer Program

You only have to volunteer 8 hours a week and you will get free green fees and range balls. 

We are looking for individuals who can commit at least 8 hours a week to marshalling the course, working as a starter on the first tee and/or volunteering in our fund raising efforts. 

The hours are flexible and we can work around your schedule. This is the easiest and cheapest way to get free golf everyday. 

If you are interested in joining our volunteer crew, please fill out this application and send it to  or come in to the Pro Shop


Grass Range Tee
This is our last month on the grass tee on the weekends.  Take advantage of hitting off real grass and get a real feel for your game.

Mountain View City Championship Results

We had a great turn-out for the Mountain View City Championship! A total of 73 entrants played this year across 3 Flights: Net, Senior Championship and Scratch Championship. Although we had some fun-while-difficult pin placements, we had a couple low scores. There were a few Net 69’s and a 66 & 71 from the Scratch Championship. The Championship turnout was so great that our tournament has been granted 100 point eligibility for the NCGA amateur players for 2018. We will also bring back the Senior Championship as a 50 point event and the Net Flight for 2018. The date for the 2018 Mountain View City Championship will be announced in the near future.

Our Net Flight winner with a Net Total score of 140 is Greg Boudreau, who shot a 72 in the first round and 68 in the second. Honorable mention to our second place Net Flight player John Schumacher, who fired off a Net 66 in the final round of the tournament to be one stroke away from the lead. Senior Flight winner with a gross total score of 154 is Ray Kong out of Santa Teresa Golf Club, who shot an 81 in the first round and tied the Senior Championship Flight low of 73 to pull in the win. Honorable mention to our second place Senior Flight finisher and resident senior amateur Gene Van Puymbroeck, who shot back-to-back 79’s to be just a few shot back.

Our Scratch Flight winner with a gross score of 139 is Paxton Song out of the Golf Club at Boulder Ridge, who was fired up the first round and dropped a 66 and then followed it with a 73 to hold on to the lead. Those who played with Paxton in the tournament said he was “firing on all cylinders” and “couldn’t miss a green”. Honorable mention to our second place Championship competitor and Junior Golfer out of Santa Teresa Golf Club, who scored a 71 round one and backed it up with a 72 to come in right behind Paxton.

We would like to thank all those who helped make this year’s event and smash hit. Thank you to our volunteers, greens-keepers, outside services and pro shop staff. Thank you to the city of Mountain View for their contribution. A special thanks to any person or agency who promoted our flights by e-mail or website. We are excited for next year’s event, which should be even bigger and better than this year.

We are looking to host a Women’s Scratch and a Women’s Net division next year. If you are interested, please e-mail the tournament sales director Ray Robinson at .

Cleveland Wedge Clinic

Did you know that 2 out of every 3 shots occur from within 125 yards of the hole? The key to scoring is learning the secrets from 125 yards and in.

Join our Head Golf Professional Steve Janisch, along with Cleveland Golf, for a Wedge Scoring Clinic Experience on October 21st. You'll receive 90 minutes of expert short game instruction that will help you in all critical situations - chips, pitches, bunkers, flops and more.

Every attendee will also receive a personalized wedge fitting from Cleveland Golf, and a custom fit Cleveland Golf CBX, Smart Sole 3, or RTX-3 wedge. Here are the details:

Location: Shoreline Golf Links Driving Range
Date: October 21st, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Price: $130 per person which includes Wedge Fitting, Short-Game Lesson, Cleveland Wedge

This experience is limited to the first 8 golfers that sign up per time slot! To RSVP, please email sjanisch@shorelinelinks. com

 or purchase a slot here. This is truly one of the best investments you can make in your golf game. Don't miss your chance to learn how to shoot lower scores!


Welcome to Week 6 and the final session of our Fall series of the NCGA Play!
 Reading Your Lie clinic.

NCGA Play! Fall Series Week 6 starts at 5:00 pm on Thursday October 5th and its only $30!

Each week there's a new clinic followed by a 4-hole round with new, fun scramble formats, and we provide drinks from Michael's every week (we take requests)!
Meet new friends, win prizes and maybe even a learn a little something.
Don't miss out on the newest edition of Shoreline's events and sign up today!

Grab your clubs and join us for NCGA Play!
(Must be an NCGA player to participate after the first week)

HERE to sign up for a date on our Eventbrite page!

This just in: We have a new Greens Roller!

We finally got our new Greens Roller delivered and we are using it on our greens. We plan to roll the greens a few times a week until we find a sweet spot for the speed of the greens. If you notice the greens are faster or golf balls are rolling smoother on the surface of the greens, it is all because of our shiny new toy and greens-keepers diligence. We hope that all of our patrons enjoy the new greens conditions going forward. As always, if you have any compliments, comments or concerns on the conditions of the course please let our staff know. 

Don't forget to fix your divots!

Deals, Specials & More

Come and check out these great deals in our golf shop!

·                  New Balance shoes: Were $89.95 now $75.00

·                  Oakley Sunglasses in stock 15% off marked price.

·                  Buy any new sand wedge in stock and receive a $25.00 range card with purchase.

·                  20% off in stock bags

·                  Check out our 50% off sales rack for great savings!

·                  35% off selected men's and women's golf shoes.

Shoreline Golf Links, where the savings are waiting!!